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  4. thanks for that peastacey I appreciate all the info about this topic
  5. To add to the topic of sleep paralysis, just BC I feel I'm *quite* the seasoned expert on the subject , Myaa, if this is a relevant topic to you or not lol: I came to a point recently where I choose 'radical acceptance' of it when I feel it coming on. This allows me to ride over it like a cloud, pushing my breathing into the space below my belly and opening my heart wide. It's an opportunity to intend everything you need to in this spitfire manner. For me, i come out of it all aware and enlightened. If sleep paralysis happens to you and you try it, Myaa, you might see that in a sense we choose to color our perceptions in the way that seems to make the most sense to us (eg. Terror upon entering REM paralysis), but if you switch it to the opposing perception (love upon entering REM paralysis), you notice how capable of speaking directly to God/what-have-you you are... For anyone who reads this that has seizures with auras, this applies too...my last seizures I saw everything so clearly, like a great owl swooping around me and a huge ball of light, I heard myself think, "THERE IT IS!"; came out feeling cleared out of all my ish and enlightened. < 3 S
  6. i appreciate all the help on this topic i'll keep this in mind
  7. I've been in a sleep paralysis state before. Kind of made my body feel super tingly all over. I just willed myself out of it by pushing myself into a more wakeful state. Kind of like that feeling when you are doing a push up where you feel some resistance to completing it. You will yourself to continue until you complete the push up. It was similar for me with sleep paralysis. My entire body felt that resistance towards any movement. I pushed through it to get past it.
  8. I meant without being able to move energetically, from shamanic perspective we want our dreaming energy free, so that it can touch and affect the world. I know it sounds crazy but there you go Most people have their dreaming energy caged by the mind, so that you can only dream of what the mind dumps there. As a result the dreams tend to be bizarre and disjointed. There's a disconnect, shamans want to and need to bridge that gap so that they can access all of their energy and do things intentionally with it. There are practices for that, but it's unrelated to lucidity really. Becoming lucid doesn't really bridge that gap, it's mostly a mind thing, though it does poke a tiny hole into the wall between awake/dreaming. Sleep paralysis is different, if you ever experience it, there are things you can do to get out of that state. In sleep paralysis you are kind of stuck (but not really) between two different states, your body is asleep but you are not fully in your dreaming energy and thus aware of your body, but not enough to affect it. There's no reason to be afraid of that state, you are not really paralyzed and you can either wake up or fall asleep at will. If you want to go back to dreaming, you can just relax and sort of fall back fully into dreaming energy. If you want to wake up, probably the easiest way to do that is to focus on your breathing and let it be your guide into becoming more fully aware of your body, which will wake you up. Or you can just get really angry at the fear and will yourself awake, but that's more jolting and not as eloquent. Kai
  9. Hi, from shamanic perspective whether you are lucid or not is not that important, lucidity is more of a mind thing, meaning you can be lucid but still stuck in very shallow levels of dreaming, without being able to move with any kind of power. The dreaming practices in this tradition for example don't rely on lucidity at all and it's not really a goal per se. That said, when I was younger lucid dreaming was something I was very much interested in. For me, making a habit of performing 'reality checks' while awake worked best. For example checking the time on a clock, looking elsewhere and then checking time again. If you are awake, results are very predictable, but in dreaming for most people the clock might have turned into a pink hippo the 2nd time. If you keep doing that with the intent of also doing it in dreaming, it will become a routine for your mind and it'll perform it for you in dreaming as well, at which point you should realize things are wonky and become lucid. The reality check itself can be anything, even just looking at your hands and examining them intently. Like I said, it's not really important for shamanic dreaming movement and becoming lucid by itself will not really do much for you, but it can be fun and stretch the boundaries a bit.
  10. i tried it before, but for some reason i was never lucid, it was just way harder for me to find sleep and i had dreams about different languages. any suggestions?
