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Spiritual leaders going home

I am sad to bring more news of two of our spiritual leaders going home. This past week Larry Red Leaf and Durwin Whitelightning Left for the Spirit World. I was close with both. On 12/19/09 I will conduct a Sweat Lodge "In Loving Memory" for both these Spiritual Warriors as well as celebrating the Winter Solstice. I am grateful for the time I spent with each of them in Ceremony and in our personal lives together. Mitakuye Oyasin

Added by N Gene Dunning on December 15, 2009 at 8:24pm — 2 Comments


I am looking for a good website to order my medicines from Grey Wolf gave me one thats no longer running. Any suggestion?

Added by hawk flying who sees on December 15, 2009 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

The Whirling Rainbow prophecy (

On May 10th, 2009 upon my return home from the International Indigenous Leadership gathering "Proteting the Sacred" I observed and photographed a Rainbow around the heart and mind were so full of blessings and teachings from the gathering I felt this Rainbow on such a clear cloudless and warm day had significance. I did some research on the web and found that a Rainbow around the Sun on a cloudless day is very rare and not due to the usual reasons for a Sun Dog (a spot of rainbow or a… Continue

Added by Karma Chodzin Lalo on December 14, 2009 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

'Hyperspace safe womb'

I have been experiencing consciousness as weather phenomena inside of me.

During one of my imaginary wandering on Dec 9th I realized I must not give up the those early visions about Norway and the fantastic quest/vision I received after ceremony at Teotihuacán. For a moment my attention was focused on the far out region of Norway and I imagined a light, a glow and a crystal emanating from a point in the sky to the… Continue

Added by Carol Petersen on December 11, 2009 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Yerba Mate

There is an old Guarani Indian legend that relates the origins of the Guarani in the Forests of Paraguay. According to the legend, the ancestors of the Guarani at one time in the distant past crossed a great and spacious ocean from a far land to settle in the Americas. They found the land both wonderful yet full of dangers; through diligence and effort they subdued the land and inaugurated a new civilization.

The Guarani tribes worked the land and became excellent craftsmen. They… Continue

Added by Carol Petersen on December 11, 2009 at 10:42am — No Comments



I am in love with trees. They sit as quiet sentinels in our forests and attest to the glory of life. We connect with then on our walks in the forest. They are stout and silent. But in a pine forest they speak profusely. I have been halted in my tracks by the overwhelming perfume of their essence.

Not to diminish the glory of the Creators work in producing other trees; I have to admit a special connection with pines. The cone is food for squirrels and also makes for a… Continue

Added by John Francis on December 10, 2009 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments



My thoughts are with the Grandmothers. They, in their end time are connected with Creator. They manifest this as Love. In this regard they are a well-stream of information. Our last words tend to be Mom related. So many of us spring upright from our death bed and in our last breath say “Mommy.”

But mommy is the daughter of Grandmother. She learned her ways from her mom. Caught up in the knocks of an indifferent life stream, our moms did the best they could to… Continue

Added by John Francis on December 7, 2009 at 9:31pm — 2 Comments

Letter home regarding the huge success of the development of 13 Deeper Social Networks in the Philippines....

I wanted to share this letter I wrote to my dear Mama and Papa. I believe sometimes a letter to a loved one provides a much more intimate and heartfelt description of the places and experiences one has! Hope you enjoy sharing my encounters in the Philippines! Much Respect and happy reading to you all! -Francisco Violich

Nov 30, 2009

Hello Hello!!!!!!!

We have been having a wonderful time here in the Philippines!!! The program was a huge success, so much that the… Continue

Added by DYC Francisco Grant Violich on December 2, 2009 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Gratitude vs. Appreciation

Watch this video:

See my blog at RED ROOM:

I Appreciate Life to learn lessons

My soul yearns to experience

I Appreciate Love that leads me in Divine Spirit

I Appreciate Joy of a new day

I Appreciate eyes to see beauty

I… Continue

Added by Diva JC on November 29, 2009 at 8:22am — No Comments

Please consider this a sacred and urgent mission to help the Shift of the Ages film project ...


Center for Sacred Studies

By watching and sharing the current Maya nation's 2012 address, we are asking for your help to energetically

COUNTER-BALANCE the FEAR created by the 2012 Hollywood film.

Please consider this a sacred and urgent mission to help the Shift of the Ages film project disseminate the Maya's true message about 2012 to the world.

This is an exclusive release, and you are the first… Continue

Added by Firewoman on November 28, 2009 at 7:03pm — No Comments

An Amazing Experience setting up social networks in the Philippines...

Thursday Nov 26, 2009

As I write this I can hear the roosters communicating from across the village. I hear dogs cheering each other on as they welcome in the new morning and young children laughing as they walk to school. The air smells crisp with a slight sent of pine. These are all characteristics of Kin-iway, Besao. Francisco and I have been blessed with yet another great adventure here in the Cordillera Mountain Range of the Philippines.

We are currently… Continue

Added by DYCdeloriamgh on November 26, 2009 at 3:19am — 6 Comments

The Invitation

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me

what you do for a living.

I want to know

what you ache for

and if you dare to dream

of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me

how old you are.

I want to know

if you will risk

looking like a fool

for love

for your dream

for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me

what planets… Continue

Added by Carol Petersen on November 25, 2009 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment



"Ohenton Kariwahtekwen"



Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other as people.

Now our minds… Continue

Added by Carol Petersen on November 25, 2009 at 4:03pm — 1 Comment

Doors to Diplomacy: Youth Envisioning the Preferable Future

Doors to Diplomacy: Youth Envisioning the Preferable Future

By Yvonne Marie Andrés, Ph.D.

“Students investigate controversial issues with an unbiased view, present various perspectives for diplomatic solutions and then select the solutions that they believe to be the most viable.”

If you construct your vision of reality from the daily print and broadcast media information stream, you might be convinced that humanity is doomed. How can we possibly rise… Continue

Added by Yvonne Marie Andres on November 24, 2009 at 8:28pm — No Comments

A ride to and from the Lodge?

I have yet to get up to Wakans and feel that I am long overdue. I live in North Seattle and have no car. I am wondering if anyone travels up from Lake City who'd be interested in me handing them some gas money in exchange for a ride up and back. If necessary, I can likely bus over to Northgate or even up to the Shoreline Transit Center and meet someone there.

If not, no worries -- I'll get there when I'm meant to.

Added by Byrdie on November 23, 2009 at 2:37pm — No Comments

First massage with the new guy.

I've known of my new masseuse long before he had that title with me: he's tall, goofy and sometimes vibrate while sitting still. The first massage I got from him was a casual affair: a table set up at a party, him working on me and a friend of mine.

It has come to my attention through several people that almost all of my muscles that commonly receive massage are a tad tight. Well, really tight. Really, really tight. I suffered a back injury a few years ago (squashed a lower… Continue

Added by Byrdie on November 23, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Digital Social Networking Workshop in the Cordillera Mountains of the Philippines!!!!

It has been an incredible experience teaching these smart, young, talented, Indigenous Students of this small yet powerful town of Bontoc, Philippines. We started the social networking workshop on Saturday with a powerpoint explaining the power of social networking and open source media. There were 45 Indigenous Peoples or IP's as they refer to themselves here, with numerous NGO's represented as well, all with one common goal: Creating their own Social Network! We used Ning as our… Continue

Added by DYC Francisco Grant Violich on November 23, 2009 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

We are One

We are One

A Mist Obscures our Vision
To Blind us to the One
The Mist is Thin
See for Yourself
The All is Here
Black and White
Choose White
See It Now
I am You
You are Me
I See your Hands
They are Mine
Mine are Yours
Work them to See
We are Love
The Product of our Mothers
We are the Spirit of Us
Kiss the One
It Loves You

Little Man

Added by John Francis on November 14, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

We are Family

Words that have power and then comes the silence.....

Silence that holds power

We have much to learn

and I have had to learn humility...


When the opportunity presents itself for you to defeat your enemy,

that is the time which you must not do it.

There will come a time, in many instances,

when the person who hates you most,

the person who has misused you most,

the person who has… Continue

Added by Carol Petersen on November 4, 2009 at 9:17am — No Comments

South Atlantic Art & Food Festival 2011

What do you hear???

Diva JC

Added by Diva JC on October 28, 2009 at 6:33am — No Comments

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