What is Shamanism and How can it Help Me?
Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition that evolves into a way of life. It is a way to connect with nature and all of creation. Embrace your connection to the spirit of the Earth while learning how to become more aware and connected to this magical world around you, through shamanism.
1) What is Shamanism
What exactly is shamanism? It’s the oldest form of spirituality and an ancient healing tradition. In fact, most scientists agree that we modern humans are literally cut from the same genetic cloth as our prehistoric ancestors—they may have dressed differently and eaten different foods, but at a cellular level, they were still very much like us. Shamans understand that there’s more to life than what meets our eyes.
2) Common Misconceptions About Shamans
Shamans are witch doctors, right? Well, not exactly. The word shaman comes from a Tungusic language spoken in Siberia and roughly translates to he who knows. While shamans have historically existed as community healers (and religious leaders), their role and practice has evolved significantly over time. Today, some shamanic practices are found in almost every part of the world, where they remain central to many indigenous cultures. Despite common misconceptions of shamanism as an old-world practice or ritual, there are actually a number of ways we can incorporate elements of shamanic philosophy into our lives today—whether you’re an advanced practitioner or just looking for practical advice.
3) Healing From Within
When you are in touch with your shamanic side, you will feel a connection to your inner self. It’s important to work on yourself before trying to connect with nature. In order to fully connect with your shamanic abilities, work on your physical health, mental health, and spiritual health. Take time out of each day for relaxation exercises and meditation sessions so that you are always in tune with yourself. He who knows himself may know the world around him.
4) Connecting With Nature
Connecting with nature has shown to reduce stress, increase creativity, improve our overall mental health, and alleviate chronic pain. Simply walking outside in nature for five minutes a day can have a positive impact on our wellbeing. It’s easy to connect with nature; you don’t need any special training or equipment. You just need to get out there and do it! Taking walks in a local park or forest are simple ways of connecting with nature that require little time or money. Practicing yoga or tai chi are other activities that connect us to our natural surroundings. If you want to learn more about the shamanic path and how to connect with nature, consider signing up for my online workshop, Introduction to Shamanism.