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June BlueSpruce, M.P.H.

Shamanic Practitioner and Life Coach

Category: Family Constellations

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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Grandmother at Bealtaine

I have a newborn granddaughter. Everything I knew before about being a grandmother is now rooted in the body. I know it in my eyes, heart, belly, bones, down into the Earth. We are all rooted in Earth. She is our mother, in the largest sense. Everything we are comes from her. Seeds planted by …

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Seeing What Needs to Be Seen

Dreams can help us see what we need to see but don’t want to, for the good of all. In February, I vacationed in Florida with my wife, our son Mikaelin and his girlfriend Luina.  We floated with manatees, watched a pod of dolphins cavort from the deck of a boat, saw a mama alligator …

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Dream Our Way Home

Our dreams can help us find our way home in the darkness. At Winter Solstice we feel the full power of the direction North, which in the Celtic tradition is the direction of battle, “rough places” and transformation.  According to Frank MacEowen, in his book The Celtic Way of Seeing: Meditations on the Irish Spirit …

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Six-Month Sabbatical to Honor the Great Song

 “South is the locus of inspiration, creativity, and the unbridled passion of the poet’s heart.  The South is where the human soul falls in love with the music of life.  From the melodies and harmonious strains associated with literal music to the invisible ‘music’ spinning within cells, molecules, and electrons, the powers of the South …

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The Path is Open

In a recent Facebook post, Robert Moss wrote, “The most important book on dreams you will ever read is your own dream journal…  Yet you won’t truly understand what a treasure box your journal will be until you have kept one for at least five years.” What were you dreaming five years ago?  Dream tracking …

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Tending our Ancestral Roots

In mid-October I had the honor of participating in the US Systemic Constellations Conference in Bellevue, WA.  As we approach Samhain, the Celtic holiday that initiates the dark half of the year and honors our ancestors, I am reflecting on my experiences at the Conference.  Family Constellations work, individually and in groups, is a wonderful …

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Peace on Earth… but How?

At Solstice, we travel deep into the darkness.  In that quiet, fertile space we plant the seeds of the light that emerges more visibly in Spring.  This Solstice – the still point on the parabola of change – the energy of turning is even more powerful as we move from the end of one Mayan …

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Ancestral Dreams at Samhain

Samhain (usually pronounced Sow’ en in Irish, other ways in other countries, called Hallowe’en in the United States), a sacred Celtic celebration that occurs Oct. 31-Nov. 1, marks the end of the harvest and is the gateway to the dark time of year.  It stands opposite Beltane on May 1, which opens the season of …

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American-Made Car in Flames

I am driving our American-made car.  I can’t get it to run properly.  It starts and then dies out.  This happens twice.  Both times I am able to restart it.  Then I see the car from the back.  White smoke is coming from the tailpipe, a bad sign.  I’m looking through the tailpipe; it’s wide …

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