Eulogy for Kam Lau Night Chase

I just returned from a memorial for my Sun Dance Chief and Spirit Dance Chief, Kam Lau Night Chase. In reflecting on the meaning and power of Kam’s life, he represents to me the greatest gift of the Native American peoples. That gift is not limited to living in harmony with nature, which many Native Americans attempt to do, in which we see the world, not as stewards, but as a living organism which we are one with. The power of Kam’s heroic and courageous life goes beyond his living as Mitakuye Oyasin to an embodiment of what it means […]

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Integrating the Heavens and the Earth

We as humans have the task of integrating the heavens and the earth simultaneously.  When we don’t do this, we become imbalanced – imbalanced in health, imbalanced in our relationships, and imbalanced in our awareness.  One of the biggest tasks in our spiritual life is how to balance everything.  How do we balance the heavenly with the earthly, and somehow make it work in an integrated way?  Not in an extreme way, but in a truly integrated way that helps us to evolve, helps the planet to evolve, our relationships to evolve, and helps everything to become sacred.  This is […]

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