In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions.
When did you stop dancing?
When did you stop singing?
When did you stop being enchanted by stories?
When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves and where we have stopped them is where we
have experienced the loss of soul.”
— Gabrielle Rothphoto: Shaman Guide: Jose Vilcas - credit: Robert Clark
cybershamans (karmapolice) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0