Shamans throughout time have been the wisdom keepers, medicine men and women, the wise ones whom represent energies and levels of consciousness that defy human rationalization. Whose human elements and skills are intimately interwoven with the natural elements) earth, wind, fire, water, and the qualities and prowess of wild creatures.
Empathic exchange and respect for the ancestral memory of all life and being the mediator of our spiritual guides, allies, and guardians are the primary spiritual functions of the Shaman.
A main focus of their offerings being human spiritual welfare, using their unique abilities to commune with all level of sentient life on earth and the realms of spirit, for the greater good of all life
The Shaman is purposeful and applies his/her abilities, and magic, with clear INTENT.
There is STUDY of behaviours, habits, patterns in the natural world.
The healing qualities of MOTHER EARTH's gifts is acknowledged and revered. All manner of plants are RESPECTed and used for health and healing.
GRATITUDE is continuously given to the trees, the water sources, the sun, the wind, the soil and all of the great sustenance provided by the natural world supporting our human, and spiritual lives.
The Shaman practices regular MEDITATION, and journeying through drumming, dreams, dance, plant medicine, and other forms of exploration of the unconscious and sacred etheric realms to gather insights and bring understanding of your true place in the world, and place on your current life path.
Through intentional INQUIRY into one's spiritual human path, the practical application of the wisdom gained and willpower stoked can manifest in your physical reality.
This is a GATEWAY message... you can step through into greater insights, more complete understandings of your life experiences, and deeper healing for you and your family lineages.
Number 1 represents Self Leadership, New Beginnings, Spiritual Awakening, Soul Purpose,
Insights, Motivation and Manifestation!!!
This path takes....
Your daily life is infused with messages, signs and communication from your higher self, your spiritual guides, allies, and your inner Shaman.
Your inner Shaman connects you to your intuition, primal instinctual self and can help you decipher the messages in your dream, in the cat that shows up on your step every day, the crow that sits in your apple tree and caws at specific times when you are thinking about a certain issue on your mind or heart.
Are you communing with your inner Shaman?
Are you spending regular time in nature?
Are you intentionally, purposefully, inquiring about your personal and soul purpose in this life? Or the greater life lessons you are here to learn?
As we emerge from the journey through 2019 into a new decade, there is a collective invitation to dive deeper into our own healing and spiritual journey, in a newly curious and compassionate way.
What can support your awareness of your inner Shaman?
If you are already well on your way with your personal healing, and spiritual growth, you will see a lot of manifestation and positive change coming forth for you in the coming weeks and months of 2020!!!
Your inner Shaman awaits your attention. Your soul is ready. The Time is Now.
As I gather Wise Women together for my workshops and retreats, a large part of my intention is to support their re-discovery of their innate connection to mother earth and the elements.
We embody her and her elements. These energies can be harnessed as metaphor, symbology, and utilized intentionally to both process our shadows and to create new within our being, our bodies, and our lives.
My second equally impassioned intention is to create opportunity for women to re-ignite and explore concepts and direct expression of the Divine Feminine within themselves.
The tender and intuitive nature, and the wild and fierce creative expansion the divine feminine births over and over.
When we gather we explore our connection to nature and awaken our senses, in particular our intuitive and fluid somatic knowing, that is also so richly present within the Earth Mother.
As we connect with the earth, and the elements, we are in essence connecting to our own inner wisdom.
Even our accommodation at the magical Mayo Glamping, are subterranean and semi-subterranean Hobbit Holes, Chalets and Cottages! As we sleep we will be held, literally, by the soil of the Celtic Earth Mother.
Our journey in the rural West Coast of Ireland will be akin to a pilgrimage of the heart. Space and time will be created to dive into inquiry, listen intently, and contemplate. We will also actively process fears, doubts and concerns currently blocking your joy and sense of power. You will break through old outworn beliefs and flow into the creation of momentum for change in your life.
I refer to the Celtic Earth Mother in my writing and posts. My reference is both as an homage to the Ancient Druidic and Celtic lands, and therefore, also a connection to the unique vibration of her essence in the landscape of the West Coast. I am also referring to the rich mythology and legends of the Irish Celtic Goddesses, their magical and potent presence in the etheric realms.
We will create and explore ceremony together to connect with some of these Divine Feminine energies and I will also facilitate 7 Feathers unique heart based ceremonies to support our transformative potential to forgive, to open our hearts, to empower and to celebrate.
Time to play, rest, and restore will weave through our time together as well, in true fae fashion!
Another incredible gift of this trip, is that the site we will be based at for our stay is watched over by the incredible ancient feminine energies of a 5000yr + Ring (Fae) Fort. We are bringing healing to this land and we will receive its blessings - a genuine, intentional exchange and mutual support of the divine feminine collectively.
This is an experience that will enrich your life, nourish your soul and open your heart.
I am deeply honoured to be your guide throughout the week and do hope you follow the loud whisper of your heart and join us in May 2020.
With Divine Gratitude and Love,
"In the garden of my body, flowers bloom with love." Devany Wolfe
At this time of the approaching December, and final Full Moon of 2019, it is time not only to reflect on where we've been this past year, in our heart's journey. It is also time for letting go and focusing our energies in the directions we want to flow forwards in 2020.
We are being invited to explore this through the Root Chakra!
Our physical body. The vessel which holds our soul.
And our physical and material world.
This image shows a man with bull horns, representing Taurus and his third eye is illuminated.
Flowers bloom at his glowing feet and he is bathed in a rich hue of coppery red! The colour of the Root Chakra!
The feet, the root, the heart and the third eye chakras communicating to activate mastery over our choices in the physical world and our physical health.
Tend to the garden of our life now. There are things that need weeding. There are parts that need watering and extra nourishment. There is a preparation for winter, and spring, needed now and at a steady and manageable pace.
Our physical body and systems need our attention right NOW. Especially with the holiday season approaching. It can be difficult to maintain a healthy approach to consumption...of all kinds!
Choose this week, to be the time you bring your physical and material needs to the front of the line and make a loving and clear plan for yourself. Pay attention to what your body's needs, and tend to these needs with priority and kind care.
The Root and Heart chakras are energetic partners. When we feel connected, safe and nurtured within our physical body, and our sense of self-trust is strong, we open our hearts more. We feel safer. We trust others more willingly. We seek connection, rather than avoid it out of fear of getting hurt, or not trusting our instincts..
It is important to tend to our spiritual and soul desires. It is equally important to tend to the physical earthly realm and our divine vessel. Let go of any fear of changing your regular routines in order to tend to unfinished business in the 3D plane and get material world more in order for the coming new decade!
Where have left the garden of your life untended?
The December Full Moon is helping us to let go of all that we wish to leave behind in 2019.
What better way to get things moving by focusing on showing up how we want things to be in 2020...NOW!
Share with me!
Where will you start - what will you tend to today, this week, in the garden of your life and for your personal temple?
Are you giving away too much of your energy, time and yourself?
Do you have a tendency to take care of others before yourself?
Are you steeping in Gratitude?
The kind where you are not expecting anything in return for your thankfulness?
The Giveaway is the gift of you to others and to life itself ! No attachment. No expectation of something n return.
Pure gratefulness for being alive, connecting to all that is the true essence of life - the beauty, the awe, the wonder, the magnificence of the workings of the Universe and magic of life.
When you are over giving, you can lose this rich connection to life and gratitude for these gifts.
Poor boundaries and over giving from a place of guilt, obligation, or to be liked or please someone else will build resentment and bitterness. You run the risk of feeling like these people, or life itself, owes you something in return....as your giving was conditional...even if heart based.
Are you giving, reaching out with the energy of pure generosity?
Are you tending to your own needs?
It is time to give yourself the time you need, the rest you need, the attention, acceptance and love you need ...right NOW!
What do you need right now?
Where are you depleted?
What boundaries need to be shifted to care for you better?
Write these down NOW and make a plan. One step to get started!
Once you experience a boost in your self-nurturing, you will notice your natural thankfulness meter will rise and you will begin to notice the beauty of life again - then you are ready to offer a bit more of yourself, time to others...
You can do this in more simple ways. Be generous with your essence, your truest gift of love and presence:
Now for that GRATITUDE!!
Daily gratitude can be a game changer!! It has the power to shift your mindset, your energy, the energy around you and creates potent manifestation of more to be grateful for!! Gratitude minimizes scarcity thinking and shift "lack" to " abundant FLOW".
So, what's your focus going to be on to start with ? Self- care OR Gratitude?
Please share with me what you need most and know that I will send loving support to you remotely to begin the shift in your focus!
Simply state your name in the comments and say "Self-Nurture" Or " Gratitude".
You will be held in love and strength to support your follow through, knowing it is the best gift to you and the greater good!
You are being called! YES. YOU !⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have you been waiting for a sign?
Waiting for your life to shift?
Are you answering the call of your heart and soul?⠀⠀⠀
This is your sign!
There are many more on there way, so be aware and awake to notice them without creating tension in seeking, rather widen your gaze and soften into receiving!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Your true authentic life's happening. NOW.⠀⠀⠀⠀
The waiting is over.
