17 August, 2018

We survived the Planetary Retrogrades (online healing ceremony)!

On Thursday, August 30th, at 7pm, I will be hosting an Online Healing Ceremony via FB Live, to celebrate something that all of us share:

WE SURVIVED THE RETROGRADE SEASON!

This summer has been particularly tricky, especially here in the Mid-Atlantic region. The climate/weather seemed to mirror the movements of the planets (seven of the nine went retrograde, sheesh!), with a very wet/humid/flooded summer, major barometric pressure changes each day, and the constant anxiety/hatred/fear that is projected onto the Washington, D.C. area. There are numerous articles about what the planets have been doing, and how it affects us energetically (see bottom of this post), but most of us can agree that there has been an incredible amount of intra-psychic pressure within our systems! This healing ceremony will help to clear any residual energetic backlog, provide comfort, support, and power retrieval. 

This event is open to everyone, and all you need is a WiFi- or data-enabled device in which to stream the audio/video feed. To ensure that you receive updates and instructions, please mark yourself as "Going" on this event!

For those who have not participated in a FB Live event before, the steps are easy!


  1. Go to "Monika Healing Coyote Shamanism" and ensure that you have "Liked" my Page.
  2. On Thursday evening, prepare yourself to participate in your own healing & power/energy retrieval. Whatever you need to do to feel comfortable in your room/home/space, do it. Pajamas, tea, a small snack, snuggling a pet or stuffed animal, turning the cell phone off, etc. Many folks like to take notes as the Ceremony progresses, and to write down any insights that come during the healing process. 
  3. At 7pm, I will begin the Live event, and Facebook will immediately notify all persons who have marked "Going", and have "Liked" my Page, that I am going live.
  4. Click on the Notification, and a video screen will open up for you to experience the Healing Ceremony.
I am offering this Healing Ceremony during the period of time when most of the faster-moving planets in our Solar System have started to move directly forward once again (one or two may still be retrograde until mid-September).

Finally, I am asking for a small donation from each participant for this work; a minimum of $11 (which can be paid via PayPal towards my email address: lonelycoyote@healingcoyote.com , or use the link here).

I can't wait to work with you all, and break through the constraints of space & time for Healing!

Astrological Weather: https://www.findyourfate.com/astrology/year2018/2018-planetretrogrades.html

02 August, 2018

August news!

Happy Lughnasadh to you all,

Welcome to the news for this month! Here, you'll find information about upcoming classes, my Facebook Events Page, my YouTube Channel of recorded healing ceremonies, and more.

Yesterday was a huge milestone for me and for Healing Coyote Shamanismmy 4 year anniversary of becoming a full-time shaman! Wahoo! It's been the most difficult, rewarding, inspiring, and life-changing work I've ever done (even with working in public mental health and law enforcement for many years!), and I hope to maintain this momentum and continue to grow in my work.


(c) Monika Healing Coyote, 2016
How's everyone doing with the incredible amount of psychic pressure from the major retrograde movements and eclipses these past few months? I've been trying to stay abreast of things with this PDF file, but it has been quite overwhelming...whew! Near the end of the month, when most of the planets move forward again, I hope to create an "End of Retrograde Season" online ceremony, via FB Live. Stay tuned for more details!
 

Recently, I started to compile a listing of different local & trusted spiritual practitioners, retail stores, online diviners, and alternative healers. They will be featured each month in my newsletter, to help create a true "Spiritual Treatment Team" for the public. If you would like to be included, please respond with your business information!

As always, for those that are interested in mentoring, divination, house clearings, and/or personal healing appointments, I have numerous open days during the week, and some weekend slots still open; I'd love to work with you to create a personal and individual ceremony.

I am looking forward to working with everyone this month, and I'm excited to help folks grow their relationships with their Helping Spirits. Have a great few weeks, and see ya'll soon!


(c) Monika Healing Coyote, 2017
Aaaaaaaooooooo,
Monika Healing Coyote

05 July, 2018

July news & workshops

Happy hot July to you all,

Welcome to the newsletter for this month! Below, you'll find information about upcoming classes, my Facebook Events Page, my YouTube Channel of recorded healing ceremonies, and more.

The major spiritual impetus for this month is the Wacky Wild Astrology of July! Five planets appear to be Retrograde (Rx) this month, with Mercury Rx occurring on the 26th. Add to this a New Moon Eclipse on the 12th, and we may all be feeling quite overwhelmed! My dear friend Diotima has written a lovely and inspiring article about the energies of the next two months, and I know that I'll be re-reading it often!
 

