"Initiation" Watercolor by Srimati
A key tenant in our Shamanic journey work is initiation, whether it be a rite of passage initiation or initiating the soul into Divine Union and other spiritual rites that seem to have been lost to us in our modern culture. This is indigenous in nature and something that is deeply inherent to us as a people with Divine souls.
We need to get out of our minds and come back into our primal self that is met with and married to God and the Earth. We need to understand that we are animals with a biological reality. We need to understand that we are souls with a spiritual reality. We need to understand that at our core, we are indigenous to this Earth and to God and this is what makes us a brotherhood and sisterhood. We are unified underneath this.
Initiation is rooted in these concepts. Without initiation, there is no continuity or growth, there is no birthing or dying. There is only stagnation, and with stagnation there are entangled energies and toxicity.
Initiation is the breath that breathes life back into us and takes us across the threshold into the next phase of our evolution.
Shamanic journey work is initiatory in nature, meaning every single thing done in the journey space has powerful purpose and acts as an initiator for the self to be welcomed into a new understanding. A deeper realization and a wholesome truth being wired into them internally ever more deeply, entraining the self to more freedom, sovereignty, and innocent experiencing.
When you have this journey work done, pay very close attention to every little detail because it all has a purpose and that purpose embodies into the self ever more deeply incrementally 1, 2, 5, 10 years down the road and beyond. Because what Shamanism is is *inherent conscious initiation*.