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You are in prison. You have been there for many years. At some point someone began to convince you that being an inmate was a good thing. So you joined with the others so as not to appear the outcast. You unwittingly chose to imprison yourself and over time have come to believe you are yet free. Free in thought, words and deeds. Yet, I am here to tell you that, you are in prison. I am here to help you free yourself from prison.
What is ‘heart space’? Why should it be of concern? When does the heart space come into use? Who is best served when the heart space is cleared, healed and brought into service? Let’s find out!
We go into the sweat house to reach through to the Otherworld. Into the unseen world wherein our helping spirits, ancestors and forebears reside. We bring a bridge, the shaman, along with all of his or her tools. We use the energies available to us which will be the best medicine for the ailment.
Many of us still work and function within the mundane world. This can be a very taxing if not stressful experience. The use of crystals as well as other items can help energetically. Though perhaps the best way is to prepare yourself mentally for that which you will experience energetically, emotionally and physically.
In spiritual work we are obligated to act with honor, respect and the highest degree of integrity. We bind ourselves to the ancestral spirits, Nature and the tribe. We speak for all sides yet serve the balance. It is not a matter of good or bad. It is truly a matter of balance between what should be or should not be.
The importance of learning and understanding mythology will guide you towards a greater understanding of archetypes. Learn the symbols that go with those archetypes as they appear in those myths. Later, as you are further moved along the shamanic path, you will learn more of how to apply this knowledge.
The Meaning of Animism in Shamanism. All things have the Divine within them but also throughout them. We are all of star matter, light and of the material from this planet we call Earth. It is all intermingled to have brought about all that is, was and forever shall be. The material is combined with the spiritual. It is in fact one.
A shaman has a duty not only to those whom he or she is called to help but also to him or her self. You can fall into a trap of delusions as well. Watch for the signs of irrational behavior that begin to isolate you from others, feelings of unfounded guilt or hatred, repetitive thoughts of harming others or yourself, disregard for regular spiritual practices, and other similar feelings, thoughts and emotions. Don’t fall into the trap of delusions which is far worse than any nightmare you may have ever experienced!
order to work effectively, in any environment, one should think of safety first. Spiritual work is no different. View yourself and all that is around you as though waves of energy are bouncing all about. Which is in fact a correct view but we will put those details aside for now. How would you want to protect yourself, your environment and the person coming to you for help?
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