Journeying to Spirit Worlds
Spirits exist in a different dimension than our
physical plane reality. We can journey to spirit worlds or non-ordinary reality, to communicate with them in their
own realms. Traditionally, shamans and medicine persons from around the world have done such journeys, asking for
healing, guidance and information for the people of the communities they live in.
Usually, this journey is done to the rhythmic rattling
or drumming of percussion instruments that help to focus the brain in the right energy for this exercise of the
creative imagination. There are drumming tapes available through shamanic web sites. There are also listings of
shamanic drumming groups and seminars, where you can have this experience with people who have done it
However, if neither of these options is possible, and
you feel strongly determined, then you can journey on your own to the sound of your own heart beat or wind or
waves or other natural noises. Ultimately, this is between you and the spirit worlds. As long as your intention
is for the highest good of all, no harm will come of it.
To do a journey to the spirit realms, you will need a
place to lie comfortably without being disturbed for about half an hour. You may light a candle or burn some
incense or arrange some special articles that have meaning for you nearby. Take some time to be in the present
moment with yourself, to feel safe and alert. Set your intention for your own highest good and the highest good
of all, and be clear about your purpose for the journey.
If this is your first journey, you will need to meet a
spirit guide, that will accompany you in the spirit worlds. Do not try to go anywhere without one. Usually, for
your first journey, this guide will come as a power animal. However, if a person or plant or gemstone or other
being appears to you, then greet them and ask if they are your guide. If they are your guide, they will show you
four sides by rotating or flipping around or circling around you. Keep asking until some being comes that will
do this for you. Then make friends with them and ask what messages they have for you.
To do the journey, you need to picture a real physical
reality place that lets you go down into the earth. This can be a cave or a well or lake or a worm hole or
animal hole or a root or whatever is in your surroundings that goes down into the ground. You must be able to
picture this place so that you can go down into it and return back to it at the end of the
Alright, you have a purpose in your mind and a picture
of a hole to go down. Lie down. Intend to have a good experience. Then see a little imitation of yourself,
however you like to picture yourself, leave your head and go to the hole. Go into the hole or water and travel
down. When you have the feeling of being completely in the hole, start to look for a light below or around you.
Go towards this light. If you do not “see” a light, then count 3, 2, 1, I am here. Ask yourself, where am I? Do
you see, feel, smell, hear, perceive anything? Notice what is there and even if there is “nothing”, ask for a
guide or a power animal. Whatever comes into your mind, no matter how strange or familiar, accept this, and ask
if it is your guide. If the animal or being shows you four sides, then thank it and ask for any messages.
Listen, watch, perceive, feel. Spirit messages can come in many different ways. Spirit worlds are not limited by
physical restrictions. You can fly, float, grow, shrink, change and do and be all sorts of wonderful things.
If you are using a drumming tape, there will be a call
back signal, when the drumbeat changes. If you are journeying with natural sounds, come back when you feel fully
satisfied or you feel that enough time has passed. Thank your guide and retrace your steps back to where you
entered shamanic worlds, go up the way you came down, come out at your real earth place and come back into your
real earth body. The return is important because you do not want to be leaving pieces of your spirit
Take some time to review the journey in your mind.
Write it down. This will make the experience more real to you and help you to integrate what you have learned
into the rest of your thinking and acting life.
When you journey again, go down the same way and
expect to see the same guide, but decide on a purpose or intention, a question to ask, for your own highest good
and the highest good of all.
May spirit blessings be with you!