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  1. Oh so you have touched upon the void, have you? Excellent. It’s not nothingness though. Good work. Over time you will find out for yourself what the void is, who knows it might even reach out and look back at you *grin*. e.
  2. Crucial. @ArcaneHuman, Lorrie is pretty much second in command here, guides all student development at Shaman's Cave and is ultimately the best person to ask about what class to take next-- especially since your only class was taken years ago. It all starts with energy retrieval. I will now bow out of this conversation as Lorrie is in touch with the overall picture of who has taken what, it really all starts with the cornerstone classes as she is advising. Good luck to you in your upcoming class choice, I hope to see you around. ~Eman
  3. Hello again, Oh! Stacey is an advanced student/maker, I've known her for years and if she 'sees' that you will benefit from Quicksilver I'd trust her advice. I'm not sure it's being offered this session though. e.
  4. Hello again. Let’s leave Allies for another time I see that you’re still tier one so that comes later. To be fluid is to be able to move and act in the moment. Act, not react. It is to go where you need to go, be who you need to be, do what you have to do in the moment. Stalking is only a part of the vehicle: it works in tandem with self-healing, intent, and dreaming energy. If I over explain now, it will become something intellectualized and your mind will take over: I am speaking to your energy. Do you feel it? It’s such a beautiful day, where I am. The sun is out, the streams are streaming, life is moving. e. PS https://www.shamanscave.com/courses/7-shamanic-will-voice
  5. Hello again @ArcaneHuman. Let me go looking for some articles later and come back to post them it's morning where I am and I have to run out soon but *nod* we can have such deeply engrained patterns, like to reach for something to make us 'feel better' like ice cream (sugar) or cigarettes but if you think about it they aren't just habits but are also chemical dependencies (like 600+ chemicals depending on what your brand is) so it's a bigger thing to contend with it's got to be a combination of stalking, intent, recap, and lots of will power. So I'm drawing a distinction between the pattern to reach for something, and a habitual dependency on something outside of your own energy. It can be done- quitting a thing, that us. Substance habits are big fish, they are things outside of your energy too so you are 'dancing with something else' not just stalking your own energy there needs to be a strategy to quit them, but honestly the desire to quit, the intent and will... *intent is king, will is queen*. We break up areas of teaching online because it's the best way to learn this tradition when it's not in person-- like taking a car engine apart and studying what each piece does, but the whole engine, or the whole areas of the tradition, work together. So yeah I'd separate quitting smoking from stalking yourself, but use stalking to help yourself quit and stay done. So to answer your question, yes you are changing patterns with stalking (and recap, of course), but substance habits need to be separated from you, or quit- you know what I mean. I've battled with cigarettes, quit for eleven years (except a smoke here and there with a friend but not until years after quitting)... but they snuck back in during Covid lockdown- just one a day, then it became 5-6. Why? I never fully closed the door, did I? But they are on their way out now. I'd formerly quit with just the great desire to quit + intent/will power and replacing the habit with drinking lots of orange juice and water at first just to give the body mechanics something to reach for at first. I had to stalk why I smoked (my mother did, it also symbolized independence to me in some weird way). I'm pretty fluid now, of course, but I've picked up an old bad habit I thought was gone but the smoke ally was just waiting for that moment to pounce back in... have you learned about Allies yet? Here's a challenge: I'll quit if you will. We can share notes on stalking the habit out of our energy as well as strategies for letting go of that dopamine hit our brains like when we take a drag. e. PS I'll be back later with more on Shamanic Voice and how it intersects with stalking.
