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Newsletter August 2016

Article – The Root of Healing

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Your Journey Begins Here

Our first series of Universal Shamanism is expanding.
Are you ready to experience these amazing workshops?
We have new classes on the calendar.
There’s still time to register!
Shamanic Apprentice Classes 1 & 2 – AUGUST 28
Shamanic Apprentice Classes 3 & 4 – SEPTEMBER 11
Shamanic Apprentice 5 – SEPTEMBER 24
click the links to learn more
(Note, no Reiki circle after Sacred Ceremony on September 24.)
Reiki circle starts at 3:15 on both class days, August 28 and September 11. RSVP
Free Reiki Circle for students as a part of their Reiki class initiations.
Guests $20.
Reiki II Integrative Enrichment class, AUGUST
Reiki I Integrative Enrichment class Saturday, SEPTEMBER 10
Article – Grounding to Heal
Remember how it feels to be secure, grounded and protected? Maybe this is a feeling you
have every day . . . or not.
 If you can recall this feeling, you are “grounded”. But in today’s world, when things are more hectic, and we seem to be more attached to electronic devices, it may be more difficult to feel grounded. Why is grounding important? Read more about Grounding to Heal.When you’re working with essential oils and want to add the intention of becoming more grounded, look to
the oils that actually come from the roots of the plant! That’s right, roots can help you become grounded. Pictured above is ginger root that I have resting in purified, living water. I’ll keep you posted on any sprouts that develop!
 I’ve selected a couple of essential oils that can help you feel more grounded. One is a root – ginger root. The other is a blend called Grounding.


Ginger root is widely used in flavoring foods and beverages, and is great in tea to aid in digestion. Did you also know that it has a warm feel to the skin? Try ginger
essential oil added to a carrier oil for massage – especially on sore muscles and joints.
Inhale deeply and feel revitalized.
Meditate with ginger essential oil to help feel more grounded.


Grounding essential oil blend is a wonderful way to utilize the energy of roots, flowers and bark to help you feel more grounded. With trees like fir, spruce, pine and cedar,
you’ll instantly feel connected to the forest. The sweetness of a few flowers helps remind you of the joy in life.

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Animal Healing Stories
animal healing and soul connections


No one likes a serious diagnosis, and sometimes what you need to bring about healing isn’t in the vet’s toolkit.
Such was the case with a Golden Retriever with severe allergies, hair loss, ear infections, and misery. Antibiotics and medications weren’t working. What did work was his human mom’s commitment to natural healing. Once she started on the path we recommended, his recovery was almost instantly noticeable – no more itching, rolling, anxiety, or fur loss. Infections cleared up and healed over in a few days. His mom understands the value of
natural healing and is a true believer!
Find out what natural healing might look like for you and your beloved furry family member. I’ve put together a healing package that includes Reiki and animal communication, along with guidance through the entire process. Learn more about Animal Healing and Soul Connections.
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Call me for a free consultation to see if a series of Integrative Healing sessions, private mentoring, and follow-up is part of your path.





Grounding to Heal

Remember how it feels to be secure, grounded and protected?
Maybe this is a feeling you have every day . . . or not.

If you can recall this feeling, you are “grounded”. But in today’s world, when things are more hectic, and we seem to be more attached to electronic devices, it may be more difficult to feel grounded.

Why is Grounding Important?

Grounding is the foundation on which you build your energetic house. It helps you feel like you can make decisions easily. Fear and doubt melt away as you become more comfortable with yourself – how you look and feel. You feel like you have more clarity, sense of purpose, optimism, and joy. Financial security and a sense of having “enough” are traits of a grounded person. Home and hearth are centered around feeling grounded. If you see yourself with these positive attributes, congratulations! Staying grounded will continue to work in your favor in all aspects of living.

How to Become More Grounded

1. The fastest, easiest way to become more grounded is to walk barefoot on the earth, lay on the earth, be outside, dig in the earth (gardening, perhaps), and connect with the earth in any way that feels comfortable. Oceans, waterfalls, mountains, and trees all feel so far away from our reality. Yet, they share something with us that we sometimes forget . . . we’re all made of the same stuff – the same molecules found in everything.

2. If going outside seems impossible, bring the outside in. Plants, crystals, beautiful images of the outdoors, water fountains, and earth-tone interior colors added to your indoor environment are great ways to become grounded.

3. Eat foods of the earth. Root vegetables, fruits and vegetables in season, dark, leafy greens, dark chocolate, minerals, and wholesome soups and stews are grounding foods.

4. Certain essential oils offer balance to the root chakra – the energy center for grounding. Select essential oils derived from roots, such as vetiver, ginger, and mugwort. Essential oils derived from bark such as cinnamon, pine, cedar, and spruce are also grounding.

5. Wearing grounding colors such as reds, browns, and deep earth tones also feel grounding.

For more help with grounding, or healing on any level, professional, guided healing sessions may be just what you need. Learn more about Spiritual Energy Healing here and schedule an appointment.


The Root of Healing

Have you thought about the root of healing? Just as dis-ease has a root cause, so does healing have a root – one that penetrates deeply into earth energy, stimulating the core vibration of healing.

Long ago, before medical doctors and modern medicine, synthetic drugs, and the “sickness” industry, there was a natural way to be well. This natural way connected us to our mother – Mother Earth – in such a way that relied more on an understanding of vibrations, rhythms, cycles, and harmony. People ate what was in season, harvested or grown without chemicals. They also offered daily gratitude and blessings for their abundance, paying attention to ways to replenish what was taken from the earth to ensure a return of abundance. IT ALL MATTERS. Whether we’re talking about health and healing, or a way to live with a smaller footprint on the planet, we can embrace the ideas known as Shamanism.

What is Shamanism?

Old texts and tradition in the study of Shamanism focus on an initiation of suffering. The path of suffering is very personal. Whether physical, emotional, or spiritual, suffering may lead people  further into the depths of despair and disease – arthritis, heart disease, pain, skin rashes, autoimmune diseases, and even cancer may come about as a result of suffering. Those who choose to work through their suffering may discover the root of healing – an opportunity to change their perspective, or overcome their pain.

Universal Shamanism is a practice that can easily become incorporated into any lifestyle. It’s not a religion, and doesn’t conflict with religious beliefs. I like to think of it as a return to nature, and to the root of healing. Shamanism includes a relationship with nature, an awareness of subtleties in the physical body, a connection to Spirit, and a willingness to let go.

The Root of Healing

When dis-ease appears in our lives, we may tend to focus all our thoughts and energies on “fixing” the problem. You might say it’s a cultural phenomenon promoted through the development and strong influences of the pharmaceutical industry. An ointment, drug, surgical removal, or invasive treatment seems to be what’s on the list for dealing with sickness. However, true healing – the root of healing – comes from deep within the core of one’s self. It feels grounding, and choices to become well, and to thrive with vitality, are not based on fear, but rather on feeling empowered and in alignment with nature.

Our Shamanic Apprentice program helps deepen one’s awareness of self – becoming more present in one’s physical body. In fact, the first series of workshops is completely focused on Personal Energy.

Learn more about Shamanism and join us for our Shamanic Apprentice program. We include practices and exercises to improve your relationship with yourself, with nature, and with Spirit. The first series culminates in a community gathering around the Autumnal Equinox. Register for the entire series so you’ll be included in the journey.

Rosemary Levesque, D.D.Questions?

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The Basic Principles of Health and Healing

The Basic Principles of Health and HealingIt started as a bump, an agonizingly itchy “bug bite” on my neck that didn’t go away. By the next morning, there were a few more bumps with redness spreading from each epicenter, erupting and spreading across my chest. Shifting into action for bug bite relief, I brought out several essential oils and lotions, aloe vera gel, and pastes that I hoped would provide relief. Some remedies reacted violently with my skin, and burned sensitive tissue. Worse than any sunburn or insect bite I could remember, I sought other possible solutions. I alternated applying wet green tea bags with a paste made from finely ground bentonite clay to experience temporary calming and cooling.

Though my physical body struggled with never-before-experienced symptoms of skin disease, my mind sought spiritual reasons for what felt like more than an inconvenience. The irritating rash continued to spread further down my sternum, then branched out to the sensitive skin under both arms. “How dare it”, I thought. I was more than annoyed, and agonized over the discomfort I felt as I tossed and turned in my sleep. My annoyance came from knowing that, in spite of my knowledge of wellness and human physiology, as well as access to the best holistic wellness supplements, essential oils, oral chelators for heavy metal detox, and intuitive awareness, I had this disease problem. The more I agonized, the itchier and redder it became. My mind continued to focus on the dis-ease, forgetting basic principles of good health.

Disease is a Sign

I’m a healthy person. I didn’t get healthy by mistake, but rather through awareness and action. But something was obviously “off” with my health.  When symptoms of dis-ease arise – in me or in anyone – my first look always includes an assessment of what I call The Big Three You Can’t Ignore. (You can download this free e-book   with subscription to my newsletter.)

  • Stress – Emotional challenges build up and create chemical imbalances in the body, as well as communication difficulties between cells. Chronic stress without relief can result in diseases such as depression, arthritis, eating disorders, and many more manifestations (like skin disease), and even cancer.
  • Toxins – Heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, aluminum, as well as other toxins like pesticides, flame retardants, synthetic chemicals and pollutants, interfere with every biochemical function in the body. Furthermore, you become a magnet for radiation (all around us) and electromagnetic frequencies due, in part, to heavy metal toxicity.
  • Poor Nutrition – The more processed our foods become, the less nutritional and energetic value they provide. Canned, packaged, and synthesized “foods” are energetically dead, whereas raw, fresh, whole foods provide a life force to our internal life force. Our bodies recognize and assimilate natural foods that harmonize with our biological needs. Eating highly processed foods can become an easy habit, especially if they’re laced with salts and sugars, addictive ingredients that leave us wanting more.

Unchecked, minor disease symptoms can be an indicator of more serious diseases on the way. My goal was not to cure the rash, but rather reach the core issue – the cause of the rash. I saw my skin disease as an opportunity to heal not only my current physical state, but my future self (and perhaps even my soul.)

Had I become complacent with my diet and my personal energy? Was there deeper healing, unexplained by the usual causes, that needed to be addressed? Could my skin disease be the activator – an element of suffering – that I had to face in order to heal something not yet revealed? I sought answers through meditation, Reiki, and Spiritual consultations with my intuitive guides.

The Basic Principles of Health and Healing

The good news is that once I tuned-in to Greater Wisdom, my skin began to clear up – almost overnight. I understood that what I manifested as skin disease was a wake-up call to heal aspects of myself that would have remained hidden, perhaps brewing and spreading to a greater degree than I was currently experiencing.

It’s through compassion and continued learning I offer these basic principles of health and healing as tools for reaching beyond the obvious. My list may touch upon the unusual and extraordinary solutions – ones that may not have occurred to you or have not been utilized before. I encourage you to not over-think them, but rather “feel” them. Try writing in a journal to capture your experiences and dreams.

You get what you ask for. What you want is already on its way to you. This one might be the hardest to accept. How can anyone “ask for” disease? Yet, I believe disease comes partially as an opportunity to heal, grow, and learn.

What you choose to keep stays. What you choose to release goes. Are you holding onto grudges, anger, clutter and confusion, regret, sadness, and blame? It may be time to let them go.

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein. Treating disease with drugs and medication have become the accepted, conventional way to attempt to heal. These modalities don’t address the root cause and may, in fact, lead to more complications and symptoms.

Make choices that fall into alignment with nature. That might mean you spend more time outside, eat organic, unprocessed foods, or start an exercise program. Your body, mind, and spirit will let you know through Joy that you’re in alignment. If you continue to remain out of alignment, you’ll feel the consequences with your health.

Take advantage of True Joy. It’s your guiding compass to overcome suffering. We were gifted with the ability to feel Joy, to recognize our connection to Spirit. When we move away from Joy, and from recognizing Joy in our lives, we move away from wholeness – a beautiful way to experience health and well being.

 A Little Help

Even healers sometimes need healing. I’m an advocate of self-care. I like to get a massage, acupuncture, or Reiki session whenever I can. In between times, I use essential oils, go to Yoga class, meditate, and choose nutritious foods to eat. In addition, I learned that the deodorant I was using irritated and burned my skin, so I blended a few essential oils with almond oil that works fine, without irritation. Also, I discovered that certain foods high in sugar made the rash worse. Finally, getting back onto the elliptical machine, or using a chi machine feels rejuvenating.

If you could use a little help, let’s talk. I can help put together a protocol for you that addresses your healing on all levels. Schedule an appointment package of three Integrative Reiki Healing sessions, and stick with a plan that supports you on your healing journey.

Contact Rosemary to schedule an appointment.