Yesterday I asked you to think about how deep your roots are in shamanism and I also wrote that I would respond in my next post with some ideas about how to grow deeper roots. When we want a plant to grow we nourish it, we give it fertilizer. The same is true with shamanism. So here are a few of my ideas:
This probably doesn't seem like a very exciting list. It's not. If you played sports in high school or college you probably remember how you improved your skills. For example, if you played basket ball, then how many practice free-throw shots did you take in practice? Thousands? Shooting thousands of free-throw shots in practice over three or four years of high school isn't new, exciting or different so why did you do it? To get better, to perfect your skill. Maybe you didn't play basket ball, maybe you were on the track team or the tennis team, or you played soccer. It doesn't really matter, you improved your skill little-by-little every day. And if you kept at it, it worked. You did improve. Shamanic practice is exactly the same. Work at it every day and little-by-little your skills will improve, and more important, Spirit will start to recognize you and work with just because you show up.
I'll look for you in the lower world this evening when I journey.
I'm Dr. Dave, an eclectic shaman. I lived and worked in Bolivia and Peru for over six years, where I and was trained by Andean Shamans, and today practice eclectic shamanism.