Class 1 – Basics of Living Well

Awesome class, everyone! So glad that this seems like a tight knit group already.

Here are the primary recordings of the guided visualizations from class:

Authentic Self Merge
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Truth Cord
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Inner Healer
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Here are the actual recordings of instructional time and sharing:

Recording 01: After call in
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Recording 02: After break, before grounding
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Recording 03: Sharing after Grounding
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Recording 04: Sharing after Inner Healer
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Recording 05
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Recording 06: Sharing after truth cord
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Recording 07: Wrap up
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To be clear, your homework from Class 1 is to practice and familiarize yourself with these skills: Grounding, Connecting above, truth cord, and boundaries. We will cover boundaries next class.

3 week check in

Links to download the video and audio

Optional homework:
Grounding 30 day Challenge!

This is a great podcast from Christina about “What is grounding”. In it she details a little bit more about the grounding challenge. If you don’t have time to listen to an hour podcast, then feel free to either listen to the truth cord visualization, or the grounding visualization that we went over in class. Feel free to send an email to for some updates! Would love to hear how you guys are doing 🙂

Like the music we sang? Don’t worry, there’s more music coming! Get a taste of it with some lyrics over at the Sing-A-Long page!

Required reading homework

These three items are less then 10 minutes of a read each.

Suggested homework/followup

  • Spiritual Protection Handout – This is the handout I was referring to in class. It also has the True Self meditation on the back.
  • Christina Pratt is the teacher I am currently studying with. She is also the Shaman for the Non-Local Shamanic Community that I am apart of. She will not be teaching the Energy Body Mastery course next month, but two people from my community are (Langston Kahn and Jane Carr). The link to sign up for Energy Body Mastery is here. Remember to put in for the referral 😀

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Recommended Listening from Why Shamanism Now:

For those that are interested in practicing these tools daily….

  • If you want to get serious about a “for real” altar practice, these are the energies that I call in at each direction. This is a contemporary cosmology, and is meant to overlay whatever system you believe in.
  • Here’s a good podcast from Christina about an altar practice. If you really want to go overboard, listen to this one about shrines and community.
  • Even if it’s just a few minutes, try to “imagine” the above and below every morning and night. Keep your journal close by, because it’s possible some stones might come up (like resistance, making up excuses, etc).
  • Be open and curious as you explore your boundaries. If you notice some rips and tears at the beginning or the end of the day. Ask the above energy to coat and reinforce your boundary so that you are whole-ly protected. Is there a difference when you check in the morning and at night?
  • Again, we are establishing a new energy habit and that takes 30 days to solidify. Remember to check in with someone or with the group in general (using google groups) to check the progress how you’re doing. Be gentle with yourself if you’re just not in a place to commit to it. But are you at least engaging with some of the material, like grounding or connecting above? Noticing stones in your life?

Here is an extra handout from Mary Tyrtle Rooker that might prove of interest. I got permission from Mary to use some of her handouts for the Course this year. Please do not share the documents that have “Shamanic Spring” listed at the top.

  • Nausea and Power – Why do we get nauseous or feel heat when doing energy/spiritual work?

Things to keep in mind for next class

  • Recommended watching before next class: Stroke of insight with Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Bring and altar item if you feel called to ask for help at the altar on behalf of the group
  • Try not to forget that same journal you brought with you the first day of class. It’s a lot of information we are covering, and it’s a good idea to record down YOUR reaction to this work. It’s time for you to show up and be accountable for yourself 🙂
  • You all will be experiencing 2 major shamanic healing ceremonies. Bring whatever “after care” items you need, like a comfort blanket, favorite water bottle, or whatever rings your truth cord.

Hooray! You made it through! Thanks for hanging in there!

Here is the link back to the main Soul Compass 2019 Landing Page

Link to Class 2