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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

Shamanic Integrity

1) to work in sacred alliance with the Spirits. The shaman cannot 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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The Shamanic Journey

The Shamanic Journey

This is a short overview of shamanic journeying, and though it does not contain the details one would need to actually journey, it will provide a sense of what the general process looks like. Shamanic spirituality is a birthright of every human being, and the ability to have a shamanic journey already rests inside you. …

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Take care of yourself

Take care of yourself

In life—in love and grief and all the moments in between—the best thing we can do is regularly affirm that we’re doing the best we can. But that’s a habit few of us develop until we desperately need it. Caring for ourselves can feel self-indulgent. Checking in with the body and mind, listening to what …

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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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