Crystal Shaman Life with Lori A Andrus
The Crystal Shaman Life Podcast is your place to reconnect with your authentic self and create 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.
Sunday Jan 09, 2022
Sunday Jan 09, 2022
I felt so much happiness in my heart when Danburite showed up as the 2022 Crystal of the Year. This soft pink, light filled, gentle crystal is a pretty powerful ally. Over the past week I spent a bit of time connecting with this beauty and tuning into its message. Danburite took me on quite the interesting journey as it reminded me of our first meeting. We met back in 2015 when a friend and I took a day trip from Sedona to Jerome. It was a pretty wild and wacky adventure . . . one I don't believe I will ever forget. I did not realize it at the time, but Danburite showed up as an incredible ally on that day. It helped me to not only receive one of my healing gifts, but to share this gift with my friend. This is a big part of the magic of Danburite . . . it helps us to embody our unique gifts and to courageously share them with others. What a great ally for the year? Danburite is most definitely showing up to support us in not only embodying our unique gifts, but in sharing them in personal, heartfelt, and meaningful ways. In this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast, I dive deeper into Danburites messages for the year.
Sunday Jan 02, 2022
Sunday Jan 02, 2022
Happy New Year! Happy New Moon! Happy New Beginnings! As we crossed the threshold into the New Year I did ceremony . . . lots and lots of ceremony. It is such a potent way to honor new beginnings and welcome this new year. On the winter solstice many of you joined me for the annual crystal forecast. It was such a beautiful evening. My heart was happy as the 2022 crystal allies came forward with so much love and vibrancy. In the coming year we can expect to be supported by crystals as we open our hearts, stand in our light, and honor our vision. In today's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast I dive a bit deeper into this forecast. I share some of the unique ways this years allies are coming together to support us in the coming year . . . as well as how they are also encouraging us to lean into guidance and support of both the Angels and the Divine. I really appreciate the unique perspective the crystals and stones offer about what is unfolding on earth right now. Their messages leave me feeling inspired, uplifted, and supported during these changing times. Here's the 2022 List: The 2022 Crystal of the Year: Danburite invites us to welcome the support of the angels. January: Rhodochrosite will show us how to love courageously and compassionately. February: Chrysocolla awakens a sense of sweetness, laughter, and joy. March: Star Cluster Aragonite illuminates ways for our inner light to shine brightly in the world. April: Copper activates our flow of creativity, generating a sense of inspiration and ideas. May: Black Tourmaline eases any worry, doubt, or fear by inviting us to connect with the earth. June: Kunzite invites us to celebrate all of life. July: Iolite and Chain Coral. Together they invite you to break free of expectations and light up our inner world with soulful visions. August: Spirit Quartz and Lapis Lazuli extend an invitation to circle up with like minded thinkers, opening our hearts to sacred community while embracing ways to live our vision now. September: Garnet awakens our roots and invites us to sink into the rhythm of the earth. October: Citrine awakens our inner light so that we may shine brightly in the world. November: Pyrite invites us to own our power by courageously standing in our light. December: Sodalite and Fluorite invite us to walk through the portal of our becoming while being grounded, focused, and fully present in our magic. For pictures and other details visit: https://loriaandrus.com
Sunday Dec 19, 2021
Sunday Dec 19, 2021
This week marks a season change, the time when those of us in the Northern Hemisphere welcome the Winter Solstice - the dark point of the year. Here in Wisconsin it also happens to be pretty chilly ;-) It is a time of year when I love to cozy up, by candlelight, with a cup of tea and a journal to do a bit of reflection. But, regardless of where you live (Northern or Southern Hemisphere), we are all nearing the close of the year. This is a great time for reflection. It's a time to look back at the year with eyes of love and clarity. It is a time to consider the year's highlights and lowlights. Through reflection, we glean deeper insight and understanding. We illuminate the ways we have grown. We recognize challenges. We open our hearts. We honor all facets of our journey . . . the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly. Reflection is a powerful ally. It is a pathway for connecting with our source of inner light, allowing it to illuminate life in magical and meaningful ways. I invite you to sink into this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast where I share one of my favorite year end reflection rituals. Wishing you a week of heart centered reflections and solstice magic! with love and crystals, Lori P.S. Join me on the Winter Solstice for the 2022 Crystal Forecast LIVE Reading. This annual event is FREE . . . and I would LOVE for you to join me. Sign up here: https://lori-a-andrus.ck.page/0ba2d096e9
Sunday Oct 31, 2021
