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WALKS WITH THUNDER is from a family of shamans. His Grandfather was a Medicine Man for the Caddo tribe, as was his before him. He has been able to see grandfather spirits since age two

September 2008 - Posts

Meditation of the Day - September 30 "Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts." --Don Talayesva, HOPI Human beings function from choice. We can choose to stuff things, or we can choose to let go of things. If we choose Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 29"So I prayed, but I had to pray from my heart. All of my concentration andthoughts went from my head to my heart. All of my senses - hearing, smell,taste, and feeling - were connected to my heart."--Wallace Black Elk, Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 28"Love is something that you can leave behind you when you die. It's thatpowerful."--John (Fire) Lame Deer, ROSEBUD LAKOTAThe Old Ones say, love is all anyone needs. Love doesn't go away nor canlove be divided. Once Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 27"I got my education from my culture. My teachers were my grandmothers, and Iam really thankful for that."--Mary One Spot, SARCEE Our often unrecognized, but most powerful teachers are our women. In orderfor men to Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 26"No one likes to be criticized, but criticism can be something like thedesert wind that, in whipping the tender stalks, forces them to strike theirroots down deeper for security."--Polingaysi Qoyawayma, HOPIYou move Read More
Elder's Meditation of the Day - September 25"Even the trees have spirits - everything has a spirit."--Mary Hayes, CLAYOQUOTThe trees are great teachers. The trees are great listeners. That is why weshould meditate in their presence. The Great spirit is Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 23"When that spirit comes, we don't ever ask questions. If I don't understand,I just hold onto it. Then later down the road, maybe in a couple of years, Iunderstand what that spirit meant."--Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 22"I think the spiritual values come first and everything else follows."--Leonard George, Chief Councilor To properly develop, the human being needs to learn the guiding principles.It is from these principles that we Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 21"everything is laid out for you. Your path is straight ahead of you.Sometimes it's invisible but it's there. You may not know where it's going,but still you have to follow that path. It's the path to the Creator. That'sthe Read More
 Meditation of the Day - September 20"You will only get back what you give out."--Joe Coyhis, STOCKBRIDGE-MUNSEE The Great Spirit created a system of balance and justice. This law says, ifyou treat others with respect, you will be treated with respect. Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 19 "I am building myself. There are many roots. I plant, I pick, I prune. I consume." --Wendy Rose, HOPI/MIWOK The most sacred thing on this Mother Earth is life. My life on this earth is governed by God's laws, Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 18"I walk in and out of many worlds."--Joy Harjo, CREEK/CHEROKEE In my mind are many dwellings. Each of the dwellings we create ourselves -the house of anger, the house of despair, the house of self pity, the houseof Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 17 "The old people must start talking and the young people must start listening." --Thomas Banyacya, HOPI We are at a critical time in transferring cultural knowledge, spiritual ways. During the last Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 16"To me, the wisdom the Elders have to manifest is in teaching people how tolive in harmony and balance with each other and the Earth."--Sun Bear, CHIPPEWA You cannot give away what you don't have. You need to give Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 15"Knowledge is a beautiful thing, but the using of knowledge in a good way is what makes for wisdom. Learning how to use knowledge in a sacred manner, that's wisdom to me. And to me, that's what a true Elder is." --Sun Read More
 Meditation of the Day - September 14"Follow the Old One's advise."--Tom Porter, MOHAWK The Old One is called by many different names - Grandfather, The Fourdirections, Father Sky, Mother Earth. We should seek the advice of the OldOne to help us Read More
  Elder's Meditation of the Day - September 12 "If you get troubled, go and sit by the river. The flowing water will take your troubles away." --Joe Coyhis, STOCKBRIDGE-MUNSEE Sometimes we get mixed up and we don't know what Read More
   Meditation of the Day - September 11"Listen to all the teachers in the woods. Watch the trees, the animals and all living things - you'll learn more from them than from books." --Joe Coyhis, STOCKBRIDGE-MUNSEE Nature is a living example Read More
 Meditation of the Day - September 10"One of the first things Seneca children learned was that they might createtheir own world, their own environment, by visualizing actions and desiresin prayer. The Senecas believed that everything that made life Read More
Meditation of the Day - September 9"..[Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start truly livingthe life the Creator intended for you."--Lelia Fisher, HOHThere are many things that block us from wisdom such as selfishness,secrets, hate, anger, Read More
"Keep your life simple because the more you get, the more complicated it becomes." --Joe Coyhis, STOCKBRIDGE-MUNSEE The old ones say, lead a simple life. The society we live in is all about getting more houses, cars, luxury and credit cards. The law Read More
  Elder's Meditation of the Day - September 7"Education is the new weapon of Indian people." --Eddie Box, SOUTHERN UTE People have the ability to adapt. In these modern times we must get educated so the people don't lose. We need lawyers, Read More
Non-traditional Shaman There is no word for what I do, though some come close. Shaman is close, but not quite right.  The spiritual work I do is similar in many ways and yet very different, so "non-traditional" makes that description fit.  Read More
   Elder's Meditation of the Day - September 5"Decisions that have been made for the last couple of centuries have been decisions made without the presence of a real God....from the vision, not of God, but of money." --Tom Porter, MOHAWK As Read More
Elder's Meditation of the Day - September 4"the Elders say that if you want something good, you have to suffer for it." --Chuck Ross, LAKOTA People sometimes have a misconception of sacrifice. This is a strong word for Indian people. On the other side Read More
Elder's Meditation of the Day - September 3"Once you have achieved this oneness, when you talk, God talks; when you act, God acts." --Chuck Ross, LAKOTA In my innermost self, I know this to be true. I know of this oneness. The more I am free of doubt, Read More
Non-traditional Shaman, There is no word for what I do, though some come close, Shaman is close but not quite right.  The spiritual work I do is similar in many ways and yet very different, so non-traditional makes that description fit.  There Read More
Elder's Meditation of the Day - September 2 "I remember Dawson (No Horse) said, 'Once you say your prayers, don't worry about them. If you worry about them, they'll just fade away.'" --Chuck Ross, LAKOTA Today I need to remember You Read More