Shamanism

South West Blessings

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In a previous post, I described my overarching year or two of personal healing as I’ve been taking more and more breaks from the breakneck speed I was moving through the world. Canyon de chellyTo summarize it, I’ve gotten involved in a charity project where we will be going to both the Navajo and Hopi reservations to install durable solar kits for about 50 families, homesteads, and businesses. Because of that, I am offering up a special!

A majority of my time will be spent near Canyon De Chelley, Chaco Canyon, and other sacred sites. We will be staying with elders, and many people who have opened up their land for us to humbly camp during the really cold and snowy South West January and February. I would love to offer some blessings, journeys, or mini shamanic healings for $50 a session!

How it works

I know what you’re thinking, how is that going to work? The reservations barely have cell service, and it’s almost impossible to have internet out there (unless you have a mobile hotspot, which is also pretty spotty). Talk about being off the grid!!

Well it’s simple! If you’ve got a particular issue, challenge, or something that’s really been bugging you, all you do is send an email to stephanie@eagletherapies.com with your question and a picture of you. I will then journey on your behalf while I’m on the reservations, and then record said journey. Next time I happen to be by an internet source or within cell service, I will send you the recording as well as a detailed email (I would expect a 1-2 week turn around). The $50 also covers a phone conversation to go over the results of the journey or healing. If you feel called to offer more then that, then feel free to donate more to the cause. All of the proceeds from this will go directly to supporting me while I help the Hopi and the Navajo.

In addition to offering journeys and healings, I can also simply offer a South West blessing towards you or a friend/family member of your choice (with their consent) for a suggested fee of $30. I would just need a picture of the person receiving the blessing. This can be done in the same way, where I will record the blessing in either a song form or just explain what the blessing is and send you the recording with a detailed email about what was received.

Interested? Sign up for one through email (stephanie@eagletherapies.com) or Facebook messenger. Payment can be accepted through PayPal (eagletherapiesevents@gmail.com) or Venmo (@Stephanie-Seger-1).

Looking forward to working with you!

Living Energy Lights

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Wintertime in the Northern Hemisphere is the time for dreaming, resting, and planning for the next year ahead. As many have noticed and commented, I have been hard core going within. My adventure has taken me deep within my own cocoon of personal development. Since I’m in this 5 year shamanic training program with the Last Mask Community, I have hard core discovered that I was an addict to suffering and a chronic “over do-er”. I consistently pushed myself to exhaustion, fitting thing after thing into my busy schedule. I over planned and even managed to double book my “self care” times. Eagle Therapies is an extension of me, because it is my business. It’s been a reflection of my own personal progress as just 2 years ago I was offering anywhere between 6-12 events per month. It also lent itself to a huge US Tour that was quite an adventure! But it was stressful financially, and a great experiment of trust in Spirit. Overproduction much?

It’s a really sad thing, because our society rewards multitasking and pushing yourself to the extent of martyrdom. I can’t rightly see clients when I don’t practice what I preach, so I have been following the advice that I had been gifting out like candy.

Slow down.

I couldn’t hear my own song. And gradually over the last year, my life has taken an incredible turn. I moved to an intentional community called Living Energy Farm back in September.

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Me chopping firewood with a purple axe 🙂

I got involved with organic farming, open pollinated, non-GMO, USDA organic crop growing and an off the grid lifestyle. Talk about slowing down! I have been living very simply, and taking a minimal amount of clients (thank the gods for distance sessions and mobile internet!).

But my favorite thing? Well, you see in the 5 year program, the first year is all about our relationship with our authentic self, the second year is all about our relationship with shadow repressed/shamed aspects of self, and the third year is all about our relationship with power. In my third year in the cycle, I’ve gotten involved in this huge project that Living Energy Farm is putting forth. In addition to successfully living off grid for about a decade, they are passionate about sharing this renewable energy model with other people. Their big donation project is all about installing 50 battery boxes with solar panels in Navajo and Hopi territory. The four hubs we will be working with are the Tsaile/Wheatfields Dineh Water Users, The DinĂ© College, Rez Refuge, and the Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute.

That’s right. In my shamanic training year where it’s all about relationship to power, I synchronously got involved in a project of returning power to people who wouldn’t otherwise have access to power.

It’s still sad to know that there are people here in the United States that do not have access to electricity or running water. Many kids move away as they grow up because there aren’t any big paying jobs on the reservations. When they make money, they either send money back to their parents, or they purchase mass produced solar equipment that’s based off of the consumerist model. Unfortunately the solar models that are out on the market at the moment are built similarly to regular electricity running through a house, and are operated with materials that break down within a few years so you have to go back to these companies to replace the parts (which means more money for these companies). There’s thousands of dollars of melted inverters, solar panels, and dead batteries all over reservations in the South West.

