CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “7 Signs Your Calling Is A Modern Day Shaman”

Ascension Avatar note: With prominent Native American heritage, gifted (or cursed?) with OBEs, levitation, and having survived three NDEs… this article really ‘called’ to me today… 🙂

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A Shaman is a person who helps others to awaken their consciousness and heals the wounds of the humanity.

In this article we’ll share 7 signs which will tell if you can be a shaman or not. Here are the signs that you are being called on the Shamanic Path.

1. YOU FEEL A STRONG CONNECTION TO NATURE

You understand that everything in the world is connected. Thus you feel close to the nature. You see yourself as a part of the nature. You can even experience the joy and the pain that a dog (or any other animal) feels. Like other Shamans, you believe in the concept of ‘the web of life’.

2. YOU ENJOY SOLITUDE AND FIND IT HARD TO FIT IN WITH OTHERS

Since the ancient times, shamans have been living a life of solitude. They lived outside the villages and were considered as ‘different’. However, they were the reverent figures as they possessed the wisdom of this world and the other world. Their gift of sensitivity and empathy was also respected.

3. YOU’VE EXPERIENCED A NEAR-DEATH, OUT-OF-BODY OR MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE

To be called a shaman, you must experience death and rebirth. Thus, most shamans experience a near death experience or a life threatening problem. Only after healing from this condition can a shaman really possess true powers.

4. YOU’VE FELT A SUBTLE HEALING ENERGY IN YOUR HANDS

You have the ability to control and manipulate energy in others’ bodies.

5. YOU CAN EASILY ‘READ’ OTHERS

People having Shamanic frequency are able to feel and tell people’s emotions and problems. Thus, you can even tell sometimes about the possible solutions for a problem without even knowing it.

6. YOUR ANCESTORS WERE ALSO HEALERS

Many a times it is observed that the shamanic abilities are inherited from the forefathers. Thus if your father or grandfather was a shaman, there is real chance that you are too.

7. YOU CAN SEE THINGS THAT OTHERS CAN’T SEE

You have been introduced to the hidden dimensions at a very early age. Thus you can see and feel things that others cannot. To control this huge influx, you must have fluidity in your mind.

What do you think about these signs? Are you showing any of these signs? Maybe you know someone who is.

Let us know your thoughts!

 

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CASEY FRANCIS: “Tips For Aspiring Healers, Lightworkers, Teachers, And Shamans”

“I want to be a healer”

“I want to be a lightworker”

“I want to help teach people to change their lives for the better”

“I want to be a shaman”

How To Be More Spiritual Tip: YOU ALREADY ARE!

By doing what you do in your day-to-day lives, you’re already helping people. You might not even realize it; but the smile and kind words you said to the clerk at the store may have changed their life. Just being your authentic self brings and grounds positive energy into the earth at all times of the day and night.

However, stepping into bigger roles does start with small steps. If we’re not trusted to simply be kind to the people we stumble across in our daily existence, why should we be trusted dealing with severe states of emotional, physical, mental or spiritual distress in others?

It seems quite logical that we must also be in the process of healing ourselves before we begin to fully understand and step into the roles and paths of becoming a healer or teacher; understanding at the very least the core principles of the modalities we decide to follow and how they have positively or negatively affected our lives before we decide to give this guidance onto others.

Let’s look at an example of someone recommending fasting, ketogenic or raw food diets because they’ve done a little bit of research on the topic and have been practicing it for 3 weeks with good results. Things like drastic diet changes have the ability to majorly affect all of our body systems, along with influencing our emotional and mental states due to hormonal and biochemical changes, especially over long periods of time.

  • Are they going to attain sufficient nutrition by following your plan for an extended period of time?
  • Will they receive enough macronutrients, micronutrients, vitamins and minerals to ensure their body will still function?
  • Are there any contraindications to someone partaking in this diet?
  • Do they have any diseases which may become worse through following this method?
  • Are they aware that they may experience headaches, dizziness, confusion, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle aches and hormonal changes as their body adapts to the new foods?
  • Have you seen positive changes to your own being from utilizing this method before?
  • What are some other physical or emotional particulars that they might note once they start on this diet?
  • How long should they remain on this diet for?
  • Are there any markers in health that they need to watch out for to know if they should stop this particular diet?

