Gifted Ones in a Community
There is a popular idea that in order to be recognized as one who is closest to the spirit of Mother Earth, Father Sky, nature, animals on all realms, and the spirits of wise ones past, you must belong to, or have blood lines attached to, a special “indigenous tribe”. Why is that?
I think it is largely due to the fact that indigenous tribes from every corner of the world seem to have one thing in common that stands out; there are revered individuals within each tribe that try very hard to preserve ancient wisdom and hold onto the belief that man is simply part of the great circle of life in the natural world, as designed and cared for by a higher source. They remember and teach that thinking humans are tasked with being caretakers of this earth and keeping the balance according to Mother Nature and Father Sky. The economic world at large has sadly distanced itself from this practice, creating this “us and them” perspective on what is real and what is important.
Indigenous tribes respect their elders, revere nature and animals, pay attention to and learn from parallel worlds, realms and elements that cannot always be seen with bare eyes. By virtue of birth and/or apprenticeship, select tribal members who display special gifts or abilities are mentored into roles such as shaman, medicine man/woman, tribal leaders, and other important roles in between. These roles exist to help hold the balance within the tribe as well as maintain the tribe’s health and respectful place in their natural environment. Now don’t think for a moment that every tribe doesn’t have its challenges hanging on to their ancient heritage while existing in this modern material world. What outsiders of these tribes admire is their tenacious effort to preserve and pass on knowledge and respect for living in synchronicity with nature. But what defines a “tribe”?
I am very proud to say that I am in fact a member of a tribe. So are you. We all do! We belong to the Soul Tribe, the tribe of ONE along with every being on this earth. The Hopi call it a “Rainbow Tribe”. Now we can get complicated and talk about the celestial origins of soul groups, BUT, my point is this; the authentic you resides beyond your physical form, beyond your ego self and deep within your soul. Your soul is not bound or defined by your human flesh and blood. Your body and the ego person you are, is simply a vehicle for your soul to drive in this lifetime. Every soul has a history based on something much bigger and deeper than color or creed. Along the soul’s journey, it may have resided with many different life forms depending on the lesson to be learned. A soul may go through an intensive learning path for a specific purpose that suits the greater good. Possibly a soul has gone through several lifetimes as a healer, leader or, craftsman of some sort. And sometimes a soul endures a tough journey of earthly hardships and challenges in order to learn and grow into a state of grace.
All beings are soul connected and every life form possesses characteristics and strengths unique to that form. As a unified soul group, spirit life forms are always present to lend their support to those on the physical journey in order to help keep the balance, and some of us can commune with these helpers and visit those realms. Regardless of color or creed, there are people in all walks of life that are gifted in seeing, communicating and/or healing in some special way. Some choose to ignore and block this gift out, some embrace what they were born with, while others awaken one day to remember who they truly are and why they are here. Those that choose to acknowledge, learn and develop their gifts for the greater good, can provide valuable information and healing to those that seek help. They become key members of a community by doing this.
No matter where you live, what your community looks like, or what your family tree says, as a member of the Soul Tribe, open your eyes and heart to the wonderful realization that a gifted seer or healer may be closer at hand than you might have thought possible. They are recognizable by their dedication to serving their community in a light, peaceful, natural, harmonious and healing way. In this lifetime they may in fact be an indigenous tribal member, or maybe they belonged to one in a previous lifetime but wear a different face this time. No matter, the soul has a mission regardless of the body it is housed in, and the soul belongs to ONE tribe; your tribe.
Andrea, Critter Doc.