Kachina DollWritten by Jeremiah P. Huck
To a shaman a kachina isn't really a doll or a child's toy. Also, it isn't a collector's piece of art or a decoration. However, it is often used that way, and that's ok too. There is a place for that approach in our lives. They do make a powerful addition to any home's decor, and make a great conversation piece. So, if you are a history buff, especially American history, a kachina collection is most appropriate. Kachinas origionally came from Hopi and Navajo tribes in American Southwest. If you enjoy sacred art, like I do, add a kachina to your collection.
However, if you are a mystic, shaman or are spiritually oriented, a kachina is really a working tool. The kachina acts as a connection to aspects of life force. Some kachinas act as a contact to protective energies. All kachinas connect you and your environment to spirit forces that can be helpful to you in endless ways. They change Feng Shui of any room or situation for better.
So when searching for a kachina, look for it's qualities and it's historical use. If you need help with any issue in your life, purchase a kachina that is designed to target that problem. If you can't locate one that is exact to your needs, then go with your gut reaction...and trust that.
A kachina is really a type of primitive fetish, something you really relate and connect to. If you don't relate deeply, kachina will not be as effective as a helping tool. You do need to talk and communicate with kachina, like some speak to saints, and ask for specfic help.
FACE THE FEAR, LADIESWritten by Debbie Burgin
Okay, I’ll begin by telling you that I’ve been divorced for about 5 years, have an amazing family and by anyone’s standards, I have a wonderful life.
I worked in film industry for almost 9 years for my ex-husband’s company. But when we split, I had dire task of figuring out just what else I was supposed to do, having worked in that industry for his company for duration of our relationship, here I was, having to think about finding a job. A what? I was totally clueless. Where would I start? I’m first to admit that I’m probably not going to receive ‘employee of month’ honors anytime soon, and thought of actually having a boss makes me cringe (I’m definitely “I only have two hands, do it yourself” type of employee).
Considering all of these things, I realized that it was probably best that I start thinking about starting my own business. But what kind of business was I going to start? What did I know about running a business? What did I know how to do? Granted, I could fold laundry, and change a mean diaper, but who was going to pay me for doing that? I was terrified. What was I going to do? What if what I did was a flop? Worse yet, what if this endeavor was a success?
Anyway, one day I returned from a shopping trip with a black handbag amongst my treasures. When I took it out of shopping bag, my daughter looked at me and said, “Another black handbag? What’s up with all of black handbags?” Okay. I’m a self-confessed handbag junkie, but when I was shopping for a handbag, all I could find were black bags and I had more black handbags than I cared to admit to. I told my daughter that what I’m looking for essentially is a really unique handbag. Something that people will stop me on street to ask, “Where did you get that handbag?”, but I can’t find it. To which she replied (and she was 10 at time), “If someone doesn’t already make it, why don’t you make it?” My thought was, “Me? Make a handbag?” Can I do that?”