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Musings of an Awakening Spirit

Stories, poetry & general musings of Rebecca Haywood, a modern-day Shaman with a penchant for bringing the divine into the human experience.

Psychic Surgery: Reversing a severe 14mm disc herniation


  I cried when my client sent me this testimonial… I will never cease to be amazed by the miracles this work conjures. Thank you @xtinatorigian for your authenticity, vulnerability, and your commitment to healing. And of course, gracias infinitas to my grandmother, Sarita, for bringing these practices into all of our lives. 🙏🏻 Skip to minute 2:00 to hear about the Psychic Surgery. But I love the share about the process...
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Holding Sacred Space

Holding Sacred Space
To hold space for another— it is to be a guardian… a silent witness… a soft place to land, or a permission to fly further. It is to meet the call of Love’s beckoning and become its fluid container, softly holding the unfolding flow of the river’s perfect passage. When Angel and Seth reached out to me and asked to serve on one of my journeys, it was a resounding yes. And it...
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Life is Love

Life is Love
Life is Love, and you are the lover. Let’s make it a delicious affair, shall we?   Happy Valentines, my lovers! I love you so. 💘
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How do you move beyond victim mentality?


How do you move beyond victim mentality? The answer lies within your first broken heart. 💔 ——— With gratitude to my teacher don Miguel Ruiz for breaking my heart wide open, and for seeding the Toltec wisdom into my mind… I love to share their blossoms. 🌹 And so I give you another “Soul Session”: spiritual mentoring sessions with my students, offering the reflection of their soul’s questions to you. If your...
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Tolantongo Springs: Soul Retrieval Ceremony - A testimonial from the heart


“I never felt like I had come all the way back into my body after those deep, painful moments in my childhood… I felt like my body wasn’t home…” @jcassia Can you relate? Whether it is childhood trauma, ancestral wounding, or a more recent disturbance, this feeling is a common one. You may not identify it as an absence of soul but notice the absence of life force —depression, disassociation, brain fog—...
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Teotihuacán, Mexico: A testimonial to the power of this journey


“To feel whole again” …a presence that so many of us seek. Teotihuacan offers that gift freely. “As long as you are willing and open to receive, it will be everything you need it to be.” @jcassia We are returning to Teotihuacan in April for “Root to Rise”, with shamanic Fire Cleansings at the sacred caves of Teotihuacán, a Soul Retrieval ceremony in the mothering waters of Tolantongo, and a Solar Eclipse...
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Ancestral Healing in Teotihuacán, Mexico


This captures the opening meditation for our group in the Temple of Women— an underground portal for womb clearing and rebirth. What you don’t see is the tunnel behind me, opening deep into the womb of Tonantzin where participants receive incredible healing and reconnection with the Divine Mother. We are so blessed to have private access to these special places! We were also able to share with you a private healing for...
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Forget's Hunger

Forget's Hunger
Mother dreams in memories now -rusted bells singing from shores softened by mind's rewind, her viewfinder clicking through treasures kind. Time-lapsed horizons shutter her eyes in a fog that relics the sunrise to a fade. Only sunsets now- ends that beg to begin again, if only to yaw the gnaw of the Empty. Forget hungers the tongue, then the heart until their only reach is for each other, huddled against the Silent Cold....
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Root to Rise Journey (Tolantongo Spring, Mexico)


Described as “the womb of Mexico”, Tolantongo will absolutely embrace you. A healing oasis tucked into the Sierra Madre mountains and fed by volcanic thermal springs, her mineral-rich waters are perpetually warm hence her Nahuatl name “Tonaltonko”— “Home where it feels warm”. “Home” is exactly the feeling you sink into as you ascend her miles of waterfalls cascading from the sacred womb caves of Tonantzin (Divine Mother Earth). Depending on which ‘Mother...
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Made of Feathers


Come home to yourself as divine. Root to Rise is named by this truth: we must root in order to truly rise. And pssst… the root isn’t just the earth of your body, it’s the root of where we all come from— our lineage of light. Root into that, and your rise will deepen as much as it expands. Root to Rise: a shamanic healing journey Teotihuacán & Tolantongo Springs April 4th...
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How do we let go of the past?


