shamanic initiation

shamanism

A dreamtime experience four days ago:

I was in a forest clearing, a kind of meadow. I began running in a circle in the grass, about 25 feet in diameter. I ran faster and faster until it felt like I was churning the ground. Then the surrounding landscape dissolved and I was a sphere in the center, just a sphere of energy and around me was the space of the stars. I heard the words: “Here is the shamanic point.”

The meaning was that everywhere is the shamanic point, the point at which I am the ultimate reality, grounded in the void as a center of energy. Everything goes out from me. All surrounding circumstances that I perceive are insubstantial, like spinning a burning torch in a circle in the dark and a circle of light appears but actually only the torch’s fire is substantial. I am the processor of the energy from the source which comes through me to be directed on to other centers.

The significance of the initiation is to divorce myself from attachment to the circle of light and to stay focused as the burning torch itself. The challenge is to continually discriminate between the fragmented energy streams that surround me and to orient myself to my own core.

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4 thoughts on “shamanic initiation

  1. Tomas, that was so well said…and yummy!
    The line “…The challenge is to continually discriminate between the fragmented energy streams that surround me and to orient myself to my own core…” Indeed, that is the query…and yet the core travels with us into all fragments but with core attentive and present a new reality appears….and a complete existence and core orientation now occurs in that new stream.

    • Yes, the core attentive and present… the core is our CPU and if it is not attentive and present we are unable to fulfill our purpose – which seems to be to process the information we are streaming in. Then we are blind to reality – we lose the perspective as the processor and become the processed – we are then without ground. Then the quest becomes: can I surrender to my role as the sense organ of intelligent infinity and leave my linear mind at peace?

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