Wow, it is hard to believe that the year is half over. I keep going with the flow of things and where that has led me right now is into Energy Art, more specifically energy paintings. I am having a blast embracing the energy of crystals and the universe and allow it to guide me to create energy paintings.
I have opened an ETSY store to show and sell my paintings. I am also still working on getting comfortable with energy healings and trying to find a place to offer those services. I have also been working on getting in touch with and accepting my psychic abilities.
Still lots for me to learn but I am having a ball with what is going on right now.
IT is the start of a new year and so much has happened since my last update. I have begun trusting and have gotten more into Crystals and Chakras and have even opened up to Energy Work. I have performed a few Energy treatments that have also included crystals and opening up chakras.
I am taking steps to begin offering Energy Treatments which I hope to be able to start doing by February. I have gotten a set of general healing crystals as well as a set of chakra crystals. I also have a fantastic pendulum that I am learning to work with. We have some great conversations.
Since my last update I have also become an Ordained Minister. My intention for that is to just help with Spiritual Counseling although performing weddings is not out of the realm of possibilities.
I have looked into and found a great place to get Reiki Attuned, although I feel comfortable working with Energy with my natural gifts, I will most likely become a Reiki Master as I think it is more accepted in today’s society than simply stating energy worker.
I received quite a bit of art supplies for Christmas so I am looking forward to seeing what creative things come forth in that aspect as well. I will get my ETSY shop up and running in the next few months. I also received a new camera so I am having a blast taking photos, many of which will also go into the ETSY store.
There are big changes coming for me in 2014 and I am looking forward to each and every one.
I am beginning to get a feel for where my life will be heading. I am adapting to the Truth very well now and I can see a path coming into view and it does indeed seem to include Shamanism, Crystals and Chakras.
Truth be told I am pretty glad that I have come back around to the Path of a Shaman. I simply perceive it in a different way than I did before.
I am researching training so I can learn all that I can in order to serve others. I recently came across the following article and it is the best article I have found about Shamanism. Read it and enjoy.
Well I am making my way through adapting to this new way of living and “thinking”. It has certainly been a bumpy road but bumpy roads are sometimes the most fun.
I am still unsure about where I am going but I guess that will be a mainstay in my life from now on. The excitement of not knowing is pretty cool and the anticipation of what comes next is exhilarating.
I am starting see that as I accept who I truly am, there are so many possibilities for terrific experiences. I do believe the entire world is opened up to me and that includes chakras, crystals and shamanic studies.
I am still not sure if it is written for me to learn more about those but I can see where it would be a terrific experience even if I know it is all illusions.
I am still adapting and getting used to living as a character but I am definitely starting to see how much fun it can be, no matter what is going on. What a terrific way to experience life.
I have certainly gone through some changes in the last 7 months and they have been nothing like what I expected. What I learned at my last retreat with Giselle goes far beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
What I learned is causing changes and a shift in me and the way I think and live. The Truth that I learned is mind-exploding to say the least. I am not sure where I go from here but I know that for right now it is a totally different story than the Shamanic story.
That is why I am updating this right now. I leave the words I have written before because they are part of my story but they are a part that doesn’t seem to fit in right now. Maybe they will later but in a different way.
For now, the story continues but in a different way.
UPDATE 1/16/2013 – Well I have done quite a bit of research and I have gone through a lot so far on my new path and I have learned that the biggest thing I feel regarding the Path of a Shaman is the connection to Mother Earth. I think that is what I was most lacking in my life and I am getting closer to Mother Earth every day. I am not sure where any of this will take me but I am ready for the ride.
I have found through my research that there are many different ideas about what Shamanism is and what a Shaman is or does, but there are also many aspects that seem to ring true for just about everyone. In short, pretty much all agree that a Shaman is a person who can transcend both the physical and spiritual worlds and Shamanism is the path or way of life that the Shaman lives.
Wikipedia has this to say about Shamanism and a Shaman:
Shamanism (play /ˈʃɑːmən/ SHAH-mən or /ˈʃeɪmən/ SHAY-mən) is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world.
A shaman is a person regarded as having access to, and influence in the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits, who typically enters into a trance state during a ritual, and practices divination and healing.
Shamanswell.org has this to say about Shamanism:
Shamanism is not a religion, it is not about beliefs, in fact it is not a belief system at all. It is a path or paths to knowledge, which is gained through experience of many facets of life, through rituals, ceremonies, prayer and meditation, trials and tests. Knowledge is something that works, that stands up to test, and to the test of time, that is known from inside, unlike belief which is something taken on from outside, from others.
As I grow and learn more about this way of life I will update this description to include my beliefs, but for now I hope you have at least a slightly better idea about what a Shaman is than you did before.
Here are a few links to some articles that I enjoyed describing what a Shaman and Shamanism are.