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There is a place where the Buffalo (flesh of earth, the light that grows, the four sacred directions, where we do) roam, and my heart does know how to roam, to be across the rolling hills, to eat of the green grass and know my fills. I am nourished by this love, the place, where I live inside the dark, the heaven calling, to fill me up. We the Rainbow Clan do know (how to drink from this spiritual cup), that we are part of this sacred show, where the Horse (soul of heaven, the heart that knows) runs wild and free, to be with Warriors, the Dog (rainbow warrior of prophecy who stands their ground) who bleeds (follows the red road, the law of love, where the fighting is for the unification of the broken heart, to bring the warrior up).

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Face Painting Traditions Among Native American Warriors

Every story has a reason, to begin in such a season, to express oneself and the galaxy.  Find the perfect resonance calling, that I may paint my rawling * (the soul is golden, dream wisdom of the fierce warrior, who stands their ground together, like a dog soldiers), the expression of my devotion to God (oneness of all life, relatives). I come to you dressed in fashion, my face makes a statement to speak of heavenly beings again.  Gifting what my treasures, to dance and measure, the greatness of divine of all things.  

I fly with the eagle (holy morning star) and run with the buffalo (four sacred directions), where green grass flows over rolling hills (spiritual embrace of rainbow colors).  And if I paint my shadow (soul), then all will be known, the paddles (guide my journey), will be used on the ocean floor, to drive back home, to adore.  Heaven gift me spirit, I bring my soul near it. I express my heavenly virtues under the sun.  Watch me dance now, with my face and brow, there will be actions, when the night falls. I am the painted skill of all (display God's glory). 

Heaven gather in me. Bring the dance and song, together. I shall shine this glory, with my ability.  And if my face is chosen, to represent the golden, then the rays of God's blinding light shall sea, bringing me back to harmony. The places I seek, is the heart of the meek, to bless the star of the divine. But if I must trouble, then I will surely stumble around the rock, and glide freely. For my dance, will set me twirling around thee. And relatives be sure, that when you fumble, get up and make a tumble, because it's part of your dance, don't you sea. Bring spirit to action (ascending flesh, liberty), make embraces mere impaction (descending soul, increases density), toward the living life of eternity.

Sung by White Buffalo Calf Woman, your Twin Deer Mother

* Rawlings, Raw, Ralph: someone who lived at a row (a hedgerow or a row of houses), from northern Middle English raw ‘row’, Old English rāw. Germanic rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + wolf ‘wolf’. To read more about Brother Wolf and his fierceness!

This was first introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Ráðulfr. This interesting name is of early medieval English origin, and is one of the patronymic forms of the surname Rawling, developed from the Middle English given name "Rawlin". The personal name was adopted from the Old French "Raulin", itself a double diminutive of "Raw", with the Anglo-Norman French suffixes "-el" and "-in". Raw "someone who lived at a row" (a hedgerow or a row of houses) was one of the many variant forms of the male personal name Ralph, in origin an Old Norse name composed of the Germanic elements "rad", counsel, advice, with "wolf", wolf. This was first introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form "Rathulfr", and was reinforced after the Conquest of 1066 by the Norman forms "Raulf, Radulf".

A Coat of Arms granted to the Rawlings family is per pale white and black on a chevron between three martlets as many crescents all counterchanged. The Crest is a black ram passant attired gold.  Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. Thank you

Face Painting Traditions Among Men of the Plains
by Jonathan Holmes
While many of the traditions concerning face painting has been taught to me by northern and southern tribal elders, I prefer to maintain their privacy. Therefore, I have only used literary sources for references.

For years I have heard different generations ask about the practice of face painting by men dancing at Inter-tribal Pow-Wows or Formal Southern War Dances. So, in this article I will try to answer some of these questions. However, since this is sometimes a very complex topic, I would still suggest the reader do further study on their own, including talking with recognized elders within the tribal tradition the dance style and dance clothes in question may represent.

Obtaining Paint
The oldest materials used in paint were derived from animal, vegetable and mineral sources, with earth or mineral paint being the most common. White and yellow paint was obtained from white and yellow clays along river beds, and buffalo gallstones produced a different kind of yellow. Green paint was obtained from copper ores. One type of blue paint came from drying a certain type of duck manure, and some tribes would combine a bluish mud and yellow clay to make green paint. Powdered charred wood and black earth was used in making black paint.
The base for red paints, probably the most commonly used color, were crimson colored clay.
A brownish red paint could be obtained by baking yellow clay over ashes until it turned red.

A description of this is described by Frances Densmore in her work titled Teton Sioux Music,
“On the Standing Rock Reservation is found a yellow ocherous substance which, after being reduced to a fine powder, is used by the Indians in making yellow paint. This substance, when treated by means of heat, yields the vermilion used on all ceremonial articles as well as in painting the bodies of the Indians. The baking of this ocherous substance – a process which requires skill – is done by the women. First, the substance mixed with water is formed into a ball. A hole is dug in the ground in which a fire of oak bark is made. When the ground is baked the coals are removed, the ball is placed in the hole, and a fire is built above it. This fire is maintained at a gentle, even heat for about an hour, which is sufficient for the amount of the substance usually prepared at a time. The action of the heat changes the color of the substance to red. When the ball is cold, it is pounded to powder. In the old days this red powder was mixed with buffalo fat in making the paint, but at present time it is mixed with water. White, black and blue paints were obtained by mixing colored earthy substances with buffalo fat. The blue was found in southern Minnesota and required no treatment by heat, and the white and black in North Dakota.” (Densmore, 1918, p. 116)

To prepare them for use, most of the raw colored earth or clay deposits were baked and then ground into a powder. The powder was kept in a small buckskin bundle and would have been put into a larger decorated paint bag with other bundles of different colors, perhaps a bone or wooden applicator and a small mirror. When used they would either apply the paint dry or mix it with bear grease, buffalo tallow, or water to achieve the desired effect.

Because of the religious significance and the ceremonial uses many tribes had for red paint, the bright vermilion red paint offered to tribes by European Fur Traders was highly sought after at a very early date. According to J. Frederick Fausz, Ph.D., in his published curriculum for the 2004 course titled The Louisiana Expansion at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, he states that long before French explorers met them in 1673, the Osage had moved onto the central plains along with the related, neighboring tribes of Kansa (aka Kaw), Omaha, Ponca, and Quapaw. When St. Louis was founded in 1764, it is said that the Osage used their talents and knowledge to make the fur trade profitable because they were considered the best fur producers south of Canada. Therefore, the Osage received many European items in trade including Chinese vermilion (aka mercury sulfide face-paint).

Even among the Omaha, there is evidence that paint was obtained at a very early stage from traders, as evidenced by the following,
“Another saving of labor in comparison with old methods was involved in buying paints from the traders. The paint was sold in small packages not much larger than a paper of darning needles.” (Fletcher-LaFlesche, 1911, p. 615)

Older Uses of Face Paint
The painting of a man’s face and body among the Plains tribes during the buffalo days was said to be a form of mental conditioning. Warriors would paint themselves with personal protective designs and colors before they engaged in battle with an enemy. Hence the stereotypical term “war paint”.
This paint would have been prayed over. It was believed that prayers were put into the paint, and when applied, the power of the prayers were conveyed upon the wearer. Other times there might even be special songs sung when paint was applied. Some warriors applied the paint themselves, others preferred to be painted by a holy person or medicine man.

Frances Densmore in Teton Sioux Music again states that among the Teton Lakota,
“Little Buffalo (Tatanka-Cikala) was a man who ‘made medicine’ for the warriors. Using blue clay mixed with ‘medicine’, he painted a band across the man’s forehead with a branching end on each cheek bone, the painting being done only in war. Bear Eagle (Mato-Wanbli), who had been painted in this manner by Little Buffalo, recorded the two following songs. He said that the first one was sung by Little Buffalo alone as he painted them, and the second by the warriors after the painting was finished.” (Densmore, 1918, p. 350)

Face painting was, at other times, not connected with war preparation, as designs of various kinds were used to designate membership in societies; used when participating in ceremonies; used as marks of achievement; and used in morning for the dead.

According to Oglala Lakota holy man, Nicholas Black Elk in Joseph Brown’s work titled, The Sacred Pipe: Black Elk’s Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux,
By being painted, the people have been changed. They have undergone a new birth, and with this they have new responsibilities, new obligations, and a new relationship.” (Brown, 1953, p. 111)

Returning warriors of many Plains tribes, who had taken scalps of their enemies, often painted their faces black before returning to their camp. It has been said that the Crow believed that a blackened face symbolically represented the fires of revenge that had burned out after vanquishing their enemy.

