The Shamanic Journey is the cornerstone of Shamanic Practice for all people around the world. To consciously enter the spirit world/inner world/dreaming mind while listening to consistent rhythm ( including dancing or singing), allows us to access the realms that are generally available to little children, our dreamstate, and as we prepare to pass from this life. The “simple” act of focusing inward, and listening for those that are already waiting for you, is like coming Home. These inner teachers, healers, guides and guardians have been with you since before you were born. All the world’s Native traditions, including your own, tell us so.We have animals, ancestors, angels, and wise ones who want to help us heal old wounds, and activate our authentic self.
This worldview, and this ancient practice, is available to YOU, and the shamanic journey can help you tune into your own wisdom, and remember that you are not alone in this world. Your soul wounds, from this life and beyond, are able to be tended/soothed/healed by the tools that shamanic practitioners of all lands use. The drum and the rattle. Focused intention and attention. These ingredients create a blend that is unique and helpful to you, forever more.
“We must close our eyes and invoke a new manner of seeing…a wakefulness that is the birthright of us all, though few put it to use.” Plotinus
These practices are not dead. They are very much alive within you. They are “indigenous” to you. When your Soul can no longer stand to be in the box you put it in for your very survival, you can then ask your Soul what it needs to move forward in peace, and be a positive force in the world.
A shamanic journey with Quynn consists of an intention set by Quynn, and then continuous drumming or rattling for anywhere from 10-20 minutes. Afterwards you are encouraged to write something about your journey in the Discussion forum for Subscribers . Go to Online Learning to learn more.
Join a circle. Listen to the drum and the rattle and see what you feel. Ask within “What do you need from me right now?” “Who is here to help me?” as if you deserve it. There are recorded mp3 audio journeys at http://quynn.com/downloads/ to help you along. (For best sound, listen with headphones)
Peace be with you,
Quynn Elizabeth Red Mountain
Oolah (One who Balances) of the Butterfly People (Those who have completely transformed themselves on the Soul level)
“I don’t know what you learned from books, but the most important thing I learned from my grandfathers was that there is a part of the mind that we really don’t know about, and it is that part that is most important in whether we become sick or remain well.”
Thomas Largewhiskers, Navaho Medicine Man