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Sacred Space Conference: a great opportunity for spiritual learning!

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One of my absolute favorite Spirituality Conferences is the Sacred Space Conference, held every year in the Laurel, MD area, near then end of winter.



This conference is very special, in that it is one of the only conferences on the East Coast of the United States that is geared toward Intermediate-to-Advanced "seekers of knowledge." It also has a heavy shamanic-focus, with numerous rituals, classes, and dances to increase everyone's relationship to Spirits.

This will be my fourth year attending, and my second year presenting. Last year I presented on the similarities & differences between Spiritual Experiences and Mental Illness. This year, I am putting together a presentation on the Old Man Himself, Coyote:
Healing through Laughter: An Introduction to Coyote – Monika Lonely Coyote: Coyote has been called many things during his countless years in the Americas; Trickster, Foolish One, Distraction, Ruiner, etc. Very few know of him as Healer. In this workshop, attendees…

Adjunct Teacher Status

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Wahoo! I've reached adjunct teacher status within my "alma mater": Gryphons Grove School of Shamanism.

If you go to the Teachers Page, I'm the third one down!

Obviously, I am very excited and very thankful to be able to expand my teaching skills in this way, and I look forward to meeting all sort of new shamanic people in the Greater DC area!

Hail!


Translation of Spirit Speak is NOT EASY

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I love talking with different shamanic healers, and comparing notes on how we interact with Spirits.

There are different philosophies and training systems regarding Spirit Communication, and Ivo Dominguez, jr has a wonderful tome that addresses some of them (Spirit Speak is the title).

In my own interactions with the different worlds, I've learned that the greater amount of "base vocabulary, concepts, ideas, etc." that I have in my head, the greater I can "translate" what Spirits are trying to say.

For example, I have studied human and animal psychology, emotional intelligence, and mental health for at least 15 years. So any time that a Spirit, Ancestor, God, or the like wants to communicate an emotional message to a client, it seems to get through very clearly. However, I have only a very basic understanding of physical/body functions, and so sometimes messages get garbled... I can see the blockages surrounding an area, and will suggest that a client ask a med…

Public Healing Ceremony & Crystal Grid (LATE POST)

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Back in January, my fellow healers and I worked for the DC/Maryland Community at a Public Healing Ceremony (see this previous post).

Over 30 people attended, via Skype, in-person, and remotely (via photographs); and six different healers worked throughout the room. The room was set up in such a way that each client received healing from at least 4 people throughout the day (we overlapped many clients, in order to make sure all had consistent access to the compassionate Helping Spirits).

 Our dear organizer, Caroline Kenner, was instrumental in creating one of the most powerful and beautiful healing Crystal Grids I have ever witnessed.

A large vortex of energy was centered around the large crystal in the middle of the grid. This assisted all of the healers in removing energetic blockages easily, and the vortex led to a world of Helping Spirits that transmuted the blockages into neutral energy.

There were also grids-within-grids. A Past-Life grid was set up at one end of the room:

While…