Today is Saturday and I am still on a cloud from the three days of reiki and shamanic journeying we held at the center with my Reiki Level Three Master- Teacher Jamila Nedjadi. Jammi’s particular brand of Reiki involves a lot of drumming and chanting, putting the participant in a semi-conscious state where negative patterns are more easily disloged. There are many purposes to Shamanic journeys, thought the main goal always remains deep healing.
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding the practice of Shamanism and the role of the Shaman. In a nutshell, the Shaman’s role is to guide the person to the spirit world where they can take an active role in their own healing. Shamanism is one of the oldest spiritual practices worldwide, predating all the major religions as we know them. What fascinates me most about this practice, is that people from remote areas of the planet who would have not had any way to share information actually performed similar rituals. The reason behind this is that they are intimately connected to the whole, call it Universal Life Force Energy, Mother Earth, God, or whatever resonates with you.
I have found Shamanic reiki very effective in my own practice. This involves sending reiki to the person while guiding them on their spiritual mission, be it cutting cords from a toxic relationship, or going back to a traumatic event in the past and reclaiming power or soul loss at that time. The groups I have guided through Shamanic Reiki Journeys so far have been on the following themes: Connecting to the Divine Feminine and Shapeshifting with the Sun. I hope to lead more in the center in the near future!
On another note, next weekend I am pleased to bring Kundalini Yoga to the Center, another misunderstood – or under-understood – practice. The combination of asana (physical form), pranayama (breathing), chanting and meditation results in explosive sessions, nothing to do with your regular yoga practice which focuses mainly on the physical with some mental quieting and of course breathing. Like Shamanic Reiki, this is not a practice for the faint at heart, though it can be deeply healing, unblocking stuck areas or flow, and allowing magical new energies into your life.
Kundalini workshops will take place on 2 to 4 March 2018 at the center, led by Manila-based teacher Rosan Cruz. For more info, check our facebook page at www.facebook.com/thegasshocenter