Shamanic Driving is when you drive your car somewhere, and reach an altered state in the process. I’m not advocating this as a technique, but I’m going to describe it in this post. Shamanic Driving is different from Sonic Driving, which is when you go into an altered state through the use of a rapid, monotonous sound or vibration.
Here’s home Shamanic Driving works:
Get in your car.
Put on music
Head out on a highway, for a 100 mile journey through beautiful, but somewhat monotonous scenery.
Add a rain storm, and then windshield wipers.
Note the drone of other cars and trucks on the highway all around your car, to the East of you, to the South of you, to the West of you, to the North of you, above you the sky or rain, below you, the hiss of tires running through the rain on the pavement…
By this time, you have “Siri,” ocassionally telling you, “you are on the fastest route and the way ahead is clear.”
I feel focused yet relaxed.
My phone rings. My friend is reminding me how to get to her house. We’re chatting. A motorcyclist has just whipped around me, going way too fast in the rain. I change lanes to avoid him, and end up in the fast lane, and suddenly, I’m passing a truck. I’m in the truck’s blind spot, pulling up, now along side the back third of the truck.
Suddenly, “because everything happens suddenly, or not at all,” the truck signals, and starts moving into the fast lane, where I am. I begin narrating this, calmly, to my friend,”why’s this truck coming over here?” I’m breaking, defensively, I’m honking the horn, I’m moving to my left, not wanting to leave the pavement, still honking. My friend on the phone is telling me to focus, and we all are. And the truck backs off, yet we keep going, and ahead to the right, I see the police car lights blinking blue in the rain, and I realize, the truck was just trying to obey the Move Over law.
I pass him, and wipe my brow, my way of signaling to him, “that was close but we pulled through” because I drive With Spirit, tuned in, where ever I go.
And I am blessed.
Where ever you go, take Spirit wih you, and Share your Peace with Mother Earth and Father Sky and the Big Waters all around us.
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