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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)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

To be content

"Be content with what you have
Rejoice in the way things are
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you"


I came across this quote the other night and it made me think of all that we have been discussing with regard to integration and being present. Just wanted to share it.


Allowing the light said...

"For Hafiz
Wants to help you laugh at your every
Wants you to know
Your life within God's arms,
Your dance within God's
Is already

walksinsacredspace said...

Being present in every moment is to be one with the reservoir of deep stillness and eternal wisdom within each of us.

Rainbow Warrior said...

I believe that it is also the key in opening ourselves up shamanically as well. The wisdom we are opened up to by being present in every moment is one of the shaman's best tools in aiding their client's transformation.