A Way to Understanding

All Medicine Wheels are tools for Understanding humanity, and our place in the world. Being human goes beyond being a two-legged.  Being human means being Conscious and being responsible for one's self growth.  The Medicine Road is pathway to developing one's own personal medicine power, with skill and know-how.  Changing Mind streams the Medicine Road into your neural pathways with the virtual powers of The Word, song and imagery.

It is said that experience is the mother of all teachers, and spirits the teachers who let us learn by experience.  In this rather loopy feedback system, does Understanding come as to make us capable of adapting to change, movement from sticky mind programming based in negativity to flowing, positive programming based upon universal truth and oneness, and ultimately the peace that comes of the union of opposites, Transcendence.

This course takes the form of a modern Rite of Passage, a Vision Quest, traditionally undertaken by sitting for 4 nights and 5 days in a remote spot on a mountain with no food or water.  In these busy times, few are able to go sit on the Mountain, and so the mountain comes for you.  As we have been told, we are capable of moving mountains.

In The Course of Changing Mind you are virtually "put on the mountain", taken to the height of Novelty, the Peak of the North, as to begin to see things as they truly are. From here one can see both ways, and learn how to work in both the physical and spiritual worlds, simultaneously, how to exist in Co-existence.  Eventually, you will learn to navigate though many simultaneous existences.  Most importantly you will come to Revision.

The first step of this Journey to your Changing Mind is to step out of Samsara into the Medicine Wheel, where the light of Understanding sparked in the East is fanned by the winds of the North to dispel the darkness of Ignorance in the West as to allow the child of the South to let the Moment come when it comes, and let it go when it goes, as for All Beings to Be Happy, come what may.

You may have a job, a house, spouse or children, but these make not an Adult.  For most, it just frustrates the ignorance of the Adolescent, who prefers to wander.  As one is made not born, must one make the move through the Medicine Wheel, through a Rite of Passage declaration, to become an initiated Adult.  What does one get for doing that? Basically peace of Mind, which stokes a peaceful heart unimaginably attractive to the Soul.

 "The major cause of depression, disease, restlessness, greed and violence
is failure to undergo the Rite of Passage to
initiated Adulthood."

Accommodate the Incomprehensible


The propagation of Understanding fuels Enlightenment which fills in the gaping gaps between Ignorance and Understanding and all unresolved parallel realities (also known as Duality).  Experiencing enlightenment is not something hovering beyond your reach. As with the seeds of Awakening, it is something that runs deep inside you yet is dormant. For some Enlightenment poses itself as a far away star.  This is simply to coax your longing for it. For some it is the bridge across duality which leads to Awakening; for others still it is a dance with Eternity, coached by Time.  Either way an enlightened Adult acts in a greater field of influence that is at once touching and untouchable for do they possess The Vision.

As it is, the maturity of enlightenment can also be thought of as Remembering. The child lives in the state of Enlightenment, yet knows not how to use its tools to make a difference in their world.

As an Adult initiated by The School of Lost Borders, experienced with the Way of enlightenment and fuelled by the power of The Word, do I bring forth this Rite of Passage in you, guided as the water does the canoe.  I have also been initiated into the world of Shamanism, which is actually just an anthropological term for the natural state of the jungle, in which all things eat and are eaten, or as the Buddhist say, Eh Ma Ho.

It is true. I am an enlightened Adult, one who sees both ways, tapping into the spiritual river that flows through the mundane streams of Life. Yet and still I cannot steer The River.  I am your guide due to the fact that I have been there and done that, an explorer and hunter of the Spirit which brings the food to the People.  I also have two children, a partner, a dog, and a knee that acts up when I get too far ahead of myself.  Now for some, the declaration of being enlightened might put you off right away, like greenish eggs and ham. Fortunately, I was also trained by Sam Ayam, for a sense of humour is integral to every Rite.

When not conducting Rites of Passage in this manner with Changing Mind, I run a sweat lodge, give pipe ceremonies and care for my dog, children and household.  Indeed, the mystic poet Rumi tells us that we are all a guest house, and we must keep our lodges clean.

In taking a Rite of Passage one enters the Spirit World where things get done 6X faster than on the physical realm.  What might take years of therapy, searching, webinars, rehab and the consumption of a plethora of books, can be accomplished in these 7 weeks.  For does the Spirit World use highly advanced technology and quantum mechanics which acknowledges Consciousness as the key player.   That said we are not going to turn a Chevy into a Ferrari right away, yet over time it will come.  Manifestation is actually a cosmic joke for all that is manifest is ever-changing. Changing Mind tune your vehicle, clean your filters, rev you up and send you on your Way. In fact, it matters not so much what vehicle.  What matters most is the driver.

It is has been said by Bertrand Russell, 'The only thing that will save humanity is Cooperation.'  When one Cooperates with the Spirit World we are more likely to Git R' Done, to expand the realms of knowledge into increasing intelligence. Intelligence is not so much pure intellect yet a pure blend of thought, emotion and feeling, that enables your vehicle to give Life your all!

You Don't Know That You Don't Know

Don't worry.  It is perfect for now, a wonderful starting place that keeps the Great Mystery alive in you. Christ did not know he could not walk on water. But he did it just the same.

It was Experience, the Mother of All Teachers, that made it so.  Through your experiences, the ones that Life so generously pours for you, will this course funnel ancient knowledge and practical techniques into the Knower in you, which has a bandwidth beyond the confines of time, matter and space.  It is very difficult to be "ready" in the absence of time and space, yet as you are reading this, and the words reading you, are you ready.

