Author: Leslie J Hart

Spirit Whispers From Echo Rock

The Sound of my own wheels making me Crazy In my travels across North America I’ve experienced a great deal of solitude. I’ve driven countless hours, gazing upon the Natural wonders and ever changing landscapes. The endless pursuit of a beautiful, yet elusive horizons. My internal dialogue as haunting as the sound of my own wheels making me crazy. It was on an open stretch of road in Wisconsin that I was overcome with loneliness, my spirit longing for companionship. There was an aching within my heart, as my vision began to blur with tears. It became difficult to see the road, so I pulled over and relinquished to this rise of emotions. The sense of despair...

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Speaking of Our True Mind-Zeitgeist Theory

  What is the True Mind and Spirit of our Times revealing to us? Today the Truth has become malleable within our public discourse. The Media News outlets are no longer defenders and purveyors of Truth.  Instead these institutions are focused on influencing public opinions and furthering Corporate agendas. Politicians and leaders now confuse the public with disinformation or “alternate facts”. The Truth is no longer absolute, or regarded in sanctity. It has become burdensome, inexpedient and irrelevant. If the truth does not support a given political party’s agenda,  its adherents simply dismiss or discredit the veracity of established facts. We live in a time of rampant disinformation and biased rhetoric, which is given credence over actual facts. These are but a few examples of the innumerable deceptions being purveyed by...

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Confronting the Warrior Spirit

In these ever challenging days, are we able to embrace our Warrior Spirit? Are we brave enough to enter the darkness, and emerge stronger than our fears? In silence, I contemplate the words Shaman, healer, and warrior. Of these words, warrior spirit in particular gives me pause, as I’ve become estranged to its energy. It was only a few years ago, that I intuitively chose these three words to represent my craft and in essence, myself. Now, I find that I’m questioning who I am and the very nature of my path. Recently, its the darker aspects of the Warrior that has intruded my awareness, as it demands deeper introspection. The attributes, energy, and nature of the Warrior I must further explore. Coming from that critical place of self...

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A Tiny Dancer

One leaf, one message, one prayer The sound of a little voice rises and then trails off in a gentle autumn breeze. The rustle of a single leaf is drowned out by the reverberation of countless leaves clamoring in the wind. One leaf, one message, one prayer that wishes to be heard above the noise and commotion of the forest. What is in the heart of this one leaf that so wants to be heard, and to be listened to? All the colors of the leaves are on full display in the Autumn season, it’s the fall of their life cycle. A life cycle which began...

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The Council Fire- Reloaded

Traditional indigenous decision making practices Welcome to the latest installment of our ongoing conversations around the Council Fire. I refer to this article as The Council Fire-Reloaded, which is a play on the Matrix movies of which I’m a great fan. I recognize many parallels between the Matrix movies and the times that we are living in. However, my primary intention for making this Reloaded reference is to call for a reset of our current world paradigm.  A plea for our society to return to our shared ancestral respect for the natural world, and the resurrection of ancient indigenous knowledge. May we rediscover the true significance of gathering around a council fire and experience...

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