This is a Shaman's rattle..handmade with love for me by a lovely soul in Mid Missouri.
For the past 10 years I've been studying everything herbal, energetic and alternative medicine I could find the time to study... with an emphasis on eastern healing modalities.
I went to massage school. I became a Reiki Master. I spent a couple of years working as a chiropractic assistant and acupuncture apprentice. I explored inner space and learned to silence my mind and draw healing energy from mother earth. Over the years I've been developing the skill of shielding, so that I can remain open and empathic and not absorb all of the energies around me.
There's a giant jug of kombucha on our kitchen counter; a cabinet full of jars of herbs and essential oils and homemade tinctures and salves. We've got sacral blocks and singing bowls and so many more healing tools. Ear infections, strep throat, kidney stones..... just the beginning of ailments that have been healed at home. A family of 7 and I can count on one hand how many doctors visits we've had in the last 5 years. Being a healer is as intrinsic and necessary to my soul as being an artist.