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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)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shaman Kiesha Crowther, "Little Grandmother"

I have received news and notes from three different sources over a matter of days concerning Kiesha Crowther, otherwise known as Little Grandmother, so that's got to be a clear signal from Spirit to share.

Kiesha, is part North American Indian and she is the continent's official "Wisdom Keeper," according to the Continental Council of Indigenous Elders. I have had trouble downloading her talks on Youtube, but from her bio it is clear that she has a remarkable story and an essential mission before her.

In her travels across America and the world, Little Grandmother, who is barely in her thirties, is encouraging us to "live in the heart in right relationship with Mother Earth."

Like the other bridgebuilding figures from classic books like Secrets of the Talking Jaguar, Mutant Message Down Under, and Entering the Circle, Kiesha has undergone an unexpected shamanic initiation--(I've been told that she was reluctantly thrust into a leadership responsibility she never asked for) and become a conduit for the transfer of sacred knowledge from the Elders to the dwellers of this modern age. The message seems to be a consistent one: to remind people of the overarching need for a shift in human consciousness.

This little gem is from her official website:

The best way to support my work and the message is to truly start living from your heart and understanding that you are the Great I AM--that everything you need to create, the change you want to see in the world and in your life is within you. This involves:1) Developing a living relationship with Mother Earth 2) Develop a relationship with your own highest self, and 3) Asking yourself, "Why am I here? The answer to this question will be different for each of us, yet within this lay the answer to what each of us need to "do". Rather than thinking in terms of "doing," we need to think now in terms of "being". The answer is truly "being" the vibration of Love, rather than in doing. When you are vibrating in Love, and acting out of Love, everything you do will be what you are meant to do, and will have a positive effect. Living from the heart is not just a nice concept--it is a practice of listening and opening on a moment by moment level, and of "feeling" oneself to be interconnected to all life and to the planet intimately. Spending time deeply listening and feeling your connection to Mother Earth's energy and her great love for us is the surest way to reconnect to your heart, and to your highest self.

May it be so, sister.


Anonymous said...

Kiesha was unfortunately caught in a big lie. She is even having her Tribes of Many Colors site removed. She is back tracking on her stories about being made a shaman over two native tribes. It's very sad but this woman was bound to get caught after using and posting pictures of herself online using native ceremonies.

some of her people who paid money to see her are a little distraught and her empire is falling apart.

Night Sings said...

Thanks for sharing this news and your views. It is always good to approach professed sources of wisdom with caution. There was a similar discussion within our tribe about the accuracy of the story in Marlo Morgan's book "Mutant Message Down Under." The question then was posed about whether or not the "truths contained in the message" were accurate or real. Whatever allegations exist, I encourage you to do the same in this case.