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!

2 comments:

  1. They all sound like great goals, but I'm most excited by the idea of the book. It is much needed. I'm also trying to figure out if I can possibly make it to Dolores' workshop. Sadly, I suspect not. It's a busy time.

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  2. Congrats on making it through your first year as a full-time shamanic healer!

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