26 December, 2020

Sin eaters, the Grand Conjunction, and Winter Solstice celebrations

 We've made it through the Longest Night of the Year, and survived the trauma of 2020. If you missed the Yule Solstice ritual when it went LIVE on Dec 21st, here is the recording on my YouTube channel:

Many blessings to you all, and stay safe,

Monika Coyote

15 December, 2020

Winter Solstic Druid healing ceremony on Monday, Dec 21st at 7pm EST!

 On Monday, December 21st, at 7pm, Monika Healing Coyote will be facilitating an online Shamanic Healing Ceremony via YouTube Live.

(from wikicommons, public domain)

This Druid shamanic healing ceremony will honor Solstice, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. We have much to review about this year of 2020, and we will also commune with our Ancestors in the ancient ways.
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.
NOTE: Although I have a placeholder as a reminder for the event, you MUST be subscribed to my channel in order to receive the notification that I have gone LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHkK_xT-NRKhHtZBnvPMp-g  The stream will not start at the placeholder, but will begin a completely new LIVE feed (ahhh technology woes!).
Finally, I am asking for a small donation from each participant for this work; a minimum of $15 (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!

06 December, 2020

Druid sabbatical and thoughts on capitalist commercialism (even in a pandemic)...

 I cannot believe it is December 6th already. This year had such wibbly-wobbly time dilation that I feel like I am still in the long months of late summer...

from Wikicommons, public license

My family and I went on "Druid Sabbatical" around Samhain, which means we are living off of our food storage, our medicine storage, and our firewood storage. What started out as an experiment to discover how our Celtic and Indo-European ancestors lived during the Dark Half of the Year has now turned into a self-chosen shelter-in-place to protect ourselves/others from the pandemic that has raged out of control in this country 🙁
As we approach Jul (Skål for jul!), I am noticing that my body is instinctively adjusting to the different demands and responsibilities on my time & energy. Crafts and music and reading have been my go-to hobbies and forms of stress-release, and I LOVE IT!
I've also noticed a strange "splitting" as we get more into the holiday season. I am excited to set up the tannenbaum and lights next weekend with my family, but the capitalist aspects and advertising are causing a frenetic energy that I am NOT comfortable with. I am working on handmade gifts for friends and loved ones, but scrolling through Facebook and seeing ads for really beautiful things feels like a "hit" to my personal shield. Ugh.
I've been journaling regularly, to keep the memories of this life-altering time, and I appreciate the keen awareness this has brought.
How are you all dealing with this, lovely readers?

04 December, 2020

The Undeparted TV Show and the need for Psychopomp Healers

 As we get closer to Winter Solstice, many of us are reflecting back on this year of 2020-- the Pandemic Year.

There has been SO MUCH needless loss of life, especially here in the States. Over a quarter of a million dead, and we haven't even begun to count those who technically survived but now have permanent disabilities due to the coronavirus.

Since Samhain, the Wild Hunt has consistently rode the harsh winds of Winter, in order to help psychopomp the Angry, Unquiet Dead to where they need to go. 

The Undeparted TV show demonstrates some of the nasty side effects of Dead Energies that remain in the realms of the living for too long. I and my fellow healer, Harriet Shager, worked for over 2 years with Sand Hill Antiques to help clear, bless, and protect the property (and its caretakers).

Our pilot episode is free to view, and if you are interested in learning how to help the Dead move on safely, please join me and other attendees for the upcoming workshop on Psychopomp Healing, Sunday December 6th at 12noon EST!

01 December, 2020

#GivingTuesday and supporting your Community Shaman!

(c) Monika Healing Coyote, 2020, and Jim Evangelista, photographer.

Hello lovely readers,

Happy #GivingTuesday to you all!
I am reaching out and asking for help. When Maryland first closed down for #shelterinplace back in March, I immediately reduced my ceremony prices by 50%, in order to cover individuals who lost jobs, had their finances drastically reduced, and/or attempted to go on unemployment.
Throughout this year, we've seen the complete lack of financial support for most Americans, especially as unemployment funds have almost run out. I have maintained my 50% discount for the whole year, praying that others who have more can pay full price to cover.
If you feel inspired to help, I ask that you please make a donation to support my work for the Community. I will continue to provide healing, mentoring, teaching, and clergy support, but am in need of help to do so.
Many blessings and my huge amount of thanks,

Monika Healing Coyote Shamanism