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Siyape and LightSong

Siyape and LightSong by Jan Engels-Smith

Annually, I conduct a retreat, which we refer to as the Telepathic Practicum. Students from the LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine, which I founded in 1995, have the opportunity to come together in a weeklong camping experience to apply what they have learned in a natural setting—close to the earth and close to the spirits. We create a microcosm of what the New Earth could be like for all of humanity—a place of harmony, unity, collaboration, and support. During the week, we receive major downloads and teachings from the spirits that create the foundation for new concepts in healing modalities, new classes, and ceremonies to move energy in productive and impactful ways. One of the original students of LightSong, Colleen Benelli, has coined the phrase “spiritual research” to refer to the extensive numbers of journeys and emerging questions drawn from deep listening that develops into usable and powerful techniques. (Colleen has become an internationally known teacher of a blended philosophy of shamanism and Reiki and has founded Reiki Lifestyle.) Our spiritual research has led to new discoveries and new understandings that have altered many lives.

A class developed at LightSong last year called “People of the New Earth” applies the principle that to create a New Earth we must function at a higher vibration than we are currently experiencing. The challenge is to draw from the spiritual research from sources such as the Practicum new practical applications that can be replicated and implemented by people around the world, initially in classes such as “People of the New Earth” and eventually by everyone who shares a belief in the possibilities of dramatic positive change.

In the class, we worked on emergent understandings that evolved from our spiritual research. One awareness related to the meaning of “love,” a necessary and central component of any vision of a New Earth. The spirits had focused us specifically on the way that the word had been extremely contaminated by multiple uses—both sacred and profane—that the term lacked the clarity of meaning that is essential to generating the vibrations and energies that will drive the creation of the New Earth. We have used the term “love” in as casual a reference as “I love my new car,” as a profane equivalent of lust, and in the more profound feeling we have for our children. Such a disparity of focus renders the word useless in creating common insights in the “love” that must exist to change our world.

To initiate the energy of the New Earth, we must have a new word that holds the frequency of an expression of intimacy with Source. This was an effort of a higher magnitude than usual and we needed to draw on our spiritual research to guide us. The members of this class engaged in the process by doing individual journeys and sharing their discoveries in discussions and participating in the crafting of a new word that embodied the spiritual epiphany we had all shared and that broadcast the frequency that would support the New Earth. The word that made itself known is “Siyape”—pronounced see-yah-pay. What follows is an explanation of the etymology of the word. (Kate Chapman, a LightSong student who worked on this project, has provided much of this explanation.)

“Shen qi” is a Chinese term that most directly translates as “heavenly light” or “heavenly energy.” Like many Chinese symbols, the term has many layers of meaning. Shen often refers to a heavenly light as symbolized by the light of the sun, moon, and stars. It can also mean lightning, consciousness, and miracle. Qi is the Chinese form of “chi,” which is a component of Reiki, and means “energy.” The word itself is believed to be not only an expression of energy but to possess energy in itself.

“Shen qi” is a high vibration energy. “Shen” expresses a heavenly energy descending to the earth. The character for “qi,” on the other hand, symbolizes and energy rising up to the heavens. Its ancient character references asking or praying for something coming up from below and rising. The combination of these characters expresses the act of inciting this New Earth energy through prayer and intention, and the heavens responding by pouring its light onto the earth pointing toward a source light or source energy.

In the creation of the word “siyape,” the spirits led us to the first (S) and last (I) letter of “shen qi” for our first syllable. The “Y” is from the last letter in “joy.” “A” is a vocal expression of the sound “ah” which opens the heart and is often found in the words for “god.” “P” stands for peace and in combination with the previous letter and the letter “E” is derived from the final sound in the word “agape,” a Greek word that is translated “love” but with a special emphasis. The essence of “agape” is goodwill, benevolence, and willful delight in the object of love and involves faithfulness, commitment, and an act of the will.

Thus, the word “siyape” incorporates a divinely spiritual higher vibration of converging energy that connects the New Earth with the far reaches of the universe drawing on the greater joy, peace, and love that is essential to altering our future and bringing it into alignment with Spirit. The creation of this new word also makes clear that we cannot continue to progress in the changes we seek unless we step beyond our limited and faulty view of what is possible and come to understand the unlimited potential of what we can become and what we can achieve.

In a related experience, the meaning of LightSong became clearer. The term is used as the name of the school but it is so much more than that.  A few years ago, I started receiving the message from Spirit—the Source—the Universe that LightSong was to be the next mystery school of the planet. The audaciousness of the declaration seemed too beyond my grasp and I had a hard time accepting the idea in principle. I feared that I was inventing the concept myself and that surely the universe could not be suggesting such a mind-boggling notion. I rejected the information out-of-hand and did not follow through with spiritual research on the communication.

Shortly thereafter, the Council of LightSong, a dedicated group of eleven members that meet monthly to discuss ideas and possible direction for our school, came together for our customary deliberations. One of the Council members, Pamela Rico, announced that she had been contacted by a spirit that she does not normally work with. She had been informed that I was not accepting some communication from the spirits that LightSong was to carry the energy of the next mystery school on the planet. I started to cry at the revelation that the messages I had received were real and required me to respond. I asked the spirits for further proof (as if this revelation was not enough to convince me) and I awaited the universe’s direction. The next morning, I awoke and discovered on my computer a picture from NASA of a star constellation that looked remarkably identical to the logo that I had created for LightSong 2 decades ago. I reproduced a color print of both the logo and the picture from NASA and I was amazed to see the almost perfect correlation between the images. I use the images often in my presentations and I have come to understand it as physical evidence of the universe’s connection to us.

I was curious to discover more about this spellbinding communication from the sprits and I began my spiritual research. I found that the picture was from the constellation Cassiopeia. This year at the practicum, our spiritual retreat, we realized the compatibility and similarity of pronunciation and spelling of “siyape” and the interior part of Cassiopeia. The constellation is located in the northern sky and was first catalogued by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century. There is nothing remarkable in all of that until you learn that the two primary nebulae in the Cassiopeia constellation are the Heart Nebula and the Soul Nebula (references to heart and soul of the goddess Cassiopeia as she appears in the night sky). The two terms are startling appropriate to the core of LightSong and its mission. This is a good example of how spiritual research can draw you deeper and deeper into the mysteries of the universe and constantly reveal the wonders of our existence and our connections.

LightSong is an incredible energy that I’m still learning about on many levels. She came to me in a ceremony in 1994. I did not use her to identify the school or healing center for a long time until I accepted the inevitable communication from the universe. She represents many things. She described herself as ever becoming without beginning, middle, or end. This year she revealed that she is Source energy and that she carries the frequency of vibration that is needed for the New Earth.

If the revelations of the profoundness of our everyday miracles register with you, then you are the carrier of this energy and are destined to be a participant in the creation of the New Earth. Do not resist the call.  Use the words Siyape and LightSong. Feel their energy and embody them in your daily life—overtly and by actions that contribute positively to the emerging changes that will reshape our world. This will affect your baseline vibration and bring it to a higher level. Discover for yourself how you become that which you emulate and how every vibration in you becomes the energy needed for the New Earth.

 

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Creation Laws: Breath of Creation

During a meditation I was told that every person is born with the capacity to change the world singlehandedly, and that we must cultivate and employ this gift. The basis of this entreaty from the spirits is the Creation Laws that govern our ability to influence change and provide each individual with remarkable power.

In subsequent meditations I received extensive information. What follows is an extremely brief description of the Creation Laws as they were revealed to me.

The Creation Laws are primary in comprehending our collective power as human beings, and to claim our empowerment as individuals. Both collective and individual actions are essential for our evolution, and to fully employ the Ascension energies that will effect change in the modern world. Because of what I have witnessed as an energy medicine practitioner, these laws have shaped my beliefs and are an integral part of what I have focused on for several years in my teachings. The guidance I have received from the spirits has been insistent and consistent in directing me to study and understand, to live by, and to teach the Creation Laws.