  6. You're stalking to learn fluidity so that you can act on the turn of a dime for so many reasons, for yourself and for others. Our habits make it hard to be truly fluid so we stalk ourselves, practice being others, etc. Later, your stalking gets bigger and so do the reasons behind it. Stalking goes nicely with shamanic voice too... I won't rehash the stalking classes, ArcaneHuman, but I want you to look at that pattern you have with shrugging your shoulders: try not doing that- no reason in particular, just because. See what happens. Eman
  7. Yes, energetically "bent" to me means that your energy is not a typical human configuration, for example you are very empathic and in tune with energies in a way that most people are not. You have a highly developed awareness too, and you said it yourself about your third eye being very sensitive. To a shaman this means you are someone who can be trained and will really benefit from healing and working with energy in general. So being energetically "bent" is a good thing. Ignore the world judgement and please know that having a disability, friend, does not stand in your way of being the best person you can be or that it should limit you in any way when it comes to what we do here. In fact I would say that it certainly makes you more compassionate with other people. I am sorry I am not in your shoes to fully understand what it must be like being in your body, but someone very close and dear to me has spastic CP and he has struggled in his life with people treating him differently because of it.... Believe me, do not think the shape or form of your body can ever stop you from being powerful and energetically healed, because it doesn't. You can have one leg or four arms or be in a wheelchair and yet still be a powerful dreamer, healer, mover of energy, and a force in the world and universe capable of exploring what is out there... The body will never stop you from journeying to places outside this world and experiencing the magic and wonders in the world that maybe only 1% of people are "bent" and able to, or even have the courage to. You know I don't believe in coincidences: none of us do. There is an intent we have to call people who are ready to find us so let me officially say: Welcome to Shaman's Cave! My heart is glad to meet you and to know that you are taking Recapitulation 1. It is much, much better to take the course. You get the focused intent of the tradition and teacher + q&a time and more in-depth material. I understand money issues-we all do, and the world has just gone crazy money-wise, even here in America, that's why Gary Mills keeps the costs very low. Finally, I'm not sure when but the next session schedule will be out soon. Eman
  8. Hi PeZetka, I've been reading your posts here too and have been following this wonderful conversation you and Belle are having and I admire how she is able to explain things to you I don't have anything to add except one thing: she is so right about why we "advertise" self-healing. I was telling someone I know a few months ago that they should try recapitulation. This person has been working with a therapist and meditation regularly, so in other words they are uncovering past trauma and then trying to calm themselves down...they are trying it now and are starting to experience what healing your energy means. They have been trying it for almost two months, 20 minutes for 3-4 times a week, and they are beginning to experience why energetic healing has been the missing ingredient in their progress. While meditation is *wonderful* it has many benefits and can take you far in the evolution of your awareness ( actually I used to meditate for 1-2 hours a day in my 20's), but it doesn't heal the wounds from the past that shape your life in the present. For example if you stop meditating even for a short while, all those negative feelings will come back. This why Belle and makers in general really advocate self-healing, an act of retrieving and healing your own energy. I believe if every human recapitulated, we would be in a very, very different reality. I can see you are bent and you have very interesting energy patterns and I know if you tried to recapitulate your life would do a 180 change. Mine did. When you heal yourself the world around you changes. You are already strong in many ways- look at the advice you gave NiteKreature about life and staying alive. That was something special. Imagine, to stand in a reality in your full power, where your past does not haunt you, where you don't react to the world but are able to act in the world instead... imagine standing in a position where you can truly be free to create your life in the Now. Please try it. If a class time/schedule or cost isn't possible for you, there are free articles on the shaman's cave website that can guide you. All the best to you on your journey. Eman
  9. Hello again. The thing is, the love you want from another person, you have to consider that most women are also locked into certain perceptions of how relationships should be and what they should be looking for from a partner. They too are wounded by life and have their own baggage to work with. From where I am standing, the reality here as I see it is that you won't find what you are looking for from another person. That kind of love is much bigger than human love. Don't expect anything. So what is the answer? Maybe enjoy the women who cross your path that are closest energetically to you, with great intensity for you, whatever the outcome. And accept that human love as we know it lacks a lot. For me, it is the great self-love and great acceptance that I'm only going to get "X" from all that and I am ok with that. That acceptance freed me to enjoy what I want to enjoy, or what I already have in my life for what it is, and to not look for something that's just not there. Bent people, shamans, often touch upon that great burning love and desire and are filled with it, but they know that is in their essence and not something another human is going to give them so they move through the world without expectations. I hope this is making sense to you. Enjoy your life. I'm not saying you shouldn't love, love away, love lots, love sex, but expect nothing. You don't need another person to make you complete: you are complete. But then again this doesn't mean you can't find and have love: you can, only that it's never going to live up to your expectations. Work on you. Love you. Enjoy the ones that come your way, even love them in your way, but expect nothing. When you can sit alone in the dark and be happy, congratulations. Life is short, so don't go looking for a fairytale. Look for you, build and empower you. Seek you. When you are whole, as healed and as whole as you can be, it doesnt mean desire isnt there it just means you know that you can be free from a misleading longing and in that freedom truly enjoy things, partners, sex, for what it is and nothing more. My opinion anyway. It's funny how healing yourself makes you more free from being attached to the idea that a person other than youself can fulfill you. Eman
