by Marta Shoman
The Crestone Eagle, April 2000
The evaluation from my first Human Energy session was unlike
any health report I had ever ciphered. The healer who had
sat within five feet of me drew it as she "saw"
it. The drawing was centered on a regular size, sheet of paper
with an outline of the head and upper torso. Multi-color lines
and shapes were drawn through the center and sides of the
torso. Handing the drawing to me, I looked at an aura drawing,
or a pictorial representation of the electromagnetic field
of my body. The drawing gives a detailed picture of what is
occurring throughout the body on physical, emotional and spiritual
levels and had been drawn by Naomi Lake. Upon receiving the
drawing and having it interpreted to me, I received a hands-on
healing session specific to the auric reading. The last section
of our session was my homework or what Naomi calls "mindfulness
exercises". These individualized exercises are focused
on the auric reading and includes work at home with specific
sounds, movement, visualizations, color, etc.
Long before the New Age movement became mainstream, Naomi
Lake had been a practitioner of Human Energy systems. Founder
and Director of "Full Circle, A Center for Conscious
Health", Naomi is a healer in practice for over 25 years.
She has taught throughout the US, Quebec, Mexico, Peru and
England and has been an invited speaker at the Harvard Medical
School where she presented work in esoteric healing. She currently
presents ongoing seminars to the Holistic Nurses Association.
Her life journey is a reflection of the South American curandera,
or native healer, whose gifts are often recognized at an early
age by the extended family. The role of the curandera in tribal
societies is one of serious training and initiations through
adolescence into young adulthood. Once the curandera has successfully
passed all her initiations and training, she is in the service
as a healer to community, great and small. "Based on
the principal of quantum physics where the object is changed
by the perception of the observer, the value of people seeing
an auric drawing of themselves gives them an opportunity to
change their auric field," Naomi told me. Her philosophy
on conscious health includes the notion that "once we
are educated about human energy systems, we can take more
responsibility in healing ourselves."
Naomi's life journey
Naomi remembers "seeing" color frequencies from
infancy when she was adopted by two California physicians.
She recalls that as a child, she thought everyone saw what
she could see. Her parents were fascinated when Naomi would
meet their patients and speak to a "block" of color
in an area of body that was being medically treated. Parental
curiosity eventually faded into disbelief and professional
concern for the health of her eyes. As she started elementary
school, her parents sent her to ophthalmologists for a series
of painful eye exams. In order to lessen the medical intrusiveness
with her eyes, around the age of seven, Naomi willed herself
to stop seeing the disc-shapes, known as chakras and the electromagnetic
field around the body, known as the auric field.
Meanwhile, her home life in the Berkeley hills was shared
with Myra, a Spanish, live-in housekeeper, who had the gift
of laying on of hands. Before Naomi turned seven, Myra taught
Naomi how to move energy through hands on healing. This teaching
ignited a second gift of hands-on healing that Naomi has combined
with the gift of sight.
A simple coincidence of moving next door to a girl her age
reopened the door of sight. Her new girlfriend introduced
Naomi to Charles Leadbetter's classic book, The Chakras, with
its in-depth colored paintings of each of the seven main chakras.
It was here she recognized what she saw when she changed the
focal length of the eye during her younger years. It was in
her teens that Naomi realized that she could turn off and
on the ability to see human energy.
Growing up with a neurosurgeon and a pediatrician for a father
and mother, Naomi thought she would become a doctor after
college. Life turned her in other directions. In her junior
year of high school she met "Biker Bob" in a pool
hall, her mom died and dad remarried ten months later. After
leaving home, she worked in San Francisco as an overseas operator
for Standard Oil and started college at UC Berkeley. At 18
she married Bob, left the University and birthed two boys
within the first three years of marriage.
In the late 1960's, the family moved to a mining claim along
the Sierra foothills of California where they lived for four
years. Studying herbology, canning food, living off the land,
Naomi focused on being a mom. For Naomi, living in the remote
snow-belt region of the high Sierras proved to be a spontaneous
time of being recognized as a healer. Her mountain community
called on her to work with earaches, broken bones, bad backs,
asthma, mood swings and other maladies.
The routine of mountain life changed with the birth of Naomi's
third son. Four weeks after Nathaniel was born, a blood clot
caused Naomi to have a collapsed lung. The experience was
a wakeup call that propelled her to evaluate and change her
life dramatically. Once her health was stronger, she packed
up the three boys and moved to Berkeley, leaving her husband
and starting anew.
