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Inspirational Wisdom Quotes about Shamanism, Sweat Lodge
by Alison Stormwolf

Shamanism is very ancient going back to the very beginning of time. It is not a religion it is a way of "seeing" and "being" and one that fits me like a glove. I have great respect for the whole of creation and am very grateful to know my place in it all.

Discovering Shamanism was just the same as coming home for me. I felt such a sense of belonging and happiness. I refuse to believe those who try to tell me that I cannot be a "believer" and still practice in this way. In all things I allow my intuition to rule.... being from the highest source.

My intuition leapt in joy at my reconnection to the line of my ancestral inheritance. Without this knowledge in my life I would have felt like someone who tries to get by knowing they have lost their memory. Yes... nothing gives me greater joy than my total connection to the universe.

This feeling or knowledge of divine connection is very thrilling for me and I feel now looking back that I was in fact born into the shamanic way of being and seeing.

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Quotes Shamanism, Sweat Lodge


before me
In the fire
Walk out your truth
See me
walking over red hot coals to reach you
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

before the fire
all falseness is burned away
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

to be the fire tender
is an honour
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

The hot coals became my friends
I thirsted for their medicine
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

In my prayer times
the "pack" comes to me.
That is all I will say.
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Knowing my power animals
gives great comfort
I do not walk alone
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

I give thanks that the intuition of youth
has seen its fulfillment in adulthood
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

carry fire medicine
what a great gift
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

the fire exposes all weakness
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

the path of red hot coals
is one of transformation
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

In all I do
My 'Pushka' watches
the overseer
the support
(my cat)
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

I pray always
to be the "Hollow Bone"
My adopted grandfather 'Fools Crow
is my hero
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Grandfather (Fools Crow) hear me
Here am I
Calling out to you
Flawed but willing
Accepting ny failings
holding no bond
help me
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

while going about my business
I remember my home in the cottage
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

The door is always open
in the cottage in the woods
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

I have friends in high places
I also have friends in different places
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

the moist earth is the gateway
such homecoming for me
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

his head is scarred from many fights
his eyes wise
happy am I to have
such a feline protector
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

There they are
around me always, in silence
waiting for my call
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

In the deep night
I heard them..... singing
around the fire
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Unless we are humble
do not ask for help
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Let me walk in the way
Of the ancestors
Ancient ways,
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~



we enter as individuals
we emerge as family
( The Sacred Sweat Lodge)
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

in the darkness and the heat
all that is false falls away
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

let me live my life as pure and as strong
as when I emerge from 'Grandmother's Womb'
(The Sacred Sweat Lodge)
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

pray always
give me the courage to withstand
the heat of transformation
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Let me always feel the wonder and expectation
experienced as I bow and enter Grandmother
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

The fire and me
the standing people
given in humility
keeps me grounded
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Fire does not come always
I need to humble myself
ask for help
then the fire comes
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

The stones decide themselves
where they will sit
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

some cry me! me!
but as a parent to
a wayward child I have to say
not yet
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

The love the stones contain
make our lives seem so selfish
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

In the drumming I am reborn
in the singing my soul connects
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Drums and fire
I am alive
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Under a canopy of stars
My friends and me
The singing and the drumming
Home once more.
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

In all the sacredness was laughter
Holy laughter
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

In the total pitch dark
There do we know ourselves
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

The darkness fosters trust, respect, connection
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Prayers said in the heat
take strong wings
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~




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Music Track: Excerpt from "Celestial Choir,
from Stardreams by Michael Wild"