Time and Space In Shamanic Practice
Time in space are relative in the Shamanic belief. Those who practice shamanic techniques regularly find that many things can be accomplished in a short period of time. And people often return from their shamanic journeys with surprise at how “it seemed like I was gone longer then that” or “I didn’t think I had been gone that long.”
Time and space are also considered relative in science. (Meaning not set in stone but flexible and changeable. Lets say compressible.) But we don’t want to go into Quantum Physics here… So we’ll sum it up that the shamanic journeyer can take advantage of these principles because in the journey you aren’t bound to the rules of matter/the physical form, but can instead follow the rules of energy.
When on a journey great “distances” can be crossed quickly. Time can expand or contract, so that you can accomplish what is needed in the time available, and the shaman can go to where he or she is needed.
Long Distance Healing
In a long distance healing, a shaman healer will journey to where you are, and perform a healing on you in a similar way to what they would do if they were right there with you in physical form.
People may or may not have sensations when this healing is occurring, depending on the person’s sensitivity. Also, because time is relative, the person being healed may not receive the effects of the healing in the moment in which the shaman is performing the healing. The healing may be “delivered” at a different time or date.
Healing such as soul retrieval, shamanic extraction, power animal retrieval, as well as any number of healing can be done at a distance by the healer for his or her client. The healer may also simply send healing energy to the person. Healing can be sent by a group of people to an individual, in a similar way to how a group prayer is performed.
Does it work?
Regardless as to whether it makes sense to our every day thinking, long distance healing is reported to work well. There are certainly some practitioners who are more skilled at it then others, just as with anything. But there are a significant amount of people who have reported powerful healing results when they have received long distance healing. It also should be noted that shamanic healing is not the only healing modality which uses long distance healing. Reiki, for instance, utilizes long distance healing.
Many long distance healers will state somewhere that they offer this service, but you can always ask. Some healers specialize in long distance healing only. As with any healing use your own judgment when selecting a healer for long distance healing.
Why long distance?
People do not always have success finding a healer who is close by. Long distance healing offers the potential for an individual who is in a far removed location, or a location where such healing services seem unavailable, to receive healing from a shaman regardless of the distances.
It also allows an individual to receive healing from a shaman that they particularly want to work with. The use of long distance healing can also be desirable in situations when it is not suitable to have a healer in the same place as the person being healed or directly touching the client. Such as if the person to be healed has a contagious illness, cannot be touched for some reason, or feels more comfortable with the long distance method. Long distance healing is frequently used with animals, who are sometimes unwilling to sit still long enough to be healed. 😉
It should also be noted that there are certain advantages that may be lost in a long distance healing. When a shaman healer performs a healing in person, they create a sacred space for you. They are there to support you directly in your healing process. There are many good reports about long distance healings, so it is possible that some healers still create this supporting space for their clients regardless of the distance. You should always feel free to discuss your needs and concerns with a potential shamanic healer.