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BUFFALO WOMAN JOURNEY - NORTH - February 24, 2013
naming of a clan is a very sacred process. It is not dictated by the
creativity alone of the facilitator, but is rather more of a download of information that best represents the existing energy
of the group as a whole. Through intuition, meditation, inspiration,
imagination, observation and deep listening the clan is named, not by a
human, but through a human by the unseen energy source that connects us
all one to another.
We are but reflections of one another, until we are
reflecting only what is inside of our heart of hearts from our purest
essence. And we will then each be one to another the most persistent of
reminders of the greatness that lies within each of us. For it is then that we are
projecting the most essential part of our highest and finest selves
from the very core of our being. And so it is wise to pay attention to
everything and everyone that comes into your space. Let no blessing go unnoticed and no message go
unheard. Be not fooled by the wrapping paper on the gift or the cover on
And so with this, we have the
naming of this Addiction Alchemy tribe on FEBRUARY 24, 2013:
Buffalo Woman Clan
ACTIVATION - HOLY MEDICINE WOMAN - SEER/ORACLE - DIVINE MOTHER - DIVINE
UNION - BALANCE - INNER PEACE & HARMONY - WISDOMKEEPERS - INTUITIVE
HEALING - RECONCILIATION - BEAUTY - SERVICE TO HUMANITY & CREATOR
White Buffalo Woman
It is the mothers, not the warriors, who create a people and guide their
destiny. ~Chief Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux
Grandfather Nicholas Black Elk has
cleared the path for the emergence of White Buffalo Calf Woman. His work
in the world although conducted from the spiritual realm is a living,
breathing active reminder to us of the power of our non-local
consciousness and the truth of non-local realities. The spiritual realm
is just as alive and active as you see here on earth. White Buffalo
Woman is tasked with stepping fully into her power as a seer, a diviner,
a visionary and an oracle, while remaining grounded in the horizontal
plane enough to bring back messages that are critical to allow the
soul's to fully emerge. You will have everything that you need to do so.
The medicine wheel will be the structure that allows you to give your
spirit feet and legs.
When one sits
in the Hoop of the People, one must be responsible, because all of
Creation is related, and the hurt of one is the hurt of all, and the
honor of one is the honor of all. ~White Buffalo Calf Woman, Lakota
White Buffalo woman is a bringer
of peace and harmony, by opening up the channels for Great Spirit to
come through to places that have long been forgotten, restricted and
constrained. It is her job in the journey of humanity to administer
spiritual CPR, as well as soft, subtle doses of joy and creativity, by
being who she is and living from her soul.
We must relearn
how to cry. A strong man cries; it is the weak man who holds back his
tears. ~Lame Deer, Lakota
The legend of White Buffalo Calf Woman, though originated through Lakota
tradition, is universal story that has come to know it's true place in
time. No definitive version of the story exists. Perhaps one should
never be defined, as it seems to grow and adapt, as the story shifts and
shapes itself to the people. Through the oral tradition, it was handed
down, and the story changed over time and will continue to change. What
most versions agree upon though, is that White Buffalo Calf Woman
brought the canunpa wakan, the Sacred Pipe. She also brought the sun
dance, the inipi (sweat lodge) and the hanblecia (the vision quest),
among other rituals.
isn’t blood. It is what is in the heart. The love for the land, the
respect for it, those who inhabit it, and the respect and
acknowledgement of the spirits and elders. That is what it is to be
Indian. ~White Feather, Navajo Medicine Man
In “The Sacred Pipe,” Black Elk lists seven rites given by White Buffalo
Calf Woman for proper living. University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor
Tom Gannon believes the Lakota practiced more ceremonies originally, but
after contact with European settlers, only seven were highlighted to
better transition Lakota spiritual belief into the Catholic seven
sacraments. The seven sacraments are Baptism, Eucharist,
Reconciliation, Confirmation, Sacred Marriage, Holy Orders,
Anointing of the Sick. On this journey we will be working with these
sacraments in a more universal form, aligning the elemental powers with
the powers of the spiritual realms, our Spiritual Guides and Creator.
Those who live
for one another learn that love is the bond of perfect unity. ~Fools
Crow, Lakota (Teton) Sioux spiritual leader, Yuwipi medicine man, nephew
of Black Elk
This is truly already the way of
the Addiction Alchemy Recovery Medicine Wheel, but it is the first time
that we have consciously worked with Grandfather's understanding of the
importance of the knitting together of the horizontal and the vertical
paths. Black Elk was a very, very unique grandfather in this regard
which makes him an extra-ordinary teacher and guide for the people of
the Rainbow Nation (us!).
