Construct a Medicine Wheel, and Pray or Meditate

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How to Construct  a Medicine Wheel, and do a Vision Quest for Prayer and Ceremony

A Vision Quest is a ritual of the indigenous people of North America that was traditionally taken as a rite of passage by young men.

It involves going into the wilderness, locating a personal power spot, and constructing a Medicine Wheel – using natural objects like stones, feathers, shells, twigs to mark the Four Directions and Four Elements of – earth, air, fire and water. After the Medicine Wheel is complete, the ‘initiate’ sits in its centre and formulates a question. The question may be about a current problem or situation, a task to be done, a journey to be undertaken or a decision to be made. It may also focus on the initiate’s life journey – their path, their higher purpose, their strengths and weaknesses. Whatever the question is, once formulated, the initiate releases it to the higher realms and then meditates and prays in the Medicine Wheel while waiting for insight. To read more about how to do Vision Quests go to: To read about Paulina’s experiences with Otters during a Vision Quest go to:

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