One of the aspects to the Shaman Path that has intrigued me and inspired me is the Soul or Spirit Healing. Again, I think there are many views on what exactly this pertains but I think most agree that in general, A Shaman travels to the Spirit Realm and works with Spirits to perform healing’s for those in the physical realm.
I obviously have much more leaning and understanding to do before I can even think about wearing the healing hat, but it is something that I really want to do. I love the thought of being able to serve others in that way.
Since it is one of the things I am looking forward to, I have been doing quite a bit of research on it. During my research I came across this article that shed an entirely new light on the whole process for me. I know that when I get to the point where I can offer this service, what I learned from this article will come into play.
In the article Kelley Harrell talks about how Soul Healing has become a much more accepted method than it used to be but how we tend to focus on just the one aspect and expect that miracle cure to solve all of our issues.
She goes on to explain her reasoning and to shed light on the fact that while Soul Healings are miraculous, they can only truly be successful if we attend to the healing on all levels, mind, body and spirit.
I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did.
Mindfulness and Animism: The Art of Soul Healing by Kelley Harrell.