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June BlueSpruce, M.P.H.

Shamanic Practitioner and Life Coach

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New Growth

   Now that the temperature outside is rising, it’s no longer snowing, and I can spend a few hours out in the garden, I take stock of how the plants are doing. Which ones died, which ones barely survived weeks of below-freezing temperatures in February and a sudden March snowstorm, which ones thrived. Two chard …

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Border-Crossing in Dreams

Image © Texas Public Radio A couple of days ago, I asked for dream guidance and received two dreams about crossing borders. I am with a group of people who are trying to cross the border. We approach it in different ways, each with its own risks. We come with most of our belongings in …

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Hello Darkness

Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence Songwriter: Paul Simon “The Sound of Silence” lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group In the …

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Leaning on Our Ancestors

Yesterday, on the eve of Samhain (Halloween), I prepared an altar in our living room to honor our beloved dead. On the cedar chest built by my wife Martha’s grandfather, I placed cedar boughs blessed in sacred circles held over the past two months. On top of the cedar, Martha and I arranged photos of …

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Self-Care for Tough Times

You may know all of this already. But here are some reminders. Take a few moments every day to take a couple of deep breaths and check in with yourself – body, mind and spirit. How are you doing? Where do you feel tension, discomfort, pain? Where do you feel relaxation, joy, pleasure? No action …

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