Cat is a Shamanic Practitioner who has undergone extensive training with indigenous shamans in Peru. She is a mesa carrier of the Andean Inka tradition. Cat is passionate about helping people to bring back balance and harmony into their energy bodies so they can feel whole and connected again.
She is based in London and Essex.
Shamanic healing helps to bring us back into alignment by restoring energy and power to our inner spirit. Once the underlying energetic pattern causing disharmony is changed we can free ourselves from our stories, traumas and conditioning so that we can step into a new way of being.
Some of the many benefits of Shamanic Healing:
Cat is available for 1-1 healing sessions at The Refinery. 90 minutes for £120
Andean Kintu Offerings.
When you first step off the plane in Cusco, Peru, the first thing you might notice are the bowls of coca leaves that are strategically placed around the airport. These are freely available for you to get chewing to ward off altitude sickness. But there is more to them than that.
The coca plant is sacred to the Andean people of Peru. The leaves are used ceremonially to honour the nature spirits and are chewed and turned into tea to bring energy, healing and to alleviate altitude sickness. The spirit of the plant is said to encourage the heart to open. The Q’ero shamans of the mountains also use them in divination readings where they will ask the leaves to offer up any guidance that might be available for the person enquiring.
Kintu offerings are a simple way to stay in gratitude and are made with the unbroken leaves of the plant. Three leaves are bunched together, which represent the three worlds of Inca Cosmology; the Ukhu Pacha – lower world, home to ancestral beings, the Kaypacha – middle world, home to living beings and the Hanaq Pacha – the upper world, home to the supernatural beings. They also represent our three physical, energetic and spiritual bodies and we blow in the leaves with our three breaths – from our heart, our mind and our entire being
By blowing our prayers, intentions and gratitude into the leaves we transform the leaves into messengers from the material world to the spiritual planes. The leaves act like portals that deliver our wishes to the spirit beings of Pachamama (Mother Earth); the waters, earth, sun, moon, star nations, wind and the cosmos. The Andeans also use these leaves to commune directly with the mountain spirits (apus).
The leaves are then placed either in a haywarikway (despacho bundle) or directly back to nature where they will be received by the spirits of the land and skies.
This is a beautiful ritual that keeps us in sacred reciprocity (Ayni) with all living beings and enables our lives to stay in the flow. It’s a beautiful way to express gratitude and say prayers.
I encourage you to try this practice each day (by using any leaves available to you) and see how harmonious your life starts to feel.