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Did You Know #29: How Many Crystals Are There On Earth?

More than 4,000 naturally occurring minerals—inorganic solids that have a characteristic chemical composition and specific crystal structure—have been found on Earth. They are formed of simple molecules or individual elements arranged in repeating chains, sheets, or three-dimensional arrays.

Religion #12: Paganism

“Paganism describes a group of contemporary religions based on a reverence for nature. These faiths draw on the traditional religions of indigenous peoples throughout the world.

Paganism encompasses a diverse community.

Wiccans, Druids, Shamans, Sacred Ecologists, Odinists and Heathens all make up parts of the Pagan community.

Some groups concentrate on specific traditions or practices such as ecology, witchcraft, Celtic traditions or certain gods.

Most Pagans share an ecological vision that comes from the Pagan belief in the organic vitality and spirituality of the natural world.

Due to persecution and misrepresentation it is necessary to define what Pagans are not as well as what they are. Pagans are not sexual deviants, do not worship the devil, are not evil, do not practice ‘black magic’ and their practices do not involve harming people or animals.

The Pagan Federation of Great Britain have no precise figures but estimate that the number of Pagans in the British Isles is between 50,000 and 200,000 (2002).”

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/paganism/ataglance/glance.shtml

Philosophical Questions #1: Is There Free-Will?

Can anybody have free-will if we make choices based on past knowledge which we gain through experiences; making choices by our perception. Hence is there free-will?

Free will is defined as the ability to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded. Free will is closely linked to the concepts of moral responsibility, praise, guilt, sin, and other judgements which apply only to actions that are freely chosen.

Tasseography – Tea Leaf Reading

“What Is Tea Leaf Reading?

Reading tea leaves — also called tasseography or tasseomancy — is a fairly modern style of divination (only a few centuries old). It came about in the 1600s, when tea first came to ultra superstitious Britain, and became popular amongst the lower classes as a cleaner, less expensive alternative to reading entrails. The idea is that your energy gets infused into the tea leaves, which can then form themselves into symbols in the cup to send messages. People have used tea leaf reading to divine their future, get advice on a problem, or even forecast the weather.

Tea Leaf Reading Basics
Anyone can enjoy reading their tea leaves; all you need is a teacup, tea, hot water, and your intuition. As you can see from my own tea leaf readings, I like to place my teacup in the middle of a crystal grid and cast a protective circle first, but none of that is strictly necessary.

Steep the Tea
Leave the infusers in the drawer — tasseography won’t work unless the tea leaves are free to float about the cup. That’s right, you’ll be placing the tea directly into the cup and pouring your hot water over it. Put whatever else you want in there: sugar, honey, cream, almond milk. You do you. Don’t worry too much about steeping times since the leaves need to remain in the cup anyway. When the tea is cool enough to drink, go for it.

Drink the Tea
Enjoy drinking your tea, and if there is a specific question you have for the tea leaves, keep it in your mind while drinking; otherwise, the leaves will give you a general divination. The hardest part of this is keeping yourself from accidentally drinking the tea leaves! Keep drinking until you have about a tablespoon of liquid left in the cup.

Turn the Cup
“Turning the cup” is simple that: You swirl the tea, flip the cup upside down on the saucer to drain, then turn the cup around in the saucer three times clockwise.

Read the Leaves
Flip the cup back over, and you’re ready to read the tea leaves.

Reading Tea Leaf Symbols
This is where your intuition and personal style come in to play, because there’s really no right or wrong way to interpret tea leaf reading symbols; it’s actually extremely personal. For instance, some symbols that many people might consider to be bad omens — such as a black cat — I consider to be lucky. Much depends on your perspective as well as the situation you have asked the tea leaves for help with.

Many tea leaf readers will start by dividing the cup into sections representing past, present, and future. I use the bottom of the cup for the past, the middle for the present, and the top for the future, but I’ve seen folks who flip it in the opposite direction — and some who ignore it altogether!

When looking into the cup, you’ll generally encounter four kinds of tea leaf reading symbols:

-Animals
-Mythical Beings
-Objects
-Numbers

The symbols won’t always be distinct. As always, go with what your intuition tells you. I highly recommend using pen and paper to jot down thoughts as they come to you and to record the symbols. (I keep an entire journal for this purpose and enjoy looking back on past readings.)

To interpret, or read, what you see, use a guide on symbology, the internet, and your own personal experiences and gut feelings. If you’re still unclear as to the tea leaves’ message, take some time to meditate on the symbols and the problem at hand. And if that doesn’t help, start over and try reading your tea leaves again! As with any method of divination, a little practice (and learning to trust yourself) goes a long way.”

