Healing the Womb and Connecting to the Divine Feminine Within

Last year I became really interested in womb healing…

I had been searching for someone to pass on the 13th Munay Ki Rite, the Rite of the Womb – wishing to go deeper into this mystery powerhouse of feminine energy.

Munay Ki Rites should always be passed on in person, as requested by the Quecha people that gifted them to us.  I couldn’t find someone to pass on the rite – the connection just wasn’t there so I let it be for the time being trusting the universe would perfectly time everything.  In the meantime I worked with sacred cacao to start to “unpack” years of suppressed energy within my womb.

To be blunt everything really kicked off when I attended a sacred shamanic ceremony with Shipibo shamans in Mallorca in January 2018.  Wow!  The pain being released from my womb and sacral chakra was immense and it lasted for hours.  I was told I was releasing years of suppressed emotion and karma, not just my own but other peoples I had carried with me into this lifetime.  I was also guided to stop the only pharmaceutical I was on at the time – I think you can guess what that is.  Once I returned home I continued to work with the Kambo and Cacao and listened intently to any messages given to me.  One message was that I was now allowing my womb to be free in its natural state, I was no longer suppressing the energy there and this would release my full potential and divine power as a woman!

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Suddenly I was connected through a friend of a friend (you know how it goes) to a lovely lady who was happy to give me the Rite of the Womb incorporated into a day of ceremony to work on healing the womb.  Jayne is a registered Moon Mother and has years of experience as a womb healer, she gives womb blessings and holds womb healing ceremonies.  I organised a small group of us to visit Jayne and what an amazing day it was.  I knew at this point that I had to have the massive clearing with the Shipibo shamans to then fully accept the Rite of the Womb and be able to pass it onto others.  It was divinely timed!

In that group we felt a beautiful sisterhood.  We laughed, we cried, we hugged, we gave each other space to allow our process and Jayne held the sacred space beautifully.  She also gave us a very deep and powerful womb healing individually.  We were all together comfortably as women, no judgement, no envy, no victims, no more suppressing our pain.   We were free to literally let rip.  We spoke about our feelings, our experiences, our anger, our sadness.  The energy was very deep.  We felt as sisters.

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And as with all rites, initiations, transmissions and attunements now the work really begins.  We do not get healed just from receiving a rite or attunement, yes this can help a release or imbalance but we have to integrate energetic medicine for it to fully work its magic.  There are specific requests to follow after receiving the rite of the womb but real healing comes not just from a monthly ritual but from putting into practice all that we have learned about ourselves.  WE have to CHANGE.

We have to let suppressed emotions arise, we have to deal with conflict instead of hiding from it.  We have to stop people pleasingWe have to learn to say NO and not feel guilty about it.  We have to take time for self-care.  We have to realise our full potential and live it.  We have to stop living through the eyes and control of others.  We have to stop living through our children.  We are our own fresh start.  Womb healing gives us a chance to be reborn.

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With womb healing we also connect to our feminine ancestral line.  This is something I’ve been working on for a while and have been helping others through my Ancestral Healing Workshop.  We can connect with our mother, grandmother, great grandmothers and so on.  We can heal any ancestral patterns of energy that have come down the female line and stop them here right now before they get passed onto other females in our family.  Isn’t that amazing?  We can heal our relationships with our mothers and with our daughters.  We can also work with the “mother wound”, the deepest of wounds.  We can go back into past lives were we were mistreated, abused or worse for being a woman, being a woman with healing skills such as a midwife or medicine woman or being accused as a witch.  There is another blog to write just in this paragraph alone!

You are never too young or to old to receive womb healing.  Coming together with your sisters is a beautiful thing.  If you would like to attend a womb healing ceremony with me (which will include the rite of the womb, womb healing and energetic transmissions and meditations – maybe art therapy and cacao for further work) I will be holding these full day ceremonies later on in the year.

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angbio1Hey there I am Angela Sessions, Reiki Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner and Teacher, Mum and Full time carer.  I am passionate about the earth, animals, crystals, plants, people.  I enjoy writing these blogs from time to time to share my thoughts and feelings.  Remember its just my point of view!  Hope you enjoyed the read and thanks for taking a few minutes of your day to engage, much appreciated.

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Bring in the Bee Medicine for Summer Solstice

I’ve decided to focus on bee spirit medicine for our Reiki share tonight.  I have always loved working with bee medicine – here are some insights into what its all about and my own experiences with bee medicine!

