Hello Dear Shaman College,
In my practice, I often work with essential oils as well as the cleansing and guiding smoke from the plants and trees. This sharing comes from my time with the Pink Peppercorn oil and its connection to a very specific Pink Peppercorn Tree on the foothills of a pink mountain in Southern Spain.
As I sat here with the oil, I sat there in Spain... and the tree revealed to me a very sacred aspect of the soul. Our souls can reach through time and space. Our souls can sit in many safe and sacred places. This does not mean that they are 'separated' from the whole. This does not mean that the soul is fragmented. Just as your toe is not fragmented from your ear. They are connected and one with the body, with the whole. When an aspect of your soul sits in a peaceful spot across the Earth, it is not in any way separated from your breathing location.
The problems arise when a soul piece is resting in a place of trauma,...
Hello Dear Shaman College,
This is a topic that has arisen multiple times over the last couple of weeks... always a sign to me that it wants to be shared with our whole community.
There is a special ability that highly skilled shamanic healers share. It is the grounded recognition and nuances of the personal experience all the while being able to offer healing and divinations from the hollow-bone state.
As the hollow bone, you move through the realms with clarity. You are the witness, you are the carrier, you are the messenger and you also have a responsibility of safe practice for yourself and all beings. You move with the purity of light but also the sword of truth... and you are guided and working as a team with the benevolent and compassionate spirits.
As the hollow bone you will also see your human self... and as your human self, you will have all of the traits that we emotive humans have! We feel, we remember, we laugh, we cry, we hide, we shine.
Hello dear Shaman College,
Our world is magical, filled with beauty, mystery and support. The helping spirits are here assisting us each step of way. How many helpers are there? Infinite.
You become very close with some of these spirits through journeying, conversations, dances, song, dreams and healing sessions. They become longtime friends and teachers... you could call them, 'special helpers for this lifetime'.
And other spirit helpers are here as well... breathing life, colour, inspiration, guidance, light, grounding and more for this moment. These are the 'spirit allies'. They may be consistent helpers or they may be here at this place, at this moment, for this exact need... like messengers lighting your way.
Can we open again, like we did at one time, to this mystery that lives right here in our extraordinary existence? Can we right here, right now connect to the spirit allies? Can we do this without travelling? ...
Hello Shaman College Community,
Following the last meditation, I wanted to spend some more time with you and focus with the understanding that the heart energy fills space.
Your heart's projection is protection for you. This counters much common belief and cultural misunderstanding that the heart can be contained, hidden, or broken.
I share with you a mantra that comes from the Sikh tradition and the Kundalini Yoga tradition, and its interpretation that calls us into the power of the heart and how bowing to the heart itself opens us up to its its primary, timeless, non-contained, true wisdom.
What happens when you let yourself drop into the power of your heart? When you dive in to this centre and be here in this truth?
The path of this inquiry, welcomes you to walk the pathway into the Realm of the Heart.
The Heart energy is initiated through all space and time, it is a Divine initiation that moves through the antenna of your physical form concentrated at the physical heart...
Hello Dear Shaman College Community,
In this meditation, I guide you through your "readily accessible energetic anatomy". This includes:
All of these aspects can be experienced individually and together... they move and breathe together!
Through this meditation, you are invited into one of the most potent understandings within shamanism. You are both form and formlessness. You are in multiple realms. The skilled practitioners can truly move and dance between the realms but also actually embodying the connection or bridge itself.
I discuss at the end a challenge that can arise with this...
I share this video with you to address something we have heard from previous students over the years, that they can feel at times separated or distanced from their practice. If you are feeling this, you are not alone.
Having faced these questions myself in my own healing and spiritual practices... I want to share some insights and some inspiration with you!
Distance itself, as well as time... has been taught into us.
And yet, the feeling of separation, is real and this can be looked at, felt, inquired, and explored. There is something there for you, to help you.
You have all the skills to feel close again to the guiding spirits and to your true self.
If you are wanting additional assistance, I would like to offer all of our current students and graduates a private meeting with me at a discounted price, £20. Here is the link:
I have been reflecting upon this beautiful mentor-apprentice relationship that develops through our programmes at Shaman College. It calls me back through my life but also beyond that to lifetimes of mentors and apprentices through the ages.
A mentor assists their apprentice in drawing forth their light, their skills, their capacity and the surprises and beauty that no one could have predicted. An apprentice shows up for this. Together, there is a meeting place.
At Shaman College, our goal is to honour this tradition through our online mentored trainings. And, while I know we are always learning, adapting and growing, I believe that we have found a way to do this even through online communication. Wow... what a surprise in itself.
Steve Serr had this vision and began successfully training many students, practitioners and teachers this way. Our teachers at Shaman College have all been through this process and continue our tradition.
When we think of...
Hello Dear Shaman College Community,
One of the qualities that so many of us share is the natural state of wanting to assist others. It as if we know deep in our bones that we are here to serve and to help, we know that we are here to heal and to sooth.
In this audio, I speak about the tidal flow of giving and receiving. I invite you to look at this breath rhythm as a teaching from Mother Ocean, and to discover for yourself how you are navigating within the balance of giving and receiving.
When you can explore giving and receiving and its nuances, you are invited into the natural flow of healing itself.
Thank you for your presence and your heart,
many blessings to all,
When we work with spiritual/physical/emotional healing for ourselves and for others, we are always in a state of inquiry.... in a state of discovery.
You never own healing, you never fully grasp it, you do not control it... yet you can rest into the hollow bone state and facilitate the connections that reveal the healing state within all beings.
In this birdsong morning contemplation, I share with you a look into what it can mean to be a "seeker" and how this is linked to intentions or agendas in shamanic healing.
There are multiple perspectives on what it means to be a seeker. I look into this as an inquiry and welcome you to look at your own relationship with the 'seeker'.
We also look at the energetics of intention in healing and its important difference to an agenda- led approach.
I hope this audio serves you and those around you,
Many Blessings to all,
Welcome to this audio guidance...
Almost every morning, I have been simply standing... facing the directions. Each practice is different, each experience is different. Yet, each time the directions ask me to spend time with them.
All the elements, all of the realms, all of the chakras, all of the directions exist all of the time.
Often times we are just too quick. We have been trained through our culture to look for quick results, quick response, quick answers. So quick we can miss what is here.
I invite you to dive into time itself. I invite you to play, dance and explore what is here when you go in to time.
Another beautiful note from this audio... an homage to the North. The North, the mystery... with the North we get the doorway to creativity.
(After I recorded this, I realised that I forgot to mention that the South would carry the similar energy for those of our family who love in the Southern Hemisphere.)
May this recording reach you, and serve you in some...
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