Letting Go of Negative Energy

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi(14)

By Ghost Dancer

Ghost Dancer

Talladega Prison, Sept 10, 2019 – Sweat Lodge

It is very hot and humid here today and really was at the lodge. Walks came out and helped sing and make prayer ties with me. No, we didn’t allow him to sweat. He is recovering from back surgery and isn’t ready to do that for a while yet.

Today our ceremony was all about letting go of all the negative energy of the world. We feel the frustrations, disappointments, bizarre and brutal acts of some done out of ignorance, mental illness, greed, jealousy, and hate. We must also let go of all the political agendas of others and such so that we all can have only peace, harmony and love energy.

We must let our bodies, hearts, and spirits bathe in these to restore, re-energize, and heal us from all the chaos of this world we live in. No matter where we are, it is important for us to practice this always and not let the overload of the world’s negative things wear us down, take us out, or change us. We must shutdown and reboot ourselves to be pure and uncorrupted by these negative viruses.

Yes this applies to everyone. For those who have a caring, loving heart, we feel too much, see too much, hear too much, and learn too much of all these bad things. It just overwhelms us, and seems that we can’t change anything, or make a difference. Oh, but we can. We just have to believe we can and in ourselves with a pure heart of love and spirit.

Editor’s Note – As I prepare to post this piece as the next in my queue on Ghost’s teaching from the Inipi, it strikes me as ironic that on this very day, he has written a letter to all his friends to let them know about his own struggles with negative energies. I think all who follow Ghost’s blog posts will enjoy this little insight into his life. I will post the letter separately. Be sure to check out “Beginning Life All Over.” Sings

Published by Edna Peirce Dixon

I am an elder in my 9th decade. I have lived an ordinary life, I’ve done all the ordinary and expected things, went to school, got married, raised a family, tried to be a good person. Throughout this life I have also been a seeker, an outsider by nature, always looking through cracks in the fences of life, questioning, challenging, learning, trying to make sense of the world and its conventions. Then in my golden years, as I sought to find meaning in my existence, some unexpected things happened and I’ve since learned it took a lifetime to prepare me for the challenge to come. My journey – indeed my calling - led me to come to know a remarkable man who happened to be an inmate in federal prison. Nothing could have been more foreign to my personal experience. GHOST DANCER Communicating daily for nearly nine years I had the opportunity to walk many paths with Ghost discussing our thoughts on many common interests with candor and respect. With enormous generosity Ghost has allowed me to share his wisdom and knowledge of his Native American heritage on Journeys of the Spirit. Over time, Ghost gradually revealed his life story in small bits, like scrambled pieces of some gigantic puzzle. Now, after spending more than 40 years in prison, Ghost Dancer is at last free and ready to tell his amazing personal story. As the saying goes, “you can’t make this stuff up” and as his friend and editor I can say this is a story so big that even after working with him for nearly nine years, I continue to be astonished as he shares new details my mind simply could never imagine. From the very first chapter, Ghost leads us on his journey and invites us to walk with him on his Nene Cate (Red Road). From the day he was born, a happy, loving gifted child, he endured heartbreaking sorrows, betrayals and exploitations. Through it all, Ghost fought a system determined to destroy him by any means, as he struggled to remain true to his calling. Through Ghost Dancer I also met and came to know Walks On The Grass, another federal prisoner whose story is also compelling even though very different. In Journeys of the Spirit, Walks has shared his decades-long journey from deep addiction to wholeness in LONG ROAD HOME and shared other bits of his story in ALONG THE WAY. Now as he approaches his August release into this crazy world of 2022 Walks shares his the thoughts and misgivings as he counts down to the big day in LIGHTS IN THE DISTANCE.

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