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Shaman Sickness: How Living Your Purpose Can Heal Chronic Illness

Healing chronic illness, photograph of woman's face by Zulmaury Saavedra

Photograph by Zulmaury Saavedra

Sickness happens when we are out of alignment with purpose, which empowers us to heal ourselves

I can vividly remember the day I first got ‘sick’. It wasn’t like I hadn’t been sick before with a cold or ear infection. Many kids get that. But this time was different. This time, it didn’t just go away.

I was in the car with my dad heading over to a friend’s house to play. I was eleven and a half years old. When I got out of the car I started

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