This upper world journey is the third journey we recommend as part of our series on shamanic journeys. If you haven’t read the first post in the series, we recommend your start here.
The Upper World Journey
First listen to the sound of the drum and let your body relax. Set your intention and say out loud, or in your head, that you are journeying to meet your teacher. Use your imagination and begin at your anchor. Once you are comfortable being at your anchor spot begin to look around for a way to the Upper World. Ways to the Upper World can include climbing the world tree or a mountain, climbing a rainbow or a rope. For most of the years that I have been journeying I have jumped into a fire that is constantly burning in my anchor spot and traveled to the upper world on smoke.
It is important, especially when you are beginning to journey to the upper world that you are conscious of travelling through three layers. The first layer could be light smoke. The second layer could be thick clouds. But, on the third layer it is important to feel as though you are breaking through something. It is a classic shamanic journey experience to break through a barrier to get to the upper worlds. When explaining this concept to my students over the years I compared the layer that I broke through to the consistency of chocolate pudding that has been left in the fridge without a lid. When left in the fridge like this, pudding usually develops a crusty layer. That is what I felt like I was breaking through for many years of my journey experiences. [Read more…]