I first met Grandmother Medicine Song in 1999 when I was the Catholic priest pastor at St. Mildred’s Church in Somerset, KY. I so impressed with her spirituality that I began encouraging women I knew in my church and in Somerset to join her Wisdom Circles. Many of these women are still journeying with her today. Grandmother Medicine Song has been an inspiration to me on my own spiritual journey as a Christian and a spiritual journeyer. Her wisdom and clarity have helped me to grow and even to open myself to the “broader spirit world” which we hopefully are all striving to live in. Anyone who hears her will be greatly blessed by her teachings and spirit.
Imagine meeting a Hopi Teacher in a small south central Kentucky town, well I did! I felt an immediate connection with this Grandmother Medicine Song. I have been blessed by almost 20 years of her wisdom, guidance and love. She even officiated my wedding in 2009. So many Circles, Ceremonies and Workshops! Prayers for Peace as we journey onto the Shining Way.
Transformational. I am grateful for the many circle teachings from Grandmother Medicine Song that have helped me to understand and embrace my place on the wondrous web of life and how to walk the beauty way. The teachings on balance, harmony, integrity, reciprocity, and respect for all beings are catalysts for the shifts in consciousness happening now within ourselves and on our planet.
It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear…….and she did! After exploring many, different “walks” over many years, Grandmother has, through her teachings, shown me how to walk in balance and in the Beauty Way. Following these precepts is a vital part of my spiritual practices. As a result, my life has truly been enriched.
Almost two decades ago I went to hear a woman tell a story. I no longer remember the story but I keenly remember my reaction to the one question that was asked. I was expecting who and what, not just when and then the when had nothing to do with the chronology of the story, that WHEN was all about me. In the years since, Grandmother Medicine Song’s unique combination of psychology, the Hopi way of life and common sense approach has opened pathways for me; allowing and encouraging me to explore my thoughts and actions, as well as my fears. She does not bring blame or condemnation into her teachings; she allows people to prioritize their needs then offers steps to help yourself at your rate and in your comfort zone. Grandmother Medicine Song doesn’t share confidences but is always willing to share your joy with you. Down home we’d say she is a keeper.
I have known Grandmother Medicine Song through her teachings, support and guidance for over seven years. When we met I was stuck in my life; searching for something, but not knowing what that “something” was. In essence I was waiting for my life to come to me. Through her wisdom teachings I have been able to shift my thinking, increase my self-confidence, recognize my self-worth and embrace my gifts and talents. I have been able to let my past go and I am more open to the opportunities of today, rather than dwelling in the pain of yesterday. I have learned so much! Grandmother Medicine Song saw me before I could see myself. I am so blessed by having her in my life.
I have been walking the medicine path for over 40 years and in that time have sat with many medicine people and teachers; both indigenous and nonindigenous.
I have taken several wisdom circles and have been many ceremonies with Grandmother Medicine Song. Her ability to teach complicated ideas and do ceremony is better than anyone I have sat with. Her ability to communicate what she has learned from her culture and other cultures is easy to understand. People learn no matter what the cultural background they may come from. She has the great ability to translate the information she learned while growing up in an indigenous society in such a way that anyone can understand. This is a rare gift that has helped many people grow and to appreciate the ways of the Hopi and American Indian people.
To anyone who wishes to learn these ways, I highly recommend Grandmother Medicine Song and her wisdom circles.
I would like to say that being in the wisdom circles and participating in the workshops and ceremonies has enriched my life beyond measure. I was in an emotionally vulnerable time of my life when I met Grandmother Medicine Song. The support and teachings I received over the years has helped me to live my life full of gratitude. Through the circles and ceremonies I have found a community full of like-minded people wanting to live a life in tune with nature and mindful of all our relations. It is through Grandmother Medicine Song’s hard work and persistence that keeps our community together and thriving. I am thankful for this opportunity to express my gratitude for all I have received through her.
“The nature of Nature is a circle.”
-Grandmother Medicine Song
I live in the Netherlands and the online wisdom circles are a great opportunity to learn about the Hopi wisdom in the traditional oral way. What I learned most through her wisdom is to listen to my own ancient voice within and start living by this knowing. The most valuable was her guidance of implying this knowing into daily reality of work and family life. This gave me back my joy, my latent knowing of how everything is connected and the importance of living my own life in right relationship with all created. My gratefulness to Grandmother Medicine Song I cannot express only in these words. The learning process to live my life in beauty and balance I can best express in service towards others and to support and protect this Hopi heritage.
Grandmother Medicine Song has a deep ability to connect and assist young and old at exactly where they are on their journeys. Her wisdom, experience, compassion and love gather to create a safe and profound personal experience. I personally have been helped along the way by her teachings in learning how to communicate from my authentic self. I am forever grateful to her for all she teaches and shares with so many. She is a delightful and charming Hopi elder and blesses all she touches with more joy and laughter along with the wisdom gained.
I’ve been studying with Grandmother Medicine Song for thirteen years. Through her circles and guidance I have been able to grow and heal in ways I never imagined. Doing this work is life changing and spiritually enlightening. I am forever grateful that spirit brought us together. Aho.
Grandmother Medicine Song has been a source of knowledge for me for over seven years. Along with her wisdom, she brings a delightful sense of humor. Her teachings continue to inspire me, as she presents practical, everyday uses for the information she shares. She is always eager to help. I appreciate her, and all the circles I have been involved with have deepened my understanding of divine mysteries.
Grandmother Medicine Song came into my life at a time of great turmoil and change twelve years ago. Her wisdom and teachings help lift me out of the darkness into the light and aided me to make the changes in my life that helped me create the beautiful life I now live. Her teachings helped me to remember the sacredness of all, connection to all, and being one with all of my relations. Her love, compassion and healing work has surrounded me and helped me heal, grow, transform and step into my own gifts. I have eternal gratitude for all she has given to me.
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