The Shaman Within – an excerpt

Aug 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Book News, Books, Books for Shamans

The Shaman Within, by Barbara Meiklejohn-Free  explains how our ancient wisdoms can now be employed to tackle the big issues that trouble our minds, ravage our bodies and quash our spirits. Through a very personal journey; the travels, experiences, rituals, highs and lows of the protagonist, an amazing tapestry of insights and answers is woven before our very eyes. And the threads of this tapestry consist of the incredible healing and empowerment that our long-forgotten ‘rites of passage’ afford us. The lessons within enable us to feel more complete, at one with ourselves, our environment and the universe that created us. This book speaks to all who seek true fulfilment and imparts the tools to achieve it.

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

“Storytelling is the oldest form of sharing and teaching traditions, which have deteriorated with the disbandment of tribes, clans and cultures. I have experienced sacred storytelling around campfires and hearths, when the nights are long and dark and the stars are bright. So what is the ‘Calling’ and how does it happen? It can come in many ways. Most of us are gifted with our calling in the dreamtime and through visions. It is a profound inner knowing. Everyone has a calling, be it to climb mountains, travel the lands, sail the oceans, become a nurse or doctor, nun or priest.

Many saints and seers have referred to the beginning of their true life’s purpose as a ‘Calling to serve God’.

Your calling is the ‘highest purpose’ for your life. Great prophets and oracles of the past like Muhammad, Buddha, Jesus, Gandhi, Alexander the Great and Joan of Arc, to name a few, had to fulfil their calling, even if it meant death. These people did not fear death; they knew it only as a transition from one form to another. They had reached for the impossible dream, to go and do what no one has done before. Captain Kirk’s quest to ‘go where no man has gone before’ is the calling that lives within every one of us today. The greatest Universe of all is the one within you that still needs to be explored and traversed without damaging or spoiling the integral landscape.

We came to Earth from the Spirit World to follow our calling. This desire has propelled us through time and space to be in the here and now. If anyone should ask you to explain what drives you forward, your honest response will come from an unquestioning faith, for when you have no more questions you will not be asked to explain yourself any longer. I discovered how much
easier my life became when I eventually surrendered to the Great Mystery and put away for good my ‘girlish ways’ of anxiously wondering what’s next. The calling to awaken your life purpose arouses your soul. Following your calling is your proclamation to willingly become the best, the most content, you can be.”

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