Archives for spirituality

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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Golden Butterfly Warrior

New Outer Medicine Wheel Journey  Sun 10/30 @ 5:00 PM CAMP Rehoboth 37 Baltimore Ave   Medicine Wheel Journey led by The Green Shaman Gather around the stone circle in sacred space to track your personal evolution during this shamanic healing circle. The path-working spiritual tools used in this journey aides meditation and other natural altered states of consciousness. Often, psychic and intuitive awareness is increased during this sacred ceremony. The symbolic nature of journeying on the medicine wheel can help you access progressively deeper levels of consciousness and awareness, unlocking key insights into your grande unfolding. After 3 consecutive
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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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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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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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The Healing Power of Sound

Mantra Meditation with Kirtan The healing power of sound is found in every denomination of spiritual practice. Singing, chanting, percussion and often dance are like balm for the soul. I have gone so far as to study why human beings clap their hands #applause But, that is a story for a different day. Roughly six months ago I went to my first kirtan, and immediately felt connected to the joy & love felt through the mantra meditation. I’ve started a song book recording mantras, teachings & other notes in reflection of kirtan. As a shaman, the use of drumming, rattling
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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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Blessing of Light

B L E S S I N G    O F   L I G H T Are you feeling a little burned out this holiday season? Try this easy technique to recharge your inner light. Sit or lay down in a comfortable position. Close your eyes. Take 3-5 slow, deep breaths through the nose. Lay your hands on your chest, allowing your awareness to be filled with the beating of your heart. See a tiny pin-prick of light forming in the center of your chest, that gradually expands to fill your chest. Sense this light being carried through the
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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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