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Meanings of the word WAKAN.

(By Sword, Translated by Burt Means.)

Wakan means very many things. The Lakota understands what it means from the things that are considered wakan; yet sometimes its meaning must be explained to him. It is something that is hard to understand. Thus wasica wakan, means a white man medicineman; but a Lakota medicineman is called pejuta wacasa. Wicasa wakan is the term for a Lakota priest of the old religion. The white people call our wicasa wakan, medicineman, which is a mistake. Again, they say a wicasa wakan is making medicine when he is performing ceremonies. This is also a mistake. The Lakota call a thing a medicine only when it is used to cure the sick or the wounded, the proper term being pejuta. When a priest uses any object in performing a ceremony that object becomes endowed with a spirit, not exactly a spirit, but something like one, the priests call it tonwan or ton. Now anything that thus acquires ton is wakan, because it is the power of the spirit or quality that has been put into it. A wicasa wakan has the power of the wakan beings.

The roots of certain plants are wakan because they are poisonous. Likewise some reptiles are wakan because if they bite they would kill. Again, some birds are wakan because they do very strange things and some animals are wakan because the wakan beings make them so. In other words, anything may be wakan if a wakan spirit goes into it. Thus a crazy man is wakan because the bad spirit has gone into him.

Again, if a person does something that cannot be understood, that is also wakan. Drinks that make one drunk are wakan because they make one crazy.

Every object in the world has a spirit and that spirit is wakan. Thus the spirit of the tree or things of that kind, while not like the spirit of man, are also wakan.

Wakan comes from the wakan beings. These wakan beings are greater than mankind in the same way that mankind is greater than animals. They are never born and never die. They can do many things that mankind cannot do. Mankind can pray to the wakan beings for help. There are many of these beings but all are of four kinds. The word Wakan Tanka means all of the wakan beings because they are all as if one. Wakan Tanka Kin signifies the chief or leading Wakan being which is the Sun. However, the most powerful of the Wakan beings is Nagi Tanka, the Great Spirit who is also Taku Skanskan; Taku Skanskan signifies the Blue, in other words, the Sky.

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Iya is a Wakan Tanka, but he is an evil Wakan Tanka. Mankind is permitted to pray to the Wakan beings. If their prayer is directed to all the good Wakan beings they should pray to Wakan Tanka; but if the prayer is offered only to one of these beings, then the one addressed should be named.

Wakan Tanka is pleased with music. He likes to hear the drums and the rattles. When any of the Wakan beings hear the drum and the rattles they always give attention. He is also fond of the smoke of sweetgrass and evil Wakan beings are afraid of the smoke of sage. All of the Wakan both the good and evil, are pleased with the smoke of the pipe.

The Wicasa Wakan or priests, speak for all the Wakan beings. Wakan Tanka gives them the power that makes them Wakan and by which they can put ton into anything. Each priest has an object for himself into which ton has been put. This is called a Wasicun. A Wasicun is one of the Wakan beings. It is the least of them, but if its ton is from a powerful being it may be more powerful than many of the Wakan beings. This Wasicun is what the priests do their work with, but the white people call it the medicine bag, which is a mistake, for there are no medicines in it. A medicine bag is a bag that doctors have their medicines in. If a man has a Wasicun he may pray to it, for it is the same as the Wakan being whose ton (wan) is in it.

The earth and the rock and the mountains pertain to the chief Wakan. We do not see the real earth and the rock, but only their tonwanpi.

When a Lakota prays to Wakan Tanka he prays to the earth and to the rock and all the other good Wakan beings. If a man wishes to do evil things he may pray to the evil Wakan.

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A Grandfather Teaching 
       

A Warrior.......

Listen to me carefully and remember every word.
A warrior is not a soldier.
A soldier is trained to fight and follow orders.
A warrior is trained to think for himself and fight only as a last resort.
A warrior is the first to begin and the last to quit .
He laughs the hardest and loves the best.
Stand your ground in all things and only give ground out of kindness.
A warrior is not a follower, nor is he a leader except at great need.
A warrior learns from the animals, the hills, and the rivers.
He respects all things of the earth as if they were his own heart.
All men and all spirits are equals.
A warrior never begs or pleads, nor does he give in to hopelessness and despair.
Whether the warrior is successful or tries valiantly only to have failed, he thanks the Great Spirit for the opportunity and the lessons.
A warrior cares for the weakest and least of his brothers, humbling himself in their service.
He seeks wisdom in all things and learns from even the dullest, for all are his teachers.
A warrior leaves judgment of his brothers and sisters to the Great Spirit, but does not tolerate disrespectful behavior in his presence.

Love and Peace ,
Barefoot Windwalker.
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My Daily Success Creed

by Napoleon Hill

1. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite major purpose in life: Therefore, I DEMAND of myself, persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.

2. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality: Therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person that I am committed to being.

3. I know that through the principle of auto-suggestion, any desire I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it: Therefore, I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of unconditional self-reliance by reinforcing and focusing in detail on my daily routine with the commitment to the follow through of each task step by step.

4. I have clearly written down a description of my definite chief aim in life, and I will never stop trying until I shall have developed sufficient self-reliance for its attainment in full.
5. I fully realize that no wealth or position of benefit can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice: Therefore, I will engage in no transaction, in no human relationship, which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the co-operation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, greed and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative mental attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself.
I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud at least once daily, with full faith that it will gradually influence my thoughts and actions so that I will become self-reliant and successful.

