Signs that you are a 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 Night
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 & Advice
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 Surroundings
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.
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#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 Cards
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 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 Nature
The shamans of a culture are the bridges between humans and nature.
Shamans also 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 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 Voices
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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References https://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/other-religious https://study.com/academy/lesson/shaman-definition-talents.html
Tuesday 21st of March 2023
Very interesting as a total neophyte to this topic. I have many friends who are deeply involved, but it seems that it is supposed to be a secret, or not open to me, society. I have been looking for a way to open up from within and not suffer the stress of keeping most of my "being" totally self-contained. I want to share more, have less stress, to let the world recognize more of the real me.
Artist With Dharma
Thursday 2nd of February 2023
every single one of the above. i am a strange child, different to everyone around me, i feel people first, i'll know if you're good or bad or to be wary of without hearing a word from your mouth, i feel presence in rooms, i've set free a trapped soul and angered some evil presence in doing so. i have had so many dreams come true and left a room of 9 people gobsmacked when i told them what each person was about to say, and "Danny you are aboout to knock over that canof coke!"... Danny moved it to "safety".. I laughed because nobody can mess with what is mapped out... 3 minutes later.. Danny kicked the can of coke over!!... So many times this happened in that group. even saying soon me and a german lad will be sleepng in the basement... 6-7 months later guess what happened?.... An introduction to a Reiki master was the one time in my life that someone judged me correctly. told me this is my last lifetime, ive been here 8 times before, but i will suffer.. everything he said was 100% correct and all he knew was my name. The spiritual church had a guest communicator on stage and i wastold my fathers father watches over me.. i knew someone was but thought it was my nigerian grandad. and thees 1000's of spirits that respect me most highly and watch for me. I've needed something and it will come. When Im with people I don't communicate too great, yet I'm loved by every person i meet and never a bad word said. Friends confide in me and i calm people in need. Animals mostly foxes, see me, dogs not so much in the last 20 years. horses I feel their thoughts, swans I have made memorable trust on two lakes. Even my friends dangerous dogs behave soft with me and my friends dont like it at all. and yes i hear things, i havthing that only attacked me in thailand when i would fall into light sleep. my ex-wife said some mantra that stopped it each time. Thailand feels like my true home from a past life and yet i also know i have travelled the silk road for arabic music and persian middle eastern traditional music i feel inside from before. When something in life isn't right I will then allow my senses to open up and the messages come through.. BOOM... BOOM.. POWW.. SLAP.. PING>>> If you are doing wrong behind my back i WILL KNOW.. thats how my wife became my EX_WIFE.. But I thought all this was because I'm a little different!... In 2015 a news article explained it as suspected Aspergers Syndrome that's why I am how I am.. turns out I'm ADHD and autistic.. GREAT!!.... 2022 the diagnosis confirmed it and is still on-going... BUT, last year I watched a documentary on mongolian herdsmen and the eagle hunters. OH BOY did that RESONATE!.. Then another one shown the journey of a young mongolian herdsman going on his life journey to see if he is a shaman. and that hit me harder than anything. I now know I have to go and answer my calling to go mongolia, Because I am a shaman. it was freaky when i 2 young girls went missing and i while the news reported the investigation i had a vision of an airfield and a ditch with a water outlet. two poor girls in red, they were not alive and suffered, I felt the suffering it hurt me so much. and then i suspected the craetaker is guilty. I drew that sketch of the airfield and it all came true. !! Then there's the time my vespa got stolen. I tuned in.. I walked, I found parts of it in 2 days .. the 4 people who were riding it and i just kept missing them.. I warned one of the young boys. Scooter back or suffer.. The vespa got set on fire and police scrapped it. I called my spirits for vengeance. all 4 lads ended up in serious crashes. 2 died and the other 2 hospitalised for 9 month and 16 month. There was another incident and that was the last time i called the above. it shoould be for the good in this world no matter how bad I am done to. I will let you live. In this last year I am now able to see these trails move around me. some dark some light. slow or fast. sometimes animals. That's quite fun of a night time.. So yep. Mongolia here we come lol
Sunday 3rd of April 2022
I have never had anyone train me in shamanism. But I've know for a long time that I am. This was interesting to read, it seemed like you were describing almost every one of my gifts...lol...I've never used any drums or rattles. I just call to them. They seem to always be with me...
Sunday 12th of December 2021
How do I get control of my abilities? A lot of my abilities are random and I would like to control them better...please help
Saturday 4th of December 2021
Yes. All signs r belongs to me.. But i don't know the minus things. So i stucked... Would you like to be help me plz