This is my mother's site. Have the courage to carry on, the wisdom to help those in need to the light, and the grace to teach the knowledge with love. Love you, and I am very proud of you and what you have done. --Sandra - Little Strongheart - your daughter
Hi Meyna. Thank you for your well given and presented information
of (probably) my ancestors, the Taino.
It was very informative. I would definitely tell others about your website..... God bless! Sincerely, Saby J.R.
Wonderful site. Loved it. Speaking Turtle, Abenaki Nation
Siyo Vgilv. Thank you Julia for what you have done on your
pages, and the books you have published. Its nice to see someone
give proper information regarding pow wows, and answering questions as
you have, without devulging the "secrets" of our people. Like you,
I am learning. My family still considers the blood of our ancestors
a shame and no one will talk about it. This stigma has been passed
down to my cousins who want to leave the "secret"
alone. Meanwhile I hunger to learn all I can so that I can pass it on to my children and grandchildren. When will the stigma die? It is very frustrating to say the least. Wakaakta Thomas
I am a 7th grade teacher filling in for our New Mexico history teacher
who has been stricken with cancer. I had never taught this material
and came across mention of Dahteste....I am delighted at the further information
have received from your site which I can bring to my students on Monday. Thank you...Mary Whitaker
I don't believe I've ever enjoyed a web site more than I did this one. It's in my favorite places, and I will surely come back often. Beautiful and soul stirring. Thank you. God bless you. In admiration, Mavis
Hello. I had to drop you a note to say I really enjoyed your
artlicle on Cynthia Ann Parker. She is my 3rd cousin, 4 times removed.
I just recently learned of her and have been reading anythin I can find
out about her.
Thank you. Wilma Carroll
Wa-hey: Greetings to you, my name is Wus Woos, "Bearcat", and
an enrolled member of the A'aninin Nation, or Gros Ventre tribe of Montana.
I am an educator, and a doctoral candidate at Montana State University.
One of my hobbies is gathering information about my tribe. I found your
website, and enjoyed it very much. It is good, and closely follows
our oral tradition, with a few variances. I think it's great! We
are such a small tribe, and we get confused with the Hidasta, and any exposure
for our tribe is a good one. Thank you for helping keep our tribe "alive"
in cyberspace. It's a sobering fact that soon you'll be able to count on
ONE hand, the number of fluent speakers of Gros Ventre, as well as full
blooded Gros Ventre. I myself, am barely 1/4, but it's my lineage that
connects me, and the respect I give to my ancestors that makes me, "full
blooded" Gros Ventre. Thanks again, and keep up the good work. Peace
be with you. Everall Fox, Wus Woos
(Note: The writing about the Gros Ventre is found in the "Looking Back" section of Innerspace.)
Hello, my name is Emily Taylor and I am doing a project on the Yahgan
Indians for one of my major classes.
I am using some of your information in my presentation.
(Note: The writing about rhe Yahgan is also in the "Looking Back" section of Innerspace.)
I found you while browsing on soft karmic winds. Love your kind of engagement towards a new age and your way of thinking. With best regards from Ireland, Hans & Thomas
What a beautiful and inspiring web site you have. I have just
read the article "The Shadow Walker." It states to have no contact
with persons who are shadow walkers, but what if a shadow walker is your
own mother? That
article described her in such detail it was quite uncanny. With a thousand blessings, Eunice.
I stumbled upon your website in my quest for enlightenment and understanding. FINALLY I found someone who explained what I was looking for in simple, plain English. I will definitely return to your pages again and again. Thank you for being there. Roiann
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting your web page. Particularly interesting was the manner in which you discovered your Native American ancestry. I have shown the website to my daughters in an attempt to expose them to Native American culture, as my grandfather did for me. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Bill
I really enjoyed your question and answer section. I recognize
a kindred spirit which calls for the healing of old wounds and bitterness
between all peoples. May the great father of us all continueto bless
your efforts, and
may the his love and truth touch the hearts of all those who visit Innerspace. White Cloud
Your site on Molly Brant saved my butt for a Biography. Awesome page!
My friend from Houston sent me the link. Thank you for this wonderful website. As a Native American it is a very special place, and I am sure all people could enjoy and appreciate it. There is a lot of thought and energy, as well as love, here. I will send this link to my dear friends and family.
