Is Shaman Sickness the Hidden Cause of Your Health Issues?

What is Shaman Sickness? Put simply, it’s when someone becomes ill because they have a calling but they’re not fully living it. When I first came across this concept, it was like a light bulb went off in my brain, and it became the key to healing myself from chronic illness.

What is Shaman Sickness?

Check out this video to find out what Shaman Sickness is, and why it affects so many different kinds of people, not just spiritual healers but also entrepreneurs, creatives, and more.

Where does the idea of Shaman Sickness come from?

Many traditional shamanic cultures have this concept, and it is one of the ways they identify shamans. When someone gets sick, but they don’t respond to the medicine that’s used in their culture, it means that they are supposed to be a shaman, and when they begin their training, their symptoms go away.

In a non-shamanic culture like ours, things look a bit different. I see shaman sickness affecting a wide range of people: not just those who are called to a traditional role of shaman, but also artists and creatives, healers, visionaries, activists and entrepreneurs.

The heart of it is this: 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.

Why does Shaman Sickness affect so many kinds of people?

A shaman is someone who provides a bridge between two worlds: the material world and the spiritual world. In many indigenous cultures, that looks a certain way, and can involve trance states and healing others.

But in the modern world, people have the freedom to express their gifts in infinite ways. There are many of us who are playing a role where we bridge two worlds in our work and our lives. Artists create a bridge between the artistic vision in their hearts, and work to birth that vision into a form that others can see, hear, or feel. Visionaries, entrepreneurs and change-makers create a bridge between what is and what could be.

More people than we realise carry a piece of the shamanic gift for insight and transformation, but when we haven’t yet found a way to fully live that gift, it can really mess with our health.

The first step to healing Shaman Sickness

The key to healing Shaman Sickness is to receive the message your illness is trying to give you by listening to your body.

If hearing this definition of Shaman Sickness gave you a light bulb moment, and you suspect it

might be a factor in your health issues, here’s where to start.

Listen to your body, and look for the message hidden in your health problems.

Of course, that’s easier said than done!  To make it easy, I’ve created a free resource for you that will teach you how to listen to your body in a 15 minute daily practice – all while boosting your energy and decreasing stress!

Get free access here and start your journey today.

I’ve been through the process of healing Shaman Sickness myself, and now I work with others like me to guide them through the process, so if what I’m talking resonates for you, get in touch via the contact page and let me know where you’re stuck.

I’m passionate about this work because what our world needs is all of us at our best, creating our best work. The world needs you to heal, sweetheart, so get to it!

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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