Naomi returned to studies at UC Berkeley. The semester before
graduation she obtained a grant to travel and study in Guatemala
for two months. The subject was the healing value of symbols
and colors in textiles. Naomi's study of anthropology and
healing modalities in cross-cultural studies served as a mirror
for her approach to hands-on-healing.
Not long after returning from her studies in Guatemala, Naomi
had an opportunity to relocate to the east coast. It was in
Provincetown, MA, that she settled for 20 years and cultivated
a growing practice in energy work. Here she met her life long
companion, Jimmy Roderick. Initially, she supported herself
and the children by cleaning the focs'le (kitchens) of fishing
boats returning from ten days at sea. From this business,
she met workers who had severe back problems and worked with
them by trading healing work for fish, shoes for the kids,
cookies, and other items.
It was by shucking scallops that she met her benefactor,
Pat de Groot, a Buddhist living in the area. Pat experienced
Naomi's work as a healer and suggested that Naomi receive
money for her healing work, rather than kill scallops for
a wage. It was 1979-80 and her clientele had begun to grow.
Full Circle, A Center for Conscious Health, took root in a
small cottage in Provincetown, MA.
What is esoteric healing and the chakra system?
To gain a better understanding of the more technical aspects
of Naomi's work, we can review basic concepts of esoteric
healing. Esoteric healing relies on the aura and chakra system
as diagnostic and therapeutic tools to help the client understand
the source of the "dis-ease" and begin the process
of letting it go. The aura holds the records of past, present
and future events. It is the result of cellular division or
mitosis. During mitosis, photons or packages of light are
released into the electromagnetic field that surrounds the
body. These photons vibrate at different frequencies, creating
different colors and densities.
In a session, the body's aura and chakra system are used
as diagnostic tools in locating and identifying blockages
and negative patterns that can lead to dysfunction and/or
diseases. Varying vibrational frequencies, or light, are specifically
directed into the aura and body to release repressed energies
and trauma stored at cellular levels, enabling the body and
being to heal itself.
The chakra, a Sanskrit word, meaning wheel, is a center of
consciousness, a vortex of energy running parallel to the
spine. Each of these centers rules a different quality and
characteristic of being, is connected to a specific endocrine
system, and spins at a different vibrational frequency of
the body. For example: The first chakra is located at the
base of the spine and is the center that connects us with
survival issues, money, career, anger, passion, and pain.
It spins at the vibrational frequency of red.
The third chakra is located in the solar plexus. By looking
at the organs located here from a symbolic perspective, we
can begin to understand the complexity of this center. The
stomach, kidneys, pancreas all impact the physical, emotional
and spiritual dimensions of life. This center has to do with
fear, trust, self-esteem, self-doubt and is the place of ego
and will. Yellow is the vibrational frequency of this color.
The fifth chakra, located in the neck and throat area is
the thyroid center. The thyroid controls the body's metabolism
and timing of every cell in the body. Metaphorically, this
center has to do with how we are connected to universal timing.
The fifth chakra is the center of communication and responsibility.
Its color is electric royal blue.
What is shamanic counseling?
Naomi's study with native South American shamans, combined
with her esoteric healing, creates a technique she calls shamanic
counseling. This is a technique where the client moves into
a non-ordinary state of consciousness using the steady beat
of a drum, to meet and gain insight from power animals and
spirit teachers. Naomi offers this work to groups as well
A knowledgeable resource - locally and globally
Naomi moved to Crestone five years ago. Her work brings her
in and out of town on a regular basis, and local clients can
find her office in a cabin in the area of Crestone Creek.
She is available for private and group work as well as phone
and remote sessions.
Naomi has became known in specific circles for her abilities
to work successfully with clients suffering from such diseases
as cancer, AIDs and HIV-virus, colitis, fertility issues,
manic-depression and schizophrenia. She has taught in Santa
Fe at the University of Metaphysical Studies. In Peru, Naomi
studied with Jorge Gonzales, anthropologist and shaman who
has a center in Tarapoto, Peru. Recently she attended the
Auyahuasca Conference in San Francisco and hopes to present
a paper in St. Petersburg, Russia at the conference on "Human
and Earth Energies". Her current research project is
the study of the similarities between energy fields in people
who are adopted.
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