• Shamanic Energy Tools for Exquisite, Vibrant Living

    by Bridget Boland
    on Mar 28th, 2018

I've invited a friend, Bridget Boland, to share how energy can be restored- and what she's put together is beautiful. As a holistic chiropractor, I fully believe in taking time each day to fill our own cups, and release what doesn't serve you. The lives we lead are more than going through the motions, we should be able to enjoy it!

Bridget Boland is a shamanic energy healer certified by The Four Winds, an award-winning writer, Forrest Yoga teacher, birth and death coach, and former attorney. Bridget strives to provide a sanctuary for students to explore their emotional, energetic and physical landscapes through breath, movement and energetic processes including soul retrieval and destiny retrieval. 


The stressors and challenges of modern daily life can dim or drain our energy. Luckily there are several easy, relatively quick energy processes we can use to clear away the “gunk” and restore our true vitality.  

Our external reality is created from within by the thoughts we think. Every thought form has an impact – it ripples out from our mind and creates – either out of fear or of love/joy/delight.  

“Dream your most exquisite life into being” by connecting to your Highest Self and asking for wisdom, insights and information about what your heart and soul most truly desire, what your life mission/purpose is and how to create it.


Regular, consistent conversations with your Highest Self, (aka, Source, Divine, God), are the keys to heightened creative output and quality.

In this context, prayer = talking to your highest self, acknowledging what is going on in your life, with your creative process and projects, and asking for guidance, support, help.      

Meditation = listening in stillness for the answers to arise from your Highest Self, and the Unified Field. 

Regular practice increases our ability to receive and “hear” responses that can empower us to co-create with our Highest Selves the creative projects and the lives we most desire.


Journaling is a way of moving energy and emotion from your cell tissue out in front of you, where you can more effectively see it and process its significance and gifts. Set aside regular time daily to write about your thoughts, your experiences and your hopes and dreams. This allows you to “mulch” your past, fully live your present, and create your future simply by putting these things onto the page. Some people like to do a fire ceremony after each journal session and burn the pages, while others find it helpful to keep their journals as records of their life’s journey.  Read Deborah King’s Be Your Own Shaman for more details.     


Eating foods with a “high vibration” – plant-based, humanely treated, lightly cooked increases the energetic vibration in your body and field. To receive more information, eat lots of vegetables, lean proteins, fruits, unprocessed whole foods.

Dense, processed and overcooked foods carry a much denser vibration. They weigh us down energetically. They also cloud our perceptive abilities.

Addictions – for some creatives, there’s so much information coming at them it creates sensory overload. They often manage it by “numbing out” – lowering their vibrational frequency by eating heavy, fatty foods, drinking excess alcohol, using drugs.

Adequate sleep aids in heightening our intuitive abilities. Sleep deprivation makes us foggy. Literally.  

Set aside time and space for your self-care and for your creative projects. Resist the temptation to think that doing something for others is more important than doing what your soul is asking for you. A good goal to shoot for is giving 51% of your time, energy and resources in service to others and using 49% for yourself. How close to that balance are you currently living?     


One of the best ways to reset and rebalance your energy field is to take a salt bath.  Salt baths or salt scrubs (in the shower) release the tensions and stress of the day.  Salt, chemically written as NaCl, is a balanced and stable compound.  It is a great energy neutralizer and banisher.  The combination of sea salt and baking soda washes away psychic “gunk” as it clears your personal energy field.

Mix 1 cup sea salt and 1 cup baking soda in a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes; relax and enjoy.  For those who do not have a tub, hop in the shower with a bath mitt, mix the salt and baking soda and rub. You can also add any essential oils that feel good to you. I recommend lavender or rose in the evenings for a soothing bath, and wild orange or eucalyptus in the morning or daytime to invigorate.

The bath clears low-level negative energy you’ve picked up and leaves you feeling clean, refreshed, and rejuvenated.  Once you have completed your salt bath, make sure no one else gets into the water.  Empty the tub and drain the negative energy down the drain.


The frenzied pace of modern living coupled with overuse of technology leaves most of us in a constant low-grade (if not higher) state of fight-or-flight. To counter this, follow the following steps:

Lie down on a bed or yoga mat in a quiet environment. Place one hand on your heart and the other on your belly just below your navel. Close your eyes and breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Grow aware of your heartbeat, its automatic, steady, reassuring presence. Visualize your heartbeat sending waves of soothing energy from below your top hand down over your adrenal glands, located at the base of the kidneys, below your bottom hand. Empty your mind, breathe, feel and relax. Practice for 5-30 minutes. A 30 minute session can be as rejuvenating as a good night’s sleep. For more info on this process, read Alberto Villoldo’s Shaman, Healer, Sage.


An illumination is a shamanic process that clears away stale energy that is no longer serving the individual and/or is blocking them in some way. Illuminations are performed by a trained shaman to effectively release the energy blocks and allow the individual to develop heightened levels of conscious awareness. An illumination takes around an hour and is performed on a massage table or yoga mat, usually in the shaman’s sacred space/office.

If you have an issue, habit or behavior you would like support in releasing, contact me for a complimentary 15 minute consult to discern whether an illumination or other shamanic practice would be beneficial for you.



Recommended Reading on

Intuition, Energy Medicine & Creativity


Mastering Life’s Energies by Maria Nemeth

Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan

The Four Fold Way by Angeles Arrien, Ph.D.

Shaman, Healer, Sage by Alberto Villoldo

Joy’s Way by Dr. Brugh Joy

Be Your Own Shaman by Deborah King

Wheels of Light by Rosalyn Bruyere

The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford

Defying Gravity by Caroline Myss

Living in the Light by Shakti Gawain

The Journey From the Center to the Page by Jeff Davis

Writing Begins with the Breath by Laraine Herring

Author Bridget Boland Shamanic Energy Healer

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