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CinnamonMoon

General Readings , Yearly Forecasts, Path of Destiny Readings, Dream Interpretations, Assistance with your path of spiritual development


Being clairsentient, CinnamonMoon joins with her Spirit Guides and the Tarot to trace your energy signature. It takes a quiet moment to bring you in allowing a light to shine in the darkness so she may Bridge the gap to enlightenment for you. Intimate issues will often come to light and she firmly believes it is important to share what is shown in full honesty. You can expect a detailed reading and you may want to have a pen and paper handy for taking notes.

Times of transition often create chaotic situations, are you feeling things you can't explain? Are you hesitant to brush them off yet second-guessing yourself? A consultation may confirm what you're feeling or that thoughts are creating illusions and false fears. In bringing you guided messages they are sometimes about things you would rather not hear, or insight into blessings to come your way. There may be news of unexpected events and always there are answers to the questions you ask.

Please call with an open mind rather than wanting to hear something specific. Open yourself to the truths whatever they may be, and then work with the guidance you are offered. You can expect not to have your time wasted; however, a true reading is not going to be possible in 3-5 minutes. You can expect there will be times when your eyes are opened, and need to realize that if you choose not to follow the advice offered in your session the outcome will be altered by the exercising of your Free Will. You can expect your reading to be considered sacred and your privacy respected, therefore it is always held in strict confidence.

As spiritual beings, people often struggle to make their way along their unique evolutionary path. The Web of Life has been woven with a strand for each of us to unravel, and only you can fulfill your destiny.

CinnamonMoon wishes to express appreciation to all her clients for allowing her the opportunity and honor of serving your needs. By referring your friends, and so graciously taking time to leave feedback you help potential new clients make an informed decision.

May the essence that touches us all, however you perceive that precious presence of Spirit, bless you and yours. CinnamonMoon is looking forward to speaking with you soon!

*Note: CinnamonMoon will be happy to recommend an experienced Advisor if you are unable to reach her in an emergency. Just ask.




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Steps In Understanding Native Spirituality And Shamanism

By Cinnamon Moon

Stepping into Native spirituality and shamanic study is often an intimidating matter to the new seeker. As soon as the interest rises to awareness the questions of the mind flood us asking: Where should I start? What should I read? Where should I look? Is it even possible to know these things? After all, who am I to think that I have gifts and abilities or that I am capable of doing things others claim to do? Is this even real or is it over-active imaginations at play? Is it wicked to even look into these matters? How do I know which tradition or what teachings are valid? Who should I talk to and how do I know they know what they're talking about? Where do I find likeminded people to discuss matters with? We have so many questions, so many doubts, there's so much 'out there' to look into, where does one start sorting all the confusion?

We start by making a choice to look into things, just to explore and get a feel for them. We start by selecting a tradition that speaks to us (even if it's a tiny whisper). When the time is right Spirit will cross our path with someone who can help guide us along in the right directions, perhaps only for a short time to introduce us to others or a course of study, perhaps for a longer period where they gift us with their knowledge and wisdom helping us to grow, or perhaps somewhere in-between the extremes. Perhaps we have dreams, or visions, or strange things that seem to happen to us now and then-things we can't explain. We may keep our awareness open for anything that seems relative to what we're experiencing and when those matters arise we open to listen, discuss, or explore them in some way...we have begun, and we need to feel right about what we're entering into.

At Spirit Lodge we share 'a way' to developing your spiritual path and to self-empowerment through Native-based teachings. One of the beautiful things about the wide variety of traditions among the Native Peoples is that there is common ground in the foundations of their teachings and a very natural unfoldment to understanding them. There's beauty in that path and for this and many other reasons it is often called The Beauty Way.

For the new seeker there is a fair share of initial confusion as to where to start. There's so much to take in, so many strange concepts to wrap the mind around. We all tend to want to get ahead of ourselves, that's human nature when something grabs our attention and excites us. Each encounter we have tends to create a little light in the darkness of the unknown. Is it something to fear? No, not at all, you'll find your path, we all tend to hop-scotch a little at first, jumping around and dabbling into this and that until we find what we can relate to, what starts to make sense. In that jumping we can easily create more confusion too. There's so much to understand. Whether we jump around from tradition to tradition or within a given tradition itself, we look into whatever we can. Eventually we start to settle down and ask the question: "Where do I 'really' begin?"

Amid the Native traditions there is a pattern of learning that is very precise and effective when we follow it taking things a step at a time. It may feel like you're putting on the breaks but it's really getting things into focus. To understand spiritual concepts we have to step out of a comfort zone, step out of the box, out of our old conditioning as we learn to see, hear, feel, touch, taste, to use our senses in a whole new way...through spiritual perspectives. Once this is accomplished we wonder where all the confusion resided, after all it's as much a part of life as our sensory impressions bring us to in the physical understandings we hold. The spiritual perspectives just take us deeper, expand our horizons, raise our conscious awareness and we begin to perceive not only in the physical sense, but in the spiritual sense too-gosh, before we know it we understand the duality of life and find ourselves in union with it...we've stepped into the Oneness everyone talks about and in that awareness we walk between the worlds. Amazing! We understand that too! *Soft smile*

When the student is ready they will buckle down to learn and get serious. Putting on the breaks to the hop-scotching activities, they start to seek a path of exploring that makes sense and keeps things organized. As a seeker myself I know that frustration and I know the confusion so I went seeking that matrix, roadmap, or pattern of learning, whatever you may want to call it, I needed an outline and I found it in the Native teachings. My teachers showed me that there is a very 'easy' (for lack of a better term at the moment) way to learn and it begins with 7 steps. Those 7 steps take roughly a year to complete as we spend time at each stage grasping and experiencing them in the physical as well as spiritual sense. These 7 steps or stages are the Seven Sacred Directions.

The Seven Sacred Directions each hold a unique perspective and when understood they lend us a 360 degree view of any given issue, circumstance, situation, relationship or aspect of life. They provide a full and well-rounded understanding where we're not 'missing' anything but seeing deeper to better navigate our way through things. The Seven Sacred Directions need to be understood on a foundational level to go beyond it so I see them as one might through elementary school. It is in these courses of study that we learn to journey, to tune ourselves into the spiritual realms and meet other entities and beings that exist there. Wow! This is wild! We're grasping things left, right and center and we start to wrap our minds around what others are talking about. Greatest of all we're coming to know our Self...our Inner Spirit and through that connection we connect to Spirit and the life force I call Source Energy. We come to understand what energy signatures are, how to read them, and what they are telling us. We start to meet our Guides and Totems, our Spirit Helpers and Teachers, and initially understand our guidance. We learn as we go that it is always validated, to trust the spiritual aspects of life and to use that knowledge as we experience things.

The exciting part about completing the Seven Sacred Directions is that we have in essence placed 7 cornerstones on which everything else revolves. Now we don't have a full understanding at this point, we have a basic understanding and it is these 7 perspectives that help us move to another matrix. We can see the cornerstones as they apply to the Medicine Wheel teachings begin to come into focus. We have our bearings and begin to learn to Dance the Wheel and take up the positions upon it with these insights and they expand our understanding further. Once we complete this study (and there are 36 stages to grasping all the Medicine Wheel holds) we have all our foundational cornerstones linked together and we build from there as we continue to grow, evolve, and raise our conscious awareness throughout the remainder of our lives. Suddenly the Medicine Wheel has become a university wherein we achieve our master's degree and it becomes a vehicle by which we propel ourselves through life. It becomes a dimensional portal, a way of navigating time, space, and alternate realities. Wow! Whole new worlds are opening up for us to explore and the lessons just keep coming, the evolution of Self continues to expand and we abide in the Oneness with Spirit and All Our Relations.

The Medicine Wheel reflects the Web of Life and all the component parts and we come to see the Oneness for what it is...and for its infinite wonders. Spirituality, when animated, is like the human body, there are many parts that make it up in the cells, fluids, organs, nervous system, spinal cord, skeleton, flesh, blood, and bone. There are many parts to the whole of spirituality too and you have to start at the most practical place you can, that's with the elements of life...Air, Fire, Water, and Earth in that order. Air is the element of the higher mind and to understand spirituality we begin in our mind wrapping it around abstract concepts and finding our way to exploring them...the beginning of understanding is found here and everything else follows... how time and space become one, an axis by which we have access to everything that revolves and we have the core of the gyroscopic, kaleidoscopic Medicine Wheel which holds the keys to all the doors we could ever hope to open.

Direction is found in the Seven Sacred Directions, in the Medicine Wheel, in the Self that is the Inner Spirit we each possess-it has purpose and has come to journey through life incarnated in our physical body, contained there, restricted there until we as human beings learn to open our minds and hearts and set it free. This pattern of learning is outstanding and self-validating as a natural way to get foundations started. There is no sense of obligation to it either, if you like the methods you can stay with them and if not you'll at least understand the nature of the spirit worlds enough, have met several Guides, and be well on your way to wherever your path is taking you. Once the foundations are in hand you will find them in every tradition you explore from that point on. This is because the foundations are universal truths and realities and whatever tradition or eclectic process you walk with will bring them to light. The only thing that changes is the semantics and approach to 'how' we do things in that some are more aggressive than others, some more abstract than others, and there is a reason for this. We're all slightly different, we all gravitate to the way our minds function and the myriad of paths accommodate those variations. No one path is better than another, it's whatever feels right to you that matters.

Learn not to feel rushed or a sense of urgency to take it all in at once, this takes time-a lifetime to learn, it's a way of life and as we journey through it we grow, so remember that a step at a time in a focused manner will get you there. Like I said earlier, for those who undertake to study the Sacred Directions that course is roughly about a year long to grasp fully. From there one continues learning in each of these areas while they begin to apply that in-sight to their study of the Medicine Wheel which takes the individual into a fuller scope of the microcosmic and macrocosmic aspects of the spiritual and physical sides of life. We take that path into the Oneness and thus into the fullness of enlightenment....our lights come on and we learn to see in a whole new way. We learn the many languages of All Our Relations and that there are no barriers save those we create for ourselves. Our boundaries are set by us, no one else. Free your mind, free yourself to explore, free your Inner Spirit and then share from the heart within the world itself. Enter the Oneness and come to see what others mean when they say they Know. It's a Beauty Way that awaits you, a beautiful path to walk. All the answers to all your questions will begin with the Sacred Directions and Wheel. Join us at Spirit Lodge won't you? It's *FREE*!

~To Be A Feather In Spirit's Wing~


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