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Bowing to my teacher

I believe it is really miraculous that you rise with the sun each morning, even when your spirit feels heavy, and your body longs for respite.

I believe it is really miraculous that you continue to journey through life, even when the path seems uncertain and daunting.

I believe it is really miraculous that you can smile at the world, even when the world's monsters have tried to steal this joy forever.

Deer Shaman bowing to Wolf Shaman

Each day, it is miraculous that you stand against the relentless tides and choose to persevere once more. To soften once more. To trust once more. And to Love once more.

I'm aware there are moments when the weight of the world feels too heavy to bear, but it is miraculous that you never succumb entirely to despair. Your tender and heartbreaking resilience is a testament to the inner strength that resides deep within you and the immense calling that is birthing from your soul.

In the realm of ancient wisdom, we understand and constantly nurture the profound courage it takes to face the challenges of existence. It's not just a matter of physical bravery but a deep spiritual discipline, practice, and call that propels you forward, even when the way forward seems obscured.

The shamanic perspective teaches us that every experience, both light and shadow, has the potential to shape us and lead us to deeper levels of understanding and more authentic levels of awakening. It is miraculous that you can still feel and trust this even when nothing seems to come at you from a place of Love.

When you face your battles heart-on, you tap into your spirit's miraculous power. Each time you rise with your heart, you affirm the innate power and strength within you. You call forth ancient powers. You awaken ancient prayers. You walk with ancient sacred instructions. And I watch you as a humble student, dear teacher.

Embracing a shamanic mindset means recognizing that even in the darkest moments, there is an opportunity for transformation and growth. A learning opportunity. An opportunity for wisdom.

Your willingness to confront the unknown and persist in the face of adversity is nothing short of miraculous. It is the power of the Gods you carry in your soul. The power of your Ancestor in your bones. The power of Love in every cell of your body.

You are not just surviving but thriving in the face of life's challenges, and that is a truly awe-inspiring feat.

I bow to you.

Angell Deer 

PS: I wrote this for my wife and felt it could touch many here who need to hear those words too.

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A beautiful perspective. I trust your wife is doing well. I recently wrote a poem that I’d like to share with you both.

A poem:

I dedicate this poem to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

How Will I Practice Peace? 

How will I practice peace? 

What will I do? 

What will I say when I’m angry with you?

How will I react, to actions unkind,

it all begins in my heart and mind.

Peace is a practice. I know this deeply,

When people are cruel, they might mis-treat me.

I do not retaliate, respond with anger, nor malice, 

I reach into my heart, my golden chalice. 

I practice peace for the good of all,

I am not perfect,



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