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The Reality of Alternative Realities

In novels, movies, and television shows, the concept of alternative realities has become a staple of contemporary science fiction. This phenomenon extends beyond the visionary imaginations of novelists, screenwriters, and film directors. The expansiveness of the new sciences has exposed us to the factual consideration of the mysteries of the universe and human consciousness. More and more we can conceive of spirituality and science as fellow travelers in the exploration of meaning in existence by confronting the mysteries that have engaged civilization from ancient indigenous cultures to the communities of quantum physicists. The questions raised by these disparate groups seem to lead to remarkably similar enquiries.

As a shamanic practitioner with university degrees in biology, chemistry and psychology, I have come to understand that the seeming conflicts that we think exist are not a problem of truth, but an issue of how we perceive the universe and how we can come to a deeper knowledge of reality. Let me provide an example and a practice that might help us to understand.

Each July my school and healing center, LightSong, hosts the LightSong Telepathic Communication Practicum.  It is an annual event that often has profound spiritual experiences laced through each day.  I am the intercessor for this event and get numerous direct downloads from spirit that I incorporate into the teachings at LightSong as well as use for my own personal growth and evolution.

The template for the workshop is a vision quest and I have anywhere from 8-15 people that are out “on the hill,” by themselves, with no food or water for five days and four nights.  We in camp (usually 75-100 participants) are telepathically eating and drinking for them. This article is not specifically about the practicum but highlights a specific event that happened in the practicum in 2018 and then continued to unveil information this year 2019.

I walk a narrow dirt road several times a day when I am out on the land where the questers have secured places.  Here they can pursue their visions and the revelations that accompany their meditations, prayers, and personal growth.  In checking on the questers, we as a group go and sing to them two times a day, and I have various other duties that put me on this road.  Thus, I have walked the road literally at least a hundred times. About 4-5 years ago I was walking with one of the other facilitators in the camp and we came to a small bridge.  There is a beautiful crystal-clear stream that runs through the land adjoining the Trask River just a few hundred yards further downstream. It is a magical place with large rocks, ferns and tall Douglas fir trees.  One of the persons who has often assisted in the practicum was walking with me as we had done many times before. As Terry and I were chatting, my attention was drawn to some enormous boulders. Huge boulders the size of cars made a regal landscape as the outcropping embedded the embankment down to the stream. I said to Terry, “How did these huge boulders get here?”  Terry laughed at me and asked if I wanted the accurate geological history of the place? He was teasing me, and I realized the ridiculousness of my question. I was dumbfounded because I had never seen the boulders before. Being astute and highly conscious in my communications with nature, my habit would have been to greet the boulders and speak to them as I passed.  I was shocked that I had never noticed them before. After we had a good laugh, I made it a point to introduce myself to these mighty grandmothers and grandfathers and from that day forward I would say hello to them each time I passed by.

In 2018 Terry did not attend the practicum.  I once again traveled the narrow trail I had walked so many times before, but this time accompanied by two different people. When we came to the bridge, I had crossed so many times before, I asked, “Where are the boulders?”  They both looked at me inquisitively and responded, “What boulders are you talking about, Jan?” Incredulously, I insisted, “THE boulders, the ones I have been saying hello to for the past five years. The ones I introduced myself to and spoke to each year.”  Again, as with Terry, I was greeted with laughter. My companions insisted that there were not now nor had there ever been boulders on this site. Immediately I knew that spirit was showing me alternative parallel realities that I live in—a reality with boulders and a reality without boulders. My mind opened and I listened.

This was a turning point for me in something I have given much lip service to and taught as a shamanic concept for years.  There are infinite parallel realities and there are infinite versions of yourself that can move within these realities. Until this time these were concepts that I believed; now I faced an irrefutable experience that I physically witnessed.

I did and am still doing numerous journeys to the spirits for clarification.

In shamanism it is understood that each moment stands independently from every other moment and so there is only NOW.  Past and future are concepts where we have linearized time. In shamanism everything is happening simultaneously and not on a timeline.  One way of conceptualizing this is to think of a motion picture. The film used is actually thousands of captured moments made to move very fast in front of our eyes giving the illusion of movement or a time line, but in truth each one is separate. In some ways you could say each frame of the movie is a parallel reality slightly different from the previous or next frame.

A memory of an event is just that. It is a projection in the mind. It is not something that is currently happening, and the memory is always different in some way from the actual event. In fact, as time passes the memory distorts the event sometimes to absurd degrees. Every time we review a past experience, we change it.  This is like the principle in quantum physics where the act of observation alters the experiment.  The observer determines whether a light is seen as a particle or a wave. Our rational mind would suggest that the physical presence of light must be one or the other independent of our observation; but such is not the case. In truth, this may not be a distortion but rather a revelation that provides an awareness of simultaneity in existence. The question is not about what is real or not real but rather a revealing of alternative realities that are all different and coexisting.

I have been an advocate of the idea that we need to create a New Earth.  One that is based on collaboration, unification, support and love. I talk about this often and at our practicum we practice these customs.  What the spirits are now saying to me is: You do not create the new earth. It is already in existence. You are already a part of it.

The practice is to live in that reality to its fullest, bringing into the norm that which your body and mind recognize and respond to. This is the creative process that will reveal the truth. Each parallel reality has its own data stream of information connected to it.  These data streams are realized as you practice with intention consciously moving between the realities.

The strategies of this practice can lead to a higher enlightenment and bring forth a future that already exists and is waiting to be realized. Consider these practices in your daily life:

 

  • Create in your mind the version of yourself you would like to experience.
  • Imagine that version of yourself and embody it completely.
  • Practice the body language of that version of you.
  • Align your life to that which you know to be this version of you.
  • Ask questions that reveal this self. What type of books do you read?  What do you do for a living? What type of people do you associate with?  What are your morning rituals?
  • Identify and take on the belief system of that version of you, and the daily habits you exhibit that confirm to this reality.
  • Consider what you have learned that is unique to this version of you.

You will know when you have moved into this parallel reality when all of these conceptualizations seem normal and natural.

You will also notice a change in the past, because this new version of you has a different memory of the past. You will also notice that you have broken a continuity that is unexplainable.  For me it was the boulders. What will be your experience?

 

 

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A Place to Belong

Due to an outpouring of interest in community development I have decided to write on this subject again. Please refer to my last article Create a Healthy Community for more information.

The evolution of spirituality in the modern world has led to significant efforts in personal development.  This personal development will boost the creation of thriving shamanic communities, which will then greatly enhance the impact of these individual efforts.  These communities hold the potential and pre-create microcosms of a future spiritual society, a society where everyone is essential and honored, and the individual’s contribution to the whole is seen as a valuable asset. Personal development can lead to healthy communities, which creates a healthier world.

The community I founded is called LightSong.  LightSong is also a school, LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine, and a healing center. All three expressions of LightSong have been successful in their individual expressions because at their foundation is our realization and recognition of the basic needs of humans.  Basic needs that create emotional thriving stem from the feelings of love and value or to feel significant. The acts and words of love feed the soul in a way that is unmatched by any other effort we might make. A healthy community offers the opportunity in its functionality for mutual acceptance, inclusion, recognition, and appreciation. By these acts, individual’s emotions and spirit are enhanced and their value reinforced.   In these ways the community makes the commitment to consistently and constantly reinforce the common positive energy of belonging.

I have found in my work as a Licensed Professional Counselor, shamanic practitioner and energy worker that you can either contribute positive or negative energy to any situation. This contribution will have a direct effect on the situation manifesting either a positive or negative outcome. There are only two choices. Of course there is a vast array of subtle variations to the spectrum of positive or negative energy; however, each variation can be identified in one category or the other—positive or negative. What you choose will create a corresponding outcome.

A Cherokee Legend: Two Wolves

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person, too. “The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

This is the way energy works and this holds the key for the creation of healthy individuals, healthy communities and a healthy world.

As spiritual beings, we often pursue individual development and growth with the desire to attain actualization through the understanding of connection to source and unconditional love. What we seek as individuals reflects, in many ways, our desire for community. We look for inclusion, acceptance, appreciation, gratitude, and ultimately love. The acts of personal development often employ a need for engagement with others where we can learn from others’ experiences and understanding and where we might benefit from sharing. Human beings coming together can generate greater possibilities than all acting alone. Community is an expansive experience. Much is to be gained from individual experiences but mutually shared enlightenment can compound the effects both on our singular person and in the wider world.

Most often, people come to LightSong seeking spiritual connection, acceptance, a place to belong, a place to practice shamanic techniques (which sometimes can feel isolating), and an environment where they feel the presence of like-minded individuals.

I attribute LightSong’s success as a healthy thriving community to certain qualities that were established at the heart of our community’s infrastructure and to which we all adhere:

  • A commitment to show great respect to others.
  • A stated non-competition agreement.
  • A by-law of no gossip.
  • Moral role modeling from those in leadership positions.

Since LightSong is a shamanic community we base our activities on shamanic practices and incorporating spirit into everyday life.  In the design of a spiritual community, spirit must be present in the foundation. People usually join our spiritual community through shamanic classes and training. As soon as they walk through the door in a Basic Level 1 Through the Rabbit Hole journey class they are personally welcomed, accepted, and honored. We also strive to broaden people’s awareness of themselves. We immediately do a series of journeys asking the spirits the question “Who am I?”  The individual takes an assessment of himself or herself not from a physical measure but from a spiritual measure. This opens a door for information to inform a person of the gifts, talents, and positive attributes that he or she might never have considered or recognized. This simple act might offer a major transformation in one’s perception of self in outstanding and beautiful ways. This is all part of not just learning but thriving and growing. Important to sustaining this experience at LightSong is a mutually held spirit of resolve and perpetual attention to the value of life, the exquisite nature of being human and the diversity of learning that other lifetimes present.

There are many opportunities for individuals to thrive in the LightSong community, but one of the more significant experiences is our shamanic practicum workshop. This immersion in community and shamanic practice requires a commitment of time and energy but the results can be momentous. The workshop is titled Telepathic Communication and participants practice shamanic principals through practical application. We live together in nature communally for a week. Tents are pitched in a common living area and food is prepared and shared in common. Everyone contributes to the physical maintenance of the community and as many as a hundred people might participate at one time. The goal is to demonstrate and practice the art of telepathic communication. Telepathy is the foundation of shamanic communication between spirits. Since everything has a spirit form, including humans, telepathy is used in everything from journeying to taking a walk in nature. Participants discover that telepathy is natural and happening constantly and continually. Using the template of the vision quest, we design the community practicum to provide some distinctive markers to learn about this major form of spirit communication. Certain individuals do a vision quest where they go without food and water for four nights and five days. In a spot they have chosen, questers live with very few comforts, exposed to the elements without a tent, with minimal amounts of clothing, and confined to a relatively small space. For many people, this setting offers the greatest opportunity they have known for personal reflection, prayer, meditation and an occasion for communing with the spirits that surround all of us.

The community in camp learns to telepathically take care of these individuals’ basic needs of hunger, thirst, warmth and physical pain. The community also learns to live in complete harmony with each other and nature. The community shares and receives direct feedback on what is happening in camp and what is being telepathically transmitted to the questers. Persons in camp can telepathically send a quester the feeling of fullness after a meal or the sense of quenched thirst or a simple feeling of comfort. These physical and emotional feelings are sent to the questers with conscious intention. When the questers share their experience of what happened to them during story telling at the end of the quest, the community hears that their efforts were successful and that the questers did actually receive what was sent to them. We then highlight that this is the way energy works around the world.  That you don’t need to be on the front lines of a crisis in order to help in the crisis.  Telepathic communication knows no boundaries.   In other words we can and do make a difference no matter the proximity in the world.

As a community we can create a microcosm of a perfect world where we are taking care of each other through conscious attention to our own actions and feelings. When self-aware individuals come together in community, they can compound the impact they have on the world and the universe. Individually, we can do much, but in community the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, thus there is a immeasurable amount of good feeling and positive effects that are generated and projected out into the world from the community.

The events of the practicum are transformative for both the questers and their supporters. Year after year, the shared stories of spiritual events in this week speak to the power of a community connected by spirit and mutual support. Many individuals have found this to be one of the more profound experiences of their lives. People realize that they can make a difference in someone else’s life by the positive attitude they choose to project.  The realization of personal responsibility is highlighted where people realize how they respond or the emotions they project out into the world effect the world and everything of the world.  This of course works in both directions either positively or negatively.

Community is more than a gathering of people. Community is a feeling of fellowship and connection that is drawn from shared beliefs and common commitment. Community is the central design of a civilization and a universe that exists to fulfill the natural purpose of existence—a wholly unified and perfect cosmos.

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Jan Engels-Smith Renowned Teacher of Science and Energy Medicine Launches Visionary Energetic Healing Webinar Series

Jan Engels-Smith, renowned Teacher of Science and Energy Medicine and founder of LightSong School of 21-Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine, launches her first Webinar Series: ‘Recreate Yourself: 7 Truths to Guaranteed Success’

PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) May 12, 2019 — Jan Engels-Smith, renowned Teacher of Science and Energy Medicine and founder of LightSong School of 21-Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine, launches her first Webinar Series: ‘Recreate Yourself: 7 Truths to Guaranteed Success’. Engels- Smith is a leading expert in the healing arts and a sought after counselor, teacher, and shamanic and energy healer.

‘Recreate Yourself: 7 Truths to Guaranteed Success’ addresses humanity’s core needs for love, acceptance and life mastery. The energetic healing process throughout the course activates a profound energetic transformation accessed through the heart to create sustainable healing for the purpose of love, success, peace and joy.

“Most people experience a lack in areas of money, time or love and have tried unsuccessfully to have lasting mastery over these areas,” Engels-Smith says.

This new webinar is a call to heal, transform, and learn self-love in new ways for success and joy. With decades of shamanic healing work, teaching, and counseling in areas of personal development and spiritual awakening and enlightenment, Jan Engels-Smith is now offering this online series of modules so that this healing work can reach more people and effect positive change for the collective human condition.

‘Recreate Yourself: 7 Truths to Guaranteed Success’ is available ongoing through http://www.LightSong.net.

About Jan Engels-Smith
Jan Engels-Smith ShD., MEd. is an author, a Shamanic Practitioner, Licensed Professional Counselor, a Chemical Dependency Specialist, Hypnotherapist and a Tibetan, Usui, and Karuna Reiki Master. Through decades of experience as a master teacher and shamanic practitioner, Jan has captured the essence of transformation and well-being.

