I never call myself a shaman. However it wasn't until a meeting with a friend that I realized that maybe that archetype really is a part of me. We were talking about our work and my friend said she had always seen me "as a shaman". I secretly lit up inside because this work feels so good to me.
I've always identified and felt good inside with anything having to do with our Mother Earth. I loved studying about animals and the elements and mystical things even as a child. And now in my yearning to live my whole life shamanically, I feel this cozy comfort and a feeling that I'm home. It's said that you teach that which you need to learn. And I know that I will always be learning this lifestyle. I'll always be bringing back the knowledge of my shaman elders. And, in this case the teacher is becoming the student in so many ways.
If you web search the term "shaman" you'll find many definitions. Most are related to a shaman being someone who goes on a journey to bring back messages and insights from helping spirits. But, living a shamanic life is so much more than this. Yes, we do drum journey for ourselves and others and we will explore that here too. But there's so much more I want to show you about living your life shamanically.
For me, living shamanically means:
If any of this has you feeling or wanting to learn more, then please join me on this incredible journey. In the next post I'll be diving into how you can find and work with your own Power Animal.
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