Saturday, September 24, 2016

This is the last blog on Primal Wisdom and what we have lost

We have spirit guides and ancestors on the other side of the veil between worlds that respond to petition. The best way to ask is with the following mantra.

Intention with courage and passion will invoke a response but because the other side is "timeless" we should not expect an immediate result. 

Attention implies attention to the details of the petition otherwise; "be careful for what you wish for...!"
Because of free will we cannot be vague about our requests.

We must take Action, we cannot just think about it once or twice for it to materialize and action is best taken in the form of a ritual.

A ritual is a "Container," - in a way a password - for a wish and will carry the intention more easily into the spirit world. Its useful to have a sacred container in the form of an altar to do the ritual. The ritual itself can be very simple such as lighting a candle or incense or making an offering. The altar can be as elaborate as we care to make it. Bigger solicitations may require more intense rituals. Rituals also have a more powerful affect on our subconscious which also has a lot to do with how things will actualize. 
Your guides may then say; "Wow, she really means it!"

The Ancestors advise

 The veil is semipermeable and some have readier access to the other side than others in terms of acquiring non local information but not necessarily in having their requests realized. Spiritual practice, opening the heart, and releasing pride are all factors that come into play. Non attachment to the result is important since attachment to outcome may have a "stickiness to it that will be counterproductive. So in simple terms one should: 

Get into the Field with some form of meditative technique
Be detailed about what one wants
Make it for the greater good and for the sake of others other than oneself (subordinate ego to the higher Self)
Release completely to any attachment to outcome which implies having faith

In sangoma circles containers often work through the law of Signatures or Similars. " 
"If things resemble one another they can effect one another."
Red in many cultures means danger but also is a color of protection. Plants and animals that are brightly colored, especially if red, warn us that they may be toxic. Poison oak leaves are often red in color, the castor oil plant which contains the deadly ricin may have a red stem and red seeds at certain times. In a way this is a message from the Great Spirit to be careful. Similarly wearing something that is red, using plants that are red (or even a special red wine) by imbibing them (if safe) or bathing with them is a message and request to the spirit world or a container for protection.

Castor oil plant.

And after all is said and done remember to Affirm, Repeat!

Containers for giving thanks such as offerings in any shape or form give a blessing or signal to Spirit that we are grateful.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

This is the 2nd blog on Primal Wisdom and what we may have forgotten or put aside

Last weeks blog talked about placebo and nocebo as well as the spirit world who can intervene on our behalf. But we must ask to receive and continue to affirm because of the cosmic law of free will. 
Apart from placebo, which is a love response, and its opposite nocebo which is generated by fear, there is also the distant NON LOCAL effect of healing or hexing - either love or fear induced (see figure below.) These effects operate whether we know about them or not, believe in them or not.  
There are now numerous double blind studies showing that distant or remote healing works even if the patient does not know about it (no placebo involved.) There are also studies done by the C.I.A. and Stanford university proving that remote viewing is real. This can be extended to distant or remote diagnosis by shamans, psychics and now what are politely being called, "medical intuitive." If distant effects that are positive occur then the same must be true if they are negative.
There is a common misconception that a hex only works if you believe in it. Hexes work more powerfully if you believe in their power but they work all the same, often in more subtle ways such as; anxiety, depression, bad luck, trouble with relationships, being accident prone, bad dreams or waking up feeling you have been "invaded." 
Guilt will aggravate the power of a hex. In indigenous societies if one has seriously wronged somebody else and are hexed a curse can even be fatal. 
Einstein said of the Field; 
"Our knowledge is the knowledge of children. We will know a little more than we know now but the real nature of things we will never know, never!" 
Most is unknowable but there are secrets and passwords for entering this realm of intuitive information. Spiritual practice and the nurturing of our vital inner, feminine spiritual energy or Kundalini is the passport to Field entry. 
All Southern African indigenous tribes believe in a primal force that is feminine that resides in the lower belly and is key to spiritual power and fertility. This force is best activated by drumming and dancing. It becomes manifest in the Domba or python dance of female initiation among the Venda people in the far north of South Africa. The python in many tribes also is a good omen from the ancestors which comes in dreams or awake time to empower. 
The mamba on the other hand can mean something odious, like a hex, is afoot.
Remember that the Field like the internet is value neutral and must be for free will to operate. Hence like and dark both exist in the Field. 
Rumi affirmed this; "Out there beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a Field. I will meet you there..."

We have to be careful of our words especially if we are in positions of power like physicians or shamans. A negative prognosis can be a medical form of hexing. An individual is not a statistic and no-one knows the power of his or her Inner Healer, the extent of their spiritual practice or belief system, their contact with God or their spirit guides. Hence the Ancestors say the power or prayer, belief, faith, trust hope is more definitive than the words of doom or gloom or a prognosis. We should avoid those who, even if unconsciously, hex us with their speech.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

This weeks blog is the first on a series of Primal Wisdom
 What have we Lost
 (topic at a recent Shamanic Conference in San Rafael)

Sangoma healing works mainly through three mechanisms:
The Power of Placebo
Distant or Remote Healing
The fact that many Plant Medicines also have pharmacological properties apart from their spiritual effects

Placebo or the power of belief to help and heal is a key tool of the sangoma (Zulu for shaman.)
We know from double blind studies that a placebo (dummy medicine) will do the job 30% of the time. A charismatic sangoma can increase placebo often as much as 80%.

The cosmology of the spirit world is complex. No doubt advanced spiritual seekers can obtain information directly through the upper two chakras via out of body travel and other methods. For most of us, however, who are not so enlightened, spirit guides or ancestors are vital. I use the two terms interchangeably because frequently a "foreign" spirit guide is someone who loved us in a past life and love never dies - they still want to help. 
The countless Causal realms are the spheres of perfected souls who retain free will and do not have to reincarnate, although they may choose to. Most of us do not usually communicate with this source of higher wisdom. Most of our information, not localized in space and time, is coming from the Astral of which there are also countless vibrations. 
Spirits in the Astral have lost the power of free will and cannot act independently. Their Karma is cut in stone but they can operate as guides through the free will of the living. We help them by allowing them to help us and in a sense "lift them up" by allowing the to do service from the beyond. They can complete work that they never completed in their prior lives with our help and permission. We return the favor with gratitude, respect and love.

The ancestors live in the moment since there is no time on the other side. Einstein confirmed that; 
"The distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion albeit a stubborn one."
Free will is the cosmic law and free will is always in the moment in the spirit world. Hence we have to keep  affirming what we want. They need to know if we are committed to it and whatever "it" is must be very specific. We cannot ask them what to do with our lives or what our destiny is. We have to find out for ourselves with their guidance.  We need clarity and the right questions to get their answers. 
Because of free will their wisdom below confirms that they cannot help us unless we and they have absolute certainty. 
The other cosmic law (also because of free will) is that we must ask to receive, and keep asking since the request is always in the process of "becoming."