In traditional and tribal culture initiation and rites of passage are an essential part of life and serve to honour and support life’s transitions. Through them we learn the value of moving from one stage of life to the next, from childhood to adulthood, for example. This allows us to move forward spiritually and psychologically, provides us with a blueprint for internal growth and gives us the freedom to let go of the past and move on with our lives.
Today our modern culture has diluted or disregarded the importance of initiations and often what were once significant rites of passage have become just another excuse to get drunk or perhaps a token gesture to the “oldies”. How many people today really understand the symbolic meaning of the Key given at 21 years of age? And how many young women really experience their first menstruation as an honouring of the death of their childhood and the birthing of womanhood? For many it is just considered an inconvenience or a burden, and pushed to the side. Due to family difficulties some children are not fully welcomed at their birth and later, as adults, can struggle to find their place in the world.
Incomplete initiation keeps us stuck, unable to fully embrace new stages of growth and often unwilling to accept the new responsibilities that life offers us. It is not uncommon to become so deeply involved in our current process or so busy with the life that we are living that we forget to stand back and see the bigger picture, and we may miss the signals of our soul urging us to move on.
Through Shamanic Medicine we are given the opportunity to resolve incomplete transitions or initiations, we are given room to grow and the freedom to move forward. In a Shamanic Medicine Session it is common for rites of passage to complete of their own volition, as soul has been waiting for the opportunity to heal.
Shamanic Medicine Sessions can be repeated as often as you wish, however I recommend doing 3 – 4 sessions initially, then giving the healing time to integrate.
Shamanic Medicine Sessions are $110 and are also available by distance
To book a Shamanic Medicine Session or if you would like a specific Ritual or Rite of Passage Ceremony conducted for you, please contact me