Firstly a bee in itself is a miraculous thing.  Technically speaking it shouldn’t be able to fly …yet it does.  Not only does it fly but it literally rockets around with such gusto you cannot but admire it, unless you have a fear of bees (more on that later).  Bee therefore reminds us of the power of miracles. Miracles happen, ask, what is their to lose?

Bee is a beautiful symbol of abundance.  They work hard all day and their reward is the beautiful rich honey they make.  Ethical beekeepers leave some honey for the bees when they take from the hive.  We can give thanks to the bees every time we use a bee product, wether that’s honey or a beeswax candle.  Think of all the hours the bee worked to provide that for you and send gratitude from your heart to the bees of the world! When we send out the energy of gratitude we also attract more abundance!  Honey has amazing health benefits, nutritional and beauty focused. I like to take bee pollen when I want to connect with bee, this is packed with amino acids.  It is so nutritional it has been said you could live off bee pollen alone!  What a wonderful gift from these amazing creatures.

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Bee teaches us about community and teamwork.  When we work together we can work in peace.  The way of peace benefits everyone on the planet.  When you are feeling lonely, isolated or lost you can ask bee spirit to help you find your tribe, your community.

Bee reminds us of the sweetness of life.  If you are generally feeling down in the dumps or even suffer from depression or anxiety you can call in bee spirit to bring more joy into your life.  Ask for its happy energy, bringing in the beautiful yellows to uplift your solar plexus chakra, the centre of your personal power, self-esteem and confidence.  On the theme of colour you can also ask for the black energy in its stripes to energise your root chakra (the secondary colour being black) to give you more physical energy and to keep you grounded.

Bee reminds us that even though we may need to work we also need to stop once in a while to smell the flowers so to speak.  When a bee becomes exhausted it is very vulnerable.  Just last week I found an exhausted bee in my dads house.  I picked it up carefully and gave it sugar water on a spoon to drink.  I was in awe as I watched it drink and then after a few minutes fly away.  We need to learn to stop and rest before we go into this vulnerable state, and if not who can we find to nurture us, give us the sugar water.

Bee is essential to the world.  Einstein predicted that humans would die out in 4 years if bees became extinct.  They are important for cross pollination and the growing of crops.  Bees are sadly endangered due to pesticides, climate change and habitat loss.  We need to do all we can to protect them.  Please do not destroy a bee hive in your garden, bees are not wanting to harm you – they just want to live and be part of their community.  A bee will only sting if it comes under threat or if the hive is under threat.  As we know once a bee has stung it will die.  This shows amazing self-sacrifice and a need to protect what it values.  If you are campaigning to protect the environment or animals, maybe a person treated unjustly then call in bee medicine to help you with these challenges.

Some people are afraid of bees, usually because they have been stung or as a learnt behaviour.  I would suggest you look at bees as a possible shadow animal spirit.  This means that bee reflects something in you, in your shadow self that needs to be faced or healed.  Is there an imbalance in your life in belonging, family, justice, career, enjoying life, believing in a greater power/faith?

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Regarding my own experiences I find that bee gives me messages about what is to come or even acknowledgement of what has happened.  When I applied for Come Dine With Me (tv show) last year I remember I was waiting for the producer to arrive at my home for a video interview.  As I sat there waiting I asked aloud was I going to get through the audition process and immediately in response a huge bee flew into my patio doors literally banging on the door and buzzing loudly!  I actually told the producer about my sign from nature – I got through.  Synchronicity occurred when I found out the sound guy who I was working with all week when recording the show was a beekeeper!

Just recently I attended a womb healing ceremony and received the 13th Munay Ki Rite – the rite of the womb.  It was just as I got to my dads house after this that I tended to the exhausted bee!  Within a couple of days my friend who had also attended the ceremony was rescuing a bee with sugar water to!  It turns out that bee often visits people after they have attended a womb healing ceremony.  Bee is very connected to the Goddess.  Throughout history since the Neolithic period references have been made to the connection between the bee and the goddess.  Goddesses such as Freya, Brahmari Devi and Anatolian to name a few.

Bee is linked to the sun, happy joyful, warming and sustaining energies.  The honeycomb with its beautiful geometric shapes is a beautiful manifestation of sacred geometry and is linked to the heart chakra. The buzzing of a bee uplifts me, it feels like an OHM bee style!  It reminds us of the importance of sound and vibration in healing and manifestation.

