Hello everyone I am new to this forum and new to shamanism for that matter! I would like to tell you all about my first journey which is actually kind of humorous.
I start to listen to the drum beat and my mind is wondering but when I focus on the beat it helps me focus back. I finally find myself in this forest like area and I am accompanied by this fox I ask him if he is my spirit animal it responds (with out moving its mouth just sort of like i knew what he was saying) "no I am not I am here to help to find yours" or something to that effect. I then walk through this clearing where there is a lot of brush and stumble through this spider web and this spider crawls on my arm. I of course tell it that I am sorry for ruining its web it then tells me that I have to go to the lake ahead. I think the web was put there for a reason so I would stop and the spider would be able to guide me along more. I go to the lake and am met by a wolf who tells me that I need to go on ahead even more that I am sort of close to where I need to be.
The funny part of this is the drum beat I was listening to had a call back beat and it paused so abrubtly and it freaked me out so I jumped up looked at my computer moniter to see that it was only a momentary pause and that there was more of the track left to play. So I snapped myself out of my journey before I could finish. Hopefully next time I will be able to find my animal, and this time I will understand what the callback beat is.
Sounds like a great first journey Rhuarc. Keep trying and see where you go. Practice, practice, practice is the way of it.
It's so frustrating when we are brought out of a journey prematurely isn't it but don't worry, try again and just go with it.
Thank you for sharing such a special time and experience. I am eager to hear more when you journey next time.