Category Archives: Spirit

Lessons From Owl

On Monday morning, on a very nice misty run with the dogs through our beautiful Conway woods, we flushed out a small barred owl.  I had been thinking about a situation I am in doing some volunteer work, where I … Continue reading

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Birds Hitting Windows

I heard two big crashes yesterday and knew some birds had hit our windows.  While it is usually song birds, this time it was two medium sized woodpeckers.  One was resting on the side of the house, perched there.  The … Continue reading

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Connection and Discipline

My wife and my son tend to have many more power struggles than he and I do.  I was wondering why as we use the same discipline techniques.  I  can muster up my TEACHER VOICE on command, which helps.  But … Continue reading

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Spirit Ride

I had an interesting dream recently.  I was taking part in a Native American dance that I sometimes  attend.  Spirit took me up into the air and started taking me to different places as if I was being held by … Continue reading

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Too Old To Fly?

I went for a (rare) long run today.  As I was coming close to home on the last of 3 very long uphills, I noticed I was shuffling along.  When I was in my 20s, I would fly along at … Continue reading

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Little Boy Warriors

It’s a challenge to know how deal to deal with some of this “boy” stuff.  I am sure it’s the same with girls and princess stuff.  I do believe that there is something in our genes going back to our … Continue reading

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Primal Fear of Predators

Where does this primal fear of large predators that we have in this country come from?  Big bad wolf stories?  Fear of the unknown?  I see many posts on various dog lists and social network sites expressing a deep fear … Continue reading

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Don’t Put Away Childish Things

I heard a quote on the radio yesterday in a song about maturing that references the quote (from the Bible) about “putting away childish things.”  While that may be referring to something different, I was thinking that I never want … Continue reading

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Talking About the Spirit World With Kids

Aidan and I had a great discussion about the Spirit World last night.  We were watching Brother Bear, a kid’s movie I really like.  It is very true to Native American spirituality, as I have been taught by the elders.  … Continue reading

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Intention and Wood Splitting

I had an enjoyable few hours  cutting and splitting wood today, especially the splitting.  We took down a triple trunk black birch tree that was dead and threatening the house. The wood split nicely in the cold.  I got all … Continue reading

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