The Creation Laws are easiest to understand in the context of the creation stories that are a part of every culture. Even though the stories are mystical and metaphorical, they help to explain the Creation Laws that govern the universe and provide us with an understanding of the cosmos. Creation stories are not logical or scientific, but emerge from the right side of the brain – the source of imagination and creativity. For example, one Native American creation story depicts the land we term the United States as riding on the back of a giant turtle, and is sometimes referred to as “Turtle Island.”

Like all creation stories, this one begins with The Breath of Creation. And the breath filled every man and woman on the Earth. Through the breath of creation, human beings were given the charge to be the creator beings for the universe. This responsibility gave them great joy and great power. They could create anything they wanted or could imagine – anything physical or non-physical. Thus they colored their world with stars and galaxies, planets and moons, trees, streams and rocks, thus creating an exquisite world of beauty, texture, and diversity. They also created the unseen worlds of faeries, devas, giants, gods, spirits, intergalactic beings, and physical representations of all the unseen forces of the universe. In turn, they developed profound relationships with their non-physical creations.

Just for fun and to make things interesting they also created good and evil.

The Creation Laws govern both the positive and the negative powers of humankind. They are immutable:

  • You will create with your feelings, which are results of your thoughts, your imagination, and your action, all that exists.
  • You will choose to create the good or the evil.
  • You will never lose this choice.
  • At any given moment, you can choose differently.

 

In the current state of spiritual awakening, we encounter a variety of approaches to achieving self-realization and empowerment. There seem to be many options and you may find yourself moving from one alternative to another and you may even feel a sense of incompleteness and fragmentation in your spiritual life. In the emerging age of new awareness, the one significant quality of transcendence is a new understanding of the wholeness of all things – the oneness of the universe. The fragmentation we feel in our spiritual practice is in conflict with this basic principle, but the sense of divisiveness is the fault of our thinking, not the condition that actually exists.

I have found that shamanism offers a unifying approach that encompasses all of the various practices in its understanding that all of the universe is one entity and that our outdated mechanistic view of fragmented parts is an artificial construct developed in humankind’s effort to control his universe rather than to become a part of it. An example of this unity can be found in two seemingly disparate concepts – one from ancient times (The Chakras) and another that has received much current attention (The Laws of Attraction, which my allies refer to as the Creation Laws). It is important to understand that each principle enhances the other when we practice them in harmony.

The Creation Laws are based on an understanding of the fields of energy that exist in and around us, and offer us the opportunity to influence these fields by the attitudes and intentions that we choose. Positive thoughts attract positive energies and create realizable affirmations that enrich our lives and promote constructive changes. In the same manner, negative thoughts attract negative energies and prevent us from achieving the better opportunities that we seek. Constant attention to seeking benevolent outcomes rewards us with wonderful and munificent gifts, often beyond our greatest wishes. The Creation Laws make us aware that we are the masters of our fate and the determiners of our future wellbeing.

The chakras are also concerned with energy fields and are the centers of our life force in association with vital points in the physical body. Energy flows through seven centers of our body and provides healing and balance to our systems. If the chakras are blocked, one may experience illness, weakness, and disequilibrium in one’s spiritual, physical, and emotional states. Focusing on positive flows of energy through the Creation Laws can serve to open the chakras and promote good health, security, and happiness. It bodes well for us to understand these two energy principles and to consciously exercise our bodies, minds, and spirits to attain the advantages of the wonderful energies that the universe puts at our disposal.

Each of the seven main chakras in the body has a different function in the manifestation of your reality. In their ideal state, the chakras pulse out energy that is healthy and supportive to the wellbeing of an individual. The chakras can move from an ideal state (which you are born into) to a more contaminated state throughout life. This contamination comes from life experiences and the attachments to wounds. Understanding this negatively altered condition is also the beginning of healing. First, we must understand the meaning of the individual chakras in their ideal state.

Many times the chakras close down and become contaminated with beliefs that are incongruent with their ideal state and these are felt as blocks or constrictions in the energy system. For example, if you felt as a young child that you weren’t safe, you weren’t secure, and that you didn’t have a purpose because you were unworthy, that would be pulsed out of your root chakra. This energy then becomes part of your subtle body fields or auric fields of energy and becomes part of your broadcast energy. You then would start manifesting a reality that would support this broadcast, bringing incidences and experiences to you that would prove you aren’t safe or that you are unworthy to be safe. This thinking and believing pattern sets up a cycle, which creates a reality that you come to accept and use as a motivation for your actions and decisions.

