NATIVE AMERICAN MEDICINE:
Angels Journey back to the Native American Way. The doctors gave me 3 weeks to live, June 19th 2011. When the doctors said I only had three weeks to live, I had to Dig deep in my soul and really go back to my Native American roots. The Native American Way of thinking that I grew up with, was that everything on earth has a purpose, every disease and herb to cure it and every person has a mission. I knew if I was going to heal my body completely, I was going to have to completely heal my MIND BODY & my SPIRIT.
I really feel I owe my life to God, who gave me the strength and understanding to go back to my Native American Roots. That I would find all the answers there. The doctors gave up on me but God and the herbs he created have not given up on me. So I dug deep and went back to the old Native American Ways. For one to be healed physically, the spirit of the person must be healed, also this simply means that in order to be healed one must obtain harmony and balance in the body, mind and soul.
One must have a desire to be healed and to believe in healing. If the belief is not there the healing will not work. Healing of the mind and the emotions are no less important than the healing of the body. The most important part of healing, is healing the SPIRIT, if the spirit is broken, the body cannot completely heal. You also have to find your connection back to mother earth. You have to be grounded within yourself and learn to let go of all your ANGER, FEAR, JEALOUSY and RESENTMENT!
You must also call out to the father to help you during this journey and he will direct you. He will send you what you need. You will just have to be willing to listen! I think for most people the spiritual and emotional healing is the hardest. Spiritual Healing the Native American Way incorporates MEDICINE WHEELS, SMUDGING, MEDICINE BAGS, SWEAT LODGES, Also “VISION QUEST” which helps you to connect with your spirit guides, which also could be considered your angels or thoughts. In the Physical Realm, HERBS are essential part of traditional healing.
Herbs have been used by ancient people all over the world, since the beginning of time. There are at least 35,000 plants. That can be used for medicinal purposes. The Native Americans approach herbs with great respect and pray to the spirit of the plant to release their powers of healing and give a prayer of gratitude before gathering them. They never take more than they need and do not partake of the Elder Plant, which is the largest and oldest of the group. For it is from the elder that all others receive life.
Pharmaceuticals treat the symptoms of the disease, they do not treat the underlying cause of the illness. That’s why there is never a complete healing. Native American Healers uses herbal remedies and spiritual healing in such a way that it treats the whole person. When a Native American Healer works with a person, they will ask for guidance from the creator. They will have a sacred ceremony. Native American Healers also use VISIONQUEST in order to help understand the issue or problem they’re facing. Then are given a spiritual image or thought to help them in their healing.
Healers enter into silence often and silence is the only way to really hear and to listen to the voice of the creator. Sometimes one must quiet the mind and push away any outside noise, in order to listen to the silence and eventually they will listen to their inner voice. While also to be in the silence will give you the answer you are in need of. Those answers may come in the form of one of the following: VISIONQUEST, SWEAT LODGES, MEDICINE BAG, SMUDGING AND THE MEDICINE WHEEL.
THE MEDICINE WHEEL…. represents WAKAN-TANKA ( The great everything ) and one’s own personal space or personal universe. In Native American belief, the cardinal directions are linked to great powers, or intelligent forces, whose energy or medicine can be harnessed. These directions can be charted on a circular map, which is the medicine wheel, which can enable one to come into alignment with the spiritual powers and absorb something from them. The medicine wheel is many things on many various levels and has many different meanings and uses.
It is a circle which represents natural and personal powers in complete balance and shows everything is interconnected and a part of one cosmic whole. It is the circle of awareness of the individual self and a circle of knowledge that gives one power over one’s life. It is a shamanic map, or philosophical system, that can be used as a guide to help us find our way and grounded as when we embark on inner journeys. As we can use it to understand ourselves as well as life itself. It can be used for finding direction in life and for aligning physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realities.
