Part 3 - The Pitfalls of NonOrdinary Reality
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BACK TO THE PLOT
It’s a long story.
What you need to know is this:
I encountered a scorpion who WASN'T my power animal, looked into an oasis in the middle of a desert and discovered I was dressed in Egyptian garb with golden bracelets winding like snakes around my arms (that was kind of cool…just sayin’)
I saw a giant tarantula who…also WASN'T my power animal (have I told you I have a fear of SPIDERS in 'ordinary' reality?!?)
I DIDN'T REALIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF MERGING WITH MY POWER ANIMAL BEFORE JOURNEYING TO REMAIN SAFE
No, I didn’t find my power animal.
Yes, I did enter the upper world and was given the most exquisite message of love from what I perceived to be the Ascended Masters.
It was profound.
Another long story.
I tried journeying a few times afterwards but never did find my power animal.
Instead, I came to the realization that during waking dreams in nature, meditation and even in the shower (I’m a water girl, what can I say), I had been having these types of visions or experiences spontaneously since Noah’s death.
No rhythmic drum beats were used.
And truth be told, I always maintained one foot in reality while also experiencing what the Shaman might classify as non ordinary reality. I could easily drift in and out to receive messages and guidance.
I was safe. It was enough.
Soon, I turned to other pursuits and forgot about journeying – Akashic record books, working with symbols, writing, cloud whispering 😉 and becoming attuned as Reiki Master.
Life felt exciting. Sad. Joyfull. Expansive.
THOSE VIBES MAY NOT BE YOURS
That is, until…
I began noticing lower level extraneous energies showing up sometimes during Reiki treatments. Intuitively, I knew they needed to be removed from the client’s energy field.
There were different kinds of energies.
Some were easily extracted. Others felt like a river of sludge. Sludge that seemed to create a lower vibration in me for several days following treatments. Not necessarily high impact, but still annoying.
Surely if the energy was not of our doing (unlike karmic patterns) then there should be a way to effectively clear the client's energy body without effecting me as well?
The Shaman would journey.
I loved Reiki, it was so pure and profound. I needed to find a way to combine both Reiki and techniques for clearing extraneous energy.
How could I help clients and also remain energetically safe?
I had been provided with a procedure during my Reiki Master training called Psychic surgery. I soon realized this shamanic technique was for those extraneous energies that were not of our own making but affect us significantly (for example, other’s toxic projected emotions or lineage trauma entanglements).
And so my research began.
That’s how I ended up being interested in a Reiki Shamanism book which explained to me that it was crucial to merge with one’s power animal when doing shamanic journeys…and other things.
For example, always come back in EXACTLY THE SAME WAY YOU JOURNEY INTO NON-ORDINARY REALITY!
This is to ensure that you do not leave any of your essence behind in non ordinary reality. Which apparently could make you feel tired, lose your spark and feel somewhat fragmented.
I needed my Power Animal "STAT", and I wanted a tool besides my hands (and the formal process of psychic surgery) to extract some extraneous energies during Reiki treatments.
Because although Psychic surgery provided that protection, I had found that I wanted to move freely without stopping a treatment to perform the steps required. I work intuitively and go where needed... I felt sure there must be a way...
CALLING IN MY POWER ANIMAL
What to do when in need of an answer but you don't have any idea where to look? Energy healing is a huge field with many incredible references and tools, so it felt daunting to say the least.
So, I did what I always do.
I put it out there.
And by out ‘there’ I mean to the universe, to my guides.
To my power animal whom I wasn’t sure existed yet.
But he did! And as fate would have it, I had already encountered him in the past but with a twist…
Stay tuned for Part IV and how I ended up in a drumming circle for the first time in my life….
Do you sense the qualities of energy? Is there something that feels stuck no matter how you try to move through it? Have you ever considered that some aspect of this issue may literally not be yours to heal? But rather, something that must be released. If this resonates with you, I would love to hear from you.
Sending love and light to all,
Dawn xo Reiki Master | BSc | BEd
PS - This story is from my personal experience and is offered from that vantage only. I am not trained as a shamanic practitioner and all information noted above is depicted as accurately as is possible given my experience and current knowledge. While I do incorporate some shamanic practices in my work, I am a Reiki practitioner first and foremost with the utmost respect for the work of Shamanic practitioners.
Dawn Williams is a Reiki Master in the Usui Shiki Ryoho/Tibetan Reiki Method of Natural Healing. Her work infuses Reiki with the Resonance of Symbolism & Intuitive Story. Open the Portal of Services below to UnEarth your Wings and soar to limitless possibilities. In person and long distance services provided.
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