This weekend, known as Litha, is the high noon of the Holy Days for the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, Druids, Essenes and many other earth-based peoples. They built their temples to align with the sun rising on this day to celebrate its power, glory and life sustaining energy. Without it, we would cease to exist!
Today, give thanks for the Sun.
This is a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, within and without and to remind ourselves of what is important... are we living in alignment with our truth? Are we "on purpose"? Is our life filled with love and compassionate for self and other? This is a time to activate the Sacred Masculine that lives within you to step closer toward your dream, as your dream is for the world and is meant to be manifest!
What is the desire that lives in your heart that you would like to take action towards today?
This is a good time to shine the light of awareness into the recesses of your consciousness, to illuminate what's held you back, and to activate your passions by moving forward with inspired action.
With this in mind, I feel the desire to share with you a very effective manifestation technique that many of my clients have used successfully. I invite you to give it a try.
Solar Manifestation Practice for Summer Solstice:
Lie on the earth, in the sun, with your belly (solar plexus ;-) exposed. Feel yourself supported by the earth as you are the blending of the feminine earth and the masculine sun, incarnate. Create a cycle of breath imagining that you are breathing in the sunlight through your solar plexus; while you bring to mind something you desire to create more of in your life. As you breathe in the solar solstice sunlight (representing the masculine manifestation principle within us) breathe it up your spine, imagining the warm, golden light spreading out and flooding your entire body with energy. Once you feel full of this light, release the breath out your mouth, (with sound for more effect). Continue doing this while you lie on the earth in this vulnerable, open and powerful place for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Feel the feminine earth supporting you while you imbibe this solar goodness! Do this at least a few times a week for a few weeks and watch the changes in your life unfold.
From my most recent (amazing) private client Beth: "There seems to be a shift happening.
Today, I received notice that I'll be receiving my first royalty check for digital streaming of my songs that have been getting airplay on the internet! Have been waiting on that for a couple of years! I also received a surprise check from a friend who shared in a San Diego trip with me...for assistance with the rental car and gas while in San Diego...and received notice that my son has been awarded financial aid for college! Opening up to the flow! Thank you Marcela! I feel amazing."
BB~ Charlotte, NC ~June '14
I want to share something vulnerable (because, 'tho it can scary, it is also exhilarating sharing our hearts with the world), a personal project that I am working to manifest. It is a pilgrimage to France with my husband John to immerse ourselves in the Magdalene energies and sacred sites. It has felt like a calling for years and it feels that I am meant to bring groups back to do ritual and ceremony at these sacred sites. This is our "reconnaissance" tour. We hope to be an inspiration to you, and many others, to step into your dreams and perhaps our campaign is something you could also do to manifest yours? Learn more here.
p.s.~ Curious what breakthrough may be possible for you?
Learn how Shamanic Healing can support you here.
p.p.s.~ Learn about walking the shamanic path, shamanic journeying and healing...and experience it! Come out to my next Shamanic Healing Circle at Be Yoga Carmel Studio South Sat. June 28th. 7:00-8:30. Learn more here.
Big Blessings to You~
© 2014 Marcela Ashburn McBride
Happy Imbolc and Chinese New Year!
As we welcome in the light once again we step into a powerful Year of the Wood Horse in Chinese astrology. This is a year of action and manifestation of all the hard work we've been doing on ourselves the past few years! SHEW! It's time, right?!? I know I'm ready and I feel it! Lot's of great stuff happening...hold on for the ride of your life!
I was blessed to participate in LUNA Rising this year which was a day-long gathering for women and girls around the blossoming of the Divine Feminine. I led a Shamanic Heart Opening Circle and played the part of the mother in the trilogy of Maiden, Mother, Crone for the opening and closing circles of over 100 women. The picture is of me wearing the amazing "mother crown". The snake at my 3rd. eye represents transformation. It was SO MAGICAL to be in a community of women in that way...celebrating the Goddess and our own inner Divine Feminine in all her glory!
