Have you ever gone into a session, an experience, with no expectations and simply an open mind? That's how I first saw Carey. She offered me a session and typically with something labeled "shaman" I would've put that offer neatly on the hypothetical shelf, "over there" for "other people who believe in those things" or perhaps in the "that's for other cultures, but doesn't apply to me" category. Do you know what I mean? But something about Carey made me just relax and trust her. I'm glad that I did.
A visit with Carey helps dissolve negative emotions, relieve the weight on your shoulders, and put your mind/body/heart/soul back on track. I'm not sure if all of her sessions follow a similar path, but mine started off somewhat similar to traditional counseling. We sat down to talk about where I was coming from and what I'd like to work on. She helps you set your intentions and she has a very grounding presence. And she also listens and asks the right questions intuitively.
Next she brought out sacred stones and other elements from Mother Earth (as she said) and I blew my breath of pain/fears/sadness/problems into them--physically letting go and further setting my intentions. Then Carey invited me to lie down comfortably on her table, requested that I breathe deeply, and she placed the stones on my body at key energy points.
While I was relaxing and breathing, Carey communicated with Mother Earth/the spirit world/my spirit animal on my behalf, and within a very short time she invited me to open my eyes and sit up. When I was ready, she invited me to try some subconscious drawing. (At first this was hard for me, as nothing was "coming up" for me, so I just picked up a few different colors and drew what seemed like a meaningless abstract pencil drawing. But a week later I saw what the image was! It was a drawing of coming back to shore and was a metaphor for coming home/being on the right path. Very powerful!)
After the drawing, she shared what she'd seen when she journeyed on my behalf, and gave me the opportunity to ask clarifying questions and have some thoughtful discussion. It's an incredibly powerful practice whether you have experience with shamanism or not. *Highly* recommended.
Carey is simply amazing. She guided me through a healing experience that was uplifting but also challenging, one that required me to get in touch with my deeper emotions and fears, and release the weight I had been holding. A daunting task, but Carey created a sacred and safe space that held me in a bubble of love and protection.
When my eyes were closed, her mere presence was magical, and her soothing voice and the sounds she played put me at ease. I was safe to let go. Then I was open to receive what I needed to hear, and the tools I needed to continue my spiritual growth.
Carey is a truly gifted healer.
I've had two shamanic sessions with Carey over the past six months, both were very helpful. This is new territory for me, I didn't have any experience with shamanism before meeting her. Fortunately I followed a friend's advice and met with her at a moment of transition in my life.
Carey was very easy to work with and led me through some practices similar to those described in other reviews. I definitely felt lighter and clearer about what I wanted to accomplish, and over the next several months I saw many of the results that we had set in motion that day.
During the second session, Carey guided me through a process of asking and answering questions that allowed me to let go of some old stories and anxieties that no longer apply to my life, and she gave me some practices to continue this transition. Great results so far, I'm sure I'll be back for more!
Carey is very intuitive and genuinely kind. I wouldn't feel safe doing this kind of work with anyone, but Carey is a healthy person and is very grounded which made me feel completely comfortable with her.
Her work was powerful! I felt a big shift in how I felt the next day. I felt more at ease and it felt as though I had unloaded some confusion and tension that I had been carrying around. I also felt inspired after our session because Carey also taught me some practical things I needed to know about myself and she gave me some tools that I could use to help me keep the wonderful sense of ease that I had gained.