Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/08/23

Hello and welcome to The Shaman Podcast. 

I am Mark Ashford. 

I am a Registered Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher, a Shaman and author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism.

Weekly I post a video on YouTube and a podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is general; please take what resonates with you.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell if you are on YouTube or subscribe if you are on a podcast platform. This way you will receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

In addition to the weekly events, I also produce books, online courses, podcasts and videos on all things Shaman and Reiki. So! Watch out for them!

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts and other materials are strictly for entertainment purposes. Viewers and listeners have free will and are entirely responsible for any interpretation they place on the readings. I take no responsibility for individual viewer or listeners interpretation or actions. 

These show notes contain information on the card decks used in the readings and where to get more information on my websites, books, and courses. Please check out the links below.

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

Sacred Destiny Oracle cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/58hG

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/DHkr

Music from Epidemic sound:

Referral Link: https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/x4pe9m/

To learn more about my work, click here https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

Thank you.

The Beloved

This is an invitation to love. To learn about love. To be free to love and experience the return of your love from another. Sometimes, the object of our passion may not be a person; it could be a pet, it could even be a garden that never seems to stop giving back to you in beautiful blooms, fragrances, growth, and abundance. 

If you are learning to love a person, do not confuse what you think is love with their personality. Personality is the totality of a person’s qualities, how they appear to others; it is their organized pattern of behavioural characteristics.

If you focus your ability to love on their personality, you will be disappointed because those attributes are not their ability to give and receive love. It was once said to me by a Finnish person that Finnish people often do not express their love as freely and often as other cultures. Instead, they demonstrate their love by doing something for you. Action speaks louder than words in their culture.

As you open yourself up to give love, you must be prepared to look at actions and deeds rather than words. 

Pachamama

Pachamama is Mother Earth, Gaia. She loves everything on earth, all that is growing, plants, flowers, trees, grasses, stones, rocks and the water that flows over the world. Pachamama loves all of humanity, in all its diversity and all of its ages.

All that is living on this earth gives the animals and us the ability for our souls to experience a temporary, impermanent, and imperfect physical existence. Regardless of its imperfections, perfection can be an imperfection in itself. Be grateful for it. Every morning and every evening, spend a few minutes to express your gratitude for who you are and what you are.

A shaman connects with the spirits of the trees, flowers, stones, water and air as they seek information to heal someone, a tribe, or a community.

This week, eat carefully and balance your meals and what goes into them. As they say, a little of everything is good; too much of one thing is not. Be nourished by what you eat is the message. Take some time to be happy and light-hearted; take pleasure in art or movies or music as this is an expression of your appreciation for the life you have. Be nourished by what you experience.

Show how much you enjoy the earth and all living things by letting Pachamama witness you do something such as planting something, caring for plants and animals that might not otherwise have been cared for.

The Gatherer

The Gatherer speaks to a time before we grew grains in fields and harvested them according to the seasons. The gatherer found seeds, berries and fruit in places that others might see a barren and desolate. The gatherer can provide when others cannot.

Now is time to take stock of your life. Look at what you wish for and what you do not. What you have around you is abundance if you choose to recognise it for what it is.

Seeing scarcity when there is abundance drags you down. Whatever your situation, use your skills and abilities to bring new things into your life, those things will bring bounty and riches.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/08/16

Hello and welcome to The Shaman Podcast. 

I am Mark Ashford. 

I am a Registered Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher, a Shaman and author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism.

Weekly I post a video on YouTube and a podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is general; please take what resonates with you.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell if you are on YouTube or subscribe if you are on a podcast platform. This way you will receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

In addition to the weekly events, I also produce books, online courses, podcasts and videos on all things Shaman and Reiki. So! Watch out for them!

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts and other materials are strictly for entertainment purposes. Viewers and listeners have free will and are entirely responsible for any interpretation they place on the readings. I take no responsibility for individual viewer or listeners interpretation or actions. 

These show notes contain information on the card decks used in the readings and where to get more information on my websites, books, and courses. Please check out the links below.

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

Sacred Destiny Oracle cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/58hG

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/DHkr

Music from Epidemic sound:

Referral Link: https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/x4pe9m/

To learn more about my work, click here https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

Thank you.

The Mystical Shaman

The Shaman was many things to their community. Healer, story teller, leader, keeper of traditions and the person to whom the community could look to for support when times were bad and to celebrate when they were good.

He, or she, were intermediaries between the community and the spirit world which was all around them and in everything they could touch, smell, hear, and see. 


When the Shaman journeyed into altered states of consciousness to perform a divination or a healing, they were able to dream a dream that no other could. The Shaman reminds us to be in the world, in the NOW and to travel through it and yet not be defined by what we see and experience. This is the symbol of true alchemy, for all elements of life have a spiritual aspect and a material one. When we remember this, all manner of miracles and manifestations are possible.


Be careful what you pray for. 

