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Crystal Shaman Life with Lori A Andrus

The Crystal Shaman Life Podcast is your place for reconnecting with your authentic self and creating an adventurous, vibrant, and spirit-filled life. Join Lori A Andrus as she gets raw and real sharing personal stories and practical shamanic and crystal rituals. She will also invite you into intimate conversations with thought leaders on topics such as spirituality, health, wellness, relationships, shamanism, creativity, crystals, and soulful travel. Listen in to discover practical guidance, insider tips, sacred practices and rituals that will help you courageously live your sacred path!Grab a cup of tea. Light a candle. Get cozy. And let’s dive in.

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#035 - October Crystal Altar of the Month

We are nearing on a New Moon (Sunday). I love to work with new moon energy as points of new beginnings.  This months crystal altar seems to be offering an invitation to begin a new daily practice . . . whether it is an evolution of a current practice or simply beginning a daily practice all together.  Being a creative spirit, I love to shake up my daily practice. And while there are days that I miss it all together, I am very aware that I am most in flow and in alignment when my daily practice is central in my life.  This podcast episode is rich; filled with an abundance of insights and messages about not only cultivating a powerful daily practice, but also about money and ancestral wisdom. Yep, this episode sinks into some unexpected places.  Wishing you a beautiful week! Shine Brightly,  Lori Rise into Your Soul Wisdom CRYSTAL SHAMAN INITIATION PROGRAM Enrollment NOW OPEN! Program begins Wednesday, November 6th. Learn more + Enroll Here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/initiation


25 Oct 2019

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#003 - Full Moon Crystal Ritual

We are nearing Sunday's full moon and I've been feeling the pull from my crystals to dive into ritual with them.   I love full moon energy. My senses feel heightened.Dreamtime feels clearer.  I have more focus and clarity. And my spiritual connection feels stronger.  Perhaps you experience some of this with the full moon too. While I've spent a lot of time exploring how to flow with the moons creative cycles and rhythms, I still find myself learning something new with each moon cycle. And I continue to find myself in awe of the ways it affects me; emotionally, spiritually, and physically.  In this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast I share one of my favorite full moon crystal rituals . . . Crystals in the Moonlight.  Have you ever done this?  Have you been curious about the deeper reasoning behind why this is such a great practice?  I dive into all of that in this week's episode. And, I even share a couple crystal shaman stories and experiences.  Wishing you a magical full moon! Lori


24 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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#002 - Let's talk crystals . . . vanishing crystals

Have you ever had this happen? . . . You're in love with and working with a crystal and then one day it's just gone. You retrace your steps. Check all of your little hiding places and no luck. Your go-to crystal has just disappeared. We all misplace things from time to time; our keys, phone, sunglasses. It happens. I usually enlist my husband to help me find what I've misplaced. He jokes that I'm not a very good easter egg hunter, and whatever we are looking for is the prized egg of which he usually recovers pretty quickly. But there is something different about a vanishing crystal. If you've experienced this, you know what I'm talking about . . . IT JUST DISAPPEARS! Sometimes, it will reappear within a couple days or a week. Other times it's gone for months or even years. And in the meantime it's likely left you wondering why? What's the message? In this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast I dive into this topic. Join me as I share a couple stories, offer insights about why your crystal may have disappeared, and offer some tips for how you can recognize and embrace the medicine your crystal was sharing with you. Listen here: https://loriaandrus.com/lets-talk-crystals/ Wishing you a joy-filled weekend! Shine Brightly, Lori


17 Aug 2018

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#007 - 15 Signs you may have a shamanic calling

