Amanda Ross Skincare, a salon and wellness center where I work in Bolinas, is offering a special for the next month on a service I offer: The Shamanic Reset. The 45-minute session is offered at $85, and is wonderfully prefaced by time spent in the gorgeous natural settings of Bolinas, whether it be hiking in the woods, or sitting on the beach. There are also other fantastic offerings at the salon too if you are wanting to turn up the self-care dial. Booking is here: (415) 233-8736 or https://amandarossskincare.com/book-online/
When we are living in the present tense, sometimes we can't help but feel that fear has gotten the best of us and taken over not only our mind, but also our body and spirit. This can appear up in a variety of ways - perhaps our digestion is off, maybe we feel our creativity has stopped, or that we have lost our sex drive. We might feel the need to completely retreat in all ways in order to protect ourselves. This is totally normal and understandable. Through shamanic energy medicine, we can reset to our true and authentic selves in order to live strongly & fully, helping us to be present for ourselves, and for those in need.
This last Friday night, at Schehera Van Dyk's gorgeous art show, she, another friend Abigail, and I spoke of our ocean here in Bolinas, specifically in relationship to the surfing community, and all the different "flavors" of energy the waters come into contact with through the people who seek waves, both locals, and commuters.
It was a lovely conversation that got me thinking about a study I had participated in at IONS last summer where I and other practitioners did sessions on clients where there was a water sample measured as a "control". The water responded to the energies passing through it, both from the healing practitioner, and from the client receiving the treatment. It was amazing.
I know that for centuries, cultures throughout the world have been holding ceremony for our Earth and its oceans, and that this idea is not new to us; perhaps in this light, combined with the brainstorming Schehera, Abigail and I had, I am inspired to facilitate with you a Ceremony for the Sea, with the specific intention of making an offering of love to our local waters, imprinting in its molecules our prayers.
I greatly appreciate these chakra aura sprays: handmade in South Wales by Cristina Pandolfo of Domina Lunae Apothecary and Esoteric Herbalism. Many of you have experienced their clearing power in our session work together. Below is the link to purchase, and she will ship directly to you:
The Center for Health & Happiness - 131 Camino Alto, Suite G, is located across the street from Mill Valley Middle School. This lovely space is shared by a talented group of practitioners, covering the gamut of personal care from cranial-sacral, acupuncture, reflexology, massage, organic skin care, and more. One stop shopping! Starting on October 16th, I am officially joining the team. My regular days are Sunday and every other Wednesday, and I'm excited for the possibilities and seeing you in a new location. You can contact me directly to book.
WHAT THE HECK IS A HEART OPENING??
The heart is at the center of our luminous body, and connects us all. When we have energetic blockages in this area, we might feel as if we are drowning in abandonment, or resentment...perhaps we are withdrawn, overcome by shame, or have the inability to commit to others and our greater community. A heart opening session uses shamanic energy medicine to release blockages keeping us from an energy center that flows in alignment with our true essence. As a result, we might find not only an improved immune response, but a freedom from the qualities that weigh us down. Forgiveness, peace, self-acceptance, and selfless love abound. Physical symptoms in the lungs, heart, wrists, and circulatory system can begin to improve, and we are more apt to surrender to the love that is at our center of being, improving the connection with those we love.
WHAT THE HECK IS ENERGY MEDICINE??
Shamanic Energy Medicine works on removing the imprints of disease or trauma stored in our luminous energy field. These imprints can be left for us through our genetic line, or perhaps through life experience and societal conditioning. Through direct connection with the spirit & ancestral realms, and an altered state of consciousness, the practitioner is able to locate and clear the field so that it is restored to a state of peace and harmony. The sessions are gentle, and aligned with the organizing principles of nature and the greater universe. All the work is permission based and practiced in a safe and sacred space.