But we have many other names too: names given to us by the stars and the trees, and by the glittering afternoon water. Names given by the ancestors who are cheering us toward the strength that they didn't have in life. The moon has a name it calls you when you gaze up at it and feel those ancient tears welling up. Those birds at dawn may just be singing their name for you. And there is the name your most secret Spirit has for you - the Spirit which carried you into this body from the other world, which whispered the instructions to you in the birth canal and which whispers to you every moment. These are the names that shamanic practice helps you find, breathe into yourself and live. It is a path of beauty. It is a path of connection to the Nourishing Mystery.