The Pawnee scouts would paint their faces white to symbolize the wolf, whose spiritual power was considered to be of great help for a scout. According to Fletcher; LaFlesche in their work titled The Omaha Tribe, among the Omaha,

“Men generally painted their faces and bodies in accordance with dreams or in representation of some achievement or accorded honor”…”Before the advent of the looking glass a young man was painted by his friend”…When going into battle, on the surround at the tribal buffalo hunt, when taking part in the Hedewachi ceremony, at the Hethushka society, and the Pebble society, the painting on their faces and bodies had a serious significance partaking of the nature of an appeal or prayer.” (Fletcher-LaFlesche, 1911, p. 350)

Further in this same work, in a chapter on the Omaha men’s warrior society called Hethushka, it states, “Each man painted himself in accordance with the directions given him at the public ceremony when he received his grade of war honors.” (Fletcher-LaFlesche, 1911, p. 461)

At one time it is said, the Omaha and the Ponca were one tribe. After separating they retained similar societies such as the Hethuska society, and had similar ceremonies for conferring war honors. An example of the war honors among the Ponca includes reference to painting in Fletcher; LaFlesche’s work,
“First Honor: To strike an unwounded man. The sign of this honor was an eagle feather worn upright in the scalp lock; moccasin strings made of the skin of a gray wolf; the upper part of the body painted black”…”Second Honor: To be the first to strike a fallen enemy”…”the sign of this honor was an eagle feather worn horizontal in the scalp lock; painting the body irregularly in black stripes”…”Fifth Honor: To take a scalp. The sign of this honor was to paint the face with a slight tinge of red and put black stripes across it.”…”Sixth Honor: Capturing horses from the enemy. The badge of this honor was to wear at the dances a coil of rope around the body and to paint on the body figures shaped like the impression of a horses hoof.”
(Fletcher-LaFlesche, 1911, p. 440)

Modern Uses of Face Paint
Today face paint is still used by many Plains tribes for a variety of reasons. Many ceremonies, such as Sun Dance ceremonies, Naming ceremonies, Society ceremonies, Healing ceremonies, and ceremonies for returning Veterans may involve the painting of faces in one form or another.

Some designs and color patterns may be “owned” by individuals, families, clans or societies. In some tribes the rite to wear a design and color pattern may be handed down from one individual to a younger relative. For example, an old combat veteran, too feeble to dance at Pow-Wows anymore, could give his young grandson the rite to use his face paint pattern and colors when he dances.

In some tribes, face paint patterns, face paint colors, the paint itself, and a possible set of protective prayers or songs, could be purchased from one individual by another. A young man might come up to an older man saying something like, “I remember you used to wear a particular pattern of paint when you danced. I would like to give you these gifts in exchange for the right to honor you by wearing your design when I dance.” It would then be said that he paid for the rite to wear a particular design and color pattern.

Some modern traditional dancers are combat veterans who wear face paint that they wore while in combat, or in a dream related to their combat experience, or as a result of their combat experience.
In both Ponca and the Osage men’s warrior societies, it is common to see men wearing protective red paint at the corner of their eyes.

For the Ponca Hethuska,
“The common face paint design for a straight dancer is a red line extending back from the corner of each eye for about 2 inches.” (Howard, 1965, p. 65)

Among the Osage Inlonschka,
“In modern times Osages use very little face paint in the Inlonschka. Usually only a streak of red one finger wide is used from the edge of the eye to the earlobe, a pinch of red is placed on each earlobe.” (Callahan, 1990, p. 112)

Often times among the Ponca and Osage, a boy or young man is usually painted for the first time by a relative when they are given their “Indian Name”, or when they are brought into the dance circle for the first time. Depending upon their age, the individual applies it themselves from then on. This red protection paint, is said to protect the straight dancers from harm while in the dance circle.
Other southern plains tribes have similar variations of eye paint in different colors and different patterns such as in a “V” shape coming out from the corner of the eye, in a “V” shape with a center line or also known as a “crows foot” design, or a series of small dots.