Ive been directed to some wonderful music, free if you have Amazon Prime called Hymns from the Hive.  Here is a link to a podcast on Bee Priestesses.

Tonight I will be doing some meditation with bee energy and we will also ask the bee to channel its energy through us during our Reiki practice, incorporating colour and sound.  Why not try incorporating bee energy into your life today!

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Angela Sessions has been studying holistic health and shamanism for over 20 years. She works from her home in Derby, England working with clients to help them live life as their beautiful authentic selves. Angela runs workshops, courses and ceremonies on Reiki, Art Therapies, Crystal Healing, Shamanism, Angels, Plant Spirit Medicine and the Fae.
Angela is passionate about access for all and has worked with charitable organisations to bring holistic wellness into the community. She is passionate about animals and the environment and would like to deepen our spiritual connection with the Earth so we can fully appreciate our guardianship of this amazing planet.

Spiritual Book Review – Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart by Ya’acov Darling Khan

This book came to my attention through an email from one of my coaches Jocelyn Mercado who like Ya’Acov is a member of the Pachamamma Alliance.  By pre-ordering his book from Amazon you could also receive a free mini “healing with the drum” online course.  I pre-ordered to make use of this offer.

The course itself was useful and informative.  I already use a shamanic healing drum but still picked up a couple of useful pointers.  The videos were a good way of getting to know Ya’Acov, to see who he was and the philosophy he had.  I usually get a feel about someone by their voice, and know then if our energies blend well together.  Anybody else like that?  Even though the videos obviously help in the promotion and sale of the book I was still grateful for it.  It gave me a sense that this person was genuine and freely offered knowledge and wisdom in return for the purchase of his book which many other authors do not offer.

As soon as I read the first few pages I was hooked.  I really enjoyed reading this book.  Firstly the artwork on the cover is visually stunning and really appealing.  A fairly large book with thick white high quality paper it is divided into 4 sections with a foreword and epilogue plus useful references at the back.

It was fascinating to read Ya’Acov’s 30 year journey into shamanism and as he rightly points out becoming a shaman isn’t a weekend job or a title you bestow upon yourself.  Its an honour given to you by an elder and the community after many years of study, practise, initiation and energy medicine.

He talks openly and honestly about his relationships with his partner, friends and teachers.  He lays bare his shadow self, his own imperfections and also his unhealthy co-dependent relationships with others including a teacher which prevented him from moving on.  Finally he and his wife Susannah created Movement Medicine and were free to develop their own form of expressive energy medicine, blending shamanic techniques and wisdom he had learned from different tribes and elders.

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Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling Khan, photo sourced from Waldhaus Zentrum

After reading this book I would be interested in going on one of Ya’Acov’s courses because I got a good “vibe” from his book about what he and Susannah his wife are teaching.  I would strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in shamanism, energy medicine or people who just like to read real life stories.

The title of the book comes from a message he heard from the Spirits of the Amazon Rainforest while he was there after doing a “marathon” 4 hours of shamanic healing on members of the local community.  He was giving gratitude for what had just occurred when he heard them say

“Jaguar in the Body,

Butterfly in the Heart Ya’Acov”

which is about melding the dynamic supreme forces of the Jaguar energy with the sensitive subtleties of the Butterfly.

 

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Read the book, I don’t think you will be disappointed!

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Hey there, I’m Angela Sessions founder of Reiki Star. I like to write blogs on anything of spiritual or healing interest.  I’m a full blown earth loving pixie with an 11 year old wizard and tai chi loving hubby.  I’ve been teaching and practising Arts Therapies and energy medicine such as Reiki and crystal healing for around 20 years.  I’m a shamanic practitioner and teacher constantly learning and growing.  May all life on earth be treated with fairness, respect, love and dignity.

 

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Spiritual Book Review: One Spirit Medicine by Alberto Villoldo

I’ve been following Alberto Villoldo for a few years now.  I enjoyed his book Shaman, Healer, Sage which has lots of detail and techniques you can use.  A definite recommendation from me to anyone interested in learning about shamanism.  I also have his book Illumination but I haven’t got round to reading that one yet.

