Shamanism is a worldview, more than 40,000 years old, based on a belief that all living things are imbued with the one Great Spirit that animates the universe. It matters not if you call this Great Spirit the Divine, or God, or a Higher Power. These are all names for the one unifying Essence that breathes life into all things. This Essence is accessible for guidance and healing to everyone.
Shamanic practices found in indigenous cultures throughout the planet have long-celebrated the interconnectedness of people, animals, plants, the earth, and all other celestial bodies.
A shaman is a healer and visionary for her or his community. Walking in two worlds, a shaman bridges the gap between the sacred, metaphysical world and physical life on Earth.
The ancient practice of soul retrieval and extraction is based on the belief that when a person or animal experiences trauma, he or she loses a part of his or her soul. In order to survive the experience, the soul part disassociates (a psychological term), becoming “stuck” in what is called non-ordinary reality.
A shamanic practitioner must travel in a “journey” (a form of meditation) to this non-ordinary reality to retrieve the soul part and restore it to the person or animal. When soul parts have been missing, what often replaces them is called an “intrusion.” Intrusions are misplaced energy that comes from storing one’s own repressed emotions or acquired energy from other people.
These intrusions block the free, healthy flow of a person’s energy. In “extracting” intrusions and returning soul parts, the shamanic practitioner restores balance and wholeness to the client. In restoring wholeness, the shaman restores innate spiritual power and the ability to move forward with spiritual connectedness.
Death is another dimension of being that is accessed by the shamanic practitioner. Soul parts from other lifetimes or soul parts in the current lifetime of deceased loved ones or pets may also become “stuck” in non-ordinary reality and need to be brought to the Light. This, too, is one of the services Paula provides and is called Psychopomp work. The practice of Psychopomp liberates the soul of a deceased being so it can fully evolve in the Light. It also serves to free the living person from attachments to those who have transitioned. These attachments can hinder health and happiness.
- Recovery from traumatic experiences
- Reconnection to one’s true self
- Restoration of sense of purpose
- Opening of heart energies
- Balancing of chakras
- Ability to release the past
- Assist willingness to forgive
- Release from feeling “stuck”
- Supporting the body to heal itself
- Greater capacity for joy and love
- Mental and emotional clarity
- Strengthening of healthy boundaries
- Awakening connection to all living things and the Divine
- Expanding consciousness
- Connection to spiritual guidance
- Comfort, courage, and faith
In what is approximately a two-hour session, Paula journeys to retrieve soul parts, extract intrusions, and reconnect you with a power animal (totem) or spiritual guide. Paula has been working in this sacred practice with adults, children, and animals for over 22 years.
Issues dealt with may include career and life purpose, relationships, all kinds of abuse, physical disease, injury, and chronic pain, prosperity, self-esteem, forgiveness, motivation, addictions to alcohol, drugs, food, work, and sex, incest and rape, trauma from violence, accidents and surgery, and unresolved past-life challenges. It is also common for past life soul parts (and sometimes prior to life soul parts) to be returned during a soul retrieval. Time is spent during a session clarifying the client’s issues, clearing the aura and chakras, shamanic journeying, and then discussing the journey’s results.