Esaugetuh Emissee; Cree North America

cree_creation_story“An elder carries the spirit of a people from one generation to the other.”

Rick Williams

The winds carry the message. When Esaugetuh Emissee comes into your life:

Master of Breath—Life Giving–Protector

During the time of the great flood, Esaugetuh Emissee climbed to the top of the highest mountain in the center of the world (Nunne Chaha). After the waters receded he placed moist mud into his hands, and as he shaped it he breathed life into.the first human being.

If the wind Esaugethuh Emissee shows up in your life, its time to bring awareness to your creations and know that what you are shaping requires protection and the utmost care.  While the waters still covered the land and the clay was moist, it was the Master of the Breath’s job to protect the mud people by building a wall around them.

The Cree Indians believed that Esaugethuh Emissee assisted and protected humans who took the right action, and left the rest to fend for themselves.[i] Take time to consider what relations are best for you and don’t be concerned about what is right or wrong. There are no good or bad decisions, and there are no absolutes in life; some actions bring you closer to your intended harbor, while other can lead you astray.

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Esaugetuh Emissee may appear in a precognitive dream, offering insight into a new beginning or new belief.  Trust that what you are shaping and manifesting in your life will be nourished and cared for.


Do you feel safe and protected in the world you live in? The appearance of Esaugetuh Emissee in the South quadrant indiciates that,a certain measure of faith is required. Esaugetuh Emissee continued to care for the mud people, knowing that the waters would eventually recede.


All creations rise from the earth. When this creator God appears in the West quadrant, you are being ask to build something new with your hands.


If Esaugetuh Emissee appears in the North, ask yourself, “Is this in my highest and best good. Are my choices the best for the good of the whole?” Like the plains people we must consider how our actions affect our community.




[i] Daniel Brinson, Daniel Garrison Brinton, D. McKay, 1896 – Indian mythology. Accessed on the web., January 2, 2015


Yondung Halmoni: Respect and Balance


Korean Muism Respect and Balance

In Korean Shamanism, Yondung Halmoni is an ancient wind goddess revered by farmers and sailors alike. Every year, beginning in mid January, a thirty-day celebration is held in her honor. Fresh water, rice cakes and other types of food are placed upon an altar each day in an effort to appease her. By maintaining a respectful and balanced relationship with Yondung Halmoni, the community hopes to reap a bounty of crops from the fields and fish from the sea. She either affirms or denies the community’s vision of health, longevity and fertility. One legend states that if Yondung Halmoni is fed too many rice cakes she becomes swollen and is unable to blow, causing torrential rain to wreak havoc on the community. Because of her insatiable appetite Yondung Halmoni is also known as a greedy wind.

When Yondung Halmoni appears in a reading it signals that certain aspects of your life have become imbalanced and require attention.


Greed is defined as intense and selfish desire for something. If you are starting a new project or entering into a new relationship, and the energy of Yondung Halmoni is prevalent, examine your beliefs. Self examination is the key; are your new plans being held hostage by tired ideas based in lack?

New beginnings often follow torrential storms; everything old is washed out to sea. Release what no longer serves you. Balance is the key to a living a well-rounded life. Consider seeking advice from a professional.


Korean mystics regard greed as one of the top seven vices. Yondung Halmoni’s presence in the South means that it is time to renovate the framework of your life. Excessive desire, in and of itself does not make you a good or bad person; but it can prevent you from experiencing joy. Emotional fulfillment comes when you are aware of, and grateful for, the blessings in your life. Happiness eludes those who seek to find happiness in “another other.”


Attachment is the root cause of unhappiness. The desire for material goods causes pain when the objects of our desire are removed. When Yondung Halmoni appears in the Western spread, it’s time to evaluate the manner in which you relate to your personal possessions.

Are you hoarding like a squirrel stocking up for a long winter? If you only had thirty minutes to evacuate your home, what essential items you would take along? This is a good time to “clean house.”


Yondung Halmoni’s appearance in the North quadrant is a reminder that you must look beyond yourself and decide how you can best serve the greater good. A dream, idea or project will only succeed if the community accepts it. It must be relevant and beneficial to the stakeholders before they embrace it. Ask yourself, “Am I being true to myself as I service others?”

The acts of giving and receiving have different dynamics than the acts of giving and taking. Once we stop taking, we develop the spiritual qualities of kindness and sharing.

Feng Po Po, Madame Wind

Feng_po_po_1China Harmony

The concepts of Harmony and Balance predate the written word, and are vital aspects of the Feng Shui Compass and China’s ideology. Feng Shui (literally Wind –Water) was designed as a system to keep humanity aligned with the forces of nature. The Chinese believe that wind and water contain an invisible energy known as chi, and when these elements are balanced, they provide numerous benefits to personal health, home and community.

China’s history is filled with many wind gods and goddesses responsible for maintaining peace and order in every day life. Feng Po Po, the crone, is often referred to as Madame Wind. With her age comes great wisdom that states, “In harmony everything is possible.” Often depicted as old and wrinkled, Feng Po Po carries a full sack of wind in her arms while riding on the back of a tiger. On calm days she expresses her generous spirit by nurturing and embracing the elements, but when her mood turns foul, she unleashes pent up winds in the form of violent storms.

Like Feng Po Po’s bag of wind, balance implies that both prevailing winds must be present simultaneously. A light breeze is a welcome addition on a hot summer day. A mood can quickly turn into a foul wind when we sacrifice play by overworking ourselves. To be human is to constantly strive for states of balance. Giving and receiving, working and playing, loving and losing are lessons experienced by every human who wishes to achieve harmony in their lives.

Balance is a virtue, but an excess of a good thing can easily become a vice. When Madame Wind appears in your spread, it is time to ask yourself, “Am I living a life of harmony and or am I abusing power and heading for a breakdown?”


Are you practicing mindfulness? An old Buddhist adage says that if you’re too busy to meditate, you need to sit longer.

When Feng Po Po appears upright in your spread, it is time to trust the process. A new creation will appear as you contemplate and harmonize with the forces of nature.

If Madame Wind appears in the Contrary position, it is time to strive for harmony by releasing outmoded thoughts and altering your course. What direction are you heading? Find out more.


In an upright position Feng Po Po offers her wisdom to assist you in aligning your needs and desires with the harmonizing forces of nature. Treating yourself to wholesome, nutritious food is one way of taking care of your self, but overindulging may be a sign that your emotional state is out of balance.

If Madame Wind appears in the contrary positions, ask yourself, “How am I neglecting my needs, and why are my creative juices becoming desiccated like raisins in the sun?


Each life cycle, and every project, includes the elements of creation, birth, decay and death.

When Madame Wind appears in your harvest, you are entering the latter stages of a natural cycle. Collapse is an aspect of life’s harmony. In youth our bodies are resilient and we often act without considering the long-term effects. As we age, choices from the past may come back to haunt us.

If Madame Wind has graced your spread in the contrary position, the time for self-discipline has arrived. The winds demand that you tend to your personal physical needs as well as your domicile.


The health of the community is a prime concern of the Crone. Magic and Power can be deceptive winds. Are you using the power of prayer for service or personal gain? The best way to have harmony in your life is by extending it to others.

If Feng Po Po arrives with her stormy winds in the contrary position, beware. Throughout China’s long history, dynasties have collapsed whenever power was misused; it is imperative that you strive to achieve and maintain balance and harmony in your life lest the same happens to you.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

shotgun_paradeMany cultures are familiar with this concept. In the United States there is a growing chasm in the traditional support system of the extended family regarding child rearing. Current economic trends demand that both must parents work to meet the high cost of food, shelter, health care and their children’s education. Many grandparents continue to work into their 70”s, which leaves children in the village lacking for essential support. Yesterday the Community of Addiction Professionals and Friends of SafeHouse heard the call. Two hundred people responded and rallied to raise money for a much-needed SafeHouse App for Children, at the Second Annual Heroes in Recovery Break the Stigma Golf and Archery Tournament. Over 100 golfers took a swing to “Break the Stigma” at the beautiful Escena Golf Club. Another 100 archers and professionals joined them later at a delicious networking awards Luncheon.

While our predecessors relied on extended family for support, the next generation of children will depend on smart phones and touch screens for connection and security.Click To Tweet The money raised at the Charity Event will pay for the initial development of App that will allow anonymous “text-to-counselor” communication. During SafeHouse scheduled visits to the school, children will be able to download the free app, giving them access to support 24/7. This App has a proven track record and has saved lives in other parts of the country.

Michael’s House and SafeHouse of The Desert would like to express their gratitude and sincere appreciation to everyone who made this event a success.

SoCAlOur generous sponsors include:

So Cal Recovery Center, Sky Toxicology, Addiction Therapeutic Services, The Ohio House, Hazelden Betty Ford, Medico, Sky Toxicology, Foundation’s San Diego, Palm Desert Recovery Center, Desert Palms, 449 Recovery, Ken Seeley Recovery Communities, Urban Yoga, Twenty 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians, Sobobo Casino, Balboa Horizon, Sovereign Health, Truly Nolan, Northbound Treatment, Bellamonte Recovery, Changing Tides Treatment Center, Hollywood Beach Recovery, Orange County Recovery, Kashi Labs, Robin Hood Archery, Five Birds Industries, ABC Designs, Coachella Valley Weekly, and Desert Health.

