The following is a newsletter from The Four Winds Society, where science meets ancient wisdom. I am very interested in science as well as ancient ideals. I am a Reiki practitioner, mostly used for animals. This led me to learn (work in progress) about animal medicine and reading signs in nature; which led me to shamanism. When I say ‘led’, I mean I was drawn to, my Spirit guiding me.
The Four Winds Light Body School offers the world’s most extensive professional training in energy medicine based on the 50,000-year-old wisdom teachings of the ancient Americas.
Their goal is to teach individuals how to become a modern day shaman. Modern day shamans are men and women who are willing to be visionaries and healers in their families and communities. They learn to live in balance, and share their skills to be of deepest service and make a difference in the world.
The program was developed by founder Dr. Alberto Villoldo, who has spent more than 30 years studying with the medicine and wisdom keepers of the Andes and the Amazon.
Calling in the Light
This month, in the Northern hemisphere, we mark the Summer Solstice and celebrate the longest day of light. Cosmically, the Earth is experiencing potent bursts of solar activity that bring new energy and information to us – in the form of light. As never before, Spirit is calling us to live free in the light of fearlessness – as luminous warriors.
The way of the luminous warrior is to discover the power of fearlessness. The luminous warrior knows that by its very nature, fear can create a dark self-fulfilling reality and generate endless lessons through suffering from fear driven by ego identification and a belief that the world is a predatory place with limited resources.
A luminous warrior does not collude with “evidence” in the collective of “crisis” and does not try to effect change through “engagement” or “battles.” He faces his own death energetically, in sacred ceremony, so that he can fully claim life – so that he can follow his soul’s journey. He knows that he lives in a paradise where the Universe generously conspires on his behalf.
As we near this time of Solstice, we encourage you to find time to create a fire ceremony. Bring together your friends and family on June 21 to build a fire and pray to your ancestors for assistance. Open sacred space by calling on the four directions, Heaven and Earth. You can use the invocation below if you choose:
To the winds of the South – Great Serpent, help us to shed the past the way you shed your skin. Teach us to walk in beauty and touch everyone with beauty.
To the winds of the West – Great Jaguar, walk among us. Show us how to live fearlessly. Teach us the way of no enemies in this world or the next.
To the winds of the North – Hummingbird, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, Ancient Ones. We honor you who have come before us, and you who will come after us, our children’s children.
To the winds of the East – Great Eagle, Condor, come to us from the place of the rising Sun. Keep us under your wing. Teach us to fly wing to wing with the Great Spirit.
Mother Earth – We’ve gathered for the honoring of all your children. The Stone People, the Plant People. The four-legged, the two-legged, the creepy crawlers. The finned, the furred, and the winged ones. All our relations.
Father Sun, Grandmother Moon, to the Star Nations – Great Spirit, you who are known by a thousand names. And you who are the unnamable One. Thank you for bringing us together.
Place your written prayers in the fire, and then close sacred space following the same procedure as for the opening – acknowledging the four directions, Mother Earth and Father Sky. Thank the ancient ones who have held you, and release their energies to return to the four corners of the Earth.
Dream big dreams.
Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.