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I'm a Lifedream Illuminator. I was born with a birthmark of a frog on my chest, on the right side (the ‘male’ side), a symbol of what I’m to ‘do’ in this life. Frog is one of the medicines a shaman will call in to help clear energies that are no longer serving. I suppose that means that I was born into my mission. I illustrate and illuminate what’s in people’s shadows and make it easy for them to release things they no longer need, so that they can access the gifts hidden there and move forward into a realization of their true, expansive, empowered selves. I have an especial talent for bringing gentle healing and fun into what people usually expect to be a scary or otherwise difficult ordeal. I’m guided to provide healing and information for righting our Medicines on an individual, global, Universal and Überversal level, using whatever gifts Great Spirit graces me with; Love, most of all. blackfeathermedicine(at)gmail.com

Draw Me: what do your spirit guides and angels want you to see?

learn_psychic_drawingRemember talent tests like the ‘Draw Me’ ads in comic books? Many people consider that they were a scam. After all, anyone and everyone that made the effort to draw whatever character was displayed passed, whether it was of a pirate, a house, a donkey, or Bob Hope. Essentially, it was a clever ploy, devised as a means of selling an art course, and it served the advertisers more than it did most of the hopeful artists who drew and sent in a likeness.

Depending on where entrants lived, a salesman might even have been dispatched to show up at the door, unannounced, with the intention of selling a company’s instructional art program. Even back in the Depression, one firm’s version cost $170, rose to $300 by 1950, and is around $3,500 now, as a distance education course.

That said, it’s how Charles M. Schulz – creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comics strip – started. Seriously. He answered a “Do you like to draw?” ad, passed Art Instruction Inc.’s ‘talent test’, and started developing his abilities (he even became an instructor there later). Regrettably, not everyone answering an ad came out feeling as successful by their efforts as was Charles.

Why was he that successful, when others weren’t?

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Per Mission

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I titled this drawing “Per Mission”, partly because there’s what I’d identify as a ‘mission’ in the background (to the left of centre), but moreso because it stressed the importance of verifying that you have a subject’s permission before doing anyone’s psychic illustration.

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Missing Rabbits: when worlds meet

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne of my favorite experiences with doing psychic illustrations…

This is a detail from an illustration I did a few years ago for a woman called Petra. She had herself forgotten all about the incident it described, until it was re-presented to her here.

It’s been my experience that in each illustration I do, there’s at least one ‘undeniable’ bit of information for the subject that gives them cause to think, ‘wow, there’s no way this psychic /artist person could have known that; perhaps I’d best pay attention and be open to what else is being communicated here, in terms of information that might be helpful to me’.

When I first described this part of her drawing to Petra, I asked, ‘who’s this boy running towards us with his arm upraised (as though he’s trying to get someone’s attention)? I know it looks as though this person’s wearing a gown or dress, but I distinctly feel that it’s a boy that’s being depicted here’.

Petra was astonished. She said, “Ohhhh… that’s John! I forgot about John!”

Petra recalled a memory from the orphanage that she’d lived in when she was a very young girl in the Philippines…

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Give Yourself a Gift, and Give the Gift of Yourself

If you imagine gold, frankincense and myrrh might be appropriate offerings, they pale in comparison to what You have to contribute. It being the season, what say we unwrap your gifts to the world and share the Love they can facilitate?

What gifts am I talking about? The ability to facilitate transformation, break the chains of limitation, to open doors and manifest Creation (for others and yourself).

Call me selfish, but I’d like to be a part of that. How? By helping you and others like you (feel free to share this post) to drop doubt, ‘reason’ and erroneous beliefs about what you imagine you’re capable of doing.

Here’s how I can help open you to your hidden abilitites…

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Call yourself a Shaman (…?)

I don’t. At least, not any longer, and it’s about time I got away from playing that old record for myself, stop living as if my past is still here, and Be the future self I Am.

Don’t get me wrong; I highly respect shamanism as a truly profound and miraculous healing art.  After all, I’ve been a traditional shaman in more than one past life and uphold tenets familiar to the practice in my present incarnation as well.

For instance, I continue to have a deep-level awareness of and respect for how Spirit interacts and communicates to us through animal messengers (and innumerable other manifestations) in this lifedream we perceive as our physical ‘reality’. I communicate healing messages by accessing unseen realms. And through connection to Source /Spirit /God /whatever-you-want-to-call-it, I energetically facilitate multi-level healing. But ‘shaman’ doesn’t describe ‘me’ (at least, not any more).

For lack of knowing how else to identify myself, I’d gone (along) with what other people were identifying me as, based on what they perceived I was ‘doing’ in my healing mission. And it made sense, in that the success of some of the methods I employ – like soul-retrieval or mitigating the influence of unseen spirits – are often attributed to the shamanic tradition. As providence would have it, I’d taken the proverbial ‘easy’ route; one that I thought would by association provide people an accessible recognition of how I might best help them.

In truth, though, I want to make sure I’m not doing the worthy practice of shamanism, myself, or You a disservice. While I’d rather not use another label at all, I’ve been inspired to refer to myself as a “lifedream illuminator”. While I believe it invokes a more apt description, it doesn’t just describe what I do; it’s what (rather than ‘who’) I Am.

So, what does it mean to be a ‘lifedream illuminator’?

Spirit is suggesting that a better first question might be ‘why’, as in ‘why would I /someone /you refer to yourself as one?’

As awareness of it in this dimension goes, part of ‘Being’ involves a letting go of or ‘moving away from’. While shamanism is indeed enjoying a revived appreciation world over, many people who’ve been taught to fear it as something (how to put it?…) ‘untoward’ will continue to be frightened of it, and miss out on the help on offer to them.

On the perceived other end of the spectrum (to all intents and purposes), persons that could benefit from healing but whose channels get scrambled by the mention of words they’re inclined to associate with religious doctrine  (like ‘Saints’, ‘Father’, ‘Jesus’, ‘Krishna’ or what-have-you) will either disregard what’s on offer to them outright, or perhaps worse yet, hold it in ‘too’ high a regard. What’s the danger in that? It’s been my experience that certain spirit-beings take advantage of ‘adoration’ energies, in much the same way as others feed off ‘negative’ or fearful ones.

In other words, I believe Spirit’s motivation here is one of ‘accessibility’; making Heart-centred healing available to persons who won’t access it through other modalities as they’re presented. In other words, why should anyone miss out? If you’d like to enlist the assistance of Loving, helper energies to bring more Light into your thoughts and your life, you’re not alone. We’re all here to help you be who you’re truly meant to be.

If you’re looking for a shaman specifically, doing a search online will bring up names like Sandra Ingerman, Michael Harner, Nicholas Breeze Wood, and a host of others highly qualified in the art. There are many I could whole-heartedly recommend.

But since you’ve found yourself here, consider that it’s where you’re ‘supposed’ to be, and contact me to find out what enlisting the help of a lifedream illuminator can be of benefit to you, personally.

blackfeathermedicine(at)gmail.com

Or if you feel an authentic call towards recognising yourself as a lifedream illuminator, consider this an invitation from the Universe to do so – you have at least as much a right to the moniker as I do. I advise though, that it’s not a trademark or to be used as a marketing gimmick any more than is the word ‘shaman’.

Big Love,
Black Feather