The Two Most Powerful Words You Can Ever Speak

The Two Most Powerful Words You Can Ever Speak

There is a benevolent hand guiding each of us in this Universe. It is constantly creating the events and forces in our lives that move us toward growth. When we examine this guiding light, we should embrace adversity and all that it can teach us. And for us to change anything adverse, we must first imagine it differently. As Wayne Dyer explains,

Everything that now exists was once imagined. So, if you want something to exist, you must first be able to imagine it.

~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Wayne Dyer on ‘I Am’

The two most powerful words in the English language are what God spoke to Moses in the Bible, “I am.” You are God. God is someone who is deep within each of us. It’s that tiny spark you can call on at any time. Every thought that you have is really a thought of God – we are all using this one mind. Are you staying aligned with it? Learn to think like God thinks.

In an interview with Lilou Mace on Gaiam TV, Dr. Dyer was asked about the most important things we should know.

  • Who we are is not really our body at all – we are grander than this physical form
  • The words I Am are the most powerful words you can speak over your life
  • “When you align yourself with the mind of God, you share and attract the things that you want rather than what you don’t want.” ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Dyer helps us realize that each and every one of us can live an extraordinary life. We can manifest anything we want, as long as we do the work by honoring our inner divinity and living from our highest self.

Be still enough to tune into the awareness of what’s moving all these pieces in your life around. You have a secret garden within you where you can make something happen and overcome anything that’s happened in your life.

When these circumstances come up, don’t play the why game.

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Suffering

Are you playing the “why me?” game? Acting like the victim in your life’s story? This is your ego at play – it never wants you to be satisfied or have the upper hand. When you are engaging in life from a place of ego, you are “Edging God Out.”

Being in the Moment

In the moment, have gratitude for all the good and also all the bad – everything that’s going on. If you’re always waiting for the perfect moment, or the better job, or the better relationship, then you are missing the present moment of now. Now is all we ever have. So what is it that’s asking to be healed in your life that you can work on beginning right this very minute?

Getting Ahead of Your Vibration

The art of manifestation is where you can get out in front of things you want and see them coming at you. This is choosing to vibrate on a disc of higher consciousness, something we all can learn to do. We have the power to choose our thoughts, moment by moment, day by day, in order to reprogram our approach to life.

When you abandon making choices, you enter the vast world of excuses.

~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Make the Shift

You can make the shift. Live a God-realized life. Learn to think like God thinks. Use your hands to serve with love.

~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

And most importantly, “Don’t die with your music still inside you.”

We’re fortunate you gave us the music of your soul before transcending this planet. Rest in peace, Dr. Wayne Dyer.




Crocodiles and Plant Medicine: Lessons of the Modern Shaman

Crocodiles and Plant Medicine: Lessons of the Modern Shaman

Crocodile came to me recently in ceremony. At first I was startled by his appearance, feeling I have already embraced every shadow aspect of myself he represents. Since his visit, however, I have spent time welcoming him and examining the teachings he now brings.

Crocodile/Snake holds our basal self, our deepest fears and lesser-evolved leanings which are held in the reptilian brain. In sacred ceremony and spiritual initiations, it is snake or crocodile who confronts you to face and embrace that which you fear most. His personal challenge to me: “You’re not a true shaman. You don’t work in the rain forest, you don’t ingest plant medicines, and you’re falsely holding your craft, thereby misleading those you serve.”

On more than one occasion I have been questioned and warned against calling myself a shaman. I haven’t studied in the jungle, I don’t have any hint of bronzed pigment in my Irish skin, and I don’t have a Maestro or don teaching me the ways. My path is unique in devoted past-life reclamation, shamanic journey, and an early proclamation at five-years-old that I would be a shaman. I was born ready and haven’t looked back. However, the thorny challenges still arise.

Enter the internal struggle of spirit and shadow. It’s brought me to a place of deep self-inquiry and an eventual and potent reclamation. It’s also offered me a new perspective on the path of the modern shaman.

What is a Shaman?

When asked, “What is a shaman?” my easiest answer is “someone who works in the invisible spaces to bring peace and healing to those whom they are in service.”

“Shamans are intermediaries or messengers between the human world and the spirit worlds. Shamans are said to treat ailments/illness by mending the soul. Alleviating traumas affecting the soul/spirit restores the physical body of the individual to balance and wholeness. The shaman also enters supernatural realms or dimensions to obtain solutions to problems afflicting the community. Shamans may visit other worlds/dimensions to bring guidance to misguided souls and to ameliorate illnesses of the human soul caused by foreign elements. The shaman operates primarily within the spiritual world, which in turn affects the human world. The restoration of balance results in the elimination of the ailment.”

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In Cave and Cosmos, Michael Harner suggests it is simply “one who knows.”

Core and Indigenous Shamanism

The big divide in the shamanic communities lies between those who work in the rain forest with the lineage of indigenous wisdom in their blood; and so-called Plastic Shamans who have no connection to the cultures and traditions they represent.

As shamanism has gained prevalence in the modern era, “core shamanism” has become the accepted term for those who use the methods of the shaman but have not been raised in the traditional cultures. The Foundation for Shamanic Studies has reintroduced the shamanic journey for self-healing, while the Psychonauts have lead a revolution through chemically assisted self-inquiry. Both are valid paths that differ greatly from a jungle education. While the efficacy of the practice is all that should matter, there still lies a division.

Plant Medicine

Another crucial distinction for indigenous shamans is their relationships with the plants. Dietas are ceremonial ingestions of plant medicines that teach the shaman how to walk between and within the astral worlds. Any number of teacher plants are used, from tobacco to ayahuasca. These ceremonies are performed with great reverence and honor and remain within sacred guidelines as sincere spiritual endeavors to deepen the path of the seeker. The illusion of this world fades away and great insights are gained, revealing the true nature of one’s own soul.

Freakin’ awesome when done in this sacred space, right?

I, however, am a different kind of shaman. I traverse the dimensions without the use of hallucinogens. Drums, deep meditation, and the psychic connection with spirits and plant allies, for me, have been enough. And Croc challenged me on this also: “Is your plant abstinence genuinely enough to gain such an alliance with the spirit realms?”

In the modern world, our relationship to the plants is vastly different than that of the indigenous shaman. We don’t commune with them personally, nor do we seek to hone their wisdom. As a result, contemporary seekers often misuse the medicines. In my younger days, I experimented with mushrooms recreationally. I found them an expansive and uplifting dalliance that only affirmed my path as a seer and healer. Yet I took them with no noble intent.

Recently, I found myself called to work more closely with the plants in ceremonial space and felt conflicted. My ego holds my hallucinogenic refrain as a badge of honor — a way of ensuring the purity of the messages received. And yet I found myself deeply appreciating the plant spirits again, in great awe and gratitude for the teachings they shared.

And what they shared was this: I’ve connected more than sufficiently with the plant spirits. I learn and walk beside them every day to offer blessings to my community. I need not ingest them, for they have been my allies all along!

In a recent Aubrey Marcus podcast, Astral Snakes and Binaural Beats (episode 59), Cory Allen shared his most recent devotion is not in using the plant medicines, but rather simply being in the astral plane without any enhancements. Under the influence of the medicine, “The consciousness of the plant is with you in that space and colors your vision of that space. If you get there without it, you are completely you and you are on your own.” Boom, validation! And Croc began to smile.

What I realized was, it all comes back to me not having any allies, any perceptions, any filters on my experience in these worlds. The mark of the shaman is not who they are when they’re on the medicines or how they handle these energies inside of them. It is who they are in the absence of any aids at all!

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