Showing posts from 2018

Online Shamanic Ceremony for Self-Care/End of 2018 Healing

Glad Yule to all!This past Monday, I facilitated an online healing ceremony, the last one of 2018. There were some interesting bits, such as time dilation (we worked together for 2 hours, whoa!) and frozen electronics, but the video has been rendered and uploaded toYouTube.

This past Summer, almostevery single planetary body in our Solar System went Retrogradewith its movements and its energies. During this period of intense pressure, many magical and spiritual folks noticed that their personal coping skills no longer worked as effectively. As the Summer season transitioned into Autumn and Winter, this painful pattern continued.

When we are not able to release old energies, work with our coping skills, or complete effective self-care, ourFlight/Fight/Freeze responsewithin our brains remains permanentlyon. With the passage of time, this can have extremely detrimental effects on our psychosomatic health, our trust and faith in ourselves, and our hope in a loving Universe.

This ceremony add…

December Greetings!

Happy wintry blessings to you,

Welcome to the newsletter for this holiday season! Below, you'll find information about upcoming workshop intensives, the last online healing ceremony of 2018, my Facebook Events Page, my YouTube Channel of recorded healing ceremonies, and more. 

Our year of shamanic classes, both Open and Advanced level, ended with a party on Sunday December 2nd. We shared a horde of delicious pot-luck food, and paused our conversations for a 30-min lesson on working with drums and rattles in order to power one's own Journeywork. It was a wonderful celebration of the difficult inner work with our Spirits, and a safe space to share magical stories with the community that has grown to support us all!
I spent a great deal of the summer and autumn months teaching in new locations, and helping to clear out & bless centers of healing (i.e., yoga studios, acupuncture clinics, etc.). The work has inspired a few articles for the future, so stay tuned to this blog!
Many f…

Evaluating Healers: ethics, genuineness, and skill level

At least 3 or 4 times a month, I'm asked to evaluate the skill level and effectiveness of other healers, shamans,and alternative practitioners. As our nation begins to accept more magical & spiritual forms of healing, the general public needs a way to evaluate the practitioners they work with.

I maintain the hope that many of us do this work for our communities in order to help others with a high level of professionalism and ethics. But, just as there are predatory & manipulative persons in every occupation, the healing community also has its predators, manipulators, thieves, sexual offenders, and other types of disingenuous folks.
Many clients seek out healers that are complete strangers to them. Alternative healing communities function on reputation, but it can be difficult to know a healer's reputation without testimonials and reviews. Here are a few questions that have helped me evaluate other practitioners, when I am seeking out my own healing, and when referring cl…

Venus in Retrograde, and the power of Rage

Welcome to 40 days and 40 nights of Venus Retrograde !
The major theme during this transformation process is RAGE, especially the empowering aspects of rage. Anger is a difficult emotion for many people, as it signals a boundary crossing by a person, place, thing, or idea. Very few of us received good role-modeling on how to communicate our anger effectively, and those deficits have cause major issues on a personal, community, and global level. 

Many victims of abuse have come forward to speak their truth regarding their traumatic experiences, and to role model the change needed in our nation. Each day, the processing and understanding of these truths slowly shifts the emotions and thoughts of the general public. Although many of us feel burnt out by the evils of unequal power dynamics, this slow & gradual changing of the collective is the transformational process our world has needed. 

If you are interested in knowing more, especially with Venus working her way through Scorpio, plea…

Planetary retrograde energies of Spring/Summer/Fall 2018

Happy September to you all,

For those of you who were unable to join us for the live ceremony this past 30 August 2018, you're in luck! The recording is both available on Facebook and YouTube, as well as archived videos of all previous healing ceremonies.
This ceremony had a much different tone, feel, and magical purpose as compared to the Summer Solstice Ceremony The world experienced HUGE shifts, as seven of the nine planetary bodies all ended up moving retrograde at the same time! Many of us struggled with coping skills, extreme shifts in mood, low energy levels, higher-impact from regular stressors in our lives, and some great difficulties with our reality-testing, both in this Middleworld and the Otherworlds. Folks who struggled with PTSD and other trauma-related disorders reported feeling as though there symptoms went way up, and that the sensory memories felt like they just happened. I too experienced this, as I have felt the nightmares of parental death, September 11th, an…

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:

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 stre…

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.

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…

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, a…

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!


Suicide in the United States

Whatever you are going through, whatever you are dealing with, please remember that #mentalillnessis 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 cri…

Upcoming Sound Healing Shamanic Online Ceremony June 19th!

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:, with the amazing 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!
Go to "Monika Healing Coyote Shamanism" and ensure that you have "Liked" my Page.On Monday ev…

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/Questio…

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:

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!

Online Earth Day Healing Ceremony

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:

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:
Go to "Monika Healing Coyote Shamanism" and ensure that you have "Liked" my Page.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 roo…

Perceiving in the Darkness

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 our…

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!
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…

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.


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!
Go to "Monika Healing Coyote Shamanism" and ensure that you have "Liked" my Page.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. At 6pm, I w…

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 tha…