26 June, 2014

Healing the Lower Three Chakras (Upcoming Crystal Healing Class)

The next Crystal Healing class is on Sunday, July 6th (from 11am to 4pm).

In the classical 7-chakra system, the first three chakras are the Root, the Sacral, and the Power (solar plexus) chakras.

In working with all the chakras of the body, these three are the ones that usually have the most energy blockages (both self-imposed and from growing up in general American capitalist society).

(from a Ritual to Heal the Lower Chakras, Sacred Space 2014)
There are many numerous websites, books, lectures, etc. given on the Chakra system, and I encourage you to explore them for your own knowledge. But here's a few notes on what I have learned about them during Healing Appointments: 

Root
  • This chakra, located around the base of the spine, usually spins with a bright, deep red color. It is responsible for one's connection to the Earth, to Society at large, and to Family and Community. "Connection" is the buzzword that I usually associate with this chakra.
  • Blockages in this chakra directly affect the entire Energetic Body, and especially the chakra "tube" itself along the spine. If you have blockages here, your whole system can be thrown out of alignment.
Sacral
  • This chakra, located just above the sexual organs (located just below the hips in the center of the body, similar to the Dahn Jon area), spins with a beautiful sunset-orange color. It is responsible for the physical characteristics of sex and pleasure, as well as creativity, childbirth/rearing, and "what one puts out into the world that will survive beyond death."
  • Blockages in this chakra affect one's comfortability with pleasure/passion, out-of-the-box thinking, pregnancy issues, physical issues with secondary sex characteristics, and "giving birth to something in the physical world" (whether it's a child, a book, art, photography, journals, etc.).
Power
  • The power/solar plexus chakra is located near the sternum, and also sort of near the diaphragm muscles (the ones that power your lungs when you sing). It spins with a bright sunny yellow, and I've learned that Sulphur crystals have the closest approximation to the color. 
  • It is responsible for one's Personal Power (in relationships, in work settings, in Society, etc.) and it is usually strong in those that work with Trickster Energies (persons who are not afraid to be embarrassed and/or laugh at themselves, no matter how serious/important the situation). This chakra is also responsible for effective and strong boundaries when engaging in any sort of exchange with another person or entity.
  • Sadly, it is the one most often attacked by others because of Envy, Jealousy, Hatred, Privilege, and self-inflicted feelings of negativity and despair.

These chakras are the foundation of a Healthy Energetic Body, and can be the foundation of a healthy physical body.

If you are interested in Healing these particular chakras, please attend the next Healing Ceremony on July 6th, from 11am - 4pm, in Ashton, MD (located near Silver Spring, MD). The cost is only $40 for the full five-hour ceremony & class, and the benefits are substantial.

Looking forward to meeting you there!

18 June, 2014

Musings on balancing shamanic work and daily grind

I am amazed at how my practice has blossomed in just two years.

Back in 2012, I graduated from Caroline Kenner's Two Year Program at Gryhpons Grove, and began receiving individual clients at my home. From that moment, I felt like a beacon had been turned on over this website, and my practice has expanded to Group Healing Rituals, Crystal Ceremonies, Soul Retrieval classes, House Clearings/Blessings, and presenting at Spirituality Conferences. I work at home and travel to Delaware, Virgina, DC, and Maryland. My use of Skype allows me to work internationally with clients.

I love doing this work, and I love working with others (and their own Helping Spirits) for healing and connection.

However, I am quickly becoming booked for 3-4 weeks out, and while this is fantastic, I want to learn how to re-balance everything and keep room open for emergency shamanic appointments.

In talking with friends and peers, as well as pulling Tarot Cards and Runes, I've discovered that working 60+ hours per week in the mental health field is no longer feasible for me. Especially as I'm inching towards 15 hours a week for my shamanic practice (can you imagine working 75+ hour workweeks?! No wonder I'm out of balance!). I think I need to reduce my workload in mental health in order to increase my flexibility in scheduling shamanism appointments.

But, it is a terrifying prospect to willfully reduce a steady paycheck in this current economy, and hope that enough balance is retained to be able to pay bills and afford groceries.

Fellow Healers, Ritualists, Astrologists, and Spiritualists: What would you do? What have you done? How do you make it work? How do you find balance?

05 June, 2014

Group Healing Ceremony on Sunday June 22nd!

Hello dear readers!

I've worked with many of you for Healing, and I wanted to inform you of a great opportunity in a few weeks.

On Sunday, June 22nd, I and my fellow Healers will be hosting and facilitating a giant Group Healing Ceremony (similar to this one back in January 2014).

This ceremony is incredible-- a large Crystal Grid is created in the center of an Octagon Room, and each participant brings a camp chair or a mat to sit on (around the center grid). There are between 3-5 healers, and we each work our way around the room, singing songs, performing Soul Retrieval, Chakra Alignments, Energetic "Tune Ups,"  and Intrusion Removal. Each participant is seen by at least 3 healers, if not more.

After ~2.5 hours of healing, it's time to EAT!

Both participants and Healers scarf down food, chat, mingle, and try to process the amazing work that just happened. Stories are shared, and everyone is supported in the work.

Sound amazing? Want to join us?

Please email either me (LonelyCoyote@healingcoyote "dot" com) or Caroline Kenner (mythkenner@aol "dot" com) and we can give you instructions.

This is a first-come, first served Healing Ceremony, and we have to close registrations at ~30 participants.

If you have a PayPal account, you can secure your reservation with a payment of $100 to healing@summary.net  (you will need to login to PayPal and click on "Send Money" to send a payment to that email address)!

Different healers charge a range of fees for different spiritual services, and the $100 is a flat fee for admission. You will have the benefit of a whole rainbow of crystals & stones, and healing from at least three different healers, gifted in working within the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual realms of healing!

I look forward to working with all of you soon!

Aaaaaoooooooo!