Medicine Path NAC Blog

The Sacred Pipe

August 11, 2013

I have had Chanunpa in my life for a quarter of a century. The first time I ever saw one, it was sitting on the altar of my first teacher Eagle Bear’s Inipi lodge. It was her Chanunpa, given to her by her adopted Lakota Brule” father, Norbert Running. I knew in the cells of my body that this thing would save my life. I asked her, “How do I get one of those?” She asked, “What would you want one for?” I didn’t have any idea. When I finally was given a Chanunpa, my teacher said, “Now your life will be hard.” It had already been. How could it be harder? It could. Now, 25 years down the road, and many Chanunpas later, I see that I made my life harder with that Chanunpa. I have had many Chanunpas in my possession. I had a vision in a sweat lodge of Chanunpas pouring out of my brain. I made my first one in 1991. I made Chanunpas, bowls and stems, for many years. I have sat behind a Chanunpa in about 1000 Chanunpa ceremonies. My life has been whatever the Chanunpa said it would be. I no longer pray very often with my Chanunpa. It prays me. When my mind or my body or my heart begin to wander off the path it has shown me, I fill my Chanunpa and smoke it. It always offers me the peace and the correction I need to walk that path. I…

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A Good Way

August 9, 2013

I had a vision years ago that my children could walk freely together or apart between ceremonies in whatever Good Way there was that might arise. The North and the South and the East and the West would all be bridged and knit together, the Up and the Down, the Male and the Female, the Right and the Wrong, the Low and the High, all would know each other and it would all be One, in whatever Good Way would arise. The White Eagle and the White Buffalo would rise up in the clouds to honor one another and all is made whole in whatever Good Way arises. Forever and Always, Backwards and Forwards in time and space. And so it is and so it will be and so it always has been. Above and Below. Mitakuye Oasin! – George Bertelstein

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April Wisdom Keeper Tele-teaching with George Grey Eagle

April 20, 2013

Thursday April 25 @ 5:30 pm PDT Earth Peoples United membership program is honored to host George “Grey Eagle” Bertelstein for our Monthly Wisdom Keeper tele-teaching on Thursday, April 25th @ 5:30p PDT.  Read more at Earth Peoples United’s website… Register here. Learn more about becoming a member of Earth Peoples United.

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Medicine Path Song by Narayan Zion

April 14, 2013

                      http://narayanfromzion.bandcamp.com/track/medicine-path

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The Red Road

April 13, 2013

“The Red Road is a path for a True Human Being to walk. We are all of us going to the same place, in the end, Red Road or Black Road or any other Way, true or not. The Red Road teaches us to honor everything and everyone in the best way we are able in any given moment. There are no Masters of this Good Red Road, only students. This is why the Old Ones are humble and offer their hearts to the People. The Road is narrow towards the end and at the beginning. We enter and leave one at a time, but in the middle there is room for everyone to hold hands.” -George Bertelstein

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Amazing Healing Medicine Art

March 1, 2013

Express your love to your special beloved ones today with the gift of amazing healing medicine art!! … our dear friend Kristin Holmberg has offered to raise funds for Medicine Path through the sale of her amazing medicine artwork. You can see and purchase her work at www.innerluna.com. 15% of all sales in February will go directly to Medicine Path NAC. Thank you Kristen for your kind offer off support. Thank you all for your love, prayers and generosity. Mitakuye O’asin!

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Amazing Healing Medicine Art

February 14, 2013

  Express your love to your special beloved ones today with the gift of amazing healing medicine art!! our dear friend Kristin Holmberg has offered to raise funds for Medicine Path through the sale of her amazing medicine artwork. You can see and purchase her work at www.innerluna.com. 15% of all sales in February will go directly to Medicine Path NAC. Thank you Kristen for your kind offer off support. Thank you all for your love, prayers and generosity. Mitakuye O’asin!

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All My Relations

November 28, 2012

ALL MY RELATIONS A piece of wisdom is this great prayer, All My Relations. Of all the beings on this earth, only the human beings have strayed from the path…. When human beings are together, they are always talking about how they are like this, or they are like that, or they are not like this or they are not like that. And they say they don’t like this one but they do like that one. And they love this one but they don’t love that one. They say this one is good and that one is bad. They say this one is ugly and that one is beautiful. They say this is right and that is wrong. When what seems a great goodness occurs, people say one to the other they are a part of that great goodness. When what seems a great evil takes place, people say one to the other how they are not a part of that great evil. People love their God and fear and dislike the God of others. People love their people and fear and avoid the ones who are not their own. The rules for these separateness’s are complex and hard to understand. Here is something that is not hard to understand. All My Relations. Let us practice that. It is very difficult practice, but not so difficult a practice as what we have all been doing for a very long time. – George Bertelstein

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 23, 2012

We are thankful for each and every one of you and all the people who have given us love and support in every form since our house fire on October 18th. We are very grateful to have been able to spend most of the last month comfortably in our dear friend Jodey Simmonds lovely VRBO in Berkeley. It has been a blessing to have someplace to call home as we began to fully embrace the loss and devastation as well as the deep gratitude for our lives and the experience of ourselves loving one another and our lives even more. A very Sacred time. We are grateful that on December 1st, Georgia’s birthday, we will be moving into a very nice house big enough to accomodate our sprawling lives and the Chanunpa ceremonies and the Medicine Path ceremonies as well. If we are very lucky, we will get to be back in our house and our dome sometime next year. Your financial contributions have made it possible for us to eat, to buy the clothes and toys and things that we need to begin to assemble a new life. The outflow of money has far exceeded our capacity to produce income, and everything has helped. Every gift of clothing, books, toys has been appreciated. Thank you. Thank you each and every one. We pray at some point that the very long and prolonged process we are going through with the very fine men and women of our insurance company will produce a…

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Dynamics of Relationships

October 11, 2012

George speaks with Tom Palmer of Sane Society on the dynamics of relationships.

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