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The Butterfly Shaman

Self-transformation is difficult because it begins with complete surrender. We surrender our expectations and our self-criticism. We surrender to the process. We become patience and perseverance. We become like the caterpillar and fully embody our transformation so that we can experience ourselves like the…

August 7, 2018
adaptogenic herbs
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What Exactly Are Adaptogenic Herbs?

WHAT EXACTLY ARE ADAPATOGENIC HERBS? Adaptogenic herbs….heard the term yet? Really confused on what that means? So was I. Let’s try to understand the potency behind these healing plants together. When we ask what makes an herb adaptogenic we can first look to where…

June 19, 2018
Lavender Plants
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The Super Powers of Super Plants

Anima Mundi is the Latin term for “soul of the universe” or “world soul.” It refers to the idea of a link between spirit and matter, including plants. As regarded by ancient philosophers, it is the divine essence which embraces and energizes all life in…

June 11, 2018
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The Breath of Shaman

“Before us came photosynthetic bacteria that produced our oxygen rich environment. When they breathed, then we were able to breathe. As we breathe, so breathe the other animals and the plants…and thus the earth breathes. When the Pomo and the Paiute, when the Massachuset…

May 21, 2018
culture healing shamanism

Seven Goddess Initiation Rites – Ñusta Karpay

High in the Andes, the beauty of ancient ceremonies and wisdom embodied in living ancestral languages of word and ritual hold a blueprint for creating a heart-centered life within a living universe. The people have survived here for centuries. Handed Down Recently, signs from…

May 21, 2018
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Welcome the Spring Equinox with Ritual

We can sit in stillness and notice the earth beginning to thaw. Each morning a few more songbirds are heard upon awakening. Sunlight lingers longer into the evening and it is oh so welcomed to. Plants peak out as they begin their journey towards…

March 21, 2018
crystals healing

Amethyst: Meaning, Properties and Powers

Amethyst: Meaning, Properties and Powers by Caroline Lucas In the ranks of crystals with metaphysical properties, few are as famous or as distinctive as amethyst. One of very few stones with its unique purple coloration, amethyst is a form of quartz that contains iron…

February 19, 2018
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Yantras – Ancient Instruments for Evolution

Yantras are geometric forms of deities, planets, and principles of spiritual evolution, deriving from the ancient Tantric traditions of India. The earliest Yantras discovered date back at least 11,000 years. Western dictionary definition for a Yantra is “an auspicious diagram used in meditation to…

January 11, 2018
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Dragonfly Medicine

I experienced many mystical visits from the Dragonfly this fall. One afternoon, a Dragonfly landed on my arm, and right on top of my Owl tattoo, resting there for quite a while staring right at me. The following morning, a song arrived, and I…

October 17, 2017
culture healing shamanism

The Power of Despacho Ceremonies

The Q’ero, a Quechua-speaking indigenous people of south central Peru, believe that everything in nature is animate and in the concept of ayni, or reciprocity.  Andeans practice this principle within their communities, as well as in their interaction with the energies of nature.  The…

September 20, 2017
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Healing With Tibetan Singing Bowls

BRIEF HISTORY Tibetan singing bowls are an ancient tool for healing and meditation. The history of Tibetan singing bowls dates back to 10th century B.C, and they have been used by Buddhist monks for at least 2500 years, making them one of the oldest…

July 18, 2017
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What You Didn’t Know About Smudging

Many come to me with questions and advice about smudging and ways to eliminate the unrest they’re experiencing. So, in addition to smudging basics, let me share a few tidbits about the ancient art of energy clearing that you may just not have known.…

November 12, 2016
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5 Simple Prayers to Use When Cleansing Your Space

Wow! Thanks. Help. These are the Three Essential Prayers, according to author Anne Lamott. What I learned in my church-going experience backs that up: there are prayers of thanksgiving and gratitude; of praise, awe, and adoration; and of petitions and requests. To Lamott’s top…

October 24, 2016