By Shaman Isabella
Throughout my existence I knew there was more to life than what I was currently experiencing. I always felt the Universe had a plan for me but by the age of 46 I felt it had not been fully revealed. Timing is everything and life is funny it has way of leading us to where we need to be, even though we might not know it at the time.
In 2006, my mother was in a home and had been there for a year and a half. I was living in Moscow Idaho with my teenage daughter having just graduated with my Master of Fine Arts. Although I had come far in my life, I still felt very stuck.
One night my mother came to me in a lucid dream state and said, “Get me out of here.” I remember saying, “How can I get you out of there when I can’t get myself out of here?”
After that my mother was in my dreams quite a bit. Even though we had our difficulties growing up she and I were extremely close. She was the one who spoke of fairies, past-lives, astrology and psychics. I loved her dearly and still do.
After a month of these dreams I called an old friend who told me I needed to work with a Shaman.
I had never really heard of Shamans other than Native American Indians. But I felt so unhappy at that point I was willing to do anything. So I made an appointment with a woman in Chile, not even truly believing if over the phone would work. My friend had explained that it was just energy and since I believed in energy I trusted the process.
The Shaman found a contract I had made with my mother in a past-life to never leave her side. She asked me if I was willing to break the contract. This was very hard for me as I felt I may never see my mother again in future lives if I did. Something inside of me was stronger than the thought, so I said yes.
Within one month my mother transitioned peacefully in her sleep.
A few months later after having a liver biopsy I almost died. The doctor did not leave me on my side long enough and I bled 4 units of blood into my belly. The pain was intense and I was admitted to ICU. It took months to recover and at some point I realized I was reliving my husbands death.
In 1987 my husband died of cancer of the colon. While at his bedside during his final moments I listened to his labored breath. When he inhaled for the last time his spirit went out of his body and into mine. At the time I had no idea that had occurred, but over the years, I knew he was with me. I had even gone once to a psychic that asked me who the dead person was. I knew it was him. She told me she could only place him in a room for 6 months, but could not get rid of him. I made peace with the fact that this was how I would live my life until my near death experience.
I called my Shaman and told her the story. When she finally extracted his spirit from my energy field I threw up. I was finally free.
When I moved back to California in late 2006, I began taking Shaman classes and learning more about releasing energy. My experiences were so profound there was no denying energy medicine worked.
I now feel my whole life lead up to this moment. All my challenges and hardships brought me to where I am today.
I am grateful for my story, as it is my story and I worked hard for it.
There was a calling and I stepped onto the path and have never looked back. If you feel the healers path is one for you, I invite you to take this short quiz. If you answer yes to 2 or more of these questions you may want to seek out a training program that suits you.
You have to be ready to do the inner work as my feeling is we must heal ourselves in order to become clear channels for others.
Do people often come to you for advice? YES NO
Are you aware of how others are feeling? YES NO
When you walk into a room can you sense the energy? YES NO
Have you always felt there was something more for you in this life? YES NO
Do you want to help others and make the world a better place? YES NO
If you have answered yes to 2 or more of these questions than the healers path is the one for you.
When I first started my training it was not to become a healer, but that is what was written in the stars.
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