How it began

One year ago my wife was struggling in her life, so when speaking with a close friend the topic came up. Her friend recommended going to a reiki session as it had helped in her own difficult past traumas. At this point my wife was skeptical about reiki and delayed her visit. Finally when she got the nerve to call and schedule an appointment the only day available was on her birthday. So my wife took this a sign and decided that perhaps there was something to it all.

After her first session, my wife and I met up for dinner. At which time I wasn’t sure if the reiki session was good for her or not. I did see a change in her though and she seemed more aware of past issues that had been bothering her. She recommended that I might want to also get help for myself to better help dealing with my childhood issues. Of course I was happy for her but that wasn’t for me. 

Time passed and as she continued to do her sessions she finally came to a point when her reiki session would now take her on a journey to recover her soul pieces. This idea was something that I definitely could not get my head around. The reiki practitioner gave her a book that would explain more about the journey process and what to expect.

Out of curiosity I decided that I would read this book and try to navigate my wife safely away from this “new age thinking.” And as I read the book there was several points talking about spirits holding onto soul pieces and how they were not freindly. This idea was very disturbing and bothered me deeply. As a Christian this seemed very bizarre to me and unholy. But as I finished the reading I got to a place were I felt neutral about what my wife was about to experience. 

I felt uncomfortable with the idea of spirits holding onto our pieces, but at the same time the idea that my wife might be able to overcome her pain was something that would be a real blessing. The night after her session was strange as she told me about her journing. She explained how, who, why and what had happened to her in a past life that had still been effecting her current life. I was very skeptical, but my wife insisted and some things just rang true rather or not I believed I could not completely deny that something had happened to her. 

Once again she felt a difference in herself and recommended it to me. But of course still feeling complicated about my relationship in my religion, family and personal belief system I was not ready to explore reiki. While I did not want to do reiki I could not escape what was happening around me. My home environment was getting “lighter”, issues with money were being resolved and my relationships were shifting into positive directions. 

My morning routines had changed they started with Love and uplifting songs. My train commute was now done through enjoying positive books and readings. And I began meditation more frequently. Without knowing it people began to move into my life that would Help give me the courage to shift my thinking a step further.

While having coffee with my wife a man came by who I couldn’t help but want to connect with. He was reading a history book on Native Americans, which has always been a great passion of mine. Before I knew it the three of us were having coffee together. “Well actually coffee and hot chocolate!” As we continued to talk I found out that he was studying Native American anthropology because he had once practiced shamanism/ reiki. He no longer worked with people, however he does continue to do self healing and care. 

From our short conversation we became close friends and his experiences and thoughts really helped me to re-evaluate my understanding of reiki. I realize I know nothing of it and in fact what I believe was new age was actually the oldest spiritually practiced methods known to man means have a long and exciting journey ahead.

Focusing inward on myself has allowed me to heal faster than I ever imagined and although life can still be chaotic there is so much more peace and happiness in my daily living.

Medicine men, shamans, or whatever you recognize these people as they have one goal and that is the betterment of all people, and this call to action is why I feel led to bring this awareness to people around the world and hopefully one day be able to share my ancestors love for this world and once more help restore balance and joy. 

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21:11 April 25, 2017

I have been trying to stay more spiritually aware of my surroundings as I travel through the city. Instead of relying on my eyes, and preconceived notions (conscious thinking) about those who I share the train, sidewalk or public space with I have decided to try and allow my subconscious speak to me about my surroundings.

Prior to further training with the public I ensured that I invoked positive light, and spiritual guardians to assist me in my tasks. After calling for the protection from the four directions, (21:21), I went to speak with my Father and asked for guidance and training throughout my day.

As I prepared to leave the last thing I saw was that my face had been painted, the left side of my face painted in a pale chalk white and the right side in a very rich red. Across my forehead three black fingers lines from the left the right side. 

This was the end of my journey. 

What I observed in my day after the spiritual journey. While waiting at a train stop I saw an old friend standing across the opposite track, but was confused because he doesn’t live in NY. I tried to get a better view of him, but a train pulled in between us cutting off my view. When the train moved up far enough I could see through the windows of the train and he was no longer there. Confused at first by the view then I realized it was a message I needed to reach out to my old friend. 

