is both an inner and outer journey. For the soul is not
of course that is what you believe. There will always be
pain in life but from our false beliefs about who we are
come our suffereing. This is for people who really desire
to live their truth beyond belief. People
who have already come a long way, who are right at
the edge but
can't seem to get over it, can't seem to reclaim that missing
something. It's for people who know the futility of using
mind to get
out of the prison their mind has built for them. If you are going
to free your soul, then you have to create a relationship
by using its language: a vibrant, gutsy mythic language of E-Motionally
charged images: feeling images--not symbols that can
from the soul's landscape and defined and interpreted--soulful
images that invite us to become them. And in becoming
them, open the door
into our personal mythic landscape.
of us get stuck in a false ground of suffering. Out of pain our
mind creates this suffering that actually blocks the experience
of our true pain. You might spend years in psychotherapy and process
work and never touch the core because you are too caught up in this
inauthentic pain of the mind. But how do you get to this true pain?
Which is really not painful in and of itself; it is the source of
your power and fire and radiance. It's the separation from our soulfulness,
the self-suppression that is painful: a kind of soulful suicide.
why do we do this to ourselves? Because most of us were never recognized
as soulful spirits. We were parented and raised by people who also
suffered from their own soul disownment and suppression and we became
the mirrors on which they projected this. If we wanted to be loved,
than we had to behave in a certain way. We couldn't experience the
anger that hid our hurt and fear if we wanted to get what we wanted
which was to feel safe and secure and ultimately powerful once we
realized we could manipulate the world using certain strategies.
even as infants our mind began the task of protecting us from all
manner of perceived threats. Even the expression of our own emotions
became threatening since it could deprive us of what we so desperately
needed which was to be loved and accepted. So we hid from ourselves
and became threatened from within and without and forgot who we
were. A schizophrenic personality can portray this separating from
the soul and the formation of a prison of personalities.
is not about feeling good all the time. It's about being fully present
with what is and letting everything in so that it can move through
you. The nature of life is change and fluidity. And the extent to
which you cling to permanence, security, stability is the extent
to which you are committing soulful suicide and cannot be truly
present in the world.
is the in and out of breathe: its up and down, its back and forth
between pain and pleasure, order and chaos. We are spirals that
flow up in an expansionary movement and wind down when we are in
pain. And if we let ourselves move freely in both directions, we
have joy in both our pain and pleasure. We are free because we are
free of self-hate. But every time we have made a choice in our life
to deny our truth, our pain, our soulfulness, we commit an act of
self hate and interrupt the natural descending movement of the spiral
until it can neither move up nor down. We can neither feel pleasure
nor pain and consequently no joy. We may even find that we don't
even want to be here any more.
shamanic counseling session provides an immediate access into this
lost world. The lost pieces of our personal symphony are mirrored
to us in a music of living images. A key is handed to the individual,
but only they can make the choice to feel and open the door.
Return to: Shamanic
Counseling / Soul Retrieval pain
405 W. Yuma
Cottonwood, AZ 86326