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)


Creativity and Taoism

Taoism is often said to posit a negative attitude toward the world, to encourage withdrawal from life rather than active and joyful participation in it, and of course it is quite true that Lao Tzu himself recommended the way of "losing and losing" to reach to Tao. This is not rejection, however, but self-realization. When man leaves his burden of anxiety and fear behind him he attains an inner serenity and reaches a higher and more integrated level of consciousness...

Life and its daily activities are not left behind but raised to a new height through perfect realization. To lose the burden of fear and anxiety is not nihilistically to reject reality, but merely to cast aside the negative side of life - it is a fulfillment of the positive in dealing with the affairs of the world.
-- Chang Chung-yuan, Creativity and Taoism

1 comment:

William Douglas Horden said...

"...adopting a world view that holds all of creation to be spiritual and its purpose worth serving inevitably results in our vision of the world more closely resembling that of the ancients than that of our contemporaries.

"For this reason, we return to the lessons the ancients distilled from their vision of the world: The whole of the spirit warrior's training consists of learning to treat the world as a living spirit of infinite form and then to translate the ancients' lessons into a way of life that proves meaningful and effective today."

--The Toltec I Ching