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Grandfather Buffalo – Following Your Path

First-StepWe have all been asked at one time or another, “What is it that you do? What spiritual path are you on?” Some of us have probably said “I don’t know what I am supposed to be doing. Who can show me my path?”

There are many people who guide and teach us on our journeys in life. And yet we may feel “I have all this knowledge but I still do not know where I am going or what my destiny is. Who can help me find the answer”?

In The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series, Bilbo says: “It’s a dangerous thing going out your door, Frodo. You take your first step and you never know where it will lead you.”

Here, then, is the first step in fulfilling your purpose or destiny. Do not wait for someone to tell you what it is but, rather, just go forward. There may be times you travel off the path, or even seem to go in circles. You might even ask yourself, “What am I doing here, and where do I go next?”

We often seem to be in the Indiana Jones space, where he comes to a cave opening, and there is nothing to step on but air. By faith, he takes that step and a bridge appears. This is the best advice we could receive. Have faith and move forward.

It is almost certain that you will examine all the pros and cons of moving forward. You will say to yourself “I know I need to do this or that, but I also need to know that I can make a living doing this or that.” However, the dilemma is that the core answer is “not-this, not-that.” It is never wrong, then, when puzzling about your life, to move either forward or hold back. As I am often told, you are always where you’re supposed to be, regardless of the circumstance. Let life be your guide. Learn from and utilize the lessons.

Just let me close with this piece of advice.

“Step forward, my child. Your destiny is before you”.

“I know it is there. I just don’t know the way, Great Mother.”

“Here is the way, my child. Lift a foot, it matters not which one. Move it forward in the air. Now set it down firmly on the Earth. My little one, now lift the other foot and bring it forward, past the first one. Do you see, my child, that it is your path. Follow it where ever it leads.”

If you need help, here are a few stones from Crystal Life to assist you on your journey:

Rhyolite, Red Jasper, Lepidolite, Pietersite, Desert Rose Selenite.

The five Master Crystals:

Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Smokey Quartz, Rose Quartz, Citrine.

Grandfather Buffalo – The New Beginning

Greetings, everyone. You may have noticed that the last few posted blogs have been repeats of past blogs. Grandfather Buffalo has begun a new phase in his journey. Over the past month I have been packing in preparation for moving. This has involved downsizing possessions, deciding what to keep and what to let go of. This obviously involves both physical and emotional (spiritually energetic) possessions. Certainly it involves the “sacred” comfort zone, the letting go of and allowing of the energy of change to flow.

I will admit that I have on occasion dug my heels in and have not gone with the flow. However, I have learned over the years that when difficulty arises and things seemingly are at odds, I am in the right space, I am exactly where I am supposed to be.

I have now moved, and in moving have had an animal guide step forward to guide me on my new journey. Yesterday, on the way to work, Coyote crossed in front of my car, to remind me that he is one of my lifetime guides, and to pay attention.

Here is what he told me of this “New Beginnings Journey” -

1. “My Brother,” he said, “stop taking life’s happenings so seriously. Lighten up.

2. “Everything you need is available to you, do you not have Buffalo who provides all things?

3. “Difficult situations are coming to you, perhaps unpleasant. So go with the flow, allow the energy to pass. Seek the lessons provided to you.

4. “Do not respond negatively to what happens, acknowledge it and move on.” (The Tao De Ching states do nothing and by doing so, everything is accomplished as it needs to be).

We must realize that life is not supposed to be smooth and pleasant. If there is no difficulty, no bumps in the road, no fences to climb or obstacles to move around, we may not learn the valuable lessons that are available to us.

We are all on a journey through this incarnation. Through this incarnation, we are all learning to access our lessons and to share them with each other.

Grandfather Buffalo – The Shamanic Journey Part 2

Let’s do a journey to the Inner Earth, or as the Native Americans say, the Lower World.

There are some things that you will need. You will definitely need a drum or rattle. Anything hollow will do if you do not have an actual drum, although the true drum will work more efficiently. If you do not have a rattle, a container of Tic-Tacs, an aspirin bottle, or a box of stones will do.

As an option, you may use a head scarf or a bandana to cover your eyes to prevent distractions. You may sit comfortably or lay down, it is the American way.

Now if you cannot drum or rattle, have someone do it for you. The journey will take about ten to fifteen minutes in all.

Here is the journey process.

If you have someone drumming or rattling, start with three sets of four beats (1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4). This is both a send off to initiate and a call back to end the journey. So relax, either sitting or lying down. Take three deep breaths and enter into the Lower (Inner) World entrance, which can be experienced as a cave, tree root, or body of water. Follow this path downward until you see a light ahead of you. Approach this light and step into what some traditions call the Lower World and other traditions call the Inner Earth.

What do you see – a forest, valley, or another scene? If there is a path, follow it to wherever it leads. Calling inwardly, ask for a spirit guide to assist you or for a Power Animal to come forward. Speak to the guide or animal, asking if he/she is your guide or Power Animal. Do this three times. If the life form shows three times, then this is true. Ask any questions you may have at this time. Thank him/her.

When you are finished your conversation with your guide/Power Animal, or when you hear the callback (four beat), begin the return journey and come back into your room.

Now write down the journey experience and see what you have learned.