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In this group you will learn about "the good Red Road," aka Native American Lifeways and Spirituality. Lectures, workshops, drumming circles, crafts and other events are presented. These are offerred to anybody who is interested, regardless of heritage. You need not have any prior experience or knowledge to participate, just a willingness to learn.

We welcome all: full-blood, mixed-blood, no-blood, women, men, LGBTQ, latinex, all nationalities, ages, and backgrounds. We only ask you respect all others when attending a Meet Up.

The meet ups are led by Grandfather Rick McBride who is mixedblood Ani'yunwi'ya (aka Tsalagi, or Cherokee) whose knowledge comes from actual experience and the direct teachings from a number of traditional elders he has been privileged to associate with over the years.

Please visit our secure website: https://mixedblood.info (https://mixedblood.info/)

Upcoming events (5+)

Stone People Medicine Reading

1489 N Military Trl

$50.00

There are four (4) one-hour appointment times available; 4, 5, 6,7 p.m. To schedule a reading, please call[masked] The Ani'yunwi'ya (Cherokee,) my nation, were considered the preeminent stone and crystal handlers before colonization took its toll on us. For instance, people were not even allowed to touch crystals unless they were properly trained in their use. Yet those so trained produced profound insights and guidance for individuals as well as the entire village. Years ago I began reading the stones as I was first mentored by an Ani'yunwi'ya elder. He also wanted me to take up Cherokee astrology, but I consider that a life-long study that requires an exclusive commitment and my interests run broader. Later, I was mentored by Manny Two Feathers in the use of his stones. Stone People have been used for millennia for receiving guidance from the Spirit world by Native Americans. If you need clarity on an issue, consider this old and profound reading technique. Stone People Medicine Reading Private, 45 minute reading available today; $50. Please RSVP, then call[masked] to secure a time for your reading. "I want to thank you for a reading that I felt very strongly was right on and has and will help me very much...and I feel has been a big push in my self growth and acceptance. You are always in the utmost integrity and connection with spirit, as far as I am concerned, and I trust you completely with this kind of very personal spiritual encounter. ... spirit was very much in powerful presence for my reading." SR, Palm Beach, FL If you schedule a reading, please be prompt as I cannot allow it to overrun. "I thought your reading was really insightful and helpful...I also think anyone who has been a student of yours learning about the animals as medicine helpers, the labyrinth, and so on will gain special insight from your readings. ...(your) Stone People Medicine reading guided me to look at the energy of my current life challenges in both a spiritual way and also a very practical way that allows clearer navigation through life on a daily basis." MEC, professional reader, WPB "Amazing and so very accurate. So very glad I did this!" DS, Coral Springs, FL "You were superb and the reading was very accurate! I look forward to the next reading when it's offered!" SR, Lake Worth, FL "I highly recommend Stone People Medicine Readings! Grandfather Rick's insight is very profound." JG, PB, FL Rick McBride is mixedblood Ani'yunwi'ya (Cherokee) who has walked the Red Road for over 35 years. He was named Cante Lute (Schan-tay Lou-tuh) by the spirits through his sundance chief, which means Red Heart. He is a sundancer and has been traditionally trained and authorized to lead ceremonies, such as inipi (purification lodge), prayer with the Canunpah (Pipe), drum healing and so forth. It has taken him years of dedicated interaction with many Elders, as well as his activities as ceremonial leader to get to this place in his life. To set an appointment, please call:[masked]

