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Healing The Shadow

The Second Edition

Healing The Shadow is about helping people heal their inner woundedness and step into the light. It brings into a modern context thousands of years of shamanic healing practice. Ross makes these ancient healing methods accessible so you can use them for your healing and spiritual growth.  Already one of the classics of modern shamanism, this second edition with an additional 130 pages, promises to be an even more effective resource. While many books make promises, this one delivers. As one spiritual seeker wrote, “This is the book that helped me heal a lifetime of pain.” Here is what others have said: “Healing The Shadow is the most life changing book I have ever read!” “. . .it has liberated me to live in passion and truly embrace life. . .” “I have been able to reclaim my essential passion and wholeness.” “This is the book that changed my life!” “It is not easy work. . . It is worthwhile work.” “I keep Shadow on my bedstead. I read a little each night before I go to sleep.” “I met Ross and hoped his book would give me some clue as to how he had gotten to where he was. I am pleased to say, it did!”

Healing The Shadow II  $24.95 + s&h $4.95

(international orders s&h $11)

Healing The Shadow II eBook $12.95

Journey to Enlightenment

Enlightenment may not be as unreachable as you think. Ross writes: “Life is not about becoming something different than you already are. Life is about finding out that it’s safe to let go of what you’re not – of all the protective things you cling to that hold you back. You are already the magnificent being you are ‘becoming.’ The evolution is in your consciousness. Your learning the truth is the crux of the transformational process called enlightenment. “ The difficulty comes in letting go of your limiting beliefs, so that you can be free to be who you truly are. Most of us are afraid that if we let go of who we think we are, we will be left naked and alone out in the cold. In Journey to Enlightenment, Ross provides a most insightful perspective on why things in your life happen as they do and what you can do about that. He explains why you created your beliefs, how they get in your way and more importantly, offers effective techniques for healing the hurt that lies beneath them, including a clearly explained, and easily presented, version of the ancient shamanic journey process, to help you move closer to enlightenment. Ross discusses a host of other topics including an interesting perspective on why it is difficult to change, living in the God Space, dealing with entities, The Misunderstanding, past lives and an entire chapter on learning to work with the power of gratitude.

$22.95 s&h $4.95 (+ $2 each add’l book)

International Orders Add $11 for s&h

Journey to Enlightenment – eBook $9.95

Healing The Shadow

From The Publisher: There is something in all of us that keeps us from being who and what we could be. Called ‘the Shadow’ by Carl Jung, this part of us feeds our fears, inhibits our spontaneity and shuts down our natural selves. In Healing the Shadow, Santa Fe Shaman, Ross Bishop, offers a unique perspective on the shadow and how to deal with it. This truly remarkable book provides readers with the tools and resources to manifest positive change in their lives… more

$19.95

For the first time on CD:

The Shamanic Journey

One of mankind’s oldest and most powerful healing processes has been put into a form usable by the average person. Powerful and easy to use, this guided CD will take you through the steps of the ancient process guided by Ross Bishop.

In addition to the basic process Ross shows you how to adapt the process to address specific problems in your life, journey to past lives, and most importantly, heal a wounded inner child. This is a resource you will be happy to have at your disposal.

CD $17.95

Truth
Life. It confuses, perplexes and confounds. Many people have written about it, few have offered explanations. In this new book Ross offers a unique perspective of life that differs significantly from our normal understanding of it. Ross provides insights into why life is the way it is and offers some groundbreaking insights into how we might live “fearlessly and passionately”… more

$19.95

Healing Methods CD from Truth

Reading about various healing techniques is good, but being guided through them is even better. Ross takes you through some of the techniques discussed in TRUTH and a number of others that are not presented in the book. If you are serious about making changes in your life, this CD is a must have! Healing Methods CD

CD $17.95

 

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Feeling Inadequate – The Albatross

by Ross Bishop

In school you may have read Coleridge’s, “The Rhyme of The Ancient Mariner.” It is a poem about a mariner who, in his arrogance, killed an albatross that was believed to have brought his ship and shipmates good fortune. Being a superstitious lot, the mariner’s mates made him wear the stinking carcass of the albatross around his neck as penance for his intransigence. As long as he wore the albatross, things went badly.

Coleridge’s albatross symbolizes the role of the ego in our lives. It shows us how we can close off the loving and compassionate voice within us and replace it with the rotting carcass of our ego. Why do we do that?

In a word, we are afraid to be seen. We fear that the inadequacies we feel in ourselves will be exposed. But that”s something of a game too. If I really am “inadequate” in some way or other, there really isn’t much I can do about it anyway. So what’s the problem? And besides, if everyone else feels the same way, what’s the big problem?

It’s a bit of a game played by the mind. You see, there is a “soft spot” in your consciousness. That’s why you have come to earth. That “soft spot,” when pushed on, leaves you feeling inadequate, leading to shame. It keeps the fear alive of always feeling rejected or rejectable.

Your “soft spot” became exposed in childhood. All children grow up feeling as though something is (missing, wrong, defective, unworthy) in them. You probably felt like that. This is your albatross. Parents get blamed for creating these issues, because your awareness of them surfaced in childhood. This is a failure of parenting on your parent’s part, but it is also intended to be this way. Each party is given the opportunity to address issues they hold that need attention.

You created coping mechanisms (ego) to compensate for your “inadequacies,” and to deal with your family situation. Since those behaviors got you through childhood, you tend to continue them today. You say, “I feel inadequate, so I’ll compensate by (fill in the blank): (efforting, denying, rationalizing, being invisible, not remembering, being aggressive, feeling inadequate, blaming myself, collapsing into failure or any of a hundred other compensations). You build compensation on top of compensation until you are so deep in the muck that there doesn’t seem to be any way out.

But of course, living like that you never feel quite whole. There is this nagging feeling that, “Something isn’t quite right,” and of course, that’s true. No matter what you do, there’s this “thing” hanging around your neck and the stink of it won’t go away.

When I first work with a client, I have them create an “Albatross List.” The list gives us a starting point for our work. It’s a list of the things they do that are not really themselves. You know, things like jealousy, selfishness, dishonesty, etc., and then the things they feel that also aren’t them – like feelings of worthlessness, undeserving, shame, etc. People will sometimes say, “But I don’t know what’s me and what’s not me.” I tell them, “If it doesn’t create harmony, it’s not you.”

Here are a few things from one person’s Albatross List:

Feel like rotten minced meat inside.
Analyzing things, always living in my head.
Make myself small.
Push good things away.
Stay hidden.
Keep my feelings hidden inside.
Isolate myself.
I am not enough.
Live to please others.
Cannot be criticized.
Focus on the appearance of things.
Feel lonely.
Bottle up my emotions.
Self sabotage to keep myself down.
Feel ugly, fat.
Feel dark inside.
Feel guilty.
Life is for others but not for me.

Anything on that list feel familiar? Go ahead, make your own list. . . I’ll wait. . .

The thing about the beliefs that lie beneath the albatross (ego) list is that they control your life. Whenever you become anxious, you’ll retreat into those behaviors. Fortunately, living from the ego on a permanent basis is very difficult.

The ego, based in fear, creates conflicts both within yourself and with others. You can go along for quite a while letting it run your life, but sooner or later the roof caves in. Perhaps your relationship fails, your business flops (or never gets started), your health fails or maybe the inner conflict simply gets to you. Whatever happens, you are then challenged to look at your assumptions about the things on your Albatross List and see if they really are true.

And you know what? They’re not. In every case. You can believe these things and can act on them, but that’s the illusion. There is nothing wrong with you (other than your beliefs)! There never was! Seven billion people, all struggling with the same issue. Doesn’t that tell you something?

The Universe needs you to decide for yourself that you really are intact and lovable. It wants you to see that there are no defects. It will bring you situation after situation until you see through the lie and get it. You aren’t being punished, you are being taught. Although some of us can be pretty stubborn, that just makes the process take longer and be more painful than it needs to be.

But the ego believes in punishment. “Poor me,” it cries, desperately hanging on to any position of leverage it can generate. “We are being punished.” And so long as there is significant doubt in you, that gives the ego all the leverage it needs.

And yet, there is this place of knowing, this light that draws you to the truth. That pull, we sometimes call it faith – (not faith in a religious sense, but faith in The Creator) – is going to save you. This thread ultimately re-connects you with The Truth, and no matter how angry you are at being “punished” or how ashamed you feel for your transgressions, the connection, which can be ignored for a time, can never be broken. But first you have to get over the belief that you are being punished for your inadequacies.

So, this is all about your coming to realize that you are not exactly who you thought you were. This is so you can release your fear-based beliefs and embrace the truth. It means letting go of the life you created out of fear and replacing it with one filled with love and compassion. This is what Christ was referring to when he spoke of, “being born again.”

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