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Was there anything before what we know as "The Beginning"? Come read about my own theory.
This article contains my thoughts, beliefs and even some of my own theories as to when was the Beginning, before the Big Bang, Chaos, Gaia and God.
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Folk Medicine is one of my favorite subjects to study and write about.
The Appalachian Mountains held many secrets unknown to outsiders. The ways of healing were not from doctors and hospitals, but from the women who lived in the mountains and learned from their ancestors, nature, and the Cherokee people.
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Awesome article about the kind of critter that fascinates me ...
Why do you kill all snakes? Native Americans to early colonists. ​What was that hub-bub? As an 11 year old I ran to our garage, only to see that half the neighborhood's kids and teenagers were milling about at the entrance to it. I guess someone had spotted this item of intense fascination go in ...
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I love this series from the Cackleberry Farmer in Australia.
Here is another instalment in my series about life as a chicken (poultry) farmer. I think "Cackleberry Farmer" sounds more exotic however, so I called it that.
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Thank you, John Hansen.
In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks I decided to write a poem of sympathy, support solidarity for the world against terrorism and ISIS
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An endearing story of true love.
Story of a married couple who lost their way is about Hannah Tanaka and Kenji Nakamura.
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Help heal Mother Earth.
Rainforests play a significant role in the ecosystem of our planet. Deforestation disturbs this fragile balance. There are still people who care , but are there enough to make a difference?
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Mary Boykin Chesnut's "Diary From Dixie" is a remarkable account of the Civil War.
Phyllis Doyle Burns has given Once Upon a History a marvelous and accurate story about a remarkable woman. Parts of Mary's diary were published in 1905, and after further entries were discovered later on in the century, the diary went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1982.
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War and Peace in Our Time - The Great Silence and Darkness
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What is the "great silence and darkness"? As in Ragnarok are we to experience the final destination of annihilation, or will we be Lantern Carriers and wake people up?
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A remarkable and very useful article from Nell Rose on HubPages.
Finding your family through genealogy sites can be hard work, so this is an easy guide to make sure you don't trip up. This is based on findmypast, but can be helpful on other sites too.
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Story of a young girl on her spiritual path.
Story of a young girl in search of the old Mother of the mountain. It is a spiritual journey for the girl to find out what is in her heart.
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Ancestral Lands of Woven Tapestry ~

Throughout nature, our ancestral lands spread over Mother Earth like a woven tapestry.

Ancestral lands -- how long ago and far away sounds the phrase. What cherished memories it stirs within our hearts. What profound spiritual strength it casts upon our lives, with visions of beauty that play across our minds.

To stand on the highest ground and gaze below at what Mother Nature painted can bring one to the edge of all senses -- to wonder how it was possible to create such profound scenes that make us want to soar with the wings of an eagle and absorb every possible nook and cranny below us.

Creator had asked Brother Coyote to add some color to the desert. When Brother Coyote took his paints to the desert, he spilled his paints which created a profusion of beautiful wild flowers.

These visions are of woodlands with quiet places of solitude to offer a cool and shady sanctuary of repose.

They are visions of mighty mountains that watch over us or visions of great plains stretching as far as one can see, with grasses that gently bend with the wind.

Visions of deep cool forests with streams of cold, clear water, are there to calm our aching souls and tired bones.

Be still and listen to the pine trees that whisper to us with the voices of our ancestors.

Deserts that hide their secrets till spring rains quench the dry land and give birth to glorious color and flowers of amazing beauty that will take our breath away with the profundity of it all.

Lakes and oceans that bless us with their calm beauty or rouse us with waves crashing to shore will stir our emotions with passion.

Deep ravines and canyons that give us profound and majestic paintings of nature will touch our heart and soul with the magic of nature.

All this beauty and more was gifted to our ancestors by Great Spirit, entrusted to them to care for, receive from and give back to -- to live in harmony and balance with.

Woven tapestry ~

As nature did, the ancestors also wove us a tapestry of memories and messages. They left us with not books, but words, songs, stories, legends, and the beloved Creation myths.

They left pictures on rocks, on cave walls, on cliffs in canyons, on the land, that tell us the story of their way of life, their culture, traditions, ceremonies, and beliefs.

They passed on to us the importance of peace and harmony with all Creation.

They passed down from generation to generation the stories of tricksters that taught us lessons of good and evil, of right and wrong.

They left us with profound words of wisdom to guide and teach us.

 
This Land is Our Land, Walk Softly Upon It



The Six Grandfathers have placed in this world many things, all of which should be happy. Every little thing is sent for something, and in that thing there should be happiness and the power to make happy. Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus we should do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.

— Black Elk, Oglala Sioux
Within our hearts and memories ~

Is it so far away and so long ago that they spoke? Not really -- it is near, now, within our hearts and memories, in our traditions and beliefs.

The songs of the Old Ones are all around us in the wind, in the trees that dance with the wind, in the prairie grasses, in the rushing waters of rivers or the serene flowing waters of mountain streams and the crashing of waterfalls, in the crackle of dry leaves in autumn, in the storms of the Twins, Thunder and Lightning, when their voices are like echoes of the ancestors.

A Native American quilt usually has a story in it -- woven in with fabrics are symbolic shapes or images that mean something to the person who made the quilt. It is an heirloom that is handed down to next generations. Quilts often are made with fabrics of earth tones and nature, to show love of the land and respect for Mother Earth. Words of prayer and blessings also go into the quilt, for as the maker is sewing, a song or prayer is repeated over and over till the quilt is finished.

And in the silence, on nights when gentle falling snow muffles all sounds but the whispers of the past, one can still hear the words of wisdom left to us.

