About Me: "Wakiya" (Thunder)
I am a Tribal, Musician, Writer, Artist. I try to walk the path and have studied the tradition of the "Wisdom keepers" like Lame Deer, Fools Crow, Black Elk, and Rolling Thunder from the tribes of this region, and Lao Tzu, Buddha, Bodhidharma, Yeshua, and other enlightened ones from the many various tribes of the earth. I understand the worlds religions and belief systems, and realize the division this can cause by the lack of understanding the "real message" from the Masters. My intention, and life's prayer is to try to live in harmony with Grandmother Earth, Grandfather sky, (Nature) and "the spirit that moves in all things," and help in any way I can to build a bridge between all men and tribes so they can walk their path in a manner that will benefit themselves, the Earth and others. I open up, and ask Great Spirit, The creator, The Tao, The Universe, to work and direct healing and positive energy through me by different means, like the Flute, drums, Words, Prayer, and Touch. I try to be loving and accept others from the heart, and practice forgiveness. I honor all people, the winged one's, and four legged ones considering us all equal, not one being above another. I honor the bountiful Harvest from Mother earth in the form of plant life, water, air and herbs which sustain our oneness with her. I pray all tribes should re-unite as one, so we may protect the planet and live in harmony. Within you, without you.

Mitakuye Oyasin
( all my relations)


The feminine aspect of the universe and the Tao

I love the goddess aspect of the universe. The Tao Te Ching says: "It (the Tao) is the unlimited father and mother of all limited things" Above we have two photos of the goddess aspect being portrayed. One with the dragon (Taoist) and the other with the thunderbird or thunder biengs (Native American). We also have many other examples, such as Kwan Yin goddess of mercy, and the white Buffalo woman who gave the Native American the red stone pipe. Grandmother or mother earth comes to mind also. Certainly these cultures realized the importance of the soft and yielding manner of the "Yin energy." With this comes the gift of compassion and mercy. It would be beneficial for any society, especially those of a patriarchal nature to recognize and embrace the dual aspect of nature and the universe. This should also be recognized within oneself. Another quote from The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu: "To know the masculine and yet cleave to the feminine is to be the womb of the world." Needless to say we could use a more soft yielding atmosphere in the world we see around us.

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