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  2. I had once watched a show where a woman hated her nose so much she couldnt bear to look at her own reflection. She had to mist her mirror everyday just to be able to put on makeup, and she wore a large jeweled bindi to distract people from her nose. She ended up getting cosmetic surgery and was happy for a while, but those feelings came back because she did not deal with the underlying issue. Especially from a spiritual standpoint, it is important to understand that external things will not bring you lasting happiness. Appearance is not meaningful but it is very easy to think otherwise, especially with how society functions. I agree with the others here, try to do recapping and self love exercises. It takes time but its worth it. Also, as someone who once used magic for selfish reasons, i strongly suggest you use other means. There are consequences that you may overlook.
  3. Hi Cj, I did really intent to not answer your quesion direcly because a)its pretty hard to conceptualize it and b) its an essay, so when I personally write an essay it is as if I am standing of knowing what I am talking about, like I have complete and clear position of the topic. And since those question you ask is very deep and vast, let alone hard to put into words. That is why, I tried to answer it through the edges. And also as I've said, there are many ways to talk about it, but unless one already experience it, it would be hard to understand. So I will not steal your own thunder to explore on that experiencially. So how I came accross shamanism? well would you believe I haven't heard shamanism until I stumble this shamanscave website for the first time. I was actually looking for any writing or any blog abount intent and will, then when I searched on google at the top of the list, there was link to here about intent the path to seer, so I begun to browse the website, read some of Niteshad writings and pretty interested about it then signed up for spiral class which was about to start in few days time. And that's the start and I keep signing every classes on offer every session... so now I'm finishing tier 3 and started few tier 4 classes. How do I incorporate it into my life? good question. Before I came here, I was a pretty hard core religious person and its typical me to ''act'' on what I know of. If the bible says, love one another and then I found myself becoming an agry person, I pause and reflect what is happening to me. So anyhow it was the quest for answer of what hindering me to act and live how I suppose to live. It was a series of explorations that led me to here and am still here for the reason that I found what I've been searching. Here in the cave we don't write an essay, we experience and work direcly with energy. We do emphasize self healing because its only then we can move forward to be able to see, act and move. The normal people have shielded themselves to onslaught of whatever the world throw at them just by occupying their minds with temporary stuff but for us, we take the challenges because we already know and living from that knowing is not easy, to see and act requires courage, inner strenght and humility. There is no turning back for us we have to live and act upon as a conduit for spirit while manifesting as humans. I would say, the start of this journey was quite painful but with perseverance we eventually reap the harvest of our hard earn labor, living consciously, intently, willfully and help heal the world And in this respect where my love for this journey/shamanism rooted from. There is no single moment that I had regretted that I came here, my enthusiasm when I first came here never ever faded, it as if everyday has something in store for me. And I guess the most important aspect one would take is having an unwavering enjoyment in the process. Without it, the journey would be so dull and daunting, so I love this work and will continue loving it.. never I dislike it.. Belle
  4. Hello Belle, First let me start by saying thank you for taking the time to respond to my message. It was Kind of you and I see you live at the other side of the world in Sydney. Wow so far away hey! I found what you wrote very interesting and its good to know someone else's perspective on my questions. The part you wrote about separation from source stands out to me because I think in some way we are all lost, however more so without spirit and guidance in our lives. Having that connection to me is my light and a path I hope to follow throughout my life. The part about the three dimensions in my journal given from college relates to the upper, lower. worlds and earth the planes. However I see you have related it to self, to the individual's experience with ego and letting go? Which is a thought provoking way of looking at the tripartite unity but I'm not sure I can answer the essay question this way. But hey... a big thank you for sharing your thoughts. I'm grateful! May I ask how you came across shamanism? How you incorporate it into your life? What you love or dislike about it? Kind Regards Cj
