Around the Medicine Wheel with Jim Frank

—Don’t we all want a map with a big arrow that says, “You are here!”

Is there a good book about the Medicine Wheel?

| August 7, 2010

I am often asked to suggest a book about the Medicine Wheel. I have not yet found a book that gives a good treatment to the Medicine Wheel as I understand it. I have been doing some writing myself and this blog offers a little taste of what I hope will grow into a book. […]

Hiking in the arroyo, sometimes I feel like a motherless child

| December 31, 2009

Even before I met Joseph Rael, the magic began; a hummingbird visited my campsite that morning. It was not content to merely buzz around me while I was cooking my breakfast on the open tailgate. While I shaved it came through the open door, into the cab of my pickup, where I was leaning forward […]

a meditation on finding four-leafed clover

| December 2, 2009

On Monday, October 26, 2009, about 5:30 PM, I found a four-leafed clover on the lawn beside the flag stone path, just a short distance from the patio. It displayed itself about six feet away; it was standing up by itself as proud as could be. I had been looking for it all summer and […]

Foxhole Prayers

| November 4, 2009

I recently was asked this question:  During the Medicine Wheel workshop you said foxhole prayers were good. O.K. How do I get away with praying for that when it’s God’s will anyway? “God, I don’t want my business anymore. Please take it away” and then follow it with “but your will, not mine be done”. […]

Food:: this is big subject

| June 26, 2009

I recently read Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food – an Eater’s Manifesto,”  and I am reminded of how food fits on the Medicine Wheel and how I use this as a guideline in choosing what food to eat.   GUIDELINE NOT RULE – this is picking food, not a religion.  Mr. Pollan suggests “Eat […]

The Work of Byron Katie and the Medicine Wheel

| April 7, 2009

Byron Katie’s idea to love our thoughts like they are our children fits into my understanding of the wheel perfectly.  We don’t scold our thoughts, nor try to push them away just for being thoughts, we accept them as they are and guide them to right action. Thoughts are not our problem; problems develop when […]