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First off I want to say that the medicine wheel is a part of many different cultures which makes it hard to tell that “this is how it works”. In this post I write about the Native American Medicine Wheel only.

The medicine wheel is a symbol for the wheel of life and are representative in Native American spirituality. The medicine wheel teaches us that all lessons are equal, as are all talents and abilities. Every living creature will one day see and experience each spoke of the wheel, and know those truths. It is a pathway to truth, peace and harmony. The circle is never-ending, life without end. The Medicine Wheel symbolizes the individual journey we each must take to find our own path. The wheel or circle represents the circle of life and the center of the circle represents the eternal fire.The medicine wheel is sacred and the native americans believe so,  because the Great Spirit caused everything in nature to be round. The Sun, Sky, Earth and Moon are round. There are four cardinal directions and four sacred colors in the Medicine Wheel.

  • East is red and represents success, triumph
  • North is blue and represents defeat, trouble
  • West is black and represents death
  • South is white and represents peace, happiness.

The sacred directions is:

  • Up above and the color is yellow
  • Down Below with the color brown
  • Here in the Center and the color is green

The medicine wheel is also connected to the year and the four seasons. East is spring, North is winter, South is summer and West is autumn.

O Great Spirit of the East,
radiance of the rising Sun,
spirit of new beginnings
O Grandfather Fire,
great nuclear fire of the Sun.
From you comes life-energy,
vital spark, power to see far,
and to envision with boldness;
with you we can purify the senses,
our hearts and our minds.
We pray that we may be aligned with you,
so that your energies may flow through us,
and be expressed by us,
for the good of this planet Earth,
and all living beings upon it.

O Great Spirit of the South,
protector of the fruitful land,
and of all green and growing things,
the noble trees and grasses.
Grandmother Earth, Soul of Nature,
great power of the receptive,
of nurturance and endurance,
of bringing forth and growing,
flowers of the field,
fruits of the garden.
We pray that we may be aligned with you,
so that your powers may flow through us,
and be expressed by us,
for the good of this planet Earth,
and all living beings upon it.

O Great Spirit of the West,
spirit of the great waters,
of rain and rivers, lakes and springs;
O Grandmother Ocean,
deepest matrix, womb of all life.
With you comes the dissolving
of boundaries and holdings,
the power to taste and to feel,
to cleanse and to heal.
Great blissful darkness of peace.
WE pray that we may be aligned with you,
so that your powers may flow through us,
and be expressed by us,
for the good of this planet Earth,
and all living beings upon it.

O Great Spirit of the North,
invisible spirits of the air,
and of the fresh, cool winds;
O vast and boundless Grandfather Sky,
your living breath animates all life.
From you comes clarity and strength,
and the power to hear inner sounds,
to seep out old patterns,
and bring challenge and change.
The ecstasy of movement and the dance.
We pray that we may be aligned with you,
so that your powers may flow through us,
and be expressed by us,
for the good of this planet Earth,
and all living beings upon it.

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