The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Friday, September 01, 2006

Belonging To Us

Greetings. I want to let you know that I'll be posting these days to my typepad blog as well as here. My typepad blog is called, The Shaman's Way.

I may decide to merge both my Benevolent Magic blog and Mystical Man onto typepad but I cannot say for certain.

For today I just want to let you know that I have put a post up there on typepad and we'll see how it goes. I'm not sure that I can maintain three blogs at once - you know how that is.

Now a little something more for today. Many of you have felt an increasing sense of your life being out of control and I know that that is alarming to say the least but I would like to suggest that because of my profession I have had to learn how to be out of control in a benevolent way.

I'm going to lay the groundwork for you to feel into that but first I'd like to suggest that you say, out loud of course, the following Living Prayer.

I recommend you say, "I am asking that all of us who feel that we need more sense of belonging to our own lives feel that now in the safest and most benevolent way."

Now why did I put it like that. When we feel out of control - what we really feel like, I believe, is that our lives are in the hands of others.

I believe that it is a great comfort to us to feel the feelings of belonging yes - but we also can feel that in a comfortable way when we belong to us.

So the purpose of the Living Prayer is to remind us yes - but also to support and nurture our feelings of belonging to ourselves. I will say more about this before too long.



Ilias- said...

I have a question and don't know if it relates, but I want to ask. It seems to me there are two paths to follow at times.. what we want to do and what we are suited to do (perhaps not what we want to do). The two don't always seem to merge, and following our joy doesn't always seem to apply to either one. I sense ego at work in some wants, but also a genuine enjoyment. And I feel a pull toward discomfort with some things that I am suited to do. I find that I am hung up between what I want and what I feel I should do, and this emerges again and again in life's adventures. What are we to do?
Between the two choices, how are we to know what our most benevolent path to the future truly is?

Robert Shapiro said...

Steve, that was a good question. I'll be answering it in a blog here later this week.