Jan’s mission is to provide excellence in shamanic education, and to support personal growth for well-being, adapting ancient healing techniques to contemporary life in the 21st century. Jan is a leading expert in her field. She personally has performed 3500 soul retrievals, which is a shamanic healing method. In 1994, Jan founded LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine and has developed the first energy medicine curriculum of its kind, which allows for those with a curious interest in energy medicine, right through to those that would like to obtain a bachelors, masters or doctorate in shamanism.

Jan’s has written two books: Through the Rabbit Hole: Exploring Energy and the Shamanic Journey and Becoming Yourself: The Journey from Head to Heart, which won the readers choice award. Jan writes a monthly article for Sedona Journal of Emergence. Jan authored two CDs: Take Your Body With You a shamanic drumming CD. Awaken~Unburden~Create a meditation CD package of shamanic principles.

Jan is a featured author in:

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– Shamanic Transformation: True Stories of the Moment of Awakening
– Shamanism for the New Millennium by best-selling authors Betsy Chasse (What the Bleep Do We Know) and Cate Montana

Jan is published in The Journal of Science and Healing. A case study: Shamanic Healing for Veterans with PTSD.

For media contact Diane Dennis at 503-320-9604 or info@inspiredmc.com

Article originally posted on prweb.com

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Siyape and LightSong

Siyape and LightSong by Jan Engels-Smith

Annually, I conduct a retreat, which we refer to as the Telepathic Practicum. Students from the LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine, which I founded in 1995, have the opportunity to come together in a weeklong camping experience to apply what they have learned in a natural setting—close to the earth and close to the spirits. We create a microcosm of what the New Earth could be like for all of humanity—a place of harmony, unity, collaboration, and support. During the week, we receive major downloads and teachings from the spirits that create the foundation for new concepts in healing modalities, new classes, and ceremonies to move energy in productive and impactful ways. One of the original students of LightSong, Colleen Benelli, has coined the phrase “spiritual research” to refer to the extensive numbers of journeys and emerging questions drawn from deep listening that develops into usable and powerful techniques. (Colleen has become an internationally known teacher of a blended philosophy of shamanism and Reiki and has founded Reiki Lifestyle.) Our spiritual research has led to new discoveries and new understandings that have altered many lives.

A class developed at LightSong last year called “People of the New Earth” applies the principle that to create a New Earth we must function at a higher vibration than we are currently experiencing. The challenge is to draw from the spiritual research from sources such as the Practicum new practical applications that can be replicated and implemented by people around the world, initially in classes such as “People of the New Earth” and eventually by everyone who shares a belief in the possibilities of dramatic positive change.

In the class, we worked on emergent understandings that evolved from our spiritual research. One awareness related to the meaning of “love,” a necessary and central component of any vision of a New Earth. The spirits had focused us specifically on the way that the word had been extremely contaminated by multiple uses—both sacred and profane—that the term lacked the clarity of meaning that is essential to generating the vibrations and energies that will drive the creation of the New Earth. We have used the term “love” in as casual a reference as “I love my new car,” as a profane equivalent of lust, and in the more profound feeling we have for our children. Such a disparity of focus renders the word useless in creating common insights in the “love” that must exist to change our world.

To initiate the energy of the New Earth, we must have a new word that holds the frequency of an expression of intimacy with Source. This was an effort of a higher magnitude than usual and we needed to draw on our spiritual research to guide us. The members of this class engaged in the process by doing individual journeys and sharing their discoveries in discussions and participating in the crafting of a new word that embodied the spiritual epiphany we had all shared and that broadcast the frequency that would support the New Earth. The word that made itself known is “Siyape”—pronounced see-yah-pay. What follows is an explanation of the etymology of the word. (Kate Chapman, a LightSong student who worked on this project, has provided much of this explanation.)

“Shen qi” is a Chinese term that most directly translates as “heavenly light” or “heavenly energy.” Like many Chinese symbols, the term has many layers of meaning. Shen often refers to a heavenly light as symbolized by the light of the sun, moon, and stars. It can also mean lightning, consciousness, and miracle. Qi is the Chinese form of “chi,” which is a component of Reiki, and means “energy.” The word itself is believed to be not only an expression of energy but to possess energy in itself.

“Shen qi” is a high vibration energy. “Shen” expresses a heavenly energy descending to the earth. The character for “qi,” on the other hand, symbolizes and energy rising up to the heavens. Its ancient character references asking or praying for something coming up from below and rising. The combination of these characters expresses the act of inciting this New Earth energy through prayer and intention, and the heavens responding by pouring its light onto the earth pointing toward a source light or source energy.

In the creation of the word “siyape,” the spirits led us to the first (S) and last (I) letter of “shen qi” for our first syllable. The “Y” is from the last letter in “joy.” “A” is a vocal expression of the sound “ah” which opens the heart and is often found in the words for “god.” “P” stands for peace and in combination with the previous letter and the letter “E” is derived from the final sound in the word “agape,” a Greek word that is translated “love” but with a special emphasis. The essence of “agape” is goodwill, benevolence, and willful delight in the object of love and involves faithfulness, commitment, and an act of the will.

Thus, the word “siyape” incorporates a divinely spiritual higher vibration of converging energy that connects the New Earth with the far reaches of the universe drawing on the greater joy, peace, and love that is essential to altering our future and bringing it into alignment with Spirit. The creation of this new word also makes clear that we cannot continue to progress in the changes we seek unless we step beyond our limited and faulty view of what is possible and come to understand the unlimited potential of what we can become and what we can achieve.

In a related experience, the meaning of LightSong became clearer. The term is used as the name of the school but it is so much more than that.  A few years ago, I started receiving the message from Spirit—the Source—the Universe that LightSong was to be the next mystery school of the planet. The audaciousness of the declaration seemed too beyond my grasp and I had a hard time accepting the idea in principle. I feared that I was inventing the concept myself and that surely the universe could not be suggesting such a mind-boggling notion. I rejected the information out-of-hand and did not follow through with spiritual research on the communication.

Shortly thereafter, the Council of LightSong, a dedicated group of eleven members that meet monthly to discuss ideas and possible direction for our school, came together for our customary deliberations. One of the Council members, Pamela Rico, announced that she had been contacted by a spirit that she does not normally work with. She had been informed that I was not accepting some communication from the spirits that LightSong was to carry the energy of the next mystery school on the planet. I started to cry at the revelation that the messages I had received were real and required me to respond. I asked the spirits for further proof (as if this revelation was not enough to convince me) and I awaited the universe’s direction. The next morning, I awoke and discovered on my computer a picture from NASA of a star constellation that looked remarkably identical to the logo that I had created for LightSong 2 decades ago. I reproduced a color print of both the logo and the picture from NASA and I was amazed to see the almost perfect correlation between the images. I use the images often in my presentations and I have come to understand it as physical evidence of the universe’s connection to us.

I was curious to discover more about this spellbinding communication from the sprits and I began my spiritual research. I found that the picture was from the constellation Cassiopeia. This year at the practicum, our spiritual retreat, we realized the compatibility and similarity of pronunciation and spelling of “siyape” and the interior part of Cassiopeia. The constellation is located in the northern sky and was first catalogued by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century. There is nothing remarkable in all of that until you learn that the two primary nebulae in the Cassiopeia constellation are the Heart Nebula and the Soul Nebula (references to heart and soul of the goddess Cassiopeia as she appears in the night sky). The two terms are startling appropriate to the core of LightSong and its mission. This is a good example of how spiritual research can draw you deeper and deeper into the mysteries of the universe and constantly reveal the wonders of our existence and our connections.

LightSong is an incredible energy that I’m still learning about on many levels. She came to me in a ceremony in 1994. I did not use her to identify the school or healing center for a long time until I accepted the inevitable communication from the universe. She represents many things. She described herself as ever becoming without beginning, middle, or end. This year she revealed that she is Source energy and that she carries the frequency of vibration that is needed for the New Earth.

If the revelations of the profoundness of our everyday miracles register with you, then you are the carrier of this energy and are destined to be a participant in the creation of the New Earth. Do not resist the call.  Use the words Siyape and LightSong. Feel their energy and embody them in your daily life—overtly and by actions that contribute positively to the emerging changes that will reshape our world. This will affect your baseline vibration and bring it to a higher level. Discover for yourself how you become that which you emulate and how every vibration in you becomes the energy needed for the New Earth.

 

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Creation Laws: Breath of Creation

During a meditation I was told that every person is born with the capacity to change the world singlehandedly, and that we must cultivate and employ this gift. The basis of this entreaty from the spirits is the Creation Laws that govern our ability to influence change and provide each individual with remarkable power.

In subsequent meditations I received extensive information. What follows is an extremely brief description of the Creation Laws as they were revealed to me.

The Creation Laws are primary in comprehending our collective power as human beings, and to claim our empowerment as individuals. Both collective and individual actions are essential for our evolution, and to fully employ the Ascension energies that will effect change in the modern world. Because of what I have witnessed as an energy medicine practitioner, these laws have shaped my beliefs and are an integral part of what I have focused on for several years in my teachings. The guidance I have received from the spirits has been insistent and consistent in directing me to study and understand, to live by, and to teach the Creation Laws.

The Creation Laws are easiest to understand in the context of the creation stories that are a part of every culture. Even though the stories are mystical and metaphorical, they help to explain the Creation Laws that govern the universe and provide us with an understanding of the cosmos. Creation stories are not logical or scientific, but emerge from the right side of the brain – the source of imagination and creativity. For example, one Native American creation story depicts the land we term the United States as riding on the back of a giant turtle, and is sometimes referred to as “Turtle Island.”

Like all creation stories, this one begins with The Breath of Creation. And the breath filled every man and woman on the Earth. Through the breath of creation, human beings were given the charge to be the creator beings for the universe. This responsibility gave them great joy and great power. They could create anything they wanted or could imagine – anything physical or non-physical. Thus they colored their world with stars and galaxies, planets and moons, trees, streams and rocks, thus creating an exquisite world of beauty, texture, and diversity. They also created the unseen worlds of faeries, devas, giants, gods, spirits, intergalactic beings, and physical representations of all the unseen forces of the universe. In turn, they developed profound relationships with their non-physical creations.

Just for fun and to make things interesting they also created good and evil.

The Creation Laws govern both the positive and the negative powers of humankind. They are immutable:

  • You will create with your feelings, which are results of your thoughts, your imagination, and your action, all that exists.
  • You will choose to create the good or the evil.
  • You will never lose this choice.
  • At any given moment, you can choose differently.

 

In the current state of spiritual awakening, we encounter a variety of approaches to achieving self-realization and empowerment. There seem to be many options and you may find yourself moving from one alternative to another and you may even feel a sense of incompleteness and fragmentation in your spiritual life. In the emerging age of new awareness, the one significant quality of transcendence is a new understanding of the wholeness of all things – the oneness of the universe. The fragmentation we feel in our spiritual practice is in conflict with this basic principle, but the sense of divisiveness is the fault of our thinking, not the condition that actually exists.

I have found that shamanism offers a unifying approach that encompasses all of the various practices in its understanding that all of the universe is one entity and that our outdated mechanistic view of fragmented parts is an artificial construct developed in humankind’s effort to control his universe rather than to become a part of it. An example of this unity can be found in two seemingly disparate concepts – one from ancient times (The Chakras) and another that has received much current attention (The Laws of Attraction, which my allies refer to as the Creation Laws). It is important to understand that each principle enhances the other when we practice them in harmony.

The Creation Laws are based on an understanding of the fields of energy that exist in and around us, and offer us the opportunity to influence these fields by the attitudes and intentions that we choose. Positive thoughts attract positive energies and create realizable affirmations that enrich our lives and promote constructive changes. In the same manner, negative thoughts attract negative energies and prevent us from achieving the better opportunities that we seek. Constant attention to seeking benevolent outcomes rewards us with wonderful and munificent gifts, often beyond our greatest wishes. The Creation Laws make us aware that we are the masters of our fate and the determiners of our future wellbeing.

The chakras are also concerned with energy fields and are the centers of our life force in association with vital points in the physical body. Energy flows through seven centers of our body and provides healing and balance to our systems. If the chakras are blocked, one may experience illness, weakness, and disequilibrium in one’s spiritual, physical, and emotional states. Focusing on positive flows of energy through the Creation Laws can serve to open the chakras and promote good health, security, and happiness. It bodes well for us to understand these two energy principles and to consciously exercise our bodies, minds, and spirits to attain the advantages of the wonderful energies that the universe puts at our disposal.

Each of the seven main chakras in the body has a different function in the manifestation of your reality. In their ideal state, the chakras pulse out energy that is healthy and supportive to the wellbeing of an individual. The chakras can move from an ideal state (which you are born into) to a more contaminated state throughout life. This contamination comes from life experiences and the attachments to wounds. Understanding this negatively altered condition is also the beginning of healing. First, we must understand the meaning of the individual chakras in their ideal state.

Many times the chakras close down and become contaminated with beliefs that are incongruent with their ideal state and these are felt as blocks or constrictions in the energy system. For example, if you felt as a young child that you weren’t safe, you weren’t secure, and that you didn’t have a purpose because you were unworthy, that would be pulsed out of your root chakra. This energy then becomes part of your subtle body fields or auric fields of energy and becomes part of your broadcast energy. You then would start manifesting a reality that would support this broadcast, bringing incidences and experiences to you that would prove you aren’t safe or that you are unworthy to be safe. This thinking and believing pattern sets up a cycle, which creates a reality that you come to accept and use as a motivation for your actions and decisions.

The chakras are the engines of our energy broadcasts. Conforming to the Creation Laws, the chakras vibrate outward, engage with like energies, and draw back into our beings the energies that match our intentions. The art of healing oneself is fundamentally grounded in the understanding of our fields of energy, in the choices we make, in the intentions that we establish, and in the energies that we broadcast into our environment.

 

 

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21 Ways To Raise Your Vibration

This article is from Bob Proctor of Sivana East a publication of Spirituality, Yoga and Conscious living. I felt it was worth sharing.