Sunday Oct 31, 2021
Happy Halloween. Happy Samhain. And to my friends in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Beltane. Ahh . . . 'tis the season for all things Crystal Balls. Magic Spells. Crystal Skulls. It's a time when magic is brewing. And a time to let your magic shine. It's also a great time to connect with our ancestors. I took a little time this afternoon to shake up my altar . . . to honor loved ones who've passed, to honor my lineage and the lineage of healers present during this time. This season, when the veils between worlds are thin, is a time to lean into and receive the wisdom of our ancestors. Ahh yes, our ancestors have much to share. This is a time when prayers are clearly heard and messages are clearly conveyed. Listen. With all of your senses, listen. Whisper your prayers. Share what is in your heart. Ask for guidance. Invite healing. Welcome love. Bring voice to your needs, concerns, wants, and desires. Express your gratitude. The ancestors are listening. They are here to support you. Lean in. Join me for this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast where I share both some Samhain thoughts and a prayer to the ancestors. Listen in. Wishing you a joy-filled week! with love and crystals, Lori P.S. It's time to sink into deeper connection with you. The space is being held. Join us in the Sanctuary Circle. We begin this week. Sign up here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/thesanctuary/
Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Over the past couple days I've been facilitating the Soul Reconnection Journey. (did you miss it? no worries, you can still catch the replays. Learn more here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/soul-reconnection) Facilitating this journey and holding sacred space for soulful reconnection been both a joy and an honor. There are many beautiful things about sinking into sacred space within community. Embarking on a shared journey, one of deep, intimate relationship with self). Witnessing. Sharing. Presencing. Opening. Celebrating. And so much more. We are living in sacred times. You know this. These times are calling us to root into our knowing of self while also committing to the heart centered dreams and visions our soul is ready to bring forth. As 2021 winds down and we begin shifting into the energy of 2022. You may recognize this by naturally inclined to circle up, to be in community and sacred space with others who are also honoring their dreams and vision. It is going to be a year of coming together in sacred ways. It is a time to be supported, to support, and to collectively rise. Yes, together we rise. While tuning into this energy I found myself reflecting upon one of my final mornings up north. Koda and I made our daily trip down to the dock to greet the sun. When we arrived at the water, we were greeted by a Great Blue Heron. Many years ago, I took a deep dive with the medicine of heron. I explored the dance between independence and interdependence as well as generational patterns and stories regarding relationships. So on this brisk fall morning, when we arrived at the water and met with heron, I wondered what his message was. As we sat together, a message that came forward: There is a time to fly solo. There is a time to come together. Honor both seasons. As I leaned into this more I remembered an experience I had with herons during their season of coming together. Early in the spring, my dad took me for a visit to our family land. Deep in the forest, along the the river, the herons gathered high in the oak trees where they nested, in community. When I close my eyes I can still hear their chatter above my head. I remember feeling as though I was in some other place, in some other time. As they soared in and out of their nests, they felt quite majestic. Herons come together when it is time to birth their next generation. I find this message to be important at this time. We are being called together right now to energetically align and activate our vision for life. This is not a solo task. This is a community event . . . one in which we individually deepen and rise within sacred space together. I sink more into this conversation in this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast. Listen Here: Also, if you are ready to sink into sacred space, into a journey where we will circle up and energetically work with the seasons, the moon cycles, and the crystals to become conscious co-creators of our life and reality, I would LOVE for you to join me for the Sanctuary Circle. This is a year long journey that begins on November 4th. Learn more here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/thesanctuary Wishing you a joy-filled week! (And hoping to sink into sacred space with you as well.) with love and crystals, Lori Join Us in the Sanctuary Circle . . . The doors for the Sanctuary Circle are open. I would love for you to join us for this year long journey. Learn more here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/thesanctuary
Sunday Oct 17, 2021
Sunday Oct 17, 2021
As we near the light of the full moon, I feel myself called to create sacred space, to step in, to create ceremony. As we near the light of the full moon, I feel called to invite you to join me . . . in sacred space, in ceremony, in a sacred journey of reconnection. Sacred space is many things . . . it's the beautiful spaces we create to honor ourselves and our relationship with the sacred. And, sacred space is also a space we create through our unique and intimate relationship with our spirit guides, the elements, nature, the crystals, our animal guides, and so much more. This kind of sacred space is created through prayer. It opens a bridge between worlds and calls us outside linear time and space. It opens the gateway to pure potential and possibility. It allows us to see ourselves and life beyond the limited ways we think of as normal from one moment to the next. This sacred space is where I am inviting you to meet me . . . in the space of pure possibility. I am inviting you to access all that is sacred . . . to access the sacredness that is you! This week, with the full moon, I am offering a 5-day Journey of Soul Reconnection. This journey is my gift to you . . . and I would love for you to join me. Yes, everything will be recorded and you will have access to the replays (but if possible, I encourage you to join me live . . . this is the richest energy lives). Learn more about this journey here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/soul-reconnection And, this topic of sacred space. It's a big one. It's beautiful and potent. This week, on the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast, I dive deeper into it. Listen in. Wishing you a joy-filled week! (And hoping to sink into sacred space with you as well.) with love and crystals, Lori P.S. The doors for the Sanctuary Circle are open. I would love for you to join us for this year long journey. Learn more here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/thesanctuary
Monday Oct 11, 2021
Monday Oct 11, 2021
Over the weekend, I was thinking a lot about the art of listening within. Years ago, a mentor introduced me to reflective journaling. Since then, this practice has evolved into a ritual for me . . . a reflection ritual, a practice I come to on a daily basis to sink into deeper connection with my voice of inner wisdom. This pathway in has been rich and supportive in cultivating the capacity to not only hear my voice of inner wisdom, but to also honor it. As we navigate times of change (both personal and collective) our ability to hear our voice of inner wisdom and to honor it through inspired action is one of the most valuable skills we can develop. It is the key to . . . trusting our intuition. elegantly navigating life's ups and downs. taking inspired action. being the powerful creator of our life and our reality. living authentically in all facets of your life. There are so many wonderful ways to enter into deeper connection with our soul. I would like to invite you to sink deeper into this conversation with me in this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast. Wishing you a joy-filled week! with love and crystals, Lori P.S. The doors for the Sanctuary Circle are open. I would love for you to join us for this year long journey. Learn more here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/thesanctuary
Sunday Oct 03, 2021
Sunday Oct 03, 2021
My forest immersion officially came to a close on Friday as Koda and I packed up the camper, locked the woodshed, and made our drive home. It was a beautiful day for a drive. The fall colors were brilliant and while the scenery was pretty spectacular, but the feeling was bittersweet. I was eager to return home, to get back into a routine of sorts but for the past couple months the forest has felt like a sanctuary. It has been a place to reset and sink into deeper connection with not only myself, but all of life. In many ways, being immersed in the woods in this way, I felt like I was being held in a sacred cocoon. With all that has been and is unfolding in the world, I feel like we all could benefit from some aspect of deep soul nourishment right now. For each of us, soul nourishment looks a little different. But one of the things that has become clear to me this past summer is the importance of spending time in ways that we regard as sacred. During such times we connect with our inner wisdom and voice of inner knowing. As we sink deeper into meaningful sacred practice, we return to ourselves and artfully navigate times of change, chaos, and uncertainty. This is what I found in the woods. So simple. Yet so powerful. Today, I want to invite you to do the same . . . to welcome opportunities to reconnect with yourself. Spend time with the sacred. Come home to you. You, my friend, are here to shine, brilliantly. Join me for this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast where I share the perfectly timed wisdom of Ammonite . . . a stone that invites us to expand into our wholeness by journeying deeper within. Tune in today. Wishing you a joy-filled week! with love and crystals, Lori P.S. Join us for Coffee. Crystals. Conversation. each Monday at 9:30 am cst in the Crystal Shaman Life FB Group. Join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crystalshaman P.P.S. The doors for the Sanctuary Membership Circle will be re-opening next week. I would love for you to join us. Get on the waitlist here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/thesanctuary
Crystal Shaman Life Podcast with Lori A Andrus
The Crystal Shaman Life Podcast is your place to reconnect with your authentic self and create 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.