Unfortunately, many people who grow up outside indigenous villages are shamans and don’t know it. The main reason for that is because the modern culture doesn’t have a role for the shamanic archetype. Some people “adapt” in other healing professions, such as medicine, psychology, or life coaching, while others in professions where they may feel like they don’t fit in at all. And many will “adapt” in different forms of sacred activism, healing the planet, for example, rather than healing people.
So, ladies and gentlemen, have you ever asked yourself – are you a shaman and you don’t know it? In this article we’re going to show you 8 signs that you might fit the “description”:
- You KNOW that you are part of the global shift in consciousness that is currently underway.
Can you “feel” that you are part of the shift that New Agers have talked about for decades? You should know that people with shamanic archetype don’t just feel it, they feel it pulling them, like a magnet, towards leadership positions that help facilitate this transformation of human consciousness and evolution of the species.
- You are an introvert person.
First of all, you should know that if you have the “shamanic archetype”, then you may have a hard time navigating the 3D realms of this dimension, which may cause you to withdraw into yourself so you can visit the realms of consciousness where you feel most at home. And remember – shamans are multi-dimensional beings who dance between the realms of the seen and unseen worlds.
- You feel most at home in nature.
Shamans are the bridges between nature and humans. YES, shamans serve as translators between the mountains, oceans, rivers, animals, and people. Sometimes, you may sense that nature is talking to you or that you get your most tuned in downloads when you are surrounded by the natural world.
- You’re very sensitive person.
You feel things that others don’t. Yes, you see things that others don’t. You may hear things others don’t hear. You can smell things that others can’t smell. And, the most important thing – you can sense things that others can’t sense. Note: if you embody the shamanic archetype, it’s likely that you’re the kind of person others may feel is “too sensitive.” But, don’t worry, because this sensitivity is a blessing – it’s part of your gift.
- You “hear” a spiritual calling
Yes, you “hear” a spiritual calling to help the suffering of people, animals, and nature. How this works – well, many health care providers are called to medicine the way priests are called to the priesthood. But you don’t have to be a health care provider to have the shamanic archetype – you can help animals, sacred activist causes, or conservation of Mother Earth.
- You have vivid dreams.
You may experience vivid dreams, because the Shamanic realm may be communicating with you through your dreams. This means that you should pay close attention and try analyzing your dreams. Note: pay particular attention to any animal totems that may appear in your dreams.
- You may discover unusual spiritual superpowers (“siddhis.”)
This means that you might be psychic. Or, you might get healing visions. You might realize that you can heal people with your hands or that you can telepathically communicate with animals, people, or even inanimate objects.
- You feel that you don’t belong anywhere.
Shamans are not like the others. Yes, they tend to live on the outskirts of the village for a reason! In village life, this is understood and recognized. But in the modern world, it may leave those with the shamanic archetype feeling like they don’t ever fit in. Don’t worry, because you do fit in. Yes, and remember – your role is essential. You may find that you fit in best with others who share this shamanic archetype. Among your fellow shamans, you will feel like you are with family.
This is very important for you to remember – shamans are always operating between worlds, which means that you may find that you’re connecting mainstream culture and the culture that wants to be born in the new consciousness. YES, this may feel uncomfortable, as if you don’t quite fit in. There are many stealth shamans around the world, and in our culture it can be quite challenging. In my personal opinion, it’s a blessing to have the opportunity to help people and end the story of separation, to dissolve the apparent duality into Oneness, to fulfill our callings to bring the worlds together, to heal people, animals, and the planet.
But, on the other side, it can be lonely and disheartening and scary and isolating. This is mostly because many stealth shamans have memories of past lives during which we were persecuted for our attempts to connect the worlds. Yes, they have cellular memories of past traumas in which they were killed because they refused to fit in. I also think that it takes a lot of courage to come out of the spiritual closet as someone who embodies the shamanic archetype. In order to keep being brave, we need to feel safe. To feel safe, we need to foster a sense of belonging so we don’t feel isolated on top of feeling scared. In order to feel safe enough to keep bridging, we need each other.
So, you should ask yourself – are you a shaman who is still in the closet? If so, please know that there are many of us, and we hold you close in our hearts while you muster up the moxie to claim your place in the world. Thank you for your time and have a good one.