Hello! I was just looking for web-sites on animal totems, and yours was the first one I decided to view. I just want to say thank you for having this site....I have only just peeked at some of it, and will go back immediately after sending you this note. I look forward to reading all you have to say! Again.....thank you for this interesting and thought-provoking site! Greeneyes
I'm so thankful for your web sites, they mean very much to me. Here in northern Sweden it is early spring now, the time when Earth awakens and everything is born again. It's so very beautiful and powerful, it's almost like nature and animals are talking ... no, that's not right ... it's more like I can feel some kind of force, and I don't know what I'm supposed to do. Never mind ... I just wanted to say "Thank You"! Have a blessed Spring! With love, Rigmor
Your web site has provided invaluable information. Your spiritual presence has lighted my path toward finding meaning & purpose in my ancestors' ways. -- White Horse
Thank you for being here when I needed you. It is always such a beautiful suprise to have just the right person place or thing come into my life when I need it. Thank you for being in that place. -- Julie
Hi. My name is Linda, and I have enjoyed your website many times since first encountering it. The Red Record astounded me. I have been telling friends and family about it. Most recently, I posted a tiny bit of info about it on the Hall of Records maillist. The thread originally dealt with the PBS Nova program Myterious Mummies of China - tartan-wearing, red-haired, blue-eyed Celtic mummies! For many years I have felt that we are all more alike, than different. I have posted your url today, and am curious as to the repsonse. If you are interested, I would be glad to bring you up to date.
You are the one and only ray of light, Julia! You have a wonderful, beautiful site, and are to be congratulated on it, and on the effort you have put forth in producing it. -- Linda; St. Catharines, Ontario
I have been to your site at least 20 times and I love it! I have printed out all the totems because this stuff is amazing to me. My grandfather was half American Indian, and ever since I found that out when I was 10, I have been completely intrigued. I love your page and all the stuff in it. I just wish there were more like it! Keep up the wonerful work you're doing. Not making us look like freaks, just people that were raised differently. -- Lisa
Since 1994 I was around the American Indian's, culture, stories, gods, everything. I LOVED this site. I'm sure I've found the most beautiful site, for me, my heart and for my soul. Thanks Julia. Wish you luck, light and love. -- Nadia
Julia, I had talked to you previously about a workshop for the empowerment of women that I was getting ready to do. You helped me significantly when you answered my e-mail and said to just get out of my own way. I did and the workshop was a success. I have had another one since then. Thank you so much. Your site is wonderful. -- Vicki
My name is Rebecca, and I truly enjoyed visiting Innerspace. I came upon it at a time when I needed it the most. The excercises you recommend have done wonders for me so far, and I am excited to continue them.
Julia, thank you for sharing your site. I have always known wolf and horse to be my faithful 2 power animals. Such beauty expressed in your writing makes my heart sing! -- Susi (Willow Wolf)
I thoroughly enjoyed your page on the Lumbee People and the ties with the Lost Colony. My daughter is in 3rd grade and really wants to know the answer as to what happened to the Lost Colony. You have provided a link that we never knew about. We thank you. We are homeschooling and we can at least pass this information on to our group. -- Carol and Anna
Your workshop Re-Creating You is an inspiration! I am a Human Services Counsellor and I have started to work on making your Re-Creating You a reality in the small community I live and work in! I thought you should know how wonderful the workshop has made me feel and I find I need to share it with everyone! Thanks and Aho! -- Michelle
Julia, For all that you do for the children nationwide, for the spiritual information and teachings that you share, for the time and effort that you put into your sharing, we would like to offer to you this Spirit Award for your site on the internet. We would also like to link your page here with ours with your permission. Bless you and keep you safe always. --Earth Woman, http://www.geocities.com/Eureka/3774
Just want to compliment you on your Woman Spirit biography of Blessed
Kateri Tekakwitha which I found while doing some research on-line today.
