Shamanic Vision: Living Life through the Eyes of the Heart Issue #4 June 1st, 2017 - Page 9

Soaring with Eagles when surrounded by Turkeys By Paul Hinsberger The expression, “How can you Soar with Eagles when surrounded by Turkeys” was a popular phrase when I was in High School, and expression driven more by the use of the word 'Turkey' than anything else. Back in 1975, a Turkey referred to someone who lacked sense and intelligence. Today, the statement refers to something else. It speaks of withholding your personal power, of denying who you are, of not allowing yourself to grow and open your wings and soar as high and to fly to wherever you wish because those around you lack your vision of expansion, they lack your faith and courage and conviction and warrior spirit. They lack your wings! This is a by-product of cultural thinking and conditioning—one is afraid of stepping outside the herd and hence, they gobble rather than soar. Do you dare to soar? Or do you prefer to be sore, chaffed by the binds of family and cultural thinking? One of the things we see with some students is that they wish to grow and expand in a myriad of ways, yet many hold back due to their families (they require permission), cultural conditioning (Oh, you have to be like us! You can't do that...) and their own embedded fears (I am afraid of what may happen if I change—I won't fit in anymore! I won't be accepted!). I tell students that fear has no place in Shamanism. Why is that? Shamanic Vision 2 nd Qtr 2017 9