Recently, someone asked me:
“I would like to hear more about this path of yours… especially regarding truth. How long have you been a Shaman, what led you to it?”
Truth – the real truth, is one of the most precious things one can discover. Ego’s, opinions, deep seated beliefs all get in the way.
First, one has to want the real truth deep down. Life gives whatever is really wanted deep down and cannot violate that law. Sowing leads to reaping.
One needs to actively seek truth.
One has to embrace truth and turn from deception when life reveals it. Thus, the path of truth grows firmer.
This world is clearly other dimensional, and we are here for a short time only.
I choose to live in the spiritual dimension because we are all going there soon; so why not start now? To live Spirit on earth makes a great deal of simple sense.
Love (from Spirit), by definition, has to include those of low intellect so that they can understand things. Many profound truths are therefore very simple. This ties in with the wonder and value of a humble mindset; which is to be cherished.
Shamanism, (along with Animism), is the world’s earliest ‘religion’ or spirituality. Shamanism is not actually a religion – I have used the term in a loose sense to aid understanding. Basic, simple, nature based and involving interaction with spirits and other ethereal energies. When we look closely, and with knowledge and understanding, we can see that other religious and spiritual ideas have elements common to Shamanism.
In one sense, I have always been a Shaman and discovered that I was ‘chosen’/’called’. For a large part of my life, I did not know ‘who’ I was. It is only in relatively recent times (from 1985-87) that I started to manifest strongly and grew into a greater awareness. For a long time, I hid many of my spiritual and Shamanic abilities.
Not all followers of Shamanism are Shamans of course.
I have suffered terribly and faced a death experience – looking over the ‘edge’. This peaked in October 1987 when I crossed my personal Rubicon. Many Shamans go through a very intense experience to start with, which can in some cases nearly kill them. This is not true of all followers of Shamanism, nor for all Shamans.
I rely for wisdom, strength and power on the spiritual world. Because of where I have been/come from I know deep down never to rely on my own mind on its own. This makes me incredibly mentally strong (and relaxed) because I do not need to rely on weak little me.
Albert Einstein said: “I just want to know the thoughts of God. The rest are details.” There is a lot that can be learned from considering what he said. For example: here is one of the most intelligent, academic, logical minds we have seen and yet he says such an apparently illogical thing! There is a message there for all the sceptics (septics), ‘uber scientists’ and other pontificators.
Some Intelligence officers, Police officers and specialist military personnel have been involved with, and made use of, psychic or other spiritual phenomena and powers – this is well reported and documented.* I know of Special Forces operatives who have used Shamanic techniques to hide and stay alive. These are people with rational, factually based mindsets with a results orientated focus. Even a simple mind can see that the truth of these things beckons. So why wait until passing from this world to tune in? If more people tuned in to true spirituality (not religious dogma or fanaticism; of which there have been many flavours throughout history) the world would be a better place.
* Just one example: An ex British Army full Colonel who was a ‘healer’ after he retired. During his Army career he was a member of the RAOC, Royal Marines, Special Forces (Recon) and commanded a Paratroop battalion (while Lt Colonel). After leaving the Army, and while a healer, he was still heavily connected with the military and organised the Airborne forces annual dinner for years. There is more about his Army career that I can’t say, other than that he was extremely talented and an unsung hero. He died in 2011 of old age. So yeah…a highly intelligent and accomplished guy with a ‘no nonsense’ attitude. How do I know? He was my step father.
I am particularly logical, academic, a member of what may be termed the ‘intelligentsia’ and yet I love simplicity and humility. If I find one of my opinions is incorrect then I get rid of it ASAP. Sometimes it takes a while, especially if I have been ‘pickled’ in it. I love finding out if I am wrong because I can grow! What about you? Are you subconsciously free enough to embrace the truth?
I recommend reading various books on Shamanism, such as:
Entering the Circle: Ancient Secrets of Siberian Wisdom Discovered by a Russian Psychiatrist by Olga Kharitidi M.D. – This book answers many general questions people will have and is a fascinating read. I especially like the fact that it is written by an accomplished and qualified Psychiatrist, which will be important to some people who like to know of credentials prior to opening their minds to ideas.
What do these clever and educated people know that you don’t? Scoff carefully, septics ;-)