I myself if asked just say I do "a shamanistic form of ritual". I
myself don't know myself to be a shaman. Actually haven't had any
form of formal training. But my heart has led me down this path.
Am I a Shaman? I don't know. Do I enjoy what I do? Definately yes.
Am I any better than anyone else? No.
As Popeye would say, "I am what I am and thats all that I am."
--- In ShamanicWays@y..., "samaraori" <samaraori@y...> wrote:
> Hi True Dog, thank you for replying to me,
> Maybe you can look at it as the curse of Eve. You know, as I said,
> didn't start out thinking I was a shaman even though I am doing all
> the things that those who hold the office do.You say "why
> worry?"...well I never worried about it until other people began to
> do that for me.
> --- In ShamanicWays@y..., true_dog2 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > Sarama,
> > I began my journey by myself--I think we all do that. However, in
> > my case, I didn't have a "spirit guide", only my own spirit to
> > That is what I have been doing--following my spirit for all my
> life. I
> > let it lead me and take me where it will. I still don't have any
> > spirit guide beyond that.
> > So far as whether you are or are not shaman, why worry about
> > titles/labels. What is wrong with being a "spiritual person" who
> > may be able to assist others using the ways you know?wondering!