Surrender, Flow and the Power of the Feminine

Imagine flow for a moment…silence and soft breathing….a peaceful rhythm, maybe you are in nature…the sea…wind in the trees. Slow down…allow stillness to arise from within. The body is relaxing deeply inside….you are letting go….of tension….surrendering. It’s peaceful inside. Now let’s plan! Goals and resolutions, lots of them, a long list of things to do, the mind wants to do so much…and not enough time, not enough energy…Can you feel the stress and the anxiety arising within? All very good with the intentions but what about the tension generated in the process? The point I want to make is that maybe there is another way, I believe more feminine in its nature, to be on purpose and efficient. The way is emptying your cup instead of filling it. The way is flowing and surrendering instead of willing and doing and pushing. Flow implies letting go of stress and tension in the body. Flow means deep acceptance of what is in the moment. I accept what is now…I relax..I feel a stillness inside…I can see beauty around me…I can see my next step. And the doing is easy, relaxed. Move your body with surrender, prepare your dinner with surrender. One step after the other in a continuous flow, present for each step. If the flow gets blocked take another action, don’t waste energy being disappointed, do not force the result, do not create tension. Surrender doesn’t mean inactive. It  is relaxed action instead. Whenever you feel a tension inside, whatever you are doing, stop. Notice the stress and listen to your body. You may want to sit still and breathe and empty yourself. Send...

The Mystery of Love

I want to write about love and, as a woman, this will be very much influenced by the Goddess’ way of loving. In the psyche of both men and women feminine consciousness loves through unrestrained passion and creativity. My journey in exploring the mystery of love has been tortuous at times and my heart has experienced both bliss and excruciating longing. All my life I have been looking for love, being loved and loving, that feeling of warmth and connection with people; in intimacy a physical deep mutual desire; as a child of being loved as I am, unconditionally; in the world as a love for beauty, art and nature. As a healer the experience of harmony, sacredness and high vibration. Love is a verb, it’s an action, it flows out of our body as energy. It cannot be restrained. Often I am told I am too affectionate or too needy, I like to kiss and hug, I like to say to people that they are beautiful. I flirt a lot and I like sensuality and physical contact. Yes I need love as I need air to breathe and food to eat. I cannot live without it. And when I feel love I cannot stop, it would be like stopping breathing. In the last two years I learnt a lot about love through separation, bereavement and rejection. It has been very painful, I cried a lot, I didn’t quite know where all this suffering was coming from, the pain was physical, like a hole in the chest or a tightening that stopped my breathing. And it would not go away. Life...

What is Energy Healing

When I tell people I am an energy healer I always detect a slightly alarmed response on their part. The connection is lost for a moment and we enter an uncertain territory, myself included. The dilemma is that, although I am an energy healer, I am also a pretty practical person, raised in a scientific environment and striving to understand the world with my mind. I am spiritual and I embrace the sacred in all things but I am also materialistic, I appreciate concrete results and I like perceiving with my senses. Let’s try then to be simple about it. Energy healing is really about understanding a few scientific principles that govern our universe and apply them. Working with energy, however, requires having an open mind and being willing to be adventurous and explore through experience. The goal of energy healing? Feeling good, vibrant and alive. Feeling strong in yourself  and knowing how to direct your life creatively. In this overflowing state we are able to connect with other people and share of our love and talents. This is easier said than done. In my experience people naturally know how to heal themselves and be creative by working with energy. In fact although energy healing is scientific and cutting edge, it has been known by shamans for thousands of years. It’s deep on our consciousness. Let’s start with two basic principles of energy healing. The first principle is that all is energy, our body, our mind and emotions, and the whole universe around. The atom is apparently 1% matter and 99% energy, like the universe. When we see solid matter...

