I don’t care for titles. I’ve had a few in my life. They’re good for when you have to differentiate yourself, but overall I dislike them. That doesn’t mean I dislike the power that comes from the positions themselves and to be clear there is one title I absolutely adore: Master (not that this works outside the sexual realm).
I don’t particularly want the title of healer or Shaman or anything else really. I think just my name suits me great. That way people come just expecting me; that seems a very fair expectation.
So many cultures complain of appropriation, yet I’ve never heard a “white” person say that. I don’t have a political commentary here. Everyone has some valid points in their grievances I’m sure. Otherwise they’d just be wasting their valuable time and energy and that seems idiotic.
I remember reading that on an Indian reservation I used to gamble on they had a beautiful tree that they performed rituals under. I would stare at the picture of this majestic tree longing to see it in person and sit under it; knowing that opportunity was unlikely to arise.
I think every culture, even what people claim to be the non-existent US American culture, is beautiful and fascinating and has it’s merits. But I tend to look for the good in things and people. It just so much more fun that way.