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If you’ve been working up to speak up for yourself or to open up with a loved one, today is looking to be the day to do it. Take stock of things and say the truth you need to release. It can be hard, but the healing power of doing this is amazing.

Blessings!

Talking Stick

Meaning: Speak your truth. The soul loves the truth: communicate from your heart and share your reality without hesitation. Be willing to stand before the crowd and share from your Center. This isn’t the time to be shy and hesitant; it’s a time to heal through communication. You have the gift of a true leader through the way you communicate with others.

Native Spirit Wisdom: During Tribal Council meetings, a decorated stick called A Talking Stick, would be passed around. As each council member held the stick, he or she held the opportunity to speak from the heart. Each person in attendance would be asked to carefully consider the words of each speaker. The Talking Stick reminded each person to be authentic. Communication restores trust and allows you to clarify your ideas, position, and feelings. It can be healing when you share what has been withheld. Now is the time to take a risk and have the courage to speak with clarity. Share any unspoken darkness that was heavy in the heart. There are times to hold back and be discerning, but this isn’t one of them. Even if you’re afraid, declare your truth for all to hear without fear of being rejected or misunderstood. When you do this, transformation and healing can occur.

The Journey: Decorate a stick or a feather to use as your personal talking stick. Whenever you hold it, let it be a secret reminder to speek the truth with them. Take a minute every day to take stock of where you are and ask yourself about “what is so” in your life. Simply taking a moment to discover your inner truth can have a profound healing effect on your life.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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Another card that says to slow down and take time to take care of some inner work. Sometimes we really need the reminder at this time of year, especially as so many folks are trying to make up for last year. Take a breath and some time to go within.

Blessings!

Spirit Keeper of the North

Meaning: Take time for contemplation. Turn within. Connect with your ancestors. Incubate ideas. Mend relationships. Watch your dreams and meditate. The answers are inside you waiting to be heard. Stay warm. Create dreams for your future. Repair whatever is broken in your home and your life. Forgive those people and situations that you’ve been dragging around for a while.

Native Spirit Wisdom: In the medicine wheel, the north is the direction that symbolizes the darkest time of night, the coldest part of winter, the dark of the moon. It also represents the elder time of life and even a time of endings. Pulling the Spirit Keeper of the North indicates that it’s time to take measure of your life. Explore what’s working and what’s not working. What and whom do you need to release? It’s also the time to make repairs in your physical environment, as well as make repairs to your body. Additionally, this is the time to begin to dream and make plans regarding your future. Your ancestors are close at this time; call on them. They want to help you.

The Journey: Stand outdoors at night, facing north. Inhale the darkness. Sink into your own depth. In the stillness, ancient wisdom emerges.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Lynn and artist Charles McStravick

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This is a time or miracles and balance – feed into that instead of looking toward the negative. Looks at the gifts of abundance you have been given, identify the path that brought them, and follow it. Blessings!

White Buffalo

Meaning: Abundance and security are flowing into your life all things are possible. balance and harmony prevail. You may be called upon to stand up for others, but you can do this because you have the support of many beings and spirit realm.

Native Spirit Wisdom: In Native American traditions, there are prophecies about the coming of the White Buffalo, especially among the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota (or the Sioux). There’s a legend that White Buffalo Calf Woman, a mystical being, came to the people of very long time ago when they were out of balance. She gifted the people with the secret bundle containing the white buffalo calf pipe to help restore the balance. Upon leaving, the White Buffalo Calf Woman prophesied that she will return at the end of an age, and that she will appear as a white buffalo calf. In recent times, white buffalo calves have been born, leading many to believe that this is the beginning of a new time. When this card chooses you, it’s an honor, for it speaks of a time of miracles and balance in all things. You are a channel for the greater forces in the universe. With their help, all is possible, but without it, things can be a struggle. Surrender to support from the great spirit: you do not have to do everything alone. 

The Journey: shape shift into the white buffalo, and the energy of this card brings will multiply tenfold. Imagine that you feel the power in your muscles in the earth beneath your hooves. Feel the weight of your horns in the warmth of your hide. This calls the deeper energies in the white buffalo into your life.

Native Spirit Oracle by Denise Linn, art by Charles McStravick

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Here’s to a lovely Thursday! Holding love for all other people can seem daunting (and let’s be honest, some folks don’t make it easy), but we sometimes we need to remember that everyone is moving through this life the best they can in that moment. Remembering this can help you not take things personally and to not engage with those just seeking drama. Blessings!

PRAYER FEATHER

MEANING: Love is flowing in to you and through you. No matter what an individual is saying or doing, love him or her anyway. Gather your inner forces; silently and secretly love deeply and fully, with every ounce of your being, even if someone isn’t fulfilling your expectations. It’s easy to love people when they’re acting wonderfully; the true challenge is to love them when they aren’t.

NATIVE SPIRIT WISDOM: Feathers in native cultures often represent a connection with the Creator. Birds often symbolize messengers between the two-leggeds (humans) and Spirit. This is your time to love and be loved. The love that you send out into the world comes back to you a hundredfold. There are times when the small concerns of everyday life need to drop away and be replaced by the majesty of your being – this it that time. Prayer feathers are decorated feathers that can be used for many purposes. In some traditions, prayers are placed into the feather – you can hold it to your heart or between your hands as you focus on your prayer – and then tied onto a bush so when the wind blows, it carries the prayers to the Creator. Another kind of prayer feather is a decorated feather or a decorated bundle of feathers that are used for smudging (sacred smoke) ceremonies. The smoke it to cleanse the space as well as carry your prayers upward.

THE JOURNEY: For a day, love each person you encounter. Imagine a golden ray of light from the center of your heart radiating at the center of the heart of that individual. Notice how great you feel by the end of the day.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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Good day, everyone! We had a fantastic weekend with Sunday spent at a local state park in Kansas that feels like your’e in Arkansas or southwest Missouri (always a bonus for me).

Today’s card points out that just because you have been wounded doesn’t mean you aren’t a healer. We can all be healers. In fact, I would say understanding woundedness in a personal way can help you be a better healer. Not many people get through this life without some wound anyway. Blessings!

WOUNDED HEALER 

MEANING: Healing energy, vitality, and life-force energy are flowing through you and to you. You are a healer, and you provide healing for others, even if you’re not conscious of it. Whatever needs healing in your life is being resolved. Your so-called faults are becoming your virtues. No matter what happened in your past, the past does not need to equal the future. It’s true: the cracks can be where the light enters the soul. 

NATIVE SPIRIT WISDOM: The wounded healer is a tradition in native cultures that asserts that some of the greatest healers are those who have gone through hardship and survived, or who have been wounded and healed. It’s believed that these individuals can provide great solace and can instigate profound healing for others. You may have been wounded in your life, or you may have gone through challenging times, but the roots go deepest where the wind blows strongest. You are a healer in the most profound sense of the word. Healing energy is surging through you. Whatever in your life needs healing is being addressed on the inner realms. Your strength lies in the difficulties that you’ve overcome.

THE JOURNEY: List each of your wounds or challenges from the past. Then next to each one, write down what came out of the situation that was of benefit. Additionally, repeat again and again, “I am a healer – I am healed. So be it.”

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick 

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Such a powerful card. When we tell our stories, we help ourselves and often help others. Don’t fear the stories that are from difficult times – they are often the best lessons.

Have a lovely day, everyone.

STORYTELLER

MEANING: Live larger than life. Make the most of every experience. You can choose the meaning that you give events. Find interpretations that empower you, rather than diminish you. Be the storyteller and the hero of your own life. Give your personal story empowering meanings.

NATIVE SPIRIT WISDOM: Around the evening campfire, clan members always looked forward to the storyteller recounting events of the daily happenings of the tribe. Even the most mundane event took on a vibrancy in the expert hands of an experienced storyteller. The Storyteller card chose you to remind you to be the champion of your own personal myth; be the central character. Don’t live life according to the needs and expectations of others. Don’t be a bit player in your own story.

THE JOURNEY: Take an event in your life that you gave a disempowering meaning and find a way to rescript it so that the interpretation of this same story is one in which you are the hero.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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Happy Friday to you all! My work schedule was switched, so I have the day off and am looking forward to a nice, long walk with a dog and working on some projects. Hope your weekend is off to a good start.

As for the card today, this is good but sometimes hard stuff to face. We don’t like to face certain emotions, though it is healthy and healing to do so.

Spirit of Water

Meaning: Trust your intuition. Know that you’re on the right path. Take time to nurture yourself. Allow your inner child free rein. Believe in your dreams. Don’t stifle your emotions; trust the messages they’re giving you. Purify and cleanse yourself and your home. Healing is on its way. Emotional healing energy is expanding within you.

Native Spirit Wisdom: The Spirit of Water invites an emotional richness to your life. Communicate from your heart. Embrace your childlike wonder. This card also represents purification, cleansing, and healing. It reminds you to clean your personal space and embrace your emotions – all of them, even the ones that you don’t usually like. Additionally, trust your hunches. Push off from the shore of safety, and enter the flow of life. All is well.

The Journey: Be aware of water in your life: humidity, mists, clouds, rain, water in food (fruit, vegetables, and so forth), the ocean, the rivers, the bath, and the shower. Drink extra water; energize it by placing your hand over each glass and sending love into the water. Cleanse and purify yourself and your living space using water. Imagine how it would feel to be a still pool, a mountain stream, a mist, the great sea, or a summer shower. Notice any emotions or feelings that emerge as you do this. Watch your dreams. 

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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Things can be tense and difficult, and while it is hard, these are often the times we need to act with love instead of react with anger. I’m not saying I’m above anybody else here – I struggle with this as well. Imagine the world if we tried to love the person we dislike/disagree with instead of just mirroring their anger and frustration?

Blessings!

PRAYER FEATHER

MEANING: Love is flowing in to you and through you. No matter what an individual is saying or doing, love him or her anyway. Gather your inner forces; silently and secretly love deeply and fully, with every ounce of your being, even if someone isn’t fulfilling your expectations. (It’s easy to love people when they’re acting wonderfully; the true challenge is to love them when they aren’t.)

NATIVE SPIRIT WISDOM: Feathers in native cultures often represent a connection with the Creator. Birds often symbolize messengers between the two-leggeds (humans) and Spirit. This is your time to love and be loved. The love that you send out into the world comes back to you a hundredfold. There are times when the small concerns of everyday life need to drop away and be replaced by the majesty of your being – this it that time. Prayer feathers are decorated feathers that can be used for many purposes. In some traditions, prayers are placed into the feather – you can hold it to your heart or between your hands as you focus on your prayer – and then tied onto a bush so when the wind blows, it carries the prayers to the Creator. Another kind of prayer feather is a decorated feather or a decorated bundle of feathers that are used for smudging (sacred smoke) ceremonies. The smoke it to cleanse the space as well as carry your prayers upward.

THE JOURNEY: For a day, love each person you encounter. Imagine a golden ray of light from the center of your heart radiating at the center of the heart of that individual. Notice how great you feel by the end of the day.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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OK, here’s a pretty good one to head into what is a long weekend for many of us. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend, everyone!

Great Mystery

Meaning: Have faith and know that you’re divinely guided, even when you have doubts. Trust that you’re exactly where you need to be. Believe! You’ve planted your seeds; now allow the Creator to do the rest. Even if you can’t see into the future, have faith that the path will be illuminated and go forward. If you have any recurring challenges, turn them over to the Creator.

Native Spirit Wisdom: Many native cultures refer to the Creator as the Great Mystery. It’s the idea that Great Spirit is so vast and profound that, in many ways, it’s unknowable. Faith is the foundation of the ability to manifest. Everything was created because someone believed that it was possible – and patience is absolutely crucial in the application of this principle. Trust. Change can happen in a heartbeat, but some things require time. You’ve planted the seeds; now give them time to grow. Please be patient, and know that it will happen. Whatever receives your care and attention will flourish.

The Journey: If you just planted some seeds in your garden today, you wouldn’t go out tomorrow and yell at them because there wasn’t any fruit yet. So don’t dig up your seeds of faith! Remember this mantra: It’s happening! Repeat this phrase periodically, especially if you have doubts – and keep going.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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Fear is a necessary thing: it helps us to avoid true dangers and learn self-preservation. But too much fear is crippling, emotionally and spiritually. Too much fear keeps us from growing and experiencing life. Let go of some fear today and find your way closer to your true path.

Blessings!

Warrior of the Heart

Meaning: You have the radiant spirit of a warrior of the light. Be impeccable in all of your actions. No matter what others believe, the Creator always knows the truth. This isn’t the time to be timid and pull back. Immense courage is filling you. Throw your shoulders back, step forward, and take a risk! Be willing to live life from your heart rather than you mind. Honor your truth. Speak up for yourself.

Native Spirit Wisdom: The greatest native warriors weren’t the ones who wounded the most people; they were those remarkable beings who had such personal power that enemies lay down their weapons rather than fight. There are times in life to step back and even times to walk away, but there are also times to stand up for yourself and those less advantaged. Don’t allow yourself to be limited by your belief system. Courage doesn’t mean that you aren’t afraid. Fearless means just that: Fear less. Acknowledge that you’re frightened, and take action anyway! Face your anxiety and go beyond the boundaries of limited perception of yourself. Through your example, people find and act on their truth. You’re a light bearer for others.

The Journey:  List everything that you are afraid of. Then next to that list, write every reason why it is important to overcome that fear. (In other words, what does that fear cost you?) Then make a list of the various ways that you can overcome that fear.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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