Alot has been going on over the past few weeks and something dawned on me early yesterday morning (when I was woken by the dogs both taking over the entire bed!). I just lay in bed staring out the window as I watched the light begin to wash over the day ahead - and then it popped into my mind - when was the last time I was still? I mean, actually stopped and listened. Listened to my inner voice, my inner guide, and listened to what is going on around me. It's been far too long! And I don't necessarily mean meditation, I mean literally just listening.
I ran the first of 6 introduction to celtic shaman workshops last night. It was a bit of an eye opener for me and I think for the people who attended too. The Shamanic path is not all 'Love and Light' - A term that I think is batted around between 'spiritual' people without much meaning - unfortunately. It teaches us that we need to have balance. Night and Day, Dark and Light. And this isn't about going around wishing people ill, working with the darkness is merely working on the inside. Doing your OWN development. Walking your walk rather than just talking about it. You have to put in the groundwork and foundation for anything else you build on it to actually mean something.
Anyway, I will stop rambling for now. If that's given you any food for thought, go out, sit, be still, and listen. See if you get any answers :-)