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The Magic of the Hollow Bone

Jim Redtail
Jim Redtail

By Jim Redtail Collins, PhD In the wisdom teachings of the Lakota, it is said that our primary “spiritual” task is to become as a “hollow bone.” This teaching is embodied symbolically in the eagle bone whistle—a whistle carved from the wing bone of an eagle—worn by Sun Dancers and medicine people. It is chiefly… Read more »

Fate or Destiny?

By Jim Redtail Collins, PhD Would you like to let go of the need to learn through adversity and become a creative force in your own life?             Personal power—according to the shamans of Peru—involves two interrelated components: flexibility of perception and an attitude of complete responsibility for everything: the opposite of being a victim… Read more »

The Skill of Happiness

By Jim Redtail Collins How you see the world determines what you see. And how you see it is determined by the memories that you have accumulated, and what you believe to be true, based on those experiences. What do you believe to be true? You probably think that your memories are real, and you… Read more »

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

By Jim Redtail Collins A well-known axiom, expressed in various ways but common to all spiritual teachings, is: As within, so without. In practical terms, this means that our experiences of life spring from the patterns we carry within us. Although we think we are walking around making conscious choices with our “free will,” more… Read more »

Designer Perception

Designer Perception By Redtail It seems that the leading edges of science agree with the wise fool “Nasrudin,” who appears in Sufi teaching tales making illogical observations such as “If I hadn’t believed it, I wouldn’t have seen it with my own eyes.” Though conventional wisdom insists that seeing is believing, scientific evidence suggests it… Read more »

Upgrading for Optimal Health

Upgrading for Optimal Health  By Jim Redtail Collins While modern medicine has largely ignored the wisdom of ancestral knowledge, a confluence of ancient wisdom and modern science is giving birth to a new understanding that places conscious choice and new adaptations of old technologies at the forefront of wellness. In my opinion, this new (old)… Read more »