12 Signs You Are A Natural Born Shaman

Shamanism is an ancient form of spiritual healing that has been practiced by most cultures in the world throughout all of human history.

Shamans are high functioning people, highly respected by their communities as consultants and advisors, dedicated to manipulating reality, healing, forecasting, divining, or prophesying future outcomes.

The word “shaman” is derived from the Siberian Tungusic word for “one who is raised” or ”a spiritual leader.”

A shaman understands that the material world is an expression of a subtler energetic realm that we interact with at all times.

People with shamanic traits have a natural tendency to use their tools and abilities in order to face doubts and fears which arise on their way.

Terence McKenna explained:

”Shamanism is essentially a living tradition of alchemy that is not seeking the stone but has found the stone.”

Here Is A List Of 12 Signs You Are A Natural Born Shaman:

#1 You Feel The Presence Of Spirits

Have you ever suspected the presence of spirits in your workplace, home, or when you are out and about?

Often their presence is felt on more of an intuitive or instinctual level than a rational one, and even though you may not be able to explain what you feel in words, on a deeper level you understand that something else may be at play.

#2 You Feel A Draw To A Particular Animal

Think back into your childhood, has there been an animal, insect or bird that is always with you or found you wherever you have been even on holiday?

It could be anything from a spider to a crow or a cat. It could even be s stray dog that seems to follow you.

#3 You Get Woken Up During The Nightinsomnia

This is particularly common for developing shamans when they are opening up.

People in spirit (astral world) may notice the shaman and take the opportunity to make contact during the night.

If you have ever woken up suddenly and felt like you’re being watched, you might just be!

Don’t worry, no-one in spirit can hurt you (most of the times!), but it might be time to learn and use methods to protect yourself in the spirit world (especially from dark entities) as well as to set some firm boundaries with your spiritual guides about when you want communication from those who have passed.

#4 People Come To You For Healing & Adviceyoung shaman outdoors

People are naturally drawn to you and admire your loving and warm aura. They respect and trust your advice and judgment. They believe that you can heal them. Also, they believe that you have solutions to all the problems.

Tip – you are a natural healer, but you need to set boundaries so you aren’t taken advantage of.

#5 You Are Sensitive To Your Surroundingsnature meditation

Everywhere you go, you feel in your bones and skin what is happening. You can feel people’s joy, fears, pain, and excitement.

When you are by yourself, you are very in-tune with your own emotions. When you are with a large group of people, you can feel the way everyone is interacting with each other.

#6 Electronics Have A Tendency To Act Funny or Go Out When You Are Around

This has been known to happen around shamans. One explanation that I can come up with is that spirits sometimes gather energy from electrical items in order to have more strength to communicate or manifest.

Another possible reason for this is the increased amount of energy present when spirits are around.

#7 You’re Very Interested In Anything Psychic, Be It Books, TV Shows, Stories, Psychic Events, Or Cardsenergy light sky

You are also interested in psychic healing, Reiki (a form of alternative medicine called energy healing), or anything to do with manipulating energy, divination, or reading energy). Other energy healing techniques include – pranic healing or Ruach healing method.

Only someone with natural-born abilities is naturally drawn to these things like you are.

Note – not all shamans will have this, however, if you do, then it is a positive sign.

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#8 Dreaming About Dead PeopleDreaming About Dead People

This is very common amongst shamans who aren’t using their shamanistic skills in their waking life. For some shamans, spirit people will appear to them in their dreams, while for others, they will feel people in the spirit drawing near as they are falling asleep.

They might want to tell you how they died or their name when they were living. Rather than it being a message to communicate to someone that is living, it is frequently a sign to embrace your shamanistic skills in your waking life.

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#9 You Feel Most At Home In Natureman practicing a meditation in nature

The shamans of a culture are the bridges between humans and nature. Also, shamans serve as translators between the oceans, mountains, wind, rain, animals, rivers, and people.

You may feel that you are most tuned in when surrounded by the natural world.

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#10 You Often Have Prophetic Dreamsvivid dreams

Do you have dreams which mostly come true?

Are your dreams often apocalyptic? You may also dream of shapes, especially a triangle or a five-pointed star.

These shapes can appear in nature throughout your dreams, like – a triangle-shaped leaf or 5 petals on a flower.

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#11 You Had Imaginary Friends When You Were A Kid

When you were a child, did you had very vivid imaginary friends? But here is the kicker … you can kind of have that as an adult too. If this happens, then it is most likely a spirit guide or could, in fact, be someone who has crossed over.

More importantly, if there is information you couldn’t possibly know, then this is a clear sign that you are a shaman.

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#12 You Hear VoicesClairsentient woman meditation silent

These aren’t spooky voices and nobody is whispering redrum.

But, it may sound as if you hear music that no one else hears or hear people mumbling in another room. Or, you may hear sounds, music, voices, or buzzing in your own head.

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13 thoughts on “12 Signs You Are A Natural Born Shaman”

  1. I am an Awakening Shaman and have already experienced stuff that nobody believes, or rather are too scared to believe that it drives that fear into them that it’s all in their head….well do I have stories and video for you all!!

    • And hear music and occasionally even smell things that no one else does. I am a reiki master now, but I do what comes natural I include crystals and tarot cards. I hear and see your guides during this time I have made people cry due to my profoundly accurate encounters. At the same time I’m channeling the power of the universe to heal them physically and emotionally. No one taught me all of this it just happens when I do what I call a reiki session. I don’t know what to do with my gifts I am seeking guidance but live in rather rural area and I don’t think I should pay someone to assist me with my natural born gifts . I want so much to help others but I don’t have a clue what I should do

  2. I love being a Shaman and I always have been. I always thought everybody was the same, but I realised pretty soon that as a child not everybody is the same. The journey isn’t pretty though….

  3. Im a strong SHAMAN im I’m always experiencing all the 12 steps of being a shaman when I do try to explain Humanity seems 2 look at me like I belong in the mental institution I see things that everybody can’t see and I hear things that everybody can hear I hear voices that belong to my family i see entities but they come in peace!! I need help from any other brother SHAMAN OR ANY SISTERR SHAMAN TO HELP ME WITH MY OWN BLESSINGS WE ALL ARE TEACHERS AND WE ARE ALL GRASSHOPPERS.
    ..SO LET BE THE STUDENT whoCARRIES HIS pen and paper to take notes#! Thank you and somebody please reach out!!!

  4. Im a shaman i posted. And didnt pit my name or email so if anyond has seen please 2 respond ??!!thanks again,Big RICK

  5. I have always experienced most of these things for as long as I can remember. I’ve gotten messages from ones that have passed that things will be ok. I see what others don’t and often hear what no one else does. I also get smells and know who they’re from and how they feel when they’re near. Sometimes I get scared but not because they’re scary but cause I start seeing and feeling too much and just feel extremely overwhelmed. I Feel the feelings around me and can see most people for what they are and intentions of others. Time to time I get messages but I need to figure out who they go to such as one for a good friend whom has since passed on herself. He father was proud of her and all she had done and over come on her own dispute hardships and struggles. Now she just worries about her boys and misses them. She never expected to leave early in life but we are all on our own journeys where ever they may lead. Sometimes I embrace but mostly I don’t or try to ignore like if I don’t move they won’t see me or know I’m there. It’s a strange and amazing gift just scary.

  6. I started out with dreams as a teenager. I had two guides on the other side. One was my grandmother and the other was my great-great Aunt both on my mom’s side..
    My abilities went dormant for 30 yrs due to me suppressing them.. I freaked people out with my abilities due to waking up freezing cold like I’d been in a freezer.
    By time I hit Peri-Menopause in my middle 40’s I got my abilities back. But this time it’s not just the Dream Realm abilities. I can sense spirit around me all the time now. I can go shopping and sense residual energy or pickup on energy and attachments.. I can feel the emotions of everyone around me also. I can hear voices in English as well as foreign. I’ve also, seen shadows and orbs many times. I’ve had entities that like to visit and I call them tricksters because they move things that later show up in different places..
    My daughter has some of the same abilities that I have. She can feel spirit around her all the time. Plus she can here voices and my daughter can feel other people’s emotions..

  7. i have experienced all 12 at different points of time in my life, but tried to turn them off, but that is followed by depression and confusion.

  8. Hi Ricardo. Actually have been experiencing all of these but I am not aware that I am like this coz nobody understood what I am feeling. And to be honest I don know how to deal with this.


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