Shamanic Journey skills development– Conscious Evolution pathways– Ceremony to activate changeCore skills development to be your own shaman-seer: Personalized studio and on-line sessions with a progression of inter-related skills: Soul Journey, core shamanism pathways, shamanic journey: dream awareness, signs, meditation, here-now attentive Presence ; spirit helper connections, clearing, reclaiming energies, soul retrieval, past and future self, shifting embedded beliefs, meeting challenges, explore, create, imagine, vision the future; shamanic sound healing ceremony.
Modern Day Mystic – Direct Experience with the Sentient Universe with timeless archetypal pathways of the soul known as “shamanism” updated for today’s world.
Soul flight/shamanic journey practices are very much alive and thriving in today’s world. These are natural, innate talents that can be developed and are compatible with all spiritual traditions.
These directly felt experiences beyond our daily understanding potentialize a shift in your inner vibrational field into new possibilities. And collectively, we are contributing to our own species’ conscious evolution.Breath work, ceremony, and sound healing instruments are integrated into each session to deepen the experience and rebalance.
Insight Sessions: A Progression of SkillsDevelop attention, intention, intuition, courage, insight with shamanic journey, conscious cellular level shifts, being here-now, cognitive dreaming skills and more in a sequential program based on Sandra Cosentino’s more than 3 decades of practice. These direct experiences of expanded reality shift perceptions and create new neural pathways. New insights flow in that support conscious re-creation of your life in a frequency more aligned with your soul.
Single sessions are available or you may choose to combine them into a 2 – 7 day retreat. In each session you receive feedback on dreams as well as signs and knowings that flow from time out on the land as you integrate between sessions. Many insights flow in from this multiple day and iterative feedback process.
Sessions can be abbreviated and combined if you have limited time, but are more effective done in a sequence over several days. (see further description below).
Core Shamanic Journey Skills
Inner Pathways – Conscious Evolution
Mystic Child, Past & Future Self, Ancestor Journey, Deepen Dream Skills, Current Issues, Re-dreaming Ceremony.
Explore Past, Parallel and Future selves that are meaningful to you here and now.
Ceremony training: Circle of Power Shamanic Drum and Sound Healing Ceremony and Teaching
Extraction – Clearing Non-Beneficial Energies
Soul Retrieval and Integration
Instigating Healing Energies
Deeper levels of Visioning or Creative Exploration
Ancestral PerspectivesMedicine people of earth wisdom based cultures classically look at healing as a process of restoring balance–the main aspects of this are:
- restoration of power
- clearing negative intrusions
- restoring the soul aspects which have been lost due to trauma
- upper or celestial realms or Higher Self domain
- into the spiritual dimension of our physical reality often called extra-ordinary reality
- into the lower world or realms within ourself and within the heart of Mother Nature
Core Shamanism PerspectivesModern shamanic practitioners generally work with what has become known as “core shamanism” through the extensive teaching work of The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, which has studied indigenous practices from around the world and synthesized this into a focus on skills with shamanic journeying. These trainings do not include specific cultural or religious context or ceremonies.
Individual practitioners then utilize these skills within their own authentic context. For me, the context has always flowed from the context of direct relationship to Nature, lucid dreaming skills, mindfulness practices and utilizes ceremony to help make the internal shifts real in the body system. I have also absorbed much wisdom from my Native friends, but I do not copy their specific practices, songs or ceremonies.
Studio Insight Sessions description
We are each being called to be more than we know we are; to become our own shaman-healer. And to align with the rising frequencies of Mother Earth. Come home to yourself, your soul’s fire.
Foundational Core Sessions
1. Shamanic Journey Skills Foundational skills development based on timeless, archetypal pathways. We use focused intention and attention to connect with the communicative life force of the universe for insight, energetic support. I mentor you, provide intuitive feedback. Better to do the outdoor version, but if time is limited, can be done in the studio.
Learn to work with intention, focus, subtle messages, energies and letting spirit come to you. Animal helpers, for example, come to us naturally offering a vibrational resonance that enlarges our energy field, skills and perceptions and sense of never being truly alone as we face our challenges. This provides a powerful base for the deeper soul journey work and enhances your psychic skills.
You also can learn these skills in an outdoor setting along with heightening nature perception in Mystical Nature Shamanic Journey (photo below from outdoor setting) and Earth and Sky Speak to Us seminars in nature. The essence of working with shamanic insight is vibrational awareness and is based on a deep relationship to the energies of the earth and cosmos. Outdoor awareness skills and time in nature are essential to this.