The chakras are the engines of our energy broadcasts. Conforming to the Creation Laws, the chakras vibrate outward, engage with like energies, and draw back into our beings the energies that match our intentions. The art of healing oneself is fundamentally grounded in the understanding of our fields of energy, in the choices we make, in the intentions that we establish, and in the energies that we broadcast into our environment.

 

 

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21 Ways To Raise Your Vibration

This article is from Bob Proctor of Sivana East a publication of Spirituality, Yoga and Conscious living. I felt it was worth sharing.

Stimulate Your Mind

  • Become conscious of your thoughts. Everything you think, say, or feel, becomes your reality. So pay attention to what’s going on in your mind and take steps to turn things around when appropriate. For example, the next time a negative thought pops into your head, take the time to acknowledge it, ask yourself if the idea is true or if it is beneficial to you, and then dismiss it and turn it around for the positive.
  • Read a high vibe book. Reading high vibration books, regularly will not only make you feel better, it will transform your life.
  • Visualize and meditate. Too often we rush through our days with a scattered brain leaving us in a state of chaos and anxiety. Visualization and meditation not only put you in a peaceful state of mind, but they also help attract what you want in life. Just 10 to 15 minutes a day can do wonders for your vibration.
  • Find something beautiful and appreciate it. Beauty is all around us, yet so often we walk around with blinders on. Stop rushing for a moment and take the time to look around or stand in the sun and appreciate your surroundings.
  • Repeat affirmations. Say things that inspire you 100 times a day. They can simple statements like I am happy, I am prosperous, or I embrace change.
  • Set a positive intention before going to bed. Just before you go to sleep at night, set an intention to enjoy the next day. Imagine wonderful things happening from the time you get up until you go to bed. You’ll be amazed at the impact this has on your outlook and experiences.

Change Your Focus

  • Write down 10 things you are grateful for. This is such a beautiful exercise. Making a gratitude list shifts your vibration from focusing on what you don’t have to what is already abundant in your life. And that sends out a message that you want more to be grateful for.
  • Send love to three people who are bothering you. I do this after I complete my gratitude list each morning. It may not be easy to do at first, but I promise it will lift your spirits and make you feel freer every time you do it.
  • Be kind to others. Giving to someone else (without expecting anything in return) shifts your thinking from “I don’t have enough” or “Woe is me,” to “I have more than enough to give to others.” Abundance is a high vibration.
  • Laugh. There is nothing like a good laugh to improve your mood and raise your energetic state. Osho once said, “Life as such has to be taken as cosmic joke – and then suddenly you relax because there is nothing to be tense about. And in that very relaxation something starts changing in you.” Lightheartedness is the best way to approach almost all dilemmas in your life. When you are in a fight or an argument with someone, try to administer a little bit of humor to the situation. It can change the whole energy field of the room. If you are in a negative circle of thinking, refer back to something that made you laugh in the past. It’s never worth it to not be at peace.
  • Listen to music you love. The music shifts your frequency by making you happy.
  • Say something nice to a stranger. Your words matter. Using them to uplift others puts you in a high vibration. Your vibration suffers when you gossip or speak poorly of others.

Change Your Environment

  • Walk in nature. Our bodies need natural light (sunshine) and natural air. Nature provides harmonic frequencies that are compatible with our personal frequencies. The natural sounds of birds singing and wind moving through the trees help us reduce stress, which in turn elevates our vibrational frequency. If you don’t want to walk, find yourself a patch of earth, kick your shoes off to reconnect with Mother Earth. She will work her magic.
  • De-clutter your space. A disorganized, untidy, clutter-filled work and living space is both a symptom and a source of stress. Clean up the mess and you’ll ramp up your vibration.
  • Bring in fresh flowers. Flowers in your home instantly improve your mood, and can help you feel less worried and anxious.

Be Aware of Your Body

  • Be conscious of the foods you eat. You’ve heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” If you want to raise your vibration, eat foods with high frequencies (such as organic fruits and vegetables). Start paying attention to how certain foods make your body feel.
  • Drink water. Always drink plenty of water to assist your body in flushing out toxicity day to day. Toxicity has a marked impact on our vibration so we must do what we can to reduce its impact within and around us.
  • Get your blood pumping. The more you move, the higher your vibration goes. So get active. Dance, jog, move your body!
  • Do yoga or a similar practice that aims to shift your mental vibration.
  • Jump up and down. Research shows that the simple action of jumping excites the cells in the body and makes them healthier.
  • Take a shower or bath to wash off the stress and elevate your vibration.

The Law of Vibration is real. Your energy frequency and vibration directly relate to both your thoughts and your surroundings. So if something resonates at a stronger energetic frequency than you do, that level of frequency pulls you in like a whirlpool. For that reason, be aware of what’s going on inside you and around you. Surround yourself with what you want in life, fill your mind with positivity and purpose, send love to all those around you, and live every day with good intentions.

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Shaman Training

What is Shaman Training?

shaman trainingThe origin of the word Shaman can be traced back in time, at least two millennia. It is most commonly believed to have come from the Tungusic people of Eastern Siberia. Today, many tribes, cultures, and other groups use the term to refer to someone who typically enters an altered state, during ritual and ceremony, to practice divination and healing. Anthropologists who have studied indigenous tribes began to use the term in a very broad sense, to describe medicine people from many different places and cultures.

Shaman Training creates healers who use methods and tools that have been utilized by ancient Shamans around the world. Shamans have long understood that illness and disease exist first energetically, before showing up in the mental, emotional, or physical realms. Shaman Training provides access to these ancient tools and techniques, and combines them with a modern, scientific understanding of energy, to provide deep, measurable healing.

Because of the unique combination of Spirit and science, ceremony and quantifiable procedures, experiential learning and academic rigor, finding Shaman Training that provides certifiable results can be a challenge. Shaman Training should be designed to go above and beyond the concept of education, to include self-growth and self-healing, as well as contributing to the health and well-being of the community and the world. Shaman Training, when delivered by a reliable source, creates impeccably trained practitioners.

Where Can I Find Shaman Training?

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine has been providing excellence in Shamanic Training for over twenty years. Courses are hands-on and experiential, providing personal healing as well as training to heal others. This training produces healers of the highest caliber. LightSong School is dedicated to the cultivation of thriving communities of well-beings through the exploration and practice of shamanism and alternative energy medicine.

LightSong’s Mission is to provide excellence in shamanic and energy medicine education and to support personal growth for well-being, adapting ancient healing techniques to contemporary life in the 21st Century. LightSong students and staff contribute to the growing body of shamanic knowledge and experience, and assist in the evolution and refinement of shamanism as a contemporary healing art form. Utilizing energy medicine and shamanic practices, all LightSong members participate regularly in focusing the vibration of love towards healing ourselves, each other and the planet.

 

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Shamanic Training Online

What is Shamanic Training?

shamanic training onlineShamanic Training creates healers who use methods and tools that have been utilized by ancient Shamans around the world.

Shamanic Training Online

Shamanic Training Online provides access to these ancient tools and techniques, and combines them with a modern, scientific understanding of energy, to provide deep, measurable healing. Because of the unique combination of Spirit and science, ceremony and quantifiable procedures, experiential learning and academic rigor, finding Shamanic Training Online that provides certifiable results can be a challenge, and is very important to your success.

Where Can I Find Shamanic Training Online?

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine has been providing excellence in Shamanic Training for over twenty years. Courses are hands-on and experiential, providing personal healing as well as training to heal others. This training produces healers of the highest caliber.

The unique challenges found in Shamanic Training Online require a creative solution. The student must be dedicated and self-directed. The teachers must be skilled in distance energy work, as well as the disciplines of shamanic practice. Shamanic Training Online requires real-time connections between students and teachers, as well as one-on-one work between students, and one-on-one access to the teacher between classes. LightSong School provides just such training.

