Podcast Ep. 120: Equinox Ritual for Balance

As I recorded this episode the Sun was just a few hours away from entering Libra and marking the Equinox. The hours of sunlight and darkness are as equal as they are going to be (it isn’t exact at all latitudes) and there is a seasonal transition. Reflecting on the Equinox and the balanced light, I was drawn to offer a meditative ritual for bringing balance to each of the elements as they manifest in your body, mind, and spirit. While the Equinox is a good time to work on balance, you can do this for yourself whenever you would like.

You can find information and the schedule for upcoming virtual Shamanic Reiki Level Two and Master Practitioner trainings, as well as upcoming in person trainings in northern New York, on the Shamanic Reiki Training page.

While you are here, check out the rituals and workshops page. Virtual Wheel of the Year ceremonies are returning this coming Samhain.

If you would like to chat about this episode and connect with others who share your love for the wild beings, join the Shamanic Flow Circle group on Facebook and get the free Guide to Getting Real when you sign up for the email newsletter, which is full of moon magic and an invitation to shamanic journeys and other virtual events.

I would like to welcome new My Shamanic Life patrons. Thank you! If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit my Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to patron-only guided shamanic journeys to meet animal helping spirits and read posts about the animals’ symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges those animal face in their living incarnation. As you work with different animals, you connect more deeply with the natural world and may be inspired to advocate for one of the wild beings you resonate with.

Much love and gratitude to Blair Sutherland for the beautiful intro and background music. Blair is also an outstanding webmaster and makes sure I can share these episodes with you. Thank you, Blair! And thank you to Gidon Pico from Pixabay for this episode’s image.

While the yoga and other practices presented are intended to be accessible to most, please be open to practicing in an appropriate and safe way for you. It is recommended that you consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program and that at any time during a practice you feel nausea, dizziness, or pain you stop and seek medical advice. I accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of my podcasts and, while I make all reasonable efforts to share accurate instruction, the podcast may contain unintended errors. Before all else, listen to your body and trust your inner knowing.

Podcast Ep. 119: Desk Yoga for Keyboard Activists

I have been at my computer more than usual lately, writing and engaging in my own keyboard activism and I find myself relying on my favorite desk yoga movements and poses to combat tired shoulders and neck pain. If you are feeling the tension in your upper back, shoulders, and neck, try this desk yoga sequence during your next screen break.

You can find information and the schedule for upcoming virtual Shamanic Reiki Level One, Level Two and Master Practitioner trainings on the Shamanic Reiki training page.

While you are here, check out the rituals and workshops page. Virtual Wheel of the Year ceremonies are returning this coming Samhain.

If you would like to chat about this episode and connect with others who share your love for the wild beings, join the Shamanic Flow Circle group on Facebook and get the free Guide to Getting Real when you sign up for the email newsletter, which is full of moon magic and an invitation to shamanic journeys and other virtual events.

I would like to welcome new My Shamanic Life patrons. Thank you! If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit my Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to patron-only guided shamanic journeys to meet animal helping spirits and read posts about the animals’ symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges those animal face in their living incarnation. As you work with different animals, you connect more deeply with the natural world and may be inspired to advocate for one of the wild beings you resonate with.

Much love and gratitude to Blair Sutherland for the beautiful intro and background music. Blair is also an outstanding webmaster and makes sure I can share these episodes with you. Thank you, Blair!

While the yoga and other practices presented are intended to be accessible to most, please be open to practicing in an appropriate and safe way for you. It is recommended that you consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program and that at any time during a practice you feel nausea, dizziness, or pain you stop and seek medical advice. I accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of my podcasts and, while I make all reasonable efforts to share accurate instruction, the podcast may contain unintended errors. Before all else, listen to your body and trust your inner knowing.

Podcast Ep. 118: Loving the World Into Balance

Because it was seminary “homework,” I never had the opportunity to deliver an inspirational talk I wrote which I called “Loving the World Into Balance: A Call for Climate Justice.” I was feeling like it needed to be heard, so I recorded it for this episode. May it inspire you to seek the experience of interconnection through divine love.

