As we move through our daily lives we will all have many encounters, both with friends, classmates, co workers and strangers, and some of these interactions can be friendly and sometimes they will not. We all experience uncomfortable interactions that can bring up strong emotions, such as if someone were to cut us off while driving, or someone is rude to us in a store etc…
From a shamanic perspective, when these strong emotions arise and are geared towards a specific person, these energies can lodge into the person we are directing the negative energy towards, or conversely someone else may direct negative our way, which can attach itself to us. If this energy becomes lodged into ours it can cause us to feel uncomfortable, often causing pain in different areas of our body that are often hard for us to locate specifically, or to diagnose.
This pain may often be deemed by Western medicine to be psychosomatic or to have no identifiable cause, and this is where shamanic healing comes into play. Thinking of these energies is much like having an irritating sliver that instantly feels better after removal. When you receive an shamanic extraction healing the shamanic practitioner with the aid of their guides pulls the misplaced energy from the person’s body and puts it into neutralized water which is then recycled back into nature and goes back to source. This process is not painful and after the session one usually has a strong sense of well-being with he pain that was there before being gone.
Living and working on theunceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.