In a year that has shown to be strained and divisive around the world, it was especially valuable and uplifting to experience healing at the John of God Event, October 3-5, at the Omega Institute Rhinebeck, New York campus. For the ninth year, Omega Institute CEO Skip...read more
Remember the movie Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome? Where our hero Max seeks shelter in a post-apocalyptic world, fought endless power struggles, banished to a desert wasteland while trying to help children find "Tomorrowland"? If I close my eyes I can hear Tina...read more
This past month has been very difficult for people. There seems to be a theme of anger and frustration around the concept of forgiveness. And believe it or not that’s a good thing because it signifies we are beginning to dig deeper into the process of forgiveness. The last email on forgiveness brought us to a visual exercise. This time it’s about mirroring and forgiveness.read more
I’m having a hard time with forgiveness and I can’t stop thinking on why I just can’t let go. I’m holding it in my mind and gut. I’m becoming my own worst enemy, a little girl standing firmly, with her hands balled into fists, at her sides, yelling at the world.read more
These past weeks I have been noticing a lot of fear coming up in my life. Sometimes I know exactly what the fear is but lately I don’t, I feel anxious, on edge and really tired. I just can’t get rid of it. Any help you can offer?…read more
I’d like to share a dream I had last night, because it caused confusion initially.
It took place in a Somalia-like place of anarchy where “bad guys” would arbitrarily kill us “good guy” tourists who were trying to get to the airport to escape. All around me were…read more
Is faith indispensable to receive the assistance we require? I believe it is.
We should not hold onto the limiting belief that unless we constantly work at what we want, what we believe we need, it will not manifest in our lives. We should let go of the fear of not being seen or heard, or wondering, ‘when will I be healed?’ Trust that the most important things in life arrive in their own time not because we’ve ‘earned them’, but because it is our birthright.
Medicine Dance Image by Susan Seddon Boulet
I still find it difficult, after all these years, to accurately convey the profound healing I received through the practice of shamanism — personally and as a shamanic practitioner. The principles and practices of shamanism have been well documented. The works of Mircea Eliade, Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, (to name a few) explain how core methods used by shamans– drumming, rattling, song, and other sacred rituals – provide a path for restoring health and joy to life. Core shamanism, devoid of specific cultural mores and codes, is a system of fundamental cross-cultural principles found in all shamanic cultures. These core methods are easily integrated into contemporary life and provide easy, safe, reliable means to manifest positive life-changing results. My remarks address the experiential aspect of core shamanism: the intimate ways in which the spirits transformed my life.read more