Wise words from Twobirds, Principal teacher at Embracing Shamanism:
“If you are falling into feeling ‘for’ people, you are mistaking your power. You will end up powerless, violated and collapsed. So my first step here to give you a backbone in empathy is: get your power straight and accept some fundamentals of this life. People die, people suffer, people have challenges, really horrific things happen.
How do you want to relate yourself in it?
How do you want to feel ‘with’ it?
Here is the deal: when you start to feel ‘with’ people, what you will realize is that the problems and the things that are going through are bigger than you, they are bigger than us. And all we can do then is we have to go to greater power. Your power cannot do much sometimes. But you can always go to greater power. But you can’t do it within a victim empath story. Do a soul prayer and ask for the greater power to flow through you. If you do that, I guarantee you won’t collapse. All of our courses at Embracing Shamanism have teachings that tap into understanding our personal power and the greater power. Calendar of offerings can be found here.