The wounded healer
The ultimate scar concealer
Your wound becomes a window
Spilling out light into the world, take an arrow and a bow
Tripping up in this blind forest, keeping sanity in tow
This path is tortous and steep
The gorge beside is remarkably deep
Thousands of moments we weep and weep
With our skill and hard earned art
The gift is there to open our fellow soul’s hearts
Illness is an altered state
A sense of isolation and depression correlate
Helplessness drowns out the sound
One day my will and power will pick me off the ground
Fear is the friction in transitions
Shapeshifting, warping into a magican.
~DiosRaw 18/02/21 08:30AM
“8th chakra – Located slightly above the crown chakra, about 1 inch above it. With the 8th chakra, we enter realms transcending space and time. This energy center is said to open access to parallel universes and lives; it gives access to the realm of the Akashic records and the sphere of potentialities in the making. It is a useful center for shamanic healing and communication with spirit guides.
9th chakra – Located further above the crown chakra, the 9th chakra is said to be the “seat of the soul.” It allows access to your soul’s code or higher purpose. It can be seen as the door to archetypal energies or patterns that play an important role in shaping our destiny.
10th chakra – Located about a foot and a half below the surface of the ground. It ensures our connection with the earth. Because it works primarily with the energies of the earth, it is very physical in nature. It participates to our physical well-being and connects us to the grounding energies of the earth and our environment. Just like the first (or root) chakra, it is useful to heal any bone and bone marrow-related issues. It can also play a role in any DNA-reltated or hereditary issues.
11th chakra – Located outside of the human body, it is said to be accessible through the hands and feet. It makes up and energy field that connects of human sphere of influence to the supernatural. Shamans can use this chakra’s dimension to produce magic and influence the physical with supernatural powers. The 11th chakra emphasizes the mind as a powerful tool to shape matter.
12th chakra – Located on the outskirts of the 12-chakra system, it allows us to stretch beyond our common sphere of understanding into universal unity with all that is. It is said that it’s the chakra of mastery of the soul’s purpose through our human existence.”
Symbols are miracles we have then recorded into language.
Shapeshifting requires the ability to transcend your attachments, in particular your ego attachments to identity and who you are. If you can get over your attachment to labeling yourself and your cherishing of your identity, you can be virtually anybody. You can slip in and out of different shells, even different animal forms or deity forms. ~ Zeena Schreck
A shaman was once asked, what is poison? Anything beyond what we need is poison. It can be power, laziness, food, ego, ambition, vanity, fear, anger or whatever.
Healing, you see, is different from curing. Although healing is very often accompanied by a cure, a cure alone seldom results in a healing. For instance, many of us know people who have undergone a coronary bypass or had a tumor removed, but who haven’t healed their toxic relationships or changed their diet; consequently, their condition recurs months or years later. We also probably know individuals who have been in psychotherapy for years, yet they still can’t find a healthy relationship or get over their anger at their parents. But, we may also know of those who say, “My cancer saved my life,” because it gave them the opportunity to reinvent every aspect of themselves, from their diet to their relationships and careers.
In other words, curing is the business of medicine, and it involves eliminating symptoms; while healing is the crafting of a healthy lifestyle by eliminating the cause of suffering and disease and then creating a meaningful destiny. Western medicine cures the body, while psychology treats the mind—but healing attends to the soul and the spirit.
