Asking for what you want – here’s how
There is an old saying that, when the student is ready, the teacher appears. It certainly was true for me. I’m frequently asked how I got involved with the Native American spiritual path. The short answer is: “I asked the universe.”
During college, I experimented with the usual recreational drugs and had an epiphany one day on a hillside in the Santa Monica Mountains.
High on mescaline, I saw a mountain breathe and immediately knew two things:
- there is much more to this world than I had ever been taught before and;
- I wanted to have that awesome high daily, not just on weekends.
The pragmatic side of me decided a daily high did not mean daily drugs, so I sought another way. Meditation seemed the answer.
What I first found was a cult that proclaimed I should meditate an hour each morning and an hour each night. Being an active outdoors type, I was a failure at meditation because I couldn’t bear to sit still that long. It brought struggle and guilt, not peace of mind. [Ironically, I now have a dedicated daily meditation practice, but that will be the subject of a future post].
I realized my greatest peace of mind was achieved out in nature: hiking, camping and back-packing. So I put out a thought to the universe that if I could find a spiritual path that had to do with the outdoors and nature, that would be it for me.
Within two weeks, out of the blue, I was invited to a Native American purification lodge. It was the perfect fit for me, and I never looked back.
What would you like to manifest in your life? Put it out there and let me know the results.
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Molly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller “The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman” and other books on health. She is passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential through her classes, healing practice and blog at www.MollyLarkin.com