Posts Tagged "spirit guides"

Thursday Betwixt – The Sacred I Don’t Know

Posted by on 31 Oct 2013 in Thursday Betwixt | 0 comments

In keeping with the examination I’ve done on how we derive higher guidance, regarding reciprocity with guides, taking the next step in our guidance, today I’m reflecting on a more intangible source of guidance: Everything. You would think that one would be pretty obvious, since it’s around us all the time, but most of us don’t regard what’s right in front of us as being Divine. I’ve been taking time daily, to connect with the spirits of my space, at work, home, the grocery store, the homes of others, and the commute connecting it all. It seems so silly. I’ve spent all these years focused on THIS totem, THAT guide, THIS space,...

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Thursday Betwixt – The Guidance Within

Posted by on 17 Oct 2013 in Thursday Betwixt | 6 comments

In discussing the challenges sustaining relationships with guides can pose, I bring up a topic often overlooked in many esoteric arts circles, not just in modern shamanism: personal truth, or as it is more commonly called Unverified Personal Gnosis (UPG). Most of us come from religious paths that strictly forbade us to act as our own spiritual conduit with the Divine. Part of what leads us to a more direct path is realizing the lack in such spiritual tropes. Yet, I see this same trap wrapped in different words and habits in esoteric arts all the time. I’ve known people who won’t order food from a menu without asking their guide’s input, first....

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Thursday Betwixt – Going Deep with Spirit Guides

Posted by on 10 Oct 2013 in Thursday Betwixt | 0 comments

To continue the discussion from my previous post on deepening the modern shamanic experience, I’d like to talk a bit about connecting with totems and Spirit Guides, outside the journey state. A concept that comes up often in circles of traditional shamanism is that of reciprocity with spirit allies, or what some refer to as ‘the demands of their Guides.’ I’ve known shamans whose Guides required them to make all of their ritual items. Some are required to dedicate one day a week to cut off communication and engagement with others, and for that day live in concert only with a specific guide. Leaving a place setting for the Guide at every meal is...

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Thursday Betwixt – After the Journey

Posted by on 3 Oct 2013 in Thursday Betwixt | 3 comments

“Then he began to think of all the things Christopher Robin would want to tell him when he came back from wherever he was going to, and how muddling it would be for a Bear of Very Little Brain to try and get them right in his mind. ‘So, perhaps,’ he said sadly to himself, ‘Christopher Robin won’t tell me anymore,’ and he wondered if being a faithful Knight meant that you just went on being faithful without being told things” ~A. A. Milne, The Wonderful World of Pooh I’ve been re-thinking the format of my blog, and in doing so would like to create a more open dialogue around modern shamanism and animism. “That’s...

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Soul Isolation and Seizures

Posted by on 17 Nov 2011 in Q&A | 0 comments

Kelley– I was misdiagnosed with epileptic seizures at the age of 15, and was put on many different anticonvulsant medications for over 10 years. None of it helped, and none of my EEG’s showed conclusive evidence of epileptic seizures. I have only recently realized that my seizures are due to some kind of spiritual blockage. I have been able to control them better, but not completely, and would love some insight into what I need to do further to either have them under complete control, or to harness their power. When I was a teenager, and my spiritual awakening began, I had very vivid, powerful dreams, I could dream walk, I had prophetic dreams, I could...

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