Seven Arrows

quiver_1280When something happens, we choose our response. This choice becomes our action and colors our perception of what continues to happen.  We are the Bow. The Quiver of Arrows is our resource circle of choice in self-expression. The Target is ourselves, life and others. What arrows we shoot is determined by our attitude and approach to life.   We are both “she/he who will not see” (our Shideh or lower Self) and “she/he who is learning or has learned to see” (Hokkshideh or Higher Self). Which one is operating as we reach into the Quiver?

The Quiver is formed by our molding, sculpting and armoring. Simply put, this means that our resource circle is only as full and accessible as our life experience and process of self-development have made possible to date.  The Quiver contains three sets of seven Arrows: seven Dark Arrows colored by pain and reaction; seven Light Arrows colored by pleasure and responsibility; seven Rainbow Arrows which are the gifts of transformation and beauty. The latter are magickal arrows in that they are gifts to us from the Universe when we choose from the place of “learning to see”.

You will find more information about the “Teachings of the Seven Arrows” in Shamanic Wheels and Keys.

If you are in Phoenix, come to the Warrior Spirit Lodge class on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  For more information, click here.

Red Lodge Longhouse

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You may have heard about the Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse, but wondered what is that?!?

Just by hearing the name, you certainly would not know what this Longhouse is all about.  One of the challenges with describing this yearlong program is that in modern day syntax, there is indeed NOTHING like it.  An elevator, quick hit description doesn’t do this program justice either.

Historically, a longhouse was held during the winter months when everything slowed down and the entire community would come together to share, study and expand through sacred knowledge.  In today’s world, we don’t have the winter months to shut down our life and luxuriate in this approach to learning and seeking.

Our Red Lodge Longhouse seeks to keep the traditional ways of gathering  like-minded folks, but tailors the timing of these gatherings to today’s pace.  That being said, we gather 7 times over the course of a year, 6 weekends at our center and 1 week of ceremony out in nature.

Why would I want to invest this kind of time to this program?  What do we do over this course of a year?  At this time of fast paced life, seemingly unlimited technology, and so many options of things to do, we offer a time-tested approach to reconnecting to all of life, gaining tools to help us sort out our past issues, and determine our way to the life we choose now to have.

Join others that desire to create their life with a balanced approach, focusing on spiritual connection, personal growth and abundance.  You will gain tools for change, new friends, and an understanding of natural worlds.

As it seems easier to disconnect, this longhouse is all about connection.

Connect to your potential.  Join us!

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Contact Debra at info@azredlodge.com or call her directly – (602) 799 – 8564
For more information, you can also visit our website, http://azredlodge.com/

Red Lodge Longhouse

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About the Red Lodge Longhouse Program
The Red Lodge Longhouse program is a year-long commitment to personal excellence and the impeccability of a Warrior. This program is for students who wish to develop ways of knowing how to connect with Spirit and how to live in harmony with fellow humans and nature. Through alchemy, sacred laws, magick and tools, the student gains freedom and enlightenment within their own path with heart.

The Intent and Focus of this First Year
First Year Red Lodge consists of six weekends and a ceremonial week-long in addition to personal study and opportunities for hands-on experiences and ceremonies. The first year program explores in depth the circular movement of the Wheels and Keys of knowledge of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path.

At the end of this year, the student will be able to use these Wheels in their life, understand their connection to nature and how to make personal changes for the better. This program helps students to understand their movements through the Wheel of Life, to learn about their energy body, to stalk themselves and win the battle
of being “asleep” in life.

Red Lodge Year One is designed to allow the seeker or student to discover their path with heart and explore the Worlds of Grandmother Earth. It is an introduction to the “Great Work”, the inner journey to heal oneself and find the warrior within.

Wanna know more about Red Lodge Programs around the world?
Click the links below…

Red Lodge Italy – it’s not too late to register for the 2016-17 program!
Email us!  Or call Arnaldo at 0039 335 7278108 (English speaking),
Claudia at 0039 328 4693058 (Italian speaking)

Arizona and Calgary programs start in January and are enrolling now.
Arizona Red Lodge
email us or call 602-799-8564 to register!
Red Lodge Calgary email us or call 403-277-7383 to register!

