Audrey is an excellent example of the unique and systematic way the medicine wheel works, and the powerful impact applying the ancient teachings can have on your health and wellness.
She loves horses, but after a serious ankle injury, Audrey was told by her doctor that she would need to wear a brace and she would always have pain. She had become accustomed to it, relying on daily pain medication and never leaving home without the brace.
She’d resigned herself to the idea that as she was getting older, she’d just have to put up with it.
But What If Abundant Health Was Within Your Grasp?
In less than 30 days she attained remarkable results. One day, Audrey walked downtown without her brace. But that’s not all! Without dieting and with absolutely NO sense of deprivation, she lost 15 lbs and wore her favorite capris, which hadn’t fit in quite awhile. She felt marvelous!
She’s since been able to put the brace away for good, and no longer has a need for pain medication. Audrey sleeps like a baby and says she feels stronger, healthier and more energized than she has in years!
Now, we’re not saying that you will get the same results, but what if you could eliminate just one of your symptoms?
Would That Be Something You’d Be Interested In?
Over the course of the next month we will outline how you can achieve, maintain or improve your health by using the ancient wisdom of the Native American medicine wheel. So how do you connect abundant health to the medicine wheel?
The basic Native American medicine wheel is usually drawn as a circle with four equal quadrants that look like a times or plus symbol in the center. Then specific colors fill each space, depending upon the lesson or significance designed by the tribe or nation. For more information on how the Native American medicine wheel works click here.
Make Peace With Your Body (West)
The first step that you will want to take in your journey to abundant health is making peace with your body. Making peace with your body means accepting responsibility that your physical being is composed of judgments that have manifested into your interpretation of what a perfect body is. The fact is, the ‘perfect’ body doesn’t exist. It is an illusion created by society — to manipulate society. Now that you know the truth, you can relax and begin to appreciate the unique and original body that you have.
Our Native elders teach that everything is about relationship. So it is important to begin with the internal relationship, and lay the groundwork for calling in Abundant Health. Without this, it is very hard to sustain health because there is too much stress in the body.
Gain the Courage to be Healthy (East)
It takes a lot of courage to DECIDE to be healthy. So many people today are obsessed with their body image: How do they look? How much do they weigh? How do their clothes fit? Do they have a ‘beach body’?
Often people are caught up in JUST the physical appearance of their body, but the commitment to be TRULY healthy — to claim abundant health and wellness — is something that takes a LOT of courage. And it takes stepping OUT of a relationship that keeps you feeling separate from your body.
If you’re dealing with a health condition, whether it’s life-threatening or what’s been called permanently debilitating… whatever it is, that’s not something you did consciously and said, “Gee, I really want to be sick.”
That’s not the way that it works. But that doesn’t mean that you haven’t somehow cooperated or participated in the creation of it.
So the turning point for many is accepting responsibility. For a long time in my life I didn’t like that word because I felt that it implied some sort of blame. But at that point in my life, when the ‘rubber hit the road,’ I had to come to an understanding that it was simply my “ability to respond” … so now I hyphenate it (response-ability).
Your Body Longs To Be Loved (South)
It’s a scientific fact that people long to be loved. From the day you were born, you long to be touched, held … and cared for. You need to start accepting yourself, loving yourself, forgiving yourself.
And when you start accepting yourself and giving yourself the love you really crave and long for from others, everything starts to turn around. Rather than the other way, instead of seeking that from outside, if you start doing it from the inside miraculous things begin to happen.
The first part of connecting abundant health to the Native American medicine wheel is about creating a gentle, loving, nurturing, nourishing relationship with yourself, with your body. And realize that longing you have to be loved is something YOU can provide.
Do You Have a Clear Vision for Abundant Health? (North)
A vision isn’t just a picture or concept of how you’d like things to be, it’s so much more than that!
It literally communicates to not only your inner world, but the outer world, what you are calling forth. It activates a powerful connection between you and the Universe.
It’s an appeal to your Higher Self, your higher Intelligence. It’s an appeal to the Four Sacred Directions and the Native American medicine wheel. And it’s a call that you are committed to become something greater than what you currently are.
How Does This Connect to the Native American Medicine Wheel?
As was stated before, the first step towards achieving abundant health is making peace with your body. This is represented in the West on the Native American medicine wheel. Honesty resides in the sacred direction of the West, and by being honest with yourself and realizing that you are blaming and shaming yourself, you will be able to forgive yourself and ask for your body’s forgiveness.
Courage resides in the sacred direction of the East on the medicine wheel. It takes a lot of courage to decide to be abundantly healthy. By choosing to be abundantly healthy you are using courage to see a brighter, healthier future for yourself.
Love resides in the sacred direction of the South on the medicine wheel. Fulfill your longing to be loved by loving and accepting yourself — just as you are.
Wisdom resides in the sacred direction of the North on the Native American medicine wheel, which you access by consciously creating a bigger vision for your abundant health.
Your Body is the Vessel That Holds The Key to Your Past, Present and Future
“Just as the Earth is home to all living things on our planet,
so is the Body home to your soul during this earthly journey.”
– The TallTrees
If you’d like to experience for yourself the practical teachings of the Native American medicine wheel, you are invited to join us as we gently guide you through a powerful program to help you Manifest Abundant Health.
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“Teach us love, compassion and honor … that we may heal the Earth and heal each other.” – Ojibwe