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.
- The core reason for imbalance in any life area is disconnection from All Things. A concept pervasive in shamanic work is that we have “power,” by which is meant a soul, a will, choice, desire, and perhaps many other aspects. When we feel disempowered we begin to feel less than we are and we become unable to achieve things we feel we should be able to. While there are infinite ways we become lost or divided within ourselves, the source imbalance I find is that some facet of the self feels cut off from All That Is, the Multiverse, Source. When we don’t feel part of All Things, we no longer feel the unconditional support of our Higher Power, and more specifically, of ourselves. Despite its fictional roots, I describe this thoughtfully conveyed truth in Avatar – Remembering the Divine Feminine.