As an energy healer, I remove and/or cleanse dense energy from the energy field or subtle body that surrounds each of us.
I work within the Andean Paqokuna tradition ( A Paqo is a Peruvian shaman or better described as a mystic or wisdomkeeper) using a technique called Hucha Mikhuy.
Hucha is the Peruvia Q’ero word for dense or incompatible energy. It is exclusively created by humans. It is not “negative” energy, it's simply heavy and it can make us feel as though we’re being suffocated or layered with a bunch of wet wool blankets. When we have too much of it. Hucha weighs us down and can eventually make us ill. But! We don’t have to go through life feeling that way.
The Top Ten Signs You Need Your Energy Cleared:
• Inability to focus, confusion and excessive worry
• Anxiety and/or panic attacks
• Sudden and inexplicable sadness and depression
• Nightmares / night terrors
• Elusive feelings of being unwell
• Pain in the body that your doctor(s) can't explain or say is “psychosomatic”
• Sudden angry outburst
• Feeling overwhelmed by life
• Feeling like your carrying 10 wet wool blankets on your body
By using the Hucha Mikhuy technique it is possible to cleanse your energy and leave you feeling refreshed, lighter and happier.
If you’re tired of feeling weighed down, schedule an appointment with me and see what this type of energy healing can do for you.
Have you been struggling to resolve issues with specific people in your life to no avail or with little success?
Do you find yourself exhausted and depleted trying to heal heartbreaking situations with another person in your life?
What you may be dealing with is a soul contract that needs to be re-written or ended. Allow me to explain...
Before we are born, our soul and the souls of those we have known over many lifetimes make some agreements. These agreements are called soul contracts and they bind us together. Before we entered this present lifetime, our souls agreed that this is the perfect lifetime to learn a particular lesson or lessons and that we would use the experiences of this coming incarnation to mature on our spiritual path. We go through this process of planning out and agreeing to a sacred contract or contracts, often with multiple soul-mates in order to facilitate the lesson(s).
The term soulmmates describe a very wide array of people. They can be family members, friends, enemies, “frenemies”, teachers, students and lovers, etc. But at the spiritual level, soul-mates are those selflessly benevolent souls that love us enough and whom we love enough to come back into our lifetime to help us grow.
In fact, sometimes they love us so much that they are willing to play a role in our lives that may be very difficult for us or in turn we may even be the difficult one for them. It works both ways, but this is the crux of it, this does not mean we have an excuse to be a jerk to one another. In fact, our contract opens for us the opportunities to create a new dynamic within an old relationship style by rising above or growing beyond the need to be unkind. What is vital to understand and what makes soul contracts particularly hopeful, is that once we incarnate we still have control over the contracts we've made for this present life!
With guidance It is possible to re-write these contracts, if they're not working out as well as we thought they would when we were in that place of higher consciousness agreeing to them. There is always, always, always free will involved. Free will is what gives our souls autonomy and it is vital to our soul's journey. As agreed upon we are presented with the opportunities that are aligned with our soul's purpose, but we make the decisions about how to act or behave and what paths we choose to follow.
Simply because an opportunity comes to us does not mean we have to accept it. When an opportunity connected to our contract isn’t taken we will have more opportunities later to do so, The Universe never tires of giving us second chances. If we don’t learn a lesson or fulfill a part of our contract, our soul may choose to revisit it later in this lifetime or in our next life.
By revisiting the contract, we can either choose to end a contract or renegotiate the terms. It is important to remember that although both the souls involved in the contract had agreed prior to rebirth on the terms, both souls must work out the nuances of the agreement for each other's greater good. Therefore, if one person is no longer serving the other's greater good, it may be time to re-write or end the contract.
As an example, there is no reason what-so-ever, to remain in an abusive or toxic relationship simply because we believe we made a contract to do so prior to re-incarnating. In fact, rewriting or ending a contract may be exactly what we agreed to do, once we are face-to-face with that particular lesson.
By walking away in peace the contract may be completed and there is no need to continue with that particular relationship in this lifetime or the next.
It is important to note here that it is not possible to end a sacred contract with a family member or anyone else who is still actively in our lives. These types of family or close connection contracts can only be amended. If a family member or someone who was ‘like family’ has passed over that soul contract may be officially ended and released so you will never have to return with them in the next incarnation.
