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Giving New Year Thanks
The Council Elders of the Medicine Wheel Society of First Nations and the Staff of the Institute of BioEnergetic Medicine would like to thank you for all those wonderful articles in Smoke Signals, for supporting our scholarship program to IBEM, and to wish all members of Manataka a very Happy and Healthy New Year! May Creator bless you all in your fight for truth and justice! Wahdo,
C. Sullivan DC, DNM, BD, PhD. DSM
Board Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine (ANMA )
Presiding Elder, The Medicine Wheel Society of First Nations
Member Central Band of Cherokee
Director and Founder of the Institute of BioEnergetic Medicine.
Education and Wellness Center
Remembering the MOMENT
"The Moment I Felt the Earth Breathe"
I do not know why I never sent a thank you in 2012, but feel it important to let someone know what a powerful impact The Moment Ceremony had on me.
Quite the spiritual experience, connecting me to earth in a way I never expected.
I once heard someone say that if you're supposed to be at a specific event, you will find traveling easy. The morning of "The Moment" for the sunrise ceremony, every light was green for me. I stayed on the other edge of town so there were quite a few lights. I parked at the Farmers Market where people were waiting to smudge anyone who wanted it. Then I walked with the group, we had people waiting for us to cross streets and guide us to the path up the mountain. The ceremony for me was phenomenal. I walked up the mountain path and when I was the most tired I could hear the drums playing calling me to make it the rest of the way. I brought a few of my crystals and meditated and sun gazed once the sun was visible in the sky. That was My Moment for the day, just felt so connected. The Love was palpable, and everyone I spoke with felt it. I loved everyone and everyone loved me.
At the afternoon ceremony of The Moment we were supposed to wrap around the ring road at the top of the mountain. We stretched right and left and moved and moved to find a way to connect, finally after a lot of moving we had our Moment. The woman next to me was frustrated about the repositioning and I just had to keep laughing, it was wild. I kept hearing the song, "The Cupid Shuffle" ...do your dance ... to the right, to the right, to the right, to the left, to the left, to the left..." That's just what we were doing, moving to the right, then moving to the left. Motorcycles running back and forth informing organizers what the human chain looked like. I had to wonder if others around the world could see us, and if other ceremonies were moving in the same direction. Finally, we faced the mountain and settled into our meditation. I watched the earth breathe, physically moving in and out and felt the love and gratitude moving from earth to us and from us to the earth. Oh, what a Moment it was!
Met people from: California, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas (Frisco, my town)!, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma. Several, several people just happened to be in town and just happened to be on the mountain that day joined in and were awestruck. No coincidence at all.
I did have a chance in the afternoon to beat the World Drum, didn't realize it was "THE DRUM"!, and I banged it good. Wow!!! Also received a feather blessing/clearing from Peace Mother Geeta and as I walked up to her I could feel the intense love she gave so freely. That was an unforgettable experience for me, brought tears to my eyes. Manataka Mountain, a place of peace and bringing that peace into my heart where it still resides.
Two trips up and down the Mountain and my legs were like rubber - and it was so worth it. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to bring so much love into my life, and I just wanted to let someone know I still breathe with the earth and send her much much love. Also, I still feel the same Love I felt that day and yes it still brings tears to my eyes. Lots of Love, Karen Morgan
We are all each other's teachers, some shine a light on themselves, others shine lights to blind, and then there are those who shine light into the dark for all to see.
Thank you for the enlightening lesson on the TRUE history of Manataka it brightened my evening. I stumbled across it looking up Zuni prophesies due to an incident earlier in my day. (if you call it that) How it happened, well call me a Rainbow Warrior (if you will) watching an interview of a Youtube video of a Zuni elder by the name of Richard Mahooney and incidentally connected with him telepathically and "talked" albeit a brief one but one in which we learned more about ourselves. Thank you again for shining a light into a dark corner of history for me which I will share and enlighten others. Namaste, ~Sarah Peck
Blessings on this wonderful day the Creator made for you. Manataka keeps thousands of little gems of light ready to shine on those who open the right pages. Discover more of the light, secrets and joy contained in our over 4,000 webpages. www.manataka.org . Zuni prophesies dove-tail with those of the Hopi, Maya and Manataka’s Tula. This morning before dawn on the sacred mountain, we watched the glow of a night rainbow uncontained by the surrounding darkness.
It was a sign. ~Yonv (Bear)
Pray for Rain
I am writing you
for the purpose to ask for your help as I inform you of an event that I am
trying to put together, so if your church can help with this that be great.
The event, it is to host or start it, called: Pray for Rain and Dance for
Freedom, it is posted up on one of my blog's online which is:
It is Inspired by the musical lyrics of the Newsboys song: Shine, chorus which is: This is the chorus to the song Shine, by the Newsboys:
Make ‘em wonder what you’ve got
Make ‘em wish that they were not
On the outside looking bored
Let it shine before all men
Let’em see good works, and then
Let ‘em glorify the Lord
Where we will worship Jesus
the maker and creator, for a day, with Christian natives and no -natives,
inspired by the way Indians Pray for rain and dance at pow wows, as well as
the prophet Elijah in the bible prayed for rain to end a drought over the
land or like how David danced after getting victory in war, in the Bible.
The plan is to get Arrow Head Stadium, in the center of the USA, to be the
place we host the event, and to put it on television and radio.
So we can all come together as Christian Americans in the bonds of peace and unity as one bride for Christ, to proclaim the gospel all together as one body of Christ to non saved people Indians or not. And prepare the way of the Lord, for his soon coming return. Rolling out the red carpet for him as he poured out his red blood for us, because we can all see the signs of his imminent return as bride who made herself ready, this would help get the wrinkles out of the dress.
Jesus is King, God is in charge!
This is similar to the promise keeper event, the call, one thing, a harvest or billy graham crusade or a Joel Osteen night of hope, event. Or a mike bickle passion for jesus or one thing conference, but it isn't about just white Christians leading it, but about Native Christian's praising God with those that are the great grand children of those that immigrated here, it is putting back the broken pieces to a body of Christ that has been divided or wounds from the past once and for all, by breaking bread and coming to fellowship together under one banner, that of the Cross, the Christian flag)
Please check out my gospel album: Hymns for Him, on the acclaim music studios label online at, since I am also a gospel singer: