"We live in a provocative, evolving time that promises to impact how we live together on the planet, how we continue as a species, and how we understand ourselves in relation to a larger universe...this is the time to remember how to live in ecstatic relationship with natural forces."
SHAPESHIFTING A NEW WORLD
In dreaming a new world during these prophesied times of change, we should not be discouraged when our goals are met slowly. The deep restructuring of reality has phases that are unpredictable and unstable. As a case in point, many of us now confront enormous shake-ups in our lives. Whether encountering the death of a loved one, loss of income and security, a major move, life threatening illness, or a shift in relationship dynamics, the familiar ways we know are dissolving. This is equally true for the world at large. As of the time of this writing, our systems look as if they are collapsing. Violence escalates in our streets, environmental and corporate atrocities mount, third world dilemmas multiply, and the economy is still spinning out of control. It is not hard to imagine why these decades surrounding the mystique of 2012 are called the End Times and why so many people fear the world is actually coming to an end.
Like shamans all over the world we can draw upon our own, and nature’s power, and rely on the spirits to help us dream and act for higher good. As the shifting of personal and societal dreams forces us out of denial, we can guide ourselves into a future that nourishes not only the human, but also the plant, animal, and mineral species of our planet. No matter how comfortable, those patterns that do not serve the larger environmental and global family, or our own higher good, will not persist. Given this, the reality we know is indeed coming to a close. As in ancient death and rebirthing rites, we may feel as if we are dying as we let go of fantasies about life, and ourselves, to live genuinely. Yet, the richness of being real eases the release of outdated ways.
Now is the time to join with like-minded others to dream and act together. We must fix upon the higher paths that open now and walk steadfast in their direction. As we do so, it is vital that humanity remembers it is boundless; we are one with infinite universal potential.
LLYN ROBERTS, MA, is a prominent teacher of healing and shamanism. She has trained extensively with traditional Andean healers and has been initiated into shamanic circles by Quechua peoples in South America, and in Siberia. Roberts has facilitated sacred journeys to work alongside indigenous people living in remote regions of the Amazon basin, the Asian steppes, high Andes, and in ancient Maya lands of Central America. She has been a Reiki practitioner for nearly 25 years. Her books include Shapeshifting Into Higher Consciousness, The Good Remembering, and Shamanic Reiki (with Robert Levy).
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