WHAT IS REAL? A Shamanic Journey with Shiela

 

Are you ready to journey with me? Let’s take a leisurely summertime journey. Journeying is a powerful therapeutic tool. I hope it brings you healing and enjoyment!

I am sitting at the edge of the water, waves lapping at the grass, birds calm, as day becomes evening. Firecrackers explode as we near the Fourth of July.

Non-ordinary reality mingles with ordinary reality and I am aware that I can choose which to pay attention to.

Hmmm, what would you do? Fireworks are things of enchantment to me; think of Gandalf lighting up the night sky.

And yet there’s so much more in non-ordinary reality: purple skies, unknown territories, beings of extraordinary height and intelligence and small beings who have a tree village with twinkle lights and aerial acrobatics.

I close my eyes and my humble canoe shapeshifts into a big yacht with lights blazing, music wafting across the waves to my ears. I am once again enchanted.

 Journey with Shiela

A small craft carries me to a hammock chair where I am lifted into the air and lowered gently onto the deck. It’s no ordinary deck; it’s moss and ever so soft to the touch and so many colors of green.

What a feast for the senses, I have never smelled moss before and it’s quite delicious. Soft and cushy, fragrant and colorful beneath my feet.

Everyone is already onboard: My Male Ancestor, Bear has a fancy, big, floppy, white tie. My Female Ancestor, Grandmother has an exquisite golden turban that captivates my attention.

Peacock, as my Guide, is splendid with his tail feathers spread out. And the Protection Crystals create a lovely concave seat. I sit.

The crystal seat begins to spin, it’s quite exhilarating. I am giggling and a bit dizzy. We slow down and a porcupine waddles up, stands on its hind legs, and sings a beautiful Italian song. Then he waddles away.

That makes me most curious about what else is on this yacht, who does it belong to? Where are the hosts of this gathering?

Being me, I get up to wander around. Looking toward the bow I notice a mist, kind of like a veil, so naturally I am drawn to this.

A few steps forward and the mist thickens and is heavy upon my shoulders. Undaunted I continue; on the other side of the misty veil is clarity, bright lights and some kind of a photo shoot, like a movie being filmed.

There are all the things you’d expect, a big boom, someone with a megaphone and of course a train station. Hmmm, a train station?

A very old-fashioned train plummets smoke into the sky and people scurry to get on board. Naturally, I join them. We are all going somewhere together! To me, the destination doesn’t seem important only that we’re together.

And with an “All aboard” we chug off. 🚉

Looking around I notice that no one looks at all like me. We are an alien crew. Legs are tentacles, heads are butts and while it’s amusing it’s also kind of scary.

What have I done? Jumped on board without a moment’s thought about where I am going or with whom?

However, a conductor comes along offering drinks and snacks; I am content. Somehow we can communicate with all those heads and butts… And we’re a merry lot.

Everyone (is there an every one?) is friendly as we humans like to think of ourselves and they are humming softly. I wonder about the humming and soon notice that my already altered state of being in a journey is even more altered. I can hum with the best of them.

Humming feels wonderful to my body, my muscles relax, my heart eases and my busy mind stills, not to nothingness but to peace and bliss and ease. I can see things more clearly.

With this clarity I have the sense of non importance; no one thing is more than any other. Looking around there are many beings floating and some crawling, all at ease with each other, no friction, no better than. Only being…

Then I am in the center and they are all humming at me. From above myself and within myself I am hummed. This brings about a true sense of non doing. Just being.

I am not sure if I am floating or standing and there’s no need to know. I just am. And yet I am not.

My old sense of where is my body in time and space are not relevant here on this train. They have no meaning.

Basking in this new sense of no sense, I am amused and start laughing. Apparently laughter is new to these creatures and with wide eyes and mouths they try it out.

Laughter fills the air in all kinds of new ways. One’s laughter is buzzing, another’s is screeching and there are many more too numerous to catch. Cacophony of sounds abounds but it doesn’t matter that one is different from another we just are laughing.

The conductor comes by with an “Everyone off” and we disembark. But we’re where we began at the train station.

I am the only one that gets off. All the others wave and the train pulls away. I am left standing on the platform.

Bear and Grandmother and Peacock and my Crystal seat are all there. “My goodness,” says Grandmother, “You are radiant.” And I feel so. 💥

The journey ends as it began, at the edge of the water with waves lapping. Aho

What did you notice from the journey? What lessons did you see and how can you use this in your life?

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Undulating Eel

Are you ready to journey with me? A journey may seem like an individual adventure however; we always journey for each other. There is much insight to be gained for you from my journeys. Journeying is a powerful therapeutic tool. I hope it brings you healing and enjoyment! The Process The journey begins in a birch bark Spirit canoe. On the right I invite Male Ancestors, for me the Bear and the Female Ancestors on my left, my Native American Grandmother Elder. My Guide is in the bow and my Crystal Formation as Protection behind. Stating my intention, all my senses are heightened so as to not miss anything. The monotonous drumbeat sends me into non-ordinary reality. The Journey Standing in my canoe at the shore I look right; my Bear, my Male Ancestor, is sleeping under a tree. I call out; he awakens slowly, stretches and rises. I know that he has heard my call. On the left my Native American Grandmother, my Female Ancestor, has been sleeping and rises slowly stretching. In the bow I see a large black bird, the Raven, as my guide. “This is new” I think. Behind me is the Crystal Formation, my Protection. My intention in this journey is to ask for an animal to show us what we need to learn. We slowly cast off and settle in. The water is effortlessly flowing faster. Several familiar spots pass by then the river widens like never before. “This is not my river,” I think. The water here is shiny and deep and black like Obsidian. I sense that we are not alone, the water is alive. It is bubbling and boiling, teeming with life. My canoe has turned into a teacup, turning and rolling with the undulating water. Bobbing along, something slithers into the cup and I just notice. It has a big head and spiky teeth; opening its mouth it swallows me whole. Inside, I see pink sweet flesh, like bubble gum. I walk inside this being, all shiny and pink. Coming out the end I am very small and the being, an eel, I think, is much larger than I. I walk up his length to a spot between his eyes where I sit. The landscape is unfamiliar. The air is close and presses against my skin. It is like Jell-O all around my body. I wave my arms around in this substance. Jumping to see what happens I am flying and held all at once. Arms outstretched I twirl with no effort, secure. I look around for the eel and it is mimicking my movements as I explore my capabilities. It slithers along beside me. With my arms around its neck pressed close we speed up. Undulating Eel My body feels unlike anything I have ever experienced. I am fluid and flowing, long and sinewy, stretched out of over time and space with no beginning and no end, as if I have been ever present and always there. We spiral round the earth many times; my fingers and toes are miles long. I am still me and yet so much more than me. The eel is grinning now and I grin back as I get “it” whatever “it” is. Laughing with each other I am swallowed again and I enter that pink sanctuary. Travelling along the tunnel I caress his narrowing sides and remember I am about to exit. I think, “I am not ready to let this go” but I do anyway. Coming out the end I am back to Me but more than Me. I am changed, Wondering how I know it is not important. Sweetly I thank him for this glorious journey. He nods returning to the undulating water. The canoe and my guides have returned. Raven nods, “Good story” and flies off. Breathing deeply I thank Bear and Native American Grandmother who are both grinning at me. The drumbeat slows and I have returned to ordinary reality or perhaps to the illusion of my life. Understanding Journeys and Making This Journey Useful Shamanic journeys have lessons, healing and actions to be taken. I have developed a way of interpreting journeys using five Archetypes. By focusing on these five aspects we have a framework for interpreting and using this important information.
  • As the Visionary I use all my senses to be aware in the journey.
  • In the role of the Warrior I allow myself to be swallowed twice by the eel. Once inside I fearlessly walk through the creature’s body. A rebirthing occurs as I go into the depths of the unconscious and emerge conscious again.
  • In the role of the Teacher I learn to walk into the unfamiliar without fear. I give up control and go with the flow of what is happening in the journey.
  • In the role of the Healer I notice that I am willing to stretch beyond my preconceived limitations. I remember to laugh and be playful when I might otherwise be fearful.
  • As the Magician I find a way to stretch myself physically and emotionally beyond my limitations. Yoga is one practice, which helps me move beyond what I think I can do.
My Interpretation Each person experiencing a journey gains a unique perspective and insight. Let’s look at the metaphors in this journey. Eels are a long, huge-jawed bony fish living deep in the ocean. The vast expanse of water was unfamiliar and not my usual river. I pass all the way through the eel and come back out. This may be a rebirthing process. Eels have tiny eyes. What am I not seeing? This fish can eat prey that is larger than it; I am swallowed whole, twice! I am in unfamiliar territory, unable to see and emerge reluctantly to find my support team grinning at me. In the journey I am stretched both physically and emotionally I go beyond what my limited senses tell me is possible. What do you find relevant for your life in this journey? Would you like to have adventures in non-ordinary reality? I can show you how to journey and get useful action steps to assist you in any area of your life. Sound good? Message me. Bliss Shiela P.S. Join my Enlightened Spiritual Warriors free Facebook Group Shamanweaver Shiela Baker 425 750 0510 shiela@shamanweaver.com www.shamanweaver.com Enlightened Spiritual Warriors FB Group Spiritual Coaching Akashic Records Soul Retrieval
Time Away

