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,
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...
In a place of marker points, of form and structure, of shapes and straight lines... there is another rhythm, a pulse, a breath, a flow and a dance.
I welcome you to approach healing work through this rhythm.
Many times in healing we are inviting a whole other perspective to the binding constructs. While an illness or challenge carries bindings, walls and barriers... we can introduce a breath that exists both within those constructs and also beyond the barriers.
This rhythm of life, of nature, of breath, and of ocean opens up realms of existence and expands the consciousness.
When we observe healing through the lens of natural rhythms, we can see where, when and how to assist in the transformation processes. Shamanic healing is ultimately an act of universal compassion through the channels of the hollow bone with the guidance of the helping spirits connecting us to the Wholeness itself.
Hello Dear Shaman College Community,
We have a unique relationship with divination within shamanism. The tools and abilities we have honed allow us to both receive information through the cognitive channels and to get 'hands-on' guidance on how to embody and breathe this information into our day to day lives.
Shamanism is a bridge, not just for messages and information but also for change, metamorphosis, growth, and healing.
Some people can get into a pattern of divining and divining - always getting more information and filling up the mental realm with thoughts. And yet for many people, this practice doesn't necessarily result in embodied shifts.
In our courses, we push you to explore the ordinary reality shifts that are available to you through these non-ordinary communications. Remember, shamanism helps you receive information AND it allows to dive into the transformations.
One suggestion you can begin with right away, is to work as much as you can with your...
Hello Dear Shaman College Community,
This video sharing carries many messages and pieces from the last full moon psychopomp for the Earth. It also continues the guidance and real time example and application of the power in Calling the Directions, and points to the importance of a deep embodiment of our practices.
These are shifting times on the Earth... these are times when so many people are experiencing a lift in consciousness and awakening.
No one said it would be easy, and if shamanic healing has taught us anything, it is that sometimes we have to go through cleansing, extractions, clearing binds, unwinding, compassionate wound healing, and really feeling and being present with what is here.
The beauty is that we have guidance, we have spirit helpers and teachers, angels and friends. We just have to get quiet enough and clear enough to perceive this.
As always, please reach out to us if you need...
As I have had a number of messages lately regarding "Calling the Directions"... I felt it was time to share some insights and guidance for this beautiful and widely shared practice.
This practice is very effective at opening the channels of infinite connections. One of the dearest connections that comes forth is the link between you as an individual light, and the YOU as one with the whole of Creation.
In this video, I also open up the importance of looking at shamanic healing as a healing for the whole web itself. We are all connected, each one's transformation impacting all of us.
I am sending out my encouragement to you so that you may find your authentic calling in all directions... and I am sending out my blessings that you may discover the assistance that is all around you.
Hello dear Shaman College Community,
When students and practitioners send their questions and insights to me, I am often inspired to share these pieces to our larger community. Through each session I do with a client and in each mentoring meeting that happens... the spirits and teachers are endlessly offering assistance and guidance.
In this recent exchange, I was asked to share my own practice with self-cleansing and preparations for healing sessions. What a great request!
As with everything within shamanic healing... each situation is unique and requires a unique methodology. Nothing is exactly the same. There is no "one way". And yet, there is a thread of consistency. There is an undercurrent that allows both safety and effectiveness.
How can a shaman serve if they are not healthy enough to serve? And why even do this form of work, if it is not effective?
As it turns out... the practices that allow us and our clients to be healthy and safe also allow...
In January, I sent out a blog and video, "Call to Psychopomps". And thankfully some of our advanced practitioners responded! We have a small but powerful group doing this work and adding to the collective of healing for Mother Earth and all life here.
I feel that some of you may like to receive updates about how these healing offerings are going. So I have recorded an update for you. I will continue to update you as we move forward into the Spring.
As well as sharing my latest experience, I encourage everyone to keep up their personal and regular practices of nourishing the light within.
This light and love within you is so powerful! And it flows out from you into your life and into the whole world.
One of the things I point out in this video... if you are finding yourself pulled into the emotions of fear or hate, please seek assistance from someone. There are many skilled and beautiful practitioners in this world that you can work with. These are...
In this blog video, I am sharing pieces that have been coming through to me personally over this last year... my guides have been turning up the heat and the call is to be carried out to you.
The message is that psychopomps are needed right now.
I know that not all of us here are psychopomps. It is a specialty within shamanism and one that not all practitioners work with. As with many of the shamanic skills, one has to be in a way, drawn and invited to do this work.
Saying this, all of us can continue to turn up the light that we are on a regular basis. No light that you emit is too small! In other words, you are contributing to the energetics on this Earth and in this Universe.
Here are two other videos that we have released recently that speak to this light:
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