REBEKAH J SIMPSON
Authentic Self Teachings

Are you listening?

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Life is continuously providing us with messages and information. When we do not listen, then the messages become lessons. When we do not learn, the lessons become problems. When we do not address the problems, they become crises. When crises are left unresolved, they create chaos in our lives. Just imagine how life would be if we learn to live on the levels of messages and lessons.

Rebekahs Journal

Your Attention is a Gift

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Whatever we give our attention to will manifest more of in our lives. Today, pay attention to who and what you are giving your attention to. If it makes you feel empowered then you are giving your attention in the right direction, if it makes you feel disempowered then stop giving it your attention.

Authentic Self Teachings

Prayer and Intention

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Prayer is a good practice in any culture or religion. We pray to communicate to our creator or the forces that be that we may ask for help or just send our thanks and gratitude for what we have. Prayer raises our vibration through connecting with source.

THE ELEVENTH INSIGHT “EXTENDING PRAYER FIELDS”
By James Redfield and The Celestine Prophecy

The Celestine Prophecy is made up of Twelve Spiritual Insights. The Eleventh Insight is the precise method through which we hold the vision. For centuries, religious scriptures, poems, and philosophies have pointed to a latent power of mind within all of us that mysteriously helps to affect what occurs in the future. It has been called faith power, positive thinking, and the power of prayer. We are now taking this power seriously enough to bring a fuller knowledge of it into public awareness. We are finding that this prayer power is a field of intention, which moves out from us and can be extended and strengthened, especially when we connect with others in a common vision. This is the power through which we hold the vision of a spiritual world and build the energy in ourselves, and in others, to make this vision a reality.

The Power of Prayer

In this level of consciousness, we become more purpose-driven and receptive to how those in the afterlife are lifting us up. We begin to comprehend the real nature of prayer and guided purpose. We realize that prayer works within the Karmic design. The more we are in alignment with the principle of giving — and our inner intuition to accurately help others — we will sense our heightened, creative power and see it working through our prayers. When we use this power for uplifting the spiritual consciousness of others, we draw more powerful people into our lives to uplift us. The key is discovering that affirmative prayer, practiced with the emotion of gratitude (it WILL happen), establishes the strongest faith validity.

A Morning Prayer by Rebekah Simpson

Thank you, Creator, for this new day. Another day to live. Thank you for a good night’s sleep, a warm bed, and this house that is provided for me.

Thank you for My family, please continue to protect them.

Thank you for my protection and for guiding me through signs in nature.

Thank you for all that I will experience today, may it bring me peace and happiness.

Thank you for any opportunities that I may have today to lift others up, to empower them and bring peace and joy into their lives.

When to Pray?

Anytime is a good time to pray. You don’t have to say your prayer out loud. A silent inner prayer is as effective as a prayer said out loud. But when you have the opportunity, prayers are always best said so others can hear them.

Prayer is powerful and is amplified when praying in groups. You can pray for others to heal or get the guidance they need.

Life Coaching Exercises

Seven Step Breakthrough Life Coaching Exercise

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The Seven Step Breakthrough is a powerful coaching exercise that can help us visualize what we want, show us how we have responded to it in the past, realize what may have been blocking us from achieving it, and create an action plan for how to change that.

Preparation: Have a pen and paper ready or your journal to take notes.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin the Session: Complete the next six steps, the seventh will come later.

THE SEVEN STEP BREAKTHROUGH 

Introduction

This is a simple yet empowering exercise that can help you get from where you are to where you want to be by using powerful Life Coaching techniques. The Seven Step Breakthrough can help to find answers or clarity in any situation and can also help with making decisions that you may be presented with at this time. This coaching exercise can be used every time you need answers or clarification and can be reused multiple times after. The motivation behind this breakthrough process is that “you have all the answers within yourself.” This seven-step process will take approximately one hour to complete, and has the most benefit when to finish completed in one session. Be prepared to take notes during this session. Journaling is very important when you are preparing to have a breakthrough! It allows you to record and measure your progress.

Step 1.  The Event 

An event can be a situation where you are looking for answers, direction, clarity, or insight on what action to take. Is this something that keeps happening? Is it an old pattern or habit that you would like to let go of?  Is it a new adventure that you’ve been wanting to experience? Are you interested in a new relationship or ending an old one? Is this the first time this has happened? What event will you be working on during this session? Take a moment to write down all the details about the situation and how it makes you feel. What is true about this event? Write down what emotions are associated with it and how it makes you feel.

*Take time now to journal about the event, or about questions that you are seeking answers to. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Step 2. The Response 

If this event has happened in the past, how have you previously responded to it? How will you respond to it now? In every situation, you have the power to choose your response, and in every situation, your response will determine your outcome. If you knew that you could get any outcome you wanted just as a result of how you respond, what would your response be?  How does that make you feel? Our feelings are our guide to what action we should take. Does it feel good or does it make you feel discomfort? Take a moment to journal about all the ways you could respond, write them all down.  Visualize what kind of outcome you may get for each response. Then choose the appropriate response.

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, then you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.”

*Take time now to journal about your new response to this event. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Step 3. The Outcome

What would you like your outcome to be? How would it make you feel if you chose this outcome?  Is it in alignment with your feelings, beliefs, and values? If you had all of the support you needed, what would you like to experience? Be very detailed about what you would like the outcome to be. Visualize yourself already experiencing it. Allow yourself to feel the emotions that are created during this visualization. These emotions and feelings are like the glue that will attract this outcome to you. If you feel like crying, cry. If you feel like laughing, then laugh. The only thing to remember is to allow these emotions to flow along with the feelings of already having, being, or doing what you want.

*Take time now to journal about your future experience. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Step 4. Take Action 

What steps have you already taken to move forward on this? Have you tried a different approach? Do you know the next step to take? If it’s someone you need to talk to, then schedule a time to contact him or them, or simply call them. If it’s somewhere you need to go, plan it. If you need money, expect it. If you are not sure how to do it, talk to someone who has already done it. What will you do? What action will you take? Who do you need to talk to? Where will you go? Remember, it’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey. The lessons you learn and the people you meet along the way are all a part of your journey. If you are familiar with the law of attraction, then you may have noticed that the key to manifesting what you want is to take action that is in alignment with your intention. Another clue is that the word action is within the word attraction, and the word act is within the word action. So by taking action, you can expect new opportunities to unfold, and by acting as if you already have it through visualization, new possibilities will present themselves.

*Take time now to journal about the action that you are willing to take and when you plan on taking it. Also, schedule a time each day that you will visualize the outcome you want. All you really need is five to ten minutes. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Step 5. The Blocks 

What’s stopping you or blocking you? Is there something you are waiting for? Do you try to take action and keep running into blocks or distractions?  What are those blocks or distractions? How will you respond to them if they happen again?

When you take new action in any situation, distractions may show up to throw you off track. Learn to recognize them and face them. If you take no action, you may not get the response that you want. Let go of any negative thoughts or self-judgment that you may have. Remember, the worst thing that could happen is that you learn what not to do, while the best thing that could happen is that you learn what works and what to keep doing that. Most of us stay in our comfort zone, where we feel safe and comfortable, but in order to grow and get breakthrough results, we have to step outside of the zone of familiarity and into the scarier zone of the unknown. If you are feeling discouraged, uncomfortable, depressed, procrastinated or fearful, just remember that we always have a breakdown right before we have a breakthrough.

Follow your intuition, also referred to as your gut feeling or inner knowing. These are two similar feelings that we often get confused. One is a feeling that you shouldn’t do something because your inner guide knows it is the wrong action to take or the wrong words to say. If you go against this feeling, you may experience more blocks, or things just don’t work out the way you want. The other is a feeling of fear and just plain discomfort, but you know you have to do it. This one is the feeling you get just before you stretch and grow out of your old comfort zone. By trusting this feeling and facing your fears, you may experience the ease and inner peace. Things will just start working together like a puzzle. It is important to learn to differentiate when your inner guide is telling you no, and when your body is just telling you no due to experiencing something new and uncomfortable.

*Take time now to journal about the blocks that you may be experiencing, and how you will overcome them. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Step 6. The Plan

What is the first thing you could do to take action? What do you feel like you can do right now? When will you do it? What one thing could you do to take action? Journal about what you could do to move forward with this event. Write it down as an action plan! When would be a good time or day that you will do it? Be very specific. Is it today, tomorrow, or this week? Schedule it, write it on your calendar so you can see it and schedule other events around it. Always make sure to be accountable and do it!  If you would like to have someone remind you, call a friend, family member, your coach, an accountability partner, or someone you can trust and ask them if they can remind you at a certain time right before the event. Make sure to also write on your calendar a day when you will do the follow-up session, and review your notes in your journal.

*Take time now to journal about the action that you are willing to take and when. Continue to the next step when you are finished.

Congratulations

Congratulations, you have completed this coaching exercise. I hope you gained more clarity or understanding around this event or situation by going through the process. Remember, if something unfavorable happens during this process, it is probably just a blessing in disguise. Within every problem, there is an opportunity to be unmasked. Everything that has happened up to this point has perfectly been supporting you on your journey. You can’t do it wrong, and you don’t make mistakes. Mistakes are just opportunities to learn from and grow from. Continue to the next step only when you are ready to review your progress after you have followed through with your action plan.

Step 7. The Follow-up & Review 

Write down what you did, how it went, and what the outcome was. Would you have done it the same way? Would you have done it differently?  Did you have an “aha” moment?  Did you get clarification, answers, or insight? By reviewing your progress, this helps validate the action that you have taken and helps set you up for your next action step. Measurable results are very useful in situations like these. Make sure to thank yourself for your accomplishments and willingness to move through this process. Now that you have completed the Seven Step Breakthrough program for this event, you can now use it over and over for any and all events, just start over with step 1.

I would love to hear your progress, thoughts, questions!

Rebekahs Journal

One Minute Meditation

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The one-minute meditation is a simple exercise to practice often throughout your day. Of course, it can be more than one minute if you choose.

It allows you to release stress and can help you quickly regain balance and focus and will allow you to become centered and present in the present moment. It also can assist you in having to make quick decisions.

Begin by becoming very still, lay on the earth if you can and bring all of your attention to your breath. Focus on breathing and allow yourself to enter into a more present and relaxed state. Release and become aware of the current moment. Then continue with whatever you were doing but now coming from a more relaxed and present place

Life Coaching

Are you Standing in your Authentic Power?

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How do you handle bullying?

Is it easier to just walk a way and tell everyone else what you wanted to say to them, or tell them in the moment then walk away?

A proven formula for confronting bullying without confrontation:

  1. State what you noticed them doing to you.
  2. Let them know how it makes you feel.
  3. Ask them why they are doing it.

In this way you are approaching the bully with concern instead of anger and you will be more likely to have a better outcome.

Anger is an expression of fear and will only create resistance.

Concern is a form of compassion and will help you be able to find resolution much faster.

Resistance or Resolution?

Victim or Victor?

If you are experiencing any type of bullying and want to learn more, I am here for you!

Coaching and conflict resolution are my passion! Contact me today!

Life Coaching

Life Coach Training Exercise ~ Event Response Outcome

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Enjoy this exercise from the “Life Coach and Soul Retrieval Specialist Certification.”

This exercise helps us understand why we keep experiencing the events we don’t want. It also shows us how to redirect our actions and responses to get the outcome we do want.

Preparation: Have your journal ready to take notes.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin the Session: Begin by looking at the old response…

Think of an event in your life that keeps happening that makes you feel uncomfortable. Explain this event and describe what keeps happening that makes you feel uncomfortable. This could be something that you really want to change but feel like you have no idea how.

Event: Think of a person, place, situation or thing that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Response: Now ask yourself how you previously reacted or responded to the event. How could you have responded to the event differently?

Outcome: What was the outcome or result of the way you previously responded to the event?

Now let’s look at the new response…

New Response: How you will respond to the event now?

Remember, if you don’t like the outcome you previously got, then you have to change the way you respond to the event. If you change your response, you have to get a different outcome.

Desired Outcome: What do you expect the new outcome to be with your new response? What would you like the outcome to be? How could you respond to the event differently?

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” -W. Clement Stone.

Focus the session: Take a moment to visualize the new outcome.

Action Plan: What one thing are you willing to commit to? When will you do it? Why will you do it?

Animal Messages

Hawks Message for October 2018

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Thought I’d pull a card that focused on October. And of course it would be the hawk. Choose your priorities! Focus and eliminate all distractions.

Once you decide on something to give your passionate attention to, the right action will become immediately apparent.

You have everything you need to get started.

As you recognize distractions, set strong personal boundaries to protect your energy and keep your focus. Most people allow distractions to stop them from living a life of passion. There are so many distractions all around us at all times, it is up to us how we will respond to them.

You have a unique gift and service you can offer the world… and the world is waiting for you to share it!

Take a moment now to write down all the things you’ve been wanting to do. Then narrow it down to your top three. As you look at your top three, you may see how they related. Now, of the three, choose one that you can begin to give your full attention to and stay focused on that with undivided attention and passion.

Please feel free to share your number one priority!

Plant Medicine

Prickly Pear Fruit Juice for Inflammation and Pain

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Did you know that prickly pear juice is so good for inflammation among other things like… type two diabetes, high cholesterol, colitis, prostate, and many other things.

Prickly pear is rich in antioxidants, carotenoid and linoleic acid (a fatty acid), calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.

Bring your jar in and I’ll make you some yummy prickly pear juice. September and October. 40 Soldiers Pass Rd #3 Sedona, AZ 86336

Offered by donation 🙂 ♡ Rebekah

Life Coaching

Life Coach Certification Online Training

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Are you looking for online training to get your Life Coach certification? Then you will love our training! It’s completely online and you can work at your own pace to complete the course. There is no time restriction to complete it and you will have access to support during and after your training. All you have to do is read over the curriculum and practice as many lessons as you want until you feel comfortable. Then, when you feel ready, just submit your case study and recorded life coaching session for approval.

This training is for those who are interested in learning more about a more natural way of healing through empowerment.

  • This course is great for everyone! Leaders, teachers, parents, managers, counselors, therapists, you name it!
  • This course will add more value to your life. Guaranteed.
  • This course is designed to be simple, fun, and effective.

The Earth Medicine School of Healing Arts is an accredited school through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and our graduates will be eligible to become board certified holistic health practitioners through AADP.

Learn more about the course! LEARN MORE

Native American Stories

Story of how the Buffalo were Released on Earth

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In the first days a powerful being named Humpback owned all the buffalo. He kept them in a corral in the mountains north of San Juan, where he lived with his young son. Not one buffalo would Humpback release for the people on earth, nor would he share any meat with those who lived near him.

Coyote decided that something should be done to release the buffalo from Humpback’s corral. He called the people to a council. “Humpback will not give us any buffalo,” Coyote said. “Let us all go over to his corral and make a plan to release them.”

They camped in the mountains near Humpback’s place, and after dark they made a careful inspection of his buffalo enclosure. The stone walls were too high to climb, and the only entrance was through the back door of Humpback’s house.

After four days Coyote summoned the people to another council, and asked them to offer suggestions for releasing the buffalo. “There is no way,” said one man. “To release the buffalo we must go into Humpback’s house, and he is too powerful a being for us to do that.”

“I have a plan,” Coyote said. “For four days we have secretly watched Humpback and his young son go about their daily activities. Have you not observed that the boy does not own a pet of any kind?”

The people did not understand what this had to do with releasing the buffalo, but they knew that Coyote was a great schemer and they waited for him to explain. “I shall change myself into a killdeer,” Coyote said. “In the morning when Humpback’s son goes down to the spring to get water, he will find a killdeer with a broken wing. He will want this bird for a pet and will take it back into the house. Once I am in the house I can fly into the corral, and the cries of a killdeer will frighten the buffalo into a stampede. They will come charging out through Humpback’s house and be released upon the earth.”

The people thought this was a good plan, and the next Morning when Humpback’s son came down the path to the spring he found a killdeer with a crippled wing. As Coyote had foreseen, the boy picked up the bird and carried it into the house.

“Look here,” the boy cried. “This is a very good bird!”

“It is good for nothing!” Humpback shouted. “All the birds and animals and people are rascals and schemers.” Above his fierce nose Humpback wore a blue mask, and through its slits his eyes glittered. His basket headdress was shaped like a cloud and was painted black with a zig-zag streak of yellow to represent lightning. Buffalo horns protruded from the sides.

“It is a very good bird,” the boy repeated.

“Take it back where you found it!” roared Humpback, and his frightened son did as he was told.

As soon as the killdeer was released it returned to where the people were camped and changed back to Coyote. “I have failed,” he said, “but that makes no difference. I will try again in the morning. Perhaps a small animal will be better than a bird.”

The next morning when Humpback’s son went to the spring, he found a small dog there, lapping at the water. The boy picked up the dog at once and hurried back into the house. “Look here!” he cried. “What a nice pet I have.”

“How foolish you are, boy!” Humpback growled. “A dog is good for nothing. I’ll kill it with my club.”

The boy held tight to the dog, and started to run away crying.

“Oh, very well,” Humpback said. “But first let me test that animal to make certain it is a dog. All animals in the world are schemers.” He took a coal of fire from the hearth and brought it closer and closer to the dog’s eyes until it gave three rapid barks. “It is a real dog,” Humpback declared. “You may keep it in the buffalo corral, but not in the house.”

This of course was exactly what Coyote wanted. As soon as darkness fell and Humpback and his son went to sleep, Coyote opened the back door of the house. Then he ran among the buffalo, barking as loud as he could. The buffalo were badly frightened because they had never before heard a dog bark. When Coyote ran nipping at their heels, they stampeded toward Humpback’s house and entered the rear door. The pounding of their hooves awakened Humpback, and although he jumped out of bed and tried to stop them, the buffalo smashed down his front door and escaped.

After the last of the shaggy animals had galloped away, Humpback’s son could not find his small dog. “Where is my pet?” he cried. “Where is my little dog?”

“That was no dog,” Humpback said sadly. “That was Coyote the Trickster. He has turned loose all our buffalo.”

Thus it was that the buffalo were released to scatter over all the earth. -Author unknown

Events

Teachings of the Medicine Wheel in Sedona Arizona

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AUGUST 5 2018 

  • Learn about the four directions and how to use these teachings to create more balance in our lives
  • Learn the history of Medicine Wheels and other resources
  • Learn how to create your own personal medicine wheel
  • Participate in ceremony and learn how to offer it for others
  • Learn how to smudge, clear energy and hold space for others while they are healing
  • Learn about animal totems, power animals, and animal messages
  • Go on a shamanic journey to meet your power animal and receive spiritual guidance and direction.
  • Make your own leather medicine bag

SCHEDULE: Sunday, August 5th 2018:
8am: Sunrise medicine wheel ceremony, teachings of the wheel and Medicine Wheel tour
12pm: Lunch at Indian Gardens
1: Shamanic Journey on the creek, teachings of animal totems, power animals and animal messages
3pm: Sacred Pipe Ceremony in the medicine wheel

Meet at Earth Medicine Shcool of Healing Arts Center 40 Soldiers Pass Rd #3 Sedona, AZ 86336 928.583.4153

Investment: $99. *does not include the cost of meals or accommodations. (non-refundable if canceled or no-show)

ONLY 11 total VIP spots available!

SIGN-UP NOW!

Motivational

The Story of Two Dogs

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You may have heard about the “Battle Between two Wolves” story, but have you heard about the story of “Two Dogs”?

There is a story they tell of two dogs, both walk into the same room at separate times. One comes out happy and wagging his tail while the other comes out angry and growling. A woman watching this goes into the room to see what could possibly make one dog so happy and the other so mad. To her surprise she finds a room full of mirrors. The Happy dog saw a thousand happy dogs looking back at him and this mad him very happy while the angry dog saw only angry dogs growling back at him.

What we see in the world around us is only a reflection of who we are.

Author Unknown

Ceremony

Happy Summer Solstice June 21st 2018

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Happy summer solstice! The longest day of the year when the sun appears to stand still in the sky… watching over all of us, illuminating everything in our lives that need healing. We give thanks for everything the sun does for us. We honor the “Sundancers” who begin their sacred journey this day. We dance and sing outdoors, we explore new areas and go on amazing new adventures. We honor making new relationships and the making of relatives, one of the seven sacred rights of the Lakota Sioux called the “Hunkapi Ceremony.” The Seven Sacred Rights are:
Nagi Gluhapi: Keeping of the Soul
Inipi: Rite of Purification
Hanbleceya: Crying For a Vision
Wiwanyag Wacipi: Sun Dance
Hunkapi: The Making of Relatives
Isnati Awicaliwanpi: A Girl’s Coming of Age
Tapa Wankaye: The Throwing of the Ball

The Seven Lakota Values, given by the White Buffalo Calf Woman include Praying, Respect, Caring and Compassion, Honesty and Truth, Generosity and Caring, Humility, and Wisdom.

We honor Creator for all that we have and we feast and pray together as “One Tribe.” Bless you, your family and everything in your life. Bless this day.

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Rebekah Two Moons in Sedona

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Rebekah Two Moons is a local Arizona native born and raised in the Verde Valley. She has been guiding others in Sedona since 2006. She specializes in Shamanic Earth Medicine including soul retrieval, shamanic journey, medicine wheel ceremony, drum healing, vortex tours, animal totems and messages and more. Rebekah helps others heal the root “spiritual” cause of their problems using guided imagery. Although Rebekah is well grounded, she works mostly with the unseen “spirit” world. She is a certified Life Coach and basses her life and spiritual healing practice on integrity, authenticity, fun, and humor.

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Sedona Soul Retrieval Healing old Emotional Wounds 💙

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Is your inner child closed up and suppressed or out playing on a daily basis? Learn why you may be experiencing a lot of anxiety, stress or fear by doing a soul retrieval session. I have been facilitating a lot of sessions recently and each one is so powerful! Heal childhood trauma for good. Sessions available in person and by phone. http://www.earthmedicineschool.com/soul-retrieval

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Sedona Shamanic Healing Retreats Tours and Spiritual Journeys 

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Imagine feeling so good and so at peace… physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally, that everything in your life just seems to unfold magically and effortlessly. You begin to notice all the chaos, stress and drama fade away. You release stressful relationships and unhealthy addictions that are damaging your energy. Yes, you can do this. Join Rebekah on a spiritual shamanic journey in Sedona and let the land help you heal. Get in touch with Mother Nature and call upon the animals for guidance.

There are several ways to do this depending on your schedule…

  • Three hour shamanic vortex tour
  • Full Sedona healing day
  • Three day Spiritual retreat
  • Seven day intensive retreat
  • Daytrip to sacred lands in Northern Arizona

Call or email to schedule your Sedona experience and get excited to start your new life.

Ceremony

The Prayer Stick, a North American Traditional Winter Solstice Ceremony

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This is not just another day! It is a very special day according to many North American indigenous tribes and other ancestral tribes around the world.

December 21st marks the first day of winter and is the shortest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. It marks a time of colder months to come. After the Winter Solstice, each day becomes longer until the longest day of the year arrives around June 21st, the summer solstice.

The term solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium, meaning ‘the Sun stands still’. This is because, on this day, the Sun reaches its southern-most position as seen from the Earth. The Sun seems to stand still and then reverses its direction. It’s also common to call it the day the Sun turns around.

Long ago, we use to honor this time because we had such a deep spiritual connection to what it meant for us.

Many Native American tribes would observe the winter solstice through rites and rituals that honor our ancestors, beliefs, and is also a way of offering prayer and gratitude.

Traditionally, a prayer stick or paho was made by each family member starting four days before the solstice. Then on the day of the solstice, the head of the household would dig small holes and the members would plant the prayer sticks in the holes. They were then given back to the earth in honor of our ancestors. It was common for family members to all participate in ceremony.

Prayer sticks are most commonly made out of a piece of forked cedar that was equivalent in length from your elbow to your fingertips.

In a respectful way, you would find a tree that you feel a deep connection with then ask it permission and offer tobacco, if you can have this part of it to use for your ceremony. You will know by listening to your intuition whether you are permitted or not. Most often, if done in a respectful way, you will be permitted.

Once permission was granted, you could then begin to personalize and decorate the stick with your medicine.

In Prayer, you would begin to add sacred items to your stick. Some of the most common ways to decorate would be to remove or carve into the bark. You can add a feather, traditionally turkey feathers were used. Tobacco may be placed in a  red cloth and tied to the stick. Fur, bones, teeth and other parts of animals can be added depending on the type of prayer or medicine you wish to bring forth into your life.

Happy winter solstice everyone!

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Spiritual Practice? Want to “live” what you do and make a living?

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Hey! Spiritual Entrepreneurs! A bit of business advice… How can you “charge what you are worth” when you are priceless? Are you caught up in an endless battle between charging and serving? I understand really…. been there. Well, here’s the truth. At this Time in history, here and now, the moment, reality, being present and looking at what’s right in front of you… (tomorrow may be different) but right now… you need money to live, right? So how do you charge? How can you make a living or better yet, how can you create an abundant life doing what you love? I bet you’d love a simple answer to that. Should be easy right? Good news! It is easy…

All you have to do is imagine how much money you would like to receive. Per session, per hour, per day, per week, per month, per year… in ten years. Trust what your intuition provides you and… Here’s the secret…

Ask for it. Ask for it, ask for it, ask for it.

How do you ask for it?

Well, when you see an opportunity, any opportunity… Ask for it? “Would you be interested in trying a session with me?”

They will say yes or no.

No… why not? This is just the beginning of the conversation!

Yes, great! Schedule the session.

Stand in your power and play the game that you were born into… and win!

Love not the money, but what the money can help you create!

Make a list of what you would do with a lot of money. Yes, do it now. Make the list.

It’s okay to have a lot of money!

Motivational

Here and Now, the Great Awakening 

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Woke up this morning with this thought… I know several people including myself that can feel a big shift coming, it seems so close and our spirits long for it. We want it right now! We get frustrated and impatient. Truth is that it’s not coming, it’s already here and we’ve been adapting to it very slowly. If it were just to happen all at once, it would be too much for us to handle. Call it 3D to 5D, new paradigm, the shift in consciousness, ascension or whatever.

So when you feel this feeling of something big about to happen or something great coming, just take a deep breath and say thank you to your Creator knowing that it’s happening now and that feeling you just got was you experiencing it, a slow integration that’s been happening for years. This is what it’s like to live in the now. This moment. The Hopi prophecy speaks of it. It is rapidly approaching now as the collective consciousness aligns with this vibration or frequency.

What now? Look at what is in front of you right now. Give attention and appreciation for it. Love it or them. This is what you are feeling. Gratitude for what you already have, not what’s coming. BE HUMAN.

The key to all of this is to be grateful for what you already have by living in the now.

Rebekahs Art

Ancestral Style Gods Eye for Protection

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My first attempt at making a God’s eye. My grandmother had a huge one in our house when I was a little girl. Recently, I got the inspiration to make one. With this one I used wool made by the Navajo and two twigs from an Arizona sycamore. Approx 4 x 4 inches. $20. Custom orders available 🙂  

Life Coaching

“The Tracker” Spiritual Messages and Life Coaching 

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A few weeks ago… I was noticing all the different animal tracks on the trail. Wondering what their purpose was during the time when they were at that exact location. Then I sat down to make some crafts (my office in nature) and pulled a card for the day. Of course it would be “Tracker.” The message is to stay focused on one goal and not to scatter myself in too many directions. So I imagined what would be the one thing I would want to focus on today and it was to make sure my boat was pointed downstream. Not upstream, padding hard to get through the day, but to remember in each moment to throw the oars over the boat and let my thoughts, feelings and actions float gently down the stream. Not as easy at it may seem but I managed. Noticing all the synchronicities. When one thing didn’t work out there was a reason or there was something better shortly ahead. Wondering what one thing the animals were each focused on. They never try to force anything. Great lesson here.

Exercise: Write down everything you want to do. Then narrow it down to one thing that you could focus your attention on.

I just want to say now… a few weeks later I am totally focused and have already completed a huge project! Launching all my online training courses. Done!

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Online Training

Calling all Massage Therapists! Learn how to do a Soul Retrieval Massage and Permanently Heal your clients Pain!

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This ancient technique has been used by healers, medicine men and women and shamans and in the holistic healing field for a very long time… and you are just finding out about it!!!!

If you already have your Massage Therapy training and license then you can learn how to incorporate the amazing power of healing and offer a “Soul Retrieval Massage!”

You know how some massage therapists do reiki during their session, well, this is just as powerful!

Whoa, right! Yeah, these two modalities are like peanut butter and jelly, they just go very well together.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TRAINING

You definitely want to add this to your menu.

Please share with anyone you feel might be interested…

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How to Break Generational Curses

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I wanted to share this information for those who may have experienced the same problem. This came about as I was about to hold a New Moon Ceremony to release any and all negativity out of my life. I’ve been told by several different people on several different occasions that I have taken a vow of poverty. I didn’t know what they meant so because I didn’t understand, I didn’t give it much attention. Then on November 17th, 2017, I had a thought that when I did the New Moon Ceremony today on the 18th that I would ask to have this vow of poverty released. So I began to do some research and learned a lot about this and other vows and about the history of generational curses and how to break them. It’s actually quite simple.

What is a generational curse? A generational curse can be a spiritual, mental, physical or emotional problem or pattern that you and your family continue to repeat generation after generation.

It is believed that generational curses can go on for four generations but once the curse is broken, the blessings can go on for a thousand generations.

How do we inherit the curse and why is it keep happening to us? The curse can be caused by several things. These are things that your ancestors and relatives of the past including your Grandparents, your Mother, and your Father have done. The reason we are suffering from it is that it is passed down through our DNA and it is up to us to stop it or break the chain. Now, while you may not have committed any of the following crimes, you can still carry the vow of the curse. The top three reasons these curses affect us are:

  1. Trespass: Doing something against one’s will or without permission including them, their possessions or their land.
  2. Iniquity: A violation of Creators moral law, perversity and acting out really bad behavior.
  3. Sin: To knowingly act against divine law

What are some examples of these curses? Although there are many different curses, here are a few examples. Have you or anyone of your family members experience any of these? Can you think of any others?

  • Failure, self-worth, pity, sorrow, victim
  • Poverty, lack, hunger, scarcity
  • Being very judgemental or critical of self and others, pointing fingers
  • Disease and illness
  • Premature death
  • Divorce, breaking relationships, searching from relationship to relationship and never being totally happy
  • Accidents and injuries
  • Any type of abuse, mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, sexual
  • Addictions, sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling
  • Adultery

How to remove, release, break any curse in your life and the lives of your family members for good!

You can do this at any time. I am doing it on a new/dark moon and can expect to see the miraculous results begin to happen of the full moon.

Ask yourself, “What do I have to do to be free of ________” or “What must I do to have ________ in my life?” Then just listen for the answers. Really listen.

Next, In a prayer state…

  1. Admit what you or a family member has done wrong. Get specific. Don’t leave anything out! Even admit things you may not even know about.
  2. Ask for forgiveness for yourself and for your family members.
  3. Believe! Have faith that things will change and feel the curse being lifted.

And so it is.

Another great thing to complete the ceremony is to submerge yourself underwater. This is a great form of cleansing and purification.

Now, over the next couple of days/weeks, begin to notice how things have changed for you.

This is great background music to listen to while performing the ceremony. Unless you do it outdoors, then let nature be your symphony!

Please be advised that this is just my story and my understanding and that I don’t favor any religion or particular belief system in doing so. This is not a recommendation or a quick fix. For those with serious illness, please seek the advice of a licensed professional.

Rebekahs Journal

Horse Animal Message

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Saw a few wild horses on my way to sedona today to do a Full Moon ceremony. More confirmation on my path…


Horse Message: It’s time to free yourself from physical and emotional constricting aspects of your life. This situation requires strong warrior energy, balance, sensitivity, patience and compassion.

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Amazing Medicine Soup Recipe 

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I wanted to share my most favorite recipe! I call it medicine soup and it tastes delicious! Only five ingredients:

  • Chicken stock 
  • Three sweet potato or yams
  • Two bulbs of garlic
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • Fresh basil

First I brown the garlic and onion in some butter or ghee. Then I pour in the chicken stock and the cubed yams.

Cover and cook for about 30 min. You don’t want the yams to be mushy. Toss in some fresh basil and a little sea salt at the end and enjoy! 

In this pic I am also having some fresh prickly pair juice.

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It’s coming! Can you feel it? 

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I’m talking about something so big that it will change your beliefs. All that old programming and fear based conditioning is coming to an end. The road ahead is paved with only love, abundance, caring, appreciation, responsibility, respect, joy, laughter, freedom, gratitude, and you doing only what you love. There’s no turning back now. Go ahead, you will be just fine. Trust.

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Tarantula Animal Messages

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Hiking a small hill near Sacred Mountain, I came across a tarantula slowly making its way around. I stopped to say hi and it stopped and turned toward me as if to say hello, then sfter a short moment it turned and continued on its path. The message of tarantula is so perfectly symbolic of my life right now. Just yesterday I decided to stay put it the Verde Valley for a while until financial signs are clear to travel abroad. The decision feels good and tarantula came into my life to validate it. Still camping though and celebrating one month without electric! Thank you tarantula!

If Tarantula has come across your path…

You are being asked to be patient for the moment. All you are asking for and trying to create in your life is coming to fruition behind the scenes. You must step back and allow it all to take hold in a solid foundation. Moving too soon can create an instability that will undermine all of your hard work. trust that you will be given the information and knowledge you need for your next move when the time comes.

Tarantula can also be letting you know that positive changes are now taking hold in your life and that it is time to integrate the spiritual with the physical. Trust your intuition and continue to move forward.

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Sacred Mountain Essential Oil from Young Living

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I just discovered this! If you havent yet tried it, you must…

Sacred Mountain Essential Oil Provides the Strength and Protection of  Mother Nature…

Sacred Mountain Essential Oil is a spiritual oil blend that creates a feeling of security and protection. Use it for bring awareness to consciousness on a personal or global level.

Buy Sacred Mountain Essential Oil Here!

The conifer oils used in this blend have been used by the North American Indians for hundreds of years to harness the energy of the planet and bring protection. The oils helped them to recharge energetically at all levels. It is believed that is why animals like to take shelter or rest under these conifer trees.

This oil will bring empowerment, sacredness and connection to the energy of the earth. It is spiritually uplifting yet grounding for the body.

What is in Sacred Mountain Essential Oil? There are four therapeutic grade essential oils in Sacred Mountain. They are listed below along with a brief description of each oil.

  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata) has a long history in skin and hair care products, particularly in Asia, where it is used to promote healthy luxuriant hair. It also restores confidence and equilibrium.
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedras atlantica) has an earthy aroma that gives you a sense of security. It is calming, purifying and grounding.
  • Balsam Fir Essential Oil (Abies balsamea) raditionally used for minor muscular discomfort after exercise, the warm aroma of balsam fir soothes and rejuvenates body and mind. Known for supporting respiratory function*. Grounding emotionally.
  • Spruce Essential Oil (Picea mariana) is grounding and releasing.

What are the Documented Uses for Sacred Mountain Essential Oil? Anger, aura, empowerment, frustration, grief and sorrow, jealousy, obsessiveness, personal change, prayer, protection, restlessness, sacredness, security, support, spacing out, spiritually uplifting, stress, trauma, and wholeness.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? This wonderful aroma is calming and grounding.

What is the Spiritual Influence? Sacred Mountain essential oil will help those who are afraid to hear what they need to hear or are afraid of speaking out. This usually happens because we are afraid of compromising our self or we do too often!

It also helps to connect with the mass consciousness of the planet. Use with Gathering for this purpose. First clear space and set up protection using Sacred Mountain, then follow with Gathering to connect with consciousness.

What Chakra is Affected? Opens the root and throat chakras.

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on ears, heart, neck, wrists or temples
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale or
  • Diffuse


I found it at the Verde Community Collective!

Rebekahs Journal

Praying Mantis and Wasp Medicine

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Just watched this praying mantis catch this wasp and eat it from the head down. It seems the praying mantis needed some wasp medicine! Praying Mantis Message… Make prayer and meditation part of your daily regimen. Listen to your instincts as to when to move forward. Wasp message says what ever task in front of you jump in and go for it. Break out of your routine and do something unusual. Lead with your heart not your mind.

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Animal Messages

Horned Toad Lizard Animal Medicine

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Found this little guy while looking for a prickly pear snack… a horned toad. It is actually a lizard and this little guys defense is to shoot blood out of its eyes, although it is rare that you would ever see it. In Native lore, the horned toad is believed to be Grandfather, or the Creator in animal form and is thought to bring good luck.

