**PLEASE NOTE - CORONA**
Due to the financial hardships and high demand for emotional support during these times of corona, Meghan has switched to a sliding scale for spiritual counseling sessions.
She's also created a public Facebook page to support the spiritual process through the age of corona (will likely include donation-based group process calls, as well as resources and community support during these times.)
To give you an idea as to what birthed the group and the call back to sliding scale spiritual counseling, here's a peek...
March 23, 2019 11:59pm
I know this a late night post - but what are time and schedules these days? - but real talk question for my spiritual-tendencied friends...
I know we’re all going through a massive process. Fear and anxiety (plus whatever patterns and constructs were presented before this shit started.) But for those of you who are tapping into the larger picture spiritual piece of this (and mine is only slowly coming into clarity)...
Is there a part of you that feels like this is everything we’ve been training for? Like everything we’ve learned is to support us in supporting everyone through this unprecedented massive process?
We know how to feel. To purge. To heal. To actually hold space while checking our ego. To transmit energy. To empath. To love.
We know how to do this. We’re the space holders. Our process first, then purge, as always, but then align to this higher, stronger, clearer space. Our higher selves grounded.
This is it. We know what to do.
If I were to rally anyone who resonates with any of this, on any version of a spiritual level, or any non-“spiritual” human who resonates on a heart level, if I were to create a public Facebook group where we could band together and talk, and think, and vibe - and work together and see what the fuck we can actually do here, would you be interested? Would you join it? Would you contribute what you can?
But unity and love in humanity seems to be key 🙂
Let me know what you think my friends. We need to start talking for real, stat. 🙂 ❤️
- Meghan Shannon Elder
Click HERE to visit our public Facebook Group, Spiritual Healing and Support to Humanity Through the Corona
What Does the Spiritual Counseling and Development Process Entail?
During our current times of coronavirus, we are experiencing an unprecedented level of collective fear, anxiety, and upheaval in our daily lives. We are being forces to stop, prioritize, and work together in ways we've never had to do before for our collective good.
This makes it especially important to continue on the path of inner work. This is partly for physical reasons (it's very hard to function in a constant state of anxiety) but also for spiritual ones - more emotions and energies are accessible to us in our bodies than at any time before. Learning to emotionally purge, align to the clearer, stronger space, and break down walls and constructs we've been living with forever can bring us out of this experience that much stronger and more aligned to our heart's pulls.
The path of accelerated spiritual development is less of a "path" and more of a process (or "process work"). If you've ever watched master processor Iyanla Vanzant (Meghan's teacher) in action, she will constantly refer to "trusting the process". No truer words have ever been spoken. This path is not easy, nor is it for the weak of heart. But it works, over and over, as long as a person continues to be willing to work it.
The process itself starts with an intention and willingness to align the body, mind and heart with the spirit's natural state. This usually involves going deep underneath our defenses to see what they're actually defending. This is often the most difficult part, as the defenses sometimes come with a built-in blind spot. Though with people trained in process work, some of the signs that there may be something to look at underneath are there (which is part of the coaching).
As always, a person's free will and intuition will always win, as the coaches will simply alert the person in process as to what they're seeing and ask them to investigate it (with or without support). A refusal to investigate something is often sign of a defense in action. However, there are stages to the game and not every piece is going to be ready to move at every step. We also practice being gentle, loving and non-judgmental with ourselves as possible throughout the journey.
One the willingness is there and the intention is activated, the body will follow intent and begin to align towards its natural spiritual state. In turn, it will present (through various means, including showing up in the immediate surroundings as themes, etc) what needs attention in order to get there. Some of the most common ones include...
These also often need to be re-trained and re-framed in order to come into alignment with the intuition and spirit.
Another major aspect we work with is aligning to the spiritual senses in order to be able to tell what is what. The idea is not to need coaching forever. These spiritual development skills that are taught during this process are kept for life, ultimately changing the way a person navigates and experiences the world. Some of the skill sets we focus on are as follows:
There are a couple of things that make this particular space unique. Meghan trained in a two year intensive program (Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development) with master processor, Iyanla Vanzant in 2005-2007. Following internal spiritual guidance, she took that skill set and brought it out into the Amazon, where she spent five years apprenticing with Ayahuasca shamans and co-running a healing center there (still involved with prep/integrations and running groups - visit Beyond the Ceremony for more info.)
Having over 250 Ayahuasca ceremonies through the lens of spiritual development process work made all the difference. Both paths fed each other, as the Ayahuasca Medicine accelerated the Process Work path even more efficiently, the Medicine work clarified and taught more about it along the way.
The path is wild. People see stuff you just can't make up. But when a person is aligning to their own true spirit and intuition, they begin to see it for themselves. While this is a lifelong path, every new discovery, release, epiphany, heart-opening, emotional purge, etc brings not only relief, but an aliveness that hadn't previously been experienced.
This path is a lot. Sometimes it's messy and hard as hell. It's also the most beautiful, real thing many of us have ever seen. The work can change so many aspects of life, including...
Anything has the chance of being healed. If something in you stirs at the idea of tapping into who you really are underneath everything that you're not, chat with us. We do free consults to see if we believe we can help you out in this work.
During the sessions, we offer whatever is necessary of the following...
To see Meghan's personal process blogs (beginning in her shamanic apprenticeship in the Amazon in 2007 until more recent times, visit www.beyondthewhirlwind.com. To keep up via email, click HERE
MEGHAN SHANNON ELDER
After a two year intensive spiritual development training program with Iyanla Vanzant, Meghan spent five years in the Amazon studying with Ayahuasca shamans. She currently lives in the DC area and is still very human. She loves to share this process because it is a GAME CHANGER. Visit her Ayahuasca-focused sister site, www.beyondtheceremony.com, find her on Facebook or follow her on Instagram @beyond_meghan.
*Fluent in English, Spanish and ASL