Recently, I started to compile a listing of different local & trusted spiritual practitioners, retail stores, online diviners, and alternative healers. Please keep your eyes open for an additional email from me this month (and if you would like to be added, please let me know!).

As always, for those that are interested in mentoring, divination, house clearings, and/or personal healing appointments, I have numerous open days during the week, and some weekend slots still open; I'd love to work with you to create a personal and individual ceremony.

I am looking forward to working with everyone this month, and I'm excited to help folks grow their relationships with their Helping Spirits. Have a great few weeks, and see ya'll soon!

Aaaaaaaooooooo,
Monika Healing Coyote

20 June, 2018

Sacred Sound Healing Ceremony (Midsummer 2018)

Hello all!

The online Summer Solstice Sound Healing Shamanic Ceremony was a wondrous success! Although the video quality isn't as clear as other uploads, the ceremony was powerful and instructive.

We learned about sacred chants from different cultures, invocations to deities, sacred prayer songs (Ragas) in Hindu/Vedic traditions, and worked with both Coyote and The Morrighan to transmute the pain/trauma of our world, give voice to the grief of those who aren't being witnessed, and support & heal ourselves for the Summer ahead.

Please enjoy this video, and refer back to it when you need healing for yourself, others, and/or want to provide healing to the greater world!

Aaaaaaoooooo!


08 June, 2018

Suicide in the United States

(shared from numerous websites, unknown image creator)
Whatever you are going through, whatever you are dealing with, please remember that #mentalillness is Not Your Fault, your thoughts are not always true/rational (your brain can lie to you, if you don't have the coping skills to recognize it), and that Willpower Doesn't Solve Suicidal Thinking!
I am a firm believer in the power of All Medicines, both Shamanic and Psychiatric, to help manage and support #mentalhealth. Having a full treatment team backing you up is a wonderful way to help you to not feel alone.
The hardest thing to do is to convince yourself to Ask for Help (you are not "being a bother", "faking it", and/or "making a big deal out of nothing".) Suicidal depression is very alienating, and the brain chemistry will bring up all sorts of thoughts to increase your dissociation and disconnection.
I will NEVER victim-blame you, gaslight you, or judge you for what you are feeling/experiencing. I will witness your pain, your trauma, and your crisis, and Not Be Afraid (in fact, we can be "in the muck" together). I can help with some reality-testing of your emotions, and if needed, we can seek out additional support together (it helps to have an advocate who understands the mental health system in the States).
I see you, I am with you, I love you.

02 June, 2018

Upcoming Sound Healing Shamanic Online Ceremony June 19th!

(c) Monika Healing Coyote, 2015
On Tuesday, June 19th, I will be hosting an Online Healing Ceremony via FB Live. Recently, I attended an intensive Sound Healing/Shamanic Medicine Melodies Workshop in NYC (part of this program: https://www.opencenter.org/sound), with the amazing Silvia Nakkach (https://www.opencenter.org/silvia-nakkach). Much of my shamanic healing work involves sound, rhythm, chants, invocations, and sacred songs. This ceremony will be a continuation of the specialized work that I do, both for the greater healing of all participants, and for the Earth Mother.

This event is open to everyone, and all you need is a WiFi- or data-enabled device in which to stream the audio/video feed. To ensure that you receive updates and instructions, please login to Facebook and mark yourself as "Going" on the event!

For those who have not participated in a FB Live event before, the steps are easy!

  1. Go to "Monika Healing Coyote Shamanism" and ensure that you have "Liked" my Page.
  2. On Monday evening, prepare yourself to participate in both your own and the Earth's healing. Whatever you need to do to feel comfortable in your room/home/space, do it. Pajamas, tea, a small snack, turning the cell phone off, etc. Many folks like to take notes as the Ceremony progresses, and to write down any insights that come during the healing process. 
  3. At 7pm, I will begin the Live event, and Facebook will immediately notify all persons who have marked "Going", and have "Liked" my Page, that I am going live.
  4. Click on the Notification, and a video screen will open up for you to experience the Healing Ceremony.

I am offering this Healing Ceremony during the holiday of Midsummer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer), and will be working closely with the Earth Mother, the Spirits of Nature, and our own cultural deities & spirits!

Finally, I am asking for a small donation from each participant for this work; a minimum of $11 (which can be paid via PayPal towards my email address: lonelycoyote@healingcoyote.com , or use this link).

I can't wait to work with you all, and break through the constraints of space & time for Healing!

05 May, 2018

Beltaine Season Blessings!

Happy May greetings to you all,

Welcome to Summer in the Northern Hemisphere! In this mini-post, you'll find information about upcoming classes, my Facebook Events Page, my YouTube Channel of recorded healing ceremonies, and more.
 

This past April 23rd, I hosted another Online Healing Ceremony, via Facebook Live (event information posted here). The ceremony focused on healing our Earth Mother, and remembering our inter-dependent relationships with Her. She spoke some powerful words during the Ceremony, helping us to recognize our apathy and disconnection, but gave of her healing love to helps us regain our creative fire, faith, and hope.
 
The classes for this month are next Sunday and the last Sunday. The Open Journey class will be hosted by Neighborhood Acupuncture in Laurel, on the 13th, and the Advanced Level class will be held at my home in Columbia on the 27th. Our topics include working with Sacred Mother Goddesses of different cultures, and using Creative Problem-Solving/Questioning Skills in order to clarify information received from the Otherworlds.

Additionally, for those who have received their Usui Reiki I attunement/certification, I will be teaching Usui Reiki II on Monday, May 28th. This is a full 8-hour class, and we will be learning three symbols for Power, Emotional Healing, and Distance Healing. If you are interested in learning about this type of healing work and cultural exchange (this system originated in Japan & Tibet), please contact me!

As always, for those that are interested in mentoring, divination, house clearings, and/or personal healing appointments, I have numerous open days during the week, and some weekend slots still open; I'd love to work with you to create a personal and individual ceremony.

I am looking forward to working with everyone this month, and I'm excited to help folks grow their relationships with their Helping Spirits. Have a great few weeks, and see ya'll soon!

Aaaaaaaooooooo,
Monika Healing Coyote

(x-posted from this month's Newsletter)

26 April, 2018

Earth Day Shamanic Healing Ceremony

This past Monday, the online community gathered in order to work healing for our Earth Mother. A powerful Grid was created, with stones, crystals, staves, sacred woods, and feathers:

(c) Healing Coyote, 2018
(c) Healing Coyote, 2018
(c) Healing Coyote, 2018
The live ceremony was recorded, and is available on both Facebook via my Page, and YouTube. This ceremony of healing was created with the intent to witness the Truth of the Earth Mother's words, to gift her with healing, and to receive healing in return (and grow our interdependent relationships). Space & Time are funny concepts in ritual space, and so this healing work will be effective whenever or wherever the ceremony is viewed:


I honor and thank all those who've attending this ceremony, and I am grateful to the Helping Spirits for this work! Aaaaaoooooooo!

14 April, 2018

Online Earth Day Healing Ceremony

from WikiCommons, public image
On Monday, April 23rd, I will be hosting an Online Healing Ceremony via FB Live. This ceremony is a continuation of the work for our Earth, its Spirits of Nature, and the healing of the climate/weather that continues to have devastating effects for all beings (here's a link to last Sept's ceremony, to help heal the waters of the oceans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyf6JZEDHmI).

This event is open to everyone, and all you need is a WiFi- or data-enabled device in which to stream the audio/video feed. To ensure that you receive updates and instructions, please login to your own Facebook account and mark yourself as "Going" on this event.

For those who have not participated in a FB Live event before, the steps are easy:

  1. Go to "Monika Healing Coyote Shamanism" and ensure that you have "Liked" my Page.
  2. On Monday evening, prepare yourself to participate in both your own and the Earth's healing. Whatever you need to do to feel comfortable in your room/home/space, do it. Pajamas, tea, a small snack, turning the cell phone off, etc. Many folks like to take notes as the Ceremony progresses, and to write down any insights that come during the healing process. 
  3. At 6pm, I will begin the Live event, and Facebook will immediately notify all persons who have marked "Going", and have "Liked" my Page, that I am going live.
  4. Click on the Notification, and a video screen will open up for you to experience the Healing Ceremony.
I am offering this Healing Ceremony during the holiday of Earth Day, and will be working closely with the Earth Mother, the Spirits of Nature, and Weather Spirits for this work.

Finally, I am asking for a small donation from each participant for this work; a minimum of $11 (which can be paid via PayPal towards my email address: lonelycoyote@healingcoyote.com,or use this paypal link).

I can't wait to work with you all, and break through the constraints of space & time for Healing!

29 March, 2018

Perceiving in the Darkness

from the Ostara Tarot, here on Amazon
No matter what our experience level, our Spirits challenge us when we do work in the Otherworlds. We learn basic journey skills in order to discern greater meaning in our lives, to go on fact-finding missions, and to strengthen our creative problem-solving skills when dealing with upcoming issues in our past, present, and future.

