Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Sacred Aerie

Wanted to share a link to the Sacred Aerie website:

"Many indigenous societies believe that we all possess ‘Original Medicine’― personal power, duplicated nowhere else on the planet. No two individuals carry the same combination of talents or challenges; therefore, when we compare ourselves to others, native peoples see this as a sign that we do not believe we have Original Medicine.
This belief affects not only ourselves, but extends into the world. Not to be ‘in our medicine’ or bring our power into the world precludes healing from coming to Mother Nature & all her creatures."
  — Angeles Arrien, The Four-Fold Way
ONCE WE RECLAIM OUR ORIGINAL MEDICINE we never again measure ourselves by another’s yardstick, never again compare ourselves to anyone else. We see the unique spark of Original Medicine in everyone and everything, suddenly inhabit a world literally alive with unfathomable wonder.

Teryl "T" Johansson
P.O. Box 8526
Bend OR 97708-8526
(541) 317-1120

Friday, January 14, 2011

Women who are doing great things

Check out :
Wings Seminars, run by Kris King.  The offering at Wings changed my life when the darkest night appeared.  Her Organization have effective personal growth tools that change the way we do, talk and see the world.  I highly recommend these programs,  they take you to the next positive steps in your life. you can contact her at   You will never be the same.!!!!

Also, sign up for " Women on the Edge of Evolution, they ahve free teleconferences.  If your like me a woman, wishing, practicing and diving deeper and reaching higher to be all I can be.  Then this great offering is right for you.  Look at the site and see all the wonderful women of the world, who care and offer their knowledge to the World of Women.  or go to Google and search and see all the sites for " Women on the Edge of Evolution.   You will be glad you did.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


1.11. 2011: Hope, Rejuvenation and Rebirth for Humanity

Welcome to the entrance the portal of this transitional new year 2011; we are about to feel on the New Moon, Solar Eclipse, which will begin within all of us the deepest intentions and resolutions.

The ecliptic lunar energy is a most extraordinary gift in which to seed and affirm opportunity for this next, most pivotal year of quantum change and preparation.

Plant your seeds now. Focus on what you need.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011: A partial solar eclipse is visible in parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. The eclipse won't be visible from North America. Unlike a total eclipse, the sun will not be completely blocked out by the moon showing only a ring in the sky. With partial eclipses, the sun will continue to shine, but with noticeable darkness and the moon in partial profile in front of the sun. There are live links on the internet to watch this.
Four partial solar and two total lunar eclipses will take place in 2011. This is rare, with only six cases during the 21st century (2011, 2029, 2047, 2065, 2076 and 2094).

Wishing all a blessed new year. Here in Mexico for three months and send you a pray and blessing. Here to renew in the warmth, to share time with the Mexico family and take in the sunshine. Blowing this warmth back to you all.

my love,
Sweet Medicine

Thursday, November 4, 2010

This Summer 2010: This summer was for reflection, remembering, healing, and supporting my parents.

We held a family reunion for my fathers 90th Birthday to rejoice in his life. The family gathered in and out for three days to make great food, tell stories, and to enjoy each others  reconnections after many years and find out how we are all related.  

I also took on a job, working at the Camp Sherman store, here in Camp Sherman, and focused on really being present this summer around the Metolius River home.  It's been a very liberating summer.

New Mexico Adventures

October 27th, 2010

Took to the sky again after many months of rest and healing.  Traveled to New Mexico, fulfilling the need to offer a class presentation to the City that has gifted Four Winds grant support over the last three years, the Santa Fe Art Council, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Jeff Scheide connected me with teachers at the Gonzales Elementary School.   I shared our youth program with eager and enthusiastic 4th graders.  Thanks to Chrissy Romero and Contessa Serna for opening their classes.  That morning, sharing what was “POSSIBLE”.  The children had a hands-on trunk show experience of seeing touching and storytelling about what is possible around us, things and items around us we take for granted, and what things were used 500 years ago in their places.

