The energy from the pipe has been my initiator. It initiated me in
this work many years ago. It was given to me by a native American in
Australia. Someone I didnt know who just met me on the street
for a few seconds and said, this pipe belongs to you and
gave me the pipe.
At that time I didnt have any awareness of energy or anything
else and I thought it would be kind of rude to say no so I took it not
realizing the significance of receiving a sacred pipe. I didnt
realize the significance of anything at that time in my life and thats
really the truth. When I got home and I just put it on my wall thinking
well, its an interesting thing.
When I came to America to live I was told to come here... that this
is where the work would be anchored. I would sell all my belongings.
I tried to give the pipe away no one would take it, no one wanted the
pipe and I ended up giving it to my girlfriend and asking her to give
it to somebody because I didnt want it. But she ended up posting
it to me here in America. I received the pipe and picked it up and it
was almost like well I had changed a lot when I got here. I went
through a very big process and when I picked the pipe up it was like
an energy vortex around me and it took me into a very deep, deep initiation.
I started speaking a language I didnt understand, I was afraid
of it. It was a wild energy, it was a very raw energy that I didnt
know and I didnt want to know, and it was through the pipe, I
hadnt given the emotional work I was practicing a name at that
point, but the word Amanae came through from the pipe and I was told
the work was to be called Amanae, and thats when it took its place
in the world where people started getting drawn in by the name because
at that point it didnt have a name at all.
Now the pipe has been an ongoing initiator, its taking me into
the shamanic world. Its claimed me, I didnt claim it. Its
like, its claimed me as the Shaman and Ive certainly been
teaching shamanic work and taking people on vision quest. Ive
had a lot of resistance around it but its pushed me, its
pushed me to the brink of myself, and it has became the main initiator
for everybody whos done any program with me. They get initiated
with the pipe. The pipe actually initiates people through the heart.