CELEBRATE BIRTH OF WHITE BUFFALO – February 7th, 2015

WHITE BUFFALOThe White Buffalo are sacred to many Native Americans. The Lakota (Sioux) Nation has passed down the The Legend of the White Buffalo–a story now approximately 2,000 years old–at many council meetings, sacred ceremonies, and through the tribe’s storytellers. There are several variations, but all are meaningful, and tell of the same outcome. Have communication with the Creator through prayer with clear intent for Peace, Harmony and Balance for all life living in the Earth Mother.

Spirituality among Natives Americans and non-Native Americans has been a strong force for those who believe in the power of the Great Spirit or God.

It matters not what you call the Creator. What matters is that you pray to give thanks for your blessings and trust the guidance given to you from the world of Spirit. Many truths about Spirit are told and handed down from one generation to the next.

The legend of the White Buffalo Calf Woman tells how the People had lost the ability to communicate with the Creator. The Creator sent the sacred White Buffalo Calf Woman to teach the People how to pray with the Pipe. With that Pipe, seven sacred ceremonies were given for the people to abide in order to ensure a future with harmony, peace, and balance.

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White Buffalo Calf Woman, Original artwork above by Rogue Guirey Simpson, 1992

Legend says that long ago, two young men were out hunting when from out of nowhere came a beautiful maiden dressed in white buckskin. One of the hunters looked upon her and recognizing her as a wakan, or sacred being, lowered his eyes. The second hunter approached her with lust in his eyes desiring her for his woman. White Buffalo Calf Woman beckoned the lustful warrior to her, and as he approached a cloud of dust arose around them causing them to be hidden from view. When the dust settled, nothing but a pile of bones lay next to her. As she walked toward the respectful young hunter, she explained to him that she had merely fulfilled the other man’s desire, allowing him, within that brief moment, to live a lifetime, die and decay. White Buffalo Calf Woman instructed the young man to go back to the People and tell them to prepare for her arrival to teach them of the way to pray. The young hunter obeyed. When White Buffalo Calf woman arrived with the sacred bundle (the prayer pipe) she taught the People of the seven sacred ways to pray. These prayers are through ceremonies that include the Sweat Lodge for purification; the Naming Ceremony for child naming; the Healing Ceremony to restore health to the body, mind and spirit; the adoption ceremony for making of relatives; the marriage ceremony for uniting male and female; the Vision Quest for communing with the Creator for direction and answers to one’s life; and the Sundance Ceremony to pray for the well-being of all the People.

When the teaching of the sacred ways was complete, White Buffalo Calf Woman told the people she would again return for the sacred bundle that she left with them. Before leaving, she told them that within her were the four ages, and that she would look back upon the People in each age, returning at the end of the fourth age, to restore harmony and spirituality to a troubled land. She walked a short distance, she looked back towards the people and sat down. When she arose they were amazed to see she had become a black buffalo. Walking a little further, the buffalo laid down, this time arising as a yellow buffalo. The third time the buffalo walked a little further and this time arose as a red buffalo. Walking a little further it rolled on the ground and rose one last time as a white buffalo calf signaling the fulfillment of the White Buffalo Calf prophecy.

The changing of the four colors of the White Buffalo Calf Woman represents the four colors of man–white, yellow, red and black. These colors also represent the four directions, north, east, south and west. The sacred bundle that was left to the Lakota people is still with the People in a sacred place on the Cheyenne River Indian reservation in South Dakota. It is kept by a man known as the Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe, Arvol Looking Horse.

The legend of the White Buffalo Calf Woman remains ever promising in this age of spiritual enlightenment and conscious awareness. In today’s world of confusion and war many of us are looking for signs of peace.

“With the return of the White Buffalo it is a sign that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe is being honored, and that the promises of prophecy are being fulfilled. White Buffalo signals a time of abundance and plenty.” (from Sams and Carson, Medicine cards)

Though harsh as the world we live in may be throughout recorded history there have been spiritual leaders teaching peace, hope and balance (synergy) amongst all life. This was taught by great teachers such as Jesus, Buddha, the Dali Lama’s, and Native American leaders.

Chief Crazy Horse, Chief Seattle, and Chief Red Cloud are a few of the visionary leaders who committed their lives to bring peace, and internal happiness to all who they touched. They were tangible signs of goodwill toward all men, women and children.