However, journey work is never simple, and our Spirits will challenge us many times. We are constantly provided with "tests" that help us to more effectively perceive Truth, metaphor, symbolism, and grow our emotional intelligence. These comprise the symbolic language of the Otherworlds, and help us to become more fluent in "heart-seeing" versus visual perception.

Sometimes, our Spirits will block our perception of something until we are ready. Some information is so profound, so awe-inspiring, that once we learn of it, it can give us the catalyst necessary to inspire change, transformation, and growth. We are always trying to prepare ourselves for Change by making ourselves ready, willing, and able to adapt to new circumstances in our lives (see Miller & Rollnick for more information about creating motivation to change)

Our "blindspots" can provide the information (or lack of understanding) needed to discover what is blocking our own health & happiness. Because blindspots are mostly unknown to us, our work with Spirits helps us to creatively discover the gaps in our self-knowledge and knowledge of the worlds. There are many ways to creatively perceive things when meditating and journeying:
  • Looking at something (a symbol or "blank space") straight on
  • Looking at something with your peripheral vision (looking at it sideways, out of the corner of your inner eye(s))
  • Flipping a symbol or a scene around, rotating 180 or 360 degrees (using spatial relations to perceive the backside of an object)
  • Merging with your Spirit and asking to perceive something through their spirit-eyes
  • Asking your Spirits if you are missing a Truth that you have hidden or buried away from yourself
    • For example, sometimes hidden truths will wear emotional baggage or imagery like armor, and it is up to us to peel back the layers in order to determine the core of the Truth)
    • Sometimes, a price or offering is needed to make an energetic exchange. Ask your spirits if you need to offer something of yourself in order to see Truth.
There are journey prompts that can help you to perceive things in the Otherworlds, especially symbols that are shrouded in darkness:

  1. Visit with your helping spirits and ask to be taken to a place that has Hidden Truth(s). What do you perceive? Do you need to make an exchange in order to see something in its true form?
    1. Is it something you fear?
    2. Is it something that upsets or vexes you?
    3. Is it something you have forgotten?
  2. Ask your helping spirits to take you to a representation of an old wound, one that still slightly hurts, but enough time and space have passed that you can perceive it objectively. Ask to be shown a symbol or metaphor involving a different aspect of the issue or situation. How does this new perspective (seeing past your own "blindspot") create healing?
For those who are not able to drum or rattle for themselves, I have a 15 min video to help you ground, center, and Journey to answer your questions

28 February, 2018

Feb's Solar Eclipse: the spiritual lessons of Aquarius and Leo for self-work

On Friday, Feb 16th, the world welcomed the Asian New Year and a Solar Eclipse, whoa!

from WikiCommons
In preparing for the Open Shamanic Journey class (held on the 18th), I was given the following lesson:

Re-establishing Our Anchor-Point

In last month's lessons, the students and I talked with Saturn and his representatives to help us with our goals for the new year, and to help adjust to the more frantic energies of 2018 (and His movement into Capricorn). 

This month, the lessons were about dealing with overwhelming emotional states, the loss of motivation, the inability for coping skills to be as effective as they once were, increasingly long lists of tasks that we can never complete (but feel compelled and impatient to work on), and the inability to balance our own hierarchy of needs with other's needs... it's been a MONTH.

We learned that the Solar Eclipse of Feb 16th mimicked the energies of the Solar Eclipse of August 2017. Any issues that weren't' healed or addressed were now being pushed front and center, and definitely caught many of us by surprise! The hard work and focus of January seemed to be lost underneath the flood of energies of February, and so we looked to the Spirits for guidance for our self-work.

Two signs majorly impacted by the astrological weather were Aquarius (Fixed Air, relationships to the community at large, archetypes, and the super-power of Detachment) and Leo (Fixed Fire, issues of self-worth, personal sovereignty, and the super-power of Banishment (dismissing things that are not truly helpful/fulfilling)).  In learning more about these spiritual energies of healthy detachment and healthy banishment, we discovered how to take away the self-imposed pressure on our lives (expectations of others Are NOT Manifest Reality). We also learned how to bring back our Core Perception of ourselves, which is where personal trust and personal sovereignty begins!