Source: The Four Winds Society Email Article
There was once, a young old soul
A teenage school girl
A baby pearl
Who blocked off the world
She didn’t want to be hurt anymore
She shoved the pain down, it was torturously sore
So she didn’t drown
Or slip into the cavern, down
She didn’t even notice her own self-deception
She thought she knew her conceptions
She knew she needed a deep and thorough spirit cleanse
She saw through a different lense
Alone for four years
She didn’t hear herself speak
She starved herself and made her space vehicle weak
A knowledge addict, day until night
She learnt the ways of mind and had no fright
To build up her knowledge gave her self-worth
To become skinny gave her the feeling of being beautiful
All she was doing was coping with the pain of the past, not dealing with it, putting band-aids over wounds
She wanted to escape this place
And leave England behind
When it was there all along
Singing an unheard song
To end samsara
Struken by a documentary
This plant medicine of healing
And universal revealing
Westerners travelling to Iquitos, Peru
The only jungle city, reached by boat or plane in the Amazon Rainforest
The biodiversity, the people, the healing, a new life
She was intoxicated with this dream
She waited years until she was eighteen
Legal to be able to fly and enter Peru
Legal to be able to work at a retreat centre doing a shamanic apprenticeship and volunteering
Many years she waited, pain steering
Through the pain, she held onto this dream
The day came when the parents teared up
There was nothing they could do to stop her
If they tried, they knew they may wake up to an empty bedroom one day and no way to contact their daughter
She felt nothing but fearlessness
She had not been exposed to the world yet
She had everything to forget
And everything to gain
For her existence felt insane
She died? She didn’t care
She wanted out of her miserable lair
The world was in the palm of her hands
Strolling across vivid lands
Her intoxicated dream
Was within reach
Only a few connecting flights away
Until she reached Spain
All was going to plan
Her next connecting flight was leaving soon
She layed down on seats, she didn’t sleep much the past day
Peru would let the girl in
But the airline company wouldn’t
She hadn’t flew to South America before they said
They said she needed a return flight
So, this girl phoned her parents
She asked Spanish ladies at a desk to purchase her connecting flight
She didn’t have the funds
She ran out of time
Her mother couldn’t pay over the phone, not allowed
For all the research that she had done
This one slipped under her thumb
She thought she could fly without a return flight
And she just didn’t have enough time to catch the flight even if her mother paid for her return ticket she would never use
A pit of despair swallowing her whole
She cried outside the airport
Crouching down on her knees
Asking God, “why?”
All those years she waited to escape her bedroom
The prison she caged herself in for years
All turned into, once again, tears
Numbed and dead
All alone, eighteen, in an empty vacant stark bone room, lead
Lying on the bed
She wished she was dead
Rather than having to return to England once again
She roamed the local town
She enjoyed her own company
Contemplating the world
Philosophy dripped from her eyes
Knowledge teamed at her sides
What was she to do?
The Amazon rainforest shut its gates
Eventually, the girl ended up traumatised from another travelling expedition
Now she is a blog magician
Fulfilling her mission.
~DiosRaw 08/02/21 10:25AM
Jungle shamanic apprenticeship
Struck young by documentary, journey awaits
Dreams fall flat on face
~DiosRaw 08/02/21 09:49AM
Shamanic drum circles
Rhythmic base pounds in trance state
Underworld travel, gleam treasures
~DiosRaw 06/02/21 09:33AM
“The tongue drum, also referred to as a steel tongue drum, a tank drum, or a hank drum, is a relatively new instrument belonging to the idiophone family of percussion instruments. An idiophone is an instrument that produces sound via the vibration of the instrument itself. Tongue drums are similar to, and were inspired by, other percussion instruments like the hang drum, slit drum, whale drum and tambiro. Today, however, they are well-known in their own right as they have become very popular for meditation music, yoga practice and sound therapy. The drums, which look a bit like UFOs, are not from another planet, but the music they can create is otherworldly! Tongue drums are an excellent instrument for anyone wishing to get creative, jam, enjoy beautiful melodies and relax. They can be enjoyed by anyone at nearly any age.
The History of Tongue Drums
Idiophones are one of the oldest types of musical instruments based on archaeological finds. Thousands of years ago, our ancestors throughout Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania carved or constructed these instruments out of bamboo or wood. These “slit drums” look like a box and have one or more slits on the top. Two examples of this type of instrument are the African log drum and the Aztec teponaztli drum, the oldest ancestors of the tongue drum.”
Ancient civilisations understood this type of knowledge and described it
as ‘silent knowledge.’ It is knowledge that arises from within the body
when the person is present. Most people do not live in their body.
They live in their mind. When the body responds to life, sometimes by
developing difficult conditions, people blame life for what has happened to them.
“DMT, or N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, is a psychedelic chemical that occurs naturally in both plants and animals from underwater organisms to land mammals. DMT is also the active hallucinogenic compound in ayahuasca, a tea brewed from the shrub Psychotria viridis used for ritual purposes by indigenous people in the Amazon.
People also ingest DMT in crystal form, smoking it in a pipe or bong, as well as vaporized. This form of ingestion produces a powerful but short-lasting hallucinogenic state, considered to be one of the most intense psychedelic experiences in existence.
It can also retain its psychoactive properties in other forms, including psilocybin (4-PO-HO-DMT, found in psilocybin mushrooms).
Many often confuse DMT with 5-MeO-DMT, or 5-Methoxy-N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, which is also a hallucinogenic compound. 5-MeO-DMT looks exactly like DMT on both a macro and micro level, but the latter has a few extra atoms attached, which is enough to change the experience. While the DMT experience tends to be highly visual, 5-MeO-DMT is more like a perspective shift. For this guide, we’ll focus on DMT.