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Post by scorpio53 Sun May 04, 2008 7:53 am

Different types of Healing The World is in need of:


"In indigenous cultures, when someone that we care about is dying, there is a very
intense need to mourn. When you don’t release the mourning, it will make you sick.
Certain Anglo cultures have a different concept. If you release the mourning, you are
looked at as if you lost control over your emotions. The spirit of the person who has
passed away that you cared about is not then free to move on into the spirit world because
the mourning was not complete. The people did not purge their bodies of this sense of
grief." Sams adds that mourning to Native people is like a bow. The people moving on
are the arrows. Mourning a loss allows the spirit to fly into its new non-physical life.

Healing Pollution for Ourselves, Our World, and Our Future

Sams notes how we poison our systems on multiple levels: "Bitterness, hatred, and
resentment are toxins from our heart, while jealousy and greed poison our thoughts. Then
we harm our bodies with unhealthy foods and artificial substances, and hurt our spirits
with a lack of gratitude.

In this sickened state, human beings tend to lose balance, and begin to see the world
around them as something to abuse as well. "The things that we have done to ourselves
internally," notes Sams, "we have also done to the earth, which is our

Native Americans realize that living according to right principles not only helps
ourselves and our planet, but insures a future for generations ahead. Sams notes that,
"When we gather herbs to assist someone, we thank each and every plant that the earth
mother sends, and we pass the first seven plants to always remember to leave enough for
the next seven generations. In doing that, we are honoring the ninth clan mother who looks
toward tomorrow for what our children and their children will need on the earth."

Healing Humiliation

Regarding humiliation, Sams writes, "Humiliation is the one event in human life
that becomes unforgettable. The loss of human dignity at the hands of another can be
forgiven, but it is rarely, if ever, forgotten. Healing humiliation and the loss of
dignity is something that comes from inside a person. No healer, psychologist, doctor,
medicine person or teacher can do it for somebody else. Consciously shaming another has
dealt many a blow throughout time. Kicking people when they are vulnerable is a tactic of
insensitive bullies. The world has been fraught with this behavior since its inception. It
never seems to happen when we are feeling strong. It almost always happens when we are
dealing with our own self-doubt and self criticism.

"We can heal the need to experience this reflection if we protect ourselves. The
key is to notice that if we stop beating ourselves up internally the bullies of the world
will quit picking on us externally. In Native American thought, we understand that the
external world, and the things we experience in day to day life are mirror reflections
that show us what we are doing to ourselves internally. If we honor who we are without an
arrogance or sense of pride, but do it in a balanced way, and we walk life in a manner
that allows us to honor and respect every other living thing, then we don’t bring the
experience into our lives that would necessitate us being shown how it feels to be bullied
or humiliated by another human being."

Healing Personal Integrity

"One of the things that human beings need to heal is the idea of hypocrisy. We say
walk your talk. Don’t talk your walk. Human beings have learned over the years that
spoken words are cheap and promises are often broken. And that, in many cases, is a
commitment that is not being honored. So, many times we ask people who have walked the
crooked path to heal their personal integrity. That’s a facet of healing that most
people do not look at.

In our grandparents and our great grandparents day, a person’s word was their
bond. But in this modern world, most times, if we give our word, we aren’t sure that
the person we give our word to, and they give their word back is going to honor their
personal integrity, because the sense of self has been eroded to the place where we cannot
embrace the idea that integrity is everything, that if a person honors themselves, that
promise is made to themselves. When you make a promise to another person, you are making
it to yourself. That’s another aspect of the great smoking mirror. And when you do
not honor your promises to another, you have reflected back to yourself through that great
smoking mirror, what you actually think of yourself, which must be very little, because
the integrity in your bond and your word was not honored by you, so how can others honor
that same thing."....SCORPIO53XX sunny


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