Awaken Your Inner Wisdom with Cissi Williams
Awaken Your Inner Wisdom with Cissi Williams
About Awaken Your Inner Wisdom with Cissi Williams
There’s an ancient wisdom living in your bones, wired into your DNA, flowing through your blood - and it’s meant to RISE within you, so it can guide you on your journey, whispering to you where you are meant to go, what you are meant to do, what you are meant to say and to whom.
By following this inner wisdom’s guidance, you tune into the Divine Intelligence that’s present in all of life – an intelligence that knows how to guide you - step-by-step - to a life where you can be authentically you, sharing your light, love and unique soul essence with the world.
This podcast is dedicated to helping you awaken this inner wisdom within you, through interviews with leading spiritual teachers, shamanic practitioners and wellbeing experts, as well as through many guided shamanic journeys, guided meditations and mystical prayers.
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This shamanic journey, where we journey through our sacred womb space (normally we journey through our mystical heart) into the World of Spirit, meeting the Dark Goddesses, was born in the Black Madonna Chapel, on the Glastonbury & Stonehenge shamanic retreats. This is a very healing journey, into the sacred darkness, where you'll meet the dark goddess Kali, who'll help you release various limiting thought patterns and false beliefs; the Norse dark goddess Hel, who will help you release toxins, old ancestral programming and heavy energy; the Black Madonna, who will help you forgive yourself and others, so your love can reach deep into your very being, and the Celtic dark goddess Cerridwen who will help you find the medicine you need. You'll also journey to the Land of Ice to melt what's frozen in your nervous system, in your psyche, so you can reconnect with your life force and divine light. You can read more about the shamanic trainings here.
This is a very shamanic and deeply healing journey that was born on one of the Glastonbury shamanic trainings, when we were in the underground chapel of the Black Madonna. The energy there is AMAZING - and I could feel her come through so strongly also when I recorded this journey for you. Please use your breath and your body to help you release heavy energies, so feel free to move your body during the journey, and use your hands to move the energy into the 'fire' - the divine fire of the Black Madonna. Only do this journey when you are AWAKE, and I would recommend sitting up (although you may want to lie down for parts of it - so trust your intuition - but do sit up for most of it if you can). Enjoy this very healing journey with the loving and compassionate Black Madonna. You can read more about the shamanic practitioner trainings here.
In this episode you’ll meet Freya, the Norse goddess of healing, magic, wisdom, love, fertility, war, death and rebirth. She will take you on a very healing journey where you start to awaken your inner magic. Freya has sometimes been called the Queen of Witches and the Queen of the Valkyries – and she represents the wild feminine presence within our core, the golden light of our feminine magic and wisdom. Freya is a teacher of Seidr - a very powerful form of Norse magic and shamanic healing, which was practised by völvas (female shamanic priestesses in the Norse tradition), and Freya was their teacher. They are called völvas because they had a staff – völva means staff carrier – and this staff is a representation of the Tree of Life, which helps us journey into the different domains of reality. Freya is the goddess of the Vanir tribe, which is a tribe closely connected with nature, magic and witchcraft, so with the heart, the feminine and the magic of our soul. The Aesir tribe, on the other hand – is a tribe connected with the mind and the masculine (the sky gods, such as Odin and Thor). In the Norse Sagas, they talk about the First War – which is a war between the Aesir and the Vanirs, so a war between the heart and the mind - and as peace finally is found, Freya goes to live with the Aesir tribe, teaching them the art of Seidr. This can be seen as the heart teaching the mind about the magic of the feminine and the soul. And this is key - you can’t learn this ancient feminine magic through your mind, you can only learn it through the heart – and Freya is a teacher of this ancient feminine magic. She is the light in your heart and in your soul. In this episode I first go through a talk about Freya, which will give you the map for our shamanic journey (so make sure you listen to this talk first). And then, in our shamanic journey, you’ll step onboard Freya’s ship, Sessrumnir, and she’ll journey with you into the World of Spirit, helping you to connect with your inner feminine light, magic and wisdom. The journey starts at 15.58. If you want to journey more with Freya, then why not join me on my new online course Shamanic Journey with the Divine Mothers of Darkness & Light. You can read more about it here. To learn more about the Norse Myths, I recommend Norse scholar Maria Kvilhaug's book The Seed of Yggdrasil. It is amazing!