It is our moral obligation to care for all this beauty, become aware of it, enjoy it, and leave it as we found it. To walk softly upon Mother Earth and give back what we receive is an act of kindness and spiritual awareness. It is our moral obligation and duty to protect Mother Earth for our children, our grandchildren and for generations to come after them.

And what of peace? Will there ever be peace in the world, in our hearts and souls? Today there are many spiritual teachers who can guide us to obtain peace.
Peace and Spiritual Teachers ~

It is difficult to find or be aware of peace in today's world. Every day we read about wars, bombings, killings, abductions -- there seems to be no end to it all.

Yet, just as in the past, there are spiritual teachers who remind us, with their words of wisdom and a higher love, that peace is within us.



Black Elk (Nicholas Black Elk) ~

In the not too distant past, Black Elk (1863 - 1950) of the Oglala Lakhota was a spiritual leader who dedicated his life to helping others with his words of wisdom and peace. His Lakhota name was Hehaka Sapa.

Black Elk was became seriously ill at the age of nine years. He was unresponsive and comatose for several days. When he was in this condition his spirit visited other realms and he had a great vision in which he was visited by the Thunder Beings (Wakinyan). His spirit was taken to the six Grandfathers — spiritual representatives of the six sacred directions: west, east, north, south, above, and below.

He was told and shown many things that can only be learned in the spiritual world. When he came out of the comatose state, the Medicine Man / Healer of the tribe saw that the boy was wicháša wak?á? - a Medicine Man and Holy Man.


And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy
— Black Elk
Tapestry of memories ~

As Nature did, the ancestors also wove us a tapestry of memories and messages. They left us with not books, but words, songs, stories, legends, and the beloved Creation myths.

They left pictures on rocks, on cave walls, on cliffs in canyons, on the land, that tell us the story of their way of life, their culture, traditions, ceremonies, and beliefs. They passed on to us the importance of peace and harmony with all Creation. They passed down from generation to generation the stories of tricksters that taught us lessons of good and evil, of right and wrong. They left us with profound words of wisdom to guide and teach us.

In the Lakhota belief, the Six Grandfathers are the spirits of the six directions: North, South, East, West, Above, and Below. These are the sacred directions, or winds, that all Native Americans honour as part of Mother Earth. It all goes back to Great Spirit, God, The One, who gave us the gift of Nature.


The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit), and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.

— Black Elk


The Six Grandfathers have placed in this world many things, all of which should be happy. Every little thing is sent for something, and in that thing there should be happiness and the power to make happy. Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus we should do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.
— Black Elk, Oglala Sioux
Manatita, Bard of Solace and Higher Love ~

Manatita, the Bard of Solace and Higher Love, an author on HubPages, writes about inner peace and how to obtain it. He speaks of love, grace, hopes, yearning for that deep peace within, and the nature of something higher. He is a spiritual teacher of today whose purpose in life is to serve others in the search for peace.



We are all seekers, consciously or unconsciously marching towards Happiness, our eternal home. The Divine Warrior is a conscious seeker. He or she is generally tired of the mundane, and has begun a wakeful search for something deeper within him or herself.
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    English Lit, Art History, Art Design, 1987 - 1992
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I am an author, poet, spiritual coach and beader. I give clairvoyant and tarot readings.
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I am an author and poet on HubPages.com where I focus on Native American, early American history, mythology, women in history, paranormal and creative short fiction. I am a journalist at Examiner.com where I write on Native American and Mythology. My blog, 'Living and Loving in the Wind', can be found on blogspot.com.

When I am not writing, my other passion is beading in the Native American style. I make bracelets, anklets, necklaces, beaded bags and beaded doll dresses for the Native American style dolls I make.

Come join me here or at my other sites. You can also follow me on Facebook or Twitter.  I hope you enjoy my writing.  I would love to hear from you. May you walk in peace and harmony.
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Two beautiful adult children, two beautiful grandchildren, one beautiful great-grandson, and an adorable Pomeranian..
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Writer; Creative Crafts, Spiritual Coach
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Storytelling, Poetry,Newsletters, Ebooks, Freelance Writing, Web Content, Non-fiction, Blogging, Content Writing, History, Books, Copy Editing, Magazine Articles, Proofreading, Ghostwriting, Editing, Published Author, Social Networking, Fiction Writing, Book Reviews, Journalism, Short Stories, Content Development, Feature Articles, Novels, Publishing, Travel Writing, Content Management, Creative Non-fiction, Online Publishing, Creative Writer, Content Strategy, Publications, Literature, Editorial, Fact-checking, SEO, AP Style, Copywriting, Articles, Marketing Copy
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  • Retired
    2007 - present
  • Examiner.com
    Journalist, 2010 - present
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    Author/Poet , 2010 - present
  • Phyllis Doyle Burns on The Creative Exiles
    Assistant CEO, 2016 - present
    A site for Poetry and Fiction Writers
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The Eternal Balance: the Good and Evil Within
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Get Tough, Not Weak!
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Old Mother of the Mountain - a goddess - PenStrokes
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Story of a married couple who lost their way - PenStrokes
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Story of a married couple who lost their way is about Hannah Tanaka and Kenji Nakamura.

Tommy No Shoes Christmas Wish - Short story - PenStrokes
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Tommy was homeless and had just one wish. All he wanted was a home to spend Christmas in.

Autumn of Life
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Do you have a friend for life?
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One of the most beautiful things in the world is to have a friend for life. One you know will be there when the need is strong. No matter ho

Easy Autumn Home Decor - Bubblews
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I love to decorate for the seasons and have some easy autumn home decor tips for you. Those miniature pumpkins and gourds you can find in yo

Living and Loving in the Wind
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Like children we laughed so playfully wild. Amidst the forest and upon hills so green. You teased and called me your nature child. I made wr