Throughout the years we’ve been blessed to spend a great deal of time with Robert’s mother, Naomi. She is our Clan Matriarch, and has always demonstrated strength and courage, love, generosity and wisdom. Her true name is Aqua-giish-nuquay (End of Day Woman). She has always had a VERY powerful presence.
In fact, we’ll always remember the first time Floyd Red Crow Westerman laid eyes on her!
We were at a pow wow in Soboba, California and she was sitting in the back of the booth, making a dreamcatcher. She was wearing a red satin blouse and a long, layered skirt with a conch belt. Her long braids were below her waist, and she was so warm and radiant.
It had been a few years since we’d seen Floyd. When he saw us he came over to greet us and leaned over the table to shake our hands. At the same time, he caught a glimpse of Mom and she literally took his breath away.
“Oh!,” he exclaimed, “now that’s a REAL woman! She’s BEAUTIFUL!”
We just smiled and nodded, and took him over to introduce him to her. He asked if he could have his picture taken with her, so we did. And any time he saw her at a gathering after that, he always lit up and was so happy to see her.
If you don’t know who he is, you may remember him in his roles as an actor in both film and television (Dances With Wolves, Walker Texas Ranger or Greg and Dharma, and so on).
Or maybe you recognize him as a country music artist. Did you know he was a wise Dakota elder and a Native American Rights activist? He used his presence and influence to bring awareness to issues that impact Native peoples, and the need for ALL peoples to recognize the necessity for unity and caring for our Earth Mother.
“The clan mothers ran everything and had the last word.
I think that’s the answer.“
~ Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Dakota (1936 – 2007)
There has never been a more important time than NOW for this. In the previous five years, during our annual Arising Moment retreat we shared the importance of recognizing the sentient nature of all beings, the four sacred directions and the elements.
Speaking the ‘unspeakable’ and seeing ALL things as a manifestation and expression of spirit can shake lose the tethers that bind us. Being fully present to THIS arising moment can truly liberate us!
This year, through Native wisdom and grounded connections with our Sacred Earth Mother we will focus on simplifying your daily walk and enjoying your journey … regardless of the apparent circumstances.
Please watch this video and hear the message that Floyd Red Crow Westerman shared while he was still here:
Are you ready? Your retreat experience awaits you!
This year’s retreat very nicely lands just at the Spring Equinox! According to the Natural World, this is the actual beginning of the New Year, and we have special activities planned.
Will you be joining us this year?
If you feel called to be with us at this very special event, simply email us to set up a time to discuss your registration. This is a very intimate event, with no more than 21 participants and up-close and personal time with us.
We have very limited spaces available, and can only make them available on a first-come, first-served basis.
If this is your first time attending, we are offering a special discount and an easy 3-payment plan if you register this week.
Email us at support (at) HowToLiveOnPurpose (dot) com to schedule a time to discuss your registration.
We’d like to personally wish you the most amazing and supported feeling while you anticipate Walk in the Red Road.
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