  11. hi SacredBridge, Lucidity in dreaming isn't necessary to have shamanic dreaming movements or follow a dreaming intent, for example, to not be afraid in dreams, or to change them when things happen. Sometimes, moving more intently in dreams in a direct manner will actually decrease lucidity in dreaming because the energy is moving in a way where the mind doesn't become involved. Lucidity is often more a mental awareness or consciousness thing than a dreaming thing. You can "know" you're dreaming in a dream but not rise to consciousness in a lucid manner because they are two separate things. When our dreaming self "dives" into the dream, lucidity is a process of that dreaming state partially moving into normal awareness from the dreaming side. However, the energy in dreaming can also follow other paths, where we direct it through dreaming intent, emotional energy, etc., and it can be even more effective than lucidity. (Although maybe less cool) While a lot of dreaming practices or books or sites emphasize lucidity in dreaming, in my view it's not necessary to move your energy. If you pay attention to how the dream "moves" and your energy is moving in the dreams, how you feel, you can find awareness of dreaming even if you're not conscious, and that works just as well as a trigger. -karl
  12. Hello! I'm new here. Although, I've been watching the youtube show since the beginning. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience or had some insight for me. I have been lucid dreaming for quite some time now. Most of the time when something disturbing happens and/or scary in my dreams I become lucid. I know that I'm dreaming, can change the environment, and do pretty much whatever I would like to. Recently, I have been having some distressing dreams, but instead of becoming lucid I just change the dream. I'm not aware that I'm dreaming, or at least, I don't think I do. However, I know I'm able to fly/move through walls/change the environment. This has happened to me a few times now. How can I not know that I'm dreaming but I know I can fly away!? I was wondering if anything like this has happened to those of you who journey. Perhaps I journey enough that my mind thinks I can fly most of the time? Haha. This is a new experience for me.
  13. Hi, I should first mention that I'm not going to be explaining everything you saw. I can't do that, not because I don't want to, but rather because I just don't have an extensive knowledge of the human lore surrounding what an elemental lord, minor elemental, or even archangel is. But, I do recognize that we can come across those kinds of manifestations of lore and interact with them. And, I want to validate what you experienced. It sounds like it was life-changing and very powerful for you. I also have to say, that, honestly, if you are channeling w/those elementals and gaining knowledge about them and from them, trust your own instincts over what *anyone* might tell you about them. Don't give away your personal power in that way. The worlds are infinitely vast, and shared/known human knowledge is very, very limited in those kinds of matters. Maybe another thing to keep in mind is that, often, entities will relate to you in ways you are already familiar... they can be aware of your history/knowledge/cultural upbringing/language usage... and use that to best interact with you. They can essentially follow along the same kinds of grooves/threads that you follow to better relate with you, if they want to. For instance, you believe in calling Earth the Great Mother... so it makes sense that you would hear them calling you 'child,' because it fits your worldview. So, too, receiving the instinctive push to spiral the knife in the water, possibly simulating a male/female impregnation construct and/or raising something like a cone of power, again maybe something similar in a tradition you might be familiar with. But, too, (speaking from my own experience) the experiences you have could also be wholly unfamiliar to you, too... like maybe take the puck you came across, as an example. Since you are still able to channel those entities, I would recommend using your connection with them to answer the questions you seek. Set an intent to find out what they call themselves and what they are known as, in the omniverse and/or to humans. Maybe ask for a clarification of what your agreement is with them, with regard to the channeling? What do they gain, what do you gain, from your connection? Another point, for your own personal growth... perhaps consider letting go of your tight attachment to your experiences and with those entities. I'm not saying stop channeling them, but rather, loosen your emotional attachment to them. It's pretty clear to me that your initial experience from 3 years ago affected you, and still affects you, emotionally, today. May I gently suggest that you consider that when you hold onto something very tightly with both hands, it makes it harder to accept something more that may come for you. In other words, by staying emotionally attached to your special experiences, you limit yourself by way of your expectations, knowledge, and the boundaries of possibility, etc. In our tradition, we loosen our grip on the attachment, of the emotional energy of our experiences, via the recapitulation exercise. Of course, you may have your own way of doing this, but you can find the maker tradition how-to about it here, if you're interested: https://www.shamanscave.com/self-healing/the-recapitulation Thank you for sharing your story. Perhaps you'll hear more from other makers about your questions. -Holly
  14. Hi, I wonder if anyone might be able to help. I went on a camping holiday to a remote beach about three years ago and decided to ‘Bear Grylls’ it and forage for my food and take a deck of Thoth tarot as I find it useful for meditating upon and accessing my subconscious mind. The beach is in Sussex and is three miles walk along the beach under the cliffs to get to when the tide is out. It’s remote, it’s picturesque and it’s incredibly beautiful. It’s also very magical. Ancient forest is on top of the cliffs and has come down as the cliffs have collapsed over the years, resulting in tiered woodland with natural springs feeding woodland pools and waterfalls which run onto the beach. It’s also used as a naturist beach. so I’d been camping three or four days and was living off of spring water, raw cat tail root, blackberries and seaweed. I wasn’t eating much and was exercising a lot, swimming, climbing the cliffs and running along the beach. I was sleeping in my tent at night and basking in the sun during the day so I was pretty exposed to the elements too. on the fourth day I decided I needed to do something to honour The Great Mother (that’s what I call Gia/Mother nature). I had been collecting drinking water from a waterfall which comes down the cliff face and onto the beach forming a shallow pool, which then trickles off to the sea. i woke at dawn on the fourth day with my mind filled with a ritual of how I could honour the Great Mother. Some of the ritual felt like it was my own idea and some of it didn’t. Naked, I washed myself thoroughly in the sea and then used sand and dried seaweed to scrub my skin. I used water mint that grows wild in the area and made orange oil from a couple of Oranges I’d brought with me. I had a very strong instinct that I needed to not smell like a man for the ritual. i walked to the fall still naked and knelt in the mud at the edge of the pool asking ‘blessed mother, may I drink some of your sacred waters?’ i was very surprised when in my mind a feminine presence answered with what seemed to be a voice coming from the direction of the fall. It said simply ‘yes, you may.’ I went prostrate on the earth and began lapping at the water at the edge of the pool. I felt very meek and very humble and very blessed. when I had my fill of water I asked out loud ‘blessed mother, may i enter your sacred waters’ to which this time I got the reply ‘yes child... you may’ as I stepped into the pool I had the most peculiar sensation. Like going from being nothing in the face of the universe to being a newly born child to being a toddler to being a young child to being an adolescent to being a young man to being a warrior to being a lover. To say it was an odd sensation is an understatement but it was very powerful. i walked into the pool and up to the fall. I sat on a rock in the pool by the fall and contemplated the beauty of the place. After a while I asked ‘Blessed mother, may I take some of your sacred waters’ and again got the reply ‘yes child... you may.’ I filled my water bottle and offered a prayer of thanks for the communion. I resolved to leave some offerings for whatever spirit was at the fall and so I walked the three miles into the nearest village to get supplies. i knew instinctively that whatever was at the fall wanted golden/yellow things and was worth more than gold, so I chose offerings in those colours that where once considered more valuable than gold. I got golden coloured white wine, golden yellow freesias (they where my grandmothers favourite flower, not for any other reason) honey, turmeric, and tobacco. walking back to the beach I once again stripped and performed my cleansing ritual and the ritual to enter the pool. i left the wine and the flowers in the fall itself and laid my offerings in scallop shells I’d found on the beach in the shallows of the water. I also had the instinct that whatever was there wanted other people to Be able to purify themselves and approach it, so near the pool I planted artemisia, lavender, thyme and basil, all of which are sacred/purifying herbs. Once again, the voice from the fall referred to me as ‘child’. i stayed at the beach for a further week and repeated the ritual every day, at least twice a day. During this time I experienced at least three of what I believe to be partial past life regressions, which i had never experienced before. after 2-3 more days I had the instinct that I needed to perform a purification ritual on the land, even though i didn’t know what I was doing. I took a camping knife I had with me and again naked waded into the sea up to my waist. I began tracing spiral patterns in the water with the blade which became more and more forceful. I then traced spirals in the air and I could feel the water rising around me into the air to become clouds. Using the knife I traced a path for the clouds back to the land, and from the land to the earth where the water would flow after falling as rain. I then traced the path of the waterfall down the cliff and Blessed the pool in the name of the Great Mother. I traced the rivulets running from the pool to the sea and repeated the cycle again. I kept repeating ‘this is the water, blessed is the water. This is the air, Blessed is the air. This is the earth, blessed is the earth’ over and over again. I got faster and faster and entered what I can only describe as being a in a state of spiritual ecstacy. I could feel incredible power flowing into me from the water and into the air and had the sense that the air and the water where communing through me and blessing the land. I must’ve continued this for half