DRABARNI - feminine keeper of the old truths
Awaken Your Intuition - It’s time to believe in yourself!
In my own experience using my intuition I feel it’s important to be aware of the signs around you that confirm it’s time to awaken your own intuition. These signs can be subliminal, they can also be in your face! We all have the gift of intuition. But most often trusting that part of yourself calls for confidence in your ability. There are many gifted psychics who don’t have confidence in their own abilities to go out into the world and use their gift to help others. I encourage you to explore everyday signs and to know that it is your souls purpose to work with your intuitive gift!
I became aware of my psychic abilities from a young age. I remember seeing “smoky people” as I would call them when I was probably 5 or 6 years old. I would often see little pictures in my mind's eye, sometimes they were of people who had passed on, and sometimes they could be items or buildings. But they were always significant in some way to a loved one. I also am very sensitive to smells and odours. Quite often when I'm doing a reading for someone I would first become aware of a distinct smell or odour. Is clairvoyance a gift? My own personal opinion is that it is always there ready to awaken. It is sleeping inside that part of your subconscious. It’s always been about you and if you are prepared to open up your senses to activate your gift!
My family heritage is that of a Romani Gypsy, something which my Father was ashamed of. I am not, I am proud of my roots and practicing energy healing takes me right back to where I am from. The Roma do not follow a single faith; rather, they often adopt the predominant religion of the country where they are living, and describe themselves as "many stars scattered in the sight of God." Some Roma groups are Catholic, Muslim, Pentecostal, Protestant, Anglican or Baptist.
Gypsy women who heal, are Drabarni healers. This title is handed down, a Drabarni is what modern times would call an Holistic Therapist/Healer. A Drabarni will use intuition to guide them in delivering the very best healing, this may be through energy, or guidance/coaching, or the use of oils and herbs. Often tarot are incorporated to assist in the process. Most people have never heard of a Drabarni, it is very little known in the modern world, as such I have also trained in other healing modalities that are more commonly known.
A true Drabarni healer is rare, to have this honor with an evidenced lineage is even rarer. With a British Romani Gypsy heritage, the additional skills of a Drabarni Healer are a unique addition to the experience. Knowing the best techniques is only part of the process.
On the whole gypsies have a negative reputation, with the word "gypsy" being a derogatory term. Often they are portrayed as exotic and strange. Much of the readings about the gypsy culture speak about the need for cautious interactions with gypsies. As a matter of survival, the Roma were continuously on the move. In WWII, Adolf Hitler tried to annihilate the Roma Gypsies, an estimated 400,000 were murdered. Roma (Gypsies) originally came from the Punjab region of northern India as nomads and entered Europe between the eighth and tenth centuries. They were called "Gypsies" because Europeans mistakenly thought they came from Egypt. Romany Gypsy women told fortunes, sold potions, and healed. A common healing practice was to use spider webs to heal wounds. Before veterinary medicine was available farmers and livestock dealers looked to Roma Gypsies for advice on herd health.. Legends say that Roma (gypsy) women have passive psychic powers such as empathy, precognition, psychometry, and skill with illusion casting. Gypsies were known for their spells and love potions. Before modern medicine became available and affordable, people would often consult the Roma (gypsy) for a cure. In modern times they would be known as Naturopaths. Roma (gypsies) were in tune with nature, with an intimate understanding of living close to the earth. Drabarni gypsies connected to their inner source of inner wisdom for prophecy and ritual. Whatever you believe about the origins of these mysterious people, there is more to them than meets the eye. Typically when we speak of the Roma “Gypsy” people we think of mysterious women reading crystal balls or tarot cards. Other forms of gypsy fortune telling include palm reading and tea leaf readings. Generally crystal ball readings were the most popular form of fortune telling by the Roma Drabarni, who would set up decorated ornate booths which would entice and wow their clients.