The Mystical Shaman cautions you against relentless attachment to a certain form that you think will make you happy, prosperous, famous, loved, etc. These material forms are attractive, like stars in the night sky, they attract us like a lure attracts a fish. Do not be the fish caught on the fishermen hook and taken to shore and killed.

Is it time to imagine a new story, one that is deeper and less superficial, one that is in line with what you have become? Better tales are waiting to be told.

The Sorcerer

The Sorcerer symbolizes beliefs and ideas of division, struggle and being without. We feel the sorcerer casts a dark shadow over our lives, but in reality, the shadows are our own. Those shadows are feelings of separation from loved one, colleagues, pets. Feelings of conflict and aggression to others in order to achieve our self-centred goals.

Our shadows may be narrow, broad, or generous in their focus. Either way, our busy mind loves to feed off the shadow energy and its negative feelings. The sorcerer is asking you to look at these energies, examine how destructive they are. What are you feeling? Resentment, vengeance, lust, greed, bigotry, or hatred about or to whom or what. These feelings are unjustified and not your spiritual core, which is pushed away without consideration.

The Sorcerer challenges you, confronts your dark thinking and beliefs. Now! Is a second chance! Start over. Be strong and be vigilant about the darkness you are being asked to recognise, and then to discard. 

Others are not to blame for what is inside of you, what you allow to be there. Take a moment to create a sense of peace and move in another direction, and do not allow those negative thoughts and feelings to grow again. You are done with that way of living.

The Giveaway

The Giveaway is something we offer to life without attachment, without expecting anything back. When someone drops something and you pick it up for them, you are giving back not just to them but to life. To encourage someone to achieve more with their skills and abilities is to giveaway the energy you have in that moment.

Look at your life, your feelings toward yourself and to others. Make a mental list of people, places and events you are grateful for. Connect with your feelings of gratitude. 

Be aware of gratitude you send out to the universe; be thankful for the things you have and have had in the past. Be grateful for the future and let it inspire you even if there is no apparent reason to be so yet! As you consider your gratitude your heart will open and, in that moment, you start realizing how much life has given you. Feelings of scarcity and deprivation start to fade away as you realize life is full of abundance for you. The Giveaway card helps you be in the NOW, the moment of your appreciation and to be in the flow of life, as you now give freely and receive freely.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/08/09

Hello and welcome to The Shaman Podcast. 

I am Mark Ashford. 

I am a Registered Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher, a Shaman and author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism.

Weekly I post a video on YouTube and a podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is general; please take what resonates with you.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell if you are on YouTube or subscribe if you are on a podcast platform. This way you will receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

In addition to the weekly events, I also produce books, online courses, podcasts and videos on all things Shaman and Reiki. So! Watch out for them!

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts and other materials are strictly for entertainment purposes. Viewers and listeners have free will and are entirely responsible for any interpretation they place on the readings. I take no responsibility for individual viewer or listeners interpretation or actions. 

These show notes contain information on the card decks used in the readings and where to get more information on my websites, books, and courses. Please check out the links below.

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

Sacred Destiny Oracle cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/58hG

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/DHkr

Music from Epidemic sound:

Referral Link: https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/x4pe9m/

To learn more about my work, click here https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

Thank you.

Water

Water is a powerful element to a Shaman. It symbolizes purification, regeneration, birth, revival, and cleansing. Water can have enormous power, carving away earth and rock, moving boulders and trees as it creates a valley, or submerges them as it creates lakes and oceans. If human kind is in the way of its creative force, it can be destructive and end lives of people and animals.

It can be sleepy and lazy as it meanders in shallow rivers across the landscape. Water that is scolding hot but is not bubbling and boiling looks the same as water just before it freezes into ice.

Water can also be something we cannot grasp. When it steams, it is as ephemeral as breath. It can be hard and unyielding as ice. 

Humans are 75% water. That includes our brain and our heart. Like the ebb and flow of the tides, allow sorrow and sadness, happiness and wonderment to flow through you now. Not only can these feelings be within you, but allow the world around you to flow over you and through you, knowing that you will remain and will move on to greater things.

This is like a baptism of newness and opportunity. There is a sense of newness, welcome it and embrace it 

The Child

When we are young, we know the world is full of magic and new things to enjoy and it is a place for adventures. As we grow older, we lose that childlike wonder and appreciation for what is around us as we struggle and battle to make things happen that we perceive we want.

Recapture your childhood, you child’s sense of wonder.

Do it now!

Look around you without judgement, without a sense of doing, just receive.

Sit in a park, by a lake. Think of friends, family and your partner. Look at them with your child’s sense of wonder and openness. Appreciate the new things you see in them. Are they so strange that you cannot do this? No! Enjoy a return to your childhood and without an adult’s outlook.

Fire

Fire consumes anything that it touches. Flames remind us of destruction and the end of things but they also remind us of new life and things to come. Fire clears away what no longer is needed. In the forest, it creates the space and nutrients for new life, new trees and new undergrowth where animals can thrive.