  10. ((Nitekreature)) May I share something? When I was young I tried to take my own life. I too was so depressed, I couldn’t take feeling that way anymore. I took a bunch of pills, pulled the covers over my head, and waited. Then I sat up and realized I was about to make a big, big mistake. Even later, in different “circles”, let’s say, the people who successfully just took their lives and in the process of unraveling that came across our radar were in greater agony than when they were alive and depressed, all saying the same thing: what have I done? We did so much healing work on them as they unraveled, perhaps much more than they would have needed when they were alive. We are going to all die sooner or later. I do understand your pain, very well. I can tell you there is a way out of it and you will be so glad that you saw your life through to the end because you came here for a reason, even if it isn’t clear to you now. I’m glad I’m still around to tell you this. Dear Nitekreature: take heart. This too shall pass. can we do a healing on you? I would like that very much. We all would and are reaching out our hands to you. ❤️🌷 eman
  11. Hello PeZetKa, To a degree there isn't anything wrong with wanting to look good or being centered on you- I mean, you are the main character in your own social movie, right? But what impact are you having on others... like, why do you feel the need to be an energy vampire why not just have energetic exchanges, it's a lot more enjoyable.... and the urge to have sex is very natural we are sexual creatures not nuns or monks. Shamans are just very picky about their sexual partners but also very open to experiences and nonjudgemental. You know, you should read some of the articles on recapitulation available on the website. It's a self-healing process of energy retrieval and it gives a person a lot of insight and clarity into themselves. Give it a try. The world doesn't have to be in black or white, just good or just bad, there can be a nice balance you can reach within yourself. It is difficult for empathic people to deal with the energies in the world, isn't it? Recapitulation can help with that too- check it out. Eman
  12. Do not worry about what you cannot change, it is done. But If you cannot change the past then you might as well empty it: take the energy out of it for your use at your disposal in the now to create a different future from where you are standing to stand somewhere else with power. I guess that’s my philosophy.
  13. Hello Varg, You should check out some of the articles on a practice we do called recapitulation and consider adding it to your "fixing it" list. It's a form of energy retrieval from life, trauma- doesn't take the memory away but leaves the memory empty of feeling. Yes the dreaming space is a great dumping ground for trauma, suppressed memories, etc. But why live with PTSD, when you an heal it? All that energy of ours we leave lying around through the corridors of time, from people, wars, family stuff, exes, you know just from being alive. I think if every human practiced recapitulation, we would be in a different collective reality. It really works, Varg. Eman
  14. I have to say I’m really enjoying this exchange and comparison of traditions. About your comment on Odin, Vargtid, on how religions draw from more ancient practices, last November I was walking in the mountains in Oregon and was struck by how beautiful the pine trees looked, decorated by fall leaves. It reminded me of how Dec 25th was originally a sacred day for Druids. The way you've tattooed spells on your knuckles is intriguing: one thing I have seen is that energetic truth is the same across all traditions, and that the way energy moves is often reflected in the physical world. We use the spiral a lot in this tradition, for example, because it represents the motion of the physical universe, among other things. e.
  15. Well said— energetic truth is energetic truth no matter what tradition you follow. Also, great poem, I understand. e.
  16. Hello again. Just to add to what Holly said about the nature of the universe as predatory, there is such a myriad of entities out there. In our tradition we have seen that when a human being passes from life, their energy unravels and goes back to what we call the pool of human energy however sometimes people who have died traumatic deaths, as you described, leave some of their emotional energy here. Sometimes clusters of the residual energy from different people can be drawn together to form what is known as a poltergeist. These also create cold spots and smells of sulfur and are drawn to emotionally troubled people. I have also encountered what is known as demons, twice, when you encounter one will know, they are a very different beast. The universe can be looked at as having a creative and a destructive side, each has a role to play in the cycles of life and death. The best thing I can say to anyone is try to heal yourself as much as possible before dancing with anything you encounter. That way you can stand in your own powerful, fully, and act from that position. We focus so much on self-healing in this tradition so that any spirit or entity cannot hook on to your unhealed parts, among other reasons like being free in the world of Man- people also like to hook your energy too and take your power from you. Better to be detached, healed, free. We like to have full control of ourselves, for we know that sometimes entities (or people) find those places in our energy they can hook on to and as Holly described, feed, or make agreements with us that we aren’t fully conscious of. Nothing or anyone has the right to your energy but you. You sound like you lead an interesting life, Vargtid, but it’s ok to get a good night’s sleep. In fact, the dreaming side is such an exciting world. Yes, other entities do exist there that like to feed too but I wouldn’t worry about it so much. Symbols are a universal language and act like containers they hold much more than what meets the eye, don’t they? e.
  17. Hi Vargtid, yes I agree every culture has their own shamans, I know what Asatru is, I have a great respect here for polytheism and your heritage, and yes, while drugs may sometimes be a shortcut for spontaneous experiences, they are just that- spontaneous, you are not in control, and here we are drug-free and learn to do all that we do with our own energy the experiences you can have by yourself alone, as you may have seen, are much more exciting. I'm happy for you that you stopped the drugs, I know all about that too, as you experienced they are only a screen saver, the real ability comes from your own energy. Take your energy back from all the drugs now that you stopped them and see what happens to you *grin*. You are right, this is a place where you don't sound crazy- crazy is normal here, weird is good. All of us here I think have been drawn to an energetic intent put out by the universal intent to bring more shamanism out into this world to help heal it and do all the fun crazy stuff we shamans like to do. We are dreamers, healers, energy movers, stalkers, time travelers, we move through worlds and explore them there are so many fascinating creatures out there.... yes NDE's, active dreaming, talking to the dead, yes all signs of someone who is bent, I've had my own share of that in fact I would say your NDE's probably brought out your shamanic side even more.... you have very interesting energy, and you are not wrong this is a place where you can talk to any of us, we all all with one foot in life and one foot in death, in this world and others. Yes books don't teach you I agree, energy teaches you, everything I know and have learned has been taught to me energetically or I have learned it by myself, never from a book. The spirit in your house, the one you call your guard dog, is pretty interesting, we call beings like her "Allies", they come in many shapes and forms and often there is an energetic exchange between the shaman and the ally. We're all about personal power and energy here, about taking our energy back from this world, healing ourselves to the point of complete freedom and power that we can go anywhere and see anything in this world and out. You've come to a group of shamans where we think weird and crazy is good because it usually means it's outside of that narrow microscopic world view most humans experience life through. Truly, welcome here, ᚹᚨᚱᚷ. The shamans here come from all over the world, I'm sure someone else will probably jump in and say hello at one point too. e.
  18. Hello, Vargtid. Nice to meet you. Can I ask, what does being a practicing shaman mean to you? I find it to be such a broad, blanket term. We here are Makers, from a tradition that originated in France about a century ago. I see you are reaching out, you can find out more about the tradition here by browsing the public articles available on this site. Please feel free to ask any questions, a number of us often check the site and are happy to answer any questions, about the tradition we practice and general shamanic topics. Welcome to Shamanscave! Eman
  19. Hello again. You know, we have a class here that's just about recapping and a new session is starting this Saturday Oct. 2... maybe the timing of your post here is serendipitous, let's say. I think if you are taught how's to do it properly, you'll do it and stick to it. Just 15-20 minutes a day, and within two months you'll start to feel a difference. Six months in, you'll feel like a different person. Stronger. Happier. Free from all the suffering and guilt you seem to carry. Believe me- or try for yourself. I really, really, hope you take it. I think if every human on earth practiced recapitulation our world would be a very different, happier reality. Intending you all the best on your journey towards healing and freeing yourself. Eman
  20. Hi, Arcane Human, I was just talking with someone about how wonderful meditation is but the tragedy is that you put so much work into it without getting your energy back- that exactly is what will help you heal. I once meditated for years, it energized me etc but it wasn’t until I tried recapitulation that I actually began to heal …. Myself. can I suggest something? Browse through the articles on the caveshamans site and read up on what that is- recapitulation, an act of energy retrieval, and come back with a few questions, we’d all be happy to jump in and answer because everyone here has done it and really got a lot of self healing done that no one could ever give us. Eman
  21. Hi Koiu. I would say, retrieve your energy from the world. We lose energy as we go though life- check out the sections / articles on recapitulation. We constantly move through life retrieving our energy and find the ways we lose energy and try trouble change those things about how we live. Good luck to you a d let us know if you have any questions about the recap once you’ve read the articles. Mandy
  22. Hi Dreamer123, If 20-25 years ago someone told me that Castaneda's books served only a small purpose and only flickers of shamanic truth, I wouldn't have been able to imagine it. I had them all read them all, many times. Carlos' work serves a purpose: they are a stepping stone and can be a trigger for those who are energetically bent as dreamers and otherwise, act like a calling card, but it is up to you and your intent to decide if you want to stop with his lovely works of fiction or really allow yourself to discover what's behind the trail of little breadcrumbs his narratives hint at. You really can't get that from a book, although you can evolve naturally as a dreamer on your own you will probably only get so far. Waking up in your dreams, taking control in the dreamscape, is really just a fun beginning. Imagine Mandy
  23. What Stacey said- sage advice!
  24. Break the agreements and recap is the way to go. Stalk yourself to a different position and, if possible, remove them from your life... but we can't always kick our boss at work to the curb
  25. Agreed, recap was the first time I saw that too.
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