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Water and Wax Healing Ceremony - Ukrainian Shamanism for Modern Day

Water and Wax Ceremony
Water and Wax Ceremony

The Ukrainian Shamans had a very powerful healing ceremony  involving blessed water and sacred beeswax. This ceremony was used to heal physical illnesses, pain, insomnia, fear, evil eye, curses, possession and misfortune. It was believed that these issues often had a spiritual source and by performing this sacred healing ceremony would rid the patient of those ailments. This is an ancient healing technique but is so important for modern life. In our modern world, we have so many stressors that there is an increase incidence in modern societies of anxiety, depression and panic attacks. More medications are being prescribed for this, but do they really heal the underlying cause of the fear or anxiety? Do these medications really bring about balance in a patient's life? The Ukrainian wax healing ceremony was designed primarily to heal what is called "fear sickness" (or strakh in Ukrainian). It is believed that when fear settles into a person, it can then penetrate deep into the body affecting physical health, emotions become unbalanced and the person suffers. Then when this fear settles into the person, aspects of their life also start to suffer. Such as troubles with work, declining job performance, loss of job, school work suffers/grades decline, relationship difficulties, financial difficulties and so on.

So, the "pouring forth of wax"  healing ceremony (called strakh vylyvaty in Ukrainian), is able to extract the fears and the root cause of illness in a patient. This allows for deeper healing resulting in long lasting change as the patient's life returns to a state of balance: emotional stability, robust physical health, mood elevation, enhanced job performance,  and to experience joy in life once again. The sacred melted beeswax is poured into blessed water over different areas in front of the patient's body. As the pouring occurs, the illness is released and balanced restored.

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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Crystal Healing in Shamanism

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Christa Lynn offers Shamanic Healing in Vancouver BC. Crystals are often used in shamanic healing. Crystals are considered gifts from the earth. In shamanic healing practices crystals were widely used for healing. Crystal healing used by shamans would often vary. Sometimes crystals would be used in shamanic extraction techniques as a cleansing tool in order to remove intrusive energies from the body that was causing pain or a physical illness. The crystal in this case would be placed near the body and act as a "vacuum cleaner" pulling out the intrusive energy to be captured within the crystal. The crystal would then be cleansed of the intrusive energy either by smudging, flame, salt or blessed waters. Also, in shamanic soul retrieval healing, a crystal is often used in order to capture the lost soul part (or spiritual essence) of a person and then this soul part is then returned to the individual via the crystal and the shaman would blow the soul part back into the top of the person's head from the crystal. The crystal would act as a cocoon for the soul part to carry safely back to the person. Also, as a part of crystal healing, crystals can be laid out upon the body in specific crystal layouts as shown in this photo. Here, in this crystal healing layout, the crystals are infusing healing energies into the body and are cleansing and strengthening the chakras for a harmonious flow of energy to encourage healing and balance. This layout can be very restorative to the the body after receiving a full shamanic session.

Since crystals are highly infused with healing energies, they are consider sacred tools by many indigenous shamans. In my shamanic healing practice in Vancouver, I often use a comibination of shamanic techniques, crystal layout healing and reiki for a truly integrated experience.

Christa also offers Crystal Healing Sessions in Vancouver BC and Christa also teaches Crystal Healing Classes in Vancouver BC.

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Soul Retrieval: A Woman’s Sense of Renewal

Christa Lynn offers Shamanic healing in Vancouver BC. Here is a beautiful story from her case files: I had a lady come in for a healing session one day. She was in her 50’s, on disability leave from work and suffered from panic attacks, extreme fatigue and depression. She told me that she felt lost in her life and that she felt guilty for being on disability from work. I asked her what she wanted to achieve from the healing session. She told me that she wanted her life back and the return of her inner spark.

I determined that a shamanic healing would be the most beneficial for her at this time. I began the session by doing a diagnostic journey to see what she needed at this time. In my shamanic journey, I could see that the root issue was a matter of soul loss for this woman. We needed to track this lost soul essence and return it back to her so that she could heal. In times of stress or traumatic events, our soul essence flees in order for us to endure the stress and then when the stress is over, it returns. However, sometimes it doesn’t return and this the shaman would term soul loss. In the realm of psychology, this is called dissociation. During the healing session, I tracked for this woman’s lost soul essence and found it left behind in a hospital room. In a symbolic and metaphorical sense, her soul essence appeared to be a young woman wearing a hospital gown and she was huddled in the corner of the room looking lost and despondent. I explained to her who I was and asked her if she was willing to come back to her adult self for healing and renewal. She agreed. I brought back this soul essence to the woman and with my breath, blew her essence into her heart. At that exact moment, my client felt a surge of warmth radiate through her entire body. Even though she couldn’t recall any details from her life from ever being in a hospital, she could definitely feel her essence returned to her.

Two weeks after the healing, my client called me to update me. She told me that after a week, she woke up one morning with the memory of being in the hospital to have her appendix out when she was 18 years old. She couldn’t believe that she had completely forgotten about that! Just to make sure, she called her mom to ask her about it and her mom confirmed that yes, she had the surgery when she was 18. Sometimes, when a person suffers from soul loss, they lose memories from that time period of their life as well. When they have a soul retrieval, the soul part that returns also returns with past memories too.

My client also said that she felt more energy and decided to clean, sort and reorganize her house. She also decide to move to a more suitable home. Within a week, she had a new place to live. The panic attacks also disappeared, her mood started to shift and she had a new positive perspective on life. She went to her doctor and he took her off the antidepressant medication. She also went on to report that she has been more social spending more time with friends and family and starting to fully engage in her life. As of this writing, she plans to return to work in 2 months.