Wednesday, January 26, 2011

We human beings are our own worst enemies at times.........

Of all the beings on this planet. Both seen and unseen. We human beings are our own worst enemies at times. We hate ourselves. We put ourselves down so much. We hurt ourselves so much. I have been reading through this blog 100 Day Walk With A Shaman Her update from Day 22 I think would help us all...... 

Day 22 – You are Perfect Just the Way You Are.

I have had the honor to sit at the feet of many of the worlds greatest teachers and one time I asked Lama Zopa Rinpoche, “ What is our main problem?” The lama answered, “It is that we think, "I am the worst person in the world. I am full of hatred, desire, and ignorance." These concepts are totally negative, and you have been carrying around this self pitying view all your life. Cry, cry, Fear, Fear, emotion, emotion. Obsessed with your own shortcomings, you put tremendous pressure on yourself. You punish yourself by regarding yourself as ugly and worthless. Other people may think you are beautiful, but still  you project yourself as ugly.”

“Right now just stop whatever you are doing and visualize a beautiful blue light, which is like clear blue sky all around you. See yourself just being in this clear blue sky color with nothing else but the color blue around you. As you just experience this beautiful blue light notice how your dualistic thoughts start to break down. You no longer believe in those self deprecating dualities. They no longer exist, really. This radiant blue light helps us to touch reality, which is the most important thing in the world. This is no longer an fantasy world of projections and self deprecating thoughts and judgments. This place you are experiencing in this sky blue light is inner and outer reality. There is no self judgment in this place. Can you feel it? See yourself as a being of sky blue. You are perfect just as you are. You only need to realize it. “

Lama Zopa knows this truth and we need to know it too so that we can experience our own natural perfection.

Shaman Elder Maggie

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tree Spirit Prayer by Hanoochi...

"Great Spirit, Mountain Ancestors, All My Relations, Blessings be here today as I come before you Honored One.
You have seen many sunrises and sunsets upon your branches,Your sacred roots have been quenched by life giving rains.

Honored Tree Spirit, I give thanks to you,
...for the singing birds that you shelter
...for the music you sing in the breeze
...for listening to the voices of the creatures
...for echoing the ancestors strength

Respected One, I ask your permission and humbly request your presence for my guided purpose as Great Spirit directs.
All things belong to you, Creator, all things are sacred.
So this day I honor you Tree Spirit and humbly Thank You.

Mitakuye Oyasin

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm thankin in the rain....

Gene Kelly sang "I'm singin in the rain...." as he danced with joy in a down pour in the movie "Singin in the rain". If you believe as I do that everything on this planet is related then we should give thanks to the weather beings for the rain. We should be singing "Thankin in the Rain". We should show them the respect they deserve for the life giving water they give us. I know at present parts of down under here are under water. People have lost everything they own. Yet I can't but thank the weather for what it gives to us.

Today as we took the dogs on their morning walk we watched the dark rain heavy clouds roll towards us. Then came the rain. As the cold rain water washed over me I gave thanks to the rain for washing me. For washing my aura. Straight away I felt energy surging throughout my whole body. Felt it go out to the edge of my aura then out in every direction away from me. Felt my aura being cleansed. A great feeling of elation sweep over me for giving thanks to the spirit of rain for what it had just done for me.

We so need to be in tune with all that is around us. All that cares for us. We need to be more thankful.

Monday, January 3, 2011

How an owl rocked my "world"...

My partner Jan and I are both Reiki Practitioners. Which is great for us as we can give each other treatments. Plus I have the added bonus that Jan is a Remedial Massage Therapist. Any aches or pains I have can be taken away with massage or reiki. I digress sorry. J

Today Jan asked me if I would like a reiki treatment. You can guess what my answer was?! Soon I am on her massage table and the treatment has begun. I use this time to either meditate or do some shamanic journeying. Today I choose to journey. I had an intention. I will not yet mention that here.

I used a new entrance to the underworld I had spotted in a tree near where I live. After doing some breathing to relax, let alone what the reiki was doing to me, off I went to this entrance to the underworld. I called out for my animal spirit guide and explained what I wanted to see. Off we went together. My animal spirit guide is a huge white owl. We flew up to the middle world and back in time. I was soaring through the air holding onto one of his wing tips. I saw what I needed to see and then I asked my owl to take me back to the entrance to the underworld. He said he had something else to show me. This was to rock me when we got back to my reality a bit later.

We arrived at a giant tree. We climbed the tree through its many branches up into darkness. We were headed for the Upper World. After awhile the darkness was gone and I was standing in a place that was all white. There to meet me were my grandparents. All four of them have been dead for some time. They came towards me and wrapped their arms around me in a big group hug. They all looked the same as they did last time I saw them alive when I was a boy. Each of them told me they were very proud of me. They were very proud of where I am going spiritually. I felt so much love coming from them.

All too soon I was back at the entrance to the underworld with my owl. He enveloped me with his white wings and drew me to him in a big hug. He told me that he loved me too. Not the first time he has done this either. Saying goodbye I climbed back up to the hole in my tree.

The reiki treatment was over. Next door had been doing hammering in the backyard. I do not recall hearing them while I was on my journey. I sat up and thanked Jan for the treatment and then it all rushed back to me. I had just been with my grandparents. As I started to tell Jan about who I saw I broke down and started to cry. I was crying with joy. It is hard to find the words even now to describe the feelings of seeing my dear departed grandparents. Hard to explain how it feels to know they are so proud of me. Even as I write this I can feel my emotions welling up inside me. I miss my grandparents in this reality. Now I know that I can see them again. That makes my heart sing with sheer joy.

My owl sure did pull off one great surprise for me today. He sure did rock my world today. What will he has install for me next time we meet up??? I can hardly wait.

Native American Prophecy....

“When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear,
when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them."
—Chief Sealth (Seattle), Suquamish