Nature has its own consciousness. This is one of the things I’ve learned from traveling to sacred sites. For a long time, I thought I had to go to these faraway places to experience the refined energy, but I was wrong. It is possible to cultivate a relationship with nature in your own backyard or neighborhood.
I’ve always been drawn to places with water. Many people enjoy the relaxing qualities of the beach or lakes, so that is a given. On a psychic communication level, I have found that nature spirits will communicate if there is a sacred water source nearby.
It is no coincidence that on my past travels, the first place I remember seeing was a body of water. When I first arrived in Paris, I walked to the Seine River. The first picture I took in Peru was the Pacific Ocean. At home, I walk daily to a freshwater pond where many animals and plants.
When they say water is life, this is more than just words. Water has its own spiritual essence, thousands of years of people worshipping it, medicine men and women tending to it not only as a physical life giving essence, but a spiritual being.
I want to live in a society that rewards people for being good to the water, air, land and animals and people.
I want to live in a society where equal rights for all is rewarded, and shaming or ostracizing others is criminal behavior.
I want to live in a society where people frequently talk about the other realities that shamans experience. For example: What do you see in the Ukhupacha (lower world), Kaypacha (middle world), Hananpacha (upper world)? How do I know which is which? What does this mean? Who is helping right now so I can thank them?
I would like to live in a world where shamanism is respected very deeply–perhaps because it’s tens of thousands of years old and is effective when done properly.
I would like to live in a world that has respected and researched standards for shamanism so that everyone has the right teacher and learning program for them.
I would like to live in a society where I am financially and socially rewarded for all the unseen, energetic, shamanic or esoteric hurdles I’ve had to overcome since I was born.
I’d also like to live in a society that has other people like me who have overcome a great deal and who are positive and healthy. Perhaps we can all learn from each other.