Forgiveness; Finding the Gift

1489 N Military Trl

$60.00

Forgiveness is more about your future than your past. So, what is it to forgive? Is it even possible to really do it on the deepest emotional level where it has to happen to do any good? Most approaches to forgiveness are actually confrontational in nature, requiring an almost inhuman will and god-like consciousness to accomplish. But is this realistic? More importantly, are there any real benefits in forgiving? Those clanging the forgiveness bell typically have one approach; the proverbial box. When it comes to something as beneficial as forgiving some person or event or situation, we need to see real results. If you're serious about getting free of some old emotional log chain, be prepared to face your monsters and to understand how they have infected your core beliefs. And how your core beliefs perpetuate whatever it is you're shackled with. Consider this: A) Way back when, something terrible happened. B) That something made you feel bad, angry, sad, helpless, vulnerable, alone, victimized, betrayed, all of the above and more. C) You developed painful feelings, which have sapped the vitality from your life. D) You adapted your beliefs and behavior to either compensate for or accommodate A-C. (messy) E) At some point in life, maybe years after the fact, you realized you've been robbed by all this F) Someone comes along and gleefully shouts "Forgiveness is the Way to Salvation!" G) You try to forgive but get nowhere because you've been taught that forgiveness is tough, confrontational, and takes years of therapy. H) Because you're still looking at A the same way you did while living in B-D, the term "Mexican Standoff" takes on new meaning. I) And so, the Endless Loop continues: Nothing changes. The premise of this non-religious but spiritual approach goes something like this: Look for and find the Gift inside A, consider the meaning of it, when you accept the meaning, the Mexican will blink and your view of A will move off center, all on its own. There is, of course, more to it than this and this is not the only technique you'll learn, but once you grab the common underlying principles you'll see what a simple process it is to forgive. Not necessarily easy, emotionally speaking, but uncomplicated. And you will be able to do these on your own. These are spiritual techniques, not psychotherapy. Register early. Because of the nature of this work, and because every participant will get the opportunity to work on a real issue, I must limit class size. Also, what happens in this workshop, stays in this workshop. Rick McBride is mixedblood Ani'yunwi'ya (Cherokee) who has walked the Red Road for over 35 years. He was named Cante Lute (Schan-tay Lou-tuh) by the spirits through his sundance chief, which means Red Heart. He is a sundancer and has been traditionally trained and authorized to lead ceremonies, such as inipi (purification lodge), prayer with the Canunpah (Pipe), drum healing and so forth. Prepayment appreciated. PayPal on website: https://mixedblood.info/schedule.htm

Drum Circle

E&E Center (Lott Academy)

Native American Hand Drumming Circle 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Grandfather Rick McBride Please arrive promptly and please note this is an INDOOR drum circle. You need not have any prior knowledge or experience to enjoy this drum circle. Traditional preparation, songs in the Lakota language. Drums available to loan. There is no charge for Ceremony, but donations are accepted to support the continuation of the circle. Please arrive promptly; it is important for everyone to be present at the start of the Ceremony. Rick McBride is mixedblood Ani'yunwi'ya (Cherokee) who has walked the Red Road for over 35 years. He was named Cante Lute (Schan-tay Lou-tuh) by the spirits through his sundance chief, which means Red Heart, and comleted his 17th sundance last June on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. For further information, visit his website: www.mixedblood.info (https://mixedblood.info/index.htm) NOTE: Grandfather Rick builds drums. If you have interest in acquiring one of his drums, or you would like to build your own in a 1-on-1 workshop, follow this link to the DRUM PAGE (https://mixedblood.info/drum workshop.htm) on his website.

Drum Circle

E&E Center (Lott Academy)

Native American Hand Drumming Circle 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Grandfather Rick McBride Please arrive promptly and please note this is an INDOOR drum circle. You need not have any prior knowledge or experience to enjoy this drum circle. Traditional preparation, songs in the Lakota language. Drums available to loan. There is no charge for Ceremony, but donations are accepted to support the continuation of the circle. Please arrive promptly; it is important for everyone to be present at the start of the Ceremony. Rick McBride is mixedblood Ani'yunwi'ya (Cherokee) who has walked the Red Road for over 35 years. He was named Cante Lute (Schan-tay Lou-tuh) by the spirits through his sundance chief, which means Red Heart, and comleted his 17th sundance last June on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. For further information, visit his website: www.mixedblood.info (https://mixedblood.info/index.htm) NOTE: Grandfather Rick builds drums. If you have interest in acquiring one of his drums, or you would like to build your own in a 1-on-1 workshop, follow this link to the DRUM PAGE (https://mixedblood.info/drum workshop.htm) on his website.

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Drum Healing Circle

1489 N Military Trl

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