~As seen in Awareness Magazine July/Aug 2012 By Isabella Stoloff~Shaman.Speaker. Spiritual Guide When I was asked to write an article on Indigenous people from a modern day Shaman’s perspective, I thought, what could I possibly say that everyone does not already know? So then, as I often do, I began to think outside the box. Why are we so interested in Indigenous people?
What is so special about them? The thought of Indigenous tribes takes us back and connects us to another time and space, a time when we trusted our intuition and knew how to be stewards of the earth. It was a time when we felt a deeper connection to everything. In today’s world we are losing our connection. With so much information coming at us all the time we have lost touch. I think we love the Indigenous peoples because we can feel they are still in touch with something much bigger than themselves. There is a certain vibe when we hear the word Indigenous. It conjures up images of a time long ago, ancient civilizations, different cultures and traditions we could never understand. It also makes us think of jungles and plant medicine, unfamiliar territory to most. But this territory is where people are finding their way back to themselves. Those who are noticing something is missing from their lives are seeking ways to get in touch with their soul’s purpose. The people who want to connect and come back to the Mother are what I call “New Indigenous Tribes.” These tribes are yearning for something more. We see them popping up everywhere. All religions, all walks of life, are joining together to make a difference in the world. Permaculture, sustainable living, communes and more, are sprouting up all over the country. Occupy “whatever” is the fad of the day and people are joining in force saying enough is enough. And, because of this, things are changing. I believe this is the time to take control of your destiny. If things are not working, fix them. We can no longer stand by and allow the lies to fill our day. One way to do this is to begin to clear your life of all that no longer serves you. I say, if it makes you feel bad or is negative, it is a lie. If it makes you feel good and is positive, it is the truth. As the old saying goes, “The truth will set you free,” and freedom is what we are all seeking. In 1991 when I began my path I remember making the decision to be honest in all my affairs. That meant absolutely no lying. It was not easy, and even harder for those around me. But I told my truth and to this day I do not lie. I feel this is one way for others to dial in to their intuitive nature. Speak your truth no matter what. All of us are connected to every living thing. Once we tune into the planet and listen, all our questions will be answered. It is a waste of time to sit around and beat yourself up over things. To tell yourself you are fat, or not good enough, or stupid. Allow these thoughts to melt away and fill your mind with love. Love is the answer, especially at this time. We are in the middle of a great change and I feel this change can bring us back to our Indigenous state of being. So, what if we took the word Indigenous and created our own culture, our own tribe, our own world? What if the word Indigenous described us as, the people of the new world, the world we have all been talking about, one filled with peace, love and light, compassion and solidarity. How would that make you feel? Imagine it now. Let that image spread all over your being. We are all feeler healers and once we clear our minds, learn how to tell the truth and trust ourselves, we will be ready for the next step, using our connection to the Mother and inner guidance to assist us on our path. The inner guidance system, what I refer to as “my very own tracking device,” is that intuition we all possess. When you are open and dialed in to your heart and the planet, magical things can, and do happen. Shamans are extremely tuned in to the Mother. They can feel her heart beat as if it were their own. Very simply put, Shamans are conduits between the physical world and spiritual world. They commune with nature and speak with spirits to assist individuals, communities, and the planet. They’re grounded in earth medicine and live between the worlds. Shamanism is not a religion, it is a spiritual practice, and can be for just about anyone, no matter your religion. People come to me from all walks of life to deepen their understanding of themselves, and grow. In 2010 I was asked to speak at the 6th Annual Shamanic Conference in Iquitos, Peru. Each July Alan Shoemaker brings people together in love to meet Ayachusca Shamans. Here they learn about plant medicine and herbs so they can explore their subconscious minds and get in touch with their souls. Speaking at the conference was extremely enlightening. Here I was this white Shaman with blonde hair from Orange County, and they accepted me. After I finished giving the Shamanic healing on stage I could feel they appreciated my work. It was during this time they named me the Golden Condor Healer. It was an affirmation from the universe that I was on the right track. Although plant medicine is not for everyone, when used correctly with a trained Ayachusa Shaman it is an experience like no other. Talk about expanding your consciousness, and healing your soul! These Indigenous Shamans made me feel like I was one of them, there was no difference between us. While there I discovered a sacred piece of land where I now lead groups on spiritual journeys. Connection to the land is vital if we are ever to get past the trauma of our lives. We have spoken long enough of worry and fear. The time is now to fully shift into this new light, this new consciousness, and we need to do it with such confidence and determination that we never look back again. It is time for us to step forward and become the new Indigenous peoples in our communities, shining our light for the world to see.
Golden Sparkles~ Isabella Isabella Stoloff is the Golden Condor Healer and a Shaman of the light. She founded the Orange County Healing Center in 2009, and speaks all over the world. Isabella is a visionary and her sessions leave you feeling clear and focused. Isabella teaches a year long certification course on Ancient Healing Techniques, guides people on spiritual journeys to the Amazon and Peru, and assists her clients in healing at the deepest level.
Balance the magnets in your body, both the masculine and feminine – feel at peace with both sides – all sides of the Self. You may ask yourself, “ How does one do this?” You realize you are polar opposites and one at the same time. You are ying and yang… you are amazing light!
Have a vision for 2020, go for it… Create heaven on earth… Be your own creator.
Happy New Year,
– Shaman Isabella
Are you following your inner voice…that voice deep inside? Here is what recently happened when I not only listened but also trusted….
Since fully stepping onto my path as a Shaman, I have had a profound trust in Spirit.
When I heard Spirit say, “Create Good Vibes Gatherings around the world,” I was excited but also overwhelmed. I felt it was a way to do what I love (create community, build tribes and assist people in releasing the negative mind) as well as touch more lives with my Good Vibes positive affirmation deck, but I had no idea where to begin.
Sometimes we just need to trust and follow our hearts, along with Spirit’s guidance.
The minute I started putting it out there, groups began to form. My heart is filled with joy for this new endeavor. Get clear, raise your vibe, visualize what you want, and it will happen.
Trust the messages you are receiving and the signs Spirit sends.
I follow energy and trust the messages I am getting. I like to say, “If it is positive and makes you feel good, it’s the truth. If it is negative and makes you feel bad, it’s a lie.”
What I know for certain is that when I listen to spirit my life changes, so I am better able to assist myself, and others, in the shift.
Here’s an example of me listening….as many of you know I created the Good Vibes positive affirmation deck (available in English and Spanish), with my daughter Victoria Craven. I heard I had books and card decks inside of me but I didn’t know how to create them. I had been channeling messages for my clients and asked my daughter to make graphics for me to use on Instagram with the messages I had been given by Spirit. After the first one, I knew the decks were being created. I listened and trusted.
You may ask…but how? How do I begin?
Many of us are creating unconsciously. We think we are coming from a clear place, but the truth is we have so much subconscious preprograming and mind chatter running all the time, that it can be difficult to get centered and clear. We have no idea how to start trusting ourselves, let alone Spirit.
Once we learn to let go of the negative mind, love ourselves more and raise the vibe within, we will become clear. When we are clear our manifestations will come to life much quicker.
The Good Vibes Gatherings: Consciously Creating
I know we are magnificent beings with the ability to create at any given moment. When we breathe in the beauty of who we are and breath out judgments, we can gain clarity. During these gatherings I will be teaching people how to come from the highest aspect of themselves so they can co-create consciously.
The 3-steps to focused manifestation are…
- Clear your energy body and mind
- Clear the clutter
- Clear intentions
We must learn to love ourselves first and foremost. Once we do this, our minds will open so we can hear the guidance of our higher selves and the wisdom of Spirit.
If you would like to connect with me in person, I offer one-on-one Shaman energy healings over the phone or in person. Click here.
I look forward to meeting you soon
Santa Fe, NM Sept 12-15th
Egypt March 2020
As the Good Vibes Gatherings are shaping up, I am reminded to sit still and listen. It is in the listening that I hear spirit.
As I embarked upon this last weekend I knew it might be challenging. It has been awhile since I’ve done group gatherings outside of the Orange County Healing Center, other than down the street at BOTI studio (If you haven’t gone to check them out, Google what they are up to) and I wasn’t sure what to expect.
At the OC Yoga festival, I found a lovely group of open-minded individuals who were ready to step beyond their minds and share their hearts. The one message that truly stood out to me was… how we give our power away… the power of love…
Since I am teaching to love yourself as you love another, I posed this question, “How do you show your love to another?” What struck me hard was this answer, by more than one person, “I try to make them feel special, or worthy…like they are enough.
I cannot tell you how many relationships I was in where I would see a man’s potential, who he could be, rather than who he was. I poured my love into him hoping he would change. Of course this never worked, and I was left with feelings of disappointment or anger, and feelings of not being good enough. Or, even friendships where I was always giving, left with the feeling of being taken advantage of. Once I learned to trust and love myself more these types of relationship’s changed.
After everyone shared, I came back to this point, “If we do not have feelings of worthiness ourselves…if we do not know how special we are… if we cannot feel our own love, this love we pour into others… how can we ever attract it?”
The day after the festival I went to Whittier to hold the next Gathering. Again, I was a bit nervous, as I did not know the type of folks that would come. After all, this was in a restaurant in downtown Whittier! If you haven’t been to the Modern Shaman Kitchen on Greenleaf, you are missing out! It’s totally VEGAN! In WHIITER!!! And they happen to be a couple of groovy people I met many years ago when I did an opening ceremony for a friend in Laguna.
THIS GROUP!!! OMG!!!
People who I’ve never met before open to a group healing (Which, BTW, I had no idea I was doing. I had a whole other class prepared for them). They bared their souls with one another. With open hearts they wanted to feel the shift… and they did. Just like the group Saturday, these loving hearts were ready to LOVE THEMSELVES MORE! The energy was beautiful and we all left glowing.
That morning, before the Whittier gathering, a friend in Durango, CO. reached out. She wanted me to come and bless her land and have a gathering around her medicine wheel. We had been talking about me coming for a couple of years and this
time I said yes! On August 11th, I will be with a whole new group of souls ready to love and open up their hearts to the infinite wisdom within.
When we fall more in love with ourselves, our world will change.
I look forward to being with you in ceremony soon…