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Journey to the Stars
I went to bed last night and felt an overwhelming sense of peace fill my body. As I lay in my bed, I started to see a pulsing flashing light. It became so strong, I was no longer able to contain it.
This had happened to me several times before. The first time, I was so scared that I called my teacher, Papa Joe, to ask him what it was.
“It’s the planets and the stars talking to you,” he said.
Needless to say, it totally freaked me out.
I connected the dots back to 20 years ago, when I started my journey with my teacher, Hohepa Delamere (Papa Joe), a Maori elder and healer from New Zealand. He wasn’t trying to show me how to heal, though, because he said I had been “healing for many lifetimes”. After years of apprenticeship with him, it was revealed to me that I was remembering.
Papa’s sole intention was to teach me how to travel through the universes. At first, I was resistant, but as I was slowly led into a more peaceful state of mind, I was able to let go. I witnessed the whole world around me, while I traveled out into different realms and universes.
It wasn’t an overnight process, and went on for several years. During that time I had little contact with others, because I could no longer relate to anyone. I was beginning to “wake up”.
As time passed, I began to see more clearly. I’m not talking about sight from my eyes, but I’m referring to the inner eye.
I continued to work as a healer so I could earn an income, while I advanced more into my own inner journeying. During this time, I had vivid dreams which I would speak to Papa about. So many questions were being answered that I had for so long. That’s about the time I witnessed that we humans are multidimensional beings.
As the wisdom of the elders was downloaded, it deepened my ability to heal. When asked to describe what I do, it’s difficult to explain – but let’s just say most of the work I do is from other realms.
For a long time now, I have been silent for fear of sounding arrogant or ridiculous. But lately, while I’m sleeping – and awake – the elders have been showing me it’s time to start speaking up. While I might be afraid of what others will think, it really doesn’t matter anymore. I am here to assist those who are waking up.
For years now, my work with people has been to help them release heavy and dark energies, so they can remember their true calling or their soul’s path. Let this blog serve as a reminder to all those who have been doing the work – to continue to connect to your inner self, so you will know how to move forward from here.
We have chosen to be here at this time, so we need to cut the cords that have been draining and dulling our senses. Look up at the stars, with your feet firmly planted on Mother Earth, and remember we are much more than we could ever imagine. As Papa once said to me, “There is a huge universe out there Shari, and it’s time you travel in it.
I think that most of us would agree, discovering our true identity is extremely critical at this time. Dont you think?
“I met Shari on a beach nearly 6 years ago and have been working with her ever since. Shari has guided me though some of the biggest shifts in my life. While many of these shifts have taken place on a spiritual level, I am always blown away by her ability to have a direct impact on the health of my physical body. Last year, when I was suffering from a chronic chest infection where conventional medicine alone did not seem to be helping; after chest x-rays, CT scans and three courses of antibiotics; it was only after a session with Shari that I finally managed to clear it from my body. No matter what happens in life, and especially during these unsettling times, I feel reassured to know that Shari always has my back.”
Finding Your Inner Zen
photo ~ Leigha Hodnet Eat ~ Pray ~ Swim
Earlier this week when I got out of bed and checked my phone, there were nearly 25 messages glaring back at me. Before my morning coffee I began to scroll and read the frantic texts. So much drama of a big fire that had broken out earlier that morning.
Wow, here we go again, I thought.
Moments later, as I sipped my coffee I stared at my computer trying to get a read on what was going on. There were so many dramatic images of the fires with the LA Times talking about 80 mile per hour hurricane winds for the next few days. All this first thing in the morning started to unnerve me. Looking up, I heard the trees rustling in such a way that I realized that one tiny ember from the fire could be quite problematic. I live in the Santa Monica mountains and there were two fires not too far from me.
“Damn, this is getting intense,” I said to myself.
What a coincidence, earlier in the week, I had booked a room in desert hot springs, so I proceeded to pack for my two day adventure. I thought, maybe it’s best to be safe and grab some stuff just in case I can’t get back in. After all, the year before when we were evacuated we couldn’t get back into the canyon for a week.
It was stressful as I rushed around with the sheriff’s department calling on the phone to tell us to start evacuating. One group text was discussing where the fires were and which roads were open and which ones were closed. When someone said, ‘zero containment of the Getty Fire’ my nerves were completely on edge.
Just about then my mind flickered back to a conversation I had with a friend over a year ago, that lost her home due to a fire. I remembered asking if she grabbed all her personal documents when she was being evacuated. “No,” she said. “But why not?” I asked. “I didn’t think my house was going to burn down,” she said, in a solemn tone.
Moments later I was packing my car with valuables documents, clothes but the most important possession of them all, was my precious dog, Violet. It’s interesting when faced with evacuation how much stuff you have that is not relevant at all.
