Now, today I’ve got a lovely story to share. I’m still excited by it! Here it is: I was standing guard next to Skye. She’s an elderly dog who really can’t be left unsupervised when she goes out to do her business. Sometimes she falls over and needs a hand to get back up again. I’m happy to be those loving hands. In most cases when she goes out, she just stands there. Soaking up the environment and sniffing the latest news carried to her by a Summer breeze. While keeping an eye on the dog, my attention wandered to the hawthorn tree, just a few meters away. And for the first time I noticed a funny kind of green hanging beard in one of the branches facing me. It seemed to be the only place with a ‘moss beard’ that was made from lichen (Lichen is a composite organism). Curious it should only be present in that one spot of the entire tree.
Listen to an interview with Shamanic Dowsing on Step Beyond radio by Deby Gould.
Giving things a name, or label, makes it easier for humans to establish a mental connection to 'something'. It would be a challenge to address something that is too diffuse to make sense of. Hence we create sets of boundaries that can be labeled. In essence everything is made out of the same source. In the way I conduct shamanic dowsing, when I would like to establish a friendly 'mindmelt' with, let's say, the Spirit of Stone, in order to have a conversation about its unique perspective and particular knowledge, I do so from a perspective of knowing that this 'Spirit of Stone' I'm addressing is just a focal point within Source (or God or the Universe, pick your label).
When I connect to Spirit of Stone, I'm am reverting to working with manageable portions that narrow down the frequency level and intent of communication. Imagine if you will, that you are in a library filled to the brim with shelves and books. You want to connect with Spirit of Stone which is a chapter in a book somewhere. To find the chapter containing the information from the Spirit of Stone, you focus on what you think it is (to you!) thus applying boundaries and a label, and then let yourself be guided by means of dowsing to the right information/chapter.
It is only by narrowing down (and thus applying imaginary boundaries), that you have a clearer idea of the connection you want to establish. You still know that the chapter is part of the whole library but you want that specific information and tuning into the right 'address' helps. It is an aid. The chopping up in a set of boundaries serves a purpose. Once the chapter has been read, the best thing to do is to respectfully close the book, put it back on the shelf and find yourself returning to the awareness of the totality of this library. Where, by the way, you too are currently a chapter in a book, on the shelf of Life on Earth, in the greater library of One. We are all stories in the end, just make it a good one, yes?