This is a great video from Sandra Ingerman where she talks about several important aspects of shamanism and being a shamanic practitioner. A quote: "I really do believe that it is a destiny to be on this path. It is not an easy path. It is the path of the wounded healer."
As the final Harry Potter movie hits the theaters this week it is a great time to look back at the amazing story. Over the last few weeks I've watched the previous 7 movies (I read the books a few years ago also), and it made me appreciate more Harry's growing process and how the lessons he learned played out in a certain pattern.
"You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are… and that’s OK. They are entitled to their own views and opinions. And you learn the importance of loving and championing yourself…and in the process a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval. You now stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you (or didn’t do for you) and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected."
"Sanctified by their initiatory experiences and furnished with their spirit guardians, the shaman alone among human beings is able to consciously travel into the spiritual worlds as cosmic explorers."