Plant Medicine & Safety

earth-motherWhen we look into the indigenous cultures of traditional shamans it is common that there is use of hallucinogenic ethnobotanical’s (plant medicine). In traditional shamanism the medicine plant journey (which would move the subject into an altered state) was taken underneath the all seeing eyes of the shaman and guided all the way through. They would do ceremony to call in helping spirits and focus intent, watch over the spirit of the journeyer and deal with any entity invasion that may arise be that through something that needed to be healed via abuse, negative thought forms or something that they had picked up during illness or conflict.

This was a journey of the student, guided by their teacher. The student would never think to venture this type of journey alone. The shaman was actively present during it all and knew how hold space for the student and help them when terror gripped their mind, as they travelled the unknown realms, facing their fears and becoming one with the cosmos and nature. The shaman had already walked the path and recovered so they knew what the student would face and sensed intuitively what was needed during the experience.
Witches were known to use plants for different altered states and they also knew the importance of dose and danger in their use, chines medicine is based on the healing properties of plants, and many of the drugs of today started off from plants before they created the chemical copy. The use of plants for healing is wide spread and valuable. As a journey plant however we need to be careful in our approach and the reasons that one may feel the call to ingest them

These days there is much less sacredness in taking plant medicine for shamanic journeying. It is often done in a large group with a hefty price by people who take it upon themselves to be facilitators or invite a shaman from overseas to lead it. Individuals are often not contained on their journey due to the large numbers within the group and some do fragment severely. (There is no mental health assessment on people coming into these groups) I say this because many of my clients have been victims of badly held so called sacred medicine events.

The medicine plants that currently popular are Ayauasca, Iboga, San Pedro Catcus, Mushrooms.Luis-Tamani-e1543255506867-855x1024

Men are most commonly attracted to shamanic ethnobotanical journeying. Maybe its the inner Druid, Magician or the Alchemist that calls them. It can also be a pathway to healing the connection to the feminine via the archetype of mother earth as a living female entity.

Unfortunately many (both men and women) get caught up thinking it’s a bit of a fast track to enlightenment or a way to access other dimensions without hard worn effort. The truth is many enjoy the plant ride but do not fully integrate the teaching when they are back in ordinary reality.

There is talk about things like mushrooms and other plant medicines helping people with mental illness. As yet I have seen no proof of this in any way. Don’t get me wrong I am not condemning any plant as all plants are sacred and have their uses, even the weeds in the backyard, however if they are used as escape hatches and fast tracks to enlightenment its the same as a someone seeking nirvana through heroin. They will be forever chasing the white lady (nick name for heroin) to rescue them from their self-imposed lack of worth.

I remember years back this women who led medicine circle journeys with Ayahuasca (DMT) insisted that she felt it was time for me to journey to the sacred plant and felt that the plant was calling me. I really did not resonate with doing it. If the plant had called me itself, maybe…. I said that if I ever did it, I would honour the plant by going to where it originates (South America) and seek a traditional shaman of that culture to guide me. I really do not agree with taking plant medicine from a different landscape and culture in a place that the plant does not originate. I have for a long time felt very strongly about this, like its an innate law or something that is inbuilt in my knowing.

Don’t be fooled into thinking I am a purist, heck no. I have had my time with all sorts of recreational drugs in my youth and have experienced taking mushrooms, a small amount of Acacia wattle (the Australian version of DMT) and the sacred green herb that grows well here in Oz, marijuana.

Oqa7GyUI like marijuana. Not the horrible hydro stuff, just the naturally home grown mother earth loving herb. However when I do smoke marijuana its for pleasure and relaxation, not for shamanic work. Things do arise when I smoke but I would never do medicine work when I am stoned nor journey anyone else…because I am not fully present, I am between worlds enjoying the betwixing of it.

You see I learned to shift into shamanic altered states without sacred medicine. And because of that I don’t feel the need to use it for those purposes. Some people recommend it because it bypasses your mind and your need to control things. Sure I can see that could be helpful but I am all for relinquishing your mind naturally without ingesting anything but oxygen.

The shamanic breath pumps so much oxygen into your system that it automatically puts you into an altered state. If you have ever experienced rebirthing its very similar. You are breathing deeply in and out without pause. You are not breathing just into your chest (which leads you to hyperventilation) you are breathing your whole body. And by doing this you mind takes a back seat and you open up at portal within yourself and move into non ordinary reality with ease.

There are a very small percentage of people who cannot journey and thats because they are terrified of losing control. Just imagine if they took plant medicine. If they had the right guide to hold space for their terrors it may well benefit. If they didn’t….they may end up in the psych ward.

I have seen many people who were so deeply into it and praising its wonderful benefits but they did not integrate it at all and after time they became depressed and their cognitive ability to bounce back became less and less.

