Comments for Shaman Links https://www.shamanlinks.net A Website on Shamanism Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:56:17 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Comment on Talking to the Spirits by Lauren Torres https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/the-spirit-world/talking-to-spirits/#comment-21339 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:56:17 +0000 https://www.shamanlinks.net/?page_id=147#comment-21339 Thank you for sharing the information. I am aware that African Spirituality works more fully with the spirits, and the spirits of the dead. Many forms of African spirituality have a more solid background with this work. This article was written for people who do not have this kind of background, and do not know what they need to know, in order to work with the spirit world safely. When you have been raised in a culture with this awareness, you understand the safe methods for working with the spirit world, and which things may offer danger. Many in western culture, do not have any advice to follow for contacting the spirit world, and need to know that it is important to make contact with spirits that you can trust. For those cultures who know how to contact the spirit world regularly, they also know ways for protecting themselves if they happen to contact with a dangerous spirit.

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Comment on Talking to the Spirits by Bonile Jack-Pama https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/the-spirit-world/talking-to-spirits/#comment-21312 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:03:10 +0000 https://www.shamanlinks.net/?page_id=147#comment-21312 This is highly informative ! However, I would like to invite you to interact with African spirituality. It does, in some respects, align with your views but there are major issues that are beyond them. For example, communication with the dead is a critical part of the living family members. If it is not given the attention it deserves, things go terribly wrong with the family. Many families in our South African society experience negative things in their lives that originate from unhappiness by their ancestors. In your article, you have not dwelt much on this phenomenon. It is an issue in South Africa.

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Comment on Power Animals by Lauren Torres https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/the-spirit-world/power-animals/#comment-20961 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:56:11 +0000 https://www.shamanlinks.net/?page_id=124#comment-20961 If we have a great love for someone or something, in a very real sense it is our friend. Our best friend in a way. It may not be necessary for the spirit of Orca to be your teacher. It may be that you are the Orca’s power animal. Power animals support us by sharing their energy with us. We can also support animals by freely loving and respecting them. When we love something we send invisible support to that animal, that forest, those birds… and your love is part of that support.

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Comment on Talking to the Spirits by Lauren Torres https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/the-spirit-world/talking-to-spirits/#comment-20960 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:49:42 +0000 https://www.shamanlinks.net/?page_id=147#comment-20960 Its not always possible to immediately talk to a person who as just died. Sometimes they need a transition time, to absorb and learn from their recent life. They are not always ready to talk with their friends and loved ones immediately after they have passed on.

I’m very sorry to hear about your girlfriend.

Also, Shaman Links does not offer services to talk with dead people. You would need to find a reliable medium for that, and be careful to avoid sham artists that are pretending to be mediums. But you may also wish to give your girlfriend some time before you seek her out using a medium.

When someone leaves us in this way, it can be difficult not to blame ourselves. I would not blame yourself for what happened. When we are very sad, it can be hard to find the joy inside ourselves. And the only way for any person to find joy, is to find it inside his or herself. If she was not ready or able to do that, then it was not possible that you could do that for her.

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Comment on Power Animals by Lauren Torres https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/the-spirit-world/power-animals/#comment-20959 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:43:27 +0000 https://www.shamanlinks.net/?page_id=124#comment-20959 Often children do have an “imaginary friend” that is a power animal or helping spirit. Guardian spirits (some would call them guardian angels) will sometimes appear to a child in a way that will make sense to them. Its not necessary to know if that spirit was an animal or a human type spirit, because in essences they were there to support you. However, it is possible that the spirit is still there to support you now. However, it might choose to show itself to you in a different way. Because now that you are an adult, you don’t need it to appear the same way it did you when you were a child.

It would be hard for me to guess why the bears and cougars came in your dreams. But if they were there as your power animals, then they might have been letting you know they were around to support you. If you would like to know if they are still there, ask them to show themselves to you. And look and see if you either dream about them, or start seeing them everywhere. So that maybe all of sudden you keep hearing about that animal, in books, on signs, on the tv, or on the radio. Or someone suddenly gives you a gift that is that animal, a stuffed toy, carved statue, or post card with a picture of it, for instance.

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Comment on Power Animals by Lauren Torres https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/the-spirit-world/power-animals/#comment-20957 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:36:53 +0000 https://www.shamanlinks.net/?page_id=124#comment-20957 It is possible to have more than one power animal. There is no limit to how many. They can come to you for a lifetime, as a lifelong teacher and support. They can come during a time period to help with a transition, to learn something new, or to support during a time when we need extra energy. A particular animal / tree / bug can come to help with something specific.

As a type of example: a tiger works with you in your profession, and a deer spirit is there to help with your health and well being, and bee spirits come to teach you how to be joyful.

What you describe is an indication that these are your power animals (power insects.) No one can say with 100% certainty why a given animal has come to you, because each person is unique and your relationship with your power animal(s) will be unique for you. It is possible that your instincts are already telling you why there are there. If so trust that.

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Comment on Can I see spirits? by Kathie Waters https://www.shamanlinks.net/blog/can-i-see-spirits/#comment-20945 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:24:26 +0000 https://www.shamanlinks.net/?p=949#comment-20945 As a practitioner that specializes in phychopomp work, I am very curious if you are being visited by benevolent spirits, or being bothered by them. Either way there is help and understanding available through Shamanic work.-K Waters

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Comment on Power Animals by Jennifer Rose https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/the-spirit-world/power-animals/#comment-20792 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 03:53:33 +0000 https://www.shamanlinks.net/?page_id=124#comment-20792 Hello ,i did some guided meditation to find my animal totem /spirit /power animal. And each time I end up with a red fox. Even think it told me his name. And every now and then in my life i will see a fox on something. But also i have butterflies around me all the time. See them where ever I go. They land in my hair and stay there for along time before flying off. So im not sure which one is my animal.

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Comment on Power Animals by Abby https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/the-spirit-world/power-animals/#comment-20788 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:59:36 +0000 https://www.shamanlinks.net/?page_id=124#comment-20788 Hi! I was wondering, is my old imaginary friend my spirit animal? He was a white (something.. I always thought he was a dog…) animal, and his name is/was Nipi. Anyway, does that mean that he is my spirit animal, or just a guide in my childhood? But I’ve had dreams of wolves (as a child) and other animals like bear (my Native American totem), and cougars, but I haven’t had dog dreams that stick out to me. Any thoughts?

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Comment on Talking to the Spirits by Vinay https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/the-spirit-world/talking-to-spirits/#comment-20456 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:48:28 +0000 https://www.shamanlinks.net/?page_id=147#comment-20456 My girlfriend committed suicide today. I really wann talk to her spirit.

Can you please help me

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