58 Alberto Villoldo Quotes about Spirituality and Shaman

Alberto Villoldo is a psychologist, medical anthropologist and author of Cuban descent who specializes in neo-shamanism.

Alberto Villoldo was born in Cuba and grew up with Afro-Indian healing traditions.

He studied psychology and medical anthropology and explored Native American healing in the Southwest, Amazon and Andes regions.

Alberto Villoldo Quotes

​At San Francisco State University he led a lab studying mind-body, medicine and healing neurophysiology.

He also founded the ‘Energy Medicine School’ at The Four Winds Society teaching energy medicine to many professionals annually.

Here are some of the powerful quotes by Alberto Villoldo.

Best Alberto Villoldo Quotes


Destiny is saying yes to the calling we were born with. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


The truest experience of life is when we dream awake. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


There are those who follow maps, and those who make them. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Everyone else is waiting for eternity and the shamans are saying, ‘How about tonight?’ ~ Alberto Villoldo.

In order to tap into the power of dreaming, we must connect not only to the human story, but to all of nature and creation as well. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


Everything you experience mirrors a part of you. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Shamanism is not a course, but a life journey. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

The shaman does not believe in a division between the body and the spirit or between the visible world of form and the invisible world of energy. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

You would be surprised at the healing power of a simple “I love you” from a dying parent to a child or vice versa. This is not always easy, of course, yet a lifetime of mistakes can be undone through forgiveness even at the end of a life. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

To an Earthkeeper, love is not a feeling or something your barter with. Love is the essence of who you are, and it radiates from you as a brilliant aura: You become love, practice fearlessness, and attain enlightenment. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


When you truly have the courage to dream, you have the courage to act as well. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

There is a sea of consciousness that is universal, even though we each perceive it from our own shores, an awareness and a world that we all share, that can be experienced by every living being, yet is seldom seen by any. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

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The visible and invisible worlds are inextricably intertwined… once you’ve opened your eyes to this, you can dance between them. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

True initiation is a response to an inner calling; it requires that you face personal challenges heroically and experience a genuine rebirth into a new way of being. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


We often forget that growth requires sacrifice. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

If the way of the sage is true, that we are all dreaming our world into being, then it has to apply not only to our private, personal universe but to the world at large. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

The shaman is a self-realized person. She discovers the ways of Spirit through her inner awakening. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Fate is a story that’s been written for you by somebody else. By your parent’s genes, by what happened to you when you were a child, by your culture, by the fact that you were born a man or a woman. Destiny is a story that you write. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


To see another with clarity and objectivity, one first must master stillness. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

You can accomplish anything,” she once told me, “as long as you are willing to let others take credit for it. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

An inspired and inspiring guide to living with optimism in a world that is increasingly jaded and pessimistic. Uplifting, rousing, and challenging us to dream the world into being in a positive and creative manner. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

The Munay-Ki is your invitation to dream an entire new world into being. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


Life will drag us kicking and screaming to our destiny if we try to escape it. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

When we dream with the courage of our soul, we dream sacred dreams – fresh, creative, and able to infuse us with passion and courage to act. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Change holds danger, but also the potential for something new ~ and better ~ to be born. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Only when all conceptions of space and time, life and death, are exploded, when the grip of the past and fear of the future become merely conditions of one’s past, only then can one live in the present fully. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Popular Alberto Villoldo Quotes

In the hall of mirrors, you are everywhere. Which is the real you? Find your original Self, the one who perceives all the reflections and is amused by them. Then you will recognize your path and walk it. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


With imagination, we can hold a universe inside our minds. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Rather than resign herself to the fate dictated by her medical history, she has chosen a different, if less probable, outcome – one in which she is a shaman. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

If your faith in reality is based on the belief that time moves in one direction only, the foundation of your faith will be shattered by the experience of the future. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

The nature of the cosmos is such that whatever vision you have about yourself and the world will become reality. As soon as you awaken to the power you have, you begin to flex the muscles of your courage. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


The universe is a Divine thought that has taken form. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

After morning yoga a luminous being appeared to me in broad daylight. She walked out of the river, and I saw her. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Top Alberto Villoldo Quotes

We can change the world with every thought we have and every word we speak. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

It is through your presence that creates your reality. What am I creating? I am a co-creator. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Before you can move in new directions, you must first let go of what’s not working for you. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


To be a seer is to walk softly on the earth and dream. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Patience is about understanding the right moment for action and the right moment for stillness. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

To become completely healed is to become the healer – bringing the beauty and meaning you found into the world. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Psychosis is a very Western phenomenon. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

Wise Alberto Villoldo Quotes

We come to realize that the universe mirrors back to us perfectly our beliefs, our intentions, our sincerity. What is is the product of the map of reality you carry inside you. If you want to change your experience, you need to change the map. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


Sacred space allows us to enter our quiet inner world where healing takes place. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

The task is not to search for meaning, but to bring meaning to every situation you are in. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

We are like a drop of water in a vast, divine ocean, distinct yet immersed in something much larger than ourselves. It’s only when we experience our connection to infinity that we’re able to dream powerfully. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

One Spirit Medicine opens the doors to the invisible matrix of wisdom where everything is intertwined, where every thought we have impacts every cell in our body and every molecule in the cosmos. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


To be a hero means being the author of your own myth. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

When you see beauty all around you, beauty will seek and find you, even in the most unexpected places. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

When we are no longer motivated by fear, we understand that every moment is perfect in its own way. We no longer dread what we can’t control; we learn to respect the wisdom of Spirit rather than impose our will on situations. This is the path of genuine power. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

The dreams you craft at the level of your soul are very different from goals, which are tangible, measurable and set the future. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


Life and death and rebirth live within me. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

The True Self is infinite. It knows no boundaries. Pure essence. Pure light. Engulfing the mind, the soul, the body, the invisible real, with its radiance. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

The Divine does not come from somewhere above, it exists beyond time and space, and informs all life. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

People who suffer from learned helplessness think they have no control over their situations, so even if their suffering is great, they won’t take the smallest action to change matters because they figure, What’s the point? ~ Alberto Villoldo.


All deaths, all endings, are a path to the next beginning. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

The dawning of the light of awareness is the new birth, where the sun rises and the day breaks within you. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are dreamers and those who are being dreamed. ~ Alberto Villoldo.


Healing is not necessarily about curing. As your inner light grows – anything is possible. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

As soon as you awaken to the power you have, you begin to flex the muscles of your courage. Then you can dream bravely: letting go of your limiting beliefs and pushing past your fears. You can start to come up with a truly original dream that germinates in your soul and bears fruit in your life. ~ Alberto Villoldo.

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