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Another Spiritual Journey Begins…

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Hello All! Well, I’ve finally come to a place where I can begin traveling. My intention is to explore the US and visit as many different spiritual places and reservations as I can. I am in search of interviews from the wisdom keepers and elders for my documentary, “Ancestors Return.” I also will be traveling town to town in search of the spiritual communities within them and offering ceremonies and Shamanic Life Coaching presentations, by donation. Along the way as I am all settled in the campground next to a peaceful campfire, I will be making leather crafts and posting them for sale to help fuel old White Eagle (my truck). My journey began september 1st 2017 at Powell Springs. I have my trusty travel buddy “Red” (a stuffed mountain lion) with me. So far, it has been an amazing journey, mostly looking inward which would explain why a black bear gently walked past camp this morning. I am realizing that I still have a lot of fears and I look forward to facing them on this journey. Black Bear Seek meditation and introspection, balance activities with rest, remember to play, allow any darkness you discover to teach you a lesson.

I finally set up and launched the online school EMSHA where I offer the Shamanic Life Coach certification course that includes all the spiritual teaching of what I’ve learned over the years on my spiritual journey. Twenty two amazing students and counting. It has been my heart’s desire to teach this and still be able to travel.

As always I will be offering private phone session by donation for those seeking healing and guidance on their journey, just call or email me anytime 🙂

Well here goes, thank you for being with me and I will be posting updates along the way!

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Motivational

What to do when someone triggers you…

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A new awareness around being triggered…

  1. Become aware when you are being triggered.
  2. Put a name on it. Label it.
  3. How am I being like this to others or what can I learn from this?
  4. Own it, take responsibility and work through it.

In the past, when someone would do or say something that upset me or made me feel anxiety, fear, unheard, unseen, angry or frustrated, I would react and complain or get defensive.

Now that I better understand the concept of me creating my own reality and other people are just mirrors and reflections of me, I can take ownership and responsibility for my emotions.

They are ultimately there to help me learn, grow, and have a better understanding.

Now, instead of getting all pumped up when something like this happens, I just breathe and notice how I feel. So essentially, I am bringing awareness to the moment.

Then I have the opportunity to either give my power away or keep it, react or respond. If I react to the situation with anger, fear, or whatever, then I am giving my power away. This could cause an argument or power struggle. This is the part of my ego who feels hurt and only wants to be right, to be seen, heard, noticed, appreciated and so on.

Alternatively, if I look at it and call it out (gently), then I am responding to it. In this way I am able to feel the emotion run through my body yet remain calm and collected. No need to become defensive. This does not mean to become passive either. It’s just a neutral, safe place to stay in during the growth process.

Next I go within myself to see where I might be doing that to others. Usually it not so easily discovered but if I look deep enough, and am willing to accept the idea that I may be doing that to others, then my ego is exposed and the beauty of it is revealed!

The next step is to work with it as I move forward. Be gentle with myself as I practice the new way of responding.

There are many different aspects and situations that can come from this concept and I look forward to the challenge!

Motivational

What to do when someone triggers you…

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A new awareness around being triggered…

  1. Become aware when you are being triggered.
  2. Put a name on it. Label it.
  3. How am I being like this to others or what can I learn from this?
  4. Own it, take responsibility and work through it.

In the past, when someone would do or say something that upset me or made me feel anxiety, fear, unheard, unseen, angry or frustrated, I would react and complain or get defensive.

Now that I better understand the concept of me creating my own reality and other people are just mirrors and reflections of me, I can take ownership and responsibility for my emotions.

They are ultimately there to help me learn, grow, and have a better understanding.

Now, instead of getting all pumped up when something like this happens, I just breathe and notice how I feel. So essentially, I am bringing awareness to the moment.

Then I have the opportunity to either give my power away or keep it, react or respond. If I react to the situation with anger, fear, or whatever, then I am giving my power away. This could cause an argument or power struggle. This is the part of my ego who feels hurt and only wants to be right, to be seen, heard, noticed, appreciated and so on.

Alternatively, if I look at it and call it out (gently), then I am responding to it. In this way I am able to feel the emotion run through my body yet remain calm and collected. No need to become defensive. This does not mean to become passive either. It’s just a neutral, safe place to stay in during the growth process.

Next I go within myself to see where I might be doing that to others. Usually it not so easily discovered but if I look deep enough, and am willing to accept the idea that I may be doing that to others, then my ego is exposed and the beauty of it is revealed!

The next step is to work with it as I move forward. Be gentle with myself as I practice the new way of responding.

There are many different aspects and situations that can come from this concept and I look forward to the challenge!

Rebekahs Journal

Canoe in the Carpet

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So at this meeting today, a few of us gathered around a beautiful rug to do a golden light meditation. I could help but notice this particular pattern in the rug. It looks like people in a canoe. LOL

So the message I got was there is or will be some movement happening soon. It will involve others or be assisted by others moving toward the same goal. Just recently, I switched my thinking from, “I can do it by myself,” to “I need help from others.” Maybe this a confirmation of that. 🙂

Marketing

The Reason I got back on Facebook… 

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As you may know… last September 2016, I decided to delete my Facebook account. It was for more than the reasons I listed. About two years ago I started receiving messages from what I call “The Ancestors.” The Ancestors, to me, are of any past relation of Native American descent. They recently told me to get off of all social media, that it was changing us. See article below…

The Reason I Deleted my Facebook Account

Then in July 2017, I started to realize that I was missing many opportunities to…

  • Promote the new launch of EMSHA
  • Read articles from friends
  • Get notified about local events
  • Connect with family
  • Connect with the community
  • Be the change Facebook needs
  • and more.

So why did I ever got off in the first place? I became lost in the newsfeed, drowning in fear generated by negative posts, afraid of being judged, poor me’s, inauthenticity and political hype.

New guidance to get back on… Now I will look at it from a new perspective and a higher vibration. Not coming from a place of judgment, ego and needing to be noticed and accepted in society, but rather from a place of passion, responsibility, and purpose. To have fun, play, enjoy and to not take everything so seriously!

And why I am getting back on? I am going back on Facebook to be a beacon of light, to spread positive energy and share my passion and teachings. To help raise the vibration and create a more peaceful place to carry out my earthwalk.

So now I look forward to this new journey, connecting with old friends and having fun! https://www.facebook.com/rebekah.simpson.731

Adventures and Places

Bell Trail Petroglyphs

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Went on a hike with a group from work. Me and another staff took the wrong trail and ended up seeing these amazing petroglyphs, ruins and pottery. Glad we got lost LOL. So at the sign about three miles in… go to the right. If you go to the left you will end up at a really awesome swimming hole called “The Crack.”

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Rock Art Ranch ~ Arizona Ancestral History Tour

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We recently had the opportunity to stay at the Rock Art Ranch in Joseph City near Winslow Arizona. Brantly Barid and family were amazingly loving and humble hosts. I didn’t want to leave! So many awesome things to see… the museum, the kivas and pit houses, Chevelon canyon with some of the most amazing petroglyphs I have ever seen, old hogans, pottery, arrowheads, mind blowing sunsets and an abundance of wildlife. This is a history lovers paradise! Such a peaceful place to be. Enjoy…
Contact Info: 928.288.3260 Facebook TripAdvisor

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Mini Medicine Bag with Dine’ Cedar

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Medicine bag with cedar for protection$20. Mini Medicine Bag

This past weekend we had the honor of staying with a lovely Dine’ (Navajo) family in Tuba City. The annual fall festival and fair was going on and I found a nice piece of scrap brain tanned deer leather at one of the vendors. I’ve been making mini Medicine bags out if it and filling them with this cedar that was given to us by one of the elders who was a Yebiche dancer and medicine man. Cedar is used for smudging and protection. Custom orders available. SOLD

Rebekahs Journal

The Reason I Deleted my Facebook Account

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delete-deactivate-facebookOn September 5th 2016 I decided to delete (not deactivate) my Facebook account. I had an account for several years and spent a lot of time scrolling through my news-feed. Some of it was useless information, some negative and some positive.

I found my self and others sitting at the dinner table giving it more attention than who was right in front of me. I saw mothers who would tell their children. “not now I’m busy” when the child was wanting attention. Its changing us slowly in many ways but  not in good ways.

I found myself addicted. Every time I sat down, had free time or was waiting, I logged in. Every time I went out to eat I checked in. All my pictures got posted and my friends got tagged. Not much for privacy eh?

I started to use Facebook for business but found that it really is not good for business. I would be posting a lot of really good information but it was doing nothing for my website search engine rankings. I should have been posting all this on my website. The other thing is it was doing nothing for my email database. So now instead of posting on Facebook, I post a blog that automatically sends an email to my followers. This is more personal anyway.

Once I deleted it, I didn’t tell anyone just to see how many of my hundreds of “friends” would notice. As expected, only a handful of them contacted me to see what happened…. Some of them were even inspired to delete theirs and asked for my help!

Then there is the, “abandoned me” affect. Some family members went into panic and though they had lost me forever. As if they would never see me again. I had to calm them and reassure them everything was okay and that I was still alive. I reminded them that they could come see me or I could come see them. We could call each other, or even still use an old method that is still around called email.

Friends text you… “I saw you deleted your Facebook, I’ll miss your posts!” My reply… No you wont! Because you can sign up for my blog. That’s where I will be sharing everything… www.earthmedicineschool.com 🙂 Then they are like… “Nice!” And I got a few winking smiling faces.

Then here comes the final, “don’t go” … “But you will miss seeing all the pictures of your friends and family.” My thought is that when we do visit in person I can pull out my phone and scroll through the pics like the old days but without the huge photo album. But imagine, if y would have already see this on Facebook, then we wouldn’t have anything to catch up on or talk about.

It’s not the end of the world. There is life after Facebook.

Here’s the link I used to delete mine… click here then click on the highlighted “let us know” link. Keep in mind, there is a difference between deleting and deactivating.

Native American History

Black Kettle Cheyenne Chief

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Chief_Black_KettleChief Black Kettle (Cheyenne, Mo’ohtavetoo’o)(ca. 1803 – November 27, 1868) born to the Northern Só’taeo’o / Só’taétaneo’o band of the Northern Cheyennes in the Black Hills, later he married into the Wotápio / Wutapai band (one mixed Cheyenne-Kiowa band with Lakota-Sioux origin) of the Southern Cheyenne; after 1854 he was a prominent leader of the Southern Cheyenne, who led efforts to resist American settlement from Kansas and Colorado territories. He was a peacemaker who accepted treaties to protect his people. He was fired upon and killed by Union soldiers in 1868 during the Battle of Washita River.

Native American History

Black Kettle Cheyenne Chief

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Chief_Black_KettleChief Black Kettle (Cheyenne, Mo’ohtavetoo’o)(ca. 1803 – November 27, 1868) born to the Northern Só’taeo’o / Só’taétaneo’o band of the Northern Cheyennes in the Black Hills, later he married into the Wotápio / Wutapai band (one mixed Cheyenne-Kiowa band with Lakota-Sioux origin) of the Southern Cheyenne; after 1854 he was a prominent leader of the Southern Cheyenne, who led efforts to resist American settlement from Kansas and Colorado territories. He was a peacemaker who accepted treaties to protect his people. He was fired upon and killed by Union soldiers in 1868 during the Battle of Washita River.

Life Coaching

Life Coaching – Take a Chance

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Life Coaching - Take a ChanceAs I read this very slowly and thought about it carefully, I realized it is so true! It all starts with making a choice which also means making a decision. That’s the first step, then the next step is taking action. The action is the chance you will take. Really, any time we decide to take action on anything we are taking a chance. We do it all day and may not even realize it. But here we are talking about taking bigger chances and more action. Yes, your life will always keep changing, at least in small ways but if you take bigger chances your life will change in bigger ways. What chance are you willing to take to get better results?

Expect miracles, Rebekah J Simpson

Life Coaching

Fear of Success or Fear of Failure?

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FB_IMG_1465849397036You know you are here for a reason but you still play small. But why? Maybe you have always thought it was fear of success. What if it is not a fear of being successful but a fear of failure? Do you have unfinished projects? Or do you have great ideas but never take action? This is not a fear of success, but could quite possibly be a fear of failure. This most likely comes from your childhood. Once you learn what your old patters are you can recognize them and take a different approach. In just one life coaching session I can help you change this old pattern for good and you will be well on your way to achieving success.

Rebekahs Journal

What is a Shamanic Journey?

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sedona shamanic journeyThe Shamanic Journey is a type of meditation exercised in order to receive guidance, answers, solutions, information, and visions from the spirit world. Most Shamanic cultures believe there are three primary Spirit Worlds, The Lower World, Upper World and Middle World.

The Lower World is the realm of nature, animals, trees, plants and rocks. Here lies the root of our deepest thoughts and emotions. This is where we meet and connect with our Power Animals. This type of vision is usually reached by some form of tunnel that leads into the earth. This is the the best place to start for beginners.

The Upper World is the spiritual realm that connects us with the universe, planets, stars, our ancestors, and ascended masters. Here we find our teachers and guides. This type of vision is usually reached by following a beam of light starting at your third eye and following it out into the universe. Some will climb through the inside of a very tall tree or ladder. The Upper World can often seem very ethereal and can appear to be very bright and can go from light pastels to a soft gray.

The Middle World is the place where we live and breathe. This world overlaps the world of the seen with the unseen and the dream world. This is where we can travel back and forth through time. Here we can also look for lost or stolen objects, perform long distance healing work and to find the souls of the recently deceased in order to help them cross over into the afterlife. This is also a good place to have a conversation with someone like a co-worker, friend, or family member to discuss matters. You can reunite with an old friend or communicate with someone who has already crossed over. In the Middle World we communicate with the Spirit that lives in all things. This is where the Shaman becomes the medium between the spiritual and physical worlds. This type of vision can easily reached by a simple walk in nature or passing through a doorway.

Reaching an Altered State of Consciousness
The constant beat of the drum or shaking a rattle are the most common tools used to assist us in a successful Shamanic Journey. Studies have shown that this continuous rhythm affects our brain in such a way that allows us to more easily experience a vision.

The Helping Spirits
The helping Spirits are the guides of the Shaman and can assist us in the healing of individuals, the community and Mother Earth. The most common types of Spirits who work in partnership with the Shaman are the animals, the plants and trees, the elements such as wind, the stone and mineral kingdom and humans who appear as teachers.

The Spirits who appear as animals are more commonly known as Power Animals or Animal Spirit Guides. They provide us with strength, protection and support.

The Plant and Tree Spirits can provide help with very specific issues. Shamans and Medicine People have been using the help of the Plant and Tree people since the beginning of time for healing.

The Spirits that appear to us in human form are usually messengers and can act as intermediaries between us and the universe. They have compassion for our pain, confusion and suffering, therefore they gladly volunteer their help.

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Ten Day Brain Gut Cleanse

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healthy digestive systemWHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS CLEANSE?

Whatever your struggles may be, whether you’re facing depression, anxiety, psychosis or addiction, it’s not in your head. Mental symptoms reflect an underlying biological imbalance in the body. Rather than just masking symptoms, the cleanse addresses the root cause of psychological suffering to heal your body and mind.

This cleanse specifically addresses the gut-brain connection. We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat” – yet it is still shocking to realize how much dietary choices directly influence mood and behavior. It may seem hard to believe how the food I eat can affect my thoughts and feelings.

In fact, the gut has been called the Second Brain. There are over 100 million neurons (nerve cells) in our gastrointestinal (GI) tract that communicates directly with the brain via the nervous system, the immune system, and hormones. Over 90% of our serotonin, the “happy” hormone that regulates our mood is produced in the gut. You can begin to see how restoring health to the gut directly improves your mental and emotional well-being.

REBALANCING THE MICROBIOME

It may come as another surprise that there are over 100 billion organisms living in your body.

These foreign cells consist mostly of bacteria and fungi and they outnumber our own cells by a ratio of 10 to 1. Together these organisms are known as the microbiome – a kind of mini ecosystem that exists within us all.

Not all bacteria are bad for us,  many of these organisms are “friendly” bacteria and they are actually essential to life. A healthy microbiome supplies you with critical vitamins, helps destroys pathogens, keeps the immune system healthy, and regulates weight and metabolism. However, when we eat a diet full of sugar, refined carbs, and processed foods, we feed the bad bacteria, which take over the gut from the good guys. A troubled intestine sends signals to the brain: bacteria are actually capable of releasing neurotransmitters that make us feel stressed or depressed.

The good news is that the Cleanse can jumpstart your system, killing off the bad bacteria and restoring balance to the gut-brain. A healthy gut will alleviate anxiety, depression, cravings and you will also have more energy and a stronger immune system.

BREAKFAST

Probiotic drink: 1/4 tsp Pro-biotic powder mix with water.

Smoothie: Powdered blend of amino acids including Glycine, NAC, Glutamine, and Carnitine, Bee Pollen, Lethicin, Colosterum and Alpha Lipoic Acid, Mixed frozen berries, Coconut water, Potato Starch, Fermented Cod Liver Oil, Primal defense probiotic and Stevia.

LUNCH

Probiotic drink (1/4 tsp Probiotic powder) mix with water.

Sauerkraut

You can make your own ahead of time or purchase Bubbie’s brand fermented sauerkraut. Make sure to buy only Bubbie’s because their products are not in a vinegar base.

Squash-Jalapeno Soup

Butternut Squash Soup recipe: 1 squash, 1 roasted jalapeno, chicken stalk, coconut meat, salt. Cut squash into cubes and boil in good water or coconut water. Toss all ingredients in a blender and puree. Makes 4 servings (bowls).

Salad lettuce, cucumbers, olives, sauerkraut, tomatoes, peppers, seeds, and nuts.

Avoid: vinegar-based dressings. You can use olive oil or the following recipe: 2 parts olive oil, 1 part lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper. You can put this in a jar and save it in the fridge for the duration of the cleanse. Lots of olive oil on your salad is very beneficial.

Use plenty of olive oil and sauerkraut on your salad. The olive oil has essential Omega-3 fatty acids that help your brain function optimally. The sauerkraut is a fermented food that has a high probiotic content that is highly bioavailable. Your body can absorb the probiotics easily.

DINNER

Green juice: cucumber, cilantro, lemon, fennel, kale. Add potato starch and Bifido Factor to the Green Juice.

Shot: Ginger, turmeric, garlic and Lemon.

Probiotic drink (1/4 tsp Pro-biotic powder) mix with water.

OTHER APPROVED MEALS

Bone broth: When exceptionally hungry, ideally at least 15 before or after each meal you should have 1-2 bowls of bone broth. You may add salt, pepper, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, garlic powder, coconut oil, or potato starch to add flavor to the broth.

Coconut oil or cream: You should try to eat at least 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or cream every day. A nice way to ingest the coconut oil melt it in hot water and add lemon juice and it’s like a relaxing tea.

Water: Drink lots of water!

DAILY DETOX 

20 minute cardio

1 hour sauna

​Castor oil pack every other day

Colonic every other day

As the colon is cleansed, it pushes undigested waste through your system, clearing the way for good nutrient absorption. If waste remains in the body for too long, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and illness. A clean colon from a colon detox allows undigested waste to pass easily through your system.

TIPS

  • It is ideal not to snack in between meals, but if you are hungry you may have bone broth or coconut oil or coconut water as needed.
  • The first half of the cleanse is usually harder to get through then the second. This is because the die-off from the bad bacteria can be dramatic, and you may feel worse before you feel better.
  • If you have cravings during the cleanse, keep in mind that this is likely caused by the bad bacteria in the gut dying off. This is a good sign!
  • Drink plenty of water to flush your system. You can add lemon juice to your water for some flavor.
  • Coconut oil contains a lot of healthy calories that can alleviate any hunger pangs you may feel.
  • Try NOT to drink water with your meals (wait 15 minutes before and after) because it dilutes digestive enzymes. This is a good habit to keep after the cleanse.

ARE YOU READY TO CLEANSE?

This is a great detox program. Make sure you have everything you need and plenty of support. Some people even have a cleanse buddy. Someone to do it with them.

TESTIMONIALS

Rebekah Simpson August 4th 2015 Symptoms before cleanse: No motivation, symptoms of fibromyalgia, pain, inflammation and stiffness in hands, arms, feet, legs, neck and colon, foggy headed, sleeping a lot, yeast and bacterial infections, constipation. A few notes… Night of day 2: woke up with massive caffeine headache. Day 3: Everything cleared up. Pain free. Day 7: Lack of energy. I am so glad I did this cleanse, it has changed my life

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Indian Vision – Chirapaq

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This is the Andean language Quechua from South America… So beautiful.

Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Maypillaraq sunquchallay
Maypiñaraq ñawiruruy
Maytaq cuna Waqaysiwanchu
Maypillaraq sunquchallay
Maypiñaraq ñawiruruy
Maytaq cuna Waqaysiwanchu
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy

Lyrcs in English
Yesterday I was crying
as nobody saw me
I cried lonely
and I felt pain when I was
remembering my poor mother
Where is my heart?
where are my eyes?
They are already sad with me
Don’t cry with me
my eyes cry
my heart suffers when I’m
remembering my parents

Rebekahs Journal

Indian Vision – Chirapaq

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This is the Andean language Quechua from South America… So beautiful.

Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Maypillaraq sunquchallay
Maypiñaraq ñawiruruy
Maytaq cuna Waqaysiwanchu
Maypillaraq sunquchallay
Maypiñaraq ñawiruruy
Maytaq cuna Waqaysiwanchu
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q’awarillaskan
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q’uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy
Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy

Lyrcs in English
Yesterday I was crying
as nobody saw me
I cried lonely
and I felt pain when I was
remembering my poor mother
Where is my heart?
where are my eyes?
They are already sad with me
Don’t cry with me
my eyes cry
my heart suffers when I’m
remembering my parents

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Spiritual Diagnosis for Physical Ailments and Pain

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The more I work with people, the more I discover that all their physical problems have a non-physical diagnosis. For example a friend of mine says she has a kidney infection. I remember her telling me the other day that she felt one coming on. I looked at my notes and explained to her that this particular problem stems from “bottled-up anger that hasn’t been dealt with.” She knew right away what it was. I offered a little bit of coaching for her and within ten minutes she knew what she had to do. Once she took the right action and released the anger, she healed instantly. I’m not sure it will be this easy for everyone, but this offers a good place to start!

What physical problems are you dealing with right now?

Acne: Refusing to like and accept yourself as you are
Addictions: Lack of self-love and avoiding to face your own fears
Aids: Guilt related to sex and/or sexuality
Alcoholism: Inability to accept yourself and/or your circumstances
Allergies: You or someone else is getting in between you and your own self power
Alzheimers Disease: Refusing to live your own life
Anorexia: Afraid of being rejected and lack of self-love
Anxiety: Refusing to live in the present
Arthritis: Lack of self-love and self-acceptance
Back Pain (Upper): Yearning for understanding
Back Pain (Middle): Overpowered by guilt
Back Pain (Lower): Financially instable
Baldness: Lack of trust in life and wanting to feel in control of every single aspect of your life
Blackheads: Anger outbursts
Blood Pressure (Low): Embracing a negative attitude to life
Blood Pressure (High): Accumulation of emotional problems
Bone Problems: Rebellion towards authority
Bowel Irregularities: Not wanting to let go and/or feeling stuck in a particular situation
Breast Problems (Left): Refusing to taking care and loving yourself
Breast Problems (Right): Over-protection and inability to love someone
Breathing Issues: Feeling unable to handle life
Bronchitis: Bad family environment
Bruises: A punishing attitude to oneself
Bulimia: Hating oneself
Burns: Unbearable anger
Cancer: Extreme hurt and/or grief possibly related to past experienced issues
Cholesterol: Inability to experiencing joy in life
Circulation (Blood): Feeling stuck and/or lacking ideas and positive emotions
Colds: Unable to handle too many things and/or issues
Cough: Feeling a deep need to make a point
Depression: Feeling hopeless
Diabetes: Yearning for something which is no more in your life
Diarrhea: Running away from someone and/or something
Dizziness: Being ungrounded and/or lack of focus
Ear Issues: Unwilling to hear
Elbow Issues: Not wanting to accept recent changes
Eye Cataracts: Unable to look eagerly towards the future
Eye Issues in Children: Closing their eyes to current family problems
Fainting: Not wanting to cope with current situation
Feet Issues: Not wanting to move forward
Feminine Issues: Conflict with feminine aspects of yourself
Fever: Anger
Fibroids: Feminine ego being hurt by partner
Finger Issues (Thumb): Feeling controlled and/or always worrying
Finger Issues (Index): Going against authority and/or guardian/parent
Flu: Too much negativityGas: Hidden concernsGrey Hair: Stress
Gum Issues: Unable to make one’s mind on important life issues
Hand Issues: Unable to handle things that should be dealt with
Headache: Criticising oneself
Heart Attack: Focusing on material aspects in life while enjoying nothing in the process
Heartburn: Being devoured by fear and feeling unable to go with life’s flow
Heart Issues: Dealing with life issues through anger
Hemorrhoids: Not wanting to move on
Hip Issues: Feeling unable to take important decisions
Impotence: Anger bottled up towards a past partner and/or harnessing sexual guilt
Indigestion: Anxiety related to a recent/current/upcoming event
Infection: Anger and/or irritation about a particular situation
Jaundice: Feeling or being prejudiced
Kidney Issues: Bottled-up anger that hasn’t been dealt with
Knee Issues: Unable to be flexible with own ideas
Leg Issues: Not wanting to move forward
Leukemia: Lack of excitement in life
Liver Issues: Resisting change
Lung Issues: Fearing life and feeling unworthy
Menopausal Issues: Feeling unwanted
Migraine: Fears related to sex and/or letting someone into your life all the while feeling pressured by someone
Nausea: Rejecting something
Neck Issues: Refusing to see another’s point of view
Overweight: Needing emotional support and protection due to insecurity
Pain: Guilt
PMS: Rejecting feminine aspects within yourself
Prostate Issues: Sexual guilt and/or pressure
Seizures: Wanting to run away from life
Shoulder Issues: Carrying other’s issues onto you
Sinus: Feeling irritable towards someone in particular
Skin Issues: Feeling threatened by someone
Slip Disk: Feeling lack of support from those around you
Sore Throat: Inability to express your true feelings about something/someone
Snoring: Feeling unable to move on from old patterns
Stomach Issues: Feeling malnourished
Stroke: Not being allowed to deal with own emotions
Teeth Issues: Unable to think through important decisions
Thyroid Issues: Feeling humiliated and/or repressed
Tumors: Drowning in remorse
Ulcers: Feeling you are not good enough
Urinary Issues: Anger
Varicose Veins: Being in a hateful/uncomfortable situation

Individual cases may very. This information is suggested causes only and is not a clinical diagnosis.

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Horseback Riding in Sedona

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horseback riding in sedonaEnjoy a magical horseback ride in Sedona with Meaghan, previously a successful professional trainer and rider of show horses for twenty plus years. Meaghan recently became a mother to two wonderful boys, Zac and Xavier. Her life then changed dramatically as she realized that she wanted to help create a better world for her children and future generations. Meaghan then took all of her gifts as a horse trainer, a Mother, an intuitive and an Energy Medicine practitioner/Reiki Master (Teacher) and combined them to help those that want to find wholeness and healing and to learn to live in their Hearts. Meaghan includes intention, ceremony, Horse Divination and Energy Medicine. In some cases, her horses act as her assistants and guides to create transformation for each individual’s personal journey. Meaghan is available to come to teach and train horses and their partners at their home or farm. Her methods encourage them to take their riding to higher levels of communication, understanding and effective partnership through Heart centeredness. Meaghan also enjoys teaching people how to strengthen their connection with nature and our Earth Mother. Contact Meaghan at Sedona Sacred Rocks

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Jerome Arizona’s Ghost Town

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jerome arizona tourJust a few miles south of Sedona on 89A you will find a small ghost town on the side of Mingus mountain at 5,200 feet. Jerome, Arizona established in 1876 was once a booming copper mining town and once the fourth largest city in the Arizona Territory. The population peaked at 15,000 in the 1920’s. In 1967 Jerome was designated a National Historic District by the federal government. Today Jerome is a thriving tourist and artist community with a population of about 450. The Depression of the 1930’s slowed the mining operation and the claim went to Phelps Dodge, who holds the claim today. World War II brought increased demand for copper, but after the war, demand slowed. Dependent on the copper market, Phelps Dodge Mine closed in 1953 and the population dropped drastically. Now what is left is a small art community and ghost town rich with history.

Douglas Mansion/State Park 
Make sure visit the former Douglas Mansion, designed by James “Rawhide Jimmy” Douglas is equipped with a wine cellar, billiard room, steam heat and was built from adobe bricks made on-site. Now a museum which exhibits photographs, artifacts, minerals and videos. Also a 3-D model of the underground tunnels under the town.

Gold King Mine and Ghost Town
The location of the historic Gold King Mine was originally the site of Haynes, Arizona, which in 1890, was a small suburb of the larger town of Jerome, one mile north. When the Haynes Copper Company dug a 1200-foot-deep shaft in search of copper, they were disappointed at the absence of copper, but miners hit gold instead. The site is now a museum where visitors can see continuous demonstrations of antique mining equipment and the operation of a turn-of-the-century sawmill daily. Other highlights include walks in an authentic mine shaft, animals to pet and feed, a circa 1901 blacksmith shop, and the world’s largest gas engines.

Shopping and Lunch on Main Street including wine tasting at the Jerome Winery
Allow yourself about two to three hours for eating and shopping. Jerome has several great restaurants, the Haunted Hamburger, Quinces Cafe, The Asylum Restaurant, Grapes, and the Mile High Inn & Grill. Also make sure to visit the Jerome Winery, located in the old apartment complex on Clark Street above the city park. With a large patio and expansive views, the Jerome Winery is the perfect place to pass some time away while enjoying the splendor of a fine wine. The Jerome Winery produces their own special wines as well as carrying wines from other areas of the world.

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Sedona Full Moon Ceremony April 4th 2015

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sedona full moonWill you be in Sedona on the full moon Saturday April 4th 2015? Join Rebekah for a Sunset Drumming Ceremony, Full Moon Hike and Meditation.

The full moon in some indigenous cultures represents a time of honoring and enjoying the rewards of our efforts. A time when our dreams, goals, and manifestations come to fruition.

We honor the full moon just as the indigenous natives of Sedona once did. This is the time when Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon can both be seen in the sky are opposite of each other with Mother Earth in between.

This image was take in Sedona and was left her by the ancient people of this land.

 

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Chaparral Bush and other Desert Teas

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chaparral bush healing desert teaWhat Is That Smell? The Creosote Bush is a common desert plant.

Larrea tridentata is known as creosote bush and greasewood as a plant, chaparral as a medicinal herb, and as “gobernadora” in Mexico, Spanish for “governess,” due to its ability to secure more water by inhibiting the growth of nearby plants.

The creosote bush can be identified from its waxy green leaves and yellow flowers. These later turn to round, white wooly seed-vessels, which are the fruit of the creosote bush. In Arizona it is only found in the southern third of the state because it cannot exist above 5,000 feet of elevation. In the Phoenix area, it is the dominant desert shrub. It is pronounced: cree’-uh-sote.

Chapparl In BloomMany people who are new to the desert notice the peculiar odor in the desert on the rare occasions when we have rain. People who move to the Phoenix area look at each other and ask, “What is that smell?” It is the creosote bush. It is a very unique odor, and although many people don’t care for it, some seem to like it just because it conveys a positive message – RAIN!

The leaves of the creosote bush are coated with a resin to prevent water loss in the hot desert. The resin of the creosote bush also protects the plant from being eaten by most mammals and insects. It is believed that the bush produces a toxic substance to keep other nearby plants from growing. Creosote bushes are very long lived, many of them existing for one hundred years, and can grow to a height of 15 feet. There is one living creosote bush that is estimated to be nearly 12,000 years old!

Although some refer to the odor of the crushed leaves as the “heavenly essence of the desert,” the Spanish word for the plant, hediondilla, means “little stinker,” signifying that not everyone considers the odor heavenly or pleasing to the senses.

The creosote plant was a virtual pharmacy for Native Americans and the steam from the leaves was inhaled to relieve congestion. It was also used in the form of a medicinal tea to cure such ailments as flu, stomach cramps, cancer, coughs, colds, and others.

Here is the recipe for Creosote Tea from DesertUSA. If you decide to try the recipe, don’t eat any part of the creosote plant–it might not be as healthy as the tea!

Article By Judy Hedding

According to legend, tea has been known in China since about 2700 BC. Tea was initially used strictly as a medicinal beverage obtained by boiling fresh leaves in water, but around the 300 AD it became a daily drink, and tea cultivation and processing of Chinese tea began. But tea beverages have been drunk by most of the world’s cultures for millennia. Many of these were herbal teas, using a wide variety of native plant leaves, roots and stems steeped in boiling water. There are, likewise, many desert plants, which have been used for centuries by Native Americans to brew tea. As in the Far East, they were primarily used for medicinal purposes rather than as a daily beverage. Below is a sample of some of the more common desert plants used for brewing tea.

Place a sprig of Creosote leaves and flowers in a cup. Add boiling water, cover and steep 5 to 10 minutes (depending on strength desired), then strain. You may want to sweeten this strong, aromatic tea with honey.

Creosote bush is the dominant shrub over most of the southwestern deserts. California’s Cahuilla Indians brewed Creosote tea to relieve coughs, colds, flu, infections and bowel complaints. They also covered their heads with a blanket and inhaled the steam of creosote leaves in a boiling pot of water to relieve congestion.

Other desert teas…

Sagebrush Tea (Artemesia spp.)
Place several Sagebrush leaves (preferably from a small plant) in a cup. Add boiling water, cover and steep 5 minutes. Strain, sweeten and serve. Native Americans regarded this bitter tea useful to promote sweating and to aid in digestion. Many prefer honey or lemon for flavoring. Note that the many species of Sagebrush are not really a sage, but are an annual evergreen shrub. All are aromatic.

Mormon Tea, Desert Tea, Squaw Tea , Hopi Tes (Ephedra spp.)
In a boiling pot of water, place a small handful of green or brown Ephedra twigs for each cup desired. Cover and steep 20 minutes. Strain and drink. There are many species of Ephedras in the Desert Southwest, but all make a tasty, energizing tea. Southwestern Indians and European desert travelers have long brewed Mormon tea or chewed the twigs to quench thirst and boost energy. Mormon tea is considered a general tonic for stomach ailments and kidney disorders. Note: Those who are sensitive to caffeine should probably avoid this tea. The drug ephedrine is obtained from a Chinese species of Ephedra.

Mesquite Tea (Prosopis spp.)
Among the 3 species of mesquites in the desert, Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) is most preferred for brewing tea. Place 8 or 9 green or dry yellow twigs in a cup. Fill with boiling water, cover and steep 20 minutes. Or boil 24 seed pods in a pot for one hour. This sweet, mild tea has a vanilla-like flavor. It was used by Native Americans to treat diarrhea and stomach ulcers.

Sage Tea (Salvia apiana / mellifera)
Bruise one leaf of either white or black sage, place in a cup and add boiling water. Cover and steep 5 minutes; strain, sweeten and serve. Native Americans used Sage Tea as a gargle for sore throats and to aid digestion. It was also used topically as a disinfectant. Note that White Sage is much stronger than Black Sage, which may require moderation.

Ceremony

Medicine Wheel Ceremony Sedona Arizona

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medicine wheel sedona sunset tourA Medicine Wheel is a ceremonial tool used by many spiritual people all over the world to perform rituals that honor the four directions, the sacred hoop of life, the animals, the sun, moon, Mother Earth, Father Sky, and many more aspects of the natural world.

“Medicine” is anything that deepens your relationship with the Creator and the Great Spirit and brings you closer to harmony and balance.

The wheel is made up of a circle divided into four directions, the east, south, west and north. Also a symbol of astrology, each person is represented somewhere within that circle depending upon their birth month and day. That placement is associated with a special moon, power animal, totem clan, healing plant, color and mineral. Learn more about Animal Totems.

sedona shamanic medicine wheel ceremonyTHE CEREMONY

At the wheel, we say a prayer for releasing, forgiveness, gratitude and abundance. When we speak out loud to the universe we are stating our intentions and this is very powerful. I’ve seen miraculous things happen, some of which most people won’t believe or even understand.

Before entering the wheel in the East we will offer some kind of herb or prayer. This is an offering to let the spirits know that we enter with pure hearts and leave any ego or negativity outside of the sacred wheel. Cornmeal, tobacco, sage, cedar, rose petals and many other natural gifts may be offered before going into the wheel. I’ve also seen gold glitter and crystals. Offering something before we enter the wheel is a good practice. It is said that before we enter any sacred space or even just going out into nature for a vision quest, it is good practice to offer something at the “door.” Like some traditions, one would bring a gift when going to their home to visit. It’s also common practice to smudge yourself before going into ceremony.

I’ve worked with children from the age of three to the grandmothers and grandfathers, all seem to have something to pray about.

The prayer we hold is not associated to any religion, it includes all living things such as the Creator, the Great Spirit, the animals, the four directions of the universe, our ancestors, and other things that bring us closer to nature. It’s also like stating your intentions.

medicine-wheel-ceremony-2In the Medicine Wheel we drum and sing songs for forgiveness and gratitude. We offer our blessings and prayers to Mother Earth and Father Sky, to Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon, to the four directions and the animals that represent them. The sound of the drum and rattle is healing and have been used for thousands of years. Some receive healing from just the sound and some also receive a vision.

Most people experience a lightness and tingling sensation. Some don’t want to leave the wheel because they feel so connected a sense of true security that they are afraid to leave the wheel and lose it. This is a feeling and an experience that can be done at any time and in any place.

Over the years I’ve been assisting people from all over the world to heal past wounds, physical, emotional and spiritual. I never know what to expect with each one and they are all different. No matter what you want to do from heal physical pain to an old emotional wound, drumming in the medicine wheel can help. This can help release negativity that you have been carrying around for a long time, sometimes we don’t even realize we are carrying it.

MEDICINE WHEEL TEACHINGS

The medicine wheel dates back thousands of years originating from the Northern Plains. Today, Medicine Wheel ceremonies are becoming more popular and can be found all over the world. As the teachings spread to different cultures, it is a bit modified, therefore not every ceremony will be alike. Each will be a bit different and that’s okay.

The medicine wheel represents the many cycles of life. The circle is representative of life’s never ending cycle (birth, death, rebirth). Each stone or spoke placement in the wheel focuses on a different aspect of living.

The term “medicine wheel” was first applied to the Big Horn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming, the most southern and one of the largest in existence. That site consists of a central circle of piled rock surrounded by a circle of stone; “Rays” of stones travel out from the central core of rock and its surrounding circle. The structure looks like the wheel of a bicycle.

The Medicine Wheel can take many different forms. It can be an artwork such as artifact or painting, or it can be a physical construction on the land. Hundreds or even thousands of Medicine Wheels have been built in North America over the last several centuries.

Movement in the Medicine Wheel is typically in a clockwise, or “sun-wise” direction. This helps to align with the forces of Nature, such as gravity and the rising and setting of the Sun.

medicine-wheel-wyTHE FOUR DIRECTIONS

There are many different interpretations of the Medicine Wheel. Each of the Four Directions (East, South, West, and North) are represented by the colors black, red, yellow, and white, which also represent the four colors of man or the four colors of corn. The Directions can also represent:

  • Stages of life: birth, youth, adult, and elder.
  • Seasons of the year: spring, summer, fall and winter
  • Aspects of life: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical
  • Elements of nature: fire (or sun), air, water, and earth
  • Animals: Eagle, Bear, Coyote, Buffalo
  • Ceremonial plants: Tobacco, Sweet grass, Sage, Cedar

medicine-wheel-sedona-sunset-tour

The East is held to represent the mind, air, the color yellow and ‘yellow skinned peoples’, learning the groups to which people belong and the infant.

Lessons and gifts from the EAST, the place of first light, spring, and birth, include:
Warmth of the spirit
Purity, trust, and hope
Unconditional love
Courage
Truthfulness
Guidance and leadership
Capacity to remain in the present moment

The South holds the heart, fire, the color red and ‘red skinned peoples’, and the child.

Lessons and gifts from the SOUTH, the place of summer and youth, include:
Generosity, sensitivity, and loyalty
Romantic love
Testing of the physical body/self-control
Gifts of music and art
Capacity to express feelings openly in ways respectful to others

The West holds the spirit, water, the color blue or black, and ‘black-skinned peoples’ and Adulthood.

Lessons and gifts from the WEST, the place of autumn and adulthood, include:
Dreams, prayers, and meditation
Perseverance when challenged
Balance between passionate loyalty and spiritual insight
Use of personal objects, sacred of life’s meaning
Fasting, ceremony, self-knowledge, and vision

The North represents the final life stage in the wheel, being an elder and passing on knowledge to the next generation so that the wheel may start again just like the circle it takes after. It is also associated with the color white, representing the white hair of the elders and the white skinned people.

Lessons and gifts from the NORTH, the place of winter and elders, include:
Intellectual wisdom
Ability to complete tasks that began as a vision
Detachment from hate, jealousy, desire, anger, and fear
Ability to see the past, present, and future as interrelated

These are all different teaching from all corners of the earth, and as you can see they each slightly differ from one another. Therefore in creating and performing a Medicine Wheel Ceremony, there is no wrong way to do it. So dance, sing, shake the rattles and beat the drum as it all will help you on your personal medicine path.

medicine-wheel-sacred-journeysIn other practices, the Northern direction corresponds to Adulthood (the White Buffalo), the South represents Childhood (the Serpent), the West represents Adolescence (the Bear) and the Eastern direction represents Death and Re-birth (Eagle). In terms of social dynamics, community building and the use of Circles in Restorative Justice work, the four quadrants of the circle correspond to Introductions.

According to Native American astrology we were all born into a particular direction of the wheel and given an animal totem and animal clan.

The concept of the medicine wheel symbolically represents a nonlinear model of human development. Each compass direction on the wheel offers lessons and gifts that support the development of a balanced individual. The idea is to remain balanced at the center of the wheel while developing equally the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of one’s personality. The concept of the medicine wheel varies: different groups attribute different gifts to positions on the wheel. But the following offers a generalized overview of some lessons and gifts connected with the development process.

MOON CYCLES OF THE WHEEL

The waxing moon is represented by the east. New beginnings. A fresh cycle is occurring in your life. Wipe the slate clean, it’s time to release the old and start again.

The full moon is represented by the south. Abundance and prosperity in all forms. Expansion. Surging energy. Activity. Movement. Rapid growth. Be open to receiving the bounty of the universe.

The waning moon is represented by the west. Transformation. Letting go of the old. Initiation. Illumination. Harvest. Gather inner resources. Trust. Chaos brings positive change.

The new moon is represented by the north. Take time for contemplation. Look within. Connect with your ancestors. Dream up ideas.Meditate. Forgiveness.

FOUR DIRECTIONS PRAYER

Standing in the East

Thank you Thunkaslia (Creator), Wankan Tanka (Great Spirit), Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Ancestors, All of our Spirit Guides and our Animal Spirit Guides for bringing us Wanbli Galeshka (the Eagle) in the East. We ask that you lend us your strong eyes to be able to see our lives from above.

And where Grandfather Sun rises every day to warm our bodies, gives us light to see, and grow our crops. We thank you for the abundance that you bring us.

And the spring time that brings us new beginnings to express our unique talents and creativity.

The direction that represents the infant being born into this earth to begin a new earth walk.

Standing in the South

Thank you Thunkaslia (Creator), Wankan Tanka (Great Spirit), Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Ancestors, All of our Spirit Guides and our Animal Spirit Guides for bringing us Heyoka (the Coyote) in the South.

Help us learn to balance work and play, to awaken the child within and return to innocence. Show us how to laugh more and have more fun, and to not take life too seriously and to recognize this.

The direction that represents the youth and the children. Help us to be good examples and take care of the young ones.

Standing in the West

Thank you Thunkaslia (Creator), Wankan Tanka (Great Spirit), Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Ancestors, All of our Spirit Guides and our Animal Spirit Guides for bringing us Matho (the Bear) in the West.

We ask Bear for strength and courage in our adult lives to face our fears and difficult situations with ease. Help us to turn this fear into excitement so that we may live our lives to the fullest.

We also ask for the ability to know when to go within to seek answers and for spiritual guidance. And to trust that we can always find answers in ourselves and in nature.

The west representing adulthood when maturity and responsibility sets in and the ability to create new life and explore our world becomes our path.

Standing in the North

Thank you Thunkaslia (Creator), Wankan Tanka (Great Spirit), Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Ancestors, All of our Spirit Guides and our Animal Spirit Guides for bringing us Tatanka (the Buffalo) in the North.

We ask to remember the day when the buffalo roamed freely upon this land. And when the early people  saw that and knew that all of their need would be met, and they would have everything that they need right when they needed it. They saw abundance in everything and did not know of lack. Help us return to that time.

Teach us to honor and respect our elders, the ones who came before us and have lived many years.

The direction that represents our elders, the white hair ones, the wise ones. Let their voices be heard so that we may learn the old ways and carry on the traditions of our ancestors.

Standing in the Center

Thank you Maka (Mother Earth) for being here for us two leggeds, and for all of our relations. Help us to respect you more and spend more time with you knowing that we can always find true security in you. Help us to walk lightly among your sacred body and appreciate all living things and all of creation that we share it with. Thank you for all our two-legged brothers and sisters. Help us to all live in harmony and peace with each other. Thank you Mother Earth for our four-legged friends, the finned ones, the furry ones, the winged ones, and the creepy crawly ones. Thank you for the stone people, and the plant people who share their fruit and medicine with us.

Thank you Father Sky for expanding our awareness of the unknown and for Grandfather Sun that gives us light to see, warmth and comfort, the nurturing you give to grow our crops and food from the earth.

Grandmother Moon for our night dreams and inner guidance and intuitive insights, all the planets, stars galaxies and things we can’t see out there. Thank you Father Sky for reminding us that we are all connected and all a very important part of this grand universe.

Thank you Self. Go within and say silent prayers to yourself. Send love to yourself. Thank yourself for always doing the best you can. Tell yourself you are doing a good job and that you will always be okay.

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin (All my relations) Hetchetu Welo! And so it is done!

CREATE A PERSONAL MEDICINE WHEEL

medicine-wheel-prayer-pahoA personal medicine wheel can be made using items such as crystals, arrowheads, seashells, feathers, animal fur, bones, and so on. Take time to reflect on each aspect of your life (self, family, relationships, life purpose, community, finances, health, etc.) as you place objects within the circle.

The medicine wheel is a symbol of balance. During the process of creating a wheel you will begin to recognize what areas of your life are out of balance, and where your attention is lacking and requires focus. Continuing working with the wheel after you constructed it. Sit with your wheel in silent meditation. Allow the wheel to assist you in gaining new and different perspectives.

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Eagle Quetzal Condor Unite Confederation Spring Gathering April 17-23 2015 Sedona, Arizona

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You Are Called To Be Present

sedona events april 2015

Three days. Over 50 Global Representatives. One Earth Being Awakened.
Eagle Quetzal Condor Unite Confederation Spring Gathering
April 17-23 Sedona, Arizona

Throughout human history, people have gathered in sacred community to learn, teach, connect, share and collectively evolve. These gathering places of antiquity have been termed Sacred Sites, Temples, Shrines or Holy Places. This April in Sedona, we will create a new form of gathering, one that bridges ancient wisdom with modern technology in the true spirit of planetary renewal. Now is the time. Sedona is the place. YOU are the One.

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Horseback Riding Experience in Sedona

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horseback riding in sedonaToday was an amazing experience on horseback in the beautiful Sedona red rocks. The weather was perfect and Meaghan and I decided to go on a different trail. I’m so glad we did. After following a huge hawk that took us in a different direction than usual, we winded down a very steep trail and ended up on Oak Creek. You could almost say it was in her back yard at her BnB Sedona Sacred Rocks off Lower Loop road. As we ascended down the windy trail a very large yellow butterfly flew just past Meaghan, then said hello to me as well and went off on it’s way. Once Brogan, the horse I was riding gathered his footing and paused for a minute, we stopped to take in the incredible beauty of this untouched canyon. Then I scanned the cliff face for some sign of early Native American ruins, I could just feel there were some nearby. Then I saw them! To the right about 200 yards from us across the canyon was what remained of an early pueblo style cave dwelling with a partial wall still intact. I didn’t have my camera an me this time. I still haven’t figured out haw to hold the reins and the camera at the same time LOL. But it was an amazing experience. I love this kind of stuff.

When you are in Sedona, make sure to schedule your horseback ride with Meaghan, a very well experienced horse rider and trainer. She also offers healing with horses, a powerful way to learn more about yourself and heal from the past.

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Sedona Vortex and Sunset Tours for Groups

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sedona spiritual group toursAre you planning  a group adventure to Sedona? I would love to take you on a vortex tour! This is a great experience for larger groups, families, co-workers, corporate retreats, students and weddings. Something amazing happens in group energy. The vortex energies amplify the experience. Sedona is a spiritual place, something just awakens inside you when you look at the red rocks. During our group tour you can feel this energy and the powerful healing and nurturing that happens at the vortex sites.

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Sedona Vortex Tour and Healing Day

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sedona healing dayAn in-depth Sedona Spiritual Healing Experience. This package includes…

  • Sedona Vortex Tour
  • Medicine Wheel ceremony
  • Animal Totem reading
  • Shamanic Journey to connect with your spirit guides
  • A healthy meal at one of Sedona’s award-winning vegan restaurants
  • Sacred Path Life Coaching session

Release fear, loss, anger, emotional pain, physical pain and dis-ease, control issues, and gain more inner peace, love, compassion, gratitude, happiness and balance. Reconnect with nature and remember the truth of who you really are. Also gain more insight and clarity on your life’s path. Illuminate your passion for life!

This experience is located at one of Sedona most powerful vortexes sites, here we hold a Medicine Wheel ceremony for releasing, forgiveness, gratitude, and abundance. We drum and sing sacred songs. Then we take you through a Shamanic Journey to meet your spirit guides to receive messages and guidance. Next we experience a healthy meal and a peaceful setting at one of Sedona’s most charming vegan restaurants. Here we will gain valuable insight through a  Sacred Path card reading and Life Coaching. After this day…. you just might feel like a new person and have a renewed love for life!

 

 

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Sedona Vortex Tours for Everyone!

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rebekah two moons shamanic journeyWho decides to go on a Sedona vortex tour? The answer is anyone and everyone. Rebekah’s tours are fun, educational, and healing. She has worked with everyone from a three your old child, to a group of children, to adults and even the elderly. Every body loves it and by the end of the tour they have a better understanding about vortexes, earth energy, and how the indigenous people of the area understood and used the vortexes. So when you are coming to Sedona, make sure to plan a Sedona vortex tour and have fun!

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Sedona Vortex Tour when you’re in Sedona

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Oak Creek at Indian GardensWhile in Sedona, make sure to get a Vortex Tour. Even if you are a skeptic. Its fun, informational, and healing. The energy is very real!

Here’s  the short version of what I have learned about vortexes…

A vortex is a place on the earth where the energy is more concentrate. Indigenous people all over the world could feel these locations and intuitively knew to hold their ceremonies and rituals there because they would be amplified.

These vortex locations also known as hot spots can be found where the earth’s ley lines intersect.

Such locations include, Sedona, AZ, Washington DC, Bermuda Triangle, Great pyramid of Giza, Machu Pichu Peru, Maui Hawaii, Stonehenge and more.

These were also said to be portal locations that could transport you to places all over the world including outer space.

There are masculine and feminine vortexes, some call them electric and magnetic. In Sedona, there are several masculine and feminine and balanced vortex locations that have been scientifically proven using EMF technology.

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Sedona Retreat for an Amazing Spiritual Experience

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sedona retreatSedona is known as a sacred place for spiritual vacationers. Studies show that 70% of the people coming to Sedona are looking for some type of spiritual experience. Because of the beauty of the red rocks, the scientifically proven vortexes, and the healing waters of Oak Creek, Sedona has attracted healers, psychics, intuitives and Shamans. Most of them will say they were drawn to move to Sedona not particularly knowing why at first, then later discovering that “Sedona” has called them to do their spiritual work there.

There are several wonderful companies and privately owned businesses that offer a wide variety of Sedona retreat packages. Some direct their focus on physical, mental, spiritual or medical conditions, all depending on what you are looking for. No matter who you choose to book your Sedona retreat through, you are most likely to have an amazing time and receive the healing, guidance or direction, that you are looking for.

Here at Red Earth, we are more earth based and focus on early american spiritual healing, ceremony, and teaching. Not only will you receive the healing but you will also be given tools and teachings to use in your everyday life. Our retreats are nature based and incorporate the “old” ways of nurturing and healing.

Each 3 day retreat includes a 1 hour healing massage, a Medicine Wheel Ceremony, an Animal Totem Reading, a Sacred Path card reading, a Shamanic Journey Meditation, a Sacred Counsel Session (life coaching) and two healthy meals.

So, if you are planning a vacation to Sedona, booking a retreat can amplify your Sedona experience!

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Native American Caves at Beasley Flats

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Beasly Flats Cave Dwellings

native american cave dwellings at beasly flatsBeasly Flats is a historical location in Camp Verde along the Verde River. Many years ago an indigenous tribe, most likely the Hopi, lived here. There are many cave dwellings and several pithouses nearby. I actually grew up only a few miles from here where there is another similar set of caves and pithouse ruins. This area is loaded with Native American history. A beautiful place to meditate and have a picknick.

petroglyph rock at beasly flatsYou can see this petroglyph rock on your way to Beasley Fats. I’ve heard that this rock goes about 30 feet into the earth. DOT tried to remove it once and failed so they just left it near the road and put a guardrail around it. On one side it shows San Francisco Peaks looking in the direction of the peaks! The spirals are said to be a map of where they were and where they were going. History shows that the Hopi were migrating from the far south to eventually the Hopi Mesas where the now live today.

salt mine camp verde arizonaAlso along the way you will see an old salt mine. In the past this was a highly valued trade commodity.

 

 

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Sundance Spirit

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RedSteerI recently spoke with a Navajo man and his wife and he showed me this picture he took on his phone at a Sun Dance. Look at the top right of the flame. Do you see a Chief’s face? Not sure if this is a hoax but he sure made it sound real, I even got truth bumps when he showed it to me!

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Chimney Rock Seodna

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chimney rock sedonaI took this picture on a hike to Chimney Rock in Sedona. Months later I noticed the Chief’s face at the bottom of the rock. Do you see it? Also during this journey I took off on a hot day with no water thinking it would only be about an hour hike. Well it turned out to be about a three hour hike and half way up I was getting so thirsty. But since I was so close to the top I had to continue. Reaching the top, thirsty and out of breath I look over in this shady area and found a bottle of water. That day I learned to trust that all my needs would be taken care of and then later discovering this ancestor in the rock, I knew I was being watched over by my elders.

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Navajo Sand Painting Shamanic Healing

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navajo sand paintingNavajo Sandpaintings, also called dry paintings, are called “places where the gods come and go” in the Navajo language. They are used in curing ceremonies in which the gods’ help is requested for harvests and healing.

The figures in sand paintings are symbolic representations of a story in Navajo mythology. They depict objects like the sacred mountains where the gods live, or legendary visions, or they illustrate dances or chants performed in rituals.

Sandpaintings are but one rite in a ceremonial. From the distinct set of paintings that belong to a specific chant, the chanter selects those that will best heal the patient, never using the entire repertoire of paintings on a single occasion.

In the two-night form of a chant, one sandpainting is made, while the last four days of a nine-night ceremonial would have sandpaintings.

After its sanctification, the patient sits on the painting while the chanter performs a ritual to enhance the absorption of its healing power. Immediately afterward, the remains of the painting are taken outside to an area north of the hogan, where they are returned to the earth.

According to Navajo belief, a sandpainting heals because the ritual image attracts and exalts the Holy People; serves as a pathway for the mutual exchange of illness and the healing power of the Holy People; identifies the patient with the Holy People it depicts; and creates a ritual reality in which the patient and the supernatural dramatically interact, reestablishing the patient’s correct relationship with the world of the Holy People ( GriffinPierce 1992:43).

For the Navajo, the sandpainting is a dynamic, living, sacred entity that enables the patient to transform his or her mental and physical state by focusing on the powerful mythic symbols that re-create the chantway odyssey of the storys protagonist, causing those events to live again in the present.

The performative power of sandpainting creation and ritual use reestablish the proper, orderly placement of the forces of life, thus restoring correct relations between the patient and those forces upon which the patient’s spiritual and physical health depend. The sandpainting works its healing power by reestablishing the patient’s sense of connectedness to all of life. -Griffin-Pierce

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What is a Sedona Shamanic Journey?

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rebekah two moons shamanic journeyThe Shamanic Journey is a type of meditation in order to receive guidance, answers, solutions, information, and visions from the spirit world.

Spirit Worlds
Most Shamanic cultures believe that there are three primary Spirit Worlds, The Lower World, Upper World and Middle World.

The Lower World is the realm of nature, animals, trees, plants and rocks. Here lies the root of our deepest thoughts and emotions. This is where we meet and connect with our Power Animals. This type of vision is usually reached by some form of tunnel that leads into the earth.

The Upper World is the spiritual realm that connects us with the universe, planets, stars, our ancestors, and ascended masters. Here we find our teachers and guides. This type of vision is usually reached by following a beam of light starting at your third eye and following it out into the universe. Some will climb through the inside of a very tall tree or ladder. The Upper World can often seem very ethereal and can appear to be very bright and can go from light pastels to a soft gray.

The Middle World is the place where we live and breathe. This world overlaps the world of the seen with the unseen and the dream world. This is where we can travel back and forth through time. Here we can also look for lost or stolen objects, perform long distance healing work and to find the souls of the recently deceased in order to help them cross over into the afterlife. This is also a good place to have a conversation with someone like a co-worker, friend, or family member to discuss matters. You can reunite with an old friend or communicate with someone who has already crossed over. In the Middle World we communicate with the Spirit that lives in all things. This is where the Shaman becomes the medium between the spiritual and physical worlds. This type of vision can easily reached by a simple walk in nature or passing through a doorway.

Reaching an Altered State of Consciousness
The constant beat of the drum or shaking a rattle are the most common tools used to assist us in a successful Shamanic Journey. Studies have shown that this continuous rhythm affects our brain in such a way that allows us to more easily experience a vision.

The Helping Spirits
The helping Spirits are the guides of the Shaman and can assist us in the healing of individuals, the community and Mother Earth. The most common types of Spirits who work in partnership with the Shaman are the animals, the plants and trees, the elements such as wind, the stone and mineral kingdom and humans who appear as teachers.

The Spirits who appear as animals are more commonly known as Power Animals or Animal Spirit Guides. They provide us with strength, protection and support.

The Plant and Tree Spirits can provide help with very specific issues. Shamans and Medicine People have been using the help of the Plant and Tree people since the beginning of time for healing.

The Spirits that appear to us in human form are usually messengers and can act as intermediaries between us and the universe. They have compassion for our pain, confusion and suffering, therefore they gladly volunteer their help.

Exercise: How to perform a Shamanic Journey

Create Space: First you want to prepare yourself by creating a space with no distractions. Give yourself at least an hour to complete the journey. Have a journal ready.

Set an Intention: Set your intention for the journey. It can either be an answer you are looking for by asking a specific question or a solution to a situation in your life. It can also be to just be open to receiving the best possible vision or message for you at this time. Either way, it is good to set an intention before starting. Also decide if you are going to the  Lower World, Upper World and Middle World.

Set a Time: Some journey’s can be 15 minutes all the way up to a full hour. You can set a timer to allow yourself the desired amount of time.

Entering the Trance State: Close your eyes while you or someone else begins to beat the drum or shake the rattle. Focus your attention on the sound of the drum or rattle for about a minute, then shift your attention to your intention for the journey and allow the rhythm to carry you into the spiritual worlds. Now continue the constant rhythm for the amount of time you have set.

Thank You and Until Next Time: At the end of your journey make sure thank the spirit guides who assisted you on your journey. Then say until next time or Good Bye to the Spirit Guides. This signals the psyche that something has ended and will help you feel more grounded when you return from your journey.

Journal: Once the journey is complete, take as much time as needed to journal about your experience. This will help you to remember the details easier.

Interpreting the journey: Share your journey with a good friend. Remember that the only one who can interpret the journey is you so you so you can ask yourself questions like, “what does that mean to me?” Or for example, “How did the scene where I was walking the dog answer my question?” Some people just need to sit with their journey for a while and may not have the “ah ha” moment until later. Some may need to schedule a follow-up journey to ask the guiding Spirits why they did not understand the information they gave them. There could also be a message there that you are not willing or wanting to look at. Either way, it is a good idea to begin with no expectations and end with an open mind.

 

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Sedona Shamanic Healing Training Seven Day Retreat

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Seven Day Shamanic Practitioners Training Retreat in Sedona $2500.

sedona spiritual healing shamanic training retreatThis retreat is for those who are interested in learning more about Native American Shamanism while experiencing the healing for themselves. Are you wanting to learn more about Native American Shamanism to heal yourself, use in your healing practice, or just to receive the knowledge and experience? Then you would love a Sedona Shamanic Healing Training Retreat.

During this retreat your teachings may include:

  1. Animal Totems
  2. Balancing the Physical and Spiritual Worlds
  3. Boundaries
  4. Ceremony
  5. Communicating with the Spirit World
  6. Confidence
  7. Dreams
  8. Elements
  9. Energy Medicine
  10. Forgiveness
  11. Gratitude
  12. Healing with Stones, Crystals and Wands
  13. Health (Physical and Spiritual) Nutrition and Exercise
  14. Herbal Medicine
  15. Medicine Tools
  16. Medicine Wheel Ceremony
  17. Natural Healing
  18. Natural Laws
  19. Prayer and Intentions
  20. Sacred Counsel
  21. Sacred Places
  22. Sacred Space
  23. Senses and Inner Guidance
  24. Shamanic Journey
  25. Shape Shifting
  26. Smudging
  27. Soul Retrieval
  28. Spiritual Diagnosis
  29. Spirit Guides
  30. Sweat Lodge
  31. Vision Quest
  32. Walking Between Worlds

Here is an example retreat and training schedule:

Day 1. Arrive in Sedona and relax in your accommodations with a 1 hour healing massage. Set your goals for your stay and make sure to hydrate before your first day out in nature. Relax in the hot tub and prepare for the dream world. Learn the teachings about dreams and how this is spiritual guidance for our waking life.

Day 2. Enjoy a beautiful morning Medicine Wheel Ceremony and learn the teaching of the four directions and the sacred hoop of life. Rejuvenate with a healthy lunch at one of Sedona’s best organic restaurants (or lunch of your choice) then complete the day with an Animal Totem or Sacred Path Reading to learn about Animal Totems and Messages.

Day 3. Another peaceful morning adventure to experience a nature hike and Shamanic Journey Meditation by Oak Creek. Learn how to journey into the lower, middle and upper worlds. Here you will also learn how to do a soul retrieval. Let the drum help you reconnect with nature and your true self. Enjoy a healthy lunch for energy and learn about nutrition and keeping a healthy body.

Day 4. Gain insight with Sacred Counsel Session for personal growth. Sacred Counsel is very similar to Life Coaching. Its all about becoming the listener and asking powerful questions to help others find guidance, answers and solutions within themselves. There is a unique process to this session that will help you heal and move forward faster. This also includes the teaching of the Spiritual Diagnosis. Then relax in the hot tub and reflect on your teachings.

Day 5. Ont the fifth day we travel to the sacred lands of the Navajo to do a Vision Quest and Sweat Lodge Ceremony. We will leave early this morning and arrive in Chinle at Canyon De Chelly, a few hours northeast of Sedona and stay in a real Navajo hogan. After we set up camp we will enjoy a healthy meal then explore the area where there are over 700 different Anasazi ruins. The next morning we will participate in a Sweat Lodge Ceremony for healing and renewal.

Day 6. After the Sweat Lodge we travel back to Sedona through the sacred lands of the Hopi and the Painted Desert and return to your accommodations. Journal and reflect on your teachings and experiences.

Day 7. Depart and return home with your new insight and teachings and renewed self.

*The cost for this does not include accommodations, except for the one night in Chinle. When you call, Rebekah will offer you suggestions on where to stay in Sedona for the other five nights.

Call or email Rebekah today to schedule your Shamanic Healing Practitioners Retreat 928.420.2077

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What is the meaning of life? An Osage Legend

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Willow-TreeWhat is the meaning of life? Why is it that people grow old and die?

Although he was young, those questions troubled the mind of Little One. He asked the elders about them, but their answers did not satisfy him. At last he knew there was only one thing to do. He would have to seek the answers in his dreams.

Little One rose early in the morning and prayed to Wah-Kon-Tah for help. Then he walked away from the village, across the prairie and toward the hills. He took nothing with him, no food or water. He was looking for a place where none of his people would see him, a place where a vision could come to him.

Little One walked a long way. Each night he camped in a different place, hoping that it would be the right one to give him a dream that could answer his questions. But no such dream came to him.

At last he came to a hill that rose above the land like the breast of a turkey. A spring burst from the rocks near the base of a great elm tree. It was such a beautiful place that it seemed to be filled with the power of Wah-Kon-Tah. Little One sat down by the base of that elm tree and waited as the sun set. But though he slept, again no sign was given to him.

When he woke the next morning, he was weak with hunger. I must go back home, he thought. He was filled with despair, but his thoughts were of his parents. He had been gone a long time. Even though it was expected that a young man would seek guidance alone in this fashion, Little One knew they would be worried. “If I do not return while I still have the strength to walk,” he said, “I will die here and my family may never find my body.”

So Little One began to follow the small stream that was fed by the spring. It flowed out of the hills in the direction of his village, and he trusted it to lead him home. He walked and walked until he was not far from his village. But as he walked along that stream, he stumbled and fell among the roots of an old willow tree. Little One clung to the roots of the willow tree. Although he tried to rise, his legs were too weak.

“Grandfather,” he said to the willow tree, “It is not possible for me to go on.”

Then the ancient willow spoke to him. “Little One,” it said, “all the Little Ones always cling to me for support as they walk along the great path of life. See the base of my trunk, which sends forth those roots that hold me firm in the earth. They are the sign of my old age. They are darkened and wrinkled with age, but they are still strong. Their strength comes from relying on the earth. When the Little Ones use me as a symbol, they will not fail to see old age as they travel along the path of life.”

Those words gave strength to Little One’s spirit. He stood again and began to walk. Soon his own village was in sight, and as he sat down to rest for a moment in the grass of the prairie, looking at his village, another vision came to him. He saw before him the figure of an old man. The old man was strangely familiar, even though Little One had never seen him before.

“Look upon me,” the old man said. “What do you see?”

“I see an old man whose face is wrinkled with age,” Little One said.

“Look upon me again,” the old man said.

 

native american peace pipeThen Little One looked, and as he looked, the lesson shown him by the willow tree filled his heart. “I see an aged man in sacred clothing,” Little One said, “The fluttering down of the eagle adorns his head. I see you, my grandfather. I see an aged man with the stem of the pipe between his lips. I see you, my grandfather. Your are firm and rooted to the earth like the ancient willow. I see you standing among the days that are peaceful and beautiful. I see you, my grandfather. I see you standing as you will stand in your lodge, my grandfather.”

The ancient man smiled. Little One had seen truly. “My young brother,” the old man said, “your mind is fixed upon the days that are peaceful and beautiful.” And then he was gone.

Now Little One’s heart was filled with peace, and as he walked into the village, his mind was troubled no longer with those questions about the meaning of life. For he knew that the old man he had seen was himself. The ancient man was Little One as he would be when he became an elder, filled with that great peace and wisdom which would give strength to all of the people.

From that day on, Little One began to spend more time listening to the words his elders spoke, and of all the young men in the village, he was the happiest and the most content.

Source: First People

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Snake Dream ~ Snake Messages in the Cave

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Had a dream last night about going down a tunnel underground to find something. Not sure what I were looking for. Then quite a ways down I came to a large underground cave, it was very dark. I started to notice snakes all over the inside of the cave. I fearlessly walked into the cave and started to kill all of the snakes until they were all gone. Not something I would even think of doing in real life. I looked it up in my books and Snakes message is all about “Rebirth”. Shed the old; new birth is coming. Face fears and do not resist changes. Resurrect some part of your life. I also remember asking the Great Spirit to help me remember my dreams that night and to offer a spiritual message to help me on my earth walk. Native Americans believe that dreams are there to help us see what we are not willing or wanting to see in real life so they come to us as messages from the spirit world. I also believe that going down into the earth can represent going inside myself.

 

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Petroglyph Rock at Beasley Flats in Camp Verde

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petroglyph rock at beasly flats (1)This petroglyph rock is on your way to Beasley Fats in Camp Verde. I guess this rock goes about 30 feet into the earth. DOT tried to remove it once and failed so they just left it near the road and put a guardrail around it. There are a tone of caves and pit house ruins nearby. On one side it shows San Francisco Peaks looking in the direction of the peaks! native american cave dwellings at beasly flats

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Mountain Lion Animal Medicine and Message

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mountian lion animal totem vision questI went on a vision quest near Beaver Creek on Wednesday March 20th 2013. The next morning I woke before anyone and walked up to the road to face the sun and invite the day. I heard a loud thump behind me and thought, did some campers move in while we were sleeping? I turned around and about 50 feet away I locked eyes with a full grown female mountain lion. It was so beautiful. Yes I was scared and thought it was stocking me, but why would it have made that sound. I though it may have dropped out of the huge Arizona Sycamore. I didn’t feel threatened but I did turn around and go back to camp yelling “Mountain Lion” and woke everyone up. Then we all went back up there and saw the huge paw prints everywhere. I keep replaying the scene in my mind. Still trying to understand the spiritual message. Guess i’m very lucky because most people may never see one in the wild in their lifetime, let alone make eye contact.

The night before I saw the mountain lion I had a dream… I was laying in a hospital bed and some people were standing around me. Then a large yellow butterfly came up and landed on my hand. Then my sister gave me three tablets with ancient writings on them. Then I was awakened by ravens messing with the trash. So I got up and had to go to the bathroom so I walked about 200 or so feet and found a nice bush to hide behind 🙂  …then I went back to camp and sat for a moment having coffee and pondering the new day and how I loved to be in nature. This whole time my friends dog, a small Queensland Healer, was with me. At this time the Mountain Lion would have been only 25 feet from where I was sitting. Then I saw an old mans face in the tree. I had been seeing this lately and finally asked, “who are you?” It immediately replied with, “I am your Father (whom I have never met). Then it said I am one of your ancestors. I thought, okay, then what is your message? It replied with, “Be strong Rebekah.” Then just after that I was being guided to go up to the road and watch the sun rise to the east. The little dog still with me. The sun felt so beautiful and I welcomed the new day with gratitude knowing that my friend, part Navajo and Hopi, was going to take us to some nearby ruins. Then I heard the loud thump coming from straight behind me. That’s when I turned around to lock eyes with the Mountain Lion.

Looking in my books, Mountain Lions message means “Strength of Will.” Intuition is working. Now is the time for strength of will, patience and creative imagination. Do not force anything.

In another book it means, “Leadership.” It’s medicine involves lessons on the use of power in leadership. Its the ability to lead without insisting that others follow. Its the understanding that all beings are potential leaders in their own way. By observing the graceful pounce of the Mountain Lion you will learn how to balance power, intention, physical strength, and grace. This relates in human terms to the balance of body, mind and spirit. The giant feline never wastes anything. It only kills what it needs for survival. The female lion is the hunter who graces her table in a style akin to mother energy.

It also says to lead yourself  where your heart takes you. Others may choose to follow, and the lessons will multiply.

Other than this being a message for me, anyone in a leadership position could learn from the Mountain Lion.

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony and Teachings

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Medicine Wheel Teachings…

sedona vortex tour medicine wheel ceremonyA Medicine Wheel is a ceremonial tool used by Native Americans to perform rituals that honor the four directions, the sacred hoop of life, the animals, the sun and moon, Mother Earth and Father Sky, and many more aspects of the natural world. Many other tribes and ancient cultures have other purposes for the wheel that are still a mystery today. The teachings here are mostly Native American based and are a collection of what I have found and studied.

Native Americans believe that “Medicine” is anything that deepens your relationship with the Creator and the Great Spirit.

boynton canyon medicine wheel sedonaTo understand the significance of the Medicine Wheel, we need to go back to a time when most Indian nations were constantly at war with each other. Tribes were obsessed with wiping out their “enemies.” Then a dramatic shift in perception occurred, and a peace was realized, which lasted for a period of 150 to 200 years. This long truce was the result of a great Iroquois chief, later to become Hiawatha, who urged the tribes to cease the madness of brother killing brother, and formed an alliance, which came to be known as the Confederation of Nations. The Confederation recognized that Indian peoples were more alike than different. Even though they spoke different dialects, they had the same basic belief systems and followed similar traditions.

hopi medicine wheelThe wheel is a circle divided by a cross to create four directions, the east, south, west and north. Also a symbol of astrology, each person is represented somewhere within that circle depending upon their birth moth and day. That placement is associated with a special moon, power animal, totem clan, healing plant, color and mineral.

