Wheels, Tunes & Vibrations


Each position on a Medicine Wheel corresponds to one of the four cardinal directions: South, North, West, East – or one of the four non-cardinal directions: SouthEast, SouthWest, NorthWest and NorthEast. On any medicine wheel, the cardinal directions hold the energy of a circle and the non-cardinals move energy in and out of the circle.  There are also specific qualities and characteristics that exist for each direction. Thus, no matter which wheel is being used, the subject matter is placed in a particular direction because it contains the corresponding properties.  Every wheel has its own tune or vibration, part of the larger Song of the Universe.  Each individual wheel can be overlaid on top of the other. When this is done, the layers form a harmony to one verse of the Song of the Universe.


Rainbow Warrior…

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We have only to read the newspapers or watch the reporters on TV
We have only to walk around in our neighborhood or listen to the stories our children bring home from school
We have only to breathe the air or be stopped from swimming in the waters at the local beach
We have only to stop a moment to look and listen

Grandmother’s voice is heard in the gales of a hurricane
the moans of a hungry child
the extinction of another winged one
and the trembling of the earth

The call is made by all who love her by leaders with heart regardless of culture, color or creed
by children yet unswayed by the meaningless mumble of empty words
by all who know that change is inevitable and it is we who determine the outcome

The time to respond is now, has been now and will continue to be now!

Are YOU a Rainbow Warrior willing to stand for the change necessary to bring balance to all the worlds of Grandmother Earth?

Claim and name one action you are willing to take to be part of the solution on Grandmother Earth!

A Warrior’s Path


Are you looking for a path that can help you find your way home or to discover your Inner Heart?

The Sweet Medicine SunDance (SMSD) Path is considered a Warrior’s Path. Its primary focus is to foster individuality, autonomy and freedom for all people. This requires the dedication of a warrior’s commitment to personal excellence and collective change. The SMSD Path is one of many spiritual paths and disciplines that share this intent and focus.

Historically, part of following the Warrior’s Path involves setting out on the “Warrior’s Errantry” Vision Quest. It is accomplished through Warrior Task Assignments within each of the five aspects of the human (emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, sexual).  This also necessitates proper alignment with the four elements (water, air, earth, fire) and the four sacred worlds (mineral, plant, animal, human).

This process involves taking the Warrior far from the comfortable, familiar environment she/he is used to and exposing her/him to experiences that demand resourcefulness and ingenuity in order to find and establish the proper weapons/tools of survival.

Ironically enough, submitting oneself intentionally to the potential of frustration and stress is the essence of growth in the Warrior’s Way of Enlightenment. Because the wandering Warrior must face new, strange and sometimes startling differences in daily living, all comfortable habits and ruts must be given up for more appropriate behavior to meet the new circumstances.  The Warrior Task Assignments force the apprentice to look at new ways of approaching life and provide new weapons and tasks for attaining success.

It is the shedding of all our barriers and reservations and diving into the total potential of knowledge and POWER that is the Warrior’s goal during this quest. It is a time for letting go of constricting beliefs to gain FREEDOM. The Warrior’s Way is exactly what the name implies; a way of directing the days of our life to better produce the likelihood of encountering those experiences that will lead to the enlightenment sought. This way is an all-consuming, all-illuminating lifelong commitment that tolerates no illusions. It is not a hobby, sport, recreation, diversion or a fad.

As this Warrior Task Assignment journey begins, we must approach it as we would a pilgrimage to a Holy Shrine. We must hold in our hearts the knowledge that there is only one true way or route to this shrine — COMMITMENT and DISCIPLINE.  We take to the road with certainty and strong Will and Intent to reach the goal. As we proceed, however, other roads that seem to be more attractive, more enjoyable, more socially acceptable, more physically (economically) rewarding or merely easier or shorter will always appear. In our confusion, it may soon appear as though the other roads better match the superficial appearance of what we think the path “ought” to look like. Instead of following our “true” route to the “shrine”, we then find ourselves wandering in all directions with our energy scattered, racing after what entertains us at the moment and losing the possibility of reaching the shrine.

By embracing the Warrior’s Path, we will find our way home. We will discover our Inner Heart.

If you are interested in exploring what the SMSD path has for you, check out our Red Lodge Longhouse program, https://dtmms.org/programs/red-lodge/

Second Dimension: Substance


There are Seven Dimensions within this universe through which light becomes life and gives life.  The Seven Steps describe how energy moves through life in a constant and continuous cycle.  The Seven Dimensions refer to the seven levels of existence and the potential levels of awareness of that existence.

The Second dimension is where Substance exists and is when the attraction is focused.  It appears within space.  There is no definition, give away or purpose at this point.  It can be used for many reasons or purposes.  For example, it is the raw material, like metal, out of which we make many tools and implements.  Or, all the pieces of the puzzle that have not yet been put together to form the picture.

Fourth Universal Law


“0-9 Law of Harmonic Energy Motion”

This Sacred Law is considered a key law because it controls all laws.  The Great Spirit’s intent for evolution into excellence is born first out of the receptive-creative energy, which is the feminine principle.  Then, through its active-conceptive energy, the male principle, it manifests the form of its intent with maximum efficiency and minimum effort.  This process follows nine movements (ten steps), and then another cycle begins.  Every time you do anything – make a decision, bake a cake, buy a car, start a business, learn something new, fall in love – you do it in these ten steps: Focus, Substance, Form, Determination, Understanding, Imagination, Freedom, Pattern, Chaos, and Completion.

To learn more, check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi or The Thirty Sacred Laws by Claudia van Corva.

Second Universal Law

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“Everything is Born of Woman”

All forms of all things within the Everything are birthed from the receptive-creative energy principle, which is the feminine principle, and sparked by the active-conceptive energy principle, which is the masculine principle.  Before anything can happen, before anything can be created or produced or discovered, there must be receptivity. Out of receptivity come creativity, which then leads to activity and actualization, which are masculine energies.  All gods are born from the womb of a goddess.  Ideas, creative arts, technology, and so forth, are all birthed out of this principle.

To learn more, check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi or The Thirty Sacred Laws by Claudia van Corva.

Eagle: Totem, Emblem, & Facts


Eagle as a Totem Animal

Of all the winged animals, Eagle flies the highest and sees the farthest.  As a totem animal, Eagle is a messenger between humans and Great Spirit, and can be considered the equivalent of the Holy Ghost in Christianity.  Eagle brings Great Spirit into substance and is the carrier of enlightenment, motivation, and illumination.  Eagle is also the teacher of Individual Autonomy, Free Will, and Freedom.

Emblem of the United States

The Bald Eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength, and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.

Bald Eagle Facts

In the wild, a bald eagle will live 30-35 years (up to 50 years in captivity). A full-grown bald eagle has a wingspan up to 7 feet. They can fly up to 30 miles an hour and dive at 100 miles an hour! Eagles feed primarily on fish, supplemented by small mammals, waterfowl, and carrion.

Eagles mate for life, and an established pair will use the same nest for many years. Over time some nests become enormous; they can reach a diameter of 9 feet and weigh as much as 2 tons! The female lays 2 or 3 eggs and both parents share incubation and guard them diligently against predators (such as squirrels, gulls and ravens). While the chicks are small, the parents move about the nest with their talons balled up into fists to avoid harming them.

MAT Spaces, Orende & Evolution


All MAT spaces are different vibratory levels of pure light energy.  When this light energy (substance) takes form, it begins a process of change and evolution, increasing or decreasing its vibratory energy, which we refer to as its power or level of orende.  As orende increases, the space expands and produces a continuous movement of evolutionary excellence.  Evolution, in this sense, is a constant seeking of perfection of excellence, rather than how a form of something grows into another form.

We as humans are MAT spaces of a soul, and it is through our mastery within our physical form and our seeking of excellence here on planet Earth that we fill and expand our soul space.  This is called evolution.

All MAT spaces (you, your pets, tree, rock, spirit, emotions, thoughts, words, actions, and so forth) are moving attractors.  Some spaces have little or no magnetic attraction, while others immediately attract and hold our attention.  Attention is power.  The higher the energy vibration of a thing, that is, the higher its orende, the greater its magnetism and attraction.  You experience this as charisma, and you might describe someone as having a magnetic personality.

How strong and vibrant is your MAT space?
Is your orende increasing, decreasing, or vibrating at a constant rate?
What excellence is your evolution calling you to seek?

You can read more about the MAT spaces and orende in the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi.

MAT Space, you say…


Magnetic Attracting Thought Soul Space – what does that mean?

All creation, including humans, is vibration of light energy movement moving at different vibrational frequencies.  These fields are actually spaces, which are called Magnetic Attracting Thought (MAT) spaces created by the Everything’s intending of itself into all forms of all things.  These spaces are filled with spirit, consciousness, life, and/or physicalness.  MAT spaces are spaces of consciousness inside the Great Spirit’s matrix of free will and freethinking.  They are like thoughts with focused attention and intention.  Creation is an original thought with an intent.  Once a thought or any form of energy is created, it can be altered, but it cannot be destroyed.  All things in the Everything, all MAT spaces, are Great Spirit-intended thoughts of artistic originality that have been projected and released.

You also create your life in every moment.  You project your thoughts, actions, emotions, artistic creations, and intentions as MAT spaces out into the Universe every waking and sleeping moment of your life.  You are a cell in Great Spirit’s body, and it feels you.  In this way, humans are part of the interconnection, interdependence, and interreliability of all Life.  Separation is an illusion.  We are a thread intrinsically woven within the cosmic tapestry.

All forms of all things – breath, light, life, matter, form, time and space dimensions – are not different things.  They are different vibratory levels of pure light energy.

Imagine what the world would be like if related to everything as a different frequency of pure light energy…

You can read more about the Great SunDance Journey of the Soul in the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi.


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Paste the phrase “I AM NOT A PERSON!!” on your bathroom mirror, on the inside of your front door, on your refrigerator, on the rearview mirror of your car, and on your computer.  You are not a person!  You are a Magnetic Attracting Thought (MAT) soul space for which the physical body serves as a temporary domicile or temple so the spirit personality can remember what it is as it journeys to and from the Source on its stream of livingness or intending.  The soul is immortal and infinite.  It drives your spirit personality to reincarnate in the physical again and again, for the soul has only one purpose, and that is to move its energy forward as consciousness to evolve.

We are so much more than a body and a personality named Jane or John commuting to work or falling in love.  And yet, the paradox is that we are bound to do these very things in order to remember who we truly are!  We can choose to do this through pleasure, although far too many people choose to make the journey very difficult, full of struggle and pain.  This journey is the going back to the before, to our original true nature, becoming what we already are.

You can read more about the Great SunDance Journey of the Soul in the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi.