Visions from the Heart by Paul & Neelam:

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“Our bare feet are conscious of the sympathetic touch of our ancestors as we walk over this Earth.” CHIEF SEATTLE (SEATHL), DUWAMISH-SUQUAMISH, 1785– 1866


We carry in our bodies the stories, illnesses, tragedies, pain, and grief of our ancestors…

Many cultures embrace the idea of the connection with our ancestral lineages. Native Americans and Aboriginal peoples particularly incorporate the idea of their ancestors living with them and guiding them through their lives.

As modern day westerners, we have unfortunately forgotten our ancestral connections as we go about our busy lives. Some of us see little relevance in what our distant family may have done in the past.

We do not realize that whatever has been done, felt or thought is within our DNA. We have inherited all the energetic patterning of our ancestors, including their thoughts, feelings, illnesses and reactions to both tragedies and celebrations. Although we normally don't remember these things, when we become conscious, we become more aware of the importance of making peace with our ancestors.

We are often unaware of how the energy of old family wounds influences how we think and act.

Patterns of abuse, incest, addiction, poor health, and many other traits are passed down through generations.

It's not all bad though...

Our Ancestors also can pass down gifts, talents...great treasures that may also be unrealized within you and the family.

Join us as we look at, honor and send Love and Healing to those who have come before us and for those who have not yet done so.

A-Ho, Ancestors!
    Power Animal of the Month: Raven

A most masterful Power Animal, Raven brings many gifts. In some traditions, Raven is a Trickster. Reminds me of my Maternal Grandfather, he was quite a Trickster!

    Raven Medicine includes:
  • Rebirth without fear
  • Ability to tear down what needs to be rebuilt
  • Renewal
  • Ability to find light in darkness
  • Courage of self-reflection
  • Introspection
  • Comfort with self
  • Honoring ancestors
  • Connection to the Crone
  • Divination
  • Change in consciousness
  • New occurrences
  • Eloquence
Raven's Medicine is quite different from that of Crow! Call Raven into your Circle and converse with him...ask him to help you connect to your Ancestors.
Stone of the Month--Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian forces you to face up to one’s true self, taking you deep into the subconscious mind in the process.  It brings imbalances and shadow qualities to the surface for release, highlighting hidden factors.  It magnifies all negative energies so that they can be fully experienced and then released.  This healing effect goes back into past lives, and can work on the ancestral and family line.

Obsidian rock forms from molten lava that cooled very quickly and had no time to form into glass. It is said to be a type of volcanic glass, and is found in a number of places worldwide.

There are a number of different variations of this stone, and it comes in a range of types and colors. This includes the beautiful rainbow crystals... that may be green and purple, brown, blue and green.

Shiny pieces of black Obsidian stone may have a mirror finish and make excellent scrying tools.

By looking into a shiny piece of the stone in the right light... usually low light is best... you may see the images of loved ones in spirit.

I invite all Shamanic Practitioners, Phoenix Risers and Dreamers to step into this beautiful crystal in the photograph...there's much waiting for you!
Shamanic Vision News

One year Program Launched in Mumbai
Neelam and I are deeply honored to have held our first gathering with "The Tribe" in Mumbai this past October 16th. We have a beautiful and dedicated group of Shamanic Practitioners and we dove head first into the Medicine Wheel teachings of the East. A-ho Tribe!

Our Schedule
Neelam and I will be sharing our passions with students in the following cities in December:

Foundations of Shamanic Practices, Dec. 5-6, 2015

Becoming the Phoenix, Dec. 11-13th, 2015

Mumbai: One Year Gathering, Dec. 18, 2015

Ancestral Healing, Dec. 19-20th, 2015
For our Phoenix Students...

Do your Shadow imprints smell of your Ancestors?


Shadow aspects are hidden aspects, which appear when triggered by external (and sometimes internal) events.

As you know, we are BIG proponents of “I take Full Responsibility for my Life”. When we live this way, we are not pointing fingers or blaming anyone. Yet, when a Shadow Pattern is revealed, (a pattern that is seen active in generation to generation, such as abuse) it most likely is Ancestral in nature. Therefore, living with the creedo: “I take Full Responsibility for my Life” needs to become 100% engaged, for now you are also doing this for your lineage, both past and future!

Pick a Shadow aspect that comes to mind...

Is this a pattern that echoes through out your family?

On which side of the family is it seen? Paternal side? Maternal side? Both?

Do you see it, or a variant of it, in your siblings?

Do you see it in your offspring?

Do you see it in cousins?

Do people you attract in your Life display this Shadow aspect too?

Is there any Gold embedded in this Ancestral issue?

For our Phoenix students, I would recommend using the Journey of the Self and Spirit tool, connecting with the Ancestral Issue...take it to the River too, especially after the conversation.

Forgiveness is key. So too is patience and also gratitude.

It is also important to realize that what you are doing here, benefits all those who suffered before you, but also those who are not yet born.

Start with Love and resolve and conclude with Love.

From the Storyteller
Note from Paul: The following is from an Ancestral Guide named Elk Man.
We speak of the Ancestors...are you aware that you are who they dared to envision? The Big Decisions they are part of this...

When we honor and work with our Ancestors, we complete the Circle..the Circle of many lives.

People tend to focus on their lives...they fail to consider those who came before and those who have yet to come. The one who came before have brought you many gifts...some of these you want, others you do not.

However, a gift is a gift! Be grateful! Recognize what the gift meant something to the one who gave it to you! This is no random gift! It has a message in it. Do you know what your message is?

These are gifts that came from the heart of your Ancestors; these are gifts that have come from the Soul of your Family.

If the gift is good and it is not used, it makes the Ancestor sad who gave it to you.
If the Gift is one you no longer need, thank them anyway. And then give the gift to Great Spirit. It will go the right person who needs it.

Doing so heals the Ancestor...

Doing this also makes a Big Decision for those who await their turn...

Your life is much more than you is not a solitary is something that is shared with the generations that stand on both sides of you...

We tell a story of a boy who was blinded in his left eye...he came to us with two eyes, but lost one as a child. He saw the world with only one eye, we saw him with two. We did not see him as someone different...he did not see himself as different from us. We were one. If he needed his left eye, we gave him ours.

His father too had lost an had his father and the one before him too.

These men did not suffer...they knew how to live! They did not blame. The carried on.

When the boy became a man, he had a son. He feared his offspring would one day have only one good eye.

He went to the Medicine Man...he was asked how he had lost his eye.

“By a stone.”

“And your father?”

“By an Arrow.”

“And his father?”


The Medicine man looked at the eyes of the infant. Returning the infant; “Your son will not have these things happen to him.”

“How do you know of this?”

“I see.”

“So do I!”

“Did you see the stone that hit you in the eye?”


“Did your father see the Arrow?”


“Did your grandfather see the snake before it struck?”

“Yes! He says he did!”

“What did he do before the snake came to him?”

“He was trying to capture it.”

“Your son will have more wisdom.”

“How will that be?”

"Because, you will teach him these things: you will teach him not to throw rocks; you will teach him not to war; you will teach him not to capture snakes.”

"Is it that simple?"

"Three generations of men have been waiting for your son to learn this lesson. It is your responsibility to give him this. He can then pass it to his son, doing so with both eyes."
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