Crystal Shaman Life with Lori A Andrus
Join me in Meditation - Replay from FB Live 7/26/21

Join me in Meditation - Replay from FB Live 7/26/21

July 26, 2021

Hello Sacred Friend, 

This morning in the Crystal Shaman Life FB Group we sank into a heart centered meditation of sweetness. 

I invite you to sink into this meditation through this replay. 

Also, I would like to invite you to join us in the Crystal Shaman Life FB Group. You can find that here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crystalshaman

with love and crystals, Lori

#077 - Getting to know the rocks underfoot

#077 - Getting to know the rocks underfoot

June 22, 2021

I'm writing to you this afternoon with a stellar view out our camper window as we hang out on our somewhat remote land in the Upper Peninsula of MI.

Last summer Chris and I purchased this little slice of sweetness as a place to camp and just get out into nature. As we spend more and more time here, we are beginning to see how each visit seems to be met with its own surprise, magic, and experience: from a lightening strike or warm sunny afternoon to trimming trees and working on our road. As we connect with this space, we have been finding new meaning in co-creating and connecting with the earth.

It's been interesting to step back from our own agenda or plan and allow the earth to instead reveal something even more amazing.

Yesterday, after another refreshing rain, the gravel on our driveway began revealing its true colors. What is at quick glance is red and black basalt was showing itself to be filled with so much more . . . think chrysocolla, calcite, chlorastrolite, epidote, serpentine, rhyolite, copper, and so much more. Imagine, all of this right underfoot every day. Wow! Just wow!

Slowly over time Chris and I have been gathering a little collection of these stones, but something about yesterdays rain made them even more obvious. It was like my eyes focused in on one piece after another.

This got me thinking about how amazing these little utilitarian stones are . . . they are so much more than driveway gravel . . . and they have so much more to share.

Have you ever found yourself inexplicably drawn to a piece of landscape rock or something sparkly on the road?

Don't worry, you're not alone.

But I do think that as adults we sometimes try to resist picking up such pieces . . maybe we are worried about looking a litt woo woo or maybe we worry that it could be seen as stealing a rock or any other little reason that may pop in.

Totally get it.

And there are definitely circumstances where picking up a found rock just is not appropriate . . . but then there are times, like when you're walking a driveway where tires likely transport rocks every day and I have to say: Why not?

I bet that little lovely that's catching your eye has something to share.

In this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast, we sink deeper into this conversation. I invite you to listen in HERE:

with love and crystals, Lori

P.S. The Talking with Stones Masterclass is a great way to sink deeper into your connection with the crystals and stones. Sign up for it here:

P.P.S. The Crystal Wisdom 101 class is another great way to sink deeper into crystal connection. And, I'm offering a little Summer Magic Special for it. Save 30% when you use coupon code: MAGIC21 Learn more here:

Coffee, Crystals, Conversation - FB Live 6/7/21 - Talking with the Stones

Coffee, Crystals, Conversation - FB Live 6/7/21 - Talking with the Stones

June 7, 2021

Hey Sacred Friends, 

Sharing a replay of this morning's FB Live in the Crystal Shaman Life FB Group. 

We dove into conversation around mastery, why talking with stones is a wonderful way to more clearly understand personal and collective energies, and how the hot summer sun is illuminating what is ready to be transformed as we near the summer solstice. 

I thought perhaps you would enjoy tuning into this conversation. 

Also . . . 

I would LOVE for you to join me for the Talking with Stones Masterclass. 

Sign up for that here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/masterclass-shamanic-journeying-talking-with-the-stones/

#076 - Looking for what is right.

#076 - Looking for what is right.

June 4, 2021

"Look for what is right and create more of that."

This is just such a powerful phrase. (one shared with me many times by my dear friend and colleague, Melissa)

"Look for what is right and create more of that."

So often we get wrapped into worries, fears, doubts, and insecurities around what is not working or what is not 'going right' that we begin to see this as a 'safe' place.

Expressing and sharing our worries, doubts, and fears becomes the 'safe' place in conversation, the 'safe' place in the ways we see ourselves, and it is the 'safe' place we cling to as we stand on the precipice of a leap.

Now there is definitely a time to express these facets of our experience, and it is such a gift to sink into sacred conversation with a friend, family member, or loved one who can hold space as voice is brought to what we have been struggling with.

But when we begin to create more awareness around this 'safe' place while also welcoming crystal clear awareness around what is already right and amazing in our lives, magic happens.

