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Turtle Medicine Aug 29, 2022

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I want to talk about turtle medicine. So first of all, what do I mean by medicine? The Native American traditions offer one of the clearest depictions of medicine. Native Americans and all aboriginal cultures were very connected to the earth, nature, and all the animals in...

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Work and Community Mar 21, 2022

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When people don't work or contribute, they no longer feel like they're part of their community. When we were back in clans of a hundred people, everybody had their part. Everybody did something; hunted, gathered berries, made lodges, or worked with the children.

When you...

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Community-Based Purpose Feb 28, 2022

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So last week I spoke about community, and I want to continue that discussion- specifically as it relates to spirituality and spiritual purpose. The best illustration of this is in the Aboriginal cultures- the Native American cultures of North and South...

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Supportive Community Feb 21, 2022

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So I want to start with a story. So the spiritual tradition that I've been a part of for most of my life always had summer solstice gatherings. We used to do spring Equinox gatherings as well. Initially, we used to have circles in different cities- one in...

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Introspection not Isolation Nov 09, 2021

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So most of us have recently experienced the time change, or at the very least we've experienced the days getting shorter. Late fall and winter are coming our way.

And what I've noticed about myself this year, even more than most, is there's a little bit of...

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Belonging Starts Inside You Jul 25, 2021

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Welcome to the Natural Way of Being video blog. This video is titled “Belonging Starts Inside You”. So the first step to feeling a sense of belonging or feeling like you belong in a given experience is realizing that you belong there.

Because at...

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People that Support You as You Are Jun 27, 2021

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Welcome to the Natural Way of Being video blog. This video is titled “People that Support You as You Are.” We need support, and we need conscious interaction to unfold the new, the spiritual, and the vulnerable elements of ourselves- the things...

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The Cultural Value of a Vision Apr 17, 2017

A vision is when you experience a specific possibility as a potential for yourself. It has to have the element of it being possible for you. 

It may come in the form of an idea, a dream, or a realization such as an "aha experience." Vision is direct communication from Life...

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Limited vs. Unlimited Resources Nov 30, 2012

In game theory and economics, a zero-sum game is a closed system in which one participant gaining means another must lose. Available resources are limited or finite- so gains and losses must add up to zero.

In contrast, a non-zero-sum refers to situations in which gaining does not...

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So You Got Your Heart Broken... Feb 08, 2012

There seems to be this point in people’s lives when they give up. It goes back to that one painful experience that breaks them.

I have heard many of these: getting cheated on, death of someone close, loss of a job, death of a pet, a business folding. Most all of them correlate to the loss...

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Support Them While They Work It Out Dec 10, 2010

People find themselves in life situations they need to complete and understand. True compassion is allowing them (or yourself) to work out what they need to.

We allow children to learn the lessons they need. Well, adults are trying to learn lessons too. Why not extend that same courtesy to them?...

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They Would Tell the Whole Clan of the Herd Nov 16, 2009

Up until a couple of hundred years ago, Native American tribes of the plains were dependent on the Buffalo for food and survival. They used every part of the buffalo for sustenance.

If a person were to see a herd of buffalo on the plains, the first thing that he or she would do is go back...

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