The Inner Healer is not a Shaman
If thought is creative, logos is even more as it embodies thought in matter. And if each sound is vibration, it is logical to understand that each word pronounced also has its own vibration. This vibration is the result of thousands of years of evolution, from the very first stammerings to the words we know and use today. Words have thus acquired a meaning - or definition - that results from the association of ideas. If I tell you that the grass is green, you will admit that it is true because everyone has adopted this "evidence" as the only reference, in all cultures and in all languages. It is the same for all subjects and objects, a unique reference has been created and adopted to name them: the sky is blue, the sea is composed by water, the fire burns, etc.
In the same way, it is accepted by everyone that to be a baker, one must make bread and to be a surgeon, one must operate on bodies. It is indeed easy - through these two examples - to make the link between the person and his profession/function since a tangible result is verifiable because it can be quantified in the matter.
Where it gets more complicated is when we try to determine a profession/function that touches the unmanifested, the invisible. I am talking here about shamans, healers, magnetizers, mediums and other bonesetters, in short, about all these professions/functions which are not validated by a state diploma and whose visible results depend essentially - but not only - on the subjectivity of the person benefiting from the support.
Because if an improvement of the state of the "client" or even a healing is physically observable in most cases, it is important to remember that the change is not only due to the shaman or the healer, but well and truly to the inner healer that I like to call the body intelligence.
In the fields of personal growth and "spirituality", I read more and more texts where the words shaman and inner healer are synonymous and therefore interchangeable. Illusion when you hold us...
The inner healer is not exceptional in itself. Every living being, in whatever form, has its own inner healer: animal, vegetable, mineral. And to enable this inner healer to do its job, no living species - apart from the human species - does anything. Absolutely nothing! Observe a wounded wild animal or a sick tree. It welcomes the injury or disease without question and lets the process of life or death take place. Naturally. Without interfering. Only the human thinks he has to fight what he considers "wrong". Injury is "wrong". Illness is "wrong". Death is "wrong". The dark side is "wrong". The occult - in its meaning "that which is hidden" - is "wrong". And so on. So the human, in his need to control everything and to purify himself, will interfere in the natural process, ignoring that he is going AGAINST Life rather than accompanying it. A schizophrenic paradox specific to our species, we eat impoverished, adulterated food that is toxic for our organism and then we take chemical drugs that only treat the effects and not the cause. In the same way, we adopt an incoherent belief system as true and we become dazed by a flood of toxic images and information and then we try to lighten our brains by learning transcendental meditation or by trying to become a shaman because we have read somewhere that the shaman = the inner healer. But...
If the inner healer is common to all living species, it is not the case of the shaman. Being a shaman is unique to the human species. Being a shaman is a function. Being a mother or father is also a function. Being a baker or a surgeon or a mathematician or a top athlete is a function. Because we are all human, we have in common and possess within us the aptitudes to become a mother or a father, a baker, a surgeon, a mathematician, a top athlete... and a shaman! But we don't all develop that ability. I can bake bread, but I am not a baker. I have some knowledge of anatomy, but I am not a surgeon. I can do math in my head, but I am not a mathematician. I can run 100 meters, but I am not a top athlete. The illusory omnipotence of your intention will not make you an architect on the wave of a magic wand or because you have an interest in architecture. Nor will you become a shaman after taking a course in which you learn that your totem animal is an eight-legged ant wearing yellow boots or a golden eagle who has become a vegan because he is an animal activist. I was born a shaman and it took me many years to explore, understand, work and use this skill. And in the years I have left to live, this skill will never stop developing because nothing is fixed and everything is bound to evolve. Again and again.
So I have a piece of advice for you and do with it as it fits you: if you really want to be at peace and find happiness, if you really want your inner healer to be fully active, then stop interfering by trying to become what you are not meant to be and before you pretend to heal others, then start by healing yourself. Because no shaman can ever do that for you. Because that is the job of your inner healer.
Shamanism and New Age
No, I don't take a swipe at New Age followers, but I do deplore the aberrations conveyed by this cult/religion as well as the psychological damage suffered by a large number of people in search of a better quality of life.
