As Shamanic people (even if you present as an energy healer or coach this might be you), we sometimes forget that we are the Shamanic Shapeshifter and that we will show up in a completely new and different way for people. We can sometimes find ourselves getting stuck in a certain way of being and not allow the pure inspired energy to move through us allowing ourselves to be the Shamanic shapeshifter. This can be because we are in our ego or our comfort zone, thinking that we will show up in a certain way all of the time. For me, this might be as the warrior or sage and it might throw me off when the innocent or the nurturing mother comes through. These Archetypes are frequencies that often need to be expressed in sessions, given voice to because they are familiar to everyone and help people gain access to parts of themselves they have not yet explored or healed. People will need to receive from specific energies and Archetypes in order to understand that medicine.
Shutting down new energies or Archetypes can greatly reduce our effectiveness. It might look like being so invested in a particular being or animal spirit to be present that we forget to hold space for what most needs to arrive. For some, it is relying too heavily on galactic frequency when someone really needs an Earth-based energy, for others it is not allowing the soothing nurturing flow of water to come through, which might be simply being present with someone for a time with little happening instead of pushing fire through the system to burn away what is not serving. If you pull this out of the Shamanic shapeshifter realm and into the realm of coaching and energy healing you might see that this could mean relying on a particular methodology or way of being in session when authentic moment to moment expression, following the gut feeling or allowing words you have never spoken before to come through you is what is most needed for this person’s healing or transformation.
Jaguar Medicine Vs. Horse Medicine
For some people, you will bring the jaguar. But, for others, they will simply be unable to receive and relate to that frequency. You must become the horse or the doe. You must walk calmly and lightly into their field in order for them to relax and receive the medicine.
The Edge Walkers Need Shamanic Shapeshifters
For many that I describe as those that “serve the edge walkers”, this is even more important to remember. The edge walkers are those that are on the edge of awakening. They actually might not make significant personal, spiritual evolution in this lifetime. They are the vulnerable ones still operating in the old paradigm, in smallness, addictions, and discomfort. They are feeling a press forward, but they really have little idea what they are potentially opening to. They could go either way. Many of the people I support and serve are designed to help these edge walkers. This is such a vital and important role as we want to assist as many as possible to become self-actualized and closer to freedom and their true spiritual nature. We are tipping the scales and every person counts. Being overly spiritual and above the heads of these people does not serve them. It can shut them down. Utilizing too strong of an energetic current can shift things a little too quickly causing a push back and a shut down of their system. When we get used to presenting in a certain way and a new client or situation comes into our field, we might reject the frequency that is being called for us to express at that time.
This path is one of constant exploration, radical presence and sometimes discomfort. It often has a little voice in the head which is asking, “What the heck are you doing now?”. This is natural and that voice needs to be reminded.. no, we are safe, this is right. No problem here. I know this isn’t how it perhaps usually looks or feels and that is ok. This is why it is vital to get really comfortable with this for yourself in as many ways as possible, exploring your own practice, guides and energetics, getting used to the new as well as building solid foundational relationships with the familiar.
Remind yourself, “I am the Shamanic Shapeshifter and I allow what is needed to move through me.”
Because when you move from doing this for yourself to doing it for others you will be surprised, and the doubt this can bring up can shut down the flow that is needed at that moment. It only takes a breaths worth of doubt to spiral something away. These energetics can be elusive and the instructions that we are getting are subtle and momentarily inspired. These are the arts of regulation, exploration, and presence that the Shamanic healer must master in order to be of the highest service in every moment. Be the shapeshifter and remember that while your guides and access points will remain, there will be newness and the need to flow for the ones that you serve.
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