Living Energy Farm has an alternative, and is offering an opportunity for people who also want to help people who don’t have access to power or running water. We’re looking for desk lamps that have regular screw in light bulbs. We will be re-wiring them so that they can be used in this donation project. If you’re in the Northern VA/DC/MD area, I can definitely stop by before I go. I’ll be up in the DC area on January 14th+15th. You can also feel free to drop off lamps at the Intuitive Wellness Center or bring them to the Journey Group on the 14th.

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My son holding a recently converted lamp

Don’t have a lamp? We will happily accept donations! There are three people from the farm going out to AZ and NM to install these solar kits who will be using these donations for food, lodging, and other travel expenses. If you’re looking to gift a larger donation that is tax deductible,you can use this link. After we complete the Arizona project with the Hopi and the Navajo, we also have some installations we will be doing in Ghana, and also some eco-villages in Costa Rica.

Curious about what makes this system different then the conventional solar kits that are on the market? We will be expanding after this big donation project and have begun mass producing this DC Microgrid system and will start selling them beginning in February. Find out more on our sister project site Living Energy Lights (this is our for profit site) where a portion of each battery purchase will go towards funding these charitable adventures.

 

In order to support myself while I am out there, I will be offering distance journeys and mini shamanic healings for $50. This will include a detailed email with what I discovered on my journey or healing, and will give practical next steps for your healing process. This package deal also includes a recording and a phone call to go over the results. The best part? I’ll be doing this in-between these installations and on the reservations, close to powerful sacred and ceremonial places. Receive the juju and blessings of the South West in this magical opportunity!

I am unsure what events I will be offering when I get back from this big month long install as we help out 50 families/institutions get these DC Microgrids. I definitely know that I will still be continuing the Shamanic Journey Groups. My passion has really come out whenever I offer dance ceremonies, so perhaps I will do more of those! But we shall see 🙂

Thank you to all who have been supporting me while I incubate in my cocoon! The support that I feel as I go inward has been immense and has dropped me to my knees in gratitude more often then I can count. I can’t wait to unfold into the person I was born here to be!

Hope to see you around the fire, in the dream world, or around the sacred circle soon. Many blessings to you and your loved ones.

SJG: Integrating Passion

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The suggested journey topic for this recorded session is “integrating passion”. Many people attempt to live lives of passion, but passion has so often been dissected away from what we do. Passion is like the blood in our veins – it what makes our heart pump! We simply shouldn’t be “aiming” to live a life of passion, we should be DOING it! Passion should be a part of our every motivation and action, just as effortless as it takes our heart to pump blood through our veins. The real question is, where is passion NOT flowing in our lives and what can we do about it?

Please post your comment if you wish to share what you received in journey space. If you would like to join this discussion on Facebook, join our Journey Group on Facebook.

Some helpful references:

Since this came up in discussion, here is a great link to find out more about a new ancestral course that Christina Pratt will be teaching in combination with Shift Network. There is also this Ancestral journey topic from around this time last year. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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SJG: Finding the Hunger for life

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Our suggested journey topic for the this recorded meeting is all about finding that aspect of ourselves that is hungry for life. Many people are drifting through life on autopilot, doing the next thing, participating in the rat race and living by our “to-do list”. Where is that part of ourselves that is HUNGRY for life and not just focused on surviving? Once we really bring this hungry part of ourselves online, passion naturally arises and we will feel this want transform into a NEED as we truly devote our energy to living our medicine instead of getting in our own way. Trust me, the world needs our medicine, so let’s find that hungry part of ourselves who NEED to express our gifts out in the world!

Please post your comment if you wish to share what you received in journey space. If you would like to join this discussion on Facebook, join our Journey Group on Facebook.

Some helpful references:

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SJG: Healing Self Sabotage

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Our suggested journey topic for this meeting is “healing self sabotage”. Many of us have times of our life when we don’t realize how much we are in our own way. This meeting, we discussed compassion, curiosity, and if you’re brave enough – we will connect in with marginalized aspects of ourselves that feel like it’s their job to tear us down. We must realize that this was born out of survival and we learned how to do this to ourselves.

Please post your comment if you wish to share what you received in journey space. If you would like to join this discussion on Facebook, join our Journey Group on Facebook.

Some helpful references:

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SWB: Healing the Isolation

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This is an affiliation with the Shamanism Without Borders program as run by the Society for Shamanic Practice. This is a recorded ceremony of a Shamanism Without Borders call that we have completed in the past. If you’re interested in viewing the archives, click below.

