There is a whole world of information, that sometimes we can forget to tap into. It is a world that connected to us in a very personal way. But with so many ‘other’ ways of receiving information it has often been ‘left on the shelf’ and as we can sometimes have a preference to trust information received from ‘outside’ ourselves, we can forget that our own innate wisdom is often the most trust-worthy and is closer to our own reality.
It is often easier to trust in anything but ourselves because that is how our education systems have taught us. Children are often not asked for their own opinions. It is rare a doctor would turn around and say, ‘what do you think might be the cause of this complaint?’
Some of us simply sit there waiting for the answer and the cure, to come from him or her and being directed into what we should do next. Of course there are times this is really necessary if all else has failed, but there are things we can do to support ourselves a little better, trusting in our own inner-intelligence.
So did we simply forget to trust our own intuition or imagination, or has it been some what drilled out of us, in order to create more power else where. My absolute favorite method of gathering in my own information is to use the shamanic journey. Especially when used within a circle of people, where we can surrender for a moment to the drum beat and begin to ask ourselves as well as our guides, for any information we need at the time. I am never disappointed and always seem to receive what is relevant. Even though of course, the question that I went in with might change quite radically once I’m there. But some how once in that ‘zone’ of nagual or non ordinary reality I become more conscious of what is more important rather than something that might be less so.
I become aware of my whole body entering a space where anything is possible and I can see clearly the patterns and shapes of the journey molding themselves into the information needed, ready to be brought back into ordinary reality. Sometimes this information arrives as riddles and poetry and we can have great fun as we work them out and what they could possibly mean.
The opportunity then to sit with the group and share experiences and make discoveries together is fascinating. So I really welcome people to sit in this circle with us and begin to find and experience yourself as your own gatherer of the information you need. Once we learn these techniques, they are with us for life and those areas of our mind that used more fully and effectively, become much stronger and more adept at using themselves for this purpose.
When we then include movement, the information becomes stored in the muscle and tissue of our bodies. It is a simple process and as time goes on I feel that we are all finding it more necessary to trust ourselves and gain wisdom and teachings from our inner world, rather than believe what is in the media all the time. We can become so much more resourceful if we just learn to trust ourselves and the fact that we have a spiritual intelligence just awaiting being tapped into.
The shamanic journey connects us to that intelligence. Whether it is to meet with allies and teachers, power animals and guides, it is all part of the imagine-atrix world that we are born into.