Spirit Work

Spirit Work December 3, 2014

Spirit work is not for everyone. I personally really like it, it calls to me. However several things must be considered. First like I just said, it is not for everyone. If you have tried it a few times and it really doesn’t appeal to you, don’t do it. It is just NOT for you. There is nothing wrong with this, your specialties lie in other places. Second everyone is different, as a teacher or new spirit worker there is NO way to accurately predict how different people will react. When a student tries spirit work and has a bad experience I go over in my mind all the things I could have done better, or warned them about etc. However I can’t spend my energy here as it serves no good. Let me say here that not every first experience is bad. If you are like me you jumped that hedge right away and headed into the dark unknown ready to face your battles. Though not everyone is willing to do this nor should they expect to be.

I often wonder if those of us who have had the Shamanic Death/Rebirth or have done shadow work and looked at the scary ugly parts of our self’s over and over again have an easier time of it. Once you have looked death in the face it is not as scary as you think but again not everyone is the same. I think it boils down to two things. 1) Where you are on your path, and 2) Where your path is taking you. If neither of these line up with spirit work then perhaps it isn’t the best for you.
Now this is not a blog about all doom and gloom. There is good work to be done here. If you are a diviner visiting the other side, opening up to possession can be hard, but rewarding work. We do not just take from spirits we give. As a diviner you are constantly asking the spirits for messages for your clients. Offerings are good, but visiting is always better, and both are needed to keep a working relationship with those spirits. Spirit work can be unsettling, but it doesn’t have to. Oftentimes it is very rewarding offering deeper incite into clients problems as well as your own personal work.If you are interested in becoming a spirit worker proper preparation and trained teachers are necessary and can skillfully guide you on these journeys. You should expect your teachers to make sure that you are becoming skilled at rhythmic breathing, grounding, shielding and saining or smudging. These must become second nature before any type of ritual possession is practiced, light or full it doesn’t matter proper training and preparation are important. Lastly you may find that after working with spirits from the other side you own energy changes. This is to be expected as journeying to another realm or having spirits from the other side visit you will change the energy in the room, and your body, just remember like attracts like. Countering these energies with rituals cleansing, baths, and meditations that focus on the opposite type of energy will help keep you balances.

This is not a practice to be rushed and many spirit workers spend years in intense training so they can navigate the dark highways of the other world. Always use caution, and anytime you work ritual possession or spirit work, make sure to have an experienced guide or ward to watch over you and is able to retrieve you if need be.

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