Lastly, whether you are a northern traditional dancer, a southern straight dancer, a fancy feather dancer, a chicken dancer or a grass dancer, and you are considering wearing face paint, the first question you should ask yourself is “why”. Why should you be wearing it? For protection; to honor someone else; to be part of your personal experiences as a veteran; or to follow the dictates of a dream or visionary experience; or to show family, clan or society ties. Once you have answered the why, then you can move on to the how and when.

Brown, Joseph Epes.
1953. The Sacred Pipe: Black Elk’s Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK.
Callahan, Alice A.
1990. The Osage Ceremonial Dance, Inlonschka, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK.
Densmore, Frances.
1918. Teton Sioux Music, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin No. 61, U.S. Government Printing Office, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Fletcher, Alice C. And Joseph LaFlesche.
1911. The Omaha Tribe, Bureau of American Ethnology, 27th Annual Report 1905-06, U.S. Government Printing Office, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Howard, Dr. James H.
1965. The Ponca Tribe, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin No. 195, U.S. Government Printing Office, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Mails, Thomas E.
1972. Mystic Warriors of the Plains, Doubleday, New York, NY.

Rainbow Warriors of Prophecy

There is a place where the Buffalo (flesh of earth, the light that grows, the four sacred directions, where we do) roam, and my heart does know how to roam, to be across the rolling hills, to eat of the green grass and know my fills. I am nourished by this love, the place, where I live inside the dark, the heaven calling, to fill me up. We the Rainbow Clan do know (how to drink from this spiritual cup), that we are part of this sacred show, where the Horse (soul of heaven, the heart that knows) runs wild and free, to be with Warriors, the Dog (rainbow warrior of prophecy who stands their ground) who bleeds (follows the red road, the law of love, where the fighting is for the unification of the broken heart, to bring the warrior up).

Sherwyn Wish Away to Display Sings for the Hoops to be Free, Red, Yellow, Blue, I'm Close To You!

He (Sherwyn"Wish Away to Display, our Walks the Thin Rope") is not happy.  Alright, we understand, that love rules this land, suffering for those, who don't have a stand.

Holiness David Running Eagle sacred drum begins

Come my brother, hold my hand, wake up to heaven, and be a man (the dream of this journey, rainbow colors). 

Holiness David Running Eagle sacred drum ends

Create a shelter, full of leaves (relatives on the tree of life), not bringing contempt, but family. Teach each other, we are part of life, we each have our place in paradise. Bring a heart that teaches love, rules all shelters (houses of God) we are part.

Great Spirit hold me close to thine, so that I can really shine. Give this warrior a hand to God, covering his heart break, for what he could, but now it's a time of family, we are going to live in the breeze. It's time for us to shine again, to bring back brotherhood in the wind.
White Buffalo Calf Woman Sings. The smoke from the pipe continues to rise up, even after the pipe has been put out. Holiness David Running Eagle Shooting Star, our Father Red Hand (lavender-crown, yellow, aqua, gray) Sacred drum begins again. The heart of our brother, Sherwyn"Wish Away to Display, our Walks the Thin Rope" aka "They Came And Blessed His Pipe Man, Sherwyn Zephier" (violet, blue, magenta, gray) is Displayed below. Violet people are ordained as high priest (pipe keeper, blessings, magic, gate keeper). Not only is our Lakota Brother the voice of God (oneness), but also ordained western shore, the Morning Star, the holy path, to divine glory. We welcome him into our heart and bless the sacred nine directions in the winds, relative suns!

dddmmd ddddmd (drumbeat)
Wake up, to the night stars, find that we are there. Shine in the heavens my heart pounds, but my feet, they feel just like clods. How, will I ever  walk this path now. I don't even have shoes to wear.  I wonder, how can I lead this heartbreak. With so many clouds of despair. I want to believe in true. But my heart is in another tune. My feet plod away, wondering how to play. Deep in•*¨*•.¸¸side of me. I do look to find, liberty. The Great Spirit flows, but I don't seem to know.  How can I bestow my love? When the world, do not behave like pure doves (gathering together harmoniously)? How do I walk the rainbow clouds, when others do frown?  My feet plod, I plant the seeds of love (crystalline stone tears, river, trail).  My feet plod, where there are thin icicles of rain and dew, at least I'm close to you. My heaven my heart, I feel this blue, but my feet don't twin my soul (shake head back and forth). I want to learn and finally grow. Will I be here, the future fears, but I will gather, the dust to be near. I hold the pipe, the sacred rite (Lakota ordained western shore, "I stand"), to teach the lessons of love.  I show the world, the clouds above, that my heart lingers, among the stars at night, my feet do plod in this plight, but I do this for you. I do this for the blue (loyal hearts true blue, heavenly path, relatives, tears, waters, wind, spiritual soul). 