In my final year as an occupational therapist, we kicked off the year with a talk by Dewitt Jones where he extended the invitation to 'celebrate what's right with the world.'

This talk shaped my life and my work in so many ways and even still there are times when I find myself descending into the trenches of old pain and getting stuck in what is wrong. This is part of being human . . . the opportunity to know and experience a full spectrum of emotions. What a cool thing?!

The thing that always seems to pull me out is shifting my gaze, just a bit, so that it lands upon something that is already right.

For today, I want to invite you to do this as well.

There is always something right if we just simply shift our lens of perspective and see the moment, the situation, or the experience just a little bit differently.

As we recognize what is right, we step through a sacred passage into what is possible. We heal. We grow. We change. We transform. We open our hearts to what is next . . . and what is next is just waiting to be born.

Yes, as we find what is right, we begin to create more of that.

P.S. Tuesday is the final Masterclass until fall when we will sink back in with a new series of classes. This month we are Talking with Stones. If you've been curious about how to deepen your relationship with the crystals and stones, this is the class for you! Join us. The masterclasses are open to everyone! Sign up here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/masterclass

P.P.S. All Masterclass replays are available. Such a great way to nurture yourself this summer. Check them out here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/masterclass

#075 - Soulful Conversation with Dr. Vanessa Sage

#075 - Soulful Conversation with Dr. Vanessa Sage

May 23, 2021

For this week's episode I am joined by my dear friend, colleague, and special guest, Dr. Vanessa Sage. 

Join us as we sink into a soulful conversation around the topic of priestessing, the goddess, the deep journey within to discover our true source of bravery, and answering our our spiritual calling. This heart to heart conversation is a unique time to connect and pull back the veils on what it means to walk the path of the priestess and to wholly live a spiritual path. 

It is a deep honor to journey into this conversation with Vanessa and it is my hope that you enjoy it immensely. 

Links for Vanessa's upcoming events: 
The Sacred Ways 3-day Devotional: The Sacred Ways

Sage Priestess Certification: Sage Priestess

#074 - Navigating the Unknown with Iolite

#074 - Navigating the Unknown with Iolite

May 18, 2021

This afternoon I journeyed with Iolite, the May stone of the month as I recorded today's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast.

It is just so much fun to journey with the stones . . . to sink in and experience them in this way. Wisdom just flows.

As I wrapped up the episode I combed through my journal and read a message from Iolite that I scribbled in earlier this year.

Tightly held beliefs of limitation show up as we take steps forward, steps towards change, growth, and new vision. We get to choose . . . are we going to stay safe and quiet or are we going to face our fears, heal, and grow into our wholeness?
Until we muster the courage to stand on the threshold of the unknown, facing our fears with love and compassion, we will continue to hold ourselves back, to keep ourselves small. We will keep the doors of possibility tightly sealed.
Are you willing to navigate an uncharted path?
Are you willing to trust your inner compass and divine support as you make this journey?

I feel like each of us, in our own way, are meeting with opportunities to confront our long held beliefs and ideas and consider what would our lives be like if we were to lay them down, to open the doorway of possibility.

Mmm . . . what is possible?

Iolite is calling us into a bit of exploration around that.

I invite you to dance with me in this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast where I even do a bit of rattling and invite you into sacred connection with the space of discovery.

with love and crystals, Lori

Join us for the June Masterclass: Talking with Stones. 

Register Here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/masterclass

#073 - Crossing a threshold into the crystal realms

#073 - Crossing a threshold into the crystal realms

April 23, 2021

Over the past several weeks I've been on a creative deep dive, creating a new collection of jewelry . . . and in the process, I've been finding myself called to cross yet another threshold, deeper into the realms of the crystals and stones.

This seems to happen with creative crystal projects. The crystals love to align to support us in many facets of our sacred life journey. As I sank into this project, I could hear the stones whispering 'come closer. listen. there is something new we want to share.'

Sinking deeper into the realms of the crystals and stones is also a journey deeper within . . . one of healing, inspiration, and a more intimate connection with all of life.

As I've been busy creating the pieces for a new collection of jewelry, I've been finding myself guided by the wisdom of the earth. The earth has a deep understanding of what is unfolding for us during this time, and it is helping us connect with the most potent crystal and stone allies for this time of creative change.

I'm guessing you won't be surprised when I share that many of these potent allies also showed up in the .