  5. Hi Cj, Welcome. Am not be a knowledgeable shaman perhaps coz like you am still currently learning shamanism. Though so far I've seen and experienced quite a bit so I will try to answer some of your questions. I haven't heard the terms tripartite unity though it might be similar to three different dimensions or planes of existence. For normal humans our conscious awareness is pretty much anchor on the physical or earth plane and we navigate our awareness pretty much based on five senses. The way we live our lives usually an interplay with our emotions and thinking mind, most often our experiences are by product of our unconscious intent. Almost all the inventory we made relates to this plane of existence, the highs and lows, the confusion, the aches and pain, the pleasure from external things and to top it all, our identity is born. This dimension where we can see only as individual, we can hardly see here our common shared humanity and of course all creatures on earth. Living in this dimension is pretty much controlled by mind using emotion to create the experience. The second dimension is an expanded version of the first, here our identity is no longer confined with our ego, there is a test of freedom here, we are no longer fooled by our identity and we can choose our experience here based on our intent. We can separate here more or less what is real and what is not, what is the need for the flesh and what is the need for your soul. Begin to see others as being equal and respect to all creatures.You start to learn here detachment. This is the start of living consciously, compassionately, forgiving and start to let go of need for gratification derived from material possessions and success. In this dimension, humans are quite operating their conscious awareness from the heart or core. Its not a complete transcendence yet but enough that you can travel to the next dimension. So the 3rd dimension is the totality, I don't know if any humans can sustain in this state every minute of the day, this is pretty big as if the universe is you, you are one with everything. I guess here you are totally free from ego or illusions, you are living the truth, there is nothing can blind your eyes, you completely know. I suspect that you can be everywhere and everything here, there is complete freedom, there is no fear here because you can't perceive anything outside of yourself. This is complete union. There is another way of putting these three together but I prefer to do it that way because I believe that what we all humans need to know. I want to be practical, talking to things that one can relate on how they should live their lives peacefully and harmoniously. And yes, these are three stages or level that one must climb in order to travel the different dimensions. Some people use drugs or plants in order to experience those higher dimensions, but the problem with that is we need to master our conscious awareness in each of different stages so real transformation can take place. About the fall of mankind simply means that our awareness to the deepest truth of who we are is lost. You may heard that everything is energy/spirit. This spirit is complete, unified, self encompassing, powerful, full of potential; that is who we are, that is our nature. All of us and all the created ones are the spark of this energy, we explore and seek out using our power to create. I would like to say that the Source is playing Its power and consciousness is the mirror to know itself. However due to passing of times and the evolution, human consciousness slowly lost contact with the Source. This is where we rely our thinking mind to navigate through life. The fall of human kind can also be called the 'separation' or descent of men. We perceived ourselves as separate and that is the root of our fear. I hope this somehow help you by any means. Belle
  6. I know in the pagan community there are some individuals who get married to gods/archetypes. They do it with the purpose of developing a closer relationship the the entity for the same variety of reasons that people on Earth get married. It's just like another person kind of thing. Haven't encountered that here at the cave though.
