Polish the world with consciousness until ordinary things glisten with their true nature. Consciousness is the missing ingredient in our action and our activism. The world will only change when we change from within and pour Light into it.
A root meaning of the word "shaman" is "one who sees in the dark." We all have shamanic gifts. They are as inherent in our humanity as heartbeats and breathing. Now is the time when we awaken collectively to our shared shamanic power.
Your body has been purified already in the sweat lodge of your birth. It contains all the talismans you need for your shamanic journey. The robe of the deer priest is your flesh. Is the crown of your head not a white crystal, blending seven colors of the rainbow? Is the pulse in your brow not the eye of the prophet? The pituitary gland in your brain, is it not a medicine bag, filled with ancestral herbs? Your throat a flute that calls the animal guides and elementals, your chest a drum filled with thunder and silence, your heart a cup containing the nectar of healing, your solar plexus a shield of gold whose glow expands around you for protection, your navel a stem that leads to the inward flower whose petals are heavens of angelic vision and song. Some of you have sacred moon blood for cleansing every forest sanctuary for the dance.
In the past, religions have taught us to look for the light above or outside ourselves, to look toward the pope, priest, guru, savior. Likewise, political systems taught us to look toward government for our succor and salvation. Now is the time to shift to a completely different way of seeing spiritual power and authority. All power and authority are given to you! The Light you've been looking for is your own source and center.
Don't look for Light, look from Light. Be the seer in the dark. See in the dark by generating the power by which you see. Practice deep meditation, touch creation's silent source, then let there be Light.
"You are the Light of the world (Mat 5:14)." I didn't say that. The shaman Jesus did.
Recommended book, 'The Beauty of the Primitive.'