My mission in creating The Shaman Series was to take readers through a shamanic journey in the real world. In three books I show shamanism can integrate into your real life on the ground whether it’s in your personal relationships, work or simply the way you go about your day. What’s the benefit? Life flows! Life is richer!
The world around you is always giving you signs and guidance. The shamanism I teach is about seeing those signposts and acting on them. In The Shaman & His Daughter the omens pops up while shopping at Safeway! In The Woodstock Bridge while out in nature with expressions of Spirit from the Tree-, Rock- and Plant-People. In The Lead Guitarist & The Sisterhood of the Wolf with a record producer and a deep bond with her animal-totem, the wolf. In the Native American tradition everything is alive. It wants to be your friend, it’s reaching out its hand to you – always. Shamanism doesn’t have to happen only in the amazon or in altered state of consciousness. It’s a way of being in the world and feeling all the life forces around you that everyone else thinks are not alive.
In the shamanic tradition during healing ceremonies, we always thank the Grandfather and Grandmother Rock-, Tree- and Plant-People and the Four-legged, Two-legged, Winged, those that Crawl-under-the-earth and Over-the-earth and the Great Spirit of the Water. This is part of any shamanic journey. One could say gratitude it is central part of the healing practice. All indigenous people are always focused on gratitude for Mother Earth.
My quest was to show how these beautiful spiritual practices can come into a normal human life with grocery shopping, school parent meeting, looking for a job — just a life! And how they can help you navigate through this challenging Earth-Walk.
The Shaman Series is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ibook, Kobo and everywhere else in the universe. $8.99 3 Book Box Set.
Gregory Drambour is a master shamanic healer and owner of Sedona Sacred Journeys. He offers Shaman Training online and in Sedona, Arizona
You will find the link to Eckhart Tolle Video below. He is in rare form! I always love it when it cracks himself up . The title of the talk is much different than what he ends up lecturing about (classic Eckhart!). He goes into a deep exploration of our “reactiveness” and how making things simple can take all the conflict out of our lives. Some really good stuff in this, brothers and sisters. I heard it all deeper. Please check out it. Once again, modeling to everyone “No Gap” (part of the code of Spiritual Warrior) I got an idea, a spiritual whisper to do this and just acted on it right away! Book I’m holding is “Stillness Speaks” By Eckhart Tolle
“Oh, Lord that you would bless me. That you would enlarge my territory. That your hand would guide me. That you would keep me from evil so that I shall do no harm.” Dr. Wilkinson, thank you, my friend, thank you.
I was on the phone with a highly-respected colleague yesterday and she recommended Stillness Speaks by Eckhart. It’s been sitting on my book shelf but I hadn’t opened it in a while. Like most powerful Eckhart Tolle books, it reads very differently years later. This is always good thing to know and do – go back and read your books a few years later, you will might hear something deeper. Brothers and sisters, when I work with my teachers (35 year relationships), I always have one singular mission: to hear the “same thing” differently or new or at a deeper level. This is why I focus on deep listening and the of mastery studentship. You want to learn to listen from your Spirit. Remember, there is an enormous amount of information in Stillness. How do you get to stillness? First, don’t make it complicated! Just get present with what’s happening around you. And listen with nothing on your mind as opposed to “prescription-listening” or “trying-to-get-something-listening!” This kind of listening will stop you in a heart-beat from hearing something at an insight level. To quote Eckhart: “Go past the intellectual mind and listen for a feeling.”
I write about this idea of deep listening when working with teacher quite a bit in my posts because I truly feel it’s one the big missing pieces on a spiritual journey. My encouragement is to get masterful at how you listen to your teachers. Just go into full-blown receiving mode, nothing on your mind. Then suddenly, you will hear something in a way you have never heard it, an AHHAA moment. And you will never be the same person from that moment on.
Brothers and sisters, you can’t go wrong with Eckhart Tolle books!
Gregory Drambour offers spiritual retreats in Sedona, AZ