THE PATH OF BEAUTY
All indigenous cultures have a Medicine Wheel that represents the cycles of life that we as humans undertake during our time on earth; it is a map of human consciousness that guides us, that helps us understand who we are, and allows us to grow and evolve as we journey around the wheel of life. And it is also a spiral, so that as we walk, we come ever closer to the centre, bringing us home to who we truly are - who we came here to be - evolution in action.
This is the path of initiations of the Earthkeeper tradition from the Sacred Valley of Peru handed down by the medicine men and women of the Inca tradition; the rites of passage and inititations that you will experience as you make your way around the wheel with us, prepare your luminous energy field for the times that we are in right now ; a time of great change and transformation that has been prophesied by all ancient traditions.
As you embark on your own personal healing journey with us, your path will take you around the four directions of the medicine wheel, learning how to work with energy, stepping into powerful healing processes, energetic transmissions and healing techniques that you can share with others. You will be accompanied on your journey by a group of people who are all on the path of personal discovery, learning together to heal the wounds of the past, to re-discover our personal power, and raise our vibration so that the note we all put out in the world will be one of healing, harmony, peace and inclusivity. You will be supported by those who have walked this path many times before you so you know you are in safe hands as you make this personal journey.
Our programme consists of four modules over the course of a year.
- Our training is a 6-day Medicine Wheel + Healing Tools Practitioner Training.
- During the first three days of each module - known as the Medicine Wheel - you undertake your own personal healing journey, where you'll create your Mesa (your medicine bundle). In each direction you will work with stones that have called you, stones that become the representation of your personal healing work, stones that will hold the transformation of your sacred wounds into your personal power. Stones throughout time have been record keepers, they are the tools that ancient peoples have used since the beginning when they made altars in the land. Your mesa, which eventually will contain 13 medicine stones, becomes your personal altar of transformation, and the medicine that you have grown and evolved through your immersion in the deep healing processes in each direction, will become your unique gift that you offer to the world.
- During the last three days of each module you will learn the Healing Tools that give you the skills to become a shamanic practitioner. During these three days you will immerse yourself in powerful and transformative energy healing techniques and tools. Even if you do not wish to become a practitioner, the very act of assisting in the healing process of another, brings you a quality of presence, a new sense of meaning, a self confidence, a sense of purpose, all of which will transform your life. The energy medicine that you learn here will be with you for the rest of your life, and will ensure that you live a meaningful and fulfilling life, no matter what you do for a living.
THE WAY OF THE EMPATH - THE ARCHETYPE OF SERPENT
The South direction is the beginning of the healers journey to wholeness. Here we release the grip of our personal stories, unbinding them from our DNA. The work of scientists like Bruce Lipton and Greg Braden have helped us become aware of the fact that our DNA is not fixed - that we can indeed change it, and download a new version of ourselves that heals spontaneously, releasing us from the place of victim that we have inherited.
The principle of the South is the Binding principle; just as serpent sheds its skin over and over again so that it can grow, so we too learn how to gently and with compassion, honour and respect, let go of our past, step away from our personal stories of pain and suffering, and discover instead the opportunity to grow more fully into each new stage of our lives, and in doing so transform our first three stones into khuyas, the first medicine stones of our Mesa. Then we are living in right relationship and harmony with ourselves and with the Earth. Then we walk in beauty.
In the South we receive the foundation rites that prepare our luminous energy field for the rites of the lineage - the Healers Rites, the Bands of Power and Protection; the Seers Rites, and the Harmony Rites.
In the Healing Tools practitioner training we teach THE ILLUMINATION PROCESS - the healing process that sits at the foundation of all the practices that come after. How to clear the heavy energies that gather in the chakras
THE WAY OF THE PEACEMAKER - THE ARCHETYPE OF JAGUAR
In the West direction, we make peace with our shadows. Here we heal the stories of our ancestors and release ourselves from the grip of karma, of scare-city, of lack, of toxic thinking, guilt and shame. This is where we step away from the place of victim, whether it be victim of our genes, our generational patterns or past lives: I call upon the work of Carl Jung, Debbie Ford, the Hendricks Institute, and Bill Plotkin who have taught and influenced my work with the shadow parts of ourselves, so that we can let go of that which not longer serves us... and step beyond fear and lifelessness. Embracing all the parts of ourselves, all the shadow characters that show up in our dramas... so that we no longer have need of enemies to show us what needs to be healed from within.
The main work of the West direction is working with our lineages, both karmic and ancestral; for our family line, we learn powerful processes that help us to step away from the legacies that served neither us nor them, and instead free our ancestors from their own burdens and receive the true gift that is their heartfelt wish for our life.
In the West we receive the rites of the Pampamesayoq, the Daykeeper Rites, that heal our relationship to the feminine, and helps us to remember our deep connection to Mother Earth and the cycles of life/death and rebirth
In the Healing Tools practitioner training, we teach the EXTRACTION PROCESS - how to release with love and compassion intrusive entities and energies that create dis-ease and disharmony in the body, mind and spirit.
THE WAY OF THE ALCHEMIST - THE ARCHETYPE OF HUMMINGBIRD
In the North, we learn about how to work outside of time, and look at the world through the eyes of 'possibility'. Alchemy is taking the past and turning it into the future.. finding the gold and the gift in the stories that we all live. Here we reclaim the 'hero' within, having shed our past, we are free to learn more about who we truly are, exploring the meaning and purpose of our lives. Behind the roles that we play and the masks that we wear - who are we? Why are we here?
The North direction encourages our unique gifts and talents to manifest into the world. This is where we come to understand that every moment is new, and we can no longer inform our lives from the past, so we see each moment fresh and from this place of not knowing we can truly step outside of time and download a new destiny, one that isn't informed by the past but that calls to us from the future.
In the North, we receive the rites of the Altomesayoq, the Wisdomkeeper- that heals our relationship to the masculine, and connects us to the mountains, and reminds us that we are all in the process of growth and evolution
In the Healing Tools practitioner training, we teach THE SOUL RETRIEVAL PROCESS - how to reclaim the resources we lost when our lives were derailed. A deep dive immersion to explore the inner realms of the psyche that hold the key to our success in life.
THE WAY OF THE VISIONARY - THE ARCHETYPE OF EAGLE/CONDOR
All the great teachers throughout time speak of death, not as something to be feared but as a state of grace to be embraced during life. We learn here in the East direction that death is not the end, but the beginning of new life; and that life is everlasting; and as we transcend even our human-ness we realise that we are all a unique expression of the One being, that our purpose here is to grow god within us.
And so we learn to see how, co-creating with the Universe, we create our world every moment from our thinking and our beliefs, and that as soon as we bring our beliefs into consciousness we have the ultimate power to change them for more life-enriching, self-encouraging beliefs that serve us and serve our world. In the East we re-discover the 'real' story that called us to this life so that we can truly choose to step in.
Calling on the works of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the importance of doing our grief and ancestor work taught to me by Malidoma Somé, as well as the work of Dr Alberto Villoldo, we learn what it means to die consciously, our eyes closed, and our hearts open. Taking the greatest journey home to our essence.
This is the way of the Visionary .. dreaming a new dream, a dream that is not informed by past experiences, but a dream that calls to us from who we are becoming, from the place of the unknown; and from this place we envision a brand new world for ourselves, for our families, for our communities, that is based on ayni (right relationship with all beings) fairness, equality, integrity, creating a brave new world for our children and our children's children.
This is the WAY OF THE SHAMAN.
In the East, we receive the rites of the Kurak Akullak, the Starkeepers rites, that helps us to remember our connection to the stars, and reminds us that we are all one with the Universe
In the Healing Tools practitioner training we teach THE TRANSITION RITES AND THE DEATH SPIRAL in order to be able to assist those who are making the greatest journey through the veils with ease, dignity and grace. This is the great and beautiful gift of the shaman.
These trainings are led by Chris Waters, founder of Spirit of the Inca School of Energy Medicine in the UK, and leading light in the birthing of Medicina Samanica School of Energy Medicine in Romania. Healer, shamanic practitioner, mentor, and teacher, Chris has repackaged, these ancient energy healing tools and techniques for today’s world. She teaches with love, artistry, humour and grace, a blend of mythology, psychology, spirituality, combined with deep healing transformative tools for life, it is a course that will open your heart, and transform all your relationships, including the one you have with yourself!
What Chris has done over the years is to sow seeds of inspiration … Her passion is to leave behind a legacy of people who express their authenticity, their gifts and true nature in the world.
by Chris Waters
Here in this place,
Here where the trees belong to each other,
in this mystical place
Between this world and the other less obvious world
Unsure of which is real and which is not
I clear a space and make a circle
Placing stones carefully in each direction
Stones that have called me, stones that have known my name
Gathered from mountains and rivers, ocean and burnished desert lands
Stones that have written a soft yet persistent message on the edges of my awareness
Lying here on this hallowed earth open to wind, rain, sun and moon
I finally gave myself away:
the old life, the old ways, who I thought I was..
surrendering not less than everything.
Surrendering to a deeper longing in my soul
I always knew there was another way to live
And when I found it, the angels cried joyous tears
Oh, how, we cried together,
howling a great grief cry that shattered the illusions
and brought me tenderly back to earth.
Lying here in my circle of stones, earth and moss beneath my body
tall grasses enfolding me gently into their arms,
I felt the warm embrace of Mother Earth as she remembered me
My body remembering itself, warming my wounded, aching heart
And I fell in love as I felt the last rays of the sun warming my body,
The tenderness of the moon’s silver light stroking my hair,
The darkness of this night holding me safe
That single bright star guiding me home
To the warmth of the moss and this earth beneath my body
What faith I have now in the night, and in the earth.
Faith that comes and goes with the wind, that ebbs and flows with the tides of the moon, but remains steady always in the memory of my soul’s journey from who I was to who I am today.