To me ethnobotanicals for shamanic journeying should be done with a guide that is very experienced within its culture and medicine, preferably indigenous to the land and has a strong connection to the plant and by example shows (not just tells) they have integrated the medicine. Otherwise its just another new age western wank.

My ex partner was immersed in ethnobotanical’s and loved the ways of Terrance McKenna, Timothy Leary and the rest of the ethno men and I didn’t judge that, but what I did notice is that it was all lovely when he was in it but it didn’t translate to ordinary reality. He just wasnt able totumblr_nf9nzafHIH1so2bdno1_500 integrate the wisdom gained. And I have seen this with many others.

If the plant helps you to be more present thats great.
If the plant helps you to feel more connected in daily life, wonderful.
If the plant helps you to heal and wound and this healing continues in ordinary reality, brilliant.

But the truth is you don’t need the plant to help you be present, feel connected and heal wounds.

We are not here to be fragmented between worlds. We need to weave these worlds together so what we do in one benefits the other.

If you feel a strong pull to plant medicine then do it with integrity. Not as a fast track, not as an escape route, and do it with someone who has time to guide you personally. As a guide for others who travel in non ordinary reality its really important to have someone to assist you in the navigation when you are lost in the experience. Much like the Bardo the Tibetans refer to when someone dies, the spirit of the dead person who has left their body hears the monks read out what’s happening to them and assists their spirit to navigate the dimensions till its free from any bondage of mind, body and spirit.

We need guidance because our minds are so strong and can trick us into getting stuck in fear and terror. The use of plant medicine can really test you on your fears, so its imperative that you get good solid guidance and containment as you journey, if you chose that mode of travel.


Odette Nightsky

© O.Nightsky March 2019


Are We Visitors Here?

the-shaman245977-printsWhen my brother made fun of the lack of photos of me as a child I was for the first time, delighted. Not because there were a lack of photos as such (third child, no iPhones in those days) or what he implied in jest, it was how he phrased it.

He talked about how I must have gone back to my planet during a chunk of my childhood. From that moment I was nick named the family ALIEN and he even went further and made a comical T shirt refereeing to it, which I loved. I felt the smile stretch across my face. On some unconscious level I finally felt seen as I had always felt like an alien in comparison not only humanity but my family and even close friends. A sense of knowing that I was a total stranger visiting an unknown planet.

I have had several strong experiences in my life that have become part of my core knowing that I originally am from somewhere else. Don’t get me wrong, I have had plenty of lives on earth which I have experience via shamanic other life journeys and no longer seek to leave the planet as such like I did when I was younger. I often felt like E.T trying desperately to phone home but no one came to pick me up. I think there are many that can relate to this.

One of the experiences was a lucid dream of such strength I still see it clearly in my minds eye as I write, like it was just yesterday.

The dream…

I am waiting in a very, very long line. I see a huge spaceship that everyone is getting on. I know in the dream that this spaceship is heading to the Pleiades (otherwise known as the seven sisters) and I feel odd standing in the line but I don’t move. Within a blink of an eye and old Native American medicine woman appears beside me pulling at my sleeve to get my attention. She is ancient, small and robust. I bend down to hear what she wants to say to me.

“ You don’t come from there. You come from the Circle Of Chiefs.”
Her hot breath is so warm in my ear. The sensation and the words fill me and I step out of the line.

With that I awoke with a sharp clap as I do when spirit really wants me to remember the dreaming. I was so curious as I had never heard of the Circle of Chiefs so onto google I went. What I found was its latin name, The ‘Corona Borealis’. The Greeks said it represented the crown of Ariadne, daughter of King Minos who helped Theseus kill the Minotaur and get out of the Labyrinth.

In Celtic Mythology its known the place where the Celtic star goddess Lady Arianrhod, Arianrhod4joannapowellcolbertlives. And then as I researched further I found to my delight how the Pawnee tribe saw it as a chiefs lodge in the stars calling it “The Circle of Chiefs”. The photos of the Pawnee elder women clicked inside me. The ancient medicine woman in the dream was dressed the same. I felt a definite resonance of what I dreamed was my soul truth and that has not changed over the years. It’s not a belief, it’s a knowing.

I KNOW that is my constellation home in the stars. Does it make me want to leave here. Absolutely not. No need at all, I KNOW I still have much to do learn, share and experience.

Within the path of shamanism we travel with ease beyond the body so we are not stuck anywhere other than our self-created mindset which is why shamanism is so wonderful in accessing beyond your mind and into your souls experience on a multidimensional level.

keep-your-eyes-on-the-stars-and-your-feet-on-the-groundWether you feel your from somewhere else or not, your soul chose to be here on this planet at this time in history, in an earth suit and with the lessons that your wiser self chose to come down and grow through.

