"You may think that compassion is a naive cure, but the alternative
is simply more of the same disease."
---Deepak Chopra, President, Alliance for a New Humanity.
In our society, we have lost our connection with ceremonial rituals that
facilitate healing, reconciliation, wisdom and assistance from our ancestral grandmothers and grandfathers and the spiritual
Laws of Nature. In traditional times, the community supported both those suffering loss and the healer.
There is little empathy today from both sides of the emotionally
polarized politics regarding this traumatic experience. There is little compassion for either the woman,
man or the new soul whose journey into this world was not realized.
Healing Pregnancy Loss and Post Abortion Trauma - connecting body, heart, soul and spirit:
This sacred ceremony employs age old 'earth wisdom' centered Medicine
Ways for Pregnancy Loss and Post Abortion Trauma Healing to restore
the health of Spirit.
Transcending debilitating polarized political debate, participants
have an opportunity to share their emotional pain, to grieve the loss, to let go of shame, resentment or blame, to acknowledge
injustice, to find or offer forgiveness and express gratitude for lessons learned.
Those who have participated in the Pregnancy Loss and Post Abortion Truama Healing report
favourable resolution, self-empowerment and freedom from this emotionally charged spiritual trauma.
Pregnancy Loss and Post Abortion Trauma Healing is an opportunity for
both men and women to particpate.
This is an all day intensive in Nature. Limit of 4 to 6 participants per ceremony. Those who have participated
in a previous Pregnancy Loss and Post Abortion Trauma Healing session are
welcome to take part and assist in facilitating.
Testimonials from Participants of Pregnancy
Loss and Post Abortion Trauma Healing:
"I had an abortion when I was 16. I grew up in a dysfunctional family
with a violent alcoholic father. I kept the pregnancy from both parents and many years of shame and immense grief followed
me through a drug addicted adolesence and early adulthood. At the age of 25 I sought recovery from my drug addiction and began
my healing journey. Over the years I tried in my own way to come to terms with the underlying pain, shame and grief of aborting
a child but it wasn't until attending Jacob's Shamanic Drumming & Dreaming Journeywork Circle that I realized
there was more healing to be done. Following one of these sessions I had a powerful dream of a baby asking for a warm
blanket. When I described the dream to Jacob he and his Medicine Way elders performed a ceremony for me and 4 other women
who also had had abortions. It was a special healing ceremony that helped
me let go of much guilt and had an amazingly powerful healing energy as I bonded and shared with the other women. I discovered
a loving connection with the spirit of my aborted child and felt her presence and forgiveness as well over the next
few days. Jacob was there for me all along the way, he helped me to let go of the anxiety and fears prior to the ceremonies
and followed up in the days after with a friendly phone call to see how I was doing. He is a very caring compassionate
man with a gentle and playful nature who humbly shares the wisdom of his elders and healing gifts with anyone in need."
---W.B. Mother, Transit Bus Driver, Burnaby, BC.
"I now feel that I have let go of all negative feelings and emotions
that surrounded the experience of my two abortions and one miscarriage. After the ceremony I felt light and free. No
more shame, guilt, sadness and grief. When I have a memory of the aborted ones a smile comes on my face and now the memories
are an experience of the past with no negative attachments. Before the ceremony I felt that a part of me was lost forever,
given away, without even knowing who or what part of me I had given away. I rejected a part of me. When I reflected
on my loss I felt great sadness and shame. I felt separate from, apart from my dear little ones. When I would reflect
on what was, what could have been, what was gone forever, I felt sadness, separateness and helplessness. I had a heavy heart.
After the ceremonies, I experienced beauty, togetherness, forgiveness, understanding, compassion, and weightlessness.
I have released and brought back my dear little ones who are now always with me, in me, a part of me, bringing joy and strength
to my being."
---J.C. Public Healthcare Worker, New Westminster, BC.