Source: https://www.plumdeluxe.com/tea-leaf-reading-symbols

Spiritual Laws #7: Duality

“The Law of Duality basically states that everything is on a continuum and has a complementary opposite within the whole. To use an old adage, there may be two sides of a coin but there is only one coin. In other words, things that appear as opposites are in fact only two extremes of the same thing. For instance, heat and cold may appear to be opposites at first glance, but in truth they are simply varying degrees of the same thing.

On the physical level the law of duality is easy to understand. We can make comparisons with physical eye. For instance, there is life and death, day and night, short and tall, masculine and feminine, near and far, and so forth.

What becomes problematic with the Law of Duality is when we start thinking that one aspect of the spectrum is better than the other aspect of spectrum. We get into labeling things as right or wrong. Unlike mankind’s laws and morals, there is no right or wrong. For example, in America they drive on the right side of the road. In England they drive on the left side of the road. Who is right and who is wrong? Similarly there are no good or bad experiences. Experiences are just experiences nothing more, nothing less. What one learns from the experience is all that counts. We have all had experiences that initially proved unpleasant but they became the greatest thing that happened to us.

Seeing things from only one perspective is a trap that keeps you locked into one aspect of a condition. In every situation in life, under the Law of Duality you are simply seeking to balance the duality. It is not about operating in either extreme. It is about keeping to the middle path. One does not however deny the moment. To learn how live the moment all one needs to do is watch a child’s behaviour. They get angry with someone and in the next moment they forget it. They move on. No stress.

Currently there are many who like to label the darkness as evil. There is not a source of evil. In this universe, there is only a source of love. There is however negative thought forms as every thought that has ever been thought is still in existence. If you attune to these thought forms then you are attuning to that which is not Source Energy.

It is also important to understand that in order to be for something; you must be against something. For and against still indicates you are operating on the same continuum. It is the reason most of our War Against (drugs, cancer, poverty, homelessness, etc.) campaigns do not work. What we are essentially doing is focusing our energies on that which we do not want and in doing so we neglect to define what it is we do want. As Einstein said, ‘you cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.’

When working with this law you may find that when attempting to balance the duality you will end up attracting the opposite of what you want. For the moment you call in that which you are seeking to balance, everything in its opposite will come tumbling into your life. If you are seeking more clarity, confusion will seem to reign supreme. Nothing will seem to be clear anymore, and you will wonder why you ever started on this journey. Yet, if you continue to work on changing your thinking and your belief patterns you will reach the balance point. This is what the Law of Duality is all about. It is about reaching a balance point. It is not about operating at either extreme. It is about remaining at your centre even when the hurricane of life is swirling around you.”

Source: http://beverlyblanchard.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-law-of-duality.html?m=1

Religion #5: Hinduism

“Hinduism is the religion of the majority of people in India and Nepal. It also exists among significant populations outside of the sub continent and has over 900 million adherents worldwide.

In some ways Hinduism is the oldest living religion in the world, or at least elements within it stretch back many thousands of years. Yet Hinduism resists easy definition partly because of the vast array of practices and beliefs found within it. It is also closely associated conceptually and historically with the other Indian religions Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

Unlike most other religions, Hinduism has no single founder, no single scripture, and no commonly agreed set of teachings. Throughout its extensive history, there have been many key figures teaching different philosophies and writing numerous holy books. For these reasons, writers often refer to Hinduism as ‘a way of life’ or ‘a family of religions’ rather than a single religion.

Defining Hinduism
The term ‘Hindu’ was derived from the river or river complex of the northwest, the Sindhu. Sindhu is a Sanskrit word used by the inhabitants of the region, the Aryans in the second millennium BCE. Later migrants and invaders, the Persians in the sixth century BCE, the Greeks from the 4th century BCE, and the Muslims from the 8th century CE, used the name of this river in their own languages for the land and its people.

The term ‘Hindu’ itself probably does not go back before the 15th and 16th centuries when it was used by people to differentiate themselves from followers of other traditions, especially the Muslims (Yavannas), in Kashmir and Bengal. At that time the term may have simply indicated groups united by certain cultural practices such as cremation of the dead and styles of cuisine. The ‘ism’ was added to ‘Hindu’ only in the 19th century in the context of British colonialism and missionary activity.

The origins of the term ‘hindu’ are thus cultural, political and geographical. Now the term is widely accepted although any definition is subject to much debate. In some ways it is true to say that Hinduism is a religion of recent origin yet its roots and formation go back thousands of years.

