Honor The Feminine Podcast

 Honor the Feminine is a website with podcast shows featuring Shannon Ledford interviewing various guests (male and female). The Honor the Feminine Podcast is about healing the old wounds that many of us carry and highlighting the amazing people, especially women, in their life & stories around sisterhood & the wisdom of their intuition and how they […]

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Three words I Rarely Use

De-cluttering has become a buzzword for many, an act of shedding that which no longer serves a functional purpose and allows space for forward movement. Typically, de-cluttering is associated with physical possessions. I offer an additional perspective, the de-cluttering of words. Some years ago, during a shamanic retreat, our teacher, a paqo (the medicine people […]

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The Gift of Stress

The Gift of Stress

During the month of December, when daylight hours reach their nadir, we enter the season of celebration, of gift giving. In addition to Christmas, many other holy days, including Kwanza, Bodhi Day, Chanukah, Solstice, Dies Natakus Solis Invicti , give us pause to embrace the darkness, and honor the return of the sun, the return […]

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Efforting as Spiritual Practice - Awakened Life, Living with Passion and Purpose

Efforting as Spiritual Practice

How are efforting and spiritual practice related? How do we awaken to the relationship between the two? I recently read “ The House of Shattering Light” by Joseph Rael, a Native American Mystic.  Joseph says that putting forth effort puts us in touch with inspiration. As we distance ourselves from our bodies and the earth […]

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Awakening

This life is about waking up from the dream. It is 3:33 am. I awaken from a most powerful dream about coming to the crossroads. My Brother Jim and my husband Tebbe are there I go outside to sit by the moon, now occluded by the clouds of the approaching rain. The smell of smoke […]

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