1. “The history of human consciousness is marked by the battle between the old awareness, the ways of fear, and the new awareness, the ways of love.”
  2. “There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are dreamers and those who are being dreamed.”
  3. “The nature of the cosmos is such that whatever vision you have about yourself and the world will become reality.”
  4. “Whether we realize it or not, we are all dreaming the world into being. What we’re engaging in is not the sleeping act we’re so familiar with, but rather a type of dreaming we do with our eyes open.”
  5. “As soon as you awaken to the power you have, you begin to flex the muscles of your courage. Then you can dream bravely: letting go of your limiting beliefs and pushing past your fears. You can start to come up with a truly original dream that germinates in your soul and bears fruit in your life.”
  6. “To be a hero means being the author of your own myth.”
  7. “Courageous dreaming allows you to create from the source, the quantum soup of the universe where everything exists in a latent or potential state.”
  8. “When the first chakra is disconnected from the feminine Earth, we can feel orphaned and motherless. The masculine principle predominates, and we look for security from material things. Individuality prevails over relationship, and selfish drives triumph over family, social and global responsibility.”
  9. “The more separated we become from the Earth, the more hostile we become to the feminine. We disown our passion, our creativity, and our sexuality. Eventually the Earth itself becomes a baneful place. I remember being told by a medicine woman in the Amazon, “Do you know why they are really cutting down the rain forest? Because it is wet and dark and tangled and feminine.”
  10. “The shaman is a self-realized person. She discovers the ways of Spirit through her inner awakening.”
  11. “December 21, 2012 represents a unique opportunity for renaissance, renewal and reinvention that people have waited for for centuries.”
  12. “When we’re unaware that we share the power to co-create reality with the universe itself, that power slips away from us, causing our dream to become a nightmare. We begin to feel we’re the victims of an unknown and frightening creation that we’re unable to influence, and events seem to control and trap us. The only way to end this dreadful reality is to awaken to the fact that it too is a dream—and then recognize our ability to write a better story, one that the universe will work with us to manifest.”
  13. “When we access any part of the dream, the great matrix of energy, we can change reality and alter the entire dream.”
  14. “To be a seer is to walk softly on the earth and dream.”
  15. “Modern physics is describing what the ancient wisdom keepers of the Americas have long known. These shamans, known as ‘the Earthkeepers,’ say that we’re dreaming the world into being through the very act of witnessing it. Scientists believe that we’re only able to do this in the very small subatomic world. Shamans understand that we also dream the larger world that we experience with our senses.”
  16. “The core task of the shamanist is to dream her world into being. Otherwise, she has to settle for the collective nightmare that is being dreamt by others.”
  17. “We now know that whatever you vibrate, you create and attract to yourself. So, you work on healing yourself in order to create peace around you. You become peace. If there s conflict living within you, you cannot live in a world of peace. The world mirrors back to you perfectly the condition of your love and of your intent. And if the world you’re living in is not a world that is at peace and at joy and at grace, then you have to find peace, joy, and grace within you.”
  18. “The shaman no longer looks for meaning in life, but brings meaning to every situation. The shaman stops looking for truth and instead brings truth to every encounter. You don t look for the right partner, you become the right partner. And then the right partner finds you. It s a very active practice focused on healing.”
  19. “Its important to differentiate between healing and curing. Curing is the business of medicine and has to do with eliminating symptoms. A cure will seldom ever result in a healing. Healing is a different business. Healing works on four levels: the energetic; the mythic (the level of the soul); the psychological, where you can test out new beliefs; and the literal, where you can test out new behaviors, new diets, new yoga practices, new exercise routines.”
  20. “Fate is a story that’s been written for you by somebody else. By your parent’s genes, by what happened to you when you were a child, by your culture, by the fact that you were born a man or a woman. Destiny is a story that you write.”
  21. “To banish these demons we have to address the nature of the injury itself, the psychic wound that occurred when we failed one of our initiations. They are healed as we summon the positive forces or angels, whose light and power can defeat the demons that weaken us. Our demons and angels are: • Wrath, conquered by Peace • Greed, conquered by Generosity • Lust, conquered by Purity of Intent • Sloth, conquered by Courage and Effort • Envy, conquered by Compassion for Oneself and Others • Gluttony, conquered by Temperance • Pride, conquered by Humility.”
  22. “The soul, in its longing to grow, will push us toward crisis points, bringing about a situation that will force us to leave behind the old toys and the worn-out ways of operating. Our soul brings us these crises to remind us that we don’t have to remain stuck in the land of the hunters and the hunted. We are called to draw ourselves up to our full height and confidence, even when terrified at the prospect of the unknown.”
  23. “Remember that thoughts are not original, brilliant, or creative—your instinct, ideas, and ability to dream are.”
  24. “A farmer had a horse, but one day it ran away, so the farmer and his son had to plow the fields by hand. Their neighbors said, “Oh, what bad luck that your horse ran away!” The farmer simply replied, “Bad luck, good luck—who knows?” The next week the horse returned to the farm, bringing a herd of wild horses with him. “What great luck!” exclaimed the neighbors, but the farmer responded, “Good luck, bad luck—who knows?” Then the farmer’s son was thrown as he tried to ride one of the wild horses, and he broke his leg. “Ah, such rotten luck,” sympathized the neighbors. Again,…”
  25. “Nothing ever happens to you and no one ever does anything to you, since you’re the creator of each event and incident in your life.”