an hour or more. Since then (three years ago) I have increasingly ‘channeled’ at least a dozen different entities that both speak through me and act through me, although completely with my will and consent. one of them is some kind of manifestation of water and speaks with an ululating voice that is a cross between a waves sigh and sonar and whale song. It’s showed me how it feels to be the water and the waves. It’s shared knowledge with me including how water first gained consciousness through the holy light when it felt it pouring through what it/I regard as it’s hair but which In actuality are the ocean depths. In my mind and with dance/mime it’s shown me how the water rose to the air and began to commune with it, in the process learning that the water could take some of the airs essence into it and vise versa. Thus the waters became enriched with oxygen. the water prayed to the holy light to help it create consciousness as it had created consciousness in it. It reached deep down into the ocean depths and took nutrient rich sediment and placed it in the swirling vortex of water that it considers to be its womb and asked the light and the air to bless it. And thus life was born. The water whispered to the life, instructing it on the sacred patterns of creation and gradually life grew more complex. The water instructed the fishes in the spiral dances of the sea and encouraged them to move into the domains of earth and air. the ‘channelling’ feels very powerful. I completely surrender to the spirit within me but I have the sense that I can be myself again any time I want. I can’t (won’t...) summon them at will, although I have discovered I can touch upon some ‘Essence’ of them when I remember and try to re-enact what they have done before. they come and go on their own but they are extremely protective of me. Several times now when I have been threatened or have felt threatened they have intervened. there is also what I instinctively believe to be a spirit of air which came later after water and needed me to get used to water first in order to manifest. then came what I regard as the spirit of fire, which sings and dances and ‘speaks in tongues’ to a certain tune. Last and most recently came something that reacted very vocally hostile to someone who was threatening me and which has a language comprised of ‘ack’ sounds. Words like ‘pakka, Hakka, takka, vakka.’ It refers to itself as ‘puckmarin’ which I have looked up and found only references to an alien in a children’s film, however a ‘puck’ is also called a brownie, which is a type of earth spirit. So ‘puck-Marin’ might be ‘the earth spirit by the sea’. im just wondering if anyone could shed some light on what these entities may be, especially the water one. The channelling began after the ritual at the pool. i personally have put them down to possibly being many things including elemental lords, minor elementals, manifestations of the elements and archangels. i was spiritual before but didn’t practice any faith. I have begun to tread the path of the lightworker/angel worker/elemental shaman instinctively. id be grateful for any opinions on what exactly I might be channelling. Even if it’s a bad case of sunstroke! Lol. many thanks for listening to my story and Blessed be.
  15. We respect everything you said Deathwalker as we respect in everyone's opinion. I guess what Peastacey mean in this post is everyone has the right to express what they feel and think regardless of people accept them or not, like them or dislike them, or whether other people find it disturbing. Because truly, who we are to judge upon another when we don't know what they been through in life. We respect what science or medicine say about something but for us here we explore what is beyond impossible. I can't argue on what you see and believe, its hard to teach people when they are in their strong position. But thank you for your post and you are always welcome.
  16. I'm having a hard time understanding what you mean by "intimate and valid placenta". Was that a spelling error? Regardless, I believe that it is incorrect to say that just because you "know in your heart" that you are something that you're not means that it is authentic. It is actually damaging to your psyche to believe you are something you are not. When the question arises "who am I" and what you believe you are contradicts the reality of what you are, it is a source of great confusion and strife. It is a medical condition called Gender Dysphoria, as I'm sure you've heard. It is not a good idea to indulge in these thoughts or obsess over them. If a person with dementia tells you that they are a giant speckled Easter egg, it doesnt do any good to tell them "yes Mrs. Smith, you are indeed a giant speckled Easter egg." Instead, you would try to distract them from having such thoughts by engaging them in a different subject, rather than play into their delusions. It is my opinion that people with gender dysphoria should not be encouraged to indulge themselves in the delusion of being the opposite gender. There is no scientific way to actually change your gender. Even if you go through the process of gender reassignment surgery, you will still be what you were born as. It is encoded into your DNA, and your feelings do not change that fact, no matter how strong your feelings may be. With regards to Northi's question, the problem lies with the fact that they were asking for supernatural forces to change their appearance. This desperation is not good or healthy. That is a classic case of dysphoria, which is a mental illness, and should not be encouraged.
