Shamanic Journeying through Infinite Potential

Spirit is potential, as I explained in a previous post, but what does that mean for spiritual people?

When you recognize that spirit is infinite potential and that imagination is a direct sense of this infinite potential, it becomes clear that imagination is a direct sense of spirit itself. When you ask an indigenous shaman, such as one of the Q’ero people, how we can be sure we’re not imagining a shamanic journey (or other spirit communication), the answer you’ll likely get is, “well, so what if you are?” This is not to downplay the reality of our connection with spirit, not at all, but rather we are to respect our natural ability to communicate with spirit. The fact that this communication might occur within the realm of what we call imagination does not make it any less important or real.

What is of importance to consider is our contribution to our spirit communication. We can speak with infinite spirit beings and they can tell us infinite wisdom, so you want to make sure you aren’t only seeking out precisely what you want to hear. We each have what I call a fear self, which maintains much of our ego, and our fear selves can get in the way by imposing their fears and desires on the messages we receive. If you are afraid of being challenged, you might receive messages that pacify you. These messages are not completely false insofar as the spirit world contains infinite and all truths. However, if you are seeking to grow on your path you must be watchful that your fear self is not hindering you. And if you deliberately seek to be challenged, you certainly will be met with challenges!

Spirit being infinite potential reminds us of our own responsibilities in navigating the spirit realm. We ought to visit with clear intentions, like having a well-defined journey question before you set out. We ought to be prepared if we find anything in the journey frightening or upsetting, as it needn’t be and you cannot be harmed if you are confident and in control.

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