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Shamanic Wisdom: Creating a Difference

Shamanic Wisdom: Creating a Difference Jan Engels-Smith

In an infinite universe that has existed for eons, we may feel small and insignificant. But when we view life as an eternal and timeless spirit with unconstrained access to the cosmic mysteries, our potential for creativity and influence has no limits. Life should be measured by possibilities, not boundaries, and by opportunities, not restrictions. In my communing with the spirits, they helped me to understand that every person has the capacity to change the world singlehandedly.

The world-renowned dancer and choreographer Martha Graham once wrote: "There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost." She was referring not to particular artists but to all of humanity. Every individual possesses a creative power that seeks to be released and not denied, and every person is capable of translating this unique vitality into a meaningful force in life.

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The challenges that we face individually and as a civilization seem, at times, overwhelming, because we often begin by focusing on the magnitude of the problem rather than our ability to impact change. As an energy medicine practitioner, I have come to understand that we create through our actions, our attitudes, and our confidence in the support of the spirits. The creative powers that we possess are governed by what the spirits term the creation laws.