The Three Tells of Shaman Sickness: How to Tell If You Have Shaman Sickness

If you sense that you have something to offer the world, but you haven’t been able to find a way to make that your life’s work, shaman sickness could be a major factor in your health problems.

What is Shaman Sickness? Put simply, it’s when someone becomes ill because they are not fully expressing their gifts and doing their sacred work. (Read more here.)

There are 3 big “tells” or signs that Shaman Sickness is at play. If you’ve been struggling with health problems for a while, and are getting frustrated that things aren’t improving as quickly as you’d like, this video will teach you how to tell for yourself.

The 3 Tells of Shaman Sickness

Do you have Shaman Sickness?

Check and see if any of these apply to you.

1 ~ You feel a strong pull towards spirituality, creativity, or creating meaningful change in the world, and you also struggle with chronic poor health. There’s often a deep feeling of disconnect between who we feel ourselves to be on the inside, and the way we have to live our lives on the outside.

Perhaps you have a deep urge to explore different spiritual paths or to do things in a creative, unconventional way, but your job, family, or other factors prevent you from living in the way you feel called to.

Or maybe you have already committed to following that inner voice and bringing your gifts into the world, but the stresses of modern life keep impacting your health, and it feels like it’s always two steps forward and one step back.

2 ~ You experience recurrent symptoms that keep coming back no matter what you do. Perhaps you’re able to manage your symptoms most of the time, but you can’t get rid of them completely. Or maybe certain treatments might work for a while, and you think you’ve cracked it, but then they stop working and you wind up right back where you started.

If your health problems persist despite trying everything you can think of, your body may well be trying to give you a message, and those symptoms won’t stop until you take that message to heart.

Illness can be a guide: sometimes our symptoms are trying to lead us to where we need to be

3 ~ Your symptoms flare up in specific situations that aren’t serving you. This could be when you do certain types of work, or when you spend time with specific people. Or, if poor health is your normal baseline, you might feel unexpectedly and dramatically better when you change your environment, end a relationship, or quit your job.

If your energy levels, pain levels, or stress levels really vary depending on the situation you’re in, it’s likely that your body is trying to guide you to where you need to be.

Healing Shaman Sickness

If any or all of those 3 tells are going on for you, maybe you just had the same kind of light bulb moment I did when I first learned about Shaman Sickness, while I was deep in a health crisis so bad I could barely leave my bed.

If so, you’re invited to my free, live online talk, where I’ll be sharing my own story of healing Crohn’s disease and teaching you how to identify Shaman Sickness in your own life. Based on what you learn in this talk, you will be ready to start making some immediate changes in your life and your health!

You can register for free here:

Is Shaman Sickness the Hidden Cause of Your Health Issues? How Healers, Visionaries, and Entrepreneurs Can Get Lasting Breakthroughs with Their Health

The turning point in your healing journey

It’s incredible how much your health can change when you identify Shaman Sickness and start healing it – I’ve experienced it myself, and I’ve seen others change their lives too. So if you’ve been suffering with chronic health problems, I look forward to sharing more with you!

Your health ally,


Moss Andrewes is an acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, specializing in women’s health and chronic illness. Originally from the UK and now residing in Canada, she is a writer, speaker, and event organizer, focusing on health, sustainable living and community. Her lifelong passion for making the world a happier, healthier place has led her through many adventures, including off-grid sustainable living, disaster relief, and various community health projects. She currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with her partner and two cats.

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