A New Feminine Consciousness

A new feminine consciousness started at the beginning of the century with battles fought for the affirmation of basic women’s rights and continued with the cultural revolution of the sixties, trying to overcome the victim mentality of a subdued type of woman, who lived in the shadow of the family life without social, creative and sexual identity of her own. There are many archetypes of women energy, whose symbols can be found in literature, psychology and religion, which describe women as mothers, lovers, artists, warriors, healers and wise women. Certainly before the sixties in our western society the prevailing archetype was that of mother and wife, women expressing gentle feminine energy, nurturing, kind, loyal and supportive of their close family relations. This is very much a light goddess archetype, like the Virgin Mary, always loving and forgiving, endlessly giving of her compassion. To break through this limiting social role women went through the path of developing their intellectual power and education embracing the wide masculine paradigm of science, efficiency, control and emotional detachment. In this way we have become lawyers, doctors, teachers, business women and scientists. We have reclaimed our independent goddess spirit, so effectively embodied by Athena who cultivates the masculine qualities of clarity of thinking and awareness, strategy and decisiveness of action, focus on purpose and commitment and most of all of emotional detachment, of control over mind and body. Athena, born out of Zeus’ head, is the goddess of war, strategy and business. She never uses her darkness to realize herself, she is instead a clear minded strategist, in service of the male solar ego. This...

What is Shamanism

Shamanism is the oldest spiritual path on the planet and yet follows the most modern laws of quantum physics and energy healing. Ancient shamans from many parts of the world knew that everything is Spirit, energy consciousness, and that there is no separation between the inner world and the universe around. Shamanism teaches us to connect to Spirit within and in all things around  to draw power and to manifest our life consciously. Shamanic healing is based on two core principles: we dream our world into being and all power comes from connection. Shamans knew that as energy beings we are at all times connected to the web of life. We constantly transmit with our thoughts and emotions and the universe around is responsive and alive. We are co-creators, dreaming continuously our world into being, from the inside out. Shamans consciously journey to the spirit world, the living web of consciousness,  to receive guidance and healing. We can all do this and journey within to perceive all those archetypal energies that run the universe: gods and goddesses, animal spirits, spirits of the ocean, the earth and the sky, angels and light beings. To  connect within we cultivate perception at all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. The technique used for this purpose is shamanic dreaming. The truth is that we are never alone and when we connect inside to our true essence we can access all the love, power and understanding of the universal divine energy. When we connect within we can heal all those painful blocking stories that live in our psyche and remap our inner and outer reality...

Shamanic Dreaming

Shamanic dreaming is accessed through the experience of the shamanic journey, which is simply about going within in an expanded state of perception. I have worked with clients who knew nothing about shamanism and I have seen them journeying easily and accessing deep transformation. So what is shamanic dreaming? Shamanic dreaming is based on the principle of physics that all is energy and that we are not separate from the living field of the universe. Beyond the physical body, our field includes many subtle bodies, like the emotional, the mental and other spiritual bodies. Through breathing and deep relaxation we can access an expanded state of consciousness and connect to our subtle bodies and to the field of energy around us. By journeying within we extend our perception to what is happening in our emotions, thoughts and body and we can draw information from the environment we live in. The universe is a living organism, conscious and responsive and we are part of it. Our shaman ancestors knew this and spoke to the trees and the animals, to the sun and the star beings and drew power and knowledge from this connection. Shamanic dreaming is about going inside and accessing the intelligence and power of the universe. Shamanic dreaming has a specific language, which is the language of the body, of imagination and of metaphorical symbols. It bypasses the logical mind and goes to a deeper level of consciousness. When I follow a client in deep meditation I know a shift is happening because she feels it in her energy body. For example in her dreaming state the client...

Soul Loss, Energy Invasion, Shadow

Shamanically we lose power in three ways: in case of Soul Loss, in case of Energy Invasion or when we disconnect from our Shadow. Soul Loss Soul Loss happens through emotional or physical traumas, when a situation was so overwhelming that the only response was to disassociate from the body. These split-off parts of soul essence are lost in the unconscious and leave a painful sense of incompleteness, of undefined longing or even numbness. A very common example is the inner child leaving at times of abuse or trauma or simply because she did not feel loved . When the child is not at home we lose connection to qualities such as wonder, playfulness and sensitivity. Sometimes when a painful divorce or death occurs we leave parts of ourselves with our beloved ones, giving away to the departed person our most precious light. The grief is in these cases is overwhelming and never healing. In certain relationships soul loss can be reciprocal. In some cases of co-dependency for example the woman may carry her husband’s child and mothering him and the husband may carry the woman’s child to protect her from the external world. Partners in these situations cannot cultivate a healthy sense of Independence. Often people who suffered soul loss perceive a sense of emptiness inside and disconnection, a sense of losing one’s sense of self. Falling into addictions of any kind is a way of trying to fill this void with external forms. The soul may decide to leave the body in the most varied situations and it is always necessary to heal the pain or hurt or sorrow...