The Gift of Schizophrenia

Shaman Stone Soup Cover-2017.inddExcerpt from the book Shaman Stone Soup

“When you have looked on what seemed terrifying, and seen it change to sights of loveliness and peace; when you have looked on scenes of violence and death, and watched them change to quiet views of gardens under open skies, with clear, life-giving water running happily beside them in dancing brooks that never waste away; who need persuade you to accept the gift of vision?” — A Course in Miracles

The medical community views schizophrenia as a condition that can be treated but not cured. Schizophrenics are considered to have a mental illness with symptoms such as hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, and dysfunction—which are subdued with antipsychotic medications.

However, I believe that schizophrenics are not suffering from an illness, but rather, are extremely receptive to contact from spirits, and when they cannot ward off imposing negative spirits who have no regard for the schizophrenics’ well being, they become overwhelmed, catatonic, anxious, depressed, and even suicidal with thoughts and visions that seem to be their own, but in reality, are instilled into their minds by outside forces.

With proper shamanic healing and training, which has been done successfully in indigenous tribes under the guidance of shamans, schizophrenics could learn to prevent the intrusion of loud, negative spirits, and allow only the loving spirits’ quiet voices to be heard. They have the gift to become great healers and shamans.

I was given the chance to prove this belief when “Andrew,” a schizophrenic, middle-aged truck driver contacted me for a healing. He said he was constantly assaulted by negative voices and wanted relief.

After I requested his healing from my spirit guide, I emailed him these results:

“In the spirit realm, with my spirit guide, we began to perform an extraction and aura cleansing on your energetic body. There were many extractions and it took awhile to remove them. Afterward, your aura was cleansed and then the angels came in with loving energy and infused you with it. They then built-up your energetic body to prevent unwanted spirits and people’s thoughts from entering. Your crown chakra was too open and was reduced to a much smaller size to prevent unwanted spirits from entering. An intention was set that only the most holy of spirits would be able to enter.”

After receiving my message, Andrew indicated that he had known I had completed the healing. When I inquired how he knew, he sent me a lengthy description of what he had experienced while I performed his healing.

The following is a portion of Andrew’s description of the healing as he wrote it with the exception of a few grammatical corrections.

“Elizabeth…I had been snoozing…before that I had been wondering when you would do the healing.

Today, I was gently awakened by a soft voice that said, ‘They’re here.’

I then began to be aware of your very light presence…my eyes were still closed. It was then that I said, “Hi!” (Author’s note: This was significant, because when the healing began, I said “Hi” to Andrew’s spirit and was surprised when he said “Hi” back. I replied, “Oh, you know I am here,” but I didn’t mention this in my message to him.)

I felt as though there were two presences in the room other than you and me. The little voice said, ‘Don’t open your eyes!’

I lay there for a few seconds and then I saw the outline of two spirits. One of a living person and one not. The one that was no longer living seemed very ‘live’ and holy. The other one appeared to be witnessing something. As I was lying in bed, I felt very little other than calm and comfortable. I closed my eyes again. The voice said, ‘That was him.’ Seemingly referring to the ‘live’ one.

I lay still. The voice said now they’re getting rid of the spirits. I still felt calm and comfortable and yet wondered because I didn’t feel much. Then the voice said, ‘Now the angels are here.’

I kept my eyes closed and waited. A few minutes passed as I tried to sleep so as not to be a nuisance. The little voice said, ‘You’re not a nuisance.’

After a few minutes, the voice said, ‘It’s okay, they’re gone.’

I felt a little like a computer that had just come to life and wondered, ‘Is there nothing more?’

My apartment was dark…I keep the shades closed most of the time. It was near sunset and a little of the westerly sunlight was creeping through.

I started to make myself a cup of coffee, then the voice said, ‘She’s gone.’…meaning you.”

While I always give my clients a description of their healing, this was the first time a client had given me one! It showed how spiritually connected he was.

A few weeks later, Andrew complained that his mind was too quiet! I encouraged him to give it more time to adjust to the lack of noise in his mind. The loving spirits are soft spoken and do not impose themselves on anyone.

Ten months later, he wrote to me stating that the negative voices were bothering him less and less. He was now able to control the spirits’ abilities to contact him and was doing well.

Message from the Spirit: Schizophrenia is a two-edged sword. It is both a curse and a gift until it becomes a finely tuned instrument. Then what could cut and kill becomes a mechanism for separating the wheat from the chaff—a gift for healing.

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12 thoughts on “The Gift of Schizophrenia

    • Admin says:

      I have asked for healings in both circumstances…where the person knew and didn’t. Here’s what I’ve observed. If the person agrees beforehand, the healing is much more likely to take place after only one healing. If they don’t, the first one or two healings seem to be more about building trust, which is needed before the person agrees to the healing (in the spiritual realm). Both have worked, but not everytime since it’s always the person right to accept the healing or not.


  1. Nikola says:


    I’ve been “schizophrenic” for 12 years. Only heard the nasties for 5. Energy vampires with no conscience or sympathy for those they leech off of. They do everything they can to impede ones spiritual growth, especially if you have the potential to use this as a gift. To those who are labelled ill, know these things are drawn to light, because they have no light of their own. You are that light. Don’t let them extinguish the divine in you. For that is their motive. Watch your emotions carefully when dealing with these darklings, they magnify anger,sadness,resentment etc.a thousand fold. They feed off of your negative emotions and you are just food for them. Don’t converse with them, At ALL after telling them to f##k off. You’re just encouraging them to stick around and you don’t want that. I made the mistake of pissing a few off, and now they have attached to me like parasites. Don’t fear them, that makes them stronger. And if they are the negative kind of spirits, don’t bother reasoning with them. They will not listen.

    Love and light


  2. Dacia Mayfield says:

    Thank you for the interesting and hopeful news regarding the western take on schizophrenia and\caparison with the ancient view of it. i could tell you a zillion stories that wrenched my own spirit.My question is who could I turn to for a teacher? I would like to talk with you or someone knowlegable to discuss possilities.


  3. Jason says:

    I’m Schizophrenic and I think she’s telling the truth. Sometimes I can see, hear, and feel spirits. It only happens once in a while. I learned what religion is. They put me on Resperdal and switched my medication. I figured out the prison runs by religion, etc. Occult science. Shaman is not s religion. It’s opening your third eye


    • Elizabeth Herrera says:

      It’s the same for schizophrenia as any other concern that a person may have…if they are ready to be healed, they will be. I’ve seen clients who had uncontrolled schizophrenia regain control in both those who have had it for years and the recently diagnosed. Both were cured, in the sense that it was no longer a problem.

      My mother’s side has a number of relatives who had schizophrenia. My uncle committed suicide at the young age of 24 because of its torment. He once said to my father, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” It was sad, because he was a sensitive young man, who “lost his mind.”

      I personally had a touch of it and heard voices until I was 30. It was off and on, usually when I was doing something mindless like getting ready in the morning for work. They would whisper awful things, such as “You’re stupid,” You’re not good enough,” “Who do you think you are,” etc. It was men’s and women’s voices. Finally, one day I questioned who the negative voices were and demanded they leave me the f**k alone. They left and never came back. Fortunately, the “voices” I hear today are divine voices, offering love and guidance. A much better way to live!


      • ellisnelson says:

        It’s an interesting perspective. I have a daughter who’s pagan with a strong interest in shamanic journeying so I’ve been exposed to the idea before. Also that we diagnose very high rates of schizophrenia in the West. In many other cultures people exhibiting these effects would be singled out for advanced training (not medication). I’ve read about the state oracle for Tibet and how he is a good case in point. This might be a good interview question to start to open people’s minds a bit.


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