INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR: SHAMAN ELIZABETH HERRERA

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Shaman Elizabeth Herrera Shaman Elizabeth Herrera

Shaman Elizabeth is a healer whose life has been filled with miracles. She is dedicated to helping others believe that miracles are possible and encouraging them to accept these wondrous gifts for themselves. She offers healing and spiritual advising to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. With deep connections to the Divine and help from enlightened guides and teachers, Shaman Elizabeth accesses your spiritual Self through the visionary process of shamanic journeying (Native American spirituality) to heal and offer guidance.

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For those unfamiliar with shamanism, a shaman is a person who accesses the spirit world for the purpose of divination or healing. Shamanism is ancient drawing from multi-cultural roots throughout Asia, Africa, Australasia, and the Americas.

Elizabeth is another author I had the good fortune to connect with through blogging and I’m so glad I did! She has several books published and today we will concern ourselves mainly…

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Why a Healing May Not Take Effect

There are many reasons why a healing may not take effect:

Conflicting Wishes

If a person has two wishes that conflict, then obviously they will experience disappointment of one of them. For instance, if a person wants to be healed of a physical or mental disability, but doesn’t want to go back to work, they have a conflict. Because going back to work can involve fear, the desire to stay home may triumph over the request to be healed.

A true-life example of conflicting wishes occurred when a mother requested a shamanic healing for her teenage daughter, who because of a difficult birth had become severely mentally impaired, needed constant care, and was prone to violent outbursts. During the shamanic journey, I requested a healing for her daughter, but was told by the spirit guide that the young girl had agreed to this disability before coming into this life to learn a tough life lesson. In previous lives, she had been extremely beautiful and enjoyed many privileges. She also had been unkind and sometimes cruel, because she could get away with it. She now was experiencing a lifetime with that same beauty, but with no way to take advantage of it and was relying on others for help.

As the spirit guide explained this to me, the young girl’s spirit watched in the background hoping for a healing, because she did not want to complete this difficult life lesson. But, the spirit guide said it would be a waste of an important life lesson if she were healed.

Her current wish to be rid of this disability conflicted with her first request to make spiritual progress through a difficult life lesson, and only one could be honored.

Fear
Why would a miracle cause fear? When a person experiences a transformation in this reality that cannot not be explained with laws of this world, they have to accept that there is a greater force outside of this reality. This could result in uprooting their entire belief foundation and cause fear.

The Spirit will withhold a healing if it will induce fear, however, when the person is ready to accept the healing without fear, it will be waiting for them.

Removing the Root of the Problem
Your entire being is created by thought, as is the universe. Your thoughts are extremely powerful and have the power to create your life, including happiness and love, and, on the less positive side, illness and misfortune.

For instance, if you are holding a grudge against your mother because she was emotionally abusive, this anger, even if it is openly expressed against her, is held within you. You experience the negative thought flowing through your mind—which manifests into this reality in the form of negative energy/stress, coursing through your body looking for an outlet, and, if it is sustained long enough, may cause an illness to develop (over and over).

The thought must be removed from your mind for a complete healing to occur. You may temporarily ease the symptom through medications, or time may seem to heal it, but it most likely will recur because the root problem still exists, although it may change form. It’s like crabgrass where you have pulled out the green blades of grass above the surface, but the roots remains, ready to regrow.

To completely remove the cause, you must release it through forgiveness. This can be hard work, and I recommend that you ask the Spirit’s help with this one (see the meditation technique, ‘I Give This to the Spirit‘). If you have suppressed your emotions, it may take a lot of honest reflection to reveal your true state of mind.

Guilt
Guilt can easily project its negative energy into the body to induce and retain illness.

The ego uses guilt to keep you focused on seeing yourself as a body, instead of a perfect spiritual being. A great diversion tactic!

Guilt is a worthless emotion. You were created a perfect spiritual being and have remained so in eternity, but the ego would have you believe that your guilt has made you unworthy of love and healing. Again, I recommend the meditation technique, ‘I Give This to the Spirit‘ for releasing this emotion, because guilt can be a tough one to release on your own!

Acceptance
A healing once given needs to be accepted, even if on an unconscious level, to be effective. If a healing is not immediately accepted, it will not dissolve, but it will wait patiently until a person is ready to accept it.

Blessed journeys!

Gift of Enlightenment

Dreams offer profound messages at just the right time. Their conceptual scenes give us insight into our unconscious, provide divine messages, and sometimes take us on voyages to other places and realms. I had a dream last month that affected me deeply, because it was so insightful. Plus, it featured one of my favorite authors, Eckhart Tolle.

The dream starts with me in the kitchen of a large mansion in the middle of campus. It’s my home and I am waiting for husband and kids to get back from grocery shopping, so I can get ready for an event on campus. In the mean time, people keep accidentally walking into my home, because they think it is the event center. I keep redirecting them to correct building which is next door. When my family finally gets home, I rush upstairs to take a shower.

When I come downstairs an hour later, the kitchen and living room are full of 40 people eating a fish dinner. I realized that I had forgotten to tell my husband that people were accidentally walking into our home instead of the event center next door. I found it strange that he fed them and asked him why. He said he didn’t know if they had come for one of my events or not and didn’t want to be rude, so he fed them.

Next, we are at the campus event featuring Eckhart Tolle as the guest speaker. I noticed that we are sitting right behind him in the best seats in the house! I was told that since we helped feed his guests, we were given a place of honor. I felt that we didn’t deserve the seats, since our kindness had been more out of confusion than generosity, but was thrilled to be so close. As we sat there, I noticed a man dressed in a black suit sitting next to Eckhart Tolle. Suddenly, I realized that the Man in Black was the power behind Eckhart Tolle’s success and message.

After the event, Eckhart Tolle and the Man in Black came up to me and my husband to thank us. While talking, the Man in Black said he wanted to give us a gift – the gift of enlightenment. He then grabbed my husband by his root chakra, infused him with energy and then my husband floated away. The Man in Black came towards me and I started to run away and yelled, “I’m not ready!” But he caught me and began infusing energy through my root chakra. I started to levitate and then everything went black.

When I woke up, I felt as if it really happened. That I had received a divine message to let me know that my journey is on the right path. I thought about the interpretation and came up with this. The feeding of the strangers in our home showed how my husband helps me in many ways, even though he doesn’t believe as I do. So the fact that he does not understand the path I am on is not important. He helps me by programming my website, setting up chairs, and watching the kids while I go to a gathering. His help allows me to follow my path and enhances the experience (hence the great seats). The Man in Black is the Spirit talking through Eckhart Tolle. His black suit, as opposed to being a white suit, concerned me. But I think the blackness represented my fear of his power – the fear of losing myself when I surrendered. The relationship between the Man in Black (Spirit) and Eckhart Tolle showed what could be achieved when someone listens to the Spirit. Eckhart Tolle, has gone from being homeless to becoming a best-selling author and respected spiritual teacher worldwide (I highly recommend his books). The gift of enlightenment in the dream, shows that none of us can truly do anything to deserve it. We may be blessed for our efforts, but our efforts will always be less than perfect. Enlightenment will be ours simply because we are worthy.

Blessed journeys!