A Medicine Wheel Teaching
I have two important things to
share and they are meant only to help all People to become Stronger. I know that
when you love someone, you correct them (like when we correct our Children); for
if we didn't correct them, we would be saying we weren't interested in their
well being, and we would show we didn't care for them and we wouldn't be
demonstrating our love for them. We need to correct one and other, in Love.
So in Love...
For years sitting in 'Healing
Circles' and listening to others teach the Medicine Wheel (my Father told me all
of the teachings in the Universe could be taught through the Wheel, Mandela of
Life, Sacred Hoop, that is why it is such a Sacred Gift). I listened and watched
as people used the words (and still do today), Spiritual, Emotional, Physical
and Mental. These four words really bother me! For they come from a place of
weakness...or negative thought...powerless and dis-empowering words. When
Teaching and Studying, we are trying to grow greater and stronger. We are
All students are supposed to be
growing as strong as their Teachers. If your Teachers are not willing to make
their students as strong as they are, then they are there to control and will
not to bring healing to your Nation. Using the words Spiritual, Mental, Physical
and Emotional, will keep everyone weak, and are the concepts of enemies. Reclaim
the Original Power of the Medicine Wheel! Use the Words given to you by the
Creator...Mind, Heart, Body and Soul!
When someone says that someone
is 'Mental', what do you think about the 'mental' person? Using your Mind,
understanding the Mind, or healing and focusing on the Mind, is much better,
than implying that one is crazy through the use of the negative connotations the
word 'mental' implies. Replacing the word 'mental' with the word 'Mind' implies
that you are capable and have a 'mind' and that you can understand the teachings
to be shared in a Healing Circle. You are trying to develop your 'Mind' and
raise your consciousness, to a greater height. You are to elevate your 'Mind' to
a greater understanding.
When someone says, "you are
'Emotional'" (especially in reference to Women), they immediately imply
weakness, most often meaning, "you have 'lost it or you are crazy"'. This also
establishes for themselves a position of (false) power. Instead of
understanding, the person using the term 'emotional' immediately enhances your
weaknesses, purposely implying that you are 'less' than they are, a position
that was already established through your reaching out to them. This action
makes you more dependent upon their council, than you were when you entered the
Healing Circle, to ensure that you will come back to them over and over (a
matter of monetary gain and not one of concern for your Healing). To have Heart
is to feel love, have courage and understand pride. To share the knowledge or
feelings of the Heart, to heal a broken Heart, is much better than implying that
one is 'emotional' at the beginning of a Circle. Using the term Heart, leaves
those with Heart intact and whole, never implying that weakness is inherent.
This allows everyone to build on the Strengths they have, which is the purpose
of sharing what they hold in their Heart. In this way, we share knowledge and
strengthen the Nation.
The term 'Physical' implies
belonging to 'physics'...more of a scientific term and Man made concept of the
'civilized' world, implying dissection or specialization of parts, in order to
study the 'Body', rather than Creator Given concept of 'Body' (Primitive or
Original concept of Oneness). The Creator and our Mother, the Earth gives us our
Bodies. You are a Spirit flowing through a 'Body'…not a Spirit flowing through a
Physical! In using the word 'Body' when teaching or studying the Medicine Wheel,
we can include the Body we share in; the greater 'Body' of Consciousness or the
'Body' of Oneness. We can learn about the 'Body' of Knowledge, which made us
matter to the Universe. It is the knowledge the 'Tree' contains that makes it
matter to this world, so to with Mankind. Without knowledge you do not matter or
have a 'body' to adhere to. We learn about the human 'Body' which is
likened/lichen unto the Universe, which is the 'body' of God. There is also the
knowledge of All the other Bodies we are related to…the Heavenly Body; the
Earth, Sun and Moon, planets and stars. Our Spirit is borne and flows through
all these 'Body's' of Light, to become who we are. Then there are all our
Brothers and Sisters; the Plants, Trees, Animal, etc., these are all Spirits
flowing through Bodies, in the 'Body' of Oneness.
The term 'Spiritual' is always
good, but when used with three negative connotations, it makes the word or the
person labeled 'Spiritual' look bad and those people that see 'Spirits' as
"different or unusual, and maybe a little nuts". All Native People were
'Spiritual Beings' and lived in Harmony with all life. Being 'Spiritual' was
what made us 'Whole or Holy' Beings. Holy People are not Saints. Saints are made
by Mankind. The Great Spirit, the Creator God, through His Holy Spirit, is the
Only One that can make one Holy. Becoming holy is not like winning a personality
contest. One can become Holy, when they understand the the Order of the Universe
and can live in Harmony with All Life and ultimately, when one can please the
In 'Healing' (not curing, meat
is cured), we are supposed to be assisting one and other, on their journey to
Wholeness or as in 'Plains' tradition, we are to become Holy People. Wholeness
is what makes one completely Healthy. This is what everyone should strive for.
We need to take back the Power in our Words. We heal, to become Balanced. Then
we will have healthy Hearts, Minds, Bodies and Souls and become the Pride of our
People and our Nation. Healing brings Wholeness, Wholeness causes True Pride in
Oneself and brings Oneness through our healing to our Nations. If we don't start
Teaching the Medicine Wheel from a place of Strength, a Positive place, how will
we ever become the True Teachers of All the Nations of Earth, the way the
Prophecy's have foretold?
As Teachers and Students to one
and other, understand the Power of Words, and the Power of Intent, and how that
Power can be used to cause Good or Evil. Help bring Strength back to the
Medicine Wheel. A strong Medicine Wheel teaches how to align the Heart, Mind,
Body and Soul...not how to align the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual.
Strive to become Whole and Holy People!
In the Spirit of Sharing,
Universal Medicine Wheel Teaching
This is a Universal Medicine
Wheel Teaching and is meant to show that there is ONLY ONE CREATOR GOD and ONE
FAMILY OF GOD! We were placed on the Earth in Four Original Tribes and All
People were originally Native to the Earth. We were originally given the same
teachings, with different perspectives. We all need to share our knowledge with
one and other, so that we All might Grow Greater in Spirit. The Creator does not
hold one Nation above another and sent messengers to All Nations. Everyone was
given Medicine Wheels, Mandela's, Sacred Circle Teachings, to learn about their
relationship to All Life.
Everyone also was given
personal medicine and you can find yours on the wheel, but personal and Tribal
(Cree, Hopi, Mandan) medicine is GEOGRAPHICALLY aligned and for the greatest
understanding depends on the age of your Spirit.
This teaching is meant to help
you gain a larger (multi-dimensional) perspective and a Universal view of your
relationship with the rest of Creation. Take your time to learn the circles
within the circles. This Spiritual Teaching is something some people work on
during an entire lifetime...be patient. Enjoy!
Medicine Wheel Chart and
WRITTEN BY Paula Johnstone
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We are all related in the Wheel of Life.