This page contains the following three sections:
1) My Story/About Me;
2) Important Shaman Myth-Busters;
and 3) ABOUT YOU!!
Read on and enjoy!
I AM Astra the Shaman. I provide Total Healing, Empowerment and Abundance Teachings for the Shamans/Healers/Alchemists of Earth.
I have been a shaman in several lifetimes ~ as well as a witch, spiritual teacher, messenger, etc.
In so many lifetimes, so so SO many of our Shaman/Witch/Messenger Tribesfolk have been ridiculed, tortured, banished or killed (or all of the above) for being our True Empowered Selves and sharing our Truths. MYSELF included ~ BIG-TIME! MANY TIMES!
This treatment that we received in our past lives left us with deep soul wounds, and caused us to fear being visible as our true, FULLY MAGICAL SELVES.
HOWEVER, Beautiful One…I AM super excited to share with you….
…THIS IS THE LIFETIME THAT ~ NOT ONLY DO YOU GET TO FULLY BE YOUR TRUE, MAGICAL, EMPOWERED SELF ~ you get to reap your ABUNDANCE and HAPPINESS by so BEING!
This why I am SO filled with ELATION to BE Astra, the Shaman for Shamans/Healers/Alchemists, in this lifetime!
I began my shamanic healing journey (this time around) at age 24. I wasn’t at that time fully conscious that I was a shaman ~ I simply instinctively started regularly encorporating shamanic healing practices into my own life, such as sound healing, therapeutic arts, channeled writing, relaxation, flower essences, taking back my soul and reclaiming my power.
As my journey continued I began adding different healing modalities to my shamanic toolbelt and started my first healing practice in 2003. Fast forward to the end of 2005…I was googling “drum circles” and happened upon the website of a shamanic teacher in Chicago. On her site I saw the words “Shamanic Training Program.” I thought to myself: “I don’t know what this program entails yet…but I KNOW that it’s my next step!”
I signed up, went through the whole program, and then went on to complete the practicum where we saw our first shamanic healing clients.
In 2006 I embraced the truth that I am a shaman, and my healing practice bloomed. Eventually my shamanic business shifted and, rather than seeing clients for healing, I began taking individual shamanic apprentices into what, at that time, was my 9-month Shamanic Apprenticeship.
In time my biz morphed yet again, and I began a healing biz with a partner. When that partnership ended, I was guided to take my biz fully online and began teaching abundance and empowerment to spiritual biz owners, so that they could create their soul-aligned success.
During my entire career as a spiritual biz owner, the one thing that has remained a constant is that, whether my clients and I fully realized it at the time, each one of them have been shamans.
I NOW FULLY CLAIM AND STAND IN MY POWER AS ASTRA THE SHAMAN…and I AM here when YOU ARE ready!
IMPORTANT SHAMAN MYTH-BUSTERS: Please read the following important myth-busters about what a shaman is and is not.
MYTH: Shamans use drugs.
>> TRUTH: NO. The use ~ or the prescribing ~ of hallucinogenic drugs is not an integral part of being a shaman. Drugs are used by some shamans, in certain tribes, in certain parts of the world. Hallucinogenic/psychotropic drugs are not a mainstay of core Universal shamanism. I, personally, do not include drug use within my practice and teachings. I receive my shamanic visions and info *drug-free,* and teach my Tribe to do the same. >> Whatever you choose for yourself outside of Our Sacred Partnership is your choice. <<
MYTH: Shamanism is a religion.
>> TRUTH: NO. Shamanism is not a religion. Shamans are not “religious leaders.” Shamans ARE: Spiritual leaders, teachers and messengers. We are the healers and medicine people for our divinely appointed communities or Tribes. We are channels who call upon, and work within, the realms of nature and the divine to connect our clients with their innate power to heal themselves.
MYTH: Indigenous Tribes are offended when people who do not reside on their part of the globe say they are Shamans.
>> TRUTH: NO. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, “The term shamanism comes from the Manchu-Tungus word šaman. The noun is formed from the verb ša- ‘to know’; thus, a shaman is literally “one who knows.” The shamans recorded in historical ethnographies have included women, men, and transgender individuals of every age from middle childhood onward.” ~ And, while different tribes may call their shamans by different terms or names, there have been shamans in ALL parts of the world since the beginning of human history. So it is not accurate to say that indigenous tribes may be offended if someone not from their part of the world calls themselves a shaman. That would be impossible, as we, the Shamans of Earth, literally reside everywhere on the globe…and always have.
MYTH: Shamans should not be paid money for their services.
>> TRUTH: NO. We absolutely MUST be paid money for our services. While perhaps in the beginning of history the usual form of payment was barter, this is because physical money had yet to be created. However, there has always been an energy exchange of some sort for services rendered. ANY services. That is how it is on Earth. While giving money as an exchange may some day shift into a different paradigm, right now physical/digital money is necessary in most parts of the world in order to pay for living expenses both basic and beyond. And having an abundance of money, my spiritual beloveds, is a GOOD THING, for the more money you have…once you have filled your own cup to overflowing…the more GOOD you can do out there in the world! The more causes you can support! The more people you can empower! Also, here is the little comparison I like to make: Engineers are paid money for their engineering careers. Architects are paid money for their architecture careers. Chefs earn money within the realms of their cooking careers. And so on. So it follows (does it not?) that Shamans are paid money for our Magical Shaman Careers! SOOO…Go forth! Claim your Shaman Magic! Create your abundant, monetised SHAMAN CAREER! You deserve money and all that you desire, Magic One!
NOW LET’S GET THIS SHAMAN PAR-TAY STARTED!! WOOT!!!
…Read on about YOU to see if it’s YOU that THIS is all about! 😉
You might already know you are a Shaman, or that you are “shaman-ish” (lol). You may be a Healer or Alchemist. You might already have a healing practice or spiritual biz. But as much as you help others and give them healing support, you don’t always remember to be on the receiving end of healing energy and allow for your OWN renewal – at least not as often as your Whole Self actually needs – so as a result you might feel drained, or like you are not performing to the best of your ability. Also, at this time you might be feeling called to claim your magic more powerfully, and call in your True Soul Tribesfolk in a bigger way.
You have an inkling that you are a Shaman/Healer/Alchemist but are not yet sure what that entails, and how powerful of an effect it will have in your life and biz when you CLAIM YOUR MAGIC!
You don’t yet know you are a Shaman/Healer/Alchemist, but when you feel into the word SHAMAN your Whole BEing comes alive. You may get goosebumps or energy rushes. You may feel tingly. You may simply feel COMPLETE and in the flow of All That Is.
ONE THING IS CERTAIN:
YOU WANT TO BE the Magic you wish to see in the world ~ and IN YOUR BIZ! You are ready to step firmly into your power and CREATE your life and biz to be exactly as you truly desire them to be, while effectively helping your True Soul Tribesolk live up to THEIR happiest, healthiest and wealthiest potential!
AND ONE MORE THING:
YOU ARE NOW WILLING TO TURN YOUR HEALING WAND WITHIN, and allow yourself the time and space for YOUR healing…YOUR expansion…YOUR shift into the EMPOWERED and FULLY MAGICAL SHAMAN you were born into this lifetime to BE!
Moving beyond all fear of visibility, you now wish to WELCOME the witnessing of your most magical Self.
You now wish to share your Truth with your Tribe and SHINE.
You now understand that it’s time to embrace ALL OF WHO YOU ARE.
For, how else are you going to step into your Light and SHINE your message OUT to the world like the golden ray of healing SUN that IT IS?
You are nodding your head. Saying a firm and Conscious YES to igniting your Inner Shaman Star and BEING THE LIGHT.
It is time.
WHAT TO DO:
Go here >> MAGIC BUSINESS SCHOOL
Read. Integrate. Ask your Soul if this MEMBERSHIP is a Conscious Yes for your Whole Self, Life and Biz.