The Call

Back in November of 2009 I had a series of synchronistic events happen that I recorded in my blog over at the Broken Bokken .... See 'Shamans At Work'

These events led me to the world of Shamanism. To be frank with you, I had no interest in the subject until these events...and since then have been called into this interesting world.

I really don't consider myself a Shaman, but many of the hypnotic practices I have engaged in since the age of 16 are very similar to shamanic practices. upcoming posts I will begin sharing my journeys as I conduct a series of past-life regressions...and maybe some future life progressions.

As Muso Soseki wrote, "for a person of Zen no limits exist."

Please join me as I explore the parameters of consensus and non-consensus reality. Please comment...and let the playful journey begin.

Many Blessings,

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Trip to the Lower World

Took a trip to the Lower World via a hypnotic script I came across a while back.  The journey began in a sacred space, which was a place I used to visit when I was an undergrad student back in the 70's.  It was back in the bluffs in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I used to go up to the bluffs to hike and fast and just enjoy nature.

My journey began in this spot at the base of a tree where I entered through a hole. Upon entering the hole I encountered an animal/spirit guide. It was a black panther/leopard. Beautiful. She led down a dark tunnel and emerged at a beautiful landscape, almost tropical with a beach, lots of foliage and clean air, blue sky.

Prior to entering my journey I had asked to receive help to keep me healthy as I mature.  She led me down to the beach and told me to start running. I ran and ran along the beach enjoying the wind in my hair...I had lots on my head and it was long. My body was younger and more muscular than I have ever been in my life.

After running I was instructed to swim out into the ocean to this tiny island. It was quite a swim...then I was told to swim around the island, which I did easily. After the swim I had to run on the island's beach to a cliff. I then had to scale the cliff and walk back into the island where I found a cove with water below. I jumped into the water feeling great. When I came up out of the water a rope was hanging for me to climb up to the top. I reached the top and came back to the island beach.

I was then instructed to go back to the original beach and return to this world. I thanked my animal guide and returned....feeling really great. I have yet to sort through the imagery for meaning...but will soon.

On a side note, once when I went up to the bluffs for a fast I met a big black labrador retriever at the base of the bluffs. He traveled with me all day as I roamed the bluffs and sat next to me when I meditated. Upon my return down the bluffs he left me where he found me. Could this have been my animal guide meeting me? It was a wonderful and strange experience.

Hands palm to palm,

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