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Ancient Healing Wisdom

Ancient Healing wisdom has been handed down from generation to generation.  This wisdom is quiet, its exciting and sometimes its scary.  How many people have opted for the quick fix of Western Medicine when Energy Medicine is available?  Do those people who reach for an aspirin because their body hurts even know there’s another option?

I didn’t.  My mom might have at one time, I remember her telling tales of collecting clean cobwebs for a serious cut, while visiting Great Grand mom in Maine.  She was young then and even when I was young they still didn’t have electricity or running water, they used an out house and survived with many of the old ways.

My mom, when I was young, was in a lot of pain.  I remember once, seeing her crawl from her bed to the bathroom, her back not strong enough to allow her to walk.  She most days survived with many doses of Excedrin, though out the day and Excedrin PM to drift off to sleep.  When I was older, she spent days in the hospital with severe stomach bleeds and near death, would lay in the hospital trying to get stronger.

Yes, I remember the marvel of TV dinners, Extra Strength Aspirin, Wonder Bread and Cigarettes.  Yes, I remember, the argument between Mom & Dad, should Mom work and bring in the extra income so they could feel financially more secure and the opposing argument of, isn’t he doing enough to support the family?  That age-old question turn drama.

Is that when Western medicine became more about a quick fix and less about having a healthy, happy Life?

Are you at that point in your life?  The place where the mortgage and car payment are controlling your life and the need to work.  That place where your body is starting to send you messages, or perhaps like me, your body isn’t sending messages but rather the 2 x 4 is creating pain so stark you can’t ignore it.

I remember swallowing 3 extra strength Excedrin, with 2 Midol every 3 hours, just trying to get thru the work day.  I was following in the steps of my parents, until someone kindly introduced me to another way.

I could barely walk, both of my parents had passed but my business was successful and I felt successful, when I wasn’t afraid, that I too, would die young and in pain every day.

As I began to learn the ways of the wisdom keepers, the Eastern Medicine philosophies and the Soul-searching depths of me, I slowly became conscious.  I began to feel, see and learn alternative ways of healing, energy medicine and the medicine of real nourishment.  Funny, or perhaps at the time I had no humor but, I began to heal and as I got healthier, I began to feel that much more.  More awareness, more pain, more consciousness.  What I mean is that, as I healed my awareness showed me that less and less could get my attention.  Remember, when we are unconscious, we are ultimately ignoring all the signals, all the signs our body is trying to use to get our attention.  Once awareness is present, you no longer need a 2 x 4 to get your attention.  That said, there is a tipping point when your body truly begins to feel better, then, feel good and one day you catch yourself laughing, just for the joy of it.

Those days of healing and learning what my body needed to heal and then to thrive was such a blessing and sometimes yes, frustrating as well.

My excitement was palpable.  I wanted to share everything with everyone, but I didn’t even have the vocabulary. 

Days turned to months and months to years.  I went from patient, to student and then to practitioner.  The excitement continued to be almost overwhelming, the miracles were common weekly or monthly moments being witnessed.  I was surrounding myself with people who knew so much more than I, but, still my excitement was so strong I wanted the soap box to be strapped to my feet so I could stay standing, stay shouting to all, to anyone who would listen and those that would let me practice, Oh My God, I was in heaven.  I would go to that place, that meditative state where everything falls away and I could only feel the person on the treatment table.  I dissolved, my eyes closed and I was on the surface, I was inside, I could hear and feel and see.  My client sometimes aware, sometimes not, would always have a feeling of getting lighter, better, less pain and I wanted to do it again and again.

But, once again, I remembered, Ancient Wisdom must be passed down, I had to listen.  Continue to listen, continue to absorb the wisdom, the knowledge. 

Yes, I was a natural, each class a reminder of the natural wisdom within, but still I had to listen.  I wanted to absorb more, learn more, teach what I’d learned and absorb all I could from those who knew more.

I traveled to the classes, I searched for the teachers, I paid a lot to learn, my now ex- was not happy at the cost of my learning or the time I took, being away from my business to continue learning.  I continue to joke that I could have a PHD if you could buy one, the money I spent to learn being a Lot.

Then as I began to share all that I’d learned, as I began Spirit of the Lotus and my healing practice, my senses continued to expand.  The shamanism expanded my senses even further.  Soul Coaching® and Past Life Journey® and again with Advanced really expanded my senses until my intuitive senses were expanding.  However, in the very beginning, it was not easy to know the difference between Good Energies such as Angels verses lower energies of those stuck in this plane and not so helpful, sometimes even just disruptive or trickster energies here to take your attention off the really deep wisdom.  However, with years of practice and safe places to talk and learn, I was truly able to hone my intuitive skills and let me say, I continue to really thrive on learning, so I get upset when disruptive energies try to interrupt the Wisdom Keepers who are trying to teach.  I have a deep respect for those that have been doing and using this energy and helping teach for more than my 15-18 years.  I will be there with my sage and clearing tools, ready to learn, ready to demand the disruptive energies find their way home. And I will continue to teach and help people heal, one on one or in groups.  AHo.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands-on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer. Spirit of the Lotus is in Columbia CT.  Appointments can be made by calling 860-709-3903.

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Shamanic Death Rites: What?

At last nights Healing Circle I performed the Death Rites, a popular although rarely discussed shamanic practice. Don’t panic, it is not a curse or voodoo practice to be feared, although can cause a wee bit of panic in mother-in-laws who’s biggest fear is of dying. Yes, really, my former mother-in-law was not a happy camper when it was mentioned during her treatment at the very high end Miraval Spa in Tuscon.

The truth is, Death Rites are an amazing treatment for everyone and especially comforting for those getting older and thinking of their later years. They can be done in person or at a distance. Last night I used a substitute or stand in for someone in another country. In person, I , as Shaman help the client get comfortable, ask them to close their eyes, breath into a meditative state while I rattle. I prepare the body, the chakra’s, and the luminous body are rolled up and with precision sent on a journey to illuminate the path to spirit. The Wisdom Keepers explain that making the journey prior to death illuminates the path making it easier when the actual time comes.

My volunteer explained how he felt himself relax and move aside. The process itself, he said, felt like the best hour of meditation. After, I offered to perform the Death Rites for him. He jumped at the chance. Once again, lying on the treatment table, relaxed, breathing deep, and allowing himself to go into a deep meditative state. This time I prepared his chakras, luminous body and higher self for the journey into spirit and back. He traveled the path of light, making it easier for when the journey is made, as his true transition comes to pass.

We spoke once the Rite was complete and he relaxed into his new found knowing. He said it was wonderful, he explained that he felt lighter, more relaxed as if he’d released a lot of baggage.

You or your loved ones are encouraged to have the Death Rites performed with them, to witness and be aware, perhaps you too, have some baggage to let go of. It would be my honor to perform the Death Rites or any number of wonderful Shamanic Rites & Initiations. Call me, Robin for your appointment 860-709-3903.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands-on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer. Spirit of the Lotus is in Columbia CT.  Appointments can be made by calling 860-709-3903.

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Becoming a Healer

Becoming a good healer has been a life time of learning and years of classes, years of practice and a whole lot of listening.  And yes, there are times that those who need to learn, teach.  I love teaching and every time I do, I learn something, my understanding goes even deeper and I become more attuned. 

I am so grateful.

Many of you know I have a healing circle that meets every Monday evening at 6:30. This circle did not begin with me, years ago I was invited to join in from my yoga class.  I was already trained in several healing modalities, but decided I’d love to learn Reiki, another great opportunity to learn more.  That location was a favorite for many years, and then a dear friend brought it to her home and every Monday we would share and practice.  This was years before I had the honor of bringing it to my place.  All this to say, I truly believe it’s so important to practice and enhance your skills in a safe and sacred place.  This is why, against the advice of many who want to be in a circle of only the highest of skilled, I continue to invite those that are interested in learning as well as those who have recently been attuned.  We all need a place to start, a place to learn and amongst a circle of high energy healers of many modalities it can only enhance one’s abilities.  I understand the advise, the words of a wise women I know and love, “Would you take your Mercedes to a Volkswagen mechanic?” I get it. I’m very careful who I let treat me. I also know those around me that can help if I get in over my head as well as those who know modalities that my clients and friends may benefit from.

 I had the honor of being at a Holistic Fair this weekend, as a participant and was surprised to see so many 1 & 2 level Reiki trained people practicing as professionals and as much as I know some people are extremely talented with very little training, I struggle with wishing more people would take more time to really enhance their skills before offering them to the public.  Why? I wonder how many people paid to get a treatment and didn’t really feel the full blown benefit of it and became disappointed, perhaps wondering….what’s all the hype?  Is there a possibility that as those who have spent their lives learning no longer participate, and those who have only just begun, become the known spokes people, will the masses want to learn or will it continue to be just for the few who take the time to search out the truly talented?

It’s true, I’d love to have many more truly talented wisdom keepers at my circle to encourage and help teach those just beginning, but we as a group have touched many and will continue to.

Please, if your interested in learning, I would love to introduce you to the world of healers, and if your comfortable with my energy, I’d appreciate the opportunity to teach you Reiki and to encourage you to practice and to continue to learn many other modalities.  If not, at the very least, I would like you to ask:

How long have you been actually doing Reiki for others?

How long have you been teaching? 

If you are looking for a practitioner, ask them for their qualifications.  Ask them, how many years have you been practicing?  We all have to begin somewhere, that’s true, but begin with those who know you’re a beginner. For my IMT training over and above my years of training and college courses, I was required to do 1000 hours of treatment and get 1000 hours of treatment to become certified.  For each class in Shaman school I treated 12 volunteers and wrote up 3 case studies.   If you’re new, tell people your new, please do not lead people to believe you are just as skilled as those true wisdom keepers because some of the searchers truly need help.

I am creating a class for subconscious communication which will be held in June. Pre-requisite is minimum reiki 1 & 2 and Advanced.  I will also be teaching Reiki 1 & 2 as well as Advanced Reiki in May.  Please watch my events page for dates and times.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands-on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer.

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