Ritual of Attunement

 

By Lauren Raine (1999, 2016)

(Performed with drum in a much darkened room. Three voices, at different positions in the room, speak the words.)

 

Take a deep breath,

feel your feet on the living Earth.

The rhythm of your heart like a drum,

beating in slow time with the quiet,

distant heartbeat

of the planet:

 

and attune.

 

Let the breath of the world gather in your chest.

Close your eyes, with each slow breath

feel your hands branching,

becoming green, leafing into the world,

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What to Remember During a Dismemberment

wallpaper-127424-1.jpgby Jane Burns

A great deal has been felt and remarked upon due to recent changes on the political stage of this country. Whether this is a time of hope and celebration for you, or a time of impending doom, it should remain clear to everyone that a turbulent and difficult time lies ahead. For everyone.

Almost everyone has an idea about what will happen next. However, we should keep in mind that what is happening now is unprecedented for us, and none of us knows what will happen next, not even those who have taken the reigns. If there is any rule to follow now, it is: expect the unexpected. Continue reading

The Healing Power of the Wild, Sacred Feminine

I’m spreading this around, it resonates deeply and brings me back to my own creative, feminine spirit. Please don’t pass up the chance to watch  and hear these joyful, empowered women – you might just be transported. Truly beautiful. I’ve seen it three times and I’m sure that’s not the end of it!  ox W

Laboratorium Pieśni are a phenomenal group of international holy women who use shamanic techniques in song to create sacred space, Continue reading

Dear Aghast Humans (Myself Included)

1440798120105950A personal message to you before presenting the juicy featured article:

My email and Facebook feed are filled this morning with “Giving Day” messages. This is apparently “Giving Tuesday,” according to whomever came up with it!

So naive am I, that upon seeing the first email with “Giving Tuesday” in the subject field, I fleetingly wondered, “Is someone giving me something today?”

We bloggers of spiritual leanings are an exceedingly underpaid lot. In fact, we are typically offered zero compensation for all the hours we spend pumping illumined ideas and inspiration into the collective, trying to send healing and self-empowerment into the world.

The same goes for spiritual editors: Zip remuneration for 95% of the labor that needs doing. On rare occasion, a lowball sum might be extended for hours of creative, thought-intensive work. It’s wearing, wearisome, and depleting to face this on and on, year after year, still.

“They are spiritual; they *want* to give, regardless of getting nothing back beyond their name in print. Yaye us for taking advantage of their gentle, purpose-driven nature to build our abundance!”

Apologies for the tone… I’m just feeling the old sting afresh today.

Earlier this morning I was excited to hear that my favorite media company is seeking “freelance” writers. I was instantly on it … until I read the small print to find they would claim all rights to all submissions (which had to be original works not published elsewhere) to exploit (< their word) however they saw fit for however long they wished, with NO financial exchange whatsoever for these content creators they seek.

Such is the way of the upside-down, backwards, inside-out world which, pray God, is in its final throes now. At least I dearly hope the throes we are in will result in an honorable world!

Here & now, I am pressed to reconsider what I’m doing in all directions, and how I must change things so that I can make ends meet. I don’t need a lot, but I DO need something. The one thing I can’t imagine changing tho is my soul’s purpose, which is sharing inspiring or consciousness-expanding information. However I can’t keep pouring nectar from a financially empty vessel, and sadly money is still integral to the life-on-earth equation. 2017 is my breakout year – as soon as details are secure, I’ll share about it here. Much work ahead to manifest what I have in mind.

Meanwhile, on this morning of “Giving Tuesday” I’m feeling moved enough by all the requests for donations coming my way to ask YOU, my readers, to send some love / acknowledgment to me in the form of a donation for this blog if doing so is within your means and your heart. Hard to ask, but there it is. My request sent out to the universe :)

For nine years Winging with Whitehawk has been offering a wealth of real gems for your journey. It is truly my nature and my delight to do this. Please click the link below and let me know you’re “with me” via a donation of any amount. It would be so VERY helpful and deeply appreciated.

And I venture to add: you will feel the blessing in doing so.

Here’s the magic link for sharing a wee bit of yourself with me – I thank you for hearing this in your heart, and responding. 

Sending much love to you, Whitehawk

YES I support Whitehawk

The following piece, Dear Aghast Humans, comes via shamanic practitioner & author of  Drumming the Soul Awake, Jamie Meyer – linked at the end of the post.

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The Shamanic View of Mental Illness

One major difficulty someone in the West has when seeking his or her way through a journey with awakened kundalini is the knowing that any Western “health” agency or agent would diagnose it as a state of illness instead of an organic, psycho-spiritual correction/expansion/healing endeavoring to process out to completion.  It is my prayer that wisdom along these lines will be available to all in the very near future.

And, totally unrelated to this post, I’m sharing this photo of an “anomaly” near the sun captured by satellite cameras yesterday. Like looking in the mirror – haha!ufo+angle+sun+anomalies

Love to you,

Whitehawk

What Shamans See in a Mental Hospital

In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born.

What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara people regard as “good news from the other world.” The person going through the crisis has been chosen as a medium for a message to the community that needs to be communicated from the spirit realm. “Mental disorder, behavioral disorder of all kinds, signal the fact that two obviously incompatible energies have merged into the same field,” says Dr. Somé. These disturbances result when the person does not get assistance in dealing with the presence of the energy from the spirit realm.

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June Trends – Power Path

This powerful ‘energy trend’ message is from Lena, of Power Path School of Shamanism. The appropriateness of this coming today speaks volumes in my personal universe! The synchronistic nature of reality is becoming more obvious with each passing moment. ox W

The Theme for June 2014 is CHOICE.

There were many other phrases and words that came to describe the month such as “commitment”, “just do it already”, “go for it”, “step forward”, “decide”, “responsibility”, “overcome fear”, “be proactive”, “get off the couch”, “get over yourself” etc., but I chose CHOICE because it really does cover all aspects of what this time frame is about and what it can teach us.

personal-power-225x300Claiming your CHOICE in something is the shortcut to eradicating any vestige of Martyrdom or being the Victim of circumstance. This is not an easy month but it can be a really good one in what it teaches you. This month will require a commitment to a daily practice of CHOOSING how to be proactive in your life.

It is time to move from being passive and letting life happen to you, to having a more active role in asserting your intentions and deciding what it is that you want. Those of you that are used to letting others make your choices for you (you know who you are) need to step up, get over your fear of failure or rejection, and decide for yourself what it is that you want for a change. This is empowering and the influences of the month will only support this process for you. (helpful Mp3 is Jose’s 4 steps to manifesting)

It is also a time to work on accepting the choices others make without feeling victimized by them. When someone makes a choice that permanently changes your life such as a relationship leaving you, a loved one passing, a job ending, or any decision that affects you in a challenging way, you can either get stuck in feeling extremely victimized or you can be in acceptance of that choice and choose to use it as a bid for power in the next part of your life. Every challenge that is brought on by a choice that is not yours can turn into a choice that is yours. The choice is to accept it and use it as an opportunity for a bid for power. This does not mean you have to like it. It just means you accept it and allow it to empower you instead of dis-empowering you.

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Fast Ride with Sacha Stone & Dan Winter

Wow. I can’t even begin to introduce or describe what goes down in this fast-moving, far-reaching and graphically endowed cosmic conversation between Sacha Stone and upbeat physicist/shaman/kundalini experiencer Dan Winter. Just tune in and see what can happen in 29 minutes. Maybe a few times :-}

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Evicting Parasitic Thoughtforms

Every thought you think in your lifetime has a life of its own and a will to survive. QMan-SSB-Shaman-1092-Jaguar-LegendThis is particularly true when your thoughts are unresolved.

Thoughts are like people. They have to be buried properly. If a thought is negative or unresolved, it’s lurking around you for you to finish what you started and bury it in the right way, make it complete.

When your thoughts are contradictory and have no clarity, you create a universe of thought forms that actually live off your energy. And why not? You are their parent in a way.

This is neither good nor bad; it’s simply the way it is. When someone with vision looks at you, they see what’s going on. People invite guests over – the negative thoughts – and furnish themselves as the meal. Fears always manifest themselves to the one who creates them. Your spirit becomes food for negative thought-form entities to feast on. Continue reading

Timeshift Shampoo

Ha! I’m quite certain this particular phrase – Timeshift Shampoo – can be found exactly no where other than now here in this post. The experience was unique, as will this post be about it. Fun when things like this happen :)

So – I was in the shower the other day, washing my hair with a brand of shampoo that recently appeared on the market.images

As I worked up the lather, it dawned on me that this shampoo was scented exactly like one I used in my youth. Lathering it into my hair triggered a most curious timeshift event.

I’m not referring to ‘waxing nostalgic’ about my days as a teenager, having been reminded by a particular odor. This experience wasn‘t about remembering.

Rather, my experience in that shower took on the extraordinary quality of actually being that young girl showering, experiencing the overall freshness of life itself all those years ago. The strong young body. The relatively simple nature of my existence in that timeframe – my life stretching out before me, brimming with infinite possibilities. The clear, unburdened atmosphere of my consciousness as I washed my (then) hip-length tresses with this product.

Life literally and spontaneously became very light as I stood in the cascade of water. The difference was visceral, as tho by some spell I had morphed into that girl, with those mental/emotional/physical attributes. And – crazy as it will sound to say – it truly felt as though I had somehow dissolved through time, taking the whole ‘shower experience’ with me.

This was very much a “Somewhere in Time” moment, which if you’ve seen that film, you might understand what I mean. It was a spontaneous shift into a simple, clear, relatively weightless moment in time, where the overall sense was one of anticipation – anticipating the adventures that this teenage girl had ahead of her. And also the monumental importance of having my ‘signature’ long flowing hair for those adventures! Hahaha, the significance of the hair in those days can’t be overstated. At the time I couldn’t imagine ever, ever cutting that hair.

Incidentally, the next time I used that shampoo I noticed nothing at all familiar or nostalgic about its scent; had no response to it whatsoever, nor have I since. Go figure…

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Earth Pilgrims

From a world swamped in problems, in a global civilization on its last march towards the edge of the cliff, how can we reconnect with a deeper, more meaningful way of life? How can we make a difference?

What happens when 60,000 Quechua Indians gather to give thanks to the vital life force that sustains them? What can we learn from those who put harmony and balance before gain? What is an Earth Pilgrim?