Spiritual and Totem Insights of the Day – Grandfather Sun on Summer Solstice


Grandfather Sun rises today as Summer Solstice greets us with blessings and the grace of giving all he has to share. The longest day of the year, the shortest night, and from this moment forward days get shorter and nights get longer. Inspiring Midsummer Night Dreams, it is a time the warmth of his outreached self kisses the ground we walk upon, encouraging young things to grow strong and unwavering. It is a time to be thankful and count our many blessings.

Grandfather Suns’ healing rays can gently warm our sore muscles and bones, reminding us to be grateful for the miracles of life… or it can be brutal and harsh showing us that we must care responsibly for life itself. Careful to shield ourselves from negatives of the world around us. Whatever the case may be as we continue our daily walks… take a moment to rejoice and soak up some energy today … as Grandfather shouts to us, “Hoka Hey Life is Good… Life is Sacred!”

Grandfather Sun is very important to all of us. The sun has been looked upon as the giver of light, heat, welcomed by the crops that are planted and all of the Plant People and bring about growth. The rays of the sun also represent the cardinal directions, North, South, East and West..

So as it enters our space here today and in days to come, Grandfather Sun brings with him the Creator’s Healing Grace. He shines and sends shadows and negativity away. The warmth it provides us is like a mother’s hug wrapping around us to say everything is gonna be alright.

Today have a bit of faith, open your hearts to experience the good in the world and let the shadows of negativity dissipate from the light of your soul. Feel what is strong and powerful in your selves and let that positive shine for the world to see. Allow your growth to continue, experience the strength from within that we all have, that although it may be being tested at the moment, still has what is needed to get through it all.

Breathe and feel his fingers upon your faces as Grandfather Sun freely gives us the power he provides unconditionally. Enjoy your day and don’t let dark clouds detour you from your goals!

 

I am bear Medicinewalker and I am dedicated to Educating and sharing the lessons, teachings and culture I have been taught by my Elders and journey with the World. It is not enough merely to learn the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”

“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project throughout this Year 2017…the year of Atonement!”
Blessings to you All

~ bear Medicinewalker

 

****Grandfather Sun is another card from the Mitakuye O`yasin sub deck that will soon be available at my website!

 

 

“SKYWALKERS” by Chris Ferree available on I tunes and at http://chrisferree.com

Spiritual and Totem Insights for the Day – the Hawk


Today the Red Tail Hawk swooped from the deck and over my head on the lake this morning, always love the nod from my brother and sister Winged Ones, bringing the message that we must allow our souls to steer us to the high road when it comes to things that are happening in and around our lives. We need to take the heated emotions and old baggage out of the equation in order to be in a more positive place. Honoring our self, others, the Creator and the Great Mother Earth and all that is Sacred. We need to open our hearts… our minds… our ears in order to hear the messages that are meant for us to grow into stronger, healthier and more balanced beings. Time to remember the sacrifices of our Ancestors… All of them no matter race or creed… it is time to step into thee Rainbow Warrior’s shoes and become better humans.

Red Tail Hawk shows up to help us understand the meaning in ordinary experiences if open and become aware of our surroundings. The Red Tail Hawk is awakening our souls so that we may begin the journey of our spirituality, preparing us for those Life Lessons that will soon show up.

Red Tail Hawks are messengers of the between, sharing insights and knowledge extended to us from the Ancestors and the world of Spirit. They speak to us of looking from a different vantage point and thus giving us a broader view of any given situation, helping us to not only be aware that a message awaits us, but also helping us to understand those messages.

Red Tailed Hawks are sacred and as they enter our presence, we must honor them by opening our minds and keeping them sharp while we look for wisdom and answers as we walk the human.

The Red Tailed Hawk’s red tail feathers distinguish it from other hawks, and remember that it does not receive their red feathers until at a later point in life after it has matured and experienced life around it. These feathers must be earned. The color Red represents Power and Energy that will lie dormant until it is awakened by our Souls as they walk and journey life and honor its own Sacred Hoop.

 

 

I am bear Medicinewalker and I am dedicated to Educating and sharing the lessons, teachings and culture I have been taught by my Elders and journey with the World. It is not enough merely to learn the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”

“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project throughout this Year 2017…the year of Atonement!”
Blessings to you All

~ bear Medicinewalker

 

Music provided by Chris Ferree and available at http://www.chrisferree.com  as part of the Wolf and the bear Network @2017

Spiritual and Totem Insights of the Day – the Heron


This morning the Heron shows itself from the deck with some very insightful observations. Life in the present day is full of noise… we are constantly being pulled in by negativity. Face it, it is sort of everywhere we turn at the moment. The thing is we need to be careful how we step through it all in order to not allow it to seep into our Sacred Hoops. As humans we need to rely on our guts, our internal instincts that keep us safe, that push us to do what is right, what is positive. We need to take a breath to step away from what I call the “Mob Mentality” in order to better our world… our own space. For if we do not, the negativity of the world will consume us.

Heron brings with it the strong connection to the Great Mother Earth. It teaches us to channel that inner strength and using it to ground and remain strong in the course. Be strong and balance so that you can accomplish many things at the same time.

Heron shares with us the ability to become independent and self reliant, yet knowing when to change and adapt in life when needed. Follow your own path, not necessarily the direction that others tell you to walk. You have this, and are capable.

They teach us to be comfortable in our own being, and happy. To love self and understand we are all worthy of good and positive things. Typically they spend much time on their own, but know that it is at times better to be more social and step out of their comfort zones to add experiences and keep the balance of all things in their Sacred Hoop.

Use your steps wisely as the Heron does, and take advantage of the exact moment when it is time to move in a positive motion on your path.

 

 

I am bear Medicinewalker and I am dedicated to Educating and sharing the lessons, teachings and culture I have been taught by my Elders and journey with the World. It is not enough merely to learn the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”

“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project throughout this Year 2017…the year of Atonement!”
Mitakuye O’yasin!

~ bear Medicinewalker

 

Music provided by Chris Ferree and available at http://www.chrisferree.com  as part of the Wolf and the bear Network @2017

Spiritual and Totem Insights for the Day – the Ram


This morning the Ram appears from the deck to remind us even when times are chaotic, tough and almost impossible to push through, we need to step forward one step at a time with the inner strength that each of us possess. WE need to learn to set our fears aside, for fear is only present if we feed it. We need to remain strong to our convictions, set positive examples for others to see and emulate… even when sometimes the right choice, the positive choice may not be popular opinion.

We ALL must learn to climb the hillside and revel in the fact we can and will do what is right, what is necessary no matter what the challenge before us, standing in our own Power and allowing our soul to shine…

The Ram speaks to us of following our own truths, our souls journey and thinking outside the box. To take steps onto new paths and directions when called to but also to remember one must attain balance to do so, balance that occurs from respecting and honoring the Sacred, whether it refers to self or the Sacred around us. This will allow us to move freely and give us the ability to be our true self.

The Ram reminds us that having clear honest thoughts and insight will make us stronger beings of integrity. To not be afraid of what we find by looking in the mirrored image of ourselves, for we are human and with that said means we are all flawed.

It also teaches us that we can be tough when needed showing strength and skill at maneuvering through the obstacles thrown at us, but other times we need to remain in our spot to take care of what is needed with the highest of integrity. Look at self and answer with truth… are you really working for your highest good, or are you slipping and sliding through things not stopping to take that moment to be responsible and own your actions?

The choice is yours, but the Ram will guide us through it all, with head bent down hammering through the tough stuff to get us to that balanced spot on our ledge.

 

I am bear Medicinewalker and I am dedicated to Educating and sharing the lessons, teachings and culture I have been taught by my Elders and journey with the World. It is not enough merely to learn the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”

“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project throughout this Year 2017…the year of Atonement!”
Mitakuye O’yasin!

~ bear Medicinewalker

 

Music provided by Chris Ferree and available at http://www.chrisferree.com  as part of the Wolf and the bear Network @2017

Totem and Spiritual Insights of the Wolf


Wolves can represents Ying and Yang, good and evil, darkness and light…depending on who is talking about them.