Time Away

Ready to journey with me? A journey may seem like an individual adventure however, there is much insight to be gained for you from my journeys. I hope it brings you insight and enjoyment!


The Process

The journey begins in a birch bark Spirit canoe. On the right I invite Male Ancestors, for me the Bear and the Female Ancestors on my left, my Native American Grandmother Elder.

My Guide is in the bow and my Crystal Formation as Protection behind. Stating my intention I use all my senses so as to not miss anything. A monotonous drumbeat helps me travel into non-ordinary reality.


The Journey

Sitting in my canoe we pull away from the shore and meander through the reeds. Wetlands are alive with birds and all manner of insects but nothing bothers us!

Bear and Grandmother dangle their hands in the water as we slowly drift along. There is no rush in our journey today.

We are here to see what our heart desires.

I stand and the ancestors keep the canoe in balance. Snake swims up along side batting his eyes at us, giggling Grandmother and I stroke his sides. He dives beneath the surface leaving only a ripple behind.

A red wing black bird calls out to us from a rush pulling our attention to an area of sweet grass. Enticing smells draw us to land. It has been a long time since we walked together.

Bear sniffs the air and lumbers off. Excited crows caw to us; looking upward Hawk soars above flashing the red tail.

We hear friends who are tending a fire just down the shore. Many days pass as we stay and play taking our leisure sharing good food, songs and drumming. The journey ends with our good-byes and vows to reunite soon. Gratitude to the guides and ancestors.


Understanding and Making This Journey Useful

All Shamanic journeys have lessons, healing and actions to be taken. I have developed a way of interpreting journeys using five Archetypes. By focusing on these five aspects we have a framework for interpreting and using this important information.

By focusing on five archetypes (the Visionary, Warrior, Healer, Teacher and Magician) we have a framework for interpreting and using this important information.

  • Visionary is me as I am having the journey.
  • Warrior – I stand in the canoe and my ancestors keep me safe and in balance.
  • Teacher – By following my sense/heart I end up in the company of friends. Follow your heart!
  • Healer – There is a lot of focus on smells in this journey, allow yourself to be enticed by aromas.
  • Magician – Remember to laugh and be playful. Take time to see all that there is to see: birds, insects, fire, and friends.

Shamanic journeys have lessons, healing and actions to be taken. Journeying is a powerful therapeutic tool. Each person experiencing a journey gains a unique perspective and insight.

Participating in and listening to others’ journey experiences can help you gain insight into your own life and act upon those insights.

This is a leisurely journey with time for all the senses. Touch – in stroking the Snake. Smell – in the scent of fire. Sight – in spotting the Hawk. Taste – in sharing meals with friends. Audio – in the cawing of crows. Intuition – in beginning the journey in the first place.

We had the spaciousness to walk on the shore and find our friends and then the good sense to spend time with them before returning to ordinary reality.

