Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/05/10

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.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts 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 them out.

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

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

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

Thank you.

The Owl

The owl sees clearly, even at night. It quiet and mysterious. It flies on wings specially adapted to be silent when flying so that its prey does not hear it coming. Most important to the owl is the intuition and wisdom to hunt in places where it can find food.

The owl spirit comes to tell you to be wise in where and what you do. Not everything in front of you, beckoning for your attention will be beneficial to you. Use owl like intuition to read between the lines, pay attention to contracts and what you sign that obligates you to commitments that may not be right for you.

Just because others have signed quickly or accepted responsibilities and obligations does not mean that you need to do the same. We have free will and that gives you the possibility to do good, not so good, or nothing. You have only so much energy to accept obligations use your energy wisely and on what benefits you. You do not have to be like everyone else, be yourself, uniquely yourself.

Trust in yourself, your intuition, your wisdom and a clear mind to make the right decision and only accept obligations that are beneficial to you.

Wind

Wind is air. Air is one of the Five Elements important to a Shaman and Shamanic Tradition. It is a unique element. It is all around us yet we cannot see it, touch it and is the medium that keeps us alive and allows us to speak, sing, laugh, communicate and spread our ideas and wisdom. It allows us to experience and to be heard.

Just as we can be heard through the air, so are things brought to us by it. Bird song, the whispers of a partner or a pet and music. But air, the wind, also brings the opposite, anger, distrust, and violence.

The wind may blow gently as a whisper or like a Tornado. You can stand with your back to it and try to resist it or turn and face and feel the message that wind is sending you.

The wind always means change. In nature the wind blows down branches and trees that are dead or weak. It may even blow down homes and buildings that are unsound. It is your challenge this week to understand what the wind is blowing down. Why it is blowing the way it is, and what is dead or weak in your life. 

Depending on how you are attached to what is leaving your life, your existence, the wind may be blowing gently, encouraging you, or like a storm and sweeping away things violently. The more you hold in to what needs to leave the stronger the wind will blow and the greater the force it will apply. 

Do not hold on to what you do not need, what no longer serves you. Be prepared for the calm and clarity of fresh air after a storm, good things are coming.

Eagle

The sun rises in the east and that is the direction from which the Eagle comes into your life. The Eagle is a predator, it soars high in the sky, looking down on the earth for prey and sustenance. It has powerful vision to see the smallest creature but it also sees the big picture, it takes in the entire landscape with one movement of its head.

It securely nests in the mountains and the tall trees; above all it is successful in the hunt and bringing a new generation of itself into being for us to enjoy and wonder at. From its high vantage, on a thermal of air, a tall tree or a mountain it sees the world as a place of abundance and opportunity.

If you cannot see the abundance and new opportunities around you, have you become focused on your feet? Your feet connect you to the earth, they ground you. But the eagle comes to invite you to soar as it does and to see the bigger picture of your life.

2020 was a year when we focused on what we should not be doing. 2021 is better but not free of obligations and limitations placed on us by the pandemic.

Yet the eagle comes to tell us to lift our heads, look at the opportunities and plan to take charge. Even if there were no pandemic, there would still be challenges to overcome do you have the education you need, do you have the money, do you have the time, do you have the inner drive to achieve? Now is the time to take action and make things happen in preparation for a time when things will be freer and open to allow you to achieve your goals. 

Queen of the Moon Oracle Card – Hunger

Hunger is not about our stomachs, it is about what is inside of us, what motivates us, what we enjoy and what we do not.

Today, just as in the ancient past there are white shamans, shamans who spoke to the beneficial spirits of the community, and of each person. They learn from them and practise for the good of all. The opposite of white shamans you guessed it, are black Shamans. Black Shamans also exist and practice today. Black shamans speak to and learn from malevolent spirits.

It is time for you to look within yourself and see who you are. What is your intention. Who do you learn from and why? Are your actions “white” or “black” in nature and by design. Do you take pleasure in building and creating or do you seek to tear down and destroy? 

This period of self-reflection coincides with the growth that is all around you. Take some time to decide who you are inside, and who you listen to. Is there a disconnect? If there is remedy it, change what is discordant. But above all, accept that what you listen to will control your experience if life and this world.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/05/03

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.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell, so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts 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 get more information on websites, books, and courses. Please check them out.

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

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

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

Thank you.

The Witness

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.

Wild Woman

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.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/04/26

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.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts 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 them out.

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

To learn more about my books, videos, courses, and blog posts click here: https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

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

Thank you.

