Welcome to Shamanics in Portugal´s Earth Spirit Journal, our Newsletter, for October 2015. Our intention is to remind you our readers, friends and connections we are all part of a much larger, ever evolving community.

We offer here some insights into our views and experiences into the co-creation we are all part of. We alone are responsible for what each of us is creating. Help from the Universe can only come once we accept it is our choices which shape and create our world.

The September equinox is now past, together with the super blood red moon and the shift of Saturn back into Sagittarius. Why is this important? Sagittarius loves freedom, Saturn represents a more contracting energy with its strong values of commitment, maturity, responsibility.

Saturn will be transiting Sagittarius until December 2017 and historically this wave of energy has triggered major changes in the political, ethical and social systems. The energies of expansion and contraction will be challenging to all.

The last months of 2015 will be a significant transitionary period, providing the opportunity to sense your vision, your dream and create the structure to bring into being. To realise that it will need each of us to confront and liberate our beliefs about relationships, our purpose etc.

Chant for October
This chant comes from a book called 'Ancients Echoes The Anasazi book of chants' by Mary Summer Rain.

She has written at least nine other books and in this one she brings to us the chants, prayers, songs and poetry of the Anasazi people. They lived in Pueblos in the plateau area of the American Southwest from 100 to 1300 A.D. In this unique book she brings together the beauty and sensitivity of the Anasazi community called The Spirit Clan.

The clan was an extremely peaceful community and its societal foundation rested solidly upon peace itself. Their Peace Prayer was directed towards the outer world in general, which included all life on earth as well as that above and around it. This 'life' encompassed all spirit entities as well.

Peace Prayer
May harmony dwell in the hearts of all people.
And between them let peace be their way
May thoughts and deeds be gentle and kind,
And trails be straight, paths be true.
May starlight show the way at night,
And dark clouds never stay the day.
May nature thrive upon this land,
And Peace abide in the Sacred Manner.
May it be so

Reviewing September's Vision Quest
In September a dozen quests were completed in the sun and warmth of the Valley of Rainbows. Shamanics in Portugal ask participants to rate an event on a scale of 1-10 where 10 is being absolutely superb. The average of the quests was 9.4. Our next Vision Quest is in March 2016.

Comments from these questers included:
"I learnt to forgive. I found my weakness. I am no longer afraid of the dark... It was scary, exciting, thrilling."
Zoey – Leeds, England

"Much more than I thought it would. It opened my heart and taught me how important it is for me to really express myself. The song I sang bringing me in many grateful tears... It was interesting, fun, magical, trippy and exhausting."
Sigi – Bordeaux, France

"Enjoyed my time and my own company. Seeing some issues I can look at and make changes to integrate into my life.
Awesome experience. Great timing for me for the next chapter of my life. Enjoyed it."

Caroline – Hereford, England

"Inspiring. Revitalising. An experience to repeat. Grateful."
Duarte – Sintra, Portugal

Future Events with Shamanics in Portugal
The next event will be a Fire Ceremony (The Give-Away Ceremony) from 27th to 29th November when you will be able take the opportunity to bring what you desire to be rid of in your life, preparing the fire on which you place it. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to create the new.

The first event of 2016 will be 'Discovering the Inner Realms... an Introduction to Shamanism' from 19th to 21st February. This will introduce you to the shamanic experience of ritual, creating sacred space, journeying, meeting you guides, power animals and much more on our experiential journey together. It will provide you with powerful, effective tools to let you tap into the unseen world for insight and healing which requires no external authority, intermediary, or even beliefs.

The full list of events to September 2016 is available by visiting the Forthcoming Events section of website here:

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Author's Bio: 

Besides creating and running http://creatingharmonyinyourlife.com/ Gregory Reece-Smith, the author of this article, is also one of the three main guides with Shamanics in Portugal alongside Steve and Suze Plenty-Light Elliott. You can visit the team's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ShamanicsinPortugal, and their website at http://shamanicsinportugal.com/

Gregory is an experienced transformation facilitator, both within organisations and with individuals. As well as coaching, he conducts workshops at various locations around the world allowing participants to gain experience of how to effect a shift and bring greater clarity in their lives. Gregory´s first book 'The Seven Secrets to Living in Harmony – A Guide to Freeing YOU to Create YOUR Life', was published by Divine Time Books and is currently available via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/b00reowcry.