What to Do after a Major Otherworldly Vision

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What to Do after a Major Otherworldly Vision
Alternative title:
A Powerful Calling from the Gods:
Priesthood Means Service

A major, otherworldly, life-changing vision—or a forceful calling from the Gods—that lacks the follow-through of acts of service corrupts one’s spirit eventually.

Without a follow-through of service, the calling or vision ends up feeding the false ego. (… Wow, voice-recognition software turned “feeding the ego” into “cheating the eagle.” Oh, my Gods!)

The false ego then curtails connection with the Divine and creates a mirage of connectivity that gives erroneous information. This misleading guidance leads one into wrongdoing.

The whole process I described of going astray after a major vision or Divine call can occur unwittingly.

NesltrSqTPeople who call themselves a priestess or priest, but the only thing they serve is their own ego—even if they do it unknowingly—get corrupted. Yes, even if they have the best intentions, corruption sets in unknowingly.

I am by no means suggesting the follow-through must be perfect, fearless, or immediate. All human undertakings are far from perfect. And it can take someone a long time to figure out what their follow-through should be.

And often, we might know the most immediate way we can be of service but not know our longterm plan of service yet. That’s to be expected.

For myself, I’ve been in an ongoing process; my ability to serve and the ways I serve both continue to grow, and they need to continue to grow because I cannot rest on my laurels; to whatever degree I am not of service is the exact degree to which my spirit is not whole and the exact degree to which I will not be happy.

I’m not suggesting self-neglect; service includes taking care of myself, knowing my limits, and having boundaries.

A priest or priestess is a servant. That can take many forms. It might mean you give Tarot readings to the general public. Or perhaps your work is hidden because you serve the Gods through constant offerings to Them, rituals to heal Gaia, and tending the property on which you live.

Perhaps your wonderful work would invalidated by misled priests and priestesses who deem your service too humble to be called priesthood, e.g., cooking healthy nutritious meals for your family and otherwise taking care of them on the physical plane.

A Divine call or major vision, without a follow-through of service, not only eventually corrupts the spirit, it also can destroy one’s spiritual peace and material well-being.

If my definition of priesthood— that a priest is a servant—is true, then humility must be an ever present goal.

Achieving humility is a topic unto itself and no easy trait to acquire. Nor is it an asset that, once acquired, is permanent. Finding humility is a lifelong journey. But here are a few suggestions.

1) Find a teacher who does a lot of service and ask them for instruction.

2) Pray for humility.

3) Think of someone whose arrogance really bothers you. Good chance it’s because they’re mirroring your own arrogance. Yes, you may have other good reasons for being bothered by their conceited attitude, such as it hurting those with whom the pompous person comes in contact. But put that aside for a moment and try to determine what in yourself they might be reflecting. You may have to get creative here, because large or subtle differences between their arrogance and yours can make you not see your own. In these instances, I get in touch with the sort of feeling that person’s arrogance gives off, as opposed to any specific haughty actions of theirs that bother me. I then check inside myself to see if that same feeling is in me.

Be assured none of this essay is empty words. Life has taught me a road to happiness, and what I’m saying in this essay describes part of that road.

As a shamanic teacher, I don’t suggest anything I wouldn’t do myself. While I’ve been writing this essay, I’ve also been examining myself for ways I need to apply it to my own life right now. (It doesn’t matter that I’ve applied this essay’s thoughts before; if I’m writing about them, I need to apply them again.) So know you’re not alone in your journey as a visionary or as someone whom the Gods have called; we are in this together, growing and learning, even if we never meet in person or online.

Serve well! You will be whole and happy.

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6 thoughts on “What to Do after a Major Otherworldly Vision

    • Kathy, thank you so much, dear. I’m very happy that you relate to what I wrote. Sometimes it is hard to practice what I preach, but I’m really glad I try because I’d be a mess if I didn’t practice what I preach in this article, LOL. And I’m sure you understand that because of who you are. ❤️❤️❤️

  1. I have had visions since I was very young. Several have had real-world predictions. I’ve kept it to myself most of my life, but recently (after a reiki healing session I randomly decided to attend on the fly), they have gotten more prevalent. One in particular has caused me to obsess in which an otherworldly being spoke to me in what I believe was Latin (I don’t speak Latin). Later, I happened to be across the street from a phsycic’s office, so, for my first time ever, I got a reading. She rightfully saw (I did not tell her about myself) that I do indeed have dreams and visions that I cannot explain. I’ve begun practice Wicca, and it feels very fulfilling. Any advice on my visions? Particularly the most recent? I’ve been keeping Dream journals…

    • Sounds like you’re on the right track, Sean. Good for you for honoring your gift and pursuing it!

      It’s hard to give advice offhand, because each person with visions is unique. So I work with them individually to train them. That’s what I do in my classes.

      But one piece of general advice I give is to stay humble. I see person after person feel like having visions makes them better than other people. But visions in themselves are not that impressive to me What a person does with the visions is what makes the person special. Do they use their visions to improve their life and to improve the life of others?

      I don’t know if that advice is relevant to you. Like I said every person with visions is unique.

      Best of luck!

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