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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)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Stories

And so, "It is written."

The Stories, just like the one above, are still being told.

This story can be very inspiring to those who are willing listen--to see it, to feel it, and experience it.

Each walk thru The Woods, reveals another chapter or a new story.

Perhaps, it's the mushroom showing off by dissolving himself. Or, the Woodpecker who's just "checking in." Maybe it's the Leaf that "let's go" of the Tree allowing herself to Free fall. Or, the playful wind that sends an acorn bouncing off my head.

In times like this--I am inspired by The Stories of Mother Earth. Her Truth is deep and palpable on many levels. On Sunday, she "let go" with a 2.0 earthquake nearby--the ripple could felt by many. On a personal note, I felt like I cracked open, some things burst out, while I waited and waited to catch my breath.

And, by Monday morning I was able to breathe once again.

For now during the Media's referenced times of trouble; I choose to connect only by a thread. Allowing the the rest of me to breathe and expand in the only TRUTH that I know.

1 comment:

Night Sings said...

A heart felt reflection from the Heart of our tribe. I love how you remind me of the messages of serenity even in the face of the so-called disasters that flipped the financial world on its head.