What do you find relevant for your life in this journey?

Would you like to enter the worlds in non-ordinary reality, find answers and action steps? I can show you how. Message me.

Bliss Shiela

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Random Journeying

Random Journeying

Are you ready to journey with me? A journey may seem like an individual adventure however; we always journey for each other. There is much insight to be gained for you from my journeys.

Journeying is a powerful therapeutic tool. I hope it brings you healing and enjoyment!

The Process

The journey begins in a birch bark Spirit canoe. On the right I invite Male Ancestors, for me the Bear and the Female Ancestors on my left, my Native American Grandmother Elder.

My Guide is in the bow and my crystal formation as Protection behind. Stating my intention, all my senses are heightened so as to not miss anything. The monotonous drumbeat sends me into non-ordinary reality.

The Journey

This time in my journey Bear, my Male ancestor on my right, is making pancakes for his cubs. My Native American Grandmother, my Female ancestor, is sleeping; Hawk, my guide, is in the bow and the Crystal Formation, my Protection is in the stern.

The canoe slips into the water and is carried along in the current. As we pass by a large tree on the bank of the river I shape shift into a Blue Jay. As I fly along way over the water I notice that there are many more Jays just like me.

On a small island there is a tall tree with a red ribbon tied to the uppermost branch. In order to reach the ribbon I become a squirrel who climbs the tree but I am too heavy and the branch snaps. Down I tumble through the branches.

Unharmed upon reaching the ground I bury the ribbon. Bear who has been meandering along notices where the ribbon is buried and digs it up. He wanders down a path to a cabin where he lies down to fall asleep.

While sleeping he is bitten by a bee. The bee sting wakes the Bear rudely and the journey ends abruptly. I thank my guides.

Understanding and Making This Journey Useful

All Shamanic journeys have lessons, healing and actions to be taken. I have developed a way of interpreting journeys using five Archetypes. By focusing on these five aspects we have a framework for interpreting and using this important information.

  • As the Visionary I use all my senses and my body to be aware in the journey.
  • In the role of the Warrior I am not aware and do not set an intention.
  • In the role of the Teacher I shape shift from one creature to another as necessary.
  • In the role of the Healer I come back from the journey when it becomes dangerous.
  • As the Magician I can climb a tree, dig in the dirt, and observe squirrels and jays in my environment

My Interpretation

Each person experiencing a journey gains a unique perspective and insight. Let’s look at the metaphors in this journey.

Some journeys are long and involved and some are sketchy and simple. This is a complex journey with shape shifting, flying, burying things, digging them up, getting bitten and an abrupt ending.

In this journey I notice that I explore all the elements of air, earth and water but not fire.

Because my intention was not clearly stated (did you notice that?) I have a random journey seemingly without focus.

One of my ancestors is sleeping at the beginning of the journey and the others sleep during the journey. The Hawk, my guide, does not participate in this journey at all. So it seems that if I do not remember to set an intention my ancestors sleep and my guide does not guide.

One comforting thought is that there are many jays as I fly along the water. However, Jay does not get the ribbon and a too fat Squirrel is rewarded for obtaining the ribbon by tumbling down the tree.

Once he buries his booty it is dug up by Bear who is rewarded with a bee sting. The consequences for behavior are swiftly and somewhat painfully dealt out.

According to Ted Andrews in his book Animal Speak Blue Jay medicine is about right use of power. Where is too much power being used and where too little. Would I have been better off remaining a jay and retrieving the ribbon?

Clearly, I gave up my power when I didn’t state an intention. The word jay comes from the Latin “Gaia”; the jay flies in the air and connects heaven and earth.

Squirrel is about activity and preparedness. The squirrel repeatedly tries things until successful. Even though the squirrel was too heavy for the branch it did not give up but got the prized ribbon and as squirrels will, it buries it.

What do you find relevant for your life in this journey? Where are you able to make use of the metaphors in this journey for your life?

If you are floundering, don’t have a specific intention, and would like guidance, message me. I can help.

Bliss Shiela

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Giving Like Before

Giving Like Before

Ready to journey with me? Journeys may seem an individual adventure however; there is much insight to be gained for all from our journeys. May it bring you wisdom, insights and pleasure.

 

The Process

The journey begins in a birch bark Spirit canoe. On the right I invite Male Ancestors, for me the Bear and the Female Ancestors on my left, my Native American Grandmother Elder.

My Guide is in the bow and my Crystal Formation as Protection behind. Stating my intention, all my senses are heightened so as to not miss anything. The monotonous drumbeat sends me into non-ordinary reality.

 

The Journey

Sitting quietly on the edge of my river I look out to the right. Bear waves and moves toward me. On the left Grandmother ambles along humming softly. In the bow guides wait to see who will journey with me. In the stern my Crystal Formation is glistening.

My intention I muse: What do I want to know about? Well, what lies ahead? So there! My intention is set, what lies ahead?

I step into the canoe and someone assists me to sit down. The seat is cushier than I remember! Glancing about I see a mist hovering just over the water obscuring the current. Regardless, we move gently into the midstream.

At a moderate pace we float down the river past familiar sites. Many eyes watch; we are guarded. After a while I hear a loud roaring. We are approaching the falls! While I feel no fear I do pay attention.

We plunge over the edge and I am facing straight down. Strange, still no fear. Diving deep into the water I notice many creatures large and small who are not bothered by our appearance in their domain.

A tentacled being takes me to a large and empty underwater throne but I am to sit at the side. I notice that I am excited, who will sit there?

There is a stir and a large fish glides to the seat settling into the throne. With gills fanning out he speaks to me ”What are you doing here?” I could ask myself the same question but I merely look stupidly at him.

Let’s find out he says. “Does anyone know this being?” Several nod in acknowledgment. “Is she lost?” he asks; they nod. “Does anyone want to show her the way?” “YES” says a large marlin in the back. “Off you go” he says.

Marlin takes me in tow. We zoom around and I am cleansed by the passing water. Tension and worries I had long forgotten wash away in the tepid water. I am jubilant and my breath comes easily.

Weeping I am returned to my canoe. Grandmother and Bear dry me off and place me tenderly back on my seat, we return to the place where I always begin my journey and smiling I thank my guides for their assistance.

 

Understanding and Making this Journey Useful

All Shamanic journeys have lessons, healing and actions to be taken. I have developed a way of interpreting journeys using five Archetypes. By focusing on these five aspects we have a framework for interpreting and using this important information.

By focusing on five archetypes (the Visionary, Warrior, Healer, Teacher and Magician) we have a framework for interpreting and using important information. Shamanic journeys have lessons, healing and actions to be taken.

  • Visionary is me as I am having the journey.
  • Warrior – I am not afraid above the misty water or underneath the depths.
  • Teacher – Allow yourself to be seen and assistance will come.
  • Healer – Marlin guides me to a place where my troubles are washed away.
  • Magician – Have a tepid bath and allow your worries to be carried off by the water. Place minerals and sea salts in your tub.

Journeying is a powerful therapeutic tool. Each person experiencing a journey gains a unique perspective and insight. Participating in and listening to others’ journeys helps you gain insight into your own life. Act upon those insights!

  • What worries are you still holding on to?
  • Can you allow yourself to be trouble free or are you caught up in needing to struggle?
  • Where are you attached to making life more difficult than it needs to be?
  • What do you find relevant for your life in this journey?

Learn to journey and find answers to these questions and more! Join others and share your journeys. If this sounds good to you, message me.

Bliss Shiela

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Finding “My” Way

Finding “My” Way

Are you ready to journey with me? A journey may seem like an individual adventure however; we always journey for each other. There is much insight to be gained for you from my journeys. Journeying is a powerful therapeutic tool. I hope it will bring you healing and enjoyment!

 

The Process

The journey begins in a birch bark Spirit canoe. On the right I invite Male Ancestors, for me the Bear and the Female Ancestors on my left, my Native American Grandmother Elder.

My Guide is in the bow and my Crystal Formation as Protection behind. Stating my intention, all my senses are heightened so as to not miss anything. The monotonous drumbeat sends me into non-ordinary reality.