Some claim that one is ‘born a Hindu’, but there are now many Hindus of non-Indian descent. Others claim that its core feature is belief in an impersonal Supreme, but important strands have long described and worshipped a personal God. Outsiders often criticise Hindus as being polytheistic, but many adherents claim to be monotheists.

Some Hindus define orthodoxy as compliance with the teachings of the Vedic texts (the four Vedas and their supplements). However, still others identify their tradition with ‘Sanatana Dharma’, the eternal order of conduct that transcends any specific body of sacred literature. Scholars sometimes draw attention to the caste system as a defining feature, but many Hindus view such practices as merely a social phenomenon or an aberration of their original teachings. Nor can we define Hinduism according to belief in concepts such as karma and samsara (reincarnation) because Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists (in a qualified form) accept this teaching too.

Although it is not easy to define Hinduism, we can say that it is rooted in India, most Hindus revere a body of texts as sacred scripture known as the Veda, and most Hindus draw on a common system of values known as dharma.

-Hinduism originated around the Indus Valley near the River Indus in modern day Pakistan.
-About 80% of the Indian population regard themselves as Hindu.
-Most Hindus believe in a Supreme God, whose qualities and forms are represented by the multitude of deities which emanate from him.
-Hindus believe that existence is a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, governed by Karma.
-Hindus believe that the soul passes through a cycle of successive lives and its next incarnation is always dependent on how the previous life was lived.
-The main Hindu texts are the Vedas and their supplements (books based on the Vedas). Veda is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘knowledge’. These scriptures do not mention the word ‘Hindu’ but many scriptures discuss dharma, which can be rendered as ‘code of conduct’, ‘law’, or ‘duty’
-Hindus celebrate many holy days, but the Festival of Lights, Diwali is the best known.
-The 2001 census recorded 559,000 Hindus in Britain, around 1% of the population.”

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/ataglance/glance.shtml

Brain Waves – Part 2

“INFRA-LOW (<.5HZ)
Infra-Low brainwaves (also known as Slow Cortical Potentials), are thought to be the basic cortical rythms that underlie our higher brain functions. Very little is known about infra-low brainwaves. Their slow nature make them difficult to detect and accurately measure, so few studies have been done. They appear to take a major role in brain timing and network function.

DELTA WAVES (.5 TO 3 HZ)
Delta Waves, the slowest but loudest brainwaves

Delta brainwaves are slow, loud brainwaves (low frequency and deeply penetrating, like a drum beat). They are generated in deepest meditation and dreamless sleep. Delta waves suspend external awareness and are the source of empathy. Healing and regeneration are stimulated in this state, and that is why deep restorative sleep is so essential to the healing process.

THETA WAVES (3 TO 8 HZ)
Theta brainwaves, occur in sleep and are also dominant in deep meditation.

Theta brainwaves occur most often in sleep but are also dominant in deep meditation. Theta is our gateway to learning, memory, and intuition. In theta, our senses are withdrawn from the external world and focused on signals originating from within. It is that twilight state which we normally only experience fleetingly as we wake or drift off to sleep. In theta we are in a dream; vivid imagery, intuition and information beyond our normal conscious awareness. It’s where we hold our ‘stuff’, our fears, troubled history, and nightmares.

ALPHA WAVES (8 TO 12 HZ)
Alpha brainwaves occur during quietly flowing thoughts, but not quite meditation.

Alpha brainwaves are dominant during quietly flowing thoughts, and in some meditative states. Alpha is ‘the power of now’, being here, in the present. Alpha is the resting state for the brain. Alpha waves aid overall mental coordination, calmness, alertness, mind/body integration and learning.

BETA WAVES (12 TO 38 HZ)
Beta brainwaves are present in our normal waking state of consciousness.

Beta brainwaves dominate our normal waking state of consciousness when attention is directed towards cognitive tasks and the outside world. Beta is a ‘fast’ activity, present when we are alert, attentive, engaged in problem solving, judgment, decision making, or focused mental activity.

Beta brainwaves are further divided into three bands; Lo-Beta (Beta1, 12-15Hz) can be thought of as a ‘fast idle’, or musing. Beta (Beta2, 15-22Hz) is high engagement or actively figuring something out. Hi-Beta (Beta3, 22-38Hz) is highly complex thought, integrating new experiences, high anxiety, or excitement. Continual high frequency processing is not a very efficient way to run the brain, as it takes a tremendous amount of energy.