It's certainly the best on-line bio of her I have read. Thank you! --
Paula Anne S. Lemire
Halito, Julia, I am 65 years old now and all of my childhood I was told my ancestors are Choctaw. Recently traced the tree back and found Great, Great, Great Uncle is Greenwood Leflore who was one of the Chiefs that signed the treaty in the 1830s that started the Trail of Tears. He was a Miss. Senator in 1841. I have always been proud of the fact that I have some Choctaw blood. You have a great site, keep up the good work. --Harlan
Julia, I just finished reading your article on the Cheyenne. You did a wonderful job on it. I can't help but feel sickened by the slaughter. A Methodist minister. I was raised Methodist. I just shudder at that. And that the 3rd Cavalry is the unit my husband is currently assigned to. I don't know what to say. I'm beyond words right now. I want to cry and scream, and beat somebody up, all at the same time. Thank you for the enlightenment. --Love, Pam
I like to think I was guided to your site. Answers many questions, some I hadn't even thought of asking. -- Heyoka
While doing research for a non-profit Native American group that I assist - South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc.; Center Line, MI I came across some of your work. We would like to reprint and credit the source for your work to appear in The Talking PeacePipe - our bi-monthly newsletter. Please respond at your earliest convenience to: Mark Dietzler, Director of Education and Technology -- Megwetch
A friend of mine gave me your web address and told me about it and I wanted to see what it was like. I love what you are trying to achieve here and I will tell several friends who are interested in these things about your sight. I hope you are blessed with sucsess in all your endeavors. Blessings From a Raven --Wallace
Wonderfully nurturing site; I downloaded topics to print and read as I am just a beginner in matters of self-exploration, my life purpose, etc ... Thank you for caring about people and taking the time to create this site. -- Cynthia
Thank you for the effort you put out for the rainbow around the world. You are a true source of empowerment! Your site is a gift to the internet and the world. I am honored to have met you. With warm regards, -- Fred Stern, The Rainbow Maker, http://www.zianet.com/rainbow
I keyed in ANIMAL TOTEMS in the Excite search guide, read the description of your site and wasted no time in getting here! Julia, this is the best site that I have ever had the pleasure of being at! It is so beautifully and respectfully done. I commend you for your expertise and truth. Hugs, -- Vikki (Silent Thunderbolt) Apache/Chickasaw
Yours is a beautiful and peaceful web site—its like a rest stop for the spirit along the information highway. I like your writings, read several and bookmarked the page so I can return and read more. If you find the opportunity visit me at the center of the universe, "Homepage from the Tennessee hills" http://users.multipro.com/cherokee. -- Mike
Julia: I read your With Love and I have to say it is, without doubt, the most beautiful thing I have ever read, other than the Bible. I am an enlightened soul with a heart of endless love for those who I touch. I have found my truth and fight the everyday battles right here today. If anyone that reads it does not break in tears of Love and Light at its message then I feel they must be untouchable at this time by human hand, and God must reach to save their heart from becoming stone. I pray every one that reads it cries tears of joy and love. Thanks for the Good Tears. -- SierraSHL and Locil, her Spirit Guide.
Your writings are very touching and uplifting. I have found them very helpful on my personal path and I have shared them with my sons who are just setting foot upon their own spiritual paths. I will continue to learn from you and apply your words to my life everyday. Thank you! -- Debbie
A friend of mine had informed me of your page "Animal Walk". After I looked at it, I just had to see the rest of your page. What can I say, I'm a cat person to the bone. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I love your site, and am starting to work in your Re-creating You section. I really think that it could prove to help out. When I read the first exercise, Focus, I was amazed. I have Attention Deficit Disorder and have tried everything, I don't like taking medication and have found Blue Green Algae to be too expensive. Thank You for showing me another option. I'll let you know how it comes out. Love and Peace. May You Walk In Beauty -- Jennifer Little Elk
I feel that this is a real interesting site. Actually I'm a bit sceptical with all this things, but to be honest this is the first time I feel somehow attracted. I'm not a atheist but an agnostic. I feel that religions have made a lot of mistakes based on the way each group "understand" history. But in your case I felt a great interior peace and I'll like to keep in touch for a while. Thanks for the purity of your thoughts. -- William
Tansi, Julia. There is much about Muslim world that people have misconceptions about, but one thing I forgot to tell you - Idulfitri is the time when Muslims look up relatives, old friends (sometimes even old foes) to seek forgiveness from one another, & be forgiven, blessed be. This may sound funny to you, but I'd like to take this opportunity to apologise to you if I've offended you in any way, during the course of our correspondence. I'm really very sorry for any wrongdoings I might've unwittingly or unconsciously done to you. -- Suraya — Singapore
