Podcast Ep 103: Gentle Yoga to Soothe Agitation

As I record the second episode of 2022, I am working with grief and frustration I feel after reading news of grey wolves who have been killed in recent weeks. Wolf is one of my animal helping spirits so I feel very close to Wolf Spirit manifested. The gentle yoga practice in this episode helps you center and release agitation and other emotions that come up when you receive upsetting news.

Registration is open for Shamanic Reiki Level One virtual training on February 5th and 6th, 2022. Visit my Shamanic Reiki training page for more information and online registration.

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. 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 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 102: Tree Meditation for Balance

Welcome to 2022! Like me, the podcast is changing and growing, and future episodes will feature both new and familiar practices. In this first episode of 2022, you will be guided through a tree meditation I wrote as part of a climate justice-themed worship service I am putting together as a seminary project. With a tree, through breath, connection, and love, you find balance.

Join us on Zoom on February 3, 2022, to celebrate Imbolc! You will find information and registration at https://debbiephilp.com/virtual-workshop-and-ceremony/

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. 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 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 101: Butterfly Yoga

For the final episode of 2021, relax into a hip-opening yoga practice based on butterfly pose and consider what small way you can make your habitat more welcoming to butterflies and moths.

We’re cocooning like a butterfly until the end of the year, but new episodes will be out in January. Meanwhile, you can join me in ceremony to celebrate Yule on December 21st and welcome the return of the light. Visit the ceremony page for information and to register.

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 100: Meditation to Cool Fire Ant Energy

Fire Ant energy can be difficult to deal with. These swarming, stinging ants have invaded the southern part of the United States and are dangerous to humans and wildlife alike. When we take on Fire Ant’s energy, we bond over our anger and aggressively “gang up” on those we see as other. This episode’s meditative practice helps you cool your Fire Ant energy by honoring the different aspects of yourself and the planetary ecosystem of which you are a part.

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 99: Yoga as Dolphin Play

As helping spirits, dolphins are playful healers who, like their manifestations in the physical world, love the companionship of those who are heart-aligned. I know some humans who embody dolphin energy and guess you do too. To embody dolphin spirit, you will practice dolphin pose playfully in this episode of the My Shamanic Life podcast.

See what has changed on my website!. There is now a page which lists upcoming online ceremonies. Included are monthly virtual HEARTH Circles which benefit the Olympic Mountain Earth Wisdom Circle. I will be facilitating the November 15th HEARTH with project co-director Lori Ferry’. Please join us for a guided shamanic audio experience.

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. 98: Breathwork for Dragonfly Mind

Dragonfly is an indicator species for the health of its wetland ecosystem and for the environment of your mind. Breathwork can help you through the confusion of change by settling your shifting thoughts until what is real becomes clear. Follow a timed breathwork practice to quiet your mind and find clarity in this episode of the My Shamanic Life podcast.

See what has changed on the website. Virtual Shamanic Reiki trainings are still happening, with Level Two coming up October 16-17, 2021, and you can get to information and registration on the Shamanic Reiki training page. You will also now find a page with the online ceremonies here.


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. 97: Elephant Yoga to Face Change

What endears me to Elephant Spirit is the way he puts his head down and charges, right into the wild holiness of change. In this episode you can embody Elephant energy in a grounded yet active practice with a few accessible challenges. Can you be steady and hold your focal point?

Get more information and register for the virtual Lughnasadh ceremony here.

If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit the updated Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to a new patron-only offering. Each month you can listen to an exclusive guided shamanic journey to meet an animal helping spirit and read posts about that animal’s symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges that animal faces in their living incarnation. You will work with a different animal each month as 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. : Yoga for Your Inner Spark

The spark of inspiration for this episode was Firefly Spirit. The cherished lightning bugs who created magical nights during my childhood are declining. Saving them will require a spark of out of the norm thinking. The yoga practice ignites your inner spark and channels Firefly with expansive and contractive movements that mimic the lightning bug’s flashes.

Register for the virtual Lughnasadh ceremony here.

If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit the updated Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to a new patron-only offering. Each month you can listen to an exclusive guided shamanic journey to meet an animal helping spirit and read posts about that animal’s symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges that animal faces in their living incarnation. You will work with a different animal each month as 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. 95: Details About Patreon, Details In Yoga

This episode was inspired by Mouse Spirit, who is detail-oriented and focused on each kernel of abundance to be found. Mouse will take every opportunity, no matter how small or insignificant it seems, to find resources. The gentle supine yoga practice invites you to notice the subtle details of the poses and movements.

The shadow side of Mouse energy is a nit-pickiness that is probably procrastination, which is what I was doing when it came to the details of continuing the My Shamanic Life podcast. To keep this podcast going, I need to cover the hosting and publishing expenses. The associated Patreon was set up to help me raise some money for wildlife rehabilitation, but that is now its own nonprofit organization, Dancing Turtle Rescue and Education Program, Inc., with separate avenues for fundraising. The pandemic changed how I generate income, and I find myself unable to continue to fund the podcast, which will need more storage on the hosting site soon, without your help.

If you like this podcast and would like me to keep recording new episodes, please visit the updated Patreon page and become a patron for as little as one dollar a month. When you do, you will have access to a new patron-only offering. Each month you can listen to an exclusive guided shamanic journey to meet an animal helping spirit and read posts about that animal’s symbolism and archetypal energy as well as the natural history and conservation challenges that animal faces in their living incarnation. You will work with a different animal each month as 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 the details of 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. 94: Shapeshift Into Action

In this episode’s practice you will be guided to shapeshift into an animal helping spirit, but the real magic comes when you act on behalf of your helping spirit’s physical presence on Earth. Join me in getting real about some collective spiritual bypassing I witnessed and shapeshift your mystical experiences into action.

If you would like to chat about this episode or learn more about yoga, Shamanic Reiki, wildlife conservation, or other ways you can bring healing to all the beings on our beautiful planet Earth, join the Shamanic Flow Circle group on Facebook and get the free Guide to Getting Real when you sign up for the newsletter.

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.