I just happened (yeah, riiiiight…just HAPPENED) to grab a free magazine in Taos Ski Valley on the 23rd of March that listed healers, MDs, chiropractors, etc. in the Taos area. While flipping through it, a one page ad shared by two Native American grandmothers (that term was significant to me because of a dream I had in September of 2016) jumped out at me. I was very drawn to write to both of them about my dream, that clearly felt beyond being a normal dream…that it was a message from spirit. Both women very kindly replied, but Sandra’s message to me hit my heart hard. My soul knew she was right, although my ego fought what she told me. I decided to have a shamanic healing session with her today, and it was powerful. I’m so thankful I’ve been led to her. She is a truly lovely soul.
I have to admit, during the shamanic healing session, I started to get concerned about how much energy from her it seemingly used. (I later learned that healing sessions don’t drain her at all, but actually fill her with energy.) From an outsider’s standpoint, you’d think she’d be exhausted at the end, but, nope! From the moment I walked into her lovely hogan, I started to feel the tingling of spirit. During the session, I definitely felt a lot of tingling, especially at the back of my head and neck…where I have major damage that causes my constant migraine and neck pain for 22.5 years (as of today). I had some involuntary muscle movement, and twice I felt a very sharp (knife like) pain at the base of my skull on the right hand side (my damage is more on the right than left) and on the right side of the base of my neck. This did not scare me at all. I actually took it as a good sign that spirit was doing a type of psychic surgery on me.
During the session, I picked up a name that was very distinct. At first I brushed it off as nothing, but later, it came back again…urgently. So, when the session was over, I asked Sandra if XXXXX (not posting it) meant something to her, and it definitely did…causing her to get the chills. I was honored to be able to give her something in return for all that she gave me today. She cleared out a lot of gunk in my chakras and energy body (not shocking that I was full of gunk) and did soul retrieval work on me. At least 3 chunks of my soul had taken off and needed to be called back. Interestingly, I learned that anytime you are put under general anesthesia, there is a risk of having your soul vamoose. As one anesthesiologist told me a while ago, “Anesthesia is CONTROLLED DEATH.” That’s actually true. You have to be made unconscious enough to not feel the surgery, but not so unconscious you die. Sandra explained that sometimes being so close to death kind of confuses your soul and it’s easy to have some of it wander off. Now, I’m waaaaay oversimplifying what she explained, but you get the drift.
Immediately after the session today, my headache was BAD. But, that is typical. Whenever I’ve had any kind of treatments done on my head/neck, at first the pain is worse due to it being aggravated. I know that movement of energy happened today, so I was not alarmed by my pain level being up. In fact, hours later, the pain is lowering again. It’s hard to explain, but I feel lighter right now. I feel a shift in a good way. I’m curious to see if anything happens during my sleep…which is definitely possible. Any changes that will stem from today’s session may be gradual.
Because she’d not asked permission to bring forth my spirit animal, she didn’t do that today. But, I would definitely like to get another session to have her do that. It can be very empowering to meet and really bond with your spirit animal guardian. In a meditation years ago where I was to meet my main spirit guide, I also saw a gorgeous black jaguar. And, I had mountain lions/cougars show up in an Albuquerque healing session years ago, and in photos of me in Carmel, CA. (I also had a medicine wheel show up in one Los Angeles hiking picture!) So, I do suspect my spirit animal is a big cat of some sort.
If you are in the Taos/Arroyo Hondo area of New Mexico and want to have a great shamanic healing session, I would highly recommend Sandra “Sandy” Chestnutt of Earth Walk Medicine.