Red Lodge Australia begins in March 2017.  Be one of the first to enroll!
As you are anxiously waiting for March, check out some of their other events.
Red Lodge Australia , Australia Other Events, Facebook
or email Lucinda

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Are You Ready To Approach Sex With Wisdom & Joy?

Are You Ready To Approach Sex With Wisdom & Joy?

Are you ready to approach sex with more wisdom and joy?
Spiritual Sexuality: Quodoushka 1 in Phoenix for singles and couples is for you!

May 29 – June 1, 2014

  • Redefine sexuality for your health and well being, for singles and couples.
  • Bring out the best in you – as you bring more care, quality and integrity to your life.
  • The Q is about respect for Life – and the power of learning through the pleasure of being in the physical.
  • Pleasure is mastery of the Physical.

Online early registration is now! Click here to register.

For more information and Q introduction, email dtmms@dtmms.org or go to Facebook for the event page and info.

Q1 is the doorway into a new understanding of your sexual energy. The intent of the teachings at this level include —

• awakening your natural self
• deepening your connection to your beauty
• experiencing a healthy joyful expression of your sexuality

Read what one woman said after the January Q1 in Phoenix:

“I am a certified sex therapist and a certified Sky Dancing Tantra teacher. I am also a licensed clinical social worker and I have a private psychotherapy practice. I highly recommend this program for everyone who wants to grow sexually and spiritually, psychologically and emotionally and in and through relationships. It is an amazingly deep, meaningful, playful and spiritual program for sexual and psychological growth. It has transformed my life. I believe it is a profound way of transforming the world.”

Diana Owens, LCSW
Certified Sky Dancing Tantra Teacher

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RED LODGE AUSTRALIA NOW ENROLLING

RED LODGE AUSTRALIA IS NOW ENROLLING. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a year long program of spiritual study and ceremony that is dedicated to increasing balance and self-growth in all aspects of your life: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and soul force!

For more information on Red Lodge Australia, email info@sweetmedicine.com.au

Don’t forget, Red Lodge is offered in Australia, Italy, Canada and Arizona in the U.S.! For more info, email dtmms@dtmms.org

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Shamanic De-Armoring In Seattle Feb 2014

Shamanic De-Armoring In Seattle Feb 2014

As you journey from childhood through adulthood, painful experiences and traumas imprint not only on your psyches but also in the cells of your physical body. This cellular imprinting of pain causes trace minerals in the body to coalesce into metallic bands of “armor”. This “armoring” restricts and blocks the free flow of energy in your body, keeping you in patterned behaviors that produce dysfunction, illness and premature aging.

Your true nature’s spirit, or soul essence, is trapped inside a prison!

Shamanic De-Armoring is an intense healing process that loosens these past pain tapes held within the body, frees and expands the overall life force energy and stimulates vital health and happiness. It is a modernized shamanic technique and ceremony that restores one back to a natural balance. As a result, your life force energy will pulse through your body with greater power and magnitude.

The next 15-day intensive Shamanic De-Armoring workshop is happening this Feb 9 – Feb 23rd in Seattle, Washington!

For more info on what is Shamanic De-Armoring, testimonials and more, click here.

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What People Say About Red Lodge

What People Say About Red Lodge

We asked our former Red Lodge students what words they would use to describe their personal experience and gains by being in the longhouse program. Here’s what they said. How will Red Lodge change you?

For more info on Red Lodge, click here or email info@azredlodge.com

Red Lodge: Introduction to The Path of The Sacred Warrior

At this time in history, there have never been more options for spiritual exploration.  Are you seeking a path to follow for sacred living?

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Red Lodge: Introduction to The Path of The Sacred Warrior

Red Lodge is a structured, year-by-year program to take you through time-honored, alchemical ways of healing the self, developing your inner warrior and connecting with Spirit to live as a sacred human being in balance with life, nature and the sacred laws of the universe.

At this time in history, there have never been more options for spiritual exploration.  Many men and women are seeking their path to follow.  The Red Lodge Longhouse program is backed by a lineage of elders that have centuries of teachings and ceremonial experiences as a foundation for self-growth.  This offers all students the solidity needed to navigate the changing world we live in.

The Red Lodge Longhouse program offers teachings, tools, ceremonies and warrior techniques in six weekend sessions over the course of the year as well as one week out in nature for extended ceremonial experiences.  This program is open to all who are seeking their inner light and truth.  Each year’s group of students share in the interpersonal work to heal themselves and create a community of like-minded humans that desire to become sacred humans.

The path of the sacred warrior is indeed a great journey, and you must do the walking and have the willingness change and make the leap into the next level of human evolution. But for those who are willing to be an inquisitive, free-thinking individual who takes responsibility for your life, a life filled with dharmic opportunities is calling to your spirit.

Are you ready to make the leap?

Join us for our first 2014 session January 17 – 19, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Click here or email info@azredlodge.com for more information and registration.

Menopause: A Journey into Power Cycles of the Feminine – Aug. 24-26

If you are a woman who is going through menopause, has already done so,
or are likely to do so in the near future…

If you are a woman who feels her life as “a woman” may essentially end
with the end of her childbearing years…

If you are a woman who is trying to figure out how best to deal with
the changes (e.g., hot flashes or “power surges”!) which come with aging…

If you are a woman who is curious about how the power of the feminine
evolves over our lives, and into menopause…

Learn about the menopause and feminine cycles with Razel Wolf

Learn about the feminine cycles with Razel Wolf

We offer you a mind, body and spirit journey into power in the weekend workshop Menopause: A Mind Body Spirit Journey into the Power Cycles of the Feminine, featuring teachings (cycles of the feminine, concept of aging, the physical body, hungers, and more), ceremony, and experiential learning.

“Being Female on this planet is a wonderful blessing and a great mystery.  We will gather together to explore wisdom from the Grandmothers of the Twisted Hair lineage through teachings, interactive experiences and ceremony. Our intent is to discover our own womb knowing using the sage guidance of the Elders. As we engage with the cycle of menopause we change. Let’s demystify this phase and bring out the natural power and beauty of our beings.”

The workshop, led by Razel Wolf, will be offered in Flagstaff, AZ on August 24-26, 2012.

Hosted at a mountain retreat set in the cool Ponderosa Pine Forest graced with a swimming pond, outdoor kitchen, tree house, and lovely gardens for gatherings, exercises, and ceremony.

For more information, please contact Kathy at menopause@dtmms.org.

Read more about menopause – the activation of our golden eggs of wisdom.

Healing in the Sweet Medicine SunDance Way

When someone talks about “healing,” what do you think of?  Recovering from a cold? Curing disease? Getting better after surgery? 

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path healing paradigm, the healed, or healthy, person is not just someone whose body is free from disease. True health encompasses our emotions, mind, spirit, and sexuality as well as our body. When we speak of healing, we mean coming into balance in all our aspects as well as with the natural world, into alignment with Sacred Law, and into alignment with one’s true self.

The Sweet Medicine Sundance Path healing paradigm is a shamanic way of approaching healing.  However, it is not a “traditional” way: it incorporates knowledge from several shamanic paths as well as western science.  It is a multifaceted approach to healing that addresses all aspects of us as humans: emotional, mental, spiritual, and sexual/soul force as well as the physical. 

Some of the basic premises in this healing paradigm are:

  • Each of us heals himself or herself – no one else can do it for us. This requires taking responsibility for our own healing (and our own lives!).
  • We heal through proper balance and alignment.
  • Disease and illness are teachers that we call in to learn some particular thing.  Understanding this, and where we are in our pattern of learning, is critical to our healing.
  • Healing can take other forms than the return of the physical body to health.

Our path offers a variety of techniques and ceremonies for those who desire healing.  Training in our healing paradigm is part of years 3 and 4 of the Red Lodge Longhouse program.  Both are available in a variety of locations around the world.

Visit the DTMMS web site for more information about our healing paradigm, or contact the DTMMS office or the Phoenix healing team.