Becoming

Denise Guerringue Shamanism

“The stairs are your mentor of things to come, the doors have always been there to frighten you and invite you, and the tiny speaker in the phone is your dream-ladder to divinity.” Everything is Waiting for You –David Whyte So here we are, together, in the place between what was and what will come to be. It feels to …

When the Call Comes

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Look: When the call to the shamanic path comes, it is strong. It is compelling. It is, in some ways, irresistible. It thrums in your ear as you go about your day: there is more, there is so much more. It enters into your dreams, showing you both sorrows and delights that you never before knew existed. It accompanies you …

When we start the fire, the fire comes

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I think about the element Fire a lot. It’s the earthly element we shamanic folk call on when we want rapid, even instantaneous, transformation. When a situation is so intolerant, so in need of transformation, that we can’t stand it for one more year, month or day. And the element of Fire always seems to rise to the occasion, burning …

Meeting the Ancestors

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Here is what I know about our ancestors: We are the children of their dreams. Think about it. Whether you are a parent or not, you’ve dreamed about what you will leave behind with humanity when you depart this life. Will your life’s work be valuable? What about what you do makes it easier or simpler for your fellow humans …

Do-it-yourself shamanism

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There are times when we are called to step forward, roll up our sleeves and take on the job of doing the important work ourselves. That might be because we are fostering our power, and need to learn where our boundaries truly lie. Or, perhaps we have grown a deep curiosity about understanding the “guts” of something, like the technology …