Shamanism

What If We Were Never Too Big or Too Small?

Don’t follow rigid rules created outside of you. They take you away from your own truth.

Who says you must have 8 hours of sleep? If you don’t then there’s something wrong with you? Don’t listen to that misleading drive to keep you in someone else’s idea of what’s right! Who says?

Who says you should weigh a certain amount and that’s what is healthy for you to maintain the rest of your life? What about cycles of change and spirals of experience? You get to decide what’s right for you. Only you can hear the voice of your soul within. You know when you have gone too far in one extreme or the other. You know when you need to ask for help. You know what foods make you feel best and you know you are worthy of your best for yourself.

Let go of the idea that you need to fit into some sort of mold. Ask yourself who’s approval am I trying to earn by trying to be other than what I am in this moment.

This society is always trying to change those beautiful souls who don’t fit into mainstream everything! Instead of embracing everyone exactly as they present themselves.

What would it look like if we didn’t try to change everyone who wasn’t perfect in the eyes of this society?

What would happen if we accepted each and every being as a perfect soul in a perfect body right from birth?

What if we saw them as wisdom teachers and asked them to teach us how to embrace them the best way for them? Instead of thinking that we had to teach them how to live amongst us?

What if we saw each person and animal as a sovereign being with their own unique universe who’s beauty lay in the diversity and strangeness of their personal creations?

What if we stopped comparing ourselves to others, accepted ourselves fully, and went out and did the things we wanted to do, knowing we can do anything we put our minds to…?

What if we were born experts and were allowed to remember everything our soul has learned before this life?

What if we were encouraged to be wild, crazy, joyful, and spontaneous? And we were accompanied by our parents in doing it!?!

What if we were never too big or too small, and that we energetically expanded enough to encompass all states of being, without judgment, and knew that we were loved unconditionally?

Ego says that’s just not possible in this life on this planet.

Soul says it is perfectly possible and will happen…

We must hold space for both, in a timeless stillness.

And begin by re-parenting our own selves with our own ideals.

 

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“How Shamans Dream the World Into Being”

Lately, every single thing I read or come across is relevant and syncs with my current path of inquiry.  That’s how I know it’s right.  Here’s an article from Spirit of Change Magazine:

We are what we think.
Everything we are arises from our thoughts.
With our thinking we create the world.
— Buddha

How Shamans Dream the World Into Being

Whether you realize it or not, we are all dreaming the world into being. What we’re engaging in is not the sleeping dream we’re familiar with, but the waking dream we craft with our eyes open. When we’re unaware that we all share the power to co-create reality with the help of the universe itself, that power slips away from us and our dream turns into a nightmare. We begin to feel we’re the victims of an unknown and frightening creation that we’re unable to influence or change. Events seem to control us and trap us.

The only way to end this dreadful reality is to awaken to the fact that it, too, is a dream, and recognize our ability to write a better story, one that the universe will work with us to manifest. As soon as you awaken to your power to dream, you begin to flex the muscles of your courage. Then you can dream bravely: letting go of your limiting beliefs and pushing past your fears. You can begin to create truly original dreams that germinate in your soul and bear fruit in your life.

Courageous dreaming allows you to create from the source, the quantum soup of the universe where everything exists in a latent or potential state. Physicists understand that in the quantum world of the universe’s smallest, elemental parts, nothing is “real” until it is observed. But quantum events do not occur in the laboratory only. They also happen inside our brain, on this page, and everywhere around us. When you observe any part of this dream, the great matrix of energy, you can change reality and alter the entire dream.

Modern physics is describing what the ancient wisdomkeepers of the Americas have long known. These shamans, known as the Earthkeepers, say that we are dreaming the world into being through the very act of witnessing it. Scientists believe that we are only able to do this in the very small, subatomic world. Shamans understand that we also dream the larger world that we experience with our senses. Like the Aborigines, the Earthkeepers live in a world where the dreamtime has not been pushed into the domain of sleep like it has for us. They know that all of creation arises from, and returns to, this dreamtime.

The dreamtime, the creative matrix, does not exist in a place outside of us. Rather, it infuses all matter and energy, connecting every creature, every rock, every star, and every ray of light or bit of cosmic dust. The power to dream is the power to participate in creation itself. For the Earthkeepers, dreaming reality is not only an ability, but a duty, one we must perform with grace and love so that our grandchildren will inherit a world where they can live in peace and abundance.

Shamans of the Andes and the Amazon believe that we can only access the power of this force by raising our level of consciousness. When we do so, we become aware that we’re like a drop of water in a vast, divine ocean, distinct yet immersed in something much larger than ourselves. It’s only when we experience our connection to infinity that we’re able to dream powerfully. In fact, it’s our sense of separation from infinity that makes us become trapped in a nightmare in the first place. To end the nightmare, to reclaim our power of dreaming reality and craft a better reality, we need to have a visceral understanding of our dreaming power in every cell of our body and stop feeling disassociated and disconnected. If we don’t get beyond mere intellectual understanding of this concept, we’ll end up lowering the bar and creating a far less glorious and beautiful experience of the world than we’re capable of crafting. It takes courage to taste infinity.

The Earthkeepers believe that the world is real, but only because we are dreaming it into being. When we lack courage, we have to settle for the world that is being dreamed by our culture or by our genes — the nightmare. To dream courageously and be empowered, you must be willing to use your heart and make a conscious decision to dream a sacred dream of joy, peace, glory and having the life you want.

Excerpted with permission from Courageous Dreaming: How Shamans Dream The World Into Being by Alberto Villoldo, PhD. (2008, Hay House)

Alberto Villoldo, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and psychologist who has studied the spiritual practices of the Amazon and the Andes for more than 25 years. Author of numerous best-selling books, including Shaman, Healer, Sage, The Four Insights, Courageous Dreaming and Power Up Your Brain, Alberto is the founder of The Four Winds Society, and instructs individuals throughout the world in the practice of energy medicine. Visit www.thefourwinds.com.

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