Self-Healing Expressions
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Bringing the self to healing, one lesson at a time.
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Discovering the Shaman Healer Within
Discovering the Shaman Healer Within

Aho! Take a journey and an exploration into the worlds and the way of the Shaman. Come and sit down before the fire with the Shaman as you calm your mind and open your heart to the teachings of the Elders. As you walk the path of this course, you will re-member many skills, talents, places and people from your past that you have forgotten. Welcome to the reconnection to your purpose as healer. Let the Shaman Elder take the talking stick and listen to his words. [ Learn more ] [ Enroll Now ] [ Course Reviews ]

Walking Your Own Path

By Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls

"I'm so busy. I've hardly time to do what we really need to get done. How do I make time for studying Shamanism?"

A call to Shamanism is a haunting thing. Some people who are called to Shamanism study actually suffer physical maladies, which are words from Spirit to prod one towards the path on which they belong. The other side of the picture is a force that tries to prevent one from finding one's path. In everything, there are two poles. It is a universal law. So one feels the tug to walk their path and also the tug to be too busy to learn. I have noticed that there is no peace for those students who try to maintain both.

Being too busy may indicate that you are hiding from your path. A common way many of us hide from our path is to be busy trying to help others on their path. Living our lives for others may do nothing for our own path. We can follow our husbands and children on their paths and we often do. But what of our own path; what of our purpose for being here? Was it really to follow our kids and mate around? Do you know that they will follow their paths with you or without you? Sure they appreciate you making it easier for them, but if it were not you, they could still manage or would find someone else to support them.

Following your path is really something you do for yourself. It is the path to home, to peace, to fulfillment. Many, women especially, seek fulfillment in helping their families but there is a finite amount of fulfillment there. As we get older and see our own path being neglected we become less and less fulfilled.

So you have to decide for yourself if you are ready to walk your own path. And it doesn't mean not being there for your family but rather, taking steps to walk your own path. A Shamanism apprenticeship may lead you to your path. And as you study and practice, your path will become lit and you will know it. If you are meant to be a healer, you will see the way to do that. If you are meant to practice Shamanism, you will be led to do that. The purpose of your life will become clear and then it will be your decision to walk that path, your path.

The Yaquis tell us about four things that are enemies of the Shaman. The fourth thing is that by the time we find the knowledge we seek and the empowerment we need, we are too old to do anything with it. And I find that to be true. So how much time do you have? The Yaquis also tell us that death walks by our left side all the time, close enough to reach out and touch us at any moment. Rather than fear what will indeed happen to all of us, the Shaman learns to walk in this knowledge that he may not be here tomorrow. And so he makes all he can out of today. It is called impeccability. Being all you can be, doing all you can do, loving all you can love and walking as far as you can walk each day.

Consider this Decision... Whether it is time for you to start walking your own path, to achieve the purpose you alone were sent here to do. Your children have their path, your mate has his or her path, and your co-workers have their paths. What are you doing to walk your own path?

Copyright © 2005 Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls. All rights reserved.

Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls is one of America's most loved elder teachers of Shamanism for today's modern society. She is the creator and instructor of the course Discovering the Shaman Healer Within. Learn more about Shaman Elder Maggie and this online Shaman course course now.