to HEALING through CEREMONY
I am passionate about Healing Ceremony,
as Ceremony creates Sacred Space to transform in
To manifest peace within…….
~ End of Life ceremonies for Sacred Animals & Sacred Humans
~ Shamanic Healing
~ Energy Healing
~ Rites of Passage
~ Life Coaching
~ Speaking events:
……….Walk the Talk of Healing
……….Journey into Sobriety
If appropriate offerings are available via Skype as well as in person
A powerful healing journey changes your life forever, one step at a time.
The first step is yours, contact me & we’ll discuss your needs
Death and Change two things we can count on.
Literal death & change as well as metaphorical death & change
Ceremony helps with both.
When my dad was diagnosed with prostate & liver cancer, the reality of his death hit me head on. The grief & helplessness was overwhelming, I didn’t know what to do with it, how to not break in two. So I went with what I knew & into doing grieving ceremonies. He wasn’t dead yet, but I was futurizing & feeling the loss, terrified of how bad it would feel when he did die. So when the waves of grief hit, I did ceremony.
Months later when dad died, what shocked me was that my anticipated unbearable pain of his loss was not present. Was I just a heartless person? No, I had done most of my grieving through ceremony in advance of his death. My grief was about me, my loss, not about the moment of his death…… my pain was about my unresolved attachments to him. In healing those pieces through ceremony, I was free to love him here or in spirit for being my dad, in neutrality.
We do not all have the luxury of knowing in advance that death is near. What is true, however, is that ceremony heals no matter if it’s before or after death. When you do end of life ceremonies, be they solitary or in community, you create a space to celebrate & transform.
We cry, we laugh, we heal.
Michele Fire-River Heart, csc, Celebrant
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Michele Fire-River Heart is a warm and beautiful Spirit who can hold a safe space for transformation and healing, allowing me to be open and courageous. I thank you from the bottom of my heart
Hugs, Rhonda (Gabriola Island)
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I have been working with Michele to help me with my grief after losing my husband. We have also been working on my fear of moving forward in other parts of my life. These sessions have helped me to find what is holding me back and they are working, I am stepping forward into my fear and not letting it hold me back any longer. She is wise and sees what to work with to help me step forward into happiness and use my abilities for good. Thank you Michele.
Margaret (Gabriola Island)
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I have had several sessions and attended several workshops with Michele Fire-River Heart. Always professional, organized and knowledgeable. Enjoyed her positive outlook and no nonsense approach. Highly recommend.
Judy (Gabriola Island)
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I asked Michele to come to my home to clear the energy of any negativity, in and around my home and for myself. I was in the process of moving, and also in a stage of grief of letting go of it, and also getting rid of negative patterns I was holding within myself. Michele performed a ritual of smudging and positive intent to clear what no longer served me. As she was doing so I felt a great sense of calm and release. My home became clear of any negativity and my heart shifted into strength. Michele is a gifted shaman. Intuitive and clear in her communication and practice. There is strength in ritual in letting go of what no longer serves a persons path to self -actualization.
I hold much gratitude to Michele for facilitating this change.
Kathleen (Gabriola Island)
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ A small poster on the Gabriola bulletin board that advertised Shamanic Drum Journeys. I made contact with Michelle to inquire and was invited to her home. The atmosphere was warm and inspiring and Michelle’s proficiency in her craft was evident; allowing me to very quickly connect with a totem that was both personally meaningful and completely relevant to my journey. I visited Michelle a handful of times and was always gifted with sessions of insight, tradition and artistry. She has invested herself in her work and her service to fellows is wisdom manifest. Blessings Michelle.