MADRE DIVINA INTUITIVE HEALING
Bonnie Divina Maa, RN, CCRN, E-RYT
Rewire old programs. Reconnect with joy. Return to wholeness. Remember who you are.
ALLOW ME TO TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY...
Breath, Presence, and Awareness. Energy, Frequency, and Vibration. Feeling, Allowing, and Receiving.
These are the paths to your healing...you just need to remember how to access them. I will take you on a unique journey that will help you awaken to your own Divine nature and the ability to heal yourself. I will help you clear old patterns and traumas through tantric, taoist, and shamanic practices and through my own style of intuitive therapeutic touch. My technique is very gentle yet profoundly deep.
WHAT MAKES MY PRACTICE UNIQUE?
Every healer brings something unique and what I bring is over twenty years of experience in the healing profession and the grace to have sat at the feet of many enlightened masters and healers throughout the world. Due to the nature of my work in trauma and critical care as well as my work in the shamanic realm, I have an immense capacity to hold a space for those who have suffered trauma so transformation can take place. I also have the capacity to hold space for those who have healed a lot in this lifetime so they can expand into even higher vibrations and more enlightened ways of Being. By accessing the intuitive wisdom that enables me to see and feel into your energetic body, I can help you transmute negative or stuck patterns of energy and access higher realms. It is subtle, profound, immediate, and highly effective.
My background is unique in that I have a solid medical background in emergency medicine, trauma, neurological, and cardiac care as well as extensive training in alternative healing arts. This includes thai massage, sound healing, aromatherapy, plant medicine integration, craniosacral techniques, abdominal massage, pelvic floor release, womb healing, myofascial release, shamanic journeying, soul retreival, soul realignment, and tantric and taoist techniques for directing energy, all of which may be included in some way in session. We weave our own unique journey.
I work on the parts of your body you can see as well as the parts you can't...the physical, the energetic, and the spiritual. I do this through a flow of energy I know as the Divine Mother energy. I am able to send light energy to you through this Source. I take you to a place beyond the mind and the ego and time and space, which is where deeper healing takes place. Sometimes Source sends messages through me that are meant uniquely for you. Sometimes we access visions about ancestral, past life, or childhood events that are affecting you in your present state.
If you allow me to help you remove blockages and resistance, you will experience profound healing and a greater abundance of joy and freedom. You will learn to access your inner healer. You will experience a deep unconditional love that many describe as being held by the Divine Mother herself. What I offer is very different from anything you will have ever experienced. If you are reading this, it is because you are ready!
Let's do the work!
You can read more about my experience here:
INTUITIVE THERAPEUTIC TOUCH
The secret to any touch is loving intention. Love flows from the heart through the hands. I am a conduit for divine healing energy and have the ability to tap into your energetic and physical body, feeling into places where you are holding stagnant energy, trauma, and stress. I have a very gentle yet highly effective way of helping you to clear old patterns, release trauma, and melt into a space of allowing and receiving. Because the most important parts are generally missed with most body work, I will pay special attention to your jaw, throat, sternum, abdomen, and pelvis. These are part of the central energetic channel and correspond to the main "chakras" or energy centers. Gently guiding you into releasing the things that were never yours, I will help you recall the fragments of your soul that have been waiting to return. As we create new space, we will fill it with joy and pleasure so you can restore, rejuvenate, and rewire.
LESS DOING, MORE FEELING....
Most of us were never taught how to simply sit still and feel our feelings. Most of us were taught to suppress them... 'don't be sad'... 'don't cry'... and to distract ourselves by doing... keeping ourselves 'busy' so we don't have to sit with uncomfortable emotions. When we don't allow ourselves to feel, we shut down. Energy blockages are created and manifest in physical and emotional imbalances. We must move into a space of less 'doing' and more 'feeling' if we are to experience higher levels of bliss. This opens the gateway to learning how to 'just be'... and this is the path to enlightenment. The higher self perceives, feels, and remains in pure equanimity. You will leave with tools that help you learn to fully embrace your feelings so you can move through every moment experiencing the freedom and bliss that you already are and have always been.
When we start to allow feelings to arise, we can begin to shine the light of awareness on our 'shadows'. These are simply the parts of ourselves we have been afraid to see... generally because there is fear, shame, or guilt connected to these places. The most difficult part of shadow work is beginning. With my guidance, we will create a safe space for you to explore these shadows. Sometimes, we are able to uncover stories associated with these shadows, and sometimes there is no story. Either way, when you feel safe to explore them, just by shining the light of your awareness, we can begin to transform these energetic patterns and create space for joy and pleasure.
Re-wire. Re-program. Re-connect.
SENSUAL AWAKENING THROUGH THE ELEMENTS
We often numb ourselves to the incredible sensuality that we are inherently entitled to experience every moment. The senses are the gateway to the soul and the key to experiencing joy and bliss, which is our true nature. I use light touch, aromatherapy, voice activation, breathing techniques, visualization, spontaneous transformation techniques, and mindfulness to help you re-awaken to your full sensuality. We often confuse sensuality with sexuality, and although they are related, they are not one and the same. We are all sensual beings....we sense. Awakening to sensuality is about learning to be present and aware. We feel our feelings fully. We smell the air with pleasure, taste our food with joy, listen with curiosity, and enjoy the sunlight on our faces. We take in all of the gifts of our surroundings with awe and wonder.
Central to all transformation is awareness of the elements. Earth element is awakened as we tap into Pachamama, the Earth Mother, and the earth element in our skin, muscles, and bones. Grounding, feeling into the earth element through our hands and our feet, spending time in nature...all are direct paths to healing. Water is an intelligent life force that responds to our thoughts. Tapping into the fluids in our bodies, healing the water within through intention and prayer, cleansing and purifying through tears...all are vital for wholeness. The fire element is essential for transmutation and we must stoke our inner fire and tend to it. Our bodies our electric. We are pulsating vibration. Our nerve impulses, the internal pacemaker in our heart, the fire in our spirit, the light of Father Sun on our face...fire fuels us. Air is at the core of our breath and our lungs are the wings of our heart. Breath is our connection to the spirit world, to Source. We will focus on breath, on the space between breaths, the prayers carried through the wind and the sounds of the breeze thorugh the trees.
The elements are our allies. We will bring the elements into every session to learn how we call on them for our healing.
FROM HEART TO CROWN
In order to sublimate our creative sensual energy through our sacral (or sacred) center, it is important to open up through your heart center, through your throat, third eye center, and crown. The heart and the third eye centers are the house of the mystical and magical thymus and pineal glands, respectively, which connect us into the spirit world. This is one of the places we experience intuitive 'knowing'... we just need to be balanced in our thoughts and know how to clear and discern between thoughts and the 'inner voice'.
The energetic heart, is the spiritual seat of the soul.... where Love lives. This is where we begin to remember who we are... that we are Love... the All that Is. This can be referred to as the 'Higher Self'... the intuitive part of our self beyond the mind and the ego. When we learn to move into the Now, we can allow the ego and the mind to rest in the space of the heart, and we can experience the bliss of our true essence. We can be simply be in love... in patience, kindness, generosity, acceptance, allowing... even fierceness. We learn that love also means creating firm boundaries.
I use elements of craniosacral and myofascial release techniques, tapping, light touch, and my own transmission of Divine Mother Love to bring you deep healing and awaken your higher Self through the opening of these higher energy centers. The hands are an extension of your heart energy, which then connects into the throat center. You will receive therapeutic touch from your hands to your crown, with a focus on your sternum and throat...this is where the magic happens!
THE PELVIS, THE ABDOMEN, AND THE ROOT
If we want to truly heal, then we must check in with our abdominal center, the house of our "gut" intuition, also known as the solar plexus or sun center. This vital center, in my experience, is often not given much attention, even though often this is where we hold the most stagnant energy and trauma. Lack of attention to these vital areas can lead to many physical ailments, such as anxiety, GERD, IBS, cancer, constipation, and diarrhea, and most can be completely healed through therapeutic touch and energetic re-patterning. If we want to truly exhale, then deep abdominal release is essential.
I have learned from both Chinese and Thai master practitioners the art of abdominal massage. This is where I find we do a lot of holding. We have 72,000 energy channels radiating out from our navel. The "gut brain" is where our intuition, or inner voice, can be accessed. I will first help you to learn how to breathe and make space in your belly so your diaphragm has room to move freely. I will also teach you how to breathe spherically to maximize your life force energy. Beyond that, I will help you soften your belly, psoas, and inner organs so you can release the blockages that prevent energy from flowing freely from your root to crown, so you can access more easily your deep wisdom.
Pelvic liberation frees us up to start moving through life again with sensuality and joy. The pelvis is especially intertwined with freeing the throat center, which is where we will start our work. Imbalances in the sacral area lead to low back pain, joint pain, and a myriad of dis-ease and dys-function. I use a variety of techniques to help you find balance again in your sacral area. Sometimes it is with range of motion exercises, thai massage techniques, very gentle touch, and possibly even passive yoga postures. I will assess your lifestyle, posture, and other areas that may be contributing to pelvic issues and I will give you tools to take with you to help you to continue to free your pelvis.