They carry some of the most powerful medicine bringing with them the power to call instinct, intelligence, the appetite for freedom, and awareness of the importance of social connections. Wolf is teacher, igniting intuition from within. To walk with Wolf is a high honor… and one that many aspire to, desire to… but sometimes wait lifetimes for … except in glimpses and lessons as we walk the earth.  The People have held wolves in the highest esteem for many more generations than I can count. In truth, they are many times seen as a sacred animal and featured significantly in ancient songs, dances and stories that have been handed down for generations. Their role in Native American life was a given and often revered and welcomed.

They play a big part in the ecosystem and delicate balance of the land and many of us have recognized that. Wolves teach us about the importance of family and how to care for that family. Some clans believed that wolves are spiritual beings that teach and share.
The wolf was also a spiritual and totem animal in the religions of the peoples. Wolves represent the symbol of freedom and individuality, yet also remind us we have a responsibility to the pack. Some religious beliefs attribute the creation of the earth in part to the wolf. It was believed that the power of a wolf would could help with the success of a hunt, bring a chief’s dead son to life or alleviate the pain of childbirth.  The People and the wolf are part of each other.

Wolf and its medicine live harmoniously with the people…they hunt together, live together and their spirits are one.  Wolf Spirit represents courage, strength, loyalty, wisdom and teacher of balance. Some of the stories that have been passed down often tell of the first ancestors being transformed from wolves into men.

Whatever they represent to each of us may be different, but the one thing I hold as truth is they are our teachers, our sisters and brothers… not something that should be controlled or hunted. They only take what is needed, they stay away from humans unless provoked…and we have taken all that is theirs when they and many like them have openly shared with us all. It is time for us all to raise our voice in protection of this magnificent animal and others like it…


Wolf is a very organized creature. It understands there is need for order and balance for harmony to occur with our Sacred Hoops. Wolf is regarded as one of the most powerful spirit guides of all for it represents teacher and lessons to be learned and shared with self. It speaks to us to seek counsel from people that you respect. To take a moment to step back and look for the true meaning from the issue you face. By doing so, you will be able to walk clearly ahead and do what needs to be done with the knowledge you can see it all clearly.

Although many think the site of a lone wolf means freedom but it does not. It instead represents that it is a time to look deep in oneself and find the balance that is needed in your own life that is lacking. For the wolf is meant to be in packs, in a community, in a family, with its mate. The times you see wolves on their own or isolated is do to unbalance that needs to reground and once again be in the circle of the Sacred Hoop.

The Wolf cry reminds us to stand our ground, remember we all need boundaries. It is about communication, answering the call and listening to the response. The Wolf an assist us to open and listen to the sound of others in order to understand better the situation. It is about having the strength of the pack, and your closest friends with you when you need them without questions.

Wolf is strongly connected to lunar cycles, so learn to move with that cycle and honor it in order to be at your best. They teach us to weed out what is the weakest and no longer serves us, so that new and better things will come our way.

 

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I am bear Medicinewalker and I am dedicated to Educating and sharing the lessons, teachings and culture I have been taught by my Elders and journey with the World. It is not enough merely to learn the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”

“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project into this Year 2017…the year of Atonement!”

 

Music provided by Chris Ferree and available at http://www.chrisferree.com  as part of the Wolf and the bear Network @2017

Time to Step Back into the Sacred


This is a time of chaos, a time when people are seeking peace and calm within and around their lives and as many do… we struggle to find it because the world seems upside down at the moment. It is a very difficult time to try to stay positive, to put on that smiling face for many people seem to have lost their compassion and humanity towards life itself.

Even those of us that walk as teachers, story tellers, healers, people that are connected to “Spirit”, Seers and more, are experiencing difficult times trying to find balance in order to wade through all the negative clutter that the Universe is containing at the moment. Even people who do not do this for a living are experiencing emotions that they can’t quite put their finger tips on. So what do we do? How do we all get through it?

We start by breathing and then honoring our own needs and space as priority and no it is not selfish it is necessary. However as we move to this mode, we must also remember to check our ego’s aside and remember that “WE” can not control anything/anyone but our own actions and reactions to things in our lives. “WE” should also remember to not lay our personal garbage at others feet, it is our own responsibility to process it, not to blame and leave it at other peoples doorsteps. It is our place to be a grown up and own what is ours, good bad and indifferent.