Yes, earth is a giant school room. Some are in kindergarten, some in primary, some in high school and others are at university and some are learning along other different stream lines. This is different to the institution mentality here on earth run by the masculine principe. Its not about who is better, who has more, who has achieved more (the climbing a ladder principle) Its more about learning where you are personally at in your own development and supporting others/being of service along the way.  In some areas you might still feel like you’re in kindergarten and in others you might be doing your masters or being a teacher sharing the knowledge of a specialised subject.

Beware of the ego thinking you are superior due to what you BELIEVE  If thats one of your lessons you may well need to repeat it with a massive dose of humbleness and thats ok, we are all learning so be kind and patient with yourself. Don’t worry about the time it takes. Just be mindfuly present within your journey here on earth as much as you can and time will take care of itself

The beauty of shamanism is its not earthbound in anyway.  It honours the mother earth and what she offers and knows the importance of respecting her and learning how to stay grounded, however shamanism sees beyond the third dimension without losing ground so to speak. We are part of a multidimensional universe where other beingss exist both on the level of ordinary reality and beyond. Look at how many indigenous tribes refer to ‘star people’ and what they have left as markers in caves and other places to let us know of other beings from other realms having been here.

In the shamanic path we know there are other beings on other dimensions and on other we-are-stardustlevels of reality, so the idea of other beings on other planets is a no brainer. We know that we are part of the universe and the universe (Great Mystery) is made up of multiple galaxies and worlds that we can access, however we are here on earth to GROUND the knowledge that comes through us to assist us in really BEING HERE. We will not be any help to ourselves or anyone else if we are busy flying out of our bodies and fragmenting as we desperately try to escape.

Sa6d25badceff41e6f6891355baa16ee6o regardless of where you feel you come from, here you are on this wonderful planet in these crazy times with a mission, a mission to simply BE HERE. What comes from being here is then up to you and how you live it, experience it, learn from it and plant seeds of what you want to share while you are here.

We are all made of stardust so get out there and twinkle your own inner light with a smile.




(c) 2019









Psychic Purging

shaman8_origWriting on this particular subject, what comes to mind is a memory from years back when I wasn’t fully owning my sensitivity or my abilities.

I have never been comfortable at large parties and am still that way.  Parties to me are a bit of a nightmare. The reason being is I feel I have no purpose and I am generally crap with superficial chatting unless its to a little old lady at a bus stop. At a party there are often lots of people I don’t know and although I am very comfortable training, teaching and speaking I am at a loss on a big superficial social scale. Especially without anything to do.

I am often the first person to offer help or serve as it gives me something to focus on. So this party was one of those. I hardly knew a soul and my inner shyness was evident if not to them, to me. I have been known to make people feel uncomfortable as I dive deep quickly into subjects which is not a good party trick! I had something to drink which is usually not my friend, but needed something to do. I sipped on a glass of red wine.

You see I am a natural absorber of people’s energy. I am an empath to a massive degree, always have been, always will be. Back in those days I didn’t see it as a gift because I didn’t know how to manage it.

So after picking up on many people’s energy, attempting to be upbeat casual and friendly, it didn’t take long before I started to feel alone and lonely in the midst of it all.  I walked out onto a lovely balcony under the stars, put down my glass and leaned over the balcony rim, breathing in nature and the starry night sky (no pun intended).

Within minutes I felt a darkness invade me and I had no idea where from. A few people had arrived at the party who I knew better and came out to chat to me. I felt comforted that they were more familiar. The friend that I attended the party with who was a natural social butterfly, joined us.

As we chatted I could feel the unsettling feeling get stronger. I felt like my body wanted to vomit it out but at the same time I was at a party, its just not the thing to do. I was not a bogan late night drunken vomiter that took pride in it, I hated vomiting. I asked someone to grab me some water as I was feeling light headed. (I know your thinking someone spiked the wine but I had taken two sips and others were drinking the same with no effect)

Anyway after drinking the water, I felt insticively to lean over the balcony. I let out a long screaming sound like a banshee on steroids. My whole being wanted to get it out of my system, whatever it was. The party was in high swing and the music quite loud, thank goodness. When that was done I vomited over the balcony into the bushes and it was like a projectile purge. At this point my shyness wasn’t even present. My soul took over, it had to be 079bba7d2e0ab10974ff19b5df10ecaa--purge-trippypurged. I knew when I was screaming it out and vomiting it was a person at the party that I had tapped into energetically.

How do I know? Because he came into my vision as it was happening. He was male of dubious character that had messed with lots of things both substances and practices. (This was what came through for me, not what I knew for a fact)

After I released it. I felt myself in my body and crystal clear in my thinking. The people around me asked if I was sick, was I ok? Did I need to lie down? I was honest and told them I absorbed something from someone and I had to get it out. I got that look of yep she is eccentric. Half humoured smile and half ‘Shit, don’t get on the wrong side of her, she is mad!’ look in their eyes.

There were many more times this happened in different situations until I got a handle on what I needed to do and become more aware of. One time I think I have shared before, I came from a workshop that I was invited to and it was full of shadow energy. Spirit literally hassled me to go up to a hillock during a wet ragging lightening storm and I became the willing banshee and let it happen. No vomiting at that particular time, but thinking back most of the times I have vomited have had to do with other people’s shadow energy invading me and me absorbing it.

In the old days I may have had a hole driven into my head to let the demons be purged out of my opened skull, burned to extinguish the devil or maybe a good dose of blood letting or a horrific punishing cruel exorcism.

In shamanic lore purging is more akin to ‘transforming’ the energy of imbalance. 
The traditional shaman ingests the imbalance/entity, then by ritual and ceremony it is transformed within them (negotiation/confrontation) and then purged out (expelled). This can be anything from vomiting, spitting, burping, screaming, speaking in betwixed world langauge etc. I must say I have come across a few scammers in my time that did a lot of burping, but really to me it was digestion issues, not medicinal releasing.

Vomiting is a vey common way of purging psychically. But as my path and my medicine has grown stronger I tend not to vomit any more, I don’t feel I need to. I have found much kinder ways to deal with energy attachments and I can grok someones energy pretty fast nowadays. I am not saying I wont every again, but I have other ways to purge and clear now.

Know yourself and what you resonate with.

Firstly it’s important that you know you’re particular sensitive areas. Like me it’s a big party. I generally don’t go to them because I don’t actually like them for multiple reasons. I am all for a smaller gang of people in a room or around a fire discussing deeper things and getting up and dancing together, or a jam session with multiple people… that suits me well. I have learned to back out of big party invitations politely for my own wellbeing.

Know how to clean yourself energetically.

There are multiple ways to cleanse/purge yourself psychically. Anything from salt water baths, screaming under the ocean, drumming your body, rattling your body, putting a black obsidian stone at the base of your bed while sleeping and burying it the next day to cleanse it, burning sage and listening to frequency sounds that clear your energy field.

Know how to release and purge deeper and more stubborn attachments.

This is my speciality. As a soul, I came here to go through these experiences so I can be a guide for others. I created The Meditation For Sensitives during the biggest entity invasion in my life and it has stood the test of time, Inner House Cleaning is so practical to understand what the body holds and how to work with what manifests energetically. Recapitulation, a traditionally shamanic breathing restorative practice is such a handy every day tool, along with other tools I teach to remove cellular imprints of energetic connections with others like, Generational Clearing, Distant Personality Release and Projection release.

All the above are ways of purging that which you have absorbed which is interfearing in the natural balance of your energy bodies.

It’s really not about blaming the other person that you absorbed the yucky energy from. Sure you may learn that they are not someone you want in your life as a friend, parent teacher, lover, co-worker, boss etc, but the lesson here is about what you do with it now you have absorbed it.  If you absorb it, it has become a part of you energetically and it’s up to you to release it.

Although Soul Retrieval is not seen as a purging as such on deeper reflection I think it definity is.  In the contemporary version I do, the fragment must be cleansed before returning and if there is an abuser or energetic invader in the story then they are conscously purged from the clients energy field.

I remember my teacher back in the day giving me a wonderful tip. ‘You may not always be able to protect yourself but you can be an impeccable cleaner.’ Its one of my all time favourite sayings and I will keep saying it because its gold, especially for natural empaths and sensitives

1200.-Tone-9-Solar-JAGUAR-SHAMAN-web-1I am happy to say that I can purge just about anything that comes my way ( I am aware that in writing that sentence a new challenge may come! Ha!).

If you want to learn more techniques find me at my website for one on one trainings.


(c) Odette Nightsky

Illness, Intuition & Frequency

psychedelic-spiritualityI recently became very ill during my time out from caring for my elderly mother which left me bed ridden and feeling like I was poisoned. It was nothing I ate nor any signs it was coming. It slammed me flat on my back for days. Being that ill tends to bring back memories of when I was a young girl. I suffered from high fevers until it was found that I was going into renal failure so I had a mountain of tests and truckloads of medication until finally they removed my right kidney which effected my adrenal function long-term. Since then I have had a fairly strong intuitive relationship with my body consciousness and do the best to take care of myself but still being really sick, it’s a vulnerable place to be in, like I am sure many others can relate to especially if you are the one that is generally of good health and is often looking after others in some way. Lettingo into the illness is a challenge!

This time, the pain in my stomach was so bad I had a few paranoid fearful thoughts of things that it could be, horrible things. When these little fear bubbles arise about my health I tend to lean into a righteous self made contract that I created with the universe. Due to being my mothers carer I cannot go before my mother, she wont be able to cope, she has already lost my brother and is just not on, so I literally tell the universe ‘Its not happening do you hear me!’. Yeah I know….but strangely it empowers me.

I awoke on the forth morning still feeling horrid and a word literally popped into my head silence_by_cestica-d85982s‘Arsenic’. Arsenic is of course a poison but used homoeopathically it meets the poison where its at.

I know the difference between my intuition and my fears and I asked a dear friend to get some for me and within a day I started to improve. When I recovered to a degree I went and got some acupuncture and Chinese herbs as that is my go to medicine when things get rough. It makes sense to me that illness clogs up the meridians and natural healing channels and makes it hard for the body to bounce back.

Finally my mind started to clear enough to write. Yippee! As while ill I kept thinking well if I am down for the count I should spend my time writing but my creative channels were completely blocked and tired, just like my body. I had to surrender to sleep and movies as my attention span was crap and couldn’t even read nor could I hardly eat.

Due to a huge chunk of my childhood being under the medical system I generally feel that doctors cannot help much other than specialist surgeons who do life saving surgery (which I am grateful for). I am not anti doctors so much as I really don’t think they have a lot to offer. Their blood tests are quite basic and they don’t pick up many things that live blood analysis can and tend to just recommend medication that my body doesn’t want. So most of my life I have gone the natural pathway to healing as I feel its in line with my bodies needs.

My mother who is very open to alternative pathways but has that old way of trusting in doctors as authority, asked me over the phone if I had gone to a doctor. I as always am honest and said, I didn’t feel they could do much, but if I felt the need I would. It’s not having my head in the sand at all. It’s following my intuition and my gut instinct about my own body and what it needs. Honestly if I felt like I needed to see a doc, I would.

I was slowly getting my energy back but it was still only in short bursts. I went down to the coast to visit a spirit sister. She wanted me to come along to experience something called a ‘Biocharger’. This is a mixture of frequencies from electrical engineer Nikola Tesla and Royal Rife. Both men were slammed by the system due to their findings and died lonely deaths without credit. Jim Girardbut brought the Bio Electric Stimulator to life but was also deceived by a corporate money maker who took his idea. He went on to create the Biocharger with Colin Bester which was even more advance and this machine has had a massive resurgence in recent times due to it healing capabilities.

I didn’t really bio-charger-energytuneup-600x600know any of this before I went but me being me and open to new experiences in general, I thought, sure, what the heck, I will give it a go. What could it hurt? After a short introduction to it, we sat in a room close to what looked like the inside workings of the Tardis. Its colourful flashing lights went off and it made sounds like the Tardis revving up to maximum voltage. It was set to all over universal earth healing frequency and one other that we chose to do with digestion. I sat there and just let it flow through me. I had no real judgement one way or the other. I get that we all vibrate at a certain frequency and thought if there is a higher frequency that can help my body, why not!

After we left I didn’t notice much but through the day it was clear I had way more energy than I did when I walked in. You see, I am very sensitive to what I experience, I need to experience things myself to truly know them. Was it a placebo effect? Well, my mind wasn’t focused on thinking that it would make much difference, I was curious more than anything else. Regardless, I felt significantly energised. I posted the pic that the owner of the Biocharger took of me and my friend and put it on my FB personal page. Some were fascinated, and a few cynics were telling me (lecturing really) not to go for this snake oil salesmen thing, judging me like I was naive as a lamb. I didn’t react or go into a debate. I just knew that my experience was my proof.

Two mornings later I awoke with a nudge from within ‘Sound frequency’. You see the mornings are when spirit wakes me up with little one statement tips. Some of them are to do with my writings, my posts, what I need to open myself up to etc. When these inner nudges pop up I listen. I didn’t always, I used to brush them away or postpone them, but nowadays I know better.

It makes total logical sense to me that our bodies respond to higher frequencies. We are a mass of sub atomic particles and thats a fact. The bodies natural frequency is gauged between 62 and 68 Hz (Hz = a unit of frequency). The Shamanic drum beat vibrates at 741 Hz. The earth frequency vibrates at 7.83hz (this has changed though due to humanities interference). The meditation frequency as is the chant of OM is at 7.83Hz.

The Universal Earth frequency is 432Hz. Now thats a high vibrational frequency!hqdefault

In these fast paced times we are being slammed by all sorts of vibrational waves from our computers, TV’s, WiFi currents and goodness knows what else. And autoimmune diseases are on the rise everywhere. Our natural vibration is being messed with. That I know from experience.

As a spiritual being I can tell if something otherworldly has been messing with me as I feel a change in my mood, my attitude and my natural vibration. So I need to go within and clear it, which I am very experienced at.

So now due to being slammed down with whatever it was and other body issues arising in the last few years, spirit is nudging me to share my experience in order to show the importance of HARMONISING our natural vibration in a world full of cross counter frequencies.

So, currently I am meditating with a few frequencies but the main one is the 432 Frequency, The Universal Earth Frequency. I am doing it in the morning and the meditation frequency before sleep.

I am experiencing it and journeying with it as that is the shamanic pathway, to experience in order to know. I invite you to do the same if it calls you and let me know of your experience.

I am not a scientist or someone who wants to read lots of technical stuff. I like to take something complicated and make basic sense of it and then transform it into language that people can understand. When I began researching and taking nots for this blog, I kept getting nudged by spirit to just tell them what you are experiencing, your story.

Yep, right, got it, done, thanks.

tumblr_mhifdoEbnH1rtzgumo1_500When we die the body will soon stop vibrating. The life force, the frequency of the spirit is no longer attached to the earth suit. While we are alive we are vibrating energy. We have a frequency that we emanate. We are residing on a living frequency called mother earth and we are part of a universal frequency I call ‘Great Mystery’.

I like the feeling that each day I move into a space to connect with the Universal Earth Frequency. How about you?



(c) O. Nightsky 2018

Shifting the Energetic Density

The Web CoverThe following is a partial excerpt for an new book coming out in 2019

The Web Between Worlds
Navigating Other Worldly Sensitivities

It is an update from my original book

‘The Bridge Between Two Worlds. A Shamans View of Schizophrenia & Acute Sensitivity’ and so much more.

It will be valuable to anyone crossing the bridge to non ordinary reality and offer many more tools and ways to view this wonderful inter-dimensional shamanic journey on earth.
(It will be available in paperback)

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I used to think that people deliberately drained my energy with conscious intention. However through experience I have realised that in general the majority of people who do suck energy from others or leak energy are not fully aware of what they are doing.

Drainers and Leakers

The first are those who appear to be ‘overly’ up beat happy people who tend to talk a lot without listening well.

These people are not big on conversation. They tend to like to tell their story more in a lecture format. So you get slammed with a tsunami overflow and feel like you are their audience. Many of these people have been labelled with a complex personality disorders, acute narcissistic traits or people suffering the high peaks of mania.

An analogy:  The top part of the ocean is coming in full pelt while the bottom level is pulling out and sucking away from the shore.

When they leave you are completely drained and exhausted. These peole have little insight that they are draining as they have so much energy flowing through them they don’t see that they are drawing anything from anyone.

They vibrationally have an empty hole, much like a vortex inside their core that cannot be filled no matter how much information goes in. That’s why they never seem to tire of needing more, be that listening to themselves or getting their energy fix. This hole needs filling from within. Its like there is a rip in the energetic field that needs to be sewn up.

The second is the very depressed person. If you have been around people who suffer from depression for a good while, you may have found that its hard to keep your level of positivity up especially if you are highly sensitive and or empathetic.

The depressed person isn’t draining so much as leaking out what they cannot process. On of the biggest components of depression is anger and self loathing towards ones self.

If you find yourself getting angry which is out of character, it may be due to picking up on what is being leaked or because you yourself are frustrated that you cannot save them from the swamp.

If you are close to to someone suffering depression you really need to take regular time out for space especially if you live with them. Go and do things that boost your life force. They are not consciously leaking, they are just trying to stop themselves from drowning and dont know how to manage what the feel, so it leaks out.

You can also be drained by walking the street and having a great deal of sympathy for others. You see a child wailing and its parent more preoccupied with their phone, a homeless person on their knees in abject misery with nothing in their hat, watching and elderly person forgetting themselves and nobody caring

254dde9bf70db05b24d4bbee13bb0cd9These things can all be emotionally draining and none of them is deliberately aimed at you personally. Not the manic talker, not the depressed family member, not the person your heart goes out to on the street. They are just trying to survive the only way they know how. Its an energetic behaviour that is based on a pattern of survival.

(There will be other chapters to assist those that want to stop leaking and or draining, all in the mode of no blame)


In regards to abuse, energy can be lost, stolen and or leaked. But to be very clear here, Your energy cannot be used by another.

It can be held (stolen) via the abusers invasion in relationship to the victim experiencing a robbing of their sense of self which can manifest into PTSD amongst other things.

The person that is the drainer/abuser cannot really benefit in anyway other than their ego thinking that he/she has rightous control over the one who was abused. They cannot use your stolen energy. It’s actually useless to them.

The energy/fragment is in wait,  available to be resorted if you really want it back.

I know that by experience, both via my own story and in working with clients.

It absolutely can be reclaimed.

If I have felt I have lost a part of myself in someones story, anger, issue or agenda, by being too empathetic or to absorbent or even too gullible. I often find that I have leaked and/or I have been unconsciously drained.

