Native American Ruins at Lynx Lake Prescott

It started with a series of events. I had been asking for a sign, an answer, or some vision of what I was supposed to do because recently  I felt I was lacking in purpose. It seemed like my life had been put on hold. Today I was going to go hike around the nearby lake and find a place to meditate and pray on this. It was early morning and the water was still. The air was calm and the sun was shining through the damp branches of the pine trees. It had rained the day before.

I parked on the north side and was going to hike all the way around, and I didn’t care how long it would take me. It was a small lake so I knew it would only be about an hour or so. As I started the trail I already began to ask questions as I was walking. What am I supposed to do, how can I achieve a feeling of having more purpose right now in my life? Great Spirit, please give me a sign, please answer my prayers!

I repeated this prayer as if were a mantra. I was now half way around the lake and I realized that I was no longer praying, but now just enjoying my beautiful surroundings.

There was a shortcut that cut across what appeared to be a dried up portion of the lake. Since I was not in a hurry I decided to take the long way around. Somehow, I managed to get off the main trail and onto a smaller, unused trail. It was leading me in the right direction, but defiantly was not the main trail. There were tree branches hanging down far enough that I had to duck to get through. I heard a noise to my right, I looked and it was a small garter snake! We both froze and starred at each other for a moment. I wasn’t afraid because I knew it wasn’t poisonous and as a child growing up in Camp Verde Arizona, I was used to seeing snakes, if fact, when I was about eight or nine, I kept a four foot long Bull Snake as a pet. After years of studying Animal Messages, I knew this was a message of action. To have a Garter Snake cross your path means to act. To act on as many ideas as possible but do not become over stressed. This is not the time to sit on ideas. Inspiration flows. But what was I supposed to act on? I needed a clearer sign.

I knew the answers were starting to come now so I continued on the path. Just a short distance ahead I looked to the left and saw what appeared to be a corner of a stone room that had fallen. Could it really be? I took a few more steps pushing the branched out of my face, and I saw another partial wall. I detoured off the trail, as I usually do, and climbed over the berm of rocks. I was now standing at the edge of the mountain in an ancient Indian village. There must have been thirty to forty rooms! All collapsed of course, but what an amazing discovery. There were corners and parts of walls all around me. It’s like I had stepped back in time. I thought, Does anyone know about this?

I stayed for a while and took a few pictures on my smartphone. I even found a few petroglyphs on a rock nearby. I was in my element. I always love hiking to ancient ruins on my days off, but discovering one was a blessing. Was this a part of my prayer? Is this a sign? Is this what I am supposed to do. Still a bit confused I decided to process the event that just took place as I walked around the other side of the lake.

Half way around I saw several baby ducks and a momma duck near the shore. I stopped to take a closer look and rest. Then of to the distance I heard what seemed to be Native American chanting and drumming coming from the direction of the ruins. As I took my attention away from the ducks toward the chanting, it stopped. Did I really just hear that?

At one point during the intense part of my Shamanic studies, I was taught how to listen to the land. It could reveal it secrets just by listening close enough. I was first taught to lay near the area and put a small stone on my forehead, it would tell me everything about what had happened there. I used this ancient technique many times until I just became a natural at it. I got to the point where I could just stand in an area and connect with it. So yes, I do believe I heard the chanting coming from the direction of the ruins.

The hike around the lake seemed to happen so fast and before I knew it I was driving back home. But the signs continued. I was about a mile from my house when I saw a huge hawk gliding above just in front of me. I was only doing about twenty five miles per hour. This hawk seemed to be guiding me home. It even turned onto my street and once I parked in my driveway it circled for a moment then flew off. Another sign?

The Natives believed that the animals were the messengers from the Great Spirit to help guide us on our human paths. One ancient tradition is that we each have our own Animal Spirit Guides, and that they come to us when we need answers or guidance. Hawk has been one of my guides since I can remember. Just as the eagle is the messenger to the Great Spirit, the hawk is the messenger to the people. What was it trying to say? Be open to receiving a message?