On my morning walk I had remembered of the importance to listen to nature as a means of restoring your energy. As I reached down to touch a small bush that had been recently trimmed I wanted to send it love, but instead my heart became overwhelmed with love and I became emotional to my surroundings. 

At lunch time I called my wife and I shared with her that I wanted to get some potting material for our new house plants. We finish our conversation and I return to work. Later that afternoon I ran down to a free recycling office and found two bags of potting material! Perfect for what I needed. No matter how small these consequences may seem, the effect of receiving something valuable for free and on the same day, it is a resounding answer to my spiritual path.

About

Good morning and thank you for taking the time to read my posts. What I hope to achieve with this blog is to create a space of reflection, understanding and love through my weekly travels through shamanism.

Light work, shamanism, medicine doctor whatever you want to call it, the first thing I had to learn about my spiritual awakenings was that I knew nothing about what shamans are and their true role in our society. Actually everything I knew was counter intuitive and gave me great anxiety with my role in this life.

Raised in the Christian house hold these kind of topics were pretty much forbade. Because of the negative connotations people associate with these spiritual practices. But what I learned as I started meditation and journing was that it was very similar to seeking spiritual knowledge from God, Jesus or any of the apostles. Ultimately we travel to gain answers from a holy place or holy one only in the hopes of raising all of mandkinds love, peace, understanding throughout the world.

As I tried to understand what my role was in this practice I wanted to understand more about shamanism and it’s roots. When I read that it is the oldest practiced spiritual method and since it is not a belief it can used in conjunction with all religious beliefs. My primary reason for journing is to restore my strength, enlightenment, and to share/ support those around me seeking answers and upward guidance in their own lives.

There is multiple videos online and books on this topic, so if you are questioning your relationship with this topic I would recommend you observe with an open mind and ask your intuition/ feeling about what you works for you.

How has shamanism helped me? It has been instrumental in recalling past pains and clearing those surpressed thoughts from my life. Also has given me a space that has allowed me to do self reflection and commucate with my deeper purpose of my existence. Ultimately has given me a greater awareness to my relationship with God and my own spiritual being.

Many blessings to you and here is to awakening the soul!

Bio

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I was very fortunate as a child to have such wonderful grandparents. When I was 5 years old my grandmother said “all people have hidden spiritual powers and all we must do is ask God to bring these out in our life.” 

My grandmother was a missionary and a devote Christian who seemed that she had a direct line with God. I have always been inspired by her belief and love giving qualities. She also told me that God talks to us through prayer, sleep and our unconscious. So since a very young age I have always enjoyed this idea of connection , but as I got older this understanding shifted. 

The common idea was that since we can not see God in the physical world then he must not exist and being away from my strong spiritual grandmother my life began to shift away from light and take refuge in the ideas of science. But no mater how much I tried to convince myself of this thinking something was always missing in that way of thinking. Science was not able to answer all the questions I had either about our purpose in this world.

In 2009 my wife was diagnosed with having a brain aneurysm which led to a mast growth on her brain. We sought medical help but without any guarantees in medical procedures we focused inwards. We began to change our nutrition and practice peace in our life. Not knowing it at the time but by improving our health/ nutrition gave us newer deeper connections. My wife’s health turned around and our life began to shift in a completely new direction.


(Just received the above text in an email while writing this post. Isn’t it interesting how things move into synchronicity!)

After ten years of service in the military I could no longer find peace or satisfaction in the work I was doing, so I decided to separate the military and follow my heart. While life has thrown us many difficult situations each step has led us to a greater understanding of who I am.

In 2016 my wife sought help from a reiki practitioner and began sharing her experiences with me. I was deeply conflicted by reiki/ shamanism as it has always been a taboo conversation in my childhood home. But as I continued to focus inward and come closer with my understanding of my purpose I began to see this as the same relationship I had always known since childhood.

After reading and speaking with others I decided that I would try to journey and see just exactly how I felt about this practice after that. After my first journey many things became to manifest into my life and further have helped me to shift my life back into the light. 

I know focus on raising my own energy and love so that in the future I can help others to find a place of peace in thier own spiritual awareness.