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Posted on Friday 9 February 2018

My Revolution Lives In This Body – Written by Eve Ensler, Performed by Rosario Dawson

If there is one thing I know….It's that WOMEN will lead the next revolution.Men. It is time to be humble allies to the rise of the strong feminine. That healing will serve all of us, and it is necessary now more than ever. By working together. "My Revolution Lives in my Body"Written by Eve Ensler, Performed by Rosario Dawson

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If there is one thing I know….
It’s that WOMEN will lead the next revolution.

Men. It is time to be humble allies to the rise of the strong feminine. That healing will serve all of us, and it is necessary now more than ever. By working together.

“My Revolution Lives in my Body”
Written by Eve Ensler, Performed by Rosario Dawson

Healing with Your Ancestry: The Last Frontier by Anyaa McAndrew

Posted on Friday 15 December 2017

Based on the my recent interview with the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School Summit Preparing for 2020: Seeding a New World December 2017 go here to purchase my interview and the entire summit collection of amazing interviews that highlight an end-game, crisis on the earth scenario in the year 2020, with Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter cavorting together in the heavens…..not that far away!!

We are the ones we have been waiting for because we are our own ancestors. We have a soul lineage and we have a family lineage and we are connected to both. We have been on this planet for thousands of years, and we return again and again. We have DNA that comes from our ancestors, and we are the ones that have the consciousness to heal our past, our families, our genetics, which will influence our future as a planet, and future generations.

I call this the last frontier because we often focus so much on our own personal healing around present life circumstances that we forget that we have past lives, family patterns that go way back, more ancient ancestors, and ancestors that have influenced the collective consciousness of the country that we live in. Let me explain a bit more. Whether you subscribe to past lives, karma, or simply genetic patterning and ancestral inheritance, we are all affected by the ones who came before and this influences the ones who are our future. This influence happens on a personal level within our own soul’s lineage and also in families, and in cultures. In Michael Moore’s latest film “Where do we Invade Next”. He talks about the movement in Germany to bring attention, even in placards and signs on the streets to the atrocities of the past. And if you followed the Standing Rock events of last fall, you know that when the veterans showed up to protect the water bearers who were mostly native americans, they also did a ceremony to make amends for what the US Government has done to these cultures in the past.

Then there is trauma. Our unacknowledged trauma, whether we participated in it or not, has the effect of influencing our choices which then influences the quality of our lives. Our karma, whether it is family karma or cultural karma, gets passed down to us through our genes, and then gets activated by our choices and behaviors. It is now pretty much an accepted fact that we can be at effect of our trauma, our genetics and our family history far more than we ever thought possible. In my opinion and in my experience as a psychotherapist who has been working with trauma for the past 42 years, past trauma is the single most powerful blockage to living the life you desire to live. And, if we take that further, it is the single most powerful blockage to creating a New Earth.

Trauma: what is it, where does it live?

  • Repeating memories, thoughts and obsessions that haunt us.
  • Repeating patterns that show up over and over in relationships and life circumstances.
  • The “do over” phenomenon: finding yourself having to go back and re-do lessons that were not learned the first time are often a signal that there is trauma at the root.
  • Trauma can live in our nervous systems, or really any part of our physical, emotional, mental or even spiritual bodies.

Ways to Heal the Trauma and Pay it Forward:

We actually heal trauma backwards and forwards, because time and space are constructs in this dimension that help us accomplish things, but in the other dimensions the past present and future all exist in the NOW. Have you ever noticed that when you heal something profound that has been affecting you, your family, including parents and children sometimes change in dramatic ways?

Personal Trauma Healing: What is still affecting you from your past?

1. Shamanic Astrology helps to assess where the stickum’ still lives, and what cycles are the best in which to do the inner work.

For instance:

*If you have strong Saturn aspects in your natal chart, chances are you will need to be working with your inner critic, which can also be a critic that judges others.

*If you have strong Pluto aspects in your natal chart, chances are you will need to be working with victimization & persecutor patterns

*Neptune-can be about addiction, dissociation or over-sensitivity patterns

*Uranus-can be about separation from others patterning

Find a Shamanic Astrologer through www.shamanicastrology.org or contact me for a reading!