Medicine Wheel Ceremony Sedona

Experience a real Native American medicine wheel ceremony at one of Sedona’s most sacred sites.
At the Medicine Wheel we give thanks for all that we have, and to show gratitude and appreciation for the animals, the four directions, the natural elements, Spirit, Mother Earth, Father Sky, and all of nature. We drum and sing a special Native American song for forgiveness to release any fear, anger, and resentment that may be blocking you from feeling inner peace.

oak creek canyon SedonaAfter this ceremony you will feel more balanced and a deeper connection to nature. Some claim to feel a light tingling sensation. This is a result of raising your energy vibration of love.

Then we take a scenic drive to one of Sedona’s most relaxing female vortexes down by the calming and healing waters of Oak Creek. Here we do a releasing ceremony, meditation, and Shamanic Journey to meet your ancestors and connect with your animal spirit guides. During the meditation we cast all of our burdens and worries into the water, and watch them float down the stream. Then we look upstream to fill ourselves with love, light and abundance. We do a smudge-sage clearing and blessing to cleanse our bodies, energies, and spirit. We also do a distant clearing to bless our families, friends, homes, workplaces, vehicles and travels. We set the intention of freedom and learn to use Eagle Medicine to light our path. Here we also discover your totem animals. We ask for guidance from them and receive powerful messages.

  

Native American Medicine Wheel Ceremony Sedona

Experience a real Native American medicine wheel ceremony at one of Sedona’s most sacred sites.
At the Medicine Wheel we give thanks for all that we have, and to show gratitude and appreciation for the animals, the four directions, the natural elements, Spirit, Mother Earth, Father Sky, and all of nature. We drum and sing a special Native American song for forgiveness to release any fear, anger, and resentment that may be blocking you from feeling inner peace.

oak creek canyon SedonaAfter this ceremony you will feel more balanced and a deeper connection to nature. Some claim to feel a light tingling sensation. This is a result of raising your energy vibration of love.

Then we take a scenic drive to one of Sedona’s most relaxing female vortexes down by the calming and healing waters of Oak Creek. Here we do a releasing ceremony, meditation, and Shamanic Journey to meet your ancestors and connect with your animal spirit guides. During the meditation we cast all of our burdens and worries into the water, and watch them float down the stream. Then we look upstream to fill ourselves with love, light and abundance. We do a smudge-sage clearing and blessing to cleanse our bodies, energies, and spirit. We also do a distant clearing to bless our families, friends, homes, workplaces, vehicles and travels. We set the intention of freedom and learn to use Eagle Medicine to light our path. Here we also discover your totem animals. We ask for guidance from them and receive powerful messages.

  

Spirit Keepers ~ Animal Totems

spirit keepers animal totemsThe Spirit Keepers
The Spirit Keepers are Spirit Beings responsible for teaching us the power of their respective Directions. When we are born, the Great Spirit assigns, per se, a particular one to us, sort of like a Guardian Angel, to Guide, Teach, Protect us, and to serve as a sort of Team Leader.(See the Birth Totems Chart). However, there is lessons for us to learn from ALL of the Spirit Keepers.

Of the North Wind is Waboose
The Power of Waboose is renewal and purity. It is new life enclosed in death, new growth protected in rest. The Season of Waboose is Winter, whether that “season” be about the time of year, the time in a person’s life cycle, or the time-phase of an idea. The animal totem of Waboose is White Buffalo, whose Medicine is Prayer and Abundance. The color totem is White (purity, balance). The time of day represented is Night.

Of the East Wind is Wabun
The Power of Wabun is illumination and wisdom. The Season of Wabun is Spring, a time of awakening from Winter rest, a time of vitality, purity-of-energy. The animal totem of Wabun is Eagle, whose Medicine is Spirit. The color totems are red (vital energy) and gold (enlightenment). The time of day represented is Morning.

Of the South Wind is Shawnodese
The Power of Shawnodese is growth and trust. The Season of Shawnodese is Summer, a time of rapid growth, maturing, testing wisdom and helping it to grow. The animal totem of Shawnodese is Coyote, whose Medicine is Trickster (a variance is that some believe that the South Direction animal totem is Mouse, whose Medicine is Scrutiny). The totem colors are green (growth, healing) and yellow (intelligence, natural wisdom). The time of day represented is Mid-Day.

