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What is
Life Purpose Hand Analysis? 

Life Purpose Hand analysis is a system created by Richard Unger to determine a persons Life Purpose by analyzing various markers, lines, fingerprints, etc. of the hands. Compared to classical palmistry, hand analysis is not about predicting the future, but giving insight to be empowered in life, putting the power back in your hands, pun intended. 


Hand Analysis is more about understanding ones psychological dynamics in order to understand Life Purpose. Life Purpose is not just about what you should do, but really, is a way of understanding the big picture of life including the innate desires, talents, behavioral patterns and so on. More importantly, it explains the relationship between those psychological patterns and the challenges we have in life including perceived failures and trauma. Hand Analysis has been used by the FBI and medical professionals for profiling criminal types and identifying health issues. It is a science - computers can even scan your hands and run diagnostics. 

Let me ask you; What would happen if you were able to step way back from the details of your life and see how every experience you have ever had has been a part of directing you to discovering and utilizing your personal power? Thats right... all of the highs in life and all of the lows, challenges, and traumas have all been perfectly orchestrated to activate within you your calling, or life purpose in this life. So whats up? If life is so perfectly orchestrated, why does it have to be so challenging? Because who you really are is very immense, with big visions and dreams to live powerfully and passionately. Do you really think that the true power within you will be activated out by a nice, sunny, casual stroll in the park? I do not think so. Life is sink or swim and there are rarely enough rests to make up for the challenges. In order to thrive we have to tap into something deeper to sustain us. I believe that the something you need to tap into is your purpose in life. Having purpose that is true to your deeper nature is like tapping into a wellspring of energy. When you have purpose, you are inspired - spirit moves you. The challenges of life become fuel rather than obstacles. 

If you're still with me, and weighing this against your own life experience and discernment, you probably feel some truth in what I say, but you also sense theres something more. Theres may be a sense that simply understanding purpose may not be enough. Sometimes that is true. In some cases there are traumas and conditioning that create a distorted perspective of who we are, what is possible and what life is about. For instance, examples that occur often are people that have a calling for public speaking yet as a child they were criticized for talking too much. One such case, of a good friend of mine, has such hands and was told at a young age that he only had a certain amount of words he could speak in this life, sh he'd better not use them all up. When he discovered his life purpose he was terrified of being in front of an audience. But he healed the fears This acts to bind us to the lies and they become true in our experience. But healing those patterns is possible. Just as life experience took us there, we can become aware and take ourselves where we want to be. In those cases where Hand Analysis alone doesnt feel like enough I offer healing sessions. These sessions pinpoint the key patterns and traumas and heal the relationships within you that create the conflict. When I do these sessions I involve you in the process of healing because when you are really the one doing the healing you understand how it works on a level that is much more effective than if someone does the work for you. I have extensive training, but my real training is from many years of deep suffering and rebuilding my life, literally, from ground zero. If I can do it, you can do it. Please let me know if I can answer any questions. I am here to assist in your journey. 


 . We experience trauma, maybe even repeated trauma and feel beaten down by life. We have tried so many things but see little progress. Remember what I said above; "life is either sink or swim..." It can be exhausting and we end up settling for second, or third best just to take a break. 

So what is the key? What has been my life experience and what I have learned in my training and time spent with shamans is that we need to heal the traumas and change the stories about who we are in order to create real change. It takes dedication. But with some inspiration and guidance it is possible to overcome even the most challenging of circumstances.

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Let's look at that word;; inspire. It comes from the root word inspirare, which means 'to breathe into', with 

When you understand that everything you have experienced in life was really all in your favor 

 that  Life purpose hand analysis is a truly fascinating way of looking at the patterning on the hands to better understand a persons innate gifts, talents and personality traits. 

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Thank you, Michael, for the beautiful and powerful drum I bought from you. I enjoy playing it in all my ceremonies and healing sessions around the world. My clients believe it had special vibrations and a built-in orchestra in it. I highly recommend Michael Cutter’s drums.

– Itzhak Beery,

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These are handmade by Michael Cutter (Heartsong) with great care and intention to be used as shamanic healing tools. Dozens of these drums are now under the use and care of beautiful people for the upliftment of the planet. There are typically several in stock and custom orders are available. A stick is included with each drum. 

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Creativity fuels my life. Making drums comes from a deep place within, which is about healing, creativity and helping others. I worked hard to learn this sacred art - it was a healing journey. My spirit calls me to make drums, to play them, to sing for healing and joy. When I make a drum, I participate in a sacred circle, blessing the materials, thanking the animals, plants and guiding energies (the circle of life). I offer cleansing smoke to the hides and frames, and say prayers to prepare them to be healing tools. There is a lot that goes into it, and the drum is a powerful tool, but, the real power is in the human heart. I believe that if you use the drum with reverence, humility, and passion, that it will not only bring healing you and your clients, but becomes a force of upliftment of the planet. 

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- Itzhak Beery, New York, NY

"Thank you Michael, I love my new buffalo & macaw feather sacred geometry drum! Can't wait to give some amazing sound healings with him. These drums are stellar quality and clearly made with care." 
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I attended one of Michael’s Shamanic Medicine Drum Making workshops and can’t say enough about how special the experience was. There was such a vibrant energy in the space and in our group while making our drums. Each drum had its own unique and beautiful details once done. I highly recommend both this experience and doing a fingerprint analysis reading with Michael! 
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Build-your-own-drum ceremonies happen from time to time. There is an ancestral altar space and we work with sage and herbs to cleanse and bless the materials. These ceremonies are a great way to connect deeply with your drum, and it is often a healing experience for those attending. Check the schedule or feel free to call and schedule a time. You can schedule individual or group sessions to make your drum. Prices for making your own drum vary but are similar to purchasing a drum depending on the details of the gathering.  

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I attended one of Michael’s Shamanic Medicine Drum Making workshops and can’t say enough about how special the experience was. There was such a vibrant energy in the space and in our group while making our drums. Each drum had its own unique and beautiful details once done. I highly recommend both this experience and doing a fingerprint analysis reading with Michael! 

—Age Renée, Denver, CO

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