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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I-ching 39/ Difficulty /obstruction
DIFFICULTY. The path is arduous. An obstruction is already in place that must be confronted. Seeing the danger ahead and being able to stop: that is wisdom. The southwest, where friends are found, is favorable; going this way one attains the center. There is no advantage in the northeast, where the obstruction lies; there one's Dao would only be exhausted. It is advantageous to see great people; going in this direction brings real accomplishment. In the right time and place, perseverance brings good fortune, and sets the country right. In truth, times of difficulty offer great opportunities! One who follows the Way turns oneself inside out to realize Dao.
"Ordinarily when we recognize something as inimical we exert ourselves to resist it. The Taoist however sees it as having a fixed term with beginning, growth, climax, deterioration. If he discerns it at its inception, while it is still weak, he is prompted to crush it before it develops. If he misses the opportunity, he yields as it grows stronger, bows to prevailing circumstances, is satisfied to survive until it passes its peak, then as it weakens he advances."
-- Angus C. Graham