Chief Seattle said “You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children that the earth is our Mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.”
For millennia our ancestors kept the planet in balance. Our indigenous communities worked with Nature, in partnership as co-creators with the wisdom that if we destroy and abuse our natural resources we are effectively destroying and abusing our selves. These tribal communities understood our role, and knew what was required to keep the planet healthy for future generations because they lived within the natural rhythm and flow of Nature.
When we start Living Shamanically we understand our role as stewards on this Planet and weave our existence together in such a way that we are able to meet our own needs and wants while simultaneously serving the well-being of others, Earth and all living things. Shamans can achieve this because they are clear enough to hear the voice of their inner wisdom through the chatter and self-indulgence of the ego. They are consciously connected to the natural flow of nature and therefore the choices they make are always for the good of the whole, benefiting everyone. It is the recognition of the divine presence in everyday situations and the non-judgemental perspective that sets the Shaman aside.
The part of us in flow is our inner voice more commonly known as intuition. When we follow it at every moment, we can clearly see how magical and interconnected life is. However, just like any muscle needs to be trained, it takes practice to master the subtle voice of the intuition. Over time the ego self falls into its true role as interface between the inner and outer worlds and eventually remains in this state. However, this process can be painful as the ego hangs on to its place of power creating all sorts of mental disturbances in order to keep the status quo and locked into our limiting beliefs, negative behaviour patterns and destructive conditioning.
Domineering ego driven ideas prevent synchronistic living because they are out of sync – literally – with the divine consciousness, or ‘natural flow.’ Only recently, since the end of the Ice Age and with the development of modern reality did the ego successfully execute a ‘coup de etat,’ over the true (connected) self. The shamanic reality offers a realistic path out of the painful ego existence for both the individual and global society. This path is becoming known as conscious evolution.
The more we become aware of our destiny, our essential bond with all life on this planet the more we begin to feel the pain of separation and the negative effects of our actions. We can no longer blame God, our sins, or others for the problems in the world. It is time for us to start taking responsibility for what is happening in the world and making a conscious decision to change it knowing we can no longer wait for others to change. Those who live consciously choose what they drop into the ocean of life, watching it ripple outwards. People Living Shamanically prefer to send out ripples of acceptance, surrender, peace, harmony, joy and, most of all, LOVE.
It is what Mystical teachers and the ancient texts have been teaching us for thousands of years. It is the backbone to understanding our role as humans. Only when we understand how vital each one of us is to the future unfolding of this planetary story, can we find the courage to be part of the change!