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June BlueSpruce, M.P.H.

Shamanic Practitioner and Life Coach

Category: Shamanic journeys

Love in a Dangerous Time

Title with a nod to Bruce Cockburn [1] Imbolc, celebrated Feb. 1 in the Celtic world, is traditionally a time to sweep out the old and welcome in the new. A time of initiation into and commitment to a new path in life. The process of initiation starts with the breakdown and death of old ways …

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The Golden Hat

Our dreams can bring visions of horror, mystery and beauty. If we take a little time to sit with them, the meaning can emerge and enrich our lives. On January 28, the morning after the Republican administration’s ill-conceived, discriminatory executive order on travel and immigration wreaked havoc on airports nationwide and travelers worldwide, I had …

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Embracing the Crone, Reclaiming Our Sovereignty

Cairn on Sliebh na Cailli at sunrise, Fall Equinox 2016 We are approaching Samhain (SOW-en), the start of the Celtic New Year, celebrated here in the United States as Halloween (All Hallow Even). “Samhain marks the beginning of the giamos season, the time of darkness, the realm of the goddess, where the feminine energy principle …

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Rebirth

In a time of grieving, I received a dream image that I thought was a harbinger of death. To my great joy and relief, I discovered it was something else entirely. Our sister-in-law, Victoria, died of lymphoma last fall. She was 57 years old, and this isn’t the way anyone expected it to go. At …

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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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Passion

Spring.  Green shoots thrust through bare ground, seeking heat and light.  The force of winter wanes.  New life bursts forth, irrepressible.  Sensual colors and scents dance in all directions, seducing bees and other pollinators. Aries, cardinal fire, sign of passion.  Everything in the world seems to be in love.  A good time to fall in …

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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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Emergence

What was happening in your life in the spring of 1996?  What seeds did you plant, and which ones are emerging now, 17 years later, in the heat and light of Solstice? Three weeks ago, we were in New York City visiting our son and his girlfriend, who live in Washington Heights, the northernmost part …

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Dreaming with the Trees

What does it mean to dream with the Earth?  To understand this way of dreaming, one must step out of Western thinking and learn the ancient ways of the indigenous peoples of the world.  This takes time, patience, and a willingness to go beyond one’s comfort zone.  To read more about what a shamanic approach …

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