Soul Medicine

Returning attention to your soul, the natural world and an experience of wholeness to restore wellness.

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Soul Medicine

Soul is the unique essence, beyond the personality that holds memory, imagery and knowing that transcends the intellect.  Soul is immortal and is not bound by time.  Soul is expressed and reflected in nature, poetry, art, music.
 
The English language falls short with descriptive words that evoke and harken the mystery of soul.  When soul is tended, there is a remarkable and unmistakable longing being met.  
 
“The way to healing lies in finding a connection between body and soul. Soul needs body as much as body needs soul. Each is out of context without the other, an abandoned fragment of what it is.” ~ Marion Woodman. 
 
One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world, is to stand up and show your soul. A soul on deck, shines like gold in dark times. The light of such a soul throws sparks, sends up flames, builds signal fires, causes the proper matters to catch fire. You, as much as anyone else, are this soul. And to display the lantern of the soul in shadowy times like these, to be fierce when necessary and yet show mercy toward others, both are acts of immense bravery and of greatest necessity. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are brightly lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the turbulence,this is one of the strongest things you can do.  ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

 

Reflections from the 8 month Women’s Soul Fire group: 
‘Wow! I am so amazed by the honesty & trust that this circle of women speak. I blame Stephanie, her ability to create & focus healing. Magic. The magic of women & what we are capable of doing, what we are capable of enduring. How we heal & go on. How we excel. Beautiful.’
 
‘So open & kind hearted, so corageously vunurable, so insightful & powerful, Thank You !!!
I find myself nodding, agreeing, sympathizing, connecting with each piece shared. Wow! That is quite a gift. These threads that bond us, these struggles we share, the inner longings spoken, the weight of shadow shared. Thank You!!!’
 
‘Authenticity is really what stuck out for me last we were together… I find I doubt so often – my intution, my true voice, my place in time & space…so analytical, quick to second guess, to accommodate, to tap into all possibilities – exhausting ! But as I drew myself up for the challenge, there I was ! And I could hear my truth as I moved thru Yes & No, and I felt with each step deeper, self trust availed itself.’
 
‘Being in truth and vulnerability with you all has created a mighty beautiful and powerful circle after only one meeting!
I now know this is how unconditional love feels, no judgement, just presence, love and support!! Thank You All and I am so blessed to be a part of this group!’
 
‘I feel comfortable with you all and that usually doesn’t come this easily to me. But we are all searching for our true ourselves, being courageous and open, and exercising our voices and it feels great!’
 
This past month has opened new spaces and reopened ones that I thought I had worked through. I think maybe spaces are reopened when I can again go back in, go in deeper and heal another layer.
 
‘I didn’t feel any different from any of you, even tho I’m the youngest, and I didn’t feel any guilt for taking up space, and I argued Fiercely & Forgivingly with my shame as it tried to take over my journey towards Expressing My Self, listening to My Self.’
 
‘To be able to articulate what the heart wants is a gift. I know many of us keep that hidden forever. I look forward to being on this journey with you. February 18th was an important day and the memories have stayed with me.’
 
‘Thank you, Stephanie, for this opportunity to delve deeper with the support of powerful, beautiful women…
We are the force to bring this world back into health and equilibrium..We have a mission!!!! Women Power!’
 

What is Soul Medicine?

Soul medicine is a merging of the seen and the unseen; the conscious and the subconscious; and a harmonizing of the mind, body and spirit. It is a healing practice which integrates the natural and spirit world, calling on the relationships the medicine person has forged with her allies to gain insight, wisdom and energy to return to the client.

I believe the true measure of a successful treatment is one in which a sense of empowerment, harmony and vitality is achieved. The most important aspect is one of empowerment. This includes deconstructing subconscious beliefs and energetic imprints that do not support empowerment and health.

In order for true healing to occur, the spiritual and emotional causes of illness or despair must be understood from the soul level.  The work then becomes the integration of this medicine into the client’s daily life.

Harmony and balance flows freely when on a soul level we are allowing our “nature”. I trust that when we begin to listen equally to our inner and outer nature and harmonize these elements within we may heal not only ourselves but our environment. In other words, can you become aware of the water that flows within you, its currents and tides, its life giving qualities? Can you become aware of the rhythms and cycles within that are echoed in the sunrise and sunset, or the waning and waxing moon?

Soul medicine focuses on three major causes of illness and despair:

Loss of power: Power is lost in a variety of ways. We may lose power over a long period of time through unhealthy patterns, exhaustion, or suddenly from an intrusion or projection. A loss of power may manifest in chronic illness or depression.

Intrusion/Fear: psychic attacks and most often subconscious thoughts and beliefs. Words hold a great deal of power and words spoken by those we perceive holding power over us are profound. Western doctors hold a great deal of power over their patients when they speak about how long they perceive one has to live, or the prognosis for an individual based on data that is separate from the soul or essence of that patient.

Soul Loss: I lost a part of myself when ____ happened; I lost the will to live; I haven’t been the same since ____. Soul loss is damage to a person’s vital essence, and usually is in response to trauma.

Healing is not always instant and most often is a process of integration and commitment.

Belief Work

At the core, we are all innately whole, healthy and vital beings. Our subconscious beliefs and thoughts dictate our lives. Beliefs that do not serve us lead to ill health, emotional pain, relationship difficulty, spiritual disconnection, strife, and lack of prosperity.

This work allows you to bring your subconscious beliefs into focus in your conscious mind, where you can then choose to permanently change and replace them, with those which will allow and support your health. The process is fast, easy and gentle.

Powerful change is available when we manifest change in the subconscious.

Often in the subconscious and conscious mind dual beliefs exist. You may believe you want financial success, while also believing that successful people are greedy. In other words, your subconscious beliefs may be in conflict with your conscious beliefs.

  • I don’t want to be alone…Relationships are painful
  • I want a partner who will be loving …..I’m unworthy of love
  • I want to be passionate about my work…..I must suffer and toil
  • I am joyful ……life is a struggle
  • I want to heal quickly…….healing is a long process

Your subconscious mind is directing your life without you knowing it. Your subconscious beliefs may be connected to survival, or accumulated from past events, our ancestors, or cultural and societal beliefs. These subconscious patterns and beliefs can prevent you from moving forward.

During a session, we work together to identify, make conscious choice about the subconscious patterns and beliefs that are no longer serving you. We begin with a discussion about what in your life you want to change. Generally, I will invite you to lie down on a table, and while I access a meditative state, I will share beliefs with you that I find you may be holding subconsciously.

Often I will use muscle testing to determine or “verify” beliefs that are held on a subconscious level (that you are not consciously aware of holding). More often I will test you utilizing your craniosacral rhythm, which provides us with core truth.

We may test for the following (or similar) beliefs: *I am safe *I know what safety feels like *True health is possible *I hold the key to my health *I know how to trust my intuition *I know how to love and accept my body *I am lovable *I know what joy feels like *I know how to utilize my talents. If you test that you do not hold these (or similar), we begin to uncover whatever is in the way and clear the path for these and other beliefs that will facilitate ease and growth. We ask for the Creator to provide these understandings for you.

By quickly and accurately pinpointing and removing a block or issue, one session can provide what years of traditional therapies strive to achieve.

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Few people run with open arms toward change just for the pure adventure of it. For most, change comes when the pain of staying the same outweighs the fear of the unknown.