Creating a shield for awareness

in the native tradition a shield represents the true things that belong to us…it lets us become aware of those things and through this awareness we can place outside of that circle everything that keeps us from the nurturing and flowering of those gifts …it gives us the focus for what we need to attend to and what we need to let go of..

….we can connect to this practice in a simple way.  By making a circle on a piece of paper… while seeing it as a Medicine Shield…write down all you are deeply desiring to have, do, and experience…let it come from deepest place possible…include all the things that give you joy…this sets up boundaries to allow only those chosen experiences to be part of your life…

it is also up to you to pay attention to how you let this leak out….it may be you keep too busy saying yes’ to others demands or that you do not remain clear of what belongs to you or another…

But the shield as you bring it close to your heart will also speak and bring out its own sweet fruits into your life…

I offer this as Blessing’

Everyday Sacred, living art


Shenoah White Owl

candoo spirit friend


In Her Midst

healing presnce

In her midst…

I have learned to see

I am also a great being of light.

meant to be shared, an honor to her wisdom.

In her midst…

there is great joy that comes through

as natural as the sun, the rainbow and the sky.

In her midst…

the great mystery avails itself

as we live out our lives

with each increase

a bit more wise. a bit more grateful

and a lot more loving.

In her midst…

I have also discovered myself

a precious being. a light walker between worlds.

a witness. a guide. a friend. a beloved.

fully awake… seeing that which hinders an ever increasing flow

allowing its fuller expression.

Allowing the light its way… for naturally and gracefully tearing down those unnatural walls.

I bring Medicine for the people.

Medicine that awakens.  That heals.

That gracefully nurtures the wonder held in the precious cradle of all life.

I am the great life’s mistress.

A mistress of the soul.

Shenoah White Owl aka Bonnie Smith

healing presnce