I awoke this morning to the cry of Hawk as she soared above the pine trees outside my bedroom. What a perfect alarm clock. I got up from my bed and peered out my open window at the beautiful sight and scent of a light spring mist that carried the sweet perfume of my blooming roses and jasmine. Ahhh, Pachamama – Good Morning! The Hawk continued her sacred song as messenger. She has appeared to me often in the last few weeks on my morning runs with my dogs. Her message is a confirmation to what I have been observing for quite some time. We have entered the time of the return of the Shaman.
As the world around us continues to evolve with a huge increase in technological advances, the world within us is pulling us towards our true essence – Spirit and the realm of Nature. This paradox in seemingly opposite directions is actually an act of stability and harmony. But only if we listen and follow that inner pull. The Shaman within each of us desires to awaken and ignite our connection to nature, arousing our awareness of Spirit and illuminating our pathway of purpose.
The illusion of economical stress, violence and upheaval that penetrates the psyche of humankind right now is actually the perfect platform for the Shaman to emerge. When the cloak of media and excess materialism begins to fall away, what is left is what matters – community, family, relationships, the beauty of nature, and a deep connection with Spirit. Our inner Shaman develops and thrives within the natural world of rhythm, harmony, wellness and wholeness; this is the essence of who we truly are. This essence is thirsting to take front and center stage in our lives so that we may experience the beauty, wisdom and peace that we came here to be.
The fundamental nature of the role of a Shaman in both ancient and contemporary societies is to create and sustain equilibrium and wholeness for Mother Earth and her inhabitants. This role is becoming increasingly necessary causing people to awaken and remember their purpose. Our awareness of our inner Shaman is intensifying and we are being called to embrace our path. The Shaman or Shamanic Practitioner takes on many different roles to achieve wholeness. For some it may be the role of healer, activist, teacher, intuitive advisor or even bringing sweet shamanic medicine into seemingly mundane roles. The common denominator is a developing and deepening a connection to nature and increased intuitive awareness.
Nature is the teacher of harmony and wholeness. When we are aligned with inner rhythm and the natural world our Shamanic instincts awaken and we embark upon the journey of traveling the inner worlds of consciousness. If we follow our instincts, we are lead to the right circumstances to further develop our gifts and talents so that our unwavering, constant connection to Spirit becomes a natural, harmonious way of life. When challenge arises, our response comes from wisdom rather than fear. We hold onto our power and utilize that force as a beacon of light and love that inspires others as it permeates and fuels every aspect of our life. We are aligned with our own rhythm and listen to the heartbeat of nature to guide us as the rhythm shifts.
On this sacred Holy Day of Beltane, may we welcome and celebrate the return of the Shaman. Let us step sacredly upon our Earth Mother and listen to her song. Dance to the rhythm of the wind, let your passion ignite by the light of fire, drink from the waters of joy and be nourished by the abundance that is all around you.
In Rhythm & Harmony,