How To Become A Shaman
Receive your calling, and be ready to answer it.
A calling can come at any time or place, suddenly and surprisingly, or following a profound change in personal circumstances. It can come as abruptly as a near-death experience or during one of those "rock bottom" times, such as sudden job loss, poverty or illness.
In my case it came from a very bad abandoned childhood, with a near death experience, and later in life, sudden poverty with the stock market crash .
You may even get the call and not do much about it, as I did--taking years before Spirit's summons sinks into your consciousness( or as I say, I waited until spirit kicked my ass hard enough!!) During this time most likely you are learning different paths, studying and becoming a good student, being a seeker on the path.
The Path of the Shaman involves becoming a keeper of wisdom teachings like the energies of the Earth (see Dr. King's book Earth Energies) and becoming a dreamer who can co-create a more peaceful world into being.
This is much like the Hopi, who have medicine people do nothing but dream the next world of emergence. Dr. King's book Dream Tech is ideal for this.
Over millennia, the shamans developed practices to help them become conscious during their sleep, thus influencing their experiences in the dreamtime. They also developed methods to help them remember that they’re dreaming while awake so that they can direct their waking images and influence reality.
These are the main points of the book Dream Tech and it has lots of techniques and practices to help achieve this state, and teaches one how to interact with the domain of vibration and light through the practice of conscious dreaming.
What does a Shaman do today? They are engaging with the multi-dimensional nature of reality, bringing healing to their clients and families. Dr. King's book, Changing Reality is excellent for this.
After all, "shaman" is an ancient term for a healer and a person of medicine--a person who conveys beauty and health. This is known in Huna as the Way of the Adventurer, one who is dedicated to service, healing and stewardship of our planet.
An Adventurer Shaman is a person of knowledge and power, who knows that power comes through love and knows that love is the organizing principle of the universe, the objective levels of reality.
The Adventurer knows that everything is light bound into matter. See Dr. King's books Urban Shaman and Instant Healing.
They also know that being present with intent can shift the world. Now is the moment of power
They also know that everything is infused with spirit, with life. Energy flows where attention goes.
The Way of the Adventurer shamanic path uses the practice of compassion and, loving-kindness. It reprograms one from anger and fear and lets you be present in every moment. Now is the moment of power. It is power through Love. See Dr. King's Little Pink book of Aloha.
The four levels of reality are wisdom teachings long protected by secret societies of long and practiced by Kahunas and even Shamans from other parts of the world, the medicine men and women of the Americas. The ancients used their mastery of the insights to heal disease, eliminate emotional suffering, So, be present in every moment. North American Shamans do it through the prayer from Mitakuye Oyasin "All My Relations…" Here is the prayer for the end, in English. This is done standing, turning to the directions given.