Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Greetings, the following 5 posts on Mystical Man Links - specifically: Trance Channeling - What Is It Really, On Being A Shaman, On Being A Mystic, Robert Shapiro: Shaman, Mystic, Professional Trance Channel, More About Robert Shapiro's Life as a Channel used to be on a service Google provided called Knol. Google has decided to take down Knol and will do so soon so I've reposted them here on Mystical Man Links.
Greetings, my name is Robert Shapiro and I am a Shaman, Mystic and Professional Trance Channel. I've been channeling for a great many years now and I have quite a few books out which you might be able to discover if you follow the links.
I want to talk a little bit today about what Trance Channeling really is. For one thing, that term is a misnomer. There's no real trance involved. What it is is an altered state.
For those of you who do TM or meditation or get into inspired states where you feel to do this or feel to say that - it's very similar.
Trance Channeling is really speaking with inspiration. In my case I feel an actual energy - something physical. Not something vague or something hard to understand but something that's actually physical.
In my case I also experience something where my ego steps out of the way. I do not need to edit what's coming out. I also allow as much of the beings personality and energy to pass through me so that others may experience a greater sense of that being's identity. What comes out comes out in an inspired state with energy. Many people who are sensitive feel the energy and many people who do not consider themselves to be sensitive, though they may be, often experience a relaxed state.
This is not intended to coerce anyone. It is not intended to change anyone's mind. It is simply another way of bringing forth knowledge, wisdom and inspiration that we can consider with thought and perhaps if you so choose even act on in various suggested ways.
If you check any of my books or my blogs you will see that a great deal is suggested and homework is given. If you go to You Tube you will find quite a bit of my channeling a being known as Grandfather.
I'm not going to wear you down with all the steps that were necessary to get to the point where I am now. It did take many years of fine tuning to create a one hundred percent clear contact. So those of you who may be struggling with this know that it's alright to take your time to get to the point where you are bringing through knowledge, wisdom, information and yes perhaps even energy that is clear and that you feel good about.
You'll know that you're moving towards clarity when you listen back to it and you hear one or more things that you didn't know. Trance Channeling is simply another way of experiencing benevolent energies spoken with personality through a physical human being who can, through training, pass this through in a most benevolent way.
Why do I call myself a Shaman. I'll tell you why. I have been taught the manner and the means to do prayers, blessings - sometimes with a form of dance, other times with a form of what I call the holy language.
These are words and sounds which have very benevolent impact on all life forms. It is a language that precedes our times here on Earth and it only comes forth from me during the time of these dances.
I'm using the term - dance as a description of what I do at times but it is more like something you might see done in T'ai Chi for example, though there is motion forward - though very slow.
Also there are other reasons I use the term Shaman for myself. I have been taught how to do blessings, as I say, and how to say special prayers through years and years of training. One such form is the prayer blessing, I have also been taught this. This involves a great deal of benevolent energy which activates, supports, nurtures and can, when done in the exact, best and most benevolent way, transform all into a more gentle benevolent existence.
I have been taught how and when to use transformation gently and benevolently and I feel good about the results. Transformation can only be accomplished through the agreement of all. All must be served and the result must serve all benevolently.
All these things and more I have been taught and the most important thing I've been taught is that my job is to be of service and it is to that end that I dedicate myself.
So sometimes, as you know for those of you who have done these things, it's not just what you say but how you say it. You have to have certain intents - meaning that you have to have the feelings in your body that desire something for yourself, your friends, your family or more likely most of the time - for others.
You have to also have a sense of service to the global community and that community might encompass a great many beings, most of whom you don't really know personally and/or whom you'll never meet - so it requires a great deal of unconditional love.
I am not trying to say that this is something that others cannot do for I feel that we are all born with this unconditional love and we learn by our exposure to culture and those around us that we cannot always safely show this and in some situations we even forget how to demonstrate it but there are other situations where it comes out in ways that cannot be restricted.
Most parents know what that's like - to love a child even when they do something they're not supposed to - you still love them don't you? Of course you do.
I am suggesting that only as an example you understand - but it's true, it's real. Our dogs and cats and other pets love us unabashedly, unashamedly and we love them the same way even when they do things we wish they wouldn't.
It's this kind of love which is really necessary. A devotion to being in service of all the needs of all the beings that you can help.
As a Shaman one learns that one is always on call but of course you do have your needs. You'll need to eat, you'll need to sleep and you'll need to keep up your energy and strength as best you can.
There will be times when people will require your help. You will know because you will get a feeling - oh I need to say this or I need to do that.
I am not talking about something that is used to control people - never that. I'm not talking about something that is intended to be manipulative - never that. I am talking about something that functions through prayer, blessing and occasionally dance as I've referred to it that supports all life in the most benevolent way.
I am not trying to say that I am some wonderful being. I am saying that I have received this training and it is way to extensive to go into here but I am giving you the basics of the description that may fit other people who are identified as being Shaman or Shamans and in some cases there are other definitions but in time you will find those definitions here on Knol or other places but for now I felt it was important to give you a general idea of what a Shaman is according to my experience and perhaps also covering a little bit of the experience of others.
When I say Mystic what do I mean by that as a job title? For those of you who have read my blogs - for example this one, or this one and the others you might discover - at least partly what I mean.
By Mystic I do not mean that I strive to keep the things that I have learned a secret. As a matter of fact it's just the opposite. I am doing my utmost to reveal with as much detail as possible the things I've learned and to the best of my ability teach you - at least those of you who are interested and wish to participate - how to apply them for yourselves in the most benevolent way.
Thus I feel that my use of the word mystic as part of my job title is really something that is intended to reveal the mystic rather than to maintain it in shadowed secrecy. I feel that there is a great deal of that that is done by others as well so I do not wish to stake a singular claim to this definition.
I am today however posting a little bit about what mystic means so that some of the cloud of doubt and confusion which seems to circulate even in authoritative places such as dictionaries can be clarified.
It is not necessary to claim the title of Mystic if you are enshrouding secrets. After all, a great many secrets are enshrouded for this or that reason and they don't necessarily have to do with anything shamanic or anything that has to do with natural mysteries. What I attempt to help you with and explain is to reveal the nature of life and its natural mysteries in a way that is not only palatable but also in a way that can be as easily understood as possible.
I know that the nature then of mysticism has been confused but if you examine any of my writings in my books or in my blogs such as you might find here or for example here you will discover that my identification with this word is entirely about revealing and it is my intention to continue to do so.
I will say this one last thing about being a Mystic. I encourage those of you who have knowledge and wisdom about things shamanic and things to do with the natural world of animals and yes - our natural born innate abilities that Creator has deemed to bless upon us, to speak about these matters.
It is possible now to help people to remember who they are, what they're doing here, why they're here and how they can access this knowledge and these capabilities within themselves. I have attempted to do this with my blogs and my books.
I know a great many of you out there have much to share as well. Please do so and in the course of that I wish you well.
Greetings. I am a Mystical Man practicing in the world of shamanism and incorporating the wisdom from great spirit teachers whom I have channeled. Many of these teachers have been published in books that can be found on Amazon and other fine bookstores.
I have extensive training in interacting with energies and with life forms from the tiniest molecular to the largest beings even beyond our planet. It is possible with training, to interact with life forms in all ways that are benevolent. The key is keeping it benevolent for all beings, without exception.
As a Professional Trance Channel I have great appreciation for my publisher who has supported my work in books and magazine articles. I am presenting myself to you in this way because I want you to understand that the nature of my work is now greatly focused on the mystical. I am also committed to supporting all life in the most benevolent way through all the shamanic ways that are available to me.
I am hopeful that many of you will consider some of the things that I am publishing on blogs and that are published in the books as to whether they may be valuable in your life or even something to think about. It is my intention to do all I can to improve the quality of life for all peoples. On that note, I wish you a most benevolent good life.
I'm sharing a little bit about my background here. How I came to be a Professional Trance Channel and got interested in the shamanic and spiritual worlds that I now practice in as well as a little more about my contacts with extraterrestrials from Zeta Reticuli.