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My quite odd nick is a bad translation of one of my spiritual names given to me almost 30 years ago. I'm not much for talking about such things but I'm going to make some exceptions.
Since the three big religions arose pretty much all other old believes have been extinct. It's very common in the "big three" to proselytize people and Islam, Christianity and Judaism are for spirituality what Mc Donalds and Burger King are for food culture... But the old ways are not totally lost...
Since I got my name (my nick that is) I have had shamanic believes, or a shamanic map (as one of my teacher says). I didn't know that first, it sort of grew inside me. I call this "name giving" the first event, the first contact made by the spiritual world and it was pretty weird and scary (short version: the trees where talking/singing to me and one of them walked to me and gave me my name). Some years passed by and then "they" came again, this time in my dreams. Over and over again, teaching me some really weird (and useful) stuff. The second contact was done and still I didn't get it... what was it? Why was it? Then again some years passed by but not that many, maybe three or four and THEN i got a name for my experiences and a proper way of learning more. We can call it a spiritual (or intellectual) base camp from where all my thoughts arise. And most important, my shamanic map does not interfere with my other maps (science for naming one of them)
I also have to state that I'm not a shaman! I have shamanic believes and I do now a lot about the worlds that (I believe) surrounds us but I don't do any work (healing and so on)
In the beginning I wrote that the big three have extinct many of the old believes. But in fact, the extinction is a lot more common than that and not only by those big religions but by "old" ones as well. I'll give you one example...
The first thing you do when exploring the shamanic worlds are a travel to the underworld (shamanic cultures believe that the world(s) are vertically and that we are living in the middle) to get a power animal. That animal will protect you during your travels in the spiritual worlds. The next thing to do is to travel to the upper world to get another spiritual helper, called a guide (or something else) and here is the "Mc Donalds-thing". Almost everyone I've spoken to have an Native American as a spiritual guide. That's interesting in so many ways. Is it so because it is so? That Native Americans are more helpful in the other worlds? Or, is it so because of other reasons? And what are those reasons? Poor imagination? When I first saw my spiritual guide that almost freaked me out completely. I had this expectation of something I could relate to, something "human"... but instead I saw something that I describe as a gigantic amoeba in a pinkish - orange colored style, walking (with no feet) over a misty marsh. It sure was a sight that I remember... Am I special? No native American, no old shaman... just a thing from... well, I don't know... But it was very different from everything I've ever seen.
I think that this "Native American" is a spiritual pollution that is spread over the world. People are stuck in their patterns and cant think "out of the box" and that's reflected in the other worlds as well. We can call it spiritual smog. I guess I've upset some people now but it's my blog! ;-)
Again it's a bit difficult to sum up my thoughts and that is me in a nutshell. I can start many things but it's difficult to end them... Maybe I just wanted to tell you more about me or just upset persons with native american spiritual guides? Take your pick.
Some have read all my blog post and you must think I'm a pretty crazy and yes, you're right! :-D
Let's be careful out there.
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