The total absence of fear is complete freedom. Complete freedom is an expression of pure love. Pure love is manifest radiance from The Absolute – from Great Spirit. And with intention and impeccability, we can step into and be blessed by that radiance in ceremony.
Perhaps the most emotional and painful of goodbyes, however, is the abandonment found in death. As you get older these occurrences happen in greater frequency yet each is as sobering as the next. Death might be the most climatic of goodbyes but there are other exits almost as dramatic. Bidding adieu to your first apartment in anticipation of establishing a new home with a backyard for your growing family and the empty nest that comes after you say so long to your 18 year-old “baby” heading off to college.
Let's face it, there is a little known component in spirituality in general and shamanism in particular that needs more attention—mirth! After all, as every healer knows, the sacred is fueled by joy, and at the base of joy is love. Love makes us happy...joyful! And that's the nexus point of healing. It's a beautiful circle.
"WE ALREADY HAVE everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake."