Robert Johnson states in Owning Your Own Shadow that some of the pure gold of our personality is relegated to the shadow because it can find no place in that great leveling process that is culture. For women, this seems to be especially true. How about owning our shadows and therefore owning our power.
Many people are finding tree allies these days. It seems at this time on the planet the trees have much to say to humans. If you feel drawn to the trees but don’t know where to begin, here is a simple way to get started on deepening your relationship with them.
First, know that even trees that have been cut down are still here in spirit form. If there is a stump that is calling to you, do not disregard it. The spirit of the tree may still be there wanting to interact with you.
To form a relationship with one or more trees, begin by noticing which trees want to speak to you. You will know this by the trees you find yourself attracted to. Once you determine which tree or trees this is, make an offering of milk at the base of the tree. Tell the tree you wish to begin to form a relationship with it and if it has things to tell you, you are open to listening.
I am so happy to present this book to you at this time. A time where hope is needed and a way forward is longed for. I hope this is one of the possible ways to move forward creating the future we wish to live.
Membranes of Hope: A Guide to Attending to the Spiritual Boundaries that Keep Lifesystems Healthy from the Personal to the Cosmic
by Theresa C. Dintino
“I write to figure things out.This was proving to be true once again. The push for us to work with the membranes is because of this: The soul of things are at risk.
All of life is alive and ensouled. And the earth is as well. She has many membranes that surround and protect her interiority, her soul. By tending to and caring for her soul, we support and strengthen her membranes.”
The most successful way for accessing what I call the shamanic realm are long, repetitive walks. It takes a while to develop a shamanic walk. You must walk the same walk with only some slight variation at least four times a week for a couple months before it can get to the point where you can begin to listen. In walking the same path everyday for an extended time, the environment, the way, the rhythm, become second nature so that there is nothing unexpected to worry about, no unknowns to wonder about, allowing you to relax and be deeply present to what is there, without and within.
The wedeme very often focus on what I call “heart healings” in divinations. They seem to be masters of this art and offer a lot of their energy to this. I have long been impressed and have wondered over this.
Recently in a divination the wedeme explained to me that one of the reasons why they are so focused on our hearts and heart healings is because the “cracks” in our hearts are places that allow us to hurt others. These cracks in our hearts are mirrored in the interior of the Earth. Where we hurt, She hurts. They are also what allow us to hurt and do damage to the Earth.
When I was asked to become a diviner, I had no idea what that meant. There was no context for it in my world. Could I even do it? Would there be anything to say? Who would come for divination? As if I wasn’t weird enough already, I would now have to wear a hat, sit on a short stool, and hold a stick for and in front of OTHERS! All my years of carefully crafted hiding out in a room of my own as a writer were about to end. It was terrifying.