Julia - Read your home page with interest. Am of Chumash descent and the story about your learning of your Indian heritage, somewhat parallels mine. Although I have always known of my Indian heritage, my parents (especially my mother) went to great lengths to not discuss their backgrounds in front of me or my brother. Although Spanish was my father's preferred language, he was not allowed to speak it in our house. We moved from Ventura in 1930 and very seldom returned to visit, although both of their parents lived there until they died in the 1950's. I now know it as a means of not wanting my brother and I to know of our heritage. I had no knowledge of the lineage (which is long) of our Chumash background until recently (since the Internet). I now can trace both my father and mother back to 1752 on my father's side and 1755 on my mother's side. Both had white fathers and Chumash mothers. Keep up the good work. -- William Callis
I enjoyed reading your web page tonight. I live in Marion County, S.C., just a few miles from Lumberton, and I was born in Greenville, N.C., so I'm very familiar with the area that the Lumbee live on. Robeson County often makes it on our 6 p.m. newscasts around here. I work for a weekly newspaper in Marion. I'd heard much about "The Lost Colony" from my parents and grandparents, who were tobacco farmers in N.C., and decided to do a little research on the Internet just to see what I could find out. More out of curiosity than anything else. Then I found your page. I had no idea that the so-called Lost Colony and the Lumbee were related. I knew of the Lumbee struggle to be recognized from news stories, but now I have a more complete picture. I'll tell my father about this. He's a teacher in South Carolina and really should know that the Lost Colony has been found. My great grandmother on my mother's side was part Chickasaw in Mississippi. I never knew her, but I have a picture of her holding a Bible sitting in front of a quilt she made. From what I can tell in the black and white picture, she "looks" to be what is typically thought of as Indian: straight black hair, like mine, and a dark complexion. I've always wondered how I could find out more about my ancestors on that side of the family. My grandmother is still living but doesn't know a whole lot. As you said in your writings, much of the familial history was lost when the languages, art and culture was lost. Your page has renewed my interest. Thanks, -- Andy Owens
Dearest Julia: I'm still a little stunned to have found you, because it has been a deeply touching experience for me. Although it's not entirely clear yet as to why (at least intellectually), I promise I will find out. All I know is that this wonderful Space you have created is very important for me. My own spirit tells me so. Thank you for your light! I was born in Mexico City, to a Mexican mother and an American father, and I am currently living in a small city called Cuernavaca, about an hour's drive from Mexico City. Although I'm Mexican, for some reason I have always felt Native American. During the last 3 years of my Spiritual Quest I have found out (through various means, both physical and metaphysical) that my links are definitively Lakota. I am currently learning the language (another one of those things that Wakan Tanka tells us to do without really having to know exactly why!) It has been a marvelous experience, for it doesn't feel like I'm "learning": it certainly feels like I am "remembering". An incredibly nourishing experience! I shall go back to your Site now, for I still have lots to look at! I am looking forward to hearing from you! And thank you again for this wonderful Space! Your Light is shining all over it! Anpetu waste ye! Pilamaya ye! -- Cheryl
I am overwhelemed and cannot wait to dig in. What a great contribution and many thanks for the time and effort it took to create. Salute! -- Terry
Greetings to you, Julia! Your page reflects the Joy and Beauty in your soul, and it is much appreciated! Many thanks!! I stumbled onto your Totems page by accident when I was looking for information on raccoons and ravens. I had looked for totem information before, but never saw your page, so I was very surprised! I have always felt a close connection with animals, but have had a hard time identifying my totems. Again, thank you for providing such a wonderful retreat and resource for everyone on a spiritual quest... Blessings to you, -- Becca
(Humast - Modoc for thank you). Thank you for your Woman Spirit page. I was very pleased to see Sara Winnemucca's story. I was DOUBLY pleased to find Winema's story! Most people have never heard of her. She certainly did not have the fame of a Winnemucca or a Nancy Ward, but she is special to me. You see, my name is Pax Riddle. Frank Riddle was a cousin. You might be interested to know that I have completed a novel about Winema which is now being passed around to publishers via my agent in New York. It was a year in the making and included a wonderful trip to Oregon to meet my Modoc cousins (g'g'grandaughters of Winema) They are both Modoc/Paiute. I also visited Modoc tribal HQ near Miami, OK. Again, humast, humast for your fine web page!!!!
I am so grateful for this site and all the knowledge that you so lovingly pass on. I have recently had to have several major surgeries and have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This has given me the opportunity to look inside myself and find out is really important to me and to focus on my spiritual growth. I am deeply drawn to Native American Spirituality. Again thank you so much for helping along this path. -- Katie
Julia, First off I would like to thank you for maintaining such a wonderful site. It has been a true blessing in my life. There are two sections in your site that I cannot recommend enough. The first being in the section Sharings From The Heart, the article Just Ask. You pointed out the obvious in such a manner that I had to laugh out loud, your words rang with such truth. The second is in Re-Creating You under the exercises section, Thought Control. I am doing this exercise right now, I'm in the second day and I cannot believe the changes. I am calmer, the children are calmer, there is more unison in our home and it's great. Life is good. Thank you again! -- Dawn R
I am going to put a pointer to your page on Juana Maria on my page, http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/8815. I am making this home page as a project for my daughter's fifth grade class. I work on San Nicolas Island and the story has always facinated me. Your writing of it is the best I have found. Thank you. -- Roger P.
I greatly appreciate your Honoring Medicine Women. I have a great respect for the women committed to learn and care for people in this way. This is a time when women need to come forward, healing our world. The Medecine Women do this in a healing way, not with money or argument, but healing spirits to be compassionate to each other. Thanks again for a Tribute much deserved by Medicine Women the world over. -- Bruce E.
Dearest Julia, I owe so much to you! You have been an inspiration that has led me down a new path. Thank you, for the guidance and encouragement! So much has changed, during the past 6 months, I can hardly believe it! -- Evelyn
Julia, I do not have a question, but I wanted you to know that I think that your web site is the GREATEST!! Very informative, even though I have been studying Totems for years. I will keep coming back for reference and sending all to the site that are interested, as I deal with a lot who are becoming interested in the Native American Way. I am an eighth Cherokee myself=)Keep up the great work—-K? Love and Light to you, -- Ruthie
This seems like a great site, with some very good information. I agree completely that we must each forge our own paths through life, be it a mystical path or not. I have encountered many people who claim to know "the way", but it is only an individual's heart that can lead the way. -- Peter
There are many great truths here in your pages. Thank you for what must have been many hours of your hard work. -- Dave Haarhoff
2 years ago I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is from past childhood sexual abuse that happened to me when I was 7 years old. I'm working on this in therapy. My therapist has told me that I can't work on the memories until I figure out a way to not disassociate. I'm searching on the internet for inspiration and ideas. I'm very interested in any information you may have to share with me. I think your page is wonderful. It makes me feel very warm inside. -- Stephanie
I understand what you are talking about. I am a graduate student at Montana State University and working on a doctorate. My dissertation is on women's perceptions about themselves during the 70s and 80s. As the American Indian Movement started from anger and moved towards more spiritual I am interviewing women and how they percieved themselves during this time. We all have stories to tell but very little to none is written on how we felt as Indian women. I want to go to the inner-self of women. For me it is a very spiritual growth. This is how I view my dissertation. Anyway, I will bookmark this stop. -- Margie Loud Hawk
I will come here regularly. I especially love the Animal Walk and am glad to hear that you are in the midst of writing a book under the same title! Love and Peace to you Julia and blessed is everyone who comes to your beautiful page. -- Maria
No comments, but instead a warm hearted love from a sister in Norway. Wish you all the very best in your efforts for us all and the earth. Love , Light and Life -- Birgitta Johnasson
I just recently found your pages. I learned about Pow Wows here. A strange coincidence is that right after finding my way here a Pow Wow was taking place in my hometown. I decided to go alone to this event and learn. What I saw was beautiful, and inspiring. What impressed me the most was the way that humor and spirituality could be present together and not take away from each other. The dances were profound and moving, and the booths were filled with wonderful crafts. Anyway, I think that reading your page and other Native American pages has actually contributed to bringing me to this event. For that I thank you. -- Pete
I'm a Lumbee Indian from North Carolina, and a grad student at Stanford University. I was just browsing the Web for info about us and I ran into your article! It's great! -- Malinda Maynor (Note from Julia: Read about the Lumbee under the Looking Back section.)
