Monthly Archives: February 2015

Chipmunk – Play, Work and Exploration

1-chubby-chipmunkA blog I follow inspired me to share the story they posted and write a blog about Chipmunk. I was very attached to a chipmunk as a child that visited us at camp. He would come and eat peanuts out of my hand and dive into the big pockets of my shirt to retrieve as many peanuts as he could stuff in his cheeks. He continues to be with me, among my platoon of animal guides.

Chipmunk is a wonderful totem because it gives you permission to play and to balance work with periods of just having fun. It is a curious totem and shares that innate curiosity with you. Chipmunks love a good adventure and to explore. Curious and inquisitive, they explore and notice everything that comes into their lives; no detail goes unnoticed. They are inquisitive, fearless and playful. They are quite vocal often drawing attention to themselves. Continue reading

How To Open Your Chakras – Explained By a Children’s Cartoon

CaptureWe are working and playing here in Phoenix this week and trying to catch a few rays. Unfortunately, the weather is cool, with intermittent rain and some sun.

This You-tube video came in through my Facebook page today and I thought it was great, and it falls right in with the Chakra 101 series we are doing. It’s from a children’s cartoon, The Last Airbender, so is pretty simple but definitely appeals to my inner child. It would also be great to explain the chakras to the little ones and a good reminder for us “wiser ones”. Continue reading

Stones for the Solar Plexus Chakra

In today’s blog we are following up on our Shaman’s Blog post Chakras 101 – The Third or Solar Plexus Chakra describing some of the stones for healing and balancing the solar plexus chakra. Some gemstones often associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra are Amber, Citrine, Sunstone, Topaz, Yellow Calcite and Yellow Carnelian

Stones for the Solar Plexus Chakra

Amber – Amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but fossilized sap fromamber prehistoric trees that has aged over the course of millions Continue reading

Feeding Your Drum

feeding-drumThis morning I was reading my RSS feeds from the Shamanic Drumming blog. Michael posted a great “how to” on feeding your drum. Fortunately he’s given me permission to pass along his posts to you, so for all you drummers out there, here it his article. Thanks Michael.

How to Feed Your Drum
by Michael Drake

In the shaman’s world, all is alive. A drum is regarded as a living organism; not as an object. The drum has a spirit that can be awakened and if called upon, must be “fed.” Continue reading