Are You Listening To Spirit’s Messages

Listening is a positive actIt’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog, and I think I am finally able to get back in the swing of things.

As I posted in my last blog, way back in April, I managed to give myself a concussion in March. It’s been a really long road of healing and changes. Who’d have thought that a head bump could create such a long journey?

I have been doing much better for the last month or so, but it’s been too busy here at Shaman’s Grove to have time to write. More on the changes in a later blog. And it’s also been harvest season. My garden was very happy this year and I’ve been busy harvesting and preserving our bounty.

Okay, I know you are going “how did she give herself a concussion”? Well, it was one of those dumb things that can happen when you’re not in the “NOW”. I was cleaning flower pots getting ready to transplant seedlings and not paying attention to the space I was occupying in the physical. I reached over to pick up more pots and raised up, hitting my forehead on the end of the 2×6 deck rail. Enough said 🙂

So, on to the topic of this blog … Spirit’s Messages.

Over the years, Gary and I have often helped explained some of the more intense happenings in client’s lives. The first thing we ask is “Are you listening to your Guides (or Spirit)?” or “What message aren’t you paying attention to?” Then we explain Spirit’s messages to them in the following four phases: Continue reading

Shamanism on Death & Dying Workshop

Shamanism on Death, DyingCircle of Life
And Rebirth

With Gary Gent of Shamanic Connection
July 18, 2015 | 10 am to 5 pm
Energy Exchange – $ 190
($50 non-refundable deposit due by 6/19/15)
Private Residence, Mt. Laurel, NJ

Life is a continuous series of deaths and rebirths.  We experience the physical death of friends, family, and pets throughout our lives. We also experience the death and birth of relationships, careers, and of aspects of our personality. “Dying” is a way to remove what no longer serves us so that we may truly live.

This powerful workshop explores your views about death and dying.  You will delve into your belief system, exploring your fears about death, the process of dying, loss of control, and your views about “life after death”.

The core of this workshop is a powerful guided journey through the death process, crossing over to Spirit, experiencing the birthing process and growing to your current age. The day concludes with sharing your experiences and a discussion of the Shamanic view of the death and dying process.

Join us for these experiential days in the healing ways of the shaman.

Please wear comfortable clothes as we will be playing on the floor.

More info and to make deposits online

For more information or to register for these playshops or private sessions contact:

Debbie Overholt at 856-722-9777 or E-mail

Summer Solstice Celebration at Shaman’s Grove

I haven’t been blogging lately or posting much on Facebook. I am slowly (and I mean slowly) recovering from a concussion. Physically I’m pretty much back to normal, but my poor little scrambled brain isn’t quite up to snuff. So, writing, email, etc. is a challenge. As soon as I’m feeling “normal” again, I’ll start writing. We wanted to get these flyers out to you so you can keep on top of upcoming events. Continue reading

Toxic Relationships

6a011168f025e2970c014e5f278c34970c-800wiSometimes I am amazed by the awesomeness of the internet. It can truly be a huge waste of time, but the true wisdom that gets shared outweighs the “junk” (and I do realize that one person’s junk is another’s treasure – so enjoy it all).

I posted this piece on our Facebook page and thought I’d send it out in the blog as there are many of you who don’t follow us on Facebook (here’s your chance – just click on the link and “like” us). I just felt it was a very important reminder for all of us. Continue reading

Finding Faces in the Trees

face_of_the_beechWe just returned home from our Arizona visit and are happy to be back at Shaman’s Grove. It’s nice to go away, but GREAT to get home. It makes us really appreciate the peace and gentle energy of our forest home.

About a month ago, I ran across this blog from The Druid’s Garden. I was waiting for permission to re-post this for you as it’s a great post. The permission arrived today and just in time for a weekly posting (we were both out of town). I will re-post more of Dana’s blogs later – her tree series is wonderful! Continue reading

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

Chakras 101 – The Third or Solar Plexus Chakra

Solar-PlexusAs we continue our exploration of the chakras, we move up from the Navel Chakra to the Third or Solar Plexus Chakra. In the Solar Plexus, we move into our SELF – our place of self-confidence and personal power. The third chakra is known as the Manipura in Sanskrit and is located above the navel and below the sternum, directly in the stomach area.

Keywords for the solar plexus chakra are … SELF … identity, self-worth, self-esteem, confidence, self-respect, personal power, willpower, effectiveness, and gut instinct. Continue reading