Shamanic Training should be designed to go above and beyond the concept of training, to include self-growth and self-healing, as well as contributing to the health and well-being of the community and the world. Shamanic Training Online, when delivered by a reliable source, creates impeccably trained practitioners.

LightSong’s Mission is to provide excellence in shamanic and energy medicine education and to support personal growth for well-being, adapting ancient healing techniques to contemporary life in the 21st Century. LightSong students and staff contribute to the growing body of shamanic knowledge and experience, and assist in the evolution and refinement of shamanism as a contemporary healing art form. Utilizing energy medicine and shamanic practices, all LightSong members participate regularly in focusing the vibration of love towards healing ourselves, each other and the planet.

 

 

 

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Shamanic Training

What is Shamanic Training?

shamanic trainingShamanic Training creates healers who use methods and tools that have been utilized by ancient Shamans around the world. Shamans have long understood that illness and disease exist first energetically, before showing up in the mental, emotional, or physical realms. Shamanic Training provides access to these ancient tools and techniques, and combines them with a modern, scientific understanding of energy, to provide deep, measurable healing.

Because of the unique combination of Spirit and science, ceremony and quantifiable procedures, experiential learning and academic rigor, finding Shamanic Training that provides certifiable results is important to your success. Shamanic Training should be designed to go above and beyond the concept of training, to include self-growth and self-healing, as well as contributing to the health and well-being of the community and the world. Shamanic Training, when delivered by a reliable source, creates impeccably trained practitioners.

Where Can I Find Shamanic Training?

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine has been providing excellence in Shamanic Training for over twenty years. Courses are hands-on and experiential, providing personal healing as well as training to heal others. This training produces healers of the highest caliber. LightSong School is dedicated to the cultivation of thriving communities of well-beings through the exploration and practice of shamanism and alternative energy medicine.

LightSong’s Mission is to provide excellence in shamanic and energy medicine education and to support personal growth for well-being, adapting ancient healing techniques to contemporary life in the 21st Century. LightSong students and staff contribute to the growing body of shamanic knowledge and experience, and assist in the evolution and refinement of shamanism as a contemporary healing art form. Utilizing energy medicine and shamanic practices, all LightSong members participate regularly in focusing the vibration of love towards healing ourselves, each other and the planet.

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Shamanic Practitioners

shamanic practitionersWho are Shamanic Practitioners and What Do They Do?

Shamanic Practitioners are healers trained in the methods and tools used by Shamans around the world. Ancient techniques used by indigenous people since the beginning of time are used by Shamanic Practitioners to assist people in their healing journey. These ancient tools and techniques, combined with modern, scientific understanding of energy are combined to provide deep, measurable healing.

Why Not Just Call Yourself a Shaman?

The origin of the word Shaman can be traced back in time, at least two millennia. It is most commonly believed to have come from the Tungusic people of Eastern Siberia. Today, many tribes, cultures, and other groups use the term to refer to someone who typically enters an altered state, during ritual and ceremony, to practice divination and healing. Anthropologists who studied indigenous tribes began to use the term in a very broad sense, to describe medicine people from many different places and cultures.

Because of the history of the devastation and ruin of indigenous people around the world, this term has become very misaligned and misunderstood, and can trigger wounds around ownership and cultural appropriation (claiming to own something that is sacred to another group of people). It is believed by many that a person does not proclaim themselves to be a Shaman. Calling yourself a Shaman is a sign of disrespect. Only your tribe or community can use that title when referring to one they believe provides the services and healing of a Shaman.

Training and Education for Shamanic Practitioners

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine has been providing excellence in Core Shamanic Training for over twenty years. Courses are hands-on and experiential, providing personal healing as well as training to heal others. This training produces Shamanic Practitioners of the highest caliber.

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Energy Healing Schools

energy healing schoolsThe call to be a Healer is a very personal experience. Once called, where do you turn for education, support, and training? Energy Healing Schools offer very different strategies and tools.

Science shows us that everything is made up of energy. Because we are all energy, the ability to be an Energy Healer provides a path of being in service, offering help to others, and healing for one’s self. The role of the Energy Healing Practitioner is to bring energy back into balance, improving health and bringing harmony to the client.

In your exploration of Energy Healing Schools, finding the one that resonates with you is vitally important. It is also important to understand what method or modality of healing techniques are calling to you. Energy Healing Schools train students to treat a wide range of ailments from anxiety to chronic pain. Energy Healing Schools prepare the student to work alongside mainstream and alternative practitioners. Energy healing is complimentary to all other types of healing. It does not interfere, nor does it take the place, of other healing modalities. It helps provide clarity and integration with all other types of traditional and alternative healing.

If you are being called to be a healer and/or to be healed, finding trusted and respected Energy Healer Schools is your first step. It is important to research the source of the training to discover how well it will fit your needs. Investigate the curriculum, ask how long the school has been around, and be sure there are degree programs to endorse and support your education.

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine is an Energy Healing School that has been providing excellence in Energy Healer Training for over twenty years. Courses are hands-on and experiential, providing personal healing as well as training to heal others. Programs are available at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate level.

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Shaman Rituals

shaman ritualsWhat are Shaman Rituals?

A Shaman is a medicine person who access the unseen (or non-ordinary reality) realms by way of rhythmic drumming and ritual. A ritual is a series of actions performed in a specific or customary way. Rituals define a sacred time and space, providing access to profound energy and insights. A ritual is an act of respect, honor, and reverence that is observed or performed on a regular basis. Shaman Rituals combine the power of the Shaman with the power of ritual.

Shaman Rituals are performed for many reasons, including healing and prophecy. Power is added to our intentions, important passages in our lives are marked, and deep healing is experienced by the participants. Shaman Rituals have a powerful, positive effect on our mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical bodies.

In Shaman Rituals, participants reach an altered state. Using sacred tools and repetitive sound, the critical part of our minds, our consciousness, is relaxed, open, and expanded. In addition to sacred tools, altars are created that embody the Spirits and hold power that is important for the success of the ritual.

Traditional Shaman Rituals are often defined by the customs and traditions of a culture, tribe, religion, and belief system. Rituals can also be something as simple as a routine that is followed on a regular basis.

Shaman Rituals add power to intentions. Intentions are the vital ingredient in creating healing, our reality, and the world we desire to live in. Intentions can be very personal, such as attaining spiritual enlightenment and improved health, or can be much broader in scope to include curing diseases and creating peace on Earth. Most Shaman Rituals honor and call forth the Spirits of the Natural World. These Spirits are known to be compassionate, caring, and generous with their gifts.

The training received at LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine includes experiences and education in the creation and delivery of Shaman Rituals. As with all training at LightSong School, these rituals are intended to send positive energy, thoughts, actions, and results into the Universe.

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Alternative Medicine Degree

Alternative Medicine DegreeWhat is an Alternative Medicine Degree?

The term Alternative Medicine can be used for many different methods and approaches to healing and health. It is a term that can include any approach that is not considered a mainstream (allopathic) type of medicine. Some Alternative Medicine offerings are becoming more mainstream such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and homeopathy. Other types of Alternative Medicines, including shamanic and energy medicine approaches, are making a resurgence and becoming more widely understood and successfully applied. An Alternative Medicine Degree is a valuable measure in ensuring the quality of care given, and the quality of the practitioner providing the care.

Alternative medicine is a cooperative effort between the practitioner and the patient. There is a belief that if the patient is invested and involved in their own healing, the results will be more positive.

The challenges and rewards of an Alternative Medicine Degree include teaching students methods of caring for the sick and maintaining good health. Much of the incentive for Alternative Medicine lies in the power of proactive health and healing.

If you are being called to be an Alternative Medicine healer, finding a trusted and respected source for training is a vital first step. It is important to research the source of the training to discover how well it will fit your needs.

LightSong School has been providing excellence in of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine training for over twenty years. Courses are hands-on and experiential, providing personal healing as well as training to heal others. Programs are available at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate level, to meet the needs of those looking for an Alternative Medicine Degree. These degree programs result in uniquely qualified practitioners, offering aid and comfort to many, including those who believe they have nowhere else to turn for relief.

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