We’ll be working with nostalgia, resistance, victimization, fear, denial, artisan deception, surrender, acceptance, power, choices and great change. The main thing to remember this month is that death/re-birth is happening regardless of your desires. So you can either decide on what, how and where you will process death/re-birth, or it will be decided for you. We suggest you take charge.
How does one avoid the fear that comes with the prospect of so many catastrophic prophecies about the times we are living in?
Believe it or not a fear response is a choice. You can choose not to follow the thinking track that leads to fearfulness. A mind running amok is an unpleasant and dangerous thing. So, you have to take responsibility for what you do with it. Perspective is a very helpful thing. First of all when I check in with Spirit about things that concern me the answer is never, “Boy are you screwed!” Have you ever received that reply in your talks with Spirit? If you say that Spirit never answers you it is probably that you have been doing all the talking and no listening.”
Full Moon is Monday, March 29 at 8:25 PM Mountain Daylight Time.
This is a potent moon, the first spring moon that demands that you show up and honor who you truly want to be in this life. Don’t waste the gifts of this moon with whining, complaining, and regretting what you don’t have. Where you are is exactly where you have placed yourself in your universe at this time. So if you like it, do something very honoring in gratitude to where you have ended up. If not, you may need to get rid of something that symbolizes an old path, an old attachment. Gift it to spirit with generosity. Remember that Pluto will not let you get away with sweeping the lower frequencies under the rug. Do something for yourself out of compassion, forgiveness and a tremendous amount of self-love.
The Spring Equinox is Saturday, March 20 at 11:32 AM Mountain Daylight Time.
Create a ritual in which you use the element of fire and the moving center in some way. Be creative in transforming the old into the new. Make an offering of your mandala and anything else that represents the old to the spirit of fire with the intention that you will be supported in the transformation.
The New Moon is Monday, March 15 at 3:10 PM Mountain Daylight Time.
Around this time is an excellent opportunity for doing something moving centered to honor renewal and re-birth. Take a short road trip or a local visit to someplace new and pay attention to everything that is beginning to germinate.
Or we could just call it “Movement” as the energy is likely to move in all kinds of directions, up down, sideways, forward and seemingly back but always ending up forward as evolution only goes in one direction. So put your seat belts on as the pace of things could increase to the point of insanity.
In fact those who have an obsessive need to keep mental track may find themselves feeling a bit insane. So let go of the need to control mentally and instruct yourself to integrate and assimilate events and experiences and even choices during sleep because you won’t be able to do it while you are consciously awake.
What is the difference between shamanism and neo-shamanism in today’s world and how would you describe your work? Can anyone become a shaman? If so, what is the proper credentialing for such work? What do you see as being the benefits/dangers to neo-shamanism in today’s culture?
The topic you raise is rather big so here I can only make a few comments on this here.
Shamanism represents the practices of many indigenous groups with ancient traditions including sets of ceremonies, rituals, healing practices, as well as sorcery techniques. Neoshamanism is a collection of approaches that borrows heavily from basic ideas of shamanism, New Age practices, quantum physics, and the influence of various mystical paths, theosophy, and the like. It covers such a broad spectrum and such a variety of people as to defy definition.
Recently I returned from The lake Titicaca region in Bolivia and Peru, more alive than ever. This is the story of a miracle, but then, miracles have become the norm in my life. This is not to say I take these events for granted or that I am not amazed each time something like this happens.
Full moon is Sunday, February 28 at 9:38 AM Mountain Standard Time.
Do something expansive and new to honor your opening and expansion and stretching your horizons. Do something different and unique and perhaps arranged by someone else (especially if you are stubborn). Spend time acknowledging and cherishing life, beauty, and the feminine. Listen to spirit and give thanks for all the opportunities that have come your way for ever deepening your relationship to spirit and your true essence whether easy or challenging. Surrender the resistance to what is and what is happening in your life. If you don’t feel particularly energetic at this time, take a break from doing and just be.
The New Moon is Saturday, February 13 at 7:51 PM Mountain Standard Time.
Be clear about what you desire most and what is most important to you. Differentiate between addictions and habits versus true desires. Set your desires with the intention of allowing them in and being receptive to how spirit brings right timing instead of trying to cause or efforting in your intentions. Take time to be in gratitude and to receive what comes. Allow yourself to be loved, to be nurtured and to be supported.