Shamanic Advice for a Magical Life
Musings and learnings from my work as a shamanic coach, teacher, healer and writer.
On this Summer Solstice, when manifestation energy is ripe for the asking, we have the power to radically reshape our realities. Not just our individual reality, but also the collective one.
This healing relationship between horses and the people has been well known for ages in the equine world, but recent studies about the energetic field of the human heart are starting to explain why.
Once we understand that the Universe is speaking to us, we can intentionally engage in the conversation. And the first step in becoming a good conversationalist is learning to listen.
There is a lot of discussion about how Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is Mexico's version of Halloween; while anyone who has experienced a Día de Muertos celebration will immediately protest, the roots of both stem from the belief that the veil of energy separating one realm from another is at its lowest between October 31st and November 2nd. In these three magical days, the dead can return to the land of the living.
Recently a lovely long-time client of mine reached out for some job advice and requested a tarot reading. Spirit delivered advice that was so universal, I was compelled to share it with a broader audience.
When it comes to beloved stories, at the top of my personal list is the The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho, one of the best-selling books of all time.The story, like all well-crafted allegories, is a simple one: a young shepherd journeys to the desert after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there. The reason I love it: in addition to being a wonderful read, his journey is a metaphorical roadmap to discovering one's purpose in life, and therein true fulfillment.
I am in love with dreams. I'm not alone: for centuries, humans have been fascinated by dreams and their meaning. Dream analysis has been around since the dawn of recorded history, with evidence of its existence 3000 years before the birth of Christ in the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh.
Recently, I've been experimenting with the transformative power of love in my work and relationships. So yesterday, when I awoke feeling stressed and anxious about the usual mundane concerns of modern living, I set an intention to love as strongly and deeply as I could throughout the day.