The Medicine Wheel and its sacred teachings assist individuals along the path towards mental, spiritual, emotional and physical enlightenment. Medicine in this text refers to anything that promotes harmony in our journey in this lifetime.
Native Americans created many wheels that are still present today. It is said that if you follow the Sacred Hoop and consider the lessons you learn there, it will change you. It is the Medicine Wheel that connects us to ourselves and the rest of the Universe. The medicine wheel teachings are about walking the earth in a peaceful and harmonious way, they assist in helping to seek a healthy mind strong inner spirit, inner peace, clarity, spirituality and a strong healthy body.
A Medicine Wheel can best be described as a mirror within, which everything about the human condition is reflected back and that all lessons are equal, as are all talents and abilities. It requires courage to look into the mirror and really see what is being reflected back about an individual’s life. It is a symbol for the wheel of life which is forever evolving and bringing new lessons and truths to the walking of one’s path. It is a pathway to truth, peace and harmony. It helps us with our creative “Vision”, to see exactly where we are in life, which areas we need to work on and develop, what we need to ‘let go of’, what ‘new seeds/beginnings’ we want to plant, all the while connecting us to our full potential, humankind, healing and to the infinite.