What is Life Coaching?

Life coaching is the art of empowerment and can help you find answers, solutions, and direction from within yourself. Empowerment is the art of self-determination and acting on one’s own independent decisions and authority resulting in an accomplished state of self-responsibility and self-confidence.

Life coaching can help you discover what you really want and help you accomplish your goals at an accelerated pace.

We all need support to survive and thrive in life. A life coach will support and encourage you to take action based on your wants and needs.

A life coach will help to expand your awareness by asking powerful questions and identify what is going on in your life right now that need attention, discover what obstacles or challenges there might be, then choose a course of action.

A life coach can help you become more receptive and open to possibilities by creating a peaceful atmosphere and bringing you to a comfortable and relaxed state. Once the mind has calmed down it will naturally allow true guidance and answers to come to the surface.

Life Coaching teaches you to connect your head and your heart in a way that transforms your passion for your dreams into action for your life. Coaching is like having a personal trainer for life!

Life Coaching is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, therapy, or counseling. The core belief of life coaching is that the client has all of the answers within themselves. Life coaching may briefly cover the past and pinpoint the problem, but will then quickly move on to finding a solution.

Life Coaching can include a wide range of topics, have a look at these examples…

Family

Career

Relationships

Spiritual Growth

Money and Finances

Time Management

Business Success

WHO CAN BE A LIFE COACH?

A life coach is someone who has a passion for helping others by working with the client to create a clear action plan to achieve a specific goal and support personal growth. By supporting the client to listen to their true inner guide, a life coach can reflect back to them in such a way that helps the client see what they need to do. A life coach will bring out the very best in others by challenging them to accomplish their goals and dreams at an accelerated pace and facilitate their ability to find a spiritual perspective within everyday life situations.

A life coach knows the client has all the answers to every question or challenge deep within them, even if those answers appear to be unclear, concealed or hidden. The coach’s role is to listen carefully and acknowledge what the client said. Next, the coach will ask specific questions and use powerful tools to help the client find answers within themselves.

LISTENING

A life coach knows how to really listen and hold space for their clients with undivided attention. A professionally trained life coach will never interrupt the client while they are speaking but will know when they may need to jump in with an acknowledgment or ask a question. It is often useful to say “What I just heard you say was…” and repeat back to them the key points of what they just said. A coach also will listen for what is not being said. Often the client will avoid saying what needs to be said for fear of having to face an emotion or difficult decision.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Accountability is one of the most important aspects of coaching. It is the responsibility of the client to account for their actions. A life coach will hold the client accountable to their action plan in a compassionate way in order for them to get what they want and to be able to measure the result of their action.

“What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little or no consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” ~John Ruskin

How to Develop your Intuition

What is intuition? It is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired. Intuition can also be described as our sixth sense, inner voice, gut feeling, and inner knowing. It is the core of inner guidance where good decision making comes from. It can come in the form of a thought or a feeling or both. We are all born with an intuition. It is a completely natural part of who we are. Why don’t we listen to it? How do we develop it and learn to trust it?

“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap of consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you, and you don’t know how or why.” –Albert Einstein

Gut Feelings
Have you ever had a strange feeling that something bad was going to happen but you couldn’t quite figure out where it was coming from? Or for some reason you just all the sudden feel nauseous or sick.

Following your gut instinct is also a manner in which your intuition is trying to direct you. For example, you’re about to go to an event with a friend and something just doesn’t feel right. You’re not quite sure why but you listen to the feeling and stay home. You’re glad you did because later that night, your friend calls and says that she didn’t end up going either because she got a flat tire and spent most of the night waiting for help. It also just so happens that she was going to pick you up. Listen to that gut feeling. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. At the very least, use your gut feelings to protect and keep yourself safe. On the other hand, if you get a feeling that you shouldn’t do something and you do it anyway, it could just result in something that will set you back or create more stress.

Intuitive Insight
Our intuition also will send us quick thoughts which may sound like a voice in your head. “Slow down” or “Wait.” These are thoughts that appear to come out of nowhere but have important information, direction and guidance for you. With so many distractions today, it is easy to disregard your intuition, but if you can practice by paying more attention to it, then it can be a very valuable source of guidance.

Trust Your Intuition

For most of us, our childhood conditioning trained us to look outside of ourselves for answers and solutions to everything. Few of us learned how to look inside and trust our intuition and gut feeling. Everyone was born with an intuition and has at one time experienced it. Have you ever thought of someone and the phone rings and it’s them? Have you ever had a thought and it came true almost instantly? That’s your intuition at work. Most of us just dismiss it as coincidence, but if we begin to look and acknowledge it more, we can use it to achieve great levels of success.

How to develop your intuition

Meditation is one of the most popular and effective ways to develop your intuition. When we allow the mind to become still and quiet, we make space for answers to emerge from within us. Regular meditation or sitting in silence can help clear out distractions and allow creative solutions to spontaneously come into our awareness. This is best practiced in nature, by a stream or in another quiet and relaxing place.

Embrace the Great Circle of Life

The message of the circle of life says that all things are possible when you begin to accept all things for what they are without judging them. All parts of your journey have meaning, teachings, lessons, beauty and grace. Your dreams are coming to fruition and abundance is flowing to you. You are exactly where you are supposed to be doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing. Embrace it! Wanting to be somewhere else won’t get you there any faster. When we learn to accept, acknowledge and appreciate what we have right now, then we naturally move into the place we’ve dreamed of. This includes relationships, work, career, family, where you live, you name it. The same message applies to everything.

Healing Shamanic Journey Earth Lodge Fire Ceremony

The Shamanic Journey Earth Lodge Fire Ceremony is a guided imagery exercise. It can heal current issues by going into your body and communicating with it from a higher level.

Preparation: Have your journal ready. Create a quiet and safe atmosphere. Drum if you have one.

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Begin by getting into a relaxed position. Take a few slow deep breaths. Breathing in softly and slowly and then breathing out. As you exhale you will begin to feel more relaxed… Just focus all of your awareness on your breath. (pause here for a few moments)

Now, allow your thoughts and feelings to move toward the issue or problem that you are experiencing. It will usually be something that may be consuming all of your energy at the present time. This issue could be causing problems in several different areas of your life.

As you focus on the issue, identify whether it is a physical, emotional, or mental problem. Or is it all of them? Take a moment to visualize this problem.

Now that you are clear, aware, and focused… let’s prepare to enter the sacred earth lodge. You notice the sun just about to set on the horizon… Beautiful mountains in the distance… The air feels very comfortable and the earth is calm.

Now you look out into the distance and call upon a power animal to join you in the lodge today… As it arrives you begin to feel even safer and very grateful that they are excited to join you on this journey… Get a good look at them and thank them for being there.

Now, with your power animal, look at the earth lodge in front of you… it’s a small cozy space made up of nature… you see a small opening with the light from the fire flickering inside… behind the lodge you notice several human figures watching over you… these are your ancestors or spirit guides who have prepared the healing fire and the earth lodge for you… You look to them and thank them before you go inside.

You feel calm, relaxed, protected and grateful as you follow your power animal into the lodge… The inside seems much larger than it did from the outside… You notice the fire is in the very center so you and your power animal go around to the other side of the fire and make yourselves comfortable.

The fire does not seem too hot… this is a very special kind of fire… a magical one that was carefully made by your ancestors… This fire is safe to the touch and does not burn… There will be times during this journey that you will scoop up some of the fire in your hands use it for healing… Go ahead, play with it using your hands… See, it doesn’t burn.

Now take a moment to look into the fire… You can see the truth about your problem in the fire… Look at it… It will reveal to you everything you need to know about healing this problem… (pause here for a moment)

What did the fire reveal to you? What did you see? What is the truth about this problem and how can it be healed?

Now go to that place in your body where you have held onto this pain… Look at it… Thank it for revealing itself to you… Now ask what does it want you to know? What message does it have for you? (pause) Thank it for the message and for teaching you such a beautiful lesson. Now scoop up some of the healing fire and put it where the pain once was. It heals instantly and now you can see only beauty where this problem once was. You are healed.

Now continue through the rest of your body… Is there anywhere else you would like to go? Any other places you might be carrying pain and need healing? If so, scoop up some more of the healing flame and cover the pain with it… Ask it to reveal why it is there and what you must do. Remember to thank it for being there to teach you such a beautiful lesson.

Now that you have explored and healed those parts of you, scoop up some more of the healing flame and wash it all over your body until you can feel every cell become clean, renewed and revitalized… back to its original… perfect… state.

You sit here for a moment and feel what it feels like to be completely healed from the past issues that you may have been carrying for so long… Feel the healing… Breathe it in… Let this new healing and sense of self, become your new belief… Your new way of life… The healed you… Just breathe.

Now you notice your power animal begins to get up and move toward the opening in the lodge… Somehow it just knew that you were complete and that it was time to go… So you follow it out.

You breathe in the fresh air and stretch your body… Looking around, you notice your ancestors moving from behind the lodge closer to you… They are very honored that you have come… they bow to you then turn and one by one they go into the lodge… You feel deep gratitude that they created all of this for you and watched over you while you were healing… As the last one goes in they pull the door closed behind them.

You turn and look to your power animal… They are still there with you and want to continue to walk with you on your journey… You gratefully accept and begin walking together toward your new path.

In a moment when you open your eyes, you will feel refreshed and you will easily able to remember everything… Three, bringing your awareness back into your body… Two, stretching and wiggling your fingers and toes… One, Open your eyes and remember where you are.

Now before speaking and while the images are still fresh in your memory, begin to write or draw in your journal. Take as much time as you need.

How to Love Yourself More by Setting Better boundaries

Personal boundaries are the limits and rules we set for ourselves within relationships. A person with healthy boundaries can say “no” to others when they want to, but they are also comfortable opening themselves up to intimacy and close relationships. A person who always keeps others at a distance (whether emotionally, physically, or otherwise) is said to have rigid boundaries. Alternatively, someone who tends to get too involved with others has poor boundaries. Also, keep in mind that having poor boundaries is also a form of giving your power away.

Healthy Boundaries:

  • Values own opinions.
  • It doesn’t compromise values for others.
  • Shares personal information in an appropriate way (does not over or under share).
  • Knows personal wants and needs, and can communicate them.
  • Accepting when others say “no” to them.

Poor Boundaries:

  • Overshares personal information.
  • Difficulty saying “no” to the requests of others.
  • Over-involved with other’s problems.
  • Dependent on the opinions of others.
  • Accepting of abuse or disrespect.
  • Fears rejection if they do not comply with others.

Rigid Boundaries:

  • Avoids intimacy and close relationships.
  • Unlikely to ask for help.
  • Has few close relationships.
  • Very protective of personal information.
  • May seem detached, even with romantic partners.
  • Keeps others at a distance to avoid the possibility of rejection.

Most people have a mix of different boundary types. For example, someone could have healthy boundaries at work, poor boundaries in romantic relationships, and a mix of all three types with their family. The appropriateness of boundaries depends on the setting. What’s appropriate to say when you’re out with friends might not be appropriate when you’re at work. Some cultures have very different expectations when it comes to boundaries. For example, in some cultures, it’s considered wildly inappropriate to express emotions publicly. In other cultures, emotional expression is encouraged.

Preparation: Have your journal ready to take notes.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin the Session: Ask yourself the following questions…

Think about a person with whom you struggle to set healthy boundaries. This could mean that your boundaries are too rigid (you keep your distance), too poor (you open up too much), or there’s some other problem that isn’t so easily labeled. Who do you struggle to set healthy boundaries with?

Boundary Categories: What categories would you choose to describe your relationship with this person you listed above?

  • Physical Boundaries
  • Intellectual Boundaries
  • Emotional Boundaries
  • Sexual Boundaries
  • Material Boundaries
  • Time Boundaries

Take a moment to imagine what it will be like when you begin to establish healthy boundaries with this person.

  1. What are some specific actions you can take to improve your boundaries with this person?
  2. How do you think they will respond to these changes?
  3. How do you think your life will be different once you’ve established healthy boundaries with this person?

Focus the session: What was the most significant part of this session?

Create an action plan: What action are you willing to take to have better boundaries? Write it down.

E+R=O Event + Response = Outcome Life Coaching Exercise

This exercise helps us understand why we keep experiencing the events we don’t want. It also shows us how to redirect our actions and responses to get the outcome we do want.

Preparation: Have your journal ready to take notes.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin the Session: Begin by looking at the old response…

Think of an event in your life that keeps happening that makes you feel uncomfortable. Explain this event and describe what keeps happening that makes you feel uncomfortable. This could be something that you really want to change but feel like you have no idea how.

Event: Think of a person, place, situation or thing that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Response: Now ask yourself how you previously reacted or responded to the event. How could you have responded to the event differently?

Outcome: What was the outcome or result of the way you previously responded to the event?

Now let’s look at the new response…

New Response: How you will respond to the event now?

Remember, if you don’t like the outcome you previously got, then you have to change the way you respond to the event. If you change your response, you have to get a different outcome.

Desired Outcome: What do you expect the new outcome to be with your new response? What would you like the outcome to be? How could you respond to the event differently?

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” -W. Clement Stone.

Focus the session: Take a moment to visualize the new outcome.

Action Plan: What one thing are you willing to commit to? When will you do it? Why will you do it?

Journaling

Journaling is a powerful way to record and measure a person’s progress. It can also help us understand why certain things have happened in our lives by reviewing past events. Journaling is also a good way to remind us of the progress we have already made.

Here are a few examples of what types of journal you can keep:

  1. Simple writing – Every night before you go to bed make a few notes about the highlights of your day. This doesn’t need to be a long story; it could just be notes about things like people, feelings, colors, events, etc.
  2. Gratitude Journal – Every night before you go to bed, write at least three things you are grateful for. Example: I’m so grateful for my family, I am grateful for the ability to go to work today, I’m grateful for my health. Of course, more significant things may happen, but it’s okay to note the smaller things too.
  3. Dream Journal – Keep your journal near your bed and as soon as you wake up note your dreams, even if they don’t make any sense. You may look back at them later and understand their meaning.
  4. Worry Journal – Write your fears, worries, frustrations, anxieties, and all unwanted emotions down, describe your feelings. Then write what you would like to happen, or how you want to feel instead.

Automatic Writing: You can also use another form of journaling for finding answers to questions. Take any question that you need to be answered and just start writing about it. Write down the thoughts as quickly as they come to you. Just keep writing and writing. Pay attention to these thoughts, sometimes they come in the form of solutions. If you feel guided and find solutions, take action on them as quickly as possible.

Preparation: Purchase a personal journal.

Begin the Session: Choose one of the journaling methods listed above. Begin to implement this on a daily basis for three days then come back to this exercise and continue.

After three days: Once you have practiced the exercise for at least three days ask yourself these questions:

  • What was the most significant part of this exercise?
  • Did I learn anything new about myself or my situation?
  • What else would I like to get out of this exercise?
  • Does this exercise work for me and do I want to continue to journal?

Create an action plan:

According to what you’ve learned about this exercise, what action steps would you be willing to take? Hold yourself accountable and commit to the plan.

Are you listening?

Life is continuously providing us with messages and information. When we do not listen, then the messages become lessons. When we do not learn, the lessons become problems. When we do not address the problems, they become crises. When crises are left unresolved, they create chaos in our lives. Just imagine how life would be if we learn to live on the levels of messages and lessons.

Co-dependency in Relationships

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE INDEPENDENT?

To be independent means to be free from outside control and not depending on another’s authority yet being capable of taking care of one’s self, while being willing to ask for assistance when or if needed. 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE CO-DEPENDENT?

To be co-dependent means to be physically or psychologically addicted to any person or thing in an unhealthy way. Codependency is also a type of dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s drug addiction, alcoholism, gambling addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. When codependency and addiction occur together, the two behaviors can reinforce one another. 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE INTERDEPENDENT?

There is a difference between inter-dependency and codependency. In codependent relationships, the partners have difficulty being themselves while being in the relationship.

Often, codependent people feel that they “should” be independent. This leads to black-and-white, all-or-nothing thinking: either you or totally independent, to the point of being unrelated, or you are codependent!

In fact, you cannot be both in a relationship and totally independent. The challenge is to be interdependent, recognizing that you need your partner and your partner needs you… but both of you also need to be individuals.

SYMPTOMS OF CODEPENDENCY:

People who have codependent behaviors often have the following symptoms:

  • Low self-esteem due to deeply held feelings of shame, guilt, inadequacy, and a need for perfection.
  • A need to make other people happy and a difficulty saying “no.”
  • Difficulty creating healthy boundaries and distinguishing responsibility for actions.
  • A need to control situations, people, and their own feelings.
  • Poor communication skills.
  • Obsessively thinking about other people and their own anxieties and fears.
  • Their own dependency on other people.
  • Fear of and issues with intimacy.
  • Negative and painful emotions such as depression, resentment, and despair.

LOW SELF-ESTEEM
Feeling that you’re not good enough or comparing yourself to others are signs of low self-esteem. One thing about self-esteem is that some people think highly of themselves, but it’s only a disguise — they actually feel unlovable or inadequate. Underneath, usually hidden from consciousness, are feelings of shame. Guilt and perfectionism often go along with low self-esteem. If everything is perfect, you don’t feel bad about yourself.

PEOPLE-PLEASING
It’s fine to want to please someone you care about, but codependents usually don’t think they have a choice. Saying “No” causes them anxiety. Some codependents have a hard time saying “No” to anyone. They go out of their way and sacrifice their own needs to accommodate other people.

POOR BOUNDARIES
Boundaries are sort of an imaginary line between you and others. It divides up what’s yours and somebody else’s, and that applies not only to your body, money, and belongings but also to your feelings, thoughts, and needs. That’s especially where codependents get into trouble. They have blurry or weak boundaries. They feel responsible for other people’s feelings and problems or blame their own on someone else. Some codependents have rigid boundaries. They are closed off and withdrawn, making it hard for other people to get close to them. Sometimes, people flip back and forth between having weak boundaries and having rigid ones.

A consequence of poor boundaries is that you react to everyone’s thoughts and feelings. If someone says something you disagree with, you either believe it or become defensive. You absorb their words because there’s no boundary. With a boundary, you’d realize it was just their opinion and not a reflection of you and not feel threatened by disagreements.

Another effect of poor boundaries is that if someone else has a problem, you want to help them to the point that you give up yourself. It’s natural to feel empathy and sympathy for someone, but codependents start putting other people ahead of themselves. In fact, they need to help and might feel rejected if another person doesn’t want help. Moreover, they keep trying to help and fix the other person, even when that person clearly isn’t taking their advice.

CONTROL
Control helps codependents feel safe and secure. Everyone needs some control over events in their life. You wouldn’t want to live in constant uncertainty and chaos, but for codependents, control limits their ability to take risks and share their feelings. Sometimes they have an addiction that either helps them loosen up, like alcoholism, or helps them hold their feelings down, like over-working so that they don’t feel out of control. Codependents also need to control those close to them, because they need other people to behave in a certain way to feel okay. In fact, people-pleasing and care-taking can be used to control and manipulate people. Alternatively, codependents are bossy and tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. This is a violation of someone else’s boundary.

POOR COMMUNICATION
Codependents have trouble when it comes to communicating their thoughts, feelings, and needs. Of course, if they are not aware of what they think, feel or need, this becomes a problem. Other times, they know, but they won’t own up to their truth. They’re afraid to be truthful because they don’t want to upset someone else. Instead of saying, “I don’t like that,” they might pretend that it’s okay or tell someone what to do. Communication becomes dishonest and confusing when they try to manipulate the other person out of fear.

OBSESSIVENESS
Codependents have a tendency to spend their time thinking about other people or relationships. This is caused by their dependency and anxieties and fears. They can also become obsessed when they think they’ve made or might make a “mistake.”Sometimes they can lapse into a fantasy about how they’d like things to be or about someone you love as a way to avoid the pain of the present. This is one way to stay in denial, discussed below, but it keeps them from living their life.

DEPENDANCY
Codependents need other people to like them in order to feel okay about themselves. They’re afraid of being rejected or abandoned. Others need always to be in a relationship because they feel depressed or lonely when they’re by themselves for too long. This trait makes it hard for them to end a relationship, even when the relationship is painful or abusive. They end up feeling trapped.

DENIAL
One of the problems people face in getting help for codependency is that they’re in denial about it, meaning that they don’t face their problem. Usually, they think the problem is someone else or the situation. They either keep complaining or trying to fix the other person, or go from one relationship or job to another and never own up the fact that they have a problem. Codependents also deny their feelings and needs. Often, they don’t know what they’re feeling and are instead focused on what others are feeling. The same thing goes for their needs. They pay attention to other people’s needs and not their own. They might be in denial of their need for space and autonomy. Although some codependents seem needy, others act like they’re self-sufficient when it comes to needing help. They won’t reach out and have trouble receiving. They are in denial of their vulnerability and need for love and intimacy.

INTIMACY
By this, I’m not referring to sex, although sexual dysfunction often is a reflection of an intimacy problem. I’m talking about being open and close to someone in an intimate relationship. Because of the shame and weak boundaries, you might fear that you’ll be judged, rejected, or left. On the other hand, you may fear being smothered in a relationship and losing your autonomy. You might deny your need for closeness and feel that your partner wants too much of your time; your partner complains that you’re unavailable, but he or she is denying his or her need for separateness.

EMOTIONS
Codependency creates stress and leads to painful emotions. Shame and low self-esteem create anxiety and fear about being judged, rejected or abandoned; making mistakes; being a failure; feeling trapped by being close or being alone. The other symptoms lead to feelings of anger and resentment, depression, hopelessness, and despair. When the feelings are too much, you can feel numb.

CO-DEPENDENCY AND ADDICTION:
Codependency and addiction are often closely related, as codependency was first associated with partners of alcoholics. Today, addiction is still one of the most common associations of codependency. How does this work?

People with a drug or alcohol addiction often have a range of problems stemming from their addiction. These may include:

  • Issues with work and money
  • Problems with other relationships
  • High-risk behaviors
  • A constant need for emotional support.

The codependent partner does what they can to support the addict through all of these trials and tribulations. There may be token gestures to help the addict get clean, but the addictive behavior is not resolved, and the difficult life circumstances continue.

Indeed, the codependent often helps the addict to engage in harmful behaviors, helps to clean up and cover for them. They may also provide money and other support.

Codependency is not always associated with addiction, but for those who are addicts, there is often a codependent. And, in many cases, the codependent often engages in addictive behavior themselves. It may happen that people in this situation both engage in codependent behavior. More frequently, however, one person will have more severe addiction issues, and the other will support them.

SELF EVALUATION EXERCISE

Preparation: Have your journal ready to take notes.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin the Session: Ask yourself the following questions…

Am I co-dependent on anyone?

Am I co-dependent on anything?

If so, what does that look like?

How do I behave?

What or whom am I giving my power away to?

How does it serve me to be co-dependent?

How can I take my power back from this situation?

Is someone else co-dependent on me?

How can I act differently toward them?

Am I dis-empowering them by contributing to their co-dependency or addiction?

Create an action plan: What action are you willing to take to become more independent or interdependent? Write it down.

Your Attention is a Gift

Whatever we give our attention to will manifest more of in our lives. Today, pay attention to who and what you are giving your attention to. If it makes you feel empowered then you are giving your attention in the right direction, if it makes you feel disempowered then stop giving it your attention.

Prayer and Intention

Prayer is a good practice in any culture or religion. We pray to communicate to our creator or the forces that be that we may ask for help or just send our thanks and gratitude for what we have. Prayer raises our vibration through connecting with source.

THE ELEVENTH INSIGHT “EXTENDING PRAYER FIELDS”
By James Redfield and The Celestine Prophecy

The Celestine Prophecy is made up of Twelve Spiritual Insights. The Eleventh Insight is the precise method through which we hold the vision. For centuries, religious scriptures, poems, and philosophies have pointed to a latent power of mind within all of us that mysteriously helps to affect what occurs in the future. It has been called faith power, positive thinking, and the power of prayer. We are now taking this power seriously enough to bring a fuller knowledge of it into public awareness. We are finding that this prayer power is a field of intention, which moves out from us and can be extended and strengthened, especially when we connect with others in a common vision. This is the power through which we hold the vision of a spiritual world and build the energy in ourselves, and in others, to make this vision a reality.

The Power of Prayer

In this level of consciousness, we become more purpose-driven and receptive to how those in the afterlife are lifting us up. We begin to comprehend the real nature of prayer and guided purpose. We realize that prayer works within the Karmic design. The more we are in alignment with the principle of giving — and our inner intuition to accurately help others — we will sense our heightened, creative power and see it working through our prayers. When we use this power for uplifting the spiritual consciousness of others, we draw more powerful people into our lives to uplift us. The key is discovering that affirmative prayer, practiced with the emotion of gratitude (it WILL happen), establishes the strongest faith validity.

A Morning Prayer by Rebekah Simpson

Thank you, Creator, for this new day. Another day to live. Thank you for a good night’s sleep, a warm bed, and this house that is provided for me.

