Lately, inspired by a friend, I started to “recollect” and write down my “older” (in time) shamanic experiences.
Most of them will remain “private”, and some I feel I can share.
This one belongs to 2000, when I travelled to Peru.
I was of course visiting the sacred site of Machu Picchu, the day after reaching it from the Inca trail (three days walk, up first, and down after, the picture on my front page here on the homepage, belongs to the path going down through the jungle).
So, I was so extremely lucky that the weather was uncertain, and not so many visitors…
Among other places, I reached the “World’s center” up up, a very particular sacred stone you may have seen in photos from there. It was raining lightly, and I was alone. Spectacular view.
Respectfully, and very carefully, I sat by the Stone, and contacted it. I closed my eyes, prayed for the World, and asked for a “private message” about my work (if, if…)
At the moment I opened my eyes again, the Rainbow appeared, and everything stood still.
“All Colors, All Colors” the Rainbow’s message was.
I stayed in the silent Bliss of the moment, then thanked, and moved on. That was it.
I felt very honored, and deeply thankful. I understood the message.
All Colors were us, the People, all kinds, all colors, all races, all characters and all beliefs. All One, all Sacred.
That was what I had to deal with.
I was on the “right” path!
Before, and, even more, after, I try to honor and practice this teaching both in my Life and in my work, even it is not always easy.
And when my Patience is “shaken”, I always remember the Rainbow.
At times, when I am lucky, I find good messages all over. This one I have had for a long long time on my table, and I am reading it every day. Who or where it came from, I do not remember, maybe Miguel Ruiz, maybe Byron Katie, maybe someone else…
Anyway, I like to share it with you, for inspiration and reflection. My little paper says:
…the “little being” was lying there, violet monkey with a hand on its heart! And the other arm opened to welcome… And not only…Shall we take it as an omen from the Spirit world? I do! 🙂 It was on a shaman walk…
Let’s call our Friends and hear how they are! And maybe have some fun if possible! Smiling and laughing, best Medicine!
Our moment now is strange and tough, when we follow the news in our World. Many things are “on the balance”, and it can tip in different ways.
A few “things” are challenging Us from every side, and sure You know what I am talking about.
The “Limbo” state is changing into a more “fearful” one, for many of Us, regarding corona, one of the “few things”.
If We choose to keep Earth connection (connection to Our Bodies, Our Love, Our Reality, and what we need and love to do), and take care of each other (awake, aware and respectful), at least we will not get “too” lost, fearful, angry or depressed, (which even may “invite” sickness also, some of Us believe). We know, now We “have to” do.
We are Living in a weird movie, We got to deal with it, of course, and We will. Humans are good to adapt, so We do, We adapt, and survive.
“Living” may be different than “surviving”. How do We live with all this? We learn how.
Still…”the movie” is a movie, and making room between Us and “the movie” may be healthy, and lighter.
“The movie” was there before this movie, it just maybe did not feel so dramatic and scary, We were not “completely involved”. Now We are.
Nature was there before, and it is now. More and more of Us are starting to “use” Nature now, let it be a Friendship, and not “just use”, let it be that, what the Shamans, and many others always have told…
Let it be that We heal by coming closer to Earth. Let it be that We learn. Let it be that We open.
Let it be that We listen, that We look, that We feel.
Scary, a little. Possibility, new? Maybe.
We keep standing, and do Our Best.
We are Grateful for all that is, and all We have, and create positive Energy around Ourselves.
We all know how to move, and how to stop. We all know, if We look, what is “right”.
If We believe We can help by Healing, or Prayer, let Us do.
And why I am telling this? To remind You, and Me to Trust.
We were working in a group the other evening, by a shelter.
Little trees, and Fields around us. Evening coming.
The theme “Peace (and Balance)”. It was raining quietly, Light slowly disappearing, Colors still strong.
I like to share with you what an Oak and a Birch told me. I have received, through the years, a few deep and important messages from Trees. They are benevolent Beings, caring for us People.