You can find information and the schedule for upcoming virtual Shamanic Reiki Level One, Level Two and Master Practitioner trainings at https://debbiephilp.com/shamanic-reiki-training/

If you would like to chat about this episode and connect with others who share your love for the wild beings, join the Shamanic Flow Circle group on Facebook. Visit myshamaniclife.com and get the free Guide to Getting Real when you sign up for the email newsletter, which is full of moon magic and an invitation to shamanic journeys and other virtual events.

I would like to welcome new My Shamanic Life patrons. Thank you! If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit my Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to patron-only guided shamanic journeys to meet animal helping spirits and read posts about the animals’ symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges those animal face in their living incarnation. As you work with different animals, you connect more deeply with the natural world and may be inspired to advocate for one of the wild beings you resonate with.

Much love and gratitude to Blair Sutherland for the beautiful intro and background music. Blair is also an outstanding webmaster and makes sure I can share these episodes with you. Thank you, Blair!

While the yoga and other practices presented are intended to be accessible to most, please be open to practicing in an appropriate and safe way for you. It is recommended that you consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program and that at any time during a practice you feel nausea, dizziness, or pain you stop and seek medical advice. I accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of my podcasts and, while I make all reasonable efforts to share accurate instruction, the podcast may contain unintended errors. Before all else, listen to your body and trust your inner knowing.

Podcast Ep. 117: Find Your Sit Spot

The core of my shamanic practice is my sit spot, inspired by the book, Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature, by Jon Young, Ellen Haas, and Evan McGown. In this episode. Learn what a sit spot is and get some tips on finding your own.

You can find information and the schedule for upcoming virtual Shamanic Reiki Level One, Level Two and Master Practitioner trainings on my Shamanic Reiki training page.

I would like to welcome new My Shamanic Life patrons. Thank you! If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit my Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to patron-only guided shamanic journeys to meet animal helping spirits and read posts about the animals’ symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges those animal face in their living incarnation. As you work with different animals, you connect more deeply with the natural world and may be inspired to advocate for one of the wild beings you resonate with.

If you would like to chat about this episode and connect with others who share your love for the wild beings, join the Shamanic Flow Circle group on Facebook and get the free Guide to Getting Real when you sign up for the email newsletter, which is full of moon magic and upcoming virtual events.

Much love and gratitude to Blair Sutherland for the beautiful intro and background music. Blair is also an outstanding webmaster and makes sure I can share these episodes with you. Thank you, Blair!

While the yoga and other practices presented are intended to be accessible to most, please be open to practicing in an appropriate and safe way for you. It is recommended that you consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program and that at any time during a practice you feel nausea, dizziness, or pain you stop and seek medical advice. I accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of my podcasts and, while I make all reasonable efforts to share accurate instruction, the podcast may contain unintended errors. Before all else, listen to your body and trust your inner knowing.

Podcast Ep. 116: Shifting Vision and Shamanic Reiki

In the previous episode I shared my understanding of shamanism. Now I introduce Shamanic Reiki as created and taught by Llyn Roberts. I also tried to start an environmental and wildlife news section but ended up just reading you a bunch of depressing headlines that emphasize why it is so important that we are doing the work of not only advocating for change but of dreaming a better world into being. The episode ends with a shifting vision eye exercise, which I teach in Shamanic Reiki Level One.

You can find information and the schedule for upcoming virtual Shamanic Reiki Level One, Level Two and Master Practitioner trainings on my Shamanic Reiki training page.

I would like to welcome new My Shamanic Life patrons. Thank you! If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit my Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to patron-only guided shamanic journeys to meet animal helping spirits and read posts about the animals’ symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges those animal face in their living incarnation. As you work with different animals, you connect more deeply with the natural world and may be inspired to advocate for one of the wild beings you resonate with.

If you would like to chat about this episode and connect with others who share your love for the wild beings, join the Shamanic Flow Circle group on Facebook and get the free Guide to Getting Real when you sign up for the email newsletter, which is full of moon magic and upcoming virtual events.

Much love and gratitude to Blair Sutherland for the beautiful intro and background music. Blair is also an outstanding webmaster and makes sure I can share these episodes with you. Thank you, Blair!

