Hello and Welcome to Earthsongs
We of European descent, living on other continents, often feel we have to ‘borrow’ from other Nature traditions in order to deepen our spirituality. In fact, we are the inheritors of ancient rituals, symbols, mythologies, and healing knowledge; a diverse, Earth-loving, life-enriching magico-spiritual system, tens of thousands of years old that has been oppressed and discriminated against for two thousand years but is now beginning to enjoy a blossoming renaissance. This heritage includes rituals and ceremonies to mark, empower and celebrate the cycles and seasons of Earthly life. Our ancestors used plants for healing, beat drums and chanted incantations and danced to commune with Spirit. They knew how to live ecologically and harmoniously with Nature, cherished family and community, and lived their lives in accordance with the laws and rhythms of Nature.
Our ancestors knew how to communicate with animals, plants and stones to determine their healing gifts. Their magic, their wisdom, and their experiences are encoded within the very cells of our bodies, in the eternally spiralling DNA memory coursing through our veins. (Gina McGarry)
The Wise Woman Tradition is the oldest tradition of healing known on our planet, yet one that is rarely identified, rarely written or talked about because it is a tradition of self-love, respect of the earth and all her creatures. The Wise Woman Tradition tells us that compassion, simple ritual and simply ”being” bring about healing and wholeness/holiness for everyone and everything.
“The greatest music of all is the music of what is happening in the now”! This statement sums up beautifully how the people of this tradition walked through the world; acknowledging and praising and emulating the grace and beauty of nature—the great song, or the ‘Oran Mor’, as it is known”.
The Wise Woman Traditions of healing celebrate our inner knowing and empowers us to step into our birthright as creators of magic, as healers, as children and allies of our Great Mother. This is also one of the most unrecorded traditions of healing, and part of its magic is the fact it often goes unseen and unspoken.
Nourishment is the expression of the Divine Feminine in the hearth. Wise women heal by nourishing, supporting others in their transformations, by empowering them, and connecting them to the wise woman and wise man within themselves. There are no gurus and no universities on this path, for the power is not in the healer but the power is in the self and in the moment.
The healer or the wise person moves into an altered state of consciousness to access the hidden reality of the spirit world for the purpose of bringing back healing, power, and information. The healer brings healing to the land, helps souls move on to where they should be instead of being lost in this world, and also assist people who are dying to prepare for their next journey. In this shamanic perspective, true healing cannot be done on the physical level.
The word ‘shaman’ translates into meaning: “one who sees in the dark” (the hidden realities) and originated in the Tungusic Evenki language of North Asia. Shaman widely refers to those who are medicine women/men, healers, and seers and act as spiritual counsellors healers in their communities. They believe that all problems; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual have their root cause in a spiritual/emotional imbalance so they work to restore balance, and wholeness by addressing the root cause of the problem.
Shamanic healing is a broad discipline that encompasses many techniques, approaches, and methods, and seeks to engage directly with energy and unseen forces in order to address the root causes of imbalance. Shamanic healing is not a modality that seeks to cure illness, but instead works with energetic balancing and harmonization, the clearing and removal of heavy energies, archetypal and symbolic understanding of oneself and the world.
For millennia the indigenous Wisdom Keepers, the medicine men and women of the Americas (in fact, of the world), developed methodologies for healing that were based on upgrading the quality of the luminous energy field (LEF). Also known as a halo or aura, this energy matrix surrounds all living beings and organizes the body the same way that iron filings are organized by a magnet on a piece of glass.
Sound and vibration are the fabric of the universe. Cultures the world over use sound to attune to, invoke, and transform consciousness. Sound is a powerful tool, because it is vibrational in nature, and we are vibrational beings. Everyone and everything has its own optimum state of resonance and vibration.