The last couple of days have found new meaning and power to the Journey of Magic and Miracles. Late last week, I was blessed with connecting with the Spiritual Elder of the New Haven Native American Church, a 400+ acre property in Ava, MO. After lengthy conversations with Man Found Standing, I have been invited to come there to camp (for as long as I desire), study, sit in Council and Ceremony with our relatives there. When I leave, I will leave with full, and legal credentials, officially adopted into the Native American Church as per one of the Seven Sacred Rites of the Oglala Sioux,( given to the people by White Buffalo Calf Woman), the Making of Relatives. Essentially, this will credential me as an “ordained” Minister in the Native American Church. I am writing about this in a rather succinct manner for purposes of brevity, as there is so much more to the story than I can share here in this update.
For those of you who know me, you are aware that I spent 13 years of my younger life as a pastor in the United Methodist Church. You know also that the opportunity that has been presented me here, is the fulfillment of a life-long dream and desire for me, to be “recognized” and adopted into this native community that has called and spoken to my spirit since I was a young boy.
My Spiritual Journey has obviously taken many twists and turns along the way. It has taken 64 years to bring me full circle, and like the passage of life along the Medicine Wheel, and now, to sit in the place of the North Medicine, is an honor and blessing to and for which I am beyond and forever grateful.
Your generous gifting, investing, and belief in me is what is empowering this Journey, and I am thankful for each and everyone of you. Some have blessed the Journey with monetary gifts, some have brought Medicine Offerings, others have held space and prayers for me and will continue to do so. Each gift is valued and appreciated equally and abundantly.
I still have a ways to go, to realize the project goal, but, as always, we live in a generous Universe, and our Creator seeks nothing but our highest and best good. I am trusting in the Magic and Miracles at work in all of our lives everyday to see this sacred and powerful Journey to and through wherever it may lead and return.
I encourage you, please to consider your ability to share in the magic. Please like and share on your page to help spread the word.
I have stated and communicated with by brother in Ava, that I will be there, in Ceremony on or by 15 August, the day my daughter was born.
A’ȟo! Mítákuye Oyásín 👣