Signed: _________________________

(This should be read morning, noon, and night. When signed, it creates a contract with yourself for individual success.)
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Native American Code of Ethics
Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often.
The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.
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Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path.
Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem
from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.
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Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others
to make your path for you. It is your road, and
yours alone. Others may walk it with you,
but no one can walk it for you.
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Treat the guests in your home with much consideration.
Serve them the best food, give them the best
bed and treat them with respect and honor.
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Do not take what is not yours whether from
a person, a community, the wilderness or from a
culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.
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Respect all things that are placed upon
this earth – whether it be people or plant.
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Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words.
Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them.
Allow each person the right to personal expression.
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Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative
energy that you put out into the universe
will multiply when it returns to you.
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All persons make mistakes.
And all mistakes can be forgiven.
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Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind,
body and spirit. Practice optimism.
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Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us.
They are part of your worldly family.
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Children are the seeds of our future. Plant
love in their hearts and water them with
wisdom and life’s lessons. When they
are grown, give them space to grow.
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Avoid hurting the hearts of others.
The poison of your pain will return to you.
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Be truthful at all times. Honesty is the
test of one’s will within this universe.
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Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual
self, Emotional self, and Physical self – all need
to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out
the body to strengthen the mind. Grow
rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.
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Make conscious decisions as to who
you will be and how you will react. Be
responsible for your own actions.
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Respect the privacy and personal space of
others. Do not touch the personal property of
others – especially sacred and religious
objects. This is forbidden.
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Be true to yourself first. You cannot
nurture and help others if you cannot
nurture and help yourself first.
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Respect others religious beliefs.
Do not force your belief on others.
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Share your good fortune with others.
Participate in charity.


Photo credit: Chief Red Hawk – Sioux - 1906 by Edward S. Curtis
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SHAMANIC ENERGY CLEANSING & BLESSINGS OF HOMES, BUSINESS & LAND, OR OTHER SPACES

Spirit releasing compassionately helps disembodied souls move to a place of peace and can free the living occupants from the influences of the suffering being(s). Cleansing involves communicating with the suffering being(s) and moving them to a place of peace, followed by re-energizing and balancing the space.

Severe grief or trauma at the time of death can leave a soul confused, angry, or disoriented. Rather than moving into the heavenly plane, these suffering beings remain on the earthly plane attaching themselves to people (possession) or places (haunting).

Benefits of Space Clearing and Blessing can include:

Boosting vital energy flow within the home, workspace and or land
You have the desire for a fresh start or new beginning within your home or business.
Manifestation of goals (abundance, prosperity, peace, joy, love, etc.)
Increase of profits and peace in a new or existing business
Enhanced creativity in your home or business

Symptoms of possession may include:

Depression
Inexplicable mood swings or personality shifts
Substance abuse, binges or uncontrollable addictions
Space Clearing also known as Smudging is an ancient and powerful cleansing technique used by many indigenous cultures throughout the world. Every being on the planet is energy; it is the same for every object and place of dwelling as well. Emotional and psychic energies can gather over time within our workspace and homes. You may feel this energy when you enter a new space or you may just have a sense of being “stuck” in your current space. Spiritual Clearing can release and reclaim a peaceful, joyful, cleared and protected space. The results are surprisingly swift and dramatic once the space clearing is complete.

The spiritual clearing of land, home, office or other space may be needed if any of the following are being experienced at the location:

Feeling cold, dark or depressed for no apparent reason
Experiencing human activity where there is none
Inexplicable instances of objects moving, disappearing or appearing
Lights and electrically powered objects going on or off
A repeating theme of unfortunate “accidents” or “bad luck” incidents in a location
The desire to clear out of old energy and creating a vacuum for new healthy energy to come in to a new home or business before you move
The desire to create positive energy in a house or building so that it can be sold quickly
The need for energy clearing of a recently divorced partner
The need for energy clearing of deceased person or animal

To set up an appointment please email me so I may speak with you about your specific needs and to confirm the donation amount needed: CreatingYouNow@gmail.com

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These experiences are created for people who are ready to go “all in” to their spiritually guided life path. Not for the curious, but for the committed, each experience will be different than the next. Adventure awaits those who are ready, willing and able to surrender to the great mystery of life.

Your Immersive Experience will be designed to meet your individual needs and desires. The perfect combination of modalities, assignments and experiences will be revealed to you as you take each step on the path that leads to your highest self.
Book your complimentary initial coaching call now to begin the process that will transform your life and the way you are living in it.

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These experiences are created for people who are ready to go “all in” to their spiritually guided life path. Not for the curious, but for the committed, each experience will be different than the next. Adventure awaits those who are ready, willing and able to surrender to the great mystery of life.

Your Immersive Experience will be designed to meet your individual needs and desires. The perfect combination of modalities, assignments and experiences will be revealed to you as you take each step on the path that leads to your highest self.
Book your complimentary initial coaching call now to begin the process that will transform your life and the way you are living in it.http://creatingyounow.com/the-source-experience/
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IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES


These experiences are created for people who are ready to go “all in” to their spiritually guided life path. Not for the curious, but for the committed, each experience will be different than the next. Adventure awaits those who are ready, willing and able to surrender to the great mystery of life.

Your Immersive Experience will be designed to meet your individual needs and desires. The perfect combination of modalities, assignments and experiences will be revealed to you as you take each step on the path that leads to your highest self.
Book your complimentary initial coaching call now to begin the process that will transform your life and the way you are living in it.

http://creatingyounow.com/the-empowerment-experience/
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