I wanted to share with you about a man who transformed my life. His name was Hohepa Delamere, or better known as Papa Joe.
I had moved to Los Angeles from London where I had been working as a model for seven years. I came here thinking I would become an actress, but something very different happened.
I was searching and looking to find a reason why I had this continuous fear that haunted me and I could not control it. I was doing an enormous amount of work on myself therapy, spiritual teachers/healers, new age books, seminars and retreats. Nothing was shifting this fear and pain from me.
Then I met a woman named Angel. She always was trying to sell you something or sponsor some healer. However one time she rang me to tell me about these Maori Healers that were coming into town. She could not even finish her sentence I replied “Yes I’m in”, I never felt more certain about anything in years !!
I booked my appointment and went to the home where these healers were working. I then was put on a table where Papa Joe was sitting intently waiting. I lay down and began to tremble then cry from the deepest place in my soul. I knew something was moving in me that was so much bigger then me I began to scream and violently move around. I could hear Papa chanting louder and louder then as if I was giving birth released this energy from my body and I let out a primal scream that felt as if it had been in me for lifetimes. I looked up at all the people surrounding the table they all had this light in all of their eyes supporting this healing and that light was filling me and my much needed wounded self. I kept saying over and over thank you, thank you. Something had happened, I knew at that moment I just had an exorcism. I knew I had waited years for this man to release this from me.
Afterwards Papa Joe sat me down and talked to me. He said this: “You had a very hard childhood and that I released a very powerful destructive entity from you”. Then he said “You are not being honest about your life.”And then I thought “What does he mean by that? Does he mean my career as an actress?” He looked me at me straight in the eyes and said “Yes and its now about your soul’s journey.” At that moment I realized he had read my mind because I NEVER SAID IT OUT LOUD!
He then said “You will now start a whole new life and I will see you tomorrow”… I was elated I could not wait to come back and make tea and help around the healers. What I did not know is that I would then become “one of those healers”.
When I came back the next day he called me over to a table where he was working on this guy. He said put your hand on his nose. I said “No, I’m not a healer” and to be honest I was freaked out about doing it. However he never listened to me and just looked at me knowingly. I put my hands on his nose. He said “What do you feel?” I looked at him like Huh?? He told me to stop thinking and just tell him what I felt !! Then out of my mouth it came, “a tumor”, “Yes he said, now get rid of it”. Again huh? What? “You heard me,” he said. “I will help you do it.” His fingers on one side of this man’s nose, mine on the other side. In that very moment a electrical current went to my fingers and he said “Now we will circulate the energy”. The man began to scream and cry and yell bloody murder. By the time he left the tumor was gone. He came back a few weeks later and confirmed medically the tumor in his nose was gone.
I then began a seven year apprenticeship with this man..
If it sounds like I was skipping the road of happy destiny you’re wrong. This man’s energy was so powerful and his teachings so advanced. I struggled, kicked, screamed, resisted, and resented this every step of the way. I was very frightened of the energy world but it was my path. Finally however I did surrender. I left my career as a actress/model and began working on people as a healer. THEY just kept showing up. I began to get very positive results with my sessions. However I had a lot to learn, because this was a real powerful Tahunga Master! Tahungas are even higher on the spiritual totem pole than shamans.
I saw him everytime he came to Topanga and the table I work on today with my clients is the table Papa used every time he was in town .
He then brought me to New Zealand where I stayed with him and his family and began to learn the true ways of the ancient healing rituals. A great deal of these rituals were entity removal. He told me this would become a huge part of my work. Entities are negative energies that attach themselves to people or things.They cause the majority of illnesses, addictions, mental or emotional imbalances. I of course witnessed throughout the years several of these entity removals.
Papa has now left the planet. If you go to the internet there are very few things you can read about him. I could not believe this. There was never a moment with this man that he wasn’t doing some miraculous healing or teaching. Somebody interviewing him about his abilities. But I do know that he changed my life. He took this scared helpless wounded girl and held the flame till I was capable of standing on my own two feet and remembered my “soul’s journey” as he would put it. I still feel this man is alive today but in another dimension. Thank you Papa Joe! May the legacy live on….
I will be doing my first workshop in April for details look on my group sessions page.
“Shari Geitzenauer and I both had the extremely good fortune to have known Hohepa dela Mere alias Papa Joe personally. Shari had been his student ever since the Maori set foot on California ground. Whenever they came from New Zealand for one of their journeys of healing and raising general consciousness, Shari was at Papa Joe’s side and has learnt everything she needed to know by personal transmission. Before the extraordinary healer, teacher and human being went to the other side of veil back in 2006, he released Shari onto her very own path. She has been on a unique journey of healing ever since, not only performing her skills on people, but also relieving the environment from negative entities. From personal experience I know her sessions to be profound and deeply transforming. By eliminating blockages, reprogramming cellular coding, clearing the energetic field from anything undesired and putting her client into touch with personal guides, one comes out on the other side of one her hour long sessions entirely transmuted. I can highly recommend her work for anyone who desires to be relieved of old patterns, dis-ease, unwanted gravity of negativity and or a raising of one’s energetic field. “
Iraeus (Iris Loesel)