Stimulate Your Mind

  • Become conscious of your thoughts. Everything you think, say, or feel, becomes your reality. So pay attention to what’s going on in your mind and take steps to turn things around when appropriate. For example, the next time a negative thought pops into your head, take the time to acknowledge it, ask yourself if the idea is true or if it is beneficial to you, and then dismiss it and turn it around for the positive.
  • Read a high vibe book. Reading high vibration books, regularly will not only make you feel better, it will transform your life.
  • Visualize and meditate. Too often we rush through our days with a scattered brain leaving us in a state of chaos and anxiety. Visualization and meditation not only put you in a peaceful state of mind, but they also help attract what you want in life. Just 10 to 15 minutes a day can do wonders for your vibration.
  • Find something beautiful and appreciate it. Beauty is all around us, yet so often we walk around with blinders on. Stop rushing for a moment and take the time to look around or stand in the sun and appreciate your surroundings.
  • Repeat affirmations. Say things that inspire you 100 times a day. They can simple statements like I am happy, I am prosperous, or I embrace change.
  • Set a positive intention before going to bed. Just before you go to sleep at night, set an intention to enjoy the next day. Imagine wonderful things happening from the time you get up until you go to bed. You’ll be amazed at the impact this has on your outlook and experiences.

Change Your Focus

  • Write down 10 things you are grateful for. This is such a beautiful exercise. Making a gratitude list shifts your vibration from focusing on what you don’t have to what is already abundant in your life. And that sends out a message that you want more to be grateful for.
  • Send love to three people who are bothering you. I do this after I complete my gratitude list each morning. It may not be easy to do at first, but I promise it will lift your spirits and make you feel freer every time you do it.
  • Be kind to others. Giving to someone else (without expecting anything in return) shifts your thinking from “I don’t have enough” or “Woe is me,” to “I have more than enough to give to others.” Abundance is a high vibration.
  • Laugh. There is nothing like a good laugh to improve your mood and raise your energetic state. Osho once said, “Life as such has to be taken as cosmic joke – and then suddenly you relax because there is nothing to be tense about. And in that very relaxation something starts changing in you.” Lightheartedness is the best way to approach almost all dilemmas in your life. When you are in a fight or an argument with someone, try to administer a little bit of humor to the situation. It can change the whole energy field of the room. If you are in a negative circle of thinking, refer back to something that made you laugh in the past. It’s never worth it to not be at peace.
  • Listen to music you love. The music shifts your frequency by making you happy.
  • Say something nice to a stranger. Your words matter. Using them to uplift others puts you in a high vibration. Your vibration suffers when you gossip or speak poorly of others.

Change Your Environment

  • Walk in nature. Our bodies need natural light (sunshine) and natural air. Nature provides harmonic frequencies that are compatible with our personal frequencies. The natural sounds of birds singing and wind moving through the trees help us reduce stress, which in turn elevates our vibrational frequency. If you don’t want to walk, find yourself a patch of earth, kick your shoes off to reconnect with Mother Earth. She will work her magic.
  • De-clutter your space. A disorganized, untidy, clutter-filled work and living space is both a symptom and a source of stress. Clean up the mess and you’ll ramp up your vibration.
  • Bring in fresh flowers. Flowers in your home instantly improve your mood, and can help you feel less worried and anxious.

Be Aware of Your Body

  • Be conscious of the foods you eat. You’ve heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” If you want to raise your vibration, eat foods with high frequencies (such as organic fruits and vegetables). Start paying attention to how certain foods make your body feel.
  • Drink water. Always drink plenty of water to assist your body in flushing out toxicity day to day. Toxicity has a marked impact on our vibration so we must do what we can to reduce its impact within and around us.
  • Get your blood pumping. The more you move, the higher your vibration goes. So get active. Dance, jog, move your body!
  • Do yoga or a similar practice that aims to shift your mental vibration.
  • Jump up and down. Research shows that the simple action of jumping excites the cells in the body and makes them healthier.
  • Take a shower or bath to wash off the stress and elevate your vibration.

The Law of Vibration is real. Your energy frequency and vibration directly relate to both your thoughts and your surroundings. So if something resonates at a stronger energetic frequency than you do, that level of frequency pulls you in like a whirlpool. For that reason, be aware of what’s going on inside you and around you. Surround yourself with what you want in life, fill your mind with positivity and purpose, send love to all those around you, and live every day with good intentions.

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Soul Retrieval and Other Lifetimes

I have written about soul retrieval many times because it is central to my healing practice and teaching.  I have dedicated my professional career to this process and have done over 3500 soul retrievals.  That amount of experience has given me literally thousands of case studies from which to learn more about the human condition and how we can benefit the healing arts by integrating ancient traditions into our contemporary healing practices.  I feel that with every soul retrieval I learned from the spirits vast amounts of information about life, past lifetimes, karma, the power of words, humans’ energetic systems, empowerment/disempowerment, self-care, wellness, the death process, discarnate beings, the value of relationship, and why we incarnate.

Soul Retrieval is a shamanic technique that is believed to be the oldest known healing procedure on the planet. Many times in the process of a soul retrieval I will journey to a client’s other life experience. A healing can be done in this other life reality that will actually affect my client’s current life; a phenomenon, which underscores that time, is relative. The spirits have repeatedly told me that time is not linear, but holographic, meaning that all things happen at the same moment but in different realities, and that a altering one of these realities automatically alters the others. This makes shamanic journeying for soul retrievals, or to visit different lifetimes, possible. The person doing the journey travels into that particular time dimension. The ability to cross into other dimensions means we can relive or view a past event and find healing in what we thought no longer existed. We can remember a future before it is present.

This multi-dimensional phenomenon is evident in the following story of Jim, who was struggling with a career decision. Jim’s current career had started with the death of John Lennon. Jim was about 18 years old at the time of Lennon’s death, but he had had a powerful experience at this time, which changed the course of his life. When Lennon died, Jim felt him enter his body. He committed himself to John’s spirit, and became obsessed with learning all of his music. Jim is a talented musician and developed a very successful band, which played Beatle standards. This supported Jim, both financially and soulfully. But after many years, Jim felt as if he were becoming lost as an individual. He wanted to develop his own style of music and be recognized for himself. There came a time when Jim was ready to hang up his Sergeant Pepper’s suit, but he had much indecision and remorse about this career change. He felt as though he were breaking his commitment to keep John and his music alive. He asked me to journey to John’s spirit to get information from John about why he felt so devoted to him. That possibly John would know more about this having a divine perception from the other side. Jim also asked me to do a soul retrieval on him helping him with his individual identity.

My spirit helpers almost always show me things metaphorically during a journey, somewhat like a dream. Luckily for me, my spirit helpers also usually explain the metaphors to me, unlike a dream where you must figure out the symbology for yourself. The first scene that came to me in the journey was Jim lying on the floor sobbing into his hands. John walked up and pulled Jim to his knees. He then embraced him tightly. Jim continued to sob on John’s shoulder with John supporting and consoling him.

The scene then changed to Jim and John flying through the air. Their bodies were actually blended, as if they were superimposed on each other. Each of them had one arm and leg free and off to the side, but their inside arms and legs were superimposed. John was about a head’s length in front of Jim.

After several moments of this, the scene changed to Jim and John curling up into a ball, or sphere, that appeared like rolling light. I then saw the Earth off in the distance as if I was viewing the planet from a space capsule.

