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What is a SHAMAN?

MAYAN: "a technichian of the Holy, a lover of the Sacred." CELTIC: "Empower the people...by changing the way we think." MEXICAN APACHE: "Someone who has simply learned to give freely of themselves..." AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL: "...a teacher or healer, a wisdom keeper of knowledge... (who) takes people to a door and encourages them to enter." W. AFRICAN DIAGRA: "views every event in life within a spiritual context." HAWAIIAN: "...human bridges to the spiritual world and its laws and the material world and its trials..." QUECHUA INDIAN: "embodies all experience." AMAZON: "...willing to engage the forces of the Universe...in a beneficial end for self, people, and for life in general."

-- from Travelers, Magicians and Shamans (Danny Paradise)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I have rediscovered my special purpose

For the past months I have been trying to find my “modality” how do I work with people? How do I heal? I must admit that I have been feeling somewhat lacking. I have been trying to get myself to us a card deck for readings, journey for others … mostly with forced success. I can do it but it just has not “felt” like me (I am a feeler. A tactile, put it on and ware it around person).

I spent a good part of the weekend out in the garden and woods and Duh !… this feels right! This is where I get insight! This is where spirit talks to me (more like a T 1 line) I don’t have to try, it just is.


Allowing the light said...

Yep! I guess that's both the beauty and difficulty of this path: accepting that we are meant to be and transform in who we already are in many ways, not in any other model or path or tradition.
Thanks for sharing and thanks in advance for the earth!

Still Waters said...

isn't it funny how we all have (or had) our perception of what this path was supposed to be like. I think it's more like we're on our path and doing the things that are in line with what our gift (s) are. For you, being in the woods/garden makes perfect sense... I'll have to step back and see where I'm at and what I might be overlooking :-)

ancientwindrunner said...

We all go about this totally different, lead by spirit on our own sacred path.
Comparisons, ego and even protocal make no sense.
That's what is great about stirring the pot, settling and reflecting - even looking past the obvious.
Not moving away from self, but coming closer to home.
I realized after the weekend, that somehow I believed I was a auditory learner. Knowing and struggling against it, I now release it and accept the rediscovery of my kinestetic and visual self :)
It feels soooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Home again.

Heart of The Mother said...

What an astounding revelation for me. After years of frustration while searching.... What if I'm already on my path ? ! What if each of us is already on our own path?! Then have we come to a junction ? Have all paths led to this summit ?