Experiencing the Shamanic Journey ~ April 8th, 2013// @ Energy on East, 320 East Ave, Rochester, NY. Contact Karen Wright to reserve your seat in the first session by email, [masked], by phone,[masked], or by RSVP on the "Speaking Hearts, Talking Drums, & Whispering Hides" meetup site.
~~~A Direct Path of Revelation~~~
Begin Your Journey into the World of Spirit
In the shamanic understanding, there is a spiritual dimension that is invisible to the five senses, yet which profoundly affects our lives. What would you find if you could journey there?
There are unseen forces that have been with you since you were born, friendly allies who have guided and sheltered you. What would you learn if you could speak to them?
There is a part of you that knows you are one with the universe, and that you are intimately connected with all of life. How would your life change if you could fully embody this higher self?
Shamanic journeying is about finding the answers to these questions—and opening the door to an awakened connection with the world of spirit. It's about meeting your spiritual guides and getting to know them. Shamanism is a spiritual practice that's been going on for over 400,000 years. It's the path of direct revelation. This class allows you to enter the spirit world yourself and discover your own power.
The practice of shamanism puts you in direct contact with your spiritual allies and the divine aspect of your own being. It allows you to develop a relationship with the spiritual forces in your life—and to build a sense of trust in the wisdom, insight, and healing energy you receive.
And it all begins with the shamanic journey—the cornerstone practice for awakening to the spirit world.In this class you will enter through the gateway to the non-ordinary reality and meet your spirit guides.
Running Water uses the art of rhythm and her drumming along with intention, to help you enter an altered state of consciousness in order to connect with the spiritual dimension of reality and have you get in touch with your personal helpers and guides.
With Experiencing the Shamanic Journey, you are invited to learn this safe, reliable, and trans-formative technique from a respected shamanic teacher and drummer.
Here is your chance to experience Running Water's shamanic practice in an unprecedented format. This six-session course will provide you with the essentials for integrating the spiritual insights and techniques of shamanism into your life, including:
• The shamanic journey—how to enter a new state of awareness and open your perceptions to the spirit world
• Guidelines for interpreting the information you receive, improving your recall, and deepening your experience
• Your spiritual allies—guided journeys for making contact with your power animals, ancestors, and guardian spirits
• The Upper, Middle, & Lower Worlds—experience journeys into each of the divisions of non-ordinary reality
• The shamanic approach to healing—how to make yourself a conduit for universal healing energy to benefit yourself and others
• “Seeing through the heart”—expanding your perceptions in real-world situations by connecting with the universal field
• Dealing with the ego—guidance for navigating the most common pitfalls of doubt and self-sabotage
• Your own journey style—how to dispel unhelpful preconceptions and learn to trust your unique way of receiving guidance and energy from the spirits
• Embodying wisdom—bringing your practice into your relationships, community, and every aspect of your life
This course will include written materials to help you deepen your understanding.
Session 1: The Path of Direct Revelation
We begin by exploring the secrets of humankind’s earliest spiritual practice and its modern incarnation. Learn how rhythm can shift your brainwaves to take you into an altered state, and the most effective techniques for opening yourself to power and guidance from the spirit world.
Session 2: Lower World Journeying
Discover how to build your energy and clear away mental obstacles as you prepare for a shamanic journey, then embark upon a guided journey to the Lower World to find your power animal. Karen offers insights on interpreting the symbolism in your journeys, and returning grounded and present after you are done.
Session 3: Upper World Journeying
Enter the Upper World to find a spiritual ally who will offer you information and healing energy. Learn more about the different ways the shamanic journey has been practiced in traditional cultures, and key techniques for maintaining your focus during a journey.
Session 4: Journeys of Divination
The shamanic journey can bring you information from the past, present, and future—and allow you to find answers for your most pressing questions. In this session, Running Water explores the shamanic art of divination, the power of working in community, and guidelines for journeying on behalf of others.
Session 5: Illness from a Shamanic Perspective
In shamanism, the spiritual component of healing is paramount—and non-ordinary healing often leads to remarkable recovery on the physical level. Running Water offers essential guidance on dealing with spiritual blockages, negative energy, chronic illness, and misfortune—as well as the Spirit Boat journey for recovering your lost power.
Session 6: Power Animal Retrievals
Running Water explores the many ways to fully integrate shamanic practice into your life. Learn more about working in the Middle World, strengthening your relationship with your power animals and spiritual allies, and fully embodying the wisdom you receive from your shamanic journeys?
Thanks to drummers like Running Water and many others, we can safely travel to meet our guides and get in touch with the realms of spirit, and conduct with the unseen worlds, our spiritual allies, and the sacred nature of our true essence.
With Experiencing the Shamanic Journey, Running Water invites you to meet your allies, guides, helpers, power animals & totems. She invites you to learn this trans-formative practice for healing, insight, and awakening and using your inner power. If you’re ready to embark upon your own journey into the world of spirit, there’s no better teacher to help you get started with this life-changing practice.
Running Water's shamanic journeys are taken with her "Sacred Flight" drum made of horse hide. Everyone rides the vibration to the spirit world to get the healing they need for themselves and others. The sound of her drum is pure energy like lightening and it transports you quickly through the cracks and crevices to the other side. Drumming with horse will lead you to trance states and to higher vibrations. Her "Sacred Flight" drum encourages a specific state of trance and "dreaming" brain wave patterns that take you into a deeper and more holistic experience of the world in all its fullness. Afterward you will be given time to journal your journey and share with others if you care to do so. There will be time for Q & A as well.
Come to the first session of Music Medicine on Meditation night, Monday, April 8th @ Energy on East, 320 East Ave, Rochester, NY to experience session 1 and see if you'd like to continue the course. The cost for each session is $15. However, Energy On East is running a Meditation night special on this course & if you sign up for the remaining 5 sessions, each one will be only $10 instead of the $15. Please bring a journal to write in, wear comfortable clothes, and a pillow or two if you like to be comfortable on the floor.