Crystal Shaman Life
#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.

 

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

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

May 7, 2019

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

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#023 - Let’s talk Ceremony + Ritual

#023 - Let’s talk Ceremony + Ritual

April 30, 2019

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

#022 - Discovering new realms with shamanic journeying

#022 - Discovering new realms with shamanic journeying

April 23, 2019

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 <3 

I hope you found a moment to sneak out and spend a little time connecting with her.

I took a long walk through the neighborhood and visited one of my favorite parks. When I got there, I noticed that a couple old growth trees were recently removed. I think they were unhealthy trees, so removing them was likely about maintaining the wellbeing of the area . . . but I still felt a bit of sadness and decided to spend some time honoring them.

I know that I mostly chat crystals and shamanism here and while I may not speak to trees directly, they are a central part of my work and nature love. ;-)

Trees for me feel like gateways between realities or dimensions. And, they are a great portal for shamanic journeying. If you've ever done a shamanic journey with me, you've likely traveled down some roots into the belly of mother earth. (one of my favorite pathways)

Shamanic journeying is the topic for this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life podcast . . . it is the third of the 4 facets of Crystal Shamanism.

It is a central practice for many shaman and it is one that offers a rich experience for those who are shaman curious ;-)

It's a practice that opens doorways to not only other dimensions but also to our own inner worlds. It can support us in knowing ourselves more intimately and cultivating a deep level of trust in our own inner voice of guidance.

Tune into this week's episode to learn more.

Wishing you a beautiful week!

Shine Brightly,

Lori

P.S. Spring Enrollment for the Crystal Shaman Initiation Program is now open. 
Enroll Today: https://crystalshamanschool.com/initiation

P.P.S. Want to join me on the Crystal Shaman Spirit Quest? Learn more here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/spiritquest

#021 - Exhaling into Earth Relationship

#021 - Exhaling into Earth Relationship

April 9, 2019

In this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life podcast I'm diving into the 2nd Facet of Crystal Shamanism: Earth Relationship

Mmm . . . I love this topic!

Over the years, as I've been walking the path of the crystal shaman, I've been noticing how much more attuned I have become to my local landscape, and to the sacred sites in this area. Yes, Northeast Wisconsin is filled with sacred sites and energy centers! Something I truly never would have imagined prior to embarking on the path of the crystal shaman. 

In 2008, when I went to Peru for the very first time, I was so excited to visit the ancient sites. I envisioned myself sitting in places such as Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo receiving incredible energetic transmissions and profound insights.

But to my surprise, on the very first day of our journey, the shaman took us on a hike, through a field, to what looked like a random rock in the middle of nowhere. 

While we were there, music was played, offerings were made, and Adolpho shared the significance of both this rock and this random spot in the middle of the field. It wasn't a random rock in the middle of nowhere, it was a very sacred spot with a deep connection to the ancient mountain spirits. 

This left me wondering . . . how many times had I simply walked passed sites of spiritual significance with complete disregard because they didn't look as though I imagined? What I was overlooking within my own local landscape? And, how could I begin to cultivate a deep and meaningful relationship with the earth. 

Yep, that experience left my mind whirling. And it left me determined to deepen my relationship with the earth. 

So where and how did I start? . . . In my own backyard.  :-) 

Each of us has a unique way of communicating and connecting with the earth. This episode invites you to discover how the earth is already communicating with you and how you can begin to respond to it in ways that feel natural.

Spring Enrollment is NOW OPEN for the Crystal Shaman Initiation Program

Download the Spring Enrollment Guidebook here: https://crystalshamanschool.com/css-guidebook

#020 - Crack open your crystal connection

#020 - Crack open your crystal connection

March 31, 2019

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

#019 - 6 simple (and fun) crystal practices you can do today

#019 - 6 simple (and fun) crystal practices you can do today

February 6, 2019

I'm curious, did you happen to catch last week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life podcast? . . . the 2019 crystal forecast. Find the replay + video here: https://loriaandrus.com/2019-crystal-forecast/

There's something really potent about doing such a reading. The crystals that show up, are both offering insights and also extending their support for the coming year. This is super cool! And it is why I do this reading (for both the collective and for myself) each year. 

But readings don't carry a whole lot of weight unless we find ways to take action upon their insights. You may have even been feeling like 'hey Lori, this is reading is great, but now what do I do with it'.

That's often what happens with readings and when working with crystals. They are sparkly. The messages touch us deeply. And yet, we are left with that question . . . what do I do with this?

And, guess what . . . the answer to this question is the MOST important step of any reading. 

So in this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast, I'm sharing 6 of my go-to crystal practices for integrating a crystal reading into my everyday life. 

These practices are simple, fun, and something you can do today!

Listen in!