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THANKSGIVING MEMORIES FROM VISION MOUNTAIN

November 23, 2016

Tags: thanksgiving, native american, tribe, culture, traditions, smudging, feast, family, spirituality, mind body spirit

Sun Bear loved feast days, and, through him and my time with the Bear Tribe, I learned to love them too. He was born just before the stock market crash that caused the “Great Depression” of 1929. He grew up on the White Earth Reservation, which, like most reservations even today, had far more than (more…)

CELEBRATING THE NURTURERS

May 8, 2016

Tags: Mother’s Day, nurturing, vision, life, relationships, love, parenting, philosophy, spirituality, mind/body/spirit

Ah, Mother’s Day. This is the day of the year when greeting card companies, women’s stores and restaurants encourage everyone to remember and celebrate Mom, the person who has hopefully been remembering and celebrating them for the rest of the year. When I think of “Mom”, I think of a dedicated nurturer whether they were born in a female or male body . A dedicated nurturer is wise, loving, understanding, encouraging, and rational. She loves her children unconditionally, knows how to set reasonable boundaries on their behavior, and urges them to find and follow their life’s purpose. Let’s face it. That is a special set of super-powers, one not very common in today’s world. (more…)

The Elder's Lodge

August 3, 2015

Tags: Vision Seeds, Wise Elders, Crones, My Circle, relationships, family, mind/body/spirit, intergenerational learning, psychology, advice, spirituality, young people, seniors, volunteerism

Vision Seed Eleven: When the snow of winter covers your head, the wisdom of life lies within you. Your mission then is to share it.

When I was about five years old an uncle told me, “You were born a little old lady.” I was not insulted, nor did I disagree. (more…)

Walk In Balance

July 26, 2015

Tags: Vision Seeds, mind/body/spirit, relationships, healing, spirituality, psychology, heart, gut instinct, philosophy, advice, Sun Bear, Walk in Balance, feeling

Vision Seed Ten. Listen to your heart. Consult your brain. Let your gut instincts break any ties.

“Walk in Balance on the Earth Mother” was one of Sun Bear’s favorite sayings. To do this, you have to work toward balance within yourself. If you have that, your earth walk will be one of grace and dignity. How did we humans lose our balance? (more…)

Finding Your Heart Relations

July 19, 2015

Tags: Vision Seeds, Heart Relations, mind/body/spirit, relationships, healing, spirituality, love, philosophy, advice, Evelyn Eaton, Sun Bear

Vision Seed Nine. We are born with blood relations. We choose our heart relations.

When I was a young girl long before I used the term, my favorite aunt was my first heart relation. She was not related by blood, but by love. (more…)

Mama/Papa Do You Love Me?

July 12, 2015

Tags: Key words: Vision Seeds, vision, life, relationships, love, parenting, philosophy, spirituality, mind/body/spirit, nurturing, addictions, hoarding, love starvation

Vision Seed Eight: Love starvation is the root of all the illnesses that plague individuals and societies.

I am borrowing the title of this blog from one of my favorite children’s books, Mama Do You Love Me? written by Barbara M. Joosse and Barbara Lavallee (since my daughter was the right age for (more…)

Vision Seed Four: The Power of Surrender

June 6, 2015

Tags: Surrender, transcendance, letting go, relationships, spirituality, mind/body/spirit, the earth, nature, philosophy, vision seeds

Vision Seed Four

The Power of Surrender
Only a strong heart knows the power of surrender.
Guilt, now surrender. I sure know how to pick out really big topics to put into short blogs! Obviously I can only touch on this subject here but, as with all the vision seeds, their point is to (more…)

VISION SEEDS

May 1, 2015

Tags: Vision, life, love, relationships, maxims, spirituality, philosophy, advice

Over the next few months, my blog will take on a new direction. Here I am going to share eleven (a master number) maxims based upon what I have learned in my life. Each one can help to change YOUR life.

Each of the following eleven weeks I will write an entire blog based (more…)

The Journey of My Lives

August 1, 2013

Tags: inaugural post, blog, spirituality, medicine wheel, Sun Bear, Wabun, life

Sun Bear always used to tell me, “Your vision is what gets you up in the morning and keeps you going. It gives sense and purpose to your life.” I had to experience a lot of adventures, adversity, and challenge to find mine, even more to follow it. Still, I am fortunate to have (more…)