Resources To Develop Your Unique SpiritualPath
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
A close friend gave me a copy of this poem when I left Kansas City to make my way in New York City in the
DEEPEN YOUR PERSONAL SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION
Your path is unique. Follow your inner voice and explore what calls to you. Use it as you are urged to do from within.
Here are rescues I have found to be helpful on my own less traveled road – Cara
Shamanism is 100,000 years old. It is the earliest for of spiritual expression. The shamanic journey is a cornerstone of my spiritual practice. Here areaway to begin to explore.
Start here : Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation bySandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman
SHAMANISTS I FOLLOW
Sandra and Hank have been my two main shamanic teachers. They each have many books and continue to offer powerful classes.
Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, take any of her classes that cal to you, read her books.
The Healing Power of Shamanic Journeying – 60 minutes with Sandra Ingerman
Subscribe to his newsletter, red his books take his classes.
Conducts the interview on the Shift Network Shamanism Summit.
Sacred Science. An explorer of herbal heaing.
Drumming Tape to Help you Journey by Michale Harner
SHAMANIST PODCASTS I RECOMMEND
Sandra Interman and Rene Barbeau
Jan Engle-Smith fo under of the LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine
I have not studied with Jan since I am already a Reiki Master teacher and her work combines reiki and Shamanism but I have a good friend who does and I like what she is learning.
OTHER EXPLORERS TO CONSIDER
Tom Kenyon, One of the most respected sound healers in the world today. Great reading and send healing on his site.
Sound Healing is one of the most powerful self healing methods you can access. Drumming and humming are easy to learn and use. Tuning forks have opened up a whole new realm of sound healing.
Deeper Sogn Posts to Get you Started
SOUDN HEALING RESOURCES
Drumming, humming, my flute and tuning forks
are my current focus forSound Healing.
Christine Stevens of Upbeat Drum Circles opened the door for my drumming. Here are two coursed I took from her on the Shift Network
I only hear one lecture form Dr. John Beaulieu of BioSonics but it was enough for me to choose his tuning forks overheat of others.
IHOW TO EXPAND YOUR
SOUND HEALING PRACTICE
Christine Stevens recommends vegetarian dorms made by Remo.
Here are my current drums:
Remo E1-0316-00 Buffalo Drum – Standard, 16″ – uses a mallet
Remo HD-8514-00 Fiberskyn Frame Drum, 14” – has a thumb hole in the edge of the frame so it cab be played with both hands. The frame drum was the original woman drum, made from their sieves.
Remo Festival Djembe – 10” drum. This is my favorite drum, You hold it up against your body to play and the vibration fills you.
Djembe Drum Bongo Congo – Wooden African Hand Drum – SIZE 16″ I use this small drum to drum down the sun each day. It’s very portable.
This video shows you how to play a much bigger djembe than the one I have. See if drumming calls to you as a musical and/or ceremonial expression!
Shulong Drum It has the sound of Tibetan Bowls and plays melodies. Lovely.
Waltons WM1938 12-Inch Trinity Design Bodhran I received an 8 inch version of this drum and it’s a bit small. Celtic drums are played with a two side mallet.
Watch this amazing video John Joe Kelly Bodhran Solo – Christ church Dublin 2012 …
Little wood frog rasp – I love the sound
Tycoon Percussion Large African Wood Claves Love the beautiful and solid sound of theses.
Third Eye Rattle skin rattle filled with crystals. It is made by a shaman trained in rattle making who blessed it with ceremony while making it. I use this to bless my day, heal my chakras and in any ceremony I perform.
Conch shell rattle I’ve had for years. Rattles are made from shells, goods, skin, ceramic. Find a sound that calls to you.
Mowind African Tribal Style Nuts Shell Bracelet Dora Nut Handbell Percussion Accessories. Love the nature sound of these.
Rainstick The sound of rain coming down. Powerful and soothing. I also have a long three-foot rain stick I got years ago. It has an awesome sound. I use this as I would water in healing, to clear out and release and heal.
High Spirt Flutes I Love my High Spirit Flute. Her name is Serenity. I got the 432HZ Earth Tone flute but if you are going to play with other musicians get the flutes tuned to todays tuning. Great videos on this site to help you make up your mind.
Ocarina I’ve had pendant ocarina on a necklace for years. I have:”Forest Whisper” 12 Hole Ocarina Classic Straw-fire Masterpiece Collectible, alto C.
Pan flute which I’m still learning to play.
Alto Classroom Record. Great if you’re hungry for melody and want to learn this form of wind instrument.
Bells & Bowls
Tibetan Singing Bowl – comes in many sizes. This is palm-sized. A love its resonance that goes on and on. Great to begin a meditation or to bring the day to a healing close.
Tibetan Hand Bell Meditation & Prayer Bells / Dorje / Vajra – Medium I use this to begin each journey and to bless my day and even my computer so that it sends out good energy.
Cymbal These make a long resonating tone. I use them to bless my home and the surrounding area.
Energy chime I’ve had a single energy chime for years but they also come in groups. Woodstock is the best chime maker. I strike it to announce to the unseen world that I am now in service for the day.
Woodstock Chimes – The ORIGINAL Guaranteed Musically Tuned Chime, Tranquility Table Chime This is not the set I have but mine are an integral part of my spiritual practice.
Woodstock xylophone. I’ve had one for years and there is a new version of it. Woodstock also has great wind chimes
Woodstock Desk Gong, A use this to conclude my morning sound healing practice.
Wind Chimes. These come in many materials. and are a lovely connection to the flow of nature.
Your Voice. Whether you hum, chant, sing, whistle, use your body to create healing sound. Just listen and let it guide you.
Everything is vibraiotn and thing forks are an incredible healing tool.
Tuning Fork 432 mg. The 432 mg tuning fork is said to be the frequency of the universe. This was my first and only turning fork for a long time. It has a lasting resonance and I stroke the energy field of my body with it.
MY ESSENTIAL BOOKS
Tao Te Ching, tr. Steven Mitchell Also his Second book of Tao.
The Essential Rumi – trs. Coleman Barks
Thie Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
Deng Ming Dao Particularly 365 Everyday Tao. I like all his writing.
Etsy for lovely handmade items.