“We are evolving and in a transition time. Every change involves a death. The spiritual is eternal. In this time of great change and uncertainty, it is important to infuse spirit into everything we do.” Sandra Ingerman
We are each of us infinitely more than an ego and a body. We dis-cover this when we wake up and enter into relationship with what some call the ‘hidden world.’
Today I want to remind you of three of the most powerful tools of the visionary. Shamans use these tools. All shamans are visionaries, but not all visionaries are shamans. Shamanism is the most ancient spiritual practice known to humankind and is the ancestor of all of our various modern religions. The word “shaman” originated in Siberia, and is a word whose meaning has to do with esoteric knowledge and extraordinary spiritual abilities and a shaman is often defined as an intermediary between the human and spirit worlds. In shamanic cultures, shaman has come to mean “the one who sees in the dark” or “the one who knows.”
The 3 most powerful tools of the visionary are:
Gratitude: This is an attitude as well as an orientation designed to open the heart. It is a high frequency tool designed to open portals , doorways and windows into the spirit world.
Seeing: to “see” is to cut through the veils of ignorance/ the false appearance of the world in order to see clearly into the true nature of Spirit as it manifests through all of reality. In other traditions – seeing is known as forgiveness or compassion.
Blessing: Most of us in the Western world are unaware that it is our job to bless the world. Blessing is not the half-hearted by route blessing many do over their meals – but rather it is the act of recognizing that Spirit is coming through what we are witnessing or experiencing. Many of us have been taught to believe that only people who have gone to special training to become ministers, rabbis, priests and such have the right to bless. This is an extraordinarily limiting belief. Furthermore, those we invite to bless us – such as priests – are often the most asleep of us all! To bless means you must have awakened and are conscious that you are alive and that Spirit is flowing through you. Blessing is an amazingly and incomprehensibly powerful and effective tool, and there are those who consider it the greatest tool of all because it is a pathway back to Spirit.
The 3 tools above work together. It is obviously difficult to bless if you have no gratitude and have not “seen” the need to forgive. However, although they are in our toolbox – they must be deliberately and regularly used to become self-realized.
If you are not regularly using these 3 tools, what are you waiting for?
Love & Light, Monica