Facing the possibility of failure can be daunting. Too often, our default is to cling to the familiar even if we’re dissatisfied with our current situation. Pessimism about possibilities offers some comfort, which is why we can find ourselves thinking, “I have to accept that I’m destined to be stuck in a low-paying job” or…

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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…

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Our stories are the way we understand our experiences. Just as you have a story of your life, you have a story of your health. What is it? “I just want my health problems fixed so I can get back to my old life”? Or perhaps “I don’t have time to eat right, get enough…

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When was the last time you watched the sunrise over the horizon or observed the changing colors of the clouds as the orange sun retreated at the end of the day? When was the last time you laughed with your best friend or felt the grass, earth, or sand underneath your bare feet? The Japanese…

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You can have many incentives to change your life: for example, recognizing that you need to change your financial situation, realizing that the person you are is not who you want to be, feeling the need to answer a spiritual call, or accepting that a relationship or situation can’t continue as it has. As a…

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