The title of Shaman has been pushed out of medicine, much to Westerners detriment. Those who’s mission is to heal through Spirit and Earth, God and Gaia, those born with a healers heart, had to choose from allopathic roles in attempt to live out their soul purpose and heart desire. Nurses, PSWs, DSWs, therapists, etc, are some common fields shaman-spirits have settled for. Yet, many of them are left with the knowing that this is not the way they wanted to help or heal. Confusion sets in as they yearn to be in the healing fields, yet what they see and do on the job gives them no satisfaction. They are likely incarnated Shamans. Are you a Shaman? Here are some key traits I have noticed of my fellow Shamans
1) You Are An Introvert
Shamans have a rich inner life, we dance between worlds all day, and it is damn well exhausting. We also have heightened awareness and sensation, which means we need more time to process it all. And aside from that, people who haven’t unlocked their potential can be… annoying. I know this sounds judge-y, but consider how you feel after hanging out with kids all day. It’s not meant to put anyone above or below anyone else, we are each learning different things at our own pace. But the reality is, the majority’s scattered energy and thoughts are tiring and annoying after a while. Were typically old souls. We love you youngins’ but after dark go home, we need tea and quiet, just like Grandma. Ill send you off with a kiss and some cookies but hurry up and go already!
2) Nature Is Necessary
It truly is our church. The vibration of true, unadulterated nature is the only place that feels like home. When man-made world pulls our frequency down too low, we need to recharge off Gaia. It is re-charges our entire being, balances our mind, body and soul.
3) You Don’t Need Validation
Long story short, we don’t care what others think as far as ego related reasons go. Yes, I get upset if my friend calls me mean, because I care about how I affected her. I care about my impact, as opposed to my reputation. We feel out what is ours and what is yours, instead of getting defensive or hurt. We tend to respond instead of react. Our goals are to be of service to humanity, so if we know we are doing good in the world, we are at peace, even if our truths hurt your little ego and you don’t like us anymore. You will never hear someone with a healers heart say their top goal is fame, fortune, power etc. This is so 3D. We answer to God and Gaia, if they’re happy with us, then we are happy with us.
4) You Know Deep Inside You Are To Help Heal Humanity
Each Shaman has his own gifts and purpose. Whether it is to help animals, children, adults or Gaia, we are here to make things better. You may not know how yet, but you feel it. How we are meant to help is usually revealed along the path. Don’t wait to figure it all out, start with one small step. Always just one small step at a time. It all leads back to our contribution to shift humanity back into higher consciousness. Every bit contributes. Beware of “healers” who think life is all sunshine and rainbows. If you can’t accept and expose the dark, you have not accepted the state of emergency humanity and Gaia are in. If a ‘healer’ is uncomfortable in the dark, how can they be familiar with it? Healers and Shamans see clearly societies ills and are compelled to bring attention to darkness. We may sometimes sound negative but really, we’re focused on what needs help. Collective consciousness means we are all in this together, if you need a “positive vibes only” bubble around you, if you’re too scared to speak uncomfortable truths, Shamanism is not for you. See number 3;)
5) You’ve Had a Difficult Path
The kind of difficult path you don’t share often. It is sacred and private and made you who you are today. Our Saturn transit finishes in our mid-30’s and because the Shaman has so much about life, pain and healing to learn, we are not ready for our healing roles until after this transit, our mid-30’s. Unfortunately, most of today’s Shamans are already established in their careers at this point and too afraid to follow their newfound calling. Just do it, please realize your potential. The other half are hopelessly depressed and looking for their purpose. There is no section for ‘Shaman’ when taking a career aptitude test, but that just may be what you are. Be brave and follow your heart.
6) You’re Energetically Sensitive & Have Mastered Your Own
And this includes emotions (energy-in-motion). I’ve felt & heard electricity since childhood. Mom couldn’t understand why I’d complain about hearing the electricity, hear a light on etc. I can feel peoples emotions if I choose to tune into them, and sometimes regardless if the energy is strong. Many Highly Sensitive People (HSP) think they are Empaths. While HSPs are beginning to feel subtle energies, they are still energetically weak or inexperienced. It’s like the kindergarten of Empath school. Yep, you’re feeling stuff but it’s knocking your energetic field over. I find HSPs’ personal energy fields to be easily overridden and manipulated. I can, if I’m being honest, give a HSP anxiety or peace without talking or touching just by directing the frequency their way, they are actually more easily manipulated than the average Joe, because they are highly feeling (making them easy targets for users and manipulators) HSPs are the people getting emotionally manipulated and taken advantage of while claiming to be an Empath. They claim they are givers and just care too much, but really they’re martyrs or co-dependent with little insight. They may feel others pain, but they don’t know how to maturely handle it. Empaths see through bullshit, we don’t get duped, and also see #3. I have a lot of influence over the energy in a room, not the other way around. Mature Shamans and Empaths have cultivated their energies, learned to control them (including emotions), and manage them before we burn out. We’re typically calm and satisfied, as opposed to the emotionally frazzled and often distressed HSP. A Shamans ability to sense, intuit, and work with subtle energies is what makes us of service.
7) You Are Spiritually Gifted With A Siddhis”
Basically, you’re psychic & intuitive. Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, Clairscent, Clairempathy, Channeling etc You just know stuff
8) People Have Always Called you Weird
Or a freak, or a loner. You get the picture. You don’t fit in. I was called weird my whole life (“In a good way Heather” did sort of help the sting) I didn’t see it but others did. It wasn’t until my 30’s that I realized I was operating from a different place than my peers. If you feel different, you probably are. Embrace it, and if you’re having a hard time doing that, read #3 again.
a person who has access to Spirit and Intuition, can go into trance states of consciousness and encourage healing on the energetic level, believes all healing is through God and Gaia, that the body has the ability to self-heal & self-repair through innate intelligence