White Carolina Jasime

White Carolina Jasime


I would like to suggest

a few reflections to get you started.  Part of the shamanic way of life is to know and be aware of your surroundings, especially your natural environment.  We become distracted by external demands for our attention; whether family, finances, health, or simply keeping up with the Jones.  Because we are often focus on other "than our center" or "the now," we become stressed and can feel overwhelmed.

We intellectually want to understand/know about our life and the world around us, and sometimes forget to apply what we have already discovered. Try these little exercises to bridle your analytical thoughts and regain some peace and balance by just observing.

During your lunch break, step outside and look for a bird.  Watch what it is doing, is it singing, eating, walking, flying, quarreling with another, etc.?  Follow it for 5 or 10 minutes if you can without loosing your focus on it.  Another is just try to count everything you see that has life; the tree, the person, the ant, the slug, you get the idea.  Try pretending you are small, like in Honey I Shrunk the Kids movie.  Imagine what it would be like to be in the sidewalk cracks or crawling up a flower stem.  Or if you read poetry, Scripture, or holy writings, try to imagine being in the scenario.  Sit in front of the Master and listen  live via your imagination what is being spoken.  Our imagination is an awesome tool to assist us in regaining spiritual and emotional balance.

These are just a few little ways to regroup with yourself.  Regaining control of your thoughts and giving your run away mind something new to focus on is the start.  Once you kinda get that down, try to just be aware without thoughts...that is really getting into the presence of God, aka the Kingdom.