Also, while there, met us with FWF family from Pittsburg, Lilith Bailey Koll and Jeff and Joan Scheide, Mahhaba Kauffman, Teresa Pisano, David Carson and others from years of traveling there. 

Also gave a talk in Taos to people from Argentina, Taos proper and Ecuador. The talk was based on 2013, the next millennium.  It was wonderful sharing thoughts, fears, and ways to relax from the doom and gloom of it all.

In all the years traveling to New Mexico I've usually stayed mostly in SF with Louisa Putman, (or her house), this dear sister on the Path. She has a Sacred Space she calls home here in New Mexico. She usually hosts people to come see me for a meal or talk, so this year I did that as well, and traveled to see members of our New Mexico family from Taos to Las Vegas, NM. 

Louisa holds a Sanctuary space; for others and me it is a place of renewal and deep truth, and this is where so many creature comforts abound. If you’re ever going that way…Arco Aries will hold you.

Pets include two dogs, two cats, chickens sharing their eggs, goats who gift milk and cheese, and now a black duck and guinea hen that has taken Elizabeth as their Mom.

This year Louisa and I were both in New Mexico at the same time (she also travels a far amount back east to help care for her mother) and we shared with others the Mayan New Years Fire Ceremony.  It was wonderful to renew, reaffirm and offer our gratitude to the 20 divine directions.  We fed the fire and these directions candles, chocolate, tobaccos, and medicines from all over the world.

Also, I was honored to attend the Spoken Word performance at the Native American Indian School in Santa Fe…. where each performance was heart felt, from rap, poems, dance and acting dramas. These high school students gave me a night of tears and laughter, one I needed to continue knowing I am Indian as well as what I appear to be…. white.  These students are led by one of the Men of Louisa’s Cedar Circle.  It was a night to remember.

The return to fall full on here in Oregon is wonderful…but the mile high air in New Mexico is medicine for me.

Louisa and I Santa Fe, NM

Exciting New Program for Deer Haven & Four Winds!

In September of this year 2010, I got together with my neighbor Sarahlee Lawrence, of Rainshadow Organics,, to form a plan to use Deer Haven as a site for a Farm School.  The goals are to use educational skills, the love of the earth, and buying locally to launch a location of collaborating land owners, organic farming and outreach, in teaching skills around organic food and offering this, this spring at Deer Haven, the lands of Four Winds Foundation.

Movement has been fast and very supportive since we started telling people: local ranchers are signing on, schools want to venture out and also come back to their schools setting up further ways to create food security in our local area.

Six local ranchers/farmers have come on to join in this alliance and to offer their experiences in collaborating to create the curriculum that they will teach and share, which will be offered here at Deer Haven. 

The land will be the school site. There will be public offerings monthly, as well as weekly for those taking a more extended learning curve to gain more knowledge as well as schools, organizations.

Our approach is called “Plots to Plates.” We're joining the rapidly growing movement that defies scarcity “thinking” and shows by example ways to grow food for yourself and others, providing organic produce, soil building techniques and how water can be present where it doesn’t seem to be, especially in this arid desert climates of Central Oregon.

WWOOF-ers, World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, a place to camp, learn and eat organically, while gaining respect, and future careers raising honey, livestock or farming for the areas people.  The outreach will be from many areas east of the cascades.

People will donate time and some cash to stay, be fed and in most cases join in, to further the movement towards healthier food sources, and showing there can be a living in growing food.

If interested in this program, get in touch with us at, or

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Prayers for the Earth.

My Relatives,

Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders.  I
ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit
of your Nations in prayer.

We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we
are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color,
which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things.  As
I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened,
those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations,
eventually all will be affect from the oil disaster in the Gulf.

The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The
catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.

I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with
the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will
continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of
in their Prophecies.

I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers
for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue.  I believe we as
Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to
allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth.
As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to
assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc'I Maka).

We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the
winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in
repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we
make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.

As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected.  And that
what we create can have lasting effects on all life.

So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer.  Along
with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World
Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural
site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us
make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our
children's future and well-being, and the generations to come.

Onipikte (that we shall live),

Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe