Posted on : 18-11-2011 | By : Lynn | In : Featured, Spirituality
Tags: Barefoot Sensei, Healer, Llyn Roberts, Mayans, Mick Dodge, Shaman
Wow! What a great hour I got to spend today interviewing prominent teacher of healing and shamanism, Llyn Roberts, on today’s BTR Hope42Day. Llyn joined us back in September 2011 for a half-an-hour interview and there was so much to delve into that she came back to spend more time talking about her most recent book, “Shapeshifting Into Higher Consciousness” and living well today.
One of the gems that I pulled from today’s conversation with Llyn Roberts is that all of us, all…of…us, can access our guides/angels/God/wisdom/love all the time. The chapter on “Shapeshifting With Nature” drew me to it because of my deep love of nature. She writes about how “although oneness with the natural world is innate to indigenous cultures, imbalances result when societies lose this perspective”. She goes on to say that, “Equilibrium can be restored by embracing more whole values and by coming back into rhythm with our heart, our body, and our planet.” Llyn writes about the Maya “whose prophesies are in the public eye due to the popularization of the Mayan Calendar” and that the Mayans are “masters of cosmic awareness. In the early part of this century a plethora of literature has been circulated about 2012 and the Mayan Calendar. Yet, often less focused upon the Maya’s deep attunement with the earth. The lands of ancient Guatemala have endured earthquakes and volcanic eruptions spanning centuries. Because of this, when visiting sacred sites and walking through the jungle of Tikal, Maya Elders ask that we pay as much attention to the pyramids that are submerged, as those we see. There are hidden spiritual structures beneath Lake Atitlan. These, we learn, influence human consciousness and effect the waters.”
In the interview today, Llyn talked about the process of writing her book and using all her guides, experiences and wisdom (my words). I can definitely feel the energy pulsing through the pages and it’s almost like a mini-video flips open in my brain so that I can “see” what Llyn is talking about. While reading this chapter about nature and the Mayan peoples, I can “see” the Mayans who I have met during my many visits to Mexico. I’m always drawn to the Mayans and find myself wanting to sit near them and just be.
I was also reminded today that we can connect with nature no matter where we are in the world, yes, even in the middle of Manhattan or Shanghai. I haven’t been to Shanghai yet, but I’ve visited Manhattan several times. On my first trip to the famous New York City, I was really anxious because I had never been in such a dense mass of human beings with so much concrete in my life! I remember my husband running ahead of me on the streets trying to find a tree for me to hug or a pigeon to point out. We finally did find a fairly young tree with a very narrow trunk but I wrapped my arms around it nevertheless. It felt so good! A few years later I attended a conference in NYC and was also in the middle of training for a marathon so I got to do an eight mile run through Central Park. It was gorgeous!! Where there is a will there is a way to find your grounding in nature. No matter what, there is always the sky.
Whether you are shapeshifting to higher consciousness or simply walking barefoot on this Earth (thank you Barefoot Sensei, Mick Dodge), you can always connect with the natural world around you and feel the loving heart of Mother Earth no matter what is going on in your life. As many of us (in the Western world especially) head into the holidays that can often make us just a wee bit jittery if not crazy, take a break during the day and walk with bare feet on the Earth, it will do your soul good!