The Highway Shaman in 1969, before traveling around the world
The Highway Shaman Wisdom
for August 30, 2020
It’s another beautiful sunny day in Todos Santos, Mexico. I’m in a lovely secure home and I was thinking about the word “highway” in my shaman title. No, I don’t have a travel trailer to roam the highways in. I always thought I wanted one but couldn’t get myself to make the purchase. The truth is I really don’t like being in cramped or claustrophobic spaces. I gravitate toward wide open and expansive spaces. Toward the feeling of free floating in the heavens. I traveled a lot in the last ten years. I don’t imagine myself as an elitist in any way, and yet I could never stay in a cheap, damp or musty small motel room. I would pay $20 more for clean and comfortable, for a bed that didn’t squeak. I don’t like Motel 6. I deserve better. My parents never had much money when I grew up, and although I didn’t complain about any accommodations, I remember that I always felt that I deserved better. I shuffled and drew a card from the Osho Zen Tarot to clarify why. I’ve often thought about PAST LIVES, that I was definitely a monk or priest quite often, but I think more recently I was quite wealthy, abusive of power and money, and in this life have been given the opportunity to live on the other side of wealth and money. And yet the good parts of having abundance stuck with me.
The shaman part fits in that I have spent my life going deeper; a meditation of understanding; looking for the truth of all things. Most people find some sort of acceptance with their lot in life. I guess I have too and at the same time I’ve always wanted something else, something different, something which would give me a greater understanding of this world we live in and why I’m here. I’ve never allowed myself to be content and fall asleep in my doing something, being somewhere, for more than three years, before moving on to something else. And at the same time, where many people want to understand this dimension of reality, it’s the shaman, like me, who wants to know and understand the multi-dimensions of reality – to live in the 3rd, 4th and 5th dimensions simultaneously. To be able to glimpse into the Past, Present and Future.
PAST LIVES (The Moon) – The child can become conscious only if in the past life he has meditated enough, has created enough meditative energy to fight with the darkness that death brings. One simply is lost in an oblivion and then suddenly finds a new womb and forgets completely about the old body. This is a discontinuity. This darkness, this unconsciousness creates the discontinuity. The East has been working hard to penetrate these barriers. And ten thousand years’ work has not been in vain. Everybody can penetrate to the past life or many past lives. But for that you have to go deeper into your meditation, for two reasons: unless you go deeper, you cannot find the door to another life; secondly, you have to be deeper in meditation because, if you find the door of another life, a flood of events will come into the mind. It is hard enough even to carry one life.
“A glimpse into the eternity of our existence is a gift, and understanding the function of karma is our lives is not something that can be grasped at will. This is a wake-up call, the events in your life are trying to show you a pattern as ancient as the journey of your own soul.”
The Moon card in the Good Tarot says:
“I may not see the workings of spirit in the invisible realms, but I know there is great activity “behind the scenes.” It’s important to trust the mystery and remember the material realm is an illusion. Current conditions are not necessarily a reflection of the truth of what’s really going on in the present. Great opportunities lie in the shadows, awaiting the perfect time for illumination.”