One of the main things you will learn from any real shaman is that we are not alone. This is one of the most important parts of shamanism and it relates back to everything.
In the world of shamanism, you cannot flourish without believing in things of other worlds. Whether we feel alone or not we are never truly alone. Shamans understand better than anyone else the spiritual world and its importance. They are able to expand their plane of sight and seek out true knowledge.
Shamans know that the only way to protect our wellbeing is to work through the world of those who are no longer here and tap into their wisdom. They are able to communicate with both the spirit world and Nature itself. Shamans do so much more than most people realize, they work to maintain the balance between humans and everything else. Their journey is like no other.
Shamanism is not a religion but a method in itself people from all parts of the world can be shamans. Many refer to them as ‘see-ers’ because they can see things most others cannot. No two shamans are exactly the same, some work in ways others do not.
As Shamanism.org wrote on their website:
“It’s true that shamans are often in animistic cultures. Animism means that people believe there are spirits. So in shamanic cultures, where shamans interact with spirits to get results such as healing, it’s no surprise that people believe there are spirits. But the shamans don’t believe in spirits. Shamans talk with them, interact with them. They no more “believe” there are spirits than they “believe” they have a house to live in or have a family. This is a very important issue because shamanism is not a system of faith.
Shamanism is also not exclusionary. They don’t say, “We have the only healing system.” In a holistic approach to healing, the shaman uses the spiritual means at his or her disposal in cooperation with people in the community who have other techniques such as plant healing, massage, and bone setting. The shaman’s purpose is to help the patient get well, not to prove that his or her system is the only one that works.”
Shamans speak with plants, animals, ghosts, and everything else. They alter their own consciousness to align with that they need to. During their Dreamtime, they have access to everything that is, has been, or can be ‘known.’ We can learn so much from the shamans of the world. Many people in modern times cast them off as if they are mere ‘bullshit guru’s’ but not all are. Real shamans hold a power that is far more special and unique than anything I have ever seen before.
Through even the most basic forms of shamanism, we can learn to reconnect with nature and get to know ourselves. Shamans acknowledge the true powers that make the universe what it is. They through this are so much more adept and wise than the rest of us could ever imagine ourselves being. While we can work in the ways they do to an extent without the true belief and understanding they have things will not always end up as we want them to.
“We can’t turn our true selves off and on situationally and expect them to carry and sustain us. Rationing creativity results in bipolarism of the spirit. Our creativity is also our life force. When we turn it off and on like a spigot, we start to become less and less able to control the valve.”
― S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
Shamans are some of the most crucial parts of this world and if we really want to see things in the ways that they do we must accept and give power to all of the things this world has taught us to ignore and forget. We must stop being so impatient and learn to understand the invisible powers at play in this plane of existence.