Sunday, July 5, 2009

Shamanic Death and Rebirth

Dear Soul Journeyer,

I support you in reaching out and being vulnerable. It is our secrets that keep us isolated and sick. Depression, isolation and an over-attachment to the darkness can become as much as an addiction as any drug, substance, or process, including being in spiritual bypass, denying that anything is wrong and only seeing the light side of things. Wholeness is a wild and wooly combination of both the light and the dark. It is only when we judge either of those two states of consciousness (and the various shades and levels of intensity), that we become lost or stuck-in or stuck in-between those states of being. Nature keeps showing us how to change by example through the seasons, times of day and night, cycles of nature, etc. If we could all learn to how to apprentice to our elder brother and sisters in the natural world, perhaps the pain would be lessened, the joy more expanded, and gratitude would flow for ALL that we are learning in our few precious hours upon this earth. Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed with the many email requests I receive filled with suffering and loss, I just stop for a few moments, breathe, and send out the love I am feeling in my heart for the world, offer gratitude for my life and for all that we are learning, say a prayer for others and myself, and like the wind, move onward. There is a bitter-sweetness to life and it is only when I seek wholeness and not to avoid anything in life that I fully embrace it, live it and am grateful for it.

I encourage you to get up and journal the wisdom that you are learning in the wee hours of the morning. There is no place to run except home and home is where the heart is.

In love and service,
Star Wolf

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Star Wolf's Welcome

My journey in life has been a spiral path of wholeness that continues to move through cycles of change taking me through many symbolic death and rebirth experiences, which I refer to as “shamanic portals of transformation.” I have learned more than I ever thought possible through a process I will share with you in my future writings, called the Shamanic Breathwork™ process, and the five initiations process called S.H.I.P. Once I have made sense of the lessons on my path and discovered the bigger picture, I am ready to pass on and share both my stumblings and my leaps along the way. In my own spiritual quest, I have always appreciated most those who shared their struggles and victories in an authentic way. That will be my humble attempt within the context of this blog.

I believe that we are all indigenous to this earth. I respect all my relations, whether they be human, animal, plant, mineral, visible or invisible ones. We are all related by the great web of life and sent here from the great beyond. Everything we say and do touches all parts of this magnificent web of creation. If I treat myself or anyone else unfairly, we are all affected in some way. Fortunately, the converse is true, as well. I am not perfect. If I am honest and have humility, I can admit that I will make mistakes as I seek to further evolve my conscious awareness. I can also make living amends by striving to change my negative thoughts and behaviors, and live from a more open-hearted connection to others and to myself. I have learned over time that all the changes I seek in the outer world must begin by looking within myself first. I have also learned that it is imperative that I have the courage to be honest with myself and to look at the “shadow” side of my personality. When I have had the courage to truly know myself better, the light and the dark, I have found the inner strength to change my life and shape-shift myself into the light of my true soul’s image.

From time to time I will share different programs and events that are being offered through my non profit organization (Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts) in my blog, as well as photos, videos and teachings, etc. But the main purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet to share the inner musings of my shamanic spirit and journey, and to hear yours as well. I look forward to connecting with all of you who intuitively know that you, too, are a valuable part of the shamanic process of conscious co-creation and evolution on the planet at this time. We each have a role to play and a soul purpose in the drama unfolding in our world today. Together we can create a better place for all beings on earth to live and leave a powerful legacy for those who are yet to come.

I believe we will all be remembered by future generations for the choices we make during this time of huge evolutionary change. In the words of the wonderful poem, “Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

In Love, In Service, In Gratitude,
Star Wolf
Feb 2nd 2009