As I drove down the canyon my stomach was in knots and I realized I was hungry, so I stopped in the local café to order some toast and juice. The mountain community where I live always rallies together in times of stress, so I talked to the locals about which road was best to take out to avoid the extreme traffic.
Once back on the road, I drove, until finally I made it out of the canyon. I tried to relax by using my breath to move through my anxiety, but I found it almost impossible to calm my mind. The what-if this, or what if that happens consumed my thoughts all morning long. I realized it was hard to find that inner Zen when you’re swimming in a pool of stress. With so much fear in the air grounding yourself seems light years away. And as an empath, I found it impossible to find my own center.
While I’m driving on the freeway the only thing I had was this breathing technique, so I used all of my concentration to pull my mind back in. With complete focus, I pulled my thoughts, feelings and emotions back to the moment. As I did this, I felt my muscles begin to relax as my mind came back to my body. All of the sudden, a peace washed over me as this presence filled my entire being.
Then I had a realization, geez, this would actually be perfect content to write about in my blog. I mean, after all, isn’t it in these challenging times when people need support to navigate their uncertainty.
Thankfully, I arrived at the hot springs unscathed, and immediately submerged myself in the warm waters of the pool. As I let my body sink into this surrender, I was filled with a profound gratitude. The only real peace it seems comes when you are able to tap into the Inner Zen that lies within.
“Each session with Shari has shifted my life. Some more than others but always in some way I come out feeling weightless, recharged, and in love with the world. Suddenly I can see with total clarity the gifts and possibilities of my own life. No two sessions have ever been the same because Shari meets you where you are, and works to free you from your burdens and blocks. Best of all, if you study with her for as long as I have, she gives you the skills and insight to do this work on your own. Her healing is always with me, and I carry it as a ray of clean white light I can visit anytime deep in my spirit. She will change your life, if you’re ready to work alongside her.” ~ Margaret Wappler
Photo ~ Richard Lee Smith Jr.
Last night I was suddenly jolted from a deep sleep. I was woken up by the sound of pounding hooves running through my neighborhood streets. Back and forth click clack- click clack frantically pacing. I slowly began to realize a horse was loose. The longer I listened, I could tell he was getting increasingly panicked by his loud screams. I live on the top of a mesa in the Santa Monica mountains. So sounds in the middle of night can be deafening. I tried to ignore it and go right back to sleep. But an animal in distress, ALWAYS pulls on my heart strings.
I dragged my tired, half awake, self out of bed. I put my shoes and jacket on and went outside and followed the sounds of the horse. I went towards him. How stupid, I thought. Whats the horses name? I don’t have a rope, what am I supposed to do now? I proceeded to call out and move towards the panicked horse.
As I got closer the horse galloped up to me in full force. I stood there a tad bit intimidated thinking, oh my god this horse is huge and it can crush me. How ridiculous of me to think I could help. All I could do was stand frozen in fear.
But to my surprise he came up to me inches away and bowed its head. I reached my hand up and gently petted him to give him some comfort. He stood with me under the night sky panting loudly. He calmed down a bit and without any words, I felt an exchange of energy. A calmness began to arise in my own body. In about a minute or two he ran off down the hill. Well maybe thats all this was about to calm his stress, I thought.
I walked back to my house under a dimly lit new moon sky. The fog had come in and there was a mystical dreamy visual. I was intrigued by the magical evening that lured me out at 3 A.M. In a dream like state but fully awake I looked up and saw several shooting stars. I thought how precious my life had become. My only wish in that moment was to share what I have learned. My heart was full and my mind was humbled like a child.
It wasn’t always like this I thought. There was a time when all I wanted was to stop the chronic turmoil I felt inside. It was always a mystery to me as to why I couldn’t function. How did it all change? Hah. I chuckled to myself. It was years and years of being committed to working on myself. Even prior to meeting my teacher, Papa Joe, I REALIZED healing those deep deep ancestral wounds that go beyond psychology would be my mission.
The pain I once carried would have never let me stare at a sky like this and feel at home within myself. Wow. I have come a long way. I am not the same scared girl I once was. I was thankful to the horse that lured me into the night to receive such a powerful blessing. And thankful to Papa Joe for all his teachings that excelled my journey of healing my ancestral wounds.
As you once said Papa, “There can be no real healing until we heal our ancestry.”
“About ten years ago, I came across Shari. I had tried several other practitioners. She had none of the ego and endless BS of the other healers. She was direct and her touch took me to another place. All I know is when I got off the table I was regenerated. What Shari does can not be explained, only experienced. Through Shari I have been able to grow and come into my purpose. Once you go to Shari you will not want to go to any other energy healers afterwards.” ~ Avi