Do you feel you’ve lost your personal power, your voice, your inspiration? Does your soul hear a calling that is becoming too loud to ignore? Do you know that there is more than just what is in the seen realms, but not sure where to begin? Would you like support in navigating the unseen realms in a safe and deliberate manner? You are not alone, My Friend.
I understand. As a young girl I naturally engaged with those in the spirit realms, from angels to ancestors. My Great-Grandmother had taught me of the Old Ways, but as life unfolded, I got further away from those teachings. I didn’t know how to stay connected, and most importantly, how to receive that spiritual guidance deliberately.
The most hopeless I have ever been is when I had lost my faith in anything non-human. That put a lot of pressure on all of the relationships in my life, and left me in a constant state of survival mode. I tried following the path that others had followed, but it only took me so far, and left me feeling less than authentic.
May 11, 2006, I heard that faint voice again of my Spirit Guide I had known as a child, and I began my descent from the depths of despair. I literally was planning my suicide when I heard that voice that simply said, “We can’t go out like this. I will show you.”
I created this program to share with others the way to access their own map and compass, and to support you in constructing your own system of success to apply to anything you are creating. Shamanism is not a new concept. It has been practiced since the beginning of humankind, across the globe. You too have access to the methods your ancestors used to thrive in a world of contrast.
Each generation seems to have gotten further and further from the teachings of the Ancestors, but it’s not too late. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
In this 12-week program you will learn:
"Because it is not an organized religion as such, but rather a spiritual practice, shamanism cuts across all faiths and creeds, reaching deep levels of ancestral memory.” ~John Matthews, The Celtic Shaman
The Shamanic Path Shamanism is the oldest known spiritual system and encourages us to be aware of the spirit around us and connects us to everything. We will begin our journey by creating a solid foundation in understanding the core principles of Shamanism. This is the first step in cultivating a practice of healing and direct divination. You will learn the key elements to creating a lifestyle that supports your Shamanic Path.
Learn the core principles of Shamanism so you can access this ancient universal spiritual practice that dates back over a hundred thousand years
Learn practical ways to apply Shamanic principles to your daily life so you can cultivate and maintain your relationship with Spirit
Learn how your outlook and language shapes your experience and your reality
Gathering Your Medicine Bundle One of the great things about Shamanism is that it provides many tools to help you communicate with the spirit world and shape the life and world you want to live in. You will learn of the various tools used in Shamanism, and begin the adventure of discovering what your Medicine Bundle will consist of. This is like a magical scavenger hunt that can last a lifetime, coalescing a set of tools, modalities, and ways of being that you can call on depending on the need in any given situation. Your personal medicine is essential to your practice.
Implement daily practices to maintain mental and spiritual well-being to create consistent connection and harmony with yourself and Source
Continue building your personal power to improve self-confidence and self-awareness
Create your Shamanic toolkit to keep positive momentum moving in your life
The Sacred Directions of the Medicine Wheel The Medicine Wheel reconnects you to your intuition, nature, your ancestors, and the infinite circle of life. It guides you to walk your sacred path in balance and with love in your heart. The Medicine Wheel is represented in a circle to remind us of the continuous cycle of life, death, life. In this circle, we carry our ancestors and their strength within us. The shamanic landscape can be broken into seven parts consisting of the four primary directions: East, South, West and North, Above, Below and Within. We stand in the center of seven directions at all times, and therefore, we are in constant contact with all that is. You will learn to work with the Medicine Wheel to restore harmony in your life, no matter the circumstances.
Learn how to create and hold sacred space any time, any place to restore harmony to any situation
You will create your own invocation to call in the 7 Directions, bringing the sacred into the ordinary
Access the wisdom of the elders, affirming that you are never alone, and you can call on your ancestors for guidance and support through trauma, stress or grief
Animism Animism is a Latin term anima, meaning breath, Spirit, life. Animism is an ancient worldview going back to the Paleolithic Age, and it is at the root of spirituality that sees human beings as part of an interconnected web of life that connects the seen and unseen worlds. Animism is a deeply rooted value-system based on respect for the land, reverence for all life and relating to the more-than-human world as a living being infused with sentience. The practice of Animism is about cultivating a relationship with what the Greek philosopher Plato called the "Anima Mundi" or the world soul. The world soul is an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet.