I really like what you are doing with the "The Comfort Zone". I think it's neat that you provide an outlet like that for grief. Each and everyone of the works presented there spoke to me. Especially "With Love." I enjoy your page, and will continue to visit it often. -- Terri Lynn Graves
Julia- Yes- your piece on "buttons" pushed to turn us on or off was especially enlightening. You wonder why you like some homes more than others; then you realize you grew up with your friends living in now older homes such as these- for me, ones built in 50s. It is exactly right to know that you can't do much about emotions that seem to well up out of nowhere, just try to understand them- like why was I "taken" by a striking redhead female clerk at a stereo shop. From your article, I realized the background music was X-mas carols, and she was chewing "green" gum. The sound and visual impact of colors RED Lipstick and GREEN gum drew out of me all the warm feelings we all had in our childhood around X-mas, and that coupled with her striking good looks- in her late 20s. It was an overwhelming impact... Moral of the story? Chew Green gum- it bodes well with males. -- (8>)} Roger Carmichael
What a really lovely and calming site, Julia. I will definitely come back and explore more thoroughly. Please stop and visit me in cyberspace at http://www.EyeonIceland.com anytime. A very rich and multi-layered site, filled with food for the soul and vittles for the journey. Thanks -- Roberta
Greetings from a New Zealander. Just cruising the net and found your page. Just great to see your work here. You've obviously worked hard - and your information will keep me calling in; and my sister, Anne, will be a visitor too, once I tell her about it. Wishing you Love and Light in your Life. -- Jon Anthony
I find your page extremely nurturing, like warming up to a nice fire. Akoahay! -- Northernlights
I too am in a small way a humble seeker of the Greater Reality. I come from India and was trained in traditional Tantric and Yoga techniques for 7 years. I am quite impressed with your web page and pray that the Spirit guides you to higher achivement and progress on your chosen Path. -- Regards. Sam
One of the best sites I've ever visited! I was very inspired by this exciting information. I am only 18, but have started the journey to self knowledge, evolution, and world love. Thank you for having such an informative website. -- Kara
I heard of your site from small group in Hitel, South Korea. What a beautiful site it is!! I am very interested, and it is helpful to me. Thank you. bye~~ ;)= -- Sheen-hoo
Julia, I enjoyed, though was distressed by, reading your information on the Shadow Walker. You might be interested to know that in Japanese culture there is a Shadow Walker archetype. Though that one is not bad or malicious as this one you describe appears to be. The Shadow Walker of this type is a healer, who does their work in the realm between the worlds. This Shadow Walker also genuinely has the welfare of others as a concern. They are the ones who have that knack of knowing what will be needed when and are there to help provide it. In Japanese culture, the Shadow Walkers are good folks to have around. In my journeys, I have come accross other intrepretations of the role of the Shadow Walker. The Jungian Shadow is an example. The Shadow is that part of us all where "socially unacceptable" parts of ourselves are relegated. The Shadow Walker, learns about the things that are stored here, and learns to overcome or work with them and so becomes a more whole person. The energy of this person as they learn to live in harmony with their self positively effects the energy of those around them. -- Cheri (AKA Shadow Walker)
(Note: I was not aware of the groups actually known as Shadow Walkers, and would like to thank Cheri for adding another perspective, and still more knowledge to our quest for understanding. Julia)
This is my very, very, first time on the Internet, and I am discovering things I didn't know before! Wow! I feel like I've just stepped up to the 21st Century. I need to learn more. By the way, I am Yakima and Navajo. You do not need to respond, as I am just learning this system and am not quite sure of my e-mail address. --Velma
Dearest Julia, May Peace Be With You. There is nothing more I could ask for from you than to be associated with the nobility of intentions that your sites portray. May your light continue to Bless the World. --LOVE ALWAYS, -- Swami Gyankirti http://www.visions.net/medisag1.htm
Thank you so much for putting your web pages together. I am a former practicing attorney who left a 10 year trial practice 8 years ago. My life and heart have opened immensely since then and I am once again (and always) in transition and now at another crossroads in my life. I just returned from a joyful and loving week of swimming with dolphins and having been asking Spirit how I can integrate the joy and love and openness into my life, after a lifetime (almost 50 years) of being self-protective. I have just started to meditate again after a 6 year interlude and was delighted to find your lessons and exercises. Thank you for being an answer to my "asking." -- Lovingly, Connie
I just found your Innerspace web page today, and I wanted to write and tell you how happy I am to have found it. I've browsed it briefly and it looks to be FULL of useful and enlightening material. I've printed out quite a bit of it - especially the Recreating You materials and the Medicine Animals - and I hope to digest some of it on the road this week on the way to Wisconsin. Thank you for sharing such wisdom. I send you love and blessings -- Julia Thompson
I just finished reading a copy of your book and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Already I am making it available as a learning resource for the hobbyist dancers in Marin that I associate with, particularly the Scouts. I have been dancing for 20 years (Northern Traditional, Old Style) and I still found interesting and new tidbits in the book. Thanks for the reply and GREAT book!
Just had to say "right on"!!! Although I am physically "white" I could not agree with you more. Maybe someday recognition will come to the Native Americans - the true owners of this land. -- Peggy :-)
Beautiful web site. Just what I've been looking for. Professional, positive and Light, yet responsible and deep. Wonderful! I feel very much at home and will certainly visit here again Many Blessings and I hope to get in touch with You more directly soon. Mitakuye Oyasin Friends -- Star Raven
I really enjoyed your page on Pow Wows, great insight!! Thanks for helping people out there understand more about Native Americans, it is important to all of our poeple!! Respectfully, -- Rick R. Myers - Spirit Mountain Singers http://www.fdl.cc.mn.us/fdltcc/guest/spirit
Lovely. Easy to follow and informative. Loving and full of light. Something in me resonates with your energy. -- Janet
I just wanted to let you know your web site is what I have been searching for all over the web. I have printed the "Re-creating You" and plan to start tomorrow on this path. I have been studying the inner spirit and such for about 2 years now, and hope I am ready to learn what seems to be speaking to me from your pages. Thank you -- Cheryl :)
I got 6– on the Native American project work, thanks to you!! (The Norwegian marks ranges from 1 to 6, 6 is best) (Minus because I didn't speak much English during the process, we worked in groups of three - Big deal! ) -- Trygve - Your student from Norway. :)
Thank you for being on the net. I feel it wonderful to explore what you are saying and I see that many have had the same questions as I have. I feel much in synch with what you are doing here. I truly live at the end of the world—very isolated—so it was really important to find a site like this. I'm not alone anymore. Thanks again for doing this site. -- Guomann Porvaldsson, Iceland
Your homepage is a great inspiration! There is so much wisdom found on your pages that I've bookmarked it for futher study. Both my husband and I share Cherokee/Irish heritage. We found out from "reluctant" relatives gave us very little details of our ancestor(s). It has been a most frustrating experience trying to trace the names of our Cherokee ancestors. We know what we're up against to find out anything and thus far we're just happy with the knowledge that we do have Cherokee blood. We live in SE Tenn in a small cabin that we're building to reflect our Cherokee heritage. Once again, thank you for having such an inspiring homepage. -- Respectfully, Dakona Starfire
Hello. Recently I copied much of your web site for a friend, and I read most all of it. I did read "Re-Creating YOU", and "Let It GO". The thing on fears. Well, you will be proud. I recently (last week) took an 18hr truck ride to Knoxville, Tennesse; it was beautiful. I still get tense in a car/truck, but now I can usually talk myself out of it. Also, I finally drove to see my parents. -- Peace, Kennon
Finding sites like this gives me optimism for the future that I have seldom felt in all my 40 years. Thank you. -- "Doc" from Yoga Class
This is something! I just finished reading your Pow Wow Trail this morning on the bus. And yes, everyone sitting near me had to ask what I was reading! Of course I stopped and explained. I honestly enjoyed every single word! It explained so much. I just kept turning the pages as fast as I could read. Thanks for writing it for us novices. -- Thanks again, Lynn :-)
I've just finished reading your article, "The Un-Real, Un-Red and Un-Dead People". It's very good. Your comments are well taken and relevant to Canada as well as the U.S. In Nova Scotia, many of the Micmac (Mi'kmaq) people who do not have Indian Status Cards from the Federal government, have organized into the Native Council of Nova Scotia, and are becoming a strong voice in the province. My best wishes! -- Laurie
I have found this site very helpful in my work with women needing to find an inner peace/strength, whilst overcoming fear and low self esteem. -- Bernadette
Please keep up the good work. I am aware of the amount of work that goes into that kind of project and I am sure that it must be disheartening at times. If times like that do occur, please keep in mind that you will probably hear from only a few of the people you help. --David — Pretoria, South Africa
So many things that I run across seem shallow, but what I have read here sounds thoughtful and real. People need this kind of information on the re-creation of self. The task of clearing away the garbage from our spirits and our minds is demanding, joyful, sorrowful, and extremely diffcult without help. Thanks for your effort. -- Joel