All of your hard work, focus, intention, vision an efforts are paying off!!⠀⠀⠀⠀
Start fully living as if all is already underway and unfolding in the perfect manner for you.
Watch for the upcoming signs and synchronicities, as you are being called by Spirit and your higher self to now live your best life now.⠀⠀⠀
Your inner guidance and Spirit, your spiritual guides, loved ones in the realm of spirit, and your ancestors are sending messages, love and support for your healing - make now mistake! They are!!⠀
Now you need to watch your dreams more closely, songs on the radio, finding feathers, pennies, dimes, numbers on the clock, written words on signs, books, magazines, overhearing messages in other conversations ~ spirit is very creative in how signs and messages are sent to you!
Be relaxed, trusting and excited about how cleverly yours will appear to you.
Bolster your belief, and faith in your connection to and capacity to communicate with the spiritual realms!
It is possible for everyone.
Do you find your "senses" are a bit dull?
Here are a few things to help sharpen your "spidey senses":
Right now, your spirit helpers are telling you, it is your time!
SO no more delays, no more stalling, no more procrasitinations...make the changes you know you need to ; ask for what you want/need; let go of what you've been meaning to; step into forgiveness NOW; no more "once ....X.... is over, I'll do......."....
You have been spending too much time "Waiting" for life to happen.
When you do this you are missing out on the creative potential and energy available to you NOW; the joy of life NOW; noticing what's already actually gone, changed or healed but you were too busy waiting to notice!!!
Cherish the here and now!
Know that no matter what concerns you may have, in the deepest sense, you are ready for what you have asked for!
Follow the signs, and miracles will abound.
YOUR TIME IS NOW!
With Divine Love & Gratitude
Are you feeling wounded?
Are there conflicts on the rise in your relationships?
You are protected and supported in your efforts to soothe discord in your life.
Wounds are healing. Have faith and focus as you tend to these sore spots.
Plant spirit medicine flows from Betony, Valerian, and Elecampane. This sacred trio symbolize the ability to cleanse and protect the body and soul wounds from further festering.
Are you being called to really look at your own wounds, and/or those people in your life with whom you feel great hurt?
Now is the time for productive effective healing.
Pause and reflect on whether it is time to put a halt to the dispute, or let it run its course.
You need clear communication. Now.
Let go of vengefulness and vindictiveness. Now.
Relationship with self, friends, family, work mates and within business ventures will all encounter conflict or disputes. This is normal part of human behaviour as there is a plethora of opinions and perspectives within our human sphere.
Healthy relationships, and successful partnerships are those that are skilled at resolving conflict and fostering meaningful growth.
This does not mean dropping an issue, or ignoring it, to gain temporary relief. This only delays the actuality of a true resolution. When we do this, we increase the risk of holding back our true feelings to "keep the peace". In the end, this is only symptom management and the root cause or "dis-ease" remains and will flare up again, with no doubt!
Share you true feelings but consider, when , where, how and in what manner will provide for the most supportive environment and encourage healing.
What is calling for your attention and healing right now?
What is your plan to look at it and take action with your own healing?
I was so nervous....
I was reminded how much I love singing, how incredibly uplifting, and joy filled I feel when singing.
While away on my Breathwork training, Spiritdance, at Lendrick lodge in Scotland, we began each training day singing and moving to sacred songs.
I looked forward to it every day!
It rekindled a desire I had a few years ago of wanting to take voice lessons, and/or join a local singing group.
I made a promise to myself to follow my desire once home to Nova Scotia. Not let it get swept to the side as I returned to my full life of single parenting teens, running a home and business!
I try new things ALL the time - it keeps my vision, my perceptions, my life, my gifts expanding!
And feel called to try some pretty big things...like walking on fire.
And, yet, I was SUPER nervous when I first stood amongst the group of women this past Wednesday night to sing with a local acapella group!
It’s amazing how our ego jumps in and body ignites the limbic system, flooding us with old experiences and patterns where fear holds tight to the shirt tails of our psyche. At the same time all this energetic charge is reminding us how alive we are in that moment!
It brought me back to a childhood music festival and I felt ten years old again.
I was right back there feeling hot, my voice like a whisper, trembling lips, body tight,…
I held such compassion for my wee girl inside. She felt so small...miniature in fact, in that huge room with looming stern faces of the adjuticators.
I watched my adult mind getting distracted as my body reeled with energetic charge. I brought them both to my breath - observed and settled in to my wriggly body. Breathe. Inviting the unsettled charge of energy to simply be there and know it can transform. To be allowed and to be expressed...not ignored.
