places where people gather with their positive
intentions to pray and
meditate may be permanently
conditioned and become sacred places. Our
human intentions have a very real
measurable effect on physical reality, and
heighten the spiritual quality of a particular
American Indian medicine wheel was an ancient way of creating sacred space
and calling forth the healing energies of nature.
In Native American spirituality, the Medicine Wheel represents harmony and connections and is considered a major symbol of peaceful interaction among all living beings on Earth. The wheel symbolizes the circle of life through which we all pass, changing with each season.
medicine wheel has particular appeal for us today, because it is a
powerful spiritual structure that we can create for ourselves and fill
with plants that give it additional potency. Certainly medicine plants
merit a central place in a modern medicine wheel ceremony, adding their
power to the other features of the design and the occasion.
in nature draw our attention. Patterning in nature seems to be a mosaic of
circles. Wherever we look, circles embrace us and teach us about the
interconnections of all life.
beautiful, and inspiring, The Medicine Wheel Garden can lead us on a
powerful journey to rediscovering the sacred in everyday life as we
cultivate our gardens . . . and our souls.
Medicine wheel gardens are intensely personal, and one’s
choice of plants, materials and symbolic ornaments reflects the inner
garden of the spirit. As people walk within and outside the medicine wheel
circle, they contemplate their own life path and sense of destiny and
commitments to their own goals, asking for clarity and vision.
is a wheel of protection that enables us, and allows us, to gather
surrounding energies into a focal point and to commune with Spirit, Self
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