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Ukrainian Folk Healing Class

I have been teaching the Slavic Folk Healing Class over the past couple of months to some fabulous and keen students. So far, we have had a magical and mystical journey through this class, learn ancient healing wisdom. I just thought that I would share a few photos so far to show you a peek at what we have been doing. Enjoy!

In this photo, a modern Ukrainian Folk Healer dressed in traditional clothing. This apron is hand embroidered, took a year to finish working on it daily.

Pysanky
Pysanky

        Creating a magical egg talisman called pysanky. The writing took is called a kistka and a wax resist method is used to get many colors onto the egg.

Pysanky
Pysanky

  Here are the finished eggs! They are so colorful and beautiful!

Wax Divination
Wax Divination

    Here the class is doing divination with beeswax and reading the shapes in the wax to foretell the future and answer a seeker's questions. Alot of fun and powerful!

Folk Healer
Folk Healer

      Here, one of the students is preparing to do a healing ceremony fro another student. Both had a profound healing experience!

Ukrainian Embroidery
Ukrainian Embroidery

A piece of finished embroidery that we did in class. This is used as a protective talisman for the healer performing healing rituals.

Slavic Shamanism - Egg Healing Ceremony (Pysanky)

Egg Ceremony
Egg Ceremony

Slavic Shamanism is a very rich healing and mystical culture. Sometimes people often overlook theses adept healers as they have been shrouded in mystery, but those who have received healing sessions from these masters have experienced profound results. The egg is a very magical and healing tool that Slavic healers would use in their healing practices. Often eggs were decorated and imbued with blessings, healing power and protection and the healer (Znakharka) had skill and knew how to do this. This empowered egg acted as a powerful talisman to be used in healing ceremonies. This special egg is rolled over the body and used to extract fears, intrusive energies, evil eye, jealousy and sickness from an afflicted person.

The egg could also be used for divination to divine the illness of a patient to then affect a cure for them. This healing ceremony was highly respected as it could bring about a cure, and many people would seek out the healer to restore balance to their lives. The healing ceremony was relaxing and soothing to receive as the Znakharka (healer) was caring and compassionate and treated the patient with great care.

This is a very special healing technique and if you haven't tried it, you may want to book a 90min shamanic session with Christa Lynn in Vancouver BC:

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To learn how to do this healing, read more about Christa Lynn's Slavic Folk Healing & Mysticism Course in Vancouver BC:

http://shamanicspirit.ca/workshops/ 

Flower Power - healing essences of flowers

white flower
white flower

We are approaching springtime and the flowers are starting to bloom and a sweet fragrance is filling the air. When gazing at a flower, we can become consumed by its beauty and it can have an uplifting effect on one's spirit. In our culture, we often give flowers as gifts to cheer others up or mark occasions and important events such as weddings. But did you know that flowers also have a healing essence that can help to heal emotions and thoughts patterns as well as give strength to your spirit? It's really amazing actually. In order to harness the healing essence of a flower, a fresh flower is floated atop pristine sacred water and left in the sun. The sunshine activates the flower and water so that the water absorbes the healing essence of the flower as a vibrational medicine. Then the elixir is stabilized with alcohol to preserve it. To get the benefit of healing, a few drops of the elixir is added to drinking water and sipped at intervals.  The healing vibration of the flower essence works immediately to stabilize mood and heal from emotional stress. Shamans would often work with these healing essences as well as the spirits of the flowers. Evidence has been found in several shamanic cultures of the use of flower essences ranging from the ancient Maya, Egyptian and Aboriginal societies. Here are a few examples of the healing essence of flowers and their many benefits:

LILY:

Lily
Lily

-aids with agression, competitiveness, hostile attitudes, and feelings of separateness

-helps to foster cooperation with others, positive social interactions, balances masculine and feminine energies and cultivates inner peace

 

 

 

 

DAISY:

daisy
daisy

-aids with over thinking, not being able to see the bigger picture in life, too focussed on details and feeling of disconection

-helps one to synthesize ideas and creativity into wholeness. Connects to all of life and feeling a part of the whole

 

 

 

 

 

WILD ROSE:

wild rose
wild rose

-aids with inability to embrace life, apathy, resignation, suffering that paralyzes the soul, and lingering illness

-helps one to be motivated, live life with joy, and making a commitment to live life

 

 

 

 

 

HEART THAT BLEEDS:

heart
heart

-aids with co-dependency in relationships, possessiveness, neediness, and inability to let go

-helps one to love others unconditionally, opens the heart and helps gain emotional freedom, self love

If you are interested in flower essence healing, I offer consultations as a trained Flower Essence Consultant.

~Blessings,

Christa :)