When a soul contract is rewritten, our role, how we act and/or behavior within the relationship changes. For example: If we have a parent, or any other person in our life, who is overly critical or cruel to us and our innate response is to keep a stiff upper lip and take it without protecting or defending ourselves, that submissive role we find ourselves playing out is not serving our greater good and therefore needs to be rewritten so that we are able to stand within or take back our personal power.
Unlike the human plane, rewriting our contract does not require both people to agree upon this new contract. It simply requires one person within the relationship to be willing to renegotiate the terms. This amendment is agreed upon at the soul level and at that benevolent level, both souls will readily agree to the new terms.
If you feel you may need guidance in order to rewrite or bring an end to an unhealthy soul contract in your life, please feel free to contact me to discuss. 518-504-0190
I am the blue sky and the stars that are around me.
Ever constant even when cloud or day blind.
I am the rising sun and the setting moon.
I am the buds on the birch tree, standing tall before me
and the disintegrating leaves beneath the snow,
returning to the earth as soil.
I am the color of the songbirds and their song
and I am the black crow and her caw.
I am the beauty I see
for I am what I behold.
I am the softness of the melting snow,
surrendering into the gentle, trickling stream.
I am the vastness and expansiveness of life unfolding.
I know no boundaries nor limitations.
In those times, when I forget what I am,
I am gently reminded to simply open and look through
the eyes of my heart and see all that I am.
I observe and meet the beauty of what I see
around and within me and with gratitude say,
Ah! Yes! This is what I am
. -Miriam 2018
As an energy healer, I remove dense energy from the energy field that surrounds each of us. I work mainly within the Andean Paqo tradition using a technique called Hucha Mikhuy. Hucha is the Andean Q'ero word for heavy, dense or incompatible energy. So the term literally means “eating or digesting dense energy.” This is done energetically through what the Q'ero call the spiritual stomach or Qosqo. The qosqo is the primary energy center in our body, according to the q'ero tradition. The area where paqos mediate the energy or kawsay.
The Paqos, who are priests and priestesses of the ancient Q'ero tribe, and descendants of the Inca; do not describe energy as negative or positive, good or bad. Its just dense or incompatible with our purer energy, which they call Sami. Sami, means a pure, more refined, closer to Source and perhaps best described as an effervescent-like energy!
If you have awakened in the morning feeling as though you have several wet wool blankets on you- then you may have too much hucha. Too much dense energy can make it hard to make it through the day and it can be quite exhausting.
Other signs of carrying too much hucha can include:
Other means of taking on hucha can be:
By using the Andean paqos hucha mikuy technique, I am able to clear the energy around you of hucha and return it to its purer state of sami. After which, just to name a few benefits, you will feel calmer, more peaceful, clearer and able to handle the challenges we all face in our daily lives with a more balanced state of being.
If you feel as though this type of energy work would be a benefit to your well-being please feel free to contact me using the link below.
Here's a link to some kind words others have said about their experience
As I search for balance
I teeter between arrogance and humility,
between light and dark, between belief and doubt.
As I search the archives of religion
I find both beauty and decay.
I am both touched by the devotion of past thinkers
who felt their thoughts deeply and expansively within their soul, as I do at
times, and also disturbed by their inability, as well as mine, to change the world for the better forever.
I seek that place of balance between false hope and despair,
fantasy and harsh reality, narcissism and selflessness
I ask, "Do I have a right to expect anything from my Creator?" and
"Does my Creator expect anything from me?"
And, I long to bridge the divide within my mind that causes me to believe we are separate.
As I weave in and out of the corridors of thoughts and prayers, hopes and intentions, philosophies and theologies I find I am in awe and bewildered by them all.
So I lay them all down; the rules, the dogma, the rituals, the teachings from earlier and present times.
I am here now, in this moment, and I understand that none of them matter.
All that matters is love.
All that matters is the compassion and kindness of love.
There is no dogma, rule, ritual, philosophy or theology
that can dictate love. - Love is.
It is up to me to accept it within myself, to grow in the Spirit of love and learn from it.
To create from within that Spirit of love my own rituals, my own beauty and my own form of worship.
I have witnessed that all things fade and then return in a new form.
I have seen that we destroy that which we cling too tightly to or
that “it” destroys us.
I am content with the knowledge, that should I die and all that I believed was wrong and all those who laughed at my foolish way of life were correct.
It will not matter; I won't know and
I still would not choose to live any differently.
I believe that with love I will satisfy the hunger within me to know.
I will quench the thirst to understand.
I will quiet the turbulence within my soul.
I have come to terms with the fact that I cannot adhere
to any one religion, philosophy or theology with their obligatory rules or rituals.
For I see both their beauty and their limitations, the solace they bring to others and the harm.
I have found that there is only one rule with love and that is balance.
Daily life and whatever transpires within it, should I so choose it to be,
is a ritual of love.
The Spirit of Love is what I worship.
It is an increase in Love within me that I ask for and strive for.
Love is the giver and the gift.
Love will fill that great divide within my mind that
keeps me believing that Love and I are separate and in turn
that I and others are also separate.
Once the divide is filled with love, love brings all things into balance.
Somewhere beneath the piles of discarded wrapping paper, ribbons and bows or perhaps lingering above and beyond the rafters of the churches or the steeples of cathedrals there is a 2000 year old story that tells of a blessed child being born, from a seemingly "average" or "common" woman, who would attempt to, and many would say did, change our perception of this world.
A child who would grow into a man who spoke of love and kindness.
A child who would grow into a man who had the audacity to say crazy things such as: "the Father and I are One' and "the kingdom of God is within you."
A man who had transcended the understanding of the time he came into and tried to bring hope into the lives of a people who had been beaten down into submission by a political power that held amazing military might.
He attempted to bring a light into the dark times they were in.
He spoke of peace, he spoke of the power of love.
He spoke of a time when swords would be beaten into plow-shares,
of a time when the lion would lay down with the lamb.
He spoke of loving our enemies and of shining our own light.
He used ritual and meditation to enrich his connection with God whom he called Father. He tried to show through parables a God who was a loving and compassionate father; not a crazed, ever demanding deity who could never be appeased.
He healed gently, and taught that we should be free from worry by considering the birds of air and the lilies of the field, and how they are provided for.
He honored and respected women, breaking the mores of the times, by allowing them to be his disciples and sit at his feet with the men, rather than in a segregated room.
He loved children, and spoke ominously about the fate of those who would harm them... "It would be better for a man to have a millstone wrapped around his neck and dropped into the depths of the sea, than for anyone to harm one hair of a child's head".... yeah, sometimes he was tough. Have you ever seen the size of a millstone?
Still, I find it interesting that many of us today, who don't consider ourselves Christian, are saying very similar things to what Jesus (Yesuah) said all those years ago.
The message of love is what Christmas is all about. The message of the Christ-light being born in a human being and brought as a gift to the rest of the world.
Yes, his followers may have made a mess of things...but then again...haven't we all.
When it all boils down, we are all saying and wanting the same thing. A world where love reigns A world of tolerance and peace.
I believe this "Christ-light" has been born into all of us. In this sense, we are all Christ-ians and we should honor and celebrate the growing light of love within each of us.
May the gift of your Christ-light glow for all to see! Merry Christmas!
To the unknown, the quiet and perhaps forgotten ones
You of love and light
You of kindness and compassion
I write these words for you…
To the ones who whisper to me
The answers I need
Allow me to think I came up with them myself.
To the ones who lived the way you lived,
Not for fame, notoriety or fanfare,
You who did all that you did for no other reason,
except that It was good and right and holy.
To the ones who lived life fairly
and kept the common good In sight.
Be here with me
Be with me tonight
Guide me always.
You who were the ones that chose not to judge
Yet leaned on discernment and trusted it would hold you.
You, who had the gift of sight, saw through the veil
and used it only for good,
You who came from different lands over many seas
Your mix of blood runs through my veins
may your wisdom flow there too.
You who cried and laughed
and found the courage to dance
through turbulent and changing times.
You who never sought after notoriety, fame or glory
but for what was right and what was holy.
Be here with me
Be with me tonight
Guide me always
You who wrote and sang of love
Who stared at the same stars I see tonight
and who watched the sun slowly rise again in the morning.
I write this prose for you.
For all of you, who painted and potted and prayed.
You who plowed the field or laid the brick and stood tall
with an inner knowing
That everything you did was done not for self-glory
but because it was good, right and holy.
Be with me here
Be here tonight
Guide me with your love and wisdom always.