What is your Animal Totem? What is Animal Medicine?

When we are seeking more balance and answers in life, we may call upon the animal spirit guides as the ancient Native Americans once did. Have you ever wondered why a stray dog wandered into your yard, or a hawk flew past just in front of you as you were driving? Do you collect pictures or figurines of pigs, dolphins, or frogs? These are all gentle messages from the animal spirit world offering you insight and clarity to your daily tasks and challenges. Find your animal totem below…

Birth Date Totem Animal Spirit Keeper or Clan Direction Element
Dec 21-Jan 19 Snow Goose Waboose – Buffalo North Wind
Jan 20-Feb 18 Otter Waboose – Buffalo North Wind
Feb 19-Mar 20 Wolf/Cougar Waboose – Buffalo North Wind
Mar 21-Apr 20 Hawk Wabun – Eagle East Fire
Apr 21-May 20 Beaver Wabun – Eagle East Fire
May 21-Jun 20 Deer Wabun – Eagle East Fire
Jun 21-Jul 21 Woodpecker Shawnodese – Coyote South Earth
Jul 22-Aug 21 Sturgeon Shawnodese – Coyote South Earth
Aug 22-Sep 22 Bear Shawnodese – Coyote South Earth
Sep 23-Oct 22 Crow/Raven Mudjekeewis – Bear West Water
Oct 23-Nov 21 Snake Mudjekeewis – Bear West Water
Nov 22-Dec 20 Elk/Owl Mudjekeewis – Bear West Water

There may be variances depending on different tribes, as shown by a slash (/). We recommend you research both, then you will know which one is you! The astrological animal may not be your own personal totem animal. Use it instead as an additional helper.

medicine wheel ceremony sedonaExperience a traditional Native American Medicine Wheel Ceremony in Sedona. Learn how the wheel represents the circle of life and how we can use it for healing our past and creating more abundance and gratitude in our lives now. Contact Rebekah at 928.420.2077

At the wheel, we say two prayers, one for releasing and forgiveness and one for gratitude and abundance. When we speak out loud to the universe we are stating our intentions and this is very powerful. I’ve seen miraculous things happen, some of which most people won’t believe or even understand.

Before entering the wheel in the East we will offer some kind of herb or prayer. This is an offering to let the spirits know the we enter with pure hearts and leave any ego or negativity outside of the sacred wheel. The Hopi may offer white cornmeal, the Navajo and Lakota may offer tobacco. Some also offer sage, cedar or water. I’ve also seen fresh rose petals and recently gold glitter. Offering something before we enter the wheel is a good practice. It is said that before we enter any sacred space or even just going out into nature for a vision quest, it is good practice to offer something at the “door.” Just as some tradition will do, going to see someone at their house, they will offer a gift. It’s also common practice to smudge yourself before going into ceremony.

We’ve worked with children from the age of three and the grandmothers and grandfathers, all seem to have something to pray about.

Medicine Wheel CeremonyThe prayer we hold is not tied to any religion, it is a Native American prayer that includes all living things such as the Creator, the Great Spirit, the animals, the four directions of the universe, our ancestors, and other things that bring us closer to nature.

The sound of the drum is healing and has been used for thousands of years. Some receive healing from it and some receive a vision.

The medicine wheel dates back thousands of years originating from the Lakota Sioux. Today, Medicine Wheel ceremonies are becoming more popular and can be found all over the world. As the teachings spread to different cultures, it is a bit modified, therefore not every ceremony will be alike. Each will be a bit different and that’s okay.

DigiCamMy training’s to hold the ceremony have come from several sources, some Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo and Hopi. I have also read many books from Sun Bears “The Medicine Wheel” to “Medicine Wheel Ceremonies” by Vicki May and C.V. Rodberg. I’ve also read books published by shamans and healers around the globe that have included teaching about the Medicine Wheel along with other native teachings and ceremonies. Over the years I have developed my own ceremony keeping it as authentic as possible.

In the Medicine Wheel we sing songs for forgiveness and gratitude. We offer our blessings and prayers to Mother Earth and Father Sky, to Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon, to the four directions and the animals that represent them.

medicine wheel sacred journeysMost people experience a lightness and tingling sensation. Some don’t want to leave the wheel because they feel so connected a sense of true security that they are afraid to leave the wheel and loose it. This is a feeling and an experience that can be done at any time and in any place.

So if you are coming to Sedona and want to experience this ceremony, I would highly recommend it whether it’s with us or anyone else, it is healing and will be an experience you will remember forever.

we build medicine wheelsRecently, we have been getting more requests to do the Medicine Wheel ceremony and requests to build Medicine Wheels on people’s property. We would love to build a Medicine Wheel for you! Do you have a perfect location picked out on your property? Contact us to set up a time to build a wheel and hold an activating ceremony. 928.420.2077

The medicine wheel is a symbol of symmetry and balance. During the process of constructing the wheel you will begin to recognize what areas of your life are not in balance, and where your attention is lacking and requires focus. Continuing working with the wheel after you constructed it. Sit with your wheel in silent meditation. Allow the wheel to assist you in gaining new and different perspectives.

medicine wheel animalsThe medicine wheel represents the many cycles of life. The circle is representative of life’s never ending cycle (birth, death, rebirth). Each stone or spoke placement in the wheel focuses on a different aspect of living.

A personal medicine wheel can be made using fetishes such as crystals, arrowheads, seashells, feathers, animal fur/bones, and so on. Take time to reflect on each aspect of your life (self, family, relationships, life purpose, community, finances, health, etc.) as you place objects within the circle.

Over the years We’ve been assisting people from all over the world to heal past wounds, physical, emotional and spiritual. We never know what to expect with each one and they are all different. No matter what you want to do from heal physical pain to an old emotional wound, drumming in the medicine wheel can help. This can help release negativity that you have been carrying around for a long time, sometimes we don’t even realize we are carrying it.

medicine wheel bighornThe term “medicine wheel” was first applied to the Big Horn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming, the most southern and one of the largest in existence. That site consists of a central circle of piled rock surrounded by a circle of stone; “Rays” of stones travel out from the central core of rock and its surrounding circle. The structure looks like the wheel of a bicycle. Alberta and British Columbia, have two-thirds of all known Medicine wheels (47) which suggests that Southern Alberta was a central meeting place for many Plains First Nations tribes who followed Medicine Wheel ceremonies.

medicine wheel sedona red rocks

Medicine wheels were constructed by laying stones in a particular pattern on the ground. Most medicine wheels follow the basic pattern of having a center cairn of stones, and surrounding that would be an outer ring of stones, then there would be “spokes”, or lines of rocks, coming out the cairn. Almost all medicine wheels would have at least two of the three elements mentioned above (the center cairn, the outer ring, and the spokes), but beyond that there were many variations on this basic design, and every wheel found has been unique and has had its own style and eccentricities. The most common deviation between different wheels are the spokes. There is no set number of spokes for a medicine wheel to have. The spokes within each wheel are rarely evenly spaced out, or even all the same length. Some medicine wheels will have one particular spoke that’s significantly longer than the rest, suggesting something important about the direction it points (see Meaning below). Another variation is whether the spokes start from the center cairn and go out only to the outer ring, or whether they go past the outer ring, or whether they start at the outer ring and go out from there. An odd variation sometimes found in medicine wheels is the presence of a passageway, or a doorway, in the circles usually starting in the east direction. The outer ring of stones will be broken, and there will be a stone path leading up to the center of the wheel. Also many medicine wheels have various other circles around the outside of the wheel, sometimes attached to spokes or the outer ring, and sometimes just seemingly floating free of the main structure.

medicine wheel yavapai sun symbolThe Medicine Wheel can take many different forms. It can be an artwork such as artifact or painting, or it can be a physical construction on the land. Hundreds or even thousands of Medicine Wheels have been built on Native lands in North America over the last several centuries.

Movement in the Medicine Wheel and in Native American ceremonies is circular, and typically in a clockwise, or “sun-wise” direction. This helps to align with the forces of Nature, such as gravity and the rising and setting of the Sun.

Meanings of the Four Directions

medicine wheel wyDifferent tribes interpret the Medicine Wheel differently. Each of the Four Directions (East, South, West, and North) is typically represented by a distinctive color, such as black, red, yellow, and white, which for some stands for the human races. The Directions can also represent:

  • Stages of life: birth, youth, adult, and elder.
  • Seasons of the year: spring, summer, fall and winter
  • Aspects of life: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical
  • Elements of nature: fire (or sun), air, water, and earth
  • Animals: Eagle, Bear, Coyote, Wolf, Buffalo and many others
  • Ceremonial plants: tobacco, sweet grass, sage, cedar

medicine wheel prayer pahoIn the Hopi Medicine Wheel of the Hopi prophecy of the four peoples of the Earth, the cardinal direction North represents the body, plants and animals, the color white and ‘white skinned peoples’, and Childhood. (can also represent birth, and/or meeting a stranger and learning to trust as in infancy, explained in Erik Erikson’s stages of Psychosocial development).

You can read my version of the Four Directions Prayer here.

The East is held to represent the mind, air, the color yellow and ‘yellow skinned peoples’, learning the groups to which people belong and the infant.

The South holds the heart, fire, the color red and ‘red skinned peoples’, and the child.

The West holds the spirit, water, the color blue or black, and ‘black-skinned peoples’ and Adulthood.

medicine wheel four directionsThe North represents the final life stage in the wheel, being an elder and passing on knowledge to the next generation so that the wheel may start again just like the circle it takes after. It is also associated with the color white, representing the white hair of the elders and the white skinned people.

In many other tribes, however, the Northern direction corresponds to Adulthood (the White Buffalo), the South represents Childhood (the Serpent), the West represents Adolescence (the Bear) and the Eastern direction represents Death and Re-birth (Eagle). In terms of social dynamics, community building and the use of Circles in Restorative Justice work, the four quadrants of the circle correspond to Introductions.

The Native-American concept of the medicine wheel symbolically represents a nonlinear model of human development. Each compass direction on the wheel offers lessons and gifts that support the development of a balanced individual. The idea is to remain balanced at the center of the wheel while developing equally the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of one’s personality. The concept of the medicine wheel varies among Native peoples: different groups attribute different gifts to positions on the wheel. But the following offers a generalized overview of some lessons and gifts connected with the development process.

Medicine Wheel Healing HandsLessons and gifts from the EAST, the place of first light, spring, and birth, include:
Warmth of the spirit
Purity, trust, and hope
Unconditional love
Courage
Truthfulness
Guidance and leadership
Capacity to remain in the present moment

Lessons and gifts from the SOUTH, the place of summer and youth, include:
Generosity, sensitivity, and loyalty
Romantic love
Testing of the physical body/self-control
Gifts of music and art
Capacity to express feelings openly in ways respectful to others

Lessons and gifts from the WEST, the place of autumn and adulthood, include:
Dreams, prayers, and meditation
Perseverance when challenged
Balance between passionate loyalty and spiritual insight
Use of personal objects, sacred of life’s meaning
Fasting, ceremony, self-knowledge, and vision

medicine wheel rachel knoll sedonaLessons and gifts from the NORTH, the place of winter and elders, include:
Intellectual wisdom
Ability to complete tasks that began as a vision
Detachment from hate, jealousy, desire, anger, and fear
Ability to see the past, present, and future as interrelated

These are all different teaching from all corners of the earth, and as you can see they each slightly differ from one another. Therefore in creating and performing a Medicine Wheel Ceremony, there is no wrong way to do it. So dance, sing, shake the rattles and beat the drum as it all will help you on your personal medicine path.

Experience a traditional Native American Medicine Wheel Ceremony in Sedona. Learn how the wheel represents the circle of life and how we can use it for healing our past and creating more abundance and gratitude in our lives now. Contact Rebekah at 928.420.2077

Aho, Rebekah Two Moons

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Native American Tipi

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sedona-vortex-tour-shamanic-healing-tipi-new-moonSince many Native American Indians were nomads at one point, and many would travel and move with the buffalo that would serve as a food staple for them, they had to have housing that was easy and quick to move, this is one of the reasons that certain plains tribes created the American Indian tipi. For the times the tipi was an ingenious invention and still to this day when you really analyze how the tipi were constructed, it is still quite amazing for the primitive times.

The Native people made the American Indian tipi out of an armful of small but strong trees all cut to equal lengths. They would tie these together with a rope type material that was made from animal sinew and then they would use an animals hide to cover the hand made frame. A door was also made out of a piece of the hide and there was also and inner layer of animal hide, so both sides of the frame of the American Indian tipi were covered. When finished the tipi was an A-frame structure and the top would have flaps that could be opened or closed to allow smoke to escape. The base was also made wider so there would be plenty of room for the fire.

Fire was another integral part of the Native American Indians lifestyle, so the creation of the American Indian tipi was perfect since it allowed the Indian people the ability to have their own fires to cook with in their homes. The other great thing about the tipi was the fact that they were so mobile, and the nomadic tribes could just take them apart very quickly and move them as they followed the buffalo. The buffalo hide was the main hide that the American Indian tipi would be made from, and many times the tribal families would decorate the outside of their tipi with their family tribal symbol.

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Palatki Heritage Site – Ancient Cliff Dwellings and Petroglyphs

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palatki ruins sedonaAs far back as 6000 years ago, humans inhabited this area of Arizona, and through the centuries, various tribes have claimed the place as their own. The Native American name Palatki means “red house” in Hopi). Remnants of their times and cultures exist in cliff dwellings and in nearby rock art, evocative symbols created with mineral powders. Many of the earliest tribes remain unknown; others include the Southern Sinagua (pronounced sinawa), the Yavapai, and the Apache. THis site is located about ten miles outside of Sedona. The sites are accessible via short hikes, and a small visitors center is available. Visitors should be respectful when visiting these sites not to touch or take any artifacts.

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Sedona Vortex Tour and Medicine Wheel Ceremony

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Medicine wheel, or sacred hoop, are either a symbol of indigenous North American culture and religion, or stone monuments related to this symbol.

The monuments were constructed by laying stones in a particular pattern on the ground oriented to the four directions. Most medicine wheels follow the basic pattern of having a center of stone(s), and surrounding that is an outer ring of stones with “spokes”, or lines of rocks radiating from the center with the spokes facing East, South, West and North following the cardinal directions.. Some ancient types of sacred architecture were built by laying stones on the surface of the ground in particular patterns common to aboriginal people.

Originally, medicine wheels are stone structures constructed by certain indigenous peoples of America for various astronomical, ritual, healing, and teaching purposes. Medicine wheels are still “opened” or inaugurated in Native American spirituality where they are more often referred to as “sacred hoops”, which is the favored English rendering by some. There are various native words to describe the ancient forms and types of rock alignments. One teaching involves the description of the four directions.

The rite of the sacred hoop and medicine wheel differed and differs amongst indigenous traditions, as it now does between non-indigenous peoples, and between traditional and modernist variations.

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Hopi Mesa Tours ~ Travel Back in Time over a Thousand Years

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Travel back in time over a thousand years to the ancient land of the Hopi. A Native American tribe that is said to be the oldest living indigenous people of North America. Hopis call themselves Hopitu – ‘The Peaceful People’. Hopi land is in Northeastern Arizona and surrounded by the Navajo Nation. Small Hopi villages can be found on three different mesas, First Mesa, Second Mesa, and Third Mesa and are still inhabited today. All sitting at the edge of large cliffs overlooking the beautiful landscape of the painted desert. Some have no running water or electricity and enjoy living this simple life just as their ancestors did hundreds, even thousands of years ago.

We invite you to join us on this amazing adventure to the Hopi Mesas, our tours are offered in small groups so they can remain as authentic as possible in order to create the most memorable experience for you…

Tours are offered year-round departing from and returning to Sedona. This journey starts at 8am and returns between 5pm and 6pm.

hopi prophecy rock

Tentative Schedule:

8am Depart Sedona and travel up scenic Oak Creek Canyon to the top of the Mogollon Rim. Then we travel along historic route 66 and through the painted desert to the Hopi Mesas

10am Arrive at Hopi land and visit the ancient village of Kykotsmovi and Old Oraibi at Third Mesa, said to be the oldest inhabited village of the Hopi.

10:15 Meditation and prayer overlooking the vista. Enjoy the sounds of the Native Flute.

11:45 Visit Hopi Prophecy Rock and learn the teachings that the ancient ones left for us.

12pm Lunch at Hopi Cultural Center restaurant on Second Mesa, enjoy an authentic Hopi meal or choose from the regular menu. You are responsible for your own lunch.

1pm Explore the museum at the Hopi Cultural Center and learn more about the history of these ancient people. Then enjoy shopping at a few of the local arts and craft shops.

2:30 Explore the Second Mesa village of Shongopavi then to First Mesa at Polacca and Walpi. Along the way we will see Corn Rock, to the Hopi, corn is the central bond of all life and its essence, physically, spiritually, and symbolically, pervades their existence.

3pm Depart Hopi Mesas and travel past the Hopi buttes then stop at the Painted Desert Scenic View for a final breathtaking experience of this incredible land.  Return to Sedona

*Itineraries are subject to change due to timing, weather, facility closure and other factors. Efforts will be made to stay as close to the original schedule as possible.

Hopi Mesa Tours

BOOK YOUR HOPI ADVENTURE: $375. pp, $275. 2 or more. Call for group pricing.

TIPS:

  • We ask that you eat breakfast before we leave as lunch will be around 12pm.
  • Bring extra money for lunch and shopping as it is respectful to buy arts and crafts for the local people for visiting their land.
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks for the trip.
  • Camera use is limited on this journey, and is not permitted near the villages. You are welcome to bring binoculars for a close-up view.
  • Please arrive 15min early so we can depart on time.
  • Notify us of any health or handicap concerns before date of event

Learn more about the Hopi…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopi

http://www.crystalinks.com/hopi.html

http://www.hopi-nsn.gov

One of the best books about the Hopi is “Book of the Hopi” by Frank Waters and published by Penguin Books, 1963. This book covers the origin of the Hopi, the four migrations, the origin of the clans, ceremonies etc. It is a book for anyone interested in learning more about the Hopi people.

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You Deserve a Spiritually Healing Sedona Retreat

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Amitabha Stupa Sedona ArizonaYou Deserve a Spiritually Healing Sedona Retreat. If you are like most people, you work very hard every day. You probably work more than you play! We its time you deserve a relaxing, healing, and fun Retreat in Sedona. Sedona Shamanic Journeys now offers Sedona Shamanic Retreats. We have been offering Native American Shamanic Healing, Ceremony and Vortex Tours since 2009.

We offer three day Shamanic Retreats…

The day you arrive in your accommodations surrounded by the red rocks you will experience a Healing Massage right in your room! Relax in the hot tub and settle in to your new sacred space.

This image was processed by Neat Image. NeatImage.comWhat is the difference between a regular retreat and a Shamanic Retreat? All retreats are great but if you are wanting to learn and integrate Native teachings, ceremony and prayer, learn about your Animal Spirit Guides, and heal on a spiritual level then this is the retreat for you.

Our retreats and focused around the ancient practice of Shamanic Drumming at the Medicine Wheel, Connecting with you Animal Totems during a peaceful meditation at Oak Creek, and a Vision Quest to find guidance and inspiration on your life’s path.

Learn to BALANCE your life for health, gratitude, abundance, and fun.

The second day we go out on the sacred land and perform a traditional Lakota style Medicine Wheel Ceremony. We set our intentions of what we want to let go of and also what we are grateful for in our lives, then we drum and sing healing Lakota songs and dance around the wheel.

Oak Creek at Indian GardensNext we enjoy a healthy and energizing lunch at one of Sedona’s well know restaurants. Do you ever feel tired or sluggish after eating? Well after this meal you will feel alive because it will be loaded with nutrition and a high vibration of energy and love!

Then we do a Sacred Path card reading to seek guidance from your ancestors and spirit guides. These are Native teachings that you can easily apply to your everyday life.

Then return to your relaxing accommodations to reflect on your day.

The third day we set back out on the healing land to sit by Oak Creek to do a Shamanic Journey to connect with your Animal Spirit Guides and receive messages to assist you on your journey.

white hawkWe then enjoy another healthy lunch over a Sacred Counsel session. Similar to Life Coaching, we will look at what may be blocking you from moving forward or throwing you life out of balance and set new goals and a powerful action plan for moving forward. Rebekah is a certified Life Coach and graduated from the Southwestern Institute of Healing Arts in 2007.

Again, relax in your accommodations and journal about your experiences and the messages and guidance you received. Preparing to take it all back with you, seeing the world now with new eyes and a new appreciation for all things.

View Retreat description and prices

Call 928.420.2077 or email Rebekah today to book your Sedona Shamanic Retreat.

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You Deserve a Spiritually Healing Sedona Retreat

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Amitabha Stupa Sedona ArizonaYou Deserve a Spiritually Healing Sedona Retreat. If you are like most people, you work very hard every day. You probably work more than you play! We its time you deserve a relaxing, healing, and fun Retreat in Sedona. Sedona Shamanic Journeys now offers Sedona Shamanic Retreats. We have been offering Native American Shamanic Healing, Ceremony and Vortex Tours since 2009.

We offer three day Shamanic Retreats…

The day you arrive in your accommodations surrounded by the red rocks you will experience a Healing Massage right in your room! Relax in the hot tub and settle in to your new sacred space.

This image was processed by Neat Image. NeatImage.comWhat is the difference between a regular retreat and a Shamanic Retreat? All retreats are great but if you are wanting to learn and integrate Native teachings, ceremony and prayer, learn about your Animal Spirit Guides, and heal on a spiritual level then this is the retreat for you.

Our retreats and focused around the ancient practice of Shamanic Drumming at the Medicine Wheel, Connecting with you Animal Totems during a peaceful meditation at Oak Creek, and a Vision Quest to find guidance and inspiration on your life’s path.

Learn to BALANCE your life for health, gratitude, abundance, and fun.

The second day we go out on the sacred land and perform a traditional Lakota style Medicine Wheel Ceremony. We set our intentions of what we want to let go of and also what we are grateful for in our lives, then we drum and sing healing Lakota songs and dance around the wheel.

Oak Creek at Indian GardensNext we enjoy a healthy and energizing lunch at one of Sedona’s well know restaurants. Do you ever feel tired or sluggish after eating? Well after this meal you will feel alive because it will be loaded with nutrition and a high vibration of energy and love!

Then we do a Sacred Path card reading to seek guidance from your ancestors and spirit guides. These are Native teachings that you can easily apply to your everyday life.

Then return to your relaxing accommodations to reflect on your day.

The third day we set back out on the healing land to sit by Oak Creek to do a Shamanic Journey to connect with your Animal Spirit Guides and receive messages to assist you on your journey.

white hawkWe then enjoy another healthy lunch over a Sacred Counsel session. Similar to Life Coaching, we will look at what may be blocking you from moving forward or throwing you life out of balance and set new goals and a powerful action plan for moving forward. Rebekah is a certified Life Coach and graduated from the Southwestern Institute of Healing Arts in 2007.

Again, relax in your accommodations and journal about your experiences and the messages and guidance you received. Preparing to take it all back with you, seeing the world now with new eyes and a new appreciation for all things.

View Retreat description and prices

Call 928.420.2077 or email Rebekah today to book your Sedona Shamanic Retreat.

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Sedona Shamanic Retreats now offered by Sedona Shamanic Journeys

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Are you looking for a Spiritual Sedona Retreat in the beautiful high desert of Arizona? We’ll you have landed in the right place! We have been working with hundreds of people looking for a spiritual experience in Sedona since 2006.

We offer three-day Personal Retreats, Couples Retreats, and Group Retreats

Rebekah Simpson life coach spiritual teacher A Shamanic Retreat is created using Native American Ceremony, Native teachings, and other spiritual services. Located in the spiritual southwest city of Sedona and surrounded by tons of Native American history, this sets the atmosphere for your perfect Sedona “Shamanic” Retreat.

Rebekah will be your spiritual guide. She was born and raised in the area, is of Native American decent, and has been studying and practicing Native American Shamanism since a very young age. All of her teachings, ceremonies and personal growth services are authentic and unique.

Each retreat includes a 1 hour healing massage, a Medicine Wheel Ceremony, an Animal Totem Reading, a Sacred Path card reading, a Shamanic Journey Meditation, a Sacred Counsel Session (life coaching) and two healthy meals. 

Personal Sedona Retreat $670.

sedona retreat personal healingHeal from past physical and emotional stress, find your sacred path, or just enjoy a life changing experience in beautiful Sedona Arizona. Relax and heal in a magical place where the Natives would do sacred ceremony. Experience Native Healing on the land and re-connect with Mother Nature. Learn how your animal totems are guiding you on your path.
Release unwanted fear, anger, and resentment, and gain more inner peace, love, and balance. Reconnect with your inner guidance and remember the truth of who you really are. Also gain more insight and clarity on your life’s path. Illuminate your passion for life!
After this retreat…. you just might feel like a new person! Each retreat is personalized to your specific needs. Call now or email Rebekah to book your Sedona Retreat! 928.420.2077

Couples Sedona Retreat $820.

sedona retreat couplesSpecifically designed for you and your loved one. Strengthen your love and sacred union as a couple. Fall in love again as you experience healing from the past and learn new tools to create a stronger more loving future. Learn more about what each others specific needs are and how to nurture and honor them.

Each couples retreat is personalized and specifically designed to create your perfect relationship experience. Call now or email Rebekah to book your Sedona Retreat! 928.420.2077

Group Sedona Retreat

sedona retreat groupsWe would love to take your group on a shamanic journey in Sedona. This is a great retreat for co-workers, families, or any group of people who just want to have a unique experience outside of the workplace or home.

This is also a great retreat for reuniting with friends or family members. Reconnect and heal as a group while you participate in sacred ceremonies on the land, just as the Natives did. Have fun, spend quality time together, and reconnect on a deeper level. Prices: 2 people (non-couples) $980./3 people $1290./4 people $1600./5 people $1910. Call now or email Rebekah to book your Sedona Retreat! 928.420.2077

Example Sedona Retreat Schedule:

Day 1 Arrive in Sedona and relax in your accommodations with a 1 hour healing massage. Set your goals for your stay and make sure to hydrate before your first day on the land.
Day 2 Enjoy a beautiful morning Medicine Wheel Ceremony in majestic Sedona. Rejuvenate with a healthy lunch at one of Sedona’s best organic restaurants (or lunch of your choice) then complete the day with an Animal Totem or Sacred Path Reading.
Day 3 Another peaceful morning adventure to experience a Shamanic Journey and meditate by Oak Creek. Let the drum help you reconnect with nature and your true self. Enjoy a healthy lunch for energy, have fun and gain insight with Sacred Counsel life coaching session for personal growth. Then release any leftover stress relaxing in the hot tub.
Day 4 Reflect on your goals and experiences. Depart and return home with your new insight and renewed self.

Accommodations

Prices above do not include accommodations. When you call we will recommend the best place for you to stay in Sedona!

Rebekahs Journal

Sedona Shamanic Retreats now available with Rebekah Two Moons

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Are you looking for a Spiritual Sedona Retreat in the beautiful high desert of Arizona? We’ll you have landed in the right place! We have been working with hundreds of people looking for a spiritual experience in Sedona since 2006.

We offer three-day Personal Retreats, Couples Retreats, and Group Retreats.

Rebekah Simpson life coach spiritual teacherWhat is a Shamanic Retreat? A Shamanic Retreat is created using Native American Ceremony, Native teachings, and other spiritual services. Located in the spiritual southwest city of Sedona and surrounded by tons of Native American history, this sets the atmosphere for your perfect Sedona “Shamanic” Retreat.

Rebekah will be your host and guide. She was born and raised in the area, is of Native American decent, and has been studying and practicing Native American Shamanism since a very young age. All of her teachings, ceremonies and personal growth services are authentic and unique.

Each retreat includes a 90 minute healing massage, a Medicine Wheel Ceremony, an Animal Totem or Sacred Path card reading, a Shamanic Journey Meditation, a Sacred Counsel Session (life coaching) and two healthy meals.

Personal Sedona Retreat

sedona retreat personal healingHeal from past physical and emotional stress, find your sacred path, or just enjoy a life changing experience in beautiful Sedona Arizona. Relax and heal in a magical place where the Natives would do sacred ceremony. Experience Native Healing on the land and re-connect with Mother Nature. Learn how your animal totems are guiding you on your path.
Release unwanted fear, anger, and resentment, and gain more inner peace, love, and balance. Reconnect with your inner guidance and remember the truth of who you really are. Also gain more insight and clarity on your life’s path. Illuminate your passion for life!
After this retreat…. you just might feel like a new person! Each retreat is personalized to your specific needs. $630. Call now or email Rebekah to book your Sedona Retreat! 928.420.2077

Couples Sedona Retreat

sedona retreat couplesSpecifically designed for you and your loved one. Strengthen your love and sacred union as a couple. Fall in love again as you experience healing from the past and learn new tools to create a stronger more loving future. Learn more about what each others specific needs are and how to nurture and honor them.

Each couples retreat is personalized and specifically designed to create your perfect relationship experience. $780. Call now or email Rebekah to book your Sedona Retreat! 928.420.2077

Group Sedona Retreat

sedona retreat groupsWe would love to take your group on a shamanic journey in Sedona. This is a great retreat for co-workers, families, or any group of people who just want to have a unique experience outside of the workplace or home.

This is also a great retreat for reuniting with friends or family members. Reconnect and heal as a group while you participate in sacred ceremonies on the land, just as the Natives did. Have fun, spend quality time together, and reconnect on a deeper level. Call now or email Rebekah to book your Sedona Retreat! 928.420.2077

Example Sedona Retreat Schedule:

Day 1 Arrive in Sedona and relax in your accommodations, and enjoy your first healing massage. Set your goals for your stay and make sure to hydrate before your first day on the land.
Day 2 Enjoy a beautiful morning Medicine Wheel Ceremony in majestic Sedona. Rejuvenate with a healthy lunch at one of Sedona’s best organic restaurants (or lunch of your choice) then complete the day with an Animal Totem or Sacred Path Reading.
Day 3 Another peaceful morning adventure to experience a Shamanic Journey and meditate by Oak Creek. Let the drum help you reconnect with nature and your true self. Enjoy a healthy lunch for energy, have fun and gain insight with Sacred Counsel life coaching session for personal growth. Then release any leftover stress relaxing in the hot tub.
Day 4 Reflect on your goals and experiences. Depart and return home with your new insight and renewed self.

Accommodations

 Prices above do not include accommodations. When you call we will recommend the best place for you to stay in Sedona!

Call now or email Rebekah to book your Sedona Retreat! 928.420.2077

Sedona Shamanic Retreats is offered by Sacred Southwest Adventures LLC and Sedona Shamanic Journeys

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Sedona New Moon Ceremony March 11th 2013

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Will you be in Sedona on the new moon? Join us for a New Moon Shamanic Journey Drumming Meditation in the tipi and learn sacred teachings and ancient Native ways with local Native Rebekah Two Moons. Then we walk the labyrinth to integrate your new spiritual awareness. The new moon is all about setting our goals and intentions for the lunar cycle. Bring your journal! Dress to be outdoors for the season. $80.suggested donation (free to guests of Lodge at Sedona) Please call to reserve your spot 928.420.2077

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Sedona Full Moon Medicine Wheel Ceremony and Meditation

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Will you be in Sedona on the full moon? Join us for a Sunset Medicine Wheel Ceremony and a Full Moon Hike and Meditation.

We honor the full moon just as the indigenous natives of Sedona once did. This is the time when Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon can both be seen in the sky are opposite of each other with Mother Earth in between.

This experience is (2-3 hours). Cost: Donation

See the calendar of events for upcoming dates.

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Healing with the Drum at the Medicine Wheel in Sedona

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Over the years We’ve been assisting people from all over the world to heal past wounds, physical, emotional and spiritual. We never know what to expect with each one and they are all different. No matter what you want to do from heal physical pain to an old emotional wound, drumming in the medicine wheel can help. This can help release negativity that you have been carrying around for a long time, sometimes we don’t even realize we are carrying them.

At the wheel, we say two prayers, one for releasing and forgiveness and one for gratitude and abundance. When we speak out loud to the universe we are stating our intentions and this is very powerful. I’ve seen miraculous things happen, some of which most people won’t believe or even understand.

We’ve worked with children from the age of three and the grandmothers and grandfathers, all seem to have something to pray about.

The prayer we hold is not tied to any religion, it is a Native American prayer that includes all living things such as the Creator, the Great Spirit, the animals, the four directions of the universe, our ancestors, and other things that bring us closer to nature.

The sound of the drum is healing and has been used for thousands of years. Some receive healing from it and some receive a vision.

The medicine wheel dates back thousands of years originating from the Lakota Sioux. Today, Medicine Wheel ceremonies are becoming more popular and can be found all over the world. As the teachings spread to different cultures, it is a bit modified, therefor not every ceremony will be alike. Each will be a bit different and that’s okay.

My training’s to hold the ceremony have come from several sources, some Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo and Hopi. I have also read many books from Sun Bears “The Medicine Wheel” to “Medicine Wheel Ceremonies” by Vicki May and C.V. Rodberg. I’ve also read books published by shamans and healers around the globe that have included teaching about the Medicine Wheel along with other native teachings and ceremonies. Over the years I have developed my own ceremony keeping it as authentic as possible.

In the Medicine Wheel we sing songs for forgiveness and gratitude. We offer our blessings and prayers to Mother Earth and Father Sky, to Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon, to the four directions and the animals that represent them.

Most people experience a lightness and tingling sensation. Some don’t want to leave the wheel because they feel so connected a a sense of true security that they are afraid to leave the wheel and loose it. This is a feeling and an experience that can be done at any time and in any place.

Recently, we have been getting more requests to do the Medicine Wheel ceremony and requests to build Medicine Wheels on people’s property. Also, recently we were requested to build a wheel and hold a ceremony at Custer State Park in South Dakota this summer. I am really looking forward to that.

So if you are coming to Sedona and want to experience this ceremony, I would highly recommend it weather it’s with us or anyone else, it is healing and will be an experience you will remember forever.

Rebekah Two Moons Earth Keeper

Sedona Shamanic Journeys

1-24-2013

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Healing with the Drum at the Medicine Wheel in Sedona

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Over the years I’ve been assisting people from all over the world to heal past wounds, physical, emotional and spiritual. I never know what to expect with each one and they are all different. No matter what you want to do from heal physical pain to an old emotional wound, drumming in the medicine wheel can help. This can help release negativity that you have been carrying around for a long time, sometimes we don’t even realize we are carrying them.

At the wheel, we say two prayers, one for releasing and forgiveness and one for gratitude and abundance. When we speak out loud to the universe we are stating our intentions and this is very powerful. I’ve seen miraculous this happen, some of which most people won’t believe or even understand.

I’ve worked with children from the age of three and the grandmothers and grandfathers, all seem to have something to pray about.

The prayer we hold is not tied to any religion, it is a Native American prayer that includes all living things such as the Creator, the Great Spirit, the animals, the four directions of the universe, our ancestors, and other things that bring us closer to nature.

The sound of the drum is healing and has been used for thousands of years. Some receive healing from it and some receive a vision.

The medicine wheel dates back thousands of years originating from the Lakota Sioux. Today, Medicine Wheel ceremonies are becoming more popular and can be found all over the world. As the teachings spread to different cultures, it is a bit modified, therefor not every ceremony will be alike. Each will be a bit different and that’s okay.

My training’s to hold the ceremony have come from several sources, some Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo and Hopi. I have also read many books from Sun Bears “The Medicine Wheel” to “Medicine Wheel Ceremonies” by Vicki May and C.V. Rodberg. I’ve also read books published by shamans and healers around the globe that have included teaching about the Medicine Wheel along with other native teachings and ceremonies. Over the years I have developed my own ceremony keeping as authentic as possible.

In the Medicine Wheel we sing songs for forgiveness and gratitude. We offer our blessings and prayers to Mother Earth and Father Sky, to Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon, to the four directions and the animals that represent them.

Most people experience a lightness and tingling sensation. Some don’t want to leave the wheel because they feel so connected a a sense of true security that they are afraid to leave the wheel and loose it. This is a feeling and an experience that can be done at any time and in any place.

