A Song from Deep in the Hole
Here’s a song from deep in the hole. Something for free. Something for you. Something for me, from out of the blue. – Masters of Reality
Is anybody watching the new season of “The Sinner?” It came to me after last week’s episode that like Detective Harry Ambrose, folks on a shelter in place or lockdown are all down in the hole; separate, but sharing a common experience. Some are doing better than others emotionally. I’ve had my moments. Mostly due to empath stuff and how utterly upside down the energies have been. Thankfully it’s starting to even out again. The fear is so palpable that it has its own astral zip code, which is both alarming and useful at the same time.
When Harry was down in the hole, he faced himself there: his failures, fears and regrets. It was a psychedelic trip without drugs and a deep spiritual experience without a guru. It was just him down there, but he wasn’t totally alone. Some spiritual allies came to help and comfort him, right when he thought all was lost. When he emerged, he was shaken and not the same person. It’s too early to see if he’ll be a better one, but my money is on yes.
It is the same for us. We are down in the shamanic hole, separate but together. We’re being asked to slow down and be still. For me, this isn’t such a big stretch, but some folks are clearly uncomfortable with it. When we’re busy and constantly moving we don’t have to face ourselves or hear our inner dialogue in its entirety. We can just push our way through avoidance. I am not insensitive to the fact that this is causing some people suffering. I also know if we use this time well it will have profound and lasting benefits that ultimately can benefit us all.
So here’s to being on shamanic lockdown where there really is a light on the other side.
Message from White Eagle, Hopi indigenous on 03/16/2020:
This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you. If they repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with pessimism, they will fall into the hole. But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, rethink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal. Take care of your home, take care of your body. Connect with the middle body of your spiritual House. Connect to the egregor of your spiritual home. Body, house, medium body, spiritual house, all this is synonymous, that is to say the same. When you are taking care of one, you are taking care of everything else. Do not lose the spiritual dimension of this crisis, have the aspect of the eagle, which from above, sees the whole, sees more widely. There is a social demand in this crisis, but there is also a spiritual demand. The two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. But without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and lack of meaning. You were prepared to go through this crisis. Take your toolbox and use all the tools at your disposal. Learn about resistance with indigenous and African peoples: we have always been and continue to be exterminated. But we still haven’t stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire and having fun. Don’t feel guilty about being happy during this difficult time. You don’t help at all by being sad and without energy. It helps if good things emanate from the Universe now. It is through joy that one resists. Also, when the storm passes, you will be very important in the reconstruction of this new world. You need to be well and strong. And, for that, there is no other way than to maintain a beautiful, happy and bright vibration. This has nothing to do with alienation. This is a resistance strategy. In shamanism, there is a rite of passage called the quest for vision. You spend a few days alone in the forest, without water, without food, without protection. When you go through this portal, you get a new vision of the world, because you have faced your fears, your difficulties … This is what is asked of you. Let them take advantage of this time to perform their vision seeking rituals. What world do you want to build for yourself? For now, this is what you can do: serenity in the storm. Calm down and pray. Everyday. Establish a routine to meet the sacred every day. Good things emanate, what you emanate now is the most important thing. And sing, dance, resist through art, joy, faith and love.