Ritual – The Great Mystery – Life is sacred
“The shamanic path is really an invitation to you, the artist, to create your masterpiece…to use everything in your life as a brush to paint your own picture of personal freedom”
– Don Jose Ruiz
The creative journeys of shamanic paths lead us to our most healing practice –
that of our creativity. Some say it is imagining and yet when we experience loss, death we know there is another dimension that we can’t see with our minds but we feel with our hearts. This ego reality is such a fear and lack-based take on reality. When we can surrender to being lived by presence, which is much larger than our minds, we find truth.
“Shamanic healing is a journey. It involves stepping out of our habitual roles, our conventional scripts and improvising a dancing path.”
– Gabrielle Roth
Whether it is the spacious feeling from the intense heat of the sweat lodge, or after the acupuncture needles are removed or at the end of a yoga class, or the expansion after breathing and moving fully, true healing needs an altered state to occur.
Everything begins in dreamtime
From my experiences in the sweat lodge and tepee, I learned that each person in the circle has a sacred and vital purpose. And without each person’s unique contribution the circle is not whole. We are all part of something much greater than ourselves alone.
It is our heart-centered communications that arise from slowing down that will bring back healing compassion into our lives and our relationships.
We are the remedy to the fragmentation of our culture and the ever increasing speed and traumatic situations we find in our daily lives.