One of my favorite quotes, “there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” ~Leonard Cohen. One of the biggest cracks that I have experienced has been the darkness that 3+ years of postpartum depression brought to my life after the birth of my daughter Summer. While I won’t go into the specifics of what that journey was like right now I will share with you an experience that ultimately helped me get out of it. In autumn of 2018 a friend posted a link on FB…a woman on stage in a white dress wearing a headdress fashioned from deer antlers, her face covered, her ghost white face half covered by the shaman’s veil, standing fully in the power of her voice, her gifts, her connection with spirit. Being the curious creature that I am I clicked on the link that I have shared here. My life has not been the same since. In discovering the shamanic musical dynamic that is Heilung I felt something deep inside me crack open and connect with a primal energy that I had inadvertently buried for many many years. Time stood still as I witnessed the ritual of these shamanic musicians unfold before my eyes. I felt a shattering of darkness fall away as their frequency penetrated my heart, my soul, my spirit.
Here is a link to the ritual that changed the course of my life. https://youtu.be/h1BsKIP4uYM