the shaman is a healer, a creator, a destroyer and traveler in time and space to gain insight and knowledge unavailable to the person rooted in the material world. the shaman is a person to be revered and feared at the same time.
he is a man who knows.
we have forgotten how to begin to know what the shaman lives with each day.
that`s why there are so few in existance and even fewer amongst the concrete and glass towers of the city.
when a shaman comes to the city he is as out of place as a lawyer in armani suit would be in the dirt of the jungle. equally powerful in thier palce but equally lost when not.
the secret that the shaman holds is that he can adapt to the new place that he finds himself but reaching out will certainty into the dreamtime and allowing the next thing to happen and knowing with certainty that he will be right.
when the drought hits the land the shaman is asked to make it rain.
the shaman prepares and goes out into dust and sees himself in his dream standing in the downpour. the rain pouring down nd soaking his hair, his clothes and his skin. the rain washes over him nd into the soil. he can smell the soil turning from dust to mud. he can feel the mud between his toes. he can feel the sensation of the mud between his fingers and on his skin as he rubs it across his arms and legs and chest and back, as the rain continues to belt down in torrents.
the shaman is so certain of this experience that he can feel the slight chill of the cooling water as it washes over him and down into the soil. this certainty draws the storm to him.
the shaman does this when there are no fish in the sea beneath the fishing boats. he calls them to him. the rain comes to the shaman in the same way.
the lawyer does this too. he brings clients and judgements by acting out of absolute certainty regarding his outcomes.
we all do it in one way or another. we may not have noticed,but we are surrounded by what we are most certain about in our lives.
what we let wash over ourselves, what we feel in our bones, what we can hear, see, taste and touch, in our dreams is summoned to the material plane.
we are just like the shaman.