You will develop an embodied connection with the natural elements, re-orienting yourself for earth stewardship and building a regenerative culture
Establish a direct heartfelt relationship with the other living creatures in the web of life, offering you guidance and direction in your own life
Learn to explore the world with more child-like lenses, expanding your awareness beyond the limitations of language and the preconceptions of the analytical mind
The Role of the Drum The drum is not just a musical instrument. It is believed that the drum has a life of its own, as well as its own powerful spirit. The drum carries the heartbeat of Mother Earth and calls the spirits and nations together. Your body resonates to the beat of the drum, because it instinctively remembers in utero, the heartbeat of your mother’s love and safeness. Drumming awakens parts of the body that have remained frozen or dormant and whose life force has become diminished, filling up with renewed vitality. Drumming can relax the tense, energize the tired, and heal the emotionally wounded. Drumming creates states of euphoria, induces light trance, promotes play, releases anger and promotes feelings of community and unity. The drum has many roles in Shamanism, and you will appreciate the power the drum holds within it! In addition, you will learn to work with the spirit of the drum and how to access its medicine.
Cultivate a partnership with a drum you have now, or learn to recognize when you meet your drum in the future, to support harmony in all areas of your life
Learn to utilize drumming to reduce stress, boost the immune system, and increase the Alpha rhythms of the brain, so you can be the best version of you
Gain an understanding of the drum’s role as a bridge to travel from this world to the Otherworlds, where you have access to healing and direct divination
The Shamanic Journey One of the most powerful tools to have in your tool kit is the ancient practice of Shamanic Journeying. During a journey, one enters an alternate state of consciousness and travels toother worlds to meet with spirit guides, helpers, ancestors and other beings for answers, healing or even to just visit. Shamanic journeying is incredibly powerful and can have instant and lasting impacts on one’s well-being! The shamanic journey allows an individual to seek out evolved spiritual teachers. Journeying seems to be a skill that people possess innately, as if it is something we already know how to do, but just need reminding of.
Learn to prepare yourself for journeying, understanding key elements to get the most out of your experience
Gain confidence in phrasing intentions and questions, as well as learning to interpret the Journey and apply the method to daily life
Discover the specific wisdom your compassionate ancestors hold for you to help you navigate these difficult times — from personal challenges to planetary healing
Ability to use the journey to work through emotional issues, providing a safe environment to express anger, or to work through grief
Understand how to access the Upper, Lower and Middle Worlds to obtain direct divination and healing, offering you a magical perspective on the ordinary world
Gain access to a team of compassionate helping spirits that are devoted to your healing, growth and evolution, and can provide you with advanced knowledge about how to navigate important areas of your life — from career to love to fulfilling your greatest purpose
Your Power Animal(s) and Spirit Guide(s) Power Animals have been recognized for millennia, and work with, protect and help us on our life journey. Power Animals are available and eager to work with everyone and can be invaluable guides in our lives. Teachers in human form are also a source of wisdom and healing. Whether you already know your Power Animal(s) and Spirit Guide(s) or not, it is important to learn how to support the relationship, and be aware of other guides in both forms that may appear to assist you.
Become confident in journeying to meet with your Power Animal(s) and Spirit Guide(s), so you can access their power when you need it
Understand ways to build a relationship with your Power Animal and Guide, much as you build a relationship with anyone else that is important in your life
Learn how to work with your Power Animal and Guide to get guidance or signs that you are on the right path, allowing you to flow more easily and with more confidence
Experience how working with the Power Animal and Guide can be spiritually empowering, helping to restore vitality, self-esteem, creativity and enthusiasm to your life
Recover and live from your personal spiritual power
Ceremony and Ritual One of the main tenets of shamanism is a belief in the power of ceremony to manifest change in the physical world. Virtually all shamanic traditions use a variety of ritual practices as tools for personal transformation, healing, and celebration. Performing ceremonies allows you to step into a beautiful and creative power. When you invoke the sacred power of ceremony, you tap into one of the oldest and most effective tools for transforming both yourself and the world.
Become inspired to create original ceremonies and rituals tailored to your own needs and the needs of your community, supporting you in manifesting the life you desire
Learn the elements of setting strong intentions, choosing your space, preparing ceremonial items to create powerful and effective ceremonies
Discover key practices for leaving behind your everyday concerns and creating a space where magic can happen, giving you freedom to perform ceremony in any situation
Gain confidence in creating ceremonies for Sacred transitions, such as weddings, births, funerals, honorable closure, and new beginnings
Utilize ceremonies to restore energetic balance, benefiting you and your world
Create simple ways to infuse your entire life with ceremonial practice, allowing you to create sacred space wherever you are
At the end of our time, you will have an experiential spiritual practice that offers you support and guidance in all aspects of your life, freeing you from traumas of the past and uncertainties of the future, as well as restoring harmony and wellness to the present. You will have cultivated a strong relationship with your Power Animal(s) and your Spirit Teacher(s). You will have the ability to safely travel to the Otherworlds for healing and direct divination, empowering you in all areas of your life! If you are ready to experience the Spiritual Practice of Shamanism, improving your life and the life of the planet itself, schedule a Complimentary Clarity Call with me. I would be honored to guide you on your Journey to what I call Home. That place within that you can access at any time, any place, under any circumstances restoring faith, trust, and a connectedness to all that is.