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Caught Somewhere in Time

I awoke that morning to the sound of people talking in the other room..... Opening my eyes I think how beautiful the mountains are in the distance, all purplish in the early golden light. Wait, there aren't any mountains near. I blink and the normal view is framed by the window. Well, whatever. Smelling that wonderful aroma of freshly brewed coffee...

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I have never been to a shrink. I've talked things out with friends, with my Maker teachers as I went through my years of intensive healing and needed to talk things out, but my only exposure to psychology has been through books that have referred to certain clinical therapeutic approaches. For example, in one book in healing personal trauma, I lear...

 I waited for him in the hotel lobby. No sense denying it, this woman was very nervous. I had never met a Shaman before, let alone one called a Maker. How does one prepare for such an auspicious occasion? The only way possible, by being myself, a person over the brink with questions, in the grips of attempting to understand by any means necess...

Sometimes I wonder if every human alive has a "hole in their heart". Where did it come from, why is it there? Too many differing reasons and views on that and it's not the concern here. What is of concern is a particular pair of intertwined expectations that are used in an attempt to fill that hole, creating havoc and mayhem, misinterpretation...

'Tis the season and what a season it is. Expectations coupled with emotions all cozied up with traditions. Gatherings, traveling, meeting up with family, friends, and acquaintances, inducing excitement or anxiety. Either way, high spirits often mask what's lurking just beneath the surface - the past. You know, the holiday persona that comes out of ...

Here I am sitting in front of the white page again, this time choosing my moment instead of waiting for that elusive instant where I have something to say or share. Why not conjuring it instead? Freedom is the price to pay when living as a maker and you pay it in sweat and pain, those currencies your will and intent bring out of you in order to cha...

When was the last time you were moved to tears? Overwhelming emotion attached to nothing specific other than the exquisiteness in the perfection of the moment, bringing a tear to your eye? "Can't remember". "Not really, no". "Ummmm, maybe …"  Came across a curiosity from my past yesterday. A list entitled, "Things I love", numbered t...

Why would you want to? (Article's question.) So, you want to be a shaman (shamanscave.com) The article "spoke" to me, I checked off all the boxes. If, as you read, there's even an inkling of: "been there", describes my world, it's talking to me; and think, you won't have to deal with it because it's already happened… Turn...     &nbs...

I pull up besides the house that needs clearing. The electricity suddenly goes out in the whole neighborhood. Blackness descends, as well as a sense of foreboding. The energies swirling outside are palpable. Aliens? Demons? Definitely not human. I wait in the car. Seeing. Feeling.  Something pushes on the car. I wait. Energy is being pushed to...

Today's world offers unlimited opportunities to make a difference in small ways and to practice your skills as a student of the shamanic or moving energy. Are you willing to act in small ways, or must it be advantageously full of "woo woo" (big shamanic term there) before considering? --- She was struggling, that was apparent, and her teenage daugh...