Posted on

Embracing the Senses to Attain Enlightenment

The scents of red wine, white wine, florida water, mugwort and copal Incense and fresh flowers.* How could you not love this practice?

Shamanic practices are kin to Tantra in my view – as I understand it tantric teachings are about embracing the senses to attain enlightenment.

Many teachings propose renouncing the senses and detaching from worldly things to “ascend.” I agree with a friend who stated that we are not here, in fact to “ascend” or detach but to live fully. To embrace being human fully, why then, would we not, how could we not enjoy the wonder of color vision or earthy smells, or whatever your senses bring you that draws you closer to a loving resonance.

*That’s what I feed my mesa altar once a week or so, so then the smells combine sweetly while I’m going to sleep.

Posted on

Dream Work

Do you have weird dreams? Share in the comments (I’ll share one of mine and my interpretation). Below is a technique we use to find the “meaning” of dreams or Journeys.

On Monday night Shamanic Journey class we use Robert Moss’s Lightning Technique for Journeywork but it’s really intended for Dreamwork, try it! –

1. Title your dream
2. What happened
3. How did you feel?
4. What’s the action plan – what action can you take based on the dream? I ask people how will they honor their Journey in the coming week or month.. usually it’s something rather simple.

Posted on

Having a Shamanic Practice

Who is a Shaman?

What does Shamanic Mean?

Can I have a “shamanic practice” and still be a Christian?

There are so many questions around having a Shamanic Practice. I personally think of it like Yoga – another way for me to practice self-care and connect with something Greater than me.

This way of living will resonate with some but not others, that’s okay. I’m here to facilitate learning to those of you who feel called to have a relationship with the Earth and the Heavens in a practical way that you can engage daily. This work promises a richness to life, healing through old wounds and a beautiful sacredness available to you in any moment, even in the mundane.

I am very excited to be able to share many years’ experience with you learning different ceremonies and energetic healing through Earth-based practices (Shamanism).