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The Promise Of A Shaman

The Promise Of A Shaman
If you come to me as a victim I will not support you. But I will have the courage to walk with you through the pain that you are suffering. I will put you in the fire, I will undress you, and I will sit you on the earth. I will bathe you with herbs, I will purge you, and you will vomit the rage and the darkness inside you. I'll bang your body with good herbs, and I'll put you to lay in the grass, face up to the sky. Then I will blow your crown to clean the old memories that make you repeat the same behavior. I will blow your forehead to scare away the thoughts that cloud your vision. I will blow your throat to release the knot that won't let you talk. I will blow your heart to scare fear, so that it goes far away where it cannot find you. I will blow your solar plexus to extinguish the fire of the hell you carry inside, and you will know peace. I will blow with fire your belly to burn the attachments, and the love that was not. I will blow away …

Be The Change!

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

I want to see a kinder, more compassionate world. A world where people truly respect, value and care about each other. Where we hold each other up with acts of dignity; where we encourage others to always reach for their highest self. Where people are quick to forgive and are slow to anger and judgment. I envision a world where people really listen to each other and know that they are heard.  This is a place where people go to great lengths to understand each other.
A place of collaboration, free from baseless competition. A world where we look out for each other, make sure we let people know that they matter and always feel that they are loved.
And because I want to see this world, then I must be all these things.
What changes would you like to see?

Speak The Truth.

Over the last few years, I have developed a serious geek crush on astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson. While most of what he discusses with his audiences is strictly coming from the scientific point of view, I appreciate his candor and openness about the questions that scientists are still attempting to answer. Usually, these are topics dealing with metaphysical matters. I have listened to him try to explain everything from what he believes happens when people have a near death experience, to multiple dimensions and the high possibility that our world is part of a vast multiverse. If you have not listened to him being interviewed or giving a lecture, you owe it to yourself. You will learn something amazing and profound and be left with nothing short of having your thoughts thoroughly provoked.

As much as I have a huge respect for the scientific community, I have always felt in my soul that science was a macro step behind the spiritual world. Science leans toward data. Scien…

True Love Heals.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ― Rumi
Love, at its purest at the Source does not hurt. The pain we feel in the lessons of loving others happens when we bump up against the barriers to love. These are usually fear-based issues such as the fear of being abandoned, control, manipulation, attachment, need, desire, feelings of unworthiness, insecurity, etc.

The more barriers we have within ourselves the more pain we experience. As we hold more barriers within ourelves, we will attract relationship experiences to bring these to our attention to help clear the barriers and the pain. This is what makes love feel like a devastating process.

If we are feeling pain when dealing with others and love is on the table, we could consider taking a moment to stop, analyze what that feeling is and seek the root of it. Once we come into that knowledge, we can then take the steps to break down that barrier …

The Egg.

The Egg is a 2009 short story by American writer Andy Weir. It is Weir's most popular short story and has been translated into over 30 languages. In 2012, it was adapted into a short film by Sam Meacock, starring Harrison Lee and Philip Hope.

Be nice, and have fun. 

Healers Need Love Too

Healers need love too. We really do. 

Though we may hold a lot of love, and that love strengthens us to support others, we do get tired at times. We carry a lot, without much complaint. It seems like the more balanced I get, the more people reach out to me. And while I love to support others, there are moments that know I have to gently say no. I am always being reminded by others in spiritual work, that you have to keep your energy safe and protected. I know I have to recharge and sometimes that means being momentarily unavailable.

Healers need prayers. You probably would not believe this but recently I became slightly petrified of taking the final three levels of a powerful Reiki Modality. I almost did not go to the class. I needed prayers of strength to make it through the two and a half days of training. I was afraid I was going to blow out energetically. Sometimes we need someone to hold the space for us. 

I can’t speak for all healers, but I do freak out every once in a while. …

Faith And The Miraculous Life!

Lately, I have been thinking a lot of about faith. Just last night the topic came up in one of those amazing conversations with a dear friend. This was one of those chats where the other person starts out listing all the challenges they are experiencing, recognizes the application of faith that leads to overcoming the problems and eventually that person ends up in a space of gratitude.

We talked about the fact that whenever we are facing a situation, we somehow can never see our way out of it. It is not until the event has passed and we can look back and see a miraculous out-working of our situation. I grew up labeling these events “trials and tribulations”. But for the first time in my life, I could see them for what they really are: growth spurts.

I took a leap of faith seven years ago and left a job in aviation with fifteen years of seniority under my belt. It was a secure place, but I had outgrown it. I walked away from a comfort zone into the unknown. But oh how I have grown. I…