Each of us can be said to be living in our own universe of observation and story. It has also been theorized that all possible permutations of reality exist simultaneously. When a shaman works with spirit to enact change in his or her universe, he or she must understand that the very realm of possibility is being tapped into in order to make that change. The actions taken by the shaman in the spiritual world have very real consequences in the physical world.
Those universes which are yet resting in quantum possibility are indeed the spirit realms.
The quantum realm of possibility is one of infinite potential, to which we have a direct link through our power of imagination. In this way, imagination is a direct sense of the spirit world, like our sense of sight or smell. We tend to be wary of our imagination, as if it is an unreality – and in one way it certainly is. Yet it is also a vehicle to the non-ordinary, or shamanic, reality. Imagination let run wild will transport one to other worlds and we can be assured that they are as “real” as quantum potential, in which everything imaginable exists by necessity.
This physical world that you inhabit is a single manifestation from the limitless possibilities of the spirit world. Spirit, bearing all possibilities simultaneously, is recognized as being neutral. Spirit is neither light nor dark and this view is sometimes confusing or even distressing to seekers to spiritual wisdom. However, it is important to note this fact, as the spirit world requires careful navigation and interpretation. A naïve outlook could lead to taking messages at face-value in far too simplistic or otherwise unhelpful ways.
The spirit realm is infinitely changeless and infinitely changing simultaneously. In dealing with the spirit world, a shaman aims to create ripples and vibrations in the physical world, meanwhile the spirit world remains as it is. A shaman aims to shift possibility’s vibrations towards a manifestation of harmony in the physical world. This demonstrates the responsibility of the spirit-walker to work with healing intent, and for the good of the whole community, if not for the whole world. This requires a selfless ego, which recognizes the neutrality of the spirit realm while having invested interests in one’s community in the physical world.
This interpretation of spirit and science is one that opens doors to investigation and thought. It is not a closed conversation, being a theory based not on imposing rules, but on pure observations. Ancient shamanic cultures have reached conclusions that meld beautifully with current scientific thought, reminding us that all interpretations of reality are but metaphors, and it is how we envision the world that dictates what we can achieve within it.