Anna's Writings

I was originally asked by a health magazine to write about one of my Reiki experiences and this resulted in the story entitled "Small Miracles`" detailing my Mother's experience with Reiki. After its publication, my father, who has been telling stories all of his life, encouraged me to write more. My writing is a way of teaching which feels natural to me following my long history as a technical writer and software teacher. I write when spirit moves me to do so about topics that spirit presents. I hope you will enjoy reading them and find some small nugget of gold for yourself.

I AM

photo of grasslands

The wind blowing over the sweet grass at the evening of the day 

sunset and the smell of hay 

The fire whose smoke fills my hair 

while flickering light 

dances flames 

to look deep 

a way to meditate 

The dusk and with it comes 

the smell so familiar of the deepest well 

and a river 

whose banks are calling me home 

The Universe breathes through me

photo of universeAs I awoke this morning I was reminded of standing on my great great-grandmother’s grave yesterday morning. I could have stayed there all day long or just sat down and slept. It felt so good. Never before have I felt so solid in an energy source. It was like a signature key that belonged to me, and my DNA knew it. I was encompassed, surrounded and held by the universal force including hundreds of my ancestral family members.

Revelations in Trickster Medicine

Introduction

This paper’s primary focus is to explore the role of the trickster in Amerindian spirituality, their society and propose a universal application of trickster medicine today. The trickster concept is revealed through exploring oral traditions and the nuances of aboriginal language. It is supported by background information of the Red Path spirituality and a brief historical orientation to Native American Indians and our local Algonquin Nation (listed as appendices.)