Working Effectively with Spirit (II)

This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, answers listener’s questions about working effectively with spirit. At the core of shamanism is the individual’s direct relationship with his or her own helping spirits. While the techniques of shamanic skills are fairly easy, mastery is a life long endeavor. The skills of the shaman, like journeying, that are used to connect more clearly with our helping spirits are designed to enhance our natural human intuitive skills.

What this relationship offers that meditation and messages from the Higher Self do not is the ability to ask, “where am I lying to myself?” and “how to I get out of my own way?” Christina explores how we might navigate the interface between traditional practices and our contemporary lives, whether or not we need engage in a battle between dark and light, and the critical importance of working with the spirits of the land where ever we are.

In all that we explore this week, the right use of shamanic skills keeps coming back to humility and power. Cultivation of humility and power in equal parts is the hallmark of a mature shamanic practitioner.

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About Christina Pratt…

Shamanic teacher and author, Christina is a skilled shamanic healer who weaves her authentic shamanic experience, extensive training, and experience with shamans from Ecuador, Nepal, Tibet, and Africa into her contemporary practice. She has been in practice for 20 years, specializing in soul retrieval healings, soul part integration, and ancestral healing. She is the director of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in Portland, Oregon.

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