Thank you for My family, please continue to protect them.

Thank you for my protection and for guiding me through signs in nature.

Thank you for all that I will experience today, may it bring me peace and happiness.

Thank you for any opportunities that I may have today to lift others up, to empower them and bring peace and joy into their lives.

When to Pray?

Anytime is a good time to pray. You don’t have to say your prayer out loud. A silent inner prayer is as effective as a prayer said out loud. But when you have the opportunity, prayers are always best said so others can hear them.

Prayer is powerful and is amplified when praying in groups. You can pray for others to heal or get the guidance they need.

Seven Step Breakthrough Life Coaching Exercise

The Seven Step Breakthrough is a powerful coaching exercise that can help us visualize what we want, show us how we have responded to it in the past, realize what may have been blocking us from achieving it, and create an action plan for how to change that.

Preparation: Have a pen and paper ready or your journal to take notes.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin the Session: Complete the next six steps, the seventh will come later.

THE SEVEN STEP BREAKTHROUGH 

Introduction

This is a simple yet empowering exercise that can help you get from where you are to where you want to be by using powerful Life Coaching techniques. The Seven Step Breakthrough can help to find answers or clarity in any situation and can also help with making decisions that you may be presented with at this time. This coaching exercise can be used every time you need answers or clarification and can be reused multiple times after. The motivation behind this breakthrough process is that “you have all the answers within yourself.” This seven-step process will take approximately one hour to complete, and has the most benefit when to finish completed in one session. Be prepared to take notes during this session. Journaling is very important when you are preparing to have a breakthrough! It allows you to record and measure your progress.

Step 1.  The Event 

An event can be a situation where you are looking for answers, direction, clarity, or insight on what action to take. Is this something that keeps happening? Is it an old pattern or habit that you would like to let go of?  Is it a new adventure that you’ve been wanting to experience? Are you interested in a new relationship or ending an old one? Is this the first time this has happened? What event will you be working on during this session? Take a moment to write down all the details about the situation and how it makes you feel. What is true about this event? Write down what emotions are associated with it and how it makes you feel.

*Take time now to journal about the event, or about questions that you are seeking answers to. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Step 2. The Response 

If this event has happened in the past, how have you previously responded to it? How will you respond to it now? In every situation, you have the power to choose your response, and in every situation, your response will determine your outcome. If you knew that you could get any outcome you wanted just as a result of how you respond, what would your response be?  How does that make you feel? Our feelings are our guide to what action we should take. Does it feel good or does it make you feel discomfort? Take a moment to journal about all the ways you could respond, write them all down.  Visualize what kind of outcome you may get for each response. Then choose the appropriate response.

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, then you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.”

*Take time now to journal about your new response to this event. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Step 3. The Outcome

What would you like your outcome to be? How would it make you feel if you chose this outcome?  Is it in alignment with your feelings, beliefs, and values? If you had all of the support you needed, what would you like to experience? Be very detailed about what you would like the outcome to be. Visualize yourself already experiencing it. Allow yourself to feel the emotions that are created during this visualization. These emotions and feelings are like the glue that will attract this outcome to you. If you feel like crying, cry. If you feel like laughing, then laugh. The only thing to remember is to allow these emotions to flow along with the feelings of already having, being, or doing what you want.

*Take time now to journal about your future experience. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Step 4. Take Action 

What steps have you already taken to move forward on this? Have you tried a different approach? Do you know the next step to take? If it’s someone you need to talk to, then schedule a time to contact him or them, or simply call them. If it’s somewhere you need to go, plan it. If you need money, expect it. If you are not sure how to do it, talk to someone who has already done it. What will you do? What action will you take? Who do you need to talk to? Where will you go? Remember, it’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey. The lessons you learn and the people you meet along the way are all a part of your journey. If you are familiar with the law of attraction, then you may have noticed that the key to manifesting what you want is to take action that is in alignment with your intention. Another clue is that the word action is within the word attraction, and the word act is within the word action. So by taking action, you can expect new opportunities to unfold, and by acting as if you already have it through visualization, new possibilities will present themselves.

*Take time now to journal about the action that you are willing to take and when you plan on taking it. Also, schedule a time each day that you will visualize the outcome you want. All you really need is five to ten minutes. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Step 5. The Blocks 

What’s stopping you or blocking you? Is there something you are waiting for? Do you try to take action and keep running into blocks or distractions?  What are those blocks or distractions? How will you respond to them if they happen again?

When you take new action in any situation, distractions may show up to throw you off track. Learn to recognize them and face them. If you take no action, you may not get the response that you want. Let go of any negative thoughts or self-judgment that you may have. Remember, the worst thing that could happen is that you learn what not to do, while the best thing that could happen is that you learn what works and what to keep doing that. Most of us stay in our comfort zone, where we feel safe and comfortable, but in order to grow and get breakthrough results, we have to step outside of the zone of familiarity and into the scarier zone of the unknown. If you are feeling discouraged, uncomfortable, depressed, procrastinated or fearful, just remember that we always have a breakdown right before we have a breakthrough.

Follow your intuition, also referred to as your gut feeling or inner knowing. These are two similar feelings that we often get confused. One is a feeling that you shouldn’t do something because your inner guide knows it is the wrong action to take or the wrong words to say. If you go against this feeling, you may experience more blocks, or things just don’t work out the way you want. The other is a feeling of fear and just plain discomfort, but you know you have to do it. This one is the feeling you get just before you stretch and grow out of your old comfort zone. By trusting this feeling and facing your fears, you may experience the ease and inner peace. Things will just start working together like a puzzle. It is important to learn to differentiate when your inner guide is telling you no, and when your body is just telling you no due to experiencing something new and uncomfortable.

*Take time now to journal about the blocks that you may be experiencing, and how you will overcome them. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Step 6. The Plan

What is the first thing you could do to take action? What do you feel like you can do right now? When will you do it? What one thing could you do to take action? Journal about what you could do to move forward with this event. Write it down as an action plan! When would be a good time or day that you will do it? Be very specific. Is it today, tomorrow, or this week? Schedule it, write it on your calendar so you can see it and schedule other events around it. Always make sure to be accountable and do it!  If you would like to have someone remind you, call a friend, family member, your coach, an accountability partner, or someone you can trust and ask them if they can remind you at a certain time right before the event. Make sure to also write on your calendar a day when you will do the follow-up session, and review your notes in your journal.

*Take time now to journal about the action that you are willing to take and when. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Congratulations

Congratulations, you have completed this coaching exercise. I hope you gained more clarity or understanding around this event or situation by going through the process. Remember, if something unfavorable happens during this process, it is probably just a blessing in disguise. Within every problem, there is an opportunity to be unmasked. Everything that has happened up to this point has perfectly been supporting you on your journey. You can’t do it wrong, and you don’t make mistakes. Mistakes are just opportunities to learn from and grow from. Continue to the next step only when you are ready to review your progress after you have followed through with your action plan.

Step 7. The Follow-up & Review 

Write down what you did, how it went, and what the outcome was. Would you have done it the same way? Would you have done it differently?  Did you have an “aha” moment?  Did you get clarification, answers, or insight? By reviewing your progress, this helps validate the action that you have taken and helps set you up for your next action step. Measurable results are very useful in situations like these. Make sure to thank yourself for your accomplishments and willingness to move through this process. Now that you have completed the Seven Step Breakthrough program for this event, you can now use it over and over for any and all events, just start over with step 1.

I would love to hear your progress, thoughts, questions!

One Minute Meditation

The one-minute meditation is a simple exercise to practice often throughout your day. Of course, it can be more than one minute if you choose.

It allows you to release stress and can help you quickly regain balance and focus and will allow you to become centered and present in the present moment. It also can assist you in having to make quick decisions.

Begin by becoming very still, lay on the earth if you can and bring all of your attention to your breath. Focus on breathing and allow yourself to enter into a more present and relaxed state. Release and become aware of the current moment. Then continue with whatever you were doing but now coming from a more relaxed and present place

New Authentic Self Empowerment Course and Coaching with Rebekah

Hello friends and family! Things have changed once again and as I continue to grow and evolve so does the way I offer my work and services…

I have discontinued the Life Coach certification program but it is still available to currently enrolled students.

I am now offering all of my teachings for free and have lowered the cost of my sessions from $120. per hour to only $60. per hour.

I’ve created a new online course that you can enjoy free of charge and as I begin to step away for the old paradigm and incorporate the new way of being in service, I realize how much more simple things can be.

This is not a certification course as I believe it is not necessary to have when offering one’s personal medicine.

I still have a long way to go but for now… moving forward one step at a time.

I hope you enjoy the course and look forward to hearing from you and how I can help!

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Respect creates Sacred Space

When we show more respect for ourselves it is reflected back to us in the way people treat us. When we show more respect to others, we gain trust and it promotes a safe environment. When we feel respected and safe, we will experience more happiness, peace and balance in our lives.

When we show respect for all living things, we have advanced to a level of understanding that can only bring us joy.

Are you experiencing “Sacred Space” physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually?

Online Life Coach Certification Exercise Twenty One Day Manifestation Mantra

This coaching exercise can help us begin to attract what we do want into our lives by showing us how to speak in more positive terms. Also, it can remind us on a daily basis to take actions to be better in alignment with what we do want. This exercise teaches us how gratitude plays a huge role in attracting what we want. When we are grateful for what we have, we attract more of what we want. We will also look at the law of least effort and of releasing attachment. Experts say that it takes 21 days to form or break a habit.

For those seeking material abundance, this exercise can also help…

In life, we tend to get exactly what we need exactly in the moment we need it. There is a sequence of events and a divine process that we must experience and understand before we can allow material abundance into our lives. When we learn to open our hearts to love, appreciation and gratitude, we will then step into the flow of material abundance that is awaiting us.

The Law of Least Effort -By Deepak Chopra
Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease…with carefreeness, harmony, and love. When we harness the forces of harmony, joy, and love, we create success and good fortune with effortless ease.
I will put the Law of Least Effort into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:

  1. I will practice acceptance. Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole of the universe by fighting against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were.
  2. Having accepted things as they are, I will take responsibility for my situation and for all those events that I see as problems. I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes myself.) I also know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and with this alertness to opportunities, I will allow myself to take this moment to transform it into a greater benefit.
  3. Today my awareness will remain established in defenselessness. I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view. I will remain open to all points of view and will not be rigidly attached to any one of them. – Deepak Chopra

“Your purpose is to grow to the point where “I am love” is at the surface of your consciousness, not buried in the dark depths.” -Deepak Chopra

San Kalpa (sahn KAL-pah) is an ancient Sanskrit sutra that means “My intentions have infinite organizing power.” When you enter a meditative state and repeat this sutra, you strengthen the power of your intentions. Here is how to use it:

Spend a few minutes in meditation, allowing your mind to settle. Now imagine that the entire universe is a vast ocean of consciousness and that your intentions are emerging from your heart, rippling out into the ocean, where they are fulfilled with effortless ease. Then speak silently to yourself, “San Kalpa.”

For every intention, whether for healing, a new relationship, wealth, or opportunity, envision the desired outcome in your mind and repeat the sutra, letting it resonate deeper and deeper within you.

Preparation: Have paper ready to do the exercise.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin the Session: Complete the steps in the 21 Day Manifestation Mantra.

Items you may want to use: Journal, Gratitude Stone

The “I Wants’: Make a list of everything you want to do, be, or have. Example: I want to live in Hawaii. I want a loving relationship. I want to be wealthy and have a lot of money. If you think of something else later, it’s okay to add it to the list at any time.

Releasing the “I Wants”: Release the “I wants.” In order to release their wants, some may choose to crumble up the list and throw it away, while some choose to burn it. When we say, “I want,” what we are really saying is, “I don’t have.” If you are familiar with the law of attraction, then you know that the universe mirrors our thoughts, words and actions. What we think about, what we say, the feelings we have and the actions we take are equal to what we will attract.

Transforming the “I wants”: On a completely new piece of paper, transform each item into words of already having it. These will each be your mantras.

Example: I enjoy living in Hawaii. I have a loving relationship. I am wealthy and have a lot of money.

If that is too much for you then you could say, “I am going to live in Hawaii, “or “I can have a loving relationship” or “I am attracting wealth and money.”

1-10 Scale: On a scale of 1-10, rate where you are right now with each item on the list, 1 meaning you are far from where you want to be, and 10 meaning you are where you want to be. It is always a good idea to measure your progress anytime you start something new.

Gratitude: End your mantra with a statement of gratitude. This is a very important part of this process because gratitude is a key factor in attracting more of what you want. Each day, for the next 21 days, make sure to take a moment and feel gratitude for each thing that you already have.

Plan it: Schedule the 21 days into your calendar. You will find that if you really want to do something or go somewhere, you have to write it on your calendar. When you do this, you will start scheduling other events around it and will make it more possible to actually follow through on your goal. Set your intention and desire for what you want to get out of this exercise and let the universe handle the details.

The work: Read each mantra out loud to yourself every morning for the next 21 days. While doing this you may want to hold a gratitude stone or some sort of physical item that represents personally represents your gratitude.

Take a few minutes after reading each mantra to stop and visualize yourself as already having, being, or doing what you stated in your mantra. Remain in a place of gratitude throughout the day, accepting people, places, circumstances, and events exactly as they are.

*If you miss one day, you are encouraged to start the process over. It is important to do this for 21 days consecutive to experience your desired outcome.

Practice Non-Judgment: Let go of the habit of judging and evaluating people. Remember to also let go of judging places, circumstances, situations, and events as well. Everyone you encounter in life is doing the best that they can with the past conditioning they have had. Likewise, situations and things are exactly as they are because that is where the universe intended them to be at the present moment. Acknowledge that they are not good or bad, they simply are. All people, places, circumstances, things, etc. that are happening around you are happening because they are in line with their own paths. Each thing is a reaction to what they know. Everything that is happening right now is a result of what we have done in the past. Within every problem, there is an opportunity in disguise. Look for the positive in every moment.

Take the Right Action: Take action that supports, and is in alignment with your wants and desires. One of my favorite sayings is, “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, then you will keep getting what you’ve always got.” Use the E+R=O exercise, the event plus your response to the event equals the outcome. If you don’t like the outcome you are getting, then you have to change your response to the event.

Release Attachment: Release all attachment to your desired outcome. It’s okay if what you want doesn’t happen and it’s okay if it does happen. Remain open to new possibilities and look for opportunities throughout each day. Just know that whatever happens is in perfect alignment with your true purpose in life. If something that you really want doesn’t happen, then there is a reason for it, or perhaps it is just not the right time for it to happen yet. Remember, the more you act like you don’t have something, the more you push it away.

Journal: Journal each day to record your progress. Describe your experiences and events with detail.

Review: On the 22nd day review your notes, and measure where you are now with each item using the 1-10 scale. Celebrate your success! Do something nice for yourself today to show appreciation and gratitude.

After the 21st day, something in your awareness will have changed, you may have a realization of something, or circumstances may have changed. We usually get what we need before we get what we want. Most often, we have to grow through life’s experience before we are ready for what we desire most. In other words, we have to make space for the new circumstances by removing the old.

Are you Standing in your Authentic Power?

How do you handle bullying?

Is it easier to just walk a way and tell everyone else what you wanted to say to them, or tell them in the moment then walk away?

A proven formula for confronting bullying without confrontation:

  1. State what you noticed them doing to you.
  2. Let them know how it makes you feel.
  3. Ask them why they are doing it.

In this way you are approaching the bully with concern instead of anger and you will be more likely to have a better outcome.

Anger is an expression of fear and will only create resistance.

Concern is a form of compassion and will help you be able to find resolution much faster.

Resistance or Resolution?

Victim or Victor?

If you are experiencing any type of bullying and want to learn more, I am here for you!

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Life Coach Training Exercise ~ Event Response Outcome

Enjoy this exercise from the “Life Coach and Soul Retrieval Specialist Certification.”

This exercise helps us understand why we keep experiencing the events we don’t want. It also shows us how to redirect our actions and responses to get the outcome we do want.

Preparation: Have your journal ready to take notes.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin the Session: Begin by looking at the old response…

Think of an event in your life that keeps happening that makes you feel uncomfortable. Explain this event and describe what keeps happening that makes you feel uncomfortable. This could be something that you really want to change but feel like you have no idea how.

Event: Think of a person, place, situation or thing that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Response: Now ask yourself how you previously reacted or responded to the event. How could you have responded to the event differently?

Outcome: What was the outcome or result of the way you previously responded to the event?

Now let’s look at the new response…

New Response: How you will respond to the event now?

Remember, if you don’t like the outcome you previously got, then you have to change the way you respond to the event. If you change your response, you have to get a different outcome.

Desired Outcome: What do you expect the new outcome to be with your new response? What would you like the outcome to be? How could you respond to the event differently?

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” -W. Clement Stone.

Focus the session: Take a moment to visualize the new outcome.

Action Plan: What one thing are you willing to commit to? When will you do it? Why will you do it?

Sedona Shamanic Journey Earth Lodge Fire Ceremony

The Shamanic Journey Earth Lodge Fire Ceremony is a guided imagery exercise. It can heal current issues by going into your body and communicating with it from a higher level.

Preparation: Have your journal ready. Create a quiet and safe atmosphere. Drum if you have one.

EARTH LODGE FIRE CEREMONY

Begin by getting into a relaxed position. Take a few slow deep breaths. Breathing in softly and slowly and then breathing out. As you exhale you will begin to feel more relaxed… Just focus all of your awareness on your breath. (pause here for a few moments)

Now, allow your thoughts and feelings to move toward the issue or problem that you are experiencing. It will usually be something that may be consuming all of your energy at the present time. This issue could be causing problems in several different areas of your life.

As you focus on the issue, identify whether it is a physical, emotional, or mental problem. Or is it all of them? Take a moment to visualize this problem.

Now that you are clear, aware, and focused… let’s prepare to enter the sacred earth lodge. You notice the sun just about to set on the horizon… Beautiful mountains in the distance… The air feels very comfortable and the earth is calm.

Now you look out into the distance and call upon a power animal to join you in the lodge today… As it arrives you begin to feel even safer and very grateful that they are excited to join you on this journey… Get a good look at them and thank them for being there.

Now, with your power animal, look at the earth lodge in front of you… it’s a small cozy space made up of nature… you see a small opening with the light from the fire flickering inside… behind the lodge you notice several human figures watching over you… these are your ancestors or spirit guides who have prepared the healing fire and the earth lodge for you… You look to them and thank them before you go inside.

You feel calm, relaxed, protected and grateful as you follow your power animal into the lodge… The inside seems much larger than it did from the outside… You notice the fire is in the very center so you and your power animal go around to the other side of the fire and make yourselves comfortable.

The fire does not seem too hot… this is a very special kind of fire… a magical one that was carefully made by your ancestors… This fire is safe to the touch and does not burn… There will be times during this journey that you will scoop up some of the fire in your hands use it for healing… Go ahead, play with it using your hands… See, it doesn’t burn.

Now take a moment to look into the fire… You can see the truth about your problem in the fire… Look at it… It will reveal to you everything you need to know about healing this problem… (pause here for a moment)

(now is a good time to drum for a while if you want, or continue…)

What did the fire reveal to you? What did you see? What is the truth about this problem and how can it be healed?

Now go to that place in your body where you have held onto this pain… Look at it… Thank it for revealing itself to you… Now ask what does it want you to know? What message does it have for you? (pause) Thank it for the message and for teaching you such a beautiful lesson. Now scoop up some of the healing fire and put it where the pain once was. It heals instantly and now you can see only beauty where this problem once was. You are healed.

Now continue through the rest of your body… Is there anywhere else you would like to go? Any other places you might be carrying pain and need healing? If so, scoop up some more of the healing flame and cover the pain with it… Ask it to reveal why it is there and what you must do. Remember to thank it for being there to teach you such a beautiful lesson.

(this is another good time to pause or drum for a while)

Now that you have explored and healed those parts of you, scoop up some more of the healing flame and wash it all over your body until you can feel every cell become clean, renewed and revitalized… back to its original… perfect… state.

You sit here for a moment and feel what it feels like to be completely healed from the past issues that you may have been carrying for so long… Feel the healing… Breathe it in… Let this new healing and sense of self, become your new belief… Your new way of life… The healed you… Just breathe.

Now you notice your power animal begin to get up and move toward the opening in the lodge… Somehow it just knew that you were complete and that it was time to go… So you follow it out.

You breathe in the fresh air and stretch your body… Looking around, you notice your ancestors moving from behind the lodge closer to you… They are very honored that you have come… they bow to you then turn and one by one they go into the lodge… You feel deep gratitude that they created all of this for you and watched over you while you were healing… As the last one goes in they pull the door closed behind them.

You turn and look to your power animal… They are still there with you and want to continue to walk with you on your journey… You gratefully accept and begin walking together toward your new path.

In a moment when you open your eyes, you will feel refreshed and you will easily able to remember everything… Three, bringing your awareness back into your body… Two, stretching and wiggling your fingers and toes… One, Open your eyes and remembering where you are.

Now before speaking and while the images are still fresh in your memory, begin to write or draw in your journal. Take as much time as you need.

Forgiveness Can Set You Free!

The Forgiveness exercise can help you realize who or what you may need to forgive so that you can move forward in life free from emotional pain and sadness. This exercise will teach you ultimately to have a clearer conscious and subconscious mind.

Forgiveness can be the most powerful tool to release you from any emotional pain that you may have been carrying. Sometimes emotional wounds from the past hold us back and we can’t break free of the feeling of hurt or loss. Even though we may not always feel it, these feelings still lie dormant in our cell memory. Eventually, the universe gives us an opportunity where feelings resurface. When this happens we can choose to ignore them or face them. If we try to ignore them and continue to suppress them, hoping they will just go away, they will always come back. When this happens, we can allow them to come back again as problems, or we can look at them coming back as another chance for forgiveness. If we face them head on, look them in the eyes and tell the truth to ourselves, then we have more of a chance to remove at least the feeling associated with old emotions. After that, we can let go and finally be free of the pain.

There are several powerful ways to forgive yourself and others. It is only when you choose to do this, that you will truly be free and be more open to receiving the abundance that is waiting for you.

Preparation:  Have your journal to take notes.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin the Session: Begin by thinking about someone or something that happened to you recently or in the past that made you angry, frustrated, or upset. This could also be something you did or didn’t do. Now read each question below. Take your time answering them and take notes.

  1. Who or what made you upset?
  2. How did it make you feel?
  3. How would you want them to change?
  4. What would you change about the situation?
  5. If you were able to change the situation, how would you feel now?
  6. What needed to be different in order for you to be happy?
  7. What is it that you would want to experience instead?

Now ask yourself

  • Did I deserve this?
  • Do I deserve to be free from this?
  • Can I forgive them?
  • Can I forgive myself?
  • Do I now have the power to release this?
  • Do I deserve to be happy and move beyond this?
  • What did I learn from this person or situation?

Mirror

  • Was this person mirroring something back to me that I was doing to them or to others?
  • Have I ever treated someone the way they treated me?
  • Is this something I would like to change about myself?

New response

  • In the past, I reacted to this person or situation like this…
  • Now I will respond like this…

Focus the session: Choose to forgive. Complete the sentences below.

  • I choose to forgive them for…
  • I choose to forgive myself for…
  • I now allow myself to move on from this because…
  • I am now free from this because…

Now take a moment to be with this feeling of freedom. How do you feel now? What has changed?

Create an action plan: What action are you willing to take to change behavior and response in the future? Write it down.

Hawks Message for October 2018

Thought I’d pull a card that focused on October. And of course it would be the hawk. Choose your priorities! Focus and eliminate all distractions.

Once you decide on something to give your passionate attention to, the right action will become immediately apparent.

You have everything you need to get started.

As you recognize distractions, set strong personal boundaries to protect your energy and keep your focus. Most people allow distractions to stop them from living a life of passion. There are so many distractions all around us at all times, it is up to us how we will respond to them.

You have a unique gift and service you can offer the world… and the world is waiting for you to share it!

Take a moment now to write down all the things you’ve been wanting to do. Then narrow it down to your top three. As you look at your top three, you may see how they related. Now, of the three, choose one that you can begin to give your full attention to and stay focused on that with undivided attention and passion.

Please feel free to share your number one priority!

Prickly Pear Fruit Juice for Inflammation and Pain

Did you know that prickly pear juice is so good for inflammation among other things like… type two diabetes, high cholesterol, colitis, prostate, and many other things.

Prickly pear is rich in antioxidants, carotenoid and linoleic acid (a fatty acid), calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.

Bring your jar in and I’ll make you some yummy prickly pear juice. September and October. 40 Soldiers Pass Rd #3 Sedona, AZ 86336

Offered by donation 🙂 ♡ Rebekah

Life Coach Certification Online Training

Are you looking for online training to get your Life Coach certification? Then you will love our training! It’s completely online and you can work at your own pace to complete the course. There is no time restriction to complete it and you will have access to support during and after your training. All you have to do is read over the curriculum and practice as many lessons as you want until you feel comfortable. Then, when you feel ready, just submit your case study and recorded life coaching session for approval.

