Each time we step into a new season, I turn to the medicine wheel for guidance and inspiration. In its simplest form, the medicine wheel is a circle on the ground with the four directions marked with stones. Often, I will sit in the center of the circle facing each direction as I meditate. Through […]
This morning I was in the backyard where I always begin the day with my spiritual practice. I was feeling stuck about what to write for this week’s blog. I know that when I meditate, it allows me to drop into my heart and find inspiration. One of my favorite meditation tools is to go […]
Years ago, when I was just starting to explore shamanism, I was in a workshop where the teacher told us to let our inner vision guide us as he led us on a drum journey. As he began drumming, I closed my eyes and began to relax. Colors started to pulsate in my inner vision and soon […]
It was a magnificent autumn day in Colorado. The mountains in the distance, the valley below, and everything around me appeared vibrant and colorful yet serene. My inner landscape, on the other hand, portrayed a much different picture. I was feeling an unidentifiable nagging unsettledness and resistance, difficult to name but somehow knowing it was […]
When I first saw this sculpture it stopped me in my tracks. The four eagles represent power, wisdom, support, and guidance. The Native American appears vulnerable yet strong. There is active communication between the eagles and the man. This sculpture speaks to me in a way that perfectly describes shamanic healing. The man’s hands are […]
In this month’s article, I share a shamanic healing experience I had with a client who found great relief through soul retrieval. He writes: “I just wanted to write and thank you for the healing that I received. I have to admit that, even after all of the things I have read and done in […]
For the past several years, I have been exploring the world of shamanism, especially fascinated with the ways in which this beautiful spiritual practice and approach to healing dovetails with Healing Touch. In both approaches, matter/energy/spirit are intricately connected. This connection animates us and, when balanced, provides harmony and optimum health. Today’s research in quantum […]
How does one capture the essence of their life work in a single image? For me, it emerged in an instant, but only after many years studying holistic health, practicing Healing Touch and exploring the shamanic traditions of indigenous cultures. On a recent trip to New Mexico, an image caught my attention: the Zia sun symbol. I immediately recognized that it contained symbolism congruent with my life work and the vision and mission of Holistic Connections.