For those who were unable to attend, but are interested in this work, here are the Journey Lessons:
  1. Travel to your Helping Spirit and ask to be shown a issue/situation where you have lost your own detachment. Where have you become too enmeshed in details, outcomes, and your attempts to control?
    1. Ask for help in working with a healthy detachment technique (is it saying "No"to people, places, things, and/or ideas? Is it taking time before responding to a request (12-24 hours)? Is it processing out a demand on your energy/time, either out loud with others or internally via journaling?).
  2. Travel to your Helping Spirit and ask to be shown small-but-constant drains on your own energy. What people, places, things, and/or ideas are not worth your very creative and magical time & attention?
    1. Ask for help in discovering a healthy banishment technique (Is it saying "No" to something more permanently? Is it the spiritual use of the Epic Eyeroll? Is it more objectively understanding the motivations behind an action or issue, and realizing that the data points/outcomes have Nothing To Do With You?)
A few final lessons from Leo, that came through at the end of class:
"If you are Sovereign of your own queendom/kingdom, then you need to develop knowledge of what is needed, what is draining, and what your sacredness is actually about. Once you begin working on that, you can better evaluate things that are 'crossing the moat', crossing your Boundaries, and Banish/dismiss them effectively."
 If you have any questions about the lessons of this month, please contact me! I'd love to have you in class, and/or help mentor you through some difficult lessons in your own life.

05 February, 2018

Recording of live Imbolc online shamanic healing ceremony

Happy Monday, folks!

Last Friday's online healing ceremony was amazing-- there have been over 350 views already!

For those who missed it, or are waiting to make the time for it, here's the recording:

I hope that everyone who experiences the ceremony is able to purge the last of the new year's blahs, receive healing for their body, mind, and Soul, and re-focus on their goals for 2018.

Aaaaoooooooooooo!

02 February, 2018

Happy Imbolc! Online Healing Ceremony TONIGHT

Happy Imbolc, lovely readers!


TONIGHT, I will be hosting an Online Healing Ceremony, via Facebook Live. Last year, I held a similar event, and over 760 people have watched it and witnessed the power of spiritual healing over the medium of the Internet (Here's a link to last year's event: ).

Here are the details to be able to tune in at 6pm EST tonight:

This event is open to everyone, and all you need is a WiFi- or data-enabled device in which to stream the audio/video feed. For those who have not participated in a FB Live event before, the steps are easy!

  1. Go to "Monika Healing Coyote Shamanism" and ensure that you have "Liked" my Page.
  2. On Friday evening, prepare yourself to receive healing. Whatever you need to do to feel comfortable in your room/home/space, do it. Pajamas, tea, a small snack, turning the cell phone off, etc. Many folks like to take notes as the Ceremony progresses, and to write down any insights that come during the healing process. 
  3. At 6pm, I will begin the Live event, and Facebook will immediately notify all persons who have "Liked" my Page, that I am going live.
  4. Click on the Notification, and a video screen will open up for you to experience the Healing Ceremony.

I am offering this Healing Ceremony during the holiday of Imbolc , and will be working closely with Brigid for this work. Brigid is a Celtic Goddess of Healing, Creative Intuition, and Smithcraft, and this holiday is sacred to Her within many Druid and other pagan spiritualities. 

Finally, I am asking for a small donation from each participant for this work; a minimum of $11 (which can be paid via PayPal towards my email address: lonelycoyote@healingcoyote.com ).
 

I can't wait to work with you all, and break through the constraints of space & time for Healing!

18 January, 2018

Mid January Update

On January 1st, we had a Full Moon in Cancer. The energies of this moon felt like returning home, and trying to make safe spaces for oneself. The Moon is very comfortable in the watery sign of Cancer, as it is closely aligned with this sign. It mimics the theme of "energies returning to the center", as Saturn has returned to its home sign of Capricorn. With the recent New Moon in Capricorntoo (this past Tuesday the 16th), January is full of whirling, potentiating energies! We'll dive in and navigate these in class this Sunday, 21st

For those that are interested in expanding their skills and knowledge in the Otherworlds, the next Advanced class on Sunday, 28th will be on visualization/perception, and how to trust those skills when working with one's Helping Spirits.

And coming up in February, there will be another Reiki I attunement class, a free online healing ceremony for Imbolc (keep the evening of Friday, Feb 2nd open!), and more workshops!

As always, for those that are interested in mentoring, divination, house clearings, and/or personal healing appointments, I have numerous open days during the week, and some weekend slots still open; I'd love to work with you to create a personal and individual ceremony.

I am looking forward to working with everyone this month, and I'm excited to help folks grow their relationships with their Helping Spirits. Have a great few weeks, and see ya'll soon!

Aaaaaaaooooooo,
Monika Healing Coyote