This episode is from the interview Michael Stone did with me for the Shaman Wisdom Summit with The Shift Network in 2022. In this interview I'll take you on a healing shamanic journey to meet the Dark Goddess, who will help you transform old wounds, so you can awaken your inner magic, power, and ancient wisdom, and discover the soul gifts you are meant to share with others. In this session, you’ll discover: The Dark Divine Feminine is the source of all life, as she is the one who births the light As you start your healing journey you realize you're the light, but then you're called to go deeper into the sacred darkness As you journey into the sacred darkness, you heal deeply by birthing the golden medicine of your own inner sun This interview is part of the Shamanic Wisdom Summit a free online event. For more information, please visit https://shamanismsummit.com. This recording is a copyright of The Shift Network. All rights reserved. You can also find more information about the Shaman Wisdom Summit of 2022 here.
On this very healing shamanic journey you'll first cleanse and heal your roots, so you can strengthen your connection with your Ancient Mother. You'll then journey to the sacred womb of the Dark Mother, where you'll go through a deep healing process, extracting and releasing from you that which is no longer serving you. You'll receive the medicine from the Dark Mothers (Norse goddess Hel, the Celtic goddess Cerridwen and others who are working with you) drinking from their magical cauldron. They also initiate you into their teachings for you. And you'll meet the Light Mothers, solar goddesses, such as Freya, Idun, Brigid and Isis, who will give you their medicine for you, and initiate you into the path you’ll be walking as you follow their guidance, their love, their wisdom. By doing this journey you'll tune into the sacred medicine from the Divine Mothers of Darkness & Light, helping you to dance with the seasons. PS. This journey was recorded on the live shamanic energy medicine training (on the first module of the practitioner training). I often take the students through a shamanic journey at the end of a very intense practice day.
In this journey you'll meet the Norse Dark Goddess Hel, and Her Sisters, the other Dark Goddesses, such as Cerridwen, Hecate, Persephone, Kali, Isis and the Black Madonna. They will help you step into your power, your truth, and your light, so you can awaken the ancient wisdom that is in your bones - the wisdom of the wise woman - so you can let her healing medicine be expressed through you, and out into the world. Hel is an awesome goddess - and her name, in Swedish, means 'heal', 'whole' and 'holy' (helig). She is a portal of death and rebirth, and an amazing healer. TRUST HER! She helped me enormously to heal deep layers of grief, sadness and ancestral wounding. Hel is one of the Dark Goddesses we work with during the Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner Training. You can read more about this traininghere. PS. If you want to journey more with the powerful Norse goddesses, then why not join me on the new online course Shamanic Journey with the Divine Mothers of Darkness & Light. You can read more about it here.
This episode is from a recent journey I did with my shamanic energy medicine students, where you meet the Norse Dark Goddess Ran. Ran will guide you on a very healing journey, and she also takes you through a soul retrieval process, where you connect with the light-filled essence of who you truly are. You will also meet the Norse Dark Goddess Hel, who helps you to become more whole, as she is a portal of life, death and rebirth. You’ll also meet the Norse goddess Freya, who is a powerful healer, witch, high priestess and the First Völva, which is a female shaman in the Norse tradition. Freya represents the light in our soul – so she is the essence of our light-filled magic, feminine wisdom and power. I first go through a talk, which gives you the map of the journey (please make sure you listen to the talk first, it is only 9 minutes long). And then the journey is around 50 minutes – and it is a very deep shamanic journey, deep into the landscape of your soul. PS. If you want to journey more with the powerful Norse goddesses, then why not join me on my new online course Shamanic Journey with the Divine Mothers of Darkness & Light. You can read more about it here. PPS. The Norse scholar Maria Kvilhaug has written an amazing book called The Seed of Yggdrasil, and she is a master in decoding the Norse myths, so I warmly recommend you get her book.
This is a very powerful shamanic journey where you awaken the kundalini energy - the goddess energy - within you. The very first time I met this powerful kundalini energy it took me by surprise. I was doing an inner journey on myself, working on releasing the wounded energy around a problem I had in my life, where I noticed that in certain situations, I kept giving my energy away, and this was now draining me. As I journeyed into the mythical landscape of my soul, I was being taken down into the lower world, where I was being led deeper into the core of Mother Earth, until reached an underground cave. And in here was a huge serpent tied up. Tears were streaming down her cheeks and telepathically she was pleading with me to help free her. I realised intuitively that she was an aspect of my kundalini energy, showing me how she was being held prisoner inside this cave. As I started to look around in this cave, I noticed that men were here, and they were abusing the serpent. They had ropes around her, and heavy chains, trying to suppress her power and life force, whilst at the same time, they were using her body as an energy source, as if they were feeding off her, taking what they wanted, draining her completely. I could feel this power surge through me, and within me I roared: “NO MORE! STOP! GET OUT!” And I started to free this serpent. I cut the ropes around her, and loosened the chains, and as she started to be freed, she came to life. She wriggled herself loose, and for each wriggle she grew and grew and grew. And she started to rise, and as she was rising, all those old ways of trying to hold her down and keep her suppressed just fell off her. She grew even more, becoming like a giant serpent rising from deep within this cave, up through the layers of the earth, up into the freedom of the fresh air. She continued to rise, up towards the sky, up to the sun and the moon and the stars, and she was dancing and singing, whilst she continued to expand. She became one with the universe, totally liberated. And then she started to slowly come back down from the stars, down to the earth, where she greeted me again. She and I stood there, being present with each other. Then it was as if we became one, and I could feel her energy rise within me, in through my root chakra and into my spine, slowly rising up towards my brain, and then out through my crown to the sun, the moon and the stars, connecting me with the heavens. I have, since that journey, been completely different. This was the first time I met the kundalini energy. Before that I thought it was just a concept, but from this experience I realised that she truly exists, as a metaphor in the mythical and energetic domain of my soul. She helped me restore my life energy, freeing me from the old ways where I had allowed myself to constantly give my energy away. In this journey you'll first shed the past, and then you'll meet this powerful divine feminine energy so she can rise within you, connecting you with this ancient healing wisdom that is longing to be awakened within you. This journey was recorded live during the first module of the Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner Training. You can read more about this training here.
Go on a shamanic journey through your chakras and also into your ancestral roots, where you'll meet the ancient witch from your own ancestral lineage - the wise woman within who is filled with feminine power and magic. This is a VERY powerful journey where you start to awaken an ancient wisdom within you - your inner mystic, healer and wise woman - who is like an inner shaman that can guide you on your own healing journey. The talk (32 minutes) is from a webinar I did some months ago, and the journey (60 minutes) is from a live recording during the initial module of the Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner Training. The talk gives you the MAP of the journey, which allows you to go much deeper. And then you can show up for the journey the way you would show up for a shamanic healing session - fully present, filled with energy and with no distractions. By doing this you create sacred space around your own healing, so you can journey deep into the landscape of your soul. If you want to dive deeper into each chakra, then I recommend the online course Shamanic Journeys through the Chakras. You can read more about it here. And if you want to find out more about the Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner Training, then you can find more information here.
This episode is all about awakening your feminine power and wisdom, so you can start to fill your life with the magic of creation, making it so much easier for you to manifest your dreams and visions. According to the Norse Sagas, we each have our own personal norn, like an inner fate goddess - and she can either be a Valkyrie, acting as a guardian angel guiding us to create our highest destiny, or she can be a hibernating norn, meaning she is asleep! When our inner fate goddess is a Valkyrie, we are living a life filled with purpose. But when she is hibernating, then we are sleepwalking through life, as if we are asleep to our own highest potential. What’s great is that we can wake her up, so she can become like a Valkyrie! In this talk and shamanic journey, you’ll start to do this – you start to awaken your inner Valkyrie - so she can guide you to the steps you are meant to take so you can embody and express your highest potential, so you can share of your unique soul essence with the world. Please make sure you listen to the talk and the inquiry process as it will give you the MAP of the journey, allowing you to go so much deeper in your own healing. The journey then starts at 26.33 min (and the journey is around 32 minutes long). PS. If you want to dive deeper into awakening your inner valkyrie, I recommend you check out the course Shamanic Journeys with Freya and Isis to Awaken Your Inner Magic. You find more information here. PPS. If you want to dive deeper into the Norse Sagas, then I recommend Norse scholar Maria Kvilhaug's book The Seed of Yggdrasil.
This is a very powerful shamanic journey that is highly useful to do anytime you feel you are 'stuck', or that you feel you've outgrown an aspect of your life but you don't quite know how to shift it. In this journey, you'll connect with the Tree of Life (your nervous system) where you'll be working on releasing what has kept you trapped in the past, through your roots (ancestral patterns and old programming). You'll also work with the beautiful, ancient healer, the Serpent Mother. The Serpent is a symbol for the goddess, for healing, regeneration and rebirth, who shows us how we can gently let go of our old identities, old wounds and scars, just like she sheds her skin. She assists you in healing your body, as she represents how she can free herself from scars and disease by shedding her old structure. The Serpent Mother sheds her skin in one big ‘swoosh’, so she is not peeling away one tiny piece at a time, taking forever, but instead she decides that it’s time to let go of the whole outdated structure. And through her willingness to let the past go, she gracefully slides out of her old confinement. Trust that the Serpent Mother is a great healer. She is loving and wise, and she knows how to guide you to shed the past. I love working with her, and considering I have a snake phobia, her gentleness and healing medicine took me by surprise. (The way I've found peace around that, is that I see her as a Serpent, whilst my phobia is relating to snakes - and yes, I know they are the same, but somehow, this distinction has helped me). During this journey you'll release many layers of that which has been holding you back, so you can move with more ease into the future. It can be very helpful to regularly do a 'shedding' like this (just like the Serpent sheds her skin regularly), so you keep creating space for new life to emerge through you. This journey was recorded live during the first module in the Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner Training (you can read more about the training here).
