April 11, 2019 at 2:31 pm #8325
I work with a community of nature spirits on my property, eg: trees, rocks, birds, and all beings in between. I awoke one night and could not sleep. I walked outside to have an unexpected encounter with the numinous. I believe that I was called by a spirit in that community to experience that spiritual event, but which one summoned me?
How can I identify the spirit that summoned me?
April 14, 2019 at 8:30 am #8394Tom CowanParticipant
When I encounter a spirit that I am unfamiliar with, I always ask my primary power animal and helping spirit to identify it for me. Sometimes I ask several of my usual spirit companions for their advice on working with a new or unfamiliar spirit.
April 14, 2019 at 10:47 am #8395
My question betrays my trust issues. While I trust my community of spirits, I’ve heard that nature spirits can include some unfriendly, tricky, spirits or entities capable of producing spiritual mayhem.
I’ll try to include my power animals more intimately, I just don’t want to burden them with trivial stuff.
August 6, 2019 at 3:06 pm #9169
Steve your guides are there to teach you, just as all the spirits of rocks, trees, plants and animals are. Each has a gift to share with you. As your relationship builds and you take guidance from each one, both souls evolve. We grow in wisdom, all energy exchanges with nature are give, take, and the give back of energy….I find it is our natural state.
August 6, 2019 at 3:09 pm #9170
Steve, you being shown, or having the feeling of a numinous entity I find is a gift we give ourselves. Enjoy the beauty and wild experience you had. Who cares why it showed itself to you. Sometimes we question ourselves out of the beauty of an experience. Just be.
August 7, 2019 at 10:05 am #9174
DeeBee, thanks for your helpful comments. I’m an environmental empath, and I was forced to let it go at first because I became overwhelmed, almost paralyzed by the amount of energy-info surrounding the event. There are times when I’d love to just go with it, but the Fool in me wants more. Staying the course prompted me to study the transition zone of life, where I found what few others have found, the simple key to life and death in earth reality.
Are you suggesting I did this? That I somehow orchestrated the luminous event to show my conscious self the secret of life and death that I released from my subconscious? I’ve never thought I had the ability to command nature, but I’ve just cracked the door open to discover that there are many more secrets waiting to be revealed.
August 7, 2019 at 4:58 pm #9214
wow you sound like an interesting person Steve…..I am suggesting that whatever you felt, have experienced is for you to trust. I have not had the same experiences as you, yet my experiences with nature is very wild and exciting. What I believe is not the point, yet I would say Yes there are many many more secrets awaiting. Nature is full of them. You were studying (knowledge) and then you experience (wisdom)
December 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm #13921Raven KalderaParticipant
This is what divination is for!
Seriously, there’s a reason that learning div is part of most indigenous shamanic practices. Above and beyond the fact that it is very useful for clients, it’s also useful when you have a question like that … and if you feel you aren’t objective enough to do it cleanly for your own questions, it’s good to have a network of trusted practitioners who trade divination with each other. If it were me, I’d get hold of a colleague, explain the problem, and ask them to pull some runes for me to figure out Who Is Calling.
March 24, 2022 at 2:12 pm #16793
Thank you, one and all for your helpful insights and shamanic wisdom.
As you can see, it took a couple of years of deep research, but I’m back with the solution to the “numinous luminous puzzle” which I saw in ordinary reality a couple of years ago. The solution was found in ancient Vedic sources.
I know today, that the night when I saw that large expanse of greyish-blue luminous energy appearing to hover over the dying ash tree, which my son and I had cut down a few days before, it was the night that my initiation started. I spent the next two years conducting deep research into how we’re constructed spiritually, and I finally found our owner’s manual in Vedic teachings, put together by A.E. Powell in a book entitled: “The Etheric Double”, printed by the Theosophical Society about 100 years ago. What I was staring at in total darkness in the glen that night, was my etheric body, spread out in ordinary reality, like a long blanket of soft grey-blue microparticles, that shimmered with a soft glow.
The rest of the story…for the shamanic community…
I had been working intensely on developing spiritual practices and rituals in the glen on my property. I’ve learned that nothing happens in isolation here. I believe that my community of nature spirits in the glen, in collaboration with my everyday spirit guides, and council of light, created the conditions for my initiation. My subconscious led me in a somnambulistic state, to the glen at 4:00 AM for a numinous experience that began with an awful shock when a tree branch hit me in the head, disorienting me in total darkness. That jarring event left marks on my face, and ensured that I was awake for the appearance of a large apparition, about 30 ft long, covered the trunk and gave a soft luminous glow arising from grey-blue microparticles. At first, I mistook the luminous blanket to be a tree spirit leaving the dying carcass of the ash tree.
Then, I discovered the solution to the numinous luminous mystery in ancient Vedic teachings published by Mr. Powell, more than a century ago. The Etheric Double, or vital body consists mostly of prana or chi, and it’s part of the chakra system that: captures, sorts, and distributes this energy wherever needed in the human body. Depending on which school you believe in, we possess 5 bodies, and at night when we sleep, the etheric body which is next to the physical, becomes our safety tether, and connects our physical with our astral body as we journey into dreamland. It brings us back each time, until the final time when it snaps, ending our returns.
My subconscious [SC] showed me at 4:00 AM, how it defended me alone, in a moment when my conscious mind was totally off-line [helpless], with “a spontaneous spiritual reaction”. My SC ejected all of my etheric material instantly by extracting it from my body, and projected its toward my tree assailant. It was a spontaneous, defensive spiritual reaction, happening behind the scenes, which I was not consciously aware of for a couple of years.
Because the glow was so soft and faint, I would never have observed it if the event had happened in broad daylight. It’s a bit worrisome, that when I first saw a spiritual part of me, I did not recognize it as mine. However, if my pineal gland had popped out of my head somehow, and ended up on the ground before me, I would probably not pick it up, and take ownership right away either.
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