A Special Thank you to all the Golfers, Archers Escena Staff, Volunteers,  and Lunch Attendees.


Remember; you are the Village!

Heroes in Recovery is a movement ignited by Foundations Recovery Network and the widespread community of those who are in recovery from addiction and co-occurring disorders. We discovered that while 23 million people each year need help for addiction, only three million actually seek treatment. We’re looking to reach the other 20 million– those who may not be seeking help due to the overwhelming stigma that often surrounds substance abuse and mental health disorders. We raise awareness, by promoting charity driven events.

Yel Ana; Ancient Turkey Patience

Typhoon Burst­ing a Sim­oon over a Whirl­pool Mael­strom, NORWAY, a Ship on Fire, an Eclipse with the Effect of a Lunar Rain­bow
Images and Ideas © Taylor Jorjorian 2015

Yel Ana (Cel Ene) Patience

Imagine being blinded by a wall of shifting sand while crossing a desert during a violent windstorm. In order to successfully navigate this journey, it is essential that you allow your inner voice to guide you. Before the Muslim religion became established in Ancient Turkey, the wandering tribes (“Yörük”) were Wind Believers.

At the core of their beliefs was a deep respect for Nature. Wind-slapped and dizzy from hunger, these people meandered slowly across the ever-changing landscape during their annual migration. For days, powerful, dust-laden windstorms (Simoom) would blow violently, constantly shifting the sand, and obliterating most landmarks. During these storms the desert herders relied on their intuition to guide them safely to their destination.

Yel means wind, and Ana (Ene) means mother. Women were the caretakers of homes. They oversaw the survival of the community, and were responsible for conducting tribal rituals. As the feminine aspect of the wind, Yel Ana represents a mothers patience for her children.

The appearance of Yel Ana in your spread signifies that a Simoom is blowing through your life. This is a time to pause, reflect, and be patient. Like the herders traveling through the desert, Yel Ana is asking you to bolster your faith and listen to your inner voice of wisdom before proceeding.

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Nomads were keen observers of constellations; they waited out sordid windstorms and traversed harsh, ever-changing landscapes using the temperate night sky as their map. Yel Ana is beckoning you to carefully observe your thoughts; they are important markers that will guide you during your sojourn. Like shifting sand in the wind, thoughts may mutate over time. Self-mastery requires patience to see the truth during the ever-changing phases of the moon.

If Yel Ana is pelting your backside with grains of sand, be on guard, because your mind may be playing tricks on you. HALT, before proceeding and ask, “Where am I out of sync, am I hungry, angry, lonely or tired?”


Yel Ana’s appearance in the south indicates that you need to hunker down, stay put, keep your mouth closed and listen. Relax and pamper yourself. Know that when each individual is safe, secure, and healthy, the entire community benefits and flourishes.

Emotions can be like lone mugwort bushes in the desert, exposed to natures harsh elements. Yel Ana’s screeches can be heard above your cries when she appears in the contrary position. Seeds may remain dormant, while you survive the drought. Pain can be the patient fruit of the caper bush, slowly ripening, waiting for the wind to shift.

Patience comes from the Latin word to suffer, so whenever the wind exposes your raw emotions, take time to heal, and remember that the pain shall pass with the shifting winds.


To an untrained eye, the desert is a homogeneous landscape with no distinguishable features. To a keen observer, however, there are subtle clues and signposts that lead to one’s intended destination.

The goddess Yel Ana asks you to organize, nurture and protect the physical space inside your home. Like the nomads who created wind blocks with their tents, Yel Ana is suggesting that it is time to create a safe and secure environment, which is essential for the well-being of yourself and your loved ones.

When a project feels like it is at a standstill, Yel Ana may be blowing in reverse. Everything always happens at the perfect time. Even a change in your diet, exercise, or habit has it own cycle, and the harsh wind blowing against your plans is the precise force of nature. Sometimes doing nothing is the best way to surrender to the wind.


Seeing clearly when the Yel Ana is blowing in the North requires you to trust in a power greater than yourself. It is time to penetrate the deeper aspects of your inner self through ceremony and ritual. These components are necessary if you want to achieve balance and joy in yourself, your home and your community. All joy stems from within and floats outward on the breath of the wind.

In reverse, Yel Ana signifies a barren, yet bruised landscape. This a time to pause, reflect and determine if you are manifesting your dreams, wishes and aspirations. What is full must be emptied. Ask Yel Ana to enter your life and show you how to manifest peace, unity and harmony in your life.

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