2. Shamanic Breathwork or other kinds of transformative breathwork can both help to locate the trauma and help to clear it out

www.shamanicbreathwork.com is the resource for locating a practitioner, or contact me to schedule a session

3. Flower Essences can provide a resonance with the trauma to shift it out of your energy field: body, emotions, mind and soul

What are flower essences?

Flower Essences were first created by a physician who lived in the earlier part of this century, named Edward Bach. He was actually an intuitive healer as well. He discovered that each flower is a mandala of healing, and when you take in the essence of the flower, similar to a homeopathic remedy and the homeopathic principle of like cure like, the pattern that is causing the dis-ease will rise to the surface of consciousness and shift into it’s opposite. For instance, Impatiens is for impatience, but patience with our own and others’ process and timings can be the result of taking Impatiens Flower Remedy.

4. Other Vibrational Remedies and Transformational Tools that are incredibly helpful:

  • Essential Oils which are the life-blood of the plant can also help with trauma….Young Living has a few oils specifically for trauma, one is called Sara
  • I have found that sound therapy of all kinds, including specific kinds of music, when combined with other modalities can be  profoundly effective.It is if we have certain frequencies that are specific to us that will work to move out our own trauma
  • EMDR: a skilled practitioner can assist you to move it out of your nervous system (contact me for a session)
  • Sacred Sexual Healing with a Qualified Daka or Dakini: for sexual trauma, childhood sexual abuse, rape and incest, IF you have done good work first with a psychotherapist.
  • Radical Forgiveness and Self-Forgiveness work.  Radical Forgiveness is a tool for dispersing the charge on situations, issues and traumas, past and present, by assisting us to see a bigger picture and own our own projections. I personally use it often! To access free worksheets and learn more, go to radicalforgiveness.com

5. Karmic Clearing: Clearing the records

Akashic Records work with a trained practitioner such as Shamanic High Priestess Tamalla Mallet at www.yourownsoul.com

Go here to learn about a karmic clearing workshop Tamalla will be offering in mid-January 2018 in my temple in the Smoky Mountains called Choosing Abundance!

4 steps:

  • Practitioner finds the information, the patterns (energetic patterns with others, genetic karma and ancestral karma) and the lifetimes…no need to have volumes of info, but enough so that you can resonate with it.
  • Practitioner presents it to you so that you can feel the resonance and own the patterns, and be ready to let them go
  • Practitioner requests the clearing of the records of those patterns (it’s actually your guides who do the clearing of the records)
  • Receiver uses a repetitive prayer for clearing and cleansing that grounds the shift into 3-D reality.

6. Ancestor Work 

 My experience with Daniel & I’s Renaissance of the Sacred Feminine excursions to the Celtic and Neolithic lands of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland has really highlighted work with the ancestors! It is easy to resonate with the ancient temples, stone circles and monuments, to make prayers and do ceremony because these are the places where this has been done for thousands of years. Recognizing that the stones are also our ancestors and hold the records of ancient ancestors. When you experience them you can actually see the faces and the features that they were chosen for, which allows us to further feel our connection with the ancient people who created these earth temples. The stones have personalities, hold the stories and are the skeleton of the our planet…they can be communicated with, talked to, even loved.

And, there are the crop circles, which some say are ascension programs. Even though we barely understand the messages they are sending us, some obvious, but others very complex, we are likey receiving messages from our future ancestors, the ones who seeded us, and the ones we will evolve into in the far distant future.

 

 

 

 

6. Creating an Ancestor Ceremony assists us to call in the wisdom and assistance that is there for us through those who have gone before.

Our ancestors are standing behind us, rooting for us to do the right thing and for us to pull through these dark times. They assist us in unseen and myriad ways.

Elements of an Ancestor Ceremony:

  • Radical Forgiveness and Self-Forgiveness worksheets to forgive them and ourselves for ways we are like them and have made the same mistakes
  • A Traditional Item representing the old way, the ancestors’ way of life honors them
  • An Item representing the new story we are calling in assists them to know what we want
  • An altar with all the elements represented earth~air~fire~water, and calling in the directions (optional) honors the earth and the sky and brings everything together that is a part of us
  • A traditional libation: pour out a bit for them (alcoholic probably preferred, but water if that is not available)

Steps:

  • Call in the directions and shamanic astrology archetypes
  • Create an invocation calling in the ancestors specific to your needs
  • Forgive them for what they have done that has been harmful and bless them for what they have created that is helpful
  • Call on them to support your new visions
  • Follow with a feast and create a plate for them and a place for them, to feed them with the energy to carry out your vision
  • Follow with music and~or dance that enlivens you!