 

The Journey

My Bear, my Male Ancestor, is on the right, this time with a bunny. Grandmother, my Female Ancestor is on the left and is creating a necklace of daisies. Heron is my guide in this journey although Hawk is in the bow as well. The Crystal Formation, my Protection is behind me. I set my intention: “Show me what I need to know.”

Bear and Bunny on the riverbank are holding hands circling a birch tree with initials carved into it. They are singing “Ring Around the Rosie.” From above I notice tents set up along the edge of a winding river. I can see from aloft how to get to the mouth of the river where it joins the ocean.

Instinctively I know I am to go the windy river way, not in a straight line as the crow flies.

Travelling along the river I come to the first tent where there is a couple camping. Moving along to the second tent I am with my dog and at the third and last tent I am alone but the tent has been prepared for me. I rest here.

I leave this tent and paddle towards a huge Sun coming up over the horizon. Waiting at the mouth of the river, I can’t decide which bank to paddle to so I paddle out into the ocean.

Heron in the front of the canoe opens her wings blocking the Sun then turning flies up and over me. Her feet touch the top of my head. Hawk remains in the bow but I fear falling off the edge of the world as we seem at the very place where the Sun meets the earth.

I wait and the Sun goes up and over me.

The journey ends with me returning to Bear and Bunny who are now dancing around the birch tree.

Understanding and Making This Journey Useful

All Shamanic journeys have lessons, healing and actions to be taken. I developed a way of interpreting journeys using five Archetypes. By focusing on these five aspects we have a framework for interpreting and using this important information. 

  • As the Visionary I use all my senses and my body to be aware in the journey.
  • In the role of the Warrior I paddle and make decisions about which way to go.
  • In the role of the Teacher I try the different tents to see which one is for me.
  • In the role of the Healer I have both the Heron and the Sun pass over and touch the top my head.
  • As the Magician I can stand in the Sun, watch a sunrise and look for Heron. 

My Interpretation

Each person experiencing a journey gains a unique perspective and insight. Let’s look at the metaphors in this journey.

According to Ted Andrews’ book Animal Speak Heron is about aggressive self-determination and self-reliance. In this journey I decide which tent is for me and which bank, or perhaps neither, is the right one.

When feeding Heron stands in the water, reflecting a connection to the earth – while implying the exploration of other dimensions (the water and the air). When hunting Heron spears its prey with great speed, this is quick aggressive movement toward opportunity.

Heron medicine is about the ability to do a variety of tasks – block the Sun, fly silently touching the top of my head, my seventh Chakra, giving me a wake up call! Heron is about following one’s own innate wisdom rather than the counsel of others. 

With the change of the season the Heron’s eyes change from yellowish to bright orange just as the sky changes throughout the day as the Sun passes overhead.

Although I experience fear I do not fall off the edge of the world but return to the familiar where there is dancing and celebration.

What do you find relevant for your life in this journey? Where are you using your innate wisdom or following the advice of others? Are you ready to experience fear and still take the leap?

You can break through the barriers of fear and create the life you love. Learn to journey, visit the other worlds, and create from the guidance you receive. Message me to learn how.

Bliss Shiela

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A Fish Tale Journey

A Fish Tale Journey

Are you ready to journey with me? A journey may seem like an individual adventure however; we always journey for each other. There is much insight to be gained for you from my journeys. Journeying is a powerful therapeutic tool.

In this journey you’ll have an opportunity to travel into the timeless, pathless land of shamanic reality. I hope it will bring you healing and enjoyment!

The Journey

Today my intention is “show me what I need to know.” Looking right I see Bear, my male ancestor, with a fish and on the left is Grandmother, my female ancestor, with a frying pan. My guide, the Hawk also has a fish. As I look behind for my protection I notice the canoe is filled with fish.

Over the edge of my boat I am aware of a whirlwind in the water and the canoe tips. All the fish are dumped and fanned out around my vessel. I look up toward the sky and I am riding a fish or perhaps I am the fish?

On the horizon the sun is rising then it begins to rain. We swim between the raindrops quickly zigging and zagging but not too fast.

