Is reality just a projection of the Heart? Is the Shamanic Journey really the link between worlds? Can we learn to see the world with our hearts instead of Ego?
Shamans See Through Their Hearts
Shamanic tribes like the Maori of New Zealand believe that the physical world we experience is actually a projection coming from each individual heart. The Mayans and the Q’ero tribe in the Peruvian Andes have their own versions of this basic understanding. Their shamans know that self-importance, created by the ego, is dedicated to keeping the powerful heart portal closed off enough to prevent Spirit from shining through. — Awakening to the Spirit World The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation By Hank Wesselman, Sandra Ingerman
Threat to Western Religion
Ego A Necessary Tool of Consciousness
The Ego isn’t our enemy per se. Rather, it’s a necessary tool. The Ego is the mechanism connecting our consciousness to our body. Our Ego has a default setting containing our personality and instincts. It also roots use to the three default doors of consciousness, waking, sleeping and dreaming. Our culture fixates on the Ego. All advertising aims to satisfy the Ego. As a result, we cannot see through our hearts like the Shaman. The emphasis on the Ego smothers our heart connection.
So, ideally, we grow intellectually and spiritually as we mature and seek to push beyond these default settings. However, the Ego is just temporal and selfish. Above all, the Ego wants to maintain control. It closes us off from Awakening and our Heart Center. The result is that many people never go past these default settings. They don’t fully mature as Awakened Beings. So, they never learn to see the world through their hearts.
We can’t do away with our Ego. What we need to do is learn to use it like a tool instead of being used by it. We need to take our rightful place as the Observer and learn to move beyond the default settings of our Ego. This is what the Shamanic Journey enables. For eons Shaman, the magical athletes of consciousness have been engaging in this process. It provides us with the experience proving there is much more to this reality than what we know as ordinary reality.
Opening Portal to the Spirit World
The ego accomplishes this by shutting down the heart to where the portal remains closed to the spirit world. The portals pop open only when a certain amplitude is reached, so keeping it below a certain level prevents opening. What keeps amplitude low are all the familiar maladies: fear, hostility, self-importance, depression, self-doubt, cynicism, and frustration. Because of these, most people’s hearts are shut down most of the time, which feels bad in the chest and cuts off the main avenue of escape from pain and suffering — an open heart. Shamans see through their hearts.Gratitude counters these ploys by the parasitical false personality and raises the amplitude high enough the heart opening process. — Awakening to the Spirit World The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation By Hank Wesselman, Sandra Ingerman
Not everyone is ready to see with their hearts. Every reputable teacher or Guru who can teach you how to open your heart will make sure you are ready. Once you open your heart to see, it cannot be closed. You can try to ignore what but opening your spiritual eyes also expands your conscience.
Are you ready to open the portal to the spirit world? This enables you to see both the internal and external worlds in greater detail. This means you will face the intent of your heart. It will show you the motives for your behavior. This vision will enable you to experience the full range of emotion. Many people today take drugs to numb out their feelings. Opening your heart will make this harder.
Opening your heart will also open your eyes to the consequences of the injustice and greed of mankind. Because your conscience expands, you will feel the pain and suffering of others and the world. When you see people misuse other people or the environment, you will feel their pain.
So, are you ready to see these things? You may need additional inner work before you take this step. If you have a history of mental illness, you should consult a physician before you attempt this major step.
We recommend learning and practicing as many preparatory spiritual technologies as possible. This will help prepare you for opening your heart.
Spiritual technologies are tools for exploring consciousness. They result from generations of research by cultures around the world. These processes stand up to the test of science. They are repeatable and measurable. They do not require belief in religious doctrine. So, everyone who can follow a process can use them. We call the practice of these processes spiritual exploration.
You can list these tools in several ways. Some fall into more than one group. We like this simple method.
- Tools to enhance critical thinking. This study of basic logical reasoning along with spotting logical fallacies and logical axioms. Then we also use comparative analysis. This is a step-by-step way of comparing beliefs between different worldviews. Above all, these tools will help sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
- The Enneagram Personality Profile. This is mostly an analytical tool. It provides insight into the mechanisms of ego, personality, and instinct.
- Seated meditation is often the heart of your spiritual practice. This includes a range from Beginning Meditation and Mindfulness Meditation through Japa Meditation and more advanced Siddhis of Patanjali.
- Moving meditation helps us strengthen the mind-body connection. It is also an important key to our health and wellness. This progression includes several methods of energy collection, such as Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
- Pathways for expanding and exploring awareness. This progression includes a range of processes from lucid dreaming, the Shamanic Journey and Guided Meditation to third-eye awakening and soul memory awareness. Practical tools to guide your path, a spiritual journal, and automatic writing.
- Healing practices are the final group. This branch includes Pe Jet, Reiki, and Shiatsu. Self-care is also a part of this group and is vital to our overall health and wellness.
Shamans see through their hearts. Are you ready to take this major step? Prepare, prepare and prepare. Be sure you are ready. Then the portal to the spirit world will open your heart and your mind.
Interested in spiritual exploration? Check out the blended learning process at the core of our teaching process. It reflects what Joseph Campbell called the Hero’s Journey. Our learning options include both face-to-face and virtual learning sessions. Please consider donating and supporting our mission. This helps others learn the knowledge for developing their own path.
Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s Book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia
Awakening to the Spirit World The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation By Hank Wesselman, Sandra Ingerman