Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sometimes we just need to be
A well-known speaker
started off his seminar by:
holding up a $20.00 bill.
In the room of 200, he asked:
"Who would like this
Hands started going up.
He said: "I am going to give this
$20 to one of you
but first, let me
proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill.
He then asked: "Who
still wants it?"
Still the hands
were up in the air.
replied: "What if I do this?"
dropped it on the ground
to grind it into the floor with his shoe.
He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.
"Now, who still wants it?"
Still the hands went into the air.
My friends, we have all learned a
very valuable lesson.
No matter what
I did to the money, you still wanted it
because it did not decrease in value.
It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives,
we are dropped, crumpled, and
ground into the dirt by the decisions
we make and the circumstances
that come our way.
We feel as though we are
But no matter what
has happened or what
will happen, you will
never lose your value.
Dirty or clean,
crumpled or finely creased,
you are still
priceless to those who DO LOVE you.
The worth of our lives comes
not in what we do or who we know,
but by WHO WE ARE and
WHOSE WE ARE.
Don't EVER forget it."
If you do not pass
this on, you may never know the
lives it touches, the hurting
hearts it speaks to, or the
hope that it can bring.
Count your blessings,
not your problems.
amateurs built the ark...
built the Titanic.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Need a Tanker Truck of Coffee this morn, rainy bleahhh and gonna be getting cold, But its OK we are in the woods with the animals and birds. We are in Clermont for the Holiday and hunkered down to get inspired and craft and MOSTLY to stay out of the Holiday FRENZY that people get into this time of year. Which is the main reason, I keep asking, Is it January Yet?!?
Anyways, taking a much needed rest, so I haven't blogged in a while. There is not much going on, juss trying to survive. Restocking the shop and gathering materials for more creative goodness.
The Pow wow page on the dot com has been updated with the 2010 pow wows through Mothers Day. And the printable list is up, so mark your calendars for the Spring pow wow season.
To One and All, May the very Best of Last year, be your Very Worst This year!
Much Love and many prayers,
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
We usually do Chambers Farm pow wow on Thanksgiving weekend, but this year Miss Ozetta organized a pow wow in Gainesville, Florida and invited Ken to be Arena Director. Very Nice set-up, good facilities and hook-ups for the camper. As with every first time pow wow, it was a little slow and might have done with a little more advertising. We had a Great time in Fellowship with all our extended Family and Friends. They did and honor dance for Miss O and her Grandson in which she wore her mothers Regalia, unfortunately due to my fractured foot i could not Dance with her.
Here is an interesting picture I caught, I love this fancy dancer's regalia, it is made of Macaw Feathers.
It was really Great to hear Sarah tell stories and to sit with Joe and get to better know him. Please visit my you tube, I will be uploading some videos soon of her stories.
Again, this is short and sweet ~ it's time for Holiday and much needed Rest ~ Relaxation ~ and Restocking LOL
Much Love and many prayers ~wrulf
Friday, November 27, 2009
First Off, I would like to Praise the Great Spirit for all he provides. We have been blessed to have 4 pow wows in a row in November and we are Very thankful for this. Second ~ Apologies for taking so long to blog this pow wow, I had some difficulties with the Skycomp of late.
This was a first time pow wow and will be taking the place of the Deltona Pow Wow from here on. The people at the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts were very Accommodating and are excited to have us all come back again next year. If you have not visited there, they have a Museum, Farm, Indian Village, Country Store, Guided Tours, Workshops, Exhibits, and Festivals. Learn more about it here: http://www.pioneersettlement.org/home.html
Ric Bird and Bird Chopper were MC and Drum this weekend with a Guest appearance from The Plainsmen Drum. The dancers came out in support and it was a good pow wow with potential to grow into something Big.
It was good to see some of my favorite Warriors that I have not seen in a while. As always we provide a service for the people and were able to help many people this weekend. Again many Thanks to Creator for all that he provides.
We have one more pow wow after this in Gainesville, Florida and will be able to take a much needed Holiday in order to work on things and restock the shop for the run we have starting at the first of the year.
Short but sweet, that's all I have for now... I am actually typing this at the next pow wow, so.... more to come soon from Gainesville.
Don't forget to check out the pictures and I may even have a video that I will upload shortly. Much Love and many prayers to all my Blogg followers, Have safe and happy Holidays.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Greetings! We just got done the AIA Orlando Pow wow last weekend and it was Fabulous!! The people really come out of the woodwork to visit this pow wow. The city of Orlando definitely NEEDS what the AIA does for it at this pow wow. The amount of Healing that happened this weekend was immeasurable. The Drum had an honor dance for the AIA Committee and a Pair of American Bald Eagles circled the Arena during this dance.
It only got better from there, Robert Mirabal showed up at about 2pm and was interacting with the people and visiting before his evening concert.
Miss Peggy was very excited to meet him and get his autograph. She is the AIA member that has been in the club the Longest.
As I said there was a LOT of healing going on, and for me there were two particular 'Old' issues that were Healed and helped me this weekend. For this I am Thankful to Creator and as always Praise him. To Donna and Alan ~ It was so very good to have you in the shop again!
