In 2000, I created my neoshamanic practice, Soul Intent Arts. I’d worked with others for two years, and had crafted a personal animistic path with strong shamanic influences for ten years prior. Making the transition from spiritual seeker to committed shamanic practitioner was a huge step. Twenty-two years of experience seeing life through a shamanic lens and working with others has given me insights that feel right to pass along at this auspicious time. To celebrate Soul Intent Arts’ presence in this plane and this exceptional dance we’re doing toward this Winter Solstice, I’m closing this momentous year by listing my ten most poignant observations of personal shamanic work and maintaining a shamanic practice, and will present them over the next few days.
Thank you to all of the readers, clients, students, confidantes, comrades, and spaceholders who have contributed to Soul Intent Arts’ sustaining life force. Bless all of your dear hearts.
- Children know what they need. This is a charged statement, especially considering that I am a new parent. I often see parents presenting concerns about their children, or I work directly with children whose parents perceive a concern. Most of the time, the issue isn’t with the child at all, but with a rigid dynamic in the household or other supportive institution (school or church) that stifles the child. Children are our best prototype of All Things. Not only genetically, they are the cutting edge of spiritual technology. Their atmosphere, process, and relationships must reflect and support that. They are frequently the barometer (squeaky wheel) for things over which adults closest to them have long abandoned hope. The article Children, Spiritual Emergency, and Spiritual Will includes a response to a parent whose daughter exhibits symptoms of not being supported in her power.