What is a shaman? Cultivating right relationship

Carrie JordanLife Design, Shamanism

Shamans live by a set of complex and deep spiritual principles where Spirit and ceremony is integrated into every moment. Most of all, a shamanic lifestyle involves being in right relationship with oneself, with the earth, and with the spirit world (including ancestors and descendants). The ancient shamanic way of life is the way of the healer. Specifically, healing the … Read More

A lesson from the trees

Carrie JordanShamanism

Linden

Have you ever noticed how happy the trees look in the spring time? For me it feels like the trees are reaching out, asking to be touched, greeted, they are saying hello, and blooming just for us. When it’s winter we typically ignore the trees. They are dormant and hibernating, we are cold—maybe walking faster, just trying to get where … Read More

Disconnect to Reconnect

Carrie JordanShamanism, Womens Wisdom

In the beginning of 2017, my man and I decided that every Sunday would be tech-free. It went great and felt amazing for a couple of months, and slowly it faded away for various reasons: two business owners being tech-free for a full day each week proved some challenges with communicating with our teams and our sometimes unruly schedules. Some habits … Read More

Celebrating the ancient Celts

Carrie JordanShamanism

The Seer, From The Wildwood Tarot Deck

The ancient Celts of Ireland, Wales, and Scotland were pagan people of the earth. The ancient druids were well respected members of society—poet-priests and -priestesses who studied divination, magic, astrology, theology, nature, music, poetry…and much more. The Celts lived by the cycles of the seasons, the movement of the planets. This explains why Celtic poetry is full of the intensity of … Read More

Life without plastic: How to reduce your plastic use

Carrie JordanShamanism

how to reduce your plastic use: life without plastic

Some of the most-found items that are found on beaches and in the ocean are plastic water bottles, cutlery, and straws. I’ve been carrying these items around in my purse so that I don’t contribute to the plastic waste…when we decide to stop using plastic, we realize how it is in everything. It is hard to get away from. And of course, plastic is … Read More

How to integrate what you read and learn

Carrie JordanShamanism

A wisdom keeper is hungry for wisdom, that’s for sure! As a former book-devourer myself, I see lots of people in our conscious community reading a lot of the same books. Are we really taking in the information as part of our being, or just parroting what we read? In the video I talk about how to integrate the information we … Read More

How to create a Samhain Halloween Ritual

Carrie JordanShamanism

Halloween, or Samhain as we call it for cross-quarter holidays, is a sacred day where we honor our ancestors. We honor their wisdom, we honor our oldest ancestors, the elements (air, fire, water, earth) because we are made of them. We are made of the DNA of our ancestors and they have passed their traumas, their lessons, and their stories … Read More

Medicine keepers of the city

Carrie JordanShamanism

I was getting off the bus and getting my mail, pondering the medicine keepers of the city. It can be a challenge to be a medicine keeper in the city. We belong in the wilderness. We want to live in the backcountry, maybe in a cabin deep in the woods or the mountains with a fire burning and a slower … Read More

What were your kid dreams?

Carrie JordanLife Design, Shamanism

What did you dream you could be as a kid? An artist? An archaeologist? A secret agent? What did you dream of doing while you were in college, preparing to enter the “real world”? Have you “gotten there” yet? It’s a trip to look back and remember what your plan or your dream was…because often our plan doesn’t work quite … Read More