As the journey ends I thank my guides and I am once again at the edge of my river. Sometimes journeys are short and sweet. Sometimes long and arduous. This one is the former.

 

Understanding and Making This Journey Useful

All Shamanic journeys have lessons, healing and actions to be taken. I have developed a way of interpreting journeys using five Archetypes. By focusing on these five aspects we have a framework for interpreting and using this important information.

  • As the Visionary I use all my senses and my body to be aware in the journey.
  • In the role of the Warrior I ride the fish and perhaps becomes the fish. A new perspective.
  • In the role of the Teacher I try on a different guise to see which one works best for me.
  • In the role of the Healer I avoid getting wet by swimming easily between the raindrops.
  • As the Magician I watch a sunrise and look for which fish it was I became.

My Interpretation

Each person experiencing a journey gains a unique perspective and insight. Let’s look at the metaphors in this journey.

Some journeys are long and involved and some are sketchy and simple.

There is little written on fish in the books where I usually seek my insights. This time I must rely on my own deep inner knowing about Fish. Hawk medicine is about messages, about being observant, and looking at the surroundings.

In this journey I noticed many things: the abundance of fish, that I journeyed to the Underworld (the whirlwind in the water) and the Upperworld (the sky) and that I became an animal which is not usually able to survive outside of its environment. And yet we did!

We were able to avoid getting wet by swimming between raindrops. Aren’t we magical? This magic can provide me with the power to overcome currently distressing situations. None of the middle world reality is relevant in this journey.

Where am I stuck thinking and being in old ways that no longer serve me? Perhaps Hawk’s message is to move beyond physical world reality and shift my way of being.

What do you find relevant for your life in this journey? Where are you able to use the Hawk medicine to observe and rise above current distressing situations?

Perhaps you want to accomplish more than untangling from the fray. You may actually come to know you can live the life you desire, the life that’s rich with all the bliss you can imagine. I can show you how.

Bliss Shiela

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There’s a Chill in the Air

There’s a Chill in the Air

Are you ready to journey with me? Let’s take a leisurely summertime journey. Journeying is a powerful therapeutic tool. I hope it brings you healing and enjoyment!

I am sitting at the edge of the water, waves lapping at the grass, birds calm, as day becomes evening. Firecrackers explode as we near the Fourth of July.

Non-ordinary reality mingles with ordinary reality and I am aware that I can choose which to pay attention to.

Hmmm, what would you do? Fireworks are things of enchantment to me; think of Gandalf lighting up the night sky.

And yet there’s so much more in non-ordinary reality: purple skies, unknown territories, beings of extraordinary height and intelligence and small beings who have a tree village with twinkle lights and aerial acrobatics.

I close my eyes and my humble canoe shapeshifts into a big yacht with lights blazing, music wafting across the waves to my ears. I am once again enchanted.

 Journey with Shiela

A small craft carries me to a hammock chair where I am lifted into the air and lowered gently onto the deck. It’s no ordinary deck; it’s moss and ever so soft to the touch and so many colors of green.

What a feast for the senses, I have never smelled moss before and it’s quite delicious. Soft and cushy, fragrant and colorful beneath my feet.

Everyone is already onboard: My Male Ancestor, Bear has a fancy, big, floppy, white tie. My Female Ancestor, Grandmother has an exquisite golden turban that captivates my attention.

Peacock, as my Guide, is splendid with his tail feathers spread out. And the Protection Crystals create a lovely concave seat. I sit.

The crystal seat begins to spin, it’s quite exhilarating. I am giggling and a bit dizzy. We slow down and a porcupine waddles up, stands on its hind legs, and sings a beautiful Italian song. Then he waddles away.

That makes me most curious about what else is on this yacht, who does it belong to? Where are the hosts of this gathering?

Being me, I get up to wander around. Looking toward the bow I notice a mist, kind of like a veil, so naturally I am drawn to this.

A few steps forward and the mist thickens and is heavy upon my shoulders. Undaunted I continue; on the other side of the misty veil is clarity, bright lights and some kind of a photo shoot, like a movie being filmed.

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