As Thanksgiving (or Turkey Day, as it’s called at our house) rolls around, we begin to look over the past year and see what’s in our basket of blessings. For Gary and I we have much to be grateful for this year…you – our wonderful friends, family, our peaceful place at Shaman’s Grove, and simply being alive.
Most of us can easily ponder on the many blessings that fill our basket. But we also have another basket – a burden basket. Continue reading
I’m sneaking this blog in between the first and second chakra in the series. This article was forwarded to me by a friend, and it really does fit into the chakra series. How you ask…well read on.
Dave’s list is all the things that we tell folks at our drum circles, and I thought we’d pass it on. And why recreate the wheel – it’s a good article. So, with Dave’s permission here is his article on the benefits of drumming…
1. Drumming is for everyone Continue reading
For the next few blog posts, we are going to be coordinating with our shamanism blog, Shaman’s Blog. We are covering the individual chakras in that series.
The Stone People are very helpful in balancing our chakras and providing us specific energies that support our individual chakras, we will be covering some of the stones relevant to the major chakras.
We referenced a variety of stones for the root chakra in the blog Chakras 101 – The First or Root Chakra. Some gemstones often associated with this chakra are Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Ruby, Bloodstone and Red Jasper.
As discussed in that blog post, the Root Chakra, is largely about survival and security issues. Therefore, most protection stones are related in some way to the root chakra. Most red and black stones, as well as many brown and gray stones, are also related to the Root Chakra.
Stones for the Root Chakra
Today we begin our exploration of each of the seven main chakras, starting with the first or root chakra.
The 1st Chakra, the Root Chakra, is also called Muladhara in Sanskrit. It is located at the base of the spine at the tailbone in back, and the pubic bone in front.
Key words for the root chakra are … survival, grounding, security, safety, support, individuality, and courage. Continue reading