05 February, 2019

Who is Brigid?

Brigitte, from WikiCommons 

Brigid is the Irish Goddess of inspiration, poetry, bardic talents, healing, and forging. She is one of the main goddesses of Druid religion, and She was the first goddess that I interacted with during Imbolc 2002. With all complicated religious deities, it is unknown whether Brigid (and the many spellings) is one goddess or many goddesses, or if it is a title of spiritual energies (An Dagda and the Morrigan also have the title/deity overlap!). Each person who works with Her forges their own relationship, and She is one of the main deities I work with for healing within my shamanism practice. For those who are interested in learning more, especially the funny stories I have about Her, please send me an email and we can schedule time for a mentoring conversation over coffee or tea! 

02 February, 2019

Imbolc greetings and updates

Happy Imbolc greetings to you all,
 

Welcome to the newsletter for the holiday most sacred to the Irish goddess Brigid! She was the first goddess that I met during my wee years as a neophyte Druid (2002); look to the next post for more information about Her healing work!
 
Additionally, 2019 begins my ninth year of healing for the public, and my fifth year working as a full-time shaman. It's been incredibly difficult, and I've endured some rather intense initiations; I am excited to expand and grow Healing Coyote Shamanism even more!

If you've read the previous few updates, you know that I am MOVING! During the first week or so of February, I shall be moving to the Wheaton area; just in time for Imbolc and Asian New Year!  I am excited to expand the workshops and teachings within a newer, larger basement (#basementshaman on Instagram!).  As I make the great changeover, I will be teaching only All-Level classes during February (instead of both all-level and advanced).  My great hope is to have everything moved over, cleaned, unpacked, and ready for twice-monthly teachings starting March 1st, wherein I will be teaching more intensive workshops, such as House Clearing/Blessing, Psychopomp/Healing the Dead, Tracking through the Otherworlds, Wrathful Compassion, Animal Spirit connections, Weather Shamanism, and more.

Although I am moving my business, I am still booking individual healing ceremonieshouse clearings/blessings, business blessings, and/or family healings! I also have the ability to conduct mentoring and divination appointments, too.  If you are in need, please don't wait to contact me; we can book your session immediately and I can do passive healing work until our time together (and this ensures that we have scheduled time on the books).

Aaaaaaaooooooo,
Monika Healing Coyote

16 January, 2019

Mid-January Greetings!



Happy belated New Year's blessings to you,

This year begins my ninth year of working for the public, and my fifth year working as a full-time shaman. It's been incredibly difficult, and I've endured some rather intense initiations; I am excited to expand and grow Healing Coyote Shamanism even more! 


During the autumn and winter months, my landlord and I discovered a large outbreak of toxic black mold. The summer of 2018 was incredibly hot and humid; the entire DC & DelMarVa area saw an increase in mold/fungus within homes (we even broke the record for most rain!). Although my landlord has addressed these problems, I have decided to move into a new housing/business location. I am excited to expand the workshops and teachings within a newer, larger basement (#basementshaman on Instagram!). The final walk-through resulted in a successful agreement, and I shall be moving closer to the Washington DC area during the month of February (just in time for Imbolc and Asian New Year, such synchronous omens)!

As I make the great changeover, I will be teaching only All-Level classes during January and February (instead of both all-level and advanced). The topics will vary, depending on current events, astrological trends, and the self-care needs of the community. I will be teaching more intensive workshops, such as House Clearing/Blessing, Psychopomp/Healing the Dead, Tracking through the Otherworlds, Wrathful Compassion (stabbing things, ha ha!), Weather Shamanism, and more (Soul Retrieval workshop is THIS WEEKEND, yay!). My great hope is to have everything moved over, cleaned, unpacked, and ready for double teachings starting March 1st.

Many exciting things happening this year, stay tuned for details!

Aaaaaaaooooooo,
Monika Healing Coyote