On becoming a Shaman step one, go for a walk

How does one become a Shaman?  It can be a long  journey and one should start by taking a walk.  Make a commitment to yourself that you will take a walk outside on a regular basis.  Even if you visit a gym and walk on a treadmill, I encourage you to walk outside on a regular basis.

Walking stimulates the body, and the mind, and the spirit. 

Making a commitment, focuses your intent.

When you walk, please look at your surroundings.

  • Take in the air temperature.  Smell things.  See the sky, the clouds, the sun or the moon and stars.
  • See the birds flying and the trees they land in.  Look at the leaves and buds and twigs of the trees.  Notice the different forms of trees.
  • Listen to the sounds — the birds, and other natural sounds.  Try to hear where they are coming from.
  • Touch the earth, touch the grass, the plants, the rocks and sand that covers and forms the earth.
  • If you are near a body of water, go visit it.  See what color it is, if it is tidal, what do the waves look like, and are there critters in it/on it that you can see?
  • What has changed since the last time you walked here?
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Author: Whale Maiden

I'm a Shaman living in suburban Southwest Florida. I study animals and the weather and reflect on the cycles of life.

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