Good Morning my friend!
Oh so good to see you! How was your week? I’m hoping all is well in your world.
If we were having coffee I’d want you to go beyond the word “fine” and really tell me how you are. What frustrated you this week? Was it resolved, at least in your heart? What made you smile? Have you devised a plan to create more of that?
If we were having coffee I’d take a deep breath and say that I finally “returned to the scene of the crime”. Three months ago, I fell and broke my arm and fractured my kneecap. And I, quite successfully, avoided returning to the scene of the crime for over 3 months. But it happens to also be my husband’s favorite place on earth and yesterday was his birthday. So returning was my birthday gift to him.
As usual, the dreading of the thing was worse than the thing itself. Isn’t that typical? And I lived to tell the tale, so all really is well.
Tomorrow is my Hebrew Shamanism class and I’m really looking forward to it. I studied Shamanism on/off for years. It’s the spiritual path that FEELS most natural to me. I love it because of its innate reverence for all life…not just human life…all life! It honors stone life, plant life, creeping crawling life, bird life, animal life…ALL LIFE! I love that.
I’ve also been torn though because I’m not Native American. So do I have a right to their traditions? Am I engaging in cultural appropriation! I didn’t know. But then 2 years ago I took a dna test and found out I’m half Jewish. I’ve never met anyone from my paternal/Jewish side. I have much to learn about all things Jewish…my recently revealed heritage.
A year later, I stumbled into a brilliant woman who was developing a Hebrew Shamanism Apprenticeship. Shamanism based in ancient Judaism meant no need to worry cultural appropriation anymore! It’s my lineage. I was intrigued but it was impossible. We lived way too far apart. —Enter COVID-19! Her class became virtual and I dove in head first.
This is my form of self care. Shamanism feeds my soul. It helps me stretch and flex and flow with all the stuff we can’t change. I’m so grateful for it and for you and for our coffee chats.
Time to run some errands. Wishing you a day full of everything you need and several things you want.
I’m glad you’re here.
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