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Quarantine Art Series: Deer Medicine

The universe speaks and gifts us in many different ways, we have to be open to receiving.

Finding a deer skull was a perfect synchronicity for the energy of the current time.

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This entire experience is teaching us on so many levels. One thing I’ve noticed we are all learning, is how to have compassion for those that might offend us. Deer medicine helps us to remember to have grace through all of life’s challenges. One way to do that is to develop the ability to adapt quickly to any situation, towards love and compassion.

We have had to adjust a lot in a short amount of time. Our world has flipped into a state that none of us ever believed could or would happen. When we are grounded and centered, we can hear our intuition reminding us to be gentle with ourselves and each other.

Deer medicine helps us walk the path of love with full consciousness and awareness, to know that love sometimes requires caring and protection, not only in how we love others, but also in how we love ourselves.

Let’s remember to be gentle, to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are in our lives. Don’t push people to change, rather gently nudge them in right direction, as a doe nudges her fawn.

Love and accept people as they are.
The balance of true power lays in love and compassion.

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…and the cycle flows

The last time I wrote, I had a cast on my right wrist.

I got it taken off on Thursday September 26, 2019. It was on for 5 weeks. My wrist has healed so well. When the cast first came off it was stiff, but I have been doing stretches for it everyday. There’s a huge difference in the muscle structure of my hand! I am amazed how fast muscles deteriorate, and excited to see how fast they come back.

There’s been a cycle from stiff, to stretched, to sore that has been real intense the past few weeks. This past weekend I did henna for the first time since the day I broke it! It held up really well and wasn’t sore at all afterwards. I even did some yoga modifying the down dog a little.

The 6 weeks of healing went by so fast. I feel like it was quicker because I wasn’t caught up in the thoughts of me being broken, but rather acknowledged the limitations I had and continued to process and move forward in actions towards my goals. At first my heart was really hurt by this break, and I realize now it was my heart that was asking for my attention.

Attention to self.

I broke my giving hand, one that I use everyday to give to others. Giving to others makes my heart full, however I realized I wasn’t giving to myself.  I was spending so much time doing the many other things I do, which was leading to my lack of energy for self care.

The past 6 weeks have really slowed me down mentally, in order to spend time healing myself and loving myself.  I was forced to pay attention to my body and what it needed from me. To allow myself to rest and relax even when there were 500 things to do! I found peace in the stillness after a while, and know I will carry this learning over into the future days.

Be easy with yourselves.

Give love to yourself first, and you will be able to carry mountains.

Everyday is a new day, and marks a new cycle to learn from.

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The Story of Strength and Grace

He was a brave, analytical, strong man. His vision was rare. He saw many things, and assisted his tribe in knowing themselves better. His gifts illuminated each members path, which in turn enlightened the whole tribe.

She was a compassionate, balanced, teacher and nurturer. She shared her passion and created space that allowed others to share their passions.  Everyone felt safe and at peace with her, as if they were home. She had the gift of allowing others to feel free.

Together they were Balanced in Strength and Grace

One day, their world changed forever.
The partnership that was made in the stars, was torn apart by an outside force.
At least that’s how it seemed at that moment in time.

She was a crane, traveling out to surrounding areas… meeting with other leaders, and bringing back new knowledge. He was a bear, a warrior and protector of his people.

He went out to meet his spirit animal, to be initiated as Chief. A quest to find and communicate with a bear.  The bear willingly gave of himself as this was the bears time to go back to the spirit world.  Animals would offer themselves up as a sacrifice for the flow of the universal energy. He conquered his fears, receiving his spirit animal using only his left hand. Realizing he had the ability to do as he willed, he didn’t need for anything outside of himself.  The beauty in this realization is that he finally recognized the value of things outside of himself, and how they are vital to the realization of self.

She went out to meet a neighboring tribe to discuss new findings.  The other tribe brought to her attention a new group of people who are lighter skinned with new machines, tools and weapons.  She heard of how they came in peace, and how they wished to develop partnerships with her people. They brought gifts to show their intentions… many blankets for the winter.

Before he left for his quest he heard all about the new people. At that time he did not trust them, and did not want their gifts.

Returning from his quest he realizes there are lessons to learn through all experience with the universe, and lead with a heart of gratitude for all things. This is grace, and is a vital part to strength. He brought this way of thinking into his Chieftainship.

When his partner, and lover, brings the news of the gifts as an act of kindness, and shares the lighter skinned peoples said intentions to work together, he makes the decision to give the lighter skinned people a chance.

Winter falls upon the land… colder then ever before… the blankets help keep them warm, as the buffalo were scarce and the fur they gathered wasn’t enough for the whole tribe.  He saw how the buffalo were hunted, and in his heart started to feel angry at the ways of this new lighter skinned people. He so badly wanted to see them as a blessing from the universe, but he soon started to realize that not all lessons feel like blessings.

This was difficult for him to find balance. The balance between trusting his instincts as a protector and trusting his heart to lead him through lessons that must be learned.  He wanted to believe in the good of all people, and had a hard time seeing what he considered the bad parts as valuable.  He was a protector after all… protecting those he cared for from pain and harm.

Or perhaps he was a protector of something far greater than he could imagine. 

