I just watched this wonderful video on Facebook and it embodied the very essence of the Deer People … precious and innocent, sweet and loving. So, I’m adding this video to the BLOG and hope you enjoy!
The Life of Death is a touching hand drawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life. After being well received on various animation festivals and being featured on the EYE film DVD of Selected Dutch Shorts it is finally online! It’s been viewed over one million times now! marshaonderstijn.com
“Sad and beautiful at the same time. I think the deer at the end knew what she was doing. She seemed tired and couldn’t keep up with the rest of her herd which is why she put her nose to death’s hands. She didn’t want death to feel bad that one time….” JR. Houston, TX
There are many Native stories that share this belief and love for deer ~ they give their lives so that others may use their bodies to live; meat for food, skin for warmth, sinew to sew garments and so much more! <3 Love and honor for this beautiful 4 legged!
We’re finishing up the 2nd Quadrant in the wheel with our teachings with Wabun, Spirit Keeper of the East, the Golden Eagle, which gives the gift of courage, vision and fearlessness. “The gift of the Spirit Keepers is to teach us about the qualities we need to go from the outer part of the Medicine Wheel to the center”
Lets recap where we started this year with Waboose (White Buffalo) Spirit Keeper of the North … healing our physical bodies and looking at how we relate to the world. We learned about CLEANSING (SODALITE) ~ RENEWAL (PERIDOT) ~ AND PURITY (Herkimer DIAMOND)
“The gift of WABUN, Spirit Keeper of the East is the gift of healing the mental being. This is the healing that allows us to see the truth and to let go of all the lies we have been told and have accepted in our own minds” We’re learning about CLARITY (MICA) ~ WISDOM (JADE) ~ AND ILLUMINATION (CALCITE).
Gemini is mental and by asking for the gift of ILLUMINATION we are asking for the flow of Creator to freely flow through us and be able to relate to the world and see in truth what surrounds us. Combine this with Butterfly Clan and we can observe that energy with those born under this sign, flowing with the wind (Air sign)!
Butterfly Clan (Air Signs), always in thinking mode they prefer to be light hearted, rather than serious.
Their Plant is Yarrow, used as a tonic for colds and flu and to strengthen the respiratory system.
Their Stone, Moss Agate, perfectly shows their duality, joining together the mineral and plant kingdoms.
Challenge: Their test is to live life in the fast lane while slowing down enough to hear their heart.
Gift: Sharing their wit and cleverness in a way that brings out the best in others.
“I think” … all my relations deserve to be loved.
To have a better understanding of these energies, you must get Sun Bear, Wabun Wind and Crysalis Mulligan’s book: “Dancing With The Wheel” It is incredible to journey with such passion and clarity about this sacred path.
Thank you for this opportunity and blessings to you all. Aho Mitakuye Oyasin (Gratitude To ALL my relations). *Star*
Please visit my new PAGE that illustrates the MWA coloring set posters. Available by download so you can print your own!
FYI: We’re on Face Book with our new GROUP, please join us: “Friends of the Medicine Wheel Teachings of Sun Bear and Marlise Wabun Wind“