MY PATH OF DISCOVERY, THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF LOVE

On my search for coyote medicine… I was led down a path of discovery… a little into the laws of nature… and a little more into the medicine I carry withIn, the power and beauty of Love…
The Ancient Ones reveal that in the laws of nature, children are number one. In this realm, abundance is measured according to the health and happiness of the children and whenever the kids are running free screaming with delight and laughter, it is then we consider ourselves rich because they are the keepers of magic.
Followed by the children in our sacred circle of life are the women. In nature, it is the alpha female that leads and guides the family… children learn their first language from their mothers. Women are our leaders, because of their strong connection to mother earth, they are often able to see beyond the horizon and hold a heightened intuitive sense. Women are the heart of our nation, and when our women are strong, our families are strong.
Number three in the laws of nature is family, the family of Life. This includes everything that lives. The same spirit that lives in you and in me, lives in birds, fish, insects, animals, trees, plants, and is part of the Great Spirit… Every living being is worthy of love, respect and kindness… they too have a unique role, task to perform and sacred space to share in the Great Mystery of life…
And fourth, are the men, the alpha male is the guardian and protector of life. It follows and creates a safe place for the alpha female to lead the family. Our men are the providers and protectors of life and through their guardianship the family can live peacefully in balance and harmony with mother earth… Men are the guardians of the land and our nation… When our men are strong, our families remain strong…
We are the generation that must allow the women of the world to come together, to stand up and guide us into a better world…We must nurture mother earth, give thanks for the protectors of the land, and become stewards of our sacred selves. These laws are so important and it is a call to courage to reclaim them into our lives. Then we can reclaim joy, love and our sacredness, our divine place in this beautiful world… living in harmony, Oneness and Love… with All Our Relations…
Each day when we awake, we can ALL have a part to play in creating a beautiful and brighter world… it has been said that nature is our bible… when confused, look to it, listen and your answers will come… we ALL have something to contribute… LOVE… there is no act of love of kindness that is too small… every smile, touch, hug, prayer, or positive thought you send out to the world, is just like a wave and creates a ripple effect for miles and many… souls and spirits you may not even know you have touched…
In all you do and with everyone you meet, may your heart be filled with gratitude and humility… May you walk gently and always remember to offer and give thanks before taking anything from mother earth. May you walk in love and beauty… and know that You are loved. You are precious. You do not walk alone,
For these words, I give thanks to our Ancestors, Elders, my spirit guides, teachers, and my mom… Mitakuye Oyasin (All My Relations)… Hiy Hiy.. Redberry…

