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.
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!
This is the post excerpt.
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.