The Path of the Shaman Within: The Spirit Of Everything

Connect to the shaman within you with Barbara Meiklejohn‐Free.

When you walk the path of the shaman within, (to live your life as authentically and transparently as you can) ‘Spirit’ is the force with which you will have the greatest connection. It is energy that created the Cosmos, which resides within the elements all around us, breathes meaning into everything on, and of, our world and we can call upon it at any time. In fact, the greater your understanding of the mechanics of our world the more Spirit – the Great Mystery – becomes tangible, if not always visible. And so it is meant to be for us as we journey, experiencing all that life offers up for our personal growth and the elevation of the human consciousness.

But simply being aware of Spirit is not the whole picture. The more we interact with Spirit the greater the flow of energy, the stronger the connection and the more ‘alive’ our experience of this journey is. Being more aware of the life around us; the kingdoms of flora and fauna, the elements and the huge variety of message bearing elementals, affords us a truly insightful view of our world and our part in it. It allows us to pick up the mantle and become the custodians of this incredible Earth – our Gaia – that is the collective potential within us.

Individually becoming more attuned to Spirit also allows us to tap into the experiences of our ancestors. This might be seeking assurances about loved ones or it might be about facilitating profound transformation – like healing the original wounding. What we are looking at is being able to understand the ‘passage of experiences’ and taking from them only what serves, rather than measuring everything along a linear rule, losing what has gone before and traversing life with limited vision.

Having a connection to Spirit gives you the ability to ‘rather light a candle, than complain about the dark’. It doesn’t prevent painful experiences happening, but it equips us with a way of coping and moving beyond it. This is why organised religions have appealed to so many for so long, by bottling the idea of Spirit in a manifest human ‘God’ conception and so Spirit became someone tangible. Sadly the confines did not stop there. But the point is so long as you communicate with Spirit from a place of love, always for a better understanding – be it God, a tree, the winds or the open sea, your very essence is fed and sustained, you grow and more possibilities and opportunities reveal themselves to you.

Calling in… Spirit

One of the easiest ways to connect to Spirit is through our cosmic powerhouse – the Sun… Sit or lie comfortably with your shoes off, someplace where you can feel the Sun on your body. Relax. Become aware of the light and the heat of the Sun. Now, fully aware of the Sun’s presence, release your consciousness and focus to become aware of the inner aspects of the Sun. Move into a completely transpersonal and cosmic realm. Experience new qualities of this amazing energy, its light and how its warmth feeds love. Fully explore these aspects until you get a good sense of their meaning for you. Share this experience with your body. Bring the awareness and sensation down from your head to the rest of your body. Let Spirit tingle through every cell. When you have a full sensation of the presence of Spirit filling your body, radiate this energy/love out through your body and let yourself glow. Hold this radiation out into the environment as long as it feels appropriate. Draw you attention back to your body and then open your eyes and ground yourself by saying ‘Sweet mystery that is at the sacred centre and all divine energies, thank you for holding us and cradling us in your protection as we bring wholeness to our hearts and to our world. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. It is Good.’


Barbara Meiklejohn‐Free is a healer, author, teacher and storyteller – all of which she employs in Barbara Meiklejohn‐Free imageweaving the ancient craft of the Shaman. Drawing on her extensive work with the Native American traditions, as well as those of many other indigenous cultures including her own Pagan heritage, she is a recognized expert in assisting people to explore the Calling, in vision questing, in performing initiations and in hosting ceremonies across the globe. Barbara has been communing with Spirit since the age of 12 and her work today is synonymous with integrity, authenticity and vision. Her no‐nonsense, hands‐on approach has helped thousands to reclaim their natural gifts through her many talks, readings, performances, seminars and residential workshops.

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