The original poster makes a great case for the oh-so-popular suicidal ideation that has penetrated into all religions, New Age philosophies, and
alternative thinking communities. It's so very, very sad.
On the shamanic path, which teaches us how to realize that we're dual beings who have a dual existence....as physical beings and also as spiritual
beings who have chosen the amazing experience of coming down here to CREATE in these incredible physical bodies....you're taught how to integrate the
spiritual part of your life while ALSO being kickass beings in the PHYSICAL realm. You know, healers, warriors, manifestors/white wizards, etc.
And too often, very sweet, open-hearted folks are caught up only in the idealism of "ascending in the light body" to a higher dimension, or waiting
for Armageddon and the Rapture to come (because they have yet to tap into the incredible energies of a higher power, Great Spirit, Cosmic creator,
etc, and they mistakenly believe that a disastrous experience like that is the only opportunity humans will have to understand and connect with that
And it call comes down to...suicidal ideation.
Embrace oblivion, and it will find you.
If you want to take the shamanic path, you would instead work to reclaim your powers as a spiritually sovereign being who has chosen to CREATE as a
physical being, in an immensely abundant physical dimension; and celebrate, every moment, the incredible array of experiences and wonderful things
that are available to you in this realm.
Everything else, to the shaman, is psychic poison, usually taught to people by "religions" (who want you to remain powerless so you can keep feeding
them energy) and/or misguided alternative researchers/psychic types who have never experienced miraculous healings, amazing manifestations, or other
experiences most people rate as "impossible" -- but are really things that become very common when you learn to stop hating yourself, stop hating life
in a physical body, and you wake up to the INCREDIBLE GIFT that physical life is offering you.
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