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Life Healing Community


Discovering the Shaman Healer Within
Discovering the Shaman Healer Within

Aho! Take a journey and an exploration into the worlds and the way of the Shaman. Come and sit down before the fire with the Shaman as you calm your mind and open your heart to the teachings of the Elders. As you walk the path of this course, you will re-member many skills, talents, places and people from your past that you have forgotten. Welcome to the reconnection to your purpose as healer. Let the Shaman Elder take the talking stick and listen to his words.

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Nestled in the Ozark Mountains surrounded by virgin forests lies a sacred place known to ancient Native tribes and healers is an energetic vortex of healing. This holy place was honored and many healings of all kinds were given to peoples throughout the ages here. But as time went on and the ancient peoples moved away from this place it was forgotten, until now.
~ Life Healing Community

Life Healing Community:
The Student Gathering September 24 - 28, 2009


By Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls


We had a fantastic time gathering together at Life Healing Community (LHC) this year. The student gathering was actually five days long instead of three and I love to see how the guides orchestrate everything so perfectly to give us an extra day together! Maureen Rivelle and her husband Cal came in on the 23rd and we spent the day preparing for the event. I could not have done this without their most generous help in both time and money! We put up two extra tents for the weekend as well as a pavilion made of canvas that Nic purchased for Life Healing Community and it gave us the opportunity to be outside and screened in without bugs or sun. There was lots of room in there for two picnic tables and everyone's folding chair and we had hours of wonderful conversation and laughter and lunches in this most comfortable tent pavilion.

Council fire and pond at Life Healing Community
Teddianne and Ellen Kerber and her husband John came on the 24th and everyone settled into their tents for the night. It was great to see everyone getting know each other. Cal decided to paint the tool shed. John decided to work on making the front door of the house easier to open. Each of the women brought along enough food to make two dishes for the group and we ate like kings the whole time.

Friday the 25th Dee Dee arrived and then we went with Cal to Poplar Bluff to pick up Billy and also to go to Home Depot and get paint and supplies we needed. We had a wonderful camp fire and opening ceremony that night. The moon was waxing and the ancient ones were present. Several people received a spiritual healing at that time and I will pass along their stories as they come in.

Building the chapel altar
Saturday Cal tore the walls off the chapel and we took everything inside off to the tool shed for storage, lumber, canvas, etc. Then we took the tarp off the wooden block end cuts and began to form an altar in the middle of the chapel. How it stayed round is a total mystery to me when you are working with square shapes. But we all carried blocks Saturday and Sunday and stacked them up to form a most beautiful wooden altar about 8 feet in diameter and four feet tall. The last top layer was like putting a jigsaw puzzle together and the pieces had to fit together just right. Mo and I saw one block that looked like a loaf of bread and we inserted it in the middle of the altar and you can see it there when you come here. We now have a bowl of spring water and many candles and smudge sticks on the altar. You will see this when I send out the photos in another email later.

Sunday afternoon we did a dedication ceremony and offered sage and cedar and candles and left the prayer for healing at Life Healing Community tucked down into the wooden blocks. Teddianne hung prayer flags and left a beautiful piece of quartz crystal to reflect the light from LHC. As we offered this alter to Creator and asked that the prayers of all who state their needs here either vocally or by leaving an article or item or by carving their initials into this altar, be blessed in innumerable ways. We expressed our joy in being part of this privilege to build an altar on this sacred land. I think that all of us realized and felt how very special it is to be called to participate in the development of a very sacred and holy site. When have you ever been given the privilege to help construct or develop a place like Lourdes or Fatima? We certainly did feel privileged in every way. And to have such a miraculous place right here in the US! In the heart of the US! And as we sang our prayer of thanks many of us could feel the healing energy on this land swirling up to envelop both the altar and ourselves. It was really amazing and even the song was given to us by the guides and had healing power. I think each of us was personally healed in various ways as we consecrated this altar to Creator's own healing work here on this land.

Monday Ellen and John and Teddianne and Dee Dee all said their goodbyes and departed with full hearts and happy faces. I know that friendships were made and renewed and those who had doubts about the special healing power of this holy ground left with no doubts about anything at all.

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Later Billy and Cal and MO and I proceeded to take down the camping sites, to put away the pavilion for another year to clear out and pack away a lot of things and to prepare Life Healing Community for winter. I cannot thank these people enough for all the hard work they did and how much they helped. Together we did a lot of those jobs that I cannot do here by myself. This community was never meant to be kept by one person alone. It is a community and it takes a village to raise a child. Although Life Healing Community is new for us, and we can see her as a baby needing all the nourishment and help and protection we can give it, the truth is that it is older and wiser than any of us and we can respect it and take guidance from it as well.