This Oak was a young one, dancing in two trunks, interwining. It called me, so I had to come very close.
And it said that Peace is like a Forest. There is Room for Anyone who cares and wishes Living there, Room for All, small and big, magnificent and humble.
As long as there is Room for All, and each Being have its own Space to Live and express its Life and itself, there is Peace and Balance.
Then, it showed me Spaces and Lines, like in Sacred Geometry, to notice.
And there was an area with Trees planted “in order” by Us, Human Beings, too.
It further said that “another kind of order” was necessary too, in some cases.
When I moved away, after thanking the Oak, I was guided to walk to a Birch.
The Birch was a young one also.
Its Trunk had been cut by someone’s knife?, and it looked like a “bad cut”, on one side, but if I removed my own “emotional judgement”, I could see the weird “Beauty” of the cut by its Color, and “accept it” somehow.
The Birch did not seem to “suffer”, and that I was happy for.
It said that “At times there may be some Pain involved in obtaining Peace and Balance”.
But Pain can be considered different than we usually do, maybe?
Thank you, dear Birch.
These messages were given to Me, and now to You, to reflect upon.
Thanx to You Trees for inspiration.
photo from another Tree another place, cut done from Deer.
… Maybe we have been watching ourselves extra closely, noticing we may not have “grown” as much as we thought, discovering that some of the “bricks” we thought were stable on our path are gone, our “security” is trembling?
Maybe we were searching for new inspiration, new ideas, and got stuck in the older “self”, and patterns? Then “corona” appeared.
When less “social connection/entanglement” is present, looking “in” may be scary, our honesty and clarity can become “a weapon” against ourselves, our self-observation a violent hindrance.
“Where is my Power, where is my Power?” we may ask, and see no answer.
The process of Healing takes forgiveness, patience, energy, and time.
We may need to examine all our “little achievements and victories” instead!
And have a little Break?
Get some Quality Time, for ourselves.
We are forced to Retreat more then usual. It is a great opportunity, let us enjoy it and use it.
Mother Nature is there, Spring is glowing and growing right now.
Get out there, get refreshed! Contact Spiritual Friends and Helpers! Trees and “All Our Relations”!
Then we will be able to bloom again.
All Our Relations are all the Living Beings we share our Earth with (Rocks too), including the Elements (Air, Fire, etc), the Sky and the Celestial Beings like Sun, Moon, Stars, etc., and Space .
I was on the beautiful Tenerife, mostly off line most times.
There had been very chaotic and controversial news about when and if and how People could fly back home. Flights cancelled, airports full, a mess. Lands were closing down, guests were confused and worried. Government had to decide what to do on the islands in the night…
Our hostel lady was preoccupied too.
I overheard some explanation in Spanish next morning about it was forbidden to go out there too now, packed my water and sandwich, and rushed out the door. It was my last day before, maybe, hopefully, flying back. What to do? Live!
My plan was to visit a Mountain I had fallen in Love with, and it had not been possible because of the Storm strong Wind blowing on the last days. Now or maybe never.
Even though police was already out checking, I managed to get away. I walked further and further away from the little city.
I spent a wonderful full day on the Mountain, and fell even more in Love with it.
Then eve came, and it got colder and Wind grew.
I walked on the Beaches as long as I could, hiding a little just in case…
Few cars around, some runners, some Dog walkers…
…approaching… the little city had fallen asleep, everything locked up.
Two supermarkets opened with lines of waiting People, and new rules…
All felt awkward, a strange movie, now it was reality. Creeps.
While waiting in line, suddenly I could hear clapping.
The clapping grew more and more.
“Yes yes, we are here, we are Living!”
“We are locked up, but together about this!”
The clapping said. What a relief!
It was profound, it was beautiful, it warmed my Heart, it made me happy.
Good Simple Medicine we can do Together in hard times! 🙂