Seven Gifts from the Stone of Death – Part 2

This week, we discuss the last four gifts of the Stone of Death: Attitude – why it is the driving force of your life, Senses – how they help us interpret our world, Action – what you do brings you to understanding… and Perfection – when and where perfection exists, and why you are already perfect!

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Seven Gifts from the Stone of Death – Part 1

“Each night when we go to sleep, Creator places the Stone of Death on our eyes. When the sun rises the next morning, Creator lifts the stone from our eyes that we might live another day.”  This is an old Panji Sippe belief that my Mide’ has always taught me: When we open our eyes […]

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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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Grandpa Grew Roses

Grandpa George loved flowers. More specifically, he loved to grow flowers. In the summer, he grew gladiolas, snap dragons, zinnias, dahlias, asters, in every color of the rainbow. But the pride and joy of my grandfather’s flower garden were the roses. There were long stemmed, clusters, white, red, peach, pink, lavender, and yellow. They lined the perimeter of the little patch of lawn we had at the back of our house. He tended to those rose bushes like they were his children.

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For the Crooked Path of Life is the Teacher of all Things Important

The axiom in life is that it’s complicated, and through those complications, we become better in all things small or large. Take for example, the air conditioner project we’ve been working on. This last January we created a really fine gym in our one car garage, with elliptical, weight bench and free weights, chin up […]

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There Was a Baby Alligator in the Bathtub

Grandma was going to take a shower. We were on vacation in Hawai’i and had been at the pool and on the beach all afternoon. Everyone needed to get refreshed and ready for dinner. We had two connecting rooms – grandma Violet and my aunt Marlene shared one, and mom and I shared the other. […]

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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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Weird, Stressful, Heartwarming, Unexplored Times

These are weird times… Really freakin’ strange times. As I write this, there is a simultaneous Major Disaster status in all 50 of the United States, and now every single one of them has some variation of a “stay at home” order in place through at least April 30, 2020. I am amongst the extremely […]

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WeCast: How Often Are You Awake at 3am?

Are you a night owl? Do you prefer staying up late at night? If so, what do you do in the wee hours when everyone else is snoozing? This week we talk about our own proclivity to be up late at night – both working and playing. Many people are incredibly creative during this time, […]

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