HAPPY FALL! (Tomorrow)  I hope you're finding some ease and joy as you step into this season that invites us to both harvest and let go.  It's a season of change. Often it inspires a desire to make a pivot in our life . . . a pivot that unfolds as we spend time in reflection and exploration of our spiritual nature.  This is a time when we begin to search for deeper meaning in our life experiences and often begin to wonder where those experiences are leading us to. Have you been feeling that? It's something that seems to show up for me, every year, about one to two weeks before the fall equinox. My soul begins to ask big questions and I begin to look for ways to connect the dots.  It is through the connecting of the dots that I began recognizing my spiritual calling and to find the ability to say yes to it.  This week, on Crystal Shaman Life Podcast, I'm diving into the topic of a shamanic calling and how to recognize it within yourself (or maybe even loved ones who are answering their calling).  Over the years I've come to recognize some key similarities and characteristics in individuals who have chosen to walk this sacred path.  Perhaps you've even had some experiences in life that left you wondering or maybe just hearing the word shaman lights you up with deep soul resonance and curiosity.  If you've been curious about what what it means to be called to shamanic path or if some of your life experiences are calling you toward shamanism, I invite you to listen in as I share 15 common signs that you may have a shamanic calling. Listen Now. P.S. Are you feeling called to explore the shamanic path? I would like to invite you to learn more about the upcoming Crystal Shaman School by downloading the 2018 Enrollment Guidebook. Find that here: loriaandrus.com/css-guidebook 


21 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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#004 - Let's smudge . . . 5 everyday uses for your favorite smudge

Ok, I confess . . . I fell in love with smudging long before I even knew what it was.  Yep, I was the odd little girl who sat in the front pew at church blissfully inhaling the incense as the priest waved his censor through the aisle.  I still love that smell. It brings to mind holidays and times with family and the image of beautiful ceremony and ritual. Since that time, my spirituality has shifted and evolved and the practice I loved to witness as a child has become a part of my life. It has taken on new meaning.  Of course I still work with smudging and incense as a part of my ceremonies and rituals. And, over the years I've found many everyday uses that greatly affect not only the energy of my home and spaces, but also my well-being (physically, emotionally, and spiritually).  So, do you smudge?  How do you enjoy working with the smoke of plants such as sage, palo santo, and frankincense? Do you hold your use to special moments or is it something you bring into your daily life? In this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast, I dive into both how and why I smudge everyday (ok, everyday + many times throughout the day, hehe). I also share 5 everyday uses for your favorite smudge.p.s. if you're in the local, northeast Wisconsin area, I'd love for you to join me in diving deeper into smudging in my upcoming 2-day workshop: Get Your Smudge On. Learn more here: https://loriaandrus.com/events  p.p.s. Not in in my local area and wanting to explore smudging a bit further? You may enjoy my Sacred Art of Smudging e-book. You can purchase that here: https://loriaandrus.com/sacred-art-of-smudging-e-book/


31 Aug 2018

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#023 - Let's talk Ceremony + Ritual

Over the past couple of week's I've been sharing a series of podcast episodes about the Four Facets of Crystal Shamanism: crystal connection, earth relationship, shamanic journeying, and this week, ceremony and ritual.  Yes, I've been saving my favorite for last . . .  Ceremony + Ritual.  Since embarking on the shamanic path in 2007, ceremony and ritual have been a central part of my life and my work. I feel like they are a powerful way to reconnect with self, with the sacred, and with the magic of life.  In this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life podcast, I share the many great benefits of bringing ceremony and ritual into your daily life as well as some of the elements that make ceremony and ritual unique practices.  Yes, ceremony and ritual are two very different practices. Have you ever noticed how so often those words are used interchangeably? It's a lot! And perhaps you have even wondered what the difference is or if there really is one or what is the most accurate word to use to describe some of your favorite sacred practices.  Well, this week's episode will shed a bit of light on their differences as well.  Wishing you a beautiful week! Shine Brightly, Lori


30 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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#033 - 4 Wisdom Teachings from the Fall Season

Welcome Fall! Today being the fall equinox, it is officially the first day of the fall season.  I think this is most definitely my favorite season; it's a time of year when I most enjoy being out in nature; hiking, camping, and exploring. I notice that it's a season when I feel reflective, creative, active, and expansive.   Every season has its own energetic pulse and feeling of momentum and when we begin to explore at how each one nourishes the other, it's pretty amazing. Over the years, as I've stepped more wholly onto the path of crystal shamanism, I've found myself sinking deeper into relationship with the seasons. It is truly amazing how that relationship creates greater ease and flow in life.  In this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast I dive into the energy of the Fall Season sharing 4 of its wisdom teachings.  LISTEN TO THIS WEEK'S EPISODE HERE:  Wishing you a beautiful week Shine Brightly, Lori P.S. Fall Enrollment for the Crystal Shaman Initiation Program is now open. Learn more here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/initiation


23 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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#018 - 2019 Crystal Forecast

I'm a bit slow on getting this message out, but here it is, just in time for February; the 2019 Crystal Forecast. Each year I love to do both a personal crystal reading as well as a collective crystal forecast. It's always interesting to see which crystals want to show up as allies for the year. So last Friday I popped on for a FB Live and drew the crystals for 2019. I've turned that video into a podcast episode that I would love to share with you here. This years reading did not disappoint . . . oh my goodness, it's going to be a heart centered, love-filled, creative year! And 13 amazing crystals and stones are showing up to support us. Listen in and discover what the crystals had to share. Want to check out the video? Watch here: https://loriaandrus.com/2019-crystal-forecast/


29 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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#036 - The 2020 Crystal Forecast

I've been feeling like this year is off to a soft and slow beginning, that it's inviting us to be gentle and deeply present as we lay a foundation for the year. Have been feeling this too? Slowing down the hurried momentum of our day to day lives isn't always easy, especially at the beginning of the year. There is a wave of momentum that comes with the new year. Very often we recognize that momentum as a feeling that we need to dive in and get focused. It creates a sense of false urgency. Here, in the northern hemisphere, we begin the new year just after the beginning of the winter season. It's a time to linger within our dreams and nurture our soul. It is a time to pause, be still, and listen. Yes, gentleness, softness, and deep presence are great allies during these first couple weeks of the year. As a collective, we are in the midst of many changes, changes that require us to know and love ourselves even more, and changes that invite us to intimately know and love the dreams, visions, and desires of our soul . . . the ones with real meaning, the ones that invite us to see all of life differently, to see truth, beauty, love, oneness, connection, possibility, and so much more. 2020 is a year for LIVING with CRYSTAL CLEAR VISION. And the crystals are eager to be an active part of creating crystal clarity in this year of vision. Last week I did a FB Live Crystal Reading to discover the crystal allies for this year. Listen in to learn more. Or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nvQjUcSrmo to watch the video.Curious about what crystals are your best allies in 2020?A 12 month personal crystal reading is a great way to not only find out which ones are your best allies, but to also discover what their unique messages are for you and how they are going to support you in bringing life to your personal intention. Learn more about personal readings here: https://crystalshamanshop.com/product/2020-personal-crystal-reading/ For more information about Lori or to listen to other episodes visit: https://loriaandrus.com


27 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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#020 - Crack open your crystal connection

I'm so excited to be connecting with you this week to share a new podcast episode. Yay! I know, it's been a bit . . . between mercury retrograde, winter, and being immersed in teaching, I was deep in a creative cave. That's a space I love to be in and I gave myself time to linger there. As the spring season has been finding steadiness, I've been feeling ready to crack out of that creative cave and begin sharing some of the magic and insights that have been showing up. So, here's what you can expect in the coming weeks . . . a new series of Crystal Shaman Life podcast episodes on the 4 Facets of Crystal Shamanism: crystal connection, earth relationship, shamanic journeying, and ceremony + ritual. A super yummy series filled with great stories and crystal wisdom​.This week, we are diving into the topic of Crystal Connection and how we can crack that open (ok, I stumbled upon a shop named Crystals + Coconuts in the Florida Keys and it inspired me to play with the phrase 'crack open' in connection with crystals . . . so we will be doing just that this week. Hehe). Also, I'd like to share with you that Spring Enrollment is NOW OPEN for the Crystal Shaman Initiation Program. ​Yay! If the shamanic path is one that you've been feeling called to, I would LOVE for you to join us this spring. Learn more here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/css-guidebook


