Now lets talk more in depth of shamans and their healing methods. Not every shaman is a healer and not every healer is a shaman. When I am called to a healing it is as a shaman. I see myself as a doctor between the soul/spirit and the energetic life surrounding me. If my patient is healed physically, and usually they are, that is a side affect of the spiritual healing. I believe at this point one might consider my view a bit hypocritical. Allow me to explain myself. We have this body for one life, and your soul, well many lives.
Shamanically speaking it is my primary focus to ensure your spirit lives on in health. When I throw my stones, bones nuts and teeth, as a Divener, I tell my seeker that I don’t do future readings. I am often asked. I sound callous when I say I honestly don’t care about the future. I suggest to the seeker that if they cannot handle the here and the now, how can they possibly handle the future.
I listen to hear what the stones tell me about the seekers connection to not only the physical reality but how they are also connected to the spirit reality. When I ask you to collect your stones, I am asking you to enliven your awareness and feel the energy around you. When I first learnt to read my stones bones nuts and teeth, I had to step outside of myself, easy to say not always easy to accomplish, often times my (and possibly yours too) intellect takes over. The result of that, is we talk ourselves out of our intuition.
When I am in an audience at a film I find myself laughing at very inopportune moments, sometimes I find myself laughing more than those around me. In general one laughing person creates an avenue for more laughter. I have clapped during movies only to hear others around me sharing in my enthusiasm for the character. Ritual and spirit play, are similar to that. We become avenues for spirit to travel between the worlds. One by one we are caught into the energy of the drum, journeys, and trance ~ traveling along a selected path, the destination: connection to the Divine.