  7. Hello there, I'm new to this site and not quite sure what I'm doing. Anyhow, I'm currently studying Shamanism at open alternative college. I'm on lesson three in my course and I've a few questions I wanted to ask from someone who is knowledgeable in Shamanism. So lesson three talks about Shamans communicating with spirits and may even marry an entity from others planes. I've never heard this concept before, I found it strange and wanted to no more about it? So please feel free to open my eyes to understanding this better. Also the tripartite unity (Upper, Lower and earth planes) need to be connected in order for a shaman to travel... please can someone explain more about this. The information I have to hand is very basic so I would really appreciate any input. Lastly, Traditional shamanic cultures believe that at one time we could all talk freely with animals. However, the fall of mankind was the end of this communication. What was the fall of mankind? How did this happen and what does it mean. These essays are evoking more questions than answers! Kind Regards Cj x
  8. Hi Prairiecreek, Welcome!. I felt I need to clarify some sort of opposing sides of how we gave advice to Northi's initial post. Our responses(me,Holly and Lorrie) were saying to him 'do it for yourself what you want/desire to have. While your advise to Northi was to 'ask for help on whatever he want/desire'. That is what Alex & Peastacey meant when they were spotting the pattern of variances on our responses. And to begin with, there is nothing wrong or right with our responses, only that we are seeing in different angle and perhaps it evokes confusion to you which is why I will try to clarify this and hopefully I can come to reconcile this variance. I deeply understand what you said because I was born and raised as christian in fact many years ago, when I first read the book the 'secret' it was monumental in the sense that I was like insane, deeply confused. That book was basically saying that we have power to change our lives whereas based on how I understand the christian teachings, its only God or Jesus has power and we people down here on earth are waiting for their mercy. But anyhow, I was able to get out from the confusion and little by little I was able to understand and in fact gain so much clarity of who we are, who is Jesus/Christ what are they to us as believers, who is God... and there is something beyond that.... Okay. This is how I understand Jesus, by the way, Jesus and Christ is not the same to me, I can probably call it Jesus the Christ rather that Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus is the only son of God that whoever believe him, follow him will be save and gain eternal life that was promised. He is the link between God and man and he is the mediator of all the possible gifts and help that we need as humans. I believe all that and I am the witness of all those gifts in fact where I am now in my evolution is in fact I attribute that to his intervention. I believe that there is higher order that governs all of us, their intent to help and what I mostly believe is that, their utmost help they lend to us is for our own growth and evolution rather than our petty daily needs and demands in life. Jesus came to earth to show us how we can save our own lives and how we can be equal to him. In fact He call us brothers because he knew that we are all children to God which he call Father. His teachings are guiding us on how to become Christ, to transcend our understanding, our perception and to eventually see the truth that we are indeed like him. Maybe 10 years ago, I was advised to get divorce because my relationship was kind of ruining my 'soul' and if I want to progress to my spiritual journey I need to leave behind what is hurting me or hindering me. And its not arguable that most of us blame someone else for whatever 'suffering' we have well it maybe true but we failed to look into ourselves that is our own wounds are in fact hurting us. So then I went to deep contemplation and I saw the crucifix and I was staring at it there was just a sudden realization in the form of question. I questioned him what makes him forgive even on the cross when he was dying and why I can't, what kind of heart he has that he was not angry to his oppressor while my heart was full of anger, what he see that I can't see. That curiosity led me to where I am now, though it was a travel coming to here, it was full of adventure with pain, confusion, deep shits and many troubles. The point that I am trying to make is, yes Jesus help us but to me his intent is for us not to be just a bystander of his power, his light, his benevolent heart. His short life was showing us that there is a way out of this 'illusion' of suffering. That we should not focus on his death but instead of his resurrection. That he overcome the world by defeating death and come back to life. His life is an archetypal of our own lives. That salvation is within us, its our own making. That everything we want, change, have or be is already within because like Him we are all children of God. There is no one outside of Him, we are all created equal with the same image and likeness. Which means, what Jesus or God have, we also have. So here in the cave, we do a lot of self healing(our way to forgiveness to ourselves and others.) Because its our past(the unforgiven episode of our lives) are hindering us to see "Christ" the one consciousness that governs our lives here. The same Christ that Jesus see, lived and act-thus he become Jesus the Christ. As Alex pointed out of how he change his life and shape his experiences the way he intent to be and that is the effect of self healing and here in the cave we really emphasize that along with stalking our ego. As Jesus said, if you want to follow me take up your cross(in the cave our way is through self healing) and deny yourself(here by means of stalking our ego). I hope that clarify with you and hope to see you here. Belle
  9. You're advising us to look to an 'entity'/'spirit' for help...
  10. There's a section on reddit that goes into extensive detail about the long lasting bad effects that have resulted from reiki, especially if you go through "attunement". This is a quandry as if this healing energy is from a good source why do some of these people, in fact many of them end up being oppressed by what they describe as evil ?
