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Shaman’s Well

I’ve recently had one of my blog posts ‘Orgonite Adventure’ posted on Shaman’s Well website. I’m so grateful to be a contributing writer within a very resonate online community!!

If you are a Shamanic practitioner, Lightworker, or generally interested in natural healing & land ancestry– and you have not gotten a chance to enjoy the Shaman’s Well website, the link is below here….I invite you to check out some great info, there!

http://www.shamanswell.org/

http://www.shamanswell.org/shaman/making-your-own-orgonite-generator-attracting-and-purifying-energy
There’s the link for the article of my writing, on Orgonite.

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Some various, yummy articles on Shaman’s well…
Shamanic Fire Ceremonies For Releasing, Cleansing, And Balancing
http://www.shamanswell.org/shaman/shamanic-fire-ceremonies-releasing-cleansing-and-balancing

“Shamans perform fire ceremonies for releasing, cleansing and balancing. Fire ceremonies are essential to purifying the body, spirit and heart, and can be used for healing and creating fruition in our lives.
The fire is an ideal place to re-connect to your Oneness with the Universe. By honoring Pachamama (Mother Earth), Great Spirit, the Angelic light Being, and those who came before us and will come after us, you will re-orient yourself as to your true place in the Universe.” by Pamela Panneton

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Black Obsidian: Protects, Grounds, And Reveals Your Patterns
http://www.shamanswell.org/shaman/black-obsidian-protects-grounds-and-reveals-your-patterns
by Bill Damon


To my dear friend, Corinne, if you’re reading this…thank you for really, really bringing Obsidian into my life! Corinne gifted me with a large heart-shaped Obsidian specimen. I work with it and it’s a wondrous shield protecting from discordant energy, especially along with Orgonite and my other crystal friends, in my home.
Indeed, Black obsidian and black stones, a Shamanic practitioner/Lightworker’s great protection tool and friend. In fact, I’m thinking I may whip up a ‘favorite black stones’ blog, next! Stay tuned…
Yes, Black stones are known for great absorption and transmutation of low vibe or negative energy, hence protecting the ‘wearer’ or practitioner, every day or in session.

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Ayahuasca and Schizophrenia
http://www.singingtotheplants.com/2007/12/ayahuasca-and-schizophrenia/
In my daily practice, I am a non-entheogen practicing healer, however, I am a proponent for healing with psychoactive Plant deva’s in certain cases, when called for. Certainly healing with medicinal plants in teas, foods, tinctures, elixirs ad balms– goes without saying. Always a new way to say ‘Hooray!!’ Above is posted a great article from another phenomenal site, ~singingtotheplants~ which is featured on Shaman’s Well.
http://www.singingtotheplants.com/2009/08/krippner-on-ayahuasca/
http://www.singingtotheplants.com/2009/02/animated-ayahuasca/

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2012: The Difference Between Western Prophecies and Native American Prophecies
http://www.shamanswell.org/shaman/difference-between-western-prophecies-and-native-american-prophecies

“There is a remarkable difference between Western prophecies and those of native peoples. When Western prophets see into the future they envision Armageddon. The end of the world. When native prophets look down that same path they see the completion of a great cycle. A change of worlds…..” by Bill Damon
~Shifting to the Ether, 2012~

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Journeys to Support You Through Life’s Changes
http://www.shamanswell.org/shaman/journeys-support-you-through-lifes-changes
This is my friend, Danielle’s post. She’s an amazing fellow practitioner, in my neck of the woods and I’m so grateful to evolve together, in community.

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Take Care of your Psychic Well-Being
http://www.micheleknight.co.uk/articles/misc/take-care-of-your-psychic-well-being/
Also featured on Shaman’s well, this was a great article/reminder for us, as Practitioners….how do we cleanse after sessions? How about daily care of the Spirit body?
One of my teachers, Thich Nhat Hanh says that each time, after he meets with a Monastic or Practitioner, while at Plum Village or anywhere, he’ll do a walking meditation after the ‘one to one session’ to help transmute and balance the energy exchange.
After I facilitate a session and it’s complete with a client, I like to disconnect by going to the sink, washing my hands and shake and release my hands over the toilet. Flushing, then, symbolic of release of any discordant energy.
Often I’ll sage (smudge) myself and the healing room & the Reiki table after a session, and spray some homemade crystal elixir for cleansing of my energy field and also the healing room.
Regarding my own mental health balance and spirit body, on a daily basis, I, too, will meditate– which includes walking meditation. (I wrote a lil piece, a few blogs ago, about how Walking meditation really healed an anxiety bout.)

Maybe take a bath in a crystal tub to cleanse? 😉 Or at least …go there in meditative Journeywork.

~Enjoy some cleansing, relaxation, revitalizing and good reading with a cozy beverage, friend and/or Higher Self connective warmth.~

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~ Wabi Sabi Love ~ ☇ A shared writing ….✍

A very dear friend sent me an email today which inspired me to write this post.

The writing within the email is REALLY REAL ~ writing regarding relationship. It’s spun beautifully from the wabi sabi philosophy. The writing  is published by “The Soulmate Secret” by Arielle Ford…the text is in italics, at the very bottom of this post .

Here’s a link for a book about wabi sabi and love ->  http://thewabisabibook.com

What is Wabi Sabi? A Definition:

“The ancient Japanese art form of Wabi Sabi honors all things old, weathered, worn and impermanent by perceiving the beauty in imperfections. It discovers grace in things modest, humble and unconventional.

Wabi Sabi love is the art and practice of appreciating the quirks and imperfections in our self and our partner. Listening with our heart, we come to see with it, too. Discerning the hidden dance between partners brings emotional maturity to our relationships as we shift our focus from what’s wrong to what’s right. This new, true view deeply bonds us and is a key to everlasting love—and any harmonious relationship.” —http://www.naturalawakeningsmag.com/Natural-Awakenings/February-2012/Wabi-Sabi-Love/

And here’s wabi sabi style, manifested in dwellings for living … Very Organic and simple.

This pic from: http://koolandkreativ.blogspot.com/2011/02/wabi-sabi-home-in-antwerp.html

If you’re not coupled in this time….That’s cool!

Again, if deep down– you’d like to have a romantic, life partner — please, please, join with me in putting the kabash on that terrible rumour or thought paradigm which you may hear from time to time: (Is it some kind of compliment, with an interwoven insult?!) It goes something this, usually: “You’re so spiritual, starborn, cosmic, artistic, ‘different’ & far out groovy– that…I guess there’s no one on Earth quite like you– for you ….to partner with. You’ll die an ol’ spinster with a bunch of cats crawling in  your yarn and fabric. Poor you.”  FRACK THAT.
Unless that’s what ye want. If not, the next time you hear this from someone, invite the person who is saying such a thing to the fact that: “I Live WabiSabi, either by myself and with someone else. I’m sorted, and also unsorted. I’m quirky and unconventional and loveable. But thanks. Nay, nay-nay on trying to re-bin me. Also, keep your odd compliments which seem also like insults about me to your personal journal entries.”

Here we go….

Help yourself to a bit of what is all…. yummy ….sensuous ….Life-Giving….around you. You are never alone.

I know I’m having fun, while being single– getting together with friends (who, if you’re like me, your friends are sprinkled all over the land). So I go here and there and everywhere and friends come to my lil hut in the woods, too. Also, I’m Skyping w/ dear friends who happen to be far, far away. And, hey, I’m enjoying quiet solitude, as well– walking in nature, catching up on my hobbies, finding new kitschy hobbies, enjoying writing, finding new arts, creating new art, researching and learning, spending time with blood family, & mostly relishing the enjoyment of not being rushed or squeezing into an overly tight schedule. (Now, I know that a relationship doesn’t have to cause a tightening to one’s schedule such to keep you from the things I’ve listed above, but hey, let’s be real– You do wanna create time for your partner, so you paint ’em into the picture. Things do shift around and thus, manifests a desire to re-balance to honour your beloved and yourself.)

I welcome in re-balancing adventures if this is of the Highest and Best good, in this time, to invite in New Love Adventures!!

Love, Love, Love… my people, You know!!!! 😀

~Most of the cats that you meet on the street speak of true love

Most of the time they’re sittin’ and cryin’ at home

One of these days they know they better be goin’

Out of the door and down on the street all alone~

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Here is Arielle Ford’s writing which I spoke of at the opening of this posting:

Dear Soulmate Manifestors,

Single men and women, who have read my book The Soulmate Secret, and are actively seeking to manifest the love of their life, often ask me if I can share with them the secret to speeding up the process. They tell me they are tired of waiting, wishing, hoping and yearning for the day the One will arrive. While I know and believe that you can consciously manifest the love of your life. (I’ve done it as have thousands of my students around the world) you don’t get to choose the speed at which it all comes together.

I believe that “savoring the waiting” is an important part of the process….this is where you get to really enjoy your last days of being single, a time where you can relish the journey and joyfully anticipate your soulmates arrival. You can choose to allow yourself to feel desperate and alone or you can choose to feel happy and blessed.

One way to adopt the “happy and blessed” mindset is to understand the ancient Japanese aesthetic known as wabi sabi which honors all things old, worn, weathered, imperfect, and impermanent. In fact, it seeks to find “beauty and perfection in the imperfections.” You can now choose to adopt a wabi sabi perspective to your final days as a “single”rather than choosing to succumb to weeks or months of simply “enduring” the wait. Think of it this way: when the seeds of a flower have been planted in the ground and the first leaves begin to sprout, the gardener does not tug on the leaves every day to make the plant grow fast. He trusts that Mother Nature will play her role and then when the time is right, the flower will blossom.

Like a gardener, you have planted a seed and invited love to unfold in your life. Another benefit to practicing wabi sabi is that it will become infinitely beneficial once you are with your beloved. I call this the practice of Wabi Sabi Love. Why would you take the time to learn how to apply Wabi Sabi Love to your relationship? Because 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second marriages and 74% of third marriages all end in divorce! We aren’t born with the innate knowledge of how to “do” relationship. Even worse, we’ve been brainwashed by modern day society to look for and seek perfection, which leads to an ongoing state of frustration and dissatisfaction.

 In truth, we all know that perfection is not possible. But with Wabi Sabi Love we can come to appreciate our own and the other’s imperfection, and can actually experience a more natural state of grace than we thought possible. By learning and practicing Wabi Sabi Love you begin to accept the flaws, imperfections, and limitations – as well as the gifts and blessings – that form your shared history as a couple. Acceptance and its counterpart, understanding, are crucial to achieving relationship harmony. It’s is sacred love, the highest form of love, and like most things worth striving for in life requires patience, commitment, personal responsibility, and practice.

 Imagine how great you will feel when you know your partner accepts all of you, all the time? The good, the bad, and everything in between! My soulmate of fourteen years, Brian, and I credit the success of our relationship to applying Wabi Sabi Love to everyday life…

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Sun~Love UBER release into the cosmos and all around ye! ❤ The MoonShaman Love Intrepid

I’m Happy where I’m at! ♡ …continued…

I truly enjoy writing articles/blogs about relationships  and interactions.

*Please keep in mind, my postings of the ‘Relationships & Life’ category are my own personal musings/rantings/sharings, not directed personally, but just on and about observations of the world at large. (The prequel to this writing today –> https://moonshaman.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/im-happy-let-it-be/ )

Firstly, I wish to express gratitude for the womyn friends right now, around and about me and the amazing essence each one does radiate. Each weaving their own Gorgeous Path, Painting their own canvas, and Enjoying exactly where they’re at, ups and downs, ever being present, ever evolving, in each moment.

Some pics of beauty & fun ~~ Just to depict a few womyn of & in my life ….

Strong,  intuitive, smart, beautiful, lovely, awesome women!!!

We keep on Truckin’ and hold down the proverbial fort, in this World.

Through the years, I’ve noticed– Some people along the way will ask what things I may do to change my current state of Being. Why change my current state of Being? I’m truckin’ along. I’m ok. I’m happy where I’m at.

So….regarding some the inquiries….

Questions may include:

When will you get pregnant?

When when you find your soulmate/husband?

Are you going to relocate ever?

Will you change your career?

When will  you buy a house?

Will you erect a lil dolmen mound and dwell underground in it, on the Irish moors?

Will you live on a farm?

Have you thought about what a tattoo will look like in old age?!

😛

Very pushy, presumptuous and also quite hot button issues, in question, much of the time. If you ask any of these questions in hounding/anxious fashion to your daughters, relatives and friends. Please, please… keep your ponderings, to your journal, ok? Stop bugging folks with your annoying ponderments! And if you’re getting these questions… I hope my writing today can be a cathartic release for you. When we get these questions, do you notice, all the while, there’s an underlying  ‘well-meaning-ness’??  This is somewhat phantasmal & lurking about. I just can’t quite put my finger on it!

Along these lines, also, there may be times, I was sharing about a topic or a situation of which I was working through. Sharing deeply about touch-y topics may provoke questions like thee above, from some people.  The ‘fix it immediately’ mentality finds this to be opportune & rears up with a barrage of questions. Questions like the ones above– PLUS, to boot, statements chock full of solutions. These solutions,  not particularly asked for or welcomed with open arms, could have been put aside and left quietly to oneself. Through these many moons, I’ve learned to be more discerning and private, now, about whom with and where that I share my personal goals & challenges, endeavors, & dreams. In turn, overall, I don’t need to rap about it everywhere…I can just declare here, very simply — I’m happy where I’m at. : ….And Thus, my deep responses, RESOUNDING, through the land…to the questions above …

  •  I’m JUST BEING.
  • I’m working through it, at my pace.
  • I don’t desire, TAT TALL, of what you’re asking of me.
  • I don’t agree with what you’re asking of me.
  • I just wanted someone to HEAR and listen about where I was at. No Solutions. Just hear me, just listening.
  • I’m not quite ready for that yet, for a variety of reasons.

It’s ok to be in the thick of it, feel it & be with it. This too shall pass. In our society, a ‘pop a pill and make it go away, real fast’ world…. This, not allowing self-reflection, not allowing time to just be and also not allowing healing of the root cause issues prevents the un-tanglement the habit energy. Our silence and holding space for someone, thus, does assist for deep healing, preventing a constant reoccurrence of a habit energy. This is why I keep a box of tissues in near reach for clients, in my office…as to that, I do not hand a tissue to a client when tears come. This allows clients to opt to get as slobbery & tearful as they’d like, and help themselves to a tissue, at their own rate. Let the release flow….

Another good example of this, is that– Today a good friend posted a status which read, “I think sometimes people forget there’s a difference between being angry and being an angry person.” It then becomes taboo to be angry, at all, ever. Anger is a very natural emotion. Expressed in healthy ways, it flushes out of your system. No problem.

The stigma around anger is silly and also, I think planted by design. So let’s wake up, and cease feeding into the mamby-pamby-ness our society is propagating.

W walk around, being conditioned? Do we suppress ourselves around certain others or places, to be on the ‘safe side’ to avoid ‘trouble’ or ‘bullshiite’??

Do we get annoyed when one tries to label us, simply from a fleeting moment?

Do we just wanna be left in peace to release and then, to go back to homeostasis? YES YES YES! I think, the issue at hand is that we just have a ‘quick to judge’, knee-jerk culture/society. (In the substance addiction Recovery world, we call this archetypal-ness:  ‘King Baby.’  <~~”I want it my way and I want it fast. My way’s the only way. I’m on the only one existing on this three dimensional plane. I’m always right. Fuck your needs.” This is along the lines of Solipsism.)

Let us make a go of allowing our friends, loved ones and clients to be where they are at. Either: Angry, Uber slap-happy, making seemingly dumb decisions (which aren’t harming others, of course), indecisive at the moment, at peace with a decision, overly loving without wisdom, co-dependent, cultivating wisdom through trial and error, distorted, PMS-y, irritable, etc.

Today, I’m putting this out into the ether– to no one specific at this time…. and for myself as a reminder to not try to . 😉

But, for a final rant….For the Love of all that is Divine… All you wondrous womyn who are with me, share this, comment about it…. This goes out to those whom: *ahem*….–>Especially, If you(‘ve been) finding yourself ask(ing) your daughters, sisters, female relatives and friends when will they have a baby/ a husband~~ Please cease and desist. NOBODY, in any scenerio LIKES to be HARRASSED with this type of question. If somebody shared this blog with you today, and you DO ask this kind of question(s), the sharing individual is trying to kindly ask you to STOP asking these kind of questions. The kinda question about babies and marriage is the coup de grâce of ’em all. Ok, if we really were able and wanted to have either of those two things or ANY the things mentioned above, for that matter– we’d be doing/have it all, by now. Do you realize?

I stand up to this, I stand up to society and the ‘norms’ and claim…
I’m happy where I’m at.

Gratitude for ~what is~ WITHIN me…

~Aho! Mitakuye Oyasin~

Me … in a time of pure bliss . One very Green & ALIVE, Summer day…

Happy where I was ~ Happy where I’m at … Happy where I’ll be……

❧ Unfurling

Unfurling Life Path
Exuberance and Healing
Thru radiance shared.

~ Finding happiness on the Long and Winding Road, within and without. ~

To the Golden mean, Fibonacci & Balance of nature.

Our Lives, in microcosms and macrocosms … may the Truth, Happiness and Love be there & apparent for you, at all posts, all roads, unfolding on the Way.

~Aho! Mityake Oyasin!~

Words & Manifestation. A Wiser World.

~Link within…Dr. Emoto’s work w/ words, water and the crystalline formation of the word vibration, paired with water.~

In reality where we are now….We can manifest way more quickly than ever before. Have you seen this, in your life?

Being mindful of our words & thoughts … not that we should suppress ourselves but if we find our mind is needing to go in a direction of expression that we find is not in alignment of Light and Love… ~ Let’s play the whole tape through– but CANCEL – CLEAR – DELETE, after it’s run it’s course, hey.

I find myself saying ‘OOPS’ to just minor manifestations from thoughts. Also, sometimes I find myself saying OPA! for the positive ones….Well, each time, I’ll take this as a wee reminder….OH, yeah, I need to be mindful of my thought formations, because we are certainly in a time to where these thoughts are spinning themselves into creation.

 *~ Dwelling in clarity now~*

~*Clear as a Herkimer*~

..or striving to be…

So, as we look at theories of timeline, certainly teachings and processes that have taken humanity very long to assimilate are being processed and digested in mere days — rather than years & seemingly eons.

Whether you subscribe to Calleman’s theory or not….I’m not saying I carve this in stone…but it’s something I mediate upon.

Dr. Calleman slightly adjusted the timeline and set the beginning of the ninth and final level as March 9, 2011 (amended from February 11, 2011) with each sub-level lasting only 18 days, but still concluding on the October 28, 2011 for a total of 233 days. In other words, he has concluded that within the ninth level of consciousness that evolution will be moving even faster than previously thought. After October 28, 2011, we will reach the end of the Mayan calendar system, or the end of linear time as we have known it. Or one might even say, the end of the three-dimensional experience on planet Earth.”

Are we in 4D, now?! Doesn’t quite feel like it to me… However, yes, feelin’ the change!!

