Loss and grief have a magical and peculiar way of propelling our personal and spiritual journeys in directions that in many times result in us showing up for ourselves and in the world in ways that differ from the visions of ourselves that we had sketched in our minds. For many, spirituality becomes less about subscribing to what some consider to be outdated traditions and more about seeking answers and guidance from divine sources both seen and unseen. When embarking upon transformative spiritual journeys many seek guidance from those gifted in communicating with the “other side”. One such person is Shawna Temple.
Shawna Temple aka Oshunslight describes herself as a Hoodoo/eclectic witch living in Houston, Tx. Her practice combines spiritual paths, reiki healing and psychology. Shawna holds two master’s degrees in psychology and counseling and is now pursuing a PsyThD. According to her website www.oshunslight.com , Shawna’s path is one of a Root worker and Grey Witch. She blends aspects of African Spirituality, Santaria, wisdom from the Orishas, Traditional Witchcraft and good ol' Southern Hoodoo. She has walked a varied path and am ALWAYS learning. She believes strongly in the unseen. Forces that were set about at the beginning of time and before. She believes that witches, brujas and root workers; are blessed to have the intuition and knowledge to touch this energy and be a part of the reawakening of the human race.” Shawna is the founder of The Deep Roots Society which boasts members from around the world and practitioners of varied backgrounds. Many paths are represented and respected in the space that she has created.
I was blessed to find and connect with Shawna via social media (Instagram to be exact) where she shares jewels of wisdom, readings, and real spiritual talk with her nearly 20,000 followers daily. During our time together in this episode of The Death and Grief Talk Podcast, Shawana and I candidly discuss everything from what left-handed work is, what she defines as root work, the necessity of elevating one’s ancestors to why it is important to not rush into setting up ancestral alters immediately after someone dies.
Connect with Shawna Online
Social Media @Oshunslight
Magical Moments with Oshun’s Light Podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/1nkgrd5iXnccuck4iBQ8xM
About the Death & Grief Talk Podcast
Death and grief are sacred aspects of our human journey that we all witness, honor, and process uniquely. The Death and Grief Talk Podcast is here to host open and honest conversation about the questions, fears, anxieties, and emotions that we all experience when someone dies.
I am your host The Grave Woman. I'm a licensed funeral director, embalmer, insurance agent and scared death/grief care practitioner. I have over a decade of experience working in the death care industry. I am dedicated to helping everyone navigate individual journeys to find peace and purpose with life, death, and grief.
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Joél Simone Anthony, also known as ‘The Grave Woman,’ is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She is dedicated to eliminating misconceptions about post-life preparation while stimulating an open, honest and straight forward discussion about death. You can submit your comments, questions and requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or by using our contact page.