Crystal Shaman Life
#034 - A little Crystal Shaman Life update

#034 - A little Crystal Shaman Life update

October 15, 2019

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/initiation
I 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

#033 - 4 Wisdom Teachings from the Fall Season

#033 - 4 Wisdom Teachings from the Fall Season

September 23, 2019

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

#032 - September Crystal Altar of the Month

#032 - September Crystal Altar of the Month

September 12, 2019

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

#031 - What does it mean when I lose a stone?

#031 - What does it mean when I lose a stone?

August 19, 2019

Have you ever lost a crystal favorite and wondered why it left, what the meaning of it leaving was, or if there is some message it was trying to share in its departure?

Well, you're not alone. I think the most common question I receive is about just that: broken and lost crystals. 

I recently received a message from one of our listeners, Sarah, about this. And I decided to bring it into an episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast. Join me as I sink into this question and explore what the crystals maybe illuminating for us when they depart or break. Listen in.

Learn more about Lori at https://loriaandrus.com

Learn more about the Crystal Shaman School programs at https://crystalshamanschool.com/programs

 

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

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

August 12, 2019

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!

#029 - July Crystal Altar + Messages of the Month

#029 - July Crystal Altar + Messages of the Month

July 22, 2019

Over the weekend we had some pretty intense storms roll through the area . . . the kind that had us hanging out in the basement as rain pounded, winds howled, tornado sirens echoed, and our phones chimed with weather notices.

Yep, these storms were intense.

It's been a long time since I've experienced storms such as this.

They moved through leaving a trail of debris, damage, and power outages.

Yesterday, as I walked through my neighborhood, my heart sank as I realized just how destructive this storm was, but I also saw something really special.

I saw people coming together, working together toward a common goal (clean up). Everything was a bustle. A typically quiet Sunday morning was filled with lively activity. Neighbors leaning in and helping each other. Family members showing up for clean up. Spontaneous conversations. And so much more.

Of course this energy of coming together towards a common goal is one that we are all familiar with. It happens a lot throughout life for many different reasons.

But what I noticed yesterday, was people coming together to not only clean up, but to connect, to laugh, to cry, and to support each other.

All too often we feel alone in our emotions, alone in our situation, and alone in our challenges.
All too often, we assume others may not understand or fear that they may judge us or leave us even more alone.
And, all too often we hide what we are feeling and we feel like we need to take care of it or fix our problems ourselves.

But the reality is, the need to fix things ourselves is an old collective story, one that really is not serving our culture anymore.

Perhaps you can recognize ways this old story is playing out in your life, for your family, or within your community. And perhaps you're recognizing that now is a time for us to come together, heart to heart. To be present. To listen. To hold space. To heal. To grow. To rise. Together.

As I was present with the events of this weekend and how this old story is living in my own life, I couldn't help but notice how this was also the theme for the July crystal altar of the month. This beautiful combination of Kambaba Jasper, Moonstone, and Pyrite invites us to explore how we can soften, how we can welcome the support in moving towards our goals, dreams, and highest vision.

In this week's Crystal Shaman Life podcast, I share the crystal messages from this altar. What the crystals had to say surprised me and touched me on a deep level. Listen in.
For 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

#028 - Soulful Traveler Series Part 3 - Enjoying your adventure + what to do when you get there

#028 - Soulful Traveler Series Part 3 - Enjoying your adventure + what to do when you get there

July 10, 2019

Welcome to Part 3 of the Soulful Travel Series. 

Throughout my life, I've been called to sacred sites both near and far as places to deepen relationship with Mother Earth and to heal and grow in surprising and unexpected ways.

Sacred sites are all around us. All of Earth is sacred. Yet so often, in the busyness of our day to day life we feel like the most potent places are elsewhere.

This series is all about the how to find these sacred places and how to plan your next visit. 

Tune in for Part 3 as we explore some tips and tricks for enjoying the adventure and what to do when you arrive on location for your next soulful travel!

 
 
#027 - Soulful Traveler Series Part 2: Prepartion

#027 - Soulful Traveler Series Part 2: Prepartion

July 3, 2019

Welcome to Part 21 of the Soulful Travel Series. 

Throughout my life, I've been called to sacred sites both near and far as places to deepen relationship with Mother Earth and to heal and grow in surprising and unexpected ways.

Sacred sites are all around us. All of Earth is sacred. Yet so often, in the busyness of our day to day life we feel like the most potent places are elsewhere.

This series is all about the how to find these sacred places and how to plan your next visit. 

Tune in for Part 2 as we will dive into some of the logistics and the spiritual ins and outs for planning your next soulful travel!

 
 
#026 - Soulful Travel Series Part 1 - Picking a Location

#026 - Soulful Travel Series Part 1 - Picking a Location

June 26, 2019

Welcome to Part 1 of the Soulful Travel Series. 

Throughout my life, I've been called to sacred sites both near and far as places to deepen relationship with Mother Earth and to heal and grow in surprising and unexpected ways.

Sacred sites are all around us. All of Earth is sacred. Yet so often, in the busyness of our day to day life we feel like the most potent places are elsewhere.

This series is all about the how to find these sacred places and how to plan your next visit. 

Tune in for Part 1 as we explore some tips and tricks for finding and picking a location for your next soulful travel!

#025 - Summer Solstice Crystal Grid + Messages

#025 - Summer Solstice Crystal Grid + Messages

June 20, 2019

Happy Summer Solstice, Sacred Friends!

In this week's episode I'm diving into some of my favorite crystals for the summer season . . . crystals that support us in cultivating a an empowered relationship with the energy of our emotions and with power so that we may deepen into a sense of freedom.

As we dive into this episode, you can expect to not only discover great crystal allies for this season, but also their seasonal messages and wisdom.