Chris Grosso – The Indie Spiritualist – Ep. 89 – The Wisdom of Spirit Animals with Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

Chris Grosso - The Indie Spiritualist - Ep. 89 - The Wisdom of Spirit Animals with Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

Shamanic healer Sarah Bamford Seidelmann joins Chris Grosso for a conversation about finding the wisdom and healing that are available through spirit animals.

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann is mom to four and a fourth generation physician turned shamanic healer and life coach who deeply enjoys shenanigans. She loves to help other find their own “feel good” so they can live courageously and enthusiastically. She is the author of Swimming with Elephants: My Unexpected Pilgrimage from Physician to Healer and the newly released The Book of Beasties: Your A-to-Z Guide to the Illuminating Wisdom of Spirit Animals. Download a guided shamanic journey to discover your spirit animal at her site: followyourfeelgood.com

Wisdom of Spirit Animals

Sarah shares a bit of her history and how she found her spiritual path and her spirit animal. She and Chris talk about the life-changing wisdom that we can learn from the wisdom of spirit animals.

The Book of Beasties (10:05)

Sarah talks about the origin of her most recent book, The Book of Beasties: Your A-to-Z Guide to the Illuminating Wisdom of Spirit AnimalsShe and Chris discuss the ways we can find inspiration from the animal kingdom.

“The term beasties became shorthand for everything from a ladybug up to something more mythical like a phoenix or a unicorn.  Beasties came to encompass the creatures that we are encountering in our dreams and in real life – but also the spiritual aspect of them.” – Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

A Two Way Relationship (30:10)

Our spirit animals are around to help us, but that relationship runs two ways. Sarah looks at the shamanic principal of maintaining balance in all things. She helps us understand what we can offer in return to our own beasties.

“There are a million ways to kiss the ground. The way that you will honor your spirit animal is best just to come from your heart.” – Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

Join Chris, Dan Seigel and Rupert Sheldrake July 18-21st in Santa Clarita, CA at the IONS Conference, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Edgar Mitchell’s moon landing! Learn more: IONS Conference 2019

Chris Grosso - The Indie Spiritualist - Ep. 89 - The Wisdom of Spirit Animals with Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

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Images via Sarah Seidelmann