Machete Woman's Notebook

The Vehicle of the Flesh

The Vehicle of the Flesh

What do you want to manifest? “I want my business to be successful…I want a partner…I want to be a shaman... I want a (fill in the blank). I’ll just put it out to the universe!” Having worked and taught for many years in the fields of shamanism and spirituality, I...

A Small Part of a Big Picture

Why me? Why is this happening to me? Have you ever asked yourself this before? Maybe you had car troubles on the way to an important appointment. Or perhaps the WIFI went down before you could send out your resume for that perfect job. Perhaps the better question...

I Love You

I'm writing this from the beautiful city of Charlottesville, Virginia. I came here nearly a week ago to officiate at the wedding of some very dear friends of mine. It's been quite the adventure learning how to deal with the established state procedures at various...

Someone else’s shoes

We've all heard the saying the above saying in one form or another, but what does it really mean? I'll illustrate this with an example taken from a recent consult. A young woman came to me wanting to find out why her life wasn't working the way she thought it should...

Live for This Moment

I write this in sorrow, having lost a dear friend of mine to cancer last night. She was the second one this year, and that's two too many. I am very grateful that I was able to be there with her and her family for her last two days and that she was able to pass out of...

God Would Say…

Like many others I encounter who follow the shamanic path, I was raised to follow a formal mainstream religion. I am grateful to my parents for doing this as it allowed me to believe in something greater than myself. However, as time went by I grew away from the...

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