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.
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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
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The Ancient Ones
The Ancient Ones are shamans who have long since passed over but now live in the spirit world. They are wise and practised in their art of speaking to us through our intuition. For those who are more adept at communicating more directly, they can speak to us and provide energy that pushes us forward, or makes us turn away, or stops us from making errors.
This card shows up to make us pay attention to what is NOW or will be soon. Embrace change and work hard at the challenges thrown in your path. Use your intuition and spiritual strength to move past what is blocking you. Know that the messages, thoughts, and feelings sent to you now are from the Ancient Ones. Know that you have strength to overcome your physical and emotional challenges.
Manifestation. When you look at a parched field of wilting crops, you instinctively know that rain to restore balance in life that struggles to continue. The Rainmaker is here to help you in your seemingly endless, parched spiritual journey. If you have been wronged and are having trouble recovering from the hurt and malaise that has brought in your life. Resolve to let your feelings bring rain and comfort and growth to now.
You already have what you need to grow and become strong again and let what needs to die forever. You have it within yourself to pick yourself up, and move on, and grow and thrive.
In the past, a sacrifice involved ritual. Ritual that culminated in sacrifice. What was sacrificed has changed over time and in different cultures. From animals and sometimes humans, to simple representations of them made from flour and butter, to bread and wine in the eucharist, sacrifice is all around us.
Life is generous. The beauty of flowers in a flower shop by the bus stop to the humour you hear or give to another. Take the simple and the complex beauty that is all around you and find time to care for those who have less beauty in their lives than you do.
The message from this card this week is that you need to stop sacrificing your own values and beings for others. Now is your time to be the beauty that others appreciate. Take time for yourself and dedicate yourself to your own path and your own future. Make yourself and your dreams sacred. By stopping sacrificing yourself, let your spirit open doors to abundance.