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.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts 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 them out.

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

To learn more about my books, videos, courses, and blog posts click here: https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

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

Thank you.

The Corn

Corn is sustenance, we eat the kernels and use the rest of the plant to build things and to make fire to warm our homes and cook the kernels. The stalks can be used for roofing and with the mud of Mother Gaia, make walls. Everything about Corn is abundant, it helps us and is tangible.

Corn is prosperity in the real, physical world. Corn also says there is more than enough to go around. Let go of thoughts and fears of scarcity and not having enough or that someone will steal your abundance. Understand that the universe will provide, but you must be in a relationship with it in order to receive. You will reap what you sow. 

We work hard to plant new ideas, and we hope they will grow and give us goodness and abundance in the future. Even when things were difficult, you did not lose faith in what you have planted. You have kept going.

The corn takes time to grow and provide the abundance you are about to reap. It is time to be warry of shortcuts, things that seem to be too good or inner feelings of being entitled to a certain outcome. 

Let go of insecurity, feelings or thoughts of there not being enough, or that someone else could take what is yours. You have all you need for success.

Remember, it is always darkest before the dawn but you continued on, planting and nurturing. Now the spirit of the Corn comes to honor this and show you how bountiful the harvest is. 

Now is the time to reap the rewards of effort, and trust. Regardless of whether the rewards are financial or the kind of prosperity measured in quality rather than quantity. Now is the time to feel blessed but don’t forget to share your good fortune.

As we anticipate good fortune and abundance be careful! Do not try to rush the harvest of abundance. Get rich quick schemes and shortcuts will not help, they may damage the things you have planted.

The Gatherer

The Gatherer speaks to a time before we grew grains in fields and harvested them according to the seasons. The gather 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. Be thankful in advance for what it is your able to build with what you have. 

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.

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 start working 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 are worried about what to study or not know what to do bring into your life, the serpent is there to guide you.

Follow the Serpents 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.”

Queen of the Moon Oracle – Full Moon – Power

Often in our lives we play a lesser role than we might because we hesitate or do not want to draw attention to ourselves. We assume a lesser role than we are capable of. 

The Full moon card is sent to you to remind you, encourage you to stand up and take your power. Above all, be confident in yourself. Let that confidence be your clarity and your rock going forward. Do not speak with a weaker, lesser voice than was given to you. Take back you power by standing tall and speaking clearly.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/04/19

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.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts 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 them out.

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

To learn more about my books, videos, courses, and blog posts click here: https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

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

Thank you.

The Lower World

The Lower world is not the Underworld. The Lower World is a place of treasures and good things that have been lost and forgotten but not discarded. This is the place where you find a pleasure and a skill you had when you were a teenager and had forgotten because you “grew up.”

When we join with a group, we can make ourselves small because we want to be liked. If you were a good skier when you were young, and are now finding the joy in skiing coming back, show your skill and ability and do not make yourself appear less than you are because those you are with are not so adept or capable.

Let your past be something to treasure and enjoy and be happy with. Yes, there are treasure and abilities to be recovered, there are also lessons that you learned that need to re-examined to see how relevant they are now and whether they can benefit you.

The Ghost Dance

The Ghost Dance of the American Plains Indians united the spirits of the living with those of the ancestors to bring peace to the world. 

Ancestors, your parents and grandparents are important. Remember and value the things they gave to us, materially and spiritually, the happy times and the good times. 

When we honour and value them, we are in harmony with them. When we blame them for what we encounter in our lives today, they bring pain and unhappiness.

Be open to receiving from our spiritual ancestors. Take a moment at the start of the day or the end of the day to say “Thank you father”, “Thank you mother” for the person you are today. They helped to give the values and the approach to life that has carried you to where you are now.

Now is the time to use the energy and life they gave you, value the abundance of them and those times. 

Nostalgia and dreams of a lost youth, a lost life is not benefiting you. They are making you sad and unhappy. Those thoughts are draining your energy. Look at what is making you feel this way and be determined to move on from it. End it. Determine to be happy and abundant.

Lightning

Lightning, is a huge discharge of energy from the sky to the ground. On the ground it can damage and it can create. In a forest, it may destroy some trees as it hits the ground but if it creates a fire, it is a cleansing fire, consuming dead trees and undergrowth to make way for new trees and new plants and growing things in which animals can live and hunt and give birth to new generations.

Think of this card as being a message for what is inside of you. If you are full of old ideas and old habits that are tired and add nothing to your life than this card is sent to you to recognise that those things must go and the new energy from the Upper World is here to show you the benefits of new creative endeavours.

The Shaman energy of this card brings gifts and cleansing all at the same time, let the old go, and embrace the new. If you need to sit quietly to allow these things to happen, do so. It is time to accept that you must change, that things in your life must change. Prepare to move on as you accept what it is you are moving to. Not to do so will mean you miss the opportunity and will be destined to repeat past unhappiness until the next bolt of lightning arrives from the Upper World.

Queen of the Moon Oracle Card Wanning Gibbus – Realization.

Wanning Gibbus starts at the end of a Ful moon and lasts until the moon is in its third Quarter.

The message this card brings is to pay attention to being self-aware of your life, and especially your habits. There might be good habits, and there might be bad habits. Some we can encourage and some we can work to discourage and end. 

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/04/12

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.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts 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 them out.

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

To learn more about my books, videos, courses, and blog posts click here: https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

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

Thank you.

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 are grounded and stagnant. Blade can help you move forward because it frees you from things 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.

The Time Master

Humanity perceives time as moving linearly, a straight line from birth to death. Even when we look at our watches, we see the hands moving around the face in a steady, even progression of minutes, hours and days. This linear view leads us to the feeling that there is not enough time. We are always referring to something that has a finite ending.

In reality, time does not move in a linear path, when we are in the NOW, in the moment, we can see all of time, the past, present and future. In that moment, at any moment, you can see time in all its infinite potential, one vast and all-encompassing flow and then shrunken and finite. It all depends on perspective.

The Time Master asks you to think about how you perceive time and everything it represents. Will you break free from your limited cause-and-effect thinking. Will you move beyond linear illusion, and be able to welcome the cyclic quality of time?

If you can look beyond the linear view of time and take back your power, let go of the past so you can step fully into your life. In this moment you are all-powerful. Anything is possible now.

Sometimes it appears time is ebbing away from us, there Is not enough. You fear that as time runs away from you your plans hopes and desires will also elude you. But this is a perception of your mind. If you are fully part of NOW you will be able to release thoughts, emotions and failed dreams from the past so you are better able to see and expect the future. 

It is in the NOW that the magic of time and your hopes and dreams reveal themselves. Relax and they will appear directly in front of you and nothing else. When you realize you have all the time in the world. You will never run out of it!

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 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 beings 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 them and that way of living.

Queen of the Moon Oracle Card Wanning Crescent – Release.

The waning Crescent is the last phase of the moon, the shape of the moon is smaller and smaller until it is a thin narrow band. At the end the, the moon slips into darkness and prepares to return as a full moon.

As with many things in life, you need to let go of what does not work for you before something new can come into your life. This could be a relationship, a new job, a new way of looking at the world, a new way to enjoy life.

Without release, you cannot move forward, cannot experience new things. Release now!

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/03/29

Every Monday I will 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.

I am a Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner and a Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher as well as a Shaman. I am a published author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism and together with this YouTube Channel I host a Podcast on Shamanism.

Each Monday I will post a YouTube video of the Shamanic Energy Card Reading for the week ahead.

Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards used in reading. Amazon link. – https://amzn.to/3fRG5Ow

Please hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell so you receive notifications

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

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

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts 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. Thank you.

The Eagle

The east is the place where the sun, with all its brightness and energy, rises each day.

The eagle flies out of the east with all the energy of the sun under its wings. It rises on the thermal air currents the sun creates. The sharp hunters’ eyes of the eagle see all that is happening on the ground. As a bird it looks for prey to eat, as a messenger, it brings you the sharpens of vision and intent so that you can see the opportunities around you.

It is time to look up, so that you can look down at what is around you. 

What! You cannot do this? Are you trapped into daily routine, a grinding daily routine that gives you some simple things but not what is required to allow you to soar and be free and creative? 

Daily repetition is not what you were put on earth for. You are here to achieve and for your spirit to earn and be more than it was yesterday, last week, last year. Take a deep breath and look up, so you can look down. Take the opportunities that are around you and believe in what it is you are here to do, to be.

Be what you can be so that as you pass into the six bardo states of the in between, you are happy and embrace them and what is to come next.

Be an Eagle, now and for the remainder of your life, no matter how many years you have left.

The Sweat Lodge

Think of the Sweat Lodge and think of a modern Sauna. They have many things in common. In a small space, volcanic rocks from deep in Mother Gia are heated until they are red hot and then life giving water is spinked over them to make steam, and humidity. In the sauna we are often, but not always naked. Being naked, we can hide nothing and be who we truly are. We sit in dim light, not darkness. In a native Indian Sweat Lodge, you would be in darkness.