We should only
think of beautiful things when we look at other people. ~Rolling
White Buffalo Woman is not a
totem to casually work with or merely dabble in the teachings. She is a whole
new way of being. If you were to think of spiritual guides as computer
programs, some other archetypes and totems could be likened to
Microsoft Word or Photoshop.... But White Buffalo Woman in utter power
and simplicity is a whole new
Operating System. She is a new core programming which allows us to
experience our lives on a whole new level of purity, clarity, expression
and expansion. This change in our own way of being has no other outcome
than to ask those around us and the rest of the world to come up to a
new level of purity, harmony and peace... all in the name of opening up
the way to more love!
Let us put our
minds together and see what future we can make for our children. ~Chief
Joseph, Nez Percé
The emerging White Buffalo Woman
may have often found herself coming "down" to play in the lower levels.
This was no accident and there has been nothing done wrong. Black Elk
says, this was our warrior training. For, he says, although we now allow
our spiritual guides, the masculine parts of our being and and hence
those that outpicture to offer protection to bring her forward...
without having a true understanding ourselves, we would not have been
able to draw forth the necessary compassion and unconditional love for
this revelation. For unconditional love is also another word for "tough
grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus should we do, for this
was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World. ~Black Elk, Oglala Lakota
As Black Elk and the Grandfathers are
rallying around us, someone might ask... but where are the grandmothers?
If we are here to bring divine union and a restoration of the masculine
and feminine force, why do we not speak of the grandmothers? Black Elk
says... good question... now answer it! Find the answer to this and you
will know why this journey will be etched in the cosmic record as a holy
pilgrimage of soul restoration.
Flowers do not
force their way with great strife. Flowers open to perfection slowly in
the sun. ~White Eagle, Ponca Sioux
Who are you?
Where did you come from?
What is your purpose?
Where are you going?
Why are you here?
White Buffalo Woman will help you answer these questions with new depths
of understanding, wisdom and love. She will help you remember yourself
into being. Recalling and activating the genetic codes that are ready to
introduce the evolution of humankind to the quantum leaps that can only
be facilitated by masters of intent, soul stalking and dreaming while
awake. She will show you how by helping you remember. The people, places
and events will brought forth that will help you remember.
White Buffalo Woman helps you to
do everything you do with and through the power of love... true love. It
is this level of motherly, divine love that gives the super human
strength to give birth to this league of souls who are now in the
process of struggling to be born. You will not buy into their illusion,
nor will you discount it. You will have the strength, the wisdom and the
wherewithall to be able to both hear the old stories with compassion,
but hold the sacred space for a new reality. That is the gift of the
The gift of spiritual sight is one
that has long been coveted. Who hasn't wanted to be a fly on the wall,
to overhear a conversation or even spy. Yet, it is a gift that comes
with a great price. For it takes great personal strength, wisdom and
confidence to truly "know" was others are thinking. As you purify
yourself and give others the grace of their own process, you will learn
not to take anything personally. The naugals etch this into their souls.
All psychic healers, even if you do not know what you are, will be asked
to come to the very highest levels of interity. Integrity encompasses
honesty both to self and others...but it is more a function of
wholeness... which does require the truth.
White Buffalo Woman will help you
gently face the truth about your powers of sight, you gift of intent and
your ability to dream a new reality for this world. As you realize the
truth, you will know that it is truly you who have always held the
cards. You may find that you used your gifts in ways that you regret.
But we are being asked to come to the altar of our soul and give
ourselves the grace and compassion to process and grow, just as we are
asked to do the same for others. The ultimate realization is that we
have been as children, unwittingly wielding great powers that were being
restricted and restrained to a certain extent for our own good. We are
being asked to integrate all that has come before... not to forget or
disown... but to cradle it as a gift... make a book and a story of it...
and use it to help others to heal!
"This is your time now," White
Buffalo Woman says, "to come into your own, to find and state your
preferences, to trust in your benevolence, to tap into the wisdom of the
great mother within, to revere and serve others with the great powers of
healing that you have within, to draw near your kindred, to feel your
feelings without reservation, to be creative in how you express them...
to let yourself be moved to take action... let your free will form you
up... and raise you up... do not settle for less... ask those around you
to step into the next level of being by simply being you... by embodying
the Goddess... that which you are."