Exact length according to ancient Maya
Beginning date
Initiation
Resulting state of Consciousness
End date
13 x 18 kin =
234 days
9/3 2011
Transformation Cosmic 28/10
2011
13 x 360 kin =
4 680 days
5/1 1999
IT revolution Galactic 28/10
2011
13 x 7 200 kin =
93 600 days
1755
Industrialism Planetary 28/10
2011
13 x 144 000 kin =
1 872 000 days
16/6 3115
B.C.
Writing National 28/10
2011
13 x 2 880 000 kin =
37 440 000 days
100,500
B.C.
Spoken Language Cultural 28/10
2011
13 x 57 600 000 kin =
748 800 000 days
2,048,000
B.C.
Human Beings Tribal 28/10
2011
13 x 1 152 000 000 kin =
14 976 000 000 days
40,998,000
B.C.
Monkeys Family 28/10
2011
13 x 23 040 000 000 kin =
299 520 000 000 days
819,998,000
B.C.
Complex life Individual 28/10
2011
13 x 460 800 000 000 kin =
5 990 400 000 000 days
16,4 Billions
B.C.
Matter Cellular 28/10
2011

 

Please comment with timeline theory links or about what you may be experiencing with time!!

 

~ I resurrect ~ ☀

A Blessed & Happy Ostara to all!

Hoping that peace, cozyness, enjoying time w/ family and friends, sweetness and lovely memories abound!!

~ What do you wish to Resurrect today/this month? ~

Hope

Love

Dreams

Positive, warm Memories

Serenity

Better Living

A garden

Health anew

A spark of Passion

An ol’ friendship

Truth

Fav ol’ hobbies

An ol’ fav Movie

A fav ol’ book

A oracle deck which you haven’t touched in some time?

Ol’ photograhs

Your dream Journal

Your writings/musings/art!?!

Share in the comments about your inspiration and new beginnings of yore! 

I resurrect an ol’ facet of myself whom felt more free, carefree and in alignment with the playful, happy, fae realm! Aho!

And so it is!

 

☼ ~ Transformation through Walking Meditation.

Very lovely, early recording of Thay, Thich Nhat Hanh….speaking of Walking Meditation.

As we traverse through these strange times, a few weeks ago, I know I found myself anxiety ridden. As symptoms of anxiety began to well-up in the body: Heart palpitations, dizziness, nausea. — The question of the internal mind, “What is happening?” Through the fear and confusion: Another question, “Could something ‘wrong’ with me? Really wrong?” I breathed, checked in with myself to hear my inner knowing.

“You know this, girl. This is the seeds of anxiety being watered by life conditions. Shed Light and water seeds of SELF HEALING.”

I said aloud and declared to the nearest person to me: “This is anxiety. I’m having physical manifestations of anxiety, again…like it was over a decade ago!!!!”

Through this declaration, Shining the Light, my healing began….

That night, I went to sleep with some of my favorite crystals, under my pillow. I had done a reading for myself earlier in the day regarding my symptoms and what course to take for healing. Agate (Australian Agate) and Green Selenite came up, for me, as two very healing stones, in this time.

When I awoke that next morning and began my morning routine, anxiety symptoms welled-up again.

I said, aloud, “This is not going to defeat me.” And then, one of my teachers, Thich Nhat Hanh, came to me. The practices in the community of Mindful Living have saved my life over and over again. Why have I not implicated any of these practices yet, for these uprising symptoms of anxiety?

“AH, yes, WALKING MEDITATION!” 

I Thought of Thich Nhah Hanh (Thay) and how when he was exiled from Vietnam and moved to France, to deal with the indescribable grief of this kind of betrayal of one’s country’s exiling an inhabitant (for speaking for Peace)… Thay did Walking Meditation. He walked, He breathed, He Healed.

So I walked.

With Every Step, a Breath. ~In Out~

I walked through an etheric membrane.

~Breaking Through.~

I walked into Graceful SelfEmPowerment.

I walked into being Born.

I walked into Union, Life-Giving– to Knowing a Deeper facet of my Essence.

~With Gratitude and Awareness.~

I walk.

I walked into strength. My physical symptoms of Anxiety subsided, immensely, instantaneously. Calmness & Happiness welled-up. Since that day, no symptoms of severe Anxiety have returned. I invite all to this practice of Walking Meditation. For grief, pain, worry, anxiety, sadness. For sharing the merit, over-bubbling bliss, Love and peace… Walking with Awareness, with the breath can heal you deeply from the base and give peace to the Earth.