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.

 

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

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/

Spiritual and Totem Insight for the Day – the Snake


Today is about Snake Medicine and learning to balance it within our lives. So what does that mean to us as human? Well for today to speaks to making our way through the day by depending on all our senses and understanding that this movement is part of our human experience. To make sure we use our time wisely and not waste it on frivolous negativity. Things happen for a reason and it is up to each of us to decide how it impacts and imprints on our lives.

Snake Is a difficult teacher at times, and one that is not easy to master. Lessons that Snake brings with it are of life cycles and change, remembering as we grow we shed and transform into new energies and new experiences. Snake also teaches us about poison and that we need to be able to rid ourselves of the toxins can be placed within our Sacred Hoops. Don’t let the poisons kill us or dim our light that resides within. At times the poison and toxins can play games with our thoughts if we allow them to, so mastering what is real and what is illusion can often contribute to negativity and clouding of ones judgement. Make sure to take a breath, a beat… before stepping into a place of no return. Keep it all in perspective and balance. Once you can accomplish this, balance will return and be maintained.

Snake can be a hard teacher. His lessons involve a transmutation of the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Snake symbolizes this cycle with the shedding of his skin. We learn to the whole energy of life, the cosmic consciousness and have the willingness to experience anything without resistance. It is also about the poisons that we might take in. Those poisons can be eaten or ingested in some way but they also may be integrated into our lives. The goal is to not let the poisons taint our body or spirit.

Since Snakes can shed they teach us about the levels of our human, of our spirituality, our experiences. It is time to seek our inner knowledge before moving ahead with decisions. It is time to coil and go within to make sure we are well prepared before we strike out.

Snake also reminds us as it makes its way across the Great Mother Earth, to ground ourselves, to use our energy wisely and not to rely on primal instincts of lashing out. For at times it is more empowering to hold back and use that knowledge that energy in wise ways. At other times it is best to strike and seize the moment with a precision and quickness. Snakes often retreat long before biting defensively because they sense that it may cause consequences/damage to others and drain you of healing energy.

Snake is also very old and powerful healing medicine. Once harnessed, Snake will help you to position yourself carefully so that you will trust your gut when making important decisions.

 

 

“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing culture with the World. It is not enough merely to teach 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…”
Mitakuye O’yasin
~bear Medicinewalker

 

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Spiritual and Totem Insights for the Day – the Raven


Raven shows up today asking us if we are “Truly” listening to what our Souls are attempting to tell us? Are we “Honestly” hearing what our Ancestors are whispering and not having to go through the same lessons over and over again? We often ask for guidance, we ask for Divine Intervention, assistance but because we do not want to put the work in we need to, we dismiss the whispers of guidance. Yet we continue to ask hoping that eventually we will 1-get the response we want (even though it may not the response that is needed) or 2-we will somehow be able to justify our missteps in life. However we need to stop and ask ourselves if we are walking with our best of who we are or simply skipping through it all uncaring of what is truly happening in our world of our own Sacred Hoop.

So Raven is here today to tell us to step up into who we are meant to be… Step into doing the right thing… and let your Soul show its true self for others to see and inspire them to be their best as well. Honor the Sacred… Honor the true foundations of who we are meant to be.

Magical …Mystical.. slipping to time beyond time … Often I hear people say, where are the miracles, where is the magic, and I tell them it is but at your fingertips if you will but open your eyes! We need to remember that we all have abilities and they are all unique. yet with saying that we are all part of the puzzle and without us, life would not be complete. Remember that the next time you look into a mirror, or start to doubt what and who you are. Embrace yourselves in positives, and if you don’t..the Ravens will pop in and start squawking at yah until you do.
Raven is here to tell us that we are exactly where we need to be at the precise moment in time. We are also being shown things that are in and around our Sacred Hoops are reflecting back to us what we need to learn about ourselves in order to move in positive motion ahead on our paths.

Raven teaches us about rebirth, recovery, renew and recycling, self reflection and healing our inner spiritual. Shine our light into the dark as we transition in to the change we are facing. Open our thought process to help us understand that there needs to be balance between light and the dark … that one does not occur without the other. To know one is to know the other, to understand them is to balance self.

