Sandra Ingerman is a well respected American shamanic practitioner. She has written many books and has been involved in training a legion of people in shamanic practices. Here is a quote from her book, "Shamanic Journeying."
Shifting our attention to the energetic connection she talks about here as "the direct experience of the web of life," is a simple way to get in the flow. When in 'the flow,' we are more resourceful and intuitive. And that, is a more authentic expression of our 'Natural State' of being.