Choosing the right field is a process. For some, they will know straight away; for others, it may take time.

Sometimes we can become anxious to have a fresh start, to follow our purpose work or jump into our new life-path straight away — Which is great!

But before you dive headfirst into the first, second or third healing modality you come across and start teaching others about it, ask yourself;

  1. Am I doing what I’m preaching? Is this sustainable?
  2. What fruit am I bearing from the ways that I live?
  3. Are they in line with the teachings of whatever doctrine I am following?

“The proof of the spiritual pudding is in the manifesting”

Do you want to teach people how to attain mental mastery?

Firstly, ask yourself if what you’re teaching has actually helped you so far in your life to gain strength over the ever-flowing currents of the mind.

Do you want to give exercise or healthy eating tips?

Ask yourself if you could stick to the plans you’re giving out. Do they work? Have you tried them before?

Do you want to be an intuitive healer/reiki practitioner?

Are you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually strong enough to handle the energies of anyone that comes in for a healing? Do you know how to ensure you’re not taking on the energies yourself?

Make sure that your decision to follow a healing path or teach others isn’t based on emotional wants, nor pride, nor greed.

Is it what your soul is driving you to do?
Are you being guided into this, or have some messages been a little mixed up along the way?

Did you miss something?

It is important to have some critical thinking, because although you have found something you enjoy whilst on a fresh beginning, it is vital to be sure you have checked your internal guidance system before you decide to invest a lot of your time and energy into it.

Understand that you are already a healer; you are already bringing light and guidance into this world — before you make any rushed decisions, ensure you’re choosing the right path.

Maybe there’s something far better for you to be investing your time in!

 

Article by Casey Francis of https://www.howtobemorespiritual.com/blog

 

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STEPHANIE LUCAS: “7 Ways Mind – Body – Spirit Minded Warriors Tend to Do Things Differently…”Body-Spirit Minded Warriors Tend to Do Things Differently…”

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You know who they are… those people who constantly seem to draw the one-eyebrow lift, the rolling eyes, or the little ‘cuckoo’ finger twirl out of people they encounter. Like myself, you might even be one of the recipients of those subtle and not-so-subtle judgments or you may be the naysayer holding the gavel. It’s not likely the spiritual warrior is affected by anyone’s negative thoughts, because they very well know that they indeed tend to approach life differently.

1. They Speak of Energy and Vibration… Often

Let something come out slip out that’s derogatory or negative around a mind/body/spirit minded person and prepare to be reminded about the encompassing power of words as vibrational frequencies that are manifesting your reality. They may speak of subjects like quantum science, sacred geometry, Lightworkers, collective consciousness, universal energy, etc. They will often try to help you see the light, goodness, and lessons in all occurrences, particularly with challenging issues.

2. Happily Handle a Crisis with Class

Whether they are helping themselves or someone else, learning the lesson is a primary goal of an enlightened soul. From broken relationships and lost jobs to issues of a medical or external nature, there’s always a lesson to learn that can help you get over the issue and prevent its recurrence. Sometimes simply finding the GOOD and the BEAUTY in superficially negative situations can be relieving, freeing, and they are all part of the experience of the journey.

3. Their Idea of a Good Time Differs from the ‘Norm’

Mind – body – spirit minded people are likely to suggest a quiet night at home before meeting up at a club. They’re more likely to invite you to a festival or a retreat where yoga and meditation are on the menu instead of cocktails and juicy steaks. Reading and nature walks prevail over TV… while they are not spending their time partying, they aren’t planning for the future either but are busy Living in the Now. Even when it comes to vacationing, your ‘hippie-like’ friend may lean towards sweat lodges, eco-villages, educational vacations, or seemingly insane exotic wilderness treks.

