“Integrity in the healing process can be the friend you never knew you needed and didn’t have. I have discovered it is an intimate relationship between body and soul, the chord or bridge that brings them into alignment. You might think it is love, compassion, or just the desire to heal, but there are moments when my sadness is so great there is no love left. When my doubt in the world becomes the high tide that feeds the well of doubt in myself, when my fear in failure paralyzes me and I end up choosing the familiar exhaustion of not doing anything, rather than pioneering my own healing path, it is the strength of integrity I had been missing in my healing.
I realized I needed to sit with this word, read its definition over and over, breathe it in until I could embody what integrity means to me in my own healing process. It is about showing up for your Self when you want to hide under the covers. It is about doing the work every day. So when you feel like there is no love, when you feel distracted, and falling into despair, resisting change, welcome Integrity in your life. It is the strength of showing up to do what is right to make you whole again.” -Heather Mulvennna
Written by my friend Heather when asked how she continues to show up for her own healing and spiritual practice, especially on those days when she’d rather not get out of bed…because, let’s face it, we’ve all been there, but the only way to move forward is to make the commitment to yourself to show up.
The Healer’s Toolbox: Healing with Stones & Crystals
Saturday, March 11, 2017
12:00 PM to 2:15 PM – Arrive 5-10 minutes early. Doors lock at noon.
Price: $25.00 per person
RSVP at 609-513-9453
This is a new series of experiential workshops at the Sacred Yurt, we will be introducing you to basic shamanic healing tools and techniques that you can use for your personal healing, as well as techniques you can share with friends and family. In the Healing Stones and Crystals workshop, you will be gifted a healing gemstone, taught how to awaken it, how to determine the type of medicine (healing energy) it carries, how to care for it and how to use it in your personal practice. Each workshop in this series will feature a different healing stone or crystal for you to add to your Healer’s Toolbox.
Sliding scale available for financial hardship. Contact Jeffrey at 609-513-9453 in advance to make arrangements.
Bring a drum or rattle, backjack or cushion, notebook/pen and a bottle of water.
Call for directions.
“The shamanic path is the path of the heart and the soul. It is a path of beauty, wholeness, sacred living, oneness and connectedness with all things and non-things, awareness, mindfulness, respect, honor, and gratitude. It’s a path of extraordinary moments when Nature and Spirit speak more clearly than the racket of our mental chatter and we stop everything for that moment and take notice, listening and feeling the message. It is a path where the central focus of life is creating balance, harmony, impeccability, and wholeness. It is a path that requires integrity and honesty – with one’s self and others. The shamanic path is a loving, healing path that invites all, while being a truth-revealing path, turning away initiates not yet ready to face the awesome truth of reality. For those who will continually accept the challenge, typically a daily choice, I invite you into the sacred circle of personal shamanic practitioners; a circle where healing, growth, change and transformation are constants and miracles happen.” – taken from “The Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism” by Colleen Deatsman