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Running Goodwill Deficits

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.” ― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield When you consider your life story, how you spend intangible resources such as time and goodwill constitutes a crucial theme. Do you take time away from your family now, with the i...

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Ayni and Shamanic Work: Achieving Balance and Harmony Within Ourselves and With Our Environment

Some years ago, I was working with fire as part of a shamanic ritual, and the fire had died down. I found myself thinking about my call to do shamanic work and how important it was to me. I resolved to dedicate my life to my shamanic path. At the very moment I had that thought, the fire, which had earlier gone out, burst into flames—not just a coal or two suddenly flaring up, but complete reigni...

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New Year, New Story

Most of us don’t take enough time to reflect on our stories and consciously create new ones. Instead, we get busy, anesthetize ourselves in a variety of ways, deny reality, or continue suffering. When our lives remain unexamined, we can become rigid and inflexible. When external crises arise, and they always do, we may break or collapse because we simply are not ready for change. We don’t have...

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Archetypal Energies Influence Your Unconscious

Understanding archetypal energies helps us to better understand the momentum of our lives, and to plan for ways to bring in or amplify energies that can help us write and implement new stories for ourselves. Archetypes appear within the collective unconscious we all share and in human cultures around the world and across time. Often, they are personified. The hero, the trickster, and the sage are ...

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The Purpose and Nature of Shamanism and Shamanic Practices

Shamans are healers who use specific techniques to alter their consciousness and journey to other energetic realms. There, they gain energy and information they can use to bring about changes in the everyday world. Some say these realms are imaginary. Others say they are alternative realities that exist in other universes. If these realms shamans journey to are, in fact, real places, that supports...

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