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Finding the Well of Motivation

I owe much of the success in my life to my spiritual practices. Socrates was indeed correct; my spiritual practices have indeed taught me about a life worth living. They taught me about my true nature, my motivations and fears, and of course, how to to cope with life. The essential power I found in these practices are related to self-esteem. Self-esteem is more than feeling good about myself — it is a profound appreciation of my humanity, connected spiritually to all of creation.  The secret to my success, you could say, is the practice of self-esteem. So, it is not just a feeling
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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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Teaching of the Sacred Arrow

Teaching of the Arrow Find the truth in the present situation. You can protect yourself from uncomfortable situations by using the truth as protection. It does not matter what others think of you. You know the truth. When you honor that truth, you cannot be hurt by the lies of others. Armor yourself with the good intent and truthfulness of those you wish to associate with. Drop those who would no longer honor your path or truth. The arrow and it’s path fly straight, “Stay on the Sacred Path.” A spiritual warrior is not only brave, a leader and agile,
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How to Work with Animal Medicine

    Working with Animals in Everyday Spirituality Underlying all aspects of animal totem is understanding and appreciating the point of view of the biological animal. What are fundamental aspects of the animal’s behaviors and adaptations? Become a student: watch documentaries, read books/articles about the animal. Build a solid foundation upon which your mystical and metaphorical channels of communication can grow. The on-going dialogue with your animal guide is about how you can live/be like the animal to navigate your own life using natural wisdom. Get started by answering this simple question: “What would [animal] do?” A very powerful way for beginners
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Eye Gazing – Tracking Soul Light Energy

Eye Gazing: How to track Soul Light Energy in the Human Being You are a spiritual being having a human experience. Day to day life can occlude this fundamental reality. Perhaps the political landscape, a strained relationship or other personal concern has fostered a sense of being different than your fellow human. Eye gazing allows you to connect at the soul level with yourself or another person, revealing information indicative of the law of one. The practice also develops your shamanic sight as a tracker, cultivates intimacy and strengthens psychic channels. The practice of eye gazing In a darkened room, place a
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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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