If we want to get to the root of it all, we have to work on the root! Over- or under-active (imbalanced) root centers will also contribute to a host of physical imbalances such as rectal or prostate cancer, as well as relationship issues, emotional imbalances, deep fear, and insecurity. Much can be healed simply by bringing your focus and attention to your root center. Where we look, energy flows. I have been trained in various techniques that will help you to release fear-based emotions and help you to re-balance your root center so you can feel more grounded, secure, happy, and free. Again, we weave our own healing journey. I can offer you tools and various techniques, and it is up to you to decide what works for you.
SOUND HEALING AND VOICE ACTIVATION
There is nothing more powerfully healing than the sound and vibration of your own voice. In order for the mind calm down and sink into the space of the heart, our throat centers must be open. Most of our throat centers shut down at a very early age as we taught that "children are to be seen and not heard." We may have been told that our singing voice was unpleasant or we may have been shut down when trying to express ourselves through music or art or we may have simply never been taught how to effectively feel and express our feelings.
Sound creates vibration, and certain frequencies heal our physical, mental, and emotional bodies. Sound helps stuck energy move. This is based on scientific research, and it is said 'the future of medicine is in sound'. I will help you open your throat center and give you tools to help you in daily self-soothing and release. In session, we will sigh, moan, cry, scream...we will allow our body's wisdom to take over and move energy. Energy needs to be released through sound.
I have studied the Sanskrit language, nada yoga (the yoga of sound), and mantra for many years and bring this ancient healing technology to you as well as sound healing with my voice, rattles, bells, and a Tibetan bowl which was created by my master especially for me. It is tuned to the heart center and is designed to help open up and awaken all of your energy centers. My new passion is something I have created and call Embodied Voice Activation. I have been leading these workshops around the world and in our private sessions, you will receive the benefits of this work.
I have learned from the shamans of South America as well as the tantric yogis (the shamans of the Indus Valley), and the masters of Southeast Asia, many healing modalities. Everything I have learned, I have learned by being up close and personal as a participant, student, or direct assistant. Many masters along the way have taken me under their wing and taught me valuable tools which I bring to you. I call on the Divine Mother wisdom to come and guide me. Sometimes we will do soul retrieval, sometimes animal spirits come, sometimes we will use oracle decks. I have learned methods such as cord cutting, transmutation of energy through medicine wheels, soul realignment, and soul retrieval and I have taken part in countless shamanic and tantric rituals throughout the world. Most recently my practices involve womb healing and womb wisdom. I want to tap you into your inner shaman. We all have the ability to tap into the spirit world and we all have the ability to heal ourselves and others. Haux, Amen, Aho, and Svaha!
I began my study of plant power in 1998 with herbalism and aromatherapy. Early in my nursing career, I began using essential oils in my practice with patients and had amazing results. I began working with Amazonian plant medicines such as ayahuasca, huachuma, coca leaf, sananga,mapacho, agua florida, cacao, and rapé in 2012 and have spent a lot of time in the jungle and the mountains of Peru and other places in the world learning from various shamans, medicine women, and practitioners. Two of my greatest allies are palo santo and white sage and I will use other essential oils such as frankincense, clary sage, rosemary, ylang ylang, and patchouli to help you clear and deepen your experience. As I am also an initiated cacao priestess, I also can offer cacao ceremonies as part of a healing journey.
ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE, FITNESS, NUTRITION, AND YOGA
As a critical and emergency medicine nurse for twenty years, I have a vast understanding of pharmaceuticals, the human body, the disease process, the birth process, and the death process. I have held space for people in their life-shattering moments with deep empathy and love. I am trained in crisis and have many skills and tools to help guide you on your journey, especially if you have experienced trauma or chronic illness.
There is pretty much nothing at this point that I think could surprise me after so many years of holding space in medicine ceremonies as well as the emergency room...so bring it all! Let's look at it and zap it with the light of our awareness.
I worked in the fitness and nutrition industry, with sports injuries and cardiac rehabilitation, for many years after receiving my first degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. You have the benefit of all that knowledge if you ask for it!
I have been a student and teacher of hatha yoga, nada yoga, and bhakti yoga for many years as well as a kirtan wallah and harmonium player. I also play the medicine drum and lead song circles. If you would like us to work any of this into our session, I am happy to. We weave our own healing story.