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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
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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
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Mystical Blue Stone: Lapis Lazuli

This mystical blue stone has been the symbol for royalty, gods and goddesses, honor, spirit, wisdom and truth since the beginning of our history. It is said to facilitate a connection between the celestial and material realms, and assist in contacting guardian spirits. It…

July 26, 2016
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Deep Medicine of Light

Summer solstice. It is time to step out into the light of your being. To open up to share this radiance, coming from deep within you. To remember the reason why you came here. So you could shine, and allow yourself to be all…

June 18, 2016
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Sacred Endings Ceremony

An excerpt from the book Living Sacred Ceremony by Natalia Karoway. Life is full of cycles. Just as a seed sprouts, grows into its full expression, produces its own seeds, then dies and returns to the earth, many phases of our lives come full…

May 25, 2016
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True Healing Transcends Words

While the healing arts of a shaman may feel mysterious at times, it wasn’t until I received healing from a Mayan woman at Cobá that I really understood how to receive pure energy without the need for explanation. This, I realized, is the true…

April 28, 2016
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Engaging The Six Senses To Create Sacred Space

In ancient times and in indigenous cultures it was and is common place to create sacred space. It is not only meant for special ceremonies, but a tool and spiritual practice to be utilized in everyday life. By creating sacred space in our daily…

April 24, 2016
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Healing With The Voice

“Words are beautiful but restricted. They’re very masculine, with a compact frame. But voice is over the dark, the place where there’s nothing to hang on: it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows, expresses itself, and is.” – Jeff Buckley Last…

April 19, 2016
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The Beat of The Open Heart

The most powerful aspect of the human heart is openness. In fact, our hearts are always open, it is we that are not open to our hearts. We put up walls, stuff our emotions, and simply ignore the many warnings signs that she presents…

February 3, 2016
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Learning to Receive Well

“Until we can receive with an open heart, we’re never really giving with an open heart…” – Brené Brown Throughout my life, I have always been more comfortable with giving than receiving. Sound familiar? Giving is easy. You don’t have to look at any…

December 29, 2015