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The Road to Physical Mastery

Every martial arts master began from the beginning, faced incredible
challenges, got up and kept going again one day, one moment at a time.

No matter where you’re at in your own journey, are you striving for your
master form?

Click here to watch this video of one master in action!

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This Holiday, We Wish You

As we settle into the quiet nurturing of the winter sleep and regenerate for the coming year, we wish you happiness, hope, humor, health and harmony in every aspect of your lives.

Happy holidays and an abundant new year from the Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society.

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From Zero, Unity Emerges

Within mathematics as the language of the Universe, Zero (0) is a very interesting concept. Until the 1500’s “Western thought” didn’t examine the concept of Zero (0). When it finally did, the meaning of 0 was deemed to be nothing – the absence of any form of any thing.

This Western notion of 0 is completely contrary to Sacred Law, which states that Zero (0) is the potential for all forms of all things… hence, the “Everything.”

Double zero (00) or 20 is everything that emerged from this potential and will continue to emerge.

WahKahn, the inhale, means the void of receptive creativity, the Great Mother or Creatrix. It is the universe itself. It birthed the eggs of all creation.

SSKwan, the exhale, is the essence of the active conceptive power, the Creator, the galaxy. It birthed the seeds of all creation.

Zero (0) is the point at which all of the energy present gained consciousness and took a breath. Until it took a breath, it was simply imploding and exploding. It did not create itself into all forms of all things.

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When the first sacred breath was taken, it brought the feminine and the masculine energy together as ONE. Out of Zero (0) emerge an absolute unity. This unity is what we call Wakan Tanka, The Great Spirit.

Do Trees Communicate?

Trees have long been a symbol of “life” in a variety of traditions through the ages. You may have observed how its limbs, branches, leaves kiss the sky and grow each year reaching upward toward the sky (“the as above“) while its roots are well entrenched in Grandmother Earth (“the so below“) to feed and nourish its own ecosystem, while providing oxygen and substance for the ecosystem surrounding it. But did you also know that trees have a unique way of communicating with the worlds of Grandmother Earth  including us?

Take a look at this video discussing how science currently sees that trees can and do communicate.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake

Elk Animal Totem: Awakener of the Unconscious

Happy birthday to the Elk! For those not familiar with SunBear’s Earth Astrology, those born from November 22 to December 21 have the elk as their birth animal totem. The elk is the largest and considered the most regal of the deer family.

We can learn so much about our natural selves from the animal world, including how to be more efficient and balanced with our every day energy.
 
Did you know? The antlers of an elk resemble a tree and are shed annually. During mating season, male bulls charge each other until one succeeds in knocking the other from his feet and gores him.

The winner emerges with the female while the other male limps away. Calves are kept hidden for the first six months of their life to ensure their safety while mom goes out foraging for food.

Spiritually, they are considered the keepers of thunder and lightning, and as such, help awaken our unconscious.

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Elk totem people are highly aware of justice and injustice and can be very both impatient and vocal about perceived transgressions in the hope to correct the behavior and/or situation.

If the Elk calling out is out of balance or lacking maturity, his/her behavior can create unnecessary problems. However, an Elk person in balance can bring clarity and insights to benefit all.
  
What do you think? Where can you add a little elk medicine to your life?