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Symbols That Appear in Dreams and Shamanic Journeys

Symbols that appear in dreams and on shamanic journeys can offer us insights and energies helpful in our quest for healing and growth. If we set an intention to have a conversation with them, we might find it easier to understand their messages than if we simply tried to analyze their meaning. Have you ever been surprised by what a symbol you encountered in a dream made you realize? A woman ...

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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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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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