Shamanic Vision: Living Life through the Eyes of the Heart Issue #4 June 1st, 2017 - Page 30

Standing Deer continued looking up into the teasing eyes of Raven, while Raven enticed with croaks and clacks and the flapping of wings. Standing Deer continued his climb and reached for the thick branch were Raven sat...almost there! Suddenly, Raven opened his wings, let out a laughing sound and flew away! With the spell broken, Standing Deer looked down and realized he was way, way up in one of the most majestic trees in the woods. It was a Sacred Tree, well known by his people. The Peopled named it the Impossible Tree. The Tree was given this name for two reasons. It was said that time spent with the Tree gave insight to impossible situations and also because it was impossible to climb. Needless to say, Standing Deer had proven that one wrong! “Oh! What did I do? What should I do...stay for a while am I going to get down!?!” So, Standing Deer, remembering his time with the Rock People, decided to just sit there in the Tree. However, once he made that decision, the wind picked up. At first it was a breeze that soon changed into a strong wind that soon became a cold wind that blew down from the canyons. The Tree responded with moans and groans and creaks and a sway that made Standing Deer a little bit dizzy! He called out to the Wind; “This is not the way that I want to get down from here!” The wind, did not heed Standing Deer's words. Instead, it blew stronger and colder! Standing Deer wrapped his arms around the trunk and closed his eyes. Doing so, he had one of his Visions—of the Ancestors of the Tribe! “A-ho! What can I do for you Dear Ones!” Shamanic Vision 2 nd Qtr 2017 30