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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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Growing in Grace

We all struggle with our thoughts, emotions, and feelings at one point or another. Sometimes we experience struggles back to back. Sometimes these struggles only come once in a while, but when they present themselves they are heavy and feel overwhelming.

As a person who is constantly questioning and reflecting on my experiences, so that I may see my relationship to this existence more clearly… I often find I do not allow myself to fully feel my emotions when faced with these struggles.

Often when I start to feel overwhelmed with emotions from stressful situations, I tend to reason them away. I tend to reflect so much on the situation that I don’t allow myself to fully feel and process my emotions. I starting realizing this pattern as I was presented with trying situations the past two weeks.

In the moments of emotional struggle that hardest part for me to reconcile is that I feel like I shouldn’t be feeling bad because I feel like I know better. I know that all of our experiences are here to teach us something about ourselves. I know that the way we perceive our emotions is just a thought that we’ve been programmed with. For example… Crying over spilled milk. Why would we cry over spilling our milk if there wasn’t some expectation attached to it. And what is an expectation but a thought we’ve intended for a specific experience.

I realize that our emotions are REAL. We do really feel them. They really affect us physically. We feel a pain in our chest when our heart hurts, we feel flutters in our stomach when we’re nervous. These are all real experiences. Our emotions effect us in our physical body, but first we react through thought about experiences and that is what determines the emotions we feel.

How do we determine how we react to a situation… through an assumption or expectation of how the situation will turn out.

Honestly, I was struggling the past two weeks.  I was feeling dark, selfish and self centered. Feeling bad that I only focus on what I desire, what I wish for, what I want…. on what makes me happy in the immediate moment. Feeling like nothing special, like I am not a great being. I am only me, living this existence each moment based off how I want. I felt selfish, horribly selfish…and the hardest part for me to reconcile is that I feel like I shouldn’t be feeling bad because I am light.

Even if we are aware of the light within us, we are still human. We still have thoughts and experiences that involve a full range of emotions. That’s what we are here to do…. experience.

We are here, meant to experience…. if we can become the best person possible through these experiences then why wouldn’t we want to experience everything we can. So when faced with struggles I say… “why not me?” This changes my perspective from… victim of circumstance to ceeqer of self; a C.E.E.Q.E.R. is one who creates, explores, experiments, questions, expresses and reflects on oneself and ones experiences.

My best friend Amber has been pulling cards for us from the I Am Power Deck by Devin at Mystic Moons Tarot  for the past few weeks.

This week’s cards were …

What we need to know: I am Light.
What we need to show: I am Human
What we need to grow: I am Thankful

This reading is perfect… we need to remember and know that we are Light… living a human experience. We need to share with one another and show that we are human. It is important to show our human side, because without it we would not be… and so we shall be thankful.

Knowing we are light, and showing we are human through grace.

Raine Dawn

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Leaping over obstacles

Kuan Yin wants you to learn the joy of overcoming through grace.
The advice is not to struggle and triumph over adversity through will.
I want to show you another way.
Through my grace, I am giving you an invisible boost.
You shall leap over this obstacle now with such lightness of heart and foot, that your breath shall catch in your chest in delighted awe and you shall wonder how it is possible. Then you shall believe that anything is indeed possible.

If you have unsolved fears about our own abilities to find our way,
to trust our instincts, intuition and inner connection to higher guidance,
then the prospect of venturing off the known path could be very frightening.
Learning that is okay to feel lost is important on any great journey.

If you have been seeking a way through an issue…
don’t worry about controlling the outcome.
Just accept the way through that will be showing itself soon,
if it had not already come to you.
It is likely to be a method of side stepping or leaping over the situation altogether.
Do not believe you have to suffer here. You do not!
Sometimes choosing not to is he only way for another to realize
that they too have such a choice if they wish to take it.
Keep your heart and mind open and don’t lock yourselves into a decision;
see what unfolds act when you need to act.

Rest when you need to rest.

Wild Kuan Yin Oracle
Princess of Purity Leaps Across
-Alana Fairchild

First I had to ask myself….what is Grace…
Latin gratia, from gratus meaning ‘pleasing, thankful’
to be Grateful.

Wow, why did I never put Grace and Grateful together…I was never taught nor did I ever think that they were related. To me grace mean softly, smoothly, without abrupt movements….I always thought of ballerinas. Never did I think grateful. However gratitude is the number one focal point in my reality. Being grateful for all experiences, no matter how tough they seem.

I am feeling that being vulnerable is tough. Its scary, and causes anxiety…. from the not knowing, from the space where we have to remember to trust ourselves.

Oh how difficult it can be to trust ourselves… if we do not know ourselves.
If we do not spend time with ourselves, learning who we are.

Being a Ceeqer helps to know ourselves better… to reflect and express ourselves…to question what is, to figure out what we will to create through exploring and experimenting.

Sometimes that is tough..sometimes we forget… we get caught up in the business of exploring and experimenting that we forget to reflect and express. Sometimes we give all of our power over to creating that we have no energy left for ourselves. It can be tough.

Its always this way… you’re flowing along down the path, feeling peace and joy and all of a sudden your up against big boulders, changing the direction of your flow. Its all about how we deal with the upcoming obstacles that decide the direction of our course.

Are we flowing in the river with our eyes closed, allowing the current to take us where ever and how ever it pleases? If so, we aren’t taking advantage of our full power of free will.

Are we stomping through the water causing waves and disturbance… and then wondering why we are all alone by the river.

Or Are we flowing with the current, eyes wide open, directing and steering our ship. Aware and prepared for any upcoming obstacles, as to not crash upon them.
We can direct our ship in a manner that will make the obstacle more of a learning process about ourselves and how we captain our vessel.

In doing so…the obstacles are no longer debilitating, but rather transforming.

Imagine others on the river around us, who can see the obstacle more clearly from their point of view… what if we allowed ourselves to seek guidance from those around us… First we must be honest with ourselves and each other… in order to let ourselves be vulnerable. Then we must be compassionate and full of grace for all that is shared with us.

Vulnerability is a beautiful experience, however the definition and connotation leads us down a path of fear. Vulnerable means to wound… to be susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm.  To wound means to impact.

Are we scared that someone or something will impact our perception of reality, and so we do not allow ourselves to be open with one another?  Someone or something will change the way we’ve always known it to be… or will take us out of our comfort zone.

I say Be Vulnerable… be susceptible to impact with intention.
Impact will happen whether we want it to or not, it is inevitable.
Impact means to press closely, fix firmly….to have a strong effect on someone or something.

Why not impact with intention?
Today I will go out and make an impact with compassion and grace.

<3 Migwetch
Raine Dawn