Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/09/20

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:

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

Thank you.

The Serpent

Two serpents entwine on the Caduceus, the symbol used by doctors for health and knowledge. The serpent is a powerful symbol of both. 

Perhaps it is time for you to work on both. Give up bad habits such as smoking, which damages your body. Learn something new that will bring new abundance into your life. If you about what to study or not know what to bring into your life, the serpent is there to guide you.

Follow the Serpent’s guidance and you will be abundant and happy. Even if what you receive is a message to rest, do so. Perhaps you are receiving this message because you are trying too hard. You are not “going with the flow.”

Soul Retrieval

Soul Retrieval is a fundamental role of the Shaman in a community and or tribe. Illness and sickness can often bet traced to a piece of the soul being missing, either stolen and scared away by events and occurrences.

During a Soul Retrieval ceremony, a shaman will journey into the spirit world to retrieve the missing soul fragment and bring it back and integrate it back into the person who is sick and heal them. If the soul fragment as stolen or taken away by an evil sprit, a struggle will ensue. The strength and wisdom of the shaman and his or her helping spirits will bring success, but sometimes failure if the spirit that took the soul fragment is too strong.

Look at your life and people and things that have hurt you. You may still hurt from an emotional wound that was inflicted some time ago and which you cannot let go of. Now is the time to move and give up dwelling on that loss, that hurt, that pain. Do battle with the feelings that still exist within you and defeat them. You cannot… you must not continue feeling hurt when those who hurt you have moved on with no regard for how you were left.

The Medicine Wheel

The four cardinal directions of North, South, West and East are clearly marked on the card. They are cardinal signs for the Shaman as well. Native peoples have known for untold millennia the roundness of the hoop shown in the card. 

The hoop turns and brings healing and growth with it. To a person, an animal, or a community, healing and harmony appear as it moves. You may say it is The World card in Tarot. So the wheel turns and brings happiness and abundance, leaving behind unhappiness and lack of material and spiritual things.

The four cardinal directions of North, South, West and East are clearly marked on the card. They are cardinal signs for the Shaman as well.

The South represents the past, not just the past that has gone, but clinging unhealthily to the past.

The West is all about relationships and people that drain you and are toxic to you.

The North is about what is in your heart. Are you passionate about something and do you show it, do you pursue it, do you manifest it in your life, your being?

Finally, the East, this is about being aware and seeing your life the life like chapters in a book. Are you ready to turn the page and start a new chapter?

You can stay in any one part of the compass for as long as you want, days, months, years even. Delay too long in any one party of the compass and you will affect how your life manifests, how quickly, and the quality of life you create in the eastern direction.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/09/13

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:

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

Thank you.

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.

The Rainmaker

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. 

The Sacrifice

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.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/09/06

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:

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

Thank you.

The Crow

The crow is a watcher of the world. It sits in a tree, on a wall, rarely on a wire strung in the air by mankind to carry his electricity or words. 

The Crow requires we speak and practice truth in all things. When you find untruth, correct it. The crow requires we seek the truth and when we are in all things truthful, what we want becomes true, and comes into existence. 

This may mean correcting what is wrong in your life. Do not judge yourself. Truth is everything, and it is your way forward from now. Do not dwell on whether you should act truthfully in a situation, just be truthful and do not let your busy mind or ego persuade you otherwise.

In situations where you are stressed, such as at work, be truthful, speak your mind and articulate it clearly. If you find you have trouble speaking up and speaking clearly, your Throat Chakra may be blocked. This would be a good time to have the Chakra, and all the other chakras cleared so that people may hear you clearly.

The Earthkeeper

You create your own world. You populate it with people, places, things, events. You also populate it with happiness, sadness, misery, and a sunny disposition.

In creating your world, you impact the world that Mother Gaia has gifted us with. Wood furniture is made from trees that grew tall and were harvested by man. Make sure the furniture you buy is made from trees that will be replanted. While you have a dream of a friendly house and nice things, dream also about the hope and cleanliness of the world.

In life we dream of things we can and want to achieve in the limited time we have for life. Now is the time to dream bigger than the dreams that have brought us to this moment, and while you do that, make sure that you help your family and friends with their dreams. 

Help feed them as you would your animals and your garden. Feed the stray animals that come by looking for help. Animals have an intrinsic knowledge of humans they can trust. Be one of those that help them.

The Spiral

The spiral is an ancient symbol of growth and evolution. Seen in the snake that lies coiled and sleeping, it is also seen in the heavens, and in plants. Spend some time thinking and meditating on your life and the things and people in your life. Trace the spiral in your life and if you are attuned to Reiki, say the name of the Power Symbol, Cho ku Rei three times to give your thoughts energy.


We all struggle with things in life. It may be personal or it may be at work. The Spiral is a message of newness and growth. Allow Cho ku Rei to give you energy to change and develop as the spiral takes us away from the core of our old selves. Know that change in ourselves is difficult and when we get to a new place in our life. It’s hard to understand and be comfortable when we get there.
There are many ways to draw a spiral, Cho ku Rei, for all its energy and growth is a spiral at its heart. Pull up a picture of the symbol and study the spiral. There is a left facing symbol and a right facing version. One is feminine and one is masculine. Consider the spiral at the core of Cho ku Rei and know that both masculine and feminine energy are needed to move forward. Choose the one that speaks to you the most.

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.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/07/26

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 and podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is general; please take what resonates with you.

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.

Besides 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 interpretation or actions. 

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 out the show notes.

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

Music from Epidemic sound:

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

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

For a Personal Shamanic Energy Reading, please go to: https://bit.ly/30PmCd3

Thank you.

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 bringing in 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.

Tree of Life

The Tree of Life, Yggdrasil, is a sacred symbol in Norse mythology. 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. 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.

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 or degrading. 

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. So, study hard.

To reach the upper world and be grounded means to be aligned with what you desire and what your Life Path purpose is. Open up to your Life Path Purpose and stop simply “turning the wrenches” on 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 Council

At the end of our lives, before we are reborn, there is a period known in some schools of Buddhism as the Bardo State. While in the Bardo, our spirit is conscious and experiences the karma of the life that has just ended and all previous lives. It is a time of spiritual learning and also cleansing. 

We do not have to die to experience this state of existence. A deep and protracted illness or a spiritual retreat can allow it to exist in us.

The one thing it does, if it occurs in this life, is to make us look at our relationship with living. It shows us they foretold our place in existence before we are born and that trough life we learn and grow and change as we move towards that final spiritual goal. 

Are we making life too hard to live by our actions, beliefs, and behaviour? Do we enjoy enough, do we change enough when asked to change? Listen to your inner self, your soul, and look at the writing on the wall and allow yourself to move towards it. The time is now! Start your journey to grow, to love, forgive sincerely, and dare. Take the leap without requiring life to assure you of success.

This card has come for the second time this month. First time was at the beginning, July 5th. The message of the card is repeated because you have not paid attention to the message. The ego, and the egoic mind that churns over and over as it enjoys the wasting energy of what ifs, what could have happened, and why did I not say or do that? Is pulling at you and you need to let go of all those what ifs. The ego revels in negative thoughts, such as; you can’t do that, you are not good enough, that task is too big for you, or will take too long. Pay attention to the message of the card this second time and move on.

Queen of the Moon Oracle – Wanning Crescent – Surrender

The message of surrender is not about giving up. Far from it.

We all change as we grow and experience. Even if we are 60 years old, we are still learning, still experiencing and as a result we are changing. Take a moment to reflect on what no longer we need in ourselves. This takes patience, it requires you to think about what is no longer uniquely “you.”

Surrendering is a positive thought, feeling, or action. I grew up not knowing I had an uncle until my grandmother died and he inherited her house. Until then, my father and sister had not spoken to him for many years because of a major “unknown” dispute, until this inheritance forced them to speak and reconcile. Voila! I had a new uncle.

They bother recognised they were wrong in holding a grudge and missing out on the years of growth and change in themselves and their brother. Finally, the family was reunited, a very positive outcome.

Surrendering their anger and years of hostility was a positive thing emotionally. Giving away sports equipment for a sport that you no longer take part in signals the end to a part of your life that is over. You enjoyed it while you took part. Now, move on and find something new.

This phase of the moon, Wanning Crescent, is a dark but protective time when we can change and grow from it. Use the time wisely to allow yourself to change and to grow. When the New Moon arrives, you will shine and show how much you are reborn.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/07/19

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 and podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is general; please take what resonates with you.

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 interpretation or actions. 

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 out the show notes.

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

Music from Epidemic sound:

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

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

For a Personal Shamanic Energy Reading, please go to: https://bit.ly/30PmCd3

Thank you.

Beauty Way

Around us, there are beautiful things. Beauty may be in the home, the garden, trees, our family, our pets. Recognizing them and appreciating beauty around us is the message from the card for this week. Now, the trick is to bring beauty into your life every day. Beauty is also the way we live life, with integrity, patience, and acceptance. Patience may mean with a colleague at work, acceptance of a situation you cannot change. Where some will see darkness and struggle, look for ease and ways to bring light and energy to that situation.

Now is the time to stop and smell the roses. A moment of rest and stopping your head long rush to achieve will be highly beneficial for you. On a clear night sky, look up at the stars, astronomers know it is an amazing sight, they have names for the stars, but you don’t need those names, the fact the stars are there for you gaze on is enough. There are too many stars to count, just as there is too much wonder in you. There is beauty in you. Now is the time to learn what that is and move with it.

Nothing is truly broken. Relationships, if they are meant to heal, will do so. Do not struggle to fix friendships of people who were only meant to be in your life for a short time. They have left a gift and of their time and their connection and have moved on, so must you. At this moment, do not be seduced by the superficial glitter of something or someone you are flirting with. There may be a price to pay later.

The Staff

The Shaman’s staff is an important element of Shamanism and each Shaman has a staff that is uniquely their own.

It is a symbol of authority and power.

The staff gives you the power to find the middle course amongst many competing energies because it allows you to divine what is right and wrong and what must change for success. Moses carried a serpent staff through the desert, and with it he could summon the power of nature to heal or call plagues. 

