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March 01, 2014

Is Your Healer a Hollow Bone?

Tags: How to choose a healer, Energy Medicine, Shamanism

Open any New Age magazine these days and you find hundreds of different ways to heal spiritually. Most of them are valid. What distinguishes one practice from the other? The practitioner. Anyone can take a weekend workshop to receive attunements or initiations but the difference in their medicine lies in how deeply they are able to hold it. As the ancient shamans knew well, healing others starts with healing yourself.

Has your healer done the deep personal work of clearing their own stories or are they seeing you through their old wounds? If you are a healer, have you removed the imprints you carry around your roles and the beliefs binding you to ancestral, cultural and karmic lineages? Have you dug up and owned your shadow pieces? If not you will forever be derailed into working the unhealed parts of yourself through your clients. Are you, for example, seeing your own divorce in your client’s current relationship dilemma? Are your scarcity issues driving you to enable your clients so they keep depending upon you? Do you collude with your client’s story because it is familiar instead of finding a new map for them? Are you still stuck in Victim, finding yourself burdened with picking up heavy energies from your clients regularly instead of being able to transmute them? While it is exciting that so many Energy Medicine modalities are finding their way back into the light, it is important that the work is done cleanly. Our best practitioners have worked through their own personal issues to ensure they are the clearest vessels possible for your healing.

Healing for the Modern Shaman is a two fold process. First, a practitioner must be able to see your possible future healed states, clearly, without imposing their own past, hopes, dreams, drama, expectations, needs or limited beliefs on you. They must also be able to align with and transmit the high vibrational healing frequencies of Creation without diluting that force. When our ego is involved in needing specific outcomes to our work, or is needing healing itself, we redirect that energy to ourselves impeding the natural flow between client and Spirit. Further, we cannot hold high visions when we see only ourselves. The shamans of old used the term “Hollow Bone” to describe themselves as an instrument that holds open space between Spirit and their client. If you are a hollow bone you have done the hard work of clearing your ego, or personal biases, from your work.

Think of the healer as a giant transmission line. If you need your clients to heal so you feel better about yourself your wires are leaking energy off into your self worth and are not able to hold a very high voltage. If you are bogged down in all the imprints, limited beliefs and dysfunctional behaviors you learned as a child, you will not be a very conductive transmission line. Further if your vision is clouded with all the limits of your own childhood drama and the limited cultural perceptions you have inherited unquestioningly, you may be unable to map outcomes for your client outside the box. Until we can transcend our agendas we cannot hold the higher visions of possibility nor the high vibrations frequencies necessary for full healing.

Whether you are a healer wanting to take your work further or someone wanting to live a more authentic life, know that the thorough training a shaman initiate goes through ensures your healer has addressed their personal agendas. A professional shaman steps out of the way and helps you open that door to fully claim your true, healed, authentic self.


Christina Allen, Shamanic Healer, Teacher, Destiny Coach, and Founder and Director of the Austin Shamanic Center, combines a strong science background (BA Physics, MS Neuroscience) with decades of applied ancient spiritual wisdom (Master Yogi, Reiki Master, and Shamanic Healer based on Q’ero Indian traditions of Peru). Available by appointment to help clear your imprints and align you with your highest destinies! (512) 391-9829. Info on sessions and upcoming classes at Austin Shamanic Center; Join the conversation at the Blue Raven Circle Of Light Facebook Group.

© Austin All Natural, February 2014

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