Peace On Earth and Good Will To Man

I arrived at the center of the world at the foot of the three of life and to my surprise I found myself waiting there for me.

I found something this year.

Or more accurately, I finally understood something deep in my bones this year. Something which I realized I’ve been searching for all of my life. Peace.

Not just a moment in ceremony or meditation, or bliss or beauty, but as a way of being in the world, as a way of being in my life, as a way of being.

I never thought that I would learn to understand what having peace in my heart actually meant, let alone being able to be in it, to live it.

It seems a little trivial writing about it.

So you found peace, big deal.

You bet, it is for me!

Because as I experience it, not knowing it keeps us running around in endless struggle, in endless mind loops questioning our worth, wondering about the meaning and purpose of our existence. Wanting people to like us and always wondering whether or not they do. Wondering if we’re good enough. Wondering about our place in the world, about our place amongst the stars, constantly being tossed around in the psychic winds

I can tell you one thing. From where I stand, just celebrating one tiny time of the year that focuses especially on peace on earth and good will to man seems patronizing, a cultural pretending.

Real peace is so important it should be celebrated every day, talked about everyday.  Focusing on feeling and living peace inside of our whole being through the whole of our days, through our everyday stuff.

The elders say we all do the best we can wherever we’re at, and that’s a good thing.

Meanwhile, back at our little house in the desert, there’s lots we’ve been working on throughout the year to bring you these ancient ways of peace. Stay tuned, follow us, like our page, if you’re so inclined. Get on our mailing list, or not.

It’s ok either way.

If you’re curious about what we’ve in store for you next year, you might wanna pick a way to follow our updates.

In the meantime, if you are interested in knowing peace while knowing your place in the world and living with purpose and meaning, start reading, or re-reading The Reluctant Shaman, it might just blow your socks off, in a peaceful kind of way of course. 🙂

Happy Holidays and a beautiful new year filled with love, purpose, meaning and most importantly of all, peace.

Love, always!

Helmut & Kay

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Humanity. Earth 2016… – What Is Your Verse?

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(We have poems, 3 actually, but don’t worry, 2 of them are partial poems, still pretty juicy though, and one is full length, from Kay. Plus an invitation.)

Robin Williams in his role as the educator John Keating in Dead Poet’s Society – “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for…

“To quote from Whitman, ‘O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?’ Answer. That you are here — that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”

In the medicine ways of the Hetakas’ we are trained as Kala Keh Nah Seh.

A Kala Keh Nah Seh is one who brings healing and learning to their people, their audience, through words and stories that stimulate experiences in that audience.

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Has The World Gone Mad?

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Has The World Gone Mad?

I don’t think so, it’s always been a bit of a mad place, we’re just hearing about the crazy things going on much faster, like almost instantaneously.

We are however moving into a time during which we are likely to see a bit more of the crazy stuff too.

The ancient teachings are saying about this time we are living in that we are moving into the ecliptic of the milky way, our solar system is moving into the plane of the ecliptic of our galaxy. It is happening, nothing will change or stop it.

Our solar system has been going in and out of the ecliptic for eons.

This time though, it’s predicted we will be staying there much longer than we have in previous times.

That’s generally a good thing, because humans cannot stay asleep in that field of energy.

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Waking Up Is Easy – Or Is It?

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Waking Up Is Easy – Or Is It?

I’m not sure anybody really cares, unless they know how it will effect their life, what it will bring to their life, to their relationships, to their level of happiness.

You can find all kinds of stuff on the internets, did you know that?

Seriously, you can.

A friend of mine commented on a post that linked to a piece about what it takes to wake up and live awake.

Freeing yourself from blind beliefs was emphasized as a requirement to live awake. Duh!

And then the author went on to describe how grueling a journey it is. I mean, you will go to hell and back to get there.

“You must die to live”. Exciting, count me in. Dying, something not even the people who think they’ll be going to a better place rush to get to.

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Spending Time In The Shaman Cave In The Midst Of A Modern World Life

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A “concerned” member of our tribe recently sent us a message through our Facebook page asking if we’re ok because we have offered so much in the past and it’s been a while now since he has heard from us.

He hoped that we’re ok and just really busy.

We’re touched by and appreciate the concern, and we’re ok. We’re much more than “just ok”. 🙂

And, we are quite busy.

So much has been happening which is why we’ve been quiet and posted only the occasional update.

In preparation for an Advanced Study Group weekend Kay went into her retreat time, her shaman cave earlier this year.

A time of going deep into the spirit world and see what the direction is, what the gifts are, what the healing gifts are they would like to help share next. What are the experiences they would like to see Kay teach and share moving forward.

When she does that I usually go into my own shaman cave, of sorts.

I still have to attend to the needs of clients and students and make sure everything continues to move along nicely and nothing that needs our attention is neglected or falls by the wayside.

I do my best, but I’m not perfect. So during this time, some things don’t always go all smooth and perfect.

But we wouldn’t be living our passions or purpose if our time with ceremony and the spirits wouldn’t be as important as it is in our lives.

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