Friday, October 16, 2009

A Close Encounter with Isis

My Shamanic Breathwork™ Journey - A Close Encounter with Isis
by Linda Star Wolf
I found myself upon a precipice overlooking the four directions of the earth - the desert, the mountains, the oceans, the forest, the high plateaus and plains. No matter where I looked, I saw massive destruction of the land and everything upon it: the people, the animals, plant life, the earth itself. I looked down and seeing my lion paws I realized I was in my lioness form that I think of as the Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet. I could feel Sekhmet's familiar power and strength within my own body and spirit but when I looked out upon the world through her great eyes, I suddenly felt very small, helpless and despaired. At first I allowed the rage to burst forth as I thrashed about and tried to stop the ravaging of the planet. I searched the rivers and streams endlessly trying to find just one fish to eat that didn't have mercury poisoning in it. I witnessed whole majestic mountaintops being dynamited and blasted apart for their coal and other minerals. I cried huge tears as the great trees were burned, or chopped down and the rest of the rain forest was clear-cut, leaving only desolation upon the land. The whole world was in utter chaos. Fear, apathy, bitterness and greed ran rampant in the hearts of all the people everywhere.

I felt myself losing control as I raged, frothing at the mouth, tearing things up as I whirled in pain and confusion. I fought, I roared, I slashed out wildly with my mighty claws. I ran in all directions trying to stop the killing, stop the destruction, and all to no avail. I felt so discouraged, as if my life and everything I had done on my spiritual path to avert the destruction of the planet and human kind had all been for naught. I fell to the ground in a hopeless slump and curled up weeping, silently preparing to just die.

At the moment when I finally felt that I had completely given up, realizing that all I had ever done or could do would never be enough to prevent or stop the suffering and insanity of this world, I felt myself being lifted up as tears ran down my lioness cheeks. Very slowly I noticed that I was being held in the arms of some great being or force and I was afraid. I could not imagine what could have the strength to hold me, my anger, my fear, my despair. When I found the courage and the willingness to raise my head, I found myself looking into the face of the most beautiful Goddess I have even seen.

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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