I feel the silence of my heart.  I wonder, how God, kept me apart (separated).  How did I get, to have fortune and fame, because I must of done something to lead this chain (linked together). I will bind them to you, the "thin rope", that leads you true.  I will shine, for them, to lead me too. I will follow the world, who have a view.  I am nearer to God, I have ever been and my feet start to greet my heart.  I'm shining easy street, there is a glowing heart inside, where mistletoe, is smart (stingy), but art (glory of creation), the craft of love (law of love, the red road, physical embrace, brotherhood), does shed a tear or two, let's be clear, the waters are near (law of song, the blue road, the spiritual embrace, sisterhood).

Reaching in the winds at night, dreaming days of paradise, I sail in the smoke, the clouds of loving waves. I reach around the clouds, like a snake (purification through and through, devoted love, that's the Sioux). I gift the heart of the muse, who makes mistakes, and then I have them in tears, to forgive all their fears, for Great Spirits are hear/here. I listen to the winds of time. I open my heart and even my mind.  I wake up to the clouds in the sky, the sunlight upon my face, the willows do pray. I whisper oceans to you.  I lean over the tubes. I gather leaves for me and you, to pray, to praise, to gift for thee, God in need.

Thank you for my love and life.  Give this world, a piece of this strife.  Let them know, my love is true. I will open the hearts of you.  I will dream ahead. I will make my shed (water house, heavenly home).  I will gift a view, where lights gift rainbow heads, golden pots of lead (alchemy, brotherhood is a magical art). Gift the world, my love, I bless the true, who do it good.  I walk with my heart, my head. I walk with my heart, my feet to make bread (abundance), to bring us home, to fields of corn (wisdom), where butterfly dream (spirit flight).  I will fold the earth with you (light), heaven come home (dark), I will be amused.  Come be with me, I walk this day, let our spirits pray. Let our greatness be a ray.

I am for you.  I will be true. I am the great, light, that you sent. I will pray, I will make my way. I will be God's heaven sent. Thank you lord, heaven above, to shelter us, close to our hearts. I give to you, the sacred blue (path of heaven's embrace), the red and white (the flame of all light, the halls of consciousness). I will be shining in the night (the inner flame, alight fromwithin). I will be bold during plight (warrior stand up), I will be sacred, to be a light (rainbow man/clan).  I will be true. I will be blue.  I will come from heaven above, I will walk from heaven's road.  I will know love is true, when I am blue (relative to you), the royal heaven's delight.  The warrior God sent to fight! (the red road, the law of love)

Holiness David Running Eagle Shooting Star, our Father Red Hand sacred drum ends.  White Buffalo Calf Woman, your Twin deer Mother sings, the sacred song blessings from Sherwyn's heart "Wish Away to Display, our Walks the Thin Rope (written on his book of life), Lakota Pipe Keeper. We thank Southern Season our Song of Heaven (included song), Wishing Well That Comes True (heavenly echo), Plum Blossom (healing prayers), Richard Boylan and relatives who contributed to sending love and affection (their part in the Rainbow Clan) to those who ask for help, our beloved relative, "They Came And Blessed His Pipe Man, Sherwyn Zephier". To understand blue, red, yellow, white roads, visit Thank you!

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010, Southern Season, our Song of Heaven wrote:
Hi Relatives,
I was wondering. How is he doing? They Came and Blessed His Pipe Man, Sherwyn? We had a short conversation through email and I embraced him in my heart. I hope he is well.

Song that I wrote for him...
I sing a song for you, Relative in the Blue
My heart sends love, from me and above

So that healing take place
And you can start with brand new days

Where your spirit soar high, way up in the sky
Where the eagles fly and an angel sings
Carried on Spirit's wings

Sharing what is (in the flesh), will give bliss
to all that exists (relatives) here and now,
for you I bow, I Pray that all is well...

Blessed Be

Southern Season, Song of Heaven
Green person, spiritual embrace, "eye of the storm"
Rainbow Warriors of Prophecy
green, red (crown), aqua, gray

Teach what is right, that law is the LOVE, then when two hearts is united, we share with intelligence.  However if LOVE doesn't lead the way, then we fight to unite LOVE, two broken hearts, then we know that we are walking the truth path, the love to each other, the kind that lasts, over rolling hills in time, over the suns, and into the heart of the blue seas of every one.  We are the Prophecy, the Rain upon the Land, so parched, it will need a Rainbow, to serve it home the right way and know where to land (the Rainbow always lands on the pot of gold, abundance, brotherhood)!

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Claire Plum Blossom wrote:

Yes, I shall send energy :)
How are you doing?
Claire Plum Blossom, 
She brings Surprise To All of Us. 
Rainbow Colors: blue, rainbow, yellow, gray

[We recognize you as a spiritual being and welcome you to one family consciousness.  Here at Active-Indigos, we respectfully address the ascension, flesh or light and descending, soul or darkness, process while creating local sanctuaries on earth.  Thinking globally and acting locally while networking all spiritual communities and educating the workplace.

Elders come to be, when they stand to be free, to be heard of justice door, the place where all live to be, united in heart.  United when apart.  United in Spirit, to hold and have Heaven, inside the beginning, the Elders of the World.  Who come home to what is heard.  Who use love beyond all words.  To know when LOVE is true.  And Knows when we need the views, of pure light, of pure dark, of heaven and earth, abound as One who's gonna win.  It's the Elders who refuse to budge and look for hues, instead sea with their hearts, and prays about all things in the heart. 

Willing tears will bring, the spring of blossoms who sing, songs of joy in everything.  This is the way Home.  Bring a song, bring an instrument, with a tune.  Bring your voice, a stick with many hues, and your drum which need be your open song, let us sing along!]

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Wishing Well wrote:
Thanks White Buffalo Calf Woman, 
(for sending out to the hoops/groups)
I am grateful for your heart. 
Wishing Well,Miranda 
Rainbow Colors: aqua, indigo, yellow, gray.

On Fri, 9/24/10, 
White Buffalo Calf Woman, your Twin Deer Mother <> wrote:

From: White Buffalo Calf Woman, your Twin Deer Mother <>
"Educators Hoop 5" <>, "Education Hoop 5" <>, "Grandmothers of the Green Grass Sanctuary Hoop 5 Center " <>, "Fourth 4 Songs of the Heart" <>, "Hoop 4 Songs of the Heart" <>, "Hoop 4 Songs of the Heart" <>, "Songs of the Heart Hoop 3" <>, "Whitebuffalocalfwoman.Net  Hoop3 Red Songs of the Heart" <>, "HouseoftheBeloved.Net Hoop3 Blue Songs of the Heart" <>, "Gathering" <>,"Warriors" <>, " Hashem Ordained" <>, " Brotherhood" <>, Hoop 2, Hoop 1,
Date: Friday, September 24, 2010
A12799A-lg_Buffalo.jpgRelatives on the hoops, active-indigos, crystal indigo children, neighbors,
This was sent out for all to sea, a welcome to a heart in need. Send relief, if you please. Donation button on domains,, org, com, info.


Request for Funds for 

Emergency Surgery September/October, 2010:  Urgent need requested for Lakota Relative, Sherwyn Zephier ("Walks the Thin Rope", called by Blessed Pipe Man), who was turned down by the Indian Health Services and has to come up with the money himself. This request was brought to us by our beloved "Wishing Well that Comes True". Paypal account links to Golden Eagle, relative account for the purposes of upcoming surgery for Sherwyn Zephier. Please contact Sherwyn, with questions or just to offer him prayers "Blessed Pipe Man Zephier" , (h): (605) 384-3275 (c): (605) 491-2653.
 Thank you Relatives!

Thank you,
your devoted servant,
White Buffalo Calf Woman, your Twin Deer Mother
elder crystal person, wakan iyeshka or holy interpreter Rainbow Warriors of Prophecy

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010, Wishing Well wrote:
Hello White Buffalo Calf Woman, our Twin Deer Mother,
It is good to hear from has been some time.  My heart is gladdened to know that you have heard.  What a terrible predicament Sherwyn is in.  I have little money however, I have fingers and I can type and send letters through my computer.  Thank you for calling Sherwyn, whom I have never met, for posting to your blog and sending to all you know in the hoop.

