The name and vision of the Medicine Wheel Lodge were given years ago, that the property would be shared with all who found their way to it. The Shamans said that this would open the hearts of those who were drawn here so that they would be prepared to seek and embark on their own journeys.
The wolves are teachers and particularly get excited when the children come to visit. They are gentle and loving. The wolf medicine teaches us how to come together as family, how to rely on one another, and how to care for the young, old and sick.
The wolves are leaders, teachers, and protectors. The children learn much from them – respect for all animals and creations, respect for themselves, one another, their siblings, their parents, their teachers, their classmates, Mother Earth and all elements.
My name, Healingwolf, was given to me by my father at a young age when i was found healing a wolf. Since that time, another wolf, knowing she was dying, came to me bringing her young one for me to care for. Today, one of my wolves also approached me out of the wild, and another has returned to me. i have raised Gray wolves, Artic wolves, Timber wolves, and now Tundra wolves.
Two grandfathers adopted me 10 years ago, one 100 year old Oglala Sioux Shaman, and his 110 year old friend, a Shoshone Shaman. They have made me gifts, given me items that have been with their tribes for generations, but most importantly, have passed on the old wisdom that i may share it with others. Healingwolf gives respect to the Ancient Ones, and honors all tribes, all traditions, and all relations.
The elder Lakota Shaman has instructed me to write with a small “i” to show humility.