The practice of shamanic journeying is a tool dating back hundreds of thousands of years that has supported humans in establishing a direct line of communication with the spirits that exist within all things for guidance, healing and to maintain balance with, as well as support the deepening of relations with the natural world. Our ancestors journeyed to the spirit of the plants and land with the aide of their helping spirits to learn how to work with the elements and the plants and how to live in balance with the natural world.
Some themes we may explore in a one on one or small group private session depending on your journeying experience are:
- Power Animal/Teacher in Human Form/Helping Spirit Retrieval
- Being in Shamanic Relationship (how to cultivate and deepen your relations with the natural world and your helping spirits)
- Divination (finding lost objects and receiving guidance to support you in making informed decisions about your life)
- Soul Remembering (Remembering what adventures you signed up for in this life)
- Soul Recovery (Recovering soul essence you may have left behind due to trauma)
- Ancestral Clearing
- Actual Energy Clearing
- Journeys, rituals and ceremonies for release and transformation
- Boundaries and Protection
- Plant Spirit Medicine
- Advanced forms of Shamanic Healing; Extraction, De-possession, Curse Unraveling, Soul Retrieval, Land Healing, etc.
- and more…
For experienced journeyers and/or practitioners who are comfortable journeying on their own I also offer phone consultation services by appointment where one can receive context and individualized support in forming questions to journey on to meet their unique intentions and goals.
For beginners I go over the basics of shamanic journeying, including the 2 powers, 3 worlds, portals, percussion beats and how to form clear questions/intentions to journey on. Then we move into the journey itself. If you’re a beginner the first journey we would usually explore is the Power Animal retrieval journey where the client goes into the journey with the intention of retrieving a helping spirit who is willing to volunteer on their behalf to bring the client vitality and support and act as their primary navigator through the worlds when they journey into non-ordinary reality.
I often get asked the question “How do I know this is real?” or “How do I know this is working?” and the answer is you don’t, well at least you don’t at first. As you practice more and more you will receive validation for the information you receive in your journeys. Our helping spirits are here to work with us and support us on our path, they do not harbor judgement or expectation and the shamanic journey is a reliable means of communicating and working with them. Of course it’s a choice on our part to continue to honor and build upon our relationship with our helping spirits.
“If deer stayed with her in years to come, then his power would increase and enrich her life story. If deer was not her medicine, then she would gradually forget, neglecting to pay him honor and respect or to pray for his children. The sound of his inner voice would be drowned by the noise of her everyday life and the roaring of it’s traffic.” – “The Roaring of the Sacred River”, By Steven Foster & Meredith Little
As much as I can explain what you can expect in a session, please take into consideration that I do not have an agenda in the services that I facilitate aside from offering guidance and support in whatever you’re ready to receive at the time of our working together. I journey to my helping spirits prior to each session to receive guidance on the material we’ll explore in your session. In this way I feel completely comfortable that the material we’re exploring is in your highest good and in alignment with your specific intentions for the session.
Learning to journey shamanically is not a quick fix to any distress you may be experiencing in your life. It’s a tool that you work with over time to explore your authentic nature and personal power through communication and working in partnership with your helping spirits. For some people learning how to journey can be a Rite of Passage, some old part of you is surrendered so that you can move into who you really are.
The monetary investment for a 2-3 hour one on one private journeying session is $75-$125 self-determined sliding scale. Small group private session rates are subject to group size and location.
The monetary investment for a journeying phone consultation (must be comfortable journeying shamanically on your own) is $45-$65 self-determined sliding scale.
Please complete the contact form below or contact me by phone 707.357.5869 if you’d like to explore booking a session. Please allow 4-5 business days for me to reply to your inquiry.