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.
( all my relations)
"THE STORYTELLER IS ONE WHOSE SPIRIT IS INDISPENSABLE TO THE PEOPLE"
In his traditional world the Native American lives in the presence of stories. The storyteller is one whose spirit is indispensable to the people. He is a magician, artist, and creator. And above all, he is a Holy Man. His is a sacred Business.
-N.Scott Momaday, / Kiowa
TYPES OF STORIES
Symbolic—refer to larger bodies of oral literature.
Lessons—describe how and why things are the way they are.
Instructions from spirit mentors—explain how to conduct ceremonies.
Descriptions of natural processes—water cycles, inter-species relationships, life cycles of plants, earth movements and soil types.
Survival accounts—hunting, gathering, and farming stories talk about how to collect, prepare, and eat foods.
Oral maps for travel—describe historic and on-going migrations of tribe for subsistence and holy journeys.
Magical tales of transformation—articulate the mystery and complexity of being human.
Adventures in love, romance and marriage.
"I have been called many things, but I think If I had to have a label for myself it would be "Storyteller." For nothing gives me greater fulfillment." -Thunder