So the next step is to look to see how I can personally replenish myself from that experience

Acknowledge that this is a draining issue

  • If anger is rising, write it all out and let it flow, so it doesn’t stagnate or ruminate within.
  • Before you can cleanse yourself you need to check what or who has been draining you. Go inside and move through the day and take yourself to just before you felt zapped. Trust in what comes up.
  • Acknowledge it and then move deeper to see why you chose, yes ‘chose’ to be drained. Find a positive reason, teaching you what about yourself?
  • If there is anything attached to you in any way that you are unable to shake off, use Inner House Cleaning method  or The DPR healing method in this book.
  • Thank the spirit of the messenger (No matter who they are) for the teaching.
  • Now, find the best way to create life force within yourself. For some this can be going for a run in the sun or rain, lying on the earth and breathing her in, meditation (passive or active), yoga, having a salt scrub or bath, burning sage, dancing your butt off to music that makes your heart sing, recapitulation, placing hands on belly and or on the top of spine before neck and emitting some Reiki or life force
  • Thank yourself, nurture yourself in some way and give thanks to any spirit kin you included at any time for assistance.
  • If it’s a bigger issue then you will need to find a down to earth, well-trained gentle practitioner experienced in Soul Retrieval. The reason I say dont do it on your own, is when you have a trigger its hard to see straight and its good to have someone to pick up what you might miss.

the-tree-of-life-series-2-dhananjay-mukherjeeWhen we stop the blame game towards others and ourselves and take up the tools we need, we can clear things so much more easily and that makes for less draining and leaking of life force.

We can then learn to self nourish engergetically

(c) O. Nightsky 2018 both writings and cover photo of  The Web Between Worlds.

Shonky Shamanism

a310561967a21a00ab54c94809ba51adI was asked to watch a video called plastic shamans by a friend to see what I thought about it. Its clearly a fairly old documentary (on YouTube) about the New Age movement ripping off the Native American sacred medicine. There was a select number of indigenous people speaking and honestly the people chosen to represent the New Age practices were in my opinion, pretty lame targets.

I would have been more impressed if those that made the film did their homework better and challenged themselves by interviewing people like Sandra Ingerman, someone who has come from an indigenous background and still today offers guidance and teachings in a compassionate and contemporary manner so she can assist the people of this time, simply to balance out the sharing and garner more wise opinions.

What struck me the most as I watched is the ‘ownership’ of the medicine. To me personally, medicine is not something that one can own. It’s a lived experience by those that experience it and one that is offered in order to be of service.

Of course this made me reflect on my own story e.g: Am I a plastic shaman? Did I come to this path because it was a fashionable thing? Did I jump on a bandwagon of popularity? No.

Completely the opposite really. I got massively slam dunked and found through trauma and a deep sense of fragmentation and ego dismemberment, that this path, when using the tools with integrity, worked like nothing else I have ever come across, still to this day.

Have I stolen anything from anyone? No. Any medicine knowledge I have gained has been freely shared with me to pass on, as its primarily about being of service, not feeding my ego or gaining fame. If I wanted fame I would have stuck with being a theatre actress.

In offering tools and pathways that help people access a more consciousness state of being is not something that is mine to own. It is my service to share.

Integrity-and-TrustworthinessThe earth is not not truly owned by anyone. Neither are the tools and wisdom passed down from generations of medicine learning, whatever culture that comes through.

Spirit shares with me. ‘This is a human thing, to own something’.

I get it though, the language of ownership. Its like I kind of own that I am of strong Scottish blood . I remember when there was an opportunity for Scotland to stand on its own a few years back. I was all for Scotland breaking off from England because I felt that rush in my blood of my ancestors
against the english that came to rape and disable my ancestors from their homelands. But thats my ego pride speaking, well more like shouting, Freedom!! As Mel Gibson did.

The key point is when we die…we own nothing. So lets stop thinking we own it now. We are the caretakers, yes, owners, no. Lets caretake the medicine ways well. Be authentic in what we do. Honour the ancestors that came before both via bloodline and soul line as we walk on.

Look, when you make big bucks off the back of a traditional path then I am totally in agreement. Those big new age money wankers piss me right off!!

There is a blonde guy in the video selling totem astrology. He looks like his ancestors are from Norway or something, yet he is dressed in all the indian tribal gear. I get why the original people feel insulted. There is another bunch that drum and offer sweat lodges. They look pretty laid back but the vibe is kind and they seem to bring people together and it seems to help in connecting them to the earth and their consciousness. But because they all are white and played medicine drums and did a sweat…. this was seen as ripping off sacred ways. Maybe they took these things because it worked for them. It helped them feel more connected. If they charged big bucks then maybe not, but that was not shared or explored.

I remember doing a sweat lodge many years back and it was very sacred, very earthing and very cleansing. No wanky new age agenda at all, nor was the leader of the group full of his own importance and wearing a costume from another culture. It was done with great respect, inclusion and reverence. No one pretended to be something that they were not.

