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Walk in Balance

Great Elk’s thoughts… Hello my friend, Thank you for asking me to remind you of Our Way. I am honored to share again this with you. As each of us make important decisions which may cause profound reactions, it is wise to hearken the lessons learned from the Elders. The lesson taught with Walking in […]

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What Are You Doing These Days?

Pandemic or not… we must refill our Pot of Life daily with… Work, Play, Eat and Sleep! We would like to share how we are coping during this time. During much of my life I have conscientiously made good choices that have been enriching. Most of those choices have been… See-Want-Do. This has filled my […]

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Thoughts on a Tattered Road Map Called Life

During these convoluted times, most of us have in some way or another, reflected on where we are, how we got here and what’s next. At the WeWán Institute we have likewise been contemplating these and many other important questions. The questions and the answers we find, will be pivotal for the future of each […]

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What is The New Norm?

With the conversation today all about the “New Norm,” we thought it might be interesting to dive into just what is the “New Norm.” Let’s start with the basics… the word norm is a derivation of the word normal, whose roots in latin normalis. With us so far? The latin normalis meant “something made with […]

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What Does the Drum Mean to You?

 The Wisdom Keepers · Heartbeat Drum Several years ago the above question was posed to me during a phone call and I had a very strange response. I totally froze. One of the few times in my life when I was utterly without words. I could feel them stuck in my throat, and I […]

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Winter Solstice, the Longest Night

Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. It marks the return of the sun and has longbeen held as both a time for celebration anda time of reckoning. In the time of our First Parents, around the First Fires of all the People around the world, the Elders tracked the movement of our […]

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Zi’igwan, The Shortest Day

The Rhythm of the Sun In the time before the pale ones, from a far away place where the sun awakes, came to our lands – when our world changed forever – we had in our culture, times and places for all things. The sun and the moon were then, as always, our guides for […]

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WeCast: The Holidays… Getting Back to the Basics

Happy Holidays from the WeWan! We are now solidly into the holiday season, with Chanukah having just begun, solstice and Christmas coming up soon.  This week we discuss the commercialization of this holiday gift gifting season and how we might reset our thinking. Ideas on how to bring the holidays back to a more simple […]

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Appreciating Nature’s Rhythms

Reverence for Grandmother Earth As someone whose spiritual path reveres and closely follows the wonders of Grandmother Earth and lives closely in the rhythm of nature, I have found myself in a wonderland of nature here in Arizona. The drama is undeniable and, for me, constantly astounding. We’ve been here almost a year now and […]

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