Small Steps…

“Small steps may appear unimpressive, but don’t be deceived. They are the means by which perspectives are subtly altered, mountains are gradually scaled, and lives are drastically changed.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Agnostic…

I am Agnostic. It is not some wishy-washy, simply shrugging one’s shoulders and saying, “I don’t know.” It is a long, hard look at whether there is a God or not and honestly saying, “I just don’t have all of the information necessary to truly know.”

I have been criticized for not taking a stand, as a shaman. Most believe if I am to be a shaman I must know. But that is not the truth. I am a shaman who has travelled beyond the simple yes or no, black or white.

The true shaman must traverse the mystical. I am who I am, limited knowledge and I must be at peace with that, knowing that each day, each moment changes and I may “know” something completely different tomorrow.

Fear: A Necessary Emotion…

“Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’
‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

The new age tells me I should have no fear. Anyone who tells me I should have no fear does not know the nature of the work of the shaman. There is fear every time I journey, every time I work in trance. There has to be some level of fear to respect the power of this work as I may not come back.

“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent