As I look into my life these days, having made my choices to step into a bigger life, what I see is that I have never had so much work. And I am loving it!



Hummingbird is the archetype of evolution change and growth in this shamanic tradition

So, I sat to write this post yesterday, first noticing that it has been 3 months since I wrote on my blog, the day after my birthday. It has been a very full and busy time for me. Just looking back through my calendar on my Mac I can see how many new clients I have seen this summer. Workshops that I have been to, and workshops that I have run. New venues for workshops that I have visited, and even a camping holiday in Cornwall for 2 weeks.

August began on the back of a fabulous workshop in Denmark hosted by Debbie Tregloan and led by Jorge Luis Delgado, a shaman and friend from Peru. We stepped into the Solar practices and initiations of the Children of the Sun. Combined with the powerful landscape of the Neolithic sites of Denmark, it was a transforming weekend. With Jorge I have been working for some time now with Cintamani stones. These stones are said to have come from the Sirian star system, they certainly have a powerful energy of their own when you hold them in your hand or carry them with you. From the beginning of July to early August there are two “Sirian Gateways” that bring the energies of transformation, change and accelerated balance and evolution into our lives. I remember thinking on this at the end of July and through August when I found that I was facing a lot of change in my life, yet again, for this has been a year of opportunities for change. Not just for myself, but for many people, I have noticed. And the choices as always have been to resist change and stay as we are, if that is possible, or to shed what we know and step with arms open into something new, even if we do not know what that will be. Scary stuff isn’t it! And also exciting too.

It wasn’t without so much surprise then, while for me it was still unexpected, that August saw a number of conversations that have led to changes in the connection between myself and some of the people that I have been working with for the past few years. While I will miss so much about some aspects of these relationships, some of these relationships had become suffocating and over limiting. Letting go of what we imagine we know is not always easy, maybe it can be. Partings are not always sweet or complete. But without the breath of change there is no life. Change, evolution and growth are the core qualities of the medicine wheel programme that I teach, and the way that I live. They are the qualities of the medicine of the Hummingbird. Change for change’s sake on the other hand is a different thing. We need to grow, physically, mentally, emotionally and in our connection with our soul’s journey. If not we risk staying small and stuck, but possibly feeling safe, but still stuck and fed by a life that may no longer nourish us, and for reasons that no longer make so much sense other than that they have become our habit.

Ultimately something arises from within our own selves, or from the world around us, to give us the nudge we need. Sometimes it’s a sweet nudge, and sometimes not. As human beings, as people we have developed great resilience towards discomfort, and pain. It may be a quality that we inherit from our deep time ancestors. A quality that enabled us to survive, even when injured. However, in these days it becomes a quality that anaesthetises us to the pain and discomfort of being stuck. But if we do not grow and shed the old skin as a serpent does then we embody an old way of being in the world that used to serve us well but is not large enough to help us gather the space to grow and to live larger and more fabulous and amazing lives.

So this is where I am. Growing a much larger skin, a much larger life.

It takes courage to let go of what we know and to step into something new. It is always an opportunity for all our old fears to show up, all our shadows. And I am glad that they do. Because I want to know what I fear, I want to know what directs me towards or away from anything in my life, without me being consciously aware of it so that I can be the one in charge of my life and can be on track towards living my highest destiny, whatever that will look like.

I honour this courage in all the people that I work with. All my clients and all my students. It is this Courage, “Cour-age,” the power of the heart, that is the strength that sustains us through transition and change.

As I look into my life these days, having made my choices to step into a bigger life, what I see is that I have never, so far had so much work. And I am loving it!

I love the work that I do. The opportunities that it brings for me to work beside other people and support them on their journeys, and to reveal and unveil my more amazing life in each moment too. At this time, every week, I am receiving more contacts from new clients than ever before. People seeking my help as a shaman on their life’s journey with all that they are obstructed by. More than ever before. People inviting me to come and run workshops in their homes and retreat centres in so many countries. So much more than ever before. I realise that what I see is what I have always believed. When we show up and do our own work, the world we live in changes. Saying YES! to ourselves, working with, revealing our shadows, our beliefs, and fears, hopes and dreams, allows us to become so much more available to life. And the universe feels it in a very real way. So do other people.

Here’s to an amazing day, week, month, year, lifetime to come. My invitation is that you say yes to your journey of a lifetime too, if you wish and choose too.


Much love

Joe
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