More fabulousness on the horizon....I wanted to post a personal invitation to join me and 3 other powerful teachers for a half-day retreat on "Empowering Our Divine Feminine for the World",
Sat. Feb. 22nd. from 1:00-6:00. It's going to be a magical day of deep heart connection, sacred dance, engaged conversation around balancing the masculine and feminine within and a Shamanic exploration of our womb heart. It's going to be P O W E R F U L! I can feel it. You know when something just feels right? Get all of the details here. We are offering an early-bird discount until Feb. 8th. Join us!
From one of the fab women who joined the heart-opening circle at LUNA:
"As soon as you started drumming I felt this huge weight lifted off of me...one I have been carrying for years! I have been in therapy for a year and hadn't experienced the breakthrough that I just had with you in our group session! Amazing! Thank you, Marcela!!!"
KM ~ Charlotte, NC
Curious what breakthrough may be possible for you?
Learn how Shamanic Healing can support you here.
Here we are as Maiden, Mother and Crone ;-)
Blessed Be and Blessings to You!
Integrative Spiritual Guide
What is Shamanic Healing?
Shamanic Healing is a powerful tool I use to support clients in receiving awareness around what is holding them back, where they feel stuck, and where they carry pain (physical and emotional) so they can move forward in their lives. The results we are getting are amazing! I imagine you may be curious about Shamanic Healing, so I thought I would explain.
First, a Shaman/ Shamama/ Shamette/ Shamanita (all words I have been given as a female Shaman ;-) is someone who helps to facilitate the healing process of her clients using native tools like drums, rattles, bells, voice and movement to enter the Spirit realm to access higher knowledge, receive messages from Spirit, and clear physical and emotional pain, among many other things, all with the goal of supporting the client to move forward to lead happy, productive, soulful lives. It's quite an ecstatic experience!
For me, it all started about 1 ½ yrs. ago….I had been coaching as a full time business for a few years and experiencing successes in helping my clients move forward towards their goals, learning to trust their own internal guidance system, and following their passions. This was great AND, I knew there was something more. Because my business is “Spirit guided”, I started to receive strong messages that there was another level I was meant to go to within myself, and with my clients. I have learned that in giving my life in service to the Divine~Goddess~God, I don’t always know what it may look like. That’s why running a purposeful, heart-based business is the most profound spiritual growth path you could ever choose! I have learned deep trust in the Universe, and in my own abilities, although there were many days of doubt.
After emerging as a Shamanic Priestess this year I started to receive deep guidance to offer Shamanic Healing to my clients. Turns out, this is what I was waiting for! I was shown what to do and how to do it. I saw that I would use my voice for toning and prayer, my drum and rattles for clearing energy blocks and focused breath, movement and intention to help call in their Spirit guides and to send them blessings and love (what I call a heart blessing). After each session I receive messages from Spirit for each client about practices they can add to their lives to “anchor in” the healing and support the new awareness’s going deeper.
These sessions tap in to the energetic/spiritual body. When we tap into this space, my intuition and that of my client, heightens and we both receive messages that otherwise may not come because the logical, linear part of the mind can so easily block it out in our daily lives. Clients receive clarity in their lives where before they may have felt unclear and directionless…healing deep wounding, meeting Spirit guides so they stop feeling alone and getting clarity on soul-based projects, and so much more! Its quite empowering, life affirming and FUN! Healing doesn't have to be hard ;-)
"I came to the healing session with Marcela wanting to gain clarity and awareness around living on the same land with my alcoholic father, and how it impacts my partnership with my husband. Through the session I felt a deep sense of connectivity with the energy around me, and experienced a deep release of pain and sadness that I hold in mirror of my father. Letting that go was incredibly powerful! I now feel that I have clarity in my interactions with him, and the other men in my life. As a result, I was recently able to help my father through a very difficult experience with light and compassion, and I can say that Marcela's work made that possible by expanding my sense of awareness into crevices I had not formerly know. I was able to allow myself to feel, embrace and let go of deep-seated blockages, and instead feel love towards my father, again. Thank you, Marcela!"
Read more testimonials and reach out to me here if you're interested in receiving this level of support, healing and guidance. I offer a new client special on my introductory sessions.
To Your Highest Vision,
Marcela "Magdalena" McBride
© 2013 Tribe Amazon
Marcela is a Priestess Path mentor, co-owner of Body Mind Shift Urban Retreat, Sound Healer and Lover of Nature.