I guess Grandfather’s Leaf Chase Game could not have come at a better time. I’ve been getting so much feedback that it is hard to keep up with all the comments and fun that folks have been having with the Chase. The kids at the 4 E’s family camp this past weekend had a blast and some of the pictures and video they sent are stunning. What a great way for kids to have fun and exercise at the same time. Grandfather and the lineage of elders that are at the foundation of all I teach were absolutely brilliant in so many ways, especially in the way of the Coyote and teaching that can and often does run so deep and life changing.
I thought that it would be fun to take the Leaf Chase Game to a new and higher level. It’s not only designed for kids but for adults also, especially those on a spiritual path. The modification of the game will not only give the body a great workout but also on a deeper level the Spiritual Body and Mind get even more of a workout. The approach to the Advanced Leaf Chase game is nearly the same as with the normal Leaf Chase but with a few changes. First you will need one or more spotters that will keep the Chasers save from injury and second you should only have a few players. The other major change is that the Chasers are BLINDFOLDED. Yes you read that right! BLINDFOLDED.
The modification of the Leaf Chase Game will push the Chasers limits to the maximum level of awareness both on a physical and spiritual level. At first the chaser will think that they are chasing leaves that they somehow became aware of because of the faint “pop and drop and flutter” sound of the falling leaves. Of course this is not the full story. It doesn’t take long before you realize that you are picking up the drop and direction of the floating leave on an entirely different level and that level is not the level of intense or acute awareness or observation but something deeper, more visceral and intense.
With adults it is easy to discover what is going on and how this is done on a spiritual level, far outreaching the limitations of our physical senses. However for the younger children simply play dumb and blame it more on the children’s keep level of observation and awareness skills. Using the term spiritual may tend to scare the child a bit especially if the child is not around folks who tend to lean toward the spiritual elements of life and living.
In any case there is no pass or fail. Given enough time and passing out of your mind any trying or explanation of how you are able to catch falling leaves while blindfolded you will keep getting better and better. What an intense workout for the physical and spiritual mind and body. Enjoy! More to come and very soon.
I just got a copy of my new book FIELD GUIDE TO HEALING THE EARTH and I can still smell the fresh ink. It’s on its way to book stores now and may students have already ordered it online. The book could not have come at a better time. Randy Walker really poured his heart and soul into the book and it is a reflection of his dedication to Grandfather’s Vision. I’m really excited about it because the book basically teaches what just one person can do to help save our Sacred Earth Mother. Often times the problems of the World and the battering of The Earth seems so out of reach for a single person but here for the first time I’ve put together a powerful plan based on Grandfather’s teaching that will bring everyone hope. I pray that the book does well and especially reaches the younger folks who now have risen up and demanded that the adults in their lives take action for their sake and the sake of their children. A new awakening? Lets all pray that it is and it lasts.
Just a quick thought,
As I’ve always told my students, with Grandfather we could be assured of 3 teachings every day without fail. Of course there were our daily lessons in awareness which Grandfather firmly believed was not only the most important physical skill but also the most important spiritual skill. Keep in mind that Grandfather never separated Tracking from Awareness because he believed that they were one in the same thing. Of course there was the ongoing daily lessons in the Way of the Spirit and last but certainly not least there was an often grueling workout that kept our bodies strong to meet the challenges of full survival. We learned to use the whole of the natural world as our gym from dragging logs for miles behind us, tying them to our waste and going till collapse. We swam with heavy stones, climbed with stone burdens on our back, ran from place to place and always pushing ourselves beyond our wrongly perceived limits. Grandfather and his lineage had devised so many ways of making our bodies strong that it is hard to remember all of them. Mostly he would hide a intense workout in the form of a game where we would not realize that we were actually working out because we were having so much fun.
One such game was called the leaf catch and this is the best time of year to make it happen. Basically the game is simple enough in that we wait near a big tree such as a swamp read maple that is constantly dropping leaves at this time of year. We would stand beneath the tree and as soon as a leaf dropped we would race to catch it. In the end the person with the most leaves would win. As time progressed and our speed and agility increased we would stand further back from the tree and to make it more intense we would make rules that we could not give chase until the leaf was half way to the ground. Another factor was the size of the leaf in that the swamp red maple leaves were rather large and would float down slowly where the leaves of a tupelo were smaller and fell faster often times changing direction abruptly and without warning.
This is a great game to play with anyone and fits into all age groups but the most fun is when you play the leaf chase game with your kids. They will have a blast and it is an easy and highly entertaining way to get them away from the electronic distractions and out into nature. Of course the work out and subsequent strength and agility gained by everyone is more than a blessing.
Have fun with it and enjoy my new book. Do something, anything to save the Earth and our children and grandchildren. Never back down and never run away. Our children are depending on us to make a difference now.
In Medicine and Blessings,
September 24, 2019
I just wanted to send out a reminder that one of the most important, intense and extremely powerful online classes called JOURNEY THROUGH SILENCE begins this coming Monday evening (Sept. 30th) at 8:00 pm. This is one class that you really don’t want to miss, for it is not just part of the foundation for all we do both physically and spiritually – to put it bluntly, it IS the foundation. No matter if you are just getting into the powers and wisdom of the Silence that is Sacred or a seasoned vet, this class will take you to places of knowledge and ultimately wisdom that you can’t imagine. Not only is the SILENCE a critical skill for all we do in the Journey to Spirit, Healing, Temples of the Soul and all that drives us as Visionaries but it also brings all the physical skills to the highest possible level of proficiency and mastery.
The deeper reasons and reaches of this very Sacred Philosophy of life and living also takes into the deeper realms of prophecy, the impending collapse, the afflictions born of the chemical cesspool in which we live and the mutation of common diseases that become lethal killers of people, crops and livestock not to mention our waters and soils both in farmlands and wild soils throughout the world. The Silence will become our wisdom, our protection and our salvation from the ravages of the collapse, keeping our family and closest loved ones out of harms way. And it is through the Silence that we will find a deeper level of communication not only with the natural worlds and the worlds of spirit but more so with our families in a manner and depth of understanding that we have never before experienced.
l just can‘t recommend this class enough to all of you no matter what level of skill and wisdom you have reached. To me it is the foundation, an essential skill that is first on the list of skills to master, with no close second even remotely related to its tremendous power and enlightenment. Keep in mind that there is no review – all of the teaching is new and unique. No doubt there may be a necessity to run overtime and if it looks like I might have to cut something short l will put in another session at no cost to you. Depending on your grasp of what I teach I may back this class up with another session only open to those who have graduated the first session. I hope you can join me on Monday.
Blessings and In Medicine,
Hi Folks, I just wanted to fire off a quick reminder about the online class coming up this Monday September 9th. This is part of the series that I’ve introduced concerning the teachings of Grandfather and how it applies to our everyday lives and the lives of our family. This class deals with elements that are very powerful in many ways. I simply call it passion to shorten the title but don’t let the title fool you. When Grandfather told us repeatedly to Empower our Vision it was through the vehicle of passion and Vision that we would reach the deeper levels Grandfather wanted us to work within. Yet it goes even farther and reaches not only into your Spiritual and Temple lives but equally into our physical reality. This will definitely be a life changer for many of you and I hope you can join me Monday night. Blessings and In Medicine, Tom