Shamanic Healing & Lifestyle Skills for the 21st Century
List of Shamanism Courses in Cambridgeshire UK
Weekly Programme of Themes, Exercises + Related Resources
|Week 2: "Enter the Circle - Engage the Flow"|
The world that can be constructed is not true!
To experience without intention is to sense the world;
To experience with intention is to anticipate the world;
These two experiences are indistinguishable...
Their construction differs - but their effect is the same!
[Lao Tsu - Tao Te Ching]
Blocks to us Living in a State of Harmonious "FLOW" ("ease" as opposed to "dis-ease"):
We will dance a modern adaptation of the Seneca tribe symbolic "Planting Ritual"...
Building Resourcefulness & Flexibility via moving sequentially in the 5 elemental energy patterns (earth, water, fire, air, ether). The five element verses are alternated with actions that call down the guidance and suport of our "Upper World" spiritual helpers.
Hey Hey Ya Na Na
Hey Ya Na
Hey Hey Ya Na Na Hey
Hey Ya Na Na
Hey Ya Na Na
Hey Ya Na Na Hey
|>[Hear this Native American Planting Dance Ritual ]|
The way we breathe reflects the way we live! To improve the results we are getting in any particular area of our life we need to breathe more effectively and holistically (resourcefully) - drawing on the five elemental patterns: earth, water, fire, air and ether (essence / spirit) which express our full potential in any situation. In this breathing technique we experience ourselves, and our relationship to the world around us, in 5 fundamentally different ways. By moving in sequence around these patterns we cultivate mindfulness and this enhanced self-awareness helps us to clear energy blocks, centering and calming our inner child and raising our core energy level and literally bringing us "new inspiration". This practice can also be helpful for controlling panic attacks, depression, anxiety disorders, addictive behaviours such as comfort eating or smoking, also sleeping problems. It can be used first thing in the morning if suffering from that "monday morning" feeling, before bedtime to "clear the head", during the night if experiencing insomnia or before a potentially stressful event such as meeting up with an ex-spouse or a job interview.
STEP 4: Aligning with "Here and Now"Enhanced body awareness leads to Integration, enhanced inner & outer awareness opens the door to "Flow". A chance to directly experience this via a specific walking meditation a "Healing Journey" i.e. a movement towards more Wholeness and Ease (= "flow", "ease" as opposed to "dis-ease"). STEP 5: Stress Management & Self-empowerment
a) Breathwork wazifa using the mantric sounds "Shanoon" & "Hey hey ya hey ya ya"
b) Heart-Healing & Heart-Protection based on a Native American Willow-tree wisdom dance:
Phase 1: Moving and chanting in the pattern of harmonious flow;
Phase 2: Moving & chanting: heart-driven self-empowerment: commitment, passion, tough love, "putting one's foot down";
Phase 3: Moving & chanting in "four directions" pattern of "big picture" objectivity, loving acceptance, heart-wisdom.
STEP 6: Shamanic JourneyingUpper World, Middle World, Lower World
Introduction to "Journeying" practice, to engage with the archetypal wisdom of the unconscious mind - power animals and spirit guides. Introduction to a range of drums and the use of a Shamanic Journey Drumming CD.
STEP 7: Engaging our PatternsSelf-Awareness - Clearing Energy Blocks & Drains
We will use Divination Cards as a tool. Self-awareness is necessary before we can let go of ego-driven neurotic behaviour to align more with our soul purpose and divine guidance - a fundamental aspect of healing. Clearing energy blocks and energy-draining patterns provides the energy for healing work. Resources: "Letting Go Cards" - How Letting Go Saves Energy!
STEP 8: Engagement of Healing EnergiesBuilding Heart Energy - Channelling - "Laying-on of Hands"
An ARAMAIC CHANTING RITUAL that cultivates heart-energy and heart-centredness plus "opening up to the divine" via surrender of Ego - Based on the healing wisdom of the 3rd Beatitude from the Sermon on the Mount, plus music, mudras, movements & healing wisdom insights of Sufi Master Saadi (Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz)
This open ritual feeds on the sound-healing power of the ancient Aramaic language that was used by the great shamanic healer Yeshua (Jesus). In the first half of this simple, yet very powerful, group-healing ritual we will be harnessing 4 different technologies for raising energy (a healing transformation requires energy, while energy remains low, little healing is possible). We will be repeatedly chanting a short sound-healing mantra in Aramaic, plus draw on the huge healing wisdom of the translated mantra, plus make symbolic movements to the music and adopt a symbolic mudra (hand gesture) which stimulates heart-centre energy.
In the second-half of this group healing ritual we will be both radiating (from our heart) and channelling(from Divine Universal Energy) healing energy to anyone who wishes to receive it.
Facilitator for this course: Dr. Mike Meredith Email Mike
Recommended Reading / Reference Manuals
"The World of Shamanism : New Views of an Ancient Tradition" (Amazon details: UK Canada USA)
"Entering The Circle" (Shamanic Healers) "Crones Don't Whine" (Develop 13 Shamanca Qualities)
More Shamanic Studies Resources Venue Details & Cost of this Healing Course
Shamanic Journeying: Guides - CDs - Tapes
CHEAL Newsgroup: Cambridge Healing & Holistic Lifestyle Group
Holistic & Shamanic Healing: Compared with Evidence-based Scientific Medicine
Shamanic Healing: Step into Your Power!
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