This anxious energy was held lovingly, without shaming myself with those all too common thoughts people say "You shouldn't be nervous, you talk in front of people all the time, you lead retreats, you sing, chant, speak, teach workshops, instruct yoga, dance, do all kinds of things...don't be so silly, so foolish."
In no time, we were singing, my body slowly softened, my breath opened up, my eyes filled with tears and my heart welled with the joy of creating such pure connection to life and these women. I can't wait to go back!
I knew there was more to why I was being called to singing. Yes, I needed something for myself outside of life, work, kids; but, there is healing in this for me.
Most things we are nervous of, avoid, are afraid to step towards hold untapped energy and healing.
The energetic charge of that nervousness I felt held vital life force for me to usher into joy and excitement once I stayed with it and moved with it. As I stepped into curiousity and compassion for myself it could release into something else more comforting and joyful. The energy gets stuck, and is a missed opportunity, when we try to move through our discomfort so quickly and in a self-shaming way.
Trying new things is scary, unsettling, exciting, and frightening at the same time.
What do we receive when we follow our fear and move through them?
Freedom. Expansion. Confidence. Aliveness.
What new things are you jumping into lately?
What personal insights and healing have you experienced?
Share and celebrate your courage!
Are you afraid to see the reality of the situation?
Are you struggling to accept some part of your truth, or the point on your path at the moment?
At this time we maybe seeing things about ourselves, our journey which are baiting us into self-rejection and abandonment of our true selves.
This type of unhelpful fear based thinking breeds, anger, isolation and punishment in attempt to avoid feeling the pain of reality. Punishment of self and others.
You may feel really disappointed, sad, impatient or dissatisfied at where you find yourself right now...or an aspect of your character you don't particularly approve of...
You are not a victim of this situation, or your perception of yourself, unless you choose to be by creating and following the negative thinking and beliefs you are holding right now.
The Keys to shifting this...
As you accept all aspects of you and where you find yourself right now, compassion floods in and the gates of hope and potential open wider.
What are you avoiding accepting?
When will you take the wool off your eyes?
How will you open, and walk through, the gates of compassionate acceptance?
My intention for our Wise Women Weekend gathering at Windhorse Farm was to create a very safe and nurturing space of belonging and community. A space for women to come together to reconnect with themselves, find a deep sense of support, appreciation, understanding within themselves and with each other.
The Earth represents the gift of life.
Our Root Chakra - Muladhara, connected to the earth element, our sense of stability, prosperity, trust and physical vitality.
The symbol on this card refers to the body of the planet Earth, the human body and Nature herself.
We are reminded we are all born of the Earth and human beings are the stewards of the planet.
You are also the stewards of your body. It is your own personal earth that you inhabit, which has cycles and rhythms and constantly evolving.
The world of form is the Earth, our health, wealth, security, grounding, solidity and stability.
ALL these are gifts from Spirit and need to be treated with respect and reverence.
Life is what you make of the gifts already have!
Now, is the time to pause and be grateful, to be compassionate and intend to harness what you have in order to make the most of this life NOW.
Start with these 3 Keys to living in a state of daily Grace:
...for all of the natural gifts you already experience and are coming to you always.
There is much fertile ground for our new inner species to take form, and the old form of ourselves that has evolved to let go into the natural cycle of decay.
We are at the edge of evolution and being asked to be purposeful and awake in our rebirthing, so we can live with greater knowing of our wholeness and inter-connectedness to everyone and everything on this planet.
SO much can be accomplished now, and successes are assured when you live in reverent service to this world, are caring and are compassionate towards your own body and the Earth, honouring all aspects of them as gifts from Source.
What is needed to move forward with stability and assured growth:
With these in the fore of your heart and mind, prosperity and abundance will be yours. The changes you are amidst will flow more easily and have a more solid foundation to create the partnerships, career, and social changes you want in your life now! The new ones on the way!
Have you lost your ground lately? Not taking care of your body, eating poorly, let go of your daily exercise or time out in nature?
Are you disconnected from your sense of trust that your needs will always be met? Not taking care of your finances?? Are you back in your lack mentality?
Have lost sight of the beauty of the world around you and all the gifts you already have?
Earth Medicine invites you AND I invite you to gt back on track with you SELF CARE !
Get outside, TODAY.
BREATHE in the fresh air. Drink in the aromas of nature. Feel the wind caress you face.
SLOW down and do what you need for YOU to de-stress!!
ABUNDANCE thinking back on PLAY & REPEAT. MANTRAS & AFFIRMATIONS.....GO!!!
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!
Mother, daughter, sister, friend, therapist, teacher, coach, shaman, healer, traveler, yogi, dancer, music lover, lover of nature, student of life, spiritual adventurer, seeker of truth, joy and peace...