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11 Jun 2010 A Sacred Journey
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drummingThis week’s Intentional Living activity was extraordinary.  I hosted a wellness retreat last weekend at Lakeside, Ohio, a chautauqua near Marblehead in western Ohio.  Saturday evening we were guided in a Shamanic Drumming Journey to reclaim our magical child. 

It is hard to describe this most unusual, multisensory meditative healing practice.  I can only tell you, if you haven’t done it before, and I hadn’t…..give it a try!  It is one of the most relaxing yet revitalizing experiences I have ever encountered.

Ours was guided by the gifted Deirdre Garvey, of  The Circle of Light Integrated Healing.  On her website, Deirdre describes these guided journeys in this way, “  What is Shamanic Healing?  Central to Shamanic Healing is the shamanic journey , a method of directly contacting our helpers and guides by journeying into non-ordinary reality.  The shamanic journey has been practiced  by people all over the world for more  than 40,000 years.  A steady beat from a drum or rattle is used to achieve a state of deep relaxation.  You then journey into non-ordinary reality with a question, and make contact with helping power animals and teachers who offer healing wisdom and advice.  The answers to these questions can form the basis for significant healing with issues in your life.” 

What a magical experience.  Thank you Deirdre!

Namaste