28 August, 2015

Upcoming Workshop with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki in October!

New Seed Sanctuary, based in Philadelphia, PA, is hosting Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki for an intensive weekend workshop!

I will be attending the full weekend, to learn more about the Otherworlds and traveling there by the Second Road. This weekend functions like a "Continuing Education Credits" intensive, and I am always empowered and energized when working with her.

Hope to see you there too!

from New Seed Santuary

19 August, 2015

Individual Healing Appointment Room

In working with new shamanic clients, I try to allay any fears and anxieties that they may have. I am very open about my process, and I provide education about the type of healing that is often inspired by an individual healing session.

While this is helpful, sometimes pictures do more than my words can.

(c) Lonely Coyote, 2015
 This is an image of part of my Healing Room. Clients are encouraged to lay on the comfy mattress (if able), on top of the White-tailed Deer pelt (Deer helps encourage transformation). Of course, Coyote has his pelt near the feet of the client, to help steady him/her, and to tell me if I'm missing anything while I'm rattling.

I use a sturdy "butt cushion" while working crossed-legged. My knees can no longer take sitting on the hard ground for long periods of time (2-3 hours), and so that particular butt cushion has saved me from many sore joints and muscles!

(c) Lonely Coyote, 2015
This image shows many of the crystals, stones, Runes, rattle, drum, and other tools I use for working with clients. My right hand powers my visions with the sound of the rattle and the drum, while my left hand works healing and magic. I sit facing the client, who is on the mat, and everything I need is directly to the left of me.

The rest of my Healing Room is covered in statues, paintings, altars, prayer flags, candles, bones, masks, certificates, awards, degrees, books, and ritual garb. So many things represent different types of Spirits, their energies, and their offerings.

I love having a dedicated Healing Room in which to work, and I love helping new clients feel comfortable and welcome within the space!

Do you have a sacred room in your home? How about a special corner of a room with a dedicated altar? Do your pets react to the energy in it?

02 August, 2015

Happy Anniversary to Monika Lonely Coyote Shamanism!

(c) 2012-2015, Lonely Coyote
I did it! I made it one whole year as a full-time shamanic healer (and three years since opening my practice)!

Yesterday, I performed a solitary ritual, to honor and thank all the Helping Spirits who have worked with me (and worked with my clients). I follow a Druid path in my personal spirituality, and offerings are a large part of the celebratory work that I do with the Kindred (Ancestors, Nature Spirits, and Shining Ones).

I've written about the types of offerings I enjoy giving in a previous blog article. For this ritual, I gave to the Ocean Conservancy (hail Manannan Mac Lir!), Defenders of Wildlife (hail Nature Spirits!), and the Sierra Club (hail the human advocates for Earth Mother!).

Once offerings were completed, I began a Journey to meet with all the Spirits, and to get guidance on my next 12 months of full time shamanism.  Many things were private, but quite a few lessons were discussed, as well as goals for the following year:
  • Growing my own knowledge and skills through "continuing education credits" such as workshops, lectures, etc.
  • Sharing my insights with the greater public at large (more than just blogging)
    • Setting up mini-meditations on YouTube 
  • Teaching through professional presentations
  • Online shamanic study courses (and creating a monthly working group)
  • Preparing for Teacher Training with Sandra Ingerman
    • Currently on a waitlist, but things may move quickly if I remain flexible in the next year!
  • Working with other healers and setting up regular self-healing sessions
    • All healers need to work on their own healing, and I am hoping to establish some wonderful reciprocal relationships!
  • Outlining and writing The Book, about the differences between mental illness and spiritual experiences. 
    • Of all the goals, this one intimidates and excites me the most...
Lots of new things coming up, and a great way to follow is to both watch this space, and visit my Facebook Page, too!