Lynn Tirado, founder of a Shaman’s Love, is a Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master, and Spiritual Counselor located in Asbury Park, New Jersey (Monmouth County).
Lynn’s Shamanic and Reiki Healing journey began in 2007. After having achieved all the societal norms of success, which included a long-term relationship and domestic partnership, home ownership at the Jersey Shore, a coffee roasting business, and successful career in Information Technology (IT); her world was suddenly turned upside down into chaos and deep pain when her long-term relationship and domestic partnership abruptly came to an end. It was as if everything she had trusted and known to be true, suddenly wasn’t true at all. Feeling shattered, angry, lost and confused, she attempted to relieve her pain with work, alcohol, and new relationships, but none of these things could take away the pain and suffering she felt. For several years she fumbled, made unwise and unhealthy decisions, and searched for life’s meaning which culminated in experiencing the “dark night of the soul”. This is a term used to describe a deep sense of meaninglessness and hopelessness when the whole conceptual framework of someone’s life has collapsed.
As painful as that experience was, it was the catalyst to many years of self exploration and discovery that allowed her to awaken into a deeper sense of purpose and connectedness which brought about the death of her egoic sense of self and the birth of her True Self. It lead her on a journey to unimaginable places and experiences that has brought unconditional love, compassion, joy and gratitude to her life. It is with great compassion that she can say… our darkest moments and greatest challenges in life are spiritual tools used by our True Self to awaken us to who we really are and who we are becoming.
Her experience as a lightworker began in 2009 with Reiki Healing. She completed Reiki Levels 1, 2, and 3, and in 2015, received her Reiki Master Level Training and Attunement in Unlimited “White Light” Reiki System of Natural Healing from Maureen Conroy, RSM, D.Min. at The Upper Room Spiritual Center in Neptune, NJ. Her Reiki lineage is Dr. Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi, Mrs. Hawayo Hiromi Takata, Virginia W. Samdahl, Rev. Arthur L. Robertson, James P. Davis, Lauri Allen Grant, Rev. Stevan J. Thayer, Maureen Conroy (RSM, D.Min.).
In 2014, she began her journey into Shamanism at The Great Shamanic Initiation with Alberto Villoldo at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. It was a rare opportunity to experience energetic transmissions from Q’ero Shamans from Peru. She experienced several initiation ceremonies: the erasing of personal karma and the awakening of the light body. First, she experienced a fire ceremony that taught her how to cut the energetic cords that bind us to our past and to the darkness of our collective history. During the second ceremony, she received energetic transmissions from the Q’ero Shamans Don Francisco, Don Juan, and Doña Juana to awaken her light body. These transmissions help us to grow a body that heals and ages differently, and allows us to dream a new world into being. In the final ceremony facilitated by Marcela Lobos, she received the The Rite of the Womb: 13th Rite of the Munay-Ki. This energetic transmission is intended to heal all women of the suffering they carry in their belly.
In 2015, and continuing to the present day, she began her journey in Sacred Ceremonies with Sacred Plant Medicines: Ayahuasca and Huachuma (also known as San Pedro), and the Lakota Inipi Ceremony. These Sacred Ceremonies have been life altering, mind bending, and deeply healing.
In 2017, she became a Pachakuti Mesa Carrier and Shamanic Practitioner after having completed a two year shamanic apprenticeship with Adam Kane and Al Romao who studied with The Foundation of Shamanic Studies and is versed in Mayan, Peruvian, and Ecuadorian healing techniques.
In 2019, she learned Lakota teachings and completed a one week Hanbleceya (vision quest) retreat with Marion WanagiWi.
In 2020, she completed the Art of Stalking and the Universal Shapeshifter Shamanic training with Irma StarSpirit Turtle Woman at Shamanic Fire Reiki, Soul Haven in NYC.
Training, Ceremonies, and Rites
- Reiki Master in Unlimited “White Light” Reiki System of Natural Healing
- Shamanic Practitioner, Pachakuti Mesa Carrier
- Shamanic Training: The Art of Stalking
- Shamanic Training: Universal Shapeshifter
- Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremonies: Ayahuasca and Huachuma with Javier Regueiro at The Ayaruna Center in the Sacred Valley of Peru
- Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremonies: Ayahuasca with Gerald Powell at Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica
- The Rite of the Womb: 13th Rite of the Munay-Ki
- Lakota Teachings
- Lakota Rite: Inipi – Rite of Purification
- Lakota Rite: Hanbleceya – Crying For a Vision