Episode 46: Shamanism – Find Your True Nature in Nature
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About Our Guest:
My guest, Mara Bishop is the founder of WholeSpirit and the Enatured™. She has over 25 years of experience as a shamanic practitioner, intuitive consultant, teacher, author, and artist.
Enatured™ draws from shamanism, psychology, mindfulness, and scientific research about nature, to help us consciously engage the environment for relationship, support, and restoration. Her Personal Evolution Counseling™ method provides an integrated approach to spiritual healing, personal growth, and emotional well-being.
Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice on the planet and has been part of society on six continents. It is fundamentally a system of direct revelation. The word “shaman” comes from “šaman” in the Tungus language spoken by the Evenki people of Siberia. Many other cultures have their own words for the person who fulfills the role of the shaman. Although the term itself is imperfect as applied beyond its original culture, when distilled to its defining essence, shamanism is about a practical and personal relationship to the spiritual.
We often think about whether it’s with Shamanic work or spiritual work or wilderness work is we want to go somewhere wild. We’ve got to go to the Amazon, we’ve got to go to Tibet and Nepal. We have places of power right outside our door, wherever you live. You could be in a city apartment, you can be in a suburban place. Wherever you are, that’s where your power can be.
Our whole conversation centered on connectedness, to others, to nature, to our divine selves. As old orders crumble and the globe heats up both literally and figuratively, Mara’s teachings on the way of the Shaman can help us stay grounded and centered.
She runs classes, trains practitioners, and has a free monthly group session, the thrid Thursday of the month. You can find out and RSVP here.
Her books: Shamanism for Everyday, 365 Journeys
Inner Divinity, Crafting Your Life With Sacred Intelligence
Her latest book: Shining Bright without Burning Out from Sounds True. “Turn your sensitivity into a strength with tools and practices for protecting, clearing, and nourishing your energy.”