“If you are unprogrammed in the cultural causa-sui project, then you have to invent your own: you don’t vibrate to anyone else’s tune. You see that the fabrications of those around you are a lie, a denial of truth. A creative person becomes then, in art, literature, and religion the mediator of natural terror and the indicator of a new way to triumph over it. He reveals the darkness and the dread of the human condition and fabricates a new symbolic transcendence over it. This has been the function of the creative deviant from shamans through Shakespeare.” –Ernest Becker
We’ve all experienced that feeling of emptiness at our core: that something important is missing. Even in our synthetic, dog-eat-dog society, we can feel our souls aching, pushing up like flowers through the asphalt of our lives. We catch fleeting glimpses of it in poetry, in the embrace of a lover, in the howl of a distant coyote, or during a magnanimous sunset. Most of us muffle that cry, pressing the thousand-and-one inane snooze-buttons of our lives. But some of us are beginning to hear the call again.
For us, all is not lost. We are beginning to listen again. We are finding that there is still time to reunite ourselves with mystery. And nobody is reuniting things with the Great Mystery more so than modern day shamans, specifically, post-modern shamans with the ability to transform disaster into regeneration. Here then are six ways you may be a Disaster Shaman.
1.) You heal disaster situations through shamanic cosmology and ecopsychology
“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” –Walter Bagehot
In the disaster situation that is our modern culture, you are a force to be reckoned with. The world is your tribe. You demand respect. “Chiefs,” “Head hunters,” even “fools” have no choice but to respect you. For you bridge the gap between victim and world, between lost citizen and the natural world, between the innocent and the numinous. Your reach is beyond the typical person’s reach precisely because you are a force of nature first and a person second.
Your way of healing is by immersing yourself in disaster situations and doing your best to heal (directly or indirectly) as a beacon of hope for the victims involved. You are a shoulder to lean on, a sounding board to bounce ideas off of.
You empower the disempowered and lift the downtrodden through shamanic reengineering. Your philanthropy is not money, necessarily, but sacred energy. You realize as Henry David Thoreau did: “To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” But you do not preach. You teach by eco-conscious example, using ecopsychology as a direct method to reintroduce the afflicted to the healing properties of the greater cosmos, using a post-modern shamanic cosmology as a medium for safe passage into higher realms of thinking about the human soul.
Reincarnation is the spiritual belief that souls leave the body at the death of the physical body and the re-enter another physical body after spending a brief time in the spirit world. Some people come back to alleviate Karma, some come back for the purpose of further developing their souls, and some come back for the purpose of service and helping others evolve. There is an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence for the existence for reincarnation, some of which is summarized in an article I wrote here.
How can you tell if you have lived before in the past? There are different ways you can tell if you have lived on earth before. You can visit a hypnotherapist and receive a past-life regression, you can meditate and feel that you have lived before intuitively, or you can reflect on some of the characteristics you have as a person and see if they imply you may have lived before.
It’s certainly the case that you may have lived before and do not possess these characteristics, but here are 5 that I think are pretty universal and indicative of an old soul. Here are 4 signs this isn’t your first life on earth:
From a young age, you have been able to get a really good read on people. From watching someone interact for just a few minutes, you are able to identify the characteristics that person would have and the lifestyle they live. It’s almost like you have this software that allows you to look around and download the information on other souls. This is because you have seen the archetype of that person before in a past life and are familiar with the general behaviour and psychology of that archetype. You have interacted with thousands of people throughout the course of your souls history, so there is really no archetype you haven’t interacted with yet.
by John Vibes
There are too many people in the world right now who want to deny the struggle. They want to turn a blind eye and remain blissfully ignorant about the real and legitimate hardships that are encountered by so many. On the polar opposite end of this mentality, is the mentality that things are so bad that they will never get better, and that the human journey is totally doomed.
It is understandable that these imbalanced ways of looking at the world are so common. They are both coping mechanisms that our subconscious minds use to deal with the very upsetting situations that surround us on a day to day basis. While adopting perspectives like this may make people feel better, and temporarily relieve them from the mental stress of reality, the hidden danger in this thinking is that it paralyzes people and prevents them from seriously taking action in the world.
This is an extremely unfortunate circumstance, because among these people are great minds who would be able to make a very positive difference if they actually did apply their skills and knowledge towards the problems that are being neglected.
On some level or another the traps of blissful ignorance and defeatism are something that we all run into. Even people who are focused on taking action are still periodically taken from their path by getting caught up in these distractions. Recently, I have noticed that I am frequently falling into the trap of defeatism, and looking back I have noticed that this is a tendency that I have carried with me my entire life. As I have noticed this error I have been attempting to improve the way that I look at the world and the way that I handle difficult situations. It has not been easy, but there have been small instances where I have been able to consciously overcome this bad habit.
by Jamie Lee, Contributor | Waking Times
“It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and myths that surround it.” – John Pilger
Old media was declared officially dead in 2014 as many more truth seekers surged to alternative news media sites, blogs and podcasts, no longer trusting Big Media and their whorporate presstitutes.
