The Power of Love

resize altarMy name is Elisabeth Black and on Saturday, Jan. 12, I was spirit led to facilitate a circle about the power of love.

Because of the nature of love, my spirit guides asked that I be more self-revealing than I ever have been in past circles.

I shared about my process of opening up to the intimacy of love. I entrusted to others, in the circle, thoughts about my struggles with giving and receiving love and I spoke about the joys that love has brought into my life.

This circle was very beautiful as each person shared about how love has touched their lives.

I found that I wished that people that I am close to and love dearly were present at this circle. Then I began to feel that because I carry them in my heart, they really were with me…are with me. Always.

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On my altar, I placed items that carried the resonance of love. I had an open heart ring, a female turkey feather, clam shells, citrine gemstones, rose quartz, aventurine stones, a bell, a note from the universe, mirrors, rose petals, and a heart.

For our journeys, we asked that animals share messages of love with us and let us know just what we need.

IMG_5288As part of our circle, I explained how the Institute for the Shamanic Arts (ISA) had recently participated in a Handfasting Ceremony where two people committed to loving each other. Then I passed out ribbons and we all did a handfasting commitment to love ourselves. We wrapped the ribbon around our wrists and repeated vows.

To share love with others that didn’t get a chance to be present in our circle, we used divination to choose words that were written out. We then incorporated them into some written thoughts which I have listed here for you.

Play Spirit Things

A playful kind, loving spirit

connection to all things is one path of loving

wrap me in a kind, loving and playful spirit…gratitude

connection to all things is one path of loving.


I am a wave in the ocean.

I am part of a powerful and connected system of sea life and movement

beckoned by Grandmother Moon.

Does it serve me to fear that the other waves head toward the rocks and not the beach

or that they move more quickly or slowly.

I do not control how big they swell or how soon any break.

I fear that I am not important.

I need love knowing that I am only a small part of the whole.

I need to give. I need to receive.

I cannot flow alone.

Hold me mother ocean.

Take all of me.

Move me as I am.


Love Is….

Nurturing: allowing of what longs to come forth in its own time. No sooner. No later. Just Perfect.


Divine Thought

Resides within,

and begins with You!

Be open and let Love flow.


Love is about finding peace with both the head and the heart, the intellectual and the emotional. A balance is needed for a healthy love to survive!!



Decide in a strong way that there is indeed power in love.

The universe gives you permission to use this love. You are capable.


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Snake Wisdom and Soft, Strong Light

Our most recent Sunday Journey Circle brought forth meaningful information, as usual.  Over a dozen people gathered in the Grotto to explore their inner realms using the ancient tool of simply listening to a monotonous drum beat while holding an intention.  This day’s journeys focused on the power of Snake, and the state of matter called “Plasma”.

People connected with Snake in many fascinating and important ways.  The photo shown is our circle center for this group.

For the second journey, without much scientific introduction to that which is called Plasma, participants were asked to watch the Plasma light in the center of the circle, listen to the drum, and intend to connect with that which makes the light, as if it were a Being.  The quotes below are thoughts written down by journeyers immediately after the drum stopped.  Two people drew pictures of tehir experience, and they will be posted tomorrow.

“Rely on the raw, constantly changing, creative, infinite option…the feel of it.  You don’t need to do anything. Power, power, power, power inside you.”

“What part of what we “see” is real? Which is illusion? Are they both? Is it a matter of focus and perception?  Shadows dance, Someone chants, off in the distance and perhaps many, many years ago- perhaps in what we call ‘future’.”

“Release resistance. Open. Ask us for what you need. All us to permeate. Soften.”

“Superior technology is NOT “God”. …Let’s get this idea so we can all f&!king move on and join the Intergalactic Federation of Cool People!” (Said while touching the ball of light).”

“The Universe is full of massive Suns producing light.  The Suns collect into Spiral Galaxies.  The enormity of the Universe is so immense that the Earth is only a transparent speck of dust.  The light of the Universe passes through every fiber of our being.”

“The soft, strong energy you perceive as Light is what is between the worlds.  Like oxytocin release after orgasm, like the light that so many see during meaningful spiritual experiences, we are this, and we ride this to communicate. Like orgasm, the light feels good, so you (humans) want it.”

During the sharing after the journey, one participant spoke of his work, and how he uses Plasma light to cut metal. He spoke about its Power, and its Snake-like quality.  We all agreed that the ancient Snake and the mysterious Plasma are doorways into many important teachings for those who seek to know more about our worlds and how we interact with them.

Written by Quynn.

Cracking Open-Individual Sessions

The exciting and spectacular news is that our shamanic evocation performance of Cracking Open is happening very, very soon! In fact, it will be November 26, from 6:30-8:30.

Many fascinating, magical, sumptuous, balancing, and fruitful developments have been taking place!

One preparation happened recently when Cracking Open-Individual Sessions occurred.

The spirit energies of ….

“The Fynn Family- A shamanic team consisting of Sister Warrior Healer, Brother Shapeshifter and Quynn ‘Oolah’ (one who balances)”,


her Majesty, Queen Raveness,

worked with individuals to bring forth intentions into activation.

This was a powerful and moving experience!

Now it is time for YOU to Crack Open in your own special way.

You are invited,

you are encouraged,

you are so very welcome to join us for CRACKING OPEN!

Cracking Open-A Shamanic Evocation

On November 26, from 6:30-8:30, Quynn Red Mountain and Institute of the Shamanic Arts will present a multimedia, imaginative re-creation through shamanic evocation. With the power of memory and imagination, shamanic performers will use video, dance, art, rhythm, vocalization, sound, energy work, divination, song, clowning, light work, shamanic practices, and drumming to evoke messages of “cracking open” (transmutation). Due to the mature themes prevalent throughout this ritualistic performance, no children will be permitted.  Audience participation will be encouraged.

Together we will crack open and create anew.

Tickets: $7 – $13

(a spirit-guided sliding scale;

ask within to divine your ticket offering)

Tickets for the performance may be purchased at the door, at Future’s Antiquity Gallery, 19 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ.