Luminous Warrior brings energy medicine, shamanic healing, and sacred ceremonies into warrior and veteran communities. Luminous Warrior programs emphasize an inclusive, integrated, powerful and embodied approach to healing at the level of the body, mind and spirit, and to enable our warrior and veteran communities to create ecosystems and communities that are healed, safe and thriving.
Sara Salam is the Creator & Guardian of Luminous Warrior. After her sister died suddenly in a car accident in 2005, Sara was diagnosed with PTSD, suffered from depression, developed cancerous cells in her body, and lost meaning in life.
For 18 months after her sister’s death –and despite seeking out “conventional treatments”– Sara experienced daily flashbacks and contemplated suicide from time to time. Then she received a shamanic healing. After just one healing session, Sara never experienced a flashback again.
It was this experience of healing that launched Sara into a deeper exploration of energy medicine and shamanic healing for the purpose of transforming her life. In 2010, she created Luminous Warrior with the intention to offer others healing options when they may feel stuck, and to empower them on their path of healing.
Sara earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland, an MBA from Georgetown University, and she spent a decade as a senior change management consultant for Fortune 500 companies before creating Luminous Warrior. She has been certified by the Four Winds Society as a Master Practitioner in Energy Medicine and Luminous Healing, holds a Brown Belt in Krav Maga, and is certified as a Expert II Krav Maga Instructor by Krav Maga Worldwide. Sara also is a certified Fit To Fight Coach, a former Rape Crisis Counselor, and she ran her own self defense and healing center as the Creator and Guardian of Luminous Warrior. Learn more about Sara here.
Our Service to Warriors and Veterans
Luminous Warrior is a registers U.S. Servicemark. As such, it is service we focus on and service-oriented communities we desire to work with. People who have personally walked through life and death situation –in war, hostile environment or otherwise– are particularly poised to be of service to their communities and the world at large. Yet many don’t recognize or acknowledge their inherent strength and gifts because it comes so natural to them. As a result, we often lack these talents and strengths in our communities. We need warriors in our communities as stewards and guardians of peace, and as such, we have the responsibility to provide the support needed for warriors to be able to do so in civilian life.
Warriors have a physical and moral capacity to walk through their own fears and the steadfastness to complete a mission. They can focus their minds in the face of danger. They offer their lives, when needed, in service of their fellow men and women and in service of some greater vision. When these physical and mental capabilities and strengths can be integrated into the emotional and spiritual dimensions of the self, we are creating a warriorship that is embodied, powerful, and transformative, and can help address many of the challenges we face as humanity today. These embodied and whole warriors -Luminous Warriors- can be pillars of strength, harmony and peace in our communities and the world.
However, before warriors can embark on this next mission, it is on us to offering our talents, gifts and services for them to be able to do so. This is our duty to honor the service and sacrifice they have already made. Once their journey is appropriately honored, the wounds healed, and the spirit restored, we can offer effective ways to continue in purposeful and aligned service post-deployment.
Most warriors have a strong drive to service. And they have proven this in action. With warriors, desires are not just spoken, but acted on. Warriors recognize “sacrifice” as purposeful and aligned service that is connected to a larger vision beyond -and inclusive of- themselves. They understand their part and purpose in the larger whole. They know how to be part of a team and fulfill their mission. They have a desire to act with power, authenticity, integrity and impeccability. They have an inner drive to stand for truth in the face of adversity –even if it does not benefit the self.
We desire to support warriors, veterans and their communities because they have proven themselves the world over. We honor their service –past, present and future– and recognize that they have a capacity to build resilient communities and ecosystems once they have been empowered to heal their own trauma of past injuries or experiences.
Luminous Warrior sees it as a responsibility to offer warriors and veterans ways to fulfill their purpose after separation from the military -or post-deployment- whether or not they have suffered physical or mental injuries. We do this by strengthening warriors’ mind, body and spirit, by helping them build connections in their communities, and by assisting them with identifying their personally meaningful and aligned service at home that is filled with honor, steadfastness and purpose.
The Luminous Warrior Approach is effective, inclusive and integrated, and assists with creating meaningful and fulfilling lives and relationships, healed communities of safety and thriving, and healthy ecosystems worldwide.
The Luminous Warrior Approach is non-sectarian and non-denominational. It includes all individuals regardless of their cultural or religious background. It does not espouse any particular church, religious doctrine or belief system.
Our Approach is grounded in quantum physics, nature and experiential exercises, and is based on the notion that there is a spiritual and energetic dimension to life. Individuals who participate in our projects and programs are supported in whatever spiritual connection they may –or may not– have or desire.