I asked for an explanation of the metaphors. The first scene, where John was consoling Jim, had a real twist in it for my client. Jim had been a drug addict, and his involvement with John’s music actually was part of his own healing. The Beatle band had kept Jim productive, responsible, and clean. In order to be a success, he had to take care of himself. John was actually keeping Jim alive, not the other way around where Jim had thought he was keeping John alive through the remembrance of John preforming John’s  music.

The second scene, with them flying through the air superimposed, was explained as Jim and John actually being the same soul expressed in two different incarnations in the same time dimension at the same time! Absolutely amazing! John’s head was shown a head’s length in front of Jim because he was about 20 years older than Jim and further along in the expression of his life. I marveled at the meaning contained in such a simple image. I found it incredible. I had always perceived incarnations as linear and that a soul needed to die, go to the light and then come back as someone else.  This journey explained otherwise.  That a soul can have multiple lifetime expressions in the same  time line.  The spirits then went on to explain the imagery of the spherical ball of light that Jim and John became. They stressed again through this imagery that time is not linear, it is holographic. There really is no such thing as past or future lives. Everything is happening simultaneously in different dimensions of time. The Earth was used to illustrate that we can look at all individuals and see different incarnations of our soul being lived out. We’ve got a whole planet of people who are different expressions of us.

John Lennon’s words from “I Am the Walrus” are interestingly appropriate to Jim’s experience, like a message to him across time:

I am he,

and he is me,

and we are all together.

Since this journey, the spirits have expanded their teaching about incarnations. They fondly expressed to me that when we have real attachments to things, such as to a particular writer, poet, artist, or sculptor, and are drawn to his or her work, it is probably because we were actually the creator of that piece of work. If we read something from history that profoundly teaches us, we may have been part of the actual event. Even if we are extremely attached or moved to help someone, perhaps to support a child in a Third World country, then we are probably that child in a different lifetime expression. Do unto others as you would do unto yourself; the other might actually be you!! Now there’s a thought.

I am still processing this information and probably will be for several years to come. It is amazing. The spirits have since taught me to journey to my other lifetimes and to remember the wisdom I gained from each lifetime expression. I have also learned to journey to souls I would like to learn more about. The possibilities available through journeying are unlimited. Journeys to other lifetimes can be extremely informative, and also lots of fun. I highly recommend them for anyone practicing their journey skills.

Learning to journey opens doors of opportunity that is unmatched.  The potentials are endless and you can use the skill in any situation that you are curious about or need help in.  I encourage you to seek out an experienced school such as LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine, take a weekend class and transform your life.  You will be amazed.

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Soul Retrieval Heals Night Terrors

Continuing on the theme of Soul Retrieval I offer this brief introduction of why it is a major interest to me.  Soul Retrieval is a shamanic technique that is believed to be the oldest known healing procedure on the planet. I have dedicated my professional career to this process and have done over 3500 soul retrievals.  That amount of experience has given me literally thousands of case studies from which to learn more about the human condition and how we can benefit the healing arts by integrating ancient traditions into our contemporary healing practices.  I feel that with every soul retrieval I learned from the spirits vast amounts of information about life, other lifetimes, karma, the power of words, humans’ energetic systems, empowerment/disempowerment, self-care, wellness, the death process, discarnate beings, the value of relationship, and why we incarnate.

I have done several soul retrievals that were profound to me. One that still affects me to this day was when a woman called me to make an appointment for her daughter, who was having night terrors. Night terrors are different from nightmares in that the people experiencing them can’t be awakened. In fact, the more you try to awaken them, the deeper they travel into their terror. Often the sleeping person makes bone chilling, eerie sounds. The sleeping person may have eyes open or closed. If open, you can see soul-deep the horror of their experience. The night terror episode is terrorizing for all concerned.

There are many levels of experience in night terrors, but one thing holds true: the people experiencing them are traumatized, as are the ones who are trying to awaken them. Doctors have no cure and drugs are ineffective. When my client brought me her child, she had tried everything else and decided to seek shamanic healing as a last resort.

The journey I am about to describe is one of several revelatory that I have experienced. It not only created a healing for this individual, but it also opened my eyes to the complexity of life, other lifetimes, the power of words, and multifaceted healing.

During the journey I had an almost comical vision of an African scene. There was a little African warrior standing about two feet tall. He had on a grass skirt with grass pompoms around his ankles and wrists. He had on a black mask with grass hair and he was carrying a spear. He approached me, screaming in what I assumed was an African language, waving his hands and spear around and stomping his feet. Even though I had no idea what he was saying, his body language was definitely angry and threatening. I felt like I needed the protection of my spirit allies. I asked my power animals, “What is this all about?” I was told that the night terrors my client was experiencing were because of a black magic, or voodoo, spell that was placed on her soul in a different lifetime. The results of that spell were being played out through the night terrors. I was amazed, but also perplexed and wondered what to do. I followed my spirit allies’ instructions and to my amazement the little African image dropped his spear and was defused and powerless. The spell was broken.

Please remember, the images in a journey are metaphors; they are used to explain a situation and are usually not literal. The actual truth in this journey was that a spell or curse had been cast, and that we were dealing with negative forces put into action from human intention. (Humans do all kinds of awful things to each other.)

After breaking the spell, I continued with the journey to bring back any lost soul parts. There had been much soul loss and loss of power within my client because of the night terrors. The spirits made sure that all was in order before we left the journey.

After completing the soul retrieval, I spent time explaining to both my client and her mother what had happened during the journey. We then discussed the recommendations given to me by the spirits about how to facilitate her healing by calling in certain healing allies at night before bed. With this advice, the mother and daughter left my office.

After people leave my office, my normal procedure is to clean with sage the sacred items that I used during the soul retrieval. As I was doing this, I heard a loud crash in the adjoining room. The floor shook and a strange energy surged up my spine. With my stomach fluttering, I ran out of my office to see what had happened. There on the floor lay an African mask that had fallen off of the wall. I stared at the mask in both disbelief and amusement. The fear that I momentarily felt surge through my body melted. My amusement came from an understanding I had developed through my longtime work with the spirits. I realized immediately that this mask hadn’t accidentally fallen off the wall, but had more likely jumped off the wall to get my attention. I actually laughed out loud as I bent to pick up the mask, realizing how blatant the spirits can be to get one’s attention. I also was keenly aware that there was a real similarity between the mask that hung on my wall and the one I encountered in the journey.

I found myself saying to the mask, “So what do you know about this black magic stuff I just encountered?”

I took the mask into my office and did a journey with it. During my journey with the mask, it gave me all kinds of information about spells, curses, the power of the spoken word, how to move energy to counter spells, and how to become invisible when I get myself into dangerous situations during a journey. In fact, I am to wear this particular mask in non-ordinary reality when I need to become invisible. The mask was letting me know that it was to serve a very important role in my life. I have since moved the mask into my office space where it serves many purposes. The mask has become a beloved ally in the spiritual realm. Its name is Legba.

I left my office and was compelled to watch television.  This is an odd choice for me since I rarely watch television and more rarely watch it during the afternoon. However this participial day I decided to turn on the television to watch Oprah.  To my amazement the topic of her program that day was night terrors.  She had several guests discussing the topic from doctors to patients. Doctors were stating that they had no cure for night terrors nor did they understand what created them.  Their treatment was drug related which had many side effects especially on the quality of life for their patients.  Patients described the horrors of night terrors. Parents or spouses that were witness to the night terrors expressed the same type of horrors. The entire program was focused on the reality of these horrifying episodes for people and the fact that there is basically no cure that medical science has discovered.