Recently, we have been getting more requests for to do the Medicine Wheel ceremony and requests to build Medicine Wheels on people’s property. Also, recently we were requested to build a wheel and hold a ceremony at Custer State Park in South Dakota this summer. I am really looking forward to that.

So if you are coming to Sedona and want to experience this ceremony, I would highly recommend it weather it with us or anyone else, it is healing and will be an experience you will remember forever.

Rebekah Two Moons Earth Keeper

1-24-2013

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Live in Balance with the Natural Cycles of the Sun and Moon

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It is dawn, and the people of the village have gathered to witness the power of the sun. The elements of the earth call to the wind, the sacred Spirit, and the people become one with the land forever.

It is said that an old Hopi Grandmother once told her Granddaughter, “My dear, you cant sleep all day, you must be up before Grandfather Sun to greet him. It is disrespectful not to.”

Just as it is respectful to Grandmother Moon as we sleep and go into the healing dreamtime.

And so for the rest of her days, the Granddaughter prepared for rest at dusk and was up and awake before first light to greet Grandfather Sun every day, and she lived a healthy, balanced life.

This teaches us how to live in balance with the natural masculine and feminine of the lunar and solar cycles.

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2013 Solar and Lunar Eclipses

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The following are the solar and lunar eclipses for the next two years:

April 25, 2013: Partial eclipse of the Moon. This lunar eclipse is not visible in North America; it can be viewed from Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Antarctica.

May 9, 2013: Annular eclipse of the Sun. This eclipse on May 9–10 will not be visible from North America. Hawaiians will be able to view a partial eclipse on May 9 between 2:25 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. HAST. The eclipse will be visible from the central Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, and Indonesia.

May 24, 2013: Penumbral eclipse of the Moon. This lunar eclipse on May 24–25 will be fully visible from North America (except for Alaska) but not visible from Hawaii. The eclipse starts on May 24 at 11:43 P.M. EDT and ends on May 25 at 12:37 A.M. EDT. Note that the penumbral magnitude of this eclipse is only 0.041! The Moon is just barely grazing Earth’s shadow, making this a rather pathetic “eclipse.”

October 18, 2013: Penumbral eclipse of the Moon. This penumbral eclipse will be only partially visible from North America, as it will have started before the Moon has risen above the horizon. (No eclipse will be visible in western Alaska or Hawaii.) The Moon will enter the penumbra at 5:48 P.M. EDT and leave it at 9:52 P.M. EDT.

November 3, 2013: Total eclipse of the Sun. Eastern North America will be able to see only a short partial solar eclipse during this event, at local sunrise after 6:00 A.M. EST. The eclipse will end at around 7:10 A.M. EST.

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December 2012 Mayan Prophesy of the New World

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Those of the Center will unite the eagle of the north with the Condor of the South.

We will come together with our brothers and sisters because we are one like the fingers of the hand.

Help us bring this message to all corners of Planet Earth.

No more war, because the water is drying out, the air is contaminated, the Earth is ill and we are ill as well.

We are one brothers and sisters, rich and poor, whites and blacks, indigenous and non-indigenous, we are one on the face of the earth

-Wandering Wolf Mayan Shaman and Wisdom Keeper

Embark on an epic journey with Mayan Grand Elder Wandering Wolf, as he transcends time to share the fulfillment of ancient prophecies, Mayan cosmology and the current planetary shift. We invite you to enjoy this inspiring message of empowerment and hope, and to assist Wandering Wolf in his mission to share it with the world. http://www.shiftoftheages.com/watch-now

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The Medicine Drum

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The drum is one of mankind’s first musical instruments, and is still used by indigenous people and tribes all over the earth. It is said that we are created of the primal sound, and the drum connects us to this pulse. It also reminds us of our Mothers heartbeat, heard when we were in the womb. It’s heartbeat rhythm is calming and can put us into a meditative state. Meditation is proven to relax all parts of your body and promote good health, clarity and balance.

The vibrations of the drum can draw out negative energy patterns from the body and release blocked emotions. The sound puts us in touch with our feelings and natural rhythms that will create more balance in our lives.

 

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Sedona Vortex Tour ~ Masculine Healing for Physical Self

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A male vortex is one of the best places to release anything associated with the physical self. Did you know that all physical pain and illness or disease is held in place emotionally or by a personal belief?

Let us show you the most powerful masculine vortex in Sedona. Here we do a Native American medicine wheel ceremony to give thanks for all that we have, and to show gratitude and appreciation for the animals, the four directions, the natural elements, Spirit, Mother Earth, Father Sky, and all of nature. We drum and sing a special Native American song for forgiveness to release any fear, anger, and resentment that may be blocking you from feeling inner peace. After this ceremony you will feel more balanced and a deeper connection to nature. Some claim to feel a light tingling sensation. This is a result of raising your energy vibration of love. Some also claim to immediately be relieved of pain and illness.

Are you ready to heal?

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Tuzigoot National Monument

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Near Sedona is an ancient Sinauga pueblo crowning a desert hilltop. A child scans the desert landscape for the arrival of traders. What riches will they bring? What stories will they tell? From the rooftop of the Tuzigoot pueblo it is easy to imagine such a moment. The pueblo shows us this ancient village built by the Sinagua people. They were farmers and artists with trade connections that spanned hundreds of miles.
       

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Wind Tunnel Caves Sedona

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Native American Ruins ~ Balanced Vortex

This is the most balanced vortex location I have ever felt in Sedona. The most twisted juniper tree I have ever seen is here also. And naturally, Mother Nature has placed a perfect meditation rock just in front of the tree. These “Wind Tunnel” caves were naturally carved from the ocean millions of years ago. Since then, the Sinagua have called it home. Oak creek flows below the cliff dwellings. A very sacred and magical place.

*location is private

Adventures and Places

Mantezumas Well Ancient Ancestral Village

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Montezumas well is located near Sedona Arizona and features well-preserved cliff-dwellings. They were built and used by the Pre-Columbian Sinagua people, northern cousins of the Hohokam, around 700 CE. It was occupied from approximately 1125-1400 CE, and occupation peaked around 1300 CE. The monument is not at all a castle, but remains to be named “Montezuma Castle”, despite it having nothing to do with Aztec Empire nor being named after any Montezuma emperors, such as Montezuma (spelled more properly “Moctezuma”). Many sites in North America are misnamed such as this site, because their discoverers were more interested in the discovery than information or understanding. Several Hopi clans trace their roots to immigrants from the Montezuma Castle/Beaver Creek area. Clan members periodically return to their former homes for religious ceremonies. When European Americans discovered them in the 1860s, they named them for the Aztec emperor (of Mexico) Montezuma, due to mistaken beliefs that the emperor had been connected to their construction. Neither part of the monument’s name is correct. The Sinaqua dwelling was abandoned 100 years before Montezuma was born and the Dwellings were not a castle. It was more like a “prehistoric high rise apartment complex”.

Montezuma Well is a natural sinkhole 368 feet wide measuring 70 feet from the water to the tops of the cliffs. Every day approximately 1.5 million gallons of warm (74°) water flows from the well. The Well is fed by three to four large underwater vents, some 56 feet below the surface. The water flows from the Well through a 300 foot long cave to emerge on the southeast side of the sinkhole mound. Here it is diverted into an ancient irrigation ditch built over 1,000 years ago by the Hohokam and Sinaguan Indians who farmed here for centuries.

Resources of information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montezuma_Castle_National_Monument and http://www.friends-of-the-well.org

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Healing Juniper at Hopi Mounds in Boynton Canyon Sedona Arizona

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Sedona Cathedral RockVisit a sacred healing juniper tree that vibrates at such a high frequency that you immediately feel the healing energy radiating from it. It has a natural chair in its center and it’s branches wrap around you like it’s giving you a big hug.

Here you will discover Hopi and Navajo legends and experience balanced vortex energies.  The Hopi come once a year to a sacred mound to do a Corn Pollen Ceremony to honor their ancestors spirits. This is an electromagnetic balanced masculine and feminine vortex that brings you to a state of inner peace.

Sedona CrystalThis location is the only place where you can see the Great White Buffalo rock formation behind Thunder Mountain. You can also see many twisted juniper trees and quartz crystal pockets in the red rocks.

Devil’s Bridge is a natural rock bridge formation created by the ocean millions of years ago. There are also several Native American Ruin sites where the ancient ones lived thousands of years ago.

Here you can also see Kachina woman who towers above Boynton Canyon, Land of the Seven Main Canyons. She is a vortex, but also a beacon for humankind. Here is the story of the Hopi Kachina Woman…

 

devils bridge sedona arizona off road tourSeveral thousand years ago, all 2-leggeds lived on the surface of Earth, like we do today. We lived in unity, peace and understanding for several thousand years. Walking every pathway of Mother Earth. Great Mystery created us in his image and also gave us free will, egos and a growing, expanding, questioning mind. Over time, as our minds expanded with knowledge, our egos and desire to control expanded as well. We began controlling and manipulating other 2-leggeds. We created big wars to prove our superiority over other tribes. Eventually, we killed each other, except for a handful of 2-leggeds who sought shelter during those times.

Great Mystery was severely disappointed. He moved us from the surface of Earth & its rich abundance, down to Middle Earth (like the hobbits!). And he gave us a Guardian – Kachina Woman. In Hopi legend, Kachina was like the Virgin Mary, Hera from Greek Mythology, and Lakshmi from Eastern Indian folklore. Kachina was our divine protector, moderator and overseer. She ruled over us in Middle Earth with a kind, gentle hand, but also reported back to Great Mystery often, as he re-built the Earth we almost destroyed.

katchina woman boynton canyonSeveral hundred years went by. We behaved ourselves. Kachina went to Great Mystery, told him how well we got along and asked if we could return to the new abundance of Earth’s surface he created. He agreed. Under two conditions: (1) That Kachina Woman continue looking after us, looking over us. (2) And should we start destroying each other again, Kachina Woman would crumble or fall – as a signal to all 2-leggeds that Great Mystery was unhappy again and we’d be forced to straighten up without the guidance or help of Kachina – or else he’d move us all to some undisclosed, dark world, never to return to Earth’s beautiful, abundant surface ever ever again.

So, if ever Kachina crumbles or falls, Hopis believe humanity is lost and will soon move to a dark, unknown place worse than Middle Earth.

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Shamanic Healing in the Initiation Cave Prescott Arizona

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Something spontaneous happened the other day during a regular hike with some friends. We found this cave near some ancient petroglyphs and decided to explore it. I just felt the need to help at that moment and I wanted to share what happened thorough his words. I asked his permission to share what he posted on his Facebook page that night…

I feel the need to share an experience I had today.

Sometimes it pays to be open to new experiences and things that you just don’t fully understand.

A friend, Michelle, invited me to join her (and her friend Rebekah), on a hike to see & experience a medicine wheel out on a mountainside. On the way there this morning, we were led to a small cave by Michelle’s dog. A spiral petroglyph was imprinted onto the outside of the cave. We descended into the cave and listened to the hushed sound of wind blow across the trees far above us. It was in the cave that I learned Rebekah is a Shaman in the Blackfoot Tribe.
Rebekah asked if I would like to participate in a healing ceremony. I said yes. And in the near darkness of the cave, we discussed my lifelong battle with migraines. We also discussed some of my ancestors and some of their challenges. Rebekah continued with the ceremony…acknowledging that we were basically in the womb of Mother Earth. While she was in the middle of the ceremony, a bat entered into the cave and kept us company. Apparently the bat represents initiation and rebirth. It’s hard to thoroughly describe the experience, but the ceremony had a physical and emotional affect on me. It was really special and I feel very grateful. The fact that this ceremony took place: spontaneously, during a new moon, during the first day of Diwali, was led by a dog, and visited by the bat – just makes it that much more incredible. I know some people may pooh-pooh the experience, and that’s unfortunate because it was really special. I hope that everyone has the opportunity to share in something like this at some point in their life.Thank you Michelle for your invitation, friendship and sharing this experience. Thank you Rebekah for your guidance and wisdom. Thank you… for allowing this experience to all come together.

-Don November 2012

None of us knew that was going to happen that day, but i’m starting to understand the beauty of spontaneous healing and ceremony. It can happen at any place and at any time. The magic continues to unfold as I continue to Walk A Shamans Path. Hope you enjoyed, Rebekah

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12-12-12 Medicine Wheel Ceremony Sedona

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11.11.11 medicine wheel sedonaJoin us on 12-12-12 for an all people Medicine Wheel ceremony in Sedona Arizona.

During the ceremony we will clear our energies with a smudge (sage) ceremony, release the past and the old paradigm beliefs that block us from experiencing true abundance and healing. Then we will share our gratitude and create a vision of the future we want to experience. We will use the traditional Lakota ways of the Medicine Wheel as a tool to support us on our new path.

December 2012 is not the end of the world, but it could be the end of an old world. Join us in ceremony to honor the past and invite the future.

This is a free event offered to the public and there will be a free raffle with items handmade by Rebekah and Bear. Of course donations are always welcome.

When: Ceremony begins at 12:pm noon and could be 2-3 hours

Where: Meet in parking lot across from the look-out at the top of Airport Mesa. Airport Rd. West Sedona

Bring your drums, rattles, and prayer items to use as ceremonial tools in the wheel.

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12-12-12 Medicine Wheel Ceremony Sedona

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Join us on 12-12-12 for an all people Medicine Wheel ceremony in Sedona Arizona.

During the ceremony we will clear our energies with a smudge (sage) ceremony, release the past and the old paradigm beliefs that block us from experiencing true abundance and healing. Then we will share our gratitude and create a vision of the future we want to experience. We will use the traditional Lakota ways of the Medicine Wheel as a tool to support us on our new path.

December 2012 is not the end of the world, but it could be the end of an old world. Join us in ceremony to honor the past and invite the future.

This is a free event offered to the public and there will be a free raffle with items handmade by Rebekah and Bear. Of course donations are always welcome.

When: Ceremony begins at 12:pm noon and could be 2-3 hours

Where: Meet in parking lot across from the look-out at the top of Airport Mesa. Airport Rd. West Sedona

Bring your drums, rattles, and prayer items to use as ceremonial tools in the wheel.

For more information contact Rebekah 928.420.2077 or Bear 928.899.3355

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Shamans Cave Sedona

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shamans cave sedonaShamans Cave, also known as Robbers Roost,  is a very special place in Sedona that when visited, one should show great respect to land and the people that are meditating and doing ceremony there. It is believed to have been a place where the Shaman of the local tribe would have performed healing and ceremony. Also, it is said that when you meditate in the cave long enough, you can hear messages from your ancestors.

shamans cave windowThe first photo was taken from inside the cave looking out of the opening. The cave is a large room, approximately 20 feet long, 40 feet wide and 15 feet high, and open on one side. Inside, there’s a near-perfect, six-foot-wide circular window cut out of the thick rock that neatly frames the amazing view. There were two distinct sets of ruins within this rock formation when first discovered but now they are gone. There are also several metate’s in the floor where the natives would have used to grind special herbs or corn for healing and prayer.

 

 

 

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Life Coaching – The law of Giving and Receiving

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giving and receivingThe law of giving and receiving… Today, bring whoever you encounter a gift, a compliment or a flower. Gratefully receive gifts also. Keep wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, appreciation, and love…

Everything is constantly on the move in the universe. It’s the flow of energy and information. It’s the effortless movement of consciousness ultimately that results in the diversity of expression in the universe. “Currency, ” our word for money, derices from the latan word meaning to run or flow. Money is a symbol or constant, flowing exchange. If our intention is to hoard our money, we will stop its circulation back into our life. Instead, we have to keep energy and the free flow of ideas circulating in  the world. ~ Deepak Chopra

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Life Coaching – Trust and Let Go

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life coaching trustAs we are coming into a new age of human evolution, we are being taught to trust and let go of control. We don’t have to struggle anymore. That is the old way. We don’t have to try and control our environment and situations either. Its time to relax into the unknown. Let go of the fear that has held us back, let go of the worry, anxiety, and pain. When something doesn’t seem to go “our way,” there is a reason. Surrender, follow the path of least resistance and practice the law of least effort. It seems that everything is going to happen the way it does no matter what we do. It’s as if our life story is already written for us before we got here. The more we try to control it, and struggle against each moment, we are just setting ourselves back from receiving true happiness and joy. Many people live most of there lives stuck in the same situation, usually unhappy and too scared to try and change. Because to change, we would have to get out of our comfort zone and that makes us uncomfortable. Its easier to stay locked in place and continue to be unhappy.

If we decide today to embrace change, surrender and go with the flow, we will begin to see how beautiful and magical life really is. Its like taking off a mask that we’ve wore for so many years. It’s okay to change, and it’s okay to trust that everything will unfold perfectly. Look for the “silver lining” in every moment, situation, and person. When we begin to look for the positive in everything, then that is what we will attract to us. Be grateful for what you have, and show appreciation for it in what ever way you can.

There is a force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and provide miraculous results. The key is to apply this knowledge in the moment. The more we practice it, the better we get at it. Begin today to let go and trust that there is a higher purpose for us, and that all discomfort is just a part of the process of finding our path. Step into the flow…

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Happy New Year! – from Life Coach Rebekah Simpson

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Here is my free gift to you…

What goals do you have for 2013? What did you want to accomplish last year and didn’t get to?
It’s never too late to start or finish.

Here is a powerful coaching tool that can help you get clear on your goals and create motivation to accomplish them.
Set about an hour aside of clear uninterrupted time. Clear your thoughts and center yourself…
1. Write what you would like to do, have, be, or accomplish in 2013. Keep writing until you run out of thoughts.
2. Narrow them down to your top three and prioritize them.
3. Separate each of your goals on their own piece of paper. Set a realistic date you would like to accomplish it by.
4. Start with your first goal; Write the details of this goal, then write down “why” you want to accomplish it. Now take a minute to visualize already having this goal and what it feels like.

Note that we didn’t look at “how” this is going to happen. We just focus on what we want and how it feels to already have it. Along the way, as you continue to take action, you will start to notice people, situations and new doors opening up to support you on this goal.
Be patient and don’t force the goal to happen. Instead, allow it to unfold spontaneously and watch each piece of the puzzle put itself in place as the bigger picture begins to appear.

Remind yourself often of your “why.” Why are you doing this? This is the fuel that keeps your flame of passion burning, and will illuminate your dreams and goals to manifest into your life. In order to fulfill a dream or a goal, we have to stretch out of our comfort zone. We have to be realistic, persistent, and consistent. Make sure to acknowledge how far you have come already, this expression of gratitude for yourself is a huge piece of this grand puzzle.

I would love to help you with this as your personal Life Coach. I will help you see your vision clearly, empower you to take action, and hold you accountable with no judgment. I will hold a space of compassion and love for you as you walk through this part of your journey in life. I believe in you. -Rebekah

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Life Coaching – Take Action!

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new doors opening life coachingIt’s the law of physics – once an object begins moving forward it takes on an energy of its own. Once you move forward in any direction – even the wrong one – you will be pulled into the flow of forward-moving energy.  You will be guided to the right people and opportunities. You will become part of a vortex of positive energy that moves you into the right place at the right time. Forward action takes a life of its own.

There’s another component to taking action. When you make phone calls to research a new direction, meet with someone to discuss an idea or do research on the internet, you’re sending a message to the universe that you’re moving forward. Even if you are not researching the exact right direction, you energy will attract opportunities that will guide you in the right direction. Opportunities that will pull you toward your destined work. Our higher guides aren’t allowed to interfere with us because of “free will”, but once we start moving forward they can open doors.

Inaction, sitting at home, worrying or being unhappy will not open any doors. You must take a step forward in a new direction, even if it’s closing an old door, then doors will open….”

If you have a hard time taking action, or don’t know what action to take, call today!

 

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Life Coaching – Are you holding on to it?

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Does it bother you when someone cuts you off in traffic, says something to hurt your feelings, does not hold up to their word, or any other event of this type…

TWO MONKS & A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

monk-carrying-womanTwo monks were on a journey when they came to
a river where a beautifully dressed woman was
standing.

As she did not want to ruin her lovely clothes, she
asked them to carry her to the other side. The two
monks glanced at one another because they had
taken vows not to touch a woman.

Then, without a word, the older monk picked up the
woman, carried her across the river, placed her
gently on the other side, and carried on his
journey.

The younger monk couldn’t believe what had just
happened. After rejoining his companion, he was
speechless, and an hour passed without a word
between them.

Two more hours passed, then three, finally the
younger monk could contain himself no longer,
and blurted out “How could you do that, when you
made a vow not to even touch a woman!”

The older monk looked at him and replied, “Oh, are
you still carrying her? I put her down hours ago.”

We are the only species on this planet with free will, lets use it to our advantage! Choose the life you want.

Is there something that you are holding onto that you would like to let go of but don’t know how? Call today.

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The Dreamcatcher

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I found this piece of manzanita that made a perfect hoop to weave a web for a dream catcher. This one is not for sale, it’s for me, but if you find a piece of wood that you would like me to make into a dream catcher, just let me know! The other ones I made and gave as gifts.

A STORY OF THE DREAMCATCHER

Long ago in the days of the ancestors, some of the children of the people were having strange, frightening dreams.

As the children talked to other children, the troubling dreams spread among them like a plague.

The parents of the children were concerned. The people wanted their children to be happy but they didn’t know what to do.

The people went to talk to the shaman. The shaman listened patiently as the parents told him about their distress.

The shaman told the parents that he could help. But he would need to spend some time in counsel with the spirits before he would have a solution.

The shaman would have to enter the dream world to find the answer.

Upon entering the dream world the shaman was approached by the four elements: Air, Earth, Water and Fire.

Air had already heard of the parent’s concern, and had carried the message on the wind to the other elements.

All the spirits in the dream world loved the children and wanted to help return the children to their state of peaceful sleep.

The elements and the shaman dreamed together for a long time. They finally came to understand that:

Air could carry the children’s dreams.

Earth could hold the dreams within her hoop.

Water could wash and separate dreams – the wanted from the unwanted.

Fire could use the morning sun to burn up the unwanted dreams that are caught in the web.

Now all they needed was something to capture the dreams as they were carried by the air. Try as they might, the shaman and the elements could not think of a way to catch the dreams.

Grandmother Spider had been listening!

She said, “Beautiful, loving elements, I can help you as you help me every day.” Grandmother Spider continued, “I can weave a special web that only wanted dreams can escape down to the dreamer.”

And so she did, and the first Dreamcatcher was made.

The shaman brought the dreamcatcher with him when he made his journey back from the dream world.

All of the families of the people made dreamcatchers. The families hung them above where the children slept, in a place that was seen by the sun.

No longer were the children troubled by unwanted dreams. Instead they had happy dreams and peaceful sleep.

And so, at last, Great Spirit looked into the dreams of the children and smiled?

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Anisazi Ruins at Canyon DeChelly in Chinle, AZ Navajo Reservation

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What an amazing adventure this was…

We set out from Prescott on a four day adventure at Canyon DeChelly.

The first day was all on the motorcycle traveling there, it took us about seven hours to get there after stopping a few times. Once we arrived in the town of Chinle, nessled at the mouth of the canyon, we started seeing wild cows and horses walking across the street. Cars would stop and let them go by as if they were a part of the family there. The town itself was fairly small, one grocery store, one major hotel with a restauraunt and several laundromats. It seemed that every dwelling was either a hogan or a mobile parked near a hogan. A hogan is a traditional Navajo home. Its round in nature and made of logs mud and juniper bark. The door is always facing east to allow the blessing of the sun to shine its first rays of daylight in. I notice even the modern day mobile homes front doors were facing east as well.

whitehouse ruin canyon dechellyWe arrived at the Spider Rock Campground around five thirty where we were met by our wonderful camp host Howard and his lady Katie.  They showed us to our hogan where we would be staying for the next three nights. No electricity and no running water, I was looking forward to living as close as possible to the way they did hundreds of years ago. We unpacked our things and settled in. It was cozy and quiet, very quiet. At night the only thing we would hear was a few coyotes in the distance. We slept well and got up with the sun the next morning, as our door was also facing east to let the sun in.

We woke refreshed and started planning our day over a cup of fresh coffee that Howard prepared for his guests. Near our hogan was a sweat-lodge area and we saw Howard preparing a large fire. Bear walk over to him to say good morning and also to inquire as to what he was doing. He was preparing for a sweat-lodge ceremony and he asked us if we would like to join him. He had a Navajo elder named Alfred coming to facilitate the lodge and three other people that requested the lodge for their friends healing.  Bear got so excited and somewhat emotional that we may be able to attend, it would be his first. I had experienced the ceremony several times in the past and was over due for another one. So much for our plans that morning, the whole ceremony lasted from 9:am to 1:45 pm. It seems that the Great Spirit had other plans for us, it was an unexpected gift, and an honor.

Once the ceremony was complete we all went to The Junction restaurant for some real Navajo food. We stopped at the local grocery store for other food and supplies, gave a needy Navajo two bucks and rode back to camp. Had another peaceful nights sleep.

Woke up at dawn for a day full of traveling around the canyon stopping at every suggested point on the map. Bought a few things from the Navajo vendors along the way. Took a lot of pictures and hiked three miles round trip to the White House Ruin. The only one you can walk up to without a guide. This consumed the whole day finishing off with the shadows setting on spider rock. Back to camp for a grilled steak and squash dinner and another unbelievably quiet nights sleep except for the coyotes howling again. The sound of their eerie but peaceful howl actually put me to sleep.

Woke refreshed the next morning, had our coffee and said our goodbyes to Howard, Katie, land, and the canyon. I miss it already but I will return.

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Sedona History

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cliff dwellings at mescal mountain sedonaHuman prehistory began here about 4000 years BC when hunter-gatherers roamed and settled in the Verde Valley and Prescott areas. Between 900 and 1350 AD, a more advanced civilization began building pueblos and cliff houses. Known as the Sinagua, they were proficient in farming, had an understanding of astronomy, and made baskets, pottery and jewelry. They established trade routes with the peoples of the Pacific coast, Mexico and Central America. Archaeological evidence in Sedona’s immediate environs is meager, but a few fine pots, some stone tools and baskets have been found nearby. The pueblo builders had moved on by 1400 AD, about the same time that the Yavapai and Apache peoples began to move into the area.

Evidence of human presence in the Sedona region begins around 4000 BC when hunter-gatherers roamed through the Verde Valley. As early as 300 BC the dry desert soils were being farmed by the Hohokam people, who developed systems of irrigation canals by 700 AD but then mysteriously abandoned the area, perhaps because of a regional volcanic eruption in 1066 AD.

Next to arrive were the agrarian Sinagua Indians, whose Spanish name means ‘without water,’ this being an indication of their ability to farm in the dry environment. Settling in the area from about 1000 to 1400 AD, they built pueblos and cliff dwellings, perhaps influenced by the architecturally more sophisticated Anasazi Indians, and made baskets, pottery and jewelry. They also established trading relationships with tribes from the Pacific coastal regions and northern Mexico, and exported the high-grade copper, which they mined west of Sedona.

Traces of the Sinagua may be found in the remains of their ruined pueblos scattered around the Sedona area. Sites such as Palatki, Honanki, and Wupatki had dozens of rooms in double story buildings and were decorated with intriguing pictographs and petroglyphs depicting clan affiliations, mythological beings and astronomical observations. Archaeologists theorize that the Sinagua may have conducted religious celebrations during particular periods determined by their celestial observations.

Early in the 15th century, the Sinagua disappeared from the area for reasons that remain a mystery and about this time the Yavapai and Apache Indians began to settle along the sides of Oak Creek canyon.

The first European exploration of the Verde Valley was in 1583, when Antonio de Espejo searched for gold. In 1598, Marcos Farfan de los Godas also came searching for gold. There is no evidence that either visited the greater Sedona area. They did try some prospecting in Jerome, but found only copper. The area was in the hands of Spain until Mexico gained its independence in 1821. With the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, the Arizona Territory became part of the United States.

Europeans first arrived in the region in 1583, when a group of Spanish explorers came in search of gold and silver. Following the end of the Civil War and the creation of the Territory of Arizona in 1863, homesteaders began to settle in the Verde Valley and along Oak Creek from the 1870’s. The early settlers were farmers and ranchers, and Oak Creek Canyon was well known for its apple and peach orchards.

The first Anglo settler in Sedona was John James Thompson in 1876. He had the advantage of finding an abandoned Yavapai garden, still bearing crops, hence the name “Indian Gardens” in Oak Creek Canyon. Three years later, the family of Abraham James arrived. James had been an acquaintance of Thompson in Utah and he married Thompson’s daughter, Margaret.

James Homestead on Oak Creek – 1879 (where Copper Cliffs is today)

A few more settlers came to the Oak Creek Canyon area in 1880, including Jesse “Bear” Howard, also known as Charles Smith Howard. Others who arrived in the 1880’s included Jack Robinson, John L.V. Thomas, William Dyer, Henry Schuerman, Adolph Willard, and John H. Lee. They settled along Oak Creek, one of the few streams in Arizona that runs all year.

These early settlers lived a precarious existence, hunting, fishing, and farming a few acres to keep food on the table. Improvements came slowly. By the end of the 1880s, Margaret Parlee “Maggie” James, Abraham’s widow, irrigated 20 acres; her son Dave, another 20; Jim Thompson irrigated 15 acres; Adolph Willard 25 acres; and Henry Schuerman about 72 acres.

The early pioneers took “pre-emption” homesteads, known as “squatters rights.” By 1889, enough people had settled in the area that the General Land Office dispatched surveyors to locate the township and range lines.

The first homestead in the Sedona area actually “proved up” was by Frank Owenby in 1901. Others included Elija Lay, Ambrosio Armijo, Manuel Chavez, and Jess Purtymun. The difficulty of establishing a homestead in the rugged and isolated region meant that some left before they could prove up. Others took their place. The new settlers continued the same economic pursuits, wrestling a living by diverting water from Oak Creek to irrigate small patches of land and water a few head of cattle. The homesteads were small, self-sustaining operations. By the end of the first decade, Lay irrigated 30 acres; Owenby, 25; Armijo, 30; Chavez, 10; and Purtymun, about eight.

By the turn of the century, about 15 homesteading families called the area home. In 1899, Theodore Carlton (Carl or “T.C.”) Schnebly, and his wife, Sedona Miller Schnebly, joined T.C.’s brother, Ellsworth (D.E.), in the Oak Creek Area. T. C. Schnebly was an enterprising young man, who had 80 acres and a general store and hotel in his home where Tlaquepaque and the Los Abrigados resort are now located. He saw the need for regular mail service in the little community and organized its first post office. He suggested the names “Oak Creek Crossing” and “Schnebly Station” to the Postmaster General in Washington, but both came back rejected. Ellsworth then suggested submitting Sedona’s name for the honor. On June 26, 1902, the Postmaster approved the name “Sedona.”

The first decade of the 20th Century saw more and more settlers arrive in the Sedona area to take up homesteads. Many were lured to the Verde Valley area by the growing mining economy of nearby Jerome. These early homesteaders earned a living by a wide variety of means. Some trapped during the winter and sold pelts to traders back East. The men would fish in Oak Creek and sell the fish in Jerome, traveling by night to keep their stock fresh.

The homesteading era in Sedona continued until the 1930s, although fewer settlers were arriving by the end of the period. The last land acquired by homesteading was a claim by Chauncey Leroy Piper in 1942 on land south of the present Chapel of the Holy Cross. Some of the original homesteads changed hands, as owners moved away and others arrived to take their place. Sons and daughters took up residence near the family homesteads, and carved out a patch of ground for their own. They were then further divided and subdivided. Today, the names and locations of several early homesteads are kept alive as the names of Sedona subdivisions.

Growth was slow at first because of the remoteness of the region. In 1902, when the Sedona post office was established, there were 55 residents. In that year the small town was named Sedona after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877–1950), the wife of the city’s first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness. In the mid-1950s, the first telephone directory listed 155 names. Parts of the Sedona area weren’t electrified until the 1960s.

The first spurt of development came during the 1940’s and 50’s when Hollywood began filming western movies amidst the red rocks, such as the classics Billy the Kid, Apache and Broken Arrow. Many of Hollywood’s classic westerns were filmed in or near Sedona. The red rock buttes and desert landscape provided a striking setting for these films, most notably Broken Arrow (1950), starring James Stewart. Other famous actors who have appeared in movies filmed in Sedona include John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Glenn Ford, Rock Hudson, Gene Autry, Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda, Ryan O’Neal, Elvis Presley and Robert De Niro.

In the 1960s and ’70s the beauty of the red rocks began attracting retirees, artists and an increasing number of tourists. Currently more than four million visitors pass through Sedona each year. While there is no evidence that the area of Sedona was a highly venerated sacred site in antiquity, it has since the late 1980’s become the most visited ‘new-age’ pilgrimage destination in the United States.

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Sedona Arizona Tours, Hiking, Attractions

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Sedona is one of the most popular vacation destinations. You’ll find world class shopping and dining and a natural environment that is one of the most unique on earth!

Attractions

Sedona’s Vortexes-What’s a Vortex? To ancient Indian tribes, the red rock valley of Sedona was sacred land only to be used for special rites and ceremonies. Long ago, they established the locations of focused power, the vortexes. A vortex is considered a place of concentrated energy and may be either positively or negatively charged and is also considered masculine or feminine.
These ancient sites are visited daily and a number of the “vortexes” in the Sedona area are within an easy drive and a short walk. These concentrations of the earth’s power have inspired many a visitor’s spiritual Sedona experience. Nearby vortexes include Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Boyton Canyon, and Airport Mesa. Schedual a Shamanic Vortex Tour with Rebekah and Bear!

Hiking and Sightseeing

Whether you want to take a drive or park and hike or ride horseback on the trails, we’re sure you’ll find the views breathtaking. Within a short drive are some of the most spectacular red rock views you’ll ever see. If you’re a bit more adventurous, there are trails to suit those who would prefer a short walk along beautiful Oak Creek to all day climbs that take you 2300 feet up and 5.6 miles one way! No matter what your preference, you’re sure to find unmatched views of Sedona and Northern Arizona’s most majestic scenery memorable!

The location of Sedona

Sedona is located in the Upper Sonoran Desert of northern Arizona at an elevation of 4500 feet.

Uptown Sedona (the part in Coconino County) and West Sedona (the Yavapai County portion) form the City of Sedona. Originally founded in 1902, the town was incorporated into a city in January 1988. The Village of Oak Creek, despite its location seven miles (11 km) to the south and outside Sedona city limits, is a significant part of the community.

The city of Phoenix lies 114 miles to the south, Las Vegas is 278 miles to the northwest and Los Angles is 482 miles to the west. The Grand Canyon is 110 miles north of Sedona.

The geology of Sedona

The famous Red Rocks of Sedona are one of the most beautiful natural sites in the United States. Part of the eroding Mogollon Rim of the vast Colorado plateau.

Sedona’s canyon walls show nine layers of stone from different geological periods spanning hundreds of millions of years. There are six layers of sandstone, two thin layers of limestone and atop all of these, one igneous layer of basalt stone. The different sandstone and limestone layers were formed by wind blown sand dunes or mud deposited by inland seas. The red colors of some of the sandstone layers are the result of iron oxide staining the rocks over great periods of time. The uppermost igneous layer was deposited by volcanic eruptions 14.5 million years ago and once covered the entire Verde Valley several meters deep in lava.

The Verde Valley, meaning Green Valley, is so named because of the natural copper, appearing green when extracted from the ground, which had long been mined in the nearby hills and not because of the colors of local vegetation. The waters of Oak Creek come from the many natural springs along the course of the creek and not, as is commonly assumed, from melting snow of the nearby sacred mountain of Kachina Peak.

Interesting Facts about Sedona

At an elevation of 4,500 feet (1,372 m), Sedona has mild winters and hot summers. In January, the normal high temperature is 51 degrees Fahrenheit with a low of 21. In July, the normal high temperature is 93 degrees Fahrenheit with a low of 63. Annual precipitation is around 19 inches.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.6 square miles (48.2 km²), all of it land. As of 2009, Sedona’s population is 11,500 people. Sedona’s cost of living is 50% higher than the U.S. average. The cities ethnic mix is 91% Caucasian, 1.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% and African American, 5.5%.

The major Industries in Sedona are tourism and hospitality, recreation, retail shopping and art galleries.

Sedona’s main attraction is its stunning array of red sandstone formations, the Red Rocks of Sedona. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The Red Rocks form a breathtaking backdrop for everything from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails.

Among the rock formations is one that closely resembles the character Snoopy (from the popular Peanuts comic strip) lying on top of his doghouse. Another nearby rock is said to resemble Lucy, also from Peanuts. Other landmark rock formations include Coffeepot Rock, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Chimney Rock, Courthouse Butte, the Mittens, the Cow Pies, and the Rabbit Ears.

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Bell Rock Vortex Sedona

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Bell Rock is located on Hwy 179, in the Village of Oak Creek (5 miles south of the junction of Hwy 89A and 179). Its distinct shape makes it easy to spot. There is plenty of parking on both sides of Bell Rock and several trails. You may notice that the energy is very peaceful at this vortex. It is a combination of Masculine and Feminine energies, therefore it is a “Balanced” vortex. You don’t have to do any climbing to feel the energy at this vortex. Notice the twisted Juniper trees all over Bell Rock? These are most common at a balanced vortex. Some claim to feel instant bliss at this location. I personally go there to meditate often and no matter what emotions I arrive with, I always feel like everything is okay right when I arrive.

 

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Amitabha Stupa in Sedona Arizona

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Imagine a place where you can go to pray that magnifies that prayer a hundred fold. A place where a living presence of compassion and enlightened mind exists with the sole purpose of being a beacon that radiates blessings to all who come within 100 miles of its location. And if you can imagine a place like this, imagine how it could change your life and the lives of others. This is the sacred Amitabha Stupa in Sedona, a great place to let go of lost or loved ones, heal old wounds, release old patterns or habits, and heal yourself almost instantly.

Expect miracles during this walking meditation.

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Blackfoot Teachings

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Since I am of Blackfoot origin, I thought Id share these teachings…

Believe in the beauty and strength our your own being. Forget the foolish belief that you and your fellow human beings were born evil. Those who would control you all the days of your life on earth perpetuate the belief iihtsipaitapiiyo?pa (Source of Life) made things to have a bad spirit.

Live a life of truth and honesty. This makes you a person of quality and dignity. Truth and honesty are the kind of leadership qualities that attracts others.

Give honor and respect to others regardless of age and situation in life. This quality makes you and others worthy of honor and respect, which makes others, feel worthwhile and fulfilled. Honor and respect empowers others so they can win the day. They will return it to you fourfold.

Honor the earth and all that exists. Be strong in this belief and practice it throughout your life because it makes for a world of kindness that binds all the good things of life together in a circle of harmony.

Be humble but not timid. To be humble is to connect yourself to the stars and the entire universe and makes you aware there is something unique about life that is to be enjoyed without fear. We are people from the stars and because of it we are sacred.

Help others realize that life is a dream . . . . A beautiful dream. Dreamers are the butterflies of life and help others to realize their dreams.

Be humorous and help others to enjoy life and the life of others. Humor makes you attractive. The humorous person has many guests and the one who is invited everywhere because of the joy they bring to the gathering.

Never be afraid to talk matters over with those you disagree with or those you love. The gift of language is a miracle and it is meant to be used to live a life of harmony, joy, love, and respect. Use it well and use it often.

What is described here is leadership and happiness in the broadest sense. These are the qualities that make for a great father, grandmother, mother, teacher, grandfather, lover, traditional leader, friend and a great human being. Best of all you can add to this list.

I give these to you in honor and respect: Long Standing Bear Chief, Blackfoot

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Native American Ruins at Lynx Lake Prescott

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It started with a series of events. I had been asking for a sign, an answer, or some vision of what I was supposed to do because recently  I felt I was lacking in purpose. It seemed like my life had been put on hold. Today I was going to go hike around the nearby lake and find a place to meditate and pray on this. It was early morning and the water was still. The air was calm and the sun was shining through the damp branches of the pine trees. It had rained the day before.

I parked on the north side and was going to hike all the way around, and I didn’t care how long it would take me. It was a small lake so I knew it would only be about an hour or so. As I started the trail I already began to ask questions as I was walking. What am I supposed to do, how can I achieve a feeling of having more purpose right now in my life? Great Spirit, please give me a sign, please answer my prayers!

I repeated this prayer as if were a mantra. I was now half way around the lake and I realized that I was no longer praying, but now just enjoying my beautiful surroundings.

There was a shortcut that cut across what appeared to be a dried up portion of the lake. Since I was not in a hurry I decided to take the long way around. Somehow, I managed to get off the main trail and onto a smaller, unused trail. It was leading me in the right direction, but defiantly was not the main trail. There were tree branches hanging down far enough that I had to duck to get through. I heard a noise to my right, I looked and it was a small garter snake! We both froze and starred at each other for a moment. I wasn’t afraid because I knew it wasn’t poisonous and as a child growing up in Camp Verde Arizona, I was used to seeing snakes, if fact, when I was about eight or nine, I kept a four foot long Bull Snake as a pet. After years of studying Animal Messages, I knew this was a message of action. To have a Garter Snake cross your path means to act. To act on as many ideas as possible but do not become over stressed. This is not the time to sit on ideas. Inspiration flows. But what was I supposed to act on? I needed a clearer sign.

I knew the answers were starting to come now so I continued on the path. Just a short distance ahead I looked to the left and saw what appeared to be a corner of a stone room that had fallen. Could it really be? I took a few more steps pushing the branched out of my face, and I saw another partial wall. I detoured off the trail, as I usually do, and climbed over the berm of rocks. I was now standing at the edge of the mountain in an ancient Indian village. There must have been thirty to forty rooms! All collapsed of course, but what an amazing discovery. There were corners and parts of walls all around me. It’s like I had stepped back in time. I thought, Does anyone know about this?

I stayed for a while and took a few pictures on my smartphone. I even found a few petroglyphs on a rock nearby. I was in my element. I always love hiking to ancient ruins on my days off, but discovering one was a blessing. Was this a part of my prayer? Is this a sign? Is this what I am supposed to do. Still a bit confused I decided to process the event that just took place as I walked around the other side of the lake.

Half way around I saw several baby ducks and a momma duck near the shore. I stopped to take a closer look and rest. Then of to the distance I heard what seemed to be Native American chanting and drumming coming from the direction of the ruins. As I took my attention away from the ducks toward the chanting, it stopped. Did I really just hear that?

At one point during the intense part of my Shamanic studies, I was taught how to listen to the land. It could reveal it secrets just by listening close enough. I was first taught to lay near the area and put a small stone on my forehead, it would tell me everything about what had happened there. I used this ancient technique many times until I just became a natural at it. I got to the point where I could just stand in an area and connect with it. So yes, I do believe I heard the chanting coming from the direction of the ruins.

The hike around the lake seemed to happen so fast and before I knew it I was driving back home. But the signs continued. I was about a mile from my house when I saw a huge hawk gliding above just in front of me. I was only doing about twenty five miles per hour. This hawk seemed to be guiding me home. It even turned onto my street and once I parked in my driveway it circled for a moment then flew off. Another sign?

The Natives believed that the animals were the messengers from the Great Spirit to help guide us on our human paths. One ancient tradition is that we each have our own Animal Spirit Guides, and that they come to us when we need answers or guidance. Hawk has been one of my guides since I can remember. Just as the eagle is the messenger to the Great Spirit, the hawk is the messenger to the people. What was it trying to say? Be open to receiving a message?

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Sacred Ceremony

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“When humans participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space. The bodies of participants become filled with the energy of life and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them. All is made new, everything becomes sacred.” -Sun Bear, Native American Elder

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Sedona Medicine Wheel Sacred Ceremony

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“When humans participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space. The bodies of participants become filled with the energy of life and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them. All is made new, everything becomes sacred.” -Sun Bear, Native American Elder

Book your Shamanic Vortex tour and Sacred Medicine Wheel ceremony when you visit Sedona!

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Sedona the Land of Beauty and Spiritual Healing

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Sedona was founded in 1902 and incorporated in 1988. Sedona has about fifteen thousand residents, this area includes West Sedona, Uptown Sedona, Hillside, Upper Oak Creek, the Chapel area and the Village of Oak Creek. At 4,500 feet in elevation, Sedona has one of the most mild seasonal climates year round. Annual rainfall averages around 17 inches, with July and August being the wettest months. This is also known as the “Monsoon Season.” Average temperatures fall between 46 and 75 degrees, but can reach extremes highs of 108F and and bone chilling lows of below zero.

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Owl Medicine, Totems, Messages and Dreams

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owl medicine totemLast night, July 3rd 2012, I had a dream that I was watching two birds mating. I remember looking into the eyes of one of them, it had big eyes and a grayish color coat of feathers. At this time I still couldn’t grasp what type of birds they were. Later in the dream, I re-discovered the birds in their nest. I was concerned about the baby because I knew they had mated. So I turned into one of them and hopped over to where they were, seemed like I was in some type of rafters or barn. When I started talking to the female, I realized they were owls and that I was now an owl. I asked about the baby and the mother said it was just fine and doing well. I didn’t get to see the baby, but from a distance, I could see the father owl looking down into the nest with a happy look on his face. So once I knew everything was okay, I left and turned into a human again.
Owl in general means “Spirits”, Spirits are strong around you. Attend to dreams and heightened senses. It is up to you to act on that guidance.
But in my dream they seemed like short eared owls. The message of the short eared owl is “pursue aggressively”, carefully develop and use your life skills consciously. Be meticulous in details but pursue your goals strongly.
Owl can also be telling you to use you powers of keen, silent observation to intuit some life situation. By dreaming of owl, it may befriending you and aiding you in the night through dreams or meditation. Owl asks you to pay attention to the signals and omens. The truth always brings further enlightenment.

I would love to hear your comments or interpretation…

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Encryption Canyon Petroglyphs in Williamson Valley Arizona

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These petroglyphs are at the Cooper Morgan trail at Talking Rock Ranch just 20 miles north of Prescott.

Talking Rock got its name from a historical site on the property.

Over thirteen hundred Native American Petroglyphs can be found describing stories on the walls of what is now called “Encryption Canyon.

These ancient writings were discovered by The Yavapai Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society in 2002 and believe they were originally created by the Hualapai Indians.

Once this discovery was found, the owner of the property at Talking Rock Ranch donated the ancient petroglyph site, some 15 acres, to the indigenous Yavapai Indian Tribe for preservation and protection from development.

Permission is needed from the Yavapai tribe to see the impressive petroglyphs and visitation is limited to ensure the ancient findings remain preserved.

Expect miracles,

Rebekah J Simpson

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Rebekah Simpson offers Native American Shamanic Healing in Sedona

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Also known as Rebekah Two Moons.

Rebekah is a true Native of the Verde Valley including Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona, located in central-northern Arizona. Her Native American bloodlines are of the Crow and Blackfoot tribes of the Northwest on her Fathers side and Seminole of the Southeast on her Mothers side. She was born and raised onYavapai-Apache historical land, and studied as an apprentice with Shamans and elders from the Lakota Tribe.

Since a young child she has had a facination with the Native American culture, beliefs and art. She was the child who would rather go play with animals and spend most of her time in nature, than stay focused in the classroom. Instead of wanting to be a doctor or scientist when she grew up, she wanted to be a prophet, a healer, and a spiritual leader.

Growing up in a financially poor but loving environment, she learned to appreciate the little things that were important in this world. Learning to be grateful for what she had, not what she did’nt have.

Her mother is the Shaman of her tribe, she’s the one who everyone went to for natural healing, spiritual counsel, herbal tinctures, and comfort. Now Rebekah follows in her footsteps.

At the age of 15 she had her first son and was forced to drop out of school to raise him. Times were tough and for the next four years she realised that all the hardship that she was experiencing was all a part of her rigorous Shaman’s training. No, it’s not easy to walk a Shaman’[s path, and she did not choose this path. It was chosen for her before she was even born. At the age of 18 she had her second son, raising two boys on her own was not easy, but she learned and they taught her so much. How to love, how to survive and protect, and how to experience the deepest of emotions.

In 2006 she was working for corporate and making decent money for what she had but the money wasn’t everything to her. She wanted to do more purposeful work, she wanted to help people. She was interested in the Healing Arts. and began to look for something along the lines. She found a healing arts school that offered a certification in Life Coaching. She attended and completed the class in August 2007.

Shortly after that she began having dreams and visions of Shamans calling her to Sedona Arizona. Owls would hoot just outside her window and strange signs began to show up everywhere. At this time she had just bought a new house and was in a nine year relationship that was coming to an end. Scared to leave and be on her own she tried to ignore the signs but almost one year later it was clear that it was time to go. Looking up into the sky she wondered, why Sedona, why now? And strangely she got an answer that said, “You are needed there at this time.” She said why? and the answer that she got was, “You will know when you get there.” Great she said, I’m supposed to leave all I know to go on some spiritual adventure that all stemmed from some crazy voice in my head.

Well, in January of 2009 she packed up her life and her youngest, now 13 years of age, and headed to Sedona. Her oldest was in foster care at this time and they visited once per week. At he age of 33 she became a young Grandmother and her priorities began to change. Her oldest son got in some trouble and ended up in Prison for three and a half years. Mean while the mother of her grand baby did not want her or her son to have anything to do with the baby. She was sad, scared, and exploring a new environment to start over.
Sedona seemed to welcome her with open arms. She met some nice people and made some lifetime friends. The first year and a half was all about her personal and emotional healing. She started working with shamans and light workers and learned so much about natural healing.

She became a tour guide and began to study about the surrounding area, including the land, geology, Native American history, the plants, animals and so much more. She has taken hundreds of visitors out on the land an practiced the same ceremony that her teachers showed her. She learned how to heal with the Medicine Wheel, the natural healing energy of the Vortexes and prayer.
Now its early 20011 and its time to leave Sedona, all the signs say its time to go and that her purpose for being there, at that time, was fulfilled.

She fell in love with an old friend and now lives happily in Prescott Arizona. Both of the same tribe and share the same Native American beliefs. Now working together they still offer Shamannic healing and tours in Sedona.

Now she understands why she was supposed to go to Sedona, and shes glad she listened to her inner voice that lead her there. Understanding that she must bringing her teachings and Shamans training out into the world, she now travels and hold lectures and workshops to share what she has learned.

Many of the hard times, tests, trials and lessons were not mentioned but there were a lot, as were there good. This only made her stronger, smarter, and even more appreciative of what she has now. But she knows this will make her a better teacher and show others how to “WALK A SHAMANS PATH.”

She is committed now to teaching and educating others about Native American Shamanism, Native American history, natural healing, exploring and studying Native ruins of the Southwest, and healing Mother Earth.

Rebekah is also the founder of the New Earth Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to re-integrating the old native ways back into our world today, when everything was sacred and treated with honesty and respect. When spirituality was practiced on a regular basis and not separated into different groups, one being better than the other. When everyone had a deeper connection with the earth, the animals and their true selves. When all life was in perfect balance because we respected the natural laws of the creator. When you could safely drink from any stream of water and nothing was waisted. Rebekah, among many, believe that we can return to this time and heal the wounds of the past. Maybe we cannot fully return to this way, but at least we can begin to integrate some aspects of this beautiful past.

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Crayfish Message

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crayfish medicineThe message of Crayfish or crawdad as I use to call it, is to “face fears.”

 

Don’t hide from your fears. Now is the time to try to get things done. Don’t hide your abilities from others. You are protected.

I had a dream last night of crayfish. Then today, I took my son fishing and he was trying to catch crayfish with his fishing pole.

Apparently there is some fear I have to face, and a particular ability I have that I may be afraid to show others. Good news is that I’m protected.

So with this message I will pay close attention to what I may be afraid of and what ability that I may be suppressing from fear of possibly judgment of others.

Also, now being the time to “get things done”, I am looking at what things I’ve wanted to do, or maybe have to do.

Funny, because when I was a young child, sometime between 8 and 11 years old, I lived with my mother, brother and sister in Camp Verde Arizona along the Verde River. My daily adventures included going to school and coming home to our twelve foot mobile trailer and changing into my swimsuit. I couldn’t wait to get in the water and catch crawdads! We also cooked and ate some of them. I particularly liked to only eat the meat out of the tail and dip it in mustard.

Twenty-some years later and now I am having dreams about this creature. What could this mean? Well, thanks to Native American animal medicine, I have some guidance.

Thank you Crayfish for this beautiful message, and thank you great spirit for sending it to me.

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Introduction to Shamanic Healing ~ Lecture April 7th 2012

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Join us as we explore different aspects of Native American Shamanic Healing and Practice. Learn to heal yourself naturally or learn to integrate these ancient healing techniques into your current practice.

Shamanic Healing is a natural way of bringing your mind, body and spirit back into harmony and balance. With the assistance of the earth, animals and prayer, you can learn how to heal yourself.

There are many different forms of Shamanic or Native Healing; different Healers will use different techniques, tools and medicine to assist their patient.

Some Shamans may help remove illness and disease, physical pain, bad dreams, ghosts, etc. Some are also teachers who can help you find your spiritual path.

Rebekah offers Native American Shamanic Healing. Her practice includes the Medicine Wheel Ceremony, Animal Totems and Readings, Shamanic Journeys and Soul Retrieval, Sacred Counsel Sessions, Dream Interpretation, Home clearings and blessings, Sedona Spiritual Vortex Tours, Lectures, Workshops and Training.

Saturday April 7th 1pm to 3pm

Mountain Spirit Co-op 107 N Cortez Suite 104C Conference Room Prescott, AZ

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Live a Balanced and Healthy Life

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When you are balanced, when you are able to be who you truly are, when you can express your authentic nature – it doesn’t matter what others think, say or do. When you are integrated and balanced with self, you are the master of you, you aren’t feeding off others and they cannot feed off you. You can express who you are with ease, grace and beauty and it doesn’t matter what they say or how they react. It only matters what is real to you, what is your truth and to be able to live your authentic nature. If someone belittles you, if you are intimidated, humiliated, mocked or scorned at, it is only their perception that they are reflecting at their present level of consciousness. Greet and invite in that critical or judgmental energy, know that words are meaningless, because it is just energy. Let stuck energy go, nothing can disempower, you unless your give your permission to do so. When you begin to express your truth, to state your point of view, when you begin to change your perceptions, and when you begin to love, honor and accept yourself and when you begin to be the manager of your life, you will begin to change your reality and you will attract different people into your life.

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Walk the Medicine Path for Harmony and Balance

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Medicine is anything that improves one’s connection to the Great Spirit, the Great Mystery of all life. This connection is the heart of all energy. To sense a strong connection with the Great Spirit may be a sign that one is meant to follow the path of the Medicine Man or Woman.

The Medicine Path is followed with great humility by those that study the nature of the power animals or totems. Through practice in the intuitive arts one may come to understand the lessons these enchanted being hold. Learning their lessons is the pathway to power. To follow the Medicine Path carries a responsibility to apprehend the truths behind the lessons and offer these truths to others. They are always freely given, as the wealth and knowledge of the Medicine Path is not for barter or trade. These eternal truths have a healing power that brings each life into harmony and balance with the Great Spirit.

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Cathedral Rock Vortex Hike Sedona Arizona

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This adventure is in Sedona at Cathedral Rock or Canyon Moon Ranch. Follow the trail upstream until you reach hundreds of rock spires. The local people are the ones who sculpted this art, they are called prayer spires becaue each rock carries a prayer for the one who creates it. It is very common to see these throughout Sedona. They can also be trail markers.

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Prescott Lakes Petroglyphs Solstice Calendar

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These are the petroglyphs at Prescott Lakes in Prescott Arizona. They depict celestial bodies and ancient calendars.

Tucked away on a mesa off Solstice Drive, the Petroglyph Trail offers 360-degree views of the Prescott area, with Thumb Butte, Granite Mountain, and the San Francisco Peaks all visible on a clear day.

In addition, the park includes a display of 30 to 40 prehistoric petroglyph rock drawings.

George Sheats, a member of the Prescott Lakes trails and landscaping committees, noted that developers found thousands of examples of the prehistoric rock art throughout the 1,100-acre Prescott Lakes area.

With help from the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe, developers consolidated many of the petroglyphs on a series of parks, including the one on the mesa off Solstice Drive.

The park also includes a sign that explains the significance of the solstice to the mesa.

 

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Eagle Messages

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bald-eagle animal medicineI saw a bald eagle today, August 21st 2009, circling around the Slide Rock, Oak Creek Canyon area in Sedona Arizona. We were driving up to Flagstaff to hike around the Sow Bowl on San Francisco Peaks. My Clan Totem is the Bald Eagle, and my partner, whom was with me at the time, is also of the Bald Eagle Clan. These are some of the things we teach you during a Shamanic Vortex Tour. The following information was selected from Wolf’s Moon ~ Life Path…

Bald Eagle Medicine

Role: ~Illuminating Force~

Lesson: Soar Above

Element: Air/Water

Wind: ~East~ Illumination

Medicine: Connection to Grandfather Sky

Keywords: Illumination Ability to See Hidden Spiritual Truths, Strength Connection to Spirit Guides & Teachers, Courageous Intuitive Rising Above, Creativity Healing, Keen Sight

On the currents of the Four Winds
you ride the sky
held aloft by unseen hands
that hold you close to the Grandfather

Far below lies the world of Man
a realm in which you also dwell,
yet always from within
comes the ache to rejoin the Great Spirit

Caught between two realms,
you remind all who witness your beauty and strength
of the eternal struggle of the two-legged
to rise above the mundane
and feel the Soul take flight

Illumination

In Earth Medicine, we recognize the Eagle (all members of the Eagle family) as a symbol of a powerful, spiritual energy. Because the Eagle soars so close to the Grandfather Sky, it is believed that Eagle hears the voice of the ~Great Spirit~ and is thus a link between the Divine and the Two-Leggeds (humanity)

Bald Eagle feathers are treasured and revered amongst the Native People, for they are recognized as containing a very powerful Medicine energy/magic). While speaking in Truth, seeking to bridge differences, or in asking for guidance and Illumination for a course of action, the Eagle feather is held during ceremonies to draw in such spiritual illumination.

As a means to speak with spiritual clarity and Truth, the Speaker will hold an Eagle feather, either as it is attached to a ~Talking Stick,~ or held in the hands. This serves as a connection to the Divine, so that all words that are spoken, are spoken from Higher Intent, and also as a means of asking that the Ancestors and the ~Great Mystery~ speak to and through, the Holder of the Feather.

Thus, One who flies with the Eagle, has a responsibility along the Good Red Road, to operate from Higher Intent, to develop the latent abilities of Illumination, and then freely share this Illumination with Others. Obviously, this is no small task, or one to ever be taken lightly, for the ramifications are very far reaching, as are the Gifts and blessings for the Self and Others, which ripple outward from this particular attribute.

The Path to Illumination is one often fraught with boulders and stumbling blocks that serve as a schoolroom for the developing soul. A broad range of experiences (both pleasurable and exceedingly painful), are met by the one beside whom Eagle flies as it is from the depth of experience that true wisdom is forged and from wisdom, comes the Illumination of the Soul, or ~Enlightenment.~ However, as while encased in the Robe of Physical Life, there exists the possibility that the personality center may arise that Eagle soul may examine his/her current level of growth and integration. In some instances, one such manifestation of the Personality Center may be a sense of self-aggrandizement or self-importance, as these are individuals who have an intuitive grasp on mysteries that elude other less observant and/or intuitive individuals. This ~arcane knowledge~ often gets the Eagle individual noticed, and where the soul has not sufficiently integrated the lower vibrations of the personality center, arrogance may surface. Or the converse may be true wherein the Eagle Soul has not acknowledged the splendor and beauty of his/her soul. In this instance, what is obviously apparent to Others as to the Gifts and Quality of Being that exists in the one beside whom Eagle soars, will be non-apparent to the Eagle Individual, and the lesson then becomes acknowledging and embracing the Light of their own Spirit.

Soul of Bald Eagle will possess an innate ability to ~see,~ dream, feel or ~know~ secret or hidden spiritual truths, both of the other realms and planes of ~Being,~ and the hidden truths of ~Others.~ Such powerful insight and perception (think of the eagle’s powerful vision and ever-alert and intense eyes), comes from both a plethora of past life experiences whose memory bubbles just below the surface of conscious recollection, and partially from present lifetime experiences which serve as lessons in developing and honing the gift of ~Insight.~

For the one who is able to find the splendid dance of balance between self-love and humility, celebration of Self and celebration of the All, the dance is a beauty to witness, as the Eagle Spirit unfurls the wings of their Soul, like their winged Totem dancing upon the Wind as they fully embrace and inherit the brilliant Gift of true Illumination.

Intuitive

The Eagle, as he soars amongst the clouds and floats upon the unseen currents of air, dwells in close proximity to Grandfather Sky. From his connection to the Grandfather, Eagle also seeks to rekindle his connection to the creative force of the ~Great Spirit.~ As such, Eagle intuitively understands that we are never far from Home, or completely dis-connected from the Source of All That Is.

Bald Eagle is one of the Totem Animals that dwells simultaneously within two realms. Such dualistic Totems symbolize the need for Balance between two points, or the requirement that the Soul whom Eagle flies beside, learns to dance between two planes. In the instance of this Totem, Bald Eagle is considered to be a Water or Fish Eagle, as the primary source of the Bald Eagle’s diet consists of fish that the Eagle will capture in fresh water rivers, streams and lakes. Yet he also exists in the realm of Air, living on the wing and soaring above the mountain peaks.

Earth Medicine teaches us that each elemental clan symbolizes various aspects of our walk along the Red Road. Water represents our emotional and spiritual Self, while Air represents our intellect and conscious mind. Hence, Eagle must dive into the water with precision in order to retrieve her meal of fish, which she will clutch firmly in her razor sharp talons, then to rise once more to greet the sky. Within this behavior of Bald Eagle, lies the clue as to the nature that it represents within all two-leggeds who have the Soul of Bald Eagle.

Water, as intuition, psychic attunement and emotions, represents your Soul’s ability to intuitively assess situations, individuals and circumstances with an immediate grasp. Yet water also symbolizes a depth of emotion and feeling that is nearly fathomless. Love is given whole-heartedly and without restraint, a trait that can often lead to your being hurt by souls who have not reached sufficient maturation and integration with their own Emotional Centers. Then, it is imperative that one learns the value of appropriately timed detachment (as represented by the Air), and the quality of discernment so that the beautiful nurturing and loving energy that flows so effortlessly through you is not “wasted” on those who have not earned this most precious of Gifts, and shared instead with those of a similar depth and maturation who are able to reciprocate what has been received.

With each successive incarnation, the Soul learns how to move swiftly from one realm to the next, to know when to utilize the psychic/intuitive gifts and depth of emotion, and when to soar above and revisit the condition of the encounter or experience with detachment. This is one of the primary factors in the Life Path of one with this Totem.

Ultimately, the Soul will reach the Zenith of this Life Lesson, and the Eagle’s desire for reuniting with the Great Spirit will be fulfilled as the Eagle Soul learns to love and nurture the Self.

Courage

Wherever Eagle soars, the Native People have recognized this splendid bird as a symbol of strength & courage. The builders of the American Constitution likewise acknowledged this majestic creature’s aura of strength, and established it as the national symbol of America.

In the wild, the Eagle is the undisputed king/queen of the skies with no other bird equaling the Eagle in either size or hierarchy. And it is in watching the heart stopping dives as the Eagle pummels downward to capture their meals of fresh fish, that one truly begins to understand the connection between these mighty birds and the keyword for this Totem of Courage.

Like their totem Ally, the two-legged who has Eagle flying beside them, will often exhibit great depths of inner strength and courage. Often times, they will encounter situations in their flight along the Red Road of Physical Life in which they will need to call upon that courage in the face of overwhelming adversity. Does this mean that the Eagle Soul feels no fear? Hardly, yet once the fear has been felt and acknowledged, the Eagle Soul will then establish a plan of action in order to confront and resolve the situation as these are the problem-solvers that will find a possibility in what appears to be an impossible scenario. In facing their fears we witness the Eagle demonstrating the literal meaning of Courage.

Whenever faced with situations, people or circumstances in which fear is felt, one with this Animal Spirit might call upon Bald Eagle to bring the Courage to face what must be done. In so doing, they are not only recognizing and giving thanks to the role of this Totem in their Life, they are honoring their own Divine Essence of the ~Eagle Within.~

Rising Above

Much as the Eagle soars majestically, held aloft on the Four Winds and leaving the ground far below, so does the Soul who has Bald Eagle as their Power Totem, possess the same ability to Rise Above the mundane.

In many respects, this keyword is linked to the preceding one of Illumination, for it represents the Soul’s ability to integrate the lessons of the physical world, to leave behind the trappings of the past and the darker shadows of the human mind, so that one might soar on the winds of illumination and awareness. Only once the ~Lower Personality~ has been thoroughly embraced, understood, resolved and integrated, will the Soul have the freedom to Soar. The road “there” is not an easy one to take, nor for the faint-hearted, yet it is a Journey that all of us must make in order that our Soul may evolve beyond the need to incarnate into flesh.

This process is begun by uncovering those habits, beliefs and actions which are either self-destructive or cause pain for another, and is the crucial first step in the Journey of integrating the personality to the Soul. Many lifetimes may be spent in this first step alone as to face one’s own Inner Truth in complete honesty may be painful and require a good deal of detachment, it also requires that we embrace those aspects of ourselves that we may see as less than desirable. Yet once the Soul has acknowledged these ~Truths~ then the greatest step has already been taken.

Next in this process (once our ~stumbling blocks~ have been identified), is to evaluate what lessons they have presented in our life. This is then initialed by once again evaluating the Self in honesty, by asking if these lessons and issues have been resolved, for if they have not been, they will simply re-present themselves again and again, becoming exponentially larger, until we are “forced” to confront and resolve them. For some who chose to evade and fool themselves, this can ultimately manifest physically with the individual either becoming so ill that they are left under the surgeons knife, in the hospital, or they ~transition,~ only to come back in the next life and face those very same lessons yet again.

If indeed, one can honestly affirm that those lessons have been thoroughly acknowledged, learned and absorbed, then the unfolding of the Soul begins and with it, the ability to rise above the mundane. This, as stated earlier, is a very involved process and must always be approached in conscious awareness, yet the freedom of the Soul on the wing, able to rise above those things that have caused one so much pain, anger or torment in the past, is a glorious unfolding to behold.

Connection to Spirit Guides and Teachers

As an Animal Totem, the Eagle has long been revered by the Native People for the proximity in which he/she soars to the Great Spirit. Because of the Eagle`s ability to fly so near to the roof of the sky, to view all that which lies below from a viewpoint similar to that of the Great Mystery, this mighty bird is believed to be a conveyor of messages between the Blue Road of Spirit and the Red Road of Physical Life.

Like their Spirit Animal, the two-legged beside whom Eagle soars, will have an aspect of him/herself that will be attuned to the voices of the Ancestors. This ability to tune into other realms and hidden knowledge, may be seen by those lacking in such sensitivity and attunement as “day dreaming” or “spacing out.” The truth of the matter is that the soul of the Eagle individual is in a near-constant state of receptivity, though they may not be consciously aware of the messages they are receiving from Spirit Guides, Totems and Teachers, the messages are coming through none the less.

The more that the Eagle Soul can learn to tune into his/her feelings, intuitions and visuals received, the greater this perception and ability to tune into ancient wisdom becomes. For some, the knowledge received will be expressed as “automatic writing” or trance channeling, others will express this ability via creative artwork in the form of beautiful illustrations that convey a deep spirituality, for others still, such knowledge and connection to the ~Higher Self~ is expressed via deeply stirring music.

Regardless of the medium through which such a connection to both the Spirit Guides and Higher Self is established, the end result is that these are the souls that carry profound messages for the rest of Humanity. Through conveying such messages in their non-judgmental and beautifully presented manner, the messages and knowledge passed along is received on a deeper level, and thus both the Messenger and the Recipient benefit from this beautiful Talent.

Creativity

The Eagle is recognized in Earth Medicine as a Winged One that is a symbol of Creation. In particular, the Thunder Eagle (or Thunderbird) is revered as a powerful Spirit that heralds great change and unlimited happiness that arises through the fountain of the Divine Creative Spark.

Eagle’s place in Native American culture is quite significant, as very few Totem Animals are believed to possess such a broad and all-encompassing range of Medicine. For Eagle, the greatest creation is Life, either in the saving of the life of another (as through the strong healing emphasis associated with this raptor), or in the act of procreation. Like the legendary Phoenix, the Eagle is an Animal Totem of Transformation and Regeneration, a Spirit in a continual creative process.

The two-legged who is blessed to have this Spirit Animal fly beside him/her, will be an individual that has entered onto the Good Red Road to express themselves creatively. This Divine Spark of Creativity may manifest in a multitude of channels, from music to making intricate and stunning jewelry, producing beautifully illustrated paintings to conceptualizing impressive architectural designs. Whatever medium this creative genius asserts itself, these will often be amongst the most skilled of artisans, poets and musicians.

Indeed, the entire existence of the Eagle individual will seem to be a creative process, and life will be seen with a sensitivity that is both esthetic and deeply spiritual. Herein lies the key for the Eagle Soul, as the art they create will contain deeply spiritual overtones and undercurrents, their music, writing or art will transcend their captive audiences to a higher vibration where all life is celebrated with a deep reverence and joy.

The irony perhaps is that often these souls are not fully aware of the talent they possess, as like the white crown feathers of the adult Bald Eagle, the two-legged beside whom this raptor travels will mature into his/her supreme talents. Such profound creativity must be reclaimed with a willing heart, yet one that is willing to fully embrace the responsibility to convey the realms of ethereal beauty, mysticism, music and art that is often invisible or unheard to the average two-legged. Yet when the Bald Eagle Soul has fully embraced both his/her talents and the responsibility to pass along their ~Vision,~ the physical world is not only made more esthetically appealing, the spirituality inherent in the visions conveyed will call to Others to reach for that sense of Beauty, Peace and Illumination within.

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11.11.11 Medicine Wheel Ceremony in Sedona

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11.11.11 medicine wheel sedonaYou are invited to attend this once in a lifetime event in Sedona Arizona.
Sedona Shamanic Journeys in conjunction with the New Earth Alliance will be offering a Native American Medicine Wheel Ceremony on 11/11/11 at 11:11am at Airport Mesa in Sedona.
Many prophecies world-wide say that this day will mark a special time in history where we are given the opportunity to choose between two paths. One will continue down the road of fear, worry, and pain, and the other will launch us into the new conscious awareness of unity (one tribe) and oneness, and a higher level of consciousness. We will learn to integrate the old ways back into our lives today. Spending more time in nature, honoring all things, and treating all things as sacred.
During the ceremony we will clear our energies with a smudge (sage) ceremony, release the past and create a vision of the future we want to experience. We will use the traditional Lakota ways of the Medicine Wheel as a tool to support us on our new path.

This is a free event offered to the public.

When: We meet on 11/11/11 at 10:30am, ceremony begins at 11:11am
Where: Meet in parking lot across from the look-out at the top of Airport Mesa. Airport Rd. West Sedona
Bring your drum, rattle, prayer fans, etc as ceremonial tools in the wheel.

 

The New Earth Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public of Native American History and re-integrating the old ways back into our lives today. When all things were sacred and treated with respect.

Their are many events happening in Sedona on 11.11.11, this site will tell you more… www.the111111gathering.com

 

 

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Mitakuye Oyasin… a Traditional Lakota Sioux Prayer

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Mitakuye Oyasin (All Are Relations) is a traditional Lakota Sioux prayer, with its opening phrase used as a refrain in many Lakota prayers and songs. It reflects the inherent belief of most Native American traditions and belief systems that “Everything is connected”.

Translation
The phrase translates as “all my relatives,” “we are all related,” or “all my relations.” It is a prayer of oneness and harmony with all forms of life: other people, animals, birds, insects, trees and plants, and even rocks, rivers, mountains and valleys.

The Prayer
Aho, Mitakuye Oyasin…. All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer….
To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.
To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.
To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.
To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.
To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.
To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages, I thank you.
To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.
You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.
Thank you for this Life.

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A Battle Between Wolves

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wolf medicineAn old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, & ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth.” The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?” The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”

Sedona Spiritual Retreats

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Nov 10, 2011 Sedona Full Moon Drumming Ceremony

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Each full moon, Sedona locals gather their drums and fun glowing toys and head out to Cathedral Rock (also a balanced vortex) for a full moon drumming ceremony. The moon will be so bright that you will be able to see your way back down once the party ends.

Here we honor Grandmother Moon for her feminine and spiritual qualities.

Call for more info 928.420.2077

See you there…..

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Sedona Full Moon Drumming Ceremony

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Each full moon, Sedona locals gather their drums and fun glowing toys and head out to Cathedral Rock (also a balanced vortex) for a full moon drumming ceremony. Take 179 to Back O Beyond to the parking lot about a mile in on the left. Then hike up till you reach the first big, flat red rock. Don’t worry, the moon will be so bright that you will be able to see your way back down once the party ends.

