Release and Healing after a Session
Healing is Instantaneous.....the understanding comes later
These are some things that will assist in the integration of the energy shifts that occurred during your session.
Sand Painting: These are used to help the shift continue it's momentum. Ideally they are made outside on the earth, but if that is not possible, use your imagination and find a space inside your home or on your deck. You can use objects found in nature or bring items to the sand painting that have special meaning regarding what you are working on. It is good to have some burnable items. First open sacred space. Make a circle (Spirit Ring) large enough to put objects in. Stones or leaves or twigs work well for this, but follow your own intuition. If you decide to take things from living plants be sure to ask permission and give thanks to the spirit of that plant. You will be placing items in the circle based on what you are working on. Again, follow your intuitive hits, listen to your inner voice. Visit the sand painting regularly. See what changes have occurred. Make changes if you feel you are drawn to. The sand painting can stay active for about a week, but it may do it's work in a shorter period of time. Trust yourself. You will sense when it is done working for you. When it is time to disassemble it, take out the burnable items for your sacred fire and return the rest to nature. When you leave it there should be no evidence that a sand painting was there. Close sacred Space. Bring the burnable items to sacred fire.
Sacred Fire: Fire is a potent and quick transformer and transmitter of energy, prayers and intention. When we place items in the fire during ceremony, we release it to the Spirit. The new moon and the full moon are energetically special times for ceremony, but you do not have to limit yourselves to those times. If you feel that a fire is what is needed, make one. There is a ritual for creating sacred fire for a group, but you may be instructed to burn a death arrow or spirit arrow on your own after a session. For this purpose you can simply open sacred space and create a small fire in your own yard or use a match stick or toothpick and a shell or bowl and do it indoors. The sincerity of your prayers and intention is what will make it powerful. Blow into the twig or stick that which you want to release or that which you are praying for, then burn it. If you have items from a sand painting, offer them at this time. Close sacred space.
Salt baths: 1cup baking soda, 1 cup sea salt. Sit in the bath for 10 to 15 min. Rinse off after the bath. Sleep or rest after the bath. This helps in the release of heavy energy from your luminous body. You can use this time to meditate and use your intention to release any thing needing released. Typically these are done every other day for a few days to a week. Use little or no alcohol at this time. They can be done more often as desired.