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  1. 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
  2. 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. Y
  3. What Stacey said- sage advice!
  4. 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
  5. Agreed, recap was the first time I saw that too.
  6. 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 bec
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    Hi there. Visions usually are that, like watching a tv screen that's a good way to describe them. We all 'see' uniquely, for example sometimes the things I see (and I don't mean with my physical eyes) takes on a cartoonish quality. I've also found that the cusp between asleep and awake can be an opening to see and experience beyond the normal human range. Sometimes our own energy, and events in our lives, will prod us in the direction of seeing and experiencing things outside the box of normal human experience. You wrote that you're beginning to wake up: when a person starts this pro
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    I’d intent to discover what brings me fulfillment and joy. Try new things. Spend time in nature. Find Creative outlets like painting or language coding. Sewing clothes, wood work or making music... it just depends on the person. It’s good to find things it will make you feel less restless. Plus it will give you hands and mind something to do as your energy grows and changes. Mandy
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    Hi. People who are bent have a hard time forging friendships and connecting with the mainstream in the world. Sometimes those who are drawn to the shamanic often go through phases where they stop the world too, especially when they come to that nexus where they want to fundamentally change who they are and heal. It may be something your energy is doing consciously or unconsciously, to give yourself the space to see what you want to make in the world. One thing I've grown to realize it that there's a difference between being lonely and alone. I think once you've cleared your table top and
  10. Hi Babylace94, Your view of the world resonates with us all, its construct, your desire to live a different way and be at one with nature... we used to live that way, be more at one with the world and we worked to live not lived to work.... this is the age and time we are in, but there's nothing to say it has to stay this way. Just as you are awakening so are others, so take heart. What is crazy and what is normal anyway? You are you. What keeps me going is the very thing that touches you so deeply you say you've lost the will to live... life itself. I'm going to die one day anyway, so my
  11. Hi Anthony, You know, I can really relate to how you're feeling. There was a time in my life I felt my whole life was being lived for others, controlled by others, and all my time energy money and life choices I made weren't about me. I too was scared and frightened and although I didn't fully understand what had happened to me to get that way, I knew I didn't want to live like that anymore. I felt like if I continued on like that I was just going to die. I felt so drained. Recapitulation, I can tell you, literally saved my life. Bit by bit, I retrieved the energy I had lost along the way
  12. Hi Taloy. I'm not familiar with tobacco fasts or ayahuasca either, the type of shamanism we practice at Cave Shamans works purely with energy and not medicines. There are many shamanic traditions, ours originated in Europe, I'm curious to know more about it though. What we do here is practice a self-healing method called Recapitulation, which helps heal your energy. If you're curious about it you can find out more about it here: https://www.shamanscave.com/self-healing/recapitulation/ Good luck with getting rid of your blockage, and welcome to the cave.
  13. Hi Voice29, A voice once told me, "how can you heal others, unless you first heal yourself?" Even though we here at the cave believe self-healing is an ongoing process, you need to get a good handle on it and do some groundwork there before you try to work on others because you might not be detached enough to see how to be able to truly help another. We teach an ancient self-healing practice here called recapitulation, one that is as old as shamanism itself and can be found in many respective traditions. It focuses on energy retrieval so you can take back your energy from the wo
  14. Good luck and thank you!
  15. Hi YourHumbleServant, You should, if you are choosing to go to school and study, do what you feel calls out to you and makes the reality that you choose to study. The best way I can describe the path of the maker is that it doesn't have much to do with knowledge, school and science but everything to do with experience. What you are exposed to only enriches whatever journeys you undertake and quality of life. Good luck to you, and welcome to the cave Eman
  16. {{Sphinxy}} The realm of ideas and readings are wonderful journeys, but they are finite spaces. In my experience on the shamanic path they don't compare with personal experiences that don't happen in the realm of readings and ideas but in realm of energy. All writings and ideas as such stem from an individual's personal experience. No matter how much they tantalize and excite the mind or your energy, I personally have discovered, it's really different to read about someone who could do X or Y than to be able experience it and do it yourself. To go through the rigor, the journey, and reall
  17. Hello again. Just thought to tell you what I'm seeing: maybe your feelings that "you're not doing everything you can and should be" is a way your energy is using to tell you that the totality of you wants to grow and be more than you are now. Don't see it as a judgmental thing you should feel guilty about, but as an opportunity. Sometimes we speak to ourselves and push ourselves in ways we don't understand at the time, but in hindsight we look back and see that the moments of pain are really moments of growth. Maybe this is an opportunity for growth, a new path your energy wants to walk. Y
  18. Hi Ticklebits, I really like to use liquid valerian root as a matter of personal choice for my own physical well being and specific needs, but it's nothing to do with the maker tradition in the sense you are asking.There really aren't any specific herbs used in the maker tradition, although I know that a lot of medicinal shamanism incorporates herbs into their practices. I do think all plants have their specific properties and affect the human body. There's also a maker here who is an herbalist and incorporates the use of herbs in her healing practices to create homeopathic remedies based
  19. Hi Sphinxy. Imagine this: you can be your own guide, working, adventuring, exploring, all by the virtue of your own self, your own energy and personal power. This is the way of the maker. Mandy
  20. Hi MorgusHroud, Nothing can have power over you unless you agree to it. Chase it away with your own intent and banish it. You don't need white sage or a tool, but the power of your own invocation. I would tell it to get lost and push it out with my own will power, and then give it no attention Mandy
  21. Hi Joey, It seems like you and the box are in agreement to part ways, so why not fully part? From the perspective of the Maker tradition, it is always better to retrieve your energy rather than to leave it entangled with an object. It is yours, and you can put it to use in your own life. I hope this helps. Mandy
  22. Hi Sam, I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. I have hypothyroidism and I can relate to some of the symptoms living with a thyroid issue might be causing you. You know, there's always a reflection of stuff that happens on an energetic level in the physical body, from emotional trauma, etc. Can I recommend a couple really simple things that will help you feel better almost instantly? Ground yourself. Find and hold onto a stone (not a crystal)- any stone / rock will do. Or walk barefoot on the grass or earth. Have some root vegetables, like a potato, or carrot soup. Grounding yoursel
  23. Hi Cammie, At the end of the day, energy is energy, an apple is an apple, no matter who is describing it or preaching it. I've read a lot of Don Miguel Ruiz's stuff, as well as Castanedas, there are some similarities. Isn't the word "Toltec" great? It means 'to be the artist of your own life' ... or a 'maker'....and I agree 'this knowledge' is coming out to humanity because humanity needs it, now. It was shared secretly in the past because shamans were being killed off: that's why in this tradition you'll notice there's little emphasis on tools / objects that could 'get you caught' and mor
  24. Shelby, *exactly*. Sexual energy is your creative energy, and its incredibly powerful. What better way to control people by stifling their sexual energy and disassociating them from it? We Makers learn how to retrieve the sexual energy we've used up, repressed, or given away, as well as tap into the sheer force it-- not just our sexual energy but all our energy-- so we can do the impossible. Mandy
  25. Hi Chunjihuli, Power animals are another matter entirely. In the maker tradition we don't really pursue the idea of power animals, the logic being that why would an animal want to give away its power to someone else? I personally wouldn't want to do that. All creatures have power we can study and learn from, but we can't really take their power. Mandy
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