Shaman Sister Sessions PODCAST WITH SHAMANS MICHELLE HAWK AND KATHERINE BIRD Welcome to Shaman Sister Sessions! We created this podcast to empower spiritual seekers and practitioners of all modalities. Shamans and all those on the path of awakening. We offer a deep look into our personal and professional experiences as healers and Universal seekers, along with tools for navigating the expansion of human consciousness, cultivation of psychic and Shamanic gifts and living a fulfilled, uniquely expressed life of service. Michelle and Katherine's visionary work inspires spiritual seekers, practitioners, psychics, empaths, energy healers to step fully into their roles as catalysts for social evolution and global change. Like our Facebook page to receive the latest information and invitations to upcoming events!
Gaslighting, Narcissism, Manipulation and Abuse in the Spiritual and Coaching Community
1:19:36The spiritual, personal development, coaching community has narcissists, abusers, sociopaths and shitty people in it, just like everywhere else. Unfortunately, these people are very skilled at distorting and manipulating spiritual teachings, language and practices to take advantage of and harm clients who come to them for help. These abusers may be so good at hiding behind spirituality that they could have harmed many people over the years, or even decades. This is wrong. This is out of integrity. We will not stand for this in our community. It can sometimes feel hard to tell if a practitioner is safe or not, especially if you’re new to the path or new to a particular community. Following up on their episode #46: Predators in the Spiritual Community, Michelle and Katherine go over the dangerous red flags to watch out for, and green flags to look for in a practitioner, teacher or medicine facilitator. Please use careful consideration whenever choosing a practitioner. While there may be some truly horrible abusers in the spiritual and coaching industry, there are plenty of safe and wonderful teachers as well. If you or someone you know has experienced harm at the hands of a spiritual practitioner, coach or facilitator, we believe you. What happened was wrong, and it was not your fault. There are resources available to help you. National Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors and Their Loved Ones: https://www.rainn.org/national-resources-sexual-assault-survivors-and-their-loved-ones
How To Trust Yourself, Shaman Sister Sessions #120
44:16Many of us struggle with self-trust. Maybe you have trouble making decisions, you are easily swayed by the opinions and expectations of others, or seem to put your own needs and desires last. If so, you’re not alone. We live in a world that systematically undermines our connection to inner wisdom and guidance, and unless we actively learn the skills to cultivate self-trust, we’re stuck in self doubt. Relax! We’ve got you covered. Join Michelle Hawk and Katherine Bird for some real talk about how to trust yourself, including perspective from their own journeys of self-trust, ways we can get stuck in doubt and the top three tools you can use to build rock-solid trust in yourself.
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#119 Resistance to Spiritual Initiation
38:50Spiritual initiation cycles often bring up a lot of resistance. You’ve probably experienced this: initiations can be uncomfortable, confronting, challenging and triggering. But, as Michelle and Katherine discuss in this powerful episode, “resistance is fertile.” Resistance shows us where there is potent energy available for transformation, and when we understand and work with resistance, it can help catapult us forward into the next cycle. Join the Shaman Sisters for a very real look at resistance through initiation cycles (and get a peek behind the scenes at some on-air epiphanies as they discuss their own resistance experiences).
#118 Judgment on the Spiritual Path
56:09We hear so much in the spiritual and “conscious” world about being non-judgmental, not judging ourselves or others. But what if judgment is actually a really helpful, valuable and positive tool? Judgment is incredibly important for setting boundaries, evaluating integrity, aligning with right action and opening to high-frequency spiritual experiences. Michelle and Katherine love judgment. Join them for a conversation about the “anatomy of judgment,” why judgment is essential for your spiritual practices and tools to cultivate and trust your excellent judgment.
#117 Compassion Fatigue
18:29What happens when our emotional systems become overwhelmed by a constant barrage of stress, suffering, disaster and crisis? Unfortunately, “compassion fatigue” is all too common these days, especially among healers, caretakers and empaths. It might feel like you’re numb or simply can’t bring yourself to care anymore, but it’s actually a sign of needing to protect yourself and draw your energy and power back home to your heart. Michelle and Katherine talk about their experiences with compassion fatigue and offer tools for working with compassion in action so you can stay connected, grounded and empowered.
#116: How to Make Shamanic and Alchemical Tools for Transformation
53:19Creating sacred healing tools, tinctures and elixirs, visionary art, jewelry, talismans and totems are all ways to anchor powerful energy into the Earthly plane through physical objects. These sacred totems, crafted with intention, prayer and guidance, can work with shamanic energies, alchemical correspondences, elemental frequencies and energies encoded for specific healing and initiation. When working with these sacred objects, we cultivate a powerful relationship with those frequencies and receive the gifts encoded in the items. Michelle and Katherine share some of their sacred tool creations, inspiration behind magical art, and offer guidance and tips to create your own objects of power.
#115 Quantifying Transformation (in Ourselves and Our Clients)
1:02:14It’s one thing to advertise oneself as a “transformational guide,” but how do we actually measure and quantify that transformation in our clients? Transformation and results are not the same thing. To truly support a transformational experience for our clients requires subtlety, attention, curiosity and working collaboratively with the ecosystem of self and spirit for that to take place. Michelle and Katherine share their understandings of transformation and how to best support that in their clients.
#114 Shapeshifting Your Practice
54:08As soul-aligned practitioners, sometimes our practice asks us to radically shapeshift the way in which we serve, altering our personal and professional identities. This process can be incredibly challenging and uncomfortable, inviting us into deeper layers of trust, surrender and possibility. What happens when our practice changes so dramatically? How long do these shapeshifting phases take? What are the effects on other areas of our lives? Michelle and Katherine are both in shapeshifting phases now, so this episode is supercharged with their immediate wisdom and experience! Join the Shaman Sisters for a powerful conversation about what it’s like to completely shapeshift your service, and how that impacts every part of your life.
#113 Soul Aligned Offerings for Practitioners
1:07:37As a practitioner, it’s easy to build programs and offerings in our business that we think “should” be there, either because we’re trying to fit our work into a traditional business paradigm, we’re coming from the place of just trying to make money, or we’re modeling our work after others (teachers, colleagues, others in the field). As a soul-aligned practitioner, these offerings usually fail. Not because there’s anything wrong with a traditional business paradigm, trying to make money or the work of others, but because all of those things pull our offerings away from the true, soul-aligned essence of our practice. What does a soul aligned offering look like? How do we know if our practice is aligned with our soul essence? How do we as practitioners create powerful, soul-aligned offerings that serve our communities effectively? Michelle and Katherine continue the conversation from last episode (Your Healing Business). They share some potent examples of soul-aligned offerings in their work and give you some powerful tools and takeaways to audit your own practice to make sure your offerings are coming from a soul-aligned place.
#112 My Healing Business
1:10:08If you’re self-employed as a healer, chances are that you’ve tried to fit your business into traditional entrepreneurial models (even ones aimed at coaching) and found that it doesn’t work for you and/or feels super icky. You are not alone. There are some really good reasons why your healing business needs a unique approach and expression. Michelle and Katherine dive into “new paradigm” business and entrepreneurship in the healing industry: what works, what doesn’t, what’s total BS, and what your healing business truly needs to thrive and evolve. Regardless of where you are in your healership business journey, this episode is for you!