A Program of Personal Healing and Liberation
There is an old wisdom. It tells us that we are all connected. It tells us every tree, rock, fish, human has spirit. And what you do in the physical world, spirit feels it. And what you do in the spirit world, tree, rock, fish, human feels it. This wisdom tells us that because we are connected, and because we are spirit and body, the personal is planetary. And the planetary is personal. One way to heal our planet is to heal ourselves.
The Soul Healing Way is a mystery school, an online and on the ground personal healing and transformational program grounded in earth-based shamanic perspectives and transformative justice principles. Developed by writer, healer, activist, and teacher Helen Klonaris, the Soul Healing Way combines shamanism, child developmental psychology, Jungian psychology, mythology, energy healing, and ceremony to co-create profound transformation and liberation.
In this deeply liminal time – an in between time of slowing down to listen, to turn within and face ourselves, to inquire as to the ways our lives have been shaped by the past, and forces greater than ourselves – The Soul Healing Way offers a powerful connection to community as witness and to an experiential process that will help us identify our spiritual and emotional wounds, and importantly bring to them the healing they need to transform. It will give us tools to recover parts of ourselves we thought were lost, and to identify and re-write the stories we have been telling that keep us from living our most exuberant dreams.
Each of us is a miracle. Like the great silk cotton tree, the little green heron, or the mangrove that grows long skinny legs to lift itself above the surface of the water, we too are miraculous creations that have the right to exist on this extraordinary, precious planet Earth. In this program, we will come together to witness and support each other in a healing process of retrieval and transformation, celebrating as we find and bring ourselves home.
Benefits of the Program
We often struggle to create the life we most want to live. And, as a result of traumas, social inequities, and myriad forms of oppressions, we don’t always have access to the tools we need to help us get there. In The Soul Healing Way we will identify our wounds and the stories they tell; we will bring awareness to the interplay of individual and collective; personal, cultural and societal; and, using the ancient and contemporary arts of shamanism, we will tell new stories, rewiring our brains and forging new pathways to ourselves and our deepest longings.
Consider the following questions:
- Where do you hurt?
- Do you find yourself stuck in old patterns you can’t seem to shake?
- Do you feel you just can’t seem to ‘get it together’?
- Do you struggle to speak your truth?
- Do you often feel like you don’t belong?
- Is it hard to sustain yourself financially?
- Do past experiences keep you from having the intimacy you want?
- What is your soul’s longing?
- What do you dream of creating in your life and in the world?
We’ll also ask questions like
- How has racism impacted your womb experience?
- How did sexism or homophobia impact your earliest perceptions of yourself?
- What role did culture play in your creation and birth?
A Three-Year Journey
The Soul Healing Way is an embodied program that takes participants on a journey from pre-personal, to personal, and trans-personal healing. Science tells us that 80% of a child’s brain develops by the time they are 3 years old. Our most foundational experiences happen in the womb. Who we become as adults is deeply influenced by what we experienced in our earliest days, months, and years on this planet. In partnership with Spirit, engaging shamanic practices can help us to heal the past so we can live with freedom, purpose, and joy in the present.
“When our childhood needs were unfulfilled, they left a psychic wake: grief at the loss and a long, plaintive, interior cry for what we missed.” -David Richo