Happy Anniversary to Monika Lonely Coyote Shamanism!

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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!


  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.

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


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