Shamanic Healing - Fast Facts
FAQ on Shamanic Healing w. Jonathan Hammond
Shamanic healing. There's so much to say, but let's start with the basics.
What is an urban shaman?
The word “shaman” comes originally from the Tungstic tribes of Siberia, and while it is most often defined as an indigenous healer. Another esoteric translation is “one who sees in the dark.” For the shaman, the darkness holds the mystery, the answers and the healing.
What does a shaman do?
A shaman creates correction and well-being by restoring things to rightness⎯by healing the relationships that we have with our mind and our body, with ourselves and others, with others and others and, finally, with everyone and the planet.
The shaman is part healer of the body, part psychotherapist, and part spiritualist, and it is in the combination of these roles that he—or she—steps into the ultimate role of steward for the Earth.
What types of conditions does shamanic healing most often help?
Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, sexual issues, phobias, money/career problems, and personal relationship dynamics are all things I might address with clients.
Many of my clients need a therapeutic relationship that often can’t be found in psychotherapy. Many people are opening to a need to organize their lives in a context that includes spirit, energy, soul and purpose.
What parts of one's life are most often explored in order to heal?
You must define your purpose. When I speak of purpose, I am talking about how your existence serves the collective.
When we get clear on our purpose and we organize our lives around that purpose, we move toward flow ⎯ the effortless living that we enter into when we live our individual truth and share our truth with the world.
How can one define their purpose?
These are the questions that you need to ask yourself:
- What are the individual gifts that you are to share with the world?
- Are you well enough to share them?
- Do you know what these gifts are?
- Do you have the self-esteem or the sense of self that allows you to own your gifts?
- Do you invest in your gifts?
- Do you hide them?
What is the contribution that you are to make that will continue to exist long after you are gone?
How can one implement shamanic healing in their everyday lives?
Ho’oponopono, the Hawaiian forgiveness process (which I cover in depth later in my book) is a simple and potent practice that achieves these ends with directness and efficiency; it’s a kind of “map” that demonstrates the magical alchemy of what love can do. To co-create our lives with support from the benevolent spiritual intelligences that want nothing more than to lovingly assist us back to our wholeness, is to practice Ho’oponopono.
"Often, spirit has other plans for us than those that we think we want or that make logical sense to loved ones or friends, and when the soul urges us in a certain direction, there are tremendous gifts that will come to us if we trust and follow that guidance." –Jonathan Hammond
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