The Medicine Wheel: Empathy

East:Spring_BlosomsAs I age I am becoming ever more appreciative of the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel teachings. As a result, I find I am increasingly looking for ways to incorporate them into my work, whether that be therapy, teaching, or traditional healing.

This morning Jennie and I awoke very early, and were soon conversing about the spirituality of the four directions. My view of this is ever-changing, and, hopefully, deepening. Today, perhaps because we are both doing ceremonies for others, I find myself focused on the role of empathy in our journeys around the Wheel. Continue reading

Facing Difficult Truths

Recently we attend a talk by a well-known physician who has contributed much to international human rights efforts. This person has recently returned  to his post at Harvard University, after a lengthy stint as Director of  a human rights related NGO. In the past, he proved on-the-ground medical services to Indigenous rebels in Central America. Continue reading