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:
Many people come through Shaman College and share that firstly, their connection to spirits and nature reach all the way back to childhood and secondly, that somewhere along the way, they were asked to conform, ignore and forget their innate sensitivities.
You may find that this resonates with your history. That somewhere along the line of your life, you were encouraged to contain your light. Perhaps you were also uprooted from your groundedness of being? It turns out that your groundedness and your light are closely related.
We are brilliant, we have life-force within us. And we have potentials and capacity within us for a beautiful world. Humans have more power than we have been taught. I believe it is time that we all contribute to the recovery of this light, we need this, the Earth needs this, and all life needs this.
In this blog video, I invite you to look at your light. How do you connect with the higher frequencies that are running...
This is inspired by both personal and professional work that I have done with the "light body" and also shares some insight into the topic that we cover in our new course, Shamanic Pathways for Yoga at Shaman College.
This is such a beautiful and powerful yet simple practice, that shifts your reference point from a physical, solid form to an energetic body of light.
What happens for you when you walk your light body? What does it feel like? What does the world look like from there? Who do you meet along your path? What messages come? What visions and visitations arise?
So often we trudge along in the illusion of being stuck in a form... yet our form is a reflection of our reference body of light.
Experiment with a playful invitation to your light body as you move through this world.
The treatment mindset that exists widely in our cultures today involves fixing, solving and curing. And in this approach has often forgotten the life-force itself. As if the power and strength in healing is determined by the 'great' minds to solve.
In shamanism we invite life in all of its cycles to reveal itself. We invite assistance and spiritual guidance to come and help with the surfacing of this power and potential that exists in life at its very essence.
As contemporary shamans and practitioners, we must be aware of the paradigms of our 'treatment' world. We must remember the power in the posture of invitation. Many times clients will come to you wanting treatment, wanting to be healed and fixed. And you may be able to help them... yet, not in the way that ignores the power in their own life force.
Let us remember to "Invite Life".
This is a blog for those who are practicing shamanism for self-healing or for healing others.
At some point along the path, resistances are likely to arise. Initiatory practices and journeys are the most obvious times, yet... any level, any circumstance, and anytime you may feel something that asks you to pause or provides a friction to your forward steps.
These may even become common within your work as you push beyond the boundaries and limitations of your mind and your ego. You are likely being asked to drop more into your heart and surrender to the shamanism moving through you.
Here at Shaman College, as we mentor you, we will never ask you to do something that is beyond your ability, nor will we force you into any practice and never do we push you into those that may bring harm. The challenges you feel are real... yet the safety that we practice here is also real.
Along with resistance, comes assistance. Honour what is happening and travel to your guides and...
This sharing is about relationship and harmonics. It is about tuning in to the divine geometrics, vibrations, energetics and information that we know at a cellular level but that we can become blinded to by our cultural and collective consciousness.
This blog is about tuning ourselves with the assistance of the spirits, nature, and allies around us... to the frequencies from which the 'new' world can be seen and manifested.
Shamanic practice and the shamanic healers through all time of many different names, have been able to tune in to these frequencies, bridging the worlds.
Now, you are here... you are the bridge. And you have spirit assistance. We have each other as well. Together, harmonics are created... you may think about how it takes the shaman, the client, the timing, the spirits and more to bring healing. This allows our work to move beyond imagination.
There is a ramping up all around us, of frequencies, forms, and energetics that do not align with us. I am sure you can feel it.
This is not new, but it is louder. And whenever the collective and the numbers of people tune in to this dis-harmonic frequency, it gets amplified.
So, as shamanic practitioners and people drawn to Earth-based spirituality and healing, we have a big role here. Again, we always have had an important role here... it is just that it is our time, the era we live in is calling for us.
How can we help? How can we be of service? First, we have to take care of our own energy. If we get caught up and taken under by this tide... we cannot be the change we know is possible.
This blog, is a reminder to keep up and do those simple put powerful foundation practices... cleansings, callings, and opening our hearts in nature. These are here for our grounding and our soaring! These basic practices allow us to be - balancing and...
Sometimes the heart is cracked open, and while it hurts it also shows us what is there to be seen, to be healed, and to grow. We are sensitive beings.... it is a part of our expression here.
Everyone is needed in their wholeness. And everyone can be the healing that is needed in this world. Many of us carry generational wounds, illness, scars, and blindness.
As living beings here today, seeing through the veil of separation to the Oneness, we can be a part of the global healing that is needed. Our personal transformation is not only personal. At some point along your journey- this realisation is seen. And then, all healing whether it be 'self' healing or healing for 'others'... is actually healing for all.
Thank you for letting me share my own personal story here. And I hope that it serves you in some way. My message is to keep going! To keep your shamanism alive.
With love to all beings,
and peace and safety to all,
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