Do You Need More
Positive Energy in Your Life?
At times I feel that I
am full of spiritual hugs with nobody to receive them because of
the full lives we all lead in this day and age.
I hope to pass on
tidbits of information that can be used by others with positive
I find myself in
situations of helping people when I am selling my "spiritual
" artwork that currently takes the "shape" of
jewelry. I take part in First Nations events, powwows,
conferences, school "First Nations days "
Through the Internet,
I hope that those in need of positive energy come back to this
site often for positive re-enforcement and support.
If you also have
something positive to pass on, send it to me and I'll try to get
it on the page too. Maybe this can encourage you to share things
that work for you with us... Hi-chka means thank-you, in the
Salishan dialect of Halkomelem.
Kawku....means good sagebrush
Did something bring
you here? IS THERE SOMETHING HERE FOR YOU? ..
- You are the only one
that can really believe in "You!"
- Know that we all have baggage
and carry it with us everywhere. Cleansing it away can
help you start out on the strong road of growth. There
are many plants used for the spiritual energy cleansing ceremony.
When I see people searching and
searching for the perfect partner and wasting good time
that can be well spent on the learning and growing
experience that could be reached by a long standing
relationship experience with one soul mate only. I am in
awe of the sight of my mate's transformation in every
stage of their human life! And in turn I shine and
"try all the harder" in their golden light of
appreciation and yielding acceptance of my natural
I believe if something is
extremely difficult, unfamiliar, awkward, hard to learn
or comprehend, then you are probably on the track of
human "growth and understanding". If it is
easy?...... it is more likely a way to make yourself
appear to be smarter than or better than most and hope to
receive praise and kudos without experiencing much pain
or discomfort. But if you struggle and work yourself into
a sweat trying hard to achieve harmony, then even without
the completion, success can be celebrated in the baby
step it took to reach your own spiritual growth within a
Things really changed in my life
when I learned to picture my mate in different stages of
their life. I tried to "SEE" the child speak
when I knew they were dealing with childhood issues; or
the teenager who wanted adventure and independence; or
the baby who needed physical soothing and comforting.
This in turn taught me about MY "many ages"
that I carry within me wherever I go in life. If I had
children it probably would apply to them too, but I try
to see it in my relationships with friends and family. To
me, even elders can go through baby-like or teenage-like
stages of their lives that are like extra chances to
re-live that age and to "grow" by succeeding in
something of that "time". Your Mother can be
LIKE your childhood "girlfriend/playmate", that
you once played "kid" games with and now enjoy
the gleefulness of being "a kid again", or even
experience mischief together! Also our Grandparents can
benefit from baby cradling when they reach the need for
physical affection and the comfort of touch.
- I think any relationship can be
a chance to "come out of yourself" and expand
our nature for the "better". I have found that
there is a point of going beyond the discomfort of
experiencing the "doing". It seems so easy to
go so far and stop just before the "learning".
But once you "feel" it, and once you
"experience" the sense of change and feel the
differences, it can be like stretching new muscles, as in
the "weariness of triumph" after a long fight
followed by success.
a great granddaughter of a Coast Salish Medicine man if
that maybe explains some of my healing gifts. During art
shows, when I am at my craft booth, I feel that I bring people
a sort of comfort and healing with our encounter and speaking together.
Even when I reach out with a smile I see the appreciation
in the faces of the tired, worried, or stressed.
good first step is to smell the sacred burning plants. It
is a great aromatherapy and sagebrush and sage can
cleanse the air in an anti-bacterial way too. The elders
use to throw it on the wood stove after there were sick
people in the house. Symbolically it is meant to clean
the path for the positive energies to come.
The first step
can be the hardest in any endeavor, why not start with a
very simple, precious ceremony like "smudging"?
I've asked my elders and found out that it is a big
responsibility to provide sacred smudging herbs for
people of the world. It is a continuation of the story
telling passed on from our ancestors long ago to the present
How we use
these smudging plants...
- To CLEANSE
our home of negative energy before or after a
- Burn during
ceremonies or meditation, to bring in the GOOD
- It can bring Peace
between arguers. A good bonding ritual between
- It a great wedding,
new baby, house warming, funeral, or sweatlodge
- To leave as a good
offering in place of a feather, stone, or plant
etc., you might find.
- To freshen a room or
drawers when it's not burned. It smells great as
list & printable order form
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Ama article about smudging
April 9, 2001
About my art work..
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