While the yoga and other practices presented are intended to be accessible to most, please be open to practicing in an appropriate and safe way for you. It is recommended that you consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program and that at any time during a practice you feel nausea, dizziness, or pain you stop and seek medical advice. I accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of my podcasts and, while I make all reasonable efforts to share accurate instruction, the podcast may contain unintended errors. Before all else, listen to your body and trust your inner knowing.

Podcast Ep. 115: What is Shamanism Anyway

After so many episodes, I think it is about time I explain a bit about the word “shamanism” since I through it around so much. I touch on why I don’t call myself a shaman but do share contemporary shamanic practices in Shamanic Reiki trainings. You will be guided into a shamanic journey to find or create your sacred place, a basic journeying practice I introduce in those trainings.

Interested in learning more about shamanism and Shamanic Reiki? You can find information and the schedule for upcoming virtual Shamanic Reiki Level One, Level Two and Master Practitioner trainings on the Shamanic Reiki Training page.

I would like to welcome new My Shamanic Life patrons. Thank you! If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit my Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to patron-only guided shamanic journeys to meet animal helping spirits and read posts about the animals’ symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges those animal face in their living incarnation. As you work with different animals, you connect more deeply with the natural world and may be inspired to advocate for one of the wild beings you resonate with.

If you would like to chat about this episode and connect with others who share your love for the wild beings, join the Shamanic Flow Circle group on Facebook and get the free Guide to Getting Real when you sign up for the email newsletter, which is full of moon magic and upcoming virtual events.

Much love and gratitude to Blair Sutherland for the beautiful intro and background music. Blair is also an outstanding webmaster and makes sure I can share these episodes with you. Thank you, Blair!

While the yoga and other practices presented are intended to be accessible to most, please be open to practicing in an appropriate and safe way for you. It is recommended that you consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program and that at any time during a practice you feel nausea, dizziness, or pain you stop and seek medical advice. I accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of my podcasts and, while I make all reasonable efforts to share accurate instruction, the podcast may contain unintended errors. Before all else, listen to your body and trust your inner knowing.

Podcast Ep. 114: Reemergence

I am calling this my reemergence episode. Since I last recorded, I have been ordained as an interfaith minister and I needed to figure out what that meant. You’ll hear me share my statement of ministry and personal vows. I’ll share one way I am reemerging into public (and you are welcome there). And you will be invited into meditation to explore interconnection to the beings in your local ecosystem. Thanks for listening after all this time and witnessing my reemergence.

I would like to welcome new My Shamanic Life patrons. Thank you! If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit my Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to patron-only guided shamanic journeys to meet animal helping spirits and read posts about the animals’ symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges those animal face in their living incarnation. As you work with different animals, you connect more deeply with the natural world and may be inspired to advocate for one of the wild beings you resonate with.

If you would like to chat about this episode and connect with others who share your love for the wild beings, join the Shamanic Flow Circle group on Facebook and get the free Guide to Getting Real when you sign up for the email newsletter, which is full of moon magic and upcoming virtual events.

Much love and gratitude to Blair Sutherland for the beautiful intro and background music. Blair is also an outstanding webmaster and makes sure I can share these episodes with you. Thank you, Blair!

While the yoga and other practices presented are intended to be accessible to most, please be open to practicing in an appropriate and safe way for you. It is recommended that you consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program and that at any time during a practice you feel nausea, dizziness, or pain you stop and seek medical advice. I accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of my podcasts and, while I make all reasonable efforts to share accurate instruction, the podcast may contain unintended errors. Before all else, listen to your body and trust your inner knowing.

Podcast Ep. 113: Honor Your Tired

It has been a month, friends. I got a bit whiny as I recorded this, but tired is my truth and I choose to honor it. If you feel it too, I hope you will also honor your tired and take some time for rest and renewal. The yoga in this episode is an easy, supine practice and leaves you seated for meditation.

I would like to welcome new My Shamanic Life patrons. Thank you! If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit my Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to patron-only guided shamanic journeys to meet animal helping spirits and read posts about the animals’ symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges those animal face in their living incarnation. As you work with different animals, you connect more deeply with the natural world and may be inspired to advocate for one of the wild beings you resonate with.

If you would like to chat about this episode and connect with others who share your love for the wild beings, join the Shamanic Flow Circle group on Facebook and get the free Guide to Getting Real when you sign up for the email newsletter, which is full of moon magic and upcoming virtual events.

Much love and gratitude to Blair Sutherland for the beautiful intro and background music. Blair is also an outstanding webmaster and makes sure I can share these episodes with you. Thank you, Blair!

While the yoga and other practices presented are intended to be accessible to most, please be open to practicing in an appropriate and safe way for you. It is recommended that you consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program and that at any time during a practice you feel nausea, dizziness, or pain you stop and seek medical advice. I accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of my podcasts and, while I make all reasonable efforts to share accurate instruction, the podcast may contain unintended errors. Before all else, listen to your body and trust your inner knowing.

Podcast Ep. 112: The Thing About Balance

I missed a couple of weeks of recording because some personal stuff upset the illusion of balance I had for myself. The thing about balance, especially that work-life balance that is often spoken of, is that it does not exist. Instead, we are merely juggling our obligations or, as I put it in this episode, running from one side of the seesaw to the other trying to keep them both in the air. Sometimes, however, something unexpected but important and urgent lands on one end and you just tumble off. In this episode, I invite you to explore balance, and then let it go, in an equinox inspired yoga practice.

If you are a Shamanic Reiki Level Two practitioner or a Reiki II with shamanic journeying experience, you can join the upcoming Shamanic Reiki Master Practitioner training taking place virtually over the first two weekends in April, 2022. Visit my Shamanic Reiki Training page for more details and online registration.

I would like to welcome new My Shamanic Life patrons. Thank you! If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit my Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to patron-only guided shamanic journeys to meet animal helping spirits and read posts about the animals’ symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges those animal face in their living incarnation. As you work with different animals, you connect more deeply with the natural world and may be inspired to advocate for one of the wild beings you resonate with.

If you would like to chat about this episode and connect with others who share your love for the wild beings, join the Shamanic Flow Circle group on Facebook and get the free Guide to Getting Real when you sign up for the email newsletter, which is full of moon magic and upcoming virtual events.

Much love and gratitude to Blair Sutherland for the beautiful intro and background music. Blair is also an outstanding webmaster and makes sure I can share these episodes with you. Thank you, Blair!

While the yoga and other practices presented are intended to be accessible to most, please be open to practicing in an appropriate and safe way for you. It is recommended that you consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program and that at any time during a practice you feel nausea, dizziness, or pain you stop and seek medical advice. I accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of my podcasts and, while I make all reasonable efforts to share accurate instruction, the podcast may contain unintended errors. Before all else, listen to your body and trust your inner knowing.

Podcast Ep 111: Mindfully Re-Centering

This week I have felt scattered, and I am having trouble focusing on tasks I need to complete, like creating a new podcast episode. World events, and my own stuff, have been distracting. To work with the disarray in my thoughts, I am sharing a simple mindfulness meditation practice, which I hope will be re-centering for both of us.

Please join me on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 to celebrate Ostara, the spring equinox, in virtual ceremony. You will find more information and online registration on my ceremonies page.

I would like to welcome new My Shamanic Life patrons. Thank you! If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit my Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to patron-only guided shamanic journeys to meet animal helping spirits and read posts about the animals’ symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges those animal face in their living incarnation. As you work with different animals, you connect more deeply with the natural world and may be inspired to advocate for one of the wild beings you resonate with.

If you would like to chat about this episode and connect with others who share your love for the wild beings, join the Shamanic Flow Circle group on Facebook and get the free Guide to Getting Real when you sign up for the email newsletter, which is full of moon magic and upcoming virtual events.

Much love and gratitude to Blair Sutherland for the beautiful intro and background music. Blair is also an outstanding webmaster and makes sure I can share these episodes with you. Thank you, Blair!

While the yoga and other practices presented are intended to be accessible to most, please be open to practicing in an appropriate and safe way for you. It is recommended that you consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program and that at any time during a practice you feel nausea, dizziness, or pain you stop and seek medical advice. I accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of my podcasts and, while I make all reasonable efforts to share accurate instruction, the podcast may contain unintended errors. Before all else, listen to your body and trust your inner knowing.