One of the reasons that old age is so disconcerting to many people is that they feel as if they’re stripped of their roles.
Suffering seems to be a fact of life. How do we face it? Clearly it is a stranger to none of us. Perhaps we’ve not experienced the corrosive pain of illness, persecution, starvation, or violence.
by Ram Dass from Miracles of Love: Stories about Neem Karoli Baba: Once I found myself becoming very angry while at Maharaji’s temple. Most of the anger was directed against my fellow Western devotees.
By Edie Weinstein-Moser, Wisdom Magazine: When the word ‘shaman’ is voiced, an image of someone of an indigenous culture comes to mind. Rare is the person who visualizes a blond, Nordic looking woman; a former art dealer with a ‘mainstream’ life in California. Lynn defies stereotype and categorization.
Through a series of interviews, Lynn Andrews teaches about the sacred wheel and our need for balance. She illustrates the wheel by showing you how to use it when you are writing a book and how it can guide your relationships with others.
Lynn Andrews: Early in my work with Agnes Whistling Elk and Ruby Plenty Chiefs, two native healers from the north of Canada, Agnes said to me, “Lynn, every thought you think in your lifetime has a life of its own and a will to live and survive.
Lynn Andrews: Mother Earth is the greatest schoolhouse we will ever have in this life, if we would but learn to listen to her.
Lynn Andrews: Shamanism in the 21st century is to me a way of understanding and developing one’s spiritual enlightenment.
(From: Power and Love – by Lynn V. Andrews) There is great power in knowing who you are. This technique is useful for anyone who is trying to gain a clearer understanding of themselves.
Lynn Andrews: I have been working with apprentices for many years on what I call The Act of Power. The Act of Power is, in essence, an Act of Passion.