When I participated in my first shamanic rituals, I did not know where this mystical path would take me. I did not yet know that I would have to leave my proud, achievement-oriented identity behind, to touch my innermost being behind all the identities and concepts. At that time I was simply curious to get to know myself and to dive deeper into my mysteries. As a Mathematician and scientist, I was naturally also very sceptical and eyed every experience with great scrutiny and attention. I was not yet ready to touch the depth of this path of experience, as my sensitive body was to tense and my impatient mind did not allow a real immersion. Nevertheless, something in me had curiously come to life.
In the meantime, this original path has revealed so many mysteries to me that I am already looking at the world with new eyes several times. A dreamer with a linear life has been transformed into a life from a non-linear dream. Almost inconspicuously, every small step with each connection I made with nature and the four Elements in the cycle of the seasons has changed my perception and my being. I recognise this path as deeply rooted in myself - as if nothing else had ever been there. It is the call of my soul, which I have been following for some years now with devotion and humility. The profound wisdom of the shamanic path can only be truly revealed by experiencing it yourself in all its cells.
Now the time has come. Everything is prepared and the new moon is already waiting for us to plant a seed of light and healing in the fertile soil of our hearts. Together with my partner and our group, I am sitting by the fire surrounded by fragrant orange trees, listening once more to the mysteries of life. I am ready to enter into the ritual of the purification lodge that has already started to expand within me. I am inviting this medicine to let it go even deeper into me. Shamanic rituals are highly precise tools of the soul to be able navigate the various realities of our complex world as a human being. I deeply trust them. They bear the signature of Nature and allow me to recognise myself in this world and to give my life a meaning beyond our ideas of time and space.
Now the time has come. My gaze meets the familiar eyes of my partner and shares a silent smile of recognition.
I wonder what this ritual might reveal in each of us?
I breathe and listen into the deep silence of the moment.
I breathe and trust.