There’s that word, Shamanism. Perhaps it keeps popping up for you with a familiarity or pull you can’t quite explain? It grabs your attention, you get distracted with life, and then it’s lost until you receive the next reminder. Spirit has a way of doing that. At first, it nudges gently. Because Spirit is patient, persistent, and purposeful, the next push may likely be more noticeable and less deniable. Understand that Spirit is calling your attention – calling you back to your roots and back to the wisdom lying dormant within your soul.
Shamanism has been practiced in every corner of this earth for tens of thousands of years. While it is not a religion, it can well support any faith you hold. It’s based on the knowing that everything is vibrating energy. Everything has life force energy and, on some level, communicates. Shamanism provides the tools which allow us to know how listen and communicate on a soul to soul level with trees, animals, weather and all that surrounds – living or dead.
Each of us had ancestors who lived close to the earth and communicated with Spirit. That wasn’t a choice. For them, it was about their survival. They had to know when to plant, where to hunt, when to harvest, and what plants held needed medicine. Our ancestors knew their relationship with Spirit was ever-present and would guide them through their lives and beyond.
This is the essence of Shamanism. This is the knowing that's carried deep within. Shamanism is never about learning something new. It’s about awakening ancestral memories and knowing that is held deep within your soul. Your Shamanic awakening is actually a remembering – a re-birthing of knowing and being. Celebrate this awakening and all it has taken to get you here.
Stepping back onto your Shamanic path is a powerful experience. Sitting in circle and being part of a shamanic community will be an invaluable part of your growth and development. To support this process, I’ve created an online Facebook community, "Spirit Calls", dedicated to sharing experiences and exploring Shamanism. Click here to join this group to support your personal shamanic journey.
If, for whatever reason, you're unable to find a "Beginning Shamanic Journeying" workshop that supports your awakening and works with your schedule, click here to learn more about private mentoring sessions. Whether you begin as a member of a class or through individual mentoring sessions, you will then be prepared to step into a shamanic community through area drum circles, journeying development experiences, and deeper shamanic classes.