Each of us is a living medicine wheel moving through the seasons of a lifetime that extends far beyond the boundaries of the physical body. Each of us is a unique blend of energies. We feel them swirling, pulsing and, in some cases, lying dormant until their time to awaken. These energies are felt inwardly just as we notice them in nature. We each reflect the ebb and flow of the seasons, the power of the elements, the mystery of moon phases, and the cycles of all of life. We are a living medicine wheel; one that reflects the lifetime of the soul.
As it is with each of the elements, fire lives within us. It ignites, warms, singes, and destroys - always with the promise of transformation. Shaman’s fire is the ever-present burning within each of us who walk a shamanic path. It is the glimmer of light in the deepest darkness. It is the push that dares us to explore, walk to the edge, and open our heart to Spirit.
Shaman’s fire is an ancient memory that flickers deep within our souls. It teaches us to dance through the initiations of our lives - sometimes fearlessly and often with great hesitation that echoes with our fears and those of generations past. Whether a mere spark or a roaring flame, shaman’s fire is both the reminder and the fuel.
Spirit is alive within us calling. It speaks through the strength of Bear, the mystery of the stars, and the wisdom of the Earth. It whispers with the knowing of ancestors, through the darkness of winter, and the wonder of our dreamtime. It teaches through the power of silence only when we stop to listen.
Stop for but a moment and honor the flame within. Honor the medicine that is your soul.
If you're hearing the Shamanic call and are looking for a place to begin, join me in my Beginning Shamanic Journeying workshop January 27. You will learn the history of Shamanism and how to form a relationship to your spirit guides through the process of journeying. You will also step into a community of those wishing to explore, share and develop their soul's calling.
* To learn more about the medicine wheel, look for future blogs and look at Sun Bear’s, Dancing with the Wheel.