Because what New Age followers do not realize is that they do not embark on a spiritual path because they feel intimately drawn to the search for meaning. Rather, they approach spirituality as a refuge in which they imagine that all their ills and ill-being could be magically cured. But because the basic job has not been done - job that allows for real learning and self-knowledge - the awareness that leads to awakening is truncated and a new illusion is thus nourished, an illusion whose roots are identical to the original illusion that these people reject. These disciples then fall prey to so-called well-meaning manipulators who make them mistake bladders for lanterns.
There is thus a repetition, purely and simply, of the ideology proper to monotheistic religions and in our Western countries, the money of the faithful no longer fills the coffers of the Christian Church, but rather the pockets of self-proclaimed gurus who are masters only in the art and manner of plucking and abusing the credulity of suffering people. Words and traditions are more and more appropriated and diverted and everything is now a pretext for the most extreme delusions.
An example among many others: today, we no longer call ourselves therapists, we systematically call ourselves shamans without even having had an intimate experience of what shamanism is and of its practice. Today, one calls oneself a Celtic shaman rather than a Druid, a Lakota shaman rather than a medicine man, a Shuar shaman rather than an Uwishin, etc. One invents hypothetical origins for oneself. We invent hypothetical Mongolian or Siberian origins because we have vaguely heard that the word "shaman" originated in the Tungus language and that the Tungus never lived in the tropics or even in Western Europe.
No! You are not a shaman because you advocate love always.
No! You are not a shaman because you play the drum.
No! You are not a shaman because you do sage fumigations.
No! You are not a shaman because you talk to trees and animals.
No! You are not a shaman because you smoke the firecracker and you are cool.
Obviously, to point out the abuses of the abusers, to denounce the lies of the liars, to show the illusions of the illusionists, it is to register them in false and to make vacillate the fragile balance to which they cling, desperate as they are not to be known or recognized in a role and a responsibility of which they are unaware.
To be a shaman is not to surf on the New Age wave which has been raging since the end of the 60's and which has not stopped swelling since.
If you are ever led to tread the path of shamanism - for real! - know that you must first learn to heal yourself before claiming to be an actor in the healing of others. Remember that you do not have the power to heal others and that it is up to each person to heal himself or herself. The way of shamanism is a way of inner strength, a way that is rather Fire and Earth oriented, Fire to transmute, Earth to experience the incarnation and to breathe in the change necessary for evolution. The path of shamanism is a path that breaks the emotional mental barrier so dear to Westerners, this emotional mental barrier governed essentially by the elements Air and Water.
Whatever the spiritual path that attracts you, follow it in all awareness and to follow it in all awareness implies not to call shamanism what is not! Perhaps you are attracted by animism, neo-shamanism, neo-paganism or Wicca or whatever. Remember that there are many spiritual practices, that none of them is better or superior to another and remember that not all of them are systematically related to shamanism as such.
Each of us has a richness of his own and each of us has a role to play in the experience of his incarnation. But if we really want to change the world, it is essential that each of us starts by stopping lying to ourselves and consequently lying to others. We are here to live an embodied experience and it is therefore essential to confront our illusions with the structure of matter. This is the sine qua non condition to really unify ourselves internally rather than maintaining the separation within ourselves and with our environment.
What's the soul?
On a social network group, somebody asks:
"An entity has taken up residence in my bedroom, it bothers me, what can I do?"