This training is for those who are interested in learning more about a more natural way of healing through empowerment.

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Deep Profound Emotional Healing with Soul Retrieval

Soul retrieval is a form of guided imagery, inner child healing, emotional cord cutting, shadow work and emotional healing that results in permanent healing or total body healing.

Soul retrieval is based on the concept that we are creating our own reality. Once we can fully accept this and take responsibility for everything that happens in our lives, then we will begin to walk in a world free from victim-hood and blame.

When working with your client, you can begin to see how they’ve created everything in their awareness by listening to how much power they give their story, then you can easily identify when and where they have given their power away.

This technique helps to rediscover the parts of the soul that were lost during a traumatic event… where a piece of the soul left the body in order to protect itself while the body experienced the event. Sometimes, depending on how severe the impact was, that piece never fully returns back into the body. This is the part where we gave our power away. Over time, our soul will continue to search for the missing piece by continuing to create similar situations and emotions as opportunities to reclaim that power back, completely heal and collapse the illusion.

What is Soul Retrieval?

Soul retrieval is the process of taking your power back from something, someone or some situation and can assist an individual in permanently healing any past trauma or negative beliefs. A soul retrieval happens when the lost part of the soul returns safely and completely back into the body and inherent integrity is restored.

Symptoms of Soul Loss:

Blocked memory
Apathy (lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern)
Emotionally unavailable or withdrawn
Cannot receive or give love
Lack of motivation to live life or Suicidal thoughts
Addictions
Clinical depression
Attachment
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Feeling Guilt or shame
Lack of purpose
Prolonged grief
Anger and hatred
Negative beliefs (Example: everybody lies, people are stupid or i’m not good enough)
Physical problems including pain, illness, tumors, cancer and disease.

What causes soul loss?

Soul loss occurs when there is a loss of personal power. This usually happens involuntarily and as a result, damages the soul by the negative influence or belief. Essentially, the soul will recognize when something traumatic is about to happen and it will leave the energy field of the body in order to protect itself and maintain its integrity and it may not be able to return safely back into the body depending on how traumatic the event was.

Situations that may cause soul loss include:

Trauma
Prolonged Stress
An accident
Loss of a loved one
Extreme fear
Negative influence
Rejection
Lack of understanding

If soul loss is left unresolved for long periods of time it can manifest itself into physical form creating very serious emotional, spiritual, mental and physical problems including severe panic attacks, illness, and even disease.

The Solution: 

Retrieve the parts of the soul that left during the traumatic experience, and welcome it safely back into the body. This is done through the soul retrieval process. In many cases, a soul retrieval can be very successful with only one session. Depending on how long the situation has been left unresolved will determine how far it has spiraled out of control and into the many areas of one’s life. Like the ripple effect, when you throw a stone into the middle of a pond it will create many ripples that move outward. Eventually, when no stones are thrown, the pond will become still again. Soul loss is comparable to someone that keeps throwing stones into the pond, not allowing the pond to calm, creating chaos in one’s life. A soul retrieval will identify where the rocks are coming from and correct it from that point.

The part of the soul that needs healing will continue to create situations and experiences in your life to feel the emotion over and over again until it is healed. Healing takes place by understanding the truth of the situation from a higher perspective and offering forgiveness to any other persons involved including oneself. Sometimes its also as easy as talking to yourself as you were back then and giving him or her permission to heal and release the attachment to the story or the trauma. Only then can you expect to experience that peaceful stillness and balance once again in your life.

To experience this or to learn how to do this work for others, contact Rebekah today.

The Heaviness has Lifted! New Moon Eclipse 8-11-2018

Happy “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux) and solar eclipse. All the heaviness you’ve been experiencing the last few months will begin to lift now. Things are/will be different. Like a computer download, some old programming will be gone and you will begin to experience the new lighter programs that are being installed in the background. Be easy with yourself and others as they are also going through a huge transformation and enjoy the next few days/weeks as they unfold peacefully and beautifully. Try to spend more time away from social media, TV and video games and get outside, re-learn how amazing your connection with the Earth is. Have faith and trust that everything will be okay. Time to enjoy the fruits of your efforts.

I am also available for private healing sessions that will help things move quickly. Heal any ancestral emotional weight or trauma that is holding you back with life coaching, guided imagery, soul retrieval, trauma release technique, forgiveness and understanding the truth.

Story of how the Buffalo were Released on Earth

In the first days a powerful being named Humpback owned all the buffalo. He kept them in a corral in the mountains north of San Juan, where he lived with his young son. Not one buffalo would Humpback release for the people on earth, nor would he share any meat with those who lived near him.

Coyote decided that something should be done to release the buffalo from Humpback’s corral. He called the people to a council. “Humpback will not give us any buffalo,” Coyote said. “Let us all go over to his corral and make a plan to release them.”

They camped in the mountains near Humpback’s place, and after dark they made a careful inspection of his buffalo enclosure. The stone walls were too high to climb, and the only entrance was through the back door of Humpback’s house.

After four days Coyote summoned the people to another council, and asked them to offer suggestions for releasing the buffalo. “There is no way,” said one man. “To release the buffalo we must go into Humpback’s house, and he is too powerful a being for us to do that.”

“I have a plan,” Coyote said. “For four days we have secretly watched Humpback and his young son go about their daily activities. Have you not observed that the boy does not own a pet of any kind?”

The people did not understand what this had to do with releasing the buffalo, but they knew that Coyote was a great schemer and they waited for him to explain. “I shall change myself into a killdeer,” Coyote said. “In the morning when Humpback’s son goes down to the spring to get water, he will find a killdeer with a broken wing. He will want this bird for a pet and will take it back into the house. Once I am in the house I can fly into the corral, and the cries of a killdeer will frighten the buffalo into a stampede. They will come charging out through Humpback’s house and be released upon the earth.”

The people thought this was a good plan, and the next Morning when Humpback’s son came down the path to the spring he found a killdeer with a crippled wing. As Coyote had foreseen, the boy picked up the bird and carried it into the house.

“Look here,” the boy cried. “This is a very good bird!”

“It is good for nothing!” Humpback shouted. “All the birds and animals and people are rascals and schemers.” Above his fierce nose Humpback wore a blue mask, and through its slits his eyes glittered. His basket headdress was shaped like a cloud and was painted black with a zig-zag streak of yellow to represent lightning. Buffalo horns protruded from the sides.

“It is a very good bird,” the boy repeated.

“Take it back where you found it!” roared Humpback, and his frightened son did as he was told.

As soon as the killdeer was released it returned to where the people were camped and changed back to Coyote. “I have failed,” he said, “but that makes no difference. I will try again in the morning. Perhaps a small animal will be better than a bird.”

The next morning when Humpback’s son went to the spring, he found a small dog there, lapping at the water. The boy picked up the dog at once and hurried back into the house. “Look here!” he cried. “What a nice pet I have.”

“How foolish you are, boy!” Humpback growled. “A dog is good for nothing. I’ll kill it with my club.”

The boy held tight to the dog, and started to run away crying.

“Oh, very well,” Humpback said. “But first let me test that animal to make certain it is a dog. All animals in the world are schemers.” He took a coal of fire from the hearth and brought it closer and closer to the dog’s eyes until it gave three rapid barks. “It is a real dog,” Humpback declared. “You may keep it in the buffalo corral, but not in the house.”

This of course was exactly what Coyote wanted. As soon as darkness fell and Humpback and his son went to sleep, Coyote opened the back door of the house. Then he ran among the buffalo, barking as loud as he could. The buffalo were badly frightened because they had never before heard a dog bark. When Coyote ran nipping at their heels, they stampeded toward Humpback’s house and entered the rear door. The pounding of their hooves awakened Humpback, and although he jumped out of bed and tried to stop them, the buffalo smashed down his front door and escaped.

After the last of the shaggy animals had galloped away, Humpback’s son could not find his small dog. “Where is my pet?” he cried. “Where is my little dog?”

“That was no dog,” Humpback said sadly. “That was Coyote the Trickster. He has turned loose all our buffalo.”

Thus it was that the buffalo were released to scatter over all the earth. -Author unknown

Teachings of the Medicine Wheel in Sedona Arizona

AUGUST 5 2018 

  • Learn about the four directions and how to use these teachings to create more balance in our lives
  • Learn the history of Medicine Wheels and other resources
  • Learn how to create your own personal medicine wheel
  • Participate in ceremony and learn how to offer it for others
  • Learn how to smudge, clear energy and hold space for others while they are healing
  • Learn about animal totems, power animals, and animal messages
  • Go on a shamanic journey to meet your power animal and receive spiritual guidance and direction.
  • Make your own leather medicine bag

SCHEDULE: Sunday, August 5th 2018:
8am: Sunrise medicine wheel ceremony, teachings of the wheel and Medicine Wheel tour
12pm: Lunch at Indian Gardens
1: Shamanic Journey on the creek, teachings of animal totems, power animals and animal messages
3pm: Sacred Pipe Ceremony in the medicine wheel

Meet at Earth Medicine Shcool of Healing Arts Center 40 Soldiers Pass Rd #3 Sedona, AZ 86336 928.583.4153

Investment: $99. *does not include the cost of meals or accommodations. (non-refundable if canceled or no-show)

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The Story of Two Dogs

You may have heard about the “Battle Between two Wolves” story, but have you heard about the story of “Two Dogs”?

There is a story they tell of two dogs, both walk into the same room at separate times. One comes out happy and wagging his tail while the other comes out angry and growling. A woman watching this goes into the room to see what could possibly make one dog so happy and the other so mad. To her surprise she finds a room full of mirrors. The Happy dog saw a thousand happy dogs looking back at him and this mad him very happy while the angry dog saw only angry dogs growling back at him.

What we see in the world around us is only a reflection of who we are.

Author Unknown

Happy Summer Solstice June 21st 2018

Happy summer solstice! The longest day of the year when the sun appears to stand still in the sky… watching over all of us, illuminating everything in our lives that need healing. We give thanks for everything the sun does for us. We honor the “Sundancers” who begin their sacred journey this day. We dance and sing outdoors, we explore new areas and go on amazing new adventures. We honor making new relationships and the making of relatives, one of the seven sacred rights of the Lakota Sioux called the “Hunkapi Ceremony.” The Seven Sacred Rights are:
Nagi Gluhapi: Keeping of the Soul
Inipi: Rite of Purification
Hanbleceya: Crying For a Vision
Wiwanyag Wacipi: Sun Dance
Hunkapi: The Making of Relatives
Isnati Awicaliwanpi: A Girl’s Coming of Age
Tapa Wankaye: The Throwing of the Ball

The Seven Lakota Values, given by the White Buffalo Calf Woman include Praying, Respect, Caring and Compassion, Honesty and Truth, Generosity and Caring, Humility, and Wisdom.

We honor Creator for all that we have and we feast and pray together as “One Tribe.” Bless you, your family and everything in your life. Bless this day.

Rebekah Two Moons in Sedona

Rebekah Two Moons is a local Arizona native born and raised in the Verde Valley. She has been guiding others in Sedona since 2006. She specializes in Shamanic Earth Medicine including soul retrieval, shamanic journey, medicine wheel ceremony, drum healing, vortex tours, animal totems and messages and more. Rebekah helps others heal the root “spiritual” cause of their problems using guided imagery. Although Rebekah is well grounded, she works mostly with the unseen “spirit” world. She is a certified Life Coach and basses her life and spiritual healing practice on integrity, authenticity, fun, and humor.

Sedona Soul Retrieval Healing old Emotional Wounds 💙

Is your inner child closed up and suppressed or out playing on a daily basis? Learn why you may be experiencing a lot of anxiety, stress or fear by doing a soul retrieval session. I have been facilitating a lot of sessions recently and each one is so powerful! Heal childhood trauma for good. Sessions available in person and by phone. http://earthmedicineschool.com/soul-retrieval

Sedona Shamanic Healing Retreats Tours and Spiritual Journeys 

Imagine feeling so good and so at peace… physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally, that everything in your life just seems to unfold magically and effortlessly. You begin to notice all the chaos, stress and drama fade away. You release stressful relationships and unhealthy addictions that are damaging your energy. Yes, you can do this. Join Rebekah on a spiritual shamanic journey in Sedona and let the land help you heal. Get in touch with Mother Nature and call upon the animals for guidance.

There are several ways to do this depending on your schedule…

  • Three hour shamanic vortex tour
  • Full Sedona healing day
  • Three day Spiritual retreat
  • Seven day intensive retreat
  • Daytrip to sacred lands in Northern Arizona

Call or email to schedule your Sedona experience and get excited to start your new life.

The Truth is Inside You! Look Within…

According to an ancient legend, there was a time when ordinary people had all the access to the knowledge of the gods. Yet, even with this access, time and again they ignored this wisdom. One day the gods grew tired of so freely giving this unused gift to the people that they decided to hide this precious wisdom where only the most committed of seekers would discover it. They believed that if people had to work to find this wisdom, they would use it more carefully. One of the gods suggested they bury it deep within the earth. “No,” the other said, “too many people could easily dig down and find it.” Then another one of the gods suggested, “Let’s put it in the deepest ocean,” but that idea was also rejected. They knew that people would one day learn to dive and thus would find it too easily. One of the gods then suggested hiding it on the highest mountaintop, but it was quickly agreed that people could climb mountains. Finally, one of the wisest gods suggested hiding it deep inside the people themselves. They’ll never think to look there. And so it came to be.

Life coaching is based on the idea that we hold within us, all the answers, wisdom and knowledge that we need to live a healthy balanced life.

Become a certified life coach and start helping others discover their inner truth. LEARN MORE

ANTS Transforming Automatic Negative Thoughts

The ANTS exercise can help us see what negative thoughts we may have. These thoughts can stop us or block us from getting what we want. Transform the negative thoughts into positive thoughts.

Automatic negative thoughts (ANTS) are the thoughts a person might have right after a great idea. These thoughts can limit us and hold us back from taking action. For example: “I would like to get a better job, but I don’t have the education.” Or, “I would like to start my own business, and I have all of these great ideas, but I don’t have enough money.” Instead of focusing on how you are going to make it happen, focus on what you can do right now.

What we say is a direct response to what we are thinking. Our words are very important also. For example: “don’t forget” vs. “remember.” One might say, “I can’t forget to take out the trash.” What your subconscious mind is hearing is can’t and forget and trash. Studies show that we are more likely to remember something if we use positive words. Instead, we could say, “I need to remember to take out the trash.” Another example that I see all too often. Standing in line at the grocery store and the cashier says, “How are you?” Often I hear people respond with, “I’m not bad.” So in this way, they are responding with a negative thought. Instead, we could say, “I’m doing fine” or “I’m great.” Also, the original question was how you were not how you were not.

Our thoughts, feelings, and actions have a lot to do with what we attract into our lives and create what we experience. The average human has over 60,000 thoughts per day. Although we can’t possibly monitor all of them, we can at least be more conscious of them. Fortunately, we have the ability to change our thought pattern. This does not happen overnight, this is something that needs nurturing and will take time, but eventually, with effort and consistency, you can get there.

Preparation: Have your journal ready to take notes.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin the Exercise: Draw a line down the center of the page. On the top left write, “ANTS,” and on the right side write, “POSITIVE THOUGHT.”

Begin by looking at the ANTS column. Note any and all negative thoughts you might have about yourself, a situation, a person, or anything.

Powerful questions:

What negative thoughts have you had recently?

What makes you think you can’t do that?

What are some negative thoughts that you may have about yourself?

What are some negative thoughts you have had about someone else recently?

What are some negative thoughts you have had about a situation recently?

Keep writing until you can’t think of anymore.

Focus and transform: Now transform them…

Look at the Positive Thought column and transform the negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Most times it is the opposite of the negative thought. How do these new thoughts make you feel?

For example, in the ANTS column, you may have written, “I have no energy.” The positive thought would be, “I have an abundant amount of energy.” If this seems unbelievable to you, you could write, “I want more energy, ” or, “I will find a way to start having more energy.”

Speaking in positive terms:

Now that you have the tools to consciously change your thoughts, are you willing to speak more in positive terms? Are you willing to speak more about what you do want not what you don’t want? Are you willing to speak more about what you can do, and less about what you can’t do?

Create an action plan: What action are you willing to take? How will you begin to remove the ANTS in your life? Write it down. Take action!

Two Moons Lodge Event “Sacred Fire Earth Lodge Ceremony”

December 27th, 2018 at 11 am Arizona time

Join us for this Two Moons Lodge webinar event.

The “Sacred Fire Earth Lodge Ceremony” is a powerful guided imagery that will help you heal on many levels by consciously going into the body and talking with the problem.

Guided imagery is a mild form of hypnotherapy that allows you to relax enough to listen to your inner self and experience transformational healing.

Excerpt of the session…

Now you look out into the distance and call upon a power animal to join you in the lodge today… As it arrives you begin to feel even more safe and very grateful that they are excited to join you on this journey… Get a good look at them and thank them for being there. Now, with your power animal, look at the earth lodge in front of you… it’s a small cozy space made up of nature… you see a small opening with the light from the fire flickering inside… behind the lodge you notice several human figures watching over you… these are your ancestors or spirit guides who have prepared the healing fire and the earth lodge for you… You look to them and thank them before you go inside…

Click here for info on how to enter the lodge!

Why do you do what you do?

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy “why” you do it. ” -Simon Senek


The Golden Rule. Focus your attention on “why” you do what you do. Talk about “why” you do what you do. Start with “why.”

WHY=PURPOSE
What is your cause? What do you believe? This is your purpose! The reason you do what you do. It feeds my soul when I see people heal from trauma, physical and emotional pain, disease, illness. I love to see empowered people who feel good and live with purpose and passion.

HOW=THE PROCESS
Specific action taken to realize the “why.” What makes you different from others? Drumming, coaching, guided imagery, interpreting the medicine cards, smudging, prayer, calling on animal spirit guides.

WHAT=THE RESULT
What do you do? Product you sell or service you offer. I teach Spiritual Healing, Life Coaching, Soul Retrieval, Shamanic Journeying.

Sell the problem you solve, not the product!

A Powerful Coach will ask Powerful Questions

A Life Coach knows that asking questions is the most powerful way to get to the core of a coaching session. Questions are your most useful tool. Some clients may be used to being told what to do and how to do it, while others feel they are expected to already know everything on their own. When it comes to figuring out things for themselves, clients like these may not know how to and this may cause them to remain co-dependent. This is a very common learned behavior. Asking clients questions begins to reprogram the old conditioning and will get them to start thinking for themselves, to really get their wheels turning. The coach will also know when to ask deeper questions.

Imagine your client just said, “When I think of being out on my own, I feel scared.” This is a great opportunity to deepen the questions by asking, “Why do you think that makes you feel scared?”

Imagine your client says, “I get so angry when he tells me what to do all the time.” Here you could say, “Why do you get so angry?”

As a coach, it is important to feel confident enough to keep asking deeper questions. The more you do this, the faster you will get to the root of the problem and onto a solution and action plan.

The Prayer Stick, a North American Traditional Winter Solstice Ceremony

This is not just another day! It is a very special day according to many North American indigenous tribes and other ancestral tribes around the world.

December 21st marks the first day of winter and is the shortest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. It marks a time of colder months to come. After the Winter Solstice, each day becomes longer until the longest day of the year arrives around June 21st, the summer solstice.

The term solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium, meaning ‘the Sun stands still’. This is because, on this day, the Sun reaches its southern-most position as seen from the Earth. The Sun seems to stand still and then reverses its direction. It’s also common to call it the day the Sun turns around.

Long ago, we use to honor this time because we had such a deep spiritual connection to what it meant for us.

Many Native American tribes would observe the winter solstice through rites and rituals that honor our ancestors, beliefs, and is also a way of offering prayer and gratitude.

Traditionally, a prayer stick or paho was made by each family member starting four days before the solstice. Then on the day of the solstice, the head of the household would dig small holes and the members would plant the prayer sticks in the holes. They were then given back to the earth in honor of our ancestors. It was common for family members to all participate in ceremony.

Prayer sticks are most commonly made out of a piece of forked cedar that was equivalent in length from your elbow to your fingertips.

In a respectful way, you would find a tree that you feel a deep connection with then ask it permission and offer tobacco, if you can have this part of it to use for your ceremony. You will know by listening to your intuition whether you are permitted or not. Most often, if done in a respectful way, you will be permitted.

Once permission was granted, you could then begin to personalize and decorate the stick with your medicine.

In Prayer, you would begin to add sacred items to your stick. Some of the most common ways to decorate would be to remove or carve into the bark. You can add a feather, traditionally turkey feathers were used. Tobacco may be placed in a  red cloth and tied to the stick. Fur, bones, teeth and other parts of animals can be added depending on the type of prayer or medicine you wish to bring forth into your life.

Happy winter solstice everyone!

Spiritual Practice? Want to “live” what you do and make a living?

Hey! Spiritual Entrepreneurs! A bit of business advice… How can you “charge what you are worth” when you are priceless? Are you caught up in an endless battle between charging and serving? I understand really…. been there. Well, here’s the truth. At this Time in history, here and now, the moment, reality, being present and looking at what’s right in front of you… (tomorrow may be different) but right now… you need money to live, right? So how do you charge? How can you make a living or better yet, how can you create an abundant life doing what you love? I bet you’d love a simple answer to that. Should be easy right? Good news! It is easy…

All you have to do is imagine how much money you would like to receive. Per session, per hour, per day, per week, per month, per year… in ten years. Trust what your intuition provides you and… Here’s the secret…

Ask for it. Ask for it, ask for it, ask for it.

How do you ask for it?

Well, when you see an opportunity, any opportunity… Ask for it? “Would you be interested in trying a session with me?”

They will say yes or no.

No… why not? This is just the beginning of the conversation!

Yes, great! Schedule the session.

Stand in your power and play the game that you were born into… and win!

Love not the money, but what the money can help you create!

Make a list of what you would do with a lot of money. Yes, do it now. Make the list.

It’s okay to have a lot of money!

Here and Now, the Great Awakening 

Woke up this morning with this thought… I know several people including myself that can feel a big shift coming, it seems so close and our spirits long for it. We want it right now! We get frustrated and impatient. Truth is that it’s not coming, it’s already here and we’ve been adapting to it very slowly. If it were just to happen all at once, it would be too much for us to handle. Call it 3D to 5D, new paradigm, the shift in consciousness, ascension or whatever.

So when you feel this feeling of something big about to happen or something great coming, just take a deep breath and say thank you to your Creator knowing that it’s happening now and that feeling you just got was you experiencing it, a slow integration that’s been happening for years. This is what it’s like to live in the now. This moment. The Hopi prophecy speaks of it. It is rapidly approaching now as the collective consciousness aligns with this vibration or frequency.

What now? Look at what is in front of you right now. Give attention and appreciation for it. Love it or them. This is what you are feeling. Gratitude for what you already have, not what’s coming. BE HUMAN.

The key to all of this is to be grateful for what you already have by living in the now.

Ancestral Style Gods Eye for Protection

My first attempt at making a God’s eye. My grandmother had a huge one in our house when I was a little girl. Recently, I got the inspiration to make one. With this one I used wool made by the Navajo and two twigs from an Arizona sycamore. Approx 4 x 4 inches. $20. Custom orders available 🙂  

Small Business Marketing Training

In this training we will teach you the simplest, most effective, time efficient, internet and in-person marketing strategies for your small business. No experience necessary.

You will learn:

  • How to create a website
  • Internet marketing
  • Search engine optimization
  • How to create a business card
  • In-person marketing strategies
  • Successful business tips
  • …and the number one thing you can do to create more business!

Some people pay thousands of dollars for some online guru to tell them how to do this. And if you are just starting out then you probably don’t have $1000.’s to spend right now. Well I have done all the hard work for you and created this simple, easy to follow course. Marketing should be easy… get started today!

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“The Tracker” Spiritual Messages and Life Coaching 

A few weeks ago… I was noticing all the different animal tracks on the trail. Wondering what their purpose was during the time when they were at that exact location. Then I sat down to make some crafts (my office in nature) and pulled a card for the day. Of course it would be “Tracker.” The message is to stay focused on one goal and not to scatter myself in too many directions. So I imagined what would be the one thing I would want to focus on today and it was to make sure my boat was pointed downstream. Not upstream, padding hard to get through the day, but to remember in each moment to throw the oars over the boat and let my thoughts, feelings and actions float gently down the stream. Not as easy at it may seem but I managed. Noticing all the synchronicities. When one thing didn’t work out there was a reason or there was something better shortly ahead. Wondering what one thing the animals were each focused on. They never try to force anything. Great lesson here.

Exercise: Write down everything you want to do. Then narrow it down to one thing that you could focus your attention on.

I just want to say now… a few weeks later I am totally focused and have already completed a huge project! Launching all my online training courses. Done!

