Shamanic Retreat

The first day of our Shamanic weekend retreat started with opening sacred space. Then, we started a fire and put our intentions into the fire. We did this by blowing the intention into the stick. After putting our sticks in, we allowed the fire to feed us with its power. My intention was to purify my spirit and let go of any old resentments around mother and father. The retreat was about embracing the divine father and mother. I was jumping in to the deep end but I was ready!

As we took our seats around the fire, our teacher lead us in a chakra clearing meditation. It started at our root and ended with the crown. It was a simple and essential practice. I could feel heavy energy leaving each chakra, resulting in greater balance and joy. We visualized a tail moving out of the base of our spine, leading to an aquifer deep inside the Earths womb. It was a place to release any heavy or unspent energy in our centers. It could easily move down and be recycled by Pachamama/ Mother Earth. I literally felt years of stress pouring out of my body.

Finally, we received a Bands of Power Rite. The Bands of Power are an energetic protection woven into your Energy Field , the energetic body that surrounds your physical body.  These bands help transform negative energy into one of the 5 elements so that you are protected and centered in yourself. I had received the bands previously but the ceremony strengthened their power.

When she got to the band around my head, she grabbed a stone that had been activated at a sacred temple in Peru (I did not know this at the time), and placed it on my third eye. I had to catch my balance as I felt like she had pushed me back. It was so strong; I had to shift my body like I was suddenly on an incline. Then, very suddenly, I felt myself falling backward into an endless void. It was swallowing me but it was not threatening. It felt like something was setting me free. It was hard to determine how much time had passed. It could have been several lifetimes or seconds. I heard the teacher’s voice in the distance beckoning me to return. I did but I was not the same…


17 thoughts on “Shamanic Retreat

  1. leelotchka44 says:

    So wonderful to read,Misha. I have missed your posts. Welcome back – in all the meanings of that sentence:-)

  2. 1EarthUnited says:

    You are so blessed to have such powerful shamanic experiences! As part of this grand human existence, we are accelerating our development on every level. Psychically, spiritually, emotionally I feel a quickening, like we’re about to evolve as a people. Very exciting!

  3. Very much enjoyed this post. Your writings are so clear, so matter of fact. Thank you for this!

  4. PureNrgy says:

    I’ll have to read your “days” through 🙂
    I went back to the first one, but did not see the name of the Shaman you study with. Can you share this info please?
    We approached Shamanism in a cursus and I wanted to go on a journey with Juan Camargo who was at the time organizing them. I’d love to know what others options exist out there : )
    Well, I guess I did it in my own way, connecting to Myself/Nature and the Goddess within Me, but a journey with a giude can be nice!

  5. Aikya62 says:

    What an amazing experience. Appreciate you sharing. Aikya62

  6. ellenpardee says:

    Thank you for liking my post, but thank you even more for bringing the father and mother thing back up in my consciousness. It’s time.

  7. Stan Faryna says:

    Now that you have tasted of truth, are you ready to live truth?

  8. interesting and beautiful writing. and thanks for the visit.

  9. odiwywh says:

    Amazing experience.. Great post..

  10. The other day I listened to Dr. Graham hancock on a Rogan podcast. He was talking about hallucinogens and this tribe of shamans he wandered with for a while. Inusyha? I know I just slaughtered the spelling. Anyway, while on this trip the sacred vine spoke to him and gave him the idea for his new book Entanglement. This post made me think of this. Great post by the way.

  11. kwcaudle says:

    I truly enjoyed this first entry in your journey. You made the experience enticing to me. (A great talent to have as a writer) I look forward to reading further passages.

    May you enjoy the day and find peace with each breath.

  12. deWriterMD says:

    Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    NOTE: Nice series about the shamanic retreat…check it out!

  13. newstart4liz says:

    you describe your experience so very powerfully so that i am taken with you on your wonderful journey….perhaps as i have experienced similar myself….but not so powerful…it is so good to read what you write…so validating…thank you
    and thank you for reading by blog post of my experiences swimming in walden pond…the place i go for my spiritual healing….i wish you all the best

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