CNN fell below the top 20 in TV rankings with their average age viewership of 72 years old this year and the Big Three continue its long descent into irrelevancy.
Likewise, mainstream newspapers continue to raise costs, increase ads, reduce proprietary content and cut print size because fewer and fewer are willing to pay a buck, or double that on Sundays, to be propagandized, told partial truths, and being out right lied to.
Meanwhile Alt-news publishers charge little or nothing for their selfless service to humankind and the protection of our Mother Gaia while tirelessly disseminating, writing, researching and broadcasting news that you just won’t find elsewhere.
The Slaveocracy that continues to grow in this country, and globally, is no longer able to control the collective narrative. Though it cannot be viably be proven, this year Alt-Media was instrumental in beating back the war mongering hawks who were hell-bent on invading Syria as well as immediately and continually calling out the “Great Ebola Hoax”, that was quickly put to the b.s. test and proven to be a great hype for unknown reasons.
When the “alternative” media does the job of the “official” media… it’s time to stop doing the job for them.
Still pushing the same subjects albeit from a 180 degree viewpoint… when the assholes have been revealed – little more can be done just by continuing to “reveal” them.
Time to change the subject. Alternative media is doing little more now than preaching to the converted.
We need to be the new world and watch the old world disappear up its own kazoo 😉
by Gary Z McGee
“Make no mistake about it – enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” – Adyashanti
Imagine the current cultural paradigm is the Matrix. Imagine you are Neo on the brink of a paradigm shift, and I am Morpheus. “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, and carpenters; the very minds of the people we are trying to save. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent upon the system, they will fight to protect it.”
It’s probably not too difficult to imagine. Like most people I’m sure you’ve had that little voice in the back of your head whispering, “Something isn’t healthy about our culture’s way of living.” Some of us may not even have to imagine it at all, because it is all too apparent what the problem is. But we can’t do anything about it because we’re stuck in between. We’re in a double-bind, or a catch-22, of living for money on the Matrix-side and living for Truth on the Desert-of-the-Real-side.
Harley Swift Deer, a Native American teacher, says that each of us has a Survival Dance and a Sacred Dance, but the survival dance must come first. Choosing to be The One is no easy process. It requires a foundation of self-reliance: a survival dance. Once we’ve established a healthy platform for survival we can begin the risk-taking element of discovering our own authentic vocation: our sacred dance.
What is that smell?
The rotting flesh of this dead-by-consent system.
Oh, it reeks
This maggoty-meat, fit only to feed to packs of wild dogs!
I am witness to humanity wailing at the unjust Just-ice system
whose puppet-stringed players serve ritual deceit!
What stench is this?
The sickening odour that is slavery.
Oh, it is evil
This ancient *cess-pit, neck-deep, putrid, thick as quick-sand!
I am witness to that cadaver named Legal upon which feed
Eager flocks of carrion crows, all black-robed and beak-nosed!
What is that stink?
The halitosis of the fork-tongued liars.
Oh, it is garbage
This heap of guilt-stained paper, enslaving with spells and mal-intent!
I am witness to the myriad crimes of so-called humans,
Who hide behind their corporate-bodies and glued-on paper faces!
What on earth is that smell?
The odour of mass-treason is foul,
Oh, dealers in misery!
The destruction left in your wake is well-measured and well-known!
You deceivers can no longer mask your stink.
You abusers can no longer disguise your stench.
You liars can no longer deny you reek.
So be gone, be gone, be gone!
*cess = tax
Time is in essence a grand illusion that has taken a hold of our consciousness and conditioned our reality to believe in it, thus we then become enslaved by the illusion and suffer the karmas associated with it. Bound to the ticking of the clock, we slowly but surely create our own death. The entire infrastructure of the 3rd dimension is built around time (scheduling, dates, sequencing and chronological order) and thus reinforces the illusion.
Understanding Time can also open up dimensional pathways to other worlds/times/realities that serve as a bypass for the inevitable collapse scenarios.
In the Singularity of Source, there is no time – only an Infinitely Conscious Presence of Being that exists in all forms and all spaces at once. As one comes to recognize Source, one is freed from the bonds of time and all karmic causality is destroyed. In the Immortal Timeless Presence of Source – the past (or the future!) have no power and one becomes a Karma Immune Being. This is an extremely powerful vibratory state to exist in and by residing here one is free from ALL conditionings, delusions, illusions and cycles of time.
Karma no longer has power over one because the Law of Cause and Effect needs a temporal (time) bubble to exist within.
Outside of time, nothing can precede anything or condition any future moment, for there is no future to affect. In the same vein, the energy of the past peels away from one’s being and becomes nothing. The causal links between the past and the present are severed, thus no karma can possibly ripen or even exist in the Timeless State. As for the redemption and forgiveness of karma, the embodiment of Source Presence is the most powerful – and ultimately the only real mechanism behind karmic cleansing. Source was and always is free from karma. Karma is simply a denser shroud that cloaks our Original Innocence. Timelessness is inherently innocent for there is no time in which anything different can stain it.