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Becoming the Hollow Bone
November 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$35.00
The teachings of becoming like the “hollow bone” or the “empty reed” are foundational in many of the indigenous healing rites and practices across the globe. Most often we hear the term “hollow bone” was taught to us by our Native American elders.
To be the “hollow bone” is to be a clear conduit for healing energies. Our egos have no place in the process and our only purpose is to be a tool that provides the healing energies from Creator to whomever needs it within our community. This is a much more difficult task than one might believe. In order to be the hollow bone, we must first do our own deep work and heal the wounds that impede us from being the clearest channel possible. In this class, we will talk in detail about the value of our experiences and wounds as it pertains to being a provider of healing work. We’ll also dig deep into unto understanding why it’s important to clear away the debris of our old wounds, how it can impact those we work with in community if we don’t and how to recognize when our own personal wounds have been “reactivated” while working with others.
Being a “hollow bone” is not a destination. It’s a journey that requires consciousness and honesty on our part. When we heal ourselves we heal those around us.
Lisa Martinez is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine who walks the traditional healing and spiritual path of Curanderismo. This path can be described as a multifaceted blend of healing practices from the past and present that include indigenous folk medicine modalities from Mesoamerica to Africa and it strongly influenced by Spanish Spiritualism and Judaism. Her family roots are from Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado where curanderismo was and still is an enriching and common way of life. Lisa’s grandmothers were her biggest influences providing her a lifelong apprenticeship. These teachings lead to the development of sacred connections with plants, stones and spiritual practices that are used to help others in their journey to emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing.
Private sessions with Lisa are holistic and intuitive in nature and are personalized to include the body-mind-spirit connection in conjunction with the cosmic energies, ancestors, santos, angels, and guides. Her therapies and modalities utilize a variety of traditional techniques such as platica (heart to heart conversation), body work, sacred plants, aromatherapy, dream analysis and use of obsidian to encourage and engage the body’s innate healing response. Her practice also includes limpias (spiritual cleansings) and end of life transitions.
Lisa is a registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado. She is a student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her trainings via the Archetypal and Cross Cultural Studies Institute. She is also a participant of The International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers, Curanderos, Sanadores y Shamans which originated in the sacred mountains of the Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.
When able, Lisa supports clinical sites and community outreach operations in collaboration with others in the Denver Metro area providing culturally based services and education. You can follow Lisa on Instagram @Itzpapalotl74
Renna Shesso is a shamanic healing practitioner and teacher, professional tarot reader, priestess of the Craft, and writer.