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Walking and Singing the Talk

Choctaw Elder Sequoyah Trueblood grew up with a German grandmother that couldn't quite beat the Indian out of him. He joined the army when he came of age and despite outstanding achievements and medals to prove it, he has no military benefits and no pension. He battled severe PTSD and contracted Agent Orange on the battlefields of Vietnam. The Super Amphetamine he was given in order to endure long missions left him with a substance abuse problem and for a few years his life fell apart. He worked his way through pain and horror and awakened into love in prison. He left prison with a mission to offer solace, hope and healing.

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Happiness is the Ultimate Vitamin

Happiness begets happiness, and everyone wants to be happy.  Happiness heals. It washes away the muck of doubt and pessimism.  Such energies cannot stick to the happy heart. The happy heart sees the inherent goodness, the inherent beauty, the original design. The original design comes from Mother Earth, from Great Spirit, from God. Everything has its shadow. My happiness has its counterweight in unhappiness, the condition of duality. Being human is being in the state of duality. Spirit dances the duality dance. It weaves between these two states of being, with compassion, weaving the strands of wisdom that gives us, gradually, new cloths to wear. New, invisible armor. The clothing of understanding. We need this clothing to move comfortably and safely through this turbulent world where so many emotions are not processed.

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