1 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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#030 - 5 Wisdom Reflections + Insights from our Lake Superior Adventure

Ahh . . . summer is winding down.  At least it's beginning to feel like that here.  I'm enjoying a very quiet house today while Chris is immersed in a week full of trainings and meetings, kicking off the school year.  I love this little late summer transition as we step back into a very welcome and 'normal'ish' rhythm.  Today, within this rhythm, I'm finding myself in a place of reflection. I'm thinking about all of the magic and the potent insights we experienced while on our Lake Superior adventure.  Lake Superior opened up something truly amazing for me. I felt my heart expanded in ways I never imagined. And at the same time, every part of me slowed down. I felt in harmony with nature in new and unexpected ways and as even a I write this I feel myself lighting up with excitement about my next visit to that Great Lake.  Soon . . . very soon . . .  But for today, I get to linger in the sweetness of my memories and connect with an abundance of amazing rocks that made their way home with us. (More about those coming soon!)  In this week's Crystal Shaman Life podcast, I share some of the insights that we received on our journey around the North Shore of Lake Superior. Listen to this week's episode here: Wishing you a beautiful week!


12 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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#024 - Let's talk crystals - The May Crystal Altar of the Month

Last week as we stepped into this new month we also stepped into the second half of the Spring season (and the 2nd half of the fall season for those of you in the Southern hemisphere). Did you notice that subtle energy shift last week? Vibrant, creative energy is flowing in and inviting us to spring to life in new and unexpected ways. So, with this change of month, I made some changes to my altar, updating the crystals to reflect the May Crystals of the Month. Back in January, I did a 12 month crystal forecast, highlighting one crystal for each month as well as one crystal for the year. Each month, I shift my altar to reflect the new monthly stones. Not only has this been so much fun, but it has also been a great way to sink deeper into the collective energy and message each month. This months altar features Rainbow Moonstone + Brecciated Jasper. It is stunning and it's got a rich message to share as we unleash our creative spirits. Tune in to this week's episode and discover what it wants to share.  Wishing you a beautiful week!Shine brightly, Lori P.S. Want to awaken your inner explorer and embark on a free 4-day sacred adventure? Sign up for my FREE Crystal Shaman Spirit Quest Here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/spiritquest/


7 May 2019

Rank #12

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#016 - Crystal Divination - What stones are guiding you in 2019?

How's 2019 kicking off for you? It's been a slow start here . . . the kind where I just want to linger within stillness and reflection, not making any quick decisions or taking fast action.   I really do enjoy lingering within my inner worlds. And, winter truly is a great time for that. It's also a great time to focus our reflective energy through divination.  At the beginning of each year I love exploring the wisdom and insights my crystal and stone allies want to share. I do this by doing my own personal wheel of the year crystal reading.  In this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast I share a step by step how you can do your own Wheel of the Year Crystal Reading. Download the 2019 Wheel of the Year Guide here: https://loriaandrus.com/crystal-divination


14 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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#022 - Discovering new realms with shamanic journeying

Happy Earth Day (yesterday) . . . Week . . . Month . . . Year!Ok, how about every day is Earth Day!But let me say, mama Earth was feeling the love yesterday and she's super grateful


23 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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#013 - 3 Practices for Cultivating Trust in Your Intuition

I am finding it hard to believe that we are fully into the month of December. In my world, this is not only a month full of holiday happenings, it is birthday month. Yep, birthday month. My mom, my sister, and I all have December birthdays . . . and even more, my calendar is filled (almost daily) with the birthdays of my dearest friends and loved ones.   How does that happen, right? Birds of a feather? Hehe, maybe ;-)  So, for as long as I can remember, the December festivities were a silver lining around the season of darkness that followed, winter. That is until I discovered that there is quite a bit of magic within this dark, cold season . . . And, this magic can be received as we allow ourselves to say yes to winters invitation to embark on a journey inward. Winter is the season when our intuitive self desires to step forward so that we can deepen our relationship with self and with spirit. This deepening calls us to a whole new level of trust through which we begin to recognize the magic that infuses every facet of our lives.  Trusting our intuition is a skill we can cultivate . . . and it's the topic of this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast.  Join me as I share some of my favorite practices for cultivating our trust . . . and a couple really great stories along the way. 


