Welcome to Sea Wynd – my shamanic coaching, ritual and ceremony practice deep in the heart of Texas! It is my greatest joy and passion to help folks develop and deepen their relationships with what I call the seven spokes of shamanic practice – the directions, the elements, animal energies, plant energies, movement, sound and the ancestors – as we remember together our closely woven interdependence within the greater web of connection with all beings. Thank you for your presence here and I hope that you find nourishment and resonance as you navigate around.
My name is Heather Davies and I come to the shamanic primarily through my Celtic and Germanic roots, my paternal lineage having primarily immigrated from Wales and Scotland and my matrilineal lineage primarily from Prussia (present-day Germany/Austria). I am a depth creature at heart and have been consciously and actively following a shamanic path since 2008 when I encountered my first teacher in these arts, Karen Hutchins, who hails from Sandra Ingerman’s shamanic lineage.
As the European shamanic paths are no longer in-tact traditions, having been systematically demonized and severed as a result of the colonization of Europe by Christianity, my journey in re-connecting with this lost wisdom, like for so many others, has been quite labyrinthine. The warrior in me was first cultivated many years ago through nine years of active duty service in the Navy; the mystic in me through nearly five years of pre-ministerial coursework and staff service at Unity Church of the Hills here in Austin; and the healer in me through almost 15 years now as a clinical social worker and dance/movement therapy alternate route student (for more info on my clinical practice, please go to www.phoenixthrivingaustin.com).
Each of these threads became part of the archetypal foundation on which I now stand as a shamanic practitioner deeply committed to helping others reconnect with their authentic voice, truth and path through engaged embodiment and reclamation of the gifts of sensitivity. It is in unearthing and owning these gifts that we again become able to hear, see, feel and respond to the deep healing and re-balancing work that the Earth and all of her beings – past, present & future – are so fervently calling us to do at this crucial time in our history as a species.
I offer one-on-one coaching sessions for those who are interested in deepening their walk here in the physical world with an eye on and attention to the wisdom underlying this journey in the soul plane. The primary portal into the soul realm, whether it be connection with the elements, plants, animals and/or ancestors, is often the felt sense of the physical body in the present. When combined with and channeled through each person’s unique gifts of sensitivity, active engagement with this felt sense and it’s underlying soul wisdom often opens up whole new worlds of understanding, choice, possibility, and healing, not only for ourselves in the present, but for those further back in our lineage and those who are yet to come.
Coaching work often dovetails into and out of some of the more usual shamanic healing rituals such as soul retrieval and curse extraction, as places of bound energy and authentic power make themselves known for release, removal and transformation according to each person’s authentic rhythm and timing.
I offer the following shamanic rituals in which I journey on your behalf or on behalf of an animal, system, being or land with your (& their) consent to:
- retrieve and return soul essences that have been lost or trapped along your/their life/karmic path (soul retrieval)
- identify and remove harmful bound energy patterns (curses) from your/their energetic field that may be impeding the ability to move forward with life in the way that you/they would like (curse extraction)
- support earthbound energies/spirits who are have gotten stuck or lost in their transition to the ancestral realm following the death of their physical bodies (psychopomp)
- connect with the energetic ecosystem of a piece of land or property to listen for what is out of balance and what is needing to be witnessed, done and/or offered to open up a deeper relationship between those who currently own the responsibility for the agreement with the land and the connected web of energies and beings who inhabit that land (land/property clearings)
Often times, a particular ritual or clearing may end up involving more than one of the above. In addition, I also offer the option of sitting in ceremony together and listening deeply for whatever it is that is wanting or needing to happen in order to help clear harmful or stuck energies and reconnect you with the flow of your own vitality.
For more specific information regarding what these rituals may look or feel like, please feel free to check out my Shamanic Ritual Consent document which offers more detailed descriptions of the rituals themselves, as well as both preparation and after-care considerations.
Lastly, I am also ordained through the Universal Life Church and offer weddings and sacred union ceremonies that are highly customized to each couples’ needs.
If you are interested in learning more about Sea Wynd offerings and services and/or if you’d like to inquire about setting up an initial phone call to further discuss coaching or ritual/ceremony services or any of my upcoming classes and events, please call or e-mail at the contact info below or feel free to submit an inquiry through the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Heather Davies, Shamanic Practitioner
Most Sea Wynd services and classes live at the Healing House at 701 Morrow Street, Austin, TX 78752.