2. Inner Pathways – Conscious Evolution Awareness Practices Powerful insight tools to deepen perceptual and energy movement skills. They enhance shamanic practice and ability to work with focused intention; such as, practice with lucid dreaming, meditation, tracking and clearing embedded energies/patterns. Develop attentiveness and Here-Now Presence as your point of power. Insights into genetic patterns, soul’s longing. Tune in to body wisdom and allow stuck energies to move. Includes chakra clearing and sound healing with gong, Himalayan metals and other instruments. Each session personalized to you and includes feedback.
Creative Insight Work
3. Mystic Child, Past & Future Self, Ancestor Journey, Deepen Dream Skills, Current Issues, Re-dreaming Ceremony. Reclaim visionary childhood knowings as a source of inspiration now. Ancestor, Past and Future Self connections that are meaningful now. Deepen skill level with aware dreaming, shifting embedded patterns. Can include re-dreaming ceremony to recast energies from potent events of your life into your new evolution now. Explore other topics for guidance as time allows. Each session personalized.
4. Imagining–Conscious ReCreation. Do you feel a calling to go beyond your current expression? Is something nudging you to take time to sense new possibilities of how to use your energies or spend your time? Perhaps you are in a time of inspiration, challenge, change, sorrow, or emptiness and are ready for a new beginning more in alignment with your Higher Self.
Guided insight journeys and other spontaneous experiences tap into your subconscious longing. Images and feelings emerge that have power for you. Imagining is seed power: our body believes in images–they spark a physical response. We activate these seeds ceremony, movement, sound and more.We devote a session to expanding perception to new possibilities and sensing what is calling you. But a deeper, richer experience will emerge by doing the retreat with a variety of experiences to support this process. And in between sessions you have nature and creative practices that will stimulate new knowings. This gives you germination time. Please see Conscious Re-Creation article and retreat information.
5. Explore Past, Parallel and Future Selves that are meaningful to you here and now. Can include healing/rebalancing work with ancestral patterns, cultural beliefs, or embedded response patterns that no longer serve you.
Ceremony6. Circle of Power Drum Healing Ceremony and Teaching. Please see description here.
More Advanced Work
Core shamanic Skills or Mystical Nature Shamanic Journey work are prerequisite for this work. You need good shamanic journey skills to do this effectively. I am journeying with you, but this work is much more powerful when you open pathways to let spirit show you what is ready to be released and what is ready to come back home. I support you as you move through blocks, see new possibilities and gain confidence in your own seer skills, but I respect that ultimately you are your own shaman-healer.
Best done over 2 or more days. Most effective in the context of a 4 – 7 day retreat where you also learn nature skills and get daily dream feedback, insights and signs from your own daily work. This is a progression of internal experiences that is slowly integrated as a new reality. This work is much more effective when you truly take time out to focus and deepen without distraction.
7. Extraction – Release of Unbeneficial Energies. Release is an essential element to create space for a bigger energy to come in to you. Soul retrieval is a whole lot more effective when preceded by this clearing work. In tribal medicine ways, clearing of negative intrusion is the first aspect of consideration. After years of working with this I see that much of what we view as negative are our inculturated belief systems, our inner resistance to change, and old patterns that once served a purpose but now are impeding our expansion.
We begin with a powerful intention to bring in powerful supportive Helper Spirits that are right for you at this time. Within the framework of this energy, we journey to uncover what is key for you to deal with at this time and, with your spirit support, you will experience moving this energetic pattern. We make it real to your mind with a follow up ceremony.
8. Soul Retrieval. This work is to reclaim more of your soul’s presence and vital energy that have become separated or weakened in expression in your life through traumas, misperceptions, and various life experiences. I journey into the spirit world and find fragmented parts of your soul and negotiate with them to come back to you–but it is far more empowering and effective for you to do this for yourself. Building on the work done in Extraction and Spirit Helper connection, you learn how to track in the Lower World to find what is lost or hidden with a practice journey. Then we track, call home, and ceremonially integrate part(s) of you that are ready to come home into your life now. This is a profound act of coming home to self. This is a deeply self-nurturing and compassionate experience.
9. Instigating Healing Energies.
Extended journey work to instigate healing energies in your body and come into greater balance with your challenge. We seek direct insights and energetic infusion from within your own body, from wise spirit helpers, nature. The focus is to restore your original matrix. We may do a journey to confront an addiction, challenge or illness and begin a process of shifting that. For this to be affective, you have to be engaged in the process, learn deep compassion and patience for your self, and continue to integrate this new reality into your thought system and actions. This is not a magic bullet. But you can make an energetic break through.
10. Visioning. Extended journey work exploring your emerging vision. Connect with your soul group, ancestor wisdom, future self. An important companion to this work is solo nature connection work and aware dreaming.
Studio Session Cost:
2 to 2.5 hour Sessions:
- $140 for 1 person, 2 hours.
- $100 pp with 2 people, 2.5 hrs;
- $ 85 pp for 3-4 people, 2.5 hrs
3 – 3.5 hour sessions combining areas of focus:
- $200 for 1 person, 3 hours
- $125 pp for 2, 3 hours
- $110 pp for 3 – 4 people, 3.5 hours
On-Line Shamanic Insight Sessions:
Shamanic insight training, exploring issues, dream feedback, nature practices & ceremony guidance via Skype. Please see details here. I am now offering on-line sessions as a deepening, extension, new creation, or follow up for past participants or to create your own personalized insight retreat at a more leisurely pace and without having to travel to Sedona.
You are actively learning by your own direct experience at a pace that works with your life. A quickening occurs during these sessions as we energetically work together.
For this work to be meaningful, I ask that you do practices that flow out of our session on a regular basis. This is the path of direct knowing, attentiveness, focus and it flows out of a direct relation to the natural world. To be authentic, I recommend that you spend some nature connection time outdoors.
$80 per session (includes 1 to 1 1/4 hour session, the before work on my part, email feedback with follow up suggestions after sessions). This is paid via Paypal 3 or 4 days prior to our session.
Path of Direct Knowing Earth-Spirit Series related articles in Spirit of the Southwest blog:
- Shamanic Journey in Today’s World: Direct Experience with the Sentient Universe–article
- Power Animals Bring Gifts of Vibratory Infusion–article
- Nature Mysticism—article
- Attention–A Core Mystical Perception Skill—article
- Conscious ReCreation: Instigating the Next Becoming—article
- The Will of the Heart, Earth Energies and Vision—article
- Vision Quest: Communing With our Soul in Nature—article
Related Experiences to Deepen Seer Skills:
Mystical Insights, Nature Connection Practices & Ceremony 6 hoursHeld at a beautiful private site on the creek near Sedona area which has a large labyrinth, 12-spoke medicine wheel and 4 pathway totem pole ceremonial space. We will do insight journey work to connect with spirit helpers, ancestors, what has called you to Sedona, what is emerging in your vision and more. This includes Mystical Nature Shamanic Journey Seminar, Earth and Sky Speak to Us experiences working with nature energies and training in core ceremonial practices and doing a ceremony to activate your intention (this will flow out of insight journey work). Sandra has 3 decades of experience leading ceremony and has gained much respect and insight by involvement with Native peoples as a role model in the way they engage with ceremony with their whole heart to bring forth positive outcomes. Study sheets and entry fees included.
4 hours core program $135 each with 3 (discount for 4 more), $185 each for 2 ($330 for 1)
6 hours,(more time for ceremony and nature practices) $190 each with 3 or more, $250 each with 2, ($395 for 1, 5 hours) includes entry fee to site
Add 2.5 hour Sedona Vortex Journey: $80 pp with min. of 3; $105 pp with 2 people
Honoring Ways to Connect With the Living Earth experiential seminar:
++ connect with and know the natural world ++ practices for honoring the sentiency of the world around us ++ seeding life-positive energies
Ceremony is another way to activate change and is a good adjunct to the Soul Journey work:
Circle of Power Teaching and Healing Ceremony
Sedona Earth-Spirit and Sacred Site Connections
Sunset, Stars, Nature, Solo Vision Circle
Sandra has been working with shamanic journey for more than 20 years with a dedication to empowering others to be their own Seer. Decades of direct experience inform her mentoring/teaching work: exploring and connection to the energies of wild nature, leading and attending ceremony, lucid dreaming, vision quest, mindfulness practices, meditation and insight retreat facilitation.
“Creator gifted me with the ability to hold space for people, to see and reflect back their soul’s gifts in an honoring, supportive way. I resonate with the energies of this land and the her spiritual overseers. I create a powerful, yet safe and sacred space for you to connect with these energies, with your own Light. But your own willingness to be in loving communion with all that you are without judgment gives wings to your journey!”
Each of us has the innate ability to obtain guidance direct from Source for our own healing and vision. Sometimes we just need someone to reflect back our light, to give us new tools, to nudge us, give us a new insight when we are up against a stuck place, to encourage and support us to go through the doorway of our deepest fears.
More info here about Sandra