Anahata Ananda shares her story of pain, discovery, and transformation. Learn how Anahata found Shamanic healing as a path towards recovery from a childhood poisoned by her hate of her father, and how shadow work and addressing that pain unlocked her...
Anahata Ananda shares her story of pain, discovery, and transformation. Learn how Anahata found Shamanic healing as a path towards recovery from a childhood poisoned by her hate of her father, and how shadow work and addressing that pain unlocked her ability to forgive, love, and reach her true potential, and help other people do the same thing.
- Anahata Ananda is the founder of Sedona’s Shamangelic Healing, she blends the compassion and tenderness of an Angel and the wisdom and strength of a Shaman to guide profound journeys of core healing and spiritual awakening.
- As a Certified High-Performance Coach, Shamanic Healer, and Soul Guide, Anahata has guided thousands of individuals through core life shifts, helping them to turn their life around and create the life of their dreams. Anahata masterfully creates a safe and loving space for inward transformational journeys that empower individuals to release their fears, open their hearts and reclaim their power.
- Growing up, Anahata's childhood was bittersweet. She spent a lot of time outdoors exploring but at home it was scary. She lived in fear of her father and his volatile anger, and no one in the family really acknowledged it.
- One of her earliest memories of pain was when her father spanked her when she was really young for doing something she didn’t realize was an issue. This experience planted a seed of hate for her father which made the rest of her childhood challenging.
- That hate closed a part of her heart. Anytime you feel a wound of any kind where someone hurts us, a part of us shuts down and our inner child begins to withdraw, which is what happened to Anahata.
- This kind of experience creates a lot of confusion around relationships in life. Anahata started drinking and smoking at a young age because that’s what she saw adults in her life doing.
- Most of us with any kind of wounds are overcompensating because we usually don’t have the tools to deal with the pain. We are taught to ignore and sedate things, and anything you stuff down is going to have unintended consequences.
- When one piece of your life doesn’t feel right and hasn’t healed, it’s going to attract situations where it can be resolved. Sometimes the inner healing work can take decades.
- Our biggest wounds and insecurities will become our greatest superpowers later on.
- It’s easy to love the people that love us back, but it’s the people that have harmed us the most is where the test of real love is going to happen. For Anahata, her father was her greatest teacher because if it wasn’t for her relationship with him she never would know or understand what forgiveness is.
- The cost of not wanting to forgive led to a lot of addiction, denial, and chaos in her life. It wasn’t until Anahata started exploring Shamanic work and examining her shadow did she let out her feelings of sadness and rage.
- Darren and Donny recently did some Shamanic breathwork with Anahata. During that session, Darren reconnected with his fifteen-year-old self and recognized the pain he felt then.
- We feel the moment when we start to self-abandon, especially when surrounded by money and power. Having a commitment to yourself allows you to know when that’s happening and how to stay on the path you’ve chosen.
- Anahata brought a lot of cracks in her foundation to the relationship with her husband. They managed for a while, but once the twins arrived, those cracks widened. You need the tools of conscious communication, clear agreements, and boundaries for a healthy relationship.
- Her hardest point of adversity was when she divorced her husband and had to let go of the family unit that she held so dear. She could tell that staying in the relationship would be more chaotic than the alternative.
- When you’re on your personal development journey, you find a willingness to look at your part in the wound. You can’t get to forgiveness if you’re still angry and hurt.
- There is a parenting gap for all of us between what we needed and what we received. You need to go back to the inner child and bring them home.
- The journey of reclamation begins when you go back and look at all the places you should have said no. On the journey, you start to see the correlations between the unconscious choices you made in the past and the pain you were dealing with.
- Along the way, you learn how to communicate, set clear boundaries, how to do self-care and love again, and eventually learn how to forgive.
- You can’t bypass the core wound. If you do, your subconscious still continues to make decisions from that place.
- If you feel a tension in your relationship or something that doesn’t feel right, there is something that wants your attention and needs to be addressed. Personal development helps you get better at identifying those things and avoiding real chaos.
- Having a coach and mentor to point out what you’re doing from an outside perspective is very valuable. There may be an underlying lesson in an experience that you are too close to see. Being coachable is one of the greatest qualities someone can have if they want to keep elevating.
- It’s also important to have people around you that want you to shine and want to be the best versions of themselves. You may have to let go of certain social circles if they aren’t working towards that kind of improvement.
- Personal development and coaching is not using what you did or did not get as a child as an excuse to hijack the rest of your life. It’s about taking ownership and staying in the work.
- It’s our responsibility to improve on what we have been given.
- Most people want to avoid pain and conflict, but that is what leads to self-abandonment. You don’t want that stagnated version of yourself making decisions for you and you do that by becoming good at saying no.
- As you grow, the cracks in your foundation will be tested. As things in your life level up, your weaknesses will be amplified. Listen to your inner dialogue and you will become aware of where those cracks are, which will point you in the right direction on fixing those issues.
- Anahata is grateful for the people in her life and the people in her tribe. Because of the work that Anahata put in on herself, she now also has great adult relationships with her children as well.
- If Anahata could send a message back to her younger self it would be “follow your heart. You’re enough. Be you and do it your way. Play and laugh along the way, and live life for yourself first.”
- If you know what’s holding you back but don’t know what to do about it, follow the people that are getting the results that you want. Once you know the path, start taking the steps and pay attention to whether it’s the journey you really want to be on.
- Anahata’s comeback story shoutout goes to the first Shamanic healer that helped her with her shadow work, but she also wants to recognize the different people that have appeared in her life at the right moment to teach her something, including her father.
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