The scared tree in the middle of the SpiritHealer Circle in non ordinary reality - a powerful being who bridges the worlds. We are really one. Hear the session and journey to her yourself!Read More
Stories of Healing and Love
This page features stories from my healing sessions and our journey circles. If you have a story from our sessions that you would like me to include please email me. To request a healing session for you or your animal, click here.
I recently answered a question for a person who was concerned that our webinar classes would be impersonal, and she wouldn't feel connected in the circle. In my answer I describe how our classes flow, and how personal and delightful they are.Read More
So much to share - the Fall/Winter calendar is live. You can register for classes, and put down the dates for journey circle on your planner. I am so looking forward to connecting with you.
I will be offering my Full Circle Training Program starting in January. There is a new intro 3 part class that goes deep, to get you started. I will be adding a 3 part class on working with the Sidhe in November. Lots of good things are happening. See these two pages: Events and Learn ShamanismRead More
I am participating in the Spirit Animal Telesummit, and I invite you to join us. I did the first of two sessions last week, and you can listen to it here. The recording is free through Sunday May 7th: http://www.mcssl.com/app/?Clk=5572587
Thursday, May 11 I will be doing a follow up workshop for the telesummit subscribers. You can get the specifics from the telesummit website (lest I put the wrong info here and confuse everyone - who me?) This is a full on shamanic workshop where we go deeper into our connection with the Family Power Animal. We will learn about our sacred connections to the Spirit Animal and our physical animal community, and ask for healing and guidance - of course!
In the first session I talked about the Power Animals that are our family overseers - the Power Animals who guide and direct our collective family. An amazing white mare has been instrumental in connecting me to my family of Icelandic horses, and it is because of her determination that my little family herd lives in my yard, and completes my life.
We did a guided journey, to allow you to connect to a family power animal who supports you and your animal companions, as a family. The feed back from listeners was fantastic. You can experience this journey for yourself through the recording.
This telesummit has wonderful Shamanic people sharing their wisdom about Power Animals, and I know that you will love all the recordings. So have a look, and if you would like to join the workshop on Thursday, register for the entire series. Get all the recordings, and access to my workshop.
See you there!
Despite the drip drip of drama on the news, Spring here in the Southwest has been incredible. Wildflowers are everywhere. Friends have been visiting and the weather is perfection. I visited Paula and cousin Tom in Santa Fe, and we toured Taos and sacred sites. Fidla has been actively providing therapy for clients. I interviewed Mary Getten on the radio last week, and will talk about Soul Retrieval next week. The Neotribal gather is coming right up. Beauty is all around.Read More
Episode 7: Power Animal Retrieval
Carla shares the techniques she uses for retrieving power animals for others, and she demonstrates with callers. You can learn to do this work with the Introduction to Shamanism Course
Carla shares the techniques she uses for retrieving power animals for others, and she demonstrates with callers. You can learn to do this work with the Introduction to Shamanism CourseRead More
“It has been a year and a half since taking your amazing and transforming year long shamanic training class. Today I was reading over all the notes from my journeys and noticed just how many things are now manifesting into physical reality based on those journeys. Not only that, but the wisdom and knowledge I was given in the journeys is applying to my life right now and is utterly inspiring me beyond words!..."Read More
Mary is a Qualified Healer, a graduate from the SpiritHealer Shamanic Healing for Animals Program. She attended our Shamanic Soul Gardening Masterclasses in early 2015. Here she shares how incredible her shamanic gardening has become.
As my garden matures and develops, I’m amazed at how it suddenly appears when I most need to be there. …Read More
Grandmother Sunflower, my wise teacher, said that it was time for me to learn to life garden. The basic idea is to work with your spirits to design a garden in non ordinary reality that is the mirror of your life. It is not representational. It is not symbolic. It IS your life, reflected in the Spirit world. You can create your garden by living, and you can create your life by journeying and gardening. Really.Read More
Our own Natalia Vega-Berry created this video that was shown at the UN Global Conference on Climate Change this last Tuesday. She and i did journey work to support her and to help give the images the power to move change forward. It is very moving! We did this work following the teachings of Claude Poncelet, who has written a book called The Shaman Within: A Physicist's Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of Your Life, the Universe, and Everything. I recommend it. May we all support the movement to restore balance on our dear mother earth. Here is an article in Slate on the event as well...
Published on Sep 23, 2014
On 23 September 2014, 26 year old poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands, addressed the Opening Ceremony of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit. Kathy was selected from among over 500 civil society candidates in an open, global nomination process conducted by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service.
