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Creativity is Spirituality

Art and creativity are VITAL to life.

Most adults I speak to do not see themselves as creative at all. So before we can “change the system”: we have to first realize how creativity is key to a growth mindset which is vital to true learning. This can only be done if we are actively seeking knowledge of self.

Our imagination is what we use to create our realities. So therefore creativity is spirituality. A creative person is connected to their soul and has unique ways of showcasing their spiritual connection through art and imagination. Spiritual intelligence is an all-encompassing form of intelligence.

Creativity and the use of our imaginations is the first step to everything we do, even our spirituality. When we are praying or meditating, we are using our ‘imagination” to envision our higher selves, our spirit guides, or our prayers coming into fruition. The mind’s eye sets the stage for what we draw to us in the astral realm. Our thoughts and visions of the world come from our perception which is molded and created by our choices and experiences.

Spirituality is an ongoing journey and learning experience from the inside out. Where as creativity is the ability to take that learning and apply it to our reality.

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Share your Small Business Journey

As a small business owner, I have had to learn the in’s and out’s of this new digital age. From websites, advertising, SEO, and marketing… it has been a huge learning curve.

I am at a place now where I feel confident in my knowledge base around marketing and networking on the world wide web, and I want to share what I’ve learned with others.

Isn’t that what being in business for ourselves is all about, networking… sharing and growing together.

If you are a small business owner, please take a few minutes to complete my short questionnaire! The information provided will help me with developing a project to assist new small business owners on their journey!

Let’s learn and grow together.

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Quarantine Art Series: Birdie

Disc golf is one of my new favorites. 2015 was when I first learned about disc golf, a friend of mine at the time played in a lot of tournaments! Whenever I visit Burns Valley Herbals and Retreat I love to play! Their course is 18 holes, upper and lower level… it’s a nice workout as you go up the mountain, through the woods and then down the mountain. It’s the journey though, that really counts. The slow walks up the side of the mountain, talking with friends and taking in the beauty of the land. Feeling the earth beneath our feet, and brushing the trees bark with our fingertips as we walk through the woods. Watching the disc soar down the bright green valley. Hearing the cling of the chains as you make a birdie. 

When I awoke the next day, after a 15 hole game, my body was a sweet sore. The kind that reminds you of how good it feels to use your body! Playing disc golf here is one of my most favorite things to do, and there are a lot of my favorite things to do here.  So I decided my drawing today would be of a few baskets and the fairlane. 

Disc golf reminds you to stop and take a deep breath, and let go of whatever you’re holding on it. It’s through letting go at just the right moment that we are able to sore the furthest. 

 
 
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Art & Soul CEEQER Retreat

I am super excited to be hosting my first retreat! The Art and Soul CEEQER Retreat, Journey to the Divine I Am. July 7th-9th 2017. This is a full moon weekend as well!

My dear friend Amber and I have come together to host an art and soul retreat. Unleashing our Divine I am through art, nature and meditation.

Amber Evans will lead yoga and meditations for the three day retreat, discussing releasing old patterns and awakening our divine energy within us. We are each powerful beings capable of living the life we desire, we just have to remember how! Focusing on our intentions and the power of positive affirmations, we can manifest our desires.

I am Light, I am Human, I am Thankful

When each of us is focused on being the best version of ourselves, we help each other be the best as well. The Ojibwe say all roads are equal, no path is higher than the next. By being authentic and respecting each journey, we all shine light on each others paths.

I will be facilitating the release of things that no longer serves us through intuitive art making. We will tap into our energy and express it through a free flowing painting process. No painting experience necessary! Intuitive art comes from the heart… everything you do comes from within… the colors you chose, the shapes you make, the lines you see… everything will evolve as it should, representing your energy through your mark making.

This intuitive painting is all about the process, but will create an energetic piece for you to take home and use as a reminder of your Divine I am.

Here are few examples of some Intuitive Painting Workshops I have facilitated

 

The retreat will be hosted at Amethyst Retreat Center in Duncannon, Pa.  It is a beautiful location in the middle of nature. A perfect place for a full moon fire ceremony and lots of releasing and healing. There will be a nature walk, and a meditation in the labyrinth.

 

We would love for you to join us on this journey to our Divine. To register click here!

<3 Migwetch
Raine Dawn

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Journey to the Divine

“How breathtaking it is to start out on a journey into the unknown. To start off in new directions takes courage, and faith. Faith that even when there are no external signs to indicate where or how we should proceed, we are not lost.”

These paintings are dreams and visions from within, brought to life through layers of colors, lines, shapes and energy. Each painting was uncovered through a process of intuitive exploration.

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Art hanging at Reiki by Rickie until the end of June, 2017

Five of these paintings reflect a journey to the Divine I AM inspired by a series of tarot cards. Each painting embodies and is attuned with the frequency of a specific tarot card.

Art is a powerful tool, not just for gratification of self-expression, but as a vehicle of personal and collective transformation.

Art is Prayer, a sacred and vital discovery of one’s own special presence in the world.  Through creation, a person illuminates and illustrates their inner being, while creating something which also stands separate.

Through exploration and experimentation each of us can shine light on our inner world, allowing us to utilize expression as a means of awakening our Divine I Am.

“The root and full practice of the arts lies in the recognition that art is power, an instrument of communion between the self and all that is important, all that is sacred.”

Peter London, No More Second Hand Art.

My art will be on display in Harrisburg at Reiki by Rickie throughout May and June of 2017. Wine and cheese reception to be held on May 22, 2017 at 6:30pm.

<3 Migwetch
Raine Dawn

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Traveling through Time and Space

The moment when you have to choice.
The moment when you have to decide.
That moment is the countdown to blast off.

We are in a time when we are seeing things differently and working through, what we now realize, things we are holding on to that no longer serves us on our journeys.

We are traveling.
Each of us is taking a road trip through time and space.
Each of us comes across different things along our path.
We each are touched by different variables in every experience.
No one experience will ever be the same as another.

As we travel we pass signs, land marks, people and places.
As we each travel, things come and go.

The key to growth is learning and experiencing new things.

Adaptability
Detachment

Do we stay in one place after that place has served its purpose

Take a gas station for example…
our traveling has caused us to need to stop and get gas.
We find our favorite gas station ever.
We do not want to continue traveling
Worried we might not ever get a gas station as good as this one.

So we give up our journey,
to continue to enjoy this place that we KNOW makes us feel how we like.
We give up the very thing that has gotten us to the gas station in the first place.

The journey.

If we stay attached to the gas station, we won’t need it any longer.
If we leave the gas station, we have to deal with the unknown

Life is about the journey,
About finding and experiencing all of the amazing gifts,
and learning lessons along the way.

The journey is to our self.
The journey is back to source,
The journey is uncovering who we are.

<3
Raine Dawn

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Giving Thanks

The trip to North Dakota was one of the most powerful, eye opening experiences I have ever had in my 34 years of existence. I have so much to be grateful for, so much to celebrate.

First I want to say Migwetch to all who supported the journey to North Dakota, and all who gifted donations for the water protectors at Standing Rock. You all made the trip possible, and your energy carried us through… all the thoughts and well wishes we received before we left and while we were out there really energized our hearts.

I want to thank the following friends for their generosity, love and support for the trip by sharing their amazing businesses. Some shared their space and hosted events that benefited the journey, as long with others who shared the journey their clients, customers and friends. I am so blessed to know so many amazing entrepreneurs!

Kara Sylte and Matt Suter from Firefly Hollow Wellness Center
Tami Hornidge and Jess McCoy from Mending Roots Wellness Center
Ricki Freedman from Reiki by Rickie
Jimmy Ferguson of The Vurganov Group Exit Preferred Reality
Eric Himes from Must Have Chocolate
Matt Pramschufer from E-Moxie
Lara Leonidavna from PaxLorianna
Adam Millward from Nexus Visions Art
Julia Capallo from A Marvelous Spark
Shell Schell from Shell Soy Candles
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And to all my dearest friends who donated and shared their energy, time, and love for this journey… MIGWETCH! Each of you has a special place in my heart and will forever be apart of my journey!

Sharon Bibb
Carol Bopp
Elena Leonard
Pamela Charshee
Jon Ryan
Cathy Michael
Eleanor Bobbitt
Jill Jahries
Susan Smith
Dillon Cruz
Nancy Horst
Tina Wilson
Jeanne Unger
Christine Vonderahe
Anita Rawlinson
Leigh Wimmel
Martha Klien
Carol Whitman
Clifford Hartman
Ashley Crabill
Michael Weaver
Niki Smith <3

Now for the biggest thank you… to my dearest friend Holly Blyer… wow… Where would I be, what would I have done… without you? I honesty know in my heart and soul that there was no way for me to go on this journey without you by my side. The universe placed you in my life for so many beautiful reasons… this journey was only the beginning to an amazing friendship. You have always been one of the best friend a girl could ask for, and now you’re   even more like a sister to me. I couldn’t have shared this experience with anyone else the way it was meant to be shared. Migwetch and gizaagii’n, I love you to life! I am so looking forward to continuing this journey with you!
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Raining in the Dawn Woman
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Resting in Elkhart


Boozhoo! 

We began our journey eating lunch with our dear friend Niki at Grain + Verse outside of Harrisburg. They have delicious food and an awesome atmosphere. Perfect lunch before we journey west. 


Our car is names Arrow… Shooting us on our journey to North Dakota. We made great time so far! 9 hours to get to Ekhart Indianna, through beautiful clouds and gusts of wind…. Into snowy sky’s that only lasted for a few hours. 

 


We made our first major stop at the Blue Heron Service Plaza! Yes… Blue heron and no we didn’t go looking for it. I love how the universe tells us we are on the right path. 


Around 12 we started getting tired so we decided to stop off and get a hotel. We drove to the next exit and it said Elkhart… Wow. If you’ve read other posts you know the Elk has been apart of the journey since the beginning. My drum and rattle are made of Elk. Again the universe said yes you’re on the right path… Take a break. 

