#009 - Mother Earth Speaks . . . and what she shares surprised me

October 12, 2018

Happy Friday!

I hope you've had a joy-filled week.

As this week comes to a close I'm finding myself super excited about next week. I'll get to that in a minute.

First I want to share with you what is new on the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast. In this week's episode I share an experience I had earlier this year while vacationing on Grand Isle in Louisiana. Mother Earth had some words of wisdom to share . . . and what she shared surprised me. Tune in for this week's episode and discover what she had to say.

Ok, back to what's got me so excited about next week . . .

It's Crystal Wisdom Week!

Yep. It's going to be a week of crystal play, ritual, and other sacred practices that will support you in deepening your relationship with the crystals and stones.

I would LOVE for you to join me.

This entire event will unfold within the Crystal Immersion FB Group.

All you need to do is head on over here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crystalshaman/
Click join group. Answer a couple questions and then we are happy to welcome you!

Already a member, great! Stay tuned bright and early Monday morning as I open up Crystal Wisdom Week with a little ritual.

Wishing you a joy-filled weekend!
Shine Brightly,

P.S. The Crystal Shaman School begins in less than one month! I would LOVE for you to join me. Learn more and download the enrollment guidebook here: https://loriaandrus.com/css-guidebook

#008 - Connecting with Mother Earth. Petoskey Stone. And a Road Trip.

October 5, 2018

How are you doing on this chilly fall day? 
I'm feeling all cozied up in my office. Candles burning. Incense filling the air. And an altar full of new crystals.

Earlier this week I returned from a little road trip to Syracuse, NY where I was teaching Crystal Shaman Reiki classes . . . oh my goodness, so much fun! We had a blast.

A whole weekend of being immersed in crystals, sacred work, and awakening gifts. Magical.

I also worked in a little time for self-care, camping on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan at some new to me spots. 

I'm finding it interesting how the more and more wholly I step into my sacred work, the more I feel called to a new level of self care . . . and how that self care looks differently than it did in the past. 

Have you recognized this within yourself?

It seems to be a theme showing up in conversations with both clients and colleagues. And, to be even more specific, it feels like this new level of self care involves slowing down and creating a whole new level of relationship Mother Earth.

My little road trip offered a lot of solitude and time to be with my thoughts. So many insights came through and I'm excited to share them with you in this week's episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast.

Tune in as I share these insights about how we can create relationship with Mother Earth. You will find some stories from the road, a little wisdom from the Petoskey stone (I finally made it to that gorgeous Michigan state park . . . check out the piece in the picture above, doesn't it look like a turtle shell?), and even a bit of drumming. 

Listen in here: 

Wishing you a joy-filled weekend!
Shine Brightly,


P.S. The Crystal Shaman School begins in less than one month! I would LOVE for you to join me. Learn more and download the enrollment guidebook here: https://loriaandrus.com/css-guidebook

#007 - 15 Signs you may have a shamanic calling

September 21, 2018

HAPPY FALL! (Tomorrow) 

I hope you're finding some ease and joy as you step into this season that invites us to both harvest and let go. 

It's a season of change. Often it inspires a desire to make a pivot in our life . . . a pivot that unfolds as we spend time in reflection and exploration of our spiritual nature. 

This is a time when we begin to search for deeper meaning in our life experiences and often begin to wonder where those experiences are leading us to.

Have you been feeling that?

It's something that seems to show up for me, every year, about one to two weeks before the fall equinox. My soul begins to ask big questions and I begin to look for ways to connect the dots. 

It is through the connecting of the dots that I began recognizing my spiritual calling and to find the ability to say yes to it. 

This week, on Crystal Shaman Life Podcast, I'm diving into the topic of a shamanic calling and how to recognize it within yourself (or maybe even loved ones who are answering their calling). 

Over the years I've come to recognize some key similarities and characteristics in individuals who have chosen to walk this sacred path. 

Perhaps you've even had some experiences in life that left you wondering or maybe just hearing the word shaman lights you up with deep soul resonance and curiosity. 

If you've been curious about what what it means to be called to shamanic path or if some of your life experiences are calling you toward shamanism, I invite you to listen in as I share 15 common signs that you may have a shamanic calling. Listen Now.

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: loriaandrus.com/css-guidebook 

#006 - Flowing into the Fall

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


#005 - The Stone People are Dancing

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

#004 - Let’s smudge . . . 5 everyday uses for your favorite smudge

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/

#003 - Full Moon Crystal Ritual

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!


#002 - Let’s talk crystals . . . vanishing crystals

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!
Shine Brightly,



#001 - The Crystals are Calling

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!

Shine Brightly,


Check out Lori's FREE 7-day, Get to know your crystals, Crystal Magic Journey: https://loriaandrus.com/crystal-challenge

Welcome to the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast

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