Archives for spirituality

Learn the Secret to True Healing

  The urge to avoid pain is hard-wired in our biology. All forms of dis-ease, stress and imbalance are uncomfortable and painful to some degree. And, when we are going through it, the quest for relief is easily a top priority. From your social media, the 6 o’clock news, your buddies at the water cooler – everywhere you turn, the messages we get are rife with miracle cures, quick fixes and assurances of relief. How many times have you bought into the promise of relief only to be disappointed by yet another fad? All of these promises are limited because they miss a fundamental
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Going NUTS this Autumn

Creative ways to use acorns this Autumn Before you can go about using acorns in a spiritual practice, you need to gather up your acorns. Now through October, the oaks will be dropping acorns to the ground. If you don’t have any in your yard, many local parks and trails do. This harvesting is an important part of the seasonal magic. Get outdoors, watch the light dance in the trees and the clouds over head. 1) Set your intention and make a wish. Hold each acorn between your hands in anjali mudra in front of your mouth. Speak your intention
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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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Reflections of Healing

How do I know if I should request a shamanic healing? First, I want to be exceptionally clear about who I am as a shamanic healer and the service that I offer to my clients. The healing I offer is different than many conventional healing modalities (the allopathic and prescriptive Western models, as well as new alternative methods – reiki, crystal therapy, et al.) that follow the same obsession about diagnosing and curing symptoms. I consider my approach to healing to be evolved, and a direct reflection of the changing state of the collective human consciousness. The very problems that
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Autumn on the Seashore

Autumn on the Seashore by Nate Metz – The Green Shaman Rehoboth Beach I walk on the beach every morning on my way to the studio. The sun is up, and bright, shining across the water. Even at 55 degrees Fahrenheit, short sleeves suffice with the strong rays from the sun. It is a truly magickal time: autumn on the seashore. Gazing out to the horizon, I can’t help the feeling of awe. The ocean is huge. All of that water seems so vast, more so than the stars above. Maybe it’s because I can actually touch the water. My
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The 4 Surprising Health Benefits of the Beach

Come to the Beach – for good health! by Nate Metz – The Green Shaman Whether you come here on vacation, travel for business, attend our aerial teacher trainings, classes & workshops, or just live here – we can all agree the beach is a pretty awesome place. There are many reasons to love the beach, but we bet you don’t know all of these surprising health benefits from the beach: Negative Ions Negative ions are produced when moving water, wind or radiation break apart air molecules, leaving an oxygen molecule with an extra electron. Because of the constant crashing
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Answer These 4 Questions to Know If It’s Time to Let Go

  The wisdom of autumn is all about letting go – the trees have generated enough energy to bear fruit, seeds and now it’s time to shed their leaves that no longer serve them. And so, now is the ideal time to let go of what is no longer needed in your life. Yes, if you don’t need it, it can go. Wonderful, but where do you start? You’re probably asking yourself: “If I knew what I didn’t need in my life wouldn’t I have already moved on and let it go?” How can you know what you are ready to let
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3 Radically Simple (and FREE!) Ways to Practice Self-care

If you are looking for quicker, more efficient means to improve your life, you are not alone. Not all of us intuitively know how best to care for ourselves. We could all use some extra help navigating an increasingly complicated daily environment. Self-care is not always intuitive or logical – sometimes it is illusive and enigmatic. At its worst, seekers get lost in an endless cycle looking for a system, teacher, blog or ancient secret as the perfect cure-all. The bad news: there is no magic bullet. The good news: there are some radically simple ways to improve the quality
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How to Solve Any Problem in 3 Simple Steps

How to Solve Any Problem in 3 Simple Steps No matter how small a change, this simple formula guarantees lasting results. by Nate Metz The Green Shaman Let’s face it, not everything always works out. We have all been there: thwarted plans, unmet expectations, failed resolutions, broken promises, fallen goals. Life would not be complete if we never faced any problems. This fact of life does not have to be full of pain and suffering though. The difference between happy, self-realized people and those stuck in a loop of chaos and despair is the ability to solve life’s problems. Learning
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