During our time together at this student gathering we also had many moments of laughter and sharing and teaching. At one point around the council fire I heard my students quoting me, those phrases that all of you have heard from my fingers time and again and we all had a great laugh listening to the imitations of myself saying

During our time together at this student gathering we also had many moments of laughter and sharing and teaching. At one point around the council fire I heard my students quoting me, those phrases that all of you have heard from my fingers time and again and we all had a great laugh listening to the imitations of myself saying

"Did you test the spirits of that?"

"It's not rocket science!"

"Were you aware?"

"Do you have your bubble of protection up?"

It became a list of the top ten things Shaman Maggie Says! I laughed so much!

We talked about balance and awareness a lot. We had several round table discussions, question and answer periods where everyone participated and gave their own views and experiences and I think that was empowering for everyone present. It's so good to share your thoughts and experiences with others who are also walking this path. It's so good to spend time with your brothers and sisters laughing and praying and sharing ceremony and food and a tiny bathroom.

Maureen's flute playing was always there at the perfect time and always guide directed and bringing us all into Spirit. The starry sky and the fullness of the moon keeping us united in one body and one Spirit while the drumming spoke of the unity we all experienced. We felt the touch of Creator in us as a community of students and I believe we are united forever from this experience. I hope that next year you too will come to the student gathering Sept 23 through 26, 2010.

2010 Schedule

May 28 - 30: Welcome Hands Weekend
Come and help us open up Life Healing Community to accept all the visitors who will come this year for their healing. We will set up the pavilion and tents for people to enjoy and prepare the council fire and have the first lighting of the council for the 2010 season. There are always many jobs that need doing at Life Healing Community and Shaman Maggie cannot do them all by herself. Bring husbands and kids too if you like!

July 9 - 11: Volunteer Gathering
Come be part of our volunteer community. This is an event for all our volunteers to enjoy the healing land themselves. Take part in the various activities that are offered here and that you usually don't get to enjoy because you are too busy helping others. This is a special weekend of pampering and ceremony for those of you who do volunteer a weekend or a week here helping other visitors experience their own healing. Special gifts and treats are given to all our volunteers. To make arrangement to come be a volunteer at LHC just send an email to . We need all the volunteers we can get for the 2010 season.

August 20, 21, 22: Green Corn Festival
Come celebrate a Native American holiday and holy day that honors the harvest for 2010. Corn is the symbol of prosperity and abundance and this weekend we give thanks for the abundance in our lives and the abundance that is Life Healing Community. We shall create the green corn council fire and eat Native American foods and do ceremony as we share our good fortune with Life Healing Community. We will be offering the grandmother step up ceremony for those women who have finished their menstruation (in menopause or beyond) and are now ready to be spiritual grandmothers for everyone around them.

September 24, 25, 26, 2010: Student Reunion
Again this is time to gather as one body of Shaman students to celebrate with each other, to learn from each other to share with each other. Ceremony will be done for you and all your loved ones and you can spend time at the chapel offering your needs and seeing to the needs of those who have already asked for prayers. Bring your husbands and wives and sit by the pond and allow the healing of this place to infiltrate your very spirit. Make friendships that will last forever. Come and find out that you have a solid group of wonderful classmates here. You will be surprised how much you all are alike!

Ongoing Activities
Ongoing we have private and group retreats, vision quests, medicine wheel ceremonies, and Shaman Student Intensives at Life Healing Community. These activities are limited so if you want to participate in these please make your reservations as early as possible by sending an email to . Food and accommodations are included. Transportation is not included.

Contact Shaman Maggie for more details about upcoming events hosted at LHC.


We welcome anyone to come and visit Life Healing Community at any time for free. Spend the day and just sit by the pond and feel the energy of the fountain that brings in chi into your four body system or sit on a bench by the chapel and just let Creator touch you and heal you in every way. Enjoy the music and perhaps there will be a council fire that night to participate in as well. We have Drumming Circle on Sunday nights if there are enough people here to participate. You can even stay at a motel or cabin in the area overnight if you wish to spend more time on this sacred land. We have a list of places to stay and you can write for more information.

I hope that each of you will make it a point to visit Life Healing Community for your own spiritual growth. Remember that we need volunteers and we need to get the word out that there is such a place as Life Healing Community so that other people can find it and can come here to receive their healing from this most powerful sacred ground. Now that you know such a miraculous place exists, how can you not tell the world about it?

Aho,

Shaman Elder Maggie


Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls is one of America's most beloved elder teachers of Shamanism for today's modern society. She is a gifted energy healer and the creator and instructor of these Self-Healing Expressions courses:
Discovering the Shaman Healer Within
Reiki for Healing: Level I
Reiki for Healing: Level II

Copyright © 2009 Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls. All rights reserved.



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