8 Signs it Might be Time to See a Shaman

8 tell tale signs that it's time to turn to a spiritual healer 

by Sarah Petruno, Shamana

A shaman or shamana is healer of the physical, spiritual and energetic body.

As an individual living a physical life, you have three bodies - a physical body, a spiritual body, and an energetic body.

You physical body consists of all the physical elements of what makes you, you. Your skin, your hair, your teeth, your build, your blood, your organs, your bodily processes.

We can all agree, that there’s more to what makes you you, than your skin and hair. That “more”, is your spiritual body.

Your spiritual body comprises your thoughts, feelings, emotions, values, morals, ethics, perspectives, and all experiences, past, present, and future. This is the essence of you, this is your Spirit.

And your energetic body is the unique energetic resonance that forms when you combine your spiritual body processes and your physical body processes. All things are made of energy and all change incorporates an energetic transformation.

A medical doctor heals the physical components of your body - cuts, scrapes, wounds, dysfunction, and malaise.

A shaman heals the spiritual and energetic components of your body - emotional cuts, spiritual wounds, energetic dysfunction .  . . all, which have the potential to become physical ailments.

The 3 bodies are interlinked and inherently connected, so that a healing in one area, often involves a healing in another area. The healing of our exterior has the power to heal our interior, and the healing of our Spirit, has the power to heal us from the inside out.

There are many reasons why one would choose to see any healer. And while sometimes it’s life or death, it’s can also be in pursuit of healing a long standing feeling of illness and unwell.

Shamanism aims to heal the Spiritual body and the Energetic Body, often seeing change and healing in the Physical body as a result.

While a physical world cue that you may need to see a physical world doctor may be easy to spot, it’s not always easy to know when it’s time to get checked out - energetically, emotionally and spiritually.

Knowing when to see a spiritual or energetic healer can be difficult and in my effort to demystify shamanism, below I share with you some of the signs it may be time for you, to take a visit to your local (or distant!) Shaman!


8 Signs It’s Time to See a Shaman

1. You just ended a relationship and are struggling to move on

In relationships with others, we often become spiritually and energetically linked. We can become connected through energetic cords, or share a great deal of our energy with another person.

We invest a lot ourselves in our relationships, and if a relationship has recently or long since ended, and you find yourself struggling to move on. If this is the case, it may be time to examine and heal the cause from an spiritual and energetic standpoint. Through removing cords, healing affected chakras, cleansing the aura and energy field, calling your energy back, and at times, inviting your Spirit return, a shaman can help you heal, understand, and move on from this relationship in a whole new way.

2. Mystery illness that no doctor has been able to fix

A medical doctor heals the physical body, and many times, problems we face physically, have spiritual and energetic roots - a non-physical origin. Headaches may be resultant of chakra blockages, reproductive issues may be caused by unhealed emotional trauma, and skin conditions can arise from past hurtful experiences and emotions.

By connecting with Spirit and your energy, a shaman can uncover the root cause of these issues and help you heal them, emotionally, energetically, and spiritually.

3. You know something is wrong but you don’t know what

If you’ve been feeling off, not yourself, or like something isn’t quite right, but you can’t put your finger on it, the reason may be hidden just under the surface. We all have areas about ourselves which rest in our blind spot, and are unavailable for us to see objectively on a physical level. If this is the case, it’s likely that the problem is spiritual or energetic.

Our emotions, feelings, thoughts, experiences, and perspectives are tied to our spiritual being, and in turn, connected to our energetic being. If something is amiss in one of these areas, you could be noticing the effects of a spiritual or energetic problem, the identification and healing of which, is the specialty of a shaman.

4. You have had traumatic past experiences and would like to heal from them

Your Spiritual body is the summation of all experiences, emotions, thoughts, feelings, and perspectives past, present and future.

If you’ve suffered from a traumatic past experience - causing you to feel violated, afraid, upset, scared, or betrayed, and would like to heal and move on from this experience, a healing of the Spiritual body is in order.

A Shamana can help you understand, heal, and move on from this event by helping your Spirit and/or Energy return to your whole being (Soul Fragment Retrieval or Power/Energy Retrieval), by healing deep emotional wounds, or by cutting cords of the past.

5. You often experience small, physical feelings of discomfort, but it hasn't been enough to warrant a trip to the doctor

You’ve noticed more feelings of minor, at times even transient, discomfort, such as headaches, waves of nausea, congestion, stomach aches, sinus pressure, cramping, back pain, numbness have become an issue for you, but they have not occurred with enough frequency, predictability, or intensity to warrant a trip to the doctor. Hesitancy may be due to the fact that these symptoms occur without explainable onset or predictability.

This discomforts could be a sign that something is amiss in your Spiritual or Energetic body - cords, spiritual attacks, chakra blockages, aura clouds, and attachment spirits, among others, are all potential issues in which a shaman can help you heal, and in turn, you may see a relief in your physical symptoms.

6. You have a difficult decision to make, but you’re afraid to move forward

If you’re coming into a time of major transition or decision making, but are struggling to make the jump and move forward, there may be spiritual and energetic hurdles to overcome - such as fear, past life lessons, spiritual prevention of your advancement by another, and doubt.

A shaman can help you to identify, overcome, and heal from the hurdles you face, so that you can move forward on your journey without these obstacles.

7. You have unexplained and unmanaged anxiety or mood disorder

Anxiety and mood disorders can so often be caused by something deeper, a spiritual or energetic crisis. Traditional healing modalities may work for some, but not others. And if you struggle from unexplained and unmanaged anxiety or mood disorder, it might be time to examine the cause from below the physical symptoms, and look into your spiritual and energetic self for the answer.

A shaman can get to the root spiritual or energetic cause, and heal it, while also providing you with an explanation, guidance, and tools you need to move forward.

8. You’ve been hearing about Shamanism and Shamanism has just recently come into your frame of existence.

The exact things that you need often come into your life just as you need them. A friend appears to offer a hug in a time of crisis, a stranger buys your coffee, or a mechanic cuts you a break on your car repairs - there’s a reason for these happenstance events and it’s called synchronicity.

If you’ve just started hearing or learning about shamanism, the reason may be that a power greater than you wants you to have this information, and is guiding you to the solution you seek. Your Guides, Angels, and Loved Ones on the Other Side are looking out for you on your journey, and each step along the way, provides an opportunity to guide you to just what you need.

With love and support on your journey,


LAST UPDATED: April 8, 2015

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