Medicine Wheel – Spiritual Practice

Native Americans believe that God has a plan for the north, the south, the east, the west and the center, not only for the earth, but for all living things. In their spiritual practices, the Native Americans use the Medicine Wheel to symbolize the individual journey in life, which is forever evolving and bringing new lessons on the path of life.

The Medicine Wheel teachings are among the oldest of Native Americans and are based on the seven directions (North, East, South, West, Life above the earth, life on the earth, life below the earth) and the Four Sacred Colors. The Circle represents the Circle of Life and the Center is the Eternal Fire. Each direction has its lessons and truth. East = Red, success triumph; North = Blue, defeat, trouble; West = Black, death, South = White, peace happiness.

The Medicine Wheel teaches that all lessons are equal, as are one’s talents and abilities. Every living creature will see and experience each spoke of the wheel, and know the truths it brings. The Medicine Wheel is a pathway to truth, peace and harmony, a never ending life without end.

The Earthwalk is based on the understanding that each of us needs to stand on every spoke, on the great wheel of life many times, and that every direction is to be honored. When you have walked in others’ moccasins, or stood on their spokes of the wheel, you will truly know their hearts.

I invite you to open your heart and mind to the mysteries and miracles of many different perspectives of spirituality. Everyone around you has found, or is in the process of finding their way. There are many teachers wherever you are.