The Power of Stories

“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the greatest thing you’ll ever do.” ~ Brené Brown

Today we welcome two women who have ‘dared greatly’ and recently published an incredible book – Women’s Power Stories: Honouring the Feminine Principle of Life.

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Jennifer Engracio and Carell Mehl are both the editors and contributors of this incredible gift they have created together.

Jennifer is a teacher, author, shamanic practitioner, reiki master and Lomi Lomi practitioner who lives in Calgary Alberta. She has a passion for working with children and families in the context of ceremony. She has also published a book with co-authors called The Magic Circle: Shamanic Ceremonies for the Child and the Child Within. 

Carell is a reiki master teacher and shamanic practitioner who is also based in Calgary. She served on the board of the Canadian Reiki Association for eight years and has a deep reverence for the earth. She enjoys the comraderie of like-minded individuals who are also on the healing journey. She has a passion for teaching reiki and shamanism, together and separately.

Join us as we dive into the how-to’s of creating power stories from the challenging and traumatic experiences we  all face.

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Going Shamanic Radio: The Sacred Masculine

Today your host, Jennifer Engracio ~ Snow Hawk, will talk with Andre Leclipteux about the Sacred Masculine and how it affects us all, every day.

As a shamanic and FEEL practitioner, Andre incorporates native ceremonies with horse wisdom and interactions, to help individuals and groups align or transform to achieve self-empowerment and emotional growth.  Andre will be offering a course in Calgary in April of 2016.  To find out more go to:

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Going Shamanic Radio: The Sacred Feminine

Today’s show features Sheryl Watson (Dawn Heart Sings) in conversation with Jennifer Engracio, your host of Going Shamanic.

Sheryl Watson has been a registered massage therapist since 1995 and a massage therapy college instructor since 2001.  Her focus on pelvic health naturally lead her to a path of studies in sacred sexuality, shamanism, the divine feminine, and a gateway of deep self-discovery. Check out workshop info in Vancouver and Calgary.

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The Sacred Feminine

What is it, really? Why is this topic an important one to discuss at this time of our lives? How does it relate to our daily lives?

If you’re someone who does too much, or finds they have no energy, or perhaps you are exploring how to balance the feminine and masculine aspects of your world, then join this conversation.

You will learn that the energy of the feminine isn’t exactly what you imagined! It is so much more.

Going Shamanic Radio: The Wisdom of Horses

Today on Going Shamanic, you will get to be a fly on the wall as Jennifer Engracio and Wendy Golding have an intimate and eye-opening conversation about what it means for us to really discover what’s inside to be healed, through horses.

Wendy Golding is a respected leader in the field of Equine Facilitated Learning and President of Horse Spirit Connections Inc., a not for profit corporation dedicated to promoting transformation and personal growth through the wisdom of the horse.

You will love listening to Wendy’s history and how it came to her that horses would be her partners for healing, for both herself and others. Enjoy the show, and remember to grab a pen and paper….there’s great gems in this one!

Article: Chickadee Teachings

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My father-in-law, Bill, built a beautiful birdhouse that he put up in our fairy garden last year. This year, chickadees decided to raise their brood in there after scouting it out rigorously over the winter months. I wondered why they chose our garden and what meaning that might have for me at this point in my life. It turns out that chickadees are the truth-bringers; their medicine is to point out hidden truths that need to be spoken for the benefit of all.

I discovered that these tiny birds are capable of big energy and are persistent in their guardianship of the truths in life. When I started to prepare my garden in April, their chicks had already hatched; they were protective and watched me intently as I worked. I spoke to them to let them know I meant them no harm and that they could raise their babies in my garden without fear. They settled after that but they hedged their bets by making sure one parent was going out for food while the other stayed with the chicks. They stayed true to their instincts.

Two months of diligent feeding by the parents every five minutes or so led to the growth of five very healthy baby chickadees. I was stunned by the devotion and selflessness of the parenting I witnessed. I was working on a new writing project in my backyard when I felt someone looking at me. I looked up and my father-in-law and his wife were grinning at me. They rarely come into Calgary but they had a doctor’s appointment so they swung by on the off chance that I’d be home. I made tea and brought it out into the garden. I was thinking how great it was that they could come and enjoy the garden Bill had helped us create when I saw a little head peaking out of the birdhouse. This young chickadee was surveying the outside world for the first time, planning her next move. All of the sudden, her parent called to her from a tree branch and she flew on fresh wings to meet her.

After that, she could not get enough; she was flying all over the garden and calling out in joy. Her brothers and sisters followed her and they were all darting around like the youngsters they are with so much energy and life. We marveled at them all exploring the world with such glee. It was a cacophony of chickadee calls unlike the ones I’ve been used to hearing the last few months made by the two parents. It sounded like a chickadee family reunion in my back garden! Everything had come full circle.

Weeks ago, I had secretly prayed to Spirit to allow me to witness the babies’ first flight and I was so thrilled that my wish was granted. This reaffirmed that everything in life–all successes and even all failures–is co-created with Spirit for my learning.   I am in the process of birthing a lot of dreams and projects at the moment and it seemed like Spirit was saying to me: “See. You never gave up. You were patient like the chickadees. You tried new things. You kept on going through the challenges and now all your dreams are coming true. You can release them into the world joyfully.”

Radio: The Art of Stalking the Dream

Today we dive into what it means to ‘stalk’ the dream.

What kinds of ‘stalking’ strategies can we use to achieve our dreams?

How do we keep moving forward when in overwhelm or feeling the emotions of pressure from others?

This show has so much juicy information and knowledge all in one hour. You’ll want to get a pen and paper to take notes – and we’ll post more information on our website for you in the coming weeks @

Gael Carter has immersed herself in shamanism for more than 25 years. She has studied under teachers of the sacred spiritual pathways of the Mayan, Toltec, Yaqui, and Q’ero peoples. She stands with Hyemeyohsts Storm, on the belief that earth based knowledge belongs in the hands of the people. In service of this belief, Gael has co-authored the book, Shamanic Ceremonies for a Changing World, a resource and guide for walking a path of Spirit. Gael is also the director and co-founder of the Institute of Shamanic Medicine (ISM) ( which trains Shamanic Coaches in the practical use of contemporary shamanic knowledge, tools, and ceremony.



Radio: The Art of Dreaming

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Today on Going Shamanic, your host Jennifer Engracio interviews Marilyn Keffer on the show.
You will hear what it means to really dream – in both the sleeping world and the waking world. You will gain tools and tips on how dreaming informs us in so many unconscious ways, and when we listen with intent, life unfolds beautifully.

Marilyn Keffer holds an Honours BA degree in psychology and has studied and trained extensively in Shamanism with teachers of the sacred spiritual pathways of the Mayan, Toltec, Yaqui, and Q’ero peoples of North, Central, and South America.  Marilyn is co-founder of the Institute of Shamanic Medicine and co-author of the book “Shamanic Ceremonies for a Changing World.”  She is a shamanic coach and a shamanic practitioner and teaches across Canada and at home in British Columbia.

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