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Molly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller "The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman”  and other books on health. She is passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential through her classes, healing practice and blog at www.MollyLarkin.com

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Reincarnation: Do you believe you’ve lived before?

Do you believe you’ve lived before?   How can you know? Reincarnation is the spiritual belief that when we leave our physical body, our souls eventually re-enter another physical body and we live another life. Possibly over and over. But perhaps we don’t need to reenter a physical body to live again, because consciousness may very […]

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Winter Solstice 2020: the time of luminous consciousness

This year the Winter Solstice is Monday, December 21, 5:02 am Eastern Standard Time.

So what happens at 5:02 AM  EST? After seeming to stand still for a few days, the sun will change direction and head the other way. Watch the morning horizon and you will see.

“Solstice” derives from the latin word  for “sun stands still.” The sun appears at its lowest in the sky and seems to stay the same for several days before and after this date. It’s the shortest day of sunlight in the year.  As the hours of daylight gradually get longer, many cultures see it as a “rebirth” of the sun.

The Ancients, and still many indigenous people today, mark this day with ceremonies and bonfires to honor, and invite in, the return of the light.

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Thank you for being! A Thanksgiving Prayer

This Thanksgiving will be a hard one for many people. Here in the U.S., we’re being advised to social distance and not travel to be with family.

Many of us have lost loved ones to Covid-19, or are struggling due to lost income with no silver lining in sight.

But if you dig deep, there is always something to be grateful for. And expressing gratitude has been found to be the secret to a happy, successful life!

Let’s turn to a traditional Native American Thanksgiving Prayer for inspiration.

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For Veteran’s Day, Let’s Follow the Native American Lead

To me, Veterans’ Day, celebrated this Wednesday November 11, just isn’t enough to honor what our veterans have done for this country. We could learn a lot from how Native Americans take care of their veterans.

And I am deeply saddened by the lack of support and care our veterans receive today.

Yes, war is horrendous, and perhaps if women were running the world there wouldn’t be any wars.  But those who did their duty and fought for us deserve better than one day to celebrate them.

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The Secret of the U.S. Constitution

If you’re like me, I learned in grade school that the U.S. Constitution was based on ancient Greek democracy.  Which was a creative stretch of the truth, since ancient Greece was not a democracy.

My research as to what children are taught today about the origin of our government is also disappointing, although there are some states that have updated the teachings to include Native American influence.

Apparently the Founding Fathers simply created it out of thin air, or were influenced by European governments even though there was no democracy anywhere in Europe at that time.

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Summer Solstice at Stonehenge: live streamed this year!!

Have you ever wanted to watch the sun rise on the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge?  Well, this year you can because it will be live streamed!

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and  the time to celebrate life in all its aspects. It’s also the first day of summer.

Solstice means “stand still” and refers to the way the sun appears to rise and set in the same place for a few days.

At Stonehenge in England, built between 2500 and 5000 years ago, the summer solstice sun at dawn rises over the structure’s Heel Stone and hits the Altar Stone dead center. Surely our ancestors knew something we don’t about the importance of this day.

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It’s time to go back to the Original Instructions!

“In the beginning were the Instructions…

The Original Instructions were to live in a good way

and be respectful to everyone and everything.”

All indigenous people know about the Original Instructions:  the instructions passed down from the Creator, the elders, the ancestors, on how to live a life in harmony and balance with the world around them.

Sadly, much of modern non-Native society has forgotten. And that is what is wrong in today’s world.

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Memorial Day: More than the start of summer!

Officially, Memorial Day in the United States is a day for remembering and honoring all Americans who died in any war.

However, Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of the summer holiday, with people traditionally focusing on shopping, family gatherings, picnics and sporting events.  So we often forget the real meaning of the Day.

Of course, many of us are in lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and may not be able to do summer-type things.

But whatever you do, please take time out from this holiday weekend to say a prayer of thanks for those that gave of their lives so that we could live ours in freedom.

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A new book on meditation during these trying times.

I hope this email finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. As for myself, while staying at home these past weeks, I’ve been practicing all my stress-reduction techniques, and meditation is at the top of my list! It’s the best way to calm oneself during these trying times.

If you’ve always wanted to meditate, but haven’t had the time or haven’t found the meditation technique that’s right for you, I’m excited to share my new book with you:

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Why I’m Hopeful… Our Golden Opportunity

The Covid-19 virus is giving us a golden opportunity to look at the way we live our lives, and the way the world functions. We shouldn’t want to return to normal, because normal didn’t work.

I hope we’ll all come out of this with a new commitment to live well on every level.

One of my favorite recent Facebook memes is:

“Kinda feeling like the earth just send us all to our rooms

to think about what we’ve done.” Luxepunk on Facebook

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You’ll never walk alone!

I’m finding it hard to know what to say in these strange times. I’m still processing, as I’m sure we all are. But I do look for inspiration, and would like to share something I found today from conductor Andre Rieu. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.   Molly LarkinMolly Larkin […]

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The Iroquois Creation Story of the “Milky Way”

All indigenous cultures have “creation stories” – narratives of how the world began and how people came to inhabit it. I find it unfortunate that the modern world has lost that tradition, one that I greatly enjoy. So I asked my friend Glenn Schiffman to share this creation story, which is an excerpt from his upcoming spiritual memoir, “Moves Standing Still”.

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Are you impeccable with your word?

We live in an era of “fake news,” when what we read on social media sites may well be made up. Yet, if the stories align with our own views, we’ll press the “share” button without bothering to verify if it’s true.

Social media giant Facebook announced it wouldn’t even try to fact-check political ads, many of which are full of lies.

That is the crux of what is wrong in the world. We only care about our viewpoint, and not who may be hurt by it.

Years ago I read an interview with actress Susan Sarandon in which she told a story about her daughter’s 11thbirthday slumber party.   The girls were always gossiping so Ms. Sarandon suggested the ground rule that they not talk about anyone who wasn’t there.

The astonished reply from one of the little girls was, “Then what are we supposed to talk about?”

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Sleep: Your life depends on it!

1 in 3 Americans aren’t getting adequate sleep at night. According to The National Sleep Foundation, adults 26-64 should plan to get a solid 7-9 hours  each night and anyone above the age of 65 should get at least 7-8 hours. 

Getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done, but it can be dangerous for your health and wellness if you don’t make it a priority. Sleep can improve your personal and professional life, your creativity, your decision making, your personal relationships, and so much more – it can even help you live longer. 

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Winter Solstice 2019: Commit to Being the Light In the New Year

To many ancient cultures, the Winter Solstice was the start of a new year. I can’t think of a better way to start a new year than to commit to being the light.

This year the Solstice is Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:19 pm EST..

Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, when light is reborn out of the darkness of winter.  Our days start to become longer and lead us back to the beauty of spring and the warmth of summer, stretching towards their peak at the Summer Solstice..

Most ancient cultures celebrated this return of light and life with feasting, music, light and fire, and for many, it was the true beginning of the New Year..

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The perfect holiday gift: a “Book Flood”

Is there any better gift than a book? Not to me!

There’s a lovely tradition in Iceland that I would love to see embraced here in the U.S.  In Iceland, the best Christmas gift is considered a book. It’s traditional to exchange books on Christmas Eve and spend the night reading them!

So here are some books and CDs you might consider giving as gifts, unless your shopping is already done!

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