4. They Believe in Unicorns, Dragons, Faeries, and Otherworldly Beings

While many of us may speak very boldly about riding unicorns and harboring fire-breathing dragons…or hanging out with Hobbits in the shire – rest assured, you will not see this in the physical realm – nor do we. Rather, spiritual people may see and communicate with these ‘friends’ along with faeries, sky Gods, and so forth while tinkering around in other realms. Many of us believe that we are from other realms (think Pleiadians, Arcturians) and are aware of our concurrent existence in other dimensions. Granted, part of this seemingly (but doubtfully) may relate to the fact that…

5. Some are Psychedelic Superstars

From Timothy Leary’s studies on LSD to today’s growing knowledge concerning the use of DMT/Ayahuasca to tap into the subconscious, the use of hallucinogens has been long studied but is still controversial. Either way, many metaphysical people use substances ranging from legal Dreaming Herbs to other psychedelic substances to further their journey to ascension, merge with their higher self, and to discover ultimate truths about themselves and the universe. I will plead the 5th.

6. They Often Opt Out of Politics, Prayer, and Programming

When I say ‘prayer,’ I refer to the type propelled by formal religion; however, the metaphysical warrior understands that all words, thoughts, affirmations, etc. ARE prayers of sorts – just not the kind to an ‘official’ God/Presence/Being. Spiritual people are more likely to offer to send you love and light and energy over a ‘prayer.’

Politics are often wasted on the spiritual being who tends to not place much power in institutions like the government. Many of my friends on the metaphysical path flat refuse to watch TV and some don’t even own one, nor care to. I guess TMZ’s latest revelation and endless zombies don’t have much a place for with those Living a 5-D existence.

7. Hip to Being Hyper Eco-conscious

Recycling is a must and the spiritual warrior is likely to give YOU the raised eyebrow look when you show up carrying one of those pesky, earth damaging plastic bottles of water… it may not be unusual to encounter some yellow being mellow in the bathroom… they are all about the car pool and hybrid autos – you get the picture.

What are some things you notice about people on the enlightened path? What do YOU do differently or find yourself leaning towards changing as you traverse your mind – body – spirit journey?

 

 

 

 

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ALEXA PELLEGRINI: “Everyday Shamanism: Accessing the Healer Within”

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Several years ago, I never would have dreamed of calling myself a Shaman. But, after incorporating principles of shamanism into my daily routine, I’ve experienced how just about anyone can be a Shaman. After dealing with emotional trauma connected to illnesses and broken relationships, I looked into alternative healing methods in order to cleanse myself of negative energy. Learning about the ways of the Shaman enlightened me to the interconnectedness of all things and taught me how to tap into my own energy in order to heal my soul.

Shamanism is all about coming into yourself — your own power. A traditional Shaman enters alternate dimensions in order to rebalance a client’s mind/body/spirit connection and to retrieve fragments of the soul lost to emotional, mental or physical trauma. However, Shamanism is unique because it’s accessible. You don’t need a fancy certificate in order to become a Shaman. In order to be a true Shaman, you must be ready to reactive your consciousness, face your truths and release what holds you back. If you’re ready to take back control of your life from pain, anxiety and fear, these Shamanic principles are perfect for you.

ShamanismHonor the Spirt of Mother Earth

Unplug your laptop, cellphone and get outside for at least 20 minutes each day. Practice gratefulness by acknowledging all that the earth gives us. Send positive energy to the earth by giving back: volunteer to clean up a forest or park, pick up litter when you see it, and conserve your water. If you’re not already recycling, make it a goal to start. Try gardening and if possible, buy locally grown food. Spending time in nature will refresh and invigorate your spirit. Taking a walk outdoors, especially around greenery, will cleanse your Root Chakra, ground you and ease your anxieties. 

Recognize the Effects of your Energy 

Do you tend to attract difficult people or damaging relationships? Are you struggling to manifest what you want? The chances are, your own energy is the root cause. Avoid wasting energy on anger and cynicism, as this tends to invite negative people and situations into your life. When you have negative thoughts, replace them with optimistic words and compassionate images to attract loving energy. Shamans focus on manifesting a reality filled with love. In a reality filled with love, there is no room for the existence of hate, and you will free yourself of attracting these painful energies.