JUST FOR TODAY

Just for today… I will try to be wise in my choices… to be the best person I can be… to consciously think about what matters to me in this moment…. In the Grand Design… the Great Mystery of Life… Is it abundance? Wealth or love? Giving to others? Helping others? I was told once by an elder that the best way to help others is to help myself by trying to be the best person I can be… to remember that on this earth walk I will grow through life’ups and downs, walk through valleys and meadows and climb mountains…. to be carried by the wind to resting places along the way, where I will be given the time and insight to examine what I have accomplished and learned on my journey through life…
My gift to me and Great Spirit is learning to draw from the wisdom of these lessons and integrating it into my True Being, and share Me with All My Relations… because I have learned that what benefits one benefits us all… because We Are All One… We are All Related…. Sometimes, it seems the more I learn, the less I know… yet I grow…. and Great Spirit has taught me that if I can also help others if I learn from my experiences and share my lessons in a gentle and loving way…. At one time I believed life was meant to be complex, yet the more time I spend with mother earth and revel in the beauty and divinity of all other living beings, I realize life is meant to be simple…. One of the most basic but beautiful realizations I came to, is that we live in a loving universe…. We were created out of love…. AND…. Love is liberating, it is not binding…. The more I reflected on and understood the love shown by the Great Spirit in allowing each of us to make a conscious choice to seek Oneness again, out of our own free will, not because we are made to… the more this made great sense to me…. And from this I came to the conclusion that if we are all One Being than it is foolish to hate anyone, as we are hating ourselves…. And therefore, so it true as the Ancient Ones say…. the hurt of One is the hurt of All….
I have learned more from my trials and failures than my successes… If you let it, you allow yourself to become stronger in the places you’ve been broken…. Your failures, scars and wounds, and overcoming those things made you so much stronger…. It is similar to strengthening a muscle in the body, where the tearing takes place, is where the strengthening happens. I have had sorrow in my life and that is when the most profound changes happened in my life… I learned that during these times, you might feel like you are being broken, but instead you are being broken open… the vessel is being emptied…. Tinkiki (thank you) to coyote medicine…. it was the beginning of my next self…. I realized that in every trial there is a treasure…. if we can find it within ourselves to look for it…. Change can be scary because it is unfamiliar…. It dissolves the limitations we place on ourselves…. It takes us out of our comfort zone…. Out of old patterns, behaviors and ways of thinking to carry us into the new and unknown, into a world of infinite possibilities, undiscovered potential and freedom to be all we were created to be… Today I choose to embrace change…. And remember to gently let go of the life I had planned and trust in the talk I had with Creator and Great Spirit, when together we dreamed up the preciousness and purpose for my life… before I journeyed to the earth plane…. Before I made the choice to become a Part of You and You a Part of Me…. because We are All Related….
With Mouse and through Wolf, I have realized that true wisdom lies in knowing I know very little… the less I know, the more I feel I can let my spirit run in love and compassion… Today I choose to wake up curious and determined to see the beauty in all of creation, walking gently upon the earth, with open arms and a thankful heart… With each sunrise we are blessed with a majestic canvass…as spiritual beings making the physical journey to mother earth, it is up to us… as creative artists, to paint each day as we wish…. How can you make the world a better place with your wisdom, where you are?
Just for today…. I say, in simply being here, and being the best person you can be, in this moment, You are making this world a better place!!!! May you let your light shine!! May you walk in love and beauty!!! And remember always, You are loved! You are precious! You do not walk alone!
Mitakuye Oyasin (All My Relations) – Hiy Hiy (Redberry)

ON SELF LOVE

Each day may you show yourself the love you would show to your child, pet or loved one.. . The more you remember to love yourself the more you will see the light and warmth in everyone, and acknowledge the sacred fire in every living being. As gentle souls, we wish to walk upon the wind, and let it carry us where we need to be and show us what we, in our hearts know already… that we are loved and are a sacred part of the Great Mystery of life… When we have peace with this journey, and are able to see the beauty in all things and beings…we are walking the path of Good Medicine…
We are placed on mother earth to love and learn… With each sunrise we are blessed with opportunities to learn from our family of life, our mother earth, father spirit and nature. As we walk our life journey, we are always learning, in many different ways even though we may not realize it… I have come to realize that there are different kinds of life knowledge… Sometimes, we are blessed with knowledge that is transformed into a knowing because we have experienced it, we have lived it. Then, there is knowledge we come across, the kind that floats around, onto our path because of our willingness to learn, our keen eye for observation… And finally there is a type of knowing that leads to understanding because you are of service to others. This kind of knowing is what the earth mother and humanity is in need of right now…
We, as people and caretakers of the Earth, possess an intelligence with which we meet life. When you teach yourself and you exhibit the intelligence of loving, the circle of life is once again seen as sacred, and treated as  with that way… With a loving intelligence, no living being left behind, set apart or considered less than another… I believe that every action we take has an effect on the rest of the world in which we live… and each step is an important one… because it serves our family of life, it is a part of the Great Mystery…I matter, you matter, we all matter!
With love as our guiding principle, let us unite and share our wisdom, knowledge and the blessings of our Being with All Our Relations…We are all one
For this knowledge I give thanks to the Ancestors, my spirit guides, teachers and spiritual family… Hiy Hiy… Mitakuye Oyasin (All My Relations) – Redberry