When is it useful to address a situation directly, and when would a direct approach cause more problems? To discover the best strategy for every unique situation you may encounter, Opposum suggests you take note of how much fear is involved in your decision making process.
Deer Medicine Wisdom Deer lives in the forest with lions, an ever looming menace to her well-being. Instead of worrying about pending threats, Deer focus on her personal interests, only taking note of the lion if it encroaches too close. When lion comes into range, Deer takes action. She creates distance or charges the threat and […]
It is my hope that what I am about to say to you lands for you right now and you take immediate action. This post does not involve a sales pitch to buy something from me. It is straight, honest, compassionate advice I hope you use as soon as possible.
Suicide Prevention – help with suicidal depression – navigating agony Wanting to die is actually about wanting the pain to end- not about actually wanting to end being alive. When frustrations get so great the only option that make sense at the time seems to be to remove the ability to feel. It is your […]
A view of transgenerational entanglements and family dynamics casts a new light on health. The challenges you face in life did not start with you and are not your ‘fault.’ You were born into a pre-existing situation which has had a profound effect on what you expect and believe possible in life. Family Constellations helps […]
Swan journeys from awkward adolescence into captivating adulthood through a process of surrender. Many people feel that surrender signifies defeat. If we stop protesting and yield to the conflict at hand, are we compromising noble truths? Are we turning away from our core values?
Widely recognized as one of the foremost teachers of Native American wisdom, Jamie Sams reveals the seven sacred paths of human spiritual development and explains how exploring each path leads to shifts in our personal relat
Rolling Thunder (birth name John Pope; b. 1916, d.1997) was a Native American medicine man. He was born into the Cherokee nation and later moved to Nevada and lived with the Western Shoshone. He essentially married into the Shoshone tribe when he united with his first wife, Spotted Fawn, who preceded him in death.
Black Elk of the Sioux has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of religious belief and practice. Shortly before his death in August, 1950, when he was the “keeper of the sacred pipe,” he said, “It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and through […]
Feather Medicine chronicles the journey of a contemporary, bi-cultural Shoshone woman who has inherited her maternal grandmother’s gift of dream and knowing. A poignant look at the contrast of the indigenous world of visions, and the western mode of thinking.
This is a superb book for anyone wanting to learn more about indigenous ritual and ceremony in the context of the Constellation movement of honouring ancestors and healing the family tree.
One summer in the 1980s, theoretical physicist F. David Peat went to a Blackfoot Sun Dance ceremony. Having spent all of his life steeped in and influenced by linear Western science, he was entranced by the Native American worldview and, through dialogue circles between scientists and native elders, he began to explore it in greater […]
In this sweeping work of memoir and commentary, leading cultural critic Paul Chaat Smith illustrates with dry wit and brutal honesty the contradictions of life in “the Indian business.” Raised in suburban Maryland and Oklahoma, Smith dove head first into the political radicalism of the 1970s, working with the American Indian Movement
Mitakuye Oyasin means ‘For all my relations’ in Lakota. It is pronounced “mitak-you-asin” or sometimes “mitak-we-asin” But you can hear Nahko sing it from his heart in the video below! Enjoy!
Every indigenous culture in the world works with Spirit Power Animals. From Australia to Ireland to Africa and the Americas, Animal Spirit Guides are profound teachers who are also living among us and sharing the planet…
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Journey To The WheelDiscover the Animal Guides walking with you in your life at this time.This card reading is an effective method for regaining balance and clarity on a specific situation. The more specific the better, but it can also be used as a tool to help you focus your goals and find your direction in life […]
SH: Tell me about your greatest internal struggle JH: I have healed from a terrifying childhood trauma which was blocked from my memory since the age of 6 and which resurfaced in my early 30’s after learning Transcendental meditation.
Peter Levine has many books and they should all be read. This one is the most comprehensive explanation of the physicality of emotional trauma. How trauma is stored in the body and how it is the body that will release it- NOT the mind.
This is a self-management workbook, which teaches skills that empower survivors to take control of and de-escalate their most distressing trauma related symptoms. It also teaches how to relate to a therapist constructively.
When it comes to injury and illness of the body, our culture has lots of medical remedies. But when it comes to healing injuries of a mental/emotional/spiritual nature our culture has a hard time thinking of such things as ‘real.” No one is ever judged if they catch the flu. But if they are having […]
This little robber-barron of the woods is comfortable in disguises and teaches us how to relate to ourselves and others with an air of mystery rather than certainty.
An 1800’s female rogue infiltrates the heart of Tibet and has a good look around at the surface of their spiritual social structure. Her accounts are surprising and informative. Even Buddhism has its political institutions… Magic and Mystery in Tibet by Alexandra David Neel-
Excellent history lesson in the invention of Quantum Physics. It doesn’t focus on teaching the math as much as it does on how the math came about. From Einstein to Hawkings. The Field by Lynne McTaggart-
If you are American, read the history of your country. There are very few biographical narratives of the indigenous People of Turtle Island. This is one of them. A rare classic. Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt-