A storm blew through our community in Central Virginia last weekend and brought three tornadoes with it, one just blocks away from our home. I was amazed the next day to see the number of sixty foot tall trees that had been toppled by the wind and the tornado. I look at a tree reaching for the sky and think that it must have a strong central root that anchors it to the earth. Not so. Check out the root system in the image above and you will see what I was seeing. That got me thinking about my shamanic practice, and yours too.
How deep do our shamanic practice roots go? Could you and I survive a storm? Are our roots deep enough and strong enough that when a storm come, and they always do, our tree might sway back and forth in the wind but it would remain firmly planted in the ground?
Please think about this today and tomorrow I'll share some of my ideas with you about how to ensure the strength of our practices.
Peace my friends,
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.