Seek to make
your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. ~Chief
The traditional story is that, long
ago, there was a time of famine. The chief of the Lakotas sent out two
scouts to hunt for food. As the young men travelled they saw a figure in
the distance. As they approached they saw that it was a beautiful young
woman in white clothing. One of the men was filled with desire for the
woman. He approached her, telling his companion he would attempt to
embrace the woman, and if he found her pleasing, he would claim her as a
wife. His companion warned him that she appeared to be a sacred woman,
and to do anything sacrilegious would be folly. The man ignored the
The companion watched as the other
approached and embraced the woman, during which time a white cloud
enveloped the pair. After a while, the cloud disappeared and only the
mysterious woman and a pile of bones remained. The remaining man was
frightened, and began to draw his bow, but the woman beckoned him
forward, telling him that no harm would come to him. As the woman spoke
Lakota, the young man decided she was one of his people, and came
forward. When he arrived, she pointed to a spot on the ground where the
other scout's bare bones lay. She explained that the Crazy Buffalo had
compelled the man to desire her, and she had annihilated him.
The man became even more frightened
and again menaced her with his bow. At this time, the woman explained
that she was wakan/holy and his weapons could not harm her. She further
explained that if he did as she instructed, no harm would befall him and
that his tribe would become more prosperous. The scout promised to do
what she instructed, and was told to return to his encampment, call the
Council and prepare a feast for her arrival.
The woman's name was PtesanWi which
translated White Buffalo Calf Woman. She taught the Lakotas seven sacred
rituals and gave them the chanunpa or sacred pipe which is the holiest
of all worship symbols. After teaching the people and giving them her
gifts, PtesanWi left them promising to return. Later, the story became
attributed to the goddess Wohpe, also known as Whope, or Wope.
When Roman Catholic missionaries
first came among the Lakota, their stories of the Virgin Mary and Jesus
became associated with the legend of White Buffalo Calf Woman. The
syncretic practice of identifying Mary with PtesanWi and Jesus with the
chanunpa continues among Lakota Christians to this day. The story of
PtesanWi is associated with the white buffalo.
Note: This story has other variations. This is the story we will be
working with as Grandfather has requested.
I am an expression of the Divine Mother.
The mother within is my internal healer.
I embrace my own mystery.
I stand in my power and my power is true love.
I am strong enough to ask for help and receive assistance.
I utilize my tribe and tap into the resources of community.
I know and accept myself with unconditional love.
When I know myself, I remain true to myself.
I embrace change and growth.
I see myself through the eyes of love.
I purify my desires through my connection to my higher self.
I prepare my body and home as a temple for my soul.
I consume only the best foods.
I nourish and nurture myself body, mind and soul.
I pay attention to my whole self.
I give my soul expression.
I trust my soul and my intuitive guidance.
I listen to the instruction of my soul.
I allow my spirit to be my guide.
I seek out and work with my spiritual allies and guides.
I open to the higher powers of my guides and guardians.
I work with the medicine wheel to bring myself and all my relations into
I am creative.
I am beautiful.
I respect myself and my body in ever deepening ways.
As I connect with my own body as a temple of light, I am called to
greater levels of reverence and respect for being human.
As I say yes to my soul, what is no longer serving will call for
I release what is no longer serving ONLY with the help of my higher
I open to receiving more love, more beauty, more peace, more joy and
I harmonize my surroundings by cultivating harmony and stillness within
As I allow the mother and father within me to communicate, a third thing
called "a miracle" emerges.
I am a living embodiment of the grace that emerges through the third
I am creative, sacred, divine love in the flesh.
I am a Holy Woman.
Water, Sacred Smoke, Medicine Wheel, pipe ceremony, sacred herb, flowering tree,
White or All color, horse, eagles, rainbows, rabbit, coyote, heyoka, pine, Blue
Star, Eagle feather, Hawk feather, Duck Feather, Swan feather, Crow
feather, Raven feather, Ibis feather, buffalo, John of God, Nag Champa
Incense, Mother Teresa, Hildegard VonBingen
Selenite, Rosophia, Azezualite,
Turquoise, Rose Quartz,
Amethyst, Apache Tear, Carnelian, Citrine, Apatite, Clear
Quartz, Vogel Crystals, Apache Tear, Holey stones
Black Elk Speaks
Anatomy of the Spirit
Sacred Contracts (if you are in this journey you have a contract to
bring forth the sacred archetype of White Buffalo Calf Woman)
John of God
Passiflora (Passion Flower) Sacred Herb
Black Elk - The Sacred Ways of the Lakota
Native American Taoist
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