In your minds eye, reach up….towards the shaman’s Upper World…. The Upper World is where we turn for wisdom and guidance that has a higher vibrational essence. It is not better, just different. It is often perceived or felt as a place of light, bright energy, deep wisdom and ancient teaching. This is the realm populated by angels, guardians, enlightened beings masters, mystics and magicians, mythic power animals, wisdom teachers, ancestors and ancient ones. Journeying to the
Trees have long been the shamanic symbol of strength, connectedness and grounding.
I fell in love with the magnificent Ceiba tree of the rainforest – the Grandmother Tree – during my first trip to the jungle. Each time I return, I can hardly wait to walk through the jungle back to her. After everyone else has taken their pictures, I hang back, waiting until the last person ventures back on the trail following our guide.
Then, I slip back to her for one more heart-to-hea
Shamanic journeying is one of the most powerful tools for healing and growth.
I’m been having so much fun this week exploring it with you. And judging from the responses and comments I’ve been getting, so have you!
Again, everyone can learn the shaman’s skill of journeying; it is an active practice to consciously travel into spiritual worlds as explorers and creators.
In yesterday’s blog, we explored the cosmology of the shaman and the “maps” of the realms you may exp
I’m excited to continue our exploration of Journey, one of the core skills of the shaman.
It’s a powerful tool that you can use in your own life to come back into the flow, back into right relationship, whenever you need to.
In my last post, I shared how shamanic drumming helps you drop into a place where you can experience vivid visualizations, profound creativity and exceptional insight, as well as deep spiritual connection and oneness with the universe. [DOWNLOAD THE DR
I think we’re a lot alike . . . wanting to be in right relationship with the world.
Wanting our lives to be in the “flow” and easy.
Feeling ourselves in that positive frequency all day long… and easily finding gratitude and beauty all around us.
Knowing that we are held, protected and supported by Spirit.
I believe that we are meant to hear the voice of the rain, see the guidance from the birds, feel the healing movement of the ocean and the support of the mountains
In 1969, the seminal British rock band The Moody Blues released their fifth album, To Our Children's Children's Children, which included the song “Eyes of Child.” The lyrics in the last verse of that classic track go something like this: And through life you will be, A small part of a hope, of a love That exists in the eyes of a child you will see. In the cataclysmic and changing times of 1969, The Moody Blues were singing in a new hope for the world. Today, you too can bring
Recently, I've had a number of clients, both new and monthly, experiencing what one of my teachers once dubbed "hoodlums." Think of them as bad guys, just kind of hanging around. This has been happening frequently enough that it felt important for me to address the topic with a broader group through my newsletter - and more importantly, to talk about what you can do if you find yourself with similar symptoms. Even clients who are experienced, amazing healers are finding thems