This interactive on-line Rite of Passage will cleanse you at the deepest level by a landscape so mundanely profound, so unexpectedly obvious and so terribly hilarious that you will know something is “up”.  You will make great discoveries, at times more than you wanted to know.  As such this course is not to be taken lightly though it will lighten you up.

I share with you now a selection of the Visions acquired through Experience by recent participants in our final Council of Elders. You can find more under Shared Wisdom, otherwise known as "testimonials".

I have been reminded of the wisdom of my inner child voicing itself when it feels uncomfortable. This has been strongest for me in the incredible paradox that comes of stepping into my vulnerability, particularly around feelings and emotions I had as a teenager that I was taught to repress. In the Course of Changing Mind I found a place of confidence where I can meet these things with joy and gentleness.   

Amy, BC, Canada

I am ever looking for new experiences and ideas, thinking.  But these last weeks I felt a fog roll in, and learned to be ok with that, not worried or anxious about it, but to just keep walking.  I don't know what the process is that is going on or what I should be doing, except for just living.  And that is a huge teaching for me, to experience what it is to just live, and be here in the moment.  I don't know what the process of change is except for just living, and being comfortable in my own skin, which is quite new to me. 

Laura, Byron Bay, Australia

In my day to day life, I am thinking more about my responses, able to speak calmly and see things through, rather than reacting, which always have bad consequences. I like who I am becoming.    

Justin, Vancouver, BC

The Path and The Way

Our job is not to clear up the Mystery, but to make the Mystery clear. Permit me to unfold some of the Mystery now. The trick is to keep things moving so as not to get stuck in the traffic jams within you. If you are going to stick with something, stick with me and you will both see the light and lighten up.  You will see that the fear of the unknown pales in comparison to the fear of the known; that mystery is not so much about traveling to distant places, it is about seeing with new eyes, staying open to that which lives right next to you, in relatedness.

In The Library, to your upper right, you will find the initial Steps and Stones laid out as The Path and The Way to take you to the threshold of your Rites. When you cross the threshold by signing up for the course you enter the Spirit World which will take you where you are taken, those places where you are possessed or obsessed that block your Spirit from coming Home. When your Spirit comes home you are alleviated of addictions and obsessions to the depths of your Soul.

I will tell you straight up that the teachings of this course are not an easy read. In fact, you are being read by the teachings to see if you, the student, is ready.  The words are tracking the pills of pain you took by the hand of your inner physician, finding the places where the extraordinary being lives, and bringing you back into circulation. Our personal encounters go beyond coaching. These sessions are direct shamanic healings via Skype to clear dense energies (obstacles) that are getting in The Way of you giving Life your All, as a Happy being.

In the course of taking your Rite of Passage, of Becoming the Journey, you will be inculcated with the skills, wisdom and practical KNOW HOW to:

  • work with illness
  • attain mental emanicipation
  • enjoy stress-free parenting
  • relieve depression
  • alleviate addiction
  • unify with Body, Mind, Spirit and Soul
  • enforce healthy relationships
  • experience Enlightenment as an initiated Adult

Basically you will come to Peace with whatever "ails" you, learning mastery of the alternative Arts as to understand the visible and invisible worlds, how they work and what things are for as to seamlessly bring your world back together again.  As it is said, Christ will return in a seamless robe.

The Medicine Wheel Teachings you encounter on this journey will come through your personal experiences. With the fertilizer of Experience under your belt the teachings flourish into Understanding.  The great medicine man Black Elk once spoke, "I have seen more than I can tell and understand more than I saw".  By the end of this Rite of Passage,  you too will learn to See and Understand.  And one day you will not understand what is was you didn’t understand.

One of The Rites of Passage teachings...

"If there is a problem, it is due to your unquestioned thinking." 

Inquiry comes to its own end which, on the way, leads to knowledge. Knowledge, put into action by Experience leads to Understanding which breeds Intelligence - the stuff the Universe is made of.   What if you were the experience of increasing intelligence, learning all the time? What would that be worth to you?  Better yet consider what the cost is to you, your family, the planet and all life upon it of remaining in ignorance.

Take the teachings of the Medicine Wheel to Heart

As a natural extension of the Medicine, the Course of Changing Mind brings you ancient means, tried and tested for centuries, millennium even, dropping in drip by drip, to come into your Spirit-Mind, your Sensual Body and reunion with your Soul.  You know something is Good if it lasts that long. Some aspects of this method were once banned, made illegal and nearly forgotten. But always were there those, the shamanic healers, who managed to bring forth the Medicine. With your permission, and my guidance, as one who has been there and returned, the teachings, the Medicine, will be brought forth in you.  As it is said, when the student is ready, prepared for the worst and expecting the best, the teachings (experience) will come to you. Be it known too that one of my guides is Dr. Seuss, which gives you some idea of the places you will go. Though Enlightenment may seem "out there" for the average person, it is doable. It just takes some practical know-how.

As you are ready, please follow these instructions:

1.  Click on Get Started and choose the best option for you to take your Rite of Passage.

2. Become familiar with the teachings of the Medicine Wheel through  Jumping Mouse for it is sure to get your heart started.

3.  Read the first steps and stones in The Library (free to all) to strengthen your heart for the journey North.

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There are many ways for one to take their Rites of Passage.  The course of Changing Mind is one way.  What is true for all ways, is that one must have a guide, someone who keeps the home fire burning as you Become the Journey.

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Our mission is to deliver you the revisioning ability Open Mind, and so give you direct access to the wondrous library of information that is the right and privilege of All.

Additional materials required for the Course are An Inklings Weave and The Shaman'ca Loop, available below or directly through me.

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