Living a Successful Life

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi(15) By Ghost Dancer Talladega Prison, January 8, 2019 – We had a packed house today; it was our guest week. Today’s focus was all about being humble and forgiving. So many times we forget to truly be humble and seek forgiveness for all our weaknesses and faults. People often haveContinue reading “Living a Successful Life”

Letting Go of Negative Energy

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi(14) By 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 surgeryContinue reading “Letting Go of Negative Energy”

What Is Beauty

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (13) Talladega Prison, Feb 2020 – It was a rainy and soaked day today. Yes we had our lodge and it was the love in our hearts that motivated us to work through the mud and the drizzling rain to get everything set up and to work at getting ourContinue reading “What Is Beauty”

Power Of Water

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (12) Talladega Prison, July 2018 – Back from the lodge. Our ceremony was awesome today. It was also very, very hot. We had some rocks the size of two basket balls combined and these are the smaller of the new ones. Others are big boulders, but hey, we are notContinue reading “Power Of Water”

The Eagle

When you look at this drawing of the Eagle I would like for you to see beyond the art and understand all that was going on that inspired it. In the early 1990’s, I was locked up at the notoriously infamous Holman Prison in Atmore, Alabama, commonly known in the system as “The Bottom.” Administrators ofContinue reading “The Eagle”

Humbleness

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (9) By Ghost Dancer On Being Part of Everything That Is Nov. 13, 2018 – Just got back from the Inipi ceremony. It has rained on us all day. We are soaked to the bone. Today was our guest week and we had a packed lodge. Since it was soContinue reading “Humbleness”

True Brotherhood

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (7) By Ghost Dancer Oct. 10, 2017 – We had an awesome ceremony today. As we all know, there has been so much tragedy in the world. We prayed for all who suffer including our own families and friends. Last week we had many non-native guests. These people were curiousContinue reading “True Brotherhood”

Prison of Inflexibility

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (6) By Ghost Dancer Dec. 2019 – We had a good lodge today. It was around the mid 20’s this AM with the winds blowing at the lodge. Felt nice and fresh, and yes kind of cool too. Most folks now days try to cover themselves with clothing to lookContinue reading “Prison of Inflexibility”

Accepting Truth & Responsibility

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (5) By Ghost Dancer Today’s lesson begins with accepting the truth of weaknesses about ourselves and working to change the things that we can. Being honest about our flaws is never easy for most folks. We all have flaws that have kept us from truly accepting who we are andContinue reading “Accepting Truth & Responsibility”

Being Truthful

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (3) By Ghost Dancer 2020 – Just back from the lodge. We had a wonderful ceremony, Nice and hot-hot. Yes we must give all of ourselves so that all those we are praying for do not suffer. Today’s lesson was about being truthful to ourselves so we can always beContinue reading “Being Truthful”