28 February, 2018

Feb's Solar Eclipse: the spiritual lessons of Aquarius and Leo for self-work

On Friday, Feb 16th, the world welcomed the Asian New Year and a Solar Eclipse, whoa!

from WikiCommons
In preparing for the Open Shamanic Journey class (held on the 18th), I was given the following lesson:

Re-establishing Our Anchor-Point

In last month's lessons, the students and I talked with Saturn and his representatives to help us with our goals for the new year, and to help adjust to the more frantic energies of 2018 (and His movement into Capricorn). 

This month, the lessons were about dealing with overwhelming emotional states, the loss of motivation, the inability for coping skills to be as effective as they once were, increasingly long lists of tasks that we can never complete (but feel compelled and impatient to work on), and the inability to balance our own hierarchy of needs with other's needs... it's been a MONTH.

We learned that the Solar Eclipse of Feb 16th mimicked the energies of the Solar Eclipse of August 2017. Any issues that weren't' healed or addressed were now being pushed front and center, and definitely caught many of us by surprise! The hard work and focus of January seemed to be lost underneath the flood of energies of February, and so we looked to the Spirits for guidance for our self-work.

Two signs majorly impacted by the astrological weather were Aquarius (Fixed Air, relationships to the community at large, archetypes, and the super-power of Detachment) and Leo (Fixed Fire, issues of self-worth, personal sovereignty, and the super-power of Banishment (dismissing things that are not truly helpful/fulfilling)).  In learning more about these spiritual energies of healthy detachment and healthy banishment, we discovered how to take away the self-imposed pressure on our lives (expectations of others Are NOT Manifest Reality). We also learned how to bring back our Core Perception of ourselves, which is where personal trust and personal sovereignty begins!

For those who were unable to attend, but are interested in this work, here are the Journey Lessons:
  1. Travel to your Helping Spirit and ask to be shown a issue/situation where you have lost your own detachment. Where have you become too enmeshed in details, outcomes, and your attempts to control?
    1. Ask for help in working with a healthy detachment technique (is it saying "No"to people, places, things, and/or ideas? Is it taking time before responding to a request (12-24 hours)? Is it processing out a demand on your energy/time, either out loud with others or internally via journaling?).
  2. Travel to your Helping Spirit and ask to be shown small-but-constant drains on your own energy. What people, places, things, and/or ideas are not worth your very creative and magical time & attention?
    1. Ask for help in discovering a healthy banishment technique (Is it saying "No" to something more permanently? Is it the spiritual use of the Epic Eyeroll? Is it more objectively understanding the motivations behind an action or issue, and realizing that the data points/outcomes have Nothing To Do With You?)
A few final lessons from Leo, that came through at the end of class:
"If you are Sovereign of your own queendom/kingdom, then you need to develop knowledge of what is needed, what is draining, and what your sacredness is actually about. Once you begin working on that, you can better evaluate things that are 'crossing the moat', crossing your Boundaries, and Banish/dismiss them effectively."
 If you have any questions about the lessons of this month, please contact me! I'd love to have you in class, and/or help mentor you through some difficult lessons in your own life.

05 February, 2018

Recording of live Imbolc online shamanic healing ceremony

Happy Monday, folks!

Last Friday's online healing ceremony was amazing-- there have been over 350 views already!

For those who missed it, or are waiting to make the time for it, here's the recording:

I hope that everyone who experiences the ceremony is able to purge the last of the new year's blahs, receive healing for their body, mind, and Soul, and re-focus on their goals for 2018.


02 February, 2018

Happy Imbolc! Online Healing Ceremony TONIGHT

Happy Imbolc, lovely readers!

TONIGHT, I will be hosting an Online Healing Ceremony, via Facebook Live. Last year, I held a similar event, and over 760 people have watched it and witnessed the power of spiritual healing over the medium of the Internet (Here's a link to last year's event: ).

Here are the details to be able to tune in at 6pm EST tonight:

This event is open to everyone, and all you need is a WiFi- or data-enabled device in which to stream the audio/video feed. For those who have not participated in a FB Live event before, the steps are easy!

  1. Go to "Monika Healing Coyote Shamanism" and ensure that you have "Liked" my Page.
  2. On Friday evening, prepare yourself to receive healing. Whatever you need to do to feel comfortable in your room/home/space, do it. Pajamas, tea, a small snack, turning the cell phone off, etc. Many folks like to take notes as the Ceremony progresses, and to write down any insights that come during the healing process. 
  3. At 6pm, I will begin the Live event, and Facebook will immediately notify all persons who have "Liked" my Page, that I am going live.
  4. Click on the Notification, and a video screen will open up for you to experience the Healing Ceremony.

I am offering this Healing Ceremony during the holiday of Imbolc , and will be working closely with Brigid for this work. Brigid is a Celtic Goddess of Healing, Creative Intuition, and Smithcraft, and this holiday is sacred to Her within many Druid and other pagan spiritualities. 

Finally, I am asking for a small donation from each participant for this work; a minimum of $11 (which can be paid via PayPal towards my email address: lonelycoyote@healingcoyote.com ).

I can't wait to work with you all, and break through the constraints of space & time for Healing!

