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Surrounded by Beings: What’s it like when the spirits start showing up?

Surrounded by Beings: What’s it like when the spirits start showing up?

Are we surrounded by spirit life? The following is a conversation I had with a practitioner who had started practicing shamanism, and then found things happening quickly, and unexpectedly! In this situation that I recount below, the practitioner had a true, deep desire to interact with the spirits. If we approach shamanism with a willingness …

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Shamanic Integrity Required to Work with Spirits

Shamanic Integrity Required to Work with Spirits

1) To work in sacred alliance with the Spirits The shaman canno’t do her or his work alone. It is entirely by teaming with spirit help that any shamanic healing, or that much of divination is possible at all. This is a humble reminder to thwart an all-too-human urge of shamanic grandiosity. The shaman is …

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cat, tired, yawn

Pandiculation – the benefits of stretching like a cat

The act of yawing and stretching – or pandiculation – is not just a luxurious pastime but as important to our health and wellbeing as good nutrition and regular exercise. Have you ever had the glorious opportunity to wake-up and greet the day with a luxurious, cat-like, head to toe stretch? One of those full-body, bone-to-skin …

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