A guide to integrating indigenous thinking into modern life for a more interconnected and spiritual relationship with our fellow beings, Mother Earth, and the natural ways of the universe.
There is a natural law—a spiritual intelligence that we are all born with that lies within our hearts. Lakota spiritual leader Doug Good Feather shares the authentic knowledge that has been handed down through the Lakota generations to help you make and recognize this divine connection, centered around the Seven Sacred Directions in the Hoop of Life:
Wiyóhinyanpata—East: New Beginnings Itókagata—South: The Breath of Life Wiyóhpeyata—West: The Healing Powers Wazíyata—North: Earth Medicine Wankátakáb—Above: The Great Mystery Khúta—Below: The Source of Life Hóchoka—Center: The Center of Life
Once you begin to understand and recognize these strands, you can integrate them into modern life through the Threefold Path: The Way of the Seven Generations—Conscious living The Way of the Buffalo—Mindful consumption The Way of the Community—Collective impact
About the Author
Doug Good Feather is a full-blooded native American Lakota, born and raised in the traditional indigenous ways of his elders on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He is a direct descendant of Grandpa Chief Sitting Bull. He is the executive director and spiritual leader of the Lakota Way in Colorado and the co-founder of Spirit Horse Nation. You can visit Lakota Way Healing Center online at Lakotaway.org.