The medicine man is widely revered by Native American tribes, with often little distinction from the shaman, priest or sorcerer. He is responsible for the health of the tribe & is a fountain of knowledge about herbs and their uses. Medicine men who see into the spirit world can perceive plants & match a person's aura to the colour of the plant. A key figure in all tribes, the medicine man often goes on vision quests into the spirit world for answers to his patients' emotional & physical problems. The quest is accompanied by much ceremony, & often the medicine man smokes a pipe of sacred herbs & may wear an animal costume.
(taken from my course material... Native American Teachings
Well what do i do, thats not a question its a statement, having spent a large part of my life as a mother & teacher to two well balanced children, both of whom i am very proud, i feel that my daughter is becoming my inspiration. I read her blog on a regular basis and find that i can relate to much that she says, it sometimes feels as if i have gone back in time and i am the one that is on a learning curve, she is following much in my footsteps with her thirst for knowledge but in doing so, has sparked my thirst for learning once again. A few years ago i started a home study course on Native American Teachings which i thought i had finished, as it happens i hadn't and i have approached BSY Group to ask if after many years if i can pick up where i left of and finish this course, now awaiting their response. And so the story continues........
Its been a while i'm not the 'blogging' type although i am trying, i think i am worried/scared of letting my inner feelings out allowing all and sundry to read them. I've just read my daughters blog and it has got me thinking, it doesn't seem that long ago that i too was on a learning curve, one that just had me wanting to know more and more, i trained and became a Crystal Therapist, i became a Reiki Master over many years, i learnt many ways of the Native American Indians, have walked a Pagan path for as long as i can remember, although at the time i didn't really realize what it was, that came later. I even learnt Self Hypnosis and for many years i felt 'almost' complete. I say 'almost' as there has always been a missing link ~ one that even now i don't know what it is. All this disappeared with the loss of my late husband, it was as if everything had been taken away from me ~ indeed it had, all that i had learnt was gone nothing had a meaning, nothing at all my whole world had fallen apart. It's now four years on. My crystals are still wrapped up not being used, after all they were my 'work' tools, there are only a few left out and i don't feel that i resonate with any of them, however, i still wear my crystal pendants from time to time. Gaia energy is 'my friend' its the one energy that i feel has stayed close, i feel as if i have been deserted by all my other 'beliefs' and i am still searching for that missing link. Maybe, just maybe, watching the path my daughter is now walking may awaken something within me...perhaps leading me to my own new path. Blessings Jx
Hello everyone, I'm Jay & live in beautiful Norfolk.
I am new to blogging so have no idea really what I am doing ~ so at the moment, it's mostly trial & error :)
My daughter has encouraged me to do this...I think she think's it will keep me out of mischief lol