  17. Everyone's experiences with their respective gender identities comes from a very intimate and valid placenta. Likewise, what we know with our hearts to be authentic about ourselves, whether this contradicts the perceptions others have of who we are, is probably better off expressed in the world so that we can move in it in a way that makes sense to us. To find peace with it is important, and I think what Northi was asking for help with. S
  18. Northi, It is a difficult thing to deal with, believing you were born in the wrong body. It is hard to come to terms with, but I do not believe that anyone is born in the wrong body. I think this feeling stems from issues endured during early childhood, and are not indicative of a reality. It is impossible to become the opposite gender or sex, it is encoded into your DNA and you cannot change your DNA. I think it would be best if you accepted who you were born to be, and attempt to come to terms with your feelings as they relate to your gender. You asked if there was a spirit or angel that grants wishes, and you wanted to wish for a change in your appearance or life. This is very troubling to hear, and it reveals to me that what you really want is an easy way out of your predicament. I'm sorry to say that when you have a problem as big as believing you are something you're not, there is no easy way to fix it. I doubt you will even read this, but I feel like I needed to say it anyway. I wish you luck.
  19. Yes, we do unknowingly align with other intents. For some, it can happen a lot. As peastacey said, recap is the best tool to use. It does a number of things. It can help you recover energy from past intents, including where you agree with other intents. Some of that is emotional energy (usually) which makes us vulnerable to it. It can help you learn to understand how it looks when other intents are out there, trying to get your agreement. It can teach you what your own energy is doing, why it wants to align with somebody else's intent. Recap is the most essential tool to get a handle on it. After that, you can use experience with your own intent, such as in spirals, to notice when these intents are around you, and when you align your own energy or intents with one outside of you. This becomes sort of a feeling you can feel with experience. Without the clarity and knowledge provided by the recap, it can be a lot harder to notice, though -karl
  20. Yes- all outcomes need our aagreement in order to happen in our lives. To answer your second ?: Recap : )
  21. Do we unknowingly agree to others intent and if we do how do disengage our energy from being affected or inflicted by anthers intent ? thanks
  22. Agreed, recap was the first time I saw that too.
  23. Yeah what I experienced and what you tell defies logic. I've already heard some stories similar to what you said when you felt of a truck and everything was moving very slowly. It can happen some people, when having an accident, also review all of their life in a few seconds. If in that train I felt the energy of time in my body moving through space, then time can move through space. This is a new way of seeing time. But in fact the practice of recap already gave me the inner knowledge that time is malleable.
  24. Yeah energy, that thing that often defies logic, n'est pas? I do think time and physical space can be interconnected, but not necessarily you can experience time without space. Speaking to your specific example, I have also experienced how speed and gravity can affect your perception of how you move through space, a la Einstein. To me, it's as if everything slows down. Once I fell off the back of a truck but the way I fell, my body was spinning in the air before it hit the ground but it felt like I was moving very slowly. Another time I was in the center of a car flipping over, everything became very slow, almost stood still, even though the car was moving very fast. I think you felt the energy of time- in your body, in your energy, moving through space really fast on a train. Time is a real energy, but we've all agreed that it moves in a linear fashion, forward, and that makes sense if you want to measure the sunrise to sunset or being a baby to an old person. But I have also experienced how time is also outside of the physical world. Shamans have been playing with this for centuries, quantum physics is really only just catching up with what we have been saying: there is potential to move through time with your energy, sideways, backwards, or multiple possible future outcomes, and it doesn't have to be with your body.
  25. I've read some time ago on this forum, one of our nice teacher telling that when you're travelling geographically you're actually time travelling. Recently I've had to travel a lot by train doing approximately 75 miles in one hour and what I've felt I when I reached the destination, is that i travelled through time. It's something that puzzled me because logically i only changed my physical position and the two places are on the same time zone. And when I arrived to town B I really had the feeling I was in an other time than I was in town A just one hour ago. Einstein and his theory that if you travel at the speed of light you will age less rapidly, it's weird isn't it ? Do you have some thought about it ? It's something I can feel but that doesn't make sense logically.
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