Join me on a seven-week journey to re-establish your connection with your ancient ancestors, learn to communicate with the seen and unseen forces in our environment, and respectfully offer your healing energy to places in need.
Why was this happening?
What were they trying to tell me?
Was this a spirit of someone who had passed away who was trying to send me a message?
I truly had no idea.
And I had no way to figure it out.
My spiritual path was like this for a long time. “Unusual” things were happening in my environment but rarely did I receive clear messages or guidance to go along with it.
Learning how to consciously communicate with the spirits of nature totally opened a whole new world to me.
Once I understood it and practiced it, I began to receive more complete information.
And the better I got at communicating, the more “colorful” the spirit world became to me. It wasn’t just sensing a spirit or hearing a message, but I started being able to see things in my mind’s eye that I hadn’t been able to see before.
Now, I can understand if the spirits need my assistance and how they’d like me to help.
In the beginning, they often asked me to pick up trash while I was out walking.
Or cut a dead limb from a tree.
Or move a plant to a spot it might be happier.
But as the spirits have grown to trust me (and me them), our relationship has deepened and our work together becomes more complex.
They’ve shown me how to open and tend portals.
Shift and balance energy within the earth’s grids.
And asked me to join them in beautiful ceremonies.
Working together, we are able to release trauma and pain embedded in the earth and create vibrant and healthy places for all those inhabiting a particular area.
As it turns out, communicating with spirit is an active activity.
No amount of laying on a yoga mat and willing your mind to be emptied will ever help you meet your guides or any other spirit.
It might create some occasional spontaneous spiritual experiences, but as soon as your mind realizes that’s happening and gets all excited or just tries to remember what’s happening, POOF, it’s all over.
And you have no idea how to recreate that experience.
But once you get the hang of it, channeling with spirit can be a part of your day to day life.
“Oh, hey there tree friend, how are you doing in this heat we’ve been having?”
“What’s that? You’re a little thirsty and could use some extra water? Okay, I’ll turn the sprinkler on for you. Cool? Cool.”
Yep, it’s as easy as that.
The more you do it, the more complex the information will be, but to begin with, it’s good to just start talking with (and listening to) all of the other beings in your environment.
Spirits who communicate with us want their information to be heard. They’re not (usually) just going to shout into the wind and hope you hear them.
Look, sometimes messages from spirit are weird. A few months ago I was channeling and kept hearing:
“Umm, what was that? I don’t think I heard that correctly”.
Alrighty then, I wrote it down. Scrambled eggs.
As far as I know, it had nothing to do with anything. Sometimes I think my guides think it’s funny to see if they can get me to write something down.
Or maybe it’s just a test to make sure I’m really paying attention before an important message comes through.
Whatever it is that comes through, you don’t need to understand it at the time. Just write or speak it all as you receive it.
We tend to spend a lot of time worrying about whether we’re making it all up or whether its happening at all, especially because receiving messages often sounds exactly the same as talking to yourself in your head.
The sooner you can just decide to trust the information you’re receiving, the faster you’ll begin receiving messages.
Spirits don’t tend to keep talking to someone who isn’t listening or doesn’t believe them.
Yep...like it or not, there are plenty of spirits out there who aren’t connected to source energy that will happily take advantage of your interest in communicating with the unseen world to send messages that are not in your best interest.
After receiving information, be sure to check in with how you feel about it.
Does this seem like information that would come from a spirit connected with source energy?
Is it asking you to do something you don’t feel good about?
And always be wary of spirits who tell you either that you have to go through them to get some kind of information or who are telling you things that feel like they’re stroking your ego.
I don’t want this to scare you away from learning to communicate with spirit.
99.9% of my interactions with spirit have been positive, but it would be irresponsible of me not to let you know this is a possibility.
Do not throw your good judgement out the window just because the information came from spirit.
You can always say no to any requests, even from a benevolent spirit.
This is a lesson that’s taken me years to learn.
Because it can feel scary to put yourself out there.
To share the information you’re receiving and the experiences you’re having.
But it’s the fastest way to validate that it’s all really happening and that you’re getting the information correctly.
And because everyone’s skills and talents are different, when you work together in a group, your energy is amplified and so much more can be accomplished.
I truly believe that working not just with a mentor, but with an entire community of people on a similar path will help bring your own gifts to the surface to be shared much more quickly than going it on your own.
Imagine going out for a walk in nature and being greeted by the spirits present.
They’re happy to see you and ask if you’ll do them a small favor, which you do.
Then, you see the sun shining down on a particular spot just off the path that you hadn’t noticed before.
You’ve walked this trail over and over again and somehow hadn’t ever noticed that there was a small path through the woods.
But now suddenly, you see it.
The spirits pointed it out just for you.
As you walk down this tiny trail, mostly obscured by lush vegetation, you begin to hear the trickle of water.
You follow the sound a little further until you find the most beautiful little waterfall tumbling over the rocks into a beautiful pool of water.
How did you not know this was here??
You take your shoes off, put your feet in the clear, cool water and are suddenly aware of all of the spirits in this place tending to the plants and the water and the stones.
They tend to you too.
Offering you some healing energy while you rest in the shade.
Is this a real place? Or did you step through a portal into another dimension?
Either way, you know your relationship with the beings in this place has made it possible for you to visit.
Magical experiences like these can really happen in our everyday lives when we reach through the veil to get to know all of the spirits that surround us every day.
Once we open our hearts to them and say hello.
You’ve done this before, you just need to remember.
Through years of trial and error, I now know what I have been called to do. Or rather, what I have already done for many lifetimes and am continuing in this one.
And I want to help you do the same.
The earth (and really, humanity…) needs each of our unique gifts now. It’s time to come together in community to do the soul work we’re here to do.
It’s time that we come into communion with the seen and unseen forces all around us who will support us and work with us on our journey.
The academy is a seven-week online journey to learn to work with the ancestors, the spirits of the land, and the energies of the earth to deepen your already strong connection with the natural world. The Earth is calling out to you to reclaim your rightful place in the ecosystem.
It’s time to lift your unique gifts from the soil and bring them into the light.
Connect with nature, the ancestors and spirit on a deeper and more meaningful level?
Get to know and understand the place you live and how you belong to it?
Offer your unique gifts in service to the earth?
Learn why certain places pull you in or push you away?
I have heightened my intuition and can more easily “hear” spirit. I have also learned to trust what I’m hearing and that the manner in which information comes to me can be completely different than the way others hear information.
Every aspect of the program was designed to embrace the initiate and the seasoned explorer. The content was well crafted, fresh, flowed with natural ease and encouraged a deep exploration of the material covered.
I feel like I have more tools in my spiritual toolbox now to work with the land and its inhabitants, portals, vortexes, etc. The information, things to consider and all of the layers you provided have deepened my work.
“It is not necessary to ‘go back’ in time to be the kind of creature you are.
The genes from the past have come forward to us.”
Paul Shepard, The Only World We’ve Got
We’ll begin our work by setting boundaries and creating a safe space to work in, both for ourselves and the ‘other than humans’ that we’ll be interacting with throughout our time in the Academy.
Your climate and watershed
Native flora and fauna
Indigenous people and culture
Settlement history of the area
Your story and personal connection to the land
Guided Meditation - Meet your ancient ancestors and receive a gift from them
When connecting with a specific piece of land, there are many different spirits or energies that you may encounter. This week will give you a framework to understand who you might encounter and what they may ask of you. We’ll also begin creating ceremonies and altars to work with the spirits of a place.
Guided Meditation - Meet the Spirits of the Land where you live
Ancient information and ascension codes can be found deep within the earth itself. Learn how to tune into these energies, calibrate yourself to them and access this wisdom to help lift the vibration of the earth.
As you get to know the Spirits of the Land and tune your body to the sensitive energies of the earth, you will have the opportunity to help clear and heal trauma on the land and remove lower vibe energies to improve the feeling and function of a home or property. This week will give you the tools you need to safely work with these energies and know when your assistance is needed and when it is not.
Guided Meditations - Help a spirit cross over, property reading and healing
Guided Meditation - Remembering your unique gift to share with the world
One of my mentors, Sarah Petruno, has graciously shared her e-book and three guided meditations as a bonus. This mini course is designed to teach you the basics of shamanic journeying and to provide you with the hands-on experience needed to develop your own journeying practice in less than a week. Sarah no longer offers this course publicly so I’m excited to be able to share this resource with you as part of the Academy.
Learning to work with essential oils completely changed how I was able to interact with spirit. This bonus module will explain how these plant spirits partner with us and how they can enhance and deepen our meditations, channeling and shamanic journeys. Guided meditations are included to experience the magic for yourself.
Who doesn't love opening the mailbox to find a package with your name on it? When you enroll in the Earth Tenders Academy, I'll put a special gift in the mail for you!
I'm Amy from Following Hawks and I believe in the healing power of the earth.
Over the past decade my guides have been teaching me how to communicate and collaborate with the spirits of the natural world.
Along the way I have learned how to communicate with nature spirits, work with earth energies like portals and grids and clear stuck and traumatic energy from the land.
I can't wait to walk this path with you in the Earth Tenders Academy!
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Believe it or not, we all have spirit guides as well as the ability to tap into intuitive information. You don’t have to “see” spirits to be able to do this work. But it does require some practice and getting familiar with the way you process subtle information, which you will have the opportunity to do in this course.
Not at all! The course is designed for you to start exactly where you are and then dive deeper into the material at a level that’s comfortable for you. If you already have the basic skills, then you’ll be able to spend more time going deeper with your guides on these specific topics. I’ve also included a variety of “real world” activities to compliment the subject matter each week that might give you a new perspective or new idea for the work you’re already doing.
Yes! The very first week of the course will be completely focused on safety and boundaries so you can feel confident in doing the rest of the lessons with what you personally want to allow into your space, or not. And you’ll have the benefit of working within a group of people where you can hear other people’s stories and experiences or practice your skills in a safe space, which makes learning a whole lot more comfortable than when something new or unusual happens to you and you’re not exactly sure who to ask about it or why it’s happening!
Every one of us has both healed and unhealed ancestors in our family line. We will learn specific skills to connect to the healthy ancestors who are waiting in the wings to be invited into your life to work with you. It’s completely okay to skip over the ones who are not well and not interact with them at all. I highly suggest completing this module so that you can experience the loving support of ancestors you may not have met in this life who want to support you!
That’s really up to you and how much time you have to invest. There will be one or more short videos teaching the content each week (30 - 60 minutes each week) with a series of exercises to help you better integrate or practice the skills and information. There will also be additional resources, reading, videos, etc if it’s a topic you really want to dive into! You’ll also have lifetime access to the course materials and the Facebook group so you can work through the material at your own pace or revisit sections you want to spend more time on later.
I have certainly described many of these skills and concepts on my blog, but this course is designed to walk you through not only understanding, but also practicing these skills. The learning comes from doing, both in community with other people and your guides.
No, this is a self study course. The video content and meditations are pre-recorded. But I do host monthly live calls where you can bring your questions, learn from others and practice your skills! I'm also active in the Facebook group to answer questions and connect.
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