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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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 Witness sees things, people, and events but does not act or patriciate what is happening, being said or done. There is objectivity to what the Witness sees, hears and does not do. Even when quick responses and actions are taken, if we can create a moment of stillness, we can make better decisions.
The Witness, a spirit that has been with you all through your life, whether you know it or not. Whether you are aware of The Witness or not, now is the time to let events happen according to your life’s purpose. Stand back and be calm, be a witness to what is happening rather than the doer.
These moments brought to you by the Witness are also a lesson to be learned. Many of us strive to manipulate so that the outcome from events and our lives are what we want, not what the universe has planned and not what is best for our life path. The Witness says to take a deep breath and not fall into those patterns again. Instead, take a deep breath and connect with yourself and your purpose by letting events unfold.
The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is a Sacred symbol in Norse mythology, Yggdrasil. In Buddhism, it is the Bo tree or Bodhi tree. In Islam, it is the Tree of Immortality. In Christianity, the Tree of life first appears in Genesis in The Garden of Eden. In Hebrew, it is Etz Chaim,
the Tree of life. In the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism depicts the Tree of life with ten interconnected nodes or ten Sefirot powers in the divine realm.
To the Shaman, the Tree of knowledge connects all the realms of existence, from the higher realm of the Gods to the darkness of the underworld.
The message of the Tree of life is twofold for this week and your life in general.
To connect with the upper world, you need to be tall, not literally but elevated in thought and action. You need to have aspirational goals that are pure and clear and can be acted on. They should not be manipulative and degrading. These thoughts and actions will lead to you touching and seeing the good things in the world and to come in your life.
A tree with shallow roots will fall over in a strong wind. Now is the time to ensure you are grounded and understand what it is to be foundational. You cannot reach your goals if you have not prepared. To put it simply, if you aspire to be a doctor, you cannot attain that goal unless you complete all the study and training required to be a doctor, not just a doctor; you want to be a good doctor.
To reach the upper world and be grounded also means to be aligned with what you desire and what your Life Path purpose is. This means you need to open up to your Life Path Purpose and stop simply “turning the wrenches” of a boring unfulfilling life. Take time, peaceful time to think about your energies and what you want in life. That will help you create your life rather than be a directionless traveller through it.
The Wild Woman is a free spirit, unafraid of showing you how to hold up a mirror to your life. Unconstrained by the social etiquette of society, she reminds us that dance at the party is part of the expression of our life. If you feel constrained by the world, work, energy, and people around you, you are dimmed by what you allow to contain you.
Take a peaceful moment to reflect on how you are constrained, are the constraints of your own making. Have you gotten yourself into a situation where what you wanted is now restricting you? Are the conventions of society that came with what you have created for yourself hurting you? If so, then it is time to free yourself, find your inner light and move on. Have all the material things you have acquired now a burden, and many lie unused.
Uncover your light, understand it, look at it and let it spontaneously shine brightly and lead you to where and to what is beneficial for you. Learn to engage with the world and be inspired by the world. The world is fluid, like a river, ever-changing, always constant inflow, enjoyable if you allow it to guide and help you.
Queen of the Moon Oracle Card – Beauty
It is now Spring; the winter is past, and we are looking forward to summer.
Look around you; life is starting in all living things, plants are beginning to bloom, trees are beginning to grow back their leaves, and animals seek mates to create the next generation of their essence. Yes! That applies to humans as well.
Now is the time to stop and appreciate how life is growing and changing after winter, if only for a moment. Take a walk in a local park, take a walk through the plants in your flower box!
Take pleasure once again in your friendships and loved ones, including your pets and animals in your life. Just as life around you is growing, what in you is growing? New hopes and ideas?
In human terms, 2020 was a rough year, and 2021 is not much better though there is hope from medical science. Now is the time for you to be hopeful, thoughtful and ready to grow and be beautiful in your way. Take the time to let beauty come into your life from Spring all around you and be beautiful within yourself and appreciate yourself.