Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf

There is a moment of silence. In a split second the expression in her eyes changes radically. She no longer is merely a teacher. All of a sudden she is the woman she was born to be – the Warrior. Her dark hazel eyes hold steadfast and her voice leaves no room for doubt: “As a warrior woman, I am ready to die for what I believe in”. The Native American icon with the long white hair and the third braid signifying to the world her status as a Warrior Woman is as untamed as she is dignified, as deeply rooted in the earth as she is outspoken for the earth’s children and ecosystem. Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf is a woman of purpose, a leader of her people and a bearer of her tradition.

Oh Shinnah was born in January of 1934 on her grandmother’s kitchen table as the blizzard that swept through Colorado that night made her parents’ trip to the hospital impossible. Her father, who had hoped for a girl, educated her in his ancestors’ ways and had her complete all the physical, mental, and spiritual training undertaken by the men of his Chiricahua Band of the Shishindi Nation (commonly known as Apache).

In addition the young girl, who also bears a Mohawk lineage from her mother and a Scottish heritage from her maternal great grandfather, went through the Western educational system with ease and was a Ford Foundation scholar at the University of Chicago at age 14. Oh Shinnah holds a BA in Music Theory and an MA in Voice from Denver University, a BA in Clinical Psychology and a MA and honorary PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Chicago.

Now in the Grandmother phase of her life, Oh Shinnah, who has both studied and taught with some of the best known Native elders, is a poet, songwriter, singer, activist and ceremonial leader. She is a two-time winner of the Chicago Critics Poetry Award, winner of the Helen Caldecott Humanitarian Award for Women and many other prestigious honors. Oh Shinnah has been a delegate to the U.N. Conferences on Human Environment, Spirituality, and the Decolonization of Indigenous People, and the World Conference of Spiritual Leaders.

In The Wisdom Keepers of the World first DVD, All is Made Beautiful – Native American Traditions with Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf, Oh Shinnah reveals 10 Native American practices, which can bring significant positive changes into your life. Through the practice of smudging, for example, you can release all your tension. Bad energies that you were exposed to, such as the foul mood of a co-worker or the tension you felt after fighting with your spouse can be quickly expelled.

Certain Native American morning prayers are in Oh Shinnah’s words an “exchange of energy with a higher power “ and can ground and harmonize you with the world around you. An easy to follow breathing-technique centers you and gives you the strength to master difficult conversations with your child or to walk into a meeting with confidence and poise.

And a centuries-old spiritual and healing Journey through New Mexico and Colorado powerfully affects you on an emotional, physical, and even cellular level. During this 10-day “Journey of the Waters” you leave behind old patterns that inhibit you from living at your best- in all areas of your life. You come out of the waters reborn and ready to take on the world again – or, as Oh Shinnah says “Kadeeshte” – All is Made Beautiful again.

All is Made Beautiful

11 Native American Traditions

Have you ever wondered why so many of us are drawn towards Native American traditions even though we grew up in other cultures, and sometimes even on different continents?

Maybe it’s because we recognize that the special relationship the people native to North America had and mostly still have with one another, their ancestors, the earth and nature, as well as the animal kingdom and spirit world, is as unique as it is strong.

The wisdom the Elders from Native American traditions carry is invaluable to people from all walks of life because their knowledge brings balance to our hectic mind-set that is often geared towards taking instead of sharing. One such Wisdom Elder whom thousands from around the world have already come to learn from over the past four decades is Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf, an Apache and Mohawk Warrior Woman.

Despite the romantic view many have of the “simple” life of Native Americans, their connection to the earth and cycles of nature is very complex and rich in traditions and daily practices. Some of the ceremonies they practice require an apprenticeship of many years of study with ceremonialists, but many of the Native American traditions are immensely helpful and suitable to all of us striving for more balance and harmony in our lives.

During the course of this DVD, Oh Shinnah shares her wisdom and outlook on life as she demonstrates 11 easy-to-follow practices that can deliver tremendous results for those that use them. All is Made Beautiful is an intimate look into the mind of a woman, who was educated in her ancestors’ native ways, as well as in the Western educational system and who effortlessly bridges the gap between these two worlds.

The Journey of the Waters

“The Journey of The Waters” is one of the ceremonies that Changing Woman a major feminine deity of the Apache, left to Her People. It is a 400 mile journey through New Mexico and Colorado into sacred, healing waters – an ancient quest for purification and transformation.

The healing ceremonies of the “Journey of the Waters” are available to non-native people today due to the vision and persistence of Oh Shinnah who pleaded with her elders and teachers for fifteen years before gaining permission to share these sacred healing ceremonies with the world. This spiritual sojourn has transformed the lives of countless people seeking release from old patterns of thought and behavior that trapped them in unhappy, unhealthy lives.

Each year, Oh Shinnah, along with Deep Arrow Woman and Bright Owl, the two apprentices she chose by way of a prophetic dream to carry on this work, take a group of international, non-native men and women on this life affirming and life-altering journey from Ojo Caliente, New Mexico to Ouray, Colorado.

Description of the DVD

All is Made Beautiful reveals 11 Native American practices, which can bring significant positive changes into your life. Through the practice of smudging, for example, you can release all your tension. Bad energies that you were exposed to, such as the foul mood of a co-worker or the tension you felt after fighting with your spouse can be quickly expelled.

Certain Native American morning prayers are in Oh Shinnah’s words an “exchange of energy with a higher power “ and can ground and harmonize you with the world around you.  An easy to follow breathing-technique centers you and gives you the strength to master difficult conversations with your child or to walk into a meeting with confidence and poise.

And a centuries-old spiritual and healing Journey through New Mexico and Colorado powerfully affects you on an emotional, physical, and even cellular level. During this 10-day “Journey of the Waters” you leave behind old patterns that inhibit you from living at your best- in all areas of your life. You come out of the waters reborn and ready to take on the world again – or, as Oh Shinnah says “Kadeeshte”All is Made Beautiful again.

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