There are million ways to do it: a basic difference is whether you belong/wish/or wanna be in a tradition or you are on your own. In most traditions, many clues are provided, the way is clear and more or less fixed.
In shamanism we work differently, or at least I do: my spirit Guides give directions and guidance, and my experience and intuition provide the “container”. In the ceremony the participants are also “taken care of”, in the way that the ceremony ‘s elements are expressed and explained before hand, in order to best support each person in their intention and with the experience they have.
Because of “things are made clear”, each one can then “let go “and trust both the “guidance”and the “process”. No more thinking necessary, let us make Magic! 🙂
I have been “criticized” (just once, but it gives me possibility to explain here!) for taking both experienced and unexperienced participants on the same ritual or ceremony. But, you see….My work and “mission” given from my Guides, is to “bring People back to themselves and to Nature” . If I can be of help on “opening” anyone to their own Power, and on “taking responsibility for how deep and serious they can do the work”, and Trust, I have done some good. Then… “experienced” and “unexperienced” (and all blah blah on “levels”) become just words. We do the Work.
The core significance of winter Solstice is common, I would dare to say in most paths: it is one of the 8 powerful Energy moments of the year, maybe the most powerful one.
In the deepest “Missing of Light”, our Trust in the Sun shall be reborn.
In the deepest of Sorrow the Seed of Hope is reborn.
In the deepest Dark, like from the Womb, we are created, and recreated.
Our Intention is clear, for a “better” Future. A rite of passage is at hand. We can choose to celebrate alone, or together with others, depending on who we are, our possibilities, and what we wish for.
Appreciations of the Gifts and Blessings we live in every day, are important. If the wish of “sharing” is present, we better connect and celebrate with like minds.
The ritual frame will be according to what you know if you are working alone. Needed object: a candle and a symbol of Life (evergreen, flower, herb). Create a special moment, reflect in the Dark first.
We may take wows, and give donations or gifts. We may end up “unfinished business”, clean up in any way we get inspired to. Celebrate!
We are Purifying ourselves by Thanking, Releasing, and Forgiving, not only for ourselves and our individual Good, but for common Good, to raise the common Consciousness, in a deeper Prayer.
We are blessing our Mother Earth and our Father Sun, wishing for global Health and Peace to manifest.
It sounds to many so exotic, so far… Do you believe, don’t you believe….
I was talking with some People the other day, and they inspired me to write this.
The fact is, for the ones who have been in contact with “the real thing”, that it is definitely not only about past lives, spying if your lady is having an affair or not (I do not work with this one, no spying by me!), when or will I ever meet the love of my life, or such. Not to judge or diminish any need of clarity in any aspects, dear clients, ( that is why you come and ask), but…
There are lots of other possibilities… maybe more giving.
Seeing “clear” is the thing… When you cannot, because too much is going on, you are too involved, the “story behind” is “blurred and old”, (and sometimes no “human around” knows), or for thousands other reasons, “use us” well! (I mean my Helpers and I).
There is no total guarantee that my Helpers will answer, but it is absolutely worth giving it a try.
I like to tell a little story: sometime ago, I had a client who, to my surprise, always wore “synthetic clothing” (baaad! _:) ). One day I asked why. His answer was that natural clothing felt very uncomfortable, he could not wear “natural” for as long as he could remember…That was strange…but I did not want to push, until one day he finally asked me to “look” at it. So we did.
The place looked grey and dark, smelled strange, and shadows were around, big shadows… He was a kid, and retreated in corners away from those shadows, but had no real place to hide…It smelled like “burned”, it was uncomfortable…
My Helpers kept on showing this one picture again and again until he bursted in tears…
Now he remembered! As a kid he had been living with his grandmother, by whom he did not feel so good: one of her “specials” was to dry clothes by the big stove, and often the clothes touched the stove, provoking this terrible smell he could not stand or go away from. Moreover, in his kid phantasy, the shadows were unknown monsters which he had to hide from, but could not. This had resulted in a life long hidden stable trauma.
He had forgotten all about it and, since the memory was painful, it had been suppressed. After the “revelation”, his challenge vanished.
It is often than once we understand and “feel” blocks disappear, though not always. At times one has to work on, and in any case invest some energy to progress in the new condition.
One more little story, this one about a relation: the two loved each other, but she was into a massive personal development period, and he felt a little “left behind”. The question was how she could “embrace him” without “forgetting herself”, slow down, or “be unfair” either to herself or him, and eventually how to “help him” (without manipulation) regain his power and growth.
My Helpers explained what was going on, and showed the powers he had, which had gone into oblivion, his parent and family influences on him, how he could use some of them, and release the limitations part and patterns, by recognizing they were not his.
How future will be for this couple I do not know yet, but she wrote to me the same night, telling that they had have the “best and deepest talk” for a long long while….:)
And I am happy for them and proud of my Helpers and me too. This is good work!:)
So…Use your clairvoyant wisely (you might as well)!
Consult us for improving your Life or your relations, discovering “hidden treasures” in your Inner, recognizing “obstacles”, optimizing or improving strategies at work, or as impartial “Wise and knowing Counsellor”…..Yes! Please do…:)
I think I was lucky when my old Friend died, because, for some reason, the ambulance came to get him first after two and half hours from the moment I entered his home.
There had been time for Friends to come, for us to say our last bye bye, to sing for him, wish him the best, and hold a circle. Time had enlarged, so we could do what we felt we needed to, shortly but effectively. Police were with us, and silently participated to what they called was “The most beautiful and touching “bye bye” they had ever experienced.
A couple of months ago , one of my Teachers died too. As I was talking to his wife, I told her I felt lucky and was very grateful for that “time”. She was chocked. They had had her husband in their house for two days, and, as she expressed “It was not even enough!”. The family and friends could have used more “time”.
In the “old days”, still in villages and other countries, many Dead are kept for a time in their home, so all who need can come, visit, honor them, and greet them for the last time. In Italy we keep them in the chapel for a while.
There is a little more “TIME” for the departure to be fully felt and understood from all who feel that is right for them to do. Time for prayers, for the psyche to adapt, for sorrow or gratitude to express and thereby heal, whether we believe or not in the “after Life”, or Death maybe was the best that could happen.
What to do, how to change, is it an issue? I do not know, but…
Generally we are robbed of TIME all around in our society.
And we need to take care , and not rob ourselves, or anybody else.
If “Effectiveness is the measure of Truth” (the Huna principles, Serge King) it is probably wiser and healthier to allow “TIME” ( for sorrow, in this case), than use lots of money AFTER to repair our Bodies and Souls, sick from repression and frustration.
Many many years ago, I was initiated to Reiki, and lately, cleaning up in old papers, I found these long gone but never really forgotten, Principles. I like to share them with You.
One may find them a banality, but they are not, and I suppose one can use the ones one needs, according to who one is. I believe it is ok with the Reiki movement to share them as they are to a broader public, maybe it even is good publicity :), so thanx for that, Reiki People!
JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL LET GO OF ANGER.
JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL LET GO OF WORRY.
JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL GIVE THANKS FOR MY MANY BLESSINGS.
JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL DO MY WORK HONESTLY.
JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL BE KIND TO MY NEIGHBOR AND EVERY LIVING THING.
My dear Helpers, they are wonderful and wise: some of the things they say to me for my clients, can be both so “simple”, good reminders, or/and completely new and unthinkable. I like to share this one piece of simple wisdom with you.
Some time ago, I had a Mother with three children, man, and own work: obviously a busy lady. She felt she had not much room left for her own development as a person and as a woman, and she missed it.
Plenty of good and realistic advise was given to her, but she still wondered on how to deal with the reasonable amount of everyday’s activity and work at home: cleaning, cooking, shopping, and all that, as her husband himself was dealing with difficult personal issues, and therefore could only help a little.
My Helpers made her notice that there were many potential ways to deal with things. They counseled her on creating a new form for discipline: PLAY THROUGH WORK, or WORK as PLAY.
Of course , she had to figure out how to do that. But the lady got enthusiastic, og ja! she could definitively figure that out! Previously, in the same session, Helpers had told her she needs to play: one more play!:) She understood, and she liked it!
So, some of us complain and work, some of us are work addicts, some of us meditate by working, and some of us CAN PLAY!
For inspiration, through me, to You. Thanx, dear Helpers.
I am who I am, my Heart is present and warm. My Being follows the Waves of Nature, of my Life, the thousand things one must do, and a little more. I retreat at times, often. I have many satisfactions, and many transformations, looking, looking for to Be, and to Become “quality”, Unity . To melt with Everything…to feel Spirit, Love and Compassion…
Pains and Doubt are there too, no superstar here, no fixed finished model, not all knowing. Maybe a little shy, a little quiet, certainly no media freak, no blasting and selling, no business lady…
In this period, according to the time of Nature, I am again and again looking deeper, opening the cuts of my Being and honestly trying to figure it out… much about Death, Death to the parts which do not serve me or anyone any longer. Deep deep Honesty, Sincerity, and Confessions. from me to me. Changes must be done, Movement necessary in some fields. Which means “available at times, not at all times”, but those “available” times are good and Fruitful! Because there is a Rhythm, there is a Breathe, and time to be still, rest and meditate.
Final recept for amazing Living? Total Happiness and Peace? I’ll explain it all, and change your Life forever, buy me buy me:)? No finished solutions by me yet, but support to become you, have a honest decent (and decent means good and straight) Life… I am good to give, and push others towards their Power, very good indeed…and in me there is lots of Wisdom, not because I call it, but because others do… And …No hiding here, no shit.
Why and to whom I am writing this to? To you who one day may read it…
Enough is enough…blah, blah, blah…
On the night of the Dead, I will drum to honor Ancestors and Beloved, and to help the Dead no one cares for , to move on… That starts now…
A lot of People are more aware about the values and great gifts of “our” Earth, “our” Water, “our” Air, and how to take care and respect them in this one Life we are living, and also for the future generations.
Consciousness is growing and growing, that is great! And improvements come.
Still sometimes it can be hard to talk about it without being looked at as a “judge”, as an “intruder” or a “missionary” when involved in “less conscious” People everyday choices.
We know the story: no one likes to be told what to do, or that we may be “wrong”.
And in any case everyone acts as they believe and please, and no one is “perfect” or “pure” (or maybe someone is).
There is a great saying “Shitting in our own pants”, and that describes very precisely, except the pants can be washed and our bodies too.
The other day I thought that polluting and misusing is like cleaning our kitchen table, and throwing the dirt on a floor we never clean. Dirt stays, but it is “down” instead of “up”, where we really do not notice it so much. But eventually the dirty floor can be cleaned too.
What we do to our Home, we do to ourselves.
The challenge with our Planet, our Water and our Air is that it all stays in, or around.
THERE IS NO “AWAY”!
Pollution will stay for many years, damage, maybe it will stay “forever”, or it will fuck up things so much that we got no idea of (excuse the expression).
This is so important, so definitive, and so scary…
I thought the words “There is NO AWAY” could be used as an inspiration, as they touched me when I heard it, many years ago, at a “green” conference. They should be written on the walls of our cities, and in our homes.
And thanks and blessings to the ones who try to walk towards Healing and Balance.