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Shamanism and Reiki

****Originally posted April 2, 2011****

 

 

Well, it was inevitable that the paths of Reiki and Shamanism would meet, and meet in a way that would only confuse those who are not familiar with one or the other.  For the most part, what I am hearing is that Shamanism is a modality that requires and sometimes insists on the use of psychotropic drugs as a means for insight and understanding.  As for Reiki, I have yet to encounter this suggestion, although it would not surprise me at all if it were to be raised by one of my students.

 

As I have previously stated, one must have a firm understanding of Reiki and its concepts before embarking into the world as a practitioner.  Shamanism is no different, however this abstraction (more…)

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Neptune and the Karmic Houses

****Originally posted April 7, 2011****

 

 

When discussing Neptune I think it is imperative to discuss the Karmic or Water Houses beginning with the fourth, and then the eighth and 12th houses, of which Neptune rules the latter.  To give you, the readers, some information regarding these houses let me first say that not all Astrologers concur on what other Astrologers might think.  These houses are termed karmic houses because they are “water” houses or simply stated, houses where our our emotions are released or become trapped; due to issues that we would prefer hidden from others, but more importantly hidden from ourselves.  Each karmic house (more…)

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The Duality Of Spirit

****Originally Posted October 6, 2010****

 

 

My students and clients often ask me what my perspective is regarding healing, journeying, and Astrology since I myself am in constant need of attention in both body and soul.  Some times the question is “if you are in need of repair and forgiveness, how do you help others?”  The answer to this question is never an easy one,  it is a very personal one, at least it is for me.  I believe the key here is seeing through the eyes of what one’s intentions are, whether helping others, myself, or simply watching nature move about me.

 

It is the duality of life on the material plane that often hinders and helps in making the correct or incorrect decisions.  Often we are seeing life through the eyes of a painful physical and or emotional situation in life, and we forget (more…)

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Celebrating and Honoring Our Trials, Tribulations, and Truamas

 

Now that the holidays are upon us and knocking at our door I think that this would be a good time to consider reviewing, and then celebrating the people who we feel emotionally and possibly physically constricted by.  More often than not this can be a parent, a sibling or even an offspring.  Sometimes it is a spouse or an ex-spouse or lover especially if there were more than 5 years involved in the relationship.

 

Too often we are crippled emotionally by the very fact that we come to “hate” or “despise” these individuals for what they have done to us, or for what we think they have done to us.  If the toxic relationship happened in our adult lives then it might be easier to see things for how they really were, but it can be quite difficult to do this if we were at the adolescent stage or even pre-puberty stage.  Then, the circumstances or perspective of what happened is less than clear but so emotionally volatile.

 

I have spoken with some of my clients who regret these dark emotions but do not know how to get past them, and, more often than not they want to get past these feelings of animosity for their accused.  We can all relate to this condition because we all have families, friends and a past, the odds are that there is a relative or family friend who we just would rather not face during what many feel should be a celebration of family and friends during the holiday season.

 

What I try to convey to those who are in these types of circumstances (disliking, hating and other emotionally traumatizing expressions) is that they survived this past no matter how difficult or tragic it may have been.  However, dwelling or pushing the emotional past down (both literally and figuratively) to the regions of one’s soul and physical body we only harm ourselves.  Nothing positive can spring from ruminating or even ignoring how we feel towards the person(s) we feel responsible for how we feel.  There has to be a some kind of balance.

 

Key to one’s happiness is what many people feel unable to do and that is forgiving the person or people we feel did us harm.  I know, I know, easier said than done.  Still, again, by the very fact that one has survived walking this difficult path tells the story of who we have become.  Without these past traumas whether emotional, physical or both, is a statement to the person we have become.  There is survey after survey that suggests that those who have survived difficult life events would not trade them for anything because of the lessons and insights learned.

 

Carrying these dark and angry emotions with us will quite literally cripple us as we know through medical research.  Our physical health is directly related to our emotions.  Ill health can be reversed if we can change how we feel.  You might think that this is an over simplistic thought, but it really is quite simple if you think about it.  So what can one do about such emotions, does one simply forgive and forget?  Well, if we could change emotional directions so quickly we would not be discussing how to do this right?

 

What can be done is to acknowledge and even celebrate the people we feel anger towards, thanking them for these hard earned gifts because if it were not for them we would not be the people we are today.  Life is about learning, and lessons of this nature are the ones that quite literally forge us into the caring, understanding and compassionate individuals we are today.  Without these lessons we would probably live somewhere else, be married to a different person or not have the creative abilities and expressions we found along the way.

 

So, whether alone or with others raise a glass to yourself and celebrate those who forged you into the person you are today!  Without them who would you be?  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Aho

Curtis Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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Jung, Adler, the Birth Order, and Astrology

 

Upon completing some psychological research regarding Freud, Jung, Adler, Horney, Fromm and Stack Sullivan it has become clear to me that their key concepts are very much in line with Astrology.  Freud, considered (more…)

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The Saturn Return

****Originally posted on December 17, 2011****

 

 

In the Astrological community it is often stated with a sense of foreboding that the first Saturn return in a person’s chart is one to be most concerned about.  Personally, I can not (more…)

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Introduction To Shamanic Journeying

 

INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANIC JOURNEYINGFocus = Power
Instructors:  Curtis Williams & Francesca Bolognini
6 week course ,  Thursday evenings 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. , 90 mins. each class,  $200 paid in advance,  limited class size
Free intro in Dec., 2 wks before
Overview of Shamanism, grounding, protection, creating sacred space, understanding and applying techniques for altered states of consciousness: breath work, toning, drumming, journeys – guided and unguided, spirit guides, totems, ecstatic body postures from indigineous cultures, creating your own practice and much more.
For more information please contact Curtis Williams (805-234-7615), e-mail (Curtis@astrologyreiki.com).
Aho
Curtis Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM
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The Celebration Of Halloween

 

 

As we all must know by now Halloween (Oct 31)  is just around the corner here in San Luis Obispo as well as All Saints Day (Nov 1) and All Souls Day (Nov 2).  I thought that I would provide a little history for those who might be interested.  Too often (more…)

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Master Astrologer Curtis Williams At Holistic Health Faire This Sunday In SLO

 

 

This weekend should be a perfect time for all of you to get out and come to the Faire for an exciting day of fun and adventure!  I will be at the SLO Holistic Health Faire inside the Veterans Hall this Sunday October 27th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with some of my colleagues from Amethyst Healing Center.  There will be many other vendors there to visit as well.  This will allow you to choose from the many different healthful and metaphysical styles and modalities being offered depending on what you are looking for.

 

Since there will be so many people at this event time will be a factor, so I will be offering  Astrological consultations (Natal, Psychological, and or Medical consultations) in 15 and 30 minutes increments, each priced at $35 and $60 respectively.  In addition to the Astrological consults I will be offering Reiki Healing Sessions at 15 minute increments for $25 each, all great values.  What better time to get a jump on your future’s potential, and or receiving an “energetic tune-up!”

 

My friends from Amethyst will include Owner and Director of Amethyst Healing Center Darcy Cleome (Multi Dimensional Healer, Channeler, and Author), Francesca Bologinini (Tarot, Massage), Jackie of Anaya Acupuncture (Health Analysis, Herbalist Acupuncturist), Heather Green (Author, Animal Communicator, Intuitive), Holly Hansen (Indigo Facilitator and Intuitive Healer), Michael Landis (Spiritual Counselor) and much more.  We are listed under the “Clairvoyant Healercategory/section this year but we are obviously much, much, more than that!

 

Don’t forget you can purchase Gift Certificates from Astro-Reiki Rising, Amethyst Healing Center, and Anya Acupuncture for the coming Holidays, or make an appointment for yourself or loved ones for a later date.  Come on by and say hello!  I hope to see you all there for a wonderful weekend experience!

 

Aho

Curtis Williams  MA, A.P.D., CRTM

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The Aspect of Obsession

****Originally posted March 10, 2011****

 

 

Over the years, my experience in the field of Astrology has been one of steadfast and unyielding opinions, some that are centuries old.  However, every now and then a “new” concept is allowed a forum and granted an opportunity to be heard.  Although mainstream Astrology often refuses to apply the application of one thought to another, one slips by the powers that be and makes its presence known to be heard by others.  There is just such a concept that I feel is important to the reader, and Astrologer alike.

 

This “new” concept that has made itself known and relatively well accepted by some Astrologers is the 165° aspect known (more…)

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Phases and Stages Courtesy Of Your Moon

****Originally posted March 7, 2011****

 

 

For many of us, myself included, I feel that we take the Moon for granted.  We don’t really give it much attention until it is gloriously bathing the ocean by night, or spilling through the bedroom curtains on a warm summer’s evening.  I know that there are so many other scenarios from which to choose, but I think that you get my point, we hardly ever look up anymore!  Our Moon literally influences us (Earth) through its gravitational pull, and metaphorically, by its emotional custody.  I won’t bore you with statistics but it is well known that on a Full Moon cycle man is heavily influenced and often behaves in bizarre fashion.

 

I want to list for you the order (from New to Balsamic Moon) of the different phases that our Moon travels in its delicate dance with planet Earth.  Astrologically, the “condition” of the Moon in which you were born (more…)

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The Predictable Nature Of Human Nature

 

 

I had been caught in the belief that most people are honest and kind, and can change those traits which are driven by ego, especially those who are in my field, the field of healing.  I believed this because (more…)

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Venus, Pluto, The Anaretic 29th Degree, Sexual Assault and Abduction

 

 

Kristin and Elizabeth Smart are not blood related, but they have the same last names and similar sexual assault/abduction Astrological distinctions in each of their Natal charts.  Both were abducted and quite possibly (more…)

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The Dimensions and Suddenness of Uranus

****Originally posted March 9, 2011****

 

 

In some of my earlier posts I have mentioned the qualities and attributes of Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto.  Today I would like to cover some of the qualities and dimensions of the planet Uranus (freedom, suddeness and individuality).  Uranus is the planetary ruler of Aquarius and the 11th house (collectivity of a group or power of society), signifying the importance of how quickly and dramatically circumstances can and do change when working in these areas.

 

Side Bar:  Astrological planets rule specific and sometimes multiple houses in a chart, however these planets are often in other houses due to obvious factors such as the length of orbit and date of birth.  This does not disqualify (more…)

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Leaning Towards the Sun

****Originally posted September 26, 2010****

 

 

Like all of life we inherently lean toward the Sun, and grow to its light regardless of our intent or motivation.  Nature directs all of us in our most complete and natural ways of expressing ourselves both individually and collectively.  It is when we are too preoccupied with the issues of our lives that we become overwhelmed and under appreciated with what it is we should do.  There is a terrific difference between what we should do, and what we need to do.  However, how often do we take the time to make this distinction?

 

It has not been that long a time since I was recently admonished for suggesting that students need teachers equally as much as teachers need students.  The woman I was speaking with (more…)

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