Here we honor Grandmother Moon for her feminine and spiritual qualities.

Call for more info 928.420.2077

See you there…..

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11.11.11 Medicine Wheel Ceremony in Sedona

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You are invited to attend this once in a lifetime event in Sedona Arizona.
Sedona Shamanic Journeys in conjunction with the New Earth Alliance will be offering a Native American Medicine Wheel Ceremony on 11/11/11 at 11:11am at Airport Mesa in Sedona.
Many prophecies world-wide say that this day will mark a special time in history where we are given the opportunity to choose between two paths. One will continue down the road of fear, worry, and pain, and the other will launch us into the new conscious awareness of unity (one tribe) and oneness, and a higher level of consciousness. We will learn to integrate the old ways back into our lives today. Spending more time in nature, honoring all things, and treating all things as sacred.
During the ceremony we will clear our energies with a smudge (sage) ceremony, release the past and create a vision of the future we want to experience. We will use the traditional Lakota ways of the Medicine Wheel as a tool to support us on our new path.

This is a free event offered to the public.

When: We meet on 11/11/11 at 10:30am, ceremony begins at 11:11am
Where: Meet in parking lot across from the look-out at the top of Airport Mesa. Airport Rd. West Sedona
Bring your drum, rattle, prayer fans, etc as ceremonial tools in the wheel.

For more information contact Rebekah 928.420.2077

The New Earth Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public of Native American History and re-integrating the old ways back into our lives today. When all things were sacred and treated with respect.

Their are many events happening in Sedona on 11.11.11, this site will tell you more… www.the111111gathering.com

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Native American Medicine Wheel Ceremony Sedona

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Experience a real Native American medicine wheel ceremony at one of Sedona’s most sacred sites.
At the Medicine Wheel we give thanks for all that we have, and to show gratitude and appreciation for the animals, the four directions, the natural elements, Spirit, Mother Earth, Father Sky, and all of nature. We drum and sing a special Native American song for forgiveness to release any fear, anger, and resentment that may be blocking you from feeling inner peace.

oak creek canyon SedonaAfter this ceremony you will feel more balanced and a deeper connection to nature. Some claim to feel a light tingling sensation. This is a result of raising your energy vibration of love.

Then we take a scenic drive to one of Sedona’s most relaxing female vortexes down by the calming and healing waters of Oak Creek. Here we do a releasing ceremony, meditation, and Shamanic Journey to meet your ancestors and connect with your animal spirit guides. During the meditation we cast all of our burdens and worries into the water, and watch them float down the stream. Then we look upstream to fill ourselves with love, light and abundance. We do a smudge-sage clearing and blessing to cleanse our bodies, energies, and spirit. We also do a distant clearing to bless our families, friends, homes, workplaces, vehicles and travels. We set the intention of freedom and learn to use Eagle Medicine to light our path. Here we also discover your totem animals. We ask for guidance from them and receive powerful messages.

  

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony Sedona

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Experience a real Native American medicine wheel ceremony at one of Sedona’s most sacred sites.
At the Medicine Wheel we give thanks for all that we have, and to show gratitude and appreciation for the animals, the four directions, the natural elements, Spirit, Mother Earth, Father Sky, and all of nature. We drum and sing a special Native American song for forgiveness to release any fear, anger, and resentment that may be blocking you from feeling inner peace.

oak creek canyon SedonaAfter this ceremony you will feel more balanced and a deeper connection to nature. Some claim to feel a light tingling sensation. This is a result of raising your energy vibration of love.

Then we take a scenic drive to one of Sedona’s most relaxing female vortexes down by the calming and healing waters of Oak Creek. Here we do a releasing ceremony, meditation, and Shamanic Journey to meet your ancestors and connect with your animal spirit guides. During the meditation we cast all of our burdens and worries into the water, and watch them float down the stream. Then we look upstream to fill ourselves with love, light and abundance. We do a smudge-sage clearing and blessing to cleanse our bodies, energies, and spirit. We also do a distant clearing to bless our families, friends, homes, workplaces, vehicles and travels. We set the intention of freedom and learn to use Eagle Medicine to light our path. Here we also discover your totem animals. We ask for guidance from them and receive powerful messages.

  

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Release fear, anxiety, stress, anger, and pain…

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Sedona Stupa and Medicine WheelA male vortex is one of the best places to release anything associated with the physical self. Did you know that all physical pain and illness or disease is held in place emotionally or by a personal belief?

Let us show you the most powerful masculine vortex in Sedona. Here we do a Native American medicine wheel ceremony to give thanks for all that we have, and to show gratitude and appreciation for the animals, the four directions, the natural elements, Spirit, Mother Earth, Father Sky, and all of nature. We drum and sing a special Native American song for forgiveness to release any fear, anger, and resentment that may be blocking you from feeling inner peace. After this ceremony you will feel more balanced and a deeper connection to nature. Some claim to feel a light tingling sensation. This is a result of raising your energy vibration of love. Some also claim to immediately be relieved of pain and illness.

Are you ready to heal?

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Pheasant Messages

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This afternoon I was driving to the grocery store when an unusual bird crossed my path…

A pheasant. At first I thought it was a rooster, then as I got closer I realized what it really was. I have never seen a pheasant in real life before, but I knew what they looked like because of their beautiful feathers and in some cases good eatin’.

To the Native Americans, when they dreamt of a pheasant or when one crossed their path it meant “fertile time.” This is a time of fertility, creativity and success. Pursue your ideas. Explore and express your creativity for rewards.

Another perfect message for me at this time in my life. Thank you Pheasant.

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Butterfly Animal Medicine and Totem

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Last night I had a dream about butterflies. In my dream I remember looking up into the trees and seeing hundreds of large monarch butterflies taking flight one by one. I remember seeing the sun shining brightly behind the trees illuminating the moment. I was also taking pictures as fast as I could with my phone. That’s all I remember.

To the Native Americans butterfly means “new birth.” New love and joy are coming. Transformation is inevitable but will be easier than expected. Embrace the new beginnings.

If you think of the life of a butterfly, then you know the transformation that it goes through. First it is born an earth bound caterpillar, crawling its way through life trying not to get stepped on and seeing life through its tunnel vision. Then something happens and suddenly it knows it must go through a great change and hibernation so it begins its journey to seek higher ground for this transformation. Once it finds this sacred place it begins to wrap itself in a protective cover and embrace the transformation and healing. Then one day, it begins to emerge out of it tightly woven security blanket of protection and spread its new wings out far. Looking at it self in a new way, taking in all of its magnificence, wondering how it could become such a beautiful being. Now in gratitude and splendor, and a new found love for life it takes flight into the unknown. It now looks at life with new eyes and learns to appreciate all things with unconditional love, non-judgment, and gracefulness.

The sun in the dream is also significant. The Natives referred to the sun as “Grandfather Sun,” and represents the energy of life, masculine energy, strength, and the courage to achieve your desired goals.

Animal messages can come to us through dreams and our waking life. The key is to relate its message to what is going on in our life at this moment.

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Spirit Keepers ~ Animal Totems

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spirit keepers animal totemsThe Spirit Keepers
The Spirit Keepers are Spirit Beings responsible for teaching us the power of their respective Directions. When we are born, the Great Spirit assigns, per se, a particular one to us, sort of like a Guardian Angel, to Guide, Teach, Protect us, and to serve as a sort of Team Leader.(See the Birth Totems Chart). However, there is lessons for us to learn from ALL of the Spirit Keepers.

Of the North Wind is Waboose
The Power of Waboose is renewal and purity. It is new life enclosed in death, new growth protected in rest. The Season of Waboose is Winter, whether that “season” be about the time of year, the time in a person’s life cycle, or the time-phase of an idea. The animal totem of Waboose is White Buffalo, whose Medicine is Prayer and Abundance. The color totem is White (purity, balance). The time of day represented is Night.

Of the East Wind is Wabun
The Power of Wabun is illumination and wisdom. The Season of Wabun is Spring, a time of awakening from Winter rest, a time of vitality, purity-of-energy. The animal totem of Wabun is Eagle, whose Medicine is Spirit. The color totems are red (vital energy) and gold (enlightenment). The time of day represented is Morning.

Of the South Wind is Shawnodese
The Power of Shawnodese is growth and trust. The Season of Shawnodese is Summer, a time of rapid growth, maturing, testing wisdom and helping it to grow. The animal totem of Shawnodese is Coyote, whose Medicine is Trickster (a variance is that some believe that the South Direction animal totem is Mouse, whose Medicine is Scrutiny). The totem colors are green (growth, healing) and yellow (intelligence, natural wisdom). The time of day represented is Mid-Day.

Of the West Wind is Mudjekeewis
Also Chief Council of all Spirit Keepers, and whose Power is strength and introspection. The Season of Mudjekeewis is Autumn, a time of strength gained from knowing yourself, a time of stability. The animal totem is Grizzley Bear, who is also Chief Council of all Animal Totems, and whose Medicine is Introspection. The totem colors are blue (spiritual strength) and black (looking within). The time of day represented is Evening.

 

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Sedona Shamanic Healing and Vortex Tour

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spiritual healing in sedonaRealign yourself with your purpose and spiritual path. Do you feel like you are always spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere? When is the last time you took a time out in nature and healed yourself? Do you feel out of balance?

Experience Spiritual healing and learn how to heal yourself and create more balance in your life.

All ceremonies and healing are done at sacred Sedona vortex sites.

This is more than just a jeep tour, it’s a spiritual vortex experience!

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Turtle Messages

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Just the other day I experienced turtle medicine. I was at the creek relaxing when I went to the shore and I saw a turtle head poking out from under the grass. I came up from behind it and picked it up and played with it for a few minutes then released it back into the water. As I set it down in front of me, it just kept all tucked in its shell. But if I got still enough, it would poke its head out. I think the message here for me was to become still and observe. This can mean many different thing for us depending on what we are going through in our lives at the time. This was the message I needed at this time. Thank you Turtle!

Turtle teaches us to be careful in new situations and to be patient in reaching our goals. Turtle also teaches us to take things slow, for it gives us time to figure out if we need to protect our self or forge ahead. Turtle shows up in our lives when we need to go into shell and wait until our thoughts & ideas are ready to be expressed. He also teaches us to be adaptable to our environment so we can find the harmony within it.

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Tools of a Shaman

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A Shaman may use many tools, some of which are… Herbs, Sage, braids of sweet grass, cedar, lavender, and blue corn. Also, drums, rattles, prayer feathers, stones, bones, and a staff or wand.

Sage is best known for smudging ceremonies. This practice is used for cleansing, clearing, and purifying negative energies. Scientific studies have shown that sage, when burned, gives off negative ions. Negative ions are known for clearing mental blocks and works with the non-physical, psychic self. These are the same ions that you would get from standing at the edge of the ocean and breathing it in.

Blue corn is one of the most unique corns found in the Southwest. On story suggests that the Hopi emerged to the surface of the planet by climbing up a blue corn stalk.

The drum is one of the most important tools of a Shaman. It is used for meditating, vision quests, shamanic journeys, healing, breaking up old patterns and negative energies, grounding, centering, calling in the spirits for ceremony, and of course, dancing.
The deep, earthly sound of the drum represents the heartbeat of mother earth, loving, giving, and nurturing. It brings us back to the comfort of being in our mothers womb, safe, secure, and surrounded with unconditional love. The heartbeat connects all of life and reminds us that there is no separation. The plants, animals, stones, trees, fish, stars, plants and the universe are all one. There is only one universal heartbeat.

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Places you might find a Shaman

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There are many shamans walking the earth today, and they can be found all over the planet. Some shamans don’t even know that they are a Shaman, yet they have the characteristics of a Shaman and are unconsciously practicing Shamanism every day.

Most Shamans are likely to be found in sacred places such as Sedona Arizona, Peru, Hawaii, Egypt, China, etc.

If you are seeking a Shaman or a guidance, there are several things you can do.

1. Ask for them to show up in your life

2.  Search on-line

3. Go to a sacred place and ask the locals where to find them

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Sedona Vortex Tour ~ What is a Vortex?

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What is a vortex?

Here’s my best description…

I’ve been doing vortex tours in Sedona since 2006. I have read many books and listen to several talks and lectures on the subject. I have worked for several tour companies, some large, some privately owned, all great. I have had several shaman teachers that all gave me some insight to vortexes, Where they are, how to find them, what type of a vortex it was, etc.

When I am out on tour, the things I get asked the most from visitors is, “Where is the vortex?” They are looking for a spiral shaped formation that is supposed to be coming out of the ground. At least that is what they look like on the local “to do” maps. Some of the “New Age” folks in Sedona may refer to them as vortices.

The truth is, you can’t see a vortex at all, it is something you feel. It is a place where the energy is more concentrate and can easily be manipulated to heal faster or create more of something in your life. When I was about six or seven years old we lived in Oregon and one day my mother decided to take my brother and sister and I to this place called, “The House of Mystery.” This house was built on a vortex site. After traveling for about two hours down this dirt road with huge green trees on both sides we finally arrived at this little house built on the side of this hill. I was so excited to see what the buzz was all about that I jumped out of the car before it was even stopped.

An immediate disappointment and now a deeper sense of curiosity consumed me because they were closed. We did look around a bit though and I could feel some interesting things happening to my body. I literally had to walk at a slant to keep from falling over. I also noticed that some of the plants in the beautiful garden were growing funny. The leaves would grow upside down and some of them looked like they were inside out. Okay that was strange, but my brother heard that if you pour water out in a steady stream it would fall at a slight slant to the ground, so we tried it and it did! Wish we had more water because that was fun. Shortly after that we moved back to Arizona and have never been able to return since.

They say that the veils between the physical and spiritual worlds are very thin. Because of this we are able to find more clarity, get answers, find our purpose, get in touch with our spiritual guides and an overall clear direction in life.

Just as our bodies have energy meridian lines that connect to each of our organs, the earth has ley lines that connect to these power centers all over the planet. Yes, there are vortex “hot spots” all over the planet. Some of which I know are in Peru, Hawaii, Egypt, Stonehenge, Bermuda Triangle, and Airs mountain in Australia. These power centers could be felt by the indigenous and they know there was something special about these locations. Each one is used for similar reasons; prayer, healing, manifesting, etc.

There are 5 main vortex sites in Sedona (depending on where you get your information from). Airport Mesa is a very masculine vortex, Indian Gardens vortex is very feminine, Boynton Canyon and Cathedral are balanced and very neutral. Bell Rock is also a balanced vortex. Really all of Sedona is one big vortex and there are several hot spots that the energy is more powerful. My favorite is a balanced vortex at the Wiand Tunnel Caves.

Juniper trees in the area are very sensitive to the vortex energies and tend to spiral and twist as they grow. Some say that the more twisted the juniper is, the closer you are to the hot spot. Also, within my shaman studies they say that the Juniper is one of the highest vibrations of tree. This must explain why they are so affected by the energy. The Juniper is also a powerful healing tree; you can pull so much energy from them. I know of where four healing junipers are. One at the Wind Tunnel Caves, one at the Hopi mound in Boynton Canyon, one along Upper Loop Rd and one at Airport Mesa. When I tell people about these trees they want to touch them and sit in them for hours.

Masculine and Femenine?
Masculine vortexes work with the physical body as feminine may work more with the non-physical, emotional self. At a balanced vortex you may not feel anything but immediate bliss. Masculine vortexes are also magnetic, empowering, and represent strength through action. Feminine vortexes are electric, calming, relaxing, and represent the wise and intuitive inner voice.

We all have masculine and feminine energies within us. The key to understanding more about ourselves is to know how to balance these energies.

Everything is Amplified!
Yes, that is exactly what I mean, everything is amplified and everything happens much faster here in Sedona. I didn’t know why I was guided to move here until I got here.

Sacred Land
The indigenous tribes that settled in the area did not live right in the heart of Sedona which is the Telaqepaque, uptown, and west Sedona area. They all lived on the outskirts of Sedona. This is obvious because you won’t find many ruins in the main parts, but you will find several caves, pit houses, and other dwellings all around Sedona. I figure because the Shaman of the tribe was the first one to listen to the land before settling there. The shaman was the member of the tribe that could talk to the land, and was very in-tune with nature and could bring messages from Great Spirit. They knew that this particular part of Sedona was “Great Spirits” land and should only be used for healing, prayer, and ceremony, and they should not live there.

Today, over fifty percent of Sedona’s population resides in the exact place that the indigenous knew knot to live.

Powerful energy
Living in Sedona is not easy, I know from experience. I’ve lived here since February 2009 and boy has it been a roller coaster ride! I was born in Cottonwood just twenty miles from Sedona and raised in the “Verde Valley.” Yes, I’m a local native, but I have also lived in Oregon, California, Oklahoma, Nevada, and Florida . On my fathers side I am Blackfoot and Crow from the North West, and on my mothers side I am Seminole from the south east. Even though I can’t prove it, most people can tell by my strong facial features and naturally tan skin.

I was living in Prescott, just an hour away when I was urged to move here. I had been there for eight years previously. I didn’t just pack up and go, I put up a fight and resisted it for nearly two years! Well finally, I gave in because it was all over the TV, magazines, and everywhere I looked.

The people
Most of the people that live in Sedona were called to move here by a strong inner voice and not just because of it beauty. They feel a deeper calling or connection to this magical place.

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New Earth Allinace ~ Shamans, Healers, Spiritual Healers

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The New Earth Alliance is a growing group of the highest vibration of Shamans, Spiritual Leaders, Wisdom Keepers, Healers, Connectors, Teachers of the new way, and anyone who is committed to raising the vibration of the planet. As Mother Earth renews herself, and we experience “The Shift,” we are also changing and being renewed. So, in essence, there is a reprogramming taking place and we were chosen to be the re-programmers.
We are all about fun, creativity, following our inner guide, healing mother earth, helping others heal, staying positive, and living our lives on purpose! We practice self worth, self love and honor our unique path. With this New Earth energy, we will begin to think less with our heads and more with our hearts.

We are practicing letting go of the old ways of control, fear, anxiety, and sadness, and transforming them into new positive energy and a higher vibration of love, creativity, and abundance.

We are also being called “The Community,” and “The tribe of Many Colors.”

The idea of the New Earth Alliance came to me in a dream on the first night of June 2010. There were hundreds of people at this gathering; we were calling it a New Earth Alliance gathering. One by one we got up on this beautiful stage and gave our message to the people. It was a non profit organization that stood for creating the New Earth Energy through leading by example. This was also promoting our work as individuals. We were raising the vibration on the planet through our thoughts, prayers, words and actions. We did not fear anymore, and we were helping people see the beauty and the truth of who we really are. We don’t give attention to the old negativity and control that once ruled the planet. One by one, and day by day we were spreading our light and high vibrations to others so that they may see the beauty in all things just as we do. The sad part is that those who chose to stay in fear, control and negativity would pass. The other part of the dream was asking me to tell everyone that I new about this.

As a child, even into my adulthood, I kept having dreams of being up on a stage in front of hundreds or thousands of people. I never knew what I was doing or saying, all I can remember was the feeling of being a spiritual leader to these people.

If you have ever drempt of being on a stage and speaking or leading hundreds of people, then you might be  a member. And if you just got “chill bumps, ” then you are definitely a member.

Welcome to The New Earth.

Are you a part of the Alliance?

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Sedona Full Moon Drumming Ceremony

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Each full moon, Sedona locals gather their drums and fun glowing toys and head out to Cathedral Rock (also a balanced vortex) for a full moon drumming ceremony. Take 179 to Back O Beyond to the parking lot about a mile in on the left. Then hike up till you reach the first big, flat red rock. Don’t worry, the moon will be so bright that you will be able to see your way back down once the party ends.

Full Moon dates 2010

2010 Jan 30 06:19 Sat
2010 Feb 28 16:40 Sun
2010 Mar 30 02:28 Tue
2010 Apr 28 12:21 Wed
2010 May 27 23:09 Thu
2010 Jun 26 11:32 Sat
2010 Jul 26 01:38 Mon
2010 Aug 24 17:06 Tue
2010 Sep 23 09:19 Thu
2010 Oct 23 01:38 Sat
2010 Nov 21 17:28 Sun
2010 Dec 21 08:15 Tue

See you there…

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Owl Medicine and Totem ~ Sedona Shamanic Journeys

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owl animal medicineIn some traditions, Seeing an owl would mean death. But in most cases, every time I’ve seen owl, it meant to see the truth in some situation. Also, the death of an old relationship or an old way.

If  you have owl in your totem. it may mean that you have no problem seeing the truth in others and situations and also speaking the truth even when others may not want to hear it.

Owl people cannot be fooled.

Owl is also called the night eagle as it is a bird of the night and rules the moon. The night and the moon are both associated with feminine energy, very intuitive and the ability to look inside for answers.

Owl people are good listeners and tend to be more observers.

They make good spiritual counselors and life coaches.

Birth date: January 20th through February 19th.

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What does “Success” mean to you?

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What does success mean to you?

What would it look like for you to be successful?

How would you feel if you were successful?

What if you already are successful?

Did you know that the description of success in the dictionary means the achievement of one’s aim or goal and the opposite of failure.

To many, success use to mean how much money or material things you had. Is this true for you? What if you can be successful right now. Just look at how many goals you have achieved already. They could be small goals, and I’m sure we all have larger goals as well.

Congratulations! You are already successful if you are currently taking action towards your goal. You only fail if you stop trying to achieve your goal.

So, what does success mean to you?

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Free Life Coaching Seminar

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Coaches Connection Presents:

Free Life Coaching Seminar

Join in on the fun as we explore Life Coaching and experience a powerful coaching exercise! Learn how you can become a coach, hire a coach, or grow your existing coaching business.

 April 14th 3pm

 Jerona Cafe 677 E Mingus Ave. Cottonwood, AZ

Presenter: Rebekah Simpson 928-420-2077

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ENVISIONING SUCCESS 10-10-10 Workshop Life Coach Laura Barnes

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YOU ARE INVITED:
 
WHAT:     WORKSHOP- ENVISIONING SUCCESS 10-10-10
WHEN:     Tuesday 30th March, 2010
TIME:       7.00-9.00p.m.
WHERE:  Your Potential Power 1166 E. Warner Rd Gilbert AZ 85296
COST:       $30
R.S.V.P.    (480) 339 7129 Or reply to this email

I would like to make an offer of two-for-the-price-of-one. Bring a friend, half the price. That’s just $15 each! OR treat a dear friend to a free workshop.
 
Do you know someone in your life who would benefit from this workshop?
 
The purpose of this workshop is to give yourself (and a dear friend) the time and opportunity to explore what you truly wish to create in your life THIS YEAR (the power of NOW!) through a powerful envisioning process. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere you may clarify and set some realistic goals to be achieved by 10-10-10. With a focus on the journey as much as the destination you can identify where you wish to be 6 months from now.
 
You can focus on your health, finances, career, personal life, romance and intimacy, spiritual life, balance or any aspect you feel deserves some attention in your life right now.
 
This is the perfect time to try a workshop at Your Potential Power.
They are fun. They are purposeful. They are a great evening out.
 
Just imagine how your year may by transformed by this seemingly simple 2 hour workshop?
Just imagine the possibilities.
Just imagine.
 
I urge you take take advantage of this great deal and set the intention to envision success THIS YEAR!
10-10-10 is a most auspicious date. In binary 10-10-10 equals 42 and 42 is of course the answer to the ultimate question of life. Don’t believe me? Google; The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. Go on…..

10-10-10 is a date to remember, a date to work towards, a significant date for you because of the significance you give it. You can use the explanation from the google search!
 
I would be delighted to see you. Give me a call for more information.
 
With love and light,
Laura XXXXX
 
“Live the life you have imagined.”
Henry David Thoreau
 
Laura Barnes
Your Potential Power
1166 E. Warner Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Call: (480) 339 7129
Email: laurabarnes@yourpotentialpower.com
Visit: www.yourpotentialpower.com

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Is Life Coaching for you?

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“Revolve or Evolve? ” Sometimes life can be tough, and a person doesn’t know which direction to go. As a result, they keep revolving in circles and have difficulty moving forward. A Life Coach will help the client find clarity and motivate them to take action based on their wants and needs. By the end of a session, a client will be motivated and have a clear view on what steps to take to achieve his/her goals. With a follow-up session, the Life Coach will check-in with the client to see if they are following through with their action plan.

Life Coaching is about self-growth and taking your life to the next step. The client is always in control of the session; it really is all about them. Life Coaches may use several transformational tools to help their clients find clarity including Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, written exercises, affirmations, and role-playing. To help a person visualize the possibilities of what they really want, a life coach will bring them to a comfortable and relaxed state. This helps clear the mind of all emotions and drama from the day so the client can be receptive to the possibilities.

Life Coaching is not counseling. There may be some misconceptions as to what life coaching is. Life coaching does not “fix people”, tell a person what to do, judge them, make suggestions, or rescue someone from their current position. It’s all about helping someone move forward, knowing they have all the answers within themselves. A Life Coach will help validate those answers and encourage an action plan.

Automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) are the thoughts a person might have right after a great idea. These thoughts limit a person and hold them back from taking action. For example: “I would like to get a better job, but I don’t have the education.” Or, “I would like to start my own business, and I have all of these great ideas, but I don’t have enough money.” In stead of focusing on how a person is going to make it happen, a Life Coach will help the client focus on the end results, and the feelings of already experiencing their dream as a reality. That is when the first step becomes clear, and it all starts falling into place.

Mini Session:Have a pen and some paper ready and ask your self these questions: If I could do anything or be anything I want with no limits, no fear, and NO ANTs, what would it be? What would I do? Infinite possibilities are at your fingertips. Now close your eyes right where you are and imagine what it would look like and what would it feel like to have infinite abundance right now. Now journal your thoughts and keep writing until you feel you have fully expressed all of your dreams and wishes.

A Life Coach will connect with you from the heart and meet you where you are, and can help you find the answers you need for taking the first step in making your dream a reality. The outcome is life transforming. Find your coach today in the Coaches Connection Directory.

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Shamans Stones – Master Shamanite

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Master_Shamanite_Healing_Crystal_Shamanic_JourneySHAMANITE -Rare North American Black Calcite

Master Shamanite is the name given to a carbon-infused Black Calcite from the Rocky Mountains of the USA. It contains many trace minerals & micro-fossils.
Mystic Lore – Intuitive sources say that Master Shamanite is the finest stone for spiritual purification and the emergence of one’s Diamond Self, the perfected pattern of one’s being. It carries the spiritual codes of DNA, for manifesting one’s full potential in the physical world. It aids in clearing all sorts of negativity & in awakening to one’s spiritual destiny as the human Tree of Life.

Metaphysical Legends & Attributes of Shamanite Warm to the skin, Shamanite emanates a protective and positive ancestral vibration. Paleozoic spiral shells captivate the lapidary imagination, and sparkling pyrites, crystals and marcasites generate a distinctive EM field. Tribal medicine people and Singers from the Four Corners region have verified this material is known to them as a protective stone, and carries with it the power to heal spiritual wounds, ancestral troubles and grief. Small nuggets of the smoky brown Shamanite called Toho (Mountain Lion) have been used as protective amulets for Indian children in the past. Within a few years of its discovery by the modern world, Shamanite has been recognized, employed and praised by crystal healers, psychics, therapists and artists in Japan, North America, Britain and Europe. Today, it is on the Top 10 Power Stones list by Japanese spiritual and shamanic crystal healers.

Metaphysical attributes include: Shielding the wearer from psychic attack, envy and the resentment of others Absorbs negativity Purifying; strengthens resistance Deepens trancework Assists with broken hearts, grief and mourning lost loves. Remembering past lives, submerged memories and critical karmic lessons.

Personal comments about Shamanite:

“Strong circles of power come from the heart of this stone. Very deep spiritual protection from the Old Ones for those with no voice. I’ve heard about Toho stones used in fetish carvings; but, have never seen one before now.”

“Remarkable. The little Shamanite dolphin smolders with warmth. Placed upon a closed chakra, it behaves as a energy key — opening and healing. The large specimen is cool, like a cave opening, and draws me into the far-distant past. ”

“My grandmother had one of these black mountain stones to soak up the bad thoughts of others … like sorcery, jealousy or envy. She took it with her. I cleanse with this stone now before Blessing Way and Enemy Way sings for those in trouble. It is good.”

“Something wonderful glows from this Shamanite. An Earth angel. Past lives, lost memories and Karma patterns can be sensed by the querant…best with the eyes closed.”

“No one believes until they hold it (polished slab) close to their heart. In every case, a Mountain Spirit or Deva appears and brings a message from Spirit. Thanks again.”

“Shamanite has triggered very detailed ancestral DNA and past-life memories … essential for my art. Clients who come for divinations are touched by Shamanite’s deep-level help with grief and old karma stories.”

We consider this one of the strongest Power Stones. Shiyamanaito (Shamanite) helps a person with their helplessness or feelings of grief. Close your eyes when using it. There is help from infinite outer space within it…it will bring a miracle.

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Sedona Shamanic Vortex Tour

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sedona vortex tour

Imagine re-discovering your passion for life….

We travel to two of Sedona’s main vortex sites, one male, empowering, and uplifting, one female, calming, and nurturing. We teach you how they were created, and how to use them.

The male vortex is one of the best places to see several different rock formations and take great pictures. Here we do a Native American medicine wheel ceremony to give thanks for all that we have, and to show gratitude and appreciation for the animals, the four directions, the natural elements, Spirit, Mother Earth, Father Sky, and all of nature. We drum and sing a special Native American song for forgiveness to release any fear, anger, and resentment that may be blocking you from feeling inner peace. After this ceremony you will feel more balanced and a deeper connection to nature. Some claim to feel a light tingling sensation. This is a result of raising your energy vibration of love.

sedona oak creek canyon Then we take a scenic drive to one of Sedona’s most relaxing female vortexes down by the calming and healing waters of Oak Creek. Here we do a releasing ceremony and meditation. We cast all of our burdens and worries into the water, and watch them float down the stream. Then we look upstream to fill ourselves with love, light and abundance. We do a smudge-sage clearing and blessing to cleanse our bodies, energies, and spirit. We also do a distant clearing to bless our families, friends, homes, workplaces, vehicles and travels. We set the intention of freedom and learn to use Eagle Medicine to light our path. Here we also discover your animal spirit guides and totem animals. We ask for guidance from them and receive powerful messages.

For couples, we teach you how to do couples reiki. This is a powerful energy balancing tool that will help strengthen your relationship and create better communication.

Next we show you a historical marker, the home site of the first settler in Oak Creek canyon (J.J. Thompson), and the old log cabin that still stands today.

Next we visit, “Grandmother Tree.” Grandmother tree is a very old and wise sycamore who insists that we let her transform our fears into courage by passing through her. She was used by ancient cultures as a portal to help us see through life’s illusion into what is real and true. Grandmother Tree says, “There is only light, love, and truth” please, let me show you the way. Being a female tree, she has two trunks, and grandfather tree, her mate stands close to her having only one trunk.

Learn the history and geology of the area, and how the local natives used different plants and vegetation for healing and medicinal purposes.

sedona vortex tour quailAlong the way we may see some native animals, we teach you what messages they bring to us and how their medicine can help us on our walk through life. The natives believed that when we see a particular animal or insect, they are offering us their “animal medicine.”

Rebekah is a true Arizona native who grew up in the Verde Valley and began studying and practicing Native American history, beliefs, and shamanism from a very young age. On her father’s side, she is Blackfoot and Crow, and on her mothers side, she is Seminole.

Release unwanted fear, anger, and resentment, and gain more inner peace, love, and balance. Reconnect with nature and remember the truth of who you really are. Also gain more insight and clarity on your life’s path.

Experience more freedom today! 928-420-2077

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Life Coaching Training Tip~ Messages

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life coaching and listeningLife is continuously providing us with messages and information. When we do not listen, then the messages become lessons. When we do not learn, the lessons become problems. When we do not address the problems, they become crises. When crises are left unresolved, they create chaos in our lives. Just imagine how life would be if we learn to live on the levels of messages and information.

When working with your client on a particular problem they may be having, break this down into 4 sections:

1. Do you remember when you may have been getting gentle nudges about this. Maybe a feeling or a thought?

2. When did you recognize this as becoming a lesson learned or did you ignore it?

3. At what point did this become a problem?

4. And if they let it go this far ask them, what can they do now to to let go of the chaos they have allowed to happen in their life.

Create an action plan, follow through and follow up.

Expect Miracles,

Rebekah J Simpson

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Trust and Let Go

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trustAs we are coming into a new age of human evolution, we are being taught to trust and let go of control. We don’t have to struggle anymore. That is the old way. We don’t have to try and control our environment and situations either. Its time to relax into the unknown. Let go of the fear that has held us back, let go of the worry, anxiety, and pain. When something doesn’t seem to go “our way,” there is a reason. Follow the path of least resistance, and practice the law of least effort. It seems that everything is going to happen the way it does no matter what we do. Its as if our life story is already written for us before we got here. And the more we try to control it, and struggle against each moment, we are just setting ourselves back from receiving true happiness and joy. Many people live most of there lives stuck in the same situation, usually unhappy and too scared to try and change. Because to change, we would have to get out of our comfort zone and that makes us uncomfortable. Its easier to stay locked in place and continue to be unhappy.
If we decide today to embrace change, and go with the flow, we will begin to see how beautiful and magical life really is. Its like taking off a mask that we’ve wore for so many years. Its okay to change, and its okay to trust that everything will unfold perfectly. Look for the “silver lining” in every moment, situation, and person. When we begin to look for the positive in everything, then that is what we will attract to us. Be grateful for what you have, and show appreciation for it in what ever way you can.
There is a force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and provide miraculous results. The key to is to apply this knowledge in the moment. The more we practice it, the better we get at it. Begin today to let go and trust that there is a higher purpose for us, and that all discomfort is just a part of the process of finding our path.
Step into the flow…

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Life Coaching ~ Gratitude Board or Vision Board?

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VisionBoardI’m sure you have herd of a “vision board,” but have you herd of a “gratitude board?” There is a huge difference here, let me explain. For almost a year and a half I had a vision board full of all the things I wanted, a new car, more money, eat healthier, start my workshops, etc. As I focused on these things they started to happen, of course the law of attraction is always working. But as I was so focused on these things, I allowed it to distract me from being grateful for what I already had. My home, my partner, my children, spending time together, becoming a better parent. These things weren’t on my board. So my focus was not on being grateful for what I already had, I was more concerned about what I didn’t have. I always wanted more, or better. While it’s okay to want to better yourself, it is even more important to be grateful for what you already have. I won’t go into detail here, but the things I cherished the most, began to disappear. By focusing on what you don’t have, you will create more of what you don’t have. I took for granted what I had. Don’t let this happen to you, make sure to include on your vision board things you already have that you are grateful for.

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Back to Nature

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kievaHave we have forgotten who we are? Have we have made ourselves so busy, trying to fulfill the egos desire to be recognized and approved of? We live paycheck to paycheck just trying to pay our bills and we don’t have time for our loved ones. We don’t spend enough time in nature, and we may have forgot the most important person of all, ourselves.

There once was a time when we lived in harmony and balance with nature and others. Deep within, you may know this and remember a glimpse of what that felt like. Peaceful, calm, nurturing, and a passion for waking every day.

History repeats itself. We are coming into a new time, many of you may be feeling it, confused, no direction or clarity of the future. Are we trying to control it, trying to make things happen, struggling against it and resisting this natural force that is coming whether we want it to or not.

We are beginning to remember who we are. We are re-aligning with nature and shifting into  a new paradigm. We may feel like we have lost someone or something, that’s just a part of letting go. We haven’t really lost anything, we’ve had it the whole time, we just got distracted.

So what can we do now? How can we make this re-aligning easy and allow it to bring us inner peace, harmony, balance, and love. We can start by looking at nature. There is a saying that we can find all of our answers if we look to nature. For example, how many people are suffering from insomnia and lack of sleep. Our universe was designed to give us plenty of sleep. When the sun is up and it is bright and we can see, it is time for creative activity. When it is dark at night we should be sleeping and finding answers within ourselves through the dream-time. It is a perfect cycle that if we learn to align with it, we will become more balanced and feel refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning with clear ideas and more insight.

Rainy days are designed for us to do inner work. Either within ourselves or wthin our home. Maybe we need more rest. Rain is also a sign of cleansing and purification. Where I live in Sedona Arizona, it usually gets very windy just before it rains. I know that when it gets very windy then there is big change coming. Also called the winds of change. So I tend to get very excited when it is windy. Then after the wind it always rains, and the best part is the sunny, beautiful days that come. When it is sunny, warm, and clear, it is a time to reap the rewards, all great things come to fruition and manifest. Ive seen this cycle come and go, not only in big cycles of winter, spring, summer and fall, but in smaller, shorter cycles as well.

Remember, if you are struggling in this moment, there is a reason things are not going the way you think they should. And if you are struggling against this moment, then you are struggling against the whole universe. Life is full of lessons, and when we begin to let go and follow the path of least resistance, then we will see how beautiful life really is.

Take resopnsibility of your life. Choose the path of least resistance. Go sit in nature for a while, and reconnect to who you really are. You will begin to understand that all of the answers are within you. Become balanced, peaceful, and joyful from within first. Then from the inside out, the universe will reflecting it back to you.

Be what you wish to see in the world. Live by example, and you will really begin to live in the only moment you will ever have, that moment is now.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and this moment is a gift, that is why they call it the present.

You are loved, all is well.

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Life Coaching ~ Back to Nature

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Have we have forgotten who we are? Have we have made ourselves so busy, trying to fulfill the egos desire to be recognized and approved of? We live paycheck to paycheck just trying to pay our bills and we don’t have time for our loved ones. We don’t spend enough time in nature, and we may have forgot the most important person of all, ourselves.

There once was a time when we lived in harmony and balance with nature and others. Deep within, you may know this and remember a glimpse of what that felt like. Peaceful, calm, nurturing, and a passion for waking every day.

History repeats itself. We are coming into a new time, many of you may be feeling it, confused, no direction or clarity of the future. Are we trying to control it, trying to make things happen, struggling against it and resisting this natural force that is coming whether we want it to or not.

We are beginning to remember who we are. We are re-aligning with nature and shifting into  a new paradigm. We may feel like we have lost someone or something, that’s just a part of letting go. We haven’t really lost anything, we’ve had it the whole time, we just got distracted.

So what can we do now? How can we make this re-aligning easy and allow it to bring us inner peace, harmony, balance, and love. We can start by looking at nature. There is a saying that we can find all of our answers if we look to nature. For example, how many people are suffering from insomnia and lack of sleep. Our universe was designed to give us plenty of sleep. When the sun is up and it is bright and we can see, it is time for creative activity. When it is dark at night we should be sleeping and finding answers within ourselves through the dream-time. It is a perfect cycle that if we learn to align with it, we will become more balanced and feel refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning with clear ideas and more insight.

Rainy days are designed for us to do inner work. Either within ourselves or wthin our home. Maybe we need more rest. Rain is also a sign of cleansing and purification. Where I live in Sedona Arizona, it usually gets very windy just before it rains. I know that when it gets very windy then there is big change coming. Also called the winds of change. So I tend to get very excited when it is windy. Then after the wind it always rains, and the best part is the sunny, beautiful days that come. When it is sunny, warm, and clear, it is a time to reap the rewards, all great things come to fruition and manifest. Ive seen this cycle come and go, not only in big cycles of winter, spring, summer and fall, but in smaller, shorter cycles as well.

Remember, if you are struggling in this moment, there is a reason things are not going the way you think they should. And if you are struggling against this moment, then you are struggling against the whole universe. Life is full of lessons, and when we begin to let go and follow the path of least resistance, then we will see how beautiful life really is.

Take resopnsibility of your life. Choose the path of least resistance. Go sit in nature for a while, and reconnect to who you really are. You will begin to understand that all of the answers are within you. Become balanced, peaceful, and joyful from within first. Then from the inside out, the universe will reflecting it back to you.

Be what you wish to see in the world. Live by example, and you will really begin to live in the only moment you will ever have, that moment is now.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and this moment is a gift, that is why they call it the present.

You are loved, all is well.

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Life Coach Training ~ Return to Nature

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life coaching time in natureHave we have forgotten who we are? Have we have made ourselves so busy, trying to fulfill the egos desire to be recognized and approved of? Some of us live paycheck to paycheck just trying to pay our bills and we don’t have time for our loved ones. We don’t spend enough time in nature, and we may have forgot the most important person of all, ourselves.

There once was a time when we lived in harmony and balance with nature and others. Deep within, you may know this and remember a glimpse of what that felt like. Peaceful, calm, nurturing, and a passion for waking every day.

History repeats itself. We are coming into a new time, many of you may be feeling it, confused, no direction or clarity of the future. Are we trying to control it, trying to make things happen, struggling against it and resisting this natural force that is coming whether we want it to or not.

We are beginning to remember who we are. We are re-aligning with nature and shifting into a new paradigm. We may feel like we have lost someone or something, that’s just a part of letting go. We haven’t really lost anything, we’ve had it the whole time, we just got distracted.

So what can we do now? How can we make this re-aligning easy and allow it to bring us inner peace, harmony, balance, and love. We can start by looking at nature. There is a saying that we can find all of our answers if we look to nature. For example, how many people are suffering from insomnia and lack of sleep. Our universe was designed to give us plenty of sleep. When the sun is up and it is bright and we can see, it is time for creative activity. When it is dark at night we should be sleeping and finding answers within ourselves through the dream-time. It is a perfect cycle that if we learn to align with it, we will become more balanced and feel refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning with clear ideas and more insight.

Rainy days are designed for us to do inner work. Either within ourselves or wthin our home. Maybe we need more rest. Rain is also a sign of cleansing and purification. Where I live in Sedona Arizona, it usually gets very windy just before it rains. I know that when it gets very windy then there is big change coming. Also called the winds of change. So I tend to get very excited when it is windy. Then after the wind it always rains, and the best part is the sunny, beautiful days that come. When it is sunny, warm, and clear, it is a time to reap the rewards, all great things come to fruition and manifest. Ive seen this cycle come and go, not only in big cycles of winter, spring, summer and fall, but in smaller, shorter cycles as well.

Remember, if you are struggling in this moment, there is a reason things are not going the way you think they should. And if you are struggling against this moment, then you are struggling against the whole universe. Life is full of lessons, and when we begin to let go and follow the path of least resistance, then we will see how beautiful life really is.

Take resopnsibility of your life. Choose the path of least resistance. Go sit in nature for a while, and reconnect to who you really are. You will begin to understand that all of the answers are within you. Become balanced, peaceful, and joyful from within first. Then from the inside out, the universe will reflecting it back to you in everything you see.

Be what you wish to see in the world. Live by example, and you will really begin to live in the only moment you will ever have, that moment is now.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and this moment is a gift, that is why they call it the present.

You are loved, all is well.

A great message to share with your client that gets overwhelmed by staying too busy.

Expect Miracles,

Rebekah J Simpson

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“Meet Your Future Self” Life Coaching Guided Imagery

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Meet your Future-Self
Through Guided Imagery …with Certified Life Coach Rebekah Simpson

Relax, as you travel through time and space to meet your future self. Receive special wisdom and guidance to help you on your path in life. Also receive a special gift from your future self as a token to remember your experience. See where you will be living and find out how you got there. Bring a journal; you will want to remember this transformational experience! Group discussion afterward to share your aha moments and bring more clarity.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 6 to 7 pm

Sedona Creative Life Center In the Art Cabin. 333 Schnebly Hill Rd Sedona, AZ $20. 928-420-2077.

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Life Coaching and Universal Laws

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I’m beginning to understand why things happen the way they do. Life is actually very easy to understand once we learn to let go of control and begin to listen to our inner voice. Just recently I made some huge changes that were not exactly easy, but I knew I had to take my chances in order to grow and experience the freedom that I have been seeking for some time now. I really feel like something big is happening or about to happen. Many other people are experiencing and feeling the same way. It’s scary but at the same time fascinating.

I named the title of this blog post “Life Coaching and Universal Laws” because I’m beginning  to feel like is part of my purpose to use the gentle techniques of life coaching and simultaneously teach and help people understand the natural, universal laws that govern our universe. Yes, many of us may know of these laws, but are we using them to bring us freedom, true freedom? Probably not, and that’s the biggest part of my aha moment.

Okay, lets review the past couple of years in brief detail. In 1994 I began to think that there was more to life than what appeared as reality. At this time I really pushed myself to figure out what it was, doing this only resulted in more confusion. Then that inner voice told me to stop trying to figure it all out at this time, and that I still had much to learn and experience before I was to know the truth. So I did just that, I put all of my notes and books away and went back to just living a normal life.

Several years had passed, and a few destructive relationship had me wondering if I would ever feel true love and inner peace. By now my sons are a bit older and had went through the hard times with me. I look back and admit, I wouldn’t change anything if I could, because I wouldn’t know what I know now, and I wouldn’t know how to appreciate what I have now either.

Moving on to 2006 when I first watched, “The Secret.” Granted, the move didn’t give me all the answers, and certainly left me wanting to know more, it ultimately started me on a new journey of self-discovery. It also validated something that I knew in my heart to be true, the law of attraction. Even though I didn’t call it this before, I always taught my children that positive thoughts bring positive outcomes, and negative thoughts produce negative outcomes. I actually cried that day because now I knew I wasn’t the only one who thought that. I felt so empowered that I continued my search again for the truth of life. With a few more years of independent studies, trials, errors, hard times, miracles, and synchronicity, I had another breakthrough. All of this gathering of information, stories, learning my own lessons, and still learning them, is now paying off. I am becoming more clear of my purpose.

I want to help people understand and implement the natural laws of the universe. When we understand how and why things happen, then we can learn to change our thoughts and actions to produce more of what we do want. Not what we don’t want, and not letting things happen by default either. By practicing and implementing these laws one by one, we can then begin to have, be, do, and experience everything we’ve always wanted.

Stay posted on my upcoming workshops, they are coming soon, I can feel it!

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Life Coaching Tool 9 Day Mantra

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9 Day Mantra-Manifestation

After doing some in-depth research on instant manifestation, I created this program and used it for myself. Some experts say that it takes 21 days to change a habit, but through my research I have found that it can be done in less time. I am amazed at how it worked for me. I wasn’t  sure what to expect, but I wanted to do it for myself before I shared it with others. I was kinda hoping for lots of money or a brand new car, but after doing this process I realized that I needed to do some inner cleaning and clearing before the material abundance would come. What I manifested was exactly what I needed the most.

Sometimes we get so caught up in wanting more of what we don’t have instead of being happy with what we do have. Still, I continue to do this process daily and it seams I haven’t yet manifested the material things I want yet, but I have done much inner cleaning and completing of old projects that were long overdue.

What I have learned is that we will get exactly what we need right when we need it. There is a sequence of events and a divine process that we must experience and understand before we can allow material abundance. When we learn to open our hearts to love, appreciation and gratitude, we  will then step into the flow of material abundance that is awaiting us.

The “I Wants’: Make a list of everything you want to do, be, or have. Example: I want to live in Hawaii. I want a loving relationship. I want to be wealthy and have a lot of money. If you think of something else later, it’s okay to add it to the list at any time.

Releasing the “I Wants”: Release the “I wants.” Some people crumble up the paper and throw it away, some people burn it.. When we say, I want, what we are really saying is, I don’t have. If you are familiar with the law of attraction, then you know that the universe mirrors our thoughts and actions. What we think about, what we say, the feelings we have and the action we take is equal to what we will attract.

Transforming the “I wants”: On a completely new piece of paper, transform each item into words of already having it.

Example: I enjoy living in Hawaii. I have a loving relationship. I am wealthy and have a lot of money.

1-10 Scale: On a scale of 1-10, rate where you are right now with each item on the list, 1 meaning you are far from where you want to be, and 10 meaning you are where you want to be. Its always a good idea to measure your progress anytime you start something new.

Gratitude: End your mantra with a statement of gratitude. This is a very important part of this process because gratitude is a key factor in attracting more of what you want. Each day, make sure to take a moment and feel the gratitude for everything you already have.

Plan it: Schedule the nine days into your calendar. You will find that if you really want to do something or go somewhere, if you write it on your calendar, you will start scheduling other events around it. Set your intention and desire for what you want to get out of this exercise and let the universe handle the details.

The work: Read this mantra out loud to yourself every morning for 9 days. While doing this you may want to hold your gratitude stone in your hand.

Take a few minutes after reading this mantra to visualize yourself as already having, being, or doing that which you want. Remain in a place of gratitude throughout the day accepting people, places, circumstances, and events as they are.

*If you miss one day, you are encouraged to start the process over. It is important to do this for nine days consecutive to experience your desired outcome.

San Kalpa (sahn KAL-pah) is an ancient Sanskrit sutra that means “My intentions have infinite organizing power.” When you enter a meditative state and repeat this sutra, you strengthen the power of your intentions. Here is how to use it:

Spend a few minutes in meditation, allowing your mind to settle. Now imagine that the entire universe is a vast ocean of consciousness and that your intentions emerge from your heart and ripple out into this ocean, where they are fulfilled with effortless ease. Then say silently to yourself, “San Kalpa.”

For every intention, whether for healing, a new relationship, wealth, or opportunity, envision the desired outcome in your mind and repeat the sutra, letting it resonate deep within you.

Practice Non-Judgment: Release judging and evaluating people, places, circumstances, situations, and events. Everyone is just doing the best that they can with the past condition that the have had. They are not good, they are not bad, they just are. And what they are experiencing right now is perfect and in alignment with their life’s path. They are reacting to what they know. Everything that is happening right now is a result of what we have done in the past. Within every problem, there is an opportunity in disguise. Look for the positive in every moment.

Take the Right Action: Take action that supports, and is in alignment with your wants and desires. One of my favorite sayings is, “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, then you will keep getting what you’ve always got.” Another one of my favorite tools is, E+R=O event plus your response to the event equals the outcome. If you don’t like the outcome you are getting then you have to change your response to the event.

The Law of Least Effort-By Deepak Chopra

Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease…with care freeness, harmony, and love. And when we harness the forces of harmony, joy, and love, we create success and good fortune with effortless ease.
I will put the Law of Least Effort into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:

1. I will practice acceptance. Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were.

2. Having accepted things as they are, I will take responsibility for my situation and for all those events I see as problems. I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes myself.) I also know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and this alertness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.

3. Today my awareness will remain established in Defenselessness. I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view. I will remain open to all points of view and not be rigidly attached to any one of them. – Deepak Chopra
“Your purpose is to grow to the point where “I am love” is at the surface of you consciousness, not buried in the dark depths.” -Deepak Chopra

Release Attachment: Release all attachment to your desired outcome. It’s okay if it doesn’t happen and it’s okay if it does happen. Remain open to new possibilities and look for opportunities throughout each day. Just know that whatever happens is in perfect alignment with your true purpose in life. If something that you really want doesn’t happen, then there is a reason for it, or it’s not the right time yet. Remember, the more you act like you don’t have something, the more you push it away.

Journal: Journal each day to record your progress. Describe your experiences and events with detail.

Review: On the tenth day review your notes, and reevaluate where you are now with each item using the 1-10 scale. Celebrate your success! Do something nice for yourself to show appreciation and gratitude.

After the 9th day, something in your awareness will have changed, and it’s usually what you need the most.

I would love to hear your feedback!

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Three Reasons People come into our Lives

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life coaching and relationshipsPeople come into our lives for three reasons:

1. To reflect something back to us that we admire or dislike about ourselves. When we come in contact with these people, we may feel a sense of familiarity. Pay close attention to these moments, as there is usually something of great value to learn here.

2. To give us information that will support us on our path.This may be a stranger that you are standing next to in the bookstore and they suggest that you read a certain book.

3. To support us on our lifes journey. People that come into our lives to support us also come in three different ways: amoment, a season, or a lifetime. People that come into our lives for a moment are usually the ones who will reflect something back to us about ourselves, or they have a bit of information or insight that they can share with us. People that come into our lives for a season may be supporting us by teaching us a lesson that will add to our growth. And people that are in our lives for a lifetime, such as your spouses, your children, or your parentsd, may be here to teach us the big lessions in this lifetime.

Exercise: Throughout your day, and as you encounter different people, even your family that you see every day, look for what each person may have to offer you, or that you may offer them. If someone is asking you for some guidance then look at how it may be serving you to help them.

No matter who comes and goes in your life, they are all there to support you in some way or another. Make sure to show your gratitude and appreciation for them as this will reflect back to you more gratitude, appreciation, and support in your life.

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Life Coaching – Three Reasons People come into our Lives

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People come into our lives for three reasons:

1. To reflect something back to us that we admire or dislike about ourselves. When we come in contact with these people, we may feel a sense of familiarity. Pay close attention to these moments, as there is usually something of great value to learn here.

2. To give us information that will support us on our path.This may be a stranger that you are standing next to in the bookstore and they suggest that you read a certain book.

3. To support us on our lifes journey. People that come into our lives to support us also come in three different ways: amoment, a season, or a lifetime. People that come into our lives for a moment are usually the ones who will reflect something back to us about ourselves, or they have a bit of information or insight that they can share with us. People that come into our lives for a season may be supporting us by teaching us a lesson that will add to our growth. And people that are in our lives for a lifetime, such as your spouses, your children, or your parentsd, may be here to teach us the big lessions in this lifetime.

Exercise: Throughout your day, and as you encounter different people, even your family that you see every day, look for what each person may have to offer you, or that you may offer them. If someone is asking you for some guidance then look at how it may be serving you to help them.

No matter who comes and goes in your life, they are all there to support you in some way or another. Make sure to show your gratitude and appreciation for them as this will reflect back to you more gratitude, appreciation, and support in your life.

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Life Coach Training – Communicating from Within

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Life Coach Quiet ListeningThere are three places that we can come  from when we are communicating with others, or making decisions.

1. Head, from this place we may be trying to rationalize situations, use intellect, process, analyze, and react. This is great for use in business.

2. Heart, When we are in our hearts, we are connecting, expressing love, compassion, sensitivity,  and sympathy. Sometimes it can be difficult to make decisions from the heart because we may be too sensitive or emotional and it could get in the way. This is great for use with loved ones.

3. Knowing, this is the place just below or behind our navel, our center, our gut feeling, also called our place of “chi”, and life source. This is where we go when we are seeking answers from within. Here we can only experience the truth of all things, a knowing of who we really are, why we are here, and how we can best serve all of humanity. From here we are able to respond to situations rather that react. It’s almost a sense of being in the present.

Our knowing is also the place where we receive goose bumps during a chilling situation or conversation. These are actually “Truth Bumps.” We can know, that when this happens, Spirit is present.

Exercise: Pause for a moment, count to five, take a couple of deep breaths and get centered. Then ask yourself which one of these three place are your current thoughts and decisions comming from. By doing this exercise several times throughout your day, you may find that your thoughts and decisioins will be more in alignment with your wants and desires.

Practice this with your client before the session and you can see how much more relaxed and open they are.

Expect Miracles,

Rebekah J Simpson

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Life Coaching Success Strategy – Take Responsibility for your life

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You cant change others but you can change yourself.

When we were young, many of us were taught to believe that we weren’t in control of our lives, and we were conditioned to just take what we were given and be happy with it. We were also taught to blame something outside of ourselves for things in our life that we are not happy with. We blame our parents, our friends, the media, the government, our clients, the weather, the economy, and most of all our spouses and partners. Somehow we never want to think that the real problem could start with ourselves. We make up excuses or complain, we have our victim stories, and reasons why we “can’t.” Have you ever noticed that people almost always complain to the wrong people, to people who can’t do anything about it. Why? Because it’s easier. It takes more effort and courage to tell your spouse that you are not happy at home, or tell your boss that you are not happy with the way they pile too much work on you. But who do we unload on?

We either create or allow what happens to us. And to start creating the dream life we want, we have to take 100% responsibility and give up all blaming, justification, and excuses forever. It may have served us in the past, and sometimes we got what we wanted, but it didn’t last long. And here we are wondering why we still haven’t been able to have the life we want.

Let’s look at what our beliefs are…

If we believe we that we are always sick, then we will always be sick. If we believe that the pain in our body will only get worse, then we will remain in pain for the rest of our lives. If we believe that we have allergies because it runs in the family, then we will continue to have allergies. Our beliefs create our outcome. We choose to accept the sickness, the pain, and the allergies as, “that’s just the way it is.”
What if we could begin to believe that we can be well, even after years of being sick. What if we can become pain free, what if it is possible? What if, after having allergies all our lives, we can become allergy free. What if we could do all of this with no medications? What if we could simply change our beliefs and get the outcome we want. What if it is really that simple? Yes, it is that simple. The hard part (and this may just be a belief of mine) is that when we have been conditioned for so long to believe something, it takes time and consistency to change the belief to get the new results. Even while we are in pain, suffering from allergies, struggling with finances, we can start to trick the subconscious mind into thinking we are well, and have financial freedom. After a while we will start to see a change in our experience that is in alignment with our new beliefs. Some experts say that it takes 21 days to change a habit, I have found that it can happen in less time.

Another tool we can use to help change our beliefs, is to change the way we respond to certain events. E + R = O (Event + Response = Outcome) The basic idea of this tool is that every outcome we have experienced in life has been a result of how we have respond to the event in the past. You may have herd the saying, “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, then you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” It is very true, we have to change the way we respond to things in order to get the desired outcome. Everything that we experience today, is a result of the choices we have made in the past.

Action Plan:

1. What is something that you are experiencing in your life that you are not happy with?

2. How have you responded to this in the past?

3. What is your old belief?

4. What is your new belief?

5.  How could you respond differently?

6. What do you want your new outcome to be?

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Seven Step Breakthrough Self-Coaching

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This is a simple yet empowering tool that can help get you from where you are to where you want to be by using Life Coaching techniques. This tool can also help you find answers in any situation or decision that you may be presented with at the moment. This program is designed to be reused every time you need answers or clarification. The key to Coaching and the motivation behind this breakthrough process is that “you have all the answers within yourself.” This seven step process may take you about an hour to complete. It is important to finish all the steps in one session. I want to encourage you to take notes during this session. Journaling is very important when you are preparing to have a breakthrough! It allows you to record and measure your progress. So when you are ready to get started start the video and have your journal ready.
Personal Life Coaching session are available with Rebekah 928-420-2077

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Universal Laws – Distraction

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Every time we plan to do or think something different, we are given tests to see if that is what we really want. Theses usually show up in the form of distractions or negative thoughts. Recognize these as old limiting beliefs and release them. Or you can transform them into new positive thoughts by declaring in the moment that you choose to stay in alignment with what you want. These may show up in the form of phone calls or emails that make no sense, or people that seem to take up your time. Don’t bother with these, they are just distractions and will only set you back. The best way to know if things are a distraction is to pay close attention to your feelings, then ask yourself, am I giving my energy to what I don’t want? What we are actually doing is creating new beliefs. Once we remove the old beliefs, then we will not be effected by them if they show up again.
As I was trying to think of a good example while writing this, I received a text message on my cell phone. It was someone who I didn’t know that said, “Hi I found you and wanted you to check out my profile on friend-trip.org. I was actually expecting something like this to happen as I was writing this. This has happened in the past and I gave about an hour to it before I realized that it was a distraction. Anyway, I typed in the address on-line and it redirected me to a different site that was prompting me to join a membership site. Then I did a Google search for the “friend trip.” Nothing made any sense to what I was searching for, so I got in touch with my feelings and realized quickly that this was a distraction. I deleted the text message, stated out loud that I choose to finish putting this program together and not be distracted. I spent less than one minute on that distraction and started writing again. Then I told myself good job and wrote it in my gratitude journal.
Distraction is not always a bad thing, we can use this to help us as well. For example, we might want to intentionally distract ourselves by chewing gum when we are trying to quit smoking, or going for a walk when we a feeling confused, anxiety, and fear, or cleaning house when we are sad, frustrated, or upset. When we find ourselves in a conversation with someone that is leading down a negative road, we can intentionally distract the other person by changing the subject and focusing on the positive side of the conversation. In this way we can use distraction to help us transform old beliefs and habits.
As with all things in life, there is a challenging side and a supportive side, we just need more understanding of them, then we will know how to make them work for us.
Excerpt form “Universal Laws” Understanding the natural laws of the universe ….and how to make them work for us by Rebekah Simpson

Dear Rebekah,
I just finished reading you thoughts on the purpose of “distractions”…It was very helpful and insightful…Thank you!
The Universe gives us many chances to pursue our dreams…and then tests if that is truly our desire…
We just have to listen to our inner guidance, face any fears that may try to hold us back and then allow transformation to happen…
May we all have courage to follow our soul’s path… Liinneah
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What will you create today?

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One of the best ways to create the kind of day you want is to pretend it. In the dictionary it says that to pretend is to stretch, to profess, to simulate, to make believe, and to lay calm. Pre means before in time, place, rank, etc. Tend means to take care of, to manage or operate, to stretch, to be inclined, disposed, or to be directed. And Tendency means an inclination to move or act in a particular direction or way, a course toward some object.
If we pretend or visualize how we want our day to go first thing in the morning, then it is more likely to happen exactly the way we see it. It doesn’t have to take a long time, we could do it for five minutes. If we continue to do this consistently, then we will start to see more synchronicity and de ja vu, and have a feeling of having been in a place, talking to these people, or experienced something before.
Studies have shown that the brain doesn’t know the difference between visualising something and actually doing it. It still triggers the same emotions, and that is one of the main ingredients to manifesting what you want. Thought, feeling, and action.
Today’s Action Plan:
I will pretend my day first thing in the morning.
I will intend safe travels, coming into contact with people who support me, receiving the abundance that the universe has to offer me, love, joy, laughter, and peace. I intend prosperity, health, creativity, and confidence. Everything I do will happen easily and with least effort. I will stay open to new possibilities and opportunities. I will practice non-judgment, and know that everything happens for a reason. I will remain in a place of gratitude for everything that I encounter in this day.
You can add anything you want to this mantra, if you have a job interview, you can see your self going through the process and getting hired. If you have to go out of town, you can see yourself arriving there safely, early and refreshed. If you have to meet someone new, you can pretend the entire scene before you even speak with them.
Remove all negative thoughts, don’t even put them in your way. Act as if, what you pretend will come true exactly the way you visualize it.
So then, What will you create today?

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Life Coaching – What will you create today?

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One of the best ways to create the kind of day you want is to pretend it. In the dictionary it says that to pretend is to stretch, to profess, to simulate, to make believe, and to lay calm. Pre means before in time, place, rank, etc. Tend means to take care of, to manage or operate, to stretch, to be inclined, disposed, or to be directed. And Tendency means an inclination to move or act in a particular direction or way, a course toward some object.

If we pretend or visualize how we want our day to go first thing in the morning, then it is more likely to happen exactly the way we see it. It doesn’t have to take a long time, we could do it for five minutes. If we continue to do this consistently, then we will start to see more synchronicity and de ja vu, and have a feeling of having been in a place, talking to these people, or experienced something before.

Studies have shown that the brain doesn’t know the difference between visualising something and actually doing it. It still triggers the same emotions, and that is one of the main ingredients to manifesting what you want. Thought, feeling, and action.

Today’s Action Plan:

I will pretend my day first thing in the morning.
I will intend safe travels, coming into contact with people who support me, receiving the abundance that the universe has to offer me, love, joy, laughter, and peace. I intend prosperity, health, creativity, and confidence. Everything I do will happen easily and with least effort. I will stay open to new possibilities and opportunities. I will practice non-judgment, and know that everything happens for a reason. I will remain in a place of gratitude for everything that I encounter in this day.
You can add anything you want to this mantra, if you have a job interview, you can see your self going through the process and getting hired. If you have to go out of town, you can see yourself arriving there safely, early and refreshed. If you have to meet someone new, you can pretend the entire scene before you even speak with them.
Remove all negative thoughts, don’t even put them in your way. Act as if, what you pretend will come true exactly the way you visualize it.

So, What will you create today?

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The Wheel of Fortune

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Something interesting happened today that started yesterday. I was taking a couple on a vortex tour near the Sedona Masonic Temple. The wind was blowing so hard we could barley walk without getting blown over. As we were walking to a secret Native American Medicine Wheel to do a ceremony I noticed a tarot card blow toward my feet, so I picked it up. It was the Wheel of Fortune card and was numbered “10”. I am familiar with tarot cards but never really got a good look at them. I thought that was interesting and put it in my pocket. I believe everything happens for a reason and though it would make sense later. Just the day before, a friend had let me borrow a copy of The Science Behind the Secret DVD, I hadn’t had an opportunity to watch it before today. I am a huge fan of “The Secret” and was excited to see the science behind it. As I was watching it this morning, it went into a little bit about the Freemasons and tarot cards. Okay, I thought that was funny since I had just yesterday found this card on the property of the Masonic Temple. Interestingly, the DVD stopped before the end and I had a thought to get on the computer and look up what the card meant. The first website I came to explained, “From out of hiding comes the fool, into the sunlight, as if being pulled up from some low, dark point on a wheel. It is time for a change. Staff in hand he heads back out into the world, expecting nothing. But, strangely, things seem to happen to him as the hours go by, good things. Wondering by a water wheel a woman offers him a drink in a golden chalice, and then urges him to keep the cup, just because she likes him; as he wanders by a windmill; he stops to watch a young man swinging a sward; when he expresses his admiration of the weapon, the young man presses it into his hand, insisting that he take it. And finally, when he comes upon a rich merchant sitting in a wagon, right over one of the wheels, the man hands him a bag of money. I like giving away money, explains the merchant, and I decided, just randomly, that the “10Th” person who walked past me today would get this money. You’re the tenth. The fool hardly thought he could be surprised, but he is. It is as if everything good that he ever did in his life is being paid back to him, three-fold. All luck this day is his.” After reading that I felt that it was in alignment with where I was in my life right now, and I looked to see what the date was yesterday when I found the card, it was in fact 10-10-08. Now, I await to see what happens. I will post it here when I find out. -Rebekah The information about the tarot card was derived from aeclectic.net

12-30-08 Continued… Okay, things are getting very interesting. I found out that in numerology and tarot that for me this year is an “10” and the “Wheel of Fortune” according to my birth date.  And next year (2009) will be an “11” meaning “Strength and Lustre.” The name of the book is The Tarot Handbook by Angeles Arrien.”

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The Wheel of Fortune card found in Sedona

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wheel of fortuneSomething interesting happened today that started yesterday. I was taking a couple on a vortex tour near the Sedona Masonic Temple. The wind was blowing so hard we could barley walk without getting blown over. As we were walking to a secret Native American Medicine Wheel to do a ceremony I noticed a tarot card blow toward my feet, so I picked it up. It was the Wheel of Fortune card and was numbered “10”. I am familiar with tarot cards but never really got a good look at them. I thought that was interesting and put it in my pocket. I believe everything happens for a reason and though it would make sense later.

Just the day before, a friend had let me borrow a copy of The Science Behind the Secret DVD, I hadn’t had an opportunity to watch it before today. I am a huge fan of “The Secret” and was excited to see the science behind it. As I was watching it this morning, it went into a little bit about the Freemasons and tarot cards. Okay, I thought that was funny since I had just yesterday found this card on the property of the Masonic Temple. Interestingly, the DVD stopped before the end and I had a thought to get on the computer and look up what the card meant.

The first website I came to explained, “From out of hiding comes the fool, into the sunlight, as if being pulled up from some low, dark point on a wheel. It is time for a change. Staff in hand he heads back out into the world, expecting nothing. But, strangely, things seem to happen to him as the hours go by, good things. Wondering by a water wheel a woman offers him a drink in a golden chalice, and then urges him to keep the cup, just because she likes him; as he wanders by a windmill; he stops to watch a young man swinging a sward; when he expresses his admiration of the weapon, the young man presses it into his hand, insisting that he take it. And finally, when he comes upon a rich merchant sitting in a wagon, right over one of the wheels, the man hands him a bag of money. I like giving away money, explains the merchant, and I decided, just randomly, that the “10Th” person who walked past me today would get this money. You’re the tenth. The fool hardly thought he could be surprised, but he is. It is as if everything good that he ever did in his life is being paid back to him, three-fold. All luck this day is his.” After reading that I felt that it was in alignment with where I was in my life right now, and I looked to see what the date was yesterday when I found the card, it was in fact 10-10-08. Now, I await to see what happens. I will post it here when I find out. -Rebekah The information about the tarot card was derived from aeclectic.net

12-30-08 Continued… Okay, things are getting very interesting. I found out that in numerology and tarot that for me this year is an “10” and the “Wheel of Fortune” according to my birth date.  And next year (2009) will be an “11” meaning “Strength and Lustre.” The name of the book is The Tarot Handbook by Angeles Arrien.”

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Life Coaching – Clear the Clutter for a happier and Healthier Mind and Home

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I’m sure you have herd the term, “a cluttered house is a cluttered mind?” Do you feel overwhelmed and exhausted? Do you feel like you have too much to do around the house and can’t seem to get anything done? Can you see the floor in your vehicle? What does your yard look like?

Fall is here and its time to finish our summer cleaning projects before winter. It’s a great time to finish outside work because it has finally cooled off a bit. It’s also a good idea to prepare your home for relatives and parties just before the holidays. All of those things you don’t use anymore could be donated to shelters and thrift stores. There will be many families looking for gifts from churches and thrift stores because they don’t have enough money for retail. Your junk could be someone else’s treasure!
What were your “cleaning” goals and plans to accomplish this summer? How much did you get done? It’s not too late to start or finish. The following is an action plan to have your home clean and clear by winter. This is not meant to be done overnight, give yourself about two months to complete this project.

Make a list of everything you want to do.
Organize your list by outside work, vehicle, and home.
Sub-categorize by sections. Example: front yard, back yard, shed, garage. And for the home: Kitchen, dining room, pantry, bathroom 1, 2, living room, laundry room, bedroom1, 2 and 3. Clean and organize one section per week. This should give you plenty of time to rest in between each section. Schedule dates and times you can commit to, and be specific. Ask for help and delegate when possible. Stick to it! Visualize the end result. You will feel so much better, calmer, and clearer when you are done.
Below is an example of the schedule I came up with. Keep in mind to start with the outside work first. I also have kids, so I have included their room into the schedule. Another thing you could do is turn this into a check list, it helps to measure your progress, and you will begin to feel like you have accomplished a lot.

Vehicle
Wash outside; clean inside, clean carpet, floors, and seats.

Outside and Yard Work
Front yard-cut weeds and haul to dump, trim all old leaves from plants and put in compost.
Back yard- weeds and haul to dump, trim all old leaves from plants and put in compost
Shed- prepare unused and unwanted items to take to thrift store. Organize and create extra storage space.

House and Garage
Living room- I do this first because this is what your company will see first

Guest Bathroom-company will need to use this next. Clean under sink, and scrub bathtub, walls, and the door.
Kitchen- Get rid of all unused Tupperware, and mismatched lids and containers. Clean under sink, microwave, and refrigerator.
Dining Room- Clean glass door, wipe down table and chairs.
Pantry-Give unused canned and boxed foods to food bank.
Kids Bedroom 1-Toys/Clothes, walls and door.
Kids Bedroom 2- Toys/Clothes, walls and door.
Master Bedroom- Clean under bed, closet storage,
Master Bathroom- Clean under sink, and scrub bathtub, walls, and the door.
Laundry Room- Clean off shelves, washer and drier, walls and door.
Garage-Organize, clean floors.

Tips:
Helpful questions to ask your self when sorting through your things. Do I want this? Do I need this? Will I wear or use this? Does it fit? Can someone else use this?
One of the things I like to do when cleaning an area is, remove everything, clean it, then start putting things back one by one. This may take longer, but it allows you to look at the things you don’t need and get rid of them, and you will love the clear, un-cluttered space. Also this can allow you to re-arrange things to give it a new energy.

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What is a Life Coach and Life Coaching?

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Coaching is an exciting new profession that can provide many opportunities to help people discover and achieve their dreams. People need support to survive and thrive in the game of life. Life Coaches support and encourage, without passing judgment or holding anything back.

A Life coach can:
* Empower an executive to become an inspiring leader.
* Assist an entrepreneur to build a profitable business.
* Challenge individuals to accomplish goals and dreams at an accelerated pace.
* Facilitate a person’s ability to find a spiritual perspective in their everyday life.
Coaching is the act of empowerment – – expanding people’s awareness through powerful questioning technologies and leveraging their gifts and talents MUCH faster than they could do alone.
The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what obstacles or challenges there might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.
A Life Coach knows the client has all the answers to every question or challenge deep within them, even if those answers appear to be obscured, concealed or hidden inside. The coaches’ job is to ask the right questions and use right tools and techniques to empower the client to find the answers within themselves.
Life Coaching is a new and rapidly growing profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling.
Life Coaching teaches you to connect your head and your heart in a way that transforms your passion for your dreams into action for your life. Coaching is like having a personal trainer for your life!!
If you are ready to take action and move forward in your life, call me today to schedule a transformational life coaching session. 928-420-2077