September 14, 2018
We are nearing on the fall equinox . . . it's one week away (ok, and one day).
This is my favorite time of year.
I love the warm days and cooler evenings, the final burst of color, fruits, and veggies in the garden, and I love quiet evenings around the campfire.
There's something cozy about it. And generally speaking, it's a time of year when I just feel deeply centered and rooted in life.
The fall season invites us to do just that . . . to let go of what is complete, to harvest the gifts of the year, and to draw our energy back into our center by rooting into our life.
In this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast, Flowing into Fall, you will find some great suggestions for how to do just that. And, you will also find 6 great crystals for the fall season.
P.S. Are you feeling called to explore the shamanic path? I would like to invite you to learn more about the upcoming Crystal Shaman School by downloading the 2018 Enrollment Guidebook. Find that here: https://loriaandrus.com/crystal-shaman-school-waitlist
September 7, 2018
Years ago, early in my study of shamanism, I received a session from shaman who is masterful at shamanic journeying. During the session, he took a journey on my behalf. When he returned, he looked at me with a big bright smile and said "the stone people stood up and started dancing for you!"
His next sentence was 'Do you work with them?'
At the time I was creating A LOT of jewelry. I felt like I really knew the crystals and stones well. And in many ways I felt like they were talking to me and guiding my work.
But, it never occurred to me that I could actually journey and connect with the stone people.
That session opened the door to a whole new way of relating to the crystals and stones.
I began taking shamanic journeys with my crystals and stones. Connecting. Receiving their wisdom and insight. Deepening our relationship. And eventually supporting others to connect with the crystals in this way too.
It's amazing to me how such a simple statement "the stone people are dancing" dramatically changed my life and my sacred work.
Earlier this year, as I fully committed to co-creating and offering Crystal Shaman School, I felt the stone people rise and dance. Together we have been creating a magical space to share the practices and wisdom they have been sharing over the years. Today, I extend an invitation to you to step into the next level of your relationship with the crystals and stones.
In this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life Podcast, I dive into how you can connect with your crystals through shamanic journeying.
And, if you have been feeling called to explore the shamanic path, I would like to invite you to learn more about the upcoming Crystal Shaman School by downloading the 2018 Enrollment Guidebook. Find that here: https://loriaandrus.com/crystal-shaman-school-waitlist
August 31, 2018
Ok, I confess . . . I fell in love with smudging long before I even knew what it was.
Yep, I was the odd little girl who sat in the front pew at church blissfully inhaling the incense as the priest waved his censor through the aisle.
I still love that smell. It brings to mind holidays and times with family and the image of beautiful ceremony and ritual.
Since that time, my spirituality has shifted and evolved and the practice I loved to witness as a child has become a part of my life. It has taken on new meaning.
Of course I still work with smudging and incense as a part of my ceremonies and rituals. And, over the years I've found many everyday uses that greatly affect not only the energy of my home and spaces, but also my well-being (physically, emotionally, and spiritually).
So, do you smudge?
How do you enjoy working with the smoke of plants such as sage, palo santo, and frankincense? Do you hold your use to special moments or is it something you bring into your daily life?
In this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast, I dive into both how and why I smudge everyday (ok, everyday + many times throughout the day, hehe). I also share 5 everyday uses for your favorite smudge.
p.s. if you're in the local, northeast Wisconsin area, I'd love for you to join me in diving deeper into smudging in my upcoming 2-day workshop: Get Your Smudge On. Learn more here: https://loriaandrus.com/events
p.p.s. Not in in my local area and wanting to explore smudging a bit further? You may enjoy my Sacred Art of Smudging e-book. You can purchase that here: https://loriaandrus.com/sacred-art-of-smudging-e-book/
August 24, 2018
We are nearing Sunday's full moon and I've been feeling the pull from my crystals to dive into ritual with them.
I love full moon energy.
My senses feel heightened.
Dreamtime feels clearer.
I have more focus and clarity.
And my spiritual connection feels stronger.
Perhaps you experience some of this with the full moon too.
While I've spent a lot of time exploring how to flow with the moons creative cycles and rhythms, I still find myself learning something new with each moon cycle. And I continue to find myself in awe of the ways it affects me; emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
In this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast I share one of my favorite full moon crystal rituals . . . Crystals in the Moonlight.
Have you ever done this?
Have you been curious about the deeper reasoning behind why this is such a great practice?
I dive into all of that in this week's episode. And, I even share a couple crystal shaman stories and experiences.
Wishing you a magical full moon!
August 17, 2018
Have you ever had this happen? . . . You're in love with and working with a crystal and then one day it's just gone.
You retrace your steps. Check all of your little hiding places and no luck. Your go-to crystal has just disappeared.
We all misplace things from time to time; our keys, phone, sunglasses. It happens. I usually enlist my husband to help me find what I've misplaced. He jokes that I'm not a very good easter egg hunter, and whatever we are looking for is the prized egg of which he usually recovers pretty quickly.
But there is something different about a vanishing crystal. If you've experienced this, you know what I'm talking about . . . IT JUST DISAPPEARS!
Sometimes, it will reappear within a couple days or a week. Other times it's gone for months or even years.
And in the meantime it's likely left you wondering why? What's the message?
In this week's episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast I dive into this topic.
Join me as I share a couple stories, offer insights about why your crystal may have disappeared, and offer some tips for how you can recognize and embrace the medicine your crystal was sharing with you. Listen here: https://loriaandrus.com/lets-talk-crystals/
Wishing you a joy-filled weekend!
August 10, 2018
Hello, my sacred friend!
Do you hear them?
The crystals . . .
They are calling.
You may recognize their call as you stumble upon a gorgeous quartz point in an unexpected place or as a friend gifts you with a stunning lapis pendant for your birthday.
You may hear the call of the crystals as the little nudge from your soul, inviting you to pause and pick up a stone on the beach or to make a quick stop at a shop you've never been in before only to find the big piece of rose quartz you've been searching for.
The crystals have a lot to share with humanity right now. They are a key part in the evolution of consciousness and they are eager to support us as we expand further into our wholeness.
Tune into this week's episode as Lori talks about the call of the crystals, how you may recognize it, why they are calling us and how you can begin to respond to the call of the crystals in your life.
Wishing you a beautiful week!
Check out Lori's FREE 7-day, Get to know your crystals, Crystal Magic Journey: https://loriaandrus.com/crystal-challenge
August 10, 2018
The Crystal Shaman Life Podcast a place for reconnecting with your authentic self and creating 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.
Begin your Crystal Shaman Journey here: https://loriaandrus.com/crystal-challenge