Elemental Balance: Earth and Air Within Us

As I circle with my students in classes, a common theme is how intense things have been, with the recent full moon eclipse and then the mercury retrograde. In response, the spirits of the Earth whispered in my ear: We are here. We can receive it all. Lay your worries on the Earth. Ground and we will hold you. Enter Libra. The sign of balance – an air sign striving for harmony, beauty, equality, with a theme around relationships. This energy arrives on the New Moon – a time to find ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Wise Woman

How Are These Elders Living Past 100?

This week, it occurred to me that there is one question that only an elder can answer from real experience: what is the key to living a long life? When asked her secret, 102-year-old Kamada Nakazato of Okinawa replied, “Eat your vegetables, have a positive outlook, be kind to people… and smile.” Sounds like a simple bit of wisdom, but it pretty much encapsulates what modern science is now understanding to be the most important factor in longevity. Until a few decades ago, most... [Read more...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

Life After Ayahuasca – Shamanic Truth

All I could share with the eager group of strangers who were sitting on the floor in front of me was, “I know my name, Itzhak, but I no longer know who I am and I’m no longer sure of what reality is.” My throat was dry, and I was choosing my words carefully.  I was in a shamanic workshop at the New York Open Center that was being run by Nan Moss and David Corbin.  I took a big deep breath and shared with them that a few months prior I had returned from a trip to Ecuador and ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

Sacred Medicine Trees of North America

A year ago, I traveled north into the Klamath Mountains on the border of California and Oregon to meet with Native American elder, Dennis Martinez. Born of O’odham and Chicano heritage, Dennis has spent his life educating both native and non-native people in the practices of indigenous reforestation and wild medicines. I had reached out to Dennis some months before to ask if he would share some of his ancestral knowledge with the Sacred Science community, and after giving it quite a bit ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

A Native American Prayer To Awaken Your Spirit

Sometimes all we need in order to change our current reality is a little wisdom, spoken to us with gentleness and a pure heart. I came across this powerful Lakota prayer a few days ago and wanted to share it with you. I hope it helps you on your path. I know it did for me. Lakota Prayer Great Mystery, teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space and ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings
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