Tune into Nature’s Hidden Messages

Shamans are always attuned to coincidences and hidden meanings, especially those found in nature. A favorite animal or an animal that continues to cross your path may be your spirit animal visiting you as a wake-up call or to remind you of your strengths. You can research this animal’s symbolic meaning and how it fits into your journey toward spiritual ascension. To discover your spirit animal, try this Shamanic healing exercise. All you need is a quiet space and a shard of Amethyst.

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    A Shamanic Healing Exercise: Find Your Spirit Animal

  1. Breathe in and out through your nose 10 times. Relax and listen to the flow of your breathing.
  2. Imagine yourself in a sacred space disconnected from the chaos of the world — the beach, the forest, a mountain top. What sounds do you hear? What colors do you see?
  3. Now, hold your Amethyst on the center of your forehead, on the Third Eye Chakra. Allow your mind to relax and open up to receiving divine messages from your spirit guides. Picture a soothing, violet glow enveloping your forehead, clearing out blockages your psyche.
  4. Envision your spirit guides coming to you in animal form. What animal do you see? How do you feel within its presence? What sort of energy or message is it sending to you?
  5. When you’re ready, envision yourself approaching your spirit animal and reach out to touch it. Take in the power, strength and courage of your spirit animal; feel yourself absorb its love and light into all of your Chakras, freeing you of anxiety and pain.

ShamanismHealing Changes Start from Within

In practice, a Shaman assists her client as he enters alternate spirit dimensions and becomes empowered during the healing process. The Shaman doesn’t do the work for him — she simply guides him on the journey as he heals himself on a spiritual plane. The bottom line: you are your own best healer. Look deep within yourself and examine everything in your life that works and doesn’t work, and don’t be afraid to make changes. Shamanism is built on the foundation that change is an inevitable part of life, and only you have the power to make the changes necessary to manifest the reality you seek. 

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THE LIMITLESS MINDS: “10 Signs You’re a Shaman & Don’t Know It”

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As I feel indebted to the shamans who saw themselves in me and helped me understand why I have always felt like I don’t belong in mainstream medicine, the intention of this article is to respectfully honor the shamanic tradition, and not to violate it in any way.  
Because modern culture doesn’t have a role for the shamanic archetype, many people who grow up outside indigenous villages are shamans and don’t know it. Many naturally wind up in overtly healing professions, such as medicine, psychology, or life coaching. But some wind up in professions where they may feel like they don’t fit in at all. Even those who enter the healing professions may feel out of place, because the systems of Western medicine and psychology leave little room for a shaman to practice his or her natural healing art. But many will wind up in various forms of sacred activism, healing the planet, for example, rather than healing people.

Are you a shaman and you don’t know it? Here are some telltale signs that you might fit the archetype.

1. You sense that you’re meant to participate in the global shift in consciousness that is currently underway.

We can all feel it, this impending shift that New Agers have talked about for decades. But those with the shamanic archetype don’t just feel it, they feel it pulling them, like a magnet, towards leadership positions that help facilitate this transformation of human consciousness and evolution of the species.

2. You’ve been through a difficult initiation, which has prepared you for this leadership role.

In indigenous cultures, the village knew who the shaman was because he or she was struck by lightning and survived. In modern culture, you may not literally be struck by lightning, but you may have survived some other life or heart-threatening ordeal. You may have experienced childhood abuse, sexual violence, a near-death experience, or some other trauma that put you through the crucible and forged you into the healing earth shaman you are becoming.

3. You are an introvert.

Shamans are multi-dimensional beings who dance between the realms of the seen and unseen worlds, so if you’re of the shamanic archetype, you may have a hard time navigating the 3D realms of this dimension, which may cause you to withdraw into yourself so you can visit the realms of consciousness where you feel most at home.

