“Shamans see through their hearts.”— Sandra Ingerman
Shamanic tradition tells us we create reality through the heart. And that all of our experience is just a projection of either Ego or Heart. But is reality just a projection of our imagination?
Some shamans, like Carlos Castendata, talk about separate realities. Can we learn to see them with the mind (Ego) or the Heart? Is the Shamanic Journey the key and 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 (1)
Many scientists believe our reality is a holographic construct. An intelligent force orders it is something Rupert Sheldrake calls Morphic Resonance. Mr. Sheldrake postulates that this Morphic Resonance is the unifying field that Albert Einstein sought to prove. Perhaps the Shaman stumbled upon the most efficient way to access the programming of our universe?
Some are born gifted with the natural ability to experience reality with their spirit or soul. These natural shamans see through their hearts without the use of any technique. They are what we call gifted, and they are Seers, Healers, and various other shades of the Shaman. They have the natural ability to bridge the gap between ordinary and non-ordinary reality and access the portal to the spirit world.
The Shamanic Journey As a Threat
Our modern culture, ruled by the Abrahamic traditions, has no place for these gifted individuals. They are a threat to the dominant cultural narrative. So, outside of the home cultures, they are victims of persecution. Anyone who practices methods that access the spiritual realm outside their preview is a heretic. Western organized religion uses any means possible to protect its customer base. And they will use any method they can muster, including everything from ostracizing to public torture and death.
The Shamanic Journey is a portal to the spirit world through the subconscious that does not fit into Western theology.
Ego A Necessary Tool of Consciousness
The Ego isn’t our enemy; 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 us 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. As a result, many people never learn to see the world through their hearts.
We can’t do away with our Ego. We need to learn to use it as a tool instead of being used by it. We need to take our rightful place as the Observer and move beyond the default settings of our Ego. The portal of the Shaman’s journey enables us to open other doors of awareness. 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.
Your Portal to the Spirit World
There are many variations on the theme of this process, but essentially the same formula. First, rhythm is a crucial element that regulates heart rate and breathing. Then the mind projects an inner world providing the lucid journey.
A Shaman is a person who guides people through this journey in this realm of the subconscious. However, you can take this inward journey by yourself. This tool for changing awareness uses a range of seated and moving forms.
The Shamanic Journey is probably man’s first technology for exploring consciousness. This traditional method is at the core of many indigenous cultures, and it serves as evidence of the historical importance of the inner quest. It has been renamed or rebranded in Western cultures. They do this to make it more marketable. You will see it marketed as “guided meditation” or “creative visualization.”
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 cannot ignore what the heart sees. Opening your spiritual eyes also opens your conscience.
The Ego accomplishes this by shutting down the heart, where the portal remains closed to the spirit world. The doorways open when we reach a specific amplitude, so keeping it below a certain level prevents opening.
All the familiar maladies keep amplitude low: fear, hostility, self-importance, depression, self-doubt, cynicism, and frustration. Because of this, most people’s hearts are not open.
“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
Make sure you are ready to open your heart. You see both the internal and external worlds in greater detail when you do. When you open your heart, it will expose your true motivations. Your more excellent vision will enable you to experience the full range of emotions. Many people today take drugs to numb their feelings. Opening your heart will make this more difficult. Are you ready to open the portal to the spirit world?
Opening your heart will also open your eyes to the consequences of humankind’s injustice and greed. 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 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, consult a physician before attempting this significant step.
We recommend learning and practicing as many preparatory spiritual technologies as possible to prepare you for opening your heart.
The catalog of ancient methods for exploring consciousness is spiritual technologies. They are a collection of processes to develop the potential of the mind, body, and spirit. They offer us ways to expand awareness and reach higher states of consciousness.
These tools differ significantly from religion. They do not require faith or belief in any religious doctrine. Anyone can use these processes to develop their full potential. All you need to do is follow the process, and it’s just like following the recipe for baking a cake. If you combine the right ingredients in the right way, you get something delicious.
We select the best of these ancient methods for our blended learning method. These processes are time-tested by generations of use, and they stand up to the rigorous tests of science. They are repeatable processes, and several produce measurable effects on our physiology. These changes include increased brainwave coherence, lower heart rate, and increased skin resistance. Changes like this prove these partitions of consciousness differ significantly from waking, dreaming, and sleeping.
We divide these tools into four major categories:
Everyone can use these methods to create their unique spiritual path, and you can start with any of these methods. The more of them you use, the faster your progress.
Shamans see through their hearts. Are you ready to take this significant step? The Shamanic Journey is a powerful portal to the spirit world. Generations of spiritual travelers use this method.
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(1) Awakening to the Spirit World The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation By Hank Wesselman, Sandra Ingerman
(2) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia