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Shamanic Healing: The Path to Surrender and Freedom

When I first saw this sculpture it stopped me in my tracks. The four eagles represent power, wisdom, support, and guidance. The Native American appears vulnerable yet strong. There is active communication between the eagles and the man. This sculpture speaks to me in a way that perfectly describes shamanic healing.

The man’s hands are open. He has released the tight grip he once held. It can be difficult to let go, but the grip was creating tension that became too painful to bear.

His arms are spread wide. He knows he must be willing to surrender in order to receive. He doesn’t know where this will lead. He is feeling some trepidation, but he finds a way to trust.

Eagle shows up and surrounds him. Eagle is his ally. He acknowledges the great power of Eagle and asks Eagle to release his pain, clear his suffering, open his mind, fill him with light, show him the way.

There is action, movement, and the swirling of energies.

The Native American is on solid ground, confident as he steps forward, knowing he is supported, and grateful to Spirit for the gift of freedom.

Time and time again, I have been blessed to experience the possibilities for healing within myself that come from surrendering and releasing. A big one for me has been to identify the root cause of my fear of getting in trouble. This fear has caused anxiety, a reluctance to speak up, perfectionism, and a fair amount of self-deprecation. These thoughts and experiences, which represent low level frequencies, used to bring me down.

Through shamanic healing, I have been able to recognize that this imprinting is related to a rule-oriented upbringing. I’ve been able to surrender to areas in my body where I feel the stuck energy, and welcome the clearing and release of these energies.

During one notable session, I entered a dream-like state and had a vision. In rapid succession, a series of childhood memories came up, each one sitting upon a dinner plate. As quickly as each memory came up, the plate flew away. It all happened so fast, and when the session was over, I couldn’t recall a single memory. It is as if they never existed.

Today, I feel strong and confident, grateful for the values that were instilled within me, but no longer feeling insecure, incompetent, afraid to speak my truth. I move forward with my life’s work, personally and professionally, just like the Native American in the sculpture.

In my healing practice, I teach my clients the same principles of surrender and release. Whether they are dealing with physical discomfort, emotional challenges, mental worry, outdated beliefs, or seeking a sense of purpose, I explain that it’s not about labeling experiences as good or bad. Freedom comes when we raise our frequency so that we can move beyond our difficulties, living in alignment with Spirit.

 “Healing occurs in consciousness when one rises above the initial construct that was created so that it no longer has power…It no longer exists.” ~Paul Selig

Therein lies the freedom.

Are you ready to surrender and release? Are you no longer willing to give away your power? Are you ready to experience freedom? Shamanic healing provides a wonderful way to support you.

Find out more about shamanic healing here.

Katie Oberlin

A Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, Katie received advanced training in shamanic healing at The Power Path School of Shamanism in 2014. Her travels have taken her to power spots in the southwestern United States, as well as Mexico and Peru, where she has worked with shamans from the Q’ero and Shipibo indigenous healing traditions.

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