We were so Very busy in the shop, that I didn't get to take a lot of pics or video, but I have Cyndy's pictures posted. She got some good ones of the dancers and of Robert Mirabal doing the Potato dance. I think the video that I got at the end of his concert with the parting words and final song was Awesome and I encourage you to view it.
Today we honor All Veterans as a Holiday, At pow wow we Honor All Veterans EVERY DAY. Never Forget the sacrifices that have been made so that YOU can have the Freedoms you have today!!
We have travelled to Georgia on Monday for yet another pow wow. Forgive me for taking so long to blog and get the videos and such up, but electric is limited here. We had an Awesome pow wow in Orlando and intend to do the same here in Georgia.
In our travels Cyndy took a picture for me so that I could have a Behind the Behind the Outback Look at things!!! And Please take a look at Captain Cosmos and his Magic Boat, he travels around on Faith, much like my husband and I. I gifted him a stone Dolphin totem and he gifted me a sacred round rock from Michigan!
Well, I brought the rock into the restaurant we ate at, there where we met him. And when we left, Nelson had told me that he thought ten people must have touched that rock just since I got it. So that is what the journey of this gifted sacred rock shall be, I shall bring it to the people!
And speaking of rocks, Someone spilled a box of rocks all over the AIA pow wow
Monday, November 2, 2009
We are getting ready for the following 3 pow wows here in Florida. Then we will most likely take December off to taker care of business and restock a bit. I have started an online store on artfire.com to keep me busy while not at pow wow. Hope to see y'all at some of these local pow wows. Much Love and many prayers ~wrulf
**See www.SixDirectionsTraders.com pow wow page for other pow wow listings.
November 6 - 8, 2009 ~ 23rd Annual AIA Orlando Pow Wow
Host Drum: NA-Ma-Wo-Chi (1st Native American Drum Group to Honor Veterans at Arlington National Cemetary) MC: Ron Colombe, Head Man: David Smith, Head Lady: Amber Saunders, Arena Director: GT Martinez ~ Special Appearance by Robert Mirabal- Musician, Artist, Author, Two-time GRAMMY Winner & Native American Artist of the Year on Saturday, 6:30pm(show included with regular price of Sat. admission)~ Tlingit Legendkeeper: Kashka LaRue, Storeyteller: Grandma Coyote, Entertainment: Ben DeHart, singer/songwriter; Utah Farris, Native American Flutist ~ Admission Adults - $6 Children - $3 Seniors - $3 Students - $4 Military (w/ID) - $4 Military in uniform - free 3-day pass - $15; Schedule Friday: 10:00am - 10:00pm (Kids Day 10 - 1) Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm (Youth Organization Day 10 - 1) The AIA invites all area youth groups to join us in a celebration of Native American culture. Download Youth Day Flyer here ~ Grand Entry Friday: 7:00pm Saturday: 1:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm ~ Host Hotel Red Roof Inns 11241 W. Colonial Drive Ocoee, FL 34761 (407) 347-0149 Ask for Powwow rate! ~ For more information: Peggy Wolfe (407) 327-8207 email@example.com ~ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.aiaofflorida.org
November 13 - 15, 2009 ~ A Gathering of Eagles
4th Annual Pow Wow and Frontier Days
US 301 ~ 1 mile North of ~ Folkston, GA 31537
Chi & Mary Keny Meeker present A Gathering of Eagles ~ Pow wow and Frontier Days ~ There Will Be Wilderness And Primitive Camping Available. (Fires MUST Be Contained) And Space Provided For RV Parking. No Amenities Available. Security Will Be Provided Friday & Saturday Night. ( NO Alcohol Or Drugs ) Booth Spaces Are Approximately 12 X 12 Or As Needed To Be Determined By The Event Coordinator. Fee Will Be $60.00 For The Three Days For Vendors. Demonstrators Not Selling May Set Up Free Of Charge. There Will Be Electricity After Dark For Vendors For Lighting Purposes ONLY. No Heaters Or Coffee Pots Etc. The Purpose Of Your Participation Is To Educate Those Attending In The Crafts, Traditions, And Culture Of The Era From 1830 To 1870. No Flea Market Items Will Be Allowed Strictly Enforced .
November 20 - 22, 2009 ~ Pioneer Arts Settlement Pow Wow
Honoring our Veterans ~ To benefit the Teaching programs - Gates open 9am - 9pm Friday and Saturday, 9am - 6pm Sunday - Kid's Day Firday - Admission Adult $6; Child 6yr-12yr $4; 2-Day pass Adult $10, Child $6; 3-Day pass Adult $15, Child $9Blanket Trading nightly after closing - Grand Entry Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm - ALL Drums & Dancers Welcome - Public Welcome - Host Drum - Bird Chopper; MC - Ric Bird; Keeper of the circle - Ken Cloudwalker; Head Man Dancer - Herb Sheppard; Head Woman Dancer - Rita Horse: Storeytelling, Teepees, Flute Playing, Native American Dancers in Regalia; Bring the Family & make a weekend of it!! Get your passes early by calling ahead contact Kathy Events@Pioneersettlement.org 386-749-2959 Traders/Vendors contact Marvin Taylor (Silver Fox) Marvrusty@aol.com 386-734-3424 If you would like to volunteer or help sponsor please contact Marvin - Sponsored by Native American People's Society of Florida Inc. Please bring your blankets or Chairs and Enjoy!!
November 27 - 29, 2009 ~ Ms. O's 1 Annual Gainesville Intertribal Pow Wow
Alachua County Fairgrounds ~ 2900 NE 39th Ave ~ Gainesville, Florida 32609
MC - David WhiteWolf Trezak; AD - Ken Cloudwalker, Head Vet - Ghost Walker, Host Drum - All Nations Warrior Society - Cherokee, NC; Head Man - Herb "Buffalo Dancer" Sheppard; Head Lady Kay Taylor; Wrede's Wildlife Rehab with Thunder the American Bald Eagle; RV hook-ups for a fee LIMITED Vendors served First , Trade Blanket, Possible "STOMP"! - FREE Parking - Guest Drums Welcome, Bring your Own Chairs, Gates Open at 10am Daily, Close at 10pm - Sunday closes at 4pm; HIGH Luck of the Draw (registered dancers on intertribals) Vendors by Invitation ~ Demonstrators, Flutist, Story Tellers ~ Come Join us for Native American Culture, Dancing, Food, and Fun! The Public is Cordially Invited. Grand Entries: Fri 1pm & 7pm; Sat 1pm & 7pm, Sun 1pm ~ NO DRUGS, NO Alcohol, NO Attitudes and NO Firearms. Contact Ozetta 321-277-9688; Donna 352- 222-6990; Vicky 386-538-2424
Friday, October 30, 2009
This was passed to me in e-mail, very interesting that it was made in 1948.
This is one of a series of films produced by the Extension Department of Harding College to create a deeper understanding of what has made America the finest place in the world to live.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Here we are on the peaceful preserve, spending some time with Nature and ourselves. I always get inspired and get a Lot of crafting done when we are here. We always have animal experiences too, this time its a young Armadillo that is living behind our camp. He comes out a night mostly, but the other day we saw him in the afternoon. He drove the dogs nutz, they had never seen this animal before Matter of fact, most of their New Animal encounters have happened at our various preserves. Well, anyways, I think this little guy has come to us at an interesting time in our walk. One of my favorite online totem "look-up" sites is http://www.linsdomain.com/totems.htm
I want to give credit to that site for the info I am reposting, so check it out.
Peace 4 real ~ Love wrulf
Boundaries, Protection, Empathy
Armadillo wears its armor on its back,
its medicine is part of its body.
Its boundaries of safety are a part of its total being.
Adjust your rhythms and senses
and you will know what is safe and what is not.
Armadillo teaches you how to protect yourself
and when to let your defenses down.
Make yourself a energy body shield using Armadillo medicine.
Make a circle on a piece of paper and see it as a medicine shield.
Write in the circle all the things that you want to have, experience, and give you joy.
This shield will reflect what you are and what you will on an unconscious level.
When you receive an Armadillo totem, it is time to define your space.
You may have trouble saying "no" and are being taken for granted.
Learn to guard your personal space and allow entry only when you want to.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The Fall Cox-Osceola gathering in Ft McCoy, Florida is always a Reunion Pow Wow. All the Florida people have not had a Pow Wow for over 3 months and it is Usually good to see one another after this long Break. I call it our "Vacation" Pow wow, because we don't work too hard here and just kick back, visit, catch up, and have fun!
The weather was Awesome, it cooled down and we actually had to run the heat a bit in the camper! There were less vendors this year, which is always fine with me The dancers came out, and as I say... A Good Time was Had by ALL!!
It's been a bit crazy around here, getting back into Floriduh and trying to get ready for the Fall gatherings here. I didn't post anything about the Samson, Alabama Gathering - but it was Very nice. The grounds out there are nice, they have added things every year, there are hook-ups for campers, and they tell me next year they hope to have a bath house. It was small, but sometimes the smaller ones are a lot more meaningful. you can see my videos on you tube from the Samson Pow wow here:
We are out at the Preserve for a couple of weeks to try and fatten the store for AIA pow wow Orlando. Then we have a small run of pow wows in November, and I think we may take December off.
Well, not completely off - I have been trying out a NEW Selling Site called Artfire.com - It is FREE and they are set up for e-commerce of your Handcrafted items. I have had some sales off of there and are Pleased thus far. Take a look at the shop, I have to add more items to it, which will happen later today (hopefully )
Well, enough compuker stuff for today - it's beautiful and I need to get outside and enjoy the Preserve. Peace & Love to those who truly have that in their hearts for us. Pity & Forgiveness for those who do not.
Oh yaaa, one more thing... I have updated the Thundering Spirit Website, so Please check that out as well. Performers have changed a bit. www.ThunderingSpiritFamily.com