9 Dec 2018

Rank #15

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#032 - September Crystal Altar of the Month

Happy Eve of the Full Moon.  Whoa . . . there's some big energy showing up with this Friday the 13th Full Moon.  What are you feeling? . . . ​ An intense creative fire or flow? A desire to reconnect with your soul's desires, dreams, and visions? Are you wanting to take action yet feeling a bit unclear about what action to take? Are you spinning your wheels with a lot of unproductive action? Or, are you feeling all of this and more? Ahhh, if you are, don't worry, you're not alone. ;-)  There's a lot of creative energy flowing this month. Many of us are feeling called to take a leap of faith, to embrace our dreams, and to take action to bring them to life . . . yet at the same time the dreams themselves may feel a bit foggy or out of focus. I know, that sounds a bit in opposition . . . how can we embrace a dream that's still a bit foggy, right? I was really struggling to understand this energy until I sat with the stones on this months crystal altar and listened to what they have to say and how they want to show up and support us this month.  Carnelian, Star Cluster Aragonite, Lake Superior Agate, and Copper want to support us in dialing in on not only our hearts deepest desires, but also on setting our inner creative compass to those dreams so that our action lines up and supports us in bringing them to life.  This week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life podcast is a crystalline transmission that will absolutely activate your creative fire and flow.  Wishing you a beautiful week! Shine Brightly,  Lori


12 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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#014 - Let's talk about dreams (and the energy of 2019)

I awoke very early this morning. Lit candles. Burned some sage. And relistened to this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast.  This week I had an opportunity to interview my dear friend and colleague, Monica Kenton. We talked about dreams and the energy of the coming year.  As I listened in the candlelight this phrase jumped out to me . . . "You're expanding your ability to see miracles." - Monica Kenton​ Whoa . . . I felt myself pause, allowing that phrase to sink in. Monica was speaking of our dreams . . . and how as we attune to the we expand our ability to recognize the day to day miracles within our life.  So I'm curious, do you remember your dreams? Do you pay attention to how they maybe informing and guiding your life? This episode is great for both very engaged dreamers as well as those who are dream curious.  So join us in this week's episode as we talk dreams . . . and the energy of the year for 2019.  Learn more about Monica here: http://MonicaKenton.com Join Monica's 5 day Dream Experience: http://monicakenton.com/sacreddreaming


16 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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#034 - A little Crystal Shaman Life update

Hello Sacred Friend!Just popping in this week with a bit of an update.Over the past couple week's I've been diving deep within the Crystal Shaman Life FB Group as I hosted a series of FB Live's on LIVING SHAMANISM. I've really enjoyed this beautiful opportunity to connect with many of you in real time! If you were there, live or for the replay, thank you! If you missed it and want to check this series out, join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crystalshaman/ Also, enrollment for the Crystal Shaman Initiation Program is NOW OPEN. Learn more about this year long program and enroll here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/initiationI would LOVE for you to join us . . . whether you are new to the shamanic path or looking to sink deeper into your shamanic path, this program will meet you where you are at. Wishing you a beautiful week Shine Brightly, Lori P.S. Fall Enrollment for the Crystal Shaman Initiation Program is now open. Learn more here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/initiationFor more information about Crystal Shaman School visit: https://crystalshamanschool.com For more information about Lori or to listen to other episodes visit: https://loriaandrus.com


15 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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#017 - Reflections + thoughts about Doreen Virtue's recent post about new age practices