18 January, 2018

Mid January Update

On January 1st, we had a Full Moon in Cancer. The energies of this moon felt like returning home, and trying to make safe spaces for oneself. The Moon is very comfortable in the watery sign of Cancer, as it is closely aligned with this sign. It mimics the theme of "energies returning to the center", as Saturn has returned to its home sign of Capricorn. With the recent New Moon in Capricorntoo (this past Tuesday the 16th), January is full of whirling, potentiating energies! We'll dive in and navigate these in class this Sunday, 21st

For those that are interested in expanding their skills and knowledge in the Otherworlds, the next Advanced class on Sunday, 28th will be on visualization/perception, and how to trust those skills when working with one's Helping Spirits.

And coming up in February, there will be another Reiki I attunement class, a free online healing ceremony for Imbolc (keep the evening of Friday, Feb 2nd open!), and more workshops!

As always, for those that are interested in mentoring, divination, house clearings, and/or personal healing appointments, I have numerous open days during the week, and some weekend slots still open; I'd love to work with you to create a personal and individual ceremony.

I am looking forward to working with everyone this month, and I'm excited to help folks grow their relationships with their Helping Spirits. Have a great few weeks, and see ya'll soon!

Monika Healing Coyote

07 December, 2017

Asking for help when struggling with suicidal thoughts

In my last post, I wrote about the frantic nature of the Holiday Season in the States. This time of year is also a very difficult time for depression, anxiety, suicidal thinking, and other forms of mental illness and despair. As a member of the clergy, I have officiated numerous weddings across the Mid-Atlantic area. And I have also guided Souls who have passed to their loved ones in the Otherworlds.

If you or a loved one is struggling with end-of-life care and preparations, please contact me for help. We can work together to create a thoughtful and loving ceremony. Additionally, if you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, I urge you to seek out help immediately, even if you are embarrassed about the nature of your thoughts. Call 1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Hotline) to speak with a counselor completely anonymously, but if you have already started thinking about a plan, call 911.
(from suicidepreventionlifeline.org/)

29 November, 2017

Preparing for the holiday season

How is everyone doing with the frantic preparation for the American Holiday Season

Bryant Park, NYC (from Wikicommons)
Many of us can feel as though there is never enough time, never enough money, and never enough energy to accomplish everything we feel we need to. Add a cold or battle with the flu on top of one's stress levels, and folks can feel numb and overwhelmed

Making time for self-care is extra important, although it may feel counter-intuitive at first. In Tibetan Bön & Buddhist teachings, there is a philosophy of 5 Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Space. Space is a tricky concept for us western occultists to understand, but oh-so-important when added to one's understanding of magical technology. All of us can feel completely out of control when faced with our gigantic "To Do Lists", especially as the lists change on a daily (sometimes even hourly) basis. By taking time for oneself, and creating the Space needed to let everything else "wait on standby" for a short of amount of time, we are able to ground & center, and refocus on our hierarchy of needs. Then, it is much easier to determine what tasks need our immediate attention, versus tasks that will always dominate our time but never fully resolve.

If you are someone who is struggling to keep your energy levels up, your physical and mental health balanced, and your boundaries strong with friends and family, then let's work on that together. I am available both weekdays and some weekends, and we can co-create a healing ceremony that addresses these power drains. There is no better time to focus on your own healing and shadow work then during a season that pushes self-sacrifice to the extreme!

09 November, 2017

All-level public Shamanic Journey Group on Sunday, Nov 19th

Hello Journeyers, old and new!

from WikiCommons
Welcome to this Open Shamanic Journey group, located in central Maryland. November's class will be hosted by Neighborhood Acupuncture in Laurel, MD. The topic will be on Astrological Spirits, inspired by the fact that this class day is also my birthday! Please bring a copy of your Astrological Chart (a free one can be found here).  NOTE: I am not a trained Astrologer, and so we will not be discussing the depths of planetary personalities, but rather focusing more on the Spirits of Western Astrology and how we can interact with them!

Doors will open at 1:30pm, class runs from 2pm to 4:30pm, and we will close shortly after that. The cost of this class is $30, payable at the time of attendance (either via PayPal, check, or cash).

There are plenty of chairs, but if you have a preferred cushion or mat that you enjoy using, you are welcome to bring it. Also, please bring a notebook and pen/pencil, in order to write down your perceptions and interactions in the Otherworlds. Our meeting time is roughly between lunch and dinner, but I have found that a small snack in between Journeys helps to ground and center oneself (bring that too, if you need it).

I will bring my Bear Drum and will be drumming for the class. As this is geared towards Beginner-to-Intermediate students, I ask that you keep your own drums & rattles at home (the compounded rhythms make it difficult for newer folks to focus on the meditation).

I look forward to working with all of you, and growing our community!

Additional Info: This is a monthly beginning-to-intermediate Shamanic Journey group, as well as a place for those that wish a dedicated time/space to interact with their Helping Spirits. The fee is $30, and you don't need prior experience in Journey Techniques in order to attend! I will provided direct instructions during both Journeys, to help newer folks. For those who have never Journeyed before, or interacted with Spirits, or have figured out a Helping Spirit to work with (animal, plant, deity, etc.), here are a few articles that may help: