Shamanic Energy Medicine Intro @ Wellville

Are you wondering what shamanic healing is about? Would you like to hear more without having to commit to an appointment? Do you like specific tips for what you can do on your own, in addition to guidance about what practitioners may be able to do for you?

Consider joining me next week at the beautiful Wellville Massage and Healing Arts for Energy Medicine: Simple Shamanic Practices for Staying Safe, Healthy and at Peace.

Wednesday 2/21 6:00-7:30 PM

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Mara

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Making the Most of the Unexpected

I live in Durham NC and we had a snowstorm this week. We were supposed to get an inch or two. Despite best efforts and good intentions, the predictions were wrong. We got 8-12 inches in some areas. Here in NC that basically means everything that is not absolutely essential stops. Coming from a colder climate originally, I found this a little surprising when I moved here 20 years ago. Since then, I’ve come to love it. Yes, it can be disrupting and chaotic and disappointing for all sorts of reasons. But…SNOW DAY!

 

It’s been so beautiful. The first day was still and quiet, shades of black and white. The next was brilliant blue skies with snow like glitter falling from the tree branches catching the sunlight. Everything is white and gleaming. The quiet was punctuated occasionally by happy shouts from someone sledding nearby.

We made a snow woman, encouraged the dog to pull us on a sled, and enjoyed fires and hot biscuits. Unexpected family time, additional rest, and the beauty of nature feel especially precious to me right now. I hope you were able to take advantage of this somewhat unexpected act of nature. If you are someone who helped keep us safe through these times and worked through it, thank you. If you live elsewhere and this was just a regular week, your unexpected snow day (or whatever other kind of extraordinary day) will come and I hope it brings you joy.

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Reiki – Deep Relaxation Promotes Deep Healing

An excerpt from my recent article in Health & Healing magazine about Reiki, relaxation, and creating a safe energetic environment for clients, practitioners, and students:

My clients report many benefits from receiving Reiki treatments, from physical pain relief to easing of anxiety, but perhaps the most consistent experience is a profound level of relaxation. For many, this is not simply a restful pause but an intense releasing, a shift in consciousness that differs from many other kinds of therapeutic sessions.

Reiki is a form of energy medicine that originated in Japan in the end of the 19th century. The kanji, or characters, for Reiki can be interpreted to mean “healing energy flowing from the divine into the hands of the shaman, who combines that energy with the life giving power of the elements to balance body and spirit.” More simply, a client is held in a safe and grounded way in universal healing energy. This is deeply soothing. We know the benefit of rest, both personally and from research that shows adequate sleep improves memory and creativity, helps repair tissue and decrease inflammation, and generally sets the stage for optimal productivity and better mood. But if sleep is interrupted—by loud noise, for example…

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Healing with Spiritual Light Lunch

Join me for a “Light Lunch”  –  Healing with Spiritual Light virtual gathering

There are many ways to respond to crisis. Sometimes immediate physical action is needed. When possible, we can send money or supplies, make phone calls, or be a patient listener. In addition to these visible methods, working in the invisible realms can have a deep effect, personally and collectively.

During this brief midday session we will connect to the divine within, not to turn away from the tragedies that are happening all around, not to navel gaze, but to create light.

The ancient principle of as within so without reminds us how powerful it can be when we remember our inner divinity, and see other people, places, animals and communities who may be suffering in their divine light as well.

  • Wednesday November 1st
  • 12:30 pm EST
  • No experience necessary
  • RSVP appreciated – email me or dial in number and with any questions.

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Join me for a “Light” Lunch Tomorrow! 9/8

Healing with Spiritual Light Virtual Gathering

There are many ways to respond to crisis. Sometimes immediate physical action is needed. When possible, we can send money or supplies, make phone calls, or be a patient listener. In addition to these visible methods, working in the invisible realms can have a deep effect, personally and collectively.

