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This Fall Soup Recipe Will Warm Your Soul

For many of us the Fall season brings with it pumpkin spice lattes, the changing of leaves, the dusting off of boots and the donning of our sweaters once again. If we allow it though, this season brings with it an internal shift as well. As we move past the Fall Equinox where our days (in the northern ...

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An Ancient Medicine Adorns This Autumn Holiday

As we gear up for Halloween here in the US, a different holiday will be celebrated on November 2nd in Mexico.  I’m talking about Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, and if you’ve never heard of it, this tradition is truly something to behold. Because of their proximity to one another on ...

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Elemental Balance: Earth and Air Within Us

As I circle with my students in classes, a common theme is how intense things have been, with the recent full moon eclipse and then the mercury retrograde. In response, the spirits of the Earth whispered in my ear: We are here. We can receive it all. Lay your worries on the Earth. Ground and we will hold ...

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How Are These Elders Living Past 100?

This week, it occurred to me that there is one question that only an elder can answer from real experience: what is the key to living a long life? When asked her secret, 102-year-old Kamada Nakazato of Okinawa replied, “Eat your vegetables, have a positive outlook, be kind to people… and ...

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Life After Ayahuasca – Shamanic Truth

All I could share with the eager group of strangers who were sitting on the floor in front of me was, “I know my name, Itzhak, but I no longer know who I am and I’m no longer sure of what reality is.” My throat was dry, and I was choosing my words carefully.  I was in a shamanic workshop at...

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Sacred Medicine Trees of North America

A year ago, I traveled north into the Klamath Mountains on the border of California and Oregon to meet with Native American elder, Dennis Martinez. Born of O’odham and Chicano heritage, Dennis has spent his life educating both native and non-native people in the practices of indigenous reforestation and...

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A Native American Prayer To Awaken Your Spirit

Sometimes all we need in order to change our current reality is a little wisdom, spoken to us with gentleness and a pure heart. I came across this powerful Lakota prayer a few days ago and wanted to share it with you. I hope it helps you on your path. I know it did for me. Lakota Prayer Great Mystery, teach ...

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A Dance with Depression: Finding Light in Your Darkness

If you have ever embarked on a spiritual path of any kind you’ve probably heard the terms ‘dark night of the soul’ or ‘shadow self’.  As heavy as those words can be, sometimes with quite negative connotations, they constitute a part of us that needs to be acknowledged, and when the time calls for ...

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We All Have This Power. Time To Use It

The word below has been hailed in just about every major spiritual text, it is the centerpiece of hundreds of songs (rock, folk, and even opera), and if used properly, it can create almost immediate transformation in your life. The word is forgiveness. Over the past month I’ve had the honor of meeting with ...

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Blue Moon Mugwort – Navigating the Dream World

Have you ever met or known someone who encouraged you to do things you otherwise may not have ever done or thought of? Well that’s one of the beautiful things about working with plants. Over the last year, my experience working with plant spirits has been an unfolding journey. Along with many other amazing ...

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The X-factor Of Energy Healing. Trust.

For the past couple of years, my greatest number of Reiki patients has been those with a variety of cancers. Having worked in the field of oncology as an RN for nearly 9 years I can tell you that not all cancers are the same. Not all cancers are treated with the same drugs. Even for those individuals who have...

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Phase Shift: Synchronizing With The Moon (Part 2)

Last time, in Part I, we discussed different ways to bring the rhythms of the moon into your body and life, at any point during the month. This time, we’ll explore what we can do during certain phases to maximize her power. By inviting the moon into our bodies, we can become more aware of what energies are ...

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