This is not yet another form of spiritual bypass.
I do not claim to provide a miracle cure that can make you feel better in an instant. Nor do I want to!
Many things that claim to provide healing are in fact nothing more than forms of spiritual bypass: ways to get back to feeling good without having to truly change anything. Even though they are cloaked in the guise of healing, the true purpose of spiritual bypass is avoiding any emotions other than the fun ones: happiness and joy.
But if we can’t (or won’t) feel it, we can’t heal it. True emotional healing requires true intimacy with ourselves, and deep engagement with even our most uncomfortable feelings.
I learned this lesson well in my 6 years of my shamanic training. My shamanic training required me to have a diligent practice of emotional self-healing, by connecting with the wounded parts of myself and intimately engaging with them in order to heal the past wounds at their root.
Even though there is a shamanic element to this practice, it is not a metaphysical technique.
It works entirely with our emotional and physical wisdom bodies and our intuitive inner landscape. Once we’ve connected to the part of ourselves that needs attention, we track the feelings back to the original unresolved memory that created it, so that we can bring resolution to that memory and reclaim the aspect of ourselves that was stuck in that moment in time.
Working with my emotions in this way caused my stuck patterns to completely shift.
I learned what true transformation feels like. Looking back on the person I was before, I can barely recognize myself!
I have seen the same level of transformation occur in others who have utilized these same tools. And yet almost everywhere else I look, I see practitioners promising transformation while only delivering temporary relief. At best!