Today, we connect crystal balls with fortune tellers, often of Roma Drabarni ("gypsy" culture), but that’s not where these mystical spheres originated. To learn the origin of crystal balls, and how they are often shrouded in mystery, and how all powerful psychics (mainly women) we have to go back to the ancient Druids and a practice called scrying. The history of crystal balls starts with the ancient Druids, and their origins are a bit of a mystery to this day. As early as the 3rd century BCE, the Druids were elite healers, spiritual leaders, storytellers, advisors, and teachers in the ancient Celtic cultures of Britain. The name Druid is a Celtic term meaning “knowing the oak tree”. This may have come about because the Druids were known to perform rituals in oak forests. They also believed that gazing into water, a mirror, or a crystal ball could show them the future.
Enter the Gypsies.. the ancient Druids used a practice called scrying to predict the future. Scrying involves staring into water, or a crystal ball to get a glimpse of the future. The Druids were big supporters of scrying and it helped them to make important decisions. However, scrying was not exclusive to the Druids. Between the 9th and 14th centuries, a group of Roma people migrated from India to Europe, bringing with them a nomadic lifestyle and a belief in mysticism. However this put the Roma people at odds with the Catholic Church because of their intuitive gift of prophecy, rituals, and healing. The Catholic Church ostracized and condemned the Roma people, together with their practices of mesmerism, healing, and scrying.
Mesmerism is a technique used for therapy, and was popularised in the 18th century by Franz Anton Mesmer. Mesmer claimed to cure illness that involved internal magnetic forces, and called these forces animal magnetism. This was to become known as mesmerism. Gypsy Mesmerism is not to be confused with hypnosis. Mesmerism and Hypnosis are techniques to create a trans like state in a person. Mesmerism was often used by the Drabarni to heal. In mesmerism a transfer of harmful energies is transferred to neutral energy. The neutral energy is then returned to the earth via trees, or plants.
The History of Healing
The timeline and history of ancient medicine are up for debate and speculation. Many believe it started with the Egyptians. The question of who came first falls in line with the chicken or the egg scenario. Perhaps it doesn’t matter which came first, but rather which approach is most effective to sustain and maintain health. In addition, which modalities help people heal when they do find themselves in a state of disease or trauma.
Native Americans - The healing traditions of Native Americans go back for thousands of years. As the many indigenous tribes of North America learned that by mixing herbs, roots, and other natural plants, they could heal various medical problems. But remedies were not the only part
of the Native American healing process. With more than 2,000 tribes of indigenous people in North America, the healing practices varied widely from tribe to tribe. These practices involved various rituals, ceremonies, and a diverse wealth of healing knowledge. Referred to as healers, Medicine Men, or Medicine Women by their tribes, these many healers’ primary role was to secure the help of the spirit world. This was focused especially on the “Creator” or “Great Spirit,” for the benefit of the community or an individual.
Ancient Chinese - Traditional Chinese Medicine, which dates back 2,500 years, has a long and rich history. It is also believed to be the third oldest form of medicine. The fact that TCM has existed for thousands of years, and is still used today is a testament to its value as a form of healthcare. There are four key principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Firstly, the human body is a miniature version of the larger, surrounding universe. Secondly, harmony between two opposing yet complementary forces, called yin and yang, supports health, and disease results from an imbalance between these forces. Next, five elements—fire, earth, wood, metal, and water—symbolically represent all phenomena, including the stages of human life, and explain the functioning of the body and how it changes during disease.
Druids, Gypsies & Celts - Celts, Gypsies and Druids develop a deep spiritual and physical connection to the earth. This is possibly because they migrated from different regions and finally found themselves settling down where they chose to live. As the Gypsies learn about their land, they develop a set of healing practices using the plants around them, and Celtic and Drabarni herbalism is born. Today, we can learn from their herbalism to benefit us in integrative medicine. While the Celts, Druids and Gypsies and the many mysteries that surround these ancient cultures’ healing practices, and history, we see the power of their wisdom today. If we look close enough at these ancient healing traditions, we know intuitively that there is future medicine buried in their culture. Through the use of ancient healing approaches such as Reiki, reflexology, meditation, mindfulness, guided imagery, hypnosis, personal development coaching, and intuitive spiritual coaching.