4. You feel most at home in nature.

The shamans of a culture are the bridges between nature and humans, serving as translators between the mountains, oceans, rivers, animals, and people. You may sense that nature is talking to you or that you get your most tuned in downloads when you are surrounded by the natural world.

5. You’re very sensitive.

You may feels things others don’t feel, see things others don’t see, hear things others don’t hear, smell things others don’t smell, and sense things others don’t sense. This may make it hard for you to be out in public, where you may feel accosted by over-stimulation of your senses. If you embody the shamanic archetype, it’s likely that you’re the kind of person others may feel is “too sensitive.” But this sensitivity is a blessing. It’s part of your gift.

6. You feel a sort of spiritual calling to ease the suffering of people, animals, and nature.

Many health care providers are called to medicine the way priests are called to the priesthood. But you don’t have to be a health care provider to have the shamanic archetype. It may transmute itself into healing service to animals, sacred activist causes, or conservation of Mother Earth.

7. Physical ailments that fall under the category of “shaman sickness.”

In the indigenous cultures, shamans who have been called to service but haven’t yet said “yes” to the call often wind up struck with physical ailments. In modern culture, these shamanic sicknesses may fall into difficult to treat categories like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme disease, chronic pain disorders, and autoimmune disorders. Acceptance of the call to shamanic service often resolves the symptoms of shaman sickness. If you’re suffering from one of these illnesses, ask yourself, “Am I a shaman who hasn’t said yes to my calling yet?”

8. You tend to have vivid dreams.

The unseen realm may be communicating with you through your dreams, so try analyzing your dreams. Pay particular attention to any animal totems that may appear in your dreams. Google search the animal and “spirit totem” and see if you can find any messages from the animals in your dreams. Or try a Jungian analysis, like the one described here.

9. You may discover unusual spiritual superpowers, or what the yogis call “siddhis.”

You might be psychic. You might get healing visions like the one in my previous post about the meeting of Western medicine and Shamanism. You might realize that you can heal people with your hands or that you can telepathically communicate with animals, people, or even inanimate objects.

10. You’ve always felt like you don’t quite belong anywhere, because you are a bridge.

Shamans tend to live on the outskirts of the village for a reason. They are not like the others – and this is a blessing! In village life, this is understood and recognized. But in the modern world, it may leave those with the shamanic archetype feeling like they don’t ever fit in. But don’t despair. You DO fit in. Your role is essential. You may find that you fit in best with others who share this shamanic archetype. Among your fellow shamans, you will feel like you are with family.

Embrace Your Bridge Work

Because shamans are always operating between worlds, you may find that you’re connecting mainstream culture and the culture that wants to be born in the new consciousness, and this may feel uncomfortable, as if you don’t quite fit in. When I realized that I am a bridge between mainstream medicine and the new world of medicine that is being co-created by others who share the shamanic archetype, it brought me such a profound sense of relief! This relief is shared by the health care providers who participate in the Whole Health Medicine Institute, which I founded for doctors and other stealth shamans. If you’re one of those bridge workers, please know that you belong with all the other stealth shamans in this program, designed to merge medicine and spirituality, and we’re enrolling for the 2016 class now.

In our culture, it can be quite challenging to be a stealth shaman. Yes, it’s a blessing to have the opportunity to help people end the story of separation, to dissolve the apparent duality into Oneness, to fulfill our callings to bring the worlds together, to heal people, animals, and the planet. But it can be lonely and disheartening and scary and isolating. I sense that many of us stealth shaman bridge workers have scores of past lives during which we were persecuted for our attempts to connect the worlds, so no matter how much we know in our hearts that we are all One and we DO belong, we have cellular memories of past traumas, during which we were literally killed because we refused to fit in. So it takes tremendous courage to come out of the spiritual closet as someone who embodies the shamanic archetype. In order to keep being brave, we need to feel safe. To feel safe, we need to foster a sense of belonging so we don’t feel isolated on top of feeling scared. In order to feel safe enough to keep bridging, we need each other.

Are you a shaman who is still in the closet? If so, please know that there are many of us, and we hold you close in our hearts while you muster up the moxie to claim your place in the world.


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