Letting go of the past requires us to let go of the self within that story. And to let go of that self, we might need to let go of the self we are today and in all our tomorrows. When @donmiguelruiz gave me this teaching—that sleep is the closest thing to death—I upleveled my ability to let go. My nighttime ritual became a Puja of preparing myself for that death— cleansing...
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AI: Artificial Ink

AI: Artificial Ink
“There is no original thought.” I remember when @donmiguelruiz told me this, explaining how every dream that has ever been dreamt is alive. Some know it as the Akashic Records… the big file cabinet in the ethers that we all tap into. This teaching helped me to let go of my attachment to my creations and my identity within them. Like the Buddhist monks and their sand mandalas, I could create with so...
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SOLSTITIUM: THE SUN STANDS STILL

SOLSTITIUM: THE SUN STANDS STILL
Wherever you stand on this Solstice and whichever season you savor, it is a time for stillness and redirection. The sun's movement in relation to earth actually pauses and then reverses direction. Hence the origin of the word from the Latin solstitium, meaning 'the Sun stands still'. Many choose to celebrate to seasonal aspects of Solstice by honoring the waxing or waning of the light, but what of this pause BEFORE redirection? Regardless...
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Day of Guadalupe: Sacred Chapel, Abuelita's Legacy


Recorded this in 2018 in a chapel where I used to live. She held a strong presence there and often made herself known, as you can see in the video. The property was equally adorned in etchings of Toltec deities including my beloveds Quetzalcoatl and Tlaloc.   So it was a perfect reflection of my Abuelita’s lineage and a much needed sanctuary for my move from the mountains to the city and...
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What keeps us attached?


Welcome to “Soul Sessions”— snippets of recorded mentoring sessions with my students, bringing their soul’s questions home to you. 🥰   If your soul has a question for me… hit me up for a free Clarity Call to feel into how Spiritual Mentoring could serve you.   
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Fire Cleansing in Teotihuacán


And the storm parted to make way for their healing tears. Gracias Tlaloc. Tlazokamati Tonantzin tlali. Ometeotl   And thank you to all the participants of this journey for bearing your hearts to the fire… especially to my shamanic healing student @cyn1972 whose growth has made this eagle mama proud, and to @angel.rohrer for fearlessly sharing her process with you. “How else are they gonna know what the f#*k we do here!?”...
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Day of the Dead: grief into gratitude


I do not cry with grief. For Death reminds me, nothing is mine to lose. I cry to water the seeds planted by Death— with reverence, with passion, with beauty. Life is a love affair with Death. That’s who I dance for. 🌹   I hope you all are dancing with your beloveds on this Día de Los Muertos. I love you! 💘💀💘
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Day of the Dead: a spiritual practice


The Day of the Dead (which is actually several days) honors death in a most beautiful way. It is believed that the veil between worlds is lifted, and the souls of the dead can revisit their loved ones. In colorful altars, laden with marigolds and ofrendas (offerings), we invite the dead to feast, dance and sing with us. Death is an honored guest, and life is the celebration.   For me, there...
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One Womb, Many Hearts: a not-so-personal story

One Womb, Many Hearts: a not-so-personal story
When all had completed their process at the Healing Well, I decided to take a sip of the portal myself. I thought I was there for my own healing— a little womb housekeeping. And I was. But it was a much larger womb than the one my skin held, and it took me down.   I dropped to the ground in a wave of sorrow… all the traumatized wombs of Gaza, Israel, Palestine—the...
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Womb Autonomy: Teotihuacán, 2023


Standing in the Plaza of Water, we prepared ourselves for the deep womb work that comes at the Healing Well in the Temple of Women. This was unprecedented— to visit the Temple of Women on the first day of a journey. But it was what the ancestors of Teotihuacán asked of us.   We began at the Pyramid of the Moon and the home of Chalchiuhtlicue, the goddess of earth water—lakes, rivers,...
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