We recently came across a beautiful book: Songs of the Shaman—the Path of the Feather by Red Moon Hombre. The book is comprised of verses that were obtained by over ten years of Shamanic Journeys. Each verse deserves to be approached with our most openhearted, open minded tenderness and sense of quiet introspection. The following verses, found in the first Chapter, are very powerful and carry within them, the pebbles that lead us onto the Shamanic Path.
4.1: The history of your path is known…and the potential of your arrival here was foretold. So finding these teachings was no accident.
4.2: Like the buffalo in search of summer pastures…there was a hunger that led you…inevitably…to this time and place.
4.3: You have been seeking truth and wisdom. And now in response to your songs…truth and wisdom have found you.
4.4: There is much to learn…if you have come in a good way!
4.5: Should you choose to walk the path known as The Red Road…these teachings will, forever, be at your side.
4.6: They are part of the Mystery Songs…and cannot be un-learned. The Mystery Songs change you.
4.7: Their purpose is to renew the old perspectives…where humans did not believe in dominion…but were partners in the Earth journey.
4.8: It is called The Path of the Feather…and it is an honor bound commitment to Namaji.
4.9: Namaji is a “Ute” (A Native American tribe found mostly in the State of Utah in the United States) word and pledge, like that…to walk a path of “Dignity, Honor, Respect and Pride”. It is… Namaji.
4.10: But it is not an assignment…nor is it a blood right. It is about choice…it is about recognition and acceptance.
4.11: It is the acknowledgement…that every thought…our every word…and our every deed…forms the basis for the paths we walk.
4.12: And who can say what lies in the hearts of those who cannot feel The Great Spirit…in all things.
4.13: So I invite you to soar with me…over mountains and meadows, and in the dreamscapes.
4.14: I invite you to accept your Spirit Path…as a Sacred Spirit Path. Because it has always been so!
4.15: I invite you to look into your heart as well…it knows that these teachings are offered in a good way.
4.16: It will know that my words are straight…that they may go as sunlight into your heart.
Ho Hecetu Welo!
(It is so!)
Do these words resonate with you? Do these words “speak to you or sing to your Soul or your Heart?
If so, take your time to dip your toes into The River; taste the sweetness of these waters; feel the Warmth of the Sun and the loving embrace of the Earth.
If these words are indeed like sunlight into your heart, find out much more by looking at the pages of our site or by checking us out on Meetup.com or attending one of our Shamanic Circles or workshops.
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