The earth has music for those who listen – Rumi
Somehow, somewhere along the path of life, we all seem to lose connection with ourselves. We get too busy. We stop paying attention. We stop living. And often it will take some earthshaking, heartbreaking experiences to shake on back on the right path. Shake us back to life.
We’ve all been there – or at least know someone who has – where everything is dark and gloomy and we fear that this will be the end of everything, and then in the end not getting what we want turns out to be a wonderful stroke of luck. For some people one slap from the Universe is enough to turn to the right path, while others keep fighting, cursing life for being so hard. We like to think that we are in control. We like to think that we are in control because it makes us feel safe. And if we are not in control – who, or what, is?
Personally I practice a combination of many different views. I love the wisdom of the Buddha, and I try to apply his teachings of non-attachment and compassion as well as the bodhicitta – daring to live your life with an open heart – every day. I step on my yoga mat. I practice breath-work, mudras and meditation. But I’m also in love with the Path of the Mystic, Shamanism and the Divine Feminine. Equally so with divination tools such as Astrology, the guidance of stars, and the wisdom of the Tarot. And how all of this seems to be interlinked in this great big Cosmos fascinates me even more.
But as above, so below, and living in sync with the rhythm of nature, feeling the healing powers of Pachamama – this great being who is our Mother Earth – is just as big a part of the journey as connecting to the heavens and the stars. The Earth Keepers, The Shamans of Peru, have a saying: “We are not only here to grow corn, but to grow Gods“. In other words we are all participating in in the Divine co-creation of our Universe. Every day.
How you choose to embrace your spiritual path is entirely up to you, but never forget that everything in this world is sacred, including you, and that your job while walking on this Earth, is to foster the fullest expression of this Divinity.
Live in sync with the rhythms of nature
You can heal tour life
The Sabbats, The Esbats & The Elements
Let the stars guide you
The path of the wild unknown
- The Andean Cosmovision: A Path for Exploring Profound Aspects of Ourselves, Nature, and the Cosmos – Oakley Gordon
Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide – Sandra Ingerman