Relationships are the core of the existence of a Shaman. The relationships you build to create the community within which you live and work. The relationships you build with spirit to allow work to happen in all places. The relationships you build the with trees, and plants, and animals to assure you are offering properly for each energy’s needs. These are all pieces of the whole. And each relationship is important.
But how do you deal with changing relationships. When I completed the West work, I had a strong feeling that I would have to sever some important relationships to me to proceed forward. And this is a thought that terrified me. I value all of the relationships I have so much that I would be crushed to lose them. But I have trusted, and kept moving forward. Kept following my path, kept doing the work…
About 2 months ago, I got the strong impression that I needed to finish my current learning phase and complete this round of education with my mentor post-haste. (Note, that is just this round, I intend on continuing on with my mentor for a while longer) So I prompted my Allyu to see if anyone else was willing to push forward with me to complete our North and our East work this year. And the answers were muddled, but the overall feeling is that everyone agreed it should happen. I also got the strong impression that I needed to go back and read, in detail, information about my Khuya. The information I wrote when I first made them. Almost like an Inventory of them and their history. And I then realized the change that had occurred. The relationships that had been severed.
My Khuya were not the same. They had grown so much as to not even be themselves. I was momentarily struck with fear due to the loss of these spirits that I have such a tight bond with. And almost instantly, they started reconnecting with me. Their energy is drastically different. Their personalities have grown more bold.
My existing Khuya have moved into a new state. And they are so excited to move forward.
This weekend, Myself, and 1 other member from my Allyu will be stepping into our North Work.