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New Certification Now Available! Become a Certified Professional Life Coach with our Online Training

Learn how to empower yourself and others! Our Professional Life Coach training is completely online and based on the core principles of Life Coaching. During this training, you will learn a well balanced practice that will set you up to create your own successful business.

WHAT IS LIFE COACHING?

Life Coaching is the art of empowerment and will help a person find answers, solutions and direction from within themselves. Empowerment is the art of self-determination and acting on one’s own independent authority that will result in an accomplished state of self-responsibility and self-confidence.

WHO CAN BECOME A COACH?

This training is for those who are interested in learning more about how to help others by empowering them to take action based on their wants and needs. Learn these proven techniques to use in your current healing practice, or just to receive the knowledge and experience for your own personal growth.

LIFE COACHING CAN HELP OTHERS IN MANY AREAS…

  • Family
  • Career
  • Relationships
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Money and Finances
  • Time Management
  • Business Success

MEET ANKE, CERTIFIED LIFE COACH…

Having opted for this amazing Life Coach course was one of the best decisions I have made. Rebekah is an extraordinary master instructor with the gift to reach deep into one’s soul and opening the portals of talents, gifts, abilities and belief in self. Not only has working with Rebekah provided much needed knowledge, moreover, it refreshed one’s personal teaching pattern with new insight and light. Throughout the course, Rebekah’s support was always present; I felt that even her well-deserved and welcomed critique was based in the belief of my talents and abilities. It is just an amazing emotion to now know and believe that I AM a Life Coach. A most profound ‘A-ho’ to you Rebekah. Sincerely, Anke

 

Calling all Massage Therapists! Learn how to do a Soul Retrieval Massage and Permanently Heal your clients Pain!

This ancient technique has been used by healers, medicine men and women and shamans and in the holistic healing field for a very long time… and you are just finding out about it!!!!

If you already have your Massage Therapy training and license then you can learn how to incorporate the amazing power of healing and offer a “Soul Retrieval Massage!”

You know how some massage therapists do reiki during their session, well, this is just as powerful!

Whoa, right! Yeah, these two modalities are like peanut butter and jelly, they just go very well together.

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You definitely want to add this to your menu.

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How to Break Generational Curses

I wanted to share this information for those who may have experienced the same problem. This came about as I was about to hold a New Moon Ceremony to release any and all negativity out of my life. I’ve been told by several different people on several different occasions that I have taken a vow of poverty. I didn’t know what they meant so because I didn’t understand, I didn’t give it much attention. Then on November 17th, 2017, I had a thought that when I did the New Moon Ceremony today on the 18th that I would ask to have this vow of poverty released. So I began to do some research and learned a lot about this and other vows and about the history of generational curses and how to break them. It’s actually quite simple.

What is a generational curse? A generational curse can be a spiritual, mental, physical or emotional problem or pattern that you and your family continue to repeat generation after generation.

It is believed that generational curses can go on for four generations but once the curse is broken, the blessings can go on for a thousand generations.

How do we inherit the curse and why is it keep happening to us? The curse can be caused by several things. These are things that your ancestors and relatives of the past including your Grandparents, your Mother, and your Father have done. The reason we are suffering from it is that it is passed down through our DNA and it is up to us to stop it or break the chain. Now, while you may not have committed any of the following crimes, you can still carry the vow of the curse. The top three reasons these curses affect us are:

  1. Trespass: Doing something against one’s will or without permission including them, their possessions or their land.
  2. Iniquity: A violation of Creators moral law, perversity and acting out really bad behavior.
  3. Sin: To knowingly act against divine law

What are some examples of these curses? Although there are many different curses, here are a few examples. Have you or anyone of your family members experience any of these? Can you think of any others?

  • Failure, self-worth, pity, sorrow, victim
  • Poverty, lack, hunger, scarcity
  • Being very judgemental or critical of self and others, pointing fingers
  • Disease and illness
  • Premature death
  • Divorce, breaking relationships, searching from relationship to relationship and never being totally happy
  • Accidents and injuries
  • Any type of abuse, mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, sexual
  • Addictions, sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling
  • Adultery

How to remove, release, break any curse in your life and the lives of your family members for good!

You can do this at any time. I am doing it on a new/dark moon and can expect to see the miraculous results begin to happen of the full moon.

Ask yourself, “What do I have to do to be free of ________” or “What must I do to have ________ in my life?” Then just listen for the answers. Really listen.

Next, In a prayer state…

  1. Admit what you or a family member has done wrong. Get specific. Don’t leave anything out! Even admit things you may not even know about.
  2. Ask for forgiveness for yourself and for your family members.
  3. Believe! Have faith that things will change and feel the curse being lifted.

And so it is.

Another great thing to complete the ceremony is to submerge yourself underwater. This is a great form of cleansing and purification.

Now, over the next couple of days/weeks, begin to notice how things have changed for you.

This is great background music to listen to while performing the ceremony. Unless you do it outdoors, then let nature be your symphony!

Please be advised that this is just my story and my understanding and that I don’t favor any religion or particular belief system in doing so. This is not a recommendation or a quick fix. For those with serious illness, please seek the advice of a licensed professional.

Take your Power back and Heal from the Deepest Darkest Wounds of your Past

Being a Medicine Woman has lead me on a path of spending more time alone communing with nature, the trees, the animals, the spirits, the water and listening to the wind. I don’t need anyone to approve of me, to accept me, to love me. I don’t need attention, complements or to be told I’m beautiful. I don’t seek men or relationships anymore to fulfill that which was once hidden from within me. Why? Because… I’ve learned to love myself. I love myself! I love my kindness, my silliness, my flaws, my weaknesses, my mistakes, my knowledge and I love standing in my power. I eat what I want, exercise when I want, go to sleep when I want and wake when I want. No one and no thing has power over me. How do I do it? I’ll tell you my secret…. You are creating all of it and once you learn to take responsibility for that, then you will begin to see the magic of why you are here and what your mission is. You choose what you give your power away too and you choose what you will take your power back from. Stand in your power! Be authentic, be real, be raw, be vulnerable, and when they push you down you stand up and brush them off and keep walkin. The more you try to stand in your power, the more they will try to keep you from it. They will put beautiful, shiney irresistible people, situations and things in front of you, to distract you, delay you, take you off your path. But you’ve come so far, and you’ve put up with so much that now you begin to recognize it and you now have the strength to stop it before it even has a chance to touch you. Why, because you know that you are creating it.

Have you ever seen the movie, “The Labyrinth” with David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly? Remember the scene where she tells him, “You have no power over me” and the entire illusion collapses? Well, that’s not far from the truth of the story of our lives. Where did we give our power away, and how did we take it back. What are you giving your power away to and how will you take it back?

Moose Animal Totem Spiritual Message

“Moose” medicine… Know that you have the authority to make your own choices in life. You DO NOT need to feel ashamed, pressured, guilty, or bad by your friends, peers, acquaintances or FAMILY if what you CHOOSE is different from them! Stand strong and be proud of who you are. Stand in your POWER and OWN your individuality! BE YOU!

Do you have Healthy Boundaries? A Life Coaching Exercise within the Shamanic Life Coach Certification Course

Personal boundaries are the limits and rules we set for ourselves within relationships. A person with healthy boundaries can say “no” to others when they want to, but they are also comfortable opening themselves up to intimacy and close relationships. A person who always keeps others at a distance (whether emotionally, physically, or otherwise) is said to have rigid boundaries. Alternatively, someone who tends to get too involved with others has poor boundaries. Also keep in mind that having poor boundaries is also a form of giving your power away.

Healthy Boundaries:

  • Values own opinions.
  • Doesn’t compromise values for others.
  • Shares personal information in an appropriate way (does not over or under share).
  • Knows personal wants and needs, and can communicate them.
  • Accepting when others say “no” to them.

Poor Boundaries:

  • Overshares personal information.
  • Difficulty saying “no” to the requests of others.
  • Over involved with other’s problems.
  • Dependent on the opinions of others.
  • Accepting of abuse or disrespect.
  • Fears rejection if they do not comply with others.

Rigid Boundaries:

  • Avoids intimacy and close relationships.
  • Unlikely to ask for help.
  • Has few close relationships.
  • Very protective of personal information.
  • May seem detached, even with romantic partners.
  • Keeps others at a distance to avoid the possibility of rejection.

Most people have a mix of different boundary types. For example, someone could have healthy boundaries at work, poor boundaries in romantic relationships, and a mix of all three types with their family. The appropriateness of boundaries depends on the setting. What’s appropriate to say when you’re out with friends might not be appropriate when you’re at work. Some cultures have very different expectations when it comes to boundaries. For example, in some cultures it’s considered wildly inappropriate to express emotions publicly. In other cultures, emotional expression is encouraged.

Preparation: Have your journal ready to take notes.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin Exercise: Ask yourself the following questions…

Think about a person with whom you struggle to set healthy boundaries. This could mean that your boundaries are too rigid (you keep your distance), too poor (you open up too much), or there’s some other problem that isn’t so easily labeled. Who do you struggle to set healthy boundaries with?

Boundary Categories: What categories would you choose to describe your relationship with this person you listed above?

  • Physical Boundaries
  • Intellectual Boundaries
  • Emotional Boundaries
  • Sexual Boundaries
  • Material Boundaries
  • Time Boundaries

Take a moment to imagine what it will be like when you begin to establish healthy boundaries with this person.

  1. What are some specific actions you can take to improve your boundaries with this person?
  2. How do you think they will respond to these changes?
  3. How do you think your life will be different once you’ve established healthy boundaries with this person?

Focus: What was the most significant part about this session?

Create an action plan: What action are you willing to take? Write it down.

Horse Animal Message

Saw a few wild horses on my way to sedona today to do a Full Moon ceremony. More confirmation on my path…


Horse Message: It’s time to free yourself from physical and emotional constricting aspects of your life. This situation requires strong warrior energy, balance, sensitivity, patience and compassion.

Amazing Medicine Soup Recipe 

I wanted to share my most favorite recipe! I call it medicine soup and it tastes delicious! Only five ingredients:

  • Chicken stock 
  • Three sweet potato or yams
  • Two bulbs of garlic
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • Fresh basil

First I brown the garlic and onion in some butter or ghee. Then I pour in the chicken stock and the cubed yams.

Cover and cook for about 30 min. You don’t want the yams to be mushy. Toss in some fresh basil and a little sea salt at the end and enjoy! 

In this pic I am also having some fresh prickly pair juice.

It’s coming! Can you feel it? 

I’m talking about something so big that it will change your beliefs. All that old programming and fear based conditioning is coming to an end. The road ahead is paved with only love, abundance, caring, appreciation, responsibility, respect, joy, laughter, freedom, gratitude, and you doing only what you love. There’s no turning back now. Go ahead, you will be just fine. Trust.

Tarantula Animal Messages

Hiking a small hill near Sacred Mountain, I came across a tarantula slowly making its way around. I stopped to say hi and it stopped and turned toward me as if to say hello, then sfter a short moment it turned and continued on its path. The message of tarantula is so perfectly symbolic of my life right now. Just yesterday I decided to stay put it the Verde Valley for a while until financial signs are clear to travel abroad. The decision feels good and tarantula came into my life to validate it. Still camping though and celebrating one month without electric! Thank you tarantula!

If Tarantula has come across your path…

You are being asked to be patient for the moment. All you are asking for and trying to create in your life is coming to fruition behind the scenes. You must step back and allow it all to take hold in a solid foundation. Moving too soon can create an instability that will undermine all of your hard work. trust that you will be given the information and knowledge you need for your next move when the time comes.

Tarantula can also be letting you know that positive changes are now taking hold in your life and that it is time to integrate the spiritual with the physical. Trust your intuition and continue to move forward.

Sacred Mountain Essential Oil from Young Living

I just discovered this! If you havent yet tried it, you must…

Sacred Mountain Essential Oil Provides the Strength and Protection of  Mother Nature…

Sacred Mountain Essential Oil is a spiritual oil blend that creates a feeling of security and protection. Use it for bring awareness to consciousness on a personal or global level.

Buy Sacred Mountain Essential Oil Here!

The conifer oils used in this blend have been used by the North American Indians for hundreds of years to harness the energy of the planet and bring protection. The oils helped them to recharge energetically at all levels. It is believed that is why animals like to take shelter or rest under these conifer trees.

This oil will bring empowerment, sacredness and connection to the energy of the earth. It is spiritually uplifting yet grounding for the body.

What is in Sacred Mountain Essential Oil? There are four therapeutic grade essential oils in Sacred Mountain. They are listed below along with a brief description of each oil.

  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata) has a long history in skin and hair care products, particularly in Asia, where it is used to promote healthy luxuriant hair. It also restores confidence and equilibrium.
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedras atlantica) has an earthy aroma that gives you a sense of security. It is calming, purifying and grounding.
  • Balsam Fir Essential Oil (Abies balsamea) raditionally used for minor muscular discomfort after exercise, the warm aroma of balsam fir soothes and rejuvenates body and mind. Known for supporting respiratory function*. Grounding emotionally.
  • Spruce Essential Oil (Picea mariana) is grounding and releasing.

What are the Documented Uses for Sacred Mountain Essential Oil? Anger, aura, empowerment, frustration, grief and sorrow, jealousy, obsessiveness, personal change, prayer, protection, restlessness, sacredness, security, support, spacing out, spiritually uplifting, stress, trauma, and wholeness.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? This wonderful aroma is calming and grounding.

What is the Spiritual Influence? Sacred Mountain essential oil will help those who are afraid to hear what they need to hear or are afraid of speaking out. This usually happens because we are afraid of compromising our self or we do too often!

It also helps to connect with the mass consciousness of the planet. Use with Gathering for this purpose. First clear space and set up protection using Sacred Mountain, then follow with Gathering to connect with consciousness.

What Chakra is Affected? Opens the root and throat chakras.

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on ears, heart, neck, wrists or temples
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale or
  • Diffuse


I found it at the Verde Community Collective!

Woman Arising Event November 10-12 2017 Sedona AZ

November 10-12 2017 Sedona, AZ

Take Advantage of our Special Fall Pricing $295.00 Until October 1st. $360. at the Door.

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I am honored to be a guest speaker and ceremony leader at this event! -Rebekah Two Moons

Join us for Women Arising 2017 in beautiful Sedona, Arizona for a wonderful weekend of initiation into the deep, divine feminine.

Entering its fifth year this event is a powerful opportunity to connect with radiant, successful, and aware women who share the most profound insights, guidance, and sisterhood.

Those who have attended in the past recall the experience as transformational for the soul, the body and for life: “healing,” “uplifting,” “inspiring,” “beyond expectations,” and even, “the most amazing experience I’ve ever had.”

This dynamic and empowering tribal gathering for today’s modern women features some of the world’s most exciting female speakers each bringing gifts of unique guidance for tuning in with our sacred feminine.

Meet Our Speakers…

Women Arising is proud to present and exciting array of Speakers for our 2017 event. Our presenters come from all walks of life and various, differing knowledge bases. They join here together alongside our participants in unity to celebrate the divine feminine in all of us.


 

The Awakening of a New Generation of Wise Woman Elders

If women would love to build their lives and businesses in a creative and sustainable way, Diana is the expert. She is a thought leader when it comes to women’s sexuality and financial abundance. Diana has designed a support system for conscious women in business to stay anchored, fuelled up and highly productive, while they juggle the multiple demands in their lives.

She works globally with conscious women entrepreneurs. Her workshops and events open up a profound understanding for women about themselves to connect them with a power that is far greater than they ever expected.

Diana inspires women with her own rich tapestry of life, her love of beauty, nature, family and the freedom to express all of who she is.


Sandy Rueve, an alchemist of astrology and clay, helps her clients align with their life path, current intentions, and purpose with handmade, astrologically timed talismans. A Spirited Creator. Having studied astrology for nearly two decades, Sandy Rueve hand creates clay beads with precise astrological timing to take on the energies available. Sandy blends art, astrology, and alchemy to help her clients reach their desires thru mindfulness and talismans.

Avani Sukhadia is a student of life, mother, sister, yogini, and life-long Shakti Worshiper. Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and owner of Authentic Ayurveda of Sedona, specializing in Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies and Pancha Karma cleansing.

Avani grew up living with traditional  Ayurvedic principles at home with her family.  She has been formally studying and practicing Holistic Medicine since 1998. She has trained with the most respected teachers/gurus in the field including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Mahadavan, Vaidya Ramakant Mishra, Swami Sadashiva Tirtha, and Bharat Shukla.  Avani is a graduate of New York University, The School of Healing Arts, and the American School of Ayurveda.

She is eager to share with you the wisdom of integrating different Ayurvedic practices to connect deeply to your divine feminine.


Sherab “Shey” Khandro’s deepest wish is to nourish and inspire the hearts and minds of others through paintings, sculpture and philosophical reflections focused on art, spirituality and the experiences of modern life.  She invites you to come alive in your own journey through the power of mindfulness and intentionality, exploring the transformative power of universal Love and Compassion.

Born and raised in the United States, Sherab was ordained as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition for 15 years. Her art and philosophy for living express a blend of the East and the West. A modern woman and one of the early Western artists to receive formal training from Tibetan masters in exile, her art is naturally an expression of the ancient and the contemporary. In her paintings she uses the neo-impressionist style of pointillism, tiny dots of color creating rich and vibrant imagery. Each stroke of the brush holds a prayer of compassion, each dot offered as a jeweled universe, an aspiration to end suffering in the world.


Elizabeth Oakes, Ph.D., is a poet, spiritual writer, and former Shakespeare and Women’s Poetry Professor. Her first book of poems won the 2004 Pearl Poetry Prize, a national award based in California. She is also the author of four other poetry books, the most recent of which is In the Matrix of the Mothers,  A long-time feminist and veteran speaker on Shakespeare, women’s poetry, and women’s pre-history/history, she especially enjoys sharing her poetry and that of other women with female audiences. 

Her workshop will bring the energy of our long suppressed past alive through poetry, chant, and movement. In this interactive, experiential presentation, the hymns that Enheduanna, a high priestess, sung to the moon goddess Inanna, the most powerful deity in Sumeria 5,000 years ago, will resound again. We will also rescue Medusa from her image as a monster. We will welcome these women into our world as muses, mentors, and mothers.


Join Rebekah on a peaceful hike and adventure to a sacred place in Sedona. Here we will hold a Medicine Wheel Ceremony and opening prayer for releasing all that no longer serves us and gratitude for all that we have and that is to come. We call in the ancestors and the blessings of the four directions to assist us on our journey. We drum and sing the medicine songs that will assist you in releasing and healing. Rebekah Two Moons will guide you through a powerful ceremony, prayer and share teachings of the indigenous people that held this land so sacred.


As a Dancer she studied traditional dance and drum of Africa and the African Diaspora. She taught Afro-Brazilian Dance, Samba and dances of the African Diaspora at University of Hawaii Hilo from 2001-2015.


Sarah McLean is a contemporary meditation and mindfulness teacher who has been inspiring people to meditate for over 20 years. With kindness and humor, Sarah shares her secrets to creating a successful meditation practice and how the it can lead to increased self-compassion, clear communication, and a more peaceful life.

She is dedicated to doing what she can to create more peace on this planet, for every living being. She believes that when people learn how to meditate and practice every day, they are able to expand their awareness and cultivate their own personal peace. When each one of us is peaceful, it creates a more peaceful planet for everyone.  She has a 24 year teaching career, and her students come from all walks of life, including Olympic and professional athletes, rock stars, and presidents of Fortune 500 companies, along with moms and dads and even young children.

Sarah is the founder of the Meditation Teacher Academy at the McLean Meditation Institute as

well as a popular facilitator at retreats for the Chopra Center, Esalen Institute, 1440 Multiversity, The Art of Living Retreat Center, and many world-class destinations. She has been interviewed on national television, featured in a variety of award-winning movies, and her work has been touted in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times.


Valerie “Sanjali” Irons is an artist, sound alchemist and kirtan wallah living in Sedona, AZ. She founded Bhakti Tribe Sedona in 2010, bringing kirtan and devotional music to the Red Rocks of Sedona. She also offers kirtan with her devotional music project “Sanjali Kirtan” and will soon be recording her first cd. As a sound healer, she is immersed in the world of sacred sound. She offers private sessions – “Soundwave Journeys” – using her Soundwave BedTM, as well as Shamanic Breathwork and group breathwork/sound healing journeys. She continues to paint and sculpt, as well as teach “Sacred Creativity” workshops. She is dedicated to divine healing through the arts. She is inspired by divine love and is deeply grateful.


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Woman Arising will be held at Sedona Creative Life Center 333 Schnebly Hill Rd Sedona, AZ 86336

Praying Mantis and Wasp Medicine

Just watched this praying mantis catch this wasp and eat it from the head down. It seems the praying mantis needed some wasp medicine! Praying Mantis Message… Make prayer and meditation part of your daily regimen. Listen to your instincts as to when to move forward. Wasp message says what ever task in front of you jump in and go for it. Break out of your routine and do something unusual. Lead with your heart not your mind.

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Horned Toad Lizard Animal Medicine

Found this little guy while looking for a prickly pear snack… a horned toad. It is actually a lizard and this little guys defense is to shoot blood out of its eyes, although it is rare that you would ever see it. In Native lore, the horned toad is believed to be Grandfather, or the Creator in animal form and is thought to bring good luck.

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Another Spiritual Journey Begins…

Hello All! Well, I’ve finally come to a place where I can begin traveling. My intention is to explore the US and visit as many different spiritual places and reservations as I can. I am in search of interviews from the wisdom keepers and elders for my documentary, “Ancestors Return.” I also will be traveling town to town in search of the spiritual communities within them and offering ceremonies and Shamanic Life Coaching presentations, by donation. Along the way as I am all settled in the campground next to a peaceful campfire, I will be making leather crafts and posting them for sale to help fuel old White Eagle (my truck). My journey began september 1st 2017 at Powell Springs. I have my trusty travel buddy “Red” (a stuffed mountain lion) with me. So far, it has been an amazing journey, mostly looking inward which would explain why a black bear gently walked past camp this morning. I am realizing that I still have a lot of fears and I look forward to facing them on this journey. Black Bear Seek meditation and introspection, balance activities with rest, remember to play, allow any darkness you discover to teach you a lesson.

I finally set up and launched the online school EMSHA where I offer the Shamanic Life Coach certification course that includes all the spiritual teaching of what I’ve learned over the years on my spiritual journey. Twenty two amazing students and counting. It has been my heart’s desire to teach this and still be able to travel.

As always I will be offering private phone session by donation for those seeking healing and guidance on their journey, just call or email me anytime 🙂

Well here goes, thank you for being with me and I will be posting updates along the way!

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Are you motivated by Fear or Love?

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. ∼ JOHN LENNON

What to do when someone triggers you…

A new awareness around being triggered…

  1. Become aware when you are being triggered.
  2. Put a name on it. Label it.
  3. How am I being like this to others or what can I learn from this?
  4. Own it, take responsibility and work through it.

In the past, when someone would do or say something that upset me or made me feel anxiety, fear, unheard, unseen, angry or frustrated, I would react and complain or get defensive.

Now that I better understand the concept of me creating my own reality and other people are just mirrors and reflections of me, I can take ownership and responsibility for my emotions.

They are ultimately there to help me learn, grow, and have a better understanding.

Now, instead of getting all pumped up when something like this happens, I just breathe and notice how I feel. So essentially, I am bringing awareness to the moment.

Then I have the opportunity to either give my power away or keep it, react or respond. If I react to the situation with anger, fear, or whatever, then I am giving my power away. This could cause an argument or power struggle. This is the part of my ego who feels hurt and only wants to be right, to be seen, heard, noticed, appreciated and so on.

Alternatively, if I look at it and call it out (gently), then I am responding to it. In this way I am able to feel the emotion run through my body yet remain calm and collected. No need to become defensive. This does not mean to become passive either. It’s just a neutral, safe place to stay in during the growth process.

Next I go within myself to see where I might be doing that to others. Usually it not so easily discovered but if I look deep enough, and am willing to accept the idea that I may be doing that to others, then my ego is exposed and the beauty of it is revealed!

The next step is to work with it as I move forward. Be gentle with myself as I practice the new way of responding.

There are many different aspects and situations that can come from this concept and I look forward to the challenge!

What to do when someone triggers you…

A new awareness around being triggered…

  1. Become aware when you are being triggered.
  2. Put a name on it. Label it.
  3. How am I being like this to others or what can I learn from this?
  4. Own it, take responsibility and work through it.

In the past, when someone would do or say something that upset me or made me feel anxiety, fear, unheard, unseen, angry or frustrated, I would react and complain or get defensive.

Now that I better understand the concept of me creating my own reality and other people are just mirrors and reflections of me, I can take ownership and responsibility for my emotions.

They are ultimately there to help me learn, grow, and have a better understanding.

Now, instead of getting all pumped up when something like this happens, I just breathe and notice how I feel. So essentially, I am bringing awareness to the moment.