There is a feeling of isolation that is becoming more apparent during these fast paced times. People we thought we knew well turn out to be surprising us – and sometimes not in the good way. Inspired by the most recent shootings in Dayton, OH, this Virtual Ceremony will focus on how we isolate ourselves without meaning too.

As Sandra Ingerman says, the microcosm reflects the macrocosm. That which is within us is reflected out in our environment, and vice versa. Many can often either feel numbed out or overwhelmed by the events of today’s time. How do we move forward with integrity while keeping our hearts open without collapsing in on itself due to compassion fatigue? This is a very real question that we must ask ourselves as we move forward as a culture. As we process the grief of the human beings lost in these mass shootings, may we ask the deeper question of, “Who in me feels isolated”? The people behind the guns are still people, and often the feeling of isolation contributes to them performing these violent acts. As we come together in community, may we see this aspect of ourselves rise in this situation so we may do what is necessary to heal these cultural wounds by exploring them on an individual level through this hour long virtual ceremony.

This ceremony can be taken as many times as you feel as necessary. It’s recorded for a reason 🙂

Here is the audio so you may listen “on the go” by downloading the google drive app onto your mobile device

Here is the video so you may watch and participate <3

Don’t forget to either wash your hands, take a spiritual bath, or spiritual shower to help seal in this work physically. As you wash, imagine your emotional body being cleansed of this grief, and allowing it to flow back to source.

If you feel like more grief needs to move, feel free to use this at home grief ritual. This is where you will find a recorded mp3 with wolf howls spliced in.

Click these links for further information about the Last Mask Community, Langston Kahn, and Christina Pratt. Very excited about Langstons new book coming out!

Many blessings to you! And thank you for doing the work! Or at least being interested in it 🙂

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SWB: Lungs of the Earth

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This is an affiliation with the Shamanism Without Borders program as run by the Society for Shamanic Practice. This is a recorded ceremony of a Shamanism Without Borders call that we have completed in the past. If you’re interested in viewing the archives, click below.

This is an online ceremonial event dedicated towards the Amazon rainforest. A lot of atrocities have been happening in South America, and it is bringing to light the awareness of how much we need to be protecting and advocating for our environment.

Join us for an hour of prayer as we lead us through a drum guided healing ceremony to help us connect with the rainforest within ourselves. Captivated by some of the stories of the chaos, deforestation, dam breaks, and taking of indigenous lands – there was a strong need for action. When Journeying to the Spirits of the Land to ask for what they needed in support, the mighty Amazon Rainforest stepped forward and asked for the humans to remember how to breathe.

It has been estimated that the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest has slowed in recent years, but 20% of the rainforest has been cleared within the past 30 years. Thats 770,000km, which is larger then the state of Texas. Within the rainforest live the people who still caretake and live in partnership with the land. There are beautiful medicines that have yet to be uncovered. Which means that there are beautiful medicines we have not uncovered within ourselves as individuals.

In a shamanic cosmology, there is a common belief that stretches across a vast majority of First Nations people’s. The belief that we are all one. If we do harm to another person or being, we harm ourselves. The rainforest is helping us to reconnect to the parts of ourselves we have destroyed. We will release grief, and make room in our lungs for us to breathe deeply again.

Here is the audio so you may listen “on the go” by downloading the google drive app onto your mobile device

Here is the video so you may watch and flow along with us.

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SWB: Plastics Pollution Call

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This is an affiliation with the Shamanism Without Borders program as run by the Society for Shamanic Practice. This is a recorded ceremony of a Shamanism Without Borders call that we have completed in the past. If you’re interested in viewing the archives, click below.

It can be terrifying to live in today’s time with the amount of awareness we have about how much we (as humans) are trashing the planet. Sometimes we can feel hopeless about the amount that one person can do, and it can feel insignificant compared to the work that needs to be done. Take heart, and put your energy and contribution to things that can create change. It’s one step at a time, and creating/participating in Ceremony around these topics that are heart-wrenching is a way to be able to use your power and motivate yourself into action. Let’s come together, and be the answer to the prayer for bringing things back into balance. It takes a lot of courage to move forward in an empowered way without tipping the balance into extremist activism.

The first place we can start is by tending to the land and sea where there is a very high concentration of plastics already there, and also the future spot where there is going to be the site of the worlds largest plastic plant.

Join Eagle Therapies via Conference Call as we lead our second recorded virtual Ceremony for Shamanism Without Borders. Even if you don’t know how to journey or know shamanic healing, sometimes just being apart of the container and being open to the experience, shining our authentic/true selves is enough.

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SWB: South Dakota Oil Spill

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This is an affiliation with the Shamanism Without Borders program as run by the Society for Shamanic Practice. This is a recorded ceremony of a Shamanism Without Borders call that we have completed in the past. If you’re interested in viewing the archives, click below.