Start your day with tuning into the loving energies of the Divine Mothers of Darkness and Light, so you let them guide you throughout your day. This prayer has been inspired by some of the teachings found in A Course in Miracles, weaved in with the divine wisdom of the feminine.
A evening prayer to release the day that's been, placing it all into the loving arms of the Divine Mothers. This prayer has been influenced by the mystical teachings found in A Course in Miracles, weaved in with the wisdom of the Divine Feminine.
Meet the amazing Phyllis Curott, who’s a spiritual pioneer, an attorney, and one of America’s first public witches. She’s spent more than 40 years helping Witchcraft become the fastest growing spirituality in America and expanding its reach across the globe. Phyllis is a bestselling author, and the creator of the Witches’ Wisdom Tarot. She’s just published her latest book with Hay House called ‘Spells for Living Well: A Witch’s Guide for Manifesting Change, Well-Being, and Wonder’. In this interview she shares how her path into Wicca started, and she explains how we can use spells for living well, and that we are all a spell cast forth from creation. For more information about Phyllis and her work, visit www.phylliscurott.com And to claim her free gift for all the listeners, visit www.phylliscurott.com/spellcasting
Meet the lovely Rebecca Campbell, who’s a mystic, writer and visionary who, through her work, has transformed hundreds of thousands of people’s lives all around the world. Rebecca shares about the mystery teachings of the rose, and how the rose is a symbol of the goddess and holds a healing medicine for our modern times. Her deep love for the rose has resulted in her beautiful oracle deck 'The Rose Oracle'. For more information about Rebecca and her work, visit www.rebeccacampbell.me
Meet the amazing Helena Montelius, who’s a certified facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, as well as a meditation teacher. Helena shares how we can uncover our true self through inquiry, so we can let go of the stories that hold us stuck to a limiting perception of ourselves and our lives, and instead come to real peace within ourselves. She also takes me through this inquiry process helping me to release a limiting belief that stemmed from my childhood. For more information about Helena and her work, such as her latest offerings and courses, visit www.lookwithininstitute.com To access her First Sunday Free Class, go to Look Within Institute ~ uncover your true self - The Look Within Institute For information about her 6-month programme, go to Uncover Your True Self ~ 6 Month Inquiry Coaching Online Program March-October, 2023 - The Look Within Institute
Meet Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer and Alexandra Pope who have written the incredible book 'Wise Power - Discover the Liberating Power of Menopause to Awaken Authority, Purpose and Belonging' – a book I wish I had read when I went through menopause. Sjanie and Alexandra share how menopause is an initiation, awakening your inner power, and how it helps you discover your calling. They also explain how the different seasons of menstruality can help us move in sync with our bodies and the world around us. For more information about Sjanie and Alexandra, and their work, visit www.redschool.net
Meet the wonderful Eimear Stassin, who had her own 'witch awakening' on the Lion’s Gate 2020, and since that time she’s been sharing the many faces of the witch, with thousands of others. She shares with us deep wisdom teachings from the ancient Celtic Goddess the Cailleach, and how she’s awakened these ancient codes within Eimear from her own Celtic roots. For more information about Eimear and her work, visit www.eimearstassin.com
Meet the amazing Maya Luna, who's a mystic, oracular poet and teacher of deep feminine wisdom. She shares with us how the feminine path of spirituality differs from the masculine spiritual path, and how goddess spirituality is the path of holy incarnation and immanence. She also explains how sacred rage is holy, and how it can help us connect with our life force and wellbeing. For more information about Maya Luna and her work, visit www.deepfemininemysteryschool.com
Meet the amazing HeatherAsh Amara, who’s a community leader and best-selling author of the Warrior Goddess series, The Warrior Goddess Way, and The Toltec Path of Transformation. HeatherAsh shares her wisdom about Leadership, Creativity and Clarity, and asking for our needs. HeatherAsh is a true leader, with such compassion and integrity, and she helped me see, with clarity, the importance of knowing how to ask for what you need, and to ask it in a way that is without expectation, and without abandoning yourself. For more information about HeatherAsh and her work, such as her latest offerings and courses, visit www.warriorgoddess.com