Wise Women Traditions
The Wise Women traditions of healing date back to approximately 50,000 BC and are said to be the oldest form of healing. It is a holographic holistic vision to heal the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. The whole being is greater than the sum of its parts. Its symbol is the spiral and life is a spiraling, interconnected web that is an ever-changing completeness. Disease, injury, and death are natural doorways of transformation. They know death and birth create the portal to the existence of life and to have one without the other would not be possible.
Each one of us is inherently whole, yet we seek greater wholeness, but we are already a perfect manifestation of a complete being. Wise Women traditions rejoice all comings and goings, there is no hierarchy or visible structure in the traditions and it has a characteristic to healing that is invisible and focuses on the individual as the entity, and not the disease. The disease is recognized and diagnostic skills are honored in a spiraling wise woman and holographic way. Healing in a way that is compassionate and focuses on excepting unconditional love and nourishment for ones self. The troubled one says " I seek support so I can let go to my depths." The place of power to heal and unimagined transformations is within the self, nourishing each new cell says the wise women. Healing is not done, Wholeness is nourished, Holiness is acknowledged, and health is allowed. The Wise Women asks "How" is this problem my ally not why did this happen. Wise women tradition uses common local herbs to match the uniqueness of the plant with the uniqueness of the person. The nourishment is simple, grounding, and assumes unique variations.
Medicine Wheel of the Wise Woman Tradition
The Medicine Wheel is a path of self-realization and self intuition into the mysteries of life which can lead you to the very core of your being where you can make contact with your spiritual self or true self. The uses of the medicine wheel are to aid in meditation, holding sacred space, as a protector, alter, a framework in which to honor the forces of nature and the level of being.
The four directions act as an antenna for energy, spirits, Father sky and the Heavens, to all be connected through the wheel; it connects us from sky to ground. The center is known as "The void," the soul, the all. This is the place where offerings, sacred herbs, and clear crystals are offered to the spirits. To complete a ceremonial wheel, it takes 36 stones to be used. The largest stones representing the four major directions, North, South, East, and West.