The Shaman’s Journal

During my travels, I journaled a bit – notes of experiences, lessons from life, a little bit of this and that. Finding gratitude and being struck in wonder. As I am home and I have more time to reflect, expect this notebook to fill up!

7 Tips for Authentic Listening

Listening is an essential part of communication, but it’s often one of the most difficult skills to master. When we’re busy, it’s easy to tune out and not really listen to what the other person is saying. We may be thinking about what we’re going to say next or how we’re going to respond instead of actually hearing what the other person has to say. But if we want to build strong relationships, we need to learn how to authentically listen.

The Spirit of Place

There have been four times in my life when I could feel the energy of the land so strongly that I knew beyond any doubt that I had arrived “home” – where I currently live, crossing into Arizona, Ireland, and Scotland. I could feel the spirits of the land, the ancient feeling of having been there before, and the clean, clear sense that each stone, tree, and field of grass was speaking to me.

Bending Time

Time is a riddle that seems to have eluded many, but what if we could bend time? What if time could be folded, and we were able to travel throughout wormholes? What if time not only traveled left to right but up and down and had a hidden dimension? This is what string theory and quantum physics attempt to answer.

Exploring the Full Spectrum of Our Soul

Before birth, we not only choose our parents but also choose our life situations and challenges to facilitate spiritual growth and atone for previous karma for our continued evolution on a soul level. Karma means action, work, or deed and refers to the principle of causality through which the intent and actions of individual influences their future. Through discovering who we have been we can come into greater connection with who we are right now and how our present life is serving our soul progress.

The Sound of Music

Modern science has finally proven what the ancient Shamans and Earth Keepers have long known, that everything in the Universe is based on vibration. These vibrations create a movement that can be perceived as sound, some of which are audible to the human ear, but most are not. Probably one of the most important discoveries and recent revelations has been the Solfeggio Frequencies. The Solfeggio Scale was practiced in the Ancient Gregorian Chants. These chants, and the scale of the tones used, were said to impart intense and tremendous spiritual blessings when they were sung in Latin harmoniously during rituals in the churches. The tones of the Solfeggio Scale were developed and given to the Church for a very spiritual purpose.

Giving Grace

When we can offer some kindness to those around us and expect nothing in return, we move into the heart-centered space where our egos are in the silent backdrop and no longer the major influencer. Grace is can be defined by forgiveness and blessing, eloquence, and movement. All of which add to the refinement of our soul and how we move about in our life that brings harmony to our hearts.

On the Wings of an Eagle

The Eagle is the spirit keeper of the East direction. He reminds us to find clarity, to shift our focus and attention on the things which are more heart-centered and inspiring. He gives us a new, fresh perspective on our experiences and helps us to see things from a slightly different angle, giving us an entirely new definition of what that experience might mean to us.

5 Things You Might Know About Modern Witches

There are many different facets of witchcraft and the people who practice it.  Lumping them all into the picture that popular media casually paints does both the Craft and the witches a colossal disservice.  One who refuses to accept that picture may find that witchcraft is a beautiful representation of how humans can and possibly should interact with Mother Nature and the bountiful energies she holds.

Finding Solitude in a Noisy World

Everywhere around us is noise. The chaos of the world, our self-sabotaging thoughts, the circus that runs rampant in our head. The solitude and quiet inner reflection is a necessary tool for recalibrating our soul and lending space to our discovery of our sacred purpose and our divine connection. Learn more about how to cultivate this space within you, and to create more harmony from the inside out.

Learning the Language of Your Spirit Guides

Who are my spirit guides and how do I communicate with them? If you feel you aren’t fully in tune with your Spirit Guides, Soul Tracking may be your answer to strengthening the lines of communication and harnessing the unique language you share with them. Learn to look for, receive, and decode the messages surrounding you every single moment of every single day.

4 Medicine Wheel Secrets to Escaping Holiday Family Drama

The holidays are upon us, and that means time spent with family, holiday shopping, over-eating, and schedules and routines becoming off-kilter. Although one of the most celebrated times, it’s also a time for a lot of stress and high emotions. The Medicine Wheel offers us some excellent tools for easing our way through family dynamics and often drama-filled dinners. Each direction with specific energy we can work with, and hopefully transform what is often a stressful time into a time of magic, beauty, and connection.

5 Power Tools for Spiritual Protection

Are you feeling the swirling of energy all around us? The chaos of the world, the anger being spawn all over? Do you feel depleted? Are you exhausted? Emotional? Numb? There are many signs to indicate energy depletion and a need for spiritual protection. Spiritual protection, cleansing, and purifying are as essential to our well-being as drinking water, tending to our basic health needs, and self-care, and yet so many of us fail to make this a priority. In addition to energy from people, times have changed too, and we are drowning in electromagnetic frequencies, radio waves, EMFs. Mixed with the volatile condition of humans, this makes for a toxic brew of energetic poisoning. However, not all is lost; there are many powerful tools for cleaning, clearing, and building. But first, let’s see how this energy stew has affected you.

