Blog — shamanism

Reflecting on Ceremony

Reflecting on Ceremony

 As you well know, ceremony is a key tool that I return to again and again for transformation in my life. I wanted to share a few thoughts that came to me after my last ceremony. "When I’m confused. When I’m fearful. When I’m lost. When I’m sad… When I want to celebrate. When goodness has come… When I’m looking to create or awaken something new… I turn to ceremony. I make heartfelt offerings of beauty to all of spirit & pachamama. I bring my questions. I bring my prayers. I ask for clarity. I ask for openings. I...


Daily Visioning Practice

Daily Visioning Practice

For the shaman, visioning the path ahead is a daily practice of prayer, offerings, and meditation. I'll be honest and share that sticking to a daily ritual has always been a challenge for me. I'm not sure if it's my rebellious aquarian spirit, laziness, overwhelm, or otherwise. 

 Though I don't normally create a list of resolutions, I do love to set goals, and one of mine this year is to stick to a daily visioning practice. Why? Because it makes a HUGE difference for me to stay in the smooth flow of synchronicity. It lowers my stress, keeps me on point, and increases my productivity.  My commitment to...


Ease this Holiday Season

Natalia Karoway

Comments 2 Tags ceremony, meditation, shamanism

Ease this Holiday Season

We are entering the holiday season and though it should be a time of celebration, many of us see it as a season of stress and challenge. Top it off with the pain and sadness of the current world situations and it doesn’t take much to notice that everyone needs a little extra love and compassion right now. I wanted to share a few thoughts in hopes of inspiring more ease for my community in the rest of 2015. ☾ Return to Ceremony Many of us feel completely helpless right now. We are fearful, we are sad, we are angry,...


Destiny

Natalia Karoway

Comments 2 Tags destiny, herbalism, peruvian shamanism, shamanism

Destiny

Destiny. I believe. Do you? In my hand (pictured here) is a bone that I found in Peru while descending from an epic pilgrimage to Apu Asungate. That trip was woah...incredible rites of passage, holy pushing my body beyond its limits, and more sacred than any other experience I've had in life. I loved finding this crescent moon keepsake. Of course it felt special and I keep it in my mesa as a connection to that mountain. But it wasn't until my sweetheart pointed something out that its true meaning appeared. Just over a year later, the bone crescent moon...


Be You Media Group's Artist of the Week

Natalia Karoway

Tags ceremony, herbalism, interview, shamanic ceremony, shamanism

Be You Media Group's Artist of the Week

I was honored to be featured as the Artist of the Week by Be You Media Group. In the article, I share details about about my daily ritual, my creative process, opening the etsy shop, and where I look for inspiration. It was a very fun interview and I am excited to share it! Give it a read here.