Being able to use the staff energy to find the middle ground also tells you that all things must change. The middle ground is a balancing point between negativity and positivity, between paralysis and movement. Trust that as you move forward to what you have always wanted, use the energy in the Staff, this card to find a delicate balance between will and surrender, day and night, action and inaction.

Take corrective action if it is needed as you move forward. Your life is in the hands of destiny, fate, the universe, but nothing says you cannot steer it course, the Staff helps with course adjustments, just as it does with the start and end of action.

Water

Water is very powerful for a Shaman. It symbolizes purification, regeneration, birth, revival, and cleansing. Water can be enormously power, carving away earth and rock, moving boulders and trees as it creates a valley. Or submerge them as it creates slakes 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 is steamed, 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

Queen of the Moon Oracle – Wanning Crescent – Surrender

The message of surrender is not about giving up. Far from it.

We all change as we grow and experience. Even if we are 60 years old, we are still learning, still experiencing and as a result we are changing. Take a moment to reflect on what no longer we need in ourselves. This takes patience, it requires you to think about what is no longer uniquely “you.”

Surrendering is a positive thought, feeling, or action. I grew up not knowing I had an uncle until my grandmother died and he inherited her house. Until then my father and his sister had not spoken to him for many years because of a major “unknown” dispute until this inheritance forced them to speak and reconcile. Voila! I had a new uncle.

They both recognised they were wrong in holding a grudge and missing out on the years of growth and change in themselves and each other. Finally, the family was reunited, a very positive outcome from surrendering. 

Surrendering their anger and years of hostility was a positive thing emotionally. Giving away sports equipment for a sport that you no longer take part in signals the end to a part of your life that is over. You enjoyed it while you took part. Now, move on and find something different as they did.

This phase of the moon, Wanning Crescent, is a dark but protective time when we can change and grow from it. Use the time wisely to allow yourself to change and to grow. When the New Moon arrives, you will be able to shine and show how much you are reborn.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/07/12

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 and podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is general; please take what resonates with you.

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.

Besides 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 interpretation or actions. 

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 out the show notes.

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

Music from Epidemic sound:

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

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

For a Personal Shamanic Energy Reading, please go to: https://bit.ly/30PmCd3

Thank you.

The Staff

The Shaman’s staff is an important element of Shamanism and each Shaman has a staff that is uniquely their own.

It is a symbol of authority and power.

The staff gives you the power to find the middle course amongst many competing energies because it allows you to divine what is right and wrong and what must change for success. Moses carried a serpent staff through the desert, and with it he could summon the power of nature to heal or call plagues. 

Use the staff energy to find the middle ground, the middle ground tells you that all things must change. The middle ground is a balancing point between negativity and positivity, between paralysis and movement. Trust in the card as you move forward to what you have always wanted, the energy in the Staff will help find that delicate balance between will and surrender, day and night, action and inaction.

Take corrective action if it is needed as you move forward. Your life is in the hands of destiny, fate, the universe, but nothing says you cannot steer it course, the Staff helps with course adjustments, just as it does with the start and end of action.

Water

Is very powerful element to a Shaman. It symbolizes purification, regeneration, birth, revival, and cleansing. Water can be enormously powerful, carving away earth and rock, moving boulders and trees as it creates a valley. Or submerge 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 is steamed, 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 Hunter

Before farming and agriculture, before our settled way of life, fixed in one place to tend crops and abundance from the land. The hunter was the one who searched the woods and the plains for game to hunt and kill, to back as food for the family and for the tribe. 

He is a master tracker who knows which path to follow to find success.

Now is the time to follow your path to receive the abundance of the universe. Use the power and essence of the hunter to forge your own path, DO NOT follow the paths set by others, especially the paths well-worn and travelled. We may use these at some times, but now, the card tells you to follow your own unique path to abundance and manifestation. A compass is a tool that will tell you which direction is North, which is South, East and West. You have a strong internal compass. Follow it!

The hunter always looked for new prey and kills to make. They did not accept the rotting remains of meat that had died long ago. Today, we might call this road-kill. Also, as you hunt, be circumspect and examine the opportunities that come your way as you hunt. You need to separate fact from fiction, what glitters from what is gold. Do not be fooled, do not act too quickly. But act decisively when you have made your decision.

Queen of the Moon Oracle – Action

The card comes bringing a call to action. Your time of rest is over, or, if what is in front of you is paralyzing your ability to act, focus, and move!

Action, by its definition, means change. Change can be uncomfortable and challenging. Is what is in front of us the repeat of something we failed at? Is it something we want. but fear? A new relationship, a friendship, or a new job can be on our desires list but seem too dangerous to pursue. What if the new relationship causes hurt and upset to us, or a stable group of friends around us? A new job means new ways of doing things, different processes and procedures, can we adapt? Do we worry about fitting in with new colleagues?

Change and action are part of human nature, your nature. The Action card comes to you this week to tell you it is time to act, to move, to change, to develop. The time is this week, choose one thing that is “on hold” and get moving!