Take an area of your life in which you are experiencing a challenge. Write it down.
About the time I was thirty years old I had come to the conclusion that I was not destine to a "normal life." It was killing me. (I have always, since childhood practiced the ways of the tlish diyan, learning to be part of all things. As a child, I could not conceive of anyone living any other way. Imagine my surprise when I found out I was one of a very small minority.) With children and a home in the suburbs, I tried, and lost it, went into a type of shamanic madness, and spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how I got where I was.
"Shamanic madness" as I now understand it from those I have counciled over the last four decades, is a cracking open to new levels of consciousness and energy. For this I would say, assimilate, because it seems to happen both ways. What I have heard described is very much like what I experienced. Whether you open to the shamanic realm of life, or open to the contemporary norm, it is a bewildering time. I invite you to consider the possibility that a moment of shamanic madness is necessary to finding our way into the 5th World Mind. Do you wish to step outside of your current reality and go beyond?
Think now of the people you know who have "lost it" momentarily. In knowing them, have you found inspiration in your own journey into the unknown? Think of how they have regained their sense of self. It is important to recognize those who exude light, have first overcome a place of self-doubt and loss of direction. And it is time to be aware of regaining clarity on this matter. We grow rapidly now and humanity's dark night of the soul make come to an end… what then?
Remember three time you felt empowered and in synch with time. Really experience that feeling. Write them down.
List at least three areas in which you still find yourself presenting yourself in this way without having to think about it.
Guess what, you're there!
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