Asking for what you want – here’s how

climate changeThere 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:

  1. there is much more to this world than I had ever been taught before and;
  2. 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

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

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