Medicine Reading with Mama Medicine
Take a glimpse into an intuitive Medicine Reading with "Seeress" and goddess Medicine Mama who helps people glow through her spiritual guidance, energy balancing, crystal healing and sound therapy within a sacred setting. It is hard to describe what transpires in a "Medicine Reading" with Deborah Hanekamp, AKA Mama Medicine. The room, or in our case the tee-pee at AY^AM, lights up when this ethereal glow goddess walks in. Her youthful yet confident spirit is evident within the first moments of meeting her. After introducing herself, the session begins with a check in; she'll ask you to describe what you want to work on, call in, or release from your life. She then takes a moment of silence to sit together and see what comes up. After a few minutes of meditation, she describes whatever downloads she has received, and what she sees coming up for you energetically. Deborah has been able to read auras ever since she was a young girl. She is straightforward and articulate with her words; it feels as if the information is effortlessly flowing through her from another source.
Next you will lie down, and be given several crystals to hold while you engage in breath-work. As you lay there breathing, Mama Medicine showers you with prayer after prayer. Her angelic voice is like a soft, healing breeze. She uses essential oils mists, burning palo santo and different ancient instruments as tools to clear energy. Afterwards, she will process with you the energy that she cleared and what she saw throughout the session. Healing baths and life enhancing actions are prescribed for homework.
Mama Medicine describes her role as a "Seeress," carrying over seventeen years of experience in the healing arts as an Initiated Amazonian Shaman, Reiki Master and Yogini. Guided by the present moment, Deborah has created and facilitated Medicine Readings and Medicine Reading ceremonies all over the world. We needed to know what this gorgeous creature was doing to make herself glow so brightly... so here you go:
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Deborah Hanekamp
NICKNAME: Mama Medicine
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? Middle of nowhere CT
WHERE DO YOU LIVE? The ever enchanted NYC
WHEN YOU’RE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
BREAKFAST: some kind of green smoothie
DINNER: something warming like squash with collared greens
SNACK: cashews, apple
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE? Unique Red Wines which I enjoy a glass of on special occasions.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE? Aurora, Brooklyn
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH? Sunflower seed butter on a banana sprinkled with cinnamon and hemp seeds
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE? Rosemary and garlic almond meal bread
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP? Whole Foods and local farmers markets
TOP 3 ITEMS YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN? Coffee, arugula, hemp milk
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN? (how often & what you do) lately I've been trying to run around two miles daily I also love rigorous vinyasa yoga twice a week.
WHAT IS YOUR SELF-CARE ROUTINE? It's key for me to sneak out of bed super early in the morning around 5am before my husband, daughter and dog start stirring so I can stretch, breathe and meditate before the day begins. I try to end the day with ritual bath including herbs, crystals and mantras to clear the energy from my day of Medicine Readings and being a mom.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS? Manifesto by Nahko Bear, Joyful Girl by Ani Difranco, Girl Can't Be Herself, by Alicia Keys
MOST-WATCHED MOVIE? I really love watching Song of the Sea and Moana with my daughter.
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK? Is it wrong to say the Harry Potter Series? Haha! I just read it for the first time last year and found them to be the most incredibly nourishing book for my inner child.
COOLEST PLACE YOU’VE EVER VISITED? Oh wow this is a tough call because I’ve seen so many beautiful places on this planet but Kauai really stands out to me because I felt so welcome there
FAVORITE HOTELS? Urban Cowboy BnB, Soho House and The Standard
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? My daughter. I was told I probably wouldn’t be able to have children due to a tumor that removed one ovary and fibroids that were crushing the other but through a magic brew of plants that my teacher in Peru gave me and divine timing I was able to conceive her.
MOST PROFOUND HEALING EXPERIENCE YOU’VE EVER HAD? Silence and Aloneness experienced via traveling back and forth to the Peruvian amazon over the course of eight years in my apprenticeship there and silent meditation retreats both at retreat centers and on my own. Through these experiences I was able to really face and embrace my shadow and realize myself.
WHO ARE YOUR MOST TRUSTED HEALERS? Mother Earth and Father Sky
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST LEARNING EXPERIENCE YOU’VE HAD TO FACE AND WHAT DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM IT? I want to say in general over the years it’s been crucial for me to realize that, as long as I am coming from a place of compassion, I don’t owe anyone anything. this lesson has turned up for me in a cyclical way in various different experiences with various different people involved till I gained the self worth to realize I am enough.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. Waking up for an early morning vinyasa yoga class, followed by play time with my family, facilitating profound Medicine Readings and curling up with a good book and a cup of nettles tea at night.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE GLOW TIP/SECRET? Meditation
FAVORITE QUOTE? “You are forgiven, You are Forgiveness, You are Loved, You are Love, You are Freedom, You are Free.” This was channeled to me in a ceremony.
WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR? My family
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? Being a mom
Mama Medicine // www.medicinereadings.com