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.
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Insects / The spirit that moves in all things / Jessa the painter!
When I get out in nature in a wilderness setting, or just going to the park, I am connecting to "The spirit that moves in all things." Now sometimes You might glance around and not see much, (some people aren't aware of their surroundings) but there is much to be seen.
If you lie down on the grass, stomach down with your head resting on your hands and start looking closely, it's pretty amazing what you might see. They are called insects. And if you look long enough you will see a lot. Ants, small flies or gnats, beetles, and all kinds of good things. Great spirit is amazing, and this part of the nature spirit has as much good medicine as all the other winged ones, and four leggeds on this wonderful Grandmother earth. Maybe one is your totem!
Now what got me on this subject, was the other day she (Jessa) commented on my blog, and I followed up be e-mail, and then going to her site on the internet. That's when I saw these phenomenal paintings by her.
Jessa Huebing-Reitinger was born in Wisconsin in 1971. Her career as a visual artist began at the age of 12 with her first commission. In 1989, Jessa was accepted to the Kansas City Art Institute and in 1993 she graduated with a B.F.A. degree in painting.
For much more on this fantastic painter and her project Insect series click here or on her name above. Jessa lives in Tucson and is very much in touch with Native American beliefs, we have had good communication. I believe her paintings are healing, and are directed by great spirit. I would love to see some of her stuff on the Native American hoop drum! How about it Jessa?
I will also be showing some more of her paintings on "Apache Tracking" my new companion web site, for living at one with nature and surviving. Lets not forget how important insects are to our survival. Without the pollination process we would be in a lot of trouble to say the least.
All I can say is I am in awe! Thanks Jessa! Mita Kola (my friend.) -Thunderhands