30 December, 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 to YouTube.

This past Summer, almost every single planetary body in our Solar System went Retrograde with 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, our Flight/Fight/Freeze response within our brains remains permanently on. 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 addresses these factors, by gently bringing attention to our ineffective coping skills that have distracted us from our physical lives; we are "checking out" instead of recuperating from our stressors. We need to stop using our current knowledge, wisdom, and experiences as the rubric to evaluate our past traumas-- we are setting ourselves up for secondary pain, guilt, and judgement. No matter what, the things that we've done in our past in multiple situations have helped us to survive. By letting go of our shame, we are able to actually catch our breath in the Present, and know that no matter what, we can endure and adapt to our Futures!

I hope this ceremony brings you all healing, grounding, and the spark of your curiosity.
Contact me if you are in need of further work in the New Year,
Monika Healing Coyote
410 989 6947


07 December, 2018

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 folks have asked about finding spiritual community in the local areas. Keep an eye on your inbox, as a listing of community resources will be sent soon.

I hope that everyone has a great holiday season, no matter what you celebrate, and if you find yourself overwhelmed by the chaos of the season, ESPECIALLY if you cannot find time for self-care, please contact me for healing and support.

Monika Healing Coyote