In today's world, we love a set of beliefs: you should do this, you're not authentic if you don't like this, or that. Those limiting beliefs still keep us all 'locked down' - forgive the pun. I, myself, have had to do work to break free of such beliefs. As a spiritual practitioner, people often assume (and so do I!) that I should look a certain way and live a certain lifestyle. But it took another practitioner to show me that in fact, I was holding on to unhelpful beliefs. I suddenly realised, an abundant universe doesn't work that way, truly following a spiritual path is about believing that the unlimited and eternal universe works with us and for us when we align with it. And if the Shaman wears Prada, and it makes her happy, those high vibrations are going to work for her highest good and that of others.
I always recommend that holistic practitioners see other practitioners for self-care and further development. I regularly see Martin Lewis, a phenomenal Kinesiologist, who supports me in maintaining good health, balance and guides me on my spiritual development.
At one of my sessions, we discovered that I was holding onto a particular belief that wasn't supporting my personal spiritual growth. The ineffective belief was that a true Shamanic practitioner should live a simple life just like the television series 'A Good Life'. That they should not colour their hair, buy expensive designer clothes, or enjoy fast cars.
Those of you who do know me, are aware that I do colour my hair, I have always enjoyed fast cars and I do still hold on to a few designer items. I was feeling that deep down, perhaps something in me wasn't aligning with society's expectations, and my own...
During my session with Martin (muscle testing), we discovered that the belief I was holding on to was completely unsupported. It's ok to colour your hair to hide the grey, it's ok to dress nicely and it's really ok to enjoy a lovely car. The way I look, what I wear and what I drive does not affect the work I do.
In the western world we live in, I am a new era of Shamanic practitioners. It's not part of my society to dress in the old Shamanic regalia and it is definitely not in my nature to adopt a 'hippy' look. In fact, doing that would be inauthentic. I'm not a hippy and I'm not an ancient Shaman.
Spiritual work is about challenging your own deep-rooted beliefs that can be holding you back and we all need to do this from time to time.
I am a Shamanic Practitioner - Let me light your way.