GAMMA WAVES (38 TO 42 HZ)
Gamma brainwaves are the fastest of brain waves and relate to simultaneous processing of information from different brain areas

Gamma brainwaves are the fastest of brain waves (high frequency, like a flute), and relate to simultaneous processing of information from different brain areas. Gamma brainwaves pass information rapidly and quietly. The most subtle of the brainwave frequencies, the mind has to be quiet to access gamma.

Gamma was dismissed as ‘spare brain noise’ until researchers discovered it was highly active when in states of universal love, altruism, and the ‘higher virtues’. Gamma is also above the frequency of neuronal firing, so how it is generated remains a mystery. It is speculated that gamma rhythms modulate perception and consciousness, and that a greater presence of gamma relates to expanded consciousness and spiritual emergence.”

Religion #4: Judaism

“Judaism began nearly 4,000 years ago in a place called the Middle East. This is a large area on the border of Asia, Africa and Europe.

What do Jews believe in?
Jews believe that there is only one God. They believe they have a special agreement with God called a covenant. Jews promise to obey God’s laws to say thank you to him for looking after them.

Abraham
Jews believe a man called Abraham was the the first person to make a covenant with God. Abraham was a Hebrew. Jews believe God named Abraham’s grandson Israel. After this, the Hebrews became known as the Israelites. Abraham is considered the father of the Jewish people and the Israelites are his descendants.

Moses
Later, a man named Moses saved the Jewish people from persecution in Egypt when he led them to safety across the Red Sea. After this, the Jews lived in the desert where God gave Moses a set of rules which they should live by, including the Ten Commandments. Moses is the most important Jewish prophet.

What is the Jewish holy book?
The Jewish holy book is known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible. The word Tanakh comes from the first letters of the three different parts of the book:

The Torah (T) which is the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. The Christian Bible also begins with these books, in the part which Christians call the Old Testament. The Nevi’im (N) which are the books of the Jewish prophets such as Joshua and Isaiah.
Ketuvim (K) which is a collection other important writings.

The Torah has 613 commandments which are called mitzvah. They are the rules that Jews try to follow. The most important ones are the Ten Commandments given to Moses.

The Torah is so special that people are not allowed to touch it. It is kept in a safe place called an ark in the Jewish temple and when people read from the Torah, they use a special pointer stick called a yad to follow the words.

Where do Jews worship?
Jews worship God in a synagogue. Jewish people attend services at the synagogue on Saturdays during Shabbat.

Shabbat (the Sabbath) is the most important time of the week for Jews. It begins on Friday evenings and ends at sunset on Saturdays. During Shabbat, Jews remember that God created the world and on the seventh day he rested. Jews believe God’s day of rest was a Saturday.

The services in the synagogue are led by a religious leader called a rabbi, which means ‘Teacher’ in Hebrew.

The Jewish emblem is the Magen David (Shield of David). It is also known as the Star of David because it is made up of two equilateral triangles that are overlaid to form a six pointed star. Each point is a sign that God rules over the universe and protects his people from harm.

These are two Orthodox Jews from Israel. Orthodox means they follow a stricter form of Judaism than other progressive or liberal Jews. They have long side-burns which are called Payot.”

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/articles/zh77vk7

Spiritual Laws #5: Gender

“Gender is in everything

Everything has its masculine and feminine principles

Gender manifests in all planes.

– The Kybalion

God is thought (Chi/Prana) that exists everywhere, has intelligence and has the power to create and this is shown in the Law of Gender. The Law of Gender is the creative force that runs from the inner into the outer world. It is the force of the Gods and the power of the giants.

If we want to understand The Law of Gender we have to also understand Yin & Yang, Masculine and Feminine. The Law of Gender do not refer to the physical differences between men and women. These differences are only one small manifestation of the law. This law is used in a much larger context and refers to creation or production.

Gender refers to a division of labour or effort which is needed for all creativity. It is found within the operations of some of the following although there are many more:

heat
light
electricity
magnetism
attraction
repulsion
The forces (masculine and feminine) are the great mystery of the Universe. Masculine energy is attracted to feminine principles when they unite; they form a union that assure that the creative process will be realized. Both masculine and feminine energies are essential as the masculine energy directs itself to the feminine energy. This starts the creative process. The feminine energy does the active creative work, and it’s doing it on all planes.

Part of our development, maturity and spiritual growth is the ability to use both sets of energies. The use of these energies depends on the specific situations we find ourselves in. Feminine energies are sometimes viewed as weak, but when we use our feminine energies it will bring about a balance that will enable us to become co-creators with spirit. We sometimes fear to use masculine energies because of fear of failure or success.

Masculine (Yin) and Feminine (Yang) energies are found on all planes: the physical, mental and spiritual planes.

Femine / YIN

– It creates live.

– The receptive side of humanity is often called the negative side, the feminine or YIN.

– This force creates, spirit ideas, weaves the threads to make the tapestry into a work of art.

Masculine / YANG

– Is the positive side.

– This force is directed toward the creative force of the feminine principle.

– It is the originator of ideas and actions.

The bodies and brains of male and female are different in significant ways, but both sexes have the need and the abilities to use both the masculine and the feminine energies. Both must be present in the creation process. Both sexes need to develop these skills.

We each have access to both male and female energies. Both men and women can perform both sets of functions; they just do it in different ways:

The male brain usually emphasizes left brain thinking:

this is suited for analytic functions
they culminate in the skill of beginning an action
The female brain demonstrates more right-brain activity that is suited for synthetic functions.

When we learn about our missions in life, we become confident to act and begin these missions. We know how to act in a correct manner when the Yin + Yang are balanced perfectly in our soul. If we balance the masculine and feminine principles within us we can come to a point of androgyny, the state of mental balance. This aligns us with the Higher Self.

If we wish to advance and grow in our lives it is important that we understand The Law of Gender. When we understand this law it will help to command everything in the physical world. We will be guided and tested until we are experts at manifestation and creation. To truly create in the physical world we must learn to balance the Yin + Yang within us to such a point where it is stable. To get this right we need to master how to receive dreams and visions and how to turn these dreams and visions into reality by creating in the physical world. When we are able to create and implement ideas, we can position ourselves in the field of Oneness. Very few souls ever achieve this kind of command over nature or over themselves. This is why so few of us ever become Masters.

By learning positive thoughts and actions we will grow and advance into the 5th Dimension. Some examples of positive actions and thoughts are:

– gentleness

– patience

– humility

– self-control

– graciousness of speech

– sympathy

– wisdom

In full spiritual development, masculine and feminine energies are understood and expressed by both women and men. By this expression we manifest the fullness of the human and 3rd Dimensional experiences.

Universes have been created when the feminine principle was unleashed. But they have been created only when this was ignited and balanced with the masculine energy. Feminine energies have been suppressed on Earth for centuries. It has been suppressed by cultures, societies, individuals, sexes and institutions. This resulted in creation been stifled and destruction looms at every turn. The masculine aggressiveness has thrown all things out of balance leaving the world to wander aimlessly until the power can be restored.

The Importance of Learning The Law of Gender:

It is important that we learn this law as it will give us power and it will teach us to become co-creators with God. Learn to balance all your thoughts, emotions, words and actions with the principles of positive and negative responses.

The Higher self is androgynous and wants to unite with the lower 8 bodies. It cannot form the union until the lower bodies are balanced with the Yin + Yang energies. Ascension will not happen until the union is perfect. Learn to listen to the higher guidance of your inner voice. Read each message with the masculine energy in the forefront of your minds and direct all initial impulses to the intuitive feminine nature. Put the meaning of these messages into action. This is done through the creative process of the feminine energy. Discipline the mind, heart and emotional bodies to follow the guidance of the Higher Self.

If and when we realize the balance within us we can look forward to the Golden Age, which has been predicted for the Millennium. The cosmic conditions are ripe for the feminine energy to be restored on the planet; the Age of Aquarius has promised this. The Earth will venture into this new era and the balance will come forth.

When you live by these Laws, your soul will soar, for the Light that these laws bring will set you free.”

Source: https://spiritual-awakening.co.za/the-law-of-gender/

Guest Post: Practising Shamanism During Covid-19

This is a guest post by shamanic practitioner Nick Levitt.

If you’d like to guest post feel free to connect by going to the blog’s connect page.

I have been a shamanic practitioner for nearly 20 years. I have absorbed many teachings from indigenous shamans, in several countries, as well as from ‘modern’ western teachers and
practitioners.

Currently, I wake up wondering what the day will bring: what changes of freedom, what restrictions on movement, socialising, working and living (as we knew it) may be presented to us.

Not only is Covid dominating our intercourse, but Brexit has slipped into action under it’s’ cape, with little comment or objection, and will affect may many lives socially, economically and spiritually.

This is a time of what is labelled as ‘turmoil’ and chaos. A time of strife and for many a time of a fight for pure survival, and subsequently a time of global panic. It is true that, despite some serious conflicts across the world during my lifetime, the world has not seen such a global threat to humanity. Why? Not because of Covid 19, but because the unsustainable, weak, short-
sighted foundations that have beencreated by the ignorance of our global ‘leaders’ for decades.

Those who have allowed ego and self-importance to mean they put their needs (both political and personal) first. Allowing money making and short sited vision to be the basis of the policies made. We have clung to notions of economy and consumption, repeating destructive patterns that we have been handed again and again. Patterns tied to economy, lack of respect for the planet and peoples of all nations across the planet. But it still feels like our politicians want us to
go back to ‘normal’. But we know ‘normal’ has not supported the greater community of humans and ‘all our relations’ the plants animals and land of our mother earth. It is clear that, during this ‘pandemic’, we have been experiencing a bombardment of signs from Mother Earth, making her voice heard, showing us, the obvious lessons we have ignored, if we do not nourish her, she cannot nourish us. This pandemic is, in the great scheme of things, only a wee nudge, a reminder, along with the climate change catastrophes the world over, of what will happen if we do not stop, take stock, and change our path of self-destruction.

The word ‘extinction’ is now being freely used by scientists and politicians alike to describe the current threat to our planet. But with this comes a sense of fear and powerlessness. So how do we move forward and bring about change?

What we need now is collective bravery.

This is an opportunity to change, to capture this moment. We are in the middle of a seismic shift, a change of paradigm, a change of our values, a change in our models of existence, a change of our capitalist structures, a change of our very humanity, that has not coincidently collided with the pandemic.

We are being asked to wake up and partake, to join the change, to join Spirit, join infinity, join the invisible forces that shape our existence to model a more sustainable and nourishing future. This is the challenge! None of these changes can happen without Intent. Intent, the massively powerful energy that exists within Spirit. It is our intent that moves energy, intent that creates change. Intent is not a thought, but a force of invisible energy that interacts with Spirit. The underlying conduit of our collective dream. Voicing our intent to the universe, voicing our intent of positivity and hope, however hard and contradictory to our current challenges, is this maybe the way? The way we that we can help steer the change to a way of living with love and respect for all humanity and love and respect for the planet that enables our existence.

We need to make a statement with action, make our voices heard, send our arrows of intent to the universe, let Spirit hear us and feel us. Is this the way to help our brothers and sisters on a universal level, one more arrow of hope?

The dilemma we have is how to engage those who have lost loved ones or who are ‘witness’ to suffering, physical, mental and financial.

“Change is neutral” I heard an elder say, “change is there for us to hold and flow with not against”, this is also my belief and I try to absorb and adhere to this philosophy; but I ask how do I convince someone who is struggling to survive, to ‘go with the flow’ of positive change? How do I present this knowledge and portray positivity and hope?

How does the family who cannot eat or cannot even see their families to support them react to this overwhelming information and how do they believe or even have time to consider that we collectively can affect the future in a positive way? I am blessed with my family’s health, blessed with space around me in nature, blessed to be able to feed and educate those around me, so I can at least begin to absorb the myriad of information coming from the wisdom and knowledge of the world of Shamanic Elders. But how do I support those less fortunate?

I was told many years ago that my path was not to withdraw from the everyday western world’ and practice shamanism in a bubble, but to embrace the world I lived in, by bringing the healing methodologies I had been taught, into my community, into my work practice and beyond, that is practicing shamanism!

So, Shamanism has become to me, not just a healing methodology, but an attitude, a way of living, a way of communicating with those around me, a link and a marriage to nature and all that nature gives us; a practice of ceremony and rituals of celebration, that send prayers and intent across the sacred bridge, to meet my spirit guides and teachers to spread hope and optimism.

But most of all, it is a responsibility to use my intent for hope, to represent those who are locked in a struggle and cannot muster the energy to make their ‘arrows’ of intent.

So, I feel that those of us who can, must draw the bow for those that cannot and send those arrows of intent, to step forward and walk a path of strength and love and to create the web of
support.

In the current circumstances, it seems ever more important, that I look at my fellow humans with respect and try not to judge those whose opinions maybe differ and do not fall within step to my
own. To look at their purity not at their darkness, to offer light and love to support them and in parallel to mother nature as she instigates the changes that are happening and that will happen in the future. To swim with the tide and not fight against it.

Some might perceive we are walking on a path of darkness for some time, but this path will only lead to an explosion of light and to a new humanity of love, if we will it, walk it, dream it and allow it to be so.

Nick Levitt
Shamanic Practioner

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