Read through any modern media platform, and heck throw in a book or two while you are at it, and you will discover a common truth; Love is the essence that heals. Love helps us to find a measure of the whole. While I do not believe, for myself personally, another human will complete me, I can agree Love is a balm for our soul & psyche. [Read more…]
Love and Forgiveness are intricately woven into our psyche. The only way to truly experience one is with the understanding of the other. Love is, ultimately, unconditional. It is my experience, we, myself included, are far from a daily experience of giving love unconditionally. Loving unconditionally, cannot happen in a psyche unable or incapable of forgiveness. As we are humans, with flaws and foibles, it is not a stretch to believe that we hold onto to events, happenings, etc….too long.
Forgiveness is a deep, much-discussed spiritual necessity. Forgiveness is not a weak action. Nor does Forgiveness imply what happened, was alright, or acceptable. [Read more…]
I have had the opportunity lead and host many drumming circles, events and ceremonies. In doing so I learned that to study shamanism is one dimension, to practice it, adds another dimension. Exercises to practice what you have learned, do not need to be super complicated. There are many straight forward and simple ways to incorporate shamanic knowledge into your life.
I enjoy celebrating the equinoxes and solstices. Sometimes, I like my stones to absorb the energy of the quarters of the Medicine Wheel. You may need a mesh bag (like onions or oranges come in) to put your stones and other shiny objects in to protect them from thieving Magpies or other opportunistic creatures. Leave the objects outside for seven days prior to the solstice, to be basked in the change of seasons. [Read more…]
Intrusions: curses, spells, contracts, vows, intentions…
Curses and Intention
WORDS are powerful forms of expression and powerful energies. When words are combined with intense emotion, the emotion acts as fuel for the word, the greater the emotion, the greater the fuel.
An intention puts things into motion universally. Life force is also fuel. Throughout history, sacrifices have been performed and given to add extreme power to an intention. The majority of us do not live in a culture such as this, perhaps making such an idea seem foreign and primitive. However, regardless of our lack of appreciation for sacrifice, many peoples still use a form of sacrifice to ensure the power of a ceremony.
Someone may try many ways [Read more…]
WHAT IS THE SHADOW?
There are many aspects and writings on Shadow. It is impossible to work with Shamanism and not run into Shadow. Shadow can be very tricky, and can certainly lead us astray during our personal shamanic journey work, and healing. One of the voices of Shadow I have named “the Constant Critic”. You know that voice…. “I could never do that”… “none of this is real”…. “pfft this will never help”… This face of Shadow can [Read more…]