Dearest you.

Now, while I can’t control how you’ll experience this episode, my hope is that it speaks directly to your innate deservingness for a life that is joyful and happy. That it encourages you to see what you do for a living as less about what you’ll get, and more about unlocking what you have to give. I hope this episode gives you the courage to create a life that feels like your own, not one that someone else suggested you live.

Shaman Durek is a sixth-generation Shaman, the founder of The Shaman School, and best-selling author of the book Spirit Hacking: ​​Shamanic Keys to Reclaim Your Personal Power, Transform Yourself, and Light Up the World.

If I had to sum up this episode in a sentence, it’s about reclaiming our independence. And perhaps even more specific than that, our spiritual independence. 

Shaman Durek is dedicated to giving people their power back. His wisdom and his work asks us to be our own damn gurus. He reminds us that we are the expert on us, and that if we choose to exist as the multidimensional beings that we actually are, then we’ll bump into happiness. We’ll feel the sense of fulfilment we’ve been seeking through otherwise unsustainable and oftentimes self serving and stagnant pathways. 

He believes that success is no more than us being able to live in a place of joy, happiness, freedom and play within what we do. I’m in.

I hope this episode helps you on your way. Thank you for being here.

Alison xo

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Alison Rice acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which she creates today, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. She pays her respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.