Hello and welcome to The Shaman Podcast.
I am Mark Ashford.
I am a Registered Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher as well as a Shaman. I am a published author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism. I host a YouTube channel and podcasts on Reiki and Shamanism.
Weekly I post a video and podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is a general reading, please take what resonates with you.
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The show notes contain information on the card decks used in the readings and where to get more information on websites, books, and courses. Please check them out.
Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards used in reading. Amazon link. – https://amzn.to/3fRG5Ow
Queen of the Moon Oracle Cards used in reading by Stacey Demarco https://shrtm.nu/uj5f
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The Lower World
The Lower world is not the Underworld. The Lower World is a place of treasures and good things that have been lost and forgotten but not discarded. This is the place where you find a pleasure and a skill you had when you were a teenager and had forgotten because you “grew up.”
When we join with a group, we can make ourselves small because we want to be liked. If you were a good skier when you were young, and are now finding the joy in skiing coming back, show your skill and ability and do not make yourself appear less than you are because those you are with are not so adept or capable.
Let your past be something to treasure and enjoy and be happy with. Yes, there are treasure and abilities to be recovered, there are also lessons that you learned that need to re-examined to see how relevant they are now and whether they can benefit you.
The Ghost Dance
The Ghost Dance of the American Plains Indians united the spirits of the living with those of the ancestors to bring peace to the world.
Ancestors, your parents and grandparents are important. Remember and value the things they gave to us, materially and spiritually, the happy times and the good times.
When we honour and value them, we are in harmony with them. When we blame them for what we encounter in our lives today, they bring pain and unhappiness.
Be open to receiving from our spiritual ancestors. Take a moment at the start of the day or the end of the day to say “Thank you father”, “Thank you mother” for the person you are today. They helped to give the values and the approach to life that has carried you to where you are now.
Now is the time to use the energy and life they gave you, value the abundance of them and those times.
Nostalgia and dreams of a lost youth, a lost life is not benefiting you. They are making you sad and unhappy. Those thoughts are draining your energy. Look at what is making you feel this way and be determined to move on from it. End it. Determine to be happy and abundant.
Lightning, is a huge discharge of energy from the sky to the ground. On the ground it can damage and it can create. In a forest, it may destroy some trees as it hits the ground but if it creates a fire, it is a cleansing fire, consuming dead trees and undergrowth to make way for new trees and new plants and growing things in which animals can live and hunt and give birth to new generations.
Think of this card as being a message for what is inside of you. If you are full of old ideas and old habits that are tired and add nothing to your life than this card is sent to you to recognise that those things must go and the new energy from the Upper World is here to show you the benefits of new creative endeavours.
The Shaman energy of this card brings gifts and cleansing all at the same time, let the old go, and embrace the new. If you need to sit quietly to allow these things to happen, do so. It is time to accept that you must change, that things in your life must change. Prepare to move on as you accept what it is you are moving to. Not to do so will mean you miss the opportunity and will be destined to repeat past unhappiness until the next bolt of lightning arrives from the Upper World.
Queen of the Moon Oracle Card Wanning Gibbus – Realization.
Wanning Gibbus starts at the end of a Ful moon and lasts until the moon is in its third Quarter.
The message this card brings is to pay attention to being self-aware of your life, and especially your habits. There might be good habits, and there might be bad habits. Some we can encourage and some we can work to discourage and end.