Robin Rice is an internationally published author, contemporary shaman and social change artist. Subscribe to her "getting close, through words" blog at http://www.RobinRice.com/subscribe.
There comes a time...
on each unique journey when the sojourner must stop to reassess. The common path has run out and the way ahead is not clear. The inner mountain reveals itself. The terrain changes, both formidable and exciting. The question arises, as it must:
You are here. Now what?
All of my work speaks to "Now What?"
As an author and blogger, I write about how we search for and find our own true path. I often say “any path can take you half way up the mountain, but no path can take you up the second half. That is yours to forge.” Even so, there are maps from those who have gone before. Our way is made easier by the signposts they have left us, and I have made it my life work to understand this second half of the mountain, and bring that understanding to others.
As a Contemporary Shaman and Rainmaker, I work with those who are at the “Now What?” stage of their inner life, that time when the soul insists upon making itself known. If we are slow to hear, the insistence (and discomfort) grows. If we listen, the way opens. With a guide, “What Next?” can be followed with the most ease and grace possible.
As a teacher of contemporary shamanism, I offer a yearly apprenticeship to train those who wish to help others at the most critical junctures of soul life. Once you have found your way, it is only natural to extend your hand to others. Yet the soul’s path is intricate, and being of real help requires significant training, deep dedication, and impeccable standards. Not everyone is called to the shamanic life, but if you are, there is no more satisfying path. I have now trained more than 100 apprentices.
As a social change artist, I bring the question of “Now What?” to the world at large. How will we shift and grow as a culture, so that our LGBTQ youth feel safe and loved? What will we do to dismantle the impossible beauty standards that make virtually every woman feel ugly? How can we discover what the world needs next using creativity, community and a few video cameras? Is there a way to find the time and space to meditate - even just one minute per day? Using every media available, I answer these questions and throw them out into the world through social media, where they often go viral.
Each path is as individual as you are - I invite you to click on whatever offering here speaks to you and helps you explore the "Now What?" that is waiting at the crossroads of your journey.