Creativity is power. Creativity is healing.

Everyone feels the voice of creativity inside of them, or they want to have it awakened. You have something to share inside that wants to come out.

Every person has this unique voice inside, and has the power to express this. It is your connection to this power that might have gotten shut off, might have no longer seemed important and gotten lost.

Cultures throughout time have always expressed this creativity. Art has been present in all cultures, and in many cases how we remember them. Through images, objects or words creative “things” have been manifested. Created from nothing, from within.

Shamanic healing methods have been documented for tens of thousands of years, and are still practiced worldwide by both indgenous peoples and those who are called to do this work. In shamanic practice the aspect of illness is addressed through the idea that there is disharmony in a person’s life on a spiritual level. By making a shamanic journey outside of time and space into what is called “non-ordinary reality” or a universe parallel to our own, the shaman is met by spirit helpers in the form of human teachers or animals. It is actually these compassionate spirits who perform the healing work though the shaman who is only acting as a conduit.

Through her journeys, Emily Christenson opens a window in these sessions to bring back lost power, awaken your creativity, bring healing, messages from loved ones, and messages of understanding to where you are on your souls journey at this time. Work with Emily as she creates your custom piece of art where you may receive these messages for both long-term and present time healing and direction. Most importantly you learn how to connect with the creative part deep within yourself, to access your own power and continue to do this healing for yourself, others and the planet. Shamanic healing takes place on a spiritual level and this work can be done both in person as a studio visit, or long distance with a Zoom or Viber video session or phone call. After any creative sessions the finished painting or drum then will be shipped. Preferred method of payment for long-distance sessions is Venmo, or by sending a check in advance of our session. Please visit her TESTIMONIALS page to read about some of her sessions and readings. Contact Emily at with any questions and to schedule your session.




Building on Emily Christenson’s over fifteen years of working directly with the Earth and our natural world's energies in her artwork, The Painted Message Session is a unique and powerful soul reading and creative opening for what is needed at this time. Designed by Emily's guides, this session consists of a custom made original painting, a channeled writing and many metaphors that become translated messages for activation and personal healing. Through a combination of shamanic journeywork and mediumship Emily is guided into your unique imagery and symbolism that becomes translated into messages and visual language. Through this mark-making, visual imagery and automatic channeled writings she passes along these painted messages and written words to understand and grow in a personal healing piece of artwork. 8 x 8 inches, oil and mixed media on panel. After I complete your prework we schedule an hour session to meet on Zoom for a live shamanic drumming meditation and to go over all of your messages with you.

to see examples of some of these many unique works of individual healing. 

Soul to soul communication. This 40 min reading is focused on connecting you with your soul, guides or your loved ones that have passed to deliver clear evidence and messages from across the veil. The intentions for your reading are that you receive many specific pieces of evidence, overall personality of your loved ones, and healing messages so you know without a doubt that life is eternal and it is possible to connect with them in Spirit. If you are interested in an evidential mediumship private sitting please send an email to request more information or to BOOK A READING. These readings are through Zoom.

Entering the spirit worlds and a retrieving your power animal that has chosen you for restored power and connection. These animals bring with them protection and empowerment, energy, wisdom, talents and gifts. Power animals are guardian spirits, similar to the concept of guardian angels. They protect us, keep us full of power, health and enthusiasm and prevent negative energies and illnesses from entering our energy field. Sometimes a power animal leaves suddenly for unknown reasons. When this happens, the person becomes disempowered and the result is misfortune and/or illness. Retrieving your power animal and helping to create a deep relationship gives you a resurgence of power, health and brings energy and spirit to your life.

After you ship or bring your drum to the studio, a journey will be done to your drum and spirit helpers to retrieve its unique imagery to you for connection, activation, healing and growth. Every drum painting or custom rattle is completely unique to the person. It is painted with professional archival paint and sealed to be able to be used everyday. Rattles are made directed by spirit guides including types of materials, sound, and painted imagery. If you need to acquire a drum, Emily can give some recommendations and help you find the right drum for you.

View the CUSTOM DRUM AND RATTLE PAGE to see examples of some of these many unique custom painted drums and rattles


Asking questions through shamanic journeying for personal spiritual guidance and to find creative solutions and hidden knowledge in life's questions. Divination is the art of seeing and interpreting signs in everything around us. Divination can give you insight and answers to any issues or questions that you have in your life. Seeking guidance from our spiritual helpers for these questions can help with making decisions, what direction to take, or insight into relationships. Asking four specific questions, Emily will help you to word your questions with clear and heartfelt intention which is essential for divination work.  1 hour session. 

This two hour studio session starts with a journey to connect with guides and helpers to open blocked creative energy and to channel a personal ceremony work, artwork, tool or talisman or combination of these that we will then create together in the studio for activation and creative power. 

This shamanic drumming meditation and mentoring session focuses on individual spiritual healing, energy flow, spiritual blockages, and continued connection with your own guides and spirit helpers. 

Drumming for Theta: The Relaxed Mind Through RhythmDrumming repetitively at about four beats per second, has been proven to relax the mind, inducing either Alpha or Theta in nearly all participants in studies on the effect of drumming. An abstract from the US Library of Medicine by Professor Winkelman, concluded, from a study: “Research reviews indicate that drumming enhances recovery through inducing relaxation and enhancing theta-wave production and brain-wave synchronization. Drumming produces pleasurable experiences, enhanced awareness of preconscious dynamics, release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self. Drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation, and alienation, creating a sense of connectedness with self and others. Drumming provides a secular approach to accessing a higher power and applying spiritual perspectives.”

Sacred art and drumming meditation session held through zoom. Each one hour+ workshop will be focused on a different set of journey questions with an art tutorial to connect your experience and bring it outwards creatively and using your individual expression. We connect as a group circle. Each session is a different channeled workshop so art materials will vary each session. Please email to request to be added to the mailing list for these drum meditation and sacred art sessions and for more information.

We will be meeting through zoom to continue to work on strengthening our personal connection to Spirit through the shamanic journey. Each circle will include two or three different live focused intention drumming journeys. In this sacred and comfortable space we will focus on opening creatively to growth and healing, and the energy connecting all worlds. These circles are designed by Emily's spirit helpers to give yourself this hour to connect to your power animals, teachers and your higher self to work on healing for yourself, others, and our Earth. Please email to request to be added to the mailing list for these shamanic journey drumming circles and for more information. Knowing how to do a shamanic journey is a prerequisite for these circles. Please contact Emily to set up a session to learn how to journey before you join these monthly journey sessions. 

GROUPS  2 - 4 people $30. each  •   5 - 8 people $15. each 
Either as a long distance zoom session or in person, work with Emily one on one or with a group of friends to learn to do a shamanic journey to travel and connect with your power animals, spiritual guides and teachers for guidance and healing. 1hr

Extraction Healing, Soul Retrieval and Spirit Guided Sessions I leave completely open to the healing my guides direct for each person. They are focused on removing energy that does not belong to you, restoring lost life force, or a unique combination of services for healing and growth. I first do a diagnostic journey to verify what service needs to be performed. The diagnostic journey is $35. This payment will be applied to the total after the completed session.


Shamanic extraction is the removal of displaced energy, called intrusions. This is energy that does not belong in the body and may cause spiritual problems and illness, eventually traveling to manifest as illness in mental, emotional and physical parts of the body.

When we undergo a severe trauma, typically a part of our life force goes away so that we can survive whatever is happening to us. This loss of life force is known as soul loss, and this can take place when we have an accident, suffer a traumatic experience, experience the death of a loved one, or go through a period of difficult circumstances. It is a way for the body and consciousness to survive the trauma. Problems develop when the energetic soul part or fragment does not seem to return. Soul retrieval is one of the most effective and well known shamanic healing practices to restore lost life force. If soul retrieval is needed, this will often include some extraction work beforehand, as well as many times a power animal returning to you. When these soul parts return, they bring back with them gifts and abilities. 

A diagnostic journey is preformed asking my guides and helpers what service or blend of services is best needed for you at this time. These sessions are completely unique to each individual. Often times combining some extraction, soul retrieval, channeled ceremonies, connection with a loved one that has passed, or even artwork for continued healing and activation. I share my journey with you detailing the services my guides suggest, and if this feels right to you we will continue with the session. 


A psychopomp is a guide, whose primary function is to escort souls to the afterlife. These souls may be suffering, have chosen to stay after death or been confused after death and now need some assistance. The term originates from the Greek words pompos (conductor or guide) and psyche (breath, life, soul, or mind). Stories of psychopomps are widespread throughout the mythological tales, religious texts, sacred narratives, and real-life stories of people around the world. Helping those who may need help in the spirit realms, psychopomps also go by such titles as soul rescuer, deathwalker, or spiritual guide. Oftentimes it may be messages that need to be delivered, or stories heard and understood that ultimately help them decide to move on to where they are going next.

This was the work Emily was first involved in, being able to sense and communicate with spirits from childhood, to being a spiritual sensitive with a paranormal research group for many years, bringing her into psychopomp work and her shamanic practice and pushing her to develop her mediumship. She has helped many souls that were in transition and needing assistance find their way to where they are wanting to go. 

If you feel you may have paranormal activity or want to know more about this work please contact Emily with questions. 

Shamanism is the most ancient spiritual practice known to humankind. Many anthropologists believe that the practice dates back over 100,000 years. 

The word “shaman” comes from the Tungus tribe in Siberia and it means spiritual healer or one who sees in the dark. Shamanism has been practiced in Siberia, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, Greenland, and native North and South America.

Shamanism teaches us that everything that exists is alive and has a spirit. Shamans speak of a web of life that connects all of life and the spirit that lives in all things. Everything on earth is interconnected and any belief that we are separate from other life forms including the earth, stars, wind, etc is purely an illusion. And it is the shaman’s role in the community to keep harmony and balance between humankind and the forces of nature.

One of the major ceremonies a shaman performs is called a shamanic journey. A shaman is a man or woman who goes into an altered state of consciousness and travels outside of time into the hidden realms that many term non-ordinary. I see non-ordinary reality as a parallel universe to ours. The Australian aborigines call non-ordinary the Dreamtime. It is also referred to as the Other World in Celtic traditions.

In these hidden realities there are helping spirits, compassionate spirits who offer their guidance and also their healing help in behalf of all life on earth. 

Typically shamans use some form of percussion, especially drumming or rattling, to go into an altered state that allows the free soul of the shaman to journey into the invisible worlds. In Australia you also see shamans use the didgeridoo and/or click sticks. Some traditions use sticks or bells.

Scientific study has found that when we are in an ordinary state of consciousness our brain waves are in a beta state. But when the shaman or shamanic practitioner listens to a rhythmic or monotonous drum beat, the brain waves slow down, first to an alpha state, which is a light, meditative state of consciousness, and then into a deeper state called a theta state. And that’s the state that allows the shaman’s free soul to journey into the invisible worlds having access to helping spirits.

When one looks at shamanic traditions around the world there are three common levels that are spoken about and also depicted through different paintings and other forms of artwork. The hidden worlds that the shaman travels to are known as the Under World or Lower World, the Middle World, and the Upper World. There are numerous levels in both the Lower World and also in the Upper World and they are outside of time.

Shamanism is a system of direct revelation. All shamans might describe experiences differently. And how the different experiences are interpreted and seen by others is how beautiful they all are.

- Sandra Ingerman