 “I stand between the ancient wise ones, the ancestors of my bloodline and a new earth. I am the bridge, as they speak and act through me. I receive their gifts from the past, I transform it in the present and I offer it to the new story.”

If you are being called to do some personal work, check out my page here on Personal and~or Couples Intensives. As a Transpersoanl Psychotherapist with 43 years experience, as well as many years expeience working with couples, ask me about the issues that are up for you, and let’s look together at how we might work together!

Anyaa McAndrew @ 9:12 pm
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The Gift of Living Your Integration by Anyaa T McAndrew

Posted on Saturday 10 June 2017

written for www.myconsciouslifejournal.com

Most of us are pretty familiar with the idea of living our lives holistically. We know that it is essential to pay attention to every level of being including body, emotions, mind and spirit. If we know how we are operating from each of those places we can also sense where we have imbalances. Finding the places that are under-developed help us tune into strategies for strengthening those places, and calming down the parts that are over-developed. Typically, humans are over-developed mentally and under-developed physically, emotionally and spiritually. We tend to walk around with a lot of mental static, as if our head is saying, “I’m in charge, I’m in charge, I’m in charge, while we over-ride our physical needs, For example, when was the last time you got up from your desk to empty your bladder, get a snack or move your limbs? Emotionally, we tend to repress, deny and project our emotions so that either our bodies or our relationships take the brunt.  Spiritually, we forget our connection with our Source, forget that we are here for a bigger purpose, and get caught up in 3-dimensional reality to the exclusion of spiritual reflection and inspiration.

As a budding transpersonal therapist in the 90’s, we called it transpersonal living; we recognized that we were more than our personalities and subpersonalities. When we were able to see the bigger picture of a transcendent reality, all the pieces fell together. When we identify and work with the inside “committee”, the many subpersonalities that make up our psyche, we have a much better idea of who we really are and what each part of us wants. An extreme of this inner state would be dissociative disorder, which used to be called multiple personality disorder. But the truth is that each of us is a multiple, in the sense that we have an inner feminine, masculine, matriarch, patriarch, critic, several inner children, including toddlers, rebellious and compliant versions of teenagers, and those who have been wounded at various stages of our lives. This is just a smattering of our inner selves. The better we know who is inside through dreams, journaling, inner work, and personal reflection, the better we know ourselves. I find it helpful to know who the primary committee of 6-9 of us is that runs the show, their qualities, needs, wounds and strengths. This gives the hostess or host of this inner menagerie (us) a pretty good lay of the land and answers to lots of reasons why we do what they do, and believe what we believe.

In the late 90’s into early the early 2000’s, I brought in the shamanic perspective on wholeness; approaching life as a series of initiations for the soul, including all the dark nights, the soul-loss from past traumas, and the deaths and re-births that inevitably happen with a lifetime. I had already discovered that altered states of consciousness, like breathwork, trance-dance, hypnosis, and focused regression were powerful ways to integrate all parts of the self. Shamanic consciousness teaches us that we live in different realms and dimensions at different times, but that all of these are essential to our wholeness. The whole point is to get to a more expanded perspective on life, which may come from an animal ally, an angel, or a departed ancestor. From these expanded states of consciousness, to which we can return again and again after we inevitably fall off our path, we can find the meaning and purpose for living a life of grace, ease and balance.

Now there is a calling for us to go further, because to co-create the kind of world we all want to live in, we must be whole, healed and integrated. The times we live in are more complex than ever. The old spiritual dictate “know thyself” is of highest priority in these transformational times.

We are all multiple personalities and subpersonalities. Our inner world is made up of many voices, desires, wants and needs that must be tended to or else. It’s  amazing how unique and at odds with each other they can be! When they are not “all together” around our intentions, decisions and actions, we suffer. The suffering can include inner sabotage that results in having to go back and learn lessons over and over again, or it can be as extreme as anxiety, addictions, dysfunctional relationships, depression and illness.

There are lots of tools to help us identify our inner selves. One of my favorite methods is Voice Dialogue, the work of Hal and Sidra Stone. Another is Alchemical Hypnotherapy, the work of David Quigley. Gestalt Therapy, Psychosynthesis, Family Systems Therapy and any kind parts therapy, or work with our inner selves can be a place to start. WAny of these methods will help us understand what all or our “selves” need from us to do their job in our lives, and assist us in coming to conscious, integrated decisions with everyone on board. We can then work with them towards cooperation, collaboration and unity.

There’s a great peace that comes when everyone has been heard. It’s easier to open to the inner guides and Higher Selves who have another agenda to promote, that of the soul. May you be inspired to return to an favorite old way of “self” discovery, or find a new way that serves all of you, even better. May you accept all of your “selves”, with the inner compassion that leads to living with grace, ease and balance.

I am grateful for all the ways we have available to look at ourselves, accept all of ourselves, and live life with integration. May you be reminded or inspired to return to a favorite old way or find a new way that serves you in this moment of your life journey!

 

Anyaa McAndrew @ 7:41 pm
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Because Life IS Ceremony: Bridging Spirit and Physical Reality by Anyaa T. McAndrew

Posted on Sunday 19 February 2017

written for www.myconsciouslifejournal.com

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Ceremony gives us the opportunity to celebrate our life passages so that they are fully grounded and integrated within us. Life is ceremony if it creates a bridge between the spirit or soul and our physical reality. When we use our minds creatively to construct the perfect ceremony, with all the appropriate preparation, prayers, symbolic objects, place, and people, all aspects of us come together in a unified field of consciousness that feels fullling and gives just the right expression to our intention. Then our consciousness is uplifted, and we are different. The ceremony has done what it was intended to do.

Marriage ceremonies are perhaps the best example of the kind of ceremony we humans really enjoy. We publicly proclaim our commitment to another, accompanied by lavish beauty and spiritual or religious rituals. It does not matter how many times we have been married in the past, we will embrace the opportunity to do it again in front of new friends.

Anyone can create a ceremony. Some of us enjoy orchestrating them, others like to participate, and still others prefer to witness, an essential role because witnesses hold an energetic container that frames a ceremony and gives it substance. Ceremonies
can be as small as one person or as many as space can accommodate. Is the ceremony for yourself, and if so, do you want witnesses, or is the ceremony for a larger group or even the planet? Tune into what and who is right for you.

The first step for a creator of ceremony is to know your Intention. Why are you doing ceremony? When you can name your intention out loud, the reason for coming together, you have begun the process. The second step is Invocation. This is where you call on beneficial powers and forces greater than yourself to assist. Often evoked are nature and the elements, animal totems, the directions, spiritual dimensions, and Spirit. They are waiting to be asked and love participating with human life. Always ask for the highest and best energies, and the highest and best for all beings involved in the ceremony, so that rogue energies don’t come in uninvited! The next step is to perform the body of the ceremony. This can be accompanied by music, song, instruments, readings, dancing, acting out roles, special prayers, using sacred objects, and working with fire, incense, herbs, oils, and water.

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Ceremonies are as varied as our imagination. It is essential to keep the energy and vitality of a ceremony uplifted, so that our own spirits and the spirits we invoked stay with us. When the body of the ceremony is nished, a closing that acknowledges and offers gratitude to every person, spirit, and element that participated brings in the feeling that all is complete and good. And last, the nal celebration may include a feast, party, dancing, and merriment to round out the experience and bring in sensual pleasure.

Ceremonies can honor life passages like puberty, adulthood, motherhood, elderhood, signi cant birthdays, marriage, divorce, birth and death. There are also more spiritual types like sweat lodge, re-walk, an initiation, a priest/ess emergence, ordination, sacred union (within ourselves), even a relationship completion or forgiveness ceremony. If you have not included a ceremony in your life recently, seek one out or create your own. The spirits will thank you, and the spiritual part of you will feel fed and honored.

Anyaa McAndrew @ 4:56 pm
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Beyond the Fur: Discover the Hidden Keys to Understanding Your Animals’ Behavior and Physical Issues

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2016

 

Anyaa McAndrew @ 8:55 pm
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