Many thanks for a wonderful book. Many times we have taken for granted that non natives just "should know about this stuff", when we ourselves had to be shown, and guided in the ways of the People. The spirits have truly blessed you with special gifts, and your wisdom in accepting them is proven in your magic hands. -- A.J.Saldana, Native American Parents Committee, Austin, TX
I apparently have some Modoc in my blood...from way back. My mother who is tall, blue-eyed, and dark-haired, says that they were part Modoc Indian. My maternal Grandfather was tall, dark haired, and could have been part of this...The story about the Modoc woman was inspirational to me. Thanks -- Kathy "Delirium" Bates
...your pages have been a joy to read. Thank you! It recently came to light that one of my great x3 grandmothers married a Native. I found references to this while searching my ancestry. The fact seems to be widely known within my family, but there are no details whatever, regarding tribe or location. From what I can glean, my best guess is they lived around the north central part of PA. I have no idea how to pursue this. It's strange (or perhaps not) but since childhood, I've experienced many dreams involving Native life. They've been peopled with Natives who would appear to be from the Lakota. In one particularly memorable dream I even received a kind of poem from an elderly man which I vividly recall being spoken in a "foreign" tongue, but which I understood perfectly. Sadly, the poem vanished upon waking. The gist remains with me. It was a poem of peace. The elderly man's face I remember vividly...the gentlest and kindest of faces, eyes full of wisdom and sadness. I believe he was ill. Now, having discovered this family "secret" it makes me wonder if there is some kind of connection between these dreams and my ancestry. Although the place of the dreams doesn't appear to agree with the place where my greatx3 grandparents lived (or I think they lived). I suppose it's one of those unanswerable questions. Anyhoo...thank you for your lovely pages and links. They are wonderful places to be. -- Raye
Dear Julia -- After I found Innerspace I was surprised and burst out with thanks for such an opportunity. I feel that man must remain linked to the land and to the other living thins on the planet or he may lose his will to live, or at least not be in touch with the kind of joy that causes a young lamb to gambol and kick up its heel in the meadows. Having carried on now at length, I close with gratitude for your contribution to the Net. Until next time -- Michael (H.M.) — from Norway.
I like your site, Julia. It gives me much food for thought. From the beginning, the Native American general approach to life has drawn me close, and held me; fascinated me. At once fundamentaly free, and flowing in thier movement, and being. A certain childlike continuity, and reliance on earth and spirit as parent and revelator respectively. One cannot help but marvel at thier beauty, concepts of what is beautiful(art), orientation toward the earth as mother, and socially, thier deep trust, innocence and, vulnerability. But what is ever more captivating, and inspiring is the simplicity with regard to the collective view of their own existence. I sincerely enjoyed spending time at this site. Take care and thank you. P.S. Your writing not only is informative, but your tone is warm, human. Especially when writing about mouse, spider, horse and the other animals. Much love and, much, much peace.
Hi Julia: You have an excellent page there. I am a survivor who constantly looks for ways to beat yesterday's demons. Thanks for making it reachable for so many. -- Peter
Julia, I cannot express in words what finding your site has meant.
I have spent muchtime (& paper) to print out so many of your writings,
including The Comfort Zone and all of Re-Creating You. Not only do I want
to take my time reading them, but I want to make copies to share with friends
who have no computer.
Thank you, Julia, from all of us. -- Kathie.
Julia, I just wanted to take this time to thank you! Before I had Net Access I used to criticize people for being Net Junkies. You have helped to show me that there are indeed wonderful things on the Net! If I can help in anyway please let me know. It's sites like yours that make the Net something worth fighting for! Peace and Love -- Michael
Hello, Julia; I've contacted you before. Am delving deeper into your pages this morning and finding more treasures, more comfort, more sense of a kindred spirit—and a fellow Crone! How delightful! I'm having a better Sunday morning because of the gentle wisdom in your pages. What a kind and compassionate heart you must have, to send such messages of hope, comfort, and peace out into the world. -- Eleanor Rydel
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