Legend courtesy Jim and Dena Riley

Crazy Horse to Touch the Clouds, 1877

A few people have asked that I share the Prophecy of Crazy Horse – as said smoking the Sacred Pipe with “Touch the Clouds” four days before he was killed by the U.S. Army as they attempted to imprison him – could not be more powerfully relevant.

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“Upon suffering beyond suffering:

The Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world; a world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations; a world longing for light again.

I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again.

In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom.

I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be one.”
-Crazy Horse, Oglala Lakota Sioux (circa 1840-1877)

Higher Learning

Sometimes when people start to meditate, they think that now all of our problems will go away. Problems are our teachers. They come to us so we can learn how to improve our life and find and discover our Full Potential in Enlightenment. If our teachers go away, there is nothing to learn and life gets boring!

Life on Earth is our classroom. Problems and karma are our teachers. We sign up for each life to learn something new. We pick our classes very carefully before we come into this life. Every problem that comes into our life is a teacher that we asked to come to us. Some students approach their classes with enthusiasm and want to learn as much as they can. Other students grumble about any challenge that comes and wonder why they are so misfortunate to have to take this class and confront all the problems it brings to them. When we think in this way, everything becomes a burden and we automatically turn away from it and wish that it would just disappear. It is very difficult to learn when our mind is troubled and refuses to even look at what is happening. Approach your life with enthusiasm and things will get easier.

The universe is a reflection of our own consciousness. The universe is the Supreme Teacher that begins to appear when we look in the mirror honestly and openly. A wise teacher always knows when the student is ready! The wise teacher will never give a lesson to the student who is not prepared to learn. So why is life so difficult? We forget that we asked to learn about this problem and signed up for it before we came in. If we realize that each of our problems, no matter how difficult, are lessons that will help us to evolve to a higher level, then our attitude towards life will change.

It is a Cosmic Law that no soul can receive more than they can handle! The universe never brings a difficult lesson to a beginner. Difficult lessons only come to a high soul who has prepared for lifetimes to learn this great lesson! High souls usually face more difficult karma than beginner souls. The harder the lesson, the greater the achievement!

You have chosen your life wisely. If you are troubled by the events of your life, rejoice! You are a high soul who is ready for your Enlightenment. Climb the mountain and plant a flag at the top that announces to the whole world that you have triumphed!

Bob Fickes

The Global Ingenious Wisdom Summit

Looking HorseCo-create a new era by learning prayers, sacred songs, prophecies, spiritual teachings and pathways to healing and sacred action. Join an unprecedented unified gathering of 20+ Indigenous leaders from around Mother Earth – including Hereditary Chief Phil Lane, Jr., Grandmother Faith Spotted Eagle, Grandmother Mona Polacca, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Dave Courchene, Winona LaDuke and others – Nov. 18-20. #GIWS http://2014.indigenouswisdomsummit.com

GLOBAL INDIGENOUS WISDOM SUMMIT

Tuesday outline

– 9:00am Pacific
Prophesy and Spiritual Perspectives: The Prophesied Time of the White Animals and Sacred Teachings of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe with Chief Arvol Looking Horse
– 10:00am Pacific
Prophecy and Spiritual Perspectives: Indigenous Wisdom and Prophecies Are Helping Humanity Shift to New Paradigms with Kahontakwas Diane Longboat, M.Ed.
– 10:30am Pacific
Sioux Nation Declares Keystone Pipeline an “act of war” – Prepares for Unified Nonviolence with Chief Phil Lane, Jr.
– 11:00am Pacific
The 7th Generation – Global Environmental Activists with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
– 12:00pm Pacific
Guided by Ancestors to Awaken Humanity with Audri Scott Williams
– 1:00pm Pacific
Honoring the Natural Laws and Elements of Mother Earth with Dave Courchene

Wednesday outline

– 9:00am Pacific
Bringing Forth Wisdom from Ghana and Envisioning a Golden Age in Harmony with Mother Earth with Nana Ohemaa Agyiriwa II, Dr. Barbara C. Wallace
– 10:00am Pacific
The Melting of the Big Ice with Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq
– 11:00am Pacific
The 13 International Indigenous Grandmothers & How the Vatican Legalized the Doctrine of Discovery with Grandmother Mona Polacca
– 12:00pm Pacific
Practical Wisdom for Living in Peace with Ourselves, Others and Mother Earth with Grandfather Tom Blue Wolf
– 1:00pm Pacific
Connecting 7th Generation Voices of Uganda and the America’s with Vanessa Asolo (aka MC Flower) & Silas Balabyekkubo & Mikuak Rai

Assimilation of the Masculine and the Mother/Goddess

The work of the masculine with a female counterpart, who chooses this awakening to her path, Can provide a base of unconditional love and devotion (to her truth) which encourages the woman to her flowering and help her achieve dreams within the material and spiritual. The masculine can show her, through her direct experience, that sensuality, love and bliss are normal when liberated within her. The rise of the god-dess her ascension waiting to be claimed.

Barbara Marciniak – Bringers of the Dawn

“You yourself chose to be here. You are on assignment to bring memory forward and to bring the value of human existence back to the forefront of creation. You are needed. You have been in training for this assignment for lifetimes, and you did not come unprepared. All that you need to know now is inside of you, and it is your task to remember your training. This is not a lifetime when you are going to be taught new information. As we said before, this is the lifetime when you are going to remember what you already know, and we are just here to remind you of it. That is part of our assignment.” Bringers of the Dawn – Barbara Maciniak

THE MEDICINE WHEEL OF PROTECTION

medicine-wheel

The Medicine Wheel of Protection is an ancient, daily practice of reconnecting and sealing with the Earth and the stars. It is highly effective at mitigating archontic intrusion by placing a sphere of sovereignty around us. The Wheel is best practiced as a morning ritual before beginning the day. The following procedure is given as a general outline and is meant to be personalized. Add your own elements to make the Wheel your own.

1. EAST – Yellow – Land of the Rising Sun – “I seek wisdom.”

Stand and determine which direction is East (the direction where the Sun rises). Medicine Wheels are always begun and entered from the East. Bring your hands together in prayer and honor the East. Aloud or silently to yourself, repeat the keynotes, “I honor the East, the Land of the Rising Sun. I seek wisdom.” Picture what lies to the East of you.

2. SOUTH – Red – Land of the Winds of Experience – “I experience.”

Turn 90-degrees and face South. Repeat the keywords, “I honor the South, the Land of the Winds of Experience. I seek experience.” Repeat the visualization of what lies to the South of you. The South is the part of the wheel that represents our sense of learning through playfulness and sensations. Our quest for wisdom is furthered by our experiences.

3. WEST – Black – Land of the Setting Sun – “I am transformed.”

Turn 90-degrees and face West. Repeat the keywords, “I honor the West, the Land of the Setting Sun. I am transformed.” Repeat the visualization with what lies to the West of you. It is traditional for a person’s body to be placed facing West when burial rituals are enacted because the West is the direction of ancestors.

4. NORTH – White – Land of the Winds of Change – “I am enlightened.”

Turn 90-degrees and face North. Repeat the keywords, “I honor the North, the Land of the Winds of Change. I am enlightened.” The North is regarded as the direction of Spirit, the place from which we are enlightened to wisdom. This step completes the first circuit of the sphere of the Medicine Wheel of Protection.

5. ABOVE – Father Sky – Galactic Center – God (The Originator, in the Gnostic texts)

Turn your head above, raise your arms to the sky, and honor the stars, the Galactic Center, and the heavens. Repeat “I honor Father Sky…” Honor what you feel comfortable with – God, Galactic Center, etc.

6. BELOW – Mother Earth – Gaia Sophia

Bow your head and bring your arms down to your sides. Honor Mother Earth/Gaia Sophia. Feel her energy move up from your feet and up through your body to your heart. Sophia’s energy resides in our hearts. Repeat “I honor Gaia Sophia…” Honor what you feel comfortable with – Mother Nature, Mary, etc.

7. SELF

Bring your arms to heart center and open them in an expanse as if you were hugging the world. This is the step where we place ourselves into the sphere of the Medicine Wheel. We place ourselves in the Wheel, ready to play our part in the dream. The Medicine Wheel of Protection is now in place.

*You can also send a line of energy from your third eye (like a laser line) across the grid to various places on Earth that are special to you. You may also find that animals (totems) that are special to you consistently appear in your mind’s eye in specific directions of the Wheel.