June of last year I spent a while with some Q`ero Shamans in the Sacred Valley about a 2 hour drive from Cusco. These 2 Shamans were so gentle and loving, They have inspired me to walk a better path and to learn their ways. I have read books on the Shamans of peru and have attended some workshops around my home offering some of their teachings. Nothing beats actually spending time with these real men of wisdom and love. In the little time that I spent with them, they taught me so much. I did a Despacho ceremony with these men. Despacho ceremony is for gratitude, love, manifesting, and most important honoring Mother Earth.
I did what they called a clearing and florishing ceremony and I did a Ayhawausca Ceremony with a plant Shaman, that was something else and brought me much insight. All of these men were so loving and so accepting, The whole time I was with them. we talked, we learned from each other, and there was so much laughter. I learned how to do Despacho ceremonies at a workshop near my home. but I wanted to learn from Shamans who have been doing it for centuries. AMAZING.
I didnt want to leave these people I wanted to stay and learn all I could learn but I had to come back to Canada. I did ask spirit to send me my own teacher so that I could keep walking this path. In september I enrolled at the Institute of Shamanic Medicine in Calgary Alberta. It is a good school I will learn what I can from them. It was not what I pictured to be my next teacher to be but I am open to it all
I am also going to a school in my city to learn how to be a massage therapist. The Shamans that I met in june have changed my life so much. They have touched me deeply and might not even realize it, that is how I want to be also. I want to be a positive change to everyone I touch. I would like to show people that lives can be good no matter what has happened to them. That our thoughts can make the difference and that we can all dream a new dream. anyway, those are my thoughts for today