So what is a Shaman and why have you been hearing more about them lately?
More and more spiritual healers are coming out of the woodworks and to some, it may seem strange. There are many different types of spiritual healers and the one I am going to discuss today is that of a Shaman.
What is a Shaman?
This is a great question that needs to be approached with an open mind. Many people have heard the term “Shaman” but not many people understand the traditional beliefs. Below I will explain the traditional understanding of what these spiritual individuals did and how they helped their people.
In a tribe, the Shaman was the doctor the psychologist and advisor. Deeper than that, they were the bridge between the spirit realm and the physical realm. They did more than provide plant medicines. These spiritual leaders believed that entities would attach themselves to people because they yearn for the light.
What Does A Shaman Do?
They provide guidance both spiritually and physically. These leaders will go into a trance-like state where they enter the shamanic realm also known as the spirit world. While in this realm, they will see outside of there physical eyes and see with spiritual eyes to view individuals sicknesses and what is causing it.
The shaman would also get visions and dreams that would help tribes navigate life. Even to find the promised land as told in this Aztech.
According to the legend, A curandero (Shaman) was visited by a god named Huitzilopochtli in a dream. The leader was told by the god that the tribe would come across an eagle, perched on a cactus, devouring a snake. They were ordered to settle wherever they found this eagle. The tribe did so in 1325, despite the swampy conditions of the area. This land would become Tenochtitlan, which is now called Mexico City and is one of the largest cities in the world.
Without that shaman’s dream/vision Mexico city would not have been found and this tribe would have still been wondering the desert land. This is what shamans do in tribes and every tribe had one but went by different names.
Are There Shaman’s Today?
Absolutely there are!
I happen to be one and found out that I was a Shaman through a series of dreams and visions. One of the strongest visions was that of a lady in white who was gracefully walking out of my room late at night. I thought, maybe I am dreaming, but I wasn’t. I later found that she was my earth spirit mother, but this will be an article for another day.
Since we live in larger tribes (communities) shaman’s like myself need to do work one-on-one or through other means. We tend to do more work for our family members like our kids, and extended family. We are always open though to reach out and heal others as our spirit directs.
As a shaman, we serve all and share messages when prompted to move this world back into the interdependent tribes we once were. The strongest message I receive daily is that of unconditional love. The more love we share with others, the more we will hear our spirit speak to us. I talk more about this in my blog article called: Breaking our Systematic Beliefs.
Today’s shaman is also different in that we use social platforms to reach the extended tribe. I hope you are ready to follow and share in this energy and I know that you will live in love and service to others unconditionally.
Thank you for taking some time to read this article on what is a shaman and what they do. Check out the article on unconditional love you can click here: 4-Ways to Love Unconditionally.
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I look forward to connecting with you and sharing the messages in which are received from the spirit and our creator.