I pray he gets the money on time as his health seems to be in critical condition and time is of the essence.  When you spoke with him, did you find out how serious his condition is?

"Heavenly reverberation" is lovely to take part in.  I love to connect hearts.  Please do let me know what the progress is of notifying others in the hoop by sending me forwards of your communications.

In Gratitude ,

Miranda Wishing Well
Rainbow Colors: aqua, indigo, yellow, gray. 

On Sat, Sep 18, 2010, Miranda Wishing Well wrote:
If you or anyone can help this precious soul, together we are strong...
Miranda Wishing Well

So many of us have learned so much from Chief Golden Light Eagle (Loren Zephier) and his brother They Came And Blessed His Pipe Man (Sherwyn Zephier); and recently Sherwyn has had a couple of emergency surgeries.  Now he needs another to correct complications from the previous ones but has been turned down by the Indian Health Services and has to come up with the money himself. - Richard Boylan, Ph.D.

Sherwyn's message:

I normally don't ask for help for myself for anything, but I have an emergency health situation. I would like to make a request to all relatives of Love, Light, Peace, Unity, Harmony, Truth, Freedom and participants of the Sacred Altars of Mother Earth for financial help to complete my healing process. First, I want to explain what is happening to me. After the Sun Dance in Iowa, I was admitted into the hospital in Sioux Falls, SD where my gall bladder was removed and drainage tubes, bags and stints were inserted into my stomach and bile duct. The Drainage tubes and bags protruded out of my abdomen for a month and a half. Since then, those tubes, bags and stints were removed. Within one week of their removal there was a problem, my system was not working as it should have, so I was sent to Minneapolis, MN for an emergency procedure to fix the problem. It was a Life or Limb situation. The problem was fixed there at the University of Minnesota, Medical Center surgical team, but in doing so, they damaged the bile duct walls severely, so two more stints were inserted to allow the walls of the bile duct to heal. They have healed, but now they should come out and the problem now is that the Indian Health Service in Wagner has run out of money and they have given me an official notice yesterday that they can not pay for it. I will have to pay for the procedure myself.
The U of M MC Finance Officer told me the cost of the surgical procedure is $15,000.00, which I don't have. The ERCP Procedure is scheduled to happen on September 30, but I need at least 80% of the cost in to them by September 27 (2 1/2 weeks) $12.000.00. This seems like an impossible task to do for me at this time.
I'm not certain how long these stints can stay inside of me, but I can definitely feel them on a daily basis and they are doing something inside of me. My exterior wounds are healing normally, but my insides are doing something else. I am concerned that these foreign plastic objects to my body will retaliate at some point and I will end up in an emergency room again, which I also can not afford.
I am making an honest, sincerely request to my relatives, and all that you know on Mother Earth who walk in Love and Spirit, if you can help me. If you can, there is a donation button at for those who can help. This is my plea to all who have Loving, Sacred Open Hearts and can afford to assist me with some healing help. I welcome your Prayers,
Love and Light as well. You are all Healers. I pray that those who who know that this is an important time of Mother Earth. It is a time of Dreams, Dream a Dream. It is a time of Visions, Seek a Vision. The need is out there for help for worthy causes to those who walk with Spirit to do all that they can to help one another in any way possible. This will not only help to raise your own vibration and Spiritual Evolution, but also that of Mother Earth. I pray that all the Angels of Creation hear my prayer and plea for healing help.
In Love & Light.
They Came And Blessed His Pipe Man, Sherwyn Zephier

Come greet my heart, I hold you close, my spirit is great so is yours!

Rainbow Warriors of Prophecy

There is a place where the Buffalo (flesh of earth, the light that grows, the four sacred directions, where we do) roam, and my heart does know how to roam, to be across the rolling hills, to eat of the green grass and know my fills. I am nourished by this love, the place, where I live inside the dark, the heaven calling, to fill me up. We the Rainbow Clan do know (how to drink from this spiritual cup), that we are part of this sacred show, where the Horse (soul of heaven, the heart that knows) runs wild and free, to be with Warriors, the Dog (rainbow warrior of prophecy who stands their ground) who bleeds (follows the red road, the law of love, where the fighting is for the unification of the broken heart, to bring the warrior up).

Laho eetiwah it. Come too, it is!