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Show - January 19, 2021
Freedom—use it or lose it
In honor of Independence Day we will speak this week of FREEDOM, but all patriotism stops there. We are speaking of freedom because it is essential for love and love is essential for the power to act authentically. Doing what you have always done does not require authenticity, nor does it require much power (which is why it feels easy and comfortable). However your soul’s purpose lies out there, beyond comfort and easy, past authenticity and on into the realm of power and passion.
Are you free to express your power? Do you claim the freedom to express your true self mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, professionally, and intimately? Where ever you are not fully, passionately and powerfully your true self you are not free. The stories we carry of our past wounding, unmet childhood needs, and chronic fears are our own imprisonment.
This week we discuss freedom and how you can cultivate inner authority, claim your freedom to love and live your true self.
teacher and author, Christina is a skilled healer
who weaves her authentic shamanic experience, extensive
training, and experience with shamans from Ecuador,
Nepal, Tibet, and Africa into her contemporary practice.
She has been in practice for 20 years, specializing
retrieval healings, soul
part integration and ancestral
healing. She is the director of the Last
Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in Portland, Oregon.
unique gift is creating effective and transforming
healing rituals for contemporary people in contemporary
communities. She is a teacher of exceptional clarity,
humor, and inspiration, bringing the power of shamanism
into the practical grasp of anyone willing to take
responsibility for improving the quality of their
life. Her four-year training in focuses on the practical
use of shamanic skills to mature spiritually, to find
ones individual true purpose, and to express that
purpose fully from the heart in joy and without apology.
is the author of An
Encyclopedia of Shamanism, (Rosen Publishing)
available for purchase at her website. Her popular
weekly Internet radio show, Why Shamanism Now?, podcast
archives can be found at
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SHAMANISM, BY CHRISTINA PRATT
PUBLISHED BY ROSEN PUBLISHING
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modality that is effectively practiced throughout
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show has deeply and positively impacted my personal
practice, my work with clients, and my life. I
can't thank you enough for all that you've done.”
in the Podcast seemed to reach deeper and
into some knowing that I always had. So, thank
for that. And thank you for the incredibly
at the end of the podcast.” Sun
sincerely appreciate the education you are
about Shamanism.” Sharon
and Jeff, USA
am a devoted listener to Why Shamanism Now? I think
that what you are doing is fantastic. The show has
helped me a great deal with my shamanic work… Your
approach is so grounded, clear and trustworthy.”
just wanted to pass on my kudos. I have enjoyed
the programs and have gotten so much out of them,
usually exactly when I needed to hear something
that I myself had been chewing on… thank
you and keep up the wonderful work.”
Rachel H, USA
discovered your podcast a couple of weeks
far I've listened to the first 26 shows and am
looking forward to listening to all of them.
my first shamanic healing and listening to your
show has been so deeply helpful and supportive.
thank you!” Crystal
you for doing such important work and spreading
the message to so many." Susie
talked about faith beautifully, thank you! …what
I took away from your show especially was the concept
of liquidity and transformation.” Rachel
just wanted to say how much I appreciate
Pratt's show--Why Shamanism Now? Shows like this
is what makes me have hope for this world,
that there are kindred spirits out there--people
who are spiritual, intelligent and brave.”
Sun Kim, USA
am enjoying your shows. Can not wait for
one. You are so knowledgable in Shamanic practices!
You pass it on so clearly everyone can understand
you! Thank You for sharing with us all!” Luann,
wanted to send kudos for another fantastic series
(Shamanism and Transforming...). Extremely
insightful and relevant to every single person I
know, myself included. I am sharing these
programs with all of my friends and clients. The
last segment of your program on transforming mental
illness was, in my opinion, the most powerful and
eloquent thing I've heard on your show all year.”
just wanted to send a heart-felt and belated "thank
you" for your show. I feel like I've
learned more about shamanism from you and some of
your guests just this year than I have from any
other human source since I discovered shamanism
over 20 years ago. …I may not always
agree with everything that's said on your program,
but I always feel incredibly enriched by what you
share with your audience.” Mark
want to thank you so much for your previous radio
show on grounding. I am a dedicated listener, and
have had two powerful, amazing soul retrieval sessions
with you. …I love all of your shows, but this
one in particular, with its visualization and direct
teaching lead by you was so powerful and visceral
in addition to being theoretical. The grounding
visualization is changing my life already as I ask
myself each time I get fragmented, "who's
life do you want to be living?" Elana