Raven teaches us to listen closer to the world of spirit, for they are guiding us forward, helping us to remember what is important, what is sacred. That our souls can not take the material with us as we move and transition through life, but rather that it is the intangible things that imprint on us and we imprint on others that are most important.

Allow that magic to spread to your soul and enlighten your spiritual.

“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing the  culture with the World. It is not enough merely to teach 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…”
Mitakuye O’yasin
~bear Medicinewalker

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“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project into this Year 2016…the year of Truths!”

 

“Cedar Moon” from Jeff Ball and available on I tunes and at http://www.jeffball.net/

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This card and the other Totem of the Day cards are part of the “Mitakuye O`yasin – We Are All Related” Spiritual deck that I have created

 

Spiritual and Totem Insights for the Day – the Turkey


The Turkey represents Family, nurturing and care for self and others. It is about abundance and strengthening bonds. They represent renewal and teach us to care for others and through that we will imprint and open new avenues for positive growth and opportunity. But once again we must learn to honor that process.

No matter what others are setting the tone for, we must learn to listen to our souls voice to achieve our hopes, dreams and aspirations for the higher good. This is not always an easy thing to do because we are always being pressured to move with the masses, be a sheep and follow the herd. We must learn to take risk and allow our own voices to be heard above the crowds at times. For there are times to sit, watch and listen in order to learn how to move forward…and there are times to stand up and shout purpose and positives so others may wake. Turkey also shares with us the lessons of living harmoniously with the Great Mother Earth and all that dwells on her surface. To assist in keeping the balance between it all.

Turkey also speaks to us of making sure we keep our ego in check and that although we should be proud of self, love self, there is no reason to flaunt what we are or have to others. Honor the sacrifices we make, honor the family we have…and be thankful for All that is Sacred! Embrace your families and your community because in doing so our Humanity is fed in positives.

 

 

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!”
Mitakuye O’yasin!

 

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 – Eagle


Eagle a strong symbol of All that is Sacred, and reminder that we too can fly high and feel the breath of the Creator if we honor the process. We must understand that each and every act we do, each word we say, each look we make can move mountains or set up walls. We can be the strength that is needed to protect, the example needed to inspire or the calm that settles a storm. But we must honor the process. There is no easy button to push, no simple way to get things done for it all requires work in order to achieve the outcome we desire. So remember to feed the positives, weed out the negativity from your life and allow ourselves to be able to feel the Creators love upon each of us.

Eagle reminds us all that we need to care for our Spiritual needs. That the very part of who we are and walk as begins with our Spiritual side and how we connect to the Creator and all that is Sacred. Our soul’s Light, our energy, our very foundation is all about how we feed our soul. How and what we choose as we walk our paths will then mirror out to the world and invite the same to surround us.

We must remember the foundations of Humanity… Love, Respect, Wisdom, Humility, Truth, Honesty and Courage… in order to be strong and stand in a balanced and good way. We must overcome the blindness of society and the negatives they spin. This is what Eagle shares today… this is what he reminds us to do.

So today fly high and touch the face of Creator… stand in Integrity and Truths, and stand with All that is Sacred, all that Matters… with Love and Respect that we are meant to as Human.

Eagle speaks to us of our spiritual paths. I have been taught that the Eagle can fly to the heavens, that its wings can be touched by God Creator. When in it’s presence I feel the Grace of the Creator and All that is Sacred. The Eagle humbles me.

Teaching us to reflect and pause, to rejoice and reconnect to our spirits. To honor our paths, the ethics we have been taught. To Pray, to honor to live in a sacred manner. To listen to our Ancestors that have walked before us and in doing so listen to the wisdoms that have been shared so that we can walk more positive paths. Eagles the symbol of Courage and strength, to do … to walk… the right manner. To take that courage and step into what you re meant to step to in a positive way, and allowing our spirits to soar to the heights to share in God Creator’s extended grace.

Eagles with their sharp eyesight take us to the heights to observe situations in a manner that is more beneficial for us to make clear decisions. To become that visionary and push ourselves to discover and accept self, to accept truths, adapting , changing and growing along the way.

The medicine Eagle shares is, the ability to connect to the Divine, a power of God Creator. Being able to place one foot into the spirit realm and yet remain connected and balanced with Mother Earth.

So Honor your Spirit today and everyday by connecting with the Sacredness around you!

 

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!”
Mitakuye O’yasin!

 

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