What Life Looks Like When You Practice Shamanism in a Modern World

What Life Looks Like When You Practice Shamanism in a Modern World

Marjorie MacIntosh
Marjorie MacIntosh:
Shift Team

Much of our culture is consumed with the superficial, the artificial, and only that which can be seen with the naked eye. But walking through every day only acknowledging the surface things can lead to suffering — unhappiness, malaise, and depression.

Those on a spiritual path know that we must connect to the divine and acknowledge the unseen to feel truly happy and satisfied. And we must cultivate a sense of inner peace and joy to be able to manifest the great things we see for our lives, for others, and the world.

The practice of shamanism is an incredible way to nurture our need to connect in a deeper way. This is because it is way of life that acknowledges that everything — from trees to rocks, to animals, to people — is interconnected in every way and vibrantly alive.

Shamanism, thereby, is truly medicine for our modern world, and shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman is in the business of teaching her students how the practices of shamanism are not just ritual, but a way of life that can cultivate connectedness and joy in those who choose to walk the path.

In the below 3-minute clip, shamanic teacher, Sandra examines the difference between those in our world that acknowledge only what exists on a tangible level versus those that are modern practitioners of the way of life that is shamanism.

She discusses how aligning with the inner and outer worlds through your spiritual practice can cultivate a higher vibration of radiance and joy in your life… even in these very modern, urban, or in some instances, tumultuous times.


Give it a listen and don’t miss these powerful highlights in this audio clip:

  • (0:25) — How spiritually-connected people are finding joy even when there is so much suffering in the world
  • (1:01) — How treating shamanism as a way of life allows you to engage with the joy and beauty of life
  • (1:40) — Integrating the practices of shamanism into your daily life
  • (3:11) — How practicing shamanism is like building a muscle

Are you flexing your spiritual muscles ? Have you tried shamanic practices as a way to stay connected and find joy in your modern life?  We'd love to hear from you!

Learn to Gain a Deeper Perspective on Your Life Challenges and Access Guidance Whenever You Need It With Shamanic Journeying in Sandra Ingerman’s FREE Virtual Workshop, The Healing Power of Shamanic Journeying: How to Access Inner Guidance From Helping Spirits

Have you been touched by Sandra Ingerman’s insights about shamanism? Share your thoughts in the comments below.