I find no coincidence of the timing of my experience with my client, the spirits that brought me the profound information on the possible cause and cure of night terrors and the topic of Oprah’s show.  To me this is an example of a direct communication from spirit validating the information that I received.  I believe this information is guidance from the spiritual realm to educate any of those that deal with night terrors. Investigating the possibility of a curse or spell being at the core of the night terrors might actual lead to a cure if the curse is unwound and declared null and void.

At the time of the original journey with this client I had no experience with curses and didn’t have any knowledge or skill base with how to handle them.  Now years later I have received much training on the topic and have years of experience in dealing with them.  I have had several other successful cases of night terrors being cured.

Needless to say I was astonished at this information and I had a sudden epiphany. I realized that I had been prepared for years for this moment, for this client, for this teaching. I was prepared not only from my studies in shamanic healing but even in my decorating motif. I have collected tribal or indigenous art all of my adult life and all of my tribal art has been “danced.” Danced is a term that means that the piece is not only original, but has actually been used in traditional ceremonies. This particular mask was the first in my collection. I have had this mask since I was 22 years old and I can guarantee that when it came into my life I was unaware of shamanic healing or of what the mask was capable of doing. I wondered why I was interested in cultural artifacts. Why was I drawn to cultures around the world? Where did this interest originate? The mask came to me in a serendipitous way through various long-forgotten friends who had lived in Africa. I had admired the mask for years and they eventually gave it to me. It had hung on my wall for 20 years and had never fallen off!

I realize now that the mask came into my life for a reason, in preparation for this very moment. It is a reminder of the divine order of the universe. Nothing is out of place and every interaction, every friendship, every encounter, every thing is divinely ordered and interrelated. All this time I had thought I was selecting my own artwork, but in truth it was selecting me.

Since this experience, other things (art pieces, fetishes, altar icons) have spoken to me and allowed me to understand their divine purpose in my life and the part they play in my chosen path. I no longer doubt my own purpose, or question how someone raised in traditional American ways could have such a profound connection to the spiritual realm and magic of indigenous cultures. I accept that it is so.

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Lost and Restored Parts of the Soul

In many individual difficult experiences, as in tragedy or trauma, a person may lose part of himself as a survival mechanism to withstand the emotional or physical hurt. In shamanic terms, this process is called “soul loss.” In psychology, it is called “dissociation.” Psychology does not ask where the lost part goes and how one gets it back. In the practice of shamanism, when a piece of the soul or energy leaves, it goes into another reality and is lost from the person. A void then exists in that person’s soul. Think of the soul as a giant jigsaw puzzle. When you experience a trauma, a piece of the puzzle is lost, leaving an empty space in the puzzle. When this soul loss occurs, a soul retrieval is necessary to restore wholeness. In a process called journeying, a shaman is trained to enter an altered state of consciousness and travel into different realities to find and retrieve the lost soul parts. The shaman then literally blows these parts back into the client via the heart and the top of the head, restoring wholeness to the client.
Soul Retrieval is a shamanic technique that is believed to be the oldest known healing procedure on the planet. I have written about this subject many times because it is central to my healing practice and teaching. I have dedicated my professional career to this process and have done over 3500 soul retrievals. That amount of experience has given me literally thousands of case studies from which to learn more about the human condition and how we can benefit the healing arts by integrating ancient traditions into our contemporary healing practices. I feel that with every soul retrieval I learned from the spirits vast amounts of information about life, past lifetimes, karma, the power of words, humans’ energetic systems, empowerment/disempowerment, self-care, wellness, the death process, discarnate beings, the value of relationship, why we incarnate, and love, love, love!

Soul retrieval in its most basic form is simple to understand. Shamanically speaking, all things are energy. The movement or the transmutation of energy is part of the healing of the soul, which is itself energy. In a healing, the shaman moves out the energy that does not belong to a person and refills him/her with the divine energy that is the essence of that person’s true soul. The theory behind soul retrieval is that there is soul loss when one experiences painful or traumatic situations.
However, soul retrieval in practice is far from simplistic. The human psyche and the powers that oppress us are powerful in their effects on our minds and bodies. To best comprehend these consequences of difficult experiences on individuals, I believe that examples would better serve to assist in understanding and to better realize the positive results that are possible. I plan to give several examples in the next few articles to help readers understand what is available and achievable. There is much to learn and I do believe I have only scratched the surface of possibilities, even with 3500 case studies.

A Case Study

My client was a woman in her forties who came to me because of great sadness, despair and hopelessness. Confronted with any choice, she could not make any decisions for herself. Even trying to decide what way to prepare her eggs in the morning for breakfast was excruciatingly difficult for her.
During her intake, I asked for some of her history. She explained that she seemed happy enough as a child. She came from a good home. When she was in high school about sixteen-years-old, she met her current husband. They both felt cosmically drawn to each other and married as soon as they graduated. However, there was never passion in the marriage; in fact, it seemed dull and unfulfilling. She felt like she was just going through the motions of romance but felt compelled to marry him, never fully understanding where this compulsion was coming from. She then struggled with getting pregnant. She was overwhelmed with the desire to have a boy. She kept miscarrying. She developed huge fibroids and eventually had to have a hysterectomy. She and her husband decided to adopt children but only boys.
What the soul retrieval revealed.

I asked the spirits to take me to the root of her problem. What was causing my client this intense sadness, despair and hopelessness? I asked to be shown why it was so difficult for her to make decisions for herself, even causing her pain and agony.

In the journey, I was taken to another lifetime expression of my client. In shamanism, we don’t view lifetimes as past lifetimes; shamanism looks at existence as a hologram where everything is happening simultaneously in different dimensions of time. Thus, any healings that we do in another lifetime expression can resonate into this timeline dimension and create healing here in this moment.

In this particular lifetime to which I journeyed, my client was born into royalty. As a young woman, her marriage was arranged for an alliance not love. She was viewed as property of the country where she lived and was barred from individual choice. In fact, to choose differently could cause death for herself and others. As a young woman, she ached for true love and passion. She desired to be loved for who she was and for another to have intense feelings of love for her. She wanted a reciprocal love that was true and real. She found herself fighting against these feelings of personal need because she knew that satisfying her needs might bring harm to others. Her birth determined her destiny and she did what she did for the sake of her family. Her marriage was arranged and her decision was not true to her heart.

In this lifetime, her vows were taken at the marriage ceremony binding country to country. The royal families gave promises of peace for the countries and bound the families together in this commitment through the marriage of their children. This type of intention and the vow that is involved has enormous import on this life and future lives. This intention energetically carries an enormous amount of power with accompanying repercussions and karma. Vows live on even after death. The more ritual that is put into the vow the stronger and more potent it becomes. Religious rites are hugely energetically binding. They are done in high ceremony with words, natural elements (usually fire), and signing of contracts, which are contractual binding in the current realm as well as in the unseen realms. You literally sign your life over as well as your soul in the contract. Words bind even in the form of a spoken promise, but a sacred vow is an even more potent form of a promise.

Arranged marriages also existed to produce heirs. There was a tremendous pressure placed upon my client in this lifetime to produce a male heir. If no children were produced or if a male heir was not produced, the results of this failure could be life threatening.