  11. It's humorous pattern spotting. When I first came here I was in the process of a multi-year long episode of major depressive disorder (dysthymia). What helped me out of it was tracking down habits, patterns, and emotions that were creating and propagating it in my life. Then I took back the energy I was investing into those habits, those patterns, those emotions. Sometimes still I get triggered and I have a day that results in an episode, but now I have a toolkit to step out of it as well as deconstruct the trigger so I don't get triggered in that way again. I just recently had one of those trigger events, but since I've stepped into the power of my self expression I understood that my mood is my choice, so I cleared away the things that were in the way of me being present in the mood I sought. It was not instant, it took a day for me to get my feet again, but in the past it would have been something that would have sat with me for a few months where another trigger would have brought me further down, probably to the point of quitting my job or something in that order of magnitude as my habits would have dictated. So, I live in a space with a number of transgender people who come to events in the space. It seems to me that you feel you don't have the power to move your own life in the direction you wish it to go. One of the first things they teach here, recap, is how to take back your energy from old habits, patterns, emotional content, that is dominating your present life and moving you in disempowering ways. Being transgender doesn't have to take away your happiness, rather it is the perceptions of other people or even ourselves that we take on and internalize that dominate our lives and tell us that we are not okay as we are, that we should be another way or we are abnormal. In truth we are whole and complete. We are divine beings with the power to manifest the lives we want to live. The question then becomes, what is in the way of my power to live a fulfilling live the way I want to? What am I holding on to that doesn't fit in my life? In truth, you have the power to be happy at any moment, but that power is something you have stuff from other people that is getting in the way of you using it. Recap, for me, is a way of removing the constraining "should" and "shouldn'ts" that I've taken on as I've gone through my life. There are plenty of people in my life who have given me the best advice they could muster, but all it did for me was give me another way I "should" live my life. In truth, we know how to live the lives we want, but it is a lack of permission and holding onto the "shoulds" of others that stops us. From this point is merely becomes a process of letting go of the "shoulds" that other people have given us and we have internalized into habits, patterns, and emotional content. Give yourself permission to live the life you want to, a life where you are expressing yourself. No entity can step into your own power for you, some would guide you, but there is the cost that it becomes merely another "should" if they are not caring and careful. You have all the power you need, just step into using it. Here's what I refer to as recap:
  12. Alex, no idea what that means.
  13. One of these things is not like the other.
  14. Northi, Please know that you are loved just the way you are by Jesus. Don't look for "spirits" or entities who someone tells you may help you. They will do everything but help you and initially may even present themselves favorably. They will eventually hurt you. Just ask Jesus to help you with honesty and keep asking him. I promise he will answer you!
  15. Hi Northi, Welcome! If you’d like, feel free to pm me and I’d be happy to help answer the best I can with your questions. While their isn’t an entity that grants wishes that would change your physical appearance ‘like magic,’ there are energies you can work with that can change how you are perceived in the world. To be effective with them long term requires work, mostly on yourself through self healing but it can be done if you are determined enough. Lorrie
  16. Hi Northi and welcome, To add to what Belle has said, I would offer that you seek community at a LGBT center near you. You might find one at a local college/university, if your city doesn't have a center of its own. You may find it helpful to talk about your life and experience with others who are going through similar experiences as you. From the shamanic perspective, I would suggest committing time in places of nature. For instance, you could sit with your back against a big old tree. As you sit, think of the roots of the tree and how they go deep into the earth, connecting with everything... and think of how, as you sit, you are rooted into the earth, too. As you think on that, imagine how the roots of the tree intertwine with your own 'roots,' forming a connection between you two. Imagine you are breathing in the oxygen that the tree is producing, and notice how the tree is breathing in your expelled breath, as well. Rest softly in that connection with the spirit of that tree and notice any images/thoughts/sounds that comes to you in your quiet reflection. Maybe something will come, or maybe you'll just find yourself resting in communion with the tree... whatever happens, just sit with that in a