In this reading we have water. Water can put out fire, fire can evaporate water, but in a relationship, when water and fire are in balance, steam is created that condenses back into water allowing the cycle of energy and passion to continue over and over again.

Fire provides warmth and cooks our food. On a dark night, fire keeps away the unknown and unknowable things that lurk at the edge of its light.

Now is the time to embrace what fire removes. People, places, and things that no longer mean anything to us but remain in our lives because we have not had the time or the strength to remove them.

Fire can be as simple as a candle that we can look at and be close to. If it is a scented candle, buy one that gives off a scent we feel pleasing and encouraging. 


How is your temper? Are you frustrated and aggressive, short tempered, with yourself or others? Beware of threatening or hurting others with your fiery nature. It can back fire on you. Hurting others can hurt you. 

Do not play with your inner fire when you are out of sorts but above all learn not to use your fire on others when it is your inner self that is unhappy and you are out of balance or angry. Make fire your friend not your enemy, or it will create enemies for you.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/08/02

Hello and welcome to The Shaman Podcast. 

I am Mark Ashford. 

I am a Registered Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher, a Shaman and author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism.

Weekly I post a video on YouTube and a podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is general; please take what resonates with you.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell if you are on YouTube or subscribe if you are on a podcast platform. This way you will receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

In addition to the weekly events, I also produce books, online courses, podcasts and videos on all things Shaman and Reiki. So! Watch out for them!

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts and other materials are strictly for entertainment purposes. Viewers and listeners have free will and are entirely responsible for any interpretation they place on the readings. I take no responsibility for individual viewer or listeners interpretation or actions. 

These show notes contain information on the card decks used in the readings and where to get more information on my websites, books, and courses. Please check out the links below.

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

Sacred Destiny Oracle cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/58hG

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/DHkr

Music from Epidemic sound:

Referral Link: https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/x4pe9m/

To learn more about my work, click here https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

Thank you.

Stand Still

When we stand still, we have time to think. Standing still does not mean a lack of progress. It is a time to breathe, to consider where we are and what we have done. This week is a time to take a break and relax. In relaxation we make progress because we give ourselves the gift of time. We pause our ego driven life purposefully and enjoy the benefits of inaction with the world without taking part in it.

Standing still, or inaction is not a sign of being stuck, or stagnating. Being on the go, being a go-go person, striving relentlessly in trying to achieve is tiring and stressful. Our soul and our mind, our being is stressed and need a break from endless achievement and struggle.

Your body, your soul, is not some sort of engine that can run endlessly at full throttle. When you are finally at a standstill, enjoy what you see and hear. There are gifts the universe gives out now have a different tone and a different feel to them. Relax and recharge. Perhaps, to get a different perspective on life and everything.

This is also the time to sit back and, in your standing still, consider whether a project or task is worth the effort. The cycle of always on the go, always striving have stopped you from considering what is not working and take a different direction. Shed the burdens of people and things which you should no longer be carrying.

Holy Mountain

There are many mountains of great presence around the world. They are venerated and loved, worshiped and honoured. These are places where people can encounter the spirit and soul of the mountain, and that which is within themselves. 

In Tibet, Mount Kailash is a place of veneration and honour. In Tibetan its name is Gang Rinpoche – Gang meaning snow and Rinpoche meaning precious one. It is considered sacred in Hinduism, Bon, Buddhism, and Jainism.

It is close to the source of the longest Asian rivers. The base of the mountains is 52km long and to circumnavigate the mountain is both physically taxing, partly because of altitude sickness, and the terrain that must be covered. But the achievement brings blessings of achievement, peace and overcoming adversity.

This card brings many messages. It tells you to gain perspective on your life, your achievements and changes within yourself. Look on your present situation not as an achievement in itself, not an end, but a start from which you can move forward. It is here to help you gain a vision of your future. Move onward from where you are as the pilgrim circumnavigating Mount Kailash does, step by step. Find a sacred altar where others who came before you have prayed and found wisdom. With commitment, belief and without a desire to “know the future.” Embrace the courage, love, and compassion your journey will require.

The Blade

The Blade is a cutting tool. 

It represents your mind, body, and spirit. Pointing upward, it summons the power of heaven to help you manifest. What is that you wish for? Be clear in your thoughts. It will cut cords attached to you that no longer serve you or are toxic in their effect on you. It is a thing of action. Use it now, use it with best intention and not as a weapon. Use it to heal those old relationships or places by letting them go.

The blade is sent to help you with your dreams which have become stagnant. You are looking down at your feet instead of up and forward where the blade is directing you. The blade frees you from things, people, places, and belongings that do not mean anything to you. Do not use it in anger or bad intention. If you do, the karmic outcome will be worse than you had imagined. 

Always use the blade positively to help you move forward.