This Ceremony was done around the year anniversary of when the Standing Rock protesters got sprayed with ice cold, freezing water. The Dakota Access Pipeline leaked thousands of gallons of oil, and this call was to help support the surrounding land with healing.

You can also expand the link, and download the mp3 of the ritual so you can share it if needed. Thank you for participating <3

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Restoring Honor within the Feminine Body

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Contemporary Greek Goddess Amy Schumer

Join us this month with Laura Durbin, the Belly Woman for this rendition of the Red Tent Community Steams. The next topic for our monthly Red Tent is restoring honor within the feminine body. 

What does it mean to slow down in this contemporary world and honor our bodies that cycle with the moon instead of the sun? The tides of our bodies are effected by the moon just like the tides of the ocean. A moon cycle is on average 29.5 days, with shifting hormones and energy levels during each phase of the cycle. Different strengths also present themselves during different phases of the cycle. Here in the states we live in a masculine world where the work force and day to day life is structured around the masculine hormonal system which is a sun cycle. This 24 hour cycle and day is great for getting work done in a masculine structured system, and not so great if your hormones and energy have a more tidal, bigger picture rhythm.

How can we love our cycle and bodies, harness the power of it, and learn to appreciate and honor it? We often forget our connection to divinity, but the river that runs from the mountain does not forget that it joins with other rivers to flow out to the sea. We are all connected to the moon, the ocean, nature, and one another. Join us on Sunday the 26th as we explore what it means to tap into our inner rhythms. Limited seating available. Reserve your space now by purchasing a ticket and completing your registration form.

The feminine body deserves to be honored and celebrated, no matter what state or shape it’s in. All of it is BEAUTIFUL! The real question is how can we have a heart big enough to hold the love to accept our beauty just the way it is?

We welcome all female identifying goddesses to our Red Tent events. We care about your predominant identification, not about what society thinks. Even if you have had surgeries, take hormones, or were born with different bits – that doesn’t make you any less of a woman.

Join us for 4 hours of Ceremony and Prayer at 4pm on May 26th in Alexandria, VA – as we sing, sweat, and share in community. Share as little or as much as you feel like sharing, because this will be a group of safe women that you can share with.

Other details about the event:

We are offering a community space for women to connect and heal. This is a full body sensory spa experience from a Traditional Thai herbal steam sauna, to self massage, to herbal tea, to handmade traditional medicinal oils.

How Does a Full Body Herbal Steam Sauna Work?

There will be pots of medicinal boiling herbs inside the sauna tent. The aromatic medicinal herbs are transformed into the subtle medium of steam, opening up the pores and delivering the therapeutic benefit of the herbs into your entire body. This whole body treatment is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. The sauna combined with the herbs are wonderful for general health, pain relief, cleansing of the skin, soft tissue injuries, detoxification, melting away knots and tension, releasing fascia, fatigue, headaches, colds, respiratory complaints, emotional distress, deep ailment, and postpartum care.

What Can I expect?

You can expect to:

  • Experience a full body herbal sauna and learn how to do this for yourself at home.
  • A sacred ceremony space.
  • Tea will be served.

Traditional Thai Oils will be available for putting on your body before entering the sauna and inside the sauna.

The opportunity for 2 sauna rounds of 20 minutes each. And 2 rest rounds of 20 minutes each. Your rest rounds can be used for journaling, stretching, self massage, breathing, and rest.

A sacred space for getting in touch with your body and emotions

Connecting in community with other women.

What should I bring?

  • Bathing suit (optional)
  • 2 towels ( you will sweat a lot!)
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Journal and pen
  • Warm clothes, scarves, and hats for the journey home
  • Mug or travel mug for tea

Full Body Steam Sauna Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy
  • Fever
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Heart Disease

AfterCare:

  • Immediately dry off.
  • Shower the next day to allow the herbs to continue to sink into your skin.
  • If you can, allow some rest and integration time following this event. Your body will thank you.
  • Go home bundled up with scarves and hats. ♥

Event Details:

  • Event located in Alexandria, VA at a private home
  • Tickets are sliding scale ($70-$150)
  • 13 tickets available
  • You MUST pre-purchase a ticket.
  • MAKE PAYMENTS to VENMO ( Laura-Durbin-2) or to PAYPAL (thebellywoman9@gmail.com)
  • Tickets are nonrefundable.

IMORTANT:

Due to flow of the evening, safety, and keeping a safe and sacred space doors will close at 4:30. Latecomers will not be able to enter the event so please arrive early or on time.

You must fill out a waiver if you would like to attend.

Address will be given to those who fill out the intake form and purchase a ticket.

Interested in future events? Join our Red Tent Community Steaming Facebook group.