Then I have the opportunity to either give my power away or keep it, react or respond. If I react to the situation with anger, fear, or whatever, then I am giving my power away. This could cause an argument or power struggle. This is the part of my ego who feels hurt and only wants to be right, to be seen, heard, noticed, appreciated and so on.

Alternatively, if I look at it and call it out (gently), then I am responding to it. In this way I am able to feel the emotion run through my body yet remain calm and collected. No need to become defensive. This does not mean to become passive either. It’s just a neutral, safe place to stay in during the growth process.

Next I go within myself to see where I might be doing that to others. Usually it not so easily discovered but if I look deep enough, and am willing to accept the idea that I may be doing that to others, then my ego is exposed and the beauty of it is revealed!

The next step is to work with it as I move forward. Be gentle with myself as I practice the new way of responding.

There are many different aspects and situations that can come from this concept and I look forward to the challenge!

Canoe in the Carpet

So at this meeting today, a few of us gathered around a beautiful rug to do a golden light meditation. I could help but notice this particular pattern in the rug. It looks like people in a canoe. LOL

So the message I got was there is or will be some movement happening soon. It will involve others or be assisted by others moving toward the same goal. Just recently, I switched my thinking from, “I can do it by myself,” to “I need help from others.” Maybe this a confirmation of that. 🙂

The Reason I got back on Facebook… 

As you may know… last September 2016, I decided to delete my Facebook account. It was for more than the reasons I listed. About two years ago I started receiving messages from what I call “The Ancestors.” The Ancestors, to me, are of any past relation of Native American descent. They recently told me to get off of all social media, that it was changing us. See article below…

The Reason I Deleted my Facebook Account

Then in July 2017, I started to realize that I was missing many opportunities to…

  • Promote the new launch of EMSHA
  • Read articles from friends
  • Get notified about local events
  • Connect with family
  • Connect with the community
  • Be the change Facebook needs
  • and more.

So why did I ever got off in the first place? I became lost in the newsfeed, drowning in fear generated by negative posts, afraid of being judged, poor me’s, inauthenticity and political hype.

New guidance to get back on… Now I will look at it from a new perspective and a higher vibration. Not coming from a place of judgment, ego and needing to be noticed and accepted in society, but rather from a place of passion, responsibility, and purpose. To have fun, play, enjoy and to not take everything so seriously!

And why I am getting back on? I am going back on Facebook to be a beacon of light, to spread positive energy and share my passion and teachings. To help raise the vibration and create a more peaceful place to carry out my earthwalk.

So now I look forward to this new journey, connecting with old friends and having fun! https://www.facebook.com/rebekah.simpson.731

Bell Trail Petroglyphs

Went on a hike with a group from work. Me and another staff took the wrong trail and ended up seeing these amazing petroglyphs, ruins and pottery. Glad we got lost LOL. So at the sign about three miles in… go to the right. If you go to the left you will end up at a really awesome swimming hole called “The Crack.”

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Shamanic Life Coach Training and Certification Now Available!

Hey friends! Finally after many years and what seems like lifetimes of preparing this project for you, it is finally ready. CLICK HERE for all the details and please let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to sharing this amazing this journey with you…

Sincerely, Rebekah J Simpson

Certified Life Coach and Earth Medicine Practitioner
Founder EMSHA Earth Medicine School of Healing Arts
928.583.4153

Rock Art Ranch ~ Arizona Ancestral History Tour

We recently had the opportunity to stay at the Rock Art Ranch in Joseph City near Winslow Arizona. Brantly Barid and family were amazingly loving and humble hosts. I didn’t want to leave! So many awesome things to see… the museum, the kivas and pit houses, Chevelon canyon with some of the most amazing petroglyphs I have ever seen, old hogans, pottery, arrowheads, mind blowing sunsets and an abundance of wildlife. This is a history lovers paradise! Such a peaceful place to be. Enjoy…
Contact Info: 928.288.3260 Facebook TripAdvisor

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Mini Medicine Bag with Dine’ Cedar

Medicine bag with cedar for protection$20. Mini Medicine Bag

This past weekend we had the honor of staying with a lovely Dine’ (Navajo) family in Tuba City. The annual fall festival and fair was going on and I found a nice piece of scrap brain tanned deer leather at one of the vendors. I’ve been making mini Medicine bags out if it and filling them with this cedar that was given to us by one of the elders who was a Yebiche dancer and medicine man. Cedar is used for smudging and protection. Custom orders available. SOLD

Shamanic Journey and Drumming in the Tipi

sedona-shamanic-journey-drumming-in-the-tipiHey friends! Join us every Monday night at 7pm at a magical and beautiful place in Sedona for a fun and healing experience. Go on a guided journey to a sacred place where you will meet your animal spirit guides. Receive guidance and messages that will assist you on your life’s journey. Peaceful, relaxing, fun and healing. RSVP 928.583.4153. Donations lovingly appreciated.

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The Reason I Deleted my Facebook Account

delete-deactivate-facebookOn September 5th 2016 I decided to delete (not deactivate) my Facebook account. I had an account for several years and spent a lot of time scrolling through my news-feed. Some of it was useless information, some negative and some positive.

I found my self and others sitting at the dinner table giving it more attention than who was right in front of me. I saw mothers who would tell their children. “not now I’m busy” when the child was wanting attention. Its changing us slowly in many ways but  not in good ways.

I found myself addicted. Every time I sat down, had free time or was waiting, I logged in. Every time I went out to eat I checked in. All my pictures got posted and my friends got tagged. Not much for privacy eh?

I started to use Facebook for business but found that it really is not good for business. I would be posting a lot of really good information but it was doing nothing for my website search engine rankings. I should have been posting all this on my website. The other thing is it was doing nothing for my email database. So now instead of posting on Facebook, I post a blog that automatically sends an email to my followers. This is more personal anyway.

Once I deleted it, I didn’t tell anyone just to see how many of my hundreds of “friends” would notice. As expected, only a handful of them contacted me to see what happened…. Some of them were even inspired to delete theirs and asked for my help!

Then there is the, “abandoned me” affect. Some family members went into panic and though they had lost me forever. As if they would never see me again. I had to calm them and reassure them everything was okay and that I was still alive. I reminded them that they could come see me or I could come see them. We could call each other, or even still use an old method that is still around called email.

Friends text you… “I saw you deleted your Facebook, I’ll miss your posts!” My reply… No you wont! Because you can sign up for my blog. That’s where I will be sharing everything… www.earthmedicineschool.com 🙂 Then they are like… “Nice!” And I got a few winking smiling faces.

Then here comes the final, “don’t go” … “But you will miss seeing all the pictures of your friends and family.” My thought is that when we do visit in person I can pull out my phone and scroll through the pics like the old days but without the huge photo album. But imagine, if y would have already see this on Facebook, then we wouldn’t have anything to catch up on or talk about.

It’s not the end of the world. There is life after Facebook.

Here’s the link I used to delete mine… click here then click on the highlighted “let us know” link. Keep in mind, there is a difference between deleting and deactivating.

Sedona Sacred Drum Healing and Shamanic Trainings September 22-26 2016

jim-and-sue-graywolfPeople have asked if Sue and I will be bringing a sacred drums healing ceremony to this retreat. Yes. Of course! Our big drum, Hoop of Many Colors, has been working with us as a healing drum for 7 years – from the heart of Stonehenge to Solebury to the Scottish coast to points all over the U.S. We will be working with Her and the other healing drums we have used from reservations to cities to mountain tops.
Jim has travelled around the globe for 35 years living with and learning from indigenous elders. He is gypsy – Italian – by birth and adopted by his Lakota family and Mayan family. He has also learned from Aborigine, Garifuna (African) and Celtic. Now he knows it is the time to share.

grandmother-drum-white-eagle-jim-and-sue-graywolf-in-sedonaOption 1: Sedona Sacred Drum Healing & Shamanic Trainings

Thursday, Sept. 22 – Fall Equinox
Retreat day at Kimberly Barrick’s ranch
Healing drum ceremony and clearing with Hoop of Many Colors
Shamanic teachings of several indigenous people
Special evening drumming and ceremony to welcome in the Equinox

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Retreat day 2 at Kimberly Barrick’s
Hoop of Many Colors healing and rebirth ceremony
Shamanic medicine; Desert medicine; Sacred places

$123 per person for both days and ceremony
$33 per person for evening Equinox ceremony only
Limited space! – 23 people only for the two-day package

Option 2: Sacred Sedona Places, Teachings and Ceremonies

Saturday, Sept. 24
The Wisdom Lodge; Hike and Ceremony
Clearing and healing with drums and flutes
Pipe ceremony and the teachings of the Lodge area

Sunday, Sept. 25
The Birthing Cave with flutes and healing drum procedures to open new channels
Into the Birthing Cave; The Medicine Wheel; The Sacred Circle of Stones
Mayan rebirth ceremony at the medicine wheel

Monday, Sept. 26
Shaman’s Lodge and Dome
Hike in and time in the lodge
Medicine Animal Pipe atop the Dome
Healing procedures finish and inner balance
Aboriginal Dream Ceremony

$135 per person
Space limited – 23 people maximum

To reserve and pay for a space – go to www.sotem.org
Hit any donate button and pay for the program(s) of your choice
Be sure to say which programs you are choosing when that box appears
or call Jim or Sue at 970-484-1286
or Kimberly Barrick at 928-301-8848
for more information

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Black Kettle Cheyenne Chief

Chief_Black_KettleChief Black Kettle (Cheyenne, Mo’ohtavetoo’o)(ca. 1803 – November 27, 1868) born to the Northern Só’taeo’o / Só’taétaneo’o band of the Northern Cheyennes in the Black Hills, later he married into the Wotápio / Wutapai band (one mixed Cheyenne-Kiowa band with Lakota-Sioux origin) of the Southern Cheyenne; after 1854 he was a prominent leader of the Southern Cheyenne, who led efforts to resist American settlement from Kansas and Colorado territories. He was a peacemaker who accepted treaties to protect his people. He was fired upon and killed by Union soldiers in 1868 during the Battle of Washita River.

Black Kettle Cheyenne Chief

Chief_Black_KettleChief Black Kettle (Cheyenne, Mo’ohtavetoo’o)(ca. 1803 – November 27, 1868) born to the Northern Só’taeo’o / Só’taétaneo’o band of the Northern Cheyennes in the Black Hills, later he married into the Wotápio / Wutapai band (one mixed Cheyenne-Kiowa band with Lakota-Sioux origin) of the Southern Cheyenne; after 1854 he was a prominent leader of the Southern Cheyenne, who led efforts to resist American settlement from Kansas and Colorado territories. He was a peacemaker who accepted treaties to protect his people. He was fired upon and killed by Union soldiers in 1868 during the Battle of Washita River.

Life Coaching – Take a Chance

Life Coaching - Take a ChanceAs I read this very slowly and thought about it carefully, I realized it is so true! It all starts with making a choice which also means making a decision. That’s the first step, then the next step is taking action. The action is the chance you will take. Really, any time we decide to take action on anything we are taking a chance. We do it all day and may not even realize it. But here we are talking about taking bigger chances and more action. Yes, your life will always keep changing, at least in small ways but if you take bigger chances your life will change in bigger ways. What chance are you willing to take to get better results?

Expect miracles, Rebekah J Simpson

Fear of Success or Fear of Failure?

FB_IMG_1465849397036You know you are here for a reason but you still play small. But why? Maybe you have always thought it was fear of success. What if it is not a fear of being successful but a fear of failure? Do you have unfinished projects? Or do you have great ideas but never take action? This is not a fear of success, but could quite possibly be a fear of failure. This most likely comes from your childhood. Once you learn what your old patters are you can recognize them and take a different approach. In just one life coaching session I can help you change this old pattern for good and you will be well on your way to achieving success.

What is a Shamanic Journey?

sedona shamanic journeyThe Shamanic Journey is a type of meditation exercised in order to receive guidance, answers, solutions, information, and visions from the spirit world. Most Shamanic cultures believe there are three primary Spirit Worlds, The Lower World, Upper World and Middle World.

The Lower World is the realm of nature, animals, trees, plants and rocks. Here lies the root of our deepest thoughts and emotions. This is where we meet and connect with our Power Animals. This type of vision is usually reached by some form of tunnel that leads into the earth. This is the the best place to start for beginners.

The Upper World is the spiritual realm that connects us with the universe, planets, stars, our ancestors, and ascended masters. Here we find our teachers and guides. This type of vision is usually reached by following a beam of light starting at your third eye and following it out into the universe. Some will climb through the inside of a very tall tree or ladder. The Upper World can often seem very ethereal and can appear to be very bright and can go from light pastels to a soft gray.

The Middle World is the place where we live and breathe. This world overlaps the world of the seen with the unseen and the dream world. This is where we can travel back and forth through time. Here we can also look for lost or stolen objects, perform long distance healing work and to find the souls of the recently deceased in order to help them cross over into the afterlife. This is also a good place to have a conversation with someone like a co-worker, friend, or family member to discuss matters. You can reunite with an old friend or communicate with someone who has already crossed over. In the Middle World we communicate with the Spirit that lives in all things. This is where the Shaman becomes the medium between the spiritual and physical worlds. This type of vision can easily reached by a simple walk in nature or passing through a doorway.

Reaching an Altered State of Consciousness
The constant beat of the drum or shaking a rattle are the most common tools used to assist us in a successful Shamanic Journey. Studies have shown that this continuous rhythm affects our brain in such a way that allows us to more easily experience a vision.

The Helping Spirits
The helping Spirits are the guides of the Shaman and can assist us in the healing of individuals, the community and Mother Earth. The most common types of Spirits who work in partnership with the Shaman are the animals, the plants and trees, the elements such as wind, the stone and mineral kingdom and humans who appear as teachers.

The Spirits who appear as animals are more commonly known as Power Animals or Animal Spirit Guides. They provide us with strength, protection and support.

The Plant and Tree Spirits can provide help with very specific issues. Shamans and Medicine People have been using the help of the Plant and Tree people since the beginning of time for healing.

The Spirits that appear to us in human form are usually messengers and can act as intermediaries between us and the universe. They have compassion for our pain, confusion and suffering, therefore they gladly volunteer their help.

Creosote (Chaparelle) Bush Healing Cancer

chaparral bush healing desert teaWhat Is That Smell? The Creosote Bush is a common desert plant. Also called Chaparral, Salt Bush and Greasewood, and is a member of the oak family.

The creosote bush (Latin name: Larrea tridentata) is common in the Desert Southwest. The creosote bush can be identified from its waxy green leaves and yellow flowers. These later turn to round, white wooly seed-vessels, which are the fruit of the creosote bush. In Arizona it is only found in the southern third of the state because it cannot exist above 5,000 feet of elevation. In the Phoenix area, it is the dominant desert shrub. It is pronounced: cree’-uh-sote.

Chapparl In BloomMany people who are new to the desert notice the peculiar odor in the desert on the rare occasions when we have rain. People who move to the Phoenix area look at each other and ask, “What is that smell?” It is the creosote bush. It is a very unique odor, and although many people don’t care for it, some seem to like it just because it conveys a positive message – RAIN!

The leaves of the creosote bush are coated with a resin to prevent water loss in the hot desert. The resin of the creosote bush also protects the plant from being eaten by most mammals and insects. It is believed that the bush produces a toxic substance to keep other nearby plants from growing. Creosote bushes are very long lived, many of them existing for one hundred years, and can grow to a height of 15 feet. There is one living creosote bush that is estimated to be nearly 12,000 years old!

Although some refer to the odor of the crushed leaves as the “heavenly essence of the desert,” the Spanish word for the plant, hediondilla, means “little stinker,” signifying that not everyone considers the odor heavenly or pleasing to the senses.

The creosote plant was a virtual pharmacy for Native Americans and the steam from the leaves was inhaled to relieve congestion. It was also used in the form of a medicinal tea to cure such ailments as flu, stomach cramps, cancer, coughs, colds, and others.

Chaparral contains an ingredient called nor-dihihydroguairetic (NDGA), a potent antitumor agent. NDGA inhibits aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis (the energy-producing ability) of cancer cells. The flavonoids present in chaparral have strong antiviral and antifungal properties. More than twenty years ago, a Native American healer from Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, traveled the Rocky Mountain West, successfully treating cancer patients with chaparral as the primary remedy. It is also thought to possess more of the antioxidant enzyme SOD than any other plant.

All tests on chaparral indicate that it is positively non-toxic and has never shown any side effects on patients and if present research is successful it will offer the first anti-cancer drug. The Indians have used chaparral herb for many internal body malfunctions as well as for rash and acne-type skin eruptions, for hundreds of years. Chaparral has antibiotic and antiseptic properties along with immune stimulating substances.

Here is the recipe for Creosote Tea from DesertUSA. If you decide to try the recipe, don’t eat any part of the creosote plant–it might not be as healthy as the tea!

According to legend, tea has been known in China since about 2700 BC. Tea was initially used strictly as a medicinal beverage obtained by boiling fresh leaves in water, but around the 300 AD it became a daily drink, and tea cultivation and processing of Chinese tea began. Tea beverages have been drunk by most of the world’s cultures for millennia. Many of these were herbal teas, using a wide variety of native plant leaves, roots and stems steeped in boiling water. There are, likewise, many desert plants, which have been used for centuries by Native Americans to brew tea. As in the Far East, they were primarily used for medicinal purposes rather than as a daily beverage. Below is a sample of some of the more common desert plants used for brewing tea.

Creosote Tea (Larrea tridentata)
Place a sprig of Creosote leaves and flowers in a cup. Add boiling water, cover and steep 5 to 10 minutes (depending on strength desired), then strain. You may want to sweeten this strong, aromatic tea with honey.
Creosote bush is the dominant shrub over most of the southwestern deserts. California’s Cahuilla Indians brewed Creosote tea to relieve coughs, colds, flu, infections and bowel complaints. They also covered their heads with a blanket and inhaled the steam of creosote leaves in a boiling pot of water to relieve congestion.

*Even though you can drink the tea every day, people who are sick or have a lot of toxins in there system should not take for more then a few days at a time as it can cause kidney and liver problems due to a flushing over load.

Sagebrush Tea (Artemesia spp.)
Place several Sagebrush leaves (preferably from a small plant) in a cup. Add boiling water, cover and steep 5 minutes. Strain, sweeten and serve. Native Americans regarded this bitter tea useful to promote sweating and to aid in digestion. Many prefer honey or lemon for flavoring. Note that the many species of Sagebrush are not really a sage, but are an annual evergreen shrub. All are aromatic.

Mormon Tea, Desert Tea, Squaw Tea (Ephedra spp.)
In a boiling pot of water, place a small handful of green or brown Ephedra twigs for each cup desired. Cover and steep 20 minutes. Strain and drink. There are many species of Ephedras in the Desert Southwest, but all make a tasty, energizing tea. Southwestern Indians and European desert travelers have long brewed Mormon tea or chewed the twigs to quench thirst and boost energy. Mormon tea is considered a general tonic for stomach ailments and kidney disorders. Note: Those who are sensitive to caffeine should probably avoid this tea. The drug ephedrine is obtained from a Chinese species of Ephedra.

Mesquite Tea (Prosopis spp.)
Among the 3 species of mesquites in the desert, Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) is most preferred for brewing tea. Place 8 or 9 green or dry yellow twigs in a cup. Fill with boiling water, cover and steep 20 minutes. Or boil 24 seed pods in a pot for one hour. This sweet, mild tea has a vanilla-like flavor. It was used by Native Americans to treat diarrhea and stomach ulcers.

Sage Tea (Salvia apiana / mellifera)
Bruise one leaf of either white or black sage, place in a cup and add boiling water. Cover and steep 5 minutes; strain, sweeten and serve. Native Americans used Sage Tea as a gargle for sore throats and to aid digestion. It was also used topically as a disinfectant. Note that White Sage is much stronger than Black Sage, which may require moderation.

Resources: Judy Hedding and Natural News

New Zealand Maori Healers Coming to Sedona in March 2016!

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Maori healers are coming to Sedona in March 2016 to present their healing and spiritual work and tradition. Their special healing bodywork is very powerful and direct and helps works on all levels of human levels. A type of deep tissue massage, acupressure and spiritual guidance that works on the nervous system, tendons and bones to release toxins, stress, pain, fatigue, old traumas and painful memories from our cell memory.

Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand which in Maori language means Aotearoa. Maori healers (Maori Healers) carried out intuitively “scan” deep work with your body’s tissue and energy balance, which, according to many is very deep and allows for transformation.

maori healers in sedona march 2016Te Reia Oomai or Maori medicine (treatment) represents a natural way of healing methods by ancient Maori tradition, which continues through oral tradition from one generation to the next only to specially selected family members. Maori treatment involves working with the body (body work), which in most cases means a deep massage (Roma Roma), energy and spiritual guidance, support (Mirimiri) and use of medicine Maori (Maori Rongoa).

Maori massage technique of acupressure is very deep massage where pressure is applied to the nervous system, the tendons, bones and muscles. By this the body is released of toxins, stress; Pain and fatigue are released is removed. Even very old traumas and painful memories from our cellular memory cells are dissolved and re-filled with positive energy and vitality. You will experience the natural state of your being, which is very important for further treatment.

How can Maori treatment help you?

In general, people are not conscious of energies that are stopped or blocked in our body. These blockages prevent us to build up life as we want. We start with good intentions, but we often fail to stay on this path for a long time. We become trapped with no ideas about what you want. It is often very difficult to locate our own blockade.

Captured energy in most cases takes the form of the disease. Symptoms can manifest themselves physically, emotionally and mentally. Most of these symptoms is caused because the body is not in equilibrium with the feelings and emotions that we have.

Maori healer work on a physical and energetic level. Intuitively, through clairvoyance searches trapped energy and then communicates with the body. On the part of the body where energy is trapped adds energy or cause pressure. It uses their hands or forearm, sometimes elbows. For small and specific points, such as points on your feet, they use a green stone called Pounamu.

During treatment, sees himself as an instrument through which operates Higher Force . Blocks and emotion that touches them Maori healer can no longer hide the body and find a way out of the body, they come to the surface and the body can be eliminated.

maori loveDuring treatments, we encourage you to release directly through personal, physical and natural way of expression, such as. screaming, crying or laughing. These are confusing emotions that up to this point have been expressed, and now came the moment of liberation.

Maori treatment can sometimes be experienced as a very emotional and painful. Physical and mental pain lasts for a very short time. It shows us how much pain we accept in our everyday lives. The length of the actual pressure depends on our willingness to let old things. Resistance is nothing more than the fear that comes from our mind and not the body; body just wants to be liberated.

Maori healers working in a group and it may happen that you will be treated at the same time from multiple healers. More people are also dealt with in the same room. During the treatments healers often sing and pray; they also laugh a lot and help you to free yourself from ourselves. For all the people in the room present a strong sense of connection, which can also be seen as an awakening of happiness and joy.

Each treatment is completely different. Everyone has their own personal way and the way of liberation and achieving peace. However, all have in common the fact that the intensive penetrates into the core of the problem, and is directly confronted with him.
Dropping and liberation is usually done between treatments, but can take several hours, even days or weeks. Depending on how fast you are willing to surrender your new personal situation.

A brief description of their intuitive “scaning” of the body and work with your body’s deep tissues (deep tissue bodywork):

Mirimiri
Mirimiri is one form of work on body, where the intuitive abilities of therapist are in foreground.
In addition to the work and knowledge that would traditionally have to demonstrate in front of the old masters, the therapist may also have the ability to “read” folds, curves, lines, signs and wells on the body. During the process mirimiri therapist investigate the body and determine the sites that need to be treated. Even if the client talks, he is looking for unspoken, unknown or forgotten. In therapy, the therapist receives “messages” and helps to establish physical connections to those places where the cells begin to deteriorate and lose the essence of life. The therapist evokes the wisdom that is stored in the body in so-called “codes of knowledge” (nga Kete about this wananga), and helps the client to activate processes that regenerate vital energy (calming word means “regenerate”).

Romiromi
In places where it is necessary to work with your body’s deep tissue, romiromi is activated. Ro means “go inside”, “mi” means to promote molecules in cells, allowing the decomposition and release of toxins that are calcified .
In the process of romiromi we can use elbows, hands, knees, feet, sticks, stones and sea water.
There can be more therapist working on one client. Deeply buried emotions can come to the surface during the therapy. From Emotional experiences arises physical, psychological or mental illness.
Activation of whatu-manawa (heart size) assists therapist in identifying individual toxic problems that hinder an individual, and prevents prolonged conflict in which he finds himself. When these problems come to the surface, the therapist performed whaka Watea (to clean the room), which enables holistic healing and transformation.

The Maori are also active in the field of…
• Natural medicine
• Correcting the imbalances of the body, muscles, tissues, bones
• Balancing and strengthening joints and ligaments
• Holistic well-being, fitness and health
• Sexual Awareness and healing of sexual records and injuries
• Liberation of lost souls and spirits
• Cleaning landscapes and spaces
• Clean up “dragon” lines
• Exorcism

MAORI SESSIONS (Treatments)
Maori session last somewhere between 35-50 minutes.
Price: $130.
We are pre-booking sessions, space is limited, reserve now! Email Igor_Strucelj@yahoo.com

MAORI EVENING PRESENTATION
Maori most often when they come to an area (city) first have an evening lecture which is about 1,5 to 2 hour long. First they represent themselves, their culture and their work. They always sing sacred Maori songs in evenings and mostly answer questions from the guests.
Price: donations

MAORI WORKSHOPS
Maori have different kind workshops to offer.
Lately they focus on two workshops; Sacred Divine Restoration and Ancient Safety and Tracking Energie Lines.
Workshops are usually about 3 hours.
Price: $80.

MAORI TEAM
Visit their official web page and read more about who they are and what they do… www.maorihealingaotearoa.com

Hopi Ceremonial Kiva at Mesa Verde

kiva at Spuce Tree House in Mesa VerdeThis magical photograph was taken down inside the Kiva here at Mesa Verde National Park. It is a panorama of 8 images. TI wanted to convey a sense of Spiritual awareness with the Ancestral Puebloans ( Anasazi ). The shadows and light coming down from the world above invokes a sense of timelessness. One almost expects to see the Elders gathered here. This photograph was taken in late August of 2012, ( Spruce Tree House ).

kiva is a room used by modern Puebloans for religious rituals, many of them associated with the kachina belief system. Among the modern Hopi and most other Pueblo peoples, kivas are square-walled and underground, and are used for spiritual ceremonies.

Similar subterranean rooms are found among ruins in the American southwest, indicating ritual or cultural use by the ancient peoples of the region including the Ancient Pueblo Peoples, the Mogollon and the Hohokam. Those used by the ancient Pueblos of the Pueblo I Era and following, designated by the Pecos Classification system developed by archaeologists, were usually round, and generally believed to have been used for religious and other communal purposes.

When designating an ancient room as a kiva, archaeologists make assumptions about the room’s original functions and how those functions may be similar to or differ from kivas used in modern practice. The kachina belief system appears to have emerged in the Southwest at approximately AD 1250, while kiva-like structures occurred much earlier. This suggests that the room’s older functions may have been changed or adapted to suit the new religious practice.

As cultural changes occurred, particularly during the Pueblo III period between 1150 and 1300, kivas continued to have a prominent place in the community. However, some kivas were built above ground. Kiva architecture became more elaborate, with tower kivas and great kivas incorporating specialized floor features. For example, kivas found in Mesa Verde were generally keyhole-shaped. In most larger communities, it was normal to find one kiva for each five or six rooms used as residences. Kiva destruction, primarily by burning, has been seen as a strong archaeological indicator of conflict and warfare among people of the Southwest during this period.

Fifteen top rooms encircle the central chamber of the vast Great Kiva at Aztec Ruins National Monument. The room’s “…purpose is unclear…. Each had an exterior doorway to the plaza…. Four massive pillars of alternating masonry and horizontal poles held up the ceiling beams, which in turn supported an estimated ninety-five-ton roof. Each pillar rested on four shaped stone disks, weighing about 355 pounds apiece. These discs are of limestone, which came from mountains at least forty miles away.” (A Trail Guide to Aztec Ruins, 4th printing:WNPA, 2004).

After 1325 or 1350, except in the Hopi and Pueblo region, the ratio changed from 60 to 90 rooms for each kiva. This may indicate a religious or organizational change within the society, perhaps affecting the status and number of clans among the Pueblo people. The use of the kiva was for men and boys only.

Resource: Wikipedia.org

Medicine Wheel Four Directions Prayer

sedona spiritual healing with the drumStanding in the East

Thank you Thunkaslia (Creator), Wankan Tanka (Great Spirit), Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Ancestors, All of our Spirit Guides and our Animal Spirit Guides for bringing us Wanbli Galeshka (the Eagle) in the East. We ask that you lend us your strong eyes to be able to see our lives from above.

And where Grandfather Sun rises every day to warm our bodies, gives us light to see, and grow our crops. We thank you for the abundance that you bring us.

And the spring time that brings us new beginnings to express our unique talents and creativity.

Standing in the South

Thank you Thunkaslia (Creator), Wankan Tanka (Great Spirit), Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Ancestors, All of our Spirit Guides and our Animal Spirit Guides for bringing us Heyoka (the Coyote) in the South.

Help us learn to balance work and play, to awaken the child within and return to innocence. Show us how to laugh more and have more fun, and to not take life too seriously and to recognize this.

Standing in the West

Thank you Thunkaslia (Creator), Wankan Tanka (Great Spirit), Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Ancestors, All of our Spirit Guides and our Animal Spirit Guides for bringing us Matho (the Bear) in the West.

We ask Bear for strength and courage in our adult lives to face our fears and difficult situations with ease. Help us to turn this fear into excitement so that we may live our lives to the fullest.

We also ask for the ability to know when to go within to seek answers and for spiritual guidance. And to trust that we can always find answers in ourselves and in nature.

Standing in the North

Thank you Thunkaslia (Creator), Wankan Tanka (Great Spirit), Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Ancestors, All of our Spirit Guides and our Animal Spirit Guides for bringing us Tatanka (the Buffalo) in the North.

We ask to remember the day when the buffalo roamed freely upon this land. And when the early people  saw that and knew that all of their need would be met, and they would have everything that they need right when they needed it. They saw abundance in everything and did not know of lack. Help us return to that time.

Teach us to honor and respect our elders, the ones who came before us and have lived many years. Show us the old ways so that we may carry on the traditions of our ancestors.

Standing in the Center

Thank you Maka (Mother Earth) for being here for us two leggeds, and for all of our relations. Help us to respect you more and spend more time with you knowing that we can always find true security in you. Help us to walk lightly among your sacred body and appreciate all living things and all of creation that we share it with. Aho Mitakuye Oyasin (All my relations)

Hetchetu Welo! And so it is done!

Chief Two Moons

Two MoonsChief Two Moons (1847–1917), or Ishaynishus (Cheyenne: Éše’he Ôhnéšesêstse), was one of the Cheyenne chiefs who took part in the Battle of the Little Bighorn and other battles against the United States Army. He was the son of Carries the Otter, an Arikara (North Dakota tribe) captive who married into the Cheyenne tribe.

During Cheyenne Chief Two Moons’ lifetime there was another man using the name Two Moons and describing himself as a chief. He sold herbal medicines and was well known. To add to the confusion there were two famous Cheyenne named Two Moons, one an uncle and the other his nephew. This is the story of the elder uncle.

TwoMoonsPipeHe was known for killing a large grizzly bear with a knife. When asked how big the bear was, Two Moons raised his arms and replied, “To the sky.” He proudly wore a necklace and arm bands, which he made from the bear’s claws.
Perhaps known best for his participation in battles such as the Battle of the rosebud against General Crook on June 17, 1876, in the Montana Territory, the Battle of Little Big Horn on June 26, 1876 and what would prove to be his last battle which was that of the Battle of Wolf Mountain on January 8, 1877. Two Moons defeat in the battle at Wolf mountain by General Nelson A. Miles would inevitably lead to the surrender of his Cheyenne band at Fort Keogh in April, 1877.

After the surrender of the Cheyenne band he led in 1877, Two Moons chose to enlist as an Indian Scout for the same General, Nelson A. Miles to whom he had not long since surrendered. As a result of his pleasant personality, the friendliness that he showed towards the whites as well as his ability to get along with the military, General Miles appointed him head Chief of the Cheyenne Northern Reservation. As head Chief, Two Moons would prove to play a crucial role in facilitating the surrender of Chief Little Cow’s Cheyenne band to Fort Keogh.

buffalo nickelTwo Moons traveled on multiple occasions to Washington, D.C., to discuss and fight for the future of the Northern Cheyenne people and to better the conditions that existed on the reservation. In 1914, Two Moons met with President Woodrow Wilson to discuss these matters.

Two Moons was one of the models selected for James Fraser’s famous Buffalo Nickel.

TwoMoonsgraveTwo Moons died in 1917 at his home in Montana at the age of 70. Two Moons’ grave still lies alongside U.S. Route 212, west of Busby, Montana.

My story with Two Moons…

The name Two Moons was given to me by Creator in August of 2008. Little did I know that this was also the month of a blue moon which I found out means there were two full moons in one month. I did a meditation to find out what my “Spirit Name” was and all I kept hearing was, Two Moons, Two Moons. Coming out of the meditation, I thought, That’s interesting, why Two moons. Never heard of it before. So I accepted it and moved on with life. About a Month or so later, I had a dream while living in Humboldt, near Prescott, that it began to flood in front of my house. Somehow I was on a small boat and now floating along with the currant. I went under a bridge and emerged into an unknown place where I saw a tall Native American Chief standing at the shore.  He had a simi-smile or smirk on his face and a huge feathered headdress. He was waiving for me to come to him. Then I noticed in the background, red rocks. I knew then that this was Sedona.

Chief Two MoonsStill I didn’t know what this meant but I did start to see signs everywhere that I should go to Sedona. I tried looking online for anything associated with the name Two Moons and found nothing. I began to use the name and called myself, “Rebekah Two Moons” even though it sounded weird and kind of hokie.  But I went with it.

Years had passed and all of the sudden in 2012, my partner at the time had bought a few used documentaries from a local video store that was going out of business. One of them as the Trail of Tears. It was hard for me to watch this, there was so much pain and wrong-doing to the Native Americans when the white man came.  But something caught my attention, they began to speak of a Chief Two Moons that fought with Crazy Horse and Black Elk. This was the first time I had heard his name! I was so excited to learn more about it. Again another google search and nothing.

Then shortly after my fall from grace in 2013, I stopped using the name. I was working at a trading post in Sedona Arizona and was looking through the posters of Native Americans. I was trying to find something to put in my empty home. Then I saw him… Gasp! There he was! He was real! Chief Two Moons (1847–1917) This was the same man in my dream from 2008. He was a Northern Cheyenne War Chief standing six foot four inches, Two Moons was best remembered through his courageous exploits as one of the nine warrior chiefs of the Fox Warrior Society who fought against Custer and the seventh cavalry at the Battle of Little Big Horn. He is credited as being the only Cheyenne to have carried a repeating riffle during that battle. Following the surrender of the Cheyenne to General Miles, at Fort Keogh. Two Moons was chosen as one of their principal chiefs. The photograph I was looking at was taken by Edward S Curtis in 1910.

So I ended up buying the small postcard sized and took it home and put him on my mantelpiece above the fireplace. The very next day I got a call from the Arizona State prison that my son Harley’s parole was being revoked and he was going to spend the next six months in prison. Just to catch you up on the story… Harley had just turned seventeen  and his girlfriend was fifteen. They seemed to be a happy young couple until one day. They were at a party and decided to have sex as any couple their age would do. All was fine until Harley broke up with her. She got so mad an d told her parents what had happened. They flipped their lid and decided to press charges on Harley. Well the court won and he was sentenced three and one half years in the federal state prison then when released he had to register as a sex offender. Sigh…. Another moment in my life where I could have just died.

As it were, Harley ended up in Florence south of Phoenix, a three and a half hour drive from home. I tried to visit him once every two months or so. He seemed to be okay and made friends with the people on the “yard” who were also in there for bullshit reasons and stayed away from the real sex offenders. Finally the day came where he was able to be released on parole for 6 months. Now having to register as a sex offender we had the hardest time finding a place for him to stay. My landlord said no, and everywhere we went they said no. No one wanted a sex offender to live in their house. They didn’t even seem to care about his story. He would never hurt anyone! But it seems that society is so conditioned as to what a sex offender is. And the courts, they really need to wake up.

Finally we found him a place at an old dump of a motel in downtown Phoenix. That place was so scary. Thugs and drug dealers gathered out front. Was I really going to leave my soon here? The truth was that I didn’t have a choice. I just prayed as I left. Great Creator, please watch over him, keep him safe, and please, return him home someday.

He was fine for a while than he had to move to another motel. He managed to make friends and get access to the internet. He made a Facebook profile and was just trying to have a social life in the real world online because the real world outside was depressing, cold and scary.

Well the authorities found out and arrested him for being on social media, I guess It was a part of his parole contract to not be online. That’s when I got the call that he was going back to prison, as a mother, I just cried and as a medicine woman, I prayed for my son.

Now back to the story of Two Moons. After buying the postcard and placing it on the mantle, that night I had a dream. Harley and Chief Two Moons was walking out of the mist towards me. Harley looked happy. Two Moons said, “I am watching over your son at this time, he is better off in prison now than where he was at the motel.” Harley nodded in agreement and they turned around and walked away until they disappeared into the mist.

I remember feeling a tremendous heavy Burdon lifted and letting out a deep sigh of relief. I knew then that Harley was okay and I was able to let it go. But right then I also knew that my connection with Chief Two Moons was real and that he was also watching over my family. But why me? Was I supposed to call myself Two Moons or did I just conger up a Native American Spirit Guide five years ago? Either way, I now felt a deeper connection with this Cherokee Chief. I did a meditation and asked him If I was to call myself Two moons and I got a strong reply that said, “yes”! He also said that I was him and that I was to finish what he started out to accomplish over one hundred years ago. So what was I supposed to finish?

Ten Day Brain Gut Cleanse

healthy digestive systemWHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS CLEANSE?

Whatever your struggles may be, whether you’re facing depression, anxiety, psychosis or addiction, it’s not in your head. Mental symptoms reflect an underlying biological imbalance in the body. Rather than just masking symptoms, the cleanse addresses the root cause of psychological suffering to heal your body and mind.

This cleanse specifically addresses the gut-brain connection. We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat” – yet it is still shocking to realize how much dietary choices directly influence mood and behavior. It may seem hard to believe how the food I eat can affect my thoughts and feelings.

In fact, the gut has been called the Second Brain. There are over 100 million neurons (nerve cells) in our gastrointestinal (GI) tract that communicates directly with the brain via the nervous system, the immune system, and hormones. Over 90% of our serotonin, the “happy” hormone that regulates our mood is produced in the gut. You can begin to see how restoring health to the gut directly improves your mental and emotional well-being.

REBALANCING THE MICROBIOME

It may come as another surprise that there are over 100 billion organisms living in your body.

These foreign cells consist mostly of bacteria and fungi and they outnumber our own cells by a ratio of 10 to 1. Together these organisms are known as the microbiome – a kind of mini ecosystem that exists within us all.

Not all bacteria are bad for us,  many of these organisms are “friendly” bacteria and they are actually essential to life. A healthy microbiome supplies you with critical vitamins, helps destroys pathogens, keeps the immune system healthy, and regulates weight and metabolism. However, when we eat a diet full of sugar, refined carbs, and processed foods, we feed the bad bacteria, which take over the gut from the good guys. A troubled intestine sends signals to the brain: bacteria are actually capable of releasing neurotransmitters that make us feel stressed or depressed.

The good news is that the Cleanse can jumpstart your system, killing off the bad bacteria and restoring balance to the gut-brain. A healthy gut will alleviate anxiety, depression, cravings and you will also have more energy and a stronger immune system.

BREAKFAST

Probiotic drink: 1/4 tsp Pro-biotic powder mix with water.

Smoothie: Powdered blend of amino acids including Glycine, NAC, Glutamine, and Carnitine, Bee Pollen, Lethicin, Colosterum and Alpha Lipoic Acid, Mixed frozen berries, Coconut water, Potato Starch, Fermented Cod Liver Oil, Primal defense probiotic and Stevia.

LUNCH

Probiotic drink (1/4 tsp Probiotic powder) mix with water.

Sauerkraut

You can make your own ahead of time or purchase Bubbie’s brand fermented sauerkraut. Make sure to buy only Bubbie’s because their products are not in a vinegar base.

Squash-Jalapeno Soup

Butternut Squash Soup recipe: 1 squash, 1 roasted jalapeno, chicken stalk, coconut meat, salt. Cut squash into cubes and boil in good water or coconut water. Toss all ingredients in a blender and puree. Makes 4 servings (bowls).

Salad lettuce, cucumbers, olives, sauerkraut, tomatoes, peppers, seeds, and nuts.

Avoid: vinegar-based dressings. You can use olive oil or the following recipe: 2 parts olive oil, 1 part lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper. You can put this in a jar and save it in the fridge for the duration of the cleanse. Lots of olive oil on your salad is very beneficial.

Use plenty of olive oil and sauerkraut on your salad. The olive oil has essential Omega-3 fatty acids that help your brain function optimally. The sauerkraut is a fermented food that has a high probiotic content that is highly bioavailable. Your body can absorb the probiotics easily.

DINNER

Green juice: cucumber, cilantro, lemon, fennel, kale. Add potato starch and Bifido Factor to the Green Juice.

Shot: Ginger, turmeric, garlic and Lemon.

Probiotic drink (1/4 tsp Pro-biotic powder) mix with water.

OTHER APPROVED MEALS

Bone broth: When exceptionally hungry, ideally at least 15 before or after each meal you should have 1-2 bowls of bone broth. You may add salt, pepper, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, garlic powder, coconut oil, or potato starch to add flavor to the broth.

Coconut oil or cream: You should try to eat at least 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or cream every day. A nice way to ingest the coconut oil melt it in hot water and add lemon juice and it’s like a relaxing tea.

Water: Drink lots of water!

DAILY DETOX 

20 minute cardio

1 hour sauna

​Castor oil pack every other day

Colonic every other day

As the colon is cleansed, it pushes undigested waste through your system, clearing the way for good nutrient absorption. If waste remains in the body for too long, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and illness. A clean colon from a colon detox allows undigested waste to pass easily through your system.

TIPS

  • It is ideal not to snack in between meals, but if you are hungry you may have bone broth or coconut oil or coconut water as needed.
  • The first half of the cleanse is usually harder to get through then the second. This is because the die-off from the bad bacteria can be dramatic, and you may feel worse before you feel better.
  • If you have cravings during the cleanse, keep in mind that this is likely caused by the bad bacteria in the gut dying off. This is a good sign!
  • Drink plenty of water to flush your system. You can add lemon juice to your water for some flavor.
  • Coconut oil contains a lot of healthy calories that can alleviate any hunger pangs you may feel.
  • Try NOT to drink water with your meals (wait 15 minutes before and after) because it dilutes digestive enzymes. This is a good habit to keep after the cleanse.

ARE YOU READY TO CLEANSE?

This is a great detox program. Make sure you have everything you need and plenty of support. Some people even have a cleanse buddy. Someone to do it with them.

TESTIMONIALS

Rebekah Simpson August 4th 2015 Symptoms before cleanse: No motivation, symptoms of fibromyalgia, pain, inflammation and stiffness in hands, arms, feet, legs, neck and colon, foggy headed, sleeping a lot, yeast and bacterial infections, constipation. A few notes… Night of day 2: woke up with massive caffeine headache. Day 3: Everything cleared up. Pain free. Day 7: Lack of energy. I am so glad I did this cleanse, it has changed my life

Indian Vision – Chirapaq

This is the Andean language Quechua from South America… So beautiful.

Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Maypillaraq sunquchallay
Maypiñaraq ñawiruruy
Maytaq cuna Waqaysiwanchu
Maypillaraq sunquchallay
Maypiñaraq ñawiruruy
Maytaq cuna Waqaysiwanchu
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy

Lyrcs in English
Yesterday I was crying
as nobody saw me
I cried lonely
and I felt pain when I was
remembering my poor mother
Where is my heart?
where are my eyes?
They are already sad with me
Don’t cry with me
my eyes cry
my heart suffers when I’m
remembering my parents

Indian Vision – Chirapaq

This is the Andean language Quechua from South America… So beautiful.

Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Maypillaraq sunquchallay
Maypiñaraq ñawiruruy
Maytaq cuna Waqaysiwanchu
Maypillaraq sunquchallay
Maypiñaraq ñawiruruy
Maytaq cuna Waqaysiwanchu
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy

Lyrcs in English
Yesterday I was crying
as nobody saw me
I cried lonely
and I felt pain when I was
remembering my poor mother
Where is my heart?
where are my eyes?
They are already sad with me
Don’t cry with me
my eyes cry
my heart suffers when I’m
remembering my parents

Create a Facebook Event that Rocks!

Are you hosting an event? Local or online? Use Facebook Events to get the word out there!

How to create a Facebook event that rocks!

  1. From your profile page go to your navigation bar and select events. If you don’t see it click on “More” then you should see it.
  2. Here you will see a list of all events… you’ve created, are going to , interested in and been invited to. In the upper right hand corner you will see the “Create Event” button. Click!
  3. At the top of the new event you will see an option to make your event public or private. This means only friends can see or would you like everyone on Facebook to see the event? Very important and easily overlooked. You wont be able to change it later!!!
  4. Make sure to be very thorough and accurate when filling out the form.
  5. Add an event photo!
  6. Not done yet!!! Now you have to promote it. Go to your event page and click “Invite”. Click “Share Event” and select “Share on your own timeline”. Make sure to select your audience, Public, Friends, Only Me, etc. Also share on any Groups and Pages that are appropriate for your event and click “Post”.
  7. Now, on your event page, click on “Invite” and “Choose Friends”. At the top there is a select all button, you should not have to select each one individually. Then click “Send Invites”. Facebook may prompt you to do an image security check to prevent spam.

Event Tips:

  • When sharing your event, make sure to ask a question, like a call to action! Also mention, “Please Share!”
  • Also share it several times before the event, with so much in our news feed some people may miss it the first time!
  • Also add in a deadline to sign up.

Vultee Arch Hike in Sedona Arizona

vultee arch trail sedona (15)This is a fun off road journey to a beautiful one and a half mile hike in to the Vultee Arch. November 17th 2015.

An easy hike along the bottom of Sterling Canyon. The drainage is dry most of the year. Shade is available, but it would be wise to carry some water in the warm months.

The signed trailhead is on the east side of the parking area. The well maintained trail almost immediately enters Wilderness and climbs gradually in the shade of Arizona cypress beside a dry stream bed on the floor of Sterling Canyon. There are occasional views of red rock formations to the left and of the sheer walls of Lost Wilson Mountain on the right. After 0.75 miles, the trail enters stands of ponderosa pine and oak which show the scars from the 1996 “Arch” fire. Nearing the 1.75 mile point, there is a marked fork. Sterling Pass Trail branches off to the right. Keep left and continue 100 yards where the trail ends at a large red rock outcrop. There are nice views of the canyon, mountains and of Vultee Arch, about 0.25 miles the north.

The trail dead ends at a bronze plaque placed in memoriam of Gerard and Sylvia Vultee who lost their lives in an aircraft crash on January 29, 1938. The actual crash site is more than a mile north and at a much higher elevation, on East Picket Mesa. On the north side of the canyon across from the plaque is the sandstone arch named for Vultee, an early aircraft designer from California. Just before the plaque site there is a junction with the Sterling Pass Trail which continues over into Oak Creek Canyon.

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Native American Time

native timeNative Americans had little use for small elements of time. The cyclical passage of the seasons, marked by the “moons” of the lunar calendar that seems to have been a known feature of people for 35,000 years; the years, marked by the passage of “winters”; the division of days and nights into “sleeps”: these were sufficient for people who did not have to punch a time clock, “get to work on time,” or meet a train-bus-airplane schedule, and for whom, therefore, seconds and minutes and hours were generally useless.

Some native peoples in North America used a measure of time they called “a hand,” meaning the amount of time it would take the sun to pass from one side to the other of a hand extended at arm’s length toward the solar disk. But this measure was highly variable in a seasonal sense (it also would have varied depending on the size of the hand!) and probably was not widely adopted. Because the time-sense of native peoples was so vastly different from that of people who carried timepieces that marked seconds and minutes and hours, European and American explorers had difficulty translating native descriptions of time.

In the Indian world, things happen when they are ready to happen. Time is
relatively flexible and generally not structured into compartments as it is in modern society.

Resource: http://www.lewis-clark.org

Polatki and Honanki Ruins in Sedona

polatki and honanki nov 2015 (7)My adventure today… November 1 2015

The Palatki Heritage Site — in the Hopi language Palatki means ‘red house’– it is an archaeological site and park located in the Coconino National Forest, near Sedona, in Arizona.

The Honanki Heritage Site (meaning “bear house”) is approximately 4.5 miles north west of Polatki and is also a cliff dwelling and rock art site located in the Coconino National Forest, about 15 miles (24 km) west of Sedona, Arizona. The Sinagua people of the Ancient Pueblo Peoples, and ancestors of the Hopi people, lived here from about 1100 to 1300 CE.

Pictographs are a key feature of the site. Some of the pictographs were present before the caves were inhabited, dating to 2000 BCE. However, most of the pictographs are additions from the Sinagua peoples dating between 900 and 1300 CE.

Honanki was later inhabited by both Yavapai and Apache people. Pictographs dating between 1400 and 1875 CE can be attributed to these two groups.

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Hopi Prayer to The Great Spirit

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Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice. Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people. Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy, Myself.
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.

Asquali, Kawquai

White Spider Animal Message

Had a dream lastnight about a large white spider, much like a wolf spider but a little bigger and it was white. It bit me on my arm and made a huge hole the size of a quarter. I didn’t feel pain but it was interesting to look at. Then today as I was getting into my truck, I saw near the door handle a small white spider.

White apparently means Perfection, Hope, faith, purity, perfection, confidence, enlightenment.

White alone can also indicate a proud, rigid, judgmental immaturity.

The spider is a remarkable figure of feminine energy and spirit animal kingdom. Spiders are characterized by the skilled weaving of intricate webs and patience in awaiting their prey. By affinity with the spider spirit animal, you may have qualities of high receptivity and creativity. Having the spider as a power animal or totem helps you tune into life’s ebbs and flows and ingeniously weave every step of your destiny.

Common meanings for the spider spirit animal or totem are:

  • Patience
  • Receptivity
  • Feminine energy
  • Creativity
  • Weaver of life’s fate
  • Shadow self, dark aspects of life or personality

The spider as a spirit animal offers many interpretations. Its symbolism has both a dark and a light side, reflecting its connection with life’s many facets.

Bald Eagle Animal Message

eagles_treeI was driving through my home town (Camp Verde) today and saw two bald eagles sitting in the tree.

Eagle’s medicine includes swiftness, strength, courage, wisdom, keen sight, illumination of Spirit, healing, creation, knowledge of magic, ability to see hidden spiritual truths, rising above the material to see the spiritual, ability to see the overall pattern and big picture, connection to spirit guides and teachers and higher truths, great power and balance, dignity with grace, intuitive and creative spirit, respect for the boundaries of the regions, grace achieved through knowledge and hard work.

Expect Miracles, Rebekah J Simpson

Lunar Eclipse at Canyon DeChelly 2015

eclipse canyon dechellyCan anyone else feel the effects of the Eclipse still? Bringing up aspects of shadow self?

Most of the time the shadow self is ignored, neglected, and misunderstood. Imagine what would happen if we could learn to love, acknowledge, and nurture it? It may create more balance, totality, and completion of old chapters, agreements, commitments, relationships, and un-finished projects. Embrace it, cry with it, love it then… we will be ready to journey forward into this new exciting chapter of our lives.

During the eclipse, I was with some friends at Canyon DeChelly. Navajo Reservation. The Navajo said they do not look at the eclipse because it will bring out their shadow side. For some people, It is hard to look at these parts of ourselves… easier to just ignore it. So I watched the whole event and saw that once I looked at the shadow, eventually the light began to come back and it seemed even brighter.

Praying Mantis Animal Medicine

Praying Mantis Animal MedicineFound this little guy today while watering the garden.

The mantis comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives. Usually the mantis makes an appearance when we’ve flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us because of the external distractions we’ve created.

After observing this creature for any length of time you can see why the symbolism of the praying mantis is associated with stillness and patience. The mantis takes it time and lives its life at its own silent pace.

So when Mantis comes to you remember to take a time out.

Expect Miracles,

Rebekah J Simpson

Praying Mantis Animal Medicine

Praying Mantis Animal MedicineFound this little guy today while watering the garden.

The mantis comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives. Usually the mantis makes an appearance when we’ve flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us because of the external distractions we’ve created.

After observing this creature for any length of time you can see why the symbolism of the praying mantis is associated with stillness and patience. The mantis takes it time and lives its life at its own silent pace.

So when Mantis comes to you remember to take a time out.

Expect Miracles,

Rebekah J Simpson

Personal Breakthrough Coaching Program with Rebekah J Simpson

Rebekah’s Personal Development Coaching Program is an eight week coaching program that will transform your entire life. This course is for individuals who are ready to make positive changes on a personal level. During the course Rebekah will empower, motivate and  help you change your life forever.

There are so many powerful coaching exercises. We will begin with an introduction to the course, what to expect, set up a schedule, etc. Then each week we will complete the exercise by phone. Each session/exercise is approximately one hour.

This course is for individuals who are ready to make positive changes on a personal level. During this course Rebekah will empower, motivate and encourage you in ways that will change your life forever.
She uses powerful coaching tools, techniques and exercises that are designed to create more:
Balance
Positive thinking, words and action
Clarity
Purpose
Effective communication
Positive relationships
Self worth
Healthy boundaries
Self reliance
…and more.
Life Coaching can bring out the very best in everyone by getting clear on a specific goal or desire, removing blocks, creating an action plan, following through, following up and using measurable accountability.
Sessions available in person, phone, or Skype
Eight week program, 16 sessions, two per week, one hour per session
Investment: $960.

Expect Miracles, Rebekah J Simpson

Shamans Cave Robbers Roost Sedona

Shamans Cave, also known as Robbers Roost,  is a very special place in Sedona that when visited, one should show great respect to land and the people that are meditating and doing ceremony there. It is believed to have been a place where the Shaman of the local tribe would have performed healing and ceremony. Also, it is said that when you meditate in the cave long enough, you can hear messages from your ancestors.

The cave is a very large room, approximately 20 feet long, 40 feet wide and 15 feet high, and open on one side. Inside, there’s a near-perfect, six-foot-wide circular window cut out of the thick rock that neatly frames the amazing view. There are two distinct sets of ruins within this rock formation. There are also several metate’s in the floor where the natives would have used to grind special herbs or corn for healing and prayer.

shamans cave robbers roost sedona

shamans cave sedona

shamans cave window

Shamanic Journey

sedona shamanic journeyThe Shamanic Journey is a type of meditation exercised in order to receive guidance, answers, solutions, information, and visions from the spirit world. Most Shamanic cultures believe there are three primary Spirit Worlds, The Lower World, Upper World and Middle World.

The Lower World is the realm of nature, animals, trees, plants and rocks. Here lies the root of our deepest thoughts and emotions. This is where we meet and connect with our Power Animals. This type of vision is usually reached by some form of tunnel that leads into the earth. This is the the best place to start for beginners.

The Upper World is the spiritual realm that connects us with the universe, planets, stars, our ancestors, and ascended masters. Here we find our teachers and guides. This type of vision is usually reached by following a beam of light starting at your third eye and following it out into the universe. Some will climb through the inside of a very tall tree or ladder. The Upper World can often seem very ethereal and can appear to be very bright and can go from light pastels to a soft gray.

The Middle World is the place where we live and breathe. This world overlaps the world of the seen with the unseen and the dream world. This is where we can travel back and forth through time. Here we can also look for lost or stolen objects, perform long distance healing work and to find the souls of the recently deceased in order to help them cross over into the afterlife. This is also a good place to have a conversation with someone like a co-worker, friend, or family member to discuss matters. You can reunite with an old friend or communicate with someone who has already crossed over. In the Middle World we communicate with the Spirit that lives in all things. This is where the Shaman becomes the medium between the spiritual and physical worlds. This type of vision can easily reached by a simple walk in nature or passing through a doorway.

Reaching an Altered State of Consciousness
The constant beat of the drum or shaking a rattle are the most common tools used to assist us in a successful Shamanic Journey. Studies have shown that this continuous rhythm affects our brain in such a way that allows us to more easily experience a vision.

The Helping Spirits
The helping Spirits are the guides of the Shaman and can assist us in the healing of individuals, the community and Mother Earth. The most common types of Spirits who work in partnership with the Shaman are the animals, the plants and trees, the elements such as wind, the stone and mineral kingdom and humans who appear as teachers.

The Spirits who appear as animals are more commonly known as Power Animals or Animal Spirit Guides. They provide us with strength, protection and support.

The Plant and Tree Spirits can provide help with very specific issues. Shamans and Medicine People have been using the help of the Plant and Tree people since the beginning of time for healing.

The Spirits that appear to us in human form are usually messengers and can act as intermediaries between us and the universe. They have compassion for our pain, confusion and suffering, therefore they gladly volunteer their help.

Sedona Full Moon Ceremony

full moon drumming ceremony sedona Will you be in Sedona on the full moon? Join Rebekah for a Sunset Drumming Ceremony, Full Moon Hike and Meditation.

The full moon in some indigenous cultures represents a time of honoring and enjoying the rewards of our efforts. A time when our dreams, goals, and manifestations come to fruition.

We honor the full moon just as the indigenous natives of Sedona once did. This is the time when Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon can both be seen in the sky are opposite of each other with Mother Earth in between.

This pictograph can be found on the walls at the Hononki Heritage site in Sedona and was left here by the ancient people of this land.

Canyon De Chelly Hogan

canyon dechelly homesteadDuring a trip to Canyon DeChelly, I was lucky enough to catch this image of a Navajo Homestead in the canyon. A hogan is the primary, traditional dwelling of the Navajo people. Other traditional structures include the summer shelter, the underground home, and the sweat house. A hogan can be round, cone-shaped, multi-sided, or square; with or without internal posts; timber or stone walls and packed with earth in varying amounts or a bark roof for a summer house, with the door facing east to welcome the rising sun for good wealth and fortune.

Today, while some older hogans are now still used as dwellings and others are maintained for ceremonial purposes, new hogans are rarely intended as family dwellings.

Traditional structured hogans are also considered pioneers of energy efficient homes. Using packed mud against the entire wood structure, the home was kept cool by natural air ventilation and water sprinkled on the dirt ground inside. During the winter, the fireplace kept the inside warm for a long period of time and well into the night.

Sedona Shamanic Healing

ShamanShamanic Healing is a natural way of bringing your mind, body and spirit back into harmony and balance. With the assistance of the earth, animals and prayer, you can learn how to heal yourself.

There are many different forms of Shamanic or Native Healing, different Healers will use different techniques, tools and medicine to assist their patients.

Some Shamans may help remove illness and disease, physical pain, bad dreams, ghosts, etc. Some are also teachers who can help you find your spiritual path. Some will pray and meditate for answers and spiritual solutions to an individuals or a community’s problems. Some will look to the animals and things in nature for guidance.

Rebekah offers Native American Shamanic Healing in Sedona. Her practice includes the Medicine Wheel Ceremony, Animal Totems and Readings, Shamanic Journeys and Soul Retrieval, Sacred Counsel Sessions, Dream Interpretation, Home clearings and blessings and Sedona Spiritual Vortex Tours.

Who is a Shaman?

A Shaman is the spiritual leader and natural healer of the tribe. Also referred to as a Medicine Man, Native Healer, Spirit Walker, Sage, Visionary, Mystic, Prophet, or a Holy Man or Woman.

They are the ones who can walk between the physical and spiritual worlds as a communicator for the great spirit.

There are several different types of Shaman.

A shaman can either be a man or a woman. Some cultures will call a man a Sha-man, and a woman a Sha-ma. In more modern terms, both are referred to as a Shaman.

A true Shaman is not likely to claim to be a Shaman or any other title that would set them higher than anyone else. But the people in their tribe, family, business, or any other type of group, clan or community will tell you that he or she is their Shaman. Shamans may claim to be a Shamanic Practitioners and study shamanism. Just as a true healer will not claim to be a healer, they will be more likely to claim to practice healing work, or call themselves a healing practitioner or facilitator.

Some Shamans find it difficult to live in modern society. They prefer to spend more time in nature studying the animals, the weather, the elements, and all natural things.

What is Shamanism?

Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice known to humankind. Shamanism comprises of a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spirit-world. A practitioner of shamanism is known as a shaman. There are many variations of shamanism throughout the world, but several common beliefs are shared by all forms of shamanism. Shamans are intermediaries, or mediums between the human and spirit worlds. They are capable of entering supernatural realms to obtain answers and solutions to the problems of their community. Someone would come to a Shaman for guidance, healing, clearing, answers, clarity, direction, and to treat illnesses.

Characteristics of a Shaman…

Teaches through being an example
They are humble and practice humility
Being of service in every moment and situation
Practices moderation
Honors another’s path regardless religion and differences in beliefs
Expresses unconditional love for self and all relations
Practices non-judgment of self and others
Balances physical and non-physical worlds
Takes great care of physical self
Can heal human self and facilitates healing of others
Keeps a clean and simple environment
Knows the solar cycles very well and plans activities and other events accordingly
Lives on less
Trusts and listens to inner guidance
Takes time to be in silence, knowing answers are found within self, or in nature
Spends time in nature and understands the elements
Speaks to the animals and interprets their messages and wisdom
Interprets dreams as guidance in the physical world
Speaks positively and uplifts others
Looks for the good in everyone and every situation
Knows medicinal properties of plants and herbs
Uses non-physical energy work when appropriate
Shape shifts when appropriate
Understands the natural laws of the universe
Continues to study and learn to become a better teacher

Tools of a Shaman…

tools of a shamanSage, braids of sweet grass, cedar, lavender, and blue corn, drums, rattles, and prayer feathers, stones, bones, and a staff or spirit stick.

Sage is best known for smudging ceremonies. This practice is used for cleansing, clearing, and purifying negative energies. Scientific studies have shown that sage, when burned, gives off negative ions. Negative ions are known for clearing mental blocks and works with the non-physical, psychic self. These are the same ions that you would get from standing at the edge of the ocean and breathing it in.

Blue corn is one of the most unique corns found in the Southwest and is a symbol of life by the Hopi.

The drum is one of the most important tools of a Shaman. It is used for meditating, vision quests, and shamanic journeys, healing and breaking up old patterns and negative energies, grounding, centering, calling in the spirits for ceremony, and of course, dancing. The deep, earthly sound of the drum represents the heartbeat of mother earth, loving, giving, and nurturing. It brings us back to the comfort of being in our mothers womb, safe, secure, and surrounded with unconditional love. The heartbeat connects all of life and reminds us that there is no separation. The plants, animals, stones, trees, fish, stars, plants and the universe are all one. There is only one universal heartbeat.

Places you might find a Shaman…

There are many shamans walking the earth today, they are all over the planet. Some don’t even know that they are a Shaman yet they are practicing Shamanism every day. You may find these healers and shamans near vortex sites, sacred sites, and where the earths ley lines connect around the planet. When you are looking for a Shaman, all you have to do is put it out there and you will always be guided to the perfect one.

Misconceptions of  a Shaman…

Over the years I’ve noticed that some people are perfectly trained by what they see on television. When going to see a Shaman or someone who practices Shamanism for the first time they may have some unrealistic expectations…

Are you looking for an old wrinkly man dressed in furs and robes who is wearing crystals and feathers and has a full set of ragalia on? This might have been what you would have seen a few hundred years ago, but things have changed.

You might be looking for someone who is isolated and lives in a small hut within his village or you think you may have to drive up a long windy road to the top of a mountain to seek these individuals. Not any more…

There may be a Shaman or Shamanic Practitioner living right next door.

So I encourage you to release all expectations and be open to searching for the modern Shaman who dresses in normal clothes and lives a life just like everyone else. They may even have a day job!

There are many shamans out there and it is said that there is at least one within every family, workplace, etc.

 

Sedona New Moon Ceremony

Will you be in Sedona on the new moon? Join us for a New Moon Spiritual Journey Drumming Meditation in the tipi or out on the healing red rocks and learn sacred teachings and ancient Native ways with local Native Rebekah Two Moons. The new moon is all about releasing and setting new goals. This is a powerful ceremony for those who want to heal from the past and create a fun new future!

Sedona Spiritual Healing Day

sedona spiritual healing retreatAn in-depth Sedona Spiritual Healing Experience.

Release fear, loss, anger, emotional pain, physical pain and dis-ease, control issues, and gain more inner peace, love, compassion, gratitude, happiness and balance. Reconnect with nature and remember the truth of who you really are. Also gain more insight and clarity on your life’s path. Illuminate your passion for life!

This experience is located at one of Sedona most powerful vortexes sites. Experience a Medicine Wheel ceremony for releasing, forgiveness, gratitude, and abundance. Let the drum and sacred songs heal you from deep within. Gain insight and direction through a Shamanic Journey. Learn your Animal Totems and meet your animal spirit guides and receive messages and guidance. Enjoy a healthy meal and a peaceful setting at one of Sedona’s most charming vegan restaurants. Then complete your Sedona Healing Day with a Sacred Path Life Coaching session. After this day…. you just might feel like a new person and have a renewed love for life!

Walnut Canyon Tour Sedona Flagstaff Arizona

walnut canyon tour walkwayThis is an amazingly beautiful and quiet place. The people that use to call this place home some 800 years ago, knew what they were doing! From the visitor center it is approximately a one mile hike round trip to explore these incredible ruins. There are over 300 rooms counted in this canyon. Imagine the gentle breeze blowing through the tall pines and across your face as you watch a red-tail hawk glide by. This is a must see for the northern Arizona explorer.

 

Medicine Wheel Ceremony Tour Sedona Arizona

A Medicine Wheel is a ceremonial tool used by many spiritual people all over the world to perform rituals that honor the four directions, the sacred hoop of life, the animals, the sun and moon, Mother Earth and Father Sky, and many more aspects of the natural world.

Some Native Americans believe that “Medicine” is anything that deepens your relationship with the Creator and the Great Spirit.

The wheel is a circle divided into four directions, the east, south, west and north. Also a symbol of astrology, each person is represented somewhere within that circle depending upon their birth moth and day. That placement is associated with a special moon, power animal, totem clan, healing plant, color and mineral.

At the wheel, we say a prayer for releasing, forgiveness, gratitude and abundance. When we speak out loud to the universe we are stating our intentions and this is very powerful. I’ve seen miraculous things happen, some of which most people won’t believe or even understand.

 

Before entering the wheel in the East we will offer some kind of herb or prayer. This is an offering to let the spirits know the we enter with pure hearts and leave any ego or negativity outside of the sacred wheel. Cornmeal, tobacco, sage, cedar, roses and many other natural gifts are offered before going into the wheel. I’ve also seen gold glitter. Offering something before we enter the wheel is a good practice. It is said that before we enter any sacred space or even just going out into nature for a vision quest, it is good practice to offer something at the “door.” Just as some tradition will do, going to see someone at their house, they will offer a gift. It’s also common practice to smudge yourself before going into ceremony.

We’ve worked with children from the age of three and the grandmothers and grandfathers, all seem to have something to pray about.

The prayer we hold is not tied to any religion, it includes all living things such as the Creator, the Great Spirit, the animals, the four directions of the universe, our ancestors, and other things that bring us closer to nature. It’s also like stating your intentions.

The sound of the drum and rattle is healing and have been used for thousands of years. Some receive healing from the sound and some receive a vision.

The medicine wheel dates back thousands of years originating from the Lakota Sioux. Today, Medicine Wheel ceremonies are becoming more popular and can be found all over the world. As the teachings spread to different cultures, it is a bit modified, therefore not every ceremony will be alike. Each will be a bit different and that’s okay.

In the Medicine Wheel we drum and sing songs for forgiveness and gratitude. We offer our blessings and prayers to Mother Earth and Father Sky, to Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon, to the four directions and the animals that represent them.

Most people experience a lightness and tingling sensation. Some don’t want to leave the wheel because they feel so connected a sense of true security that they are afraid to leave the wheel and loose it. This is a feeling and an experience that can be done at any time and in any place.

The medicine wheel is a symbol of symmetry and balance. During the process of constructing the wheel you will begin to recognize what areas of your life are not in balance, and where your attention is lacking and requires focus. Continuing working with the wheel after you constructed it. Sit with your wheel in silent meditation. Allow the wheel to assist you in gaining new and different perspectives.

The medicine wheel represents the many cycles of life. The circle is representative of life’s never ending cycle (birth, death, rebirth). Each stone or spoke placement in the wheel focuses on a different aspect of living.

A personal medicine wheel can be made using fetishes such as crystals, arrowheads, seashells, feathers, animal fur/bones, and so on. Take time to reflect on each aspect of your life (self, family, relationships, life purpose, community, finances, health, etc.) as you place objects within the circle.

Over the years I’ve been assisting people from all over the world to heal past wounds, physical, emotional and spiritual. I never know what to expect with each one and they are all different. No matter what you want to do from heal physical pain to an old emotional wound, drumming in the medicine wheel can help. This can help release negativity that you have been carrying around for a long time, sometimes we don’t even realize we are carrying it.

The term “medicine wheel” was first applied to the Big Horn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming, the most southern and one of the largest in existence. That site consists of a central circle of piled rock surrounded by a circle of stone; “Rays” of stones travel out from the central core of rock and its surrounding circle. The structure looks like the wheel of a bicycle.

The Medicine Wheel can take many different forms. It can be an artwork such as artifact or painting, or it can be a physical construction on the land. Hundreds or even thousands of Medicine Wheels have been built in North America over the last several centuries.

Movement in the Medicine Wheel is typically in a clockwise, or “sun-wise” direction. This helps to align with the forces of Nature, such as gravity and the rising and setting of the Sun.

Meanings of the Four Directions

There are many different interpretations of the Medicine Wheel. Each of the Four Directions (East, South, West, and North) is typically represented by a distinctive color, such as black, red, yellow, and white, which for some stands for the human races. The Directions can also represent:

  • Stages of life: birth, youth, adult, and elder.
  • Seasons of the year: spring, summer, fall and winter
  • Aspects of life: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical
  • Elements of nature: fire (or sun), air, water, and earth
  • Animals: Eagle, Bear, Coyote, Wolf, Buffalo and many others
  • Ceremonial plants: tobacco, sweet grass, sage, cedar

The East is held to represent the mind, air, the color yellow and ‘yellow skinned peoples’, learning the groups to which people belong and the infant.

The South holds the heart, fire, the color red and ‘red skinned peoples’, and the child.

The West holds the spirit, water, the color blue or black, and ‘black-skinned peoples’ and Adulthood.

The North represents the final life stage in the wheel, being an elder and passing on knowledge to the next generation so that the wheel may start again just like the circle it takes after. It is also associated with the color white, representing the white hair of the elders and the white skinned people.

In other practices, the Northern direction corresponds to Adulthood (the White Buffalo), the South represents Childhood (the Serpent), the West represents Adolescence (the Bear) and the Eastern direction represents Death and Re-birth (Eagle). In terms of social dynamics, community building and the use of Circles in Restorative Justice work, the four quadrants of the circle correspond to Introductions.

According to Native American astrology we were all born into a particular direction of the wheel and given an animal totem and animal clan.

The concept of the medicine wheel symbolically represents a nonlinear model of human development. Each compass direction on the wheel offers lessons and gifts that support the development of a balanced individual. The idea is to remain balanced at the center of the wheel while developing equally the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of one’s personality. The concept of the medicine wheel varies: different groups attribute different gifts to positions on the wheel. But the following offers a generalized overview of some lessons and gifts connected with the development process.

Lessons and gifts from the EAST, the place of first light, spring, and birth, include:
Warmth of the spirit
Purity, trust, and hope
Unconditional love
Courage
Truthfulness
Guidance and leadership
Capacity to remain in the present moment

Lessons and gifts from the SOUTH, the place of summer and youth, include:
Generosity, sensitivity, and loyalty
Romantic love
Testing of the physical body/self-control
Gifts of music and art
Capacity to express feelings openly in ways respectful to others

Lessons and gifts from the WEST, the place of autumn and adulthood, include:
Dreams, prayers, and meditation
Perseverance when challenged
Balance between passionate loyalty and spiritual insight
Use of personal objects, sacred of life’s meaning
Fasting, ceremony, self-knowledge, and vision

Lessons and gifts from the NORTH, the place of winter and elders, include:
Intellectual wisdom
Ability to complete tasks that began as a vision
Detachment from hate, jealousy, desire, anger, and fear
Ability to see the past, present, and future as interrelated

These are all different teaching from all corners of the earth, and as you can see they each slightly differ from one another. Therefore in creating and performing a Medicine Wheel Ceremony, there is no wrong way to do it. So dance, sing, shake the rattles and beat the drum as it all will help you on your personal medicine path.

So if you are coming to Sedona and want to experience this ceremony, I would highly recommend it whether it’s with us or anyone else, it is healing and will be an experience you will remember forever.

Would you like a  Medicine Wheel built on your property? I would love to build a Medicine Wheel for you! Do you have a perfect location picked out on your property? Contact me to set up a time to build a wheel and hold an activating ceremony.

Jerome Arizona’s Ghost Town a few miles from Sedona

jerome arizona tourJust a few miles south of Sedona on 89A you will find a small ghost town on the side of Mingus mountain at 5,200 feet. Jerome, Arizona established in 1876 was once a booming copper mining town and once the fourth largest city in the Arizona Territory. The population peaked at 15,000 in the 1920’s. In 1967 Jerome was designated a National Historic District by the federal government. Today Jerome is a thriving tourist and artist community with a population of about 450. The Depression of the 1930’s slowed the mining operation and the claim went to Phelps Dodge, who holds the claim today. World War II brought increased demand for copper, but after the war, demand slowed. Dependent on the copper market, Phelps Dodge Mine closed in 1953 and the population dropped drastically. Now what is left is a small art community and ghost town rich with history.

Douglas Mansion/State Park 
Make sure visit the former Douglas Mansion, designed by James “Rawhide Jimmy” Douglas is equipped with a wine cellar, billiard room, steam heat and was built from adobe bricks made on-site. Now a museum which exhibits photographs, artifacts, minerals and videos. Also a 3-D model of the underground tunnels under the town.