It is a personal moment in a personal space. This is the time when out insides, through sweat become our outsides and can be shed. It is a time for old habits and beliefs to go, drip from us in the sweat that comes from the pores in our skin, the largest living organ we and all animals have.

Now is the time for a new start, a second chance, a moment of peace before change. Now is the time to be ready to adopt new habits, beliefs and thoughts and prepare to move beyond what we have been before we walked through the door of the Sauna or Sweat Lodge.

Observe the ritual of the sauna. Use more water to create more steam from the hot rocks. Be patient as the heat and steam draw out the physical toxins and the spiritual. Recognise them for what they are. But do not spend much time on them.

The Sweat Lodge, the Sauna is a place of new beginnings, new opportunities if you truly and freely shed the things that are not working for you. As you release, think of the hot steamy space you are in as being somewhere where the new opportunities can take root and grow.  

The Sorcerer 

The Sorcerer symbolizes beliefs and ideas of division, struggle and being without. We feel the sorcerer casts a shadow over our lives, but in reality, the shadows are own. 

Our shadows may be narrow, broad, or generous in their focus. Either way, our busy mind loves to feed off the shadow energy from 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?

The Sorcerer is here to challenge you your thinking and beliefs. Now is a second chance! Start over. Others are not 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 them and that way of living.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/03/22

reading is a general reading, please take what resonates with you.

I am a Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner and a Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher as well as a Shaman. I am a published author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism and together with this YouTube Channel I host a Podcast on Shamanism.

Each Monday I will post a YouTube video of the Shamanic Energy Card Reading for the week ahead.

Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards used in reading. Amazon link. – https://amzn.to/3fRG5Ow

Please hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell so you receive notifications

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

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

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts 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. Thank you.

The Witness

The Witness is someone who watches and observes what happens around them. The people, places, events and what changes are of interest to them. But they do not get involved. 

By not taking action they are not ensnared by what is not important to them, does not bring them anything of value. This inner stillness brings a higher perspective and patience with people and life around them.

The Witness is a mirror, like a Toli, the mirror placed over a Shamans heart to reflect away any dark or lower spirit who might attack them, the stillness provides the ability for the Witness to over impartial advice while being protected from any negativity that may be turned towards them.

Sometimes, it is best to simply get out of the way and let nature and Karmic energy take its course. Be still and let events unfold. There are things you can change and things you cannot. Be still like the Witness and watch what happens in your life when you do not struggle.

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.

The Owl

Owl Spirit arrives to remind you that the wisdom within you is informed by your keen senses and the wisdom within the consciousness we all share. Even in the darkest night, the owl sees clearly and is guided by every sense it has, including the first sense of intuition. Right now, your sensitivities are turbocharged and you are receiving messages from all directions. Owl Spirit reminds you to be wise and pay attention to what’s between the lines, what is invisible to the naked eye, what cannot be heard with the ears, and what others may not be able to perceive. With all your senses aroused, you have much knowledge available to you. Clarity will come as you sit with all that you are sensing, allowing your intuition to guide you in understanding the whole and not just the parts. Let your wisdom arise and be your guide as you trust the acuity of all your senses. Intuition is real and can provide the clarity you need to understand your situation right now. Your relationship, your finances, your job—whatever it is, you can see the truth clearly now.

The Owl brightens your vision in order for you to see in the dark. The Owl can cut through the shadows to illuminate the real truth. Someone may be trying to camouflage his or her real intentions. Deceit, lies, and unclear intentions are exposed with Owl energy.

The Owl also reminds you to be honest with yourself and snap out of any lies or denial inside you. Lying to yourself is the way that you’ll remain lost in a prison of your own making. The Owl appears to ask you to seek the truth in the darkest places within yourself. This will set you free and restore you to wholeness.

All is well with the Owl to guide you. Deep wisdom into human nature is gained through the ability to recognize untruths. This is an important marker on your path.

Clone this oneReading for week of 2021/03/15

I am a Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner and a Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher as well as a Shaman. I am a published author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism and together with this YouTube Channel, I host a Podcast on Shamanism.

Weekly I will 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.

Please hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell so you receive notifications

Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards used in reading. Amazon link. – https://amzn.to/3fRG5Ow

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

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

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts 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. Thank you.

The Sweat Lodge

Think of the Sweat Lodge and think of a modern Sauna. They have many things in common. In a small space, volcanic rocks from deep in Mother Gia are heated until they are red hot and then life giving water is spinked over them to make steam, and humidity. In the sauna we are often, but not always naked. Being naked, we can hide nothing and be who we truly are. In a sauna we sit in light, not darkness. In a native Indian Sweat Lodge, you would be in darkness.

It is a personal moment in a personal space. This is the time when our insides, through sweat become our outsides and can be shed. It is a time for old habits and beliefs to go, drip from us in the sweat that comes from the pores in our skin, the largest living organ we and all animals have.

Now is the time for a new start, a second chance, a moment of peace before change. Now is the time to be ready to adopt new habits, beliefs and thoughts and prepare to move beyond what we have been before we walked through the door of the Sauna or Sweat Lodge.

Observe the ritual of the sauna. Use more water to create more steam. Be patient as the heat and steam draw out the physical toxins, and the spiritual. Recognise them for what they are. But do not spend much time on them.

The Sweat Lodge, the Sauna is a place of new beginnings, new opportunities if you truly and freely shed the things that are not working for you. As you release, think of the hot steamy space you are in as being somewhere where the new opportunities can take root and grow.  

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 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 beings 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 them and that way of living.

The Earthkeeper

We create our own worlds, materially and spiritually. We keep our homes clean, warm and pleasing to our souls. An Earthkeeper is someone who when they are out for a walk-in nature, knows and agrees that they are responsible for all they see and hear and do. Earthkeepers take their litter home, and dispose of it properly, not by dumping it on the grass. The grass has no way of dealing with our litter.

The walk-in nature is just part of being an Earthkeeper. When you take care of your personal space and the greater open space of nature you have a responsibility to take care of your physical being because that is what allows your soul to grow and develop and experience.

Look inside yourself, see what things that do not benefit you are doing to your body. Adding weight, losing strength and vitality, draining your energy. Smoking destroys your lungs and ability to inhale the air that surrounds you and all other living things.

A simple challenge is to change the start of your day. Begin the day by doing what you know to be good. Do not shake it off. Do what you know to be right for you, even if it takes some energy and effort. The rewards will be there waiting for you.

Lightning

Lightning, is a huge discharge of energy from the sky to the ground. On the ground it can damage and it can create. In a forest, it may destroy some trees as it hits the ground but if it creates a fire, it is a cleansing fire, consuming dead trees and undergrowth to make way for new trees and new plants and growing things in which animals can live and hunt and give birth to new generations.

Think of this card as being a message for what is inside of you. If you are full of old ideas and old habits that are tired and add nothing to your life than this card is sent to you to recognise that those things must go and the new energy from the Upper World is here to show you the benefits of new creative endeavours.

The Shaman energy of this card brings gifts and cleansing all at the same time, let the old go, and embrace the new. If you need to sit quietly to allow these things to happen, do so. It is time to accept that you must change, that things in your life must change. Prepare to move on as you accept what it is you are moving to. Not to do so will mean you miss the opportunity and will be destined to repeat past unhappiness until the next bolt of lightning arrives from the Upper World.

Shaman Energy Card reading for week of 2021/04/05

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.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts 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 them out.

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

To learn more about my books, videos, courses, and blog posts click here: https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

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

Thank you.

The Seer

Intuition is the great teacher, and the great motivator. The Seer understands and trust intuition. Do you?

In all aspects of our lives, intuition is the guide if we will listen to it. Intuition does not follow rules, it does not follow a logical pattern. Intuition is ephemeral and the goal it is taking you to may not be the one you expect or even understand is possible in your life.

The fact is many people do not understand or follow their intuition. They prefer logic, planning and the word of others over their own. Their gut feeling about a person, a relationship, a friendship or a colleague is ignored, replaced by hopes and dreams that may not be grounded in reality. Part of intuition is truth. The Seer seeks truth and through intuition brings it to you. Will you follow it. Will you allow it to guide you? 

The Seer reads between the lines and understands what is not being said. There is clarity in the Seer, will you ignore it?

Now is the time for you to trust your intuition, to move forward with it and be successful rather than be lost in plans and effort that does not bring rewards.

Trust your instincts, allow perception of your circumstances to widen to include the nuances and subtle cues that you normally miss if you take things at face value. 

You are exactly where you’re supposed to be. 

Your vision is clear.

The Seer appears now to challenge you to end denial and begin telling yourself the truth about your situation. Wishful thinking will not make what you desire happen when you’re refusing to see things as they are. The truth may hurt, but it will set you free to claim the bounty that is waiting for you to notice it. This is a moment of true power. 