Kathy performed a new poem entitled "Dear Matafele Peinem", written to her daughter. The poem received a standing ovation. Kathy is also a teacher, journalist and founder of the environmental NGO, Jo-jikum
Trust. Know. Believe. All the words of affirmation remind us that the Compassionate Spirits are all around us, all the time, right behind the veil. Depending on our frame of reference and culture, we recognize this Guidance by different names. As I have developed my Shamanic practice, I have come to trust a wide circle of Compassionate Beings. They stand around the circumference of my sacred circle in non-ordinary reality every time I do a healing journey. Each one contributes to the healing in a unique way. Together they impart power that is off the charts! The collective power coming through these spirits is so strong, that I have learned to stand aside and hold the space while they do the work, so I don't "fry!". It took me many journeys to meet all these Spirits. On my first journeys I met a Power Animal and then a lower world Spirit Teacher. In my classes people first meet a Power Animal - a very strong guide - and it is not unusual for a beginner to witness miracles when they ask this Power Animal to help a friend.
As we journey and learn, our circle grows. Ancestors, nature beings, faeries, old shamans from diverse cultures, animals of every walk, star beings... the list is infinite.
When you make Shamanism part of your life, you are inviting the Compassionate Spirits to support you, guide you and heal you. The more you engage with them, the more your life will Bloom!
Over the years of teaching I have seen people get huge personal rewards every time they journey. In fact, the 9 months of dedicated journeying in the Certification Program truly changes people’s lives! This healing happens in many ways.
Shamanic healing is complex with multiple techniques. We learn these techniques one at a time, and as we do, the Spirits show us their power by healing us. So the seeker gets a taste of the sweet medicine each time they ask, “Teacher, how is this done?”
When we apply the techniques, we get more teachings! Every journey is a mission: Speaking to an animal in the afterlife and bringing back healing for his “mom”. Extracting an old energetic blockage and filling the client with fresh healing power. A Power Animal retrieval, or Soul Restoration. We learn so much every time we stand witness to the Spirits healing power.
And then there is the really big one! When we journey we are a bridge to the Spirits, and the healing power we deliver comes through our energetic bones. So when you give healing, you get healing. And the Spirits you are working with know exactly what you need.
Come join us and take a shamanic journey. Meet your Compassionate Spirit who will help you Bloom
#Free Shamanism Class
I was having a lot of trouble with the website. The classes were not showing up. The follow up emails were not sending, and I was getting more and more confused about it all. Then I started cranial sacral treatments and I got my brain back. Really. Not kidding. The car wreck last October really jarred my noggin, and between a muddy brain and the exhaustion from healing my back, I just wasn't able to fix my poor broken website. But now it is done! I moved the classes onto a different platform that actually works. (If you are wordpress techy type, then know that your learning management system needs to be LearnDash, not Woo Sensei - just saying). What this means to you. The FREE Entering the Middle World class is up and running. REGISTER HERE. If you already registered - you may have to register again - I am not positive if the system will recognize that you are in the class. And it is too late in the evening for me to figure it out....
The 3 Part Intro Series On Demand is up and running! You can watch the videos, download the audio files, read the books, and enjoy learning just as if you were in a teleclass with us. If you already registered for this series I will do what it takes on the backend to make sure you can log onto the classes tomorrow.
Once you are registered logging in is SIMPLE! Just look at the upper right corner of the spirithealer.com website and see the magic links "log in" and "My courses". And there you go! ENJOY!
Recently I was asked this question from a person who is taking the intro series on-demand:
"I have a strong connection to hawks. I see them everywhere, and when I have a problem one seems to be right there. But when I did the journey the animal who came wasn't a hawk. I am disappointed! Did I do something wrong?"
As a shamanic healer, I insist on working with a compassionate Spirit to guide me whenever I am doing any kind of healing work. This is true for all my journey work, of course, but it is also true for horse massage, hands on energy healing, and Reiki. And so you may be asking, if I am doing Reiki, and I am not connected to a known compassionate Spirit teacher or guide, is this ok? Of course it is! Reiki by definition is a power of love, and you are doing it with one sole purpose, to help where help is needed. Fabulous! And I will go out on a limb and postulate that most people have a compassionate Spirit supporting their work, even though they may not know who that Spirit is. This fall I will be offering a shamanic training series specifically for energy healers and body workers. The idea will be to help people become clearly connected to their teachers, and then to use that connection to enhance their healing work, and to support healing on a very deep level. It is pretty exciting, and I hope you can join the classes.
Dragons are powerful beings, and must be respected. When you work with them please also be working with a Compassionate Spirit Teacher. I recommend you meet your Dragon Master, and go from there,Read More