Once we understand this we can move to the answer of it all… releasing our pain, anger and anxieties with a deep meaningful cleansing breath and then releasing it. Then as we take another deep breath allow the Love that surrounds each of us to tear the walls of anger, hate, bigotry and ego down so that all we once again hold in our hearts is Compassion and love for others and life itself. We must return to the Sacred and hold it as our banner for our way of life. We look to the world and send that understanding and love back out into it and continue to walk our own paths… in peace and calm.

So many today are walking and saying they are Teachers and Healers, yet they have no forgiveness for others or the world as they move forward. They have embraced ego and somewhere on the way they forgot they are not judge and jury for anyone’s actions, that perhaps their perspective has been warped by their own insecurities and have lost the point that we are supposed to set examples in order to truly walk that path we are on and must learn to not only forgive others but to love them with all the imperfect flaws that we are each born with. So many are assisting the worlds chaos, and yet if they would stop for a brief moment and look at the patterns that are in place they would see that the common denominator in every situation is how they choose to respond or handle situations. That is a hard slap to the ego to truly be able to see and move through it in order to once again be balanced and healthy in mind, body and spirit. But for each and every one of us at some time in our life …we all need to do just that.

So it’s time… take a deep breath and then release it. Allow the Sacred to shine into your Soul so that in turn it may once again light a path for others to see. Lead through example, but most of all lead with Compassion and Love. Blessings to You All!

 

bearMedicinewalker june 2016 II

I am bear Medicinewalker and I am dedicated to Educating and sharing the lessons, teachings and culture I have been taught by my Elders and journey with the World. It is not enough merely to learn the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”

“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project into this Year 2017…the year of Atonement!”

 

Music provided by Chris Ferree and available at http://www.chrisferree.com  as part of the Wolf and the bear Network @2017

Spiritual and Totem Insights for the Day – the Dreamcatcher


The Dreamcatcher was thrown this morning as a reminder for us to filter out the negatives of the day, and allow only the positive to filter through. We are capable of doing just that if we stop and bring it to the fore front of our minds. Why is it that we are so often driven to sit and watch, listen and/or participate in the ugly things in life? Gossip, hate, negativity that spreads like a disease have become so much a part of the world around us that it is easy to get sucked into it all. But today we need to begin to set up our boundaries, our protection, our own of Sacred space. It needs to be understood that negativity no longer lives and breeds within our circles.

So like the Dreamcatcher, place your web around your life… allow yourself to dream big, dream good things.. allowing the positives to enter your life in order to strengthen your foundations of your futures.

The Dreamcatcher is known to many far and wide. It is a part of the Native American culture that captivates the world. But for many of us it is a reminder of a gift given to us in return for holding a life as Sacred and protecting it.

The story goes that a spider was quietly spinning her web in her own space. It was beside the sleeping space of Nokomis, the grandmother. Each day, Nokomis watched the spider at work, quietly spinning away. One day as she was watching her, her grandson came in. “Nokomis-iya!” he shouted, glancing at the spider. He stomped over to the spider, picked up a shoe and went to hit it.

“No-keegwa,” the old lady whispered, “don’t hurt her.”
“Nokomis, why do you protect the spider?” asked the little boy.

The old lady smiled, but did not answer. When the boy left, the spider went to the old woman and thanked her for saving her life. She said to her, “For many days you have watched me spin and weave my web. You have admired my work. In return for saving my life, I will give you a gift.”
She smiled her special spider smile and moved away, spinning as she went.

Soon the moon glistened on a magical silvery web moving gently in the window. “See how I spin?” she said. “See and learn, for each web will snare bad dreams. Only good dreams will go through the small hole. This is my gift to you. Use it so that only good dreams will be remembered. The bad dreams will become hopelessly entangled in the web.”

So allow the negatives of life to become entangled in the web of life, and let only the good and positives to enter so that you will walk in a good light as you move forward in your journeys.

Mitakuye O`yasin
~ bear Medicinewalker

 

 

“Song of Peace” from Shadowland by John DeBoer available at http://www.skydancerdesigns.com/