Shamanic Forest Bathing in Germany

Germany, June 2017

This article is a reflection on the insights gained during my recent trip to my home country, Germany, in June 2017.

This journey was really all about taking a break from the all pervasive conditioned responses to life, getting away from cold Dubai shopping malls and the unbearable summer heat in the Middle East.

I vowed to disconnect from technology as much as possible, aka going on a Smart Phone diet. I wanted to simply spend quiet time in pure nature.

With few exceptions, I stayed true to my resolve and spent each day a min. of 6 – 8 hours in nature, mostly inside forests, parks or walking along scenic riversides and beautiful lakes.

I visited the forests of Schwarzwald, Hunsrück, and Taunus and spent true quality time with myself walking and deep breathing the (mostly) fresh forest air and engaging in my favorite mode of

The Shamanic Antidote to Major Health Crisis and Abdication of Self-responsibility

Lack of willpower leads to abdication of self-responsibility

In many health and cancer forums I frequently come across these “Has Anyone Heard of xyz Cure” postings. What seems like a logic thing to do – ask others for their experience or help is actually in many cases counterproductive.  Asking for such help has become a widespread habit in social media which I would call “abdication of self-responsibility”.

Many people will not agree on this but let me elaborate on it a bit more.

When we face what it really is, we may actually realize it’s a lack of personal willpower to do one’s own proper research. And when I use the word research I mean research in depth, not just visiting a couple of websites and reading a few articles on whatever cure there is for cancer or other chronic illnesses. Qualified research includes the need to not only