Blessing Sessions Q & A
Finding the flow - Navigating the obstacles - Living in Balance
How long are sessions?
Please allow an hour plus or minus. I invite us to let go of tracking time. There is a beautiful flow and we will know when the session is complete.
How do we connect for sessions?
With the safety of myself and clients in mind due to Covid-19, online sessions are the only option I offer at this time. Appointments may selected at your convenience. Click box at the top of this page or the link https://my.timetrade.com/book/WY4QH to check my calendar and automatically schedule your one hour zoom session. A confirmation will be emailed to you with your zoom link in that confirmation. At the scheduled time simply click on that link and we will be connected.
How much do they cost?
$50 for the Blessing session.
When should I pay and what forms of payment do you accept?
If you would like to pay at time of booking that would be great otherwise please pay directly after your session. There is a direct payment link at time of booking. Paypal me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I understand what is being offered?
What I do is perhaps best described as a life coach/spiritual counselor/navigator. Life becomes confused, complicated, stuck and because I am outside your situation and story I can use my intuitive and practical skills to help you return to simplicity, right action and balance. You merely need to show up with an open heart to receive support and take action on the offering that come through if you are moved to do so to make progress in your life. If you desire, and technology permits, I will email you a video recording of our session.
What is the sequence of each session?
I am here to serve you in the highest way possible. In our online session we will take a few minutes to breathe and center together. With the wave of the feather and incense I will shower you with blessings and invite the way for the clearing away any obstacles. We will then pick three advice from nature cards from the 100 available. Each special totem of nature carries its wisdom and will assist us in your journey. These three cards are a door way to begin to go deeper. I will ask you what questions you have in your life and then I will hold those questions with you as we weave through their energies in a process of honoring your highest and best to bring back wisdom for you. Usually the session yields innovative ideas for you to consider and craft your future with more ease and simplicity. We close with blessing and completion of the energies.
What benefits will I receive from a session?
Peace, clarity to find the flow, insight into going around your obstacles/challenges, healing at a prayerful and expansive level. I will email you a recording of the closing blessing as well as images of the nature cards selected for you. In addition for you and the Earth a tree will be planted for each session.
How can this work help in this time of uncertainty and isolation?
Amidst the chaos of your life the call is to return to roots...simplicity....remembering what is timeless . . . wise and ancient. We need to make "sense" of all this change and how we navigate through it. We need to strengthen our -Sense of Belonging -Sense of Gratitude -Sense of Touch -Sense of Caring -Sense of Purpose -Sense of Direction -Sense of Humor -Sense of Peace -Sense of Well Being -Sense of Knowing -Sense of Wonder -Sense of Satisfaction -Sense of Community
What are your qualifications and approach?
My gift of healing comes from a deep and lifelong journey of discovering and living my true nature and expressing that in a variety of ways in service to the earth and my community. I live a life of success and bring a unique and insightful blend of healing, ceremony, nature connection and adventure, creativity and business. These very different and powerful modalities combine in service to you and humanity. My background and experiences encompass such a broad range and give me both the spiritual and practical tools to assist you. While any one of these areas is powerful the combination of all of them provides the power. (See detail in four areas below)
Healing and Ceremony:
-Drum making apprentice with Red Shirt Mike Reyna - Taos Pueblo in New Mexico
-Huichol Drum and harvest ceremony in remote Sierra Madre of Mexico
-Facilitating prayer and gratitude circles for over 30 years
-Leading hundreds of tree plantings and celebrations all over the world
-Soul reflections stories and art
-Individual blessings sessions
Nature connection and adventure:
-Swiss Alps expedition leader and photographer
-40 day solo on foot across remote Iceland
-Astronomer and observatory director St. Louis, Missouri
-Founder of Ft. Collins ReLeaf and planting and care of over 120,000 trees
-Award winning Videographer for film Iceland-Into the Flow of Your True Nature
-Meow Wolf art collective in Santa Fe: artist, backer and community participant (meowwolf.com)
-Poetry in Motion mobile art poetry truck (facebook.com/poetryinmotiontruck)
-20 books on nature, trees, marketing and inspiration - Advice from a Tree, Advice from a River, Advice from a Mountain, Tree Celebrations!, Words, A Thousand Things Went Right Today, Poetry in Motion, Universal Bank and Trust, The True Nature of Marketing, PoetTree, et al.
-Silk painting artist
Business and Manifestation:
-Creative marketing and product development teams for 7UP-the Uncola and Willy Wonka brands
-National Keynote speaker and performer (nsacolorado.com)
-Greeting Seeds 25 million cards containing gifts of seeds
-Featured in over 100 major media including The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, The London Times, NPR All things considered, The Today Show.
-Your True Nature 50 million Advice from Nature products in National Parks. (yourtruenature.com and advice-forlife.com)
How have you been able to be so successful and create a life and lifestyle of abundance and purpose?
I have been able to create a life from my core purpose which is to honor and learn from nature and be in service to the greater good. I do this through living my joy, seeing my life as a blessing, being close to the precious gifts of nature and empowering others to live their true nature. My books, videos, art, companies, speeches, ceremony, blessings, home, lifestyle all come from finding the flow. I live by the following: Live in gratitude * Go beyond the obstacles * Stay close to nature * Serve the greater * Create beauty * Find the flow * Connect with purpose * Share your gifts * Keep a sense of wonder * Follow love and joy!
What are others saying about your work?
I am honored to serve those I work with. Here are words that have been shared with me . . .
"The sweet, touching and heart-opening Blessing from Ilan Shamir was extraordinary! Ilan wove together a powerful blend of kindness, presence, intuition, humor and creativity for our time together. I 'entered' our session with several of my biggest life questions and concerns. With his empathy of a listening ear, the wave of a wild feather, the beat of the sacred drum, and calling in nature's wisdom through true nature cards, Ilan graciously blessed and showered me with clear, peaceful and expansive guidance on both the practical and spiritual levels. Exactly what I needed." Rosy A.
"With his grounded healing presence, Ilan holds safe sacred timeless space that called forth my trust in him. He listens deeply and offers potent insights and encouragement that gave me renewed faith and tools to navigate my inner healing journey. I am most grateful for such a generous journey and blessing!" - Chris J.
"During this period of rogue and tectonic global pandemic I have sought ways to keep on keepin' on. Ilan's Blessing session was an ever surprising journey of discovery. He drummed, hummed and deeply listened to my hearts song and gently helped me access and verbalize my most powerful desires. Ilan is an eclectic magician and playful teacher." Jack G.
"I feel served by you. I feel known by you at a soul level. You get me aspirationally and spiritually. The support you provided is magical and will provide future clarity I will recognize." Michele M.
"The journey taken sparking what called to be remembered. I honor the work of the soul that seeded anew to take up what is mine to carry". - Diane G.