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Working with Your Travel Altar

A travel altar is one of the easiest ways to strengthen your daily spiritual practice. Like most clients I help, you probably do not have an established daily spiritual practice. There are many obstacles and excuses, but a common one is that you feel like you should be somewhere special and specific for it to work, to get your mind quiet, etc. This is where your travel altar comes into play. Anywhere – anytime – you can create sacred space for prayer, meditation or other personal ceremony. This easy altar is a 4″ x 6″ postcard printed with a medicine wheel diagram on
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Healing with the Medicine Wheel

Wisdom of the Medicine Wheel The medicine wheel is an enduring source of counsel. My personal spiritual practice is an ongoing tracking, surveying and mapping life’s journey around the medicine wheel. The ability to understand changes happening in my own life as well as my clients stems from my study and application of the medicine wheel. Here are 4 truths I have recently experienced as transformative healing principles that will also guide you onward into the journey of healing: East Medicine: Your point of view and attitudes shape your experience and quality of life. South Medicine: Express yourself creatively, especially in spiritual affairs. West Medicine: Honor
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Where to Go from Here

Here you are, and here I am. Life happens to everyone. It means that unexpected and unwanted changes do happen. It may be very difficult to navigate difficult emotions while disoriented in the turmoil, but it is important to recognize that you are not alone. At the very center of your being is your spirit – your soul. The essence of who you are at the most fundamental level is a divine spark of light. This part of you is in constant communication with the natural world as well as the spiritual world. You are always guided and supported by spirit even
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Wild Orange Essential Oil

Aromatherapy Special For the whole month of January any shamanic healing or massage appointment includes a free aromatherapy add-on featuring Wild Orange essential oil and take-home jar of bath salts (Wild Thing: Wild Orange & Vanilla) hand-made with love by Dimitra where my studio space is on the avenue. This is an exclusive free add-on aromatherapy service to any wellness service at dimitraYOGA. Each month a new oil and take home essential oil experience will rotate. To take advantage of this exciting new wellness program, I encourage you to purchase a 5 or 10 pack of the healing modality you
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Cutting Energetic & Spiritual Cords – A Disconnection Healing Ceremony

    The Power of Cutting Cords “Let it go!” is sage advice. I am sure that you have told yourself the very same recently. There is amazing power in letting go. But, why are there some people, relationships, places, physical objects or locations that have these tenable emotional reactions? You’re not alone if it just doesn’t make sense no matter how much you have tried and tried, but can’t let go. CORD Disconnection Healing with The Green Shaman Shamanic medicine, like what I provide, starts the conversation about creating room for new growth. We really don’t discuss the problem
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What is the meaning of yoga?

Yoga educates a person on a variety of topics – the 8 limbs, philosophy, spirituality, teaching lineages, etc.. Additionally, there are innumerable schools and traditions within the broader scope of yoga that continue to refine the wisdom tradition with literally each inhale. The minutiae can easily become overwhelming for new and experienced students alike. The purpose, though, a joie de vivra, becomes quite simple with consideration to the complexity of describing it. Yoga guides people on a journey intimately with their own souls. Destinations vary, but yoga is the universal language the describes how to get from here to there.
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Validating Spiritual Experience

When you follow your spiritual journey, you accept what is true for you. When a practice resonates with your soul in a deep and meaningful way, you’ve validated the experience in a way that nothing else can deter you from this pursuit. Pay no mind to the naysayers by practicing loving kindness. In affirming your priority for self care, continue your practice regularly. There is no try here; either you do it or you do not. #choices Practice radical self-acceptance. Use your beginner’s mind. Connect with your tribe to share your experience, strength, hope and inspiration. Ask for help; receive
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Create A Spiritual Schedule that Fits Your Life

How to Life Guide from The Green Shaman   The benefits of a spiritual practice indicate how important it is to work more closely with spirit. Certainly the number of apps, books & teachers (myself included) confirm the desire to align closer to spirit.   It’s generally easy to get here, then you’re faced with all those in-between times: a challenging co-worker, a family feud, that car on the highway, et al.  If you are struggling with fitting a spiritual practice (yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, ceremony) in your already-too-busy schedule, changing the questions you ask will make the difference. How
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Developing Your Inner Child by Adopting a Beginner’s Mind

Summer season corresponds to South medicine on the medicine wheel, and so working with your inner child is an integral way to deepen your faith, trust more and find the inspiration in your life. Creativity and play time are classic ways to foster a relationship with your inner child. Today, I’d like you to consider another way that you can practice your spirituality every day. Adopt a beginner’s mind to your daily life and you’ll find yourself living in the now, staying present and grounded more and more. Buddhist traditions lend their teachings well to this principle of beginner’s mind.
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How to Successfully Make Any Change in Your Life

How to make the change you desire. You have to believe it.  Beliefs are very powerful in shaping the way you perceive the world around you. Do whatever it takes to change how you think about life’s circumstances until you honestly believe that you will succeed. It’s simple, but not easy. Real change is often difficult & challenging at different times. It is a full disclosure about the reality of the journey ahead. It’s not a cop out to gloss over any shortcomings. That brings up the next component – ask & receive help. You’re never alone unless you choose to be. Repetition. There
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