Living in an urban setting was so much information and technology, it is very easy to get disoriented and confused. In Shamanism, things are narrowed down to very elemental concepts, so confusion in daily life and with people we interact is rarely an occurrence.
Here are some examples:
- when dealing with people, first we want to recognize if the person in question is pray, predator or opportunistic. (Wolf, Lamb, Fox)
- when dealing with personal dilemmas, first we ask what is the wisest course of action, next what is the right thing to do, then what is the healthiest thing to do (the action the will bring the most harmony), finally we ask is there justice for all in our considered decision.
- As far as opinions from us or others, we first ask ourselves if we have personally experienced with our five senses the situation we are about to express ourselves about. We also ask this of the person that is expressing their opinion. If something comes not being experienced personally then an opinion will carry very little weight. We prefer to laugh about things we don’t understand.
- As far as health, we believe there is no reason to be sick and that the human body we enjoy is a great friend that will communicate with us constantly. Pains, sensations and conditions are the ways it communicates and we lovingly pay attention so we can supply its needs.
- With parents, we are very grateful to them for helping us come into this world and experience life. Regardless of our relationship with them, this original gratitude is always honored. This also extends to the parents of our loved ones (i.e. Our in-laws)
- with extended family, we recognize these people as part of our circle. They are the priority if we are to donate time or resources.
- Community. Away from big cities in little towns communities are easy to discern, but in weeks cities with millions of people community becomes a little more elusive. Anybody that comes into a circle of people with a desire to help, belong, participate is automatically considered part of that community (regardless of age, race, religion, etc.)
- nationalities and religions. Because in a shamanic tradition we are all brothers and sisters on the same Mother Earth under the same Father Sun, nationalities and religions are not even secondary to how we treat or consider one another. Children have different personalities and tend to have different relationships with their parents this is the way we see different cultures, religions and nationalities.
If you’d like to know a little more about the shamanic tradition or have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me…