Jun 282019
 
Ceremonial Poem: Clearance

Reading Time: 5 minutes

This ceremonial poem helps you to flush out all the gremlins, feelings
of insufficiency and low-level constant stress (the most harmful for
your health) into the surface. Then it brings you into a peaceful,
spacious frequency where you can experience movement in stillness.

To use this poem as a ceremony, copy/paste and print. You have permission to do this for yourself and your personal use. For printing somewhere else or to pass it on, contact us to get permission.

Intention

Stay focused on the heart-intention of releasing these fast-spinning mental vibes and embrace spaciousness.

Poem as ceremony:

To benefit from the poem as ceremony, make sure to breathe gently and fully as you read it. Read it once in silence, then out loud. To increase the potency, stand up and read it while allowing your body to move intuitively, using your arms, hands and all your expressive faculties.

Play with the phonemes at the beginning and end. They trigger certain alchemy in your brain. The opening set helps you to get in contact with chaos and dissonance and the closing set helps you […]

Jun 192019
 
Shamanic Fantasy? What is that?

Reading Time: 6 minutes

If you love fantasy, you probably prefer one type of fantasy over the other. This preference often has to do with the goal for your reading as well as with the type of journey that ignites your imagination.

If you like to escape harsh reality, you may like lighter types of fantasy. If you want to experience larger-than-life adventure, you may like Heroic or High Fantasy. If you are romantic, you may like Romantic Fantasy and if you are like me, who likes to engage my imagination in journeys that are relevant to and transformative of my real life, then you will like Visionary or Shamanic Fantasy.

Princesses, dragons, dangerous quests, alien worlds, knights and queens… what do you like, and what is that revealing about your secret journeys.

There are so many types of fantasy these days! Here’s a small list:

Alternate History Fantasy– This is a retelling of historical events where magic or other elements of fantasy are involved. If you love history, you may love when authors add their imagination to historical periods or events. For me, going back to the […]

May 262019
 
What Defensive Reactions Cost to your Success

Reading Time: 9 minutes

After more than 20 years working with spiritual, creative women in the areas of empowerment, success and manifestation, I have a wealth of observations about what helps and what hinders our fulfillment.

Today I want to talk about one of those things that hinders our success ~though our intention is to protect our beautiful essence and precious talents. I’m going to request that you keep an open heart and mind because this is delicate topic which can bring out defensiveness or a quick “that’s not me” reaction that could lead you to missing something valuable.

I’m risking entering these deep waters because what I’m going to dive into is essential in our ability to grow our business, share our gifts and succeed. My intention is to open a space of exploration where we can examine if, how, when or with whom we tend to respond in ways that hinder our success and to practice a shift in our response that opens new horizons for our growth, empowerment and success.

Break free of the fences in your mind that keep you trapped in the […]

Apr 202019
 
When Kindness Wars with Self-forgiveness

Reading Time: 7 minutes

When Kindness Wars with Self-forgiveness

I want to share this with you, my beautiful magical sister or brother ~my worse moment this week~ because it was agonizing and I feel that you could relate.

I found myself at war between kindness and self-forgiveness.
I had not responded as kindly and compassionately as I could have done —in hindsight, of course.

“I really really messed this up!”

The person had withdrawn and I could feel that I had not
been as receptive as she needed and as a consequence, she did not feel trust
enough to share any further.

Had I damaged her trust? Would she now curl inwardly and
avoid others? Would she not seek help? Did she feel judged? The questions
tumbled over each other, each making me feel worse and worse.

I was heavily challenged to forgive myself for this mistake,
and I was surprised at the level of distress running through me.

Wrapped in self-judgment, blaming, shaming and dread.

The Shift

 I thought I had already
gone through this. A bunch of years ago, I spent an entire year rewiring my
habit of self-flagellating myself every single time I made a mistake.

I […]

Apr 192019
 
Healing with the Trees

Reading Time: 4 minutes

In the year 2000 I lost my home and almost all my possessions to some kind of infestation that no expert could define or address. Two weeks of sleepless nights can feel like a lifetime of distress, and I was left with exhaustion and allergies. When I landed on a friend’s guest room, I barely had energy to get up. All I could do was look out the window.

Fortunately, there was a beautiful tree grove right out of that window. So throughout the winter I sat and meditated with the trees.

Trees dance with light, wind, birds and life. They teach us the dance of stillness.

I watched the play of light and shadows changing the color of the leaves. I watched little birds sing and mighty hawk hunt. I forgot that I was in Manhattan, right in the middle of a noisy New York.

I delighted in the wet, radiant leaves after the rain and suddenly realized that it was not just my delight. I was feeling the delight of the trees! I had connected to the Trees.

In a matter of […]

Apr 092019
 
Dancing in the Light

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Dancing in the Light

Shamanic Short Story

Maria Mar

She had a twin brother and she was so grateful for him because he was her shield, her protector, her hero.

Melissa was petite and delicate while Marshal was tall and athletic.

She had honey-brown straight hair while Marshal’s hair was a curly bold red-auburn.

The only thing that was identical in these twins was their golden eyes.

It had not always been like this, however

When Melissa was 9 years old, Marshal and her were identical but for their genders.

Her hair was more fiery at that time. It shone under the sun as she played in the fields.

They played together climbing trees and seeking adventures in the forest around their home, and she was pretty strong. Her legs were muscular. Her wrists were strong and she could open any stubborn jar lid easily, just like Marshal.

They loved to run along the shores, swim in the ocean and collect shells.

“The power of the ocean is dancing inside this shell,” Melissa would declared.

“I can feel the dance of the universe,” Marshall would whisper, for he loved dance.

“You are like […]