Art: Bruce BeardyIf the medicine is helpful for the people of this time, why is it not ok to practice it? Of course if you are to practice something you need to know what your doing, not just wing it. I have always thought it would be lovely that instead of going to a church once a week one could go into the womb of the mother sweat lodge and cleanse and offer gratitude. Is that not a good thing for anyone to do who feels for it regardless of culture? A place where they could go back to the womb and feel safe to let go of their pain, reflect, cleanse and give thanks. Don’t charge a fortune and do it with reverence and respect to those that came before. Good medicine should be available to anyone.

I have worked with clients that have been abused psychologically and sexually by traditional indigenous shamans, as well as the plastic fluffy kind. The abuse of power and manipulation happens in all areas unfortunately. I tend to attract clients who want me to guide them find their way back to their core and dispel the abuse which was done. In one situation a woman came to me and we cleared her from the abuse that was freezing her and what came out of it is the women of that particular tribe threw the shaman out, as he had been doing this to others and this was the last straw. This woman, when she got her power back was able to move on and blossom.

What my teacher (who has now left her body) taught me, is to learn the core of the medicine and then adapt it to my own recipe. It doesn’t mean water it down or disrespect it in any way. It means make it your own, so it fits you like a glove. I hold strong the core structure that is the essence of the medicine I was taught both via my teacher and by spirit, and the original tools that still work so well to this day. On her death bed, my teacher and I talked and she was so happy that I would continue the work in my own way. You see, she on her death bed saw that nothing of what she taught me was owned. It was a service to give it, to share it and to be of service in this medicine.
In Plastic Shamans they referred to Carlos Castenda, Lynn Andrews and Michael Harner as those who have ripped the indigenous people off. I cannot say I have read a huge amount of Castaneda but what I read didn’t resonate much. I found myself more resonant with Taisha Abelar. Lynn Andrews has offered a few good tips here and there and Michaeal Harner, well admittedly I read him in the early days but even that didn’t rock my boat much. I have had quite a few people come to me after doing his workshops who didn’t get back into their bodies properly and ended up fractured energetically. This is the danger of big group workshops especially if your a sensitive person.

All of these people regardless what you think of them or what they practiced, tried to bring some consciousness to the western mindset. Buddhism has done the same, but those that have brought buddhism across from the east have been welcomed, because they get that they don’t ‘own’ the techniques. They are happy for it to spread for the benefit of humanity. When a monk teaches you a technique he doesn’t say if you share it with others you have to pay me or say ‘its mine’.

I feel this ownership comes out of the wound of colonisation. The medicine that has come through and filtered down and changed, is not necessarily anyones fault. Its just how humanity has adapted to information and new concepts. We of this time are ‘personal recipe makers’ and some say that to take a traditional way and adapt it, is disrespectful.  But we of this time are not traditional people. We are modern contemporary people and we have been taught to adapt or die. So we adapt things to help us continue to thrive rather than just survive.

The main point for me is how I value and respect and honour those that have gone before me and those that have shared their medicine with me. I am always in honour ofimages them and my path is about integrity, safety and offering the tools I have learned to offer to those who need them.

I do not own a home, car, expensive anything. I do a lot for nothing and keep my prices low. I do not turn anyone away who is in need even if they have not a penny. But neither am I a walk over or someone who can be insulted or mocked for the service that I offer. I have walked this medicine path over 20 years (this lifetime) and I will continue to do so beyond death. This is what my ripping apart (dark night of the soul initiation) showed me, that this is what I came for. To be of service.

Spirit has called me to this path and initially I bucked it like a bronco for a good while until the wake up slap was so hard I had to pay attention. Was I called to this path? Abso-bloody-loootly! So no its not a costume I wear to fluff my ego. I am but a part of the service of spirit. I am but a hollow bone.

I honour all the traditions. But I do not live in that time. I live in this time. And I offer what works for me and am more than happy to share it.

So yes there are plastic shamans, for sure. But there are also people of good heart and integrity who find this path a blessing in their lives and want to share it, who honour what they are doing and from who they learned it from, may that be through spirit guidance, teachers, or helpers on this earth.

I have been writing this for a blog post on and off for the last few weeks as have had a run of clients being messed with via so called medicine men and women healers. Then this morning I got a message from an arrogant man who sat on his seat of judgement looking down at me. He knew absolutely nothing about me or my path of medicine but he was happy to judge me and belittle me. I kind of had to laugh and kindly reflected back to him what he projected and suggested he do better research before he stuck the knife into someone he knows zip about. So hence, this blog had to go up.

This is a contentious subject, I get that. But that should not prevent me from speaking from my heart how I feel about it.

I would like to hear your thoughts and feelings on this, with kindness.

If your path is to be of service in this way, choose to be a lighthouse.

Stand strteaching-is-like-a-lighthouse-2-638ong in your truth and be a guide for others with your light of integrity. Don’t suck the light from others. Emanate your own.