Gold King Mine and Ghost Town
The location of the historic Gold King Mine was originally the site of Haynes, Arizona, which in 1890, was a small suburb of the larger town of Jerome, one mile north. When the Haynes Copper Company dug a 1200-foot-deep shaft in search of copper, they were disappointed at the absence of copper, but miners hit gold instead. The site is now a museum where visitors can see continuous demonstrations of antique mining equipment and the operation of a turn-of-the-century sawmill daily. Other highlights include walks in an authentic mine shaft, animals to pet and feed, a circa 1901 blacksmith shop, and the world’s largest gas engines.

Shopping and Lunch on Main Street including wine tasting at the Jerome Winery
Allow yourself about two to three hours for eating and shopping. Jerome has several great restaurants, the Haunted Hamburger, Quinces Cafe, The Asylum Restaurant, Grapes, and the Mile High Inn & Grill. Also make sure to visit the Jerome Winery, located in the old apartment complex on Clark Street above the city park. With a large patio and expansive views, the Jerome Winery is the perfect place to pass some time away while enjoying the splendor of a fine wine. The Jerome Winery produces their own special wines as well as carrying wines from other areas of the world.

Grand Canyon Tours from Sedona Arizona

grand canyon tour from sedonaThis amazing adventure begins with a beautiful drive up Oak Creek Canyon, one of the top 10 scenic drives in America. Then travel through the Ponderosa Pine Forest of Flagstaff, past the San Francisco Peaks, and on to the village of Tusayan where you can see “Hidden Secrets of the Canyon” at the Imax Theater. Then onto the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to walk along the edge for a spectacular view.

Enjoy lunch at the Bright Angel Lodge or bring your own lunch.

kieva at tusayan village grand canyonThen travel along the south rim and breath in the vast beauty of this amazing place. On your way back, travel along the east end of the canyon for a majestic view of the Colorado River and stop at the historical site of the Tusayan Ruin. Here we do a meditation to connect with the ancestors.

One last stop at the famous Cameron Trading Post on the Navajo Indian Reservation for fun and Authentic shopping then back to Sedona.

$220.pp/$120.pp two or more.

Hopi Mesa Tours Sedona Arizona

walpi village hopi mesa tourTravel back in time over a thousand years to the ancient land of the Hopi. A Native American tribe that is said to be the oldest living indigenous people of North America. Hopis call themselves Hopitu – ‘The Peaceful People’. Hopi land is in Northeastern Arizona and surrounded by the Navajo Nation. Small Hopi villages can be found on three different mesas, First Mesa, Second Mesa, and Third Mesa.

The Hopi believe they were first inhabitants of America. Their village of Oraibi is said to be the oldest continually occupied settlement in the United States. These small pueblo style communities all sit at the edge of large cliffs overlooking the beautiful landscape of the painted desert. Some have no running water or electricity and enjoy living this simple life just as their ancestors did hundreds, even thousands of years ago. The Hopi are also famous for their sacred dances that they have throughout the year.

hopi prophecy rock

Example Travel Schedule:

8am Depart Sedona and travel up scenic Oak Creek Canyon to the top of the Mogollon Rim. Then travel along historic route 66 and through the painted desert to the Hopi Mesas

10am Arrive at Hopi land and visit the ancient village of Kykotsmovi and Old Oraibi at Third Mesa, said to be the oldest inhabited village of the Hopi.

Relax and connect with the ancestors during a meditation and prayer overlooking the vista.

Then visit Hopi Prophecy Rock and learn the teachings that the ancient ones left for us. You must have a Native Hopi guide at this location.

12pm Lunch at Hopi Cultural Center restaurant on Second Mesa, enjoy an authentic Hopi meal or choose from the regular menu.

1pm Explore the museum at the Hopi Cultural Center and learn more about the history of these ancient people. Then enjoy shopping at a few of the local arts and craft shops.

Next, explore the Second Mesa village of Shongopavi then to First Mesa at Polacca and Walpi. Along the way you will see Corn Rock, to the Hopi, corn is the central bond of all life and its essence, physically, spiritually, and symbolically, pervades their existence.

3pm Depart Hopi Mesas and travel past the Hopi buttes then stop at the Painted Desert Scenic View for a final breathtaking experience of this incredible land.  Return to Sedona.

USEFUL TIPS:

  • Eat breakfast before you leave.
  • Bring extra money for lunch and shopping as it is respectful to buy arts and crafts for the local people for visiting their land.
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks for the trip.
  • Camera use is limited on this journey, and is not permitted near the villages.

Learn more about the Hopi…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopi

http://www.crystalinks.com/hopi.html

http://www.hopi-nsn.gov

One of the best books about the Hopi is “Book of the Hopi” by Frank Waters and published by Penguin Books, 1963. This book covers the origin of the Hopi, the four migrations, the origin of the clans, ceremonies etc. It is a book for anyone interested in learning more about the Hopi people.

Overnight camping or lodge trips are also available.

Enjoy!

Beasley Flats Cave Dwellings Camp Verde Arizona

native american cave dwellings at beasly flatsBeasly Flats is a historical location in Camp Verde along the Verde River. Many years ago an indigenous tribe, most likely the Hopi, lived here. There are many cave dwellings and several pithouses nearby. I actually grew up only a few miles from here where there is another similar set of caves and pithouse ruins. This area is loaded with Native American history. A beautiful place to meditate and have a picknick.

petroglyph rock at beasly flatsYou can see this petroglyph rock on your way to Beasley Fats. I’ve heard that this rock goes about 30 feet into the earth. DOT tried to remove it once and failed so they just left it near the road and put a guardrail around it. On one side it shows San Francisco Peaks looking in the direction of the peaks! The spirals are said to be a map of where they were and where they were going. History shows that the Hopi were migrating from the far south to eventually the Hopi Mesas where the now live today.

salt mine camp verde arizonaAlso along the way you will see an old salt mine. In the past this was a highly valued trade commodity.

Animal Medicine Totem Sedona Arizona

mountain lion animal medicineWhat is your Animal Totem? What is Animal Medicine?

When we are seeking more balance and answers in life, we may call upon the animal spirit guides as the ancient Native Americans once did.

Have you ever wondered why a stray dog wandered into your yard, or a hawk flew past just in front of you as you were driving? Do you collect pictures or figurines of pigs, dolphins, or frogs?

These are all gentle messages from the animal spirit world offering you insight and clarity to your daily tasks and challenges.

 

Birth Date Totem Animal Spirit Keeper or Clan Direction Element
Dec 21-Jan 19 Snow Goose Waboose – Buffalo North Wind
Jan 20-Feb 18 Otter Waboose – Buffalo North Wind
Feb 19-Mar 20 Wolf/Cougar Waboose – Buffalo North Wind
Mar 21-Apr 20 Hawk Wabun – Eagle East Fire
Apr 21-May 20 Beaver Wabun – Eagle East Fire
May 21-Jun 20 Deer Wabun – Eagle East Fire
Jun 21-Jul 21 Woodpecker Shawnodese – Coyote South Earth
Jul 22-Aug 21 Sturgeon Shawnodese – Coyote South Earth
Aug 22-Sep 22 Bear Shawnodese – Coyote South Earth
Sep 23-Oct 22 Crow/Raven Mudjekeewis – Bear West Water
Oct 23-Nov 21 Snake Mudjekeewis – Bear West Water
Nov 22-Dec 20 Elk/Owl Mudjekeewis – Bear West Water

There may be variances depending on different tribes, as shown by a slash (/). We recommend you research both, then you will know which one is you! The astrological animal may not be your own personal totem animal. Use it instead as an additional helper.

Snow Goose: The large white snow goose travels great lengths, some as far as 5,000 miles, during its yearly migrations to and from its nesting grounds in the North Arctic. As a totem, Snow Goose people will often go to great lengths to make their aspirations a reality.

They have clear ambitions, and their imaginative minds, strong determination, sheer energy, and bubbling enthusiasm can make the seemingly impossible become attainable for them. Their persistence and determination often makes them successful at attaining long-term goals that they have set out for themselves. Snow Geese will spend hours picking insects off of each other.

Snow Goose people will often do ordinary things extremely well, sometimes to the point of perfection. These perfectionists can also sometimes be nitpickers, letting small and insignificant matters bother and frustrate them. When they feel that they’re not getting their goals accomplished quickly enough, or they perceive an obstacle, even a minor one, in their path, Snow Goose people often have a tendency to become despondent and depressed. Snow geese travel in large flocks, sometimes numbering in the thousands.

Like their totem, Snow Geese people are usually very social and enjoy being in the company of others.

Otter: Otters are known for their playfulness, and thus, Otter people are friendly, playful, and love to have fun.

Like their totem, Otter people are usually very helpful, considerate, and compassionate towards others and are often involved in charitable activities. They are very giving and throughout their lives they will spend a great deal of their energy working to benefit the Earth and its inhabitants.

Otters have a strong sense of family and are very passionate and devoted to their loved ones, and will mourn the loss of a mate for a long time. They love being parents, and are exceptionally good at it, and are very nurturing towards their cubs. Otter cubs stay with their parents for much longer than those of most other wild animals.

Just like their animal totem, Otter people are also usually very devoted and loving towards their families, and may have difficulty letting go of their children when they decide to move out into the world and be on their own.

Otters are great organizers and keep their living areas very neat and tidy. Otter people are just the same and will often feel ill at ease and uncomfortable if their living and working environments are not clean and orderly. Otters are intelligent, creative, and inventive. As they float in the water on their backs, they place a rock on their tummies to use as a tool to crack open their shellfish dinners. And you can bet that Otter people are just as intelligent, creative, and inventive as their totem animal.

Wolf: The Native Americans regarded the wolf as an intellect in both mind and spirit, a keeper of knowledge, and a great teacher, as well as a guide to the sacred. Those born during the Big Winds Moon are most often intellectuals, like their totem, and are usually hunters of knowledge, especially with regards to philosophy, religion, and anything else that they feel might bring meaning and purpose into their lives.

Like the wolf, they are often very good with handling children and make excellent teachers. Wolf people are usually quite intuitive, and can often quickly discern the intentions and attitudes of others, even when they are hidden.

Both wolves and Wolf people have a need to have a well-defined territory. For Wolf people, this territory not only includes their home and work spaces, but also their relationships with others. Wolves are very social animals and companionship is important to them. Usually they partner for life. And so it is too for the people with this totem.

Wolf people are usually quite sensitive and, for them, a break-up can be devastating. These people often have difficulty handling their emotions. They feel vulnerable if they express them too freely, yet become depressed when their emotions are repressed. Their emotional imbalance may cause difficulties in their relationships.

Hawk: Like the falcon, people born during this moon are fearless hunters, always in search for something new. New places, new experiences, and new ideas are their prey.

These people, like their totem, have the ability to reach great heights, though sometimes, however, they can lack the patience, concentration, or persistence to be able to see things through to the end. Although they begin each new endeavor with great enthusiasm, they can easily get bored or distracted and, therefore, will quickly change directions and leap onto the next new thing that comes along, leaving the other endeavor behind never to be finished.

They may have a whole trail of unfinished projects behind them. To combat their tendency towards boredom, Falcon people may have several different projects going on all at once. Even so, they may still eventually lose interest in all of them and dive into something new that piques their interest. Falcon people, therefore, are often good at starting things, but not so good at finishing them.

Beaver: People who have Beaver as a totem are hard workers. Just like a busy beaver, they keep themselves busy whether it is at work, or at home, or at play. They have no trouble keeping themselves occupied. Even when it seems that there is nothing that needs to be done, Beaver people are creative and will always find something to do, even if it is just changing, adjusting, tweaking, or rearranging things that they have already done.

Keeping busy helps to make Beaver people feel comfortable and content as well as giving them a sense of security. Beaver people are also persevering and patient and so, if they have their minds set on something, they usually end up getting what they want.

They are quick to learn and are readily adaptable to new things, though they also have a tendency to want to make things fit to themselves rather than the other way around. Sometimes so much so, that it may get to the point where they end up reorganizing the lives of those around them. But they usually don’t do so selfishly, but rather with the intention of it benefiting all those around them as well as themselves.

Deer: Deer people are fast-movers on every level. Not only do they move fast physically, but they also talk fast, think fast, and their emotions tend to change quickly. Due to all of their fast-moving, they are likely to often bound from one topic to another, from one idea to another, and from one project to another, many times failing to accomplish what they had set out to do.

They are resourceful, however, and have an eye for beauty, and so they are capable of making something beautiful out of something simple. Deer people often have a short attention span, as well as a tendency to interrupt conversations because their minds are always racing, a part of the conversation might set their thoughts off on a tangent, and then they will want to express those thoughts immediately, thereby not allowing the person who was speaking to finish what they were saying.

However, they are also intuitive and sensitive and are usually compassionate and understanding towards others. Deer people often have an uncontrollable wild side to them which can sometimes make it difficult for others to understand them and for them to even understand themselves. With all of their fast-moving and occasional wildness, Deer people are often unorganized and easily lose track of time.

Woodpecker: To Native Americans, the rhythmic pecking of the woodpecker reminded them of the sound of the shaman’s drum. The people who have Woodpecker as a totem also tend to be musically inclined. The Natives saw that the woodpecker not only did its pecking out of necessity in the search for food, but that they also pecked for the sheer joy of it. Woodpecker, then, as a totem can teach people how to feel and express joy.

Woodpeckers take great care with building their nest and raising their young, and so too do those with this totem. Woodpecker people find their greatest joy in building a comfortable, harmonious, and happy home for themselves and their children. They are usually excellent parents, and sometimes have difficulty with letting go of their children when it is time for them to leave the nest.

Close relationships are important to Woodpecker people, and they can become very unhappy or even bitter if they do not have someone towards whom to direct their love, energy, and devotion.

Sturgeon: The sturgeon is a symbol of strength and longevity to Native Americans. Like salmon, sturgeons swim upstream to get to their spawning grounds. So sturgeon have the strength to swim against the current and the ability to survive despite hard times, and so too do those whose birth totem is Sturgeon.

Sturgeon (and Salmon) are very graceful swimmers, causing very little disturbance as they move through the water. Water is the element of the emotions, and so it is one of Sturgeon people’s life tasks to learn to master their emotions and to swim gracefully through their lives causing little friction or disturbance.

Sturgeon people can be resistant to change which can cause them a great amount of emotional upset. Demands that are put on them by others can also be a source of emotional upset and a lot of stress for Sturgeon people.

Bear: Brown Bears are independent and self-reliant, and so too are those whose birth totem is Brown Bear. These people are usually slow in acclimating themselves to change, and will often retreat to their dens for a time, where they can feel comfortable and secure within the familiar.

Brown bear people are constructive and have a knack for fixing just about anything, from repairing a broken down car to mending a torn relationship. These people are usually quite gentle, like their totem animal, and handle their relationships with much tenderness and understanding.

The Native peoples regarded the Brown Bear as a dreamer. People with this totem often love to daydream and have a vivid imagination. Sometimes they can get so wrapped up in their daydream that they become unable to distinguish it from their physical reality, which may cause others to think that they are liars.

Raven: Ravens and crows like to be together in numbers. They travel together, eat together, and live together. Raven people have this trait as well, preferring the company of others to being alone and on their own. They feel the happiest and most secure when they are with others. They work best when they are in a group, and are extremely loyal to any group that they are a part of, and like the Raven, they are always ready to defend it when necessary.

Like the birds, these people are often cautious and wary which may make it difficult for them to make decisions. They are often indecisive and slow to make up their minds, preferring instead to remain neutral rather than to choose one side or one thing over another. However, once they have made a decision, they will act on it with conviction.

Since ancient times, the Raven and Crow have been associated with magick and mystery, and have been regarded as the guardian of secrets. Almost like magic, Raven people often have an uncanny ability to turn their wants and desires into realities. They are also usually very good at being discreet and keeping secrets.

Snake: Because of its ability to periodically shed its skin, the snake represents transformation, change, and renewal. And those born with Snake as their birth totem are inclined to shed their skins by way of making dramatic, and sometimes drastic, changes in their lives from time to time, letting go of their current ties and attachments, and starting again anew. They may make sudden decisions such as to quit their job, or change their occupation, or sell their house, or move to a new city, or totally reinvent themselves. Sometimes, however, they make these changes at inopportune times, thereby causing unnecessary upset and suffering to themselves as well as to others.

Change isn’t necessarily always easy for Snake people, but they are adaptable to anything that is new to them. For Snake people, their lives are usually a lifelong transformation. They may start out making changes that are for purely selfish reasons.

As the Snake person goes through life, their selfish changes will usually eventually transform into more constructive changes which benefit not only themselves, but others as well. Snake people may also start out as insensitive and hurtful towards others, but then their ability to wound will usually turn into the ability to heal. Snake people can be especially helpful to those suffering from alcoholism or drug abuse.

Owl: Owls have large eyes and keen eyesight which enables them to see and catch their prey in the darkness of night. Owl people are very observant as well with very little escaping their attention. They have a keen eye for detail as well as a deep insight into whatever they find of interest or importance. The owl is associated with hidden wisdom and the Moon, which is the light that shines through the darkness.

Owl people usually have very good intuition, and may often find that they become aware of certain things before it becomes obvious to others. Though they are drawn to the esoteric and mysterious, they are usually able to keep themselves grounded in practical reality. From time to time, Owl people may feel the urge to disappear into the darkness like their totem animal.

They may become quiet and withdrawn, and may even feel the need to be alone and will thus avoid being in the company of others. They may even suddenly break away from a situation or project in which they have been deeply involved. Because of their sudden withdrawal, Owl people may appear to others as antisocial. They might be and feel misunderstood by others and, during these times, may inadvertently hurt the feelings of those around them.

The Spirit Keepers
The Spirit Keepers are Spirit Beings responsible for teaching us the power of their respective Directions. When we are born, the Great Spirit assigns a particular one to us, sort of like a Guardian Angel, to Guide, Teach, Protect us, and to serve as a sort of Team Leader. There are lessons for us to learn from ALL of the Spirit Keepers.

Of the North Wind is Waboose ~ The Sacred Buffalo (Dec 21 and Mar 20)
The Power of Waboose is renewal and purity. It is new life enclosed in death, new growth protected in rest. The Season of Waboose is Winter, whether that “season” be about the time of year, the time in a person’s life cycle, or the time-phase of an idea. The animal totem of Waboose is White Buffalo, whose Medicine is Prayer and Abundance. The color totem is White (purity, balance). The time of day represented is Night.

Of the East Wind is Wabun ~ The Eagle (Mar 21 and Jun 20)
The Power of Wabun is illumination and wisdom. The Season of Wabun is Spring, a time of awakening from Winter rest, a time of vitality, purity-of-energy. The animal totem of Wabun is Eagle, whose Medicine is Spirit. The color totems are red (vital energy) and gold (enlightenment). The time of day represented is Morning.

Of the South Wind is Shawnodese ~ The Coyote (Jun 21 and Sept 22)
The Power of Shawnodese is growth and trust. The Season of Shawnodese is Summer, a time of rapid growth, maturing, testing wisdom and helping it to grow. The animal totem of Shawnodese is Coyote, whose Medicine is Trickster (a variance is that some believe that the South Direction animal totem is Mouse, whose Medicine is Scrutiny). The totem colors are green (growth, healing) and yellow (intelligence, natural wisdom). The time of day represented is Mid-Day.

Of the West Wind is Mudjekeewis ~ The Bear (Sep 23 and Dec 20)
Also Chief Council of all Spirit Keepers, and whose Power is strength and introspection. The Season of Mudjekeewis is Autumn, a time of strength gained from knowing yourself, a time of stability. The animal totem is Grizzley Bear, who is also Chief Council of all Animal Totems, and whose Medicine is Introspection. The totem colors are blue (spiritual strength) and black (looking within). The time of day represented is Evening.

In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beast, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and moon should man learn.. all things tell of Tirawa. – Eagle Chief (Letakots-Lesa) Pawnee

Spiritual Diagnosis for Physical Ailments and Pain

The more I work with people, the more I discover that all their physical problems have a non-physical diagnosis. For example a friend of mine says she has a kidney infection. I remember her telling me the other day that she felt one coming on. I looked at my notes and explained to her that this particular problem stems from “bottled-up anger that hasn’t been dealt with.” She knew right away what it was. I offered a little bit of coaching for her and within ten minutes she knew what she had to do. Once she took the right action and released the anger, she healed instantly. I’m not sure it will be this easy for everyone, but this offers a good place to start!

What physical problems are you dealing with right now?

Acne: Refusing to like and accept yourself as you are
Addictions: Lack of self-love and avoiding to face your own fears
Aids: Guilt related to sex and/or sexuality
Alcoholism: Inability to accept yourself and/or your circumstances
Allergies: You or someone else is getting in between you and your own self power
Alzheimers Disease: Refusing to live your own life
Anorexia: Afraid of being rejected and lack of self-love
Anxiety: Refusing to live in the present
Arthritis: Lack of self-love and self-acceptance
Back Pain (Upper): Yearning for understanding
Back Pain (Middle): Overpowered by guilt
Back Pain (Lower): Financially instable
Baldness: Lack of trust in life and wanting to feel in control of every single aspect of your life
Blackheads: Anger outbursts
Blood Pressure (Low): Embracing a negative attitude to life
Blood Pressure (High): Accumulation of emotional problems
Bone Problems: Rebellion towards authority
Bowel Irregularities: Not wanting to let go and/or feeling stuck in a particular situation
Breast Problems (Left): Refusing to taking care and loving yourself
Breast Problems (Right): Over-protection and inability to love someone
Breathing Issues: Feeling unable to handle life
Bronchitis: Bad family environment
Bruises: A punishing attitude to oneself
Bulimia: Hating oneself
Burns: Unbearable anger
Cancer: Extreme hurt and/or grief possibly related to past experienced issues
Cholesterol: Inability to experiencing joy in life
Circulation (Blood): Feeling stuck and/or lacking ideas and positive emotions
Colds: Unable to handle too many things and/or issues
Cough: Feeling a deep need to make a point
Depression: Feeling hopeless
Diabetes: Yearning for something which is no more in your life
Diarrhea: Running away from someone and/or something
Dizziness: Being ungrounded and/or lack of focus
Ear Issues: Unwilling to hear
Elbow Issues: Not wanting to accept recent changes
Eye Cataracts: Unable to look eagerly towards the future
Eye Issues in Children: Closing their eyes to current family problems
Fainting: Not wanting to cope with current situation
Feet Issues: Not wanting to move forward
Feminine Issues: Conflict with feminine aspects of yourself
Fever: Anger
Fibroids: Feminine ego being hurt by partner
Finger Issues (Thumb): Feeling controlled and/or always worrying
Finger Issues (Index): Going against authority and/or guardian/parent
Flu: Too much negativityGas: Hidden concernsGrey Hair: Stress
Gum Issues: Unable to make one’s mind on important life issues
Hand Issues: Unable to handle things that should be dealt with
Headache: Criticising oneself
Heart Attack: Focusing on material aspects in life while enjoying nothing in the process
Heartburn: Being devoured by fear and feeling unable to go with life’s flow
Heart Issues: Dealing with life issues through anger
Hemorrhoids: Not wanting to move on
Hip Issues: Feeling unable to take important decisions
Impotence: Anger bottled up towards a past partner and/or harnessing sexual guilt
Indigestion: Anxiety related to a recent/current/upcoming event
Infection: Anger and/or irritation about a particular situation
Jaundice: Feeling or being prejudiced
Kidney Issues: Bottled-up anger that hasn’t been dealt with
Knee Issues: Unable to be flexible with own ideas
Leg Issues: Not wanting to move forward
Leukemia: Lack of excitement in life
Liver Issues: Resisting change
Lung Issues: Fearing life and feeling unworthy
Menopausal Issues: Feeling unwanted
Migraine: Fears related to sex and/or letting someone into your life all the while feeling pressured by someone
Nausea: Rejecting something
Neck Issues: Refusing to see another’s point of view
Overweight: Needing emotional support and protection due to insecurity
Pain: Guilt
PMS: Rejecting feminine aspects within yourself
Prostate Issues: Sexual guilt and/or pressure
Seizures: Wanting to run away from life
Shoulder Issues: Carrying other’s issues onto you
Sinus: Feeling irritable towards someone in particular
Skin Issues: Feeling threatened by someone
Slip Disk: Feeling lack of support from those around you
Sore Throat: Inability to express your true feelings about something/someone
Snoring: Feeling unable to move on from old patterns
Stomach Issues: Feeling malnourished
Stroke: Not being allowed to deal with own emotions
Teeth Issues: Unable to think through important decisions
Thyroid Issues: Feeling humiliated and/or repressed
Tumors: Drowning in remorse
Ulcers: Feeling you are not good enough
Urinary Issues: Anger
Varicose Veins: Being in a hateful/uncomfortable situation

Individual cases may very. This information is suggested causes only and is not a clinical diagnosis.