I was awakened a little after 5 this morning as a text popped in from a dear friend sharing this link. I was stunned last year when Doreen renounced her 'New Age Practices', left her career as a writer of oracle cards, training angel readers and mediums to become born again. But this post, ugh . . . I am so greatly disappointed. I get that she may feel called to a different path. I get that she may feel a connection with Jesus that she didn't feel before. Actually, I celebrate that. I celebrate ALL who find a spiritual relationship that is meaningful and fulfilling. But, I also suspect that something very painful unfolded in her life, something that she has been unable to cope with at such a level that she is not only clinging to something that she feels will save her, but that she needs to also project her pain upon what she is defining as the new age world. I do not see the 'new age' world as she describes. Nor do I see any of the sacred practices from shamanism to oracle cards, divination, sacred geometry, spirit guides, drumming, angels and all other sacred practices through the lens described here. These statements are dark and shadowy generalizations that not only vilify a community that supported her 50+ books and decks of oracle cards, but are filled with untruths written in such a way that they trigger fear, anger, projection, rejection, and judgement. We live within a truly unique and delicate time. This is a time for unification. It is a time to seek commonality. It is a time to open our hearts to each other. It is a time to discover and uncover truth. This article is not truth. This article is incredibly misleading. And Doreen's willingness to speak with authority in this way deeply saddens me. I believe in fairies. I believe in angels. I believe that the sound of my drum connects me with a Universal rhythm. I believe my drum connects me with the Divine, one true Source that is beyond any name or single identity. A Source that is so vast our full perception of it is inconceivable and it is only through our willingness to recognize the many expressions of Divinity present in all of life that we can even begin to fathom God's greatness . . . a greatness so immense I will not dismiss the possibility that there is intelligent life beyond humanity. I will not dismiss the ways the Divine expresses himself/herself through the trees, the crystals, the animals, the seasons, the weather, the angels, the fairies, the unicorns, the ascended masters (including Jesus), the oracle cards, the tarot, the bells, sacred geometry, sacred art, and so much more. And, through all of this, I thank you, Doreen. Your post is creating an opportunity for me to be even more resolute and steadfast in my love for the infinite expressions of the Divine and the infinite possibilities in connecting and deepening my unique relationship with the Divine. It is my hope that you too will see through these statements and create space and opportunity to deepen into your unique relationship with the Divine  Here is a link to my fb post: https://www.facebook.com/LoriAAndrus/


25 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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#012 - Let's talk tarot - an interview with Vanessa Sage

It's been a bit since my last episode . . . I think it's been over a month. As I'm putting everything together this morning, I'm enjoying a beautiful snowfall out the window. There is just something magical about this white blanket upon the earth. As I watch it fall I want to just cozy up with a cup of tea, a blanket, and a good movie . . . or better yet, to take a bit of time to reconnect here! This has been a wonderfully busy time for me, but I've missed you. What's been happening in your world? Over here, Crystal Shaman School is in full swing. It opened with a ceremony in early November and since then I've been joyfully immersed in the magic that program . . . from connecting with the beautiful souls who've embarked on this journey to creating content, answering questions, and simply holding space for magic to unfold. Each day I find myself in complete delight of the divine perfection unfolding within it. And, now that it is finding its unique rhythm and I'm finding my creative flow within it, I will be returning to more regular podcast episodes, as well as messages here. Yay! I'm so excited about this. And hoping you are too ;-) This week I am kicking it off with an interview with my dear friend and colleague, Vanessa Sage as we talk tarot. I just love divination. And this time of the year, as we move into a more reflective season, I find myself bringing more connecting with the cards to discover what they have to say about the year to come. Vanessa has been working with the tarot since she was a child and I greatly admire the level of presence and understanding she brings to this sacred art. Tune in as she shares a glimpse into the tarot and the ways she brings this into her life. Learn more about Vanessa here: www.vanessasage.com Learn more about Sage Intuitive Tarot School here: https://www.vanessasage.com/sage-intuitive-tarot-school/


2 Dec 2018

Rank #20