We are up now, it’s 8am, eating breakfast and preparing to head out. We are going to stop at the Indian Mounds Historic Site on the way up to Turtle Mountain Reservation. 

Last night at Standing Rock front lines, water protectors were sprayed with water canons, concussion grenades, and tear gas. 



The Fox22 news on Elkhart reported on it saying it was a riot. Wow. But they also mentioned that there were people collecting donations to take to the water protectors.


Sending lots of love and light to everyone at Standing Rock, and all over the world. 

Migwetch and Gizaagin 

Raine Dawn

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My Journey to Sacred Stone

Boozhoo! (hello)

friends, family and colleagues,

Some of you may know me from painting parties, workshops and craft shows. Others know me as a friend and an educator. What you may not know is that I am a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa from Belcourt, North Dakota.

Born into a family mixed with American and native culture, much of my native history was not known, and could not be passed down. My mother was born and raised on the Turtle Mountain reservation, and grew up at St. Joseph’s, a Native American boarding school.

When I was age 11, my Ojibwa name was given to me by a medicine woman elder of our tribe, I am raining in the dawn woman. In my tribe, I am a water blesser, and speaker to the four corners. Throughout my life, I have developed a deep reverence for the sacredness of Native American culture and for our earth. As a teacher, Native American and as an American, every day I learn more about my place in life. This reflects in both my personal and spiritual life.

Spiritually, in the past 2 years I have realized how deep the ways of my people flow through my veins.  My mother was the first person to tell me of my Native American heritage, but she wasn’t able to share much. Every day I uncover a deeper connection to this land, deeper than just being an American. Learning that the Ojibwe are Anishinabe, which means original people, initiated my thoughts about what other history there is to learn about my Ojibwe culture, as well as all of the stories and history passed down to me from American culture. The difference between the two was eye-opening.

One story that was passed down was the story of creation. It’s fitting that both cultures have passed down the story of creation by word of mouth.  The Anishinabe’s ancestors shared the story of the original man with Edward Benton-Banai of the Lac Court Orielles Band of Ojibwe. He shared this history in the Mishomis book, which my giwaa (the one who names) suggested I read so that we can discuss our history more in depth.

In Ojibwe culture, as well as with most creation stories, the Original Man was the last life form created, and was lowered to earth. All tribes came from this Original Man. The Ojibwe believe no one way is better than another, and that we need to support each other by respecting and honoring the “many roads” of all tribes.

For the past two years I have felt as though I have been called to go and revisit y native heritage. Last year a trip back to Turtle Mountain reservation, and to visit the historical site, International Peace Gardens, was tentatively planned but the timing was off.

With everything happening around us, now is the time to respect and honor the many ways of all tribes, which we can see through example of what’s happening in Cannon Ball North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux have created Sacred Stone Camp, which is about 2 hours south of my reservation, where people from all over the world have gathered in protest and protection of sacred native lands and our water. As fellow Americans, native or otherwise, we have a powerful thing in common…we all live, drink and eat from the earth, and the earths life blood is water.

I am called take a trip to Sacred Stone Camp and I would like to ask for your support. During this trip I will be visiting Turtle Mountain reservation to speak with my giwaa to learn the traditions and ways of the Ojibwe people, as well as take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity to be a firsthand account to such a historical moment.

Just like our ancestors passed down stories by word of mouth, I would like to be one who assists you in passing on this historical moment to your loved ones. My blog is up and running, and I will continue to share so that you can take this journey with me. In addition, all sales from my first solo art showing at Mending Roots Wellness center in Camp Hill, Pa, will go towards this journey.

The winter is coming, and the cold air is already upon the people in North Dakota. The water protectors at Sacred Stone Camp are in need of supplies to keep safe and warm.

Things I will be taking with me are their top needs: gift cards for lowes or menards (there is no home depot nearby), tents, sleeping bags for subzero temperatures (inc. Military style), and lighters. They have an Amazon wish list if you wish to purchase other supplies.

The trip will begin the evening of November 20th, 2016 and I will return on November 27th, 2016.The drive is about 3,300 miles total and will take 24 hours, Pennsylvania to North Dakota.

Please consider contributing.

Your monetary support is welcome and needed to make this trip possible.

To contribute, as well as follow the journey go to:                    http://rainedawn.wixsite.com/journeytosacred

Please Share this with your friends.

 

Miigwetch (thank you)

Gizaagin (with love)

Raine Dawn Valentine
Raining in the Dawn woman
Turtle Mountain Chippewa

Please email me if you have questions

raine.dawn@gmail.com

 

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Strength in the Circle

Strength in the Circle, Follow my Journey

I am heading to North Dakota November 20th,  please donate  if your heart feels led to. I will be using the donations with the car rental and gas traveling from Maryland to North Dakota and back.  Along with monetary donations, I will be taking other donations to help aid the people through the winter.

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