It's funny because it seems like this would have been a good strategy . . . look at the forecast and create a collection that matches, but the thing about getting creative with the crystals is that the entire process organic and so far from strategic.

I simply sat down, day after day and created. And then, when I was nearly complete, I took a peek at the forecast and busted out laughing: the crystals of the month, for the coming months are represented among each of the pieces. The only stone missing was copper which is actually a part of every piece because brass is 85% copper. Ha! Can't make this stuff up. So wild.

Ahh, I feel pretty confident say that something beautiful is being birthed in the world right now and while we may not know exactly what that is, the crystals and stones are most definitely active participants in this adventure.

I sincerely hope that one of the pieces from this new collection will make its way to you, supporting you to cross your next threshold in life.

And, for today, I would like to invite you to tune into this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast where I lift the veils on the creative process and my journey deeper with the crystals and stones.

 

Wishing you a joy filled week!

with love and crystals, Lori

 

#072 - a Spring Refresh with Fiery Carnelian

#072 - a Spring Refresh with Fiery Carnelian

April 16, 2021

At the beginning of this month I created a new piece of jewelry for myself . . . something special to wear as I filmed the fresh content for the Sanctuary Membership Circle.

Carnelian, the April stone of the month is fiery and creative and eager to light up our worlds by reinvigorating deep passions . . . and of course, this new adornment was made of carnelian.

Creating jewelry has always been a love of mine. I fell I love with it as a child when my mom took me to her friends house for macrame classes. Blue cord and vibrant yellow beads carefully strung and intricately tied into a flower.

Ok, maybe not so intricate, but for a six year old who barely knew how to tie her shoes, those were some pretty impressive knots. ;-)

Those classes inspired my love for crafting jewelry.

Over the years I’ve danced between being all in, creating jewelry that was sold in boutiques throughout the US to pushing pause and laying down my tools all together.

Within that dance, I feel like I’ve found my sweet spot and clear understanding of the sacred role jewelry and jewelry creation plays in my life . . . it is a sacred ally for creating ripples of beauty and love in the world.

Pulling out my beads and tools this spring was not the Spring Refresh I was expecting, but I have to say I was delighted as the creative energy just flowed . . . and continued to flow with joy, inspiration, and ease.

This is part of the magic Carnelian is bringing this month: a sustainable creative flow.

In this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast, we sink deeper into conversation about carnelian, creative fire, and a doing a spring refresh.

P.S. Mark your calendar for my upcoming jewelry show and sale: April 30th - May 3rd.

#071 - You are here to create

#071 - You are here to create

April 8, 2021

From tech to bodywork to writing, dog training, and even jewelry creation . . . whoa, this year of creative change is off to a potent start. As I ride this creative wave I'm seeing how it is ripples into many facets of life. And with it comes a vibrant energy that is simultaneously cleansing, clearing, awakening, and renewing.

Creative energy is alive and available to each one of us.

It's expression and way of moving may look a bit different from one person to the next, but regardless of how it shows up, creative energy is vital to all of life.

During this year of creative change we are being invited to become more deeply aware of our creative power and capacity.

We are being reawakened to our innate ability to create . . . not just fun and amazing things, but to co-create our lives and our realities. Yes, we are becoming more finely attuned to what we are creating.

So often our creative process gets derailed as we search for a big vision or clear knowing of how our efforts will come together.

But creative energy invites us to create simply for the joy of creating.

It invites us to create love. Create joy. Create beauty. Create passion. Create compassion. Create dreams. Create vision. Create happiness. Create connection. Create patience. Create light. Create peace. Create softness. Create freedom. Create brilliance. Create confidence. Create ideas. Create clarity. Create movement. Create memories.

What would it be like to Create your life? What would it be like to Create For You?

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

~ Buddha

In this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast, we sink deeper into this conversation. 

Wishing you a joy filled week!

with love and crystals, Lori

P.S. Next week is the next Crystal Shaman School Masterclass: the Empath's Toolbox. I'd love for you to join me. Sign up here:

#070 - Sinking into the Rhythm of Spring

#070 - Sinking into the Rhythm of Spring

March 24, 2021

Happy Spring!

Last weekend marked the spring equinox. Ahhh . . . deep exhale as we shake off the winter season and welcome this season of rebirth and renewal.

In this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast ​I share some of my favorite ways to honor this energetic shift and flow with this new rhythm. 

Listen in to learn more. 

Wishing you a beautiful week. 

with love and crystals, Lori

 
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