The reason I was drawn to this specific book One Spirit Medicine is because I have recently embarked on a complete diet overhaul.  I have always been interested in nutrition and started learning about supplements in my early 20’s.  I should point out I have no qualifications as a nutritionist I always seek out advice from a professional.  Last September I went to see Anjela Charles and had a TOTAL HEALTH SCREEN.  I learned a huge amount of information from that and immediately cut out dairy and cut down on my sugar intake.  I started a programme of specific supplements (however she was pleased to say I was very balanced nutritionally which was probably due to years of good habits with what I ate).  However I knew I was a sugar addict…

Within just a few weeks I had lost 4.5kg of fat bringing my body fat and BMI to a healthy low percentage.  My energy levels improved.  I should point out here I have a number of chronic health problems including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, kyphoscoliosis and all the not so lovely things that accompany these like arthiritis.   At this point I started reading the book and over the Xmas period I was determined to take this whole  nutrition blast to the next level.  I did a 10 day detox with Purium products which I continue to take and next week I will be starting a 10 day deep cleanse to help me detox after having amalgam fillings removed just a few days ago. Please feel free to message me for more info on the products and a free 50 euro gift card (UK only).

This book really motivated me to do the detox and believe me motivation comes in handy when you are in the midst of a detox!  Alberto talks about his own diagnosis, how he was riddled with parasites from years spent in the jungle with indigenous tribes and how he would need a liver, heart and brain transplant.  He was terminally ill.  He used western medicine to rid himself of the parasites and then the “one spirit medicine” to grow a new liver and repair his other organs.  He stands here today healthy and well.  I have to say his personal story fascinated me, inspirational, this guy was walking his talk!!

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Alberto Villoldo is a psychologist and medical anthropologist who has spent over 25 years studying and learning about indigenous cultures all over the world.  He is the founder of the Four Winds Society which teaches Shamanism and Munay Ki.

I feel the book is cleverly put together with interesting chapter titles.  I think someone with no previous knowledge on shamanism could pick up this book, understand and enjoy it.  Alberto talks about the principles of Shamanism and how nutrition and environment play a huge part to our health and our connection to spirit and higher wisdom.  He points out the importance of the gut-brain connection.  As you read this you will recognise signs and symptoms of problems with your gut, he goes into great detail explaining this YET its not like reading a medical book…he makes it easy to understand.

He gives a very detailed nutrition plan that you can follow and a 3 day fasting “Vision Quest” plan.  Please take on board you need to be very careful fasting and changing your diet dramatically especially if you have a medical condition and I would advise you see a professional before you embark on this.  I know it would be very unrealisitic for me to do a 3 day fast due to my health conditions but I know I can adapt it to suit me…for now I am focusing on upgrading my body by putting as much nutrition into it as possible.  That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the occasional fish and chips!!

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Alberto uses examples of clients he has worked with which I found informative.  Many of us can see our own behaviours and habits in others.  Alberto says once you change your diet, upgrade your nutrition, detox and fast you can access the one spirit medicine which has the potential to heal your body on many levels.  As I mentioned I have not done the fasting part just a radical change in diet and one detox so far but an interesting note is that the day after I finished my detox I had a new technique come to me while I was doing shamanic healing work on a new client.   I feel clearer, I feel more intelligent, like I can access more knowledge.  I feel I have clearer communication with my spirit guides and angels.  I feel that my energy now being clearer is attracting more clients and students and generally more opportunities.

I recently went to have another health screen with Anjela which showed an improvement in the things that were unbalanced but interestingly showed up a problem with my amalgam fillings, it seems like we are peeling back the layers of an onion and as we balance one thing in our bodies it will reveal a hidden deeper level of imbalance which can then be looked at.  I am now undergoing natural chellation with herbal medicine and supplements to clear my body of any harmful metals.  I have a lovely weekend at the Glastonbury Faery festival to look forward to and then its down to serious business with my Purium 10 day deep cleanse.  You can follow my progress with that on FACEBOOK.

To summarise I really enjoyed this book, its one that you can dip into at anytime for clarification and inspiration.  It also gives really good advice on nutrition. Its not an intense book and a pretty easy read.

You can purchase the book on AMAZON UK

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Hi there I am Angela Sessions, a crystal loving pixie interested in all things spiritual.  I am a shamanic practitioner/teacher and Reiki Master with 20 years of experience.  I would love for you to join my tribe by subscribing to my newsletter on my WEBSITE were you will receive a free meditation gift.  You can also connect with me over on INSTAGRAM.