Shamanism in Present Days
The most ancient heritage of healing and spiritual development mankind is known to is nowadays a practical and effective way to find healing, harmony, wider states of consciousness, inner peace and inner strength.
Living in an altering world is a confrontation for everyone. Credit crisis, natural disasters and high government debts all effect the way we feel and act on a personal level. Oftentimes it evokes stress,anxiety, unhappiness and as a result we don`t see many options for harmony, peace and happiness. More and more people turn to spirituality, in which ancient ways of finding God (Buddhism, Shamanism, Yoga etc) and new insights of quantum physics all give a similar orientation. It starts with knowing yourself and uncovering your greatest potential, which is far more then the body-mind mechanism we usually identify with.
Shamanism is the most ancient way of healing and spiritual development known to mankind. Although from times long ago and different cultural settings, it still is a powerful and effective practice to experience congruity and joy in daily life. It is a path for the inner warrior who is searching for freedom and who is willing to undergo a transformation in the way he experiences life.
Shamanism developed all over the world in traditional cultures. Many associate shamanism with exotic rites, Indian people, tipi`s and other customs that are related to the life circumstances in the cultures where shamanism developed. The relevance of shamanism for Western people is located in the inner world. It is about the way you experience life, no matter what your life bearings. When you live in a small accommodation in a hectic city, shamanism can show a way to experience more peace and rest while living your life in the city.
According to Shu`em shamanism, attention management is a key-ingredient and can be practised by everyone. Most people are hardly perceptive of the way they deal with their attention and incessantly throw away their life energy. Feelings and thoughts float from here to there and are oftentimes strongly diverted. While thinking takes you on a course of action, feeling can give quite a different drive and your opinions might be contrary again. You waste your energy to all these incongruities and get tired out without knowing why. The result is an ongoing internal monologue that narrows down the way you encounter living.
In every spiritual tradition as in shamanism, the first and most important step is to train the mind and silence the internalspeech. Then you start to manage your energy more beneficially that oftentimes gives change in the way you experience daily life. Once you start storing your energy by attention management, you can make use of it more freely and steer it into projects that have real value to you and enrich daily living.
Shamanism is the art of making use of altered states of consciousness. It is almost contradictory to the Western approach of psychological and emotional problems, in which analyses and understanding has great status. It is very well possible to know where your problems are originated, without really solving them. By using altered states of consciousness, these problems can become transformed directly where the roots of these problems are, on a deep, subconscious level. Once the roots are transformed, painful memories and traumas that you experienced in life are still there but no longer rule the way you experience life nowadays.
Although most people don`t become a shaman, shamanism can contribute to everyone`s life. When you experience lots of problems healing by a shaman can give deep relief and oftentimes new perspectives and chances in daily life. Shamanic techniques and energy management are also a powerful way of transformation and spiritual development. It is about developing an open attitude in which you are free of definitions and opinions and can easily flow with the chances and challenges that come your way.