8 things a shaman can teach you about finding harmony within chaos

Life can often be absolutely chaotic.

Days blur into one another, deadlines loom overhead, and finding your inner peace feels more like a fiction than reality.

If this resonates with you, you’re not alone.

In fact, many of us struggle to find balance amidst the mayhem.

But what if I told you there’s an alternative perspective?

Enter the wisdom of a shaman.

Shamans have been navigating chaos and finding harmony for centuries.

So, ever wonder what they can teach us about finding our own balance within this chaos?

Well, I’m here to share some of that ancient wisdom with you today.

But before we begin, remember that this is no magic solution — just a simple shamanic wisdom that might just bring us that much closer to harmony within our own personal chaos.

Let’s get started.

1. Embracing the Chaos

I remember a time when I had a huge presentation due for work, my car broke down, and my child fell ill – all in the same week.

It felt like the universe was against me.

But then, I remembered a piece of shamanic wisdom:

“Chaos isn’t something to fight against; it’s a realm to navigate.”

Shamans believe that chaos is not our enemy. Rather, it’s a natural part of life that we need to accept and navigate through.

So instead of panicking about my week, I took deep breaths, embraced the chaos, and planned my way through each issue one by one.

And guess what? It worked. I managed everything and came out stronger on the other side.

2. Connecting with Nature

One day, I found myself feeling utterly overwhelmed with stress.

I decided to follow a shamanic practice and take a walk in nature. Shamans believe nature to be a powerful ally that can help us find harmony amidst chaos.

So, there I was, strolling through the park, listening to the rustling leaves and chirping birds.

I felt my stress levels drop and my thoughts started to clear up. It was as if nature was absorbing my stress and replacing it with peace.

It may sound strange — especially if you’re a skeptic — but it’s worth a shot.

3. Using Symbols for Clarity

Shamans often use symbols to bring clarity to their experiences.

They believe that symbols can serve as guides, helping us navigate through the turmoil around us.

For instance, in shamanic tradition, seeing a snake could be interpreted as a sign of transformation and change.

If you ever find yourself amidst chaos, look for symbols in your life.

They could be in your dreams, in the pages of a book you’re reading, or even in the way clouds form in the sky.

These symbols might just be your subconscious mind trying to guide you towards a solution or an understanding.

4. Practicing Gratitude

In the middle of chaos, it’s easy to focus on what’s going wrong.

But shamans teach us the power of gratitude. They believe that acknowledging what we have, instead of lamenting what we don’t, can shift our energy and bring us closer to harmony.

There’s nothing more powerful than being amidst your struggles and still being thankful for the strength you have to go through all of it, or for the support system you have around you.

It’s a profound feeling that can shift your perspective and bring a sense of peace amidst the chaos.

This simple act of gratitude can be a powerful tool to find harmony within chaos.

5. Living in the Present

One of the most profound lessons I learned from shamanic wisdom is the power of living in the present moment.

I used to be someone who was always planning, always thinking about what’s next.

But one day, I realized this constant looking ahead was only adding to my stress. I was so caught up in the future that I was missing out on the now.

Shamans teach us that true harmony comes from being fully present.

So, I decided to give it a try.

I started practicing mindfulness, really focusing on what I was doing in the moment – whether it was washing dishes, writing a report, or playing with my kids.

And you know what? It changed everything.

My mind felt less cluttered, my stress levels dropped, and I found a sense of peace I hadn’t felt in years.

So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by chaos, try focusing on the present moment. It might just bring you the harmony you’re seeking.

6. Becoming Comfortable with Uncertainty

This might be a tough one to swallow.

We all like to have a sense of control over our life, don’t we?

But the truth is, life is unpredictable.

When we accept this fact and let go of our need for control, we can navigate through chaos more peacefully.

What we can learn from Shamans is to understand that life is full of uncertainties, and there’s power in being comfortable with it.

It will help us if we believe in embracing uncertainty instead of fearing it, which can lead to a harmonious life.

7. Listening to Your Intuition

Shamans place a great deal of importance on intuition. They believe our inner voice holds wisdom that can guide us through the chaos and towards harmony.

I remember when I had to make a tough decision at work.

I had all the facts and figures in front of me, but something within me was pushing me towards a different direction.

I decided to listen to my intuition, and it turned out to be the right decision.

This means we shouldn’t ignore our gut feelings.

They’re not just random thoughts or emotions — they’re your intuition speaking to you. 

8. Practicing Patience

In our fast-paced world, patience is often overlooked. But shamans teach us that patience is key in finding harmony within chaos.

Think about it: When we’re impatient, we make hasty decisions, get stressed easily, and miss out on important details.

But when we’re patient, we’re more likely to make thoughtful decisions and handle chaos calmly.

So the next time you find yourself amidst chaos, take a deep breath and remind yourself to be patient.

It’s not easy, but with practice, patience can become your greatest ally in finding harmony within chaos.

Final Words

Shamans have much to teach us about finding harmony within chaos.

From embracing the chaos and connecting with nature, to practicing gratitude and living in the present moment.

By becoming comfortable with uncertainty, listening to our intuition, and practicing patience, we can navigate the ups and downs of life with more peace and harmony.

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Tina Fey

I've ridden the rails, gone off track and lost my train of thought. I'm writing for Ideapod to try and find it again. Hope you enjoy the journey with me.

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