Several people respond, myself included, and my intervention raises other questions in someone:
"It must be weird. But suddenly this person is all alone? Because if she had passed, she would be with the other souls, right? I allow myself to ask you these questions because it's all new for me and I would like someone to explain it to me a little bit. I cannot imagine how a soul is characterized, is the person as before but without the physical body or in another form, does she think like us? And where are all the souls, are they wandering all around us or in another world? I lost my aunt recently and I have a lot of questions....THANK YOU"
Here is my response to that person:
"First of all, when talking about soul and in order to understand each other, it is necessary to define the word. Soul is the life principle composed of the psycho-emotional reality of a living being. The soul is therefore considered to be the invisible part while the physical body is the visible part of the being. According to this definition, animals are as much possessors of a soul as humans. On the other hand, in shamanism, we consider that everything has a soul, plants and minerals included, the planet Earth, the star Sun, etc. But here the word soul is only understood in the sense of the life principle outside of any psycho-emotional reality. Everything materialized is composed of atoms and functions according to the same principle and the same physical laws, therefore, everything is animated by an energy or life principle or soul. In the case of a deceased, the soul is therefore only one of the many stages through which the energy of the person is transformed and in this case, the soul, as said above, is the carrier of all the psycho-emotional reality of the individual, but a psycho-emotional reality of which the individual is no longer aware. The soul is therefore the carrier of the karmic baggage, which is the sum of all the conscious and unconscious actions that have inevitably had an impact in the psycho-emotional sphere. Some souls therefore remain stuck in what is called a parallel reality or parallel dimension. These stuck souls are often stuck following a brutal accidental death, but also by unconscious choice of the individual who considers that he has not finished his earthly journey. These souls wander in what is called limbo or between-two-worlds. Many of these souls seek the “exit door” often named Light. This "exit door" is the next step through which the soul follows its journey to live other experiences either embodied or non-embodied. The soul as a life principle or energy has no particular shape, colors or characteristics. It is the brain of the person who "sees" a soul that will perceive it in such a way according to the referential of the person who sees. Some therefore see souls and can describe the deceased as they were because these people are naturally sensitive to visual perception, but also because the soul, loaded with its psycho-emotional baggage, will present itself in such a form rather than another according precisely to the emotional charge which will have been greater at a moment T of his earthly existence. The subject is really vast and I hope I have been understandable in my remarks. My condolences for your aunt.
Full Moon 19th November 2021
The Moon is full in the sign of Taurus while in Scorpio, opposite, are the Sun, Mercury and Mars. The Moon is full and doubles with an almost total eclipse. Translation: profound inner transformation for a new beginning. As we know, in order for our external reality to be transformed, it is first necessary to change our inner gaze on it.
Period blessed with dynamic introspection, the trio in Scorpion allows everyone to see even more clearly what is played at the personal level as well as the collective one. Everyone will see more or less deeply clear depending on the evolution step in which it is.
This Full Moon also marks the start of a eclipses cycle that will end in two years. The symbolism of the eclipse refers to the past, to memories, to what had previously hindered progress and from which it becomes useful to strip oneself in order to go ever more towards oneself, in respect of the values that animate us. A Full Moon in Taurus that promises to be powerful all the more as it is amplified by a trigon to Pluto and a square to Jupiter. Translation: it is our values, our sense of security and our material concerns that are concerned and, coupled with an eclipse, this Full Moon invites us to reflect on the indispensable changes that we would be well inspired to make, personally, to feel more secure in the ever-changing world: do the decisions we make reflect and honour the highest self that we embody? Exit therefore all that no longer serves us in order to welcome the new - or even for the novelty - and because the Full Moon is in Taurus, a sign ruled by Venus, the great household concerns more precisely relations and our capacity to love, money and material possessions, self-esteem and respect for our inner truth.
I wish us courage, inner strength and faith in us in order to cross in the most serene and constructive way the earthquake that is shaking all of Humanity and the foundations on which our societies were built.
Paganism, Wicca, Witchcraft
There is often confusion in the use of these three words, so I am trying today to help you understand them more clearly.
The term paganism comes from the word pagan itself derived from the Latin paganus which could be translated as rustic, crude, from the countryside, the village. It is a millenary concept that today designates all the practices called magical, polytheistic, shamanic. They are often very old forms of religion (to be understood here in the sense of linking, reliance) not submitting to any dogma and having no connection with one of the monotheistic religions that appeared much later: Christianity, Judaism, Islam.
Wicca is a religion based on the neo-paganism movement, largely democratized by Gerald Gardner in the 1940s. Neo-paganism is itself a precursor of the New Age movement which will appear in the late 1960s.
Wicca recognizes the ability of each person to experience the divine by himself, without having to go through an intermediary such as the priest, rabbi or imam. But Wicca being a religion, it has a dogma or fundamental rules whose main one is: "If you do not harm anyone, do what you want". It is important to understand that Wicca wants to be exclusively beneficial and that it reminds the followers who would have the desire to deviate from this first rule, that they will be punished by the law of triple return.
