Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/10/11

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. –

Queen of the Moon Oracle Cards used in reading by Stacey Demarco

Sacred Destiny Oracle cards by Denise Linn –

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn –

Shaman Wisdom cards by Leita Richesson –

Shamanic Medicine Oracle Cards – Barbara Meiklejohn-Free, Yuri Leitch, Flavia Kate Peters –

Shaman Tarot Deck – Lo Scarabeo –

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Medicine Mask – Authenticity

The mask asks you to face up to who you are. No more hiding behind conformity, groups and teams. No more hiding behind the rules and processes of your work. Now is the time to drop the mask and reveal who you authentically are. 

Conformity, groups and teams are all about your desire to fit in, be one of the guys, or gals. To gain glory and stature by being in a team or group that confers success and togetherness without allowing individuality and creativity.

Shaman often wear a mask associated with the qualities of the spirit they which to invoke. But this is a for a purpose, a healing session. You have been wearing a mask to hide behind, or at the very least not allow your true authentic self to be seen by the world. If you make your own medicine mask, make sure it is in tune with your own qualities and values.

Make sure the values and qualities are clearly seen. This is not the time to be a crowd pleaser, or follower. Let the mask be powerful and demonstrate your pride, sincerity and involve yourself in a loving relationship. Be genuine and credible.

West – Purge

Problems that are not aired, are problems no one knows anything about. Bottling up your problems inside of you takes away your valuable soul energy. It drains you of that which you need to move forward.

Work you no longer enjoy or which drains you by the end of the day. A relationship that is no supporting and helping you but instead asking you to be like a bandage for another is not worthy of you. You can approach your colleagues about your work effort and the way it drains you. 

Switch to something that is up lifting and enjoyable.

If lifting and enjoyable work is not available to you. Move on to a new work place, a new team that is and will support you. 

If it is a relationship. Now is the time to end it and leave for peace and quiet. Sit and meditate on what it is you want I a partner and then start to seek them out.

In all of this, you are being true to yourself. No one will critics you for that, be assured of it.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/10/04

Birds – Freedom

Look up in the sky and see birds flying back and forth, some scouring the gourd for prey, some moving from the northern climates as they get colder for winter. As they fly, they give bird song to her birds and to us.

To watch the birds flying you need to have sharp eyes and hearing to experience them at their most free and energetic. As they fly, feathers will fall from their wings and their bodies. Those feathers are a message to open windows and let in fresh air and fresh ideas.

The pandemic has been hard on all of us, we have been inside for a long time, for almost two years our movements have been restricted because of the fear of contracting the contagion.

With the windows open and fresh air and fresh ideas coming in to your soul, now is the time to start working on them and manifesting team. This is a time of opportunity and change, advancement and also of taking new directions.

Above all, if you are seeking to change your work, now is the time for your new ideas to be heard. Speak up! Break the chains that have held you back. Chains maybe not just the work you do but also how you work. Opportunities are all around you, but the past 2 years may have made you insensitive and careless when considering change. 

You have the freedom to make changes and enjoy the results of it. 

Conch Shell – Calling

This is a wakeup call! 

Conch Shells are used in many parts of the world by Shamans as trumpets. Trumpets are messengers. Sometimes they are used to announce natural disasters or changes in the environment. The Conch shell comes to you now to remove from your world all that is old and no longer serves. In tarot terms, this is a Tower Moment announced by the Conch.

Like a breath of fresh air that sweeps away cobwebs in your mind, Conch Shells clear away objections and resistance from your egoic, logical mind. 

Behind the noise of the Conch shell is the silence of manifestation. Now is the time to make the effort to find your intuition and the sensitivity it brings to your environment and the way you live.

Now is the time to change, work a new job, take a course, end a relationship that no longer serves you, or has no meaning.

Wake up and act!