Wind

Wind is air, one of the five elements recognised by Shamans. Air rules communication, thought, song, and inspired ideas. It carries our speech to another so that we may communicate. It is both the positive and negative, the wind that fills the sails of a sailing ship also blows down a home.

The wind blows from all directions, but the four cardinal direction interest us most.

  • South: trust, helping you gently begin to discard habits and parts of you that are no longer needed
  • West: introspection, a willingness to make final decisions, to let go of attachment and ego desires
  • North: bringing wisdom and strength
  • East: clarity of vision and purpose

The wind offers a challenge and whichever direction the wind blows from, facing it to meet the challenge takes courage.

Wind brings change, you need to be thoughtful and change your mind about something that until now, had seemed solid and reasonable. Look at it again and be ready to change as the wind blows.

It may seem as if your world has been turned upside down, but this is a temporary storm it will blow over. 

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.

Queen of the Moon Oracle Card – Pleasure

Life can be a struggle. Our ego mind, stress and struggle of trying to attain goals and accumulate achievement has blocked our appreciation of life. Life is not to be fought and struggled against, it is to be enjoyed and those experiences are important. 

The message here is to stop fighting life, struggling against it, trying to mould it into something it cannot be and does not give us pleasure. 

Go out in nature and enjoy. Go for a walk. Decide for today and every day going forward that you are not going to fight and struggle, you are going to let life and nature unravel as they are intended to do.

Relax, and be at peace.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/03/08

Every Monday I will 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.

I am a Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner and a Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher as well as a Shaman. I am a published author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism and together with this YouTube Channel I host a Podcast on Shamanism.

Each Monday I will post a YouTube video of the Shamanic Energy Card Reading for the week ahead.

Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards used in reading. Amazon link. – https://amzn.to/3fRG5Ow

Please hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell so you receive notifications

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

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

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts 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. Thank you.

The Corn

Corn is sustenance, we eat the kernels and use the rest of the plant to build things and to make fire to warm our homes and cook the kernels. The stalks can be used for roofing and with the mud of Mother Gaia, make walls. Everything about Corn is abundant, it helps us and is tangible.

Corn is prosperity in the real, physical world. Corn also says there is more than enough to go around. Let go of thoughts and fears of scarcity and not having enough or that someone will steal your abundance. Understand that the universe will provide, but you must be in a relationship with it in order to receive. You will reap what you sow. 

We work hard to plant new ideas, and we hope they will grow and give us goodness and abundance in the future. Even when things were difficult, you did not lose faith in what you have planted. You have kept going.

The corn takes time to grow and provide the abundance you are about to reap. It is time to be warry of shortcuts, things that seem to be too good or inner feelings of being entitled to a certain outcome. 

Let go of insecurity, feelings or thoughts of there not being enough, or that someone else could take what is yours. You have all you need for success.

Remember, it is always darkest before the dawn but you continued on, planting and nurturing. Now the spirit of the Corn comes to honor this and show you how bountiful the harvest is. 

Now is the time to reap the rewards of effort, and trust. Regardless of whether the rewards are financial or the kind of prosperity measured in quality rather than quantity. Now is the time to feel blessed but don’t forget to share your good fortune.

As we anticipate good fortune and abundance be careful! Do not try to rush the harvest of abundance. Get rich quick schemes and shortcuts will not help, they may damage the things you have planted.

The Council

In this card I see your guides. Whether you have connected with them or not, these souls, some call spirits, are with us through our physical lives, they love us unconditionally and they help us if we ask them to. But be clear. If you want to drive safely and free from accidents. You have to say that – verbally, or in your mind. When what you have asked for has been manifested, express your gratitude by saying “Thank you.”

They do not judge but you will know in some way if you have not done as well as you could have. Always use all of your abilities to the fullest.

Look around you, is there a message pointing to a lack of commitment and energy? Is the handwriting on the wall as they say. Or maybe it is the wall itself that is speaking out to you.

If you have not connected with your guides, now is the time to spend some quiet time and do that. Look at your feelings and your life in this moment, in the NOW. Are you being urged in one direction to start something, change something or end something?

In this moment, in the NOW, is the time to take the leap into the future without requiring life to assure you of success because there are no certain outcomes in life.

Because your guides are with you throughout your physical life, you are never alone, you are never truly abandoned. Concentrate on your connection with your guides and let the egoic voice that always betrays you recede into the background.

Pachamama

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

All that is living on this earth gives us and the animals 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 and 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.