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Well-Being and Spirituality - An Unspoken Connection

Uncategorized Mar 22, 2019

The anguish that people are afflicted with has little to do with injury, physical disease, starvation, or other ills that historically caused great sorrow. Modern medicine and industry have all but eliminated those types of pain. The new illness that people suffer is from their inner world. It is more elusive, more subtle, and thereby more difficult to distinguish. If we cannot recognize the source of the pain, how can we stop or treat it?

When we are in pain, we need to clearly identify the cause so we can take the appropriate actions. Pain is just a sensation that is intended to draw our attention to the source. Where are you hurting in your life? Where is your pain located? Is it physical? Mental? Emotional? Spiritual? When we identify the source of the pain, we can make a distinction about the source. By naming it, we can begin to determine the cause.

The lack of congruence between the lack of connection in lives we currently live and our spiritual needs is the underlying source...

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The Helper's Gatherings - Coming Together To Heal, Learn, and Step To Visionary Leadership

Uncategorized Feb 23, 2019
 

Making the choice to step up for a better future by transforming the grief and trarumas of the past. Learn more about how we can come together to heal and find health and happiness.

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Danger on the Path to Visionary Leadership

Uncategorized Feb 13, 2019

The path of the Visionary Leaders is one that is challenging for even the most courageous to walk. There are pitfalls and obstacles that will distract, hamper the journey, and even knock leaders off the path.

Visionary Leadership is not well understood by modern society. Modern society doesn't provide teachings to the average person on how to be a Visionary Leader. Modern leadership is often presented and taught as a hierarchy of power over people. This type of leadership is disconnective and produces poor results over time. Visionary Leadership is focused on systemic interconnectedness and helping that which supports life now and into the future.

A Visionary Leader doesn't typically actualize by accident. Visionary Leaders are created through teachings and initiations which open a person to a more creative way of being in the world. There is a systematic process for the development of Visionary Leaders. Many of the ancient cultures understood this system of development which...

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Questions of Power - Wisdom

Uncategorized Jan 08, 2019

How would you like to take the helm of experiences you have in life? Do you know that you have the power to guide what unfolds in your life? This ability is found within the power of questions.

I want to give you a precious gift of hard-earned wisdom. There is something to know about how to phrase an inquiry that is critically important. It’s important to understand that what you ask about, and how your phrase the question determines the answer you receive. I’ve talked to thousands of people who struggle with this concept because the words we commonly use don’t accurately convey the thoughts that are within us. We use vague generalities and then expect concise and exact responses.

As we go on the connection journey, we are called to higher forms of excellence in all areas of our life. Using words powerfully means that we need to have our hearts and minds fully connected and communicating. Then we can ask the questions in a way which will give us the answer we...

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Make Gratitude A Daily Ritual

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Wisdom of Connection Rituals:
It's taken me years to figure out how to maintain a state of healthy connection with life. What I've found is that good relationships are based on repeated practices. I realized that every time I fell out of connection, I needed to revitalize the activities which re-energize the ropes of connection. Over time I've developed techniques which can be straightforward exercises to reconnect and help me return to a state of connection. 
 
Through trial and error (and mentoring) I've developed exercises which support healthy relationships. These exercises are daily rituals — a set of simple habits that are practiced on a regular basis. This helps keep my valued relationships alive and well.
 
One of the most potent routine exercises is gratitude. Daily appreciation helps us achieve one of the most valuable forms of real wealth;  the state of gratitude. This state is about gaining a reality of gratitude and having appreciation constantly...
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Language of the Land 2018 Report

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The Helper's Mentoring Society is dedicated to helping the modern, everyday person become more fully developed through the practice of traditional ceremonies and teachings. We offer online courses, literature, retreats, gatherings, and more to make this mission a reality. For more information about us, click here.

 

 

Its been a busy summer for us here at Helpers Mentoring Society. We’ve held live events and seminars around the world and we are still going! I’m actually writing this blog to you all from the airport on my way to the United Kingdom, and from there over to Europe.

As many of you know we hold an annual nature connection camp in South Dakota, USA. The event is called the Language of the Land. This camp is unique in all the work that we do for a number of reasons. The 1st is that the camp is meant to be a cultural exchange for the participants – for people of diverse backgrounds to meet and spend quality time with the Native American...

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What is the Drum?

Uncategorized Jun 22, 2018

The Drum is the most versatile of the sacred gifts because of its proclivity to be used as a tool in groups, and is closely related to the Advanced Connection Practice of Song. We can use the drum on its own, but often we use the drum to guide the rhythm or “heartbeat” of a song, especially when in groups. Used in this way, the drum can sync up all the voices and the dancing so that all bodies are moving, breathing, and singing with the rhythm of creation. For us to first appreciate the value of this gift, we have to understand the practices of Song and Drumming, and how these practices are invaluable for developing a connection to creation.

For those of you familiar with the Advanced Connection Practices, you may already understand a bit about the Sacred Song. Song is the way we describe the voice of all things, not only the songs of people. The rustling of the leaves on the trees are part of the trees’ song, the howling of the wolves and yipping of coyotes are a...

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What is a Sacred Pipe?

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The Helper's Mentoring Society is dedicated to helping the modern, everyday person become more fully developed through the practice of traditional ceremonies and teachings. We offer online courses, literature, retreats, gatherings, and more to make this mission a reality. For more information about us, click here, or get started on a Free Course on Gratitude by signing up here.

Canupa: The Sacred Pipe

The Sacred Pipe is known as the Canupa in the Lakota language.  The Canupa is an essential tool of connection.  Of all the tools, it is the one which develops the deepest awareness.  It creates an amplified connection with the intelligence that is commonly known as intuition.  According to legend, the Canupa came to people a long ago in a time of great need.  It was brought to the people to show how to live in right relation with the earth and all of creation.

The Lakota stories of how the Canupa came to the people hold important lessons and...

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What is a Sweat Lodge?

The Helper's Mentoring Society is dedicated to helping the modern, everyday person become more fully developed through the practice of traditional ceremonies and teachings. We offer online courses, literature, retreats, gatherings, and more to make this mission a reality. For more information about us, click here, or get started on a Free Course on Gratitude by signing up here.

The Native American Sweat Lodge: An Introduction

The Native American Sweat lodge is one of the most profound healing and transformative indigenous ceremonies that I know. At the age of 16 I attended my first traditionally run Sweat Lodge and personally experienced the power and beauty of this ceremony. I’ve repeatedly witnessed this transformative and restorative power of the sweat lodge for over 23 years.

Sweat Lodges Around the World

There are many forms of the sweat therapy found across the world, from the European sauna to the Japanese Sento. Understanding of how sweating in a...

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What is a Vision Quest?

The ceremony of the Vision Quest is one of the most universal and ancient means to find spiritual guidance and purpose. A Vision Quest can provide deep understanding to people, helping them to understand their role in life.

Vision Quest of the Past

Vision Quest is one of the original ceremonial techniques, practiced by all people of every culture. In many ancient cultures these types of ceremonies were part of a person’s learning journey in life. The Vision Quest is often used as a Rite of Passage, marking the transition between childhood and full acceptance into society as an adult. A person’s first Vision Quest is typically done during their transformative teenage years. It is when a child’s mind begins to understand complex abstract concepts that this ceremony is the most applicable – and needed. Through a Vision Quest, a young person develops a healthy relationship with this newly forming power of the creative mind. A Vision Quest helps the teenager to...

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