Creating Sacred Space

Thought for today
Nothing stays the same everything changes

No matter how hard we try, we cannot stop things from changing.  The mountain that we used to climb on as kids long ago is not the same.  There are different plants and different animals on the mountain.  Also, wind and rain have washed away dirt on the mountain along with eroding the stones.  Some of the stones have changed a little, some a lot, and some have broken loose and tumbled down the mountain.

Our lives have not stood still either.  Like the mountain, we have eroded a little, some of the things in our life have been washed away, and some have broken and left us.

So, it is a given that we will change, but the good news is that we can control the change within ourselves.  A long time ago I read a quote that really spoke to me.  It was by a man in a concentration camp who said that they could take away everything he had, but they could not control his attitude.  He said that was the one thing that was his that no one could control without his permission.

Change in you is coming, but who is going to decide if it is for the good or for the bad.

Creating Sacred Space
We continue on. When you are ready to sit  somewhere to be in Sacred Space the first thing you want to do is to make sure you have everything you need.  Something comfortable to sit on, something to burn sage in matches to light the sage, sacred stones, herbs such as cedar Sweetgrass or even incense to burn, and anything else you are going to use.

Once you have gathered everything you set you Circle.  Several ways to do this is if you are outside and do not feel very protected carry a bag of cornmeal, cedar leaf and salt mixed together and make a complete circle around you on the ground.  It is not necessary to do that, and I don’t do it each time, but if it helps you do so.  3 parts cornmeal, 2 parts cedar leaf and one part salt.

After you have decided where you Circle is going to be you light sage by either lighting a cluster while holding the stalk.,     You can also put loose leaves in a fireproof dish or shell and light it or place it on a lite charcoal disk.

The First thing you need to do is sage the four directions, and we will take that up tomorrow.

I am going to wait a few days before I start adding anything in about the book we are reading this month, “The Wind Is My Mother” to give people time to start reading the book.  If you have read the book before, please read it again as we talk about it.  If you don’t have a copy, Amazon has a used one for $4.00 including shipping.  There is a link to the book down below.
Book for January
Wind is my Mother by Bear Heart
Remember finish your what do I believe spiritually list and start reading the book.

Talk Soon
Firebear

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Disclaimer:  I am telling you want I learned about herbs.  I am not a doctor so before using any herb always educate yourself about the herb and talk to your medical practitioner.

All information about stones and plants is what I have learned and is for educational purposes only.  Nothing written here about plants or stones is meant to diagnose ailments or recommend treatments.

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By now you should be working on your list, or you soon will be.

Thought for Today

You cannot listen if you are talking.

If you are talking to yourself silently or your mind is going 90 miles an hour you can not listen to Creator, Spirit, the Stone People or the Plant People much less listen to what is inside of you.

So, the secret is learning how to be still.  Here  are a few things to achieve that.

First you need to have sacred space.  It needs to be someplace that you can go and be still without being disturbed.  That way your mind is not worrying about who is going to walk in or up.

Second you need to do something different when you are in this space so that your mind learns that when you are in this space it is time to shut down.  We are constantly training our mind to do things.  Most of the time we do not teach good things to our mind.  Our mind is very teachable.  Aside from the spiritual reasons to sage your space that is one of the reasons we do that.  When the smell of sage hits our mind, it goes okay time for me to shut down.

Tomorrow we will talk more about creating Sacred Space and how to do it.

Plant People

Disclaimer:  I am telling you want I learned about herbs.  I am not a doctor so before using any herb always educate your self about the herb and talk to your medical practitioner.

The first plant we will talk about is Sage.

We use sage to clean negative energy or entities from ourselves, our objects and an area.  Sage also is a wonderful antibiotic.  I have used a sage tea foot bath to help with sore feet and things like athletes foot.  Sage is also a very good seasoning.  Although there are many varieties of sage, the one used the most is called Grandfather Sage or White Sage.,   We will talk tomorrow about how to use Sage.

The first stone I want to talk about is the Apache Tear.  It is from obsidian and is said to be of tears that were shed.  It is used for protection from negative energies along with other uses.  It can be carried in your pocket or a bag around you neck.  It can also be carried on a bag tied to you your belt or waist.

We will continue the discussion on the Apache tear tomorrow.

I am trying to keep it short, but it will be fun because there is much that can be said about each thing.  My goal is to start you on your journey of discovery not to teach you everything in a blog post.  (This is impossible.)

We will talk soon

Firebear

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Tomorrow is Yours

January 4, 2013 issue

We start today with a question about one of the previous emails.  If today is your tomorrow what is your tomorrow going to be like?

Remember and carry it in your heart,  Today is your yesterday and today is your tomorrow.

As I said sometimes I would send links to information.  This time instead of putting a poem I wrote a couple of days ago in this email I just going to send you the link so that you can go there and read the poem.  Besides I love the pictures my beautiful wife took that are on there and I hope you do to.    So go here to read the poem Heartbeat Poem

After you read it listen to what your heart says and think about if you are in the Circle of life or not.

Remember this is a two way street and anyone that wants to contact me is welcome to do so.

Talk Soon
Bo and Chery

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Create Your World

January 03, 2013 Issue of Firebear’s Ramblings

Today is our yesterday, and today is our tomorrow.

If we are where we are because of the choices and decisions in the past, then that means where we will be tomorrow will be controlled by the choices and decisions that we make right now, today.  The way we walk today determines what we will be five minutes from now, an hour from now and it determines where we will be tomorrow.

That is why our Elders teach us to walk in a good way and in constant prayer.  When we do, tomorrow will be good.

During this month,  we will be talking about and quoting from the book, “The Wind is My Mother” By Bear Heart.  Those that have not read it might want to read it with the rest of us.  If you do not have a copy you can get a copy here.  Wind is my Mother by Bear Heart

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