The spirits showed me that great fear became embedded in my clients 2nd chakra that resulted not only in a lack of ability to bear children but also, since the 2nd chakra is associated with creativity, with a loss of the ability to create the type of life she desired.

Fast forward to this lifetime.

My client found herself attracted to a man in high school who was the incarnate of the man she had had an arranged marriage with from another lifetime. She married a man she didn’t love but felt that she should. She then became so terrified of not having a son that she developed an inability to have children. She found herself incapable of making even minor decisions as an outcome of not being allowed to have choice in the other lifetime. The consequences of her other life carried great consequences for her in this time.

The soul retrieval for my client had profound impact on her life. The healing that my client received by unraveling the vow and getting back her soul parts altered her understanding of who she was and allowed her to make her soul whole and brought her hope for a new future. This woman is thriving today.

Across the Great Expanse of Time

Gottfried Wilhelm Liebniz (1646-1716), a German polymath and philosopher who most scholars believe developed calculus independently of Isaac Newton, wrote more than three hundred years ago:

“This interconnection or accommodation of all created things to each other, and each to all the others, brings it about that each simple substance has relations that express all the others, and consequently, that each simple substance is a perpetual, living mirror of the universe.”

The true self in its utter wholeness is a reflection of the universe and when it is restored to wholeness becomes as perfect as the universe.

My pod cast October 2 and October 9, 2017 gives many in depth explanations and examples of case studies of soul retrievals. Enjoy the listen.

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The Power of Belief

I am continuing my commitment to highlight the profound teaching that came through LightSong’s 31st practicum this year. Instead of using precious space from a limited word count for this article, I ask readers to review the last few articles that have been published in LightSong News on this subject.  Also as a shout out to the community, you can tune into my pod cast, which involves dialogue, specific examples, and an exchange of voice and heart to emphasis concepts and understandings.  There are two links to these podcasts for your convenience. http://lightsong.net/lightsong-podcast/  or  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shamanism-21st-century-approach/id1199333402 As a former teacher, I realize that not everyone has the same learning style; some like to read and others like to listen and some like to do both.

The teachings today in this article emphasize the innate power of human consciousness and the human belief system.   There are several ground rules that need to be defined.  I choose to do this in an outline form because there is an enormous amount of information to share and I wish to provide it in the most condensed form.  If you would like detailed examples, more explicit explanations, and even worksheets to help you discover yourself please refer to my book Becoming Yourself: The Journey from Head to Heart which you can purchase on my website or on Amazon.

  1. Humans are an energy system first and foremost having a human experience.  This energy is composed of high frequency vibrations that are also referred to as your soul, divine essence, unconditional source energy, or compassion. This is a very important concept because your energy system is the core of your existence. Your energy system can also be covertly overshadowed and unrecognized because of your attachments to a distorted reality that is determined by your personality, your physical body, your mental constructs, and mostly your wounds that distort and control how you view the world.  In other words, people tend to look at the reality around them as validating a truth instead of looking within.
  2. Another truth is that the world is reflecting back to you what is actually going on inside of you.  It is the barometer, the compass, the instrument to evaluate and reveal what you actually believe.
  3. Beliefs are in control of both personal reality perceptions as well as collective reality perceptions. Beliefs are an energy broadcast that creates emotion.
  4. Beliefs are housed in the human body in the chakras.  Chakras are energy vortex’s that spin and broadcast.  There are about 147 chakras in the body; however, there are a common seven that most people are aware of and are the major key chakras of the body.  The chakras basically run from the crown of the head to the root between the legs.  The chakras that broadcast emotion are the ones from the root to the throat and not so much in the head. 
  5. In an ideal situation, the chakras would broadcast in their absolute truth of magnificence and wellness; however, when wounds happen to a person, the chakra is storing the wound and the broadcast changes to a person’s personal woundology.  This is where the distortion starts for personal realities.
  6. Thus, beliefs about life and truth are stored in the chakras and most people function from a wounded perspective and they perceive life from this wounded cosmology.

There are some interesting facts about beliefs:

  1. Beliefs are a choice.  There is nothing that you can say to me about what you believe that I can’t respond to by saying that it is a choice. 
  2. If beliefs are choices, then you can choose differently at any given moment.
  3. Beliefs are solidified into your chakras from repetition of thought.
  4. A thought, which is repeatedly reinforced or accepted immediately upon hearing, will drop from your head down into your chakra system and implant itself there.
  5. If as children you listen to your parents’ strong opinion about something and look to them for guidance, you align with what your parents are expressing.  That choice then harvests in your chakras as a belief that you have decided is true.
  6. This authoritative influence can invade into your consciousness from many sources, such as: teachers, coaches, religious or political figures, or friends, but mostly the influence is from the culture and the era into which you were born.  Consider that if you were born into a different country in another part of the world, or in a different era, you would have a completely different set of beliefs that would determine your reality.
  7. The spirits call these blind beliefs.
  8. Most people never question what they believe and yet these beliefs are in total control of the person’s reality.
  9. Also, a very important fact is that beliefs are energy, just like everything else in the universe is a form of energy.  Words are energy, action is energy, dreams are energy, prayers are energy, and thoughts are energy.
  10. You are an energy system that is a broadcast tower of energy that is interacting with the cosmos and all life.
  11. You are broadcasting and receiving energy signals each and every moment of your life.

Let me give you a common example.  If you were raised with the idea that you are a smart, loving, cherished individual, that you are charmed and that things always work out for you in amazing ways, that you can do anything that you set your mind to, and that you are loved unconditionally by your parents and that they adore you, admire you, support you, and provide for you, then this will be the imprint on your life that will produce internal and perpetual optimism. This will be your core belief about yourself.  You will broadcast these beliefs from your chakras and you will attract from the universe experiences and manifestations that support your beliefs.  Remember that the universe is mirroring back to you what you ultimately believe.

If on the other hand, you were raised in a household where you were criticized, beaten down, where love was conditionally based on behavior, where parents yelled, provoked, and competed with you, you were labeled worthless, lesser than another sibling, never good enough or a burden to your parents, you will accept that as truth.  This belief causes a wound in your chakras and you will broadcast your wounds out into the universe.  You will then attract to you the events, situations and manifestations that will match your emotional wounds that will then support your beliefs telling you they are true.  Also, the world will reflect back to you a reality that supports your distorted reality highlighting for you where you need to heal.  In other words, if you see a world that is flawed and ugly, then that is what is stored inside of you.  Your personal wounds are coloring your view of the world.

Shamanism views a person as an energy system and is based in techniques, ceremonies and rituals to sustain and maintain the energy system.  This energy system can also be called your soul.  There are hundreds of different shamanic techniques, but I feel most boil down to a basic concept that proposes to take out the energy that has contaminated your core brilliance of divine essence and put back the energy that has been lost because of the wounds that you have endured throughout your life.

As a tenured shamanic teacher and a practitioner who has done over 3500 soul retrievals, I am relentless in my attempts to help people heal.  If you are interested in more of what I have to offer please continue to read my articles.  You can find them on my web site, http://lightsong.net/articles-by-jan-engels-smith/ You may also purchase my books and CDs, follow me on the “Feel Good Challenge” on Facebook, follow me on Facebook, and listen to my podcasts.  I supply a constant outreach for those that are interested in healing and well-being.

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