One can use it to attune themselves to earth influences and forces and to the natural energy affect their lives. Each direction on the wheel constitutes a path of self-realization and self initiation into the mysteries of life. Which can lead you to the very core of your being that will make contact with your own higher spiritual self, your true self. Each path can help you to acquire the knowledge to work changes that will put meaning and purpose into your life, bringing enlightenment and fulfillment. While each of the four directions having many natural forces or powers that it is connected to.
Different tribes interpret the medicine wheel differently. Each of the four directions (East, South, West, and north) is typically represented by distinct color, such as black, red, yellow, and white. Which for some stands for the human races. These directions can also represent: () stages of life – birth, youth, adult and death () also seasons of the year-spring, summer, winter and fall () plus aspects of life-spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical () elements of nature-fire or the sun, air, water, and earth. () animals-eagle, bear, Wolf, Buffalo and many more () ceremonial plants: Tobacco, Sweetgrass, Sage, and Cedar.
PLANT MEDICINE: all plants and herb’s are considered sacred. Herbs and plant’s are our helpers. Each plant has a unique gift that it has been given to Help heal various parts of our body. The plants contain the spirits that give us our form. Just like people, plants will give greater help to those who truly appreciate them and give them thanks. Plants and the spirits…. that work through them, know their jobs and are great at what they do. Just like people, if you demand from them and take without asking, they will do little for you.
The greater you love them, the greater they will love and help to heal you. A great deal of the power of herbs depends on where they grow. It is wise to use herbs for healing that grow in your local area, because they have the properties to deal with specific disease and illness pertaining to the area they grow. Also Native American healers have an arsenal of herbs to combat any disease. Here are a few of the herbs: GOLDENSEAL ROOT, YARROW, STINGING NETTLE, MULLEIN, BLOODROOT, GINSENG, COMFREY, MARSHMALLOW, MILK THISTLE, PERIWINKLE, CHAPPARELL AND DANDELION ROOT.
One of the most amazing herbal blends was given to a ojibwa Indian by the great spirit in the 1800s. It is known as a ojibwa tea and later as it Essiac tea. This formula and other similar formulas have been healing cancer for over a century. This is the original formula as I know it.
ORIGINAL OJIBWA TEA
BURDOCK ROOT,SHEEP SORREL, SLIPPERY ELM ,TURKEY RHUBARB RED CLOVER, GOLDTHREAD, PERIWINKLE AND WATERCRESS.
BURDOCK ROOT, SHEEP SORREL, SLIPPERY ELM, TURKEY RHUBARB, RED CLOVER, WATERCREST, BLESSED THISTLE AND KELP.
BURDOCK ROOT, SHEEP SORREL, SLIPPERY ELM AND TURKEY RHUBARB.
ANGELS LIFE SAVING REMEDY
120 G OF CHOPPED BURDOCK ROOT.
80 G OF POWDERED WHOLE HER SHEEP SORREL
20 G OF THE POWDERED INNER BARK OF SLIPPERY ELM
5 G OF POWDERED TURKEY RHUBARB ROOT
5 G OF RED CLOVER
5 G OF BLESSED THISTLE
5 G OF WATERCRESS
5 G OF KELP
THIS WILL GIVE YOU 245 G OF TEA, THIS WILL GIVE YOU A THREE MONTH THERAPEUTICAL SUPPLY OF TEA.
I hope this gives you insight into the NATIVE AMERICAN WAYS
The most important thing to remember is that all plants and herbs are alive and they sacrificed themselves daily for all of us, Always give thanks and remember what mother earth does for us each and every day.
I’m dedicating this blog to my beautiful mother Lois Newell. She passed away in May 26 1985 My mother was a Native American Medicine Women from the
CHIMARIKO INDIAN TRIBE FROM THE SACRED REDWOOD FOREST IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.
Holistically healing your mind body and spirit, the Native American Way. Everything on earth has a purpose, every disease and herb to cure it and every person has a mission. My mission is to share my journey of healing and understanding with all who wish to listen.
The most important thing is to always have positive thoughts and never give up.
Lets spread God’s love, light and blessings. Love Angel.