I have permission to share the story, which is important.
I want to start out by mentioning that nearly every baby session I do with mother and babies is based on science and evidence-based research. I enjoy working with babies and mothers and hope to continue to do so for a long time to come. However here is the story with a bit of an esoteric bent:
I have recently been in the Pacific Northwest where I have been treating babies and toddlers for the past week. It’s been a great experience and I’ve had the chance to meet other practitioners and have them learn from these sessions as well.
One mother worked with me with her newborn and that was a miraculous session. Therefore she wanted me to work with her toddler, a little girl. She told me this little girl has been having night terrors for about four weeks which is also about the age of her newborn as well, which plays in the story later. The daughter had to be resuscitated at her birth. However it was a homebirth and for the most part went according to plan. (Of course resuscitation is a big deal, and a big interruption to the birth plan.)
These night terrors always happened around the same time most nights, and then the daughter would be up for several hours afterward. The family was losing tons of sleep.. they were desperate for support.
Because I haven’t worked with many babies who needed to be resuscitated I asked several friends and colleagues for advice. And I asked a friend of mine who has done a lot of international traveling, who I thought dealt with previous night terrors of her own (turns out I was wrong about that).
It turns out that this friend was actually in touch with a Mongolian shaman in Ulaanbatar and that she was translating what the shaman told me to do in regard to this little girl. Sometimes when we ask for support, it arrives in esoteric unusual (but definitely appreciated!!) ways!
The shaman told me several important things. First of all newborns who have to be resuscitated are extremely spiritually sensitive. Their auras are more open than usual and they need to be within 2 to 3 m of their parents to avoid seeing or hearing or interacting with wandering spirits. As a result of this the shaman also mentioned that this little girl should be sleeping in the same room in the same bed with her parents. Now don’t worry too much, because the shaman said that by the time she was between three and five years old and her aura would repair itself as it were. She said her spiritual immune system would mature enough so she could sleep in her own room.
The shaman gave me a ritual to do with this little girl to clear spiritual attachments which she had picked up recently. More on this in a bit.
Now it just so turns out that there is a local energy worker or energy medicine practitioner in the area. And this lady told the mother that this little girl had picked up some spiritual attachments at the hospital when her newborn was born four weeks ago. This energy worker also told the mother to visualize fire as she massaged the newborns back and kidneys, to imagine the spiritual attachments burning off and then moving into a deep blue space.
On a sidenote, honestly I don’t think I could make up a story more coincidental and Bizzarre like this one. It is pretty darn amazing. I had no idea that the mother had already been told about the spiritual attachments or the fire was already recommended for her. Frankly I didn’t even realize I’d be communicating with a shaman about this baby. But it was meant to be.
Needless to say, I approached the topic of doing a shamanic ritual with her daughter very gingerly. I even said something like, you know if my daughter had night terrors for a month I’d be almost willing to try anything. But it turns out I didn’t need to convince her very much because she soon told me the story about this energy worker and what she had recommended. The energy worker had told her that her daughter had picked up the spiritual attachments at the hospital where her newborn was delivered.
Therefore she was actually quite open to doing this shamanic ritual. There were several other practitioners present so we went through about a 40 minute conversation with mom and daughter about how things were during her early months and how things were with dad and the rest of her family etc. this early portion was like a typical birth process session.
By the way I love working with babies and mothers and the first session I offer with newborns is free. Let me know if you live in central Virginia and you know of any mothers and your babies who may be having a tough time. I’m happy to offer support and I’ve gotten good training with myrna martin and Janet Evergreen.
To be continued