Of the West Wind is Mudjekeewis
Also Chief Council of all Spirit Keepers, and whose Power is strength and introspection. The Season of Mudjekeewis is Autumn, a time of strength gained from knowing yourself, a time of stability. The animal totem is Grizzley Bear, who is also Chief Council of all Animal Totems, and whose Medicine is Introspection. The totem colors are blue (spiritual strength) and black (looking within). The time of day represented is Evening.

 

Owl Medicine and Totem ~ Sedona Shamanic Journeys

owl animal medicineIn some traditions, Seeing an owl would mean death. But in most cases, every time I’ve seen owl, it meant to see the truth in some situation. Also, the death of an old relationship or an old way.

If  you have owl in your totem. it may mean that you have no problem seeing the truth in others and situations and also speaking the truth even when others may not want to hear it.

Owl people cannot be fooled.

Owl is also called the night eagle as it is a bird of the night and rules the moon. The night and the moon are both associated with feminine energy, very intuitive and the ability to look inside for answers.

Owl people are good listeners and tend to be more observers.

They make good spiritual counselors and life coaches.

Birth date: January 20th through February 19th.

Sedona Shamanic Vortex Tour

sedona vortex tour

Imagine re-discovering your passion for life….

We travel to two of Sedona’s main vortex sites, one male, empowering, and uplifting, one female, calming, and nurturing. We teach you how they were created, and how to use them.

The male vortex is one of the best places to see several different rock formations and take great pictures. Here we do a Native American medicine wheel ceremony to give thanks for all that we have, and to show gratitude and appreciation for the animals, the four directions, the natural elements, Spirit, Mother Earth, Father Sky, and all of nature. We drum and sing a special Native American song for forgiveness to release any fear, anger, and resentment that may be blocking you from feeling inner peace. After this ceremony you will feel more balanced and a deeper connection to nature. Some claim to feel a light tingling sensation. This is a result of raising your energy vibration of love.

sedona oak creek canyon Then we take a scenic drive to one of Sedona’s most relaxing female vortexes down by the calming and healing waters of Oak Creek. Here we do a releasing ceremony and meditation. We cast all of our burdens and worries into the water, and watch them float down the stream. Then we look upstream to fill ourselves with love, light and abundance. We do a smudge-sage clearing and blessing to cleanse our bodies, energies, and spirit. We also do a distant clearing to bless our families, friends, homes, workplaces, vehicles and travels. We set the intention of freedom and learn to use Eagle Medicine to light our path. Here we also discover your animal spirit guides and totem animals. We ask for guidance from them and receive powerful messages.

For couples, we teach you how to do couples reiki. This is a powerful energy balancing tool that will help strengthen your relationship and create better communication.

Next we show you a historical marker, the home site of the first settler in Oak Creek canyon (J.J. Thompson), and the old log cabin that still stands today.

Next we visit, “Grandmother Tree.” Grandmother tree is a very old and wise sycamore who insists that we let her transform our fears into courage by passing through her. She was used by ancient cultures as a portal to help us see through life’s illusion into what is real and true. Grandmother Tree says, “There is only light, love, and truth” please, let me show you the way. Being a female tree, she has two trunks, and grandfather tree, her mate stands close to her having only one trunk.

Learn the history and geology of the area, and how the local natives used different plants and vegetation for healing and medicinal purposes.

sedona vortex tour quailAlong the way we may see some native animals, we teach you what messages they bring to us and how their medicine can help us on our walk through life. The natives believed that when we see a particular animal or insect, they are offering us their “animal medicine.”

Rebekah is a true Arizona native who grew up in the Verde Valley and began studying and practicing Native American history, beliefs, and shamanism from a very young age. On her father’s side, she is Blackfoot and Crow, and on her mothers side, she is Seminole.

Release unwanted fear, anger, and resentment, and gain more inner peace, love, and balance. Reconnect with nature and remember the truth of who you really are. Also gain more insight and clarity on your life’s path.

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