Why can’t I see anything? I encounter this question and comment very regularly. One of the first things I say is have patience and compassion for yourself. We are immersed in a world which places increasingly high value on NOW. Shamanic journeys can be very challenging. It can be very hard to quiet the endless procession of thoughts, grocery lists & fears. Anytime we enter into a realm we are unfamiliar with we are likely to encounter resistance in one form or another. [Read more…]
I have not tried to verify whether or not my Ancestors would have used pendulums, nor do I have a burning need to do so. My critical mind suspects The Ancestors would have been connected enough to the natural world, there would be little use of such a tool. I accept dowsing enables the conscious mind to connect with the subconscious mind, which itself is capable of detecting very subtle energy changes. With practice and awake awareness we can tune into our natural electromagnetic receptors, so with practice we can learn to feel what is below the ground. My Ancestors likely had that ability still intact. My modern body… well, no harm in using what you have! [Read more…]
This middle world journey is part of our “how to” series on shamanic journeys. If you haven’t read the first post in the series, we recommend your start here.
I recommend to my students that the first place they need to get comfortable in is their starting place. This is your anchor spot, a safe spot. It is important that you are familiar with this location because I will refer to it as you discover the process of journeying.
When you delve into the deeper and more complex journey requests and suggestions it will become an important part of your journey landscape. The anchor place is where you start all of your journeys initially. Even after twenty years I still start in the same place. It has changed over the years as I have changed, but it still is the same energetic spot that I first encountered in my initial journey oh so many years ago. When the drum starts to beat you will [Read more…]