It’s time to announce the winner of our Fall Harvest Giveaway and ring in the winter drawing.
So, let’s begin with our Winter Giveaway…
The Winter Giveaway relates to the North quadrant of the Medicine Wheel (see the Medicine Wheel information in our quarterly newsletters).
One of the major elements of the North quadrant is widsom. So to help access the wisdom of the Ancestors and the North quadrant, we are giving away a copy of Joyce Sequichie Hifler’s book, A Cherokee Feast of Days: Daily Meditations.
You can enter the drawing in one of two ways. First you can simply send an email to me at
become a fan on our Facebook Fan page (our Facebook fans are automatically entered in our drawings each quarter.)
The drawing will be held on March 15.
And now…. a drum roll please….
The bear rattle from the Fall Harvest Give Away went to Fabio Fina of Boulder, CO. Fabio was excited to receive the rattle and said that it came at a good time in his life. Only the head of the rattle was completed when Gary drew Fabio’s name from the hat, so the rest of the rattle was co-created with my guides for Fabio. The rattle was made of elk hide, with a willow handle (left over from sweat lodge poles we gathered along the Verde River). It was filled with juniper berries that I gathered on a trip to Northern Arizona. Then the rattle was trimmed with bear fur at the base of the rattle.
Congratulations Fabio. We hope your rattle carries your prayers swiftly to Spirit .
Until next time…
Mitakuye Oyasin ( A Lakota prayer as a reminder that we are all related),