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:

28 October, 2017

Usui Reiki I Attunement on November 5th

(from WikiCommons)
The "laying-on of hands" is a healing technique found in many cultures, especially those with large populations and limited healthcare resources. As the United States continues to struggle with its own political machinations surrounding health insurance, many people are adding complimentary alternative healing techniques that support western medical care (i.e., acupuncture, massage therapy, shamanism, etc.).  

Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing, re-discovered by Master Usui Mikao in March 1922. Although there are many forms of Reiki, Master Usui's methods are most often taught cross-culturally. His hope was to encourage all people to learn self-healing techniques through Reiki energy work, in order to support a holistic-style of medical care world-wide. In this form of Reiki, tradition and lineage are the basis of Attunements (the process by which Reiki energy is "opened" in another person), in addition to lectures and teachings of technique.

This Reiki I Attunement class is open to all interested attendees. The cost is $30, which can be paid online or via cash/check in person (held in Columbia, Maryland). The workshop will give an overview of the history, Japanese tradition/culture, techniques, and address cultural exchange/cultural appropriation issues. Attunements will be given to attendees, as well as guidance for self-healing and the ethical healing of others (both human and animal).

(Monika Healing Coyote received her Master/Teacher Level Attunement in June 2012, with the following Lineage: Sue Yarnes, William Lee Rand, Diane McCumber, Arthur Robertson, Ishikura Iris, Takata Hawayo, Hayashi Chujiro, Sensei Usui Mikao).