How I use the teachings of the Medicine Wheel in my healing journey

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  • Denise says:

    Thank you for sharing your story

  • Lori says:

    Thank you for taking time to share your story. It is helping me as I need to find a healthier way to be on this walk. I’ve been struggling and your words helped me to see some possibilities for my journey. I’m very grateful I found your story. My FN therapist is a blessing. It will take time yet I will learn to be stronger.

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  • Jorge says:

    Thank you for sharing most interesting I too have had to endure an extremely difficult spiritual journey due to what is commonly know as the evil eye – I fully get what you are going through ..

  • Sandra Griffiths says:

    Thankyou .I needed these words at this time

  • June-Lee Hernandez says:

    Thank you for sharing your spirit through this article. It resonated with me as I am on a healing journey. Your strength and power are inspirational. I hope you will continue to share with others your story because it is crosses over all artifical human boundaries that keep us disconnected and touches the internal spirit where we are one. Again, thank you.

  • francine bartlett says:

    Thanks for sharing. Stories, healing journeys, and elimination of dis-ease through the teachings and guidance of the Medicine Wheel have inspired my profession as a Physical Therapist. Medicine Wheel Wellness in Jackson, WY was created in 2015 to share this message and offer healing and healthcare services incorporating all four aspects to find balance and optimize human performance. We would love to hear from you!
    With Appreciation,
    Francine Bartlett, DPT, ATC, RTY

  • jo roberts says:

    Thank you so much for sharing…self care lies at the heart of life as it gives us the strength to help and do more for others and the earth.

  • Trisha Roberson says:

    Thank you for your descriptions of your healing journey. I am reflecting on my own healing and your writing has helped guide my own reflection.

  • karen says:

    I just quoted you in a project for my masters of education and wanted to thank-you for sharing your story.

  • Cassie Quinlan says:

    Thanks for your writing – and for sharing traditional ideas of balance in life – like the Medicine Wheel. Having a simple visualization like that seems helpful in a world of countless choices. I like the examples you give of types of activities. There are so many lessons in the visualizations and nature – to heal many of us! I like your examples for spiritual, they fill in a gap for me, working on a practice is different from the many thou shalt’s and thou shouldn’ts that I’ve been taught! Wishing you continued writing and sharing, I’ll look for your articles!

  • Djim Rowe says:

    Christine, wonderfully written. I too have learnt a lot from friends that live in Wikwemikong, on Manitoulin Island. I live in Tobermory to the South. The whole concept of the medicine wheel, the teachings, and the concept that they are truths to be learnt and applied to our village life and to our own hearts. So refreshing to my soul. Baamaapii

  • Mary says:

    Dear Christine-
    Your story is very inspiring and demonstrates that anything is possible when we stay true to our fundamental teachings, and have the courage to be ‘the best that we can’. Wishing you continued success on your journey.

  • Denyse Lynch says:

    Dear Christine… thank you for sharing your story and educating us on the Medicine Wheel.. it is such a wonderful way to understand our make-up as human beings. All the factors you mention are critical to us…examining them, assessing where we are aligned, in balance with them or, out of balance. We should all be aware of our human being components.

    I empathize with your grief from the loss of your mom. Many of us share that experience and it is a difficult journey, one of my most difficult in life. You too are on your journey and I am very happy you have found supports along the way. Keep doing what helps you achieve balance and please continue sharing with those of us who can benefit from your words.
    Blessings on you.

  • David Zakus says:

    Very wonderful to read…Wishing you Christine all the best on your journey. We must all do it. Best, david

  • Cynthia says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. The four aspects of the medicine wheel fascinate me and I wish your journey of healing will continue to foster these components in a balanced way.

  • Leslie Noganosh says:

    wonderfully exspressed, hugs and prayers to continue on your lifes journey

  • Jackie Esquimaux.Hamlin says:

    I was captivated by your story. What a interesting journey….thanks for shaing.

    • Tanya says:

      Along the path of my healing journey, I came across your story and found it to be spiritualy informative & I connect with your words & wisdom. I made a medicine wheel when I was a young girl, but I don’t remember a whole lot about it (or maybe I was just too you to understand). I’ve recently started re-learning my Native American Spirituality, while also gaining the wisdom of others and coming across the ways of healing and the teachings. You have inspired me. Thank you for sharing wisdom. You have a beautiful soul, I wish you well on your healing journey.


Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith is a Saulteaux woman from Peguis First Nation. She is an emerging writer, graduated from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Aboriginal Studies in June 2011, and graduated with a Master in Education in Social Justice in June 2017. She has written for the Native Canadian, Anishinabek News, Windspeaker, FNH Magazine, New Tribe Magazine and the Piker Press.

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