4 Shamanic Things to Do Before Breakfast for a Vibrant Day

Manifesting the life of your dreams, what would that look like exactly? What changes would you make to your current life? What has kept you from all these things you desire? Years ago the movie, the Secret, became quite well known because it promised a “secret” to obtain all the things your heart desired and while the premise of the movie is true – you really can manifest anything you desire, it left out some key elements that are crucial to understanding the real formula for abundance.

6 Abundance Hacks for Manifesting Like a Boss

Manifesting the life of your dreams, what would that look like exactly? What changes would you make to your current life? What has kept you from all these things you desire? Years ago the movie, the Secret, became quite well known because it promised a “secret” to obtain all the things your heart desired and while the premise of the movie is true – you really can manifest anything you desire, it left out some key elements that are crucial to understanding the real formula for abundance.

5 Tools to Cleanse Your Space for Maximum Protection

5 Tools to Cleanse Your Space for Maximum Protection How do you know if your place needs cleansed? There are some tell-tale signs the energy in your home or space needs an overhaul. Here are 5 signs: You and others are complaining more than usual. You don't enjoy being in your space, you look for reasons to leave or do

5 Signs You’re Out of Balance in the Visionary Soul Archetype

The East Direction of the Medicine Wheel governs our Mental Body, and our ability to focus, be clear-headed, follow our dreams, and breathe life into our sacred purpose. A balanced Visionary is confident, self-aware, isn’t stopped by fear or lack of belief in themselves. They speak their truth, people experience a balanced Visionary as authentic, inspiring, a true leader, and someone they look up to as a role model.  Find out if you have these 5 signs in balance.

[Journey Notes 01] A Road Well Traveled

I began this journey one year ago. I have driven 30,826 miles and crossed the United States 4 times. There are only 2 states that I have not seen (North Dakota and Alaska). What have I learned? Such an esoteric question that cannot be summed up, even in a lengthy article but can only be “lived out” in the rest of my days. But I can share with you 11 things I have learned along the way.

[Traveling the Wheel] Moonstone Meditation

For 4 hours I sat there letting the stones tell me their story, feeling the gratitude in my heart for the life I have, acknowledging the strengths, opportunities, and the people, the experiences I have in my life. Each part of my life reflected to me in those moments of sitting in silence, just being, and observing…  And I’d like to share a piece of that peace with you. I filmed 20 minutes of those moments with my tiny treasures, the moonstones that often go unnoticed.

[Ohio] Blood of Family

Embarking on this journey, I had no way of knowing for sure how long I would travel. A month, 6 months, a year … but one thing I knew for certain was my desire to go home to my family to spend some time with them. Family is such a funny thing. We push each other’s buttons, we love unconditionally, we can be separated for months and even years and yet the moment you walk through the door to see your Mom, it all is just okay.

[Manatee St. Park]The Gentle Giants & Huge Lessons

I landed here two nights ago, last night was bitter cold and I ended up adding as many clothes as possible to sleep in. It reminds me to lean into that West Direction energy to be more aware of my physical space and needs. Being on this soulful journey, I feel like I have focused much on what the lessons might be, the places to go, etc without being fully prepared physically for this challenge. So West energy …. I’m focusing on you for a bit, get myself geared up!

[Chessey Creek] Soul Tracking with Owl

[Video]The Owl eating the Snake was one of the most profound experiences I have had in nature (and I have had a lot!). I used the footage in a recent online class that I taught, and this is part two of that online class. The footage of the owl is towards the end but I’d like to think the entire video is worth watching!

[Chessey Creek] The Owl & The Snake – A Message of Re-Birth

I had the most extraordinary experience. I was half way to my turn around point when I saw her on the bank. She sat quietly on a log, not at all frightened by my presence. A large Barred Owl. She looked at me with her golden eyes, tilting her head as if trying to decipher my energy. My kayak drifted to the log, barely touching it. She would look at me, look at my boat, look back at me as if daring me to come any closer and at the same time I questioned whether she was going to hitch a ride with me. We sat there for several minutes, just staring.

[Chessey Creek] The Cabin on the Creek

When I lived in the mountains, I felt like I was remote but I had the companionship of my partner, and the animals. We had a handful of neighbors, and a meaningful community that we connected with often. So although isolated, there was still companionship. Going to the farm was a nice, but easy segue into being immersed with more people and yet still the quiet moments to reflect. I didn’t know then that the solitude I was about to experience would be one of the greatest gifts, and yet painful to befriend.

[South Carolina] The Farm & Friends

At the end of our incarnations, the most we can hope to leave this life with is with the love of our family, and our friends, especially the ones who become family – not by blood but by heart. Leaving the mountains, I had a few possessions, my dog Issie, and an open invitation to stay with my dear friends Steve and Kathie on their horse farm. Kathie and I share the common bond of kayaking, and horses. Both are soothers to my soul and a tonic to my heart breaking.


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