I’m new to this work, will this be too intense for me?
The good news is shamanic energy medicine is a consent-based practice. I consult Spirit to find out what you need for your highest good today. If at any time, you have a hesitation, it is good to express what you are feeling so that we can work through any doubts. For deep healing to occur, you will likely face discomfort and pain. As you move through these processes, painful memories can be alchemized into lessons and gifts.
I’ve been doing reiki/yoga/meditation/mindfulness practices for a long time, will this be too basic for me?
The beauty of this work is that I get to meet you where you are. I have been told that my energy is very powerful and I have found that those who already have a sensitivity to the flow of energy often receive the most profound and immediate results. Essentially, I can be a healer for healers.
What will the time commitment be on a weekly basis?
Each week there will be online lessons which will take 1-3 hours per week to view. The weekly group call will be limited to 90 minutes. Shamanic healing sessions will will last 60 to 90 minutes per session. Additional homework will likely occupy 2-3 hours (outside of class).
The integration of the healing takes time and this work should not be done too quickly. You may find that in the week after a session, you experience epiphanies, emotional releases and other insights about how to embrace your newer, healthier perspective, and you will want to be journaling and otherwise being very aware - but still, this program can be completed with no more than 10 hours weekly.
Do I have to become a vegetarian for this to work?
Not necessarily. A major component of Butterfly Bootcamp is the Nutritional Reboot. The foundation for this reboot is the guiding principle of “right relationship with the natural world” - for many people, this does mean giving up meat. What we do in this program is to take on a process of finding out how our bodies react to different foods we consume.
You will be invited to spend 6 weeks without the most common food allergens in order to cleanse your body, so that you can then reintroduce foods of your choice with a mindful awareness of how your body responds to the fuel you are providing. Each person will discover what foods work for them, in my experience the worst substances are sugar, wheat products, and dairy. For others, the worst offenders might be meat, coffee, or alcohol. The most important thing is to eat high quality, organic, locally produced, plant-based foods.
What can energy medicine do for me?
Energy medicine can help you identify and release blockages (emotional and/or energetic). Energy medicine can help you achieve mental clarity and with that mental clarity comes greater inner peace. Energy medicine can help you identify and focus on your life purpose and help you to create the conditions in which well-being can occur. It can give you the energetic support for making healthy changes in your life.
What can energy medicine not do for me?
Energy medicine is not a magic pill, it does not cure disease, it can however address the core woundings that often result in unwellness. The work of healing is not something I do for you, it is something you do for yourself. What I offer is energetic support and the amplification of your intentions. Energy medicine can not help you if you are not willing to face uncomfortable truths about your past, your perspective, and your beliefs.
What if I don’t remember my dreams, can I still participate in the program?
Yes, absolutely. There are ways to cultivate your relationship to your dreams. There are other ways to tap into the wisdom of your psyche. I use a combination of strategies from dream tending, integral deep listening, creative writing prompts, and visual journaling to help you recognize and integrate messages from your higher self.