20 June, 2018

Sacred Sound Healing Ceremony (Midsummer 2018)

Hello all!

The online Summer Solstice Sound Healing Shamanic Ceremony was a wondrous success! Although the video quality isn't as clear as other uploads, the ceremony was powerful and instructive.

We learned about sacred chants from different cultures, invocations to deities, sacred prayer songs (Ragas) in Hindu/Vedic traditions, and worked with both Coyote and The Morrighan to transmute the pain/trauma of our world, give voice to the grief of those who aren't being witnessed, and support & heal ourselves for the Summer ahead.

Please enjoy this video, and refer back to it when you need healing for yourself, others, and/or want to provide healing to the greater world!

Aaaaaaoooooo!


08 June, 2018

Suicide in the United States

(shared from numerous websites, unknown image creator)
Whatever you are going through, whatever you are dealing with, please remember that #mentalillness is Not Your Fault, your thoughts are not always true/rational (your brain can lie to you, if you don't have the coping skills to recognize it), and that Willpower Doesn't Solve Suicidal Thinking!
I am a firm believer in the power of All Medicines, both Shamanic and Psychiatric, to help manage and support #mentalhealth. Having a full treatment team backing you up is a wonderful way to help you to not feel alone.
The hardest thing to do is to convince yourself to Ask for Help (you are not "being a bother", "faking it", and/or "making a big deal out of nothing".) Suicidal depression is very alienating, and the brain chemistry will bring up all sorts of thoughts to increase your dissociation and disconnection.
I will NEVER victim-blame you, gaslight you, or judge you for what you are feeling/experiencing. I will witness your pain, your trauma, and your crisis, and Not Be Afraid (in fact, we can be "in the muck" together). I can help with some reality-testing of your emotions, and if needed, we can seek out additional support together (it helps to have an advocate who understands the mental health system in the States).
I see you, I am with you, I love you.

02 June, 2018

Upcoming Sound Healing Shamanic Online Ceremony June 19th!

(c) Monika Healing Coyote, 2015
On Tuesday, June 19th, I will be hosting an Online Healing Ceremony via FB Live. Recently, I attended an intensive Sound Healing/Shamanic Medicine Melodies Workshop in NYC (part of this program: https://www.opencenter.org/sound), with the amazing Silvia Nakkach (https://www.opencenter.org/silvia-nakkach). Much of my shamanic healing work involves sound, rhythm, chants, invocations, and sacred songs. This ceremony will be a continuation of the specialized work that I do, both for the greater healing of all participants, and for the Earth Mother.

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. To ensure that you receive updates and instructions, please login to Facebook and mark yourself as "Going" on the event!

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 Monday evening, prepare yourself to participate in both your own and the Earth's 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 7pm, I will begin the Live event, and Facebook will immediately notify all persons who have marked "Going", and 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 Midsummer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer), and will be working closely with the Earth Mother, the Spirits of Nature, and our own cultural deities & spirits!

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 , or use this link).

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

05 May, 2018

Beltaine Season Blessings!

Happy May greetings to you all,

Welcome to Summer in the Northern Hemisphere! In this mini-post, you'll find information about upcoming classes, my Facebook Events Page, my YouTube Channel of recorded healing ceremonies, and more.
 

This past April 23rd, I hosted another Online Healing Ceremony, via Facebook Live (event information posted here). The ceremony focused on healing our Earth Mother, and remembering our inter-dependent relationships with Her. She spoke some powerful words during the Ceremony, helping us to recognize our apathy and disconnection, but gave of her healing love to helps us regain our creative fire, faith, and hope.
 
The classes for this month are next Sunday and the last Sunday. The Open Journey class will be hosted by Neighborhood Acupuncture in Laurel, on the 13th, and the Advanced Level class will be held at my home in Columbia on the 27th. Our topics include working with Sacred Mother Goddesses of different cultures, and using Creative Problem-Solving/Questioning Skills in order to clarify information received from the Otherworlds.

Additionally, for those who have received their Usui Reiki I attunement/certification, I will be teaching Usui Reiki II on Monday, May 28th. This is a full 8-hour class, and we will be learning three symbols for Power, Emotional Healing, and Distance Healing. If you are interested in learning about this type of healing work and cultural exchange (this system originated in Japan & Tibet), please contact me!

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!

Aaaaaaaooooooo,
Monika Healing Coyote

(x-posted from this month's Newsletter)

26 April, 2018

Earth Day Shamanic Healing Ceremony

This past Monday, the online community gathered in order to work healing for our Earth Mother. A powerful Grid was created, with stones, crystals, staves, sacred woods, and feathers:

(c) Healing Coyote, 2018
(c) Healing Coyote, 2018
(c) Healing Coyote, 2018
The live ceremony was recorded, and is available on both Facebook via my Page, and YouTube. This ceremony of healing was created with the intent to witness the Truth of the Earth Mother's words, to gift her with healing, and to receive healing in return (and grow our interdependent relationships). Space & Time are funny concepts in ritual space, and so this healing work will be effective whenever or wherever the ceremony is viewed:


I honor and thank all those who've attending this ceremony, and I am grateful to the Helping Spirits for this work! Aaaaaoooooooo!

14 April, 2018

Online Earth Day Healing Ceremony

from WikiCommons, public image
On Monday, April 23rd, I will be hosting an Online Healing Ceremony via FB Live. This ceremony is a continuation of the work for our Earth, its Spirits of Nature, and the healing of the climate/weather that continues to have devastating effects for all beings (here's a link to last Sept's ceremony, to help heal the waters of the oceans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyf6JZEDHmI).

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. To ensure that you receive updates and instructions, please login to your own Facebook account and mark yourself as "Going" on this event.

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 Monday evening, prepare yourself to participate in both your own and the Earth's 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 marked "Going", and 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 Earth Day, and will be working closely with the Earth Mother, the Spirits of Nature, and Weather Spirits for this work.

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,or use this paypal link).

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

29 March, 2018

Perceiving in the Darkness

from the Ostara Tarot, here on Amazon
No matter what our experience level, our Spirits challenge us when we do work in the Otherworlds. We learn basic journey skills in order to discern greater meaning in our lives, to go on fact-finding missions, and to strengthen our creative problem-solving skills when dealing with upcoming issues in our past, present, and future.

However, journey work is never simple, and our Spirits will challenge us many times. We are constantly provided with "tests" that help us to more effectively perceive Truth, metaphor, symbolism, and grow our emotional intelligence. These comprise the symbolic language of the Otherworlds, and help us to become more fluent in "heart-seeing" versus visual perception.

Sometimes, our Spirits will block our perception of something until we are ready. Some information is so profound, so awe-inspiring, that once we learn of it, it can give us the catalyst necessary to inspire change, transformation, and growth. We are always trying to prepare ourselves for Change by making ourselves ready, willing, and able to adapt to new circumstances in our lives (see Miller & Rollnick for more information about creating motivation to change)

Our "blindspots" can provide the information (or lack of understanding) needed to discover what is blocking our own health & happiness. Because blindspots are mostly unknown to us, our work with Spirits helps us to creatively discover the gaps in our self-knowledge and knowledge of the worlds. There are many ways to creatively perceive things when meditating and journeying:
  • Looking at something (a symbol or "blank space") straight on
  • Looking at something with your peripheral vision (looking at it sideways, out of the corner of your inner eye(s))
  • Flipping a symbol or a scene around, rotating 180 or 360 degrees (using spatial relations to perceive the backside of an object)
  • Merging with your Spirit and asking to perceive something through their spirit-eyes
  • Asking your Spirits if you are missing a Truth that you have hidden or buried away from yourself
    • For example, sometimes hidden truths will wear emotional baggage or imagery like armor, and it is up to us to peel back the layers in order to determine the core of the Truth)
    • Sometimes, a price or offering is needed to make an energetic exchange. Ask your spirits if you need to offer something of yourself in order to see Truth.
There are journey prompts that can help you to perceive things in the Otherworlds, especially symbols that are shrouded in darkness:

  1. Visit with your helping spirits and ask to be taken to a place that has Hidden Truth(s). What do you perceive? Do you need to make an exchange in order to see something in its true form?
    1. Is it something you fear?
    2. Is it something that upsets or vexes you?
    3. Is it something you have forgotten?
  2. Ask your helping spirits to take you to a representation of an old wound, one that still slightly hurts, but enough time and space have passed that you can perceive it objectively. Ask to be shown a symbol or metaphor involving a different aspect of the issue or situation. How does this new perspective (seeing past your own "blindspot") create healing?
For those who are not able to drum or rattle for themselves, I have a 15 min video to help you ground, center, and Journey to answer your questions