"It is the Great Spirit who breathes the wind upon the Earth with the breath of spring who covers it with splendor and beauty."
-- Kitchizibi Algonquin Proverb --
Thunderbirds (spiritual guides) help people by sharing teachings we've gained by being in balance with Earth since time immemorial. The bird design above, which I created to show "Our Whole Earth" in the centre, illustrates that the thunderbird teachings can be embraced by everyone. This is all people of the Four Directions of east, south, west and north. All the teachings I share with people are encompassed in this symbol.
The spiritual teachings we learned ages ago were inspired by living in harmony with Our Whole Earth; the spirits of plants, animals, elements, weather and the seasons. Out on the land, "thunderbird-made" sacred sites and places of vision - often indicated by old red ochre pictographs around Our Whole Earth - inspired thunderbirds to remember the vital, life-sustaining things we still require to know to live smart and be well.
Teachings from being on the land help us to realize what matters most: We're all Native to the Earth. Therefore, to help us find our way again, we're all entitled to seek vision on the land at sacred medicine places to help us gain more emotional, physical, spiritual and mental wellness. In seeing our true self from a higher "bird's eye view" we'll see our whole Human World at once. This vision can help us to know if we are out of balance and motivates us to improve/fix/heal our own Human World.
Thunderbirds are becoming much more meaningful in today's modern and technological world. They can help us with "mental health" issues (which are actually emotional issues) such as fear, anxiety, depression, loneliness, apathy and "feeling lost". The wholistic health and wellness benefits of the thunderbird nest teachings and the vision quest have a tremendous potential to help people "find their way" all over the Earth.
Increasingly critical to see today, thunderbird nest teachings reveal the benevolence of our deeper humanity. Since the dawn of "being human" the beings of animals and ancestors have been great spiritual teachers. Practicing the vision quest enables us to see the earthly wisdom these generous teachers have to share with us. We just need to act on it.
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