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?
Clarity of thought sends forth an energetic wave that can be felt by all around. With the spoken word engaging the world around us within this clarity we can express our heart energy.
Being “ever present in the now” is also connected to soul loss and retrieval. Let us dive in and see how!
Spiritual wellness is often not an easy, quick or inexpensive fix. Why? Because it is a specialty field and not just a general practice. For an attempted comparison let’s look to professional medical practitioners….
“Soul loss,” “loss of essence,” or another way of saying it, “a piece of the person is trapped in the past.” I often use the phrase “loss of essence,” but it all means the same thing. An event occurred in the past that was of such proportions as to cause a piece of oneself to separate.
PTSD symptoms are generally grouped into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. Symptoms can vary over time or vary from person to person.