During this brief midday session we will connect to the divine within, not to turn away from the tragedies that are happening all around, not to naval gaze, but to create light.

The ancient principle of as within so without reminds us how powerful it can be when we remember our inner divinity, and see other people, places, animals and communities who may be suffering in their divine light as well.

  • Friday September 8th
  • 12:30 pm EST
  • No experience necessary
  • RSVP appreciated – email me or dial in number and with any questions.

 

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9/16 Class Helps With Strong Boundaries While Staying Compassionate

When times are individually and collectively intense it can be hard to find the balance between having strong boundaries and keeping our compassion and empathy.

In my next class, Navigating the Energy Ecosystem coming up on Saturday, September 16th, our focus is on being able to do both: staying balanced and strong energetically and staying compassionate and intuitive. When we are porous energetically, and unable to adjust when the situation calls for higher levels of impermeability, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with energy of other people and environments. Sometimes our best defense (usually subconsciously) is to shut down so we feel even less. Unfortunately, we can then start to feel numb to the things that bring joy, to our inner wisdom, to relationships and intimacy.

In this class, we’ll work on some simple methods to understand your energetic personality – who you are innately and how you respond instinctually to the energy of people and places.

You’ll develop a tool kit of ways to have more control over your energetic body and boundaries, and see first hand the difference they will make in experiential exercises.

I’ll give you some strategies for managing the three phases of preventive energy medicine.

This article on the effects of energetic “skin care” is relevant to the work we will be doing in this class. Our skin is our largest physical boundary, and here are some good parallels between physical and energetic skin care.

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Forest Bathing makes it to CNN!

Shinrin Yoku and the healing benefits of nature (which I wrote about in this post) are the subject of a recent CNN article titled Why you should be forest bathing (and we don’t mean shampoo).

Nature is having a moment in some quarters and being disrespected more flagrantly in others. #loveyourmother.

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Making the Most of Uncertainty

Uncertainty is a prevalent theme right now. Many people are experiencing a sense of impending shifts or surprising changes. This can be an uncomfortable state of anticipation, often for something that is unclear. If this situation describes where you are, know you’re not alone. Call on your best techniques for staying peaceful and connected. Here are some quick fixes:

  • Step outside and be in nature, breathe the air (yes even if it is humid), watch the birds, find a flower to smell. The cycles of nature continue even when our lives feel shaky. This is grounding.
  • Move away from your devices and move your body. Stretch, run, dance, jump up and down, whatever helps you dislodge some of the stagnant energy that accumulates uncomfortably.
  • Break your situation down into smaller pieces and only deal with one at a time, revisit others at a later date that you decide on.
  • Do something distracting that you love. Visit a friend, see a movie, read, paint, play with the dog. Get out of your head space and mulling over your situation for the umpteenth time.
  • Take care of someone else (if this is not already your job) and really sink into it. If care-taking is a big part of your day already, take some time to tend to yourself.

If you need some more specific guidance for your situation, let me know.

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Join me for 365 Journeys: Shamanism for Every Day – Starts June 21st!

I created this program to be simple. A journey is delivered to you each morning. What you do with it is up to you. Use the journey idea in meditation, skip as many days as you like, use the year as it suits you. It is not meant to add to your “to do” list, but to be a gentle support in connecting to your sources of wisdom and healing. I’m interested to hear from you about how the year unfolds!

People are:

  • writing that the journeys help them stay mindful and present each day
  • waking each day and talking about them with their partners
  • finding that the journeys are surprisingly synchronous with what’s happening in their own lives
  • saying that the journeys stay with them for the whole day.

and simply,

“I love reading your 365 Journeys each morning!”

Starts June 21st.

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Are You Taking Care of Your Energetic “Skin”?

A lack of energetic skin care can contribute to anxiety and depression. There are simple things you can do to take better care of this important part of your energetic body, just like you care for your physical skin. READ MORE in my article from this month’s Health and Healing Magazine.

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