Shaman, a word of Power. Drenched in occult wisdom but with a much more nature-based way.
A shaman is someone who is powerful and wise enough to intervene in the world of spirits. Traditionally, they achieve that by entering into a trance state during a ritual, accompanied by the sound of animals or drums.
Did you hear the “Call of the Shamans”?
Now that we’ve seen what Shamans are, we should probably tell you that Shamans hear their “call” from a very young age. You must be wondering, then why read the signs if I have not “heard the Shaman’s call”.
Well my dear, you may have heard it but did not reply! We live in a world were TV and game consoles have out-throned magic. Although TV, computers, the Internet and the video games can truly help us in so many ways, sometimes they can silence the inner voices and mute the communication with the spirits. So lets begin with the Signs…
1. A Herbalist / Witch ancestor
Having a witch ancestor doesn’t necessarily make you a Shaman – or bloodline witch. But this changes especially when the Work of your dead ancestor may not be over. Did s/he tried to banish a demon and failed? Or maybe s/he tried to break a curse? Maybe s/he wanted you to keep on the bloodline and teach their Craft? There could be many Reasons.
But mark my word. Once you realize that your Grandmother (for example) was a Witch there is a very good chance that she would want to pass her powers and wisdom to you…
2. You Love Nature and Herbal Magic
Shamanism is attached with Nature. Everything comes in balance with Nature. Shamans and Druids are very similar (if you exclude their religious systems). A Shaman is a very talented herbalist. You might be one if you feel close and familiar with the forces of Nature.
These wise Earth conjurers can talk with the spirits of the Herbs. A Shaman not only knows of the properties of each herb but can also have the ability to talk with each one. During this “conversation” the herb is being convinced to enhance its abilities in order to give its best elixir for the Witch. This Tree – Herb talking may be something you did when you were young!
Do you remember talking to trees? Maybe you can recall “chatting” with a rose asking it not to hurt you if you just could smell it! Does this rings a bell ?
3. Near-death experiences and Miraculous healing
Shamans are also called wounded healers. They know how to heal but they have also been struck by the diseases.
They believe that the cause of the diseases are troubled spirits. Thus, each disease and/or accident is caused by an angry – malevolent entity.
Did you have a Near Death experience? Maybe you’ve been through a very serious disease which brought you to the borders of death. Or probably you had a severe accident and something happened there which made you realise “there is more” !
Especially if you have been miraculously healed then it probably means that your powerful spirit managed to banish the malevolent spirits or even you had help from your ancestors. Remember that health is a very serious issue and even though shamanism is a very wise path of Enlightenment, you should always consult with your medical doctor.
Moreover, do not judge yourself when (you or others are) sick or wish to become sick in order to become a shaman. Not all shamans are (or were) sick. Furthermore, there may be a reason for this or not! Love yourself and heal!
4. Astral Projection, Lucid Dreams, Out-of-body Experiences
Shamans usually feel a lot more connected with the Astral Realm than the material one. This probably happens because they’ve met the beauty of the Other Realm.
You may always remember that your Dreams are very vivid. Do you have control over your Dreams? If you remember that – at least as a child – you had control on your dreams then you probably have the gift.
One other reason maybe that you can project in the astral plane. These wise healers have the ability to travel to other realms in order to seek guidance or consult with higher entities.
5. You feel OK with Being Alone
They say that “old souls never feel alone” and this is probably the case. Shamans love spending time alone. Why?
Astral Projection and communication with the Other Realms require solitude. This is why the love spending time alone ,connecting with the Spirits of Nature, animal guides and spirits of the Dead.
If the night does not scare you and being alone makes you happy or if you feel comfortable with darkness then you have another sign!
6. Visited by Animals in a Weird Way
It’s very well known that Shamans love consulting with the Totem Animals in order to cure and cast spells. Animal Guides / Totems are in fact powerful archetype spirits who possess powerful knowledge. They stand between our world and the other and “serve” as links to the wisdom of the Other Realm.
Have you been visited by animals in a very weird way? Do animals try to catch your attention? Have you been followed by the same animal over and over again? It may be your totem animal trying to get to you! Animals may act as omens for the Future.
You may have also experienced repeated visits of Animals and Animal Guides in your dreams. Do you keep seeing snakes? Does a bear attack you? These totem animal might try to catch your attention!
7. Prophetic Dreams and Visions of the Future
Have you always had the ability to see Dreams with events of the Future? Do you have the ability to glimpse the Future while you are watching the clouds or children playing?
Shamans were believed to have the ability to see and foretell the future. These are very powerful traits who are used to help and guide. Future can be changed as the Web of Destiny is ever being weaved!
Have you experienced these Signs? Let us know.
Even if you don’t you can either way for this Nature path and become a Shaman.
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