In traditional Shamanic cultures with indiginous roots and unbroken ancestry that connects humanity with its innate wisdom, shamans would be most often blessed with the abilty to be "spotted" by their tribe early and then offered an apprenticeship with a wise village elder or keeper of the sacred. What does one do when born into a modern-day American home with no cultivation of the traditional ways of being with the natural world and earth-based inner knowing or spiritual calling? Throughout history, Shamans have been initiated through the dreamtime and by spirit directly. Often through deep illness and fever experiences and also through dream medicine. Here is a recording of part of my story and how one day I was met by a benevolent spirit who blew my heart wide-open and asked me to step onto the shaman's path with courage. I do not call myself a shaman because I am arrogant. I do so, so you can find me if you need to. And also, because I am humble enough to know that it is not for me to choose what I do. I was called to this path.
Perhaps, you are too.
Listen to Holly's Story of Shamanic Initiation Received in the Dreamtime
To heal is to become whole. Soul loss creates a dis-embodied state of being where we are not all "here." When we are not embodying our Spirit, we are lost and feel alone. Negative internal states that appear within us in response to negative or traumatic life experiences create disharmony, Fear comes in and separates us from our selves. Anxiety amplifies fear and lowers our vital forces that bring health and immunity. Shamanic healing brings the soul back into harmony, the body into vibrancy and the spirit back to life. Holly offers in person and virtual healing sessions as well as Soul Retreival Services, Corporate Consulting and Personal Life Coaching opportunities.
Meet the Shaman in You! The Shaman’s Territory is not a dream, it is an awakening. An opening of the aperture of the heart to see all of reality more clearly. It is a place where the miraculous is ordinary and where the ready traveler can come to know more fully the nature of themselvs and all of reality. Shaman Training with Joyful Warrior is a journey in self discovery, personal empowerment, and conscious manifesation. Holly offers weekly classes, weekend workshops and longer immersion study opportunties to cultivate personal empowerment and develop confident and spirit guided shamanic abilties through movement, meditation and meaning.
Power is not found by forcing ourselves, but rather by finding our Self. If you want to improve the state of your being, and the state of the world, you’ve got to go on a Journey. A pilgrimage to the center of your soul, where awaits your total empowerment and joyful enlightenment. Embark on sacred learning adventures with The Joyful Warrior to Find Your True Nature and Bring Love to Life. You will learn about Shamanism and Deepen your connection with the force stands behind form. Holly offers retreats periodically in the California Gold Country, Hawaii, Guatemala, Bali and Europe. You also can create personal retreats with Holly for one-on-one healing and transformation.
Spiritual Journeys, Life Coaching & Shamanic Wisdom Training
Honoring the Old Ways & Creating New Pathways
HOLLY is a spirit-initiated shaman who was gifted with the abilty to see with her heart where soul is, and where it isn't. She works as an instrument of grace and offers a way to attune to the vibration of love. With haunting medicine chants and sweet invocations, HOLLY takes up her drum to open a portal to where spirit, lives.
Through sacred story and spiritual allegory, she paints a picture of the Soul’s Journey in the Shaman’s Territory. HOLLY has presented at Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, ARISE, Mauli Ola, Wanderlust and The California Spirit Festival. She is a Masterful Spirit Guide and Shamanic Spell-Caster who holds light and teaches how to Live with Spirit & Bring Love to Life.
THE JOYFUL WARRIOR
All of life is a journey of spirit. We are all connected. We exist here in the physical reality, and also as pure energy. As we expand the edge of soul through our uniquely personal expressions of existence, we intertwine our wants, desires and actions to manifest what tomorrow brings today.
Let your Spirit take you on a ride out of time, out of space into place of pure possibility ... Here are some suggestions for how to get started:
FIND A QUIET PLACE
LAY DOWN A BLANKET
PLACE SOME SACRED OBJECTS AROUND YOU
LIGHT A CANDLE
SAY A PRAYER FOR ALIGNING YOU WITH YOUR HIGHEST SELF AND THE GREAT SPIRIT
COVER YOURSELF LIGHTLY
CREATE AN INTENTION TO MOVE INTO YOUR HEART AND HEAR YOUR SOUL SPEAK
HAVE YOUR EYE COVER HANDY
GATHER AWARENESS IN YOUR HEART
ALLOW YOURSELF TO SEE...WITH YOUR HEART
MAY YOU ENJOY THE JOURNEY
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