Previously I shared the Message from the Shamans. In that post, I mentioned Dreaming the World into Being. I’ve been asked to explain that phrase in shorter format. 🙂
In an interview from 2007, Alberto Villoldo (a Shaman trained in South America) defined Dreaming of the World in terms of working on personal healing. He said this healing is about being able to “find peace, joy, and grace within you.” To Villoldo, when the shaman Dreams the World into Being, “the shaman no longer looks for meaning in life, but brings meaning to every situation. The shaman stops looking for truth and instead brings truth to every encounter.”
I like that definition. It is simple but powerful. When we stop looking outside of ourselves for answers to our problems, and start working on our own healing, the world becomes a different place. It is a place where we can notice the birds flying over the road, swooping to catch bugs. Instead of complaining about the bugs, we see their place in the circle of life. We can delight in the colors of the sunset that are reflected in the blooms of wild flowers or our neighbor’s garden. We can enjoy listening to the surf trapped inside the seashell. When we take responsibility for our healing, we are not alone in our journey. Yet, we can look past our own problems and find the bit of grace, peace and love that lives inside. Through our healing, we can learn to nurture that spark. Then grace, peace and love will flow outward in our actions, our prayers, and our dreams.
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