Releasing Blocks in Sedona – the Shamanic Way
By: Heather Shover
Note: Heather will be hosting an event in Dallas featuring Diana Suemi, a Shaman from Siberia. The women’s healing workshop will be on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018. For more details on this Shamanic Womb Purification, CLICK HERE.
How many times have you said “I love you” today? If you’re like most people, you may have said it to your spouse when you left for work or to your child at carpool drop off. That’s the most typical way to use this cherished phrase. But have you ever said it to someone you just met … and meant it?
I just returned from the Abundance of Love Shamanic Healing Retreat in Sedona, Arizona with Siberian Shamaness Diana Suemi and it was a truly transformational experience. After spending four glorious days with 35 dear friends, whom by the way were complete strangers to me the week before, I treasure my newfound ability to look into the eyes of a stranger and see the soul of a brother or sister.
These brothers and sisters know some of my deepest fears and darkest thoughts, and though I have only known them for a short time, they could likely give a more thorough and accurate report on “Who is Heather Shover, really?” than some of my lifelong friends.
Why is this?
It takes about twelve seconds to get over the initial awkwardness of holding hands with a complete stranger while hiking through the red rocks and having to talk about the part of your psyche that you wish no one knew about, including yourself. But we all have those parts and once you realize you’re holding hands with someone who, like you, is ready to heal from their fears and limitations too, it turns into an exercise of loving support rather than a please-stick-a-pencil-in-my-eye-and-end-this experience.
So much of shamanism is about releasing the limiting beliefs and negative emotions that keep us playing small in our lives (and often sick, too). You don’t have to be in a group setting to release these buggers and some may even prefer to do it alone. However, the group dynamic is a powerful way to feel supported and assisted in this release. Through your conversations and interactions with others, the universe magically reflects back to you that which needs to be healed within yourself. Through these reflections, and combined with the incredible power of the intention to heal, magic truly does happen, energy blocks are cleared, and lives are forever transformed.
One intention I had for the retreat was to clear the energy blocks, stuck emotions, and limiting beliefs that had been festering in me since middle school due to a painful emotion situation with a friend. As I was turning off my phone to go into a shamanic practice designed to transform negative emotions, I saw a text message from this exact friend. That doesn’t sound miraculous until you understand that I had not spoken with her in nearly 25 years. She reached out to say that she was going to be in my home town and wanted to get together to catch up. That serendipitous timing was a sign from the universe that the old, painful experience was ready to be transformed and healed and that’s exactly what happened in the emotional release I experienced during the practice.
The renewed interest in shamanism is bringing a modern appreciation for the healing practices that have been known by the various wisdom traditions for thousands of years. Through drumming and dancing, blocks are cleared and we are brought back to our true essence. We are all made of energy, and this energy gets burned up in the fire pit of negative emotions. These negative, unprocessed emotions get trapped in our bodies and over time lead to malfunctions in organs and systems. It is fairly well known that anger negatively affects the liver, loneliness and sadness affect the heart and lungs, and so on. Next time you have an opportunity to experience shamanic practices to release the trapped emotions within you, embrace it and set a powerful intention to remove the blocks that are keeping you from good health, healthy relationships, and an overall sense of wellbeing.
Diana Suemi will be coming through Dallas and is offering a women’s healing workshop on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018. For more details on this Shamanic Womb Purification, CLICK HERE.
More on the Author:
Heather Shover, founder of myHealthTorch.com, is a Functional Medicine Health Coach, a Reiki practitioner, and a 200-hour Yoga Alliance candidate.After 15 years in corporate America, Heather went through a personal healing journey that awakened in her a passion for helping others in their efforts to heal from chronic disease. Heather holds workshops and retreats to discuss how various modalities treat chronic disease, including Functional Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Energy Healing, and more.
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Certifications and Education:
- Function Medicine Health Coach
- 200-hour Yoga Alliance candidate through Yana Shala
- Reiki Practitioner
- B.S. in Computer Engineering
- Masters in Business Administration