The blankets kept them warm… and continued to bring the peoples temperatures up.  The tribe started to feel the heat of this sickness throughout their whole being. The elderly passed over first, along with very young children.

As he watched his people pass…he felt the fever within him grow. The fever seemed to re-light the fire of anger within his heart, forgetting what lessons he had learned from the bear. With each day he grew weaker and weaker as his anger grew deeper and deeper. The fire consumed him until he was no longer able to speak, losing his grace… and passing over.

She was engulfed in feelings of guilt, anger, sadness, regret… feelings she had never felt so deeply before. Her heart was darkening and weakening with the passing of each of her relatives. Was this all her fault? What should she have done, what could she have done differently?  Not only did she lose her closest and dearest friends and confidants, she was losing her partner and her lover. She wanted to give up, she wished she had caught the fever… she didn’t feel worthy to be one of the last remaining.

One night an eagle came to her in a dream… showing her the cycle of life, and how everything was connected. Sharing the perspective that experiences are to learn and grow from, no matter how they feel.

She realized that strength was vital to her grace.  She realized this was her lesson. He showed her the vastness of strength, and that grace alone isn’t enough. He taught her the importance of truly knowing strength in order to walk in true grace. She was grace  because he was strength… but now she had found her own strength within.

This was the lesson the universe brought through him…

One can not walk in grace without having
the strength to do so in even the most trying times.

One must have Strength in order to live in Grace. 

Miigwech and Gizaagi’in
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The Journey to Balance

All that is happening in this world right now is to open our eyes to the middle way.

Its all about balance.

The fear induced by the Trump presidency, the Love shown by the water protectors at Standing Rock, and the sovereignty of self which is being recognized by all the people of this beautiful world.

Balance: an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.

Even distribution of weight, of power….To remain upright and steady… to me this has many meanings. Upright in our ways of living together and loving one another through brotherhood… Steady in our quest to know ourselves.

This happens when each of us takes responsibility for our part in this play.
Knowing our part starts by first knowing ourselves, who we are and what we will.

Only then can we come together in brotherhood allowing each to be as we are, effectively communicating ourselves to each other so that we can live in harmony.

Trump isn’t bad, Hillary isn’t bad… the current governmental system isn’t bad. Look at all the beautiful things we have from its structure. Yes there are things that are not so beautiful but it is our perspective of these things and the imbalance of power that holds us back.

So I question then… Why is there an imbalance of power and where does it come from?  And I know the answers are always within… so I question… what can we do to take back our power… our self sovereignty?

We must first know our selves… we must know who we are, which will lead us to knowing our own power… before we can truly know what it means to be self sovereign.

Oil isn’t bad, power isn’t bad… don’t you see all the amazing things we have from this technology and structure?  Are you truly grateful for all the things you use everyday that are made from oil and all the things you have because people know their power? How then can we say oil and power are bad?

What is bad is the lack of balance and  the inability to effectively communicate who we are and what we will.  This keeps us from being able to live harmoniously… and by “we and us” I mean all of human race. If we all knew who we were, and took back our power, we could easily celebrate each others differences and learn and grow from one another… we would no longer live in fear of each other because we would see how amazing we are, and know that we could find the solution to any problem if we worked together.

Harmony starts within ourselves first… we must be harmonious with who we are and where we’ve come from. Our self is the only person we have the ability to instantly change… if EACH of us takes responsibility for ourselves, our minds, words and actions, then and only then will we flow.   

Gizaagii’n

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RMS Craft Fair 2015

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Every year Ridgely PTA host an amazing craft fair at our school, with over 100 vendors, a silent auction and a used book sale. For the past 4 years I have been apart of this wonderful event, and every year it has been a blast. My students come with their parents, and I get to meet a bunch of amazing creators from around the area.

My table usually consists of lots of paintings, mostly my work from my painting parties. This year I painted 8×10″ canvas with vibrant colors and inspirational quotes, along with personalized 10×10″ framed mirrors. The quotes were a HUGE hit! I also sold a lot of my 16×20″ painted canvases! I love it because my students always come by and buy my art! It’s really cool to me to know that my paintings will be hanging in their rooms. I also hand paint and resin actual crab shells with logos of sports teams, or even our very own RMS stag.

My son Landyn joined me this year, he is 8 years old. He stayed with me and was in charge of selling clay pendant necklaces. It was so wonderful seeing him make a sign and talk to customers about how much the necklaces were. He made $9 and was super excited to go spend it! Haha, I really love watching him experience life.

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One of my favorite coworkers and dear friends Lorianne also had a booth where she sold her amazing jewelry!

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This year I had the pleasure of being placed next to a lovely knitter. Kristin Rowe with Letter K Crochet. She had beautiful scarves and hats.  I purchased one for my daughter Element and when I brought it home to her she said “Mommy I love it! It’s the most beautiful hat I’ve ever seen!”

Jennifer P was also near me, she is an amazing jewelry maker! Lots of creative designs!

I was able to take a little stroll around the fair myself and purchased a LOVELY turtle turquoise necklace from Donna Valleix of Valleix Designs. Her dream catchers were most fantastic! They inspired me to start making my own!!

I would say all the networking, selling and socializing I did, along with the time I was able to spend with Landyn, made this craft fair the best ever!