state of acceptance, just as the tree sits in a state of acceptance with you. Do that practice as you can, and see how it goes for you, in time. Another thing I could suggest about becoming happier is for you to deeply examine how/why you are finding yourself unhappy... to discover and see the ways you bind yourself through certain behaviors and patterns in the way you move through your life. Shamanscave offers tools to begin this journey, but, as Belle said, this is something where we have to do it ourselves. We call this self-healing, and the recapitulation exercise is a core component of that. You can find the basic exercise here: https://www.shamanscave.com/self-healing/the-recapitulation Shamanscave also offers an 8-week online recapitulation class where we meet once a week at a designated time in a forum atmosphere. I believe the next session should start sometime in late-June, if you're interested. Here's the sign-up link for that: https://www.shamanscave.com/classes/online-classes/beginner-class-recap-1-detail -Holly
  17. hi Northi, Sorry to hear about what you've been through and I personally have no idea how you feel and thanks for trusting here such a sensitive question. I don't know how we can help you because here we don't transform or change external appearance well of course possibility is endless but it is left with the individual to do it not that we can do it for you. There is no quick fix to that but for now what I can say is try to accept who you are, that would be the best thing you can do, I mean the more you try to push yourself the more it become confusing and painful. There is no lasting happiness that any external things can give us because the joy of living is the happiness of just simply be. No matter what people say against us it doesn't matter if we accept and love ourselves first. All the best to you and remember you can ask help and throw out into the universe, you are not alone and forever won't be, you are loved as everyone is. Belle
  18. Hi, first of all I’m sorry if this is the wrong place to be asking this or inappropriate to ask. I’m transgender and currently going through a lot in my life at the moment, I dropped out of school awhile ago, don’t have a job, and was wondering if someone could help me in any way. There’s more than just being trans that I’d like help with, but I don’t want to publicly say it all in this post. I know this sounds stupid, but is there any spirit, angel or entity of some form etc. that can help grant wishes? Or change appearance or aspects of my life externally? Or just that can help me be happier? I’ve heard of Jinn and Faeries, but I don’t fully know how it works. Would anyone be able to help me, or know of anyone who could help me? Sorry about my naivety whenit comes to all this, I’m just looking for help. Thanks in advance.
  19. "Living Between Worlds" is being offered this session.  I have not seen this class listed in the classes for Tier 4.  Is this a new class or another name for "Mover Of Energy" class?

  20. I know a lot of people who're into it and stand by it. I understand the fascination, but I'd rather focus on healing what I need to before my intent leads me to look further back- which it seldom has. Plus past life regression requires dependence on the mind- following this tradition, I intend to take my power back from my mind so that it could become a 'secondary' tool.
  21. Anyone have any thoughts on past life regression? My mind has always agreed with hypnosis as I'm a very vivid visualizer so, with my "pass out" experiences I thought I'd give some pre-recorded regression sessions a try. I saw things. Very detailed things that seemed to theme with dates and lives... but I can't say for sure if it was genuine. It is repeatable... but again... genuine? Thoughts/opinions/suggestions welcome.
  22. Your words of encouragement are recieved and appreciated. Bedtime begins. Once more into the fray.
  23. I know that feeling. So we lose observation mode in meditating but we have to just brush it off or laugh at it when it happens. Loss of focus- so what? It happens. Next breath. In the long run, if you continue re-visiting the intent persistently, you're still moving toward it- perhaps not how you want to or think you should, but still. Enjoy the ride : ) Take your time adapting to the changes...keep recapping. Things unfold in ways we don't really expect.
  24. Not sure what possessed me to type Wanderer instead of Traveler... but I only noticed this error after your response. Noted. Regarding your advice; when recollecting these images, my mind feels very loud and pulled in multiple directions. I still feel as though I am settling into my recent state of understanding things and that I'm working through a lot of interference. I get some serious clarity when meditating but then I'll snag on a thought and wander off into it, derailing my intended state. My focus seems shakey. Recapitulation is helping. Thanks again
  25. Stacey in- Wanderer, i get hung up on feeling unable to interpret dreams, too. What helps me might also give you direction- feel for the energy moving behind the images to counteract your focus on interpretation- which is just re-arranging parts of the images. Let us know how this works for you. S
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