I put this first as it is the foundation upon with any sacred medicine and inititation can build new pathways in you. Integration is the meat on the bone of transformation. The bone cannot hollow itself and sing its unique song without putting into daily practice all of the wisdom that comes through in a psychedelic therapy, vision quest, plant medicine ceremony or the numerous initiations and therapies the human form will encounter in one lifetime.
There is a term -“the medicine is always with you”. If we really took this to heart we would understand that the healing we experience in a therapeutic/ceremonial setting is not the initiation itself. It is only the marking of what is already alive and waiting to be digested, embodied and made into medicine in your life. The initiation and the healing happen in the mundane moments of life where one begins to viscerally, physically feel a repatterning. The miracle, and for me the heart cracking awe and gratitude, comes when life all around begins to heal simply by our/my healing and integrating. Families repattern, relationships reorganize, illnesses vanish, dream states are restored, creativity is restored. Peace inside is restored and a new level of faith in this wild life to support everything we need is reborn.
These repatternings are a gift AND they can be a tad “hard”. This is where support from someone who has embodied these pathways and walked these thresholds can become necessary. We are not an island. Our belonging and our healing matters to the stars. Being mirrored in our vast miraculous capacities to evolve is how we make it all real. We get to see our beauty and our genius reflected back to us through another. And we need someone who has been to other side and back to say “keep going, you are loved”.
When integrating we need someone to help us make new choices because the old worn out patterns die hard. In order to run on a new operating system free of the addictions, impulses, depressions, manias, confusions, traumas etc.,we have to be radical in listening to the little voice, that came through in a big way during our therapeutic session, and choose to follow it. The old pattern will kick and scream until it also realizes that peace is possible by your willingness to choose it- again and again.
Without integration what we experience in our ceremonial settings tends to denigrate into symbolic theatre. Without integration we open up potential for more confusion, bypassing, appropriation and ensnaring of these powerful modalities into a fanatastical make believe experience. In my opinion this harms the Earth and disrespects the lineage and generosity of what was gifted through the ceremony, the chosen medicine and practitioner. I used to say- without integration we are just in self indulgence. Sounds harsh maybe. But what do you profess to stand for? And do you honor those words?
Our work together will help you stand inside of your virtues and become aligned to the medicine that guides your life.
Integration is at the pace of the body. The body is at the pace of Earth. Your spirit and soul have the capacity to shapeshift at cosmic light speed, but your body- which we all know keeps the score- digests all of this new information in a slow churn. This is so we can feel it all. We are feeling beings. Transformation happens through the lived experience, and we live our experiences through our bodies. This is to say that integration will also be at the pace of corporeal intelligence.
My integration is never done as new layers continue emerge. Life is an onion. And rather than say that I am “doing my work”, which has a weight to it, I have reframed this unfolding process of evolution into an extraordinary journey with Life as the magic carpet.
We are evolutionary, cyclic beings. So, when entering this pathway together we will align to our endless potentials and let go of achieving some goal. In all of my experience working in clinical settings, in private practice, hosting numerous ceremonial spaces and attending (and continuing to attend) my initiations, when there can be a relaxing into the journey rather than the destination then one can begin to touch the essence of Life as the greatest love story ever told.
What Does a Session Look Like?
- Sessions are typically an hour unless there is a somatic modality like breath work or child part work that comes up.
- The space is held by prayer and holistic frameworks
- I often suggest rituals and homework for outside of the container.
- If you are local to me I prefer to see you in person, to sit upon the Earth and listen together. If not, then we have the technology Goddess at our service.
For questions and sessions please email me: Shirastardrift@theoriginalmedicine.com
Sacred Medicine Journeys
To be clear, I am not ”a sitter”. I am a medicine woman. My work with the medicines, the sacred Magic Mushrooms, carries a healing transmission that can only come by way of deep study with and initiations into serving and carrying sacred medicine.
The moment we commit to our work together the journey begins and the assistance of Other Worlds move into your circle of prayer and start the preliminary peeling away of layers that are ready to be shed so that your deeper healing can be accessed. We are always within a quantum field. We are not 1 or even 3 dimensional beings. When we embark on a sacred journey, we amplify our quantum field and accelerate our evolutionary potential.
I do not hold space for experiences. I hold space for healing. My work is tender, thorough and clear. I am a midwife of the soul. I have worn the many masks of humanity, and have peeled many of them away. I know the human psyche and what lives within all the realms of our being. As above so below, and all is one.
We will work within a container of prayer. From the beginning I will lead you into a liminal space and begin to awaken the memory of your cosmology. Knowing your cosmology is vital for bringing forth your gift and feeling the foundation of wisdom that is necessary to support your healing. Your cosmology aligns you to virtue and a strength of truth that can withstand all trauma. It is in you already, why else would you still be standing after all you have been through? And the sacred medicine work will help you to remember what you are made of and made for, bit by bit.
My altar is held by Primordial Womb Consciousness and the One High Truth- Love is the most powerful medicine. Love is the original medicine. All things born of the Primordial Womb- Gaia and Her medicines hold this consciousness, these original codes within the divine matrix of Universal DNA, which is woven into human DNA. The Magic Mushrooms specifically contain these original codes as these astral beings seeded Mother Gaia with the memory of all things, all lineage connections, and every lay line of love between Earth and Heaven a billion millennia ago as Gaia birthed herself. Gaia’s lay lines are similar to the mycelium network, one feeds the other, as they are both communication highways of interconnected Universal consciousness. And within that web lives your unique thread, your unique song, your cosmology and lineage line as well as the story of Life.
The awakening of this innate DNA is happening in many and is supported by the many entheogen and sacred medicines of Gaia. There is a reason She is making her medicine so available to us. This awakening can heal the deepest personal and societal chasms we face and restore life to balance. That restoration process can only happen when we embrace rebirth cycles- meaning death and birth- meaning death. Something has to die in order for a rebirth. Without the proper midwife to tend this process and walk you through the worlds, your experience will still be beautiful as these medicines hold the supreme intelligence of Life, but will it be healing and transformational in the way that awakens the latent Primordial DNA within you? You get to sit with this.
I am not here to provide coping skills and little boosts for you to continue your life in status quo. I support healing, regeneration, transformation because it matters to the ancestors, the next seven generations and every part of life on Earth and in the Universe.
My own inheritance of this primordial wisdom is something I nurture everyday. The Womb is my main teacher and guide as it holds all things. This is my stake in the ground. My gift to walk with and share with you.
There are many ways to work with me for a sacred medicine journey. And, at minimum we will work together 6 times, including the day long or multi day long, journey experience.
For an interview and assessment of whether you are ready for this work please reach out. So much love for you. So much love.