Some toxic energies can crystallize, becoming nearly material objects, which are impossible to metabolize through the Illumination Process and must be extracted manually. These crystallized energies embed themselves in the physical body, taking on shapes such as daggers, arrows, spears, and swords. Amazon shamans believe that crystallized energies are the result of black magic or sorcery. I have found that these energies can be caused by anger, envy, or hatred directed at us by another person—often those who are closest to us. Sometimes they are also energetic remnants from a former existence.
The Extraction process is performed during an Illumination, when the energetic landscapes of the chakras are revealed, and crystallized energies can be easily detected. The Illumination combusts energies that collect around the crystallization and keep it wedged into the body, thereby facilitating the Extraction.
Negative energies are attracted to us when there is an affinity within us. Anger can penetrate our LEF only when the vibration for anger lives within us, and hatred can affect us only when self-hatred is present. Consequently, it is not enough to extract the crystallized energies; the client’s affinities have to be changed as well. The Illumination Process heals the affinities for these energies by clearing and stepping up the frequency at which a chakra spins. As the vibratory rate of a chakra increases, we begin to attract pure, clear, beneficent energies.
There are five steps to the Extraction process.
First, I scan my client’s LEF, slowly passing my hand a few inches above the body. I’m feeling for variations in temperature which often indicate the presence of a crystallized energy. When I sense a shape, I wrap my hand around it and try to obtain an impression.
Then, I tease out the heavy energy at the base of the object, gathering these energies with my fingertips and flicking them to the Earth. This begins to loosen the embedded object.
I move my hands to the release points at the back of the skull, triggering the release of any remaining toxic energies in the chakra. (There is not always a linear relationship between the site of the crystallized energy and the compromised chakra. It is possible to find an embedded energy in the feet that involves the heart chakra.
That completed, I go back to the object, gently moving it from side to side and twisting to loosen it. I invite my client to bring her awareness to the site and to feel my actions, asking her if she is experiencing any pain, or if I’m going too fast or too slow. Often, I’ll ask my client to describe any images she is perceiving.
After the object is extracted, I illuminate the chakra, bathing it in pure light, to increase its vibratory rate and change the affinity. Finally, I close the chakra and process with the client.
When I first learned the Extraction process, I thought the Amazon shamans perceived daggers, spears, and arrows embedded in their clients because such objects were the stuff of their everyday lives. When I returned home I expected to detect objects more congruent with the symbols of modern warfare—guns and bullets. To my surprise, I found exactly the same symbols that the jungle healers described.
I could make no sense of this until I considered that the brain’s limbic system evolved thousands of years ago at a time when our ancestors hunted game and slew each other with knives and spears. The repertoire of images of this ancient brain structure remained unchanged. The limbic brain takes the symbolic as literal. When we have been betrayed, we say that we have been “stabbed in the back” because symbolically we have!
Next week we’ll explore extracting intrusive energies and entities. Additional information can be found in my book, Shaman, Healer, Sage.