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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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A secret that’s not so secret

I’m going to let you in on two important considerations: Everyone has untapped potential. There are parts of yourself that have yet to be seen. You do not know everything yet. Everyone can use help getting reaching greater potential. Be humble yet courageous and compassionate in these pursuits. Now that the calendars have turned over to 2017, I ask you – what is holding you back or keeping you small. Winter is a great time to find stillness. In the reflection of that stillness you can access a deep connection to source energy. Taking an inventory here to continue the
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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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How to Talk About Yourself

How to Talk About Yourself I  believe you should be sharing more of YOU. But, there is just one guideline to maximize your resilience, spiritual growth and life aptitude — only talk about the events, conversations and feelings about what is beneficial, uplifting and life-affirming. Or more basically, stop the complaining. Life is difficult, perhaps not fair even. Everyone faces hardship, loss and pain. The more you talk about your subjectively negative experiences, the more you enforce that reality. Imagine that you stubbed your toe one morning, and with every casual human interaction you retell the story about the pain of your toe. Your
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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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Lessons from The Medicine Wheel

Shamanic work really boasts its power when the wheel becomes real. It’s not an oracle reading or insight into one part of your life for a few minutes; not is it happy thoughts that make nice of life’s circumstances. The power comes when you aren’t even paying attention, or when you missed a gathering. Maybe you’ve never been to a healing circle. For over 2 years, we’ve been meeting in Rehoboth as The Blue Dolphin Clan. The work we do is for personal benefit, but also the community at large. It is one of the beautiful mysteries how sharing your
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4 Gifts of Shamanic Medicine

Although there are many reasons to pursue a spiritual practice, the support of a shamanic healer produces four very important gifts that will benefit your healing journey and wellness goals. Receiving shamanic healing is not a casual interaction like going out to dinner or picking a movie. When you are serious and committed to healing, you are ready to receive the gifts of shamanic medicine: 1. Insight to unlock new understanding The spiritual guidance received during a healing service is unlike any advice you have received before. That’s because I do not tell you what you should do. What I
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Winter Solstice Prayer

  The dark shadow of space leans over us. . . . We are mindful that the darkness of greed, exploitation, selfishness and hatred also lengthens its shadow to cover our planet, Mother Earth. As our ancestors feared death and evil − all the dark powers and uncertainty of winter − we too fear that darkness of war, discrimination, and selfishness will doom us and our planet to an eternal winter − an icy prison of despair. May we find hope in the kindled lights on this sacred night, hope in one another and in all who form this beautiful web woven of peace
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How to Find Balance for the Autumnal Equinox

Happy First Day of Autumn! Finding balance in life is one of the greatest ambitions. Using the equinox as a felicitous time of reflection, take this time to do a short inventory on how balanced your life. Chances are if you are stressed out, it can be as simple as determining what part of your life is consuming too much or too little time and energy. Please download (right-click on a PC or ctrl-click on a mac to save) this worksheet and thoughtfully respond to the prompts. Tally up your score for a quick look at the areas of your
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