Showing posts from September, 2015

Arizona adventures, Part One (How I got my ears and tail)

This year marked my second trip to Sedona, AZ (see previous postings within this article).

I was very eager to get out into the desert and along the trails, and to Journey to Coyote and make offerings. I hiked out into the Red Rock State Park, along the Bell Rock trails, and climbed up to almost the top of a high pillar, so that I could look out across the wide expanse.

I made my offerings, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath...
I sent my roots down into the earth through the bottoms of my feet. They connected with the Earth Mother, her fiery heart center, and I drew that loving heat up my roots, up my feet, and into my body. I then stretched my arms up into the sky, and they continued into the atmosphere, further up towards the Sun and the fire in billions of stars. I drew that crackling heat into my crown and down into my body. I opened my senses to the Middle World, and saw the piercing blue sky full of colors, sort of like the rainbows that are at the sides of lens flares. Coyo…

Healing Ceremonies in the Sedona, AZ desert!

During the next two weeks, I will be on retreat in Sedona, AZ. This is my second trip here, as last year was such a life-changing experience (see posts here, here, and here).

The energy of the desert brings a type of healing that I've never experienced anywhere else. With the large amounts of Fire (sun & heat), Air (large, open spaces), and Earth (tough plants and Red Rock), I feel like all of my energy bodies are able to expand out to their full size. There are so few people out here, and I can hike for miles without seeing another soul. This type of "alone-but-not-lonely" vibe helps me to re-connect with all of my spirits, and realign my focus and purpose.

This trip, I want to work with the Spirits of Place (genius loci) for the benefit of my shamanic clients. I am offering a special type of remote healing work: Desert Healing & Soul Retrieval.

This type of individual healing ceremony can be purchased via PayPal online, by selecting a special drop-down option (…

Ancestor Worship

Today is the 5th Anniversary of my father's death.

His death had a profound effect on my life, my own healing work, and my ability to hold the space needed for others to grieve parental deaths. I moved to Maryland and started a new life after his death, and haven't been back to NYC since (although I am terribly homesick).

Miss you Daddy, and wish you were here. What is remembered, lives.

A Tricksy conversation with the Lord of Light, Apollon

Sometimes, I find it difficult to focus and concentrate within shamanic head space, especially if I am Journeying for myself and my own knowledge. Recently, I visited Apollo (Apollon), and he certainly called me on it! It took two different Journeys for me to understand his message...

Artemis met with me and we raced everywhere; running, jumping, skipping up trees, etc. She had the both of us jump up into clouds and sunlight, and then to a large garden that appeared behind the clouds. There were woods that went right up to the garden, and when I looked around, I saw a clearing with some vines, and there Apollon stood. I introduced myself, and he asked me to play some music for him. He showed me his lute, and I began to play. The strings broke. I apologized, and then conjured my violin, and attempted to play for him again. I became more nervous and distracted, and immediately, the strings broke again! He rolled his eyes, invited me to sit down with him, and to calm myself with olives an…