So, I inadvertently joined LinkedIn the other day, not to become one of the many professionals out there but to see how my son and others navigate in the world. It appeared that in order to read what others are doing, I had to set up a profile. Maybe I was wrong, but I ended up doing it anyway.
I felt like I walked into a HUGE convention centre with thousands of vendors selling their products and services. I immediately felt out of place. But I managed to find a few people I know. Is this how we communicate in the world today. Is it all going to be online in the future? Is it already? How many of these people we connect with do we actually meet in person?
I knew I did not belong in there, I had nothing to sell or promote and basically said as much. Again the theme of extinction is revealed. I am a dinosaur in the modern world, side-stepping all the traffic and noise, going the opposite way of the mainstream, finding my way against the raging current.
Are we really making connections or is everyone just trying to sell you something? Do we really listen to each other? Are we going so fast, so busy that we don't really see each other?
I am so glad to be at the age where I do not have to navigate the online jungle of virtual reality in order to survive. Yet some like it and do very well in that world.
For myself, I am going deeper and deeper into the dreaming, letting go more and more of the Western world in hopes of integrating my Inner Community, working with a Master Dreamer and my own Dreamer who is guiding my every step. These are my guides, my role models, the company that I keep. And we are not being pulled along on the raging white water rapids of the Western world. We go against the current, we follow the Ancestors and we invite those who feel called to join us.
We may be selective and we don't try to convert, sell or convince anyone of anything. We just do things our way. Many try it out for a while but they don't make the initiations that naturally occur. The ones that do stay with us are rare gems to us, our kind of people. Not to say that I don't enjoy reaching out and making outside connections, we are not exclusive in that way. We are a widespread community and we do also use the world wide web to make our initial contacts. Most of our Community have to live in the virtual world of technology and live in this modern faced paces world. I am just not one of them. Somehow, thank goodness, my Soul managed to let me be born before internet became a way of life. Anyway at my age, I am more focused on the end of life than anything. So keep that in mind when you read my perspective of the world today.
Nevertheless, we all do what we need to do in order survive and thrive. Each one of us has their own place, path and purpose. We each have our own higher guidance. Whether we listen to it or not is a whole other topic.
As for me, I am happy to share the ancient wisdom with the many who can use it for their own conscious awareness and growth, planting seeds of Shamanism that were passed down through countless generations. I may be old school, but true wisdom is eternal in nature, it works in any time period, any geographical location and any race, religion or culture. The old values still apply.
What I teach is not focused on how to be rich, live long and prosper, but how to be whole, balanced, strong, conscious, wise, loving, confident and how to walk with integrity and honour. Richness and prosperity does come in many forms as a side-effect when we come into our power. I am living proof of that. I never had to navigate the modern Western world, I never worked in the mainstream society, yet I have always been well cared for on all levels. I am lucky that way.
The teachings that I share are so profound and different that it takes time to embody them, you have to live them. You can't just get the mental knowledge and think you know it all. The mind can be rigid, limited and unused to new/old ways of perceiving reality. Traditional Shamanic ways are rare and hard to find today. The New Age Shamanism barely touches the surface. But it has its place too.
So, I am still around and kicking, still working, still sharing, still learning and growing. I feel so incredibly grateful for the path I am on. The basics that I do share are extremely useful to those who come to the Circles. I see the changes in them and their lives and they keep coming back, even when initiated, as they inevitably are.
These are the people I am linked into and continue linking into.
(P.S. I can't seem to help myself, when Spirit calls, I have to write, so stay tuned for more blogs).