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Connection, Ceremony and resilience.

At the time of writing this we are emerging out of lock-down with the global pandemic. Some lands are experiencing resurgence of differing covid strains. We hear of division, anger and violence. Climate breakdown, Ukraine, poverty, injustice, so many issues to navigate our way with and find solutions. But where do we start? As within, so without…

Our sacred practices are not plasters, but practical steps we can take to bring about the changes we wish to see in the world.

We have not been able to go out on the land in community to light our ceremonial fires to celebrate the light, but we are again. Starting now…. We have been in deep listening with the Earth and her worlds. Hearing from the Ancestors how to thrive. Transitioning out of lockdown, let us deepen, listening to our soul.

Depending on your circumstances of home, shelter, food, work and health, your experience may be a fearful one. Speaking with  many of you, I hear of old grief and traumas which are being triggered. There is not a ‘right way’ of going through this global initiation. We need to be both practical and poetic. We are going through a time of death and rebirth, a collective dark night of the soul. We must once again learn how to tend to the soul of all beings in service of the Earth.

Take each day at a time. Reach out and get support for your physical, spiritual and mental health. Be kind to yourself, care for your loved ones, community and land. Simple sacred practices can support your immunity and promote wellbeing. Interface gently with the different energies we are experiencing. Transfigure and Journey. Love will get us through.

Physical isolation does not mean sacred isolation. Keep your sacred practices simple at this time. Journey to your compassionate helping spirits, transfigure and transmute with gentleness. If you do not have a journey practice, go out into Nature and take some deep breaths, feel the beauty of the Earth. Breathe in. Breathe out. Build your resilience in a way that is appropriate to you. Stay grounded , centered, get practical and mystical. We can dream and manifest a new world of equality, freedom and justice for all.

Weekly connection via ZOOM –
Journey Circle (Tuesday’s)
Transfiguration Circle (Sunday’s)
One to one appointments by request

Workshops recommenced Beltane 2021. Covid secure practice when we meet when necessary, also online courses.

Take care everyone. You are not alone.

Maxine and the Shamanic Life team


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