Miriam Venus 2013 (revised 2017)
Think about the mood you're in right now.
Think about its repercussions on the world around you.
Its ripple effect.
If your are not thrilled about how you are experiencing life at this moment
Acknowledge it. Own it.
Then think about what you can do
to go about changing it,
Before you drop it on the world around you.
Alchemy is that magical power we all possess within us
and can put into action.
Think about using it by
counting your blessings...
start with just one and see what happens.
Notice something beautiful and amazing in its simplicity.
Such as the tiniest stripe on the smallest of flowers.
Wonder to yourself "Why is that there?"
and then realize
it is there to awaken you and free you.
Fill your eyes with the hidden wonders all around you
feel the warmth that swells within your soul.
Look at something in nature closely
and allow yourself to be Wowed
Work magic by telling someone
that you love them.
Write, dance, sing!
Step beyond the mood you are in
and smile at a stranger.
Smile at the stranger in the mirror
and seek to get to know him or her better.
Find the courage to forgive someone
or yourself for that matter.
Take some action, no matter how small it may seem,
within your own life to transform it.
Find the wherewithal to make a small yet simple decision
that will start that process.
To love. after all, is simply a decision.
Selflessly set out to change the world around you
the world within you.
Revised from 2012
The majesty of Love allows us to
view our lives with truth and honesty.
Touching the inner essence of each moment,
past or present
with an embrace of
compassion, kindness and grace.
Love does not judge
She is discerning;
allowing us to stand naked in our human nature,
to view ourselves clearly
without the protective mask of ego...
and Love then affords us,
in those moments of clarity
Her ability to adjust our perspective of
and on any given situation.
Love allows us to change our minds
again and again and again in Her favor,
about those ideas,
those mere thoughts
we once, for some reason
usually unknown to us,
grasped on to and perceived to be
Love encourages us to accept those things
we believe to be unlovable...
and then Love, with all her strength and splendor
provides the passion and the courage necessary
to transform them within our own hearts and minds
into something beautiful.
In regard to my practice, I felt the need to clarify the difference between a Shaman and the Andean mystical tradition of the Paqos (Peurvian priests and priestesses).
Today, I feel the term "Shaman", is misused and overused. It has become a catch-all phrase, diminished by weekend workshops, that create "Shamans" like Hershey's creates chocolate bars. So, because of this, I have been troubled lately describing my practice as "Shamanic Healing Services".
The more I study the Andean Paqos and Shaman from indigenous cultures, the more I understand that although the work I do involves shamanistic journeying, plant spirit medicine and mystical techniques from the Q'ero, this does not make me a taditional shaman, any more than someone who plants a garden could call themselves a farmer. Even though I am a Mesa Carrier, in the Andean Paqo tradition, (which is a great honor and responsibility), this also does not make me a traditional Paqo.
I am an energy healer, who has been trained in multiple modalities. I am not a Shaman in the traditional sense, even though I have trained rigorously and have years of experience with many tecniques of the traditional shaman.
On a personal note, even though I do align spiritually closely with and practice the "mystical way of being" or "the beauty way" of the Paqos, I am also quite aware that I am a white woman from the Northeastern part of the United States who has been given a gift of healing which has deepened tremendously by integrating this beautiful way of being, as best I can, in my daily life. This gift that I am both humbled and astounded by.
So, as I stated earlier I wanted to write about this conundrum I have been experiencing. And as I researched it, I came across Joan Parisi Wilcox's blog regarding this very subject. She is so knowledgeable and her book Masters of the Living Energy has been so instrumental in my life and practice, I felt that I could only defer to her expertise. She explains it so clearly. I emailed her and received permission to post her article here. I added a link to her blog posts at the bottom. Please check out her informative blog.
Andean Mysticism or Andean Shamanism?
Kind Words from Others
Miriam is a truly gifted healer. The first time I worked with her, and every time since, I immediately felt safe and secure in her presence. Her senses and allies guide her to a deeper knowing of the individual she is working with and she works intuitively to shift the energetic patterning from there. She listens beyond words and sees beyond the physical body and through time. She reflects honestly and reminds each person of who they really are at their core. I have felt her work resonate powerfully within me and the ripple effects of positive shifts in my life as a result of returning to my own essence. I cannot express how grateful I feel to have had the opportunity to work with Miriam