This post substantially edits the May 10th post, “Journey of the Heart: The Shamanic Path Within.”
In this Blog, I am describing a Journey which I am on, to find my Spiritual Path. I am on what is called the Earthways Shamanic Path. That much is known and clear. But since it is a path of my own invention, and I am blazing a trail, I have to feel my way, with each step. Recently — at a New Moon meditation ceremony, two months ago, I came out of the ceremony with the vision of a great green spiral. It looked something like this:
Green is the color of the Heart Chakra. I am on a journey of the heart, but I knew the message wasn’t about romance. Instead, this is about finding my soul’s connection to the great green spiral that pulses at my core, (at my Soul’s Heart,) and about my on-going dedication to honor my Path, “the Path with the most heart,” which was the most important lesson I got from the Carlos Castenada books.
[I thought the Spiral referred to the Sea…]
Honorable Shamans and Fellow Pagans, you must find YOUR Path. The one that will best nurture you and challenge you to grow and flourish. This is the Path with the most Heart,. Sometimes, following this path may require that you take focused steps winding along mountain sides. Other times, you will discover the path completely drops off a cliff and you must ‘high back’ and leap across the chasm. Trusting you will drop into the Sea, the deep waters all around us, and discover you are body surfing, jumping waves and the curl of the waves drops you off in a forest glen, densely green and lush and so soft and you enter it and the big green hum of cicadas sings to you, calls to your heart, their rising and falling crescendos a giant spiral yet again. Find your song, follow your path.
Here’s the Important update, Honorable Shamans and Fellow Pagans: a few days after I posted “Journey of the Heart: The Shamanic Path Within” I had a conversation with a helpful reader, who helped me understand that I had written TWO posts in one blog post. (One was all about Music and Messages From Spirit. and I have pulled that one together, elsewhere.) I realized the point of this Blog, was the symbol, the Green Spiral. So, I searched the internet for images of green spirals, and that is when I found this:
As you can see in the accompanying text, the Koru spiral refers to “going back to the beginning, in order to nurture new phases in life” And, what this means to me is, at that New Moon Ceremony, two months ago I was being encouraged to go back to my Path’s roots, and feel my way forward, to make sure I would make good choices in the subsequent time.
My experiences on my path began in Nature at the Jersey Shore (the wave as spiral) and included lots of time in the Pennsylvania woods, surrounded by cicada, who’s noises are an all enveloping spiral, so, it is important to return to Nature to “Find the Path with the Most Heart.”
I’ve been through a lot of changes since that New Moon Ceremony, two months ago: I’ve left a ten-year relationship. I moved away from the house where I have lived for 15 years, the County for over 30. I got a new job. I’ve reconnected with my inner spirit, I am happy. I’ve had some wonderful adventures out in Nature. Has my Path sustained me during all this? Yes, it has. Am I connected to Spirit? Yes, I am.
So I say to you, We are all Connected. Share your Peace with Mother Earth, Father Sky, and with the Big Waters all around you.
(c) 2017 to present, Whale Maiden for the Earthways Shamanic Path, all rights reserved (Except for the spiral photos.)