Spiritual Integration

Martin J. Munroe, Ph.D.Is your life integrated or compartmentalized?

Before I began my spiritual practice in earnest my life was very compartmentalized. I had little pigeon holes for all the various aspects of my life. My friendships were kept in one place (some times several places; theater friends, sports friends, etc.) My work was kept separate from my exercise routine, etc. It was a real effort keeping all these areas of my life separate from one another.

Cowrie Shells

Are you really managing your life?

Somehow this felt like the way my life should be managed. By keeping various activities and people separate I felt that I was able focus my attention on each area without muddying the waters. One of the problems with this form of “management” is that I felt that there was no flow in my life. I was constantly changing direction; closing down one area, opening up another. Exhausting!


As my spiritual practice deepened I began to notice that synchronicities began to appear. For example a friend of mine from the gym knew my drum teacher. (Let me explain that I now longer believe in coincidences in the Western sense. Things truly do happen for a reason.) I began to examine and understand these synchronicities. Working with cowrie shells and the Dagara five element system has helped to identify obstacles to develop strategies to eliminate those obstacles. Flow and integration. Everything truly is connected.

Oh, and it turns out that my gym buddy wanted to begin a spiritual exploration and he is now a client of mine

So if you’re feeling that your life is a series of pigeon holes and you need to feel dynamic flow, a cowrie shell divination could be just the thing.

Contact me for a session at cowrieshellreadings.com or at 773-294-5703

When Do I Need a Cowrie Shell Reading?

Where It All Began

Diviners Bag Holds The Shells

The ancient practice of cowrie shell readings stems from the traditions of the West African Dagara tribe. The unique 5 Element system used in the readings allows you to learn about your life from the perspective of the ancestors. A reading with cowrie shells is like a doorway to an unseen world where the ancestors’ perspectives are revealed, giving you new directions in life.

The ancestors can see what each of us brings to the world and what impact we have on the world, even when we cannot sense these dimensions ourselves.

So, when do you need a reading? Anytime you need clarity on something, want to make a change in your life, or if you need to get a new perspective on any facet of your life.

Please contact Martin for more information.

A Cowrie Shell Reading From Martin. J. Munroe, Ph.D.

Cowrie Shells

Cowrie Shells

What exactly is a cowrie shell reading?

It’s a powerful and transforming modality that is based on the 5 element system from West Africa. Each of the 133 stones, shells, and other items involved in the reading has a special meaning for itself and in relation to each other.

This personalized look into your current energy levels helps give you direction in your life, whether it’s in your career, your relationships, or more.

This ancient form of opening your life up to the ancestors can help you receive accurate information to transform your own life.

Please contact Martin for more information.