I TRIED IT: Shaman Healing
( A Testimonial )
By the time I had met with Shaman Laura Thornton, I was experiencing not only the chronic anxiety and headaches, but an overwhelmingly deep depression as well. I thought that nothing would help me anymore, not massages, not conventional therapy, not acupuncture or even meditation. Nothing seemed to help; however, after encountering her as only the universe can make happen, my eyes perused her website and immediately locked on her Shamanic offerings and in-depth explanations of her healing practices and something inside me whispered, ‘try it’, so I did.
Laura Thornton explained that Shamanism is a healing art passed down for centuries through indigenous European and often Native American cultures. Shamanic healing engages the forces of nature and ancient wisdom to address issues at their energetic source that affect our lives on the mental, emotional, or physical level.
Shaman Laura explained that the negative experiences and stories I carried from not only my own life, but the lives of my ancestors, had become energetic blocks in my body that were perpetuating my unsettling feelings. As my Shaman, she would bridge the physical and spiritual worlds in order to track and extract stagnant energies.
The session started with Shaman Laura inviting me to lie on the table, breathe deeply, and ‘stop thinking.’ After scanning my body with her hands, she placed healing stones on three chakras that she intuited were heavy. She opened our ceremony with an invocation; spraying her own custom blended flower essences while praying aloud to her invisible healing assistants, calling upon the earth, sun, moon, and all of creation to support my healing. I felt as if I stepped out of my life in Florida and into a sacred ritual.
Next, her powerful and nurturing hands cradled my head and applied pressure to release points in my neck. As she swirled a feather in circles around ‘stuck energy,’ shook her rattle while chanting and took deep, fiery breathes, I thought to myself, ‘Is this really doing anything?’ But then I felt a huge surge of energy move through me. My hands began to tingle and I experienced waves of heat followed by chills. Fear began to surface and my body tightened. She sensed this and reassured me, “It’s just the energy moving. Just breathe and let it go.” So I put my thoughts aside and relaxed into the experience. By the end of the session, I felt as if I was floating off the table. She almost silently called forth the healing energy of Reiki from her spirit guides and all ascended masters to flow in and through her and through me. Shaman Laura moved her hands just inches over my chakras and although she never touched me, I felt a force that I cannot quite describe. Ever get a shock when you tried to find that loose or missing Christmas bulb on the strand, that’s close. She explained that with a variety of techniques and tools she was opening up many energetic blocks, clearing my chakras, my energy centers, realigning them and allowing the energy of what is in all things to flow in and through me. It was as if I was standing neck high in a flowing river as the warm fresh water washed all the grime out of me. My heart was lighter and my head a bit dizzy.
Shaman Laura said the dizziness was a result of my body internally realigning my energy. She suggested that I go for a walk in nature to ground myself, take off my shoes and walk barefoot. If possible take a swim in the ocean or a bath with some sea salts and that in a few hours I would feel a sense of balance.
By dinner that evening, my anxiety and headaches were replaced by serenity. The knots in my stomach and tension in my neck had also disappeared. I struggled to understand what exactly happened in my Shaman healing session, but decided it felt better to simply surrender to its mystical powers.
I have come to understand more after doing research and further visiting Shaman Laura. I have always believed in the Holistic natural approach to health but never understood the genuine benefits of Reiki and Shamanism and other ancient practices but I am a believer now and all I can say is that you will never know until you try it yourself. Go for it.
PSG………Boca Raton, Fla.