|The tambourines of the upper and lower worlds|
Shamanic practitioners are called upon by clients frequently to journey to non ordinary reality, the Upper and Lower Worlds, to obtain healings and spiritual wisdom and guidance in answer to their client’s questions. But anyone can do this for themselves, with some guidance. After completing the Michael Harner Method Shamanic Counseling Training Program, I trained several clients, unfamiliar with the journeying process, to make their own shamanic journeys of divination to non ordinary reality (Upper and Lower Worlds), where they personally obtained direct spiritual wisdom and guidance in answer to their questions – basically cutting out the middle man – me. The results were startling, some clients moved to tears. In my last blog about Spirit Animal Guides, I said I believed that traveling to the Lower World and identifying with a Spirit Animal should not stop you from resonating with Guardian Angels, Ascended Masters or Spiritual Teachers who are usually accessed in the Upper World, a bright and heavenly world of cosmic beings that appear in human, mythical or angelic form as our Teachers. But, no hard and fast rules here, occasionally you will find a Spirit Animal in the Upper World or access a Teacher in the Lower World. The realms are all linked. Everything is connected. Except that the Upper World will feel totally different than the Lower World. Not nearly as earthy or practical.