10 October, 2017

Open Shamanic Journey Class in Laurel, MD

Hello Journeyers, old and new!

Welcome to this Open Shamanic Journey group, located in Laurel, Maryland. October's class will be hosted by Neighborhood Acupuncture (parking both on Main Street and behind the building). The topic will be on Ancestors (as we are getting close to Samhain!) 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:

04 October, 2017

October's News

Happy Samhain-tide greetings to you all,

Last month was a doozy; my roommate and I lost her sweet doggie Tater, and it was devastating. The loss occurred the same day as my father's deathday anniversary, which is a strange synchronicity to be sure. That grief, coupled with painful anniversaries (9/11), catastrophic weather (see my YouTube video for a spontaneous ceremony to assist the Oceans), terrorist attacks, the crumbling political climate, a late-summer explosion of pollen, and the constant frenetic pressure from the Planets...just wow. According to some of my dear friends, the energy is continually ramping up: this may just be the New Normal in the physical realms!

We are approaching the Dark of the Year, which can bring a few different types of energies into one's life. Samhain is the Celtic New Year, through the purging of the previous one (note this holiday's occurrence at the end of Harvest Season). Some folks find this time of year difficult, due to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). increased responsibility within families (i.e., Holiday Season), large bills, etc. The biggest supports that can help folks through these stressors are Grounding & Centering (daily if you can do it, but definitely weekly if you can't find the time), sharing Spiritual Community (Witchvox can sometimes be helpful), and growing relationships in the Otherworlds (via classes and workshops). This is also a time for Shadow Work and self-healing, as well as refocusing on your personal goals.

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

12 September, 2017

Online Ceremony to Heal the Waters & Weather Patterns of the World (Hurricane Irma)

A few days ago, I woke up, shot out of bed, got dressed, made coffee, and set up my healing room space. Terrible dream images of weather patterns, tentacled thought-forms, and overwhelming pain lingered in my mind, and I grabbed my drum to fight.

This video ceremony is the result of answering the Call to help the Spirits. Small, quick ceremonies like this can build momentum the more they are watched & practiced; what will you do to help?

30 August, 2017

Overwhelming Energies of August

I can't believe August is just about over. From camping trips to workshops and grand healing ceremonies, this has been a doozy of a month!
Tired moose! (from WikiCommons)
The frenetic & chaotic energy also seemed to extend out into the macrocosm. Racist marches (Charlottesville), terrorist attacks (Spain), and catastrophic weather (Hurricane Harvey) have been almost overwhelming to witness. Even the astrological weather has been terrible (how many planets are in retrograde now?).

It has been very hard to keep hope strong, especially against the pain of #TowerTimes (and also #DevilTimes, for those that work with Tarot).

I am reminded of my favorite anime, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
"All is One and One is All.
Every little bit that we do to influence our microcosm shifts the macrocosm. I want to support this energy, and support all of you doing the hard work, too.

Here are some articles that have helped me to stay focused, adapt to the ever-changing energetic tides, and know when to join Coyote in "going to ground" and staying at home to rest:
If you find yourself struggling with emotional pain, trauma, confusion, and a lack of hope, email me

We will get through these times together!

21 July, 2017

Upcoming Public Shamanic Healing Ceremony in Frederick, MD

On Sunday, August 20th, there will be an open public Shamanic Healing Ceremony in Frederick, Maryland. The ceremony will take place in the Tan Building, located at Cricket Manor, a lovely historic farmstead just west of downtown Frederick. This ceremony will offer a range of healing modalities, including Soul Retrieval, Reiki, crystal healing, sacred woods, plants & herbs, TCM Energy Medicine, etc., from 6-7 different professional healers. A large healing grid will be set up in the center of the floor, and attendees will sit in a circle around this main area. Each healer will make their way around the room, providing healing, emotional support, deep insight, Helping Spirit Retrieval, and divination (if needed).

Here are the details:

  • When: Sunday, August 20th, from 11am to around 3pm. Please be on time and at your spot no later than 10:55am, as introductions/explanations will begin promptly at 11am!
  • Where: Cricket Manor (5301-C Shookstown Road in Frederick)
  • Cost: $80 flat rate per attendee, paid via PayPal (this is a fully pre-paid event, you must pay in advance, as we sell out quickly!)
  • What to bring: A comfortable seat cushion, yoga mat, camp chair, etc., as we will be on a concrete floor (there will be AC, huzzah!). A journal and pen/pencil, to write down what different healers may tell you. There will also be a range of books about Helping Spirits, crystals, etc. to write down any insights that these may provide, as you wait your turn for your next healing. Finally, bring food and drink, as there will be a social meet & greet directly after the ceremony ends, where both healers and attendees can share meals, stories, etc!
  • How to prepare for ceremony: A public group healing ceremony is much different from a private individual ceremony, but there are some overlapping similarities. This article may provide some insights, as well as links to other articles on Soul Retrieval and shamanic healing.

My fellow healers and I look forward to working with you, and growing our Community!

30 June, 2017

Dreams about my Dad

Bittersweet dreams of Dad this morning...
I remember arriving back in Flushing (Queens) after a long day of psych clients. I had gotten off the 7 train, and I was walking around my old neighborhood, observing how it had changed for the summer months. NYC in summer is full of Magic, and I miss my hometown greatly...
I had run up the stairs towards the apt on Parsons & Sandford, and saw that the second set of white granite steps had been replaced with a giant community altar, done in the Central American style. Neighbors were placing their wrapped packages inside a carved-out section (similar to the Maya wrapped offering bundles), and I began searching through my purse to add my own offerings. All I had was loose change, and I left two different offerings within the small cache.
After that, I stood up, walked around the crowd, and continued up to the apt. I went through the outer door (never locked), and tried to find my keys for 1-G. They had broken off, and I remember feeling annoyance and disappointment, which brought me into full consciousness in my dream.
Dad was dead, what was living in our apartment?
As I looked closer at the door, I realized that it had been taken off its hinges and reversed. The outer door was now inside, and the deadbolt on the inside was replaced with a new lock. I knocked, not sure of what would happen...
Dad answered the door, and I burst into tears.
He looked amazing. His beer belly was gone, he was standing up straight, hair brushed, wearing a nice sweater with his stonewashed jeans (80's forever, ha ha!). And no nicotine stains on his fingers!
He waved me in quickly, and suddenly I had a suitcase with me. I went to my old bedroom to put it down, but it had been changed into a hospital room with numerous patients bedridden, watching TV. Faceless nurses moved among them, administering meds. Two female supervisors (?), a mother-daughter couple, were in charge of the apartment/now hospital, and they had done amazing things to help my Dad heal from alcoholism, nicotine addiction, depression, and Soul Loss.
I had nowhere to put my suitcase, so all I could do was witness the hustle and bustle of this Afterlife Healing Center.
When alive, Dad attempted to be a Warrior, but Vietnam broke him. He found purpose in becoming a Healer instead (nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering), before switching to Federal Post Office work. I am so very comforted by the fact that After Death, he is working hard to make sure that other Souls are healing, too.
I miss him so damn much, and I wish that he could have pulled through his alcoholic depression and lived longer. He died when I was 29 years old, way too damn young, and it has forever changed my life. It is bittersweet to see him helping and healing others, opening his home to them, because it's exactly what he tried to do in Life (when he had the capacity for it).

Time to pop open a beer and dedicate it to Him; for his healing and his hard work.

Henry Butke (c) Monika Healing Coyote, 2017

Love you Dad

28 June, 2017

15 minute shamanic drumming video now online!

In the past 2-3 years of teaching shamanic journeying techniques, many of my students have asked for a recorded version of the Pathworking used in classes.

Longer drumming journeys will be recorded soon, but here is a short 15-minute video to help folks Journey at home:

If you are in the Washington DC/DelMarVa area, I would love to work with you in class! Email me today, and I'll add you to my roster (also available via Facebook). For those that aren't local, email me anyways, and I will help you find a teacher local to you (i.e., shamanic referral process).