A Wiccan ceremony often includes songs, dances, stories, rituals, offerings, prayers, meditations, food and drink sharing. Note however that the Wiccans do not necessarily practice the noble art of Magic.
Witchcraft encompasses all forms of magic and occult practices. Thus, while Wicca wants to be exclusively positive and even if witchcraft is often used for healing purposes, it must be remembered that it can also harm and destroy. Practicing without limits and systematically using magic art, witchcraft is not a religion because it obeys no dogma. The only rules followed in witchcraft are those dictated by natural laws. Indeed, by using the energies of nature with good intelligence, sorcerers and witches are able to influence these energies and act remotely to alter reality.
In conclusion, a sorcerer is a pagan, but not all pagans are sorcerers. A Wiccan is only a pagan if he also practices witchcraft, but all the pagans are not Wiccans.
New Moon 4th November 2021
With this New Moon in Scorpio and knowing that Pluto, master of the sign, continues to shake the old structures, we are all led to show courage, because a serious questioning of our values, beliefs and behaviours challenge us to finally be honest with ourselves. With this New Moon in Scorpio, introspection is essential, it is a help to know ourself better and evolution will only be at the cost of this radical questioning.
With Scorpio, we are talking about transformation, transmutation, metamorphosis. A rebirth is possible. A rebirth that would lead us to more self-love and respect for what animates us. But to get something, you always have to let go of something else. What was previously acceptable – or at least tolerated – has now come to an end and is definitely no longer appropriate. It can be our gaze on the outside world, our relationship to money, our attachment to material goods, our way of communicating with the surroundings, our home, our couple, our professional work.
It is time to stop dithering. No need to cling to the past, evolution is at work, those who still hesitate to take the decisive step to provoke themselves the change can expect a sudden external event that will put them at the foot of the wall and leave them no choice but to tackle the concretization of what animates them from their depths. Maybe it’s time to move, leave a job, get divorced, stop sacrificing so much for our family… So yes, it can be scary, because yes, we don’t know what tomorrow will be if we take the risk of closing the door on the known. But wouldn’t the brakes we put on simply be an excuse for us not to act?
We think there are new obstacles between us and our destiny, but these obstacles have always been there and we either see them now or finally accept to face them. Today, therefore, in addition to seeing things clearly, we have the strength and the opportunity to face these obstacles. If these seem insurmountable to us, let us remember that only our internal positioning is responsible for what we create and attract. Those who desire to live, be and do otherwise, those who see clearly in themselves, those who feel motivated to manifest in their daily lives the reality with which they vibrate, these go one step at a time beyond the fears that limit them and begin to implement small actions consistent with what drives them. Heaven helps us all to overcome any obstacles. If we make the choice, if we believe in ourselves, if we persevere, we will obtain, when the time comes, the freedom of Being.
I lay my burden on your feet
I’m dropping my coat
I’m walking naked
Offer to your sight
My lost soul
Who can’t take it anymore
Lift up your arm and let down your scythe
As with you we are equal
I am so cold
Hear my voice
Bless my faith
Marushka - 28th October 2021
(translated from French)
If we are locked up
Then that is given to us
Will I be able to do it?
Can I take off?
What if I fall?
What if I die?
Yet we spread our wings
Let us test our almost forgotten faculties
Finally give in to the call
Letting the elements kiss us
Then one last look
To those we’re about to leave
Then comes the start
No need to cry
And I didn’t even fall
I was right to go
Marushka - 27th October 2021
(translated from French)
We Are The Change
How do you feel just a few hours after the Full Moon? Some of you are contacting me in private to share the intensity of what they are going through and what is certain is that things are brewing!
Yes, we are entering the final straight line of the transformation process in matter, in the structures of our body, of our psyche, of human society. This major upheaval coincides with the transit of Pluto which entered the sign of Capricorn in 2008 and which will end in 2023/2024. To find out in which area of your life this process of transformation of structures will act the strongest, refer to the house or houses of your birth chart where are located the 30° of Capricorn.
Last straight line therefore because we are in 2021 and that everything that has not been previously transformed will not resist for a very long time. With Pluto, changes are more undergone than chosen in consciousness and no one escapes from what must happen. So what have you started in your life in 2008 and for which you have about two years of transformation before moving on? What, then, began in society in 2008 and which still makes the very foundations of this society move again and again? Hint: the banking and financial crisis of autumn 2008 was the highlight of the global economic crisis of the 2000s.
Pluto being a planet with a slow revolution, it is considered to be a social planet, it means that its effects concern as much the totality of individuals as the individuals separated from each other. I remind you that society exists only because it is the sum of several individuals who are the origin of the society they built. That is why it is said that society can be only transformed if each individual is transformed beforehand.
Last sweep, then, for the next two years. Those who think that the hardest is behind them will quickly find that no, what we have experienced in the past two years was only the continuation of the introduction of what is on the horizon. For others, the coming period is just another opportunity to take more and more power over themselves, their ability to make choices, to make decisions, to take conscious action in order to acquire real autonomy and internal responsibility. Because after Pluto in Capricorn, the planet of transformation will pass through Aquarius, of which the Master is Uranus, planet of the new, of the unpublished, of humanism, but also of new technologies and of a mind far removed from any emotional excess. Will humans be replaced by machines more than they are already? Where will be the individual freedom that many claim without necessarily being able to manage it? But that is another story... Let us live the present moment by accompanying the changes that we want to see born in the world, because yes, we are indeed, as much as we are, creators of our reality!
Full Moon 20th October 2021
There is no master if there is no slave, there is no slave if there is no master. Or how to become self-sufficient and responsible in order to interact in a more just and equitable way for both ourselves and the community.
When the Moon will be full, all previously retrograde planets will have resumed their direct march releasing the fruit of our discoveries and reflections, but also our frustrations and other exasperations.
Here is a Full Moon under very high voltage! A Full Moon that is located in Aries and which is then tinted with attributes specific to the first zodiac sign: dynamism and creativity as well as fierce independence and impulsiveness. Mars, Master of the sign, is at this moment opposite, in the social sign of Libra. If this position tends to appease a little the ardour of the valiant warrior, his posture in Libra, which seeks to round the angles even if it denies the individual needs to the benefit of the collective, does not allow a real act as well as a tangible harvest of the little that we could possibly succeed in sowing (remember that Libra is a Air sign, connected to the psyche while Aries is a Fire sign, symbol of concrete action and will). As a result, Aries, whose creative power is strongly contained - both literally and figuratively - risks fulminating in an attempt to find or regain a kind of freedom.
Here we are making the big gap between the need to express our subjective truth without putting a filter on it and our need to be connected to the Others by being accepted as we are, without judgments or expectations, in one way or the other. And this is what the Full Moon in Aries teaches us: find or regain our autonomy, our independence by ceasing to seek the support or validation of the Other. As you know, the balance is between the two poles. Therefore, if we lean a little too much towards Aries, we may well become more and more reactive, emotional, excitable, milk soup... violent! While if we lean a little too much on the side of Libra, we could develop even more submission, passivity, withdrawal into oneself, negation of our fundamental needs and thus escape into dream and illusion. But for how long? Change is on the way and no one will escape it...
This Full Moon touches the axis of I and WE. The previously retrograde planets invited us to introspection. Since their resumption in direct march, what have we discovered, updated, brought back to consciousness? In relation to our relationships, whether they are emotional, friendly, family, social, professional... Something has emerged. Something that we already knew and can no longer deny. Or something that we felt vaguely and that is now valid. What is certain is that these relations can no longer remain as they are. What is certain is that for these relationships to transform, there is something in us that must change, our behaviour, our vision, our personal involvement...
What has matured must now take shape in matter and it will take some time. Pluto, who is still in Capricorn for two years, tells us that the transformation will not take place with a snap of the fingers. But the Full Moon in Aries tells us that we are at the dawn of a new era. For ourselves, individually, and for the society we are the creators of. The question is: how will we choose to become personally involved?
Since Immemorial Times