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Walking on the Wind: Cherokee Teachings for Harmony and Balance

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In the spirit of the highly acclaimed Medicine of the Cherokee, coauthored with his father J. T. Garrett, Michael Garrett shares with us the delightful, all-ages stories passed down from his great-grandfather and other medicine teachers. Blending his background as an Eastern Cherokee with his skills as a counselor, Michael reveals through these tales how to make sense of o ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Bear & Company
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Robyn Leatherman
Dec 09, 2011 Robyn Leatherman rated it it was amazing
There are few books that I'll sit down with highlighter or pen in hand to aid my reading. This book was one of the few. As I found phrases that were especially touching or lessons, such as the Cherokee art of Giveaway, my highlighter would swipe the ones of importance to me or the pen would leave a note here and there. It actually became more than a book for me. I studied it.
Josh Harwood
Jul 13, 2012 Josh Harwood rated it really liked it
Very inspirational and personal. I very much enjoyed it.
Sep 01, 2015 Danielle rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and feel grateful for these lessons of healing in which harmony and balance are a central focus along with learning how to participate in the healing that it is already going on in the world around us. I love the concept of the Circle of Life, treating the earth sacredly, that healing is found in the whole rather than the sum of its parts (in a group "Circle"), practicing gratitude, and learning the rule of acceptance. I also really like this lesson: "In the traditional Cheroke ...more
Nov 26, 2011 Adam rated it it was ok
I picked this book because of my interest in the traditions of Native American culture. I have several Native friends and I have been to numerous pow-wows and sweat cerimonies over the years. I knew that I would enjoy learning more details about the "Red Path". But after finishing reading, I can say that I chose the wrong book. There were some details about traditional Native beliefs and practices included but that was not the main focus of this book.

This book reads like a self-help book. I was
Caren Nguyen
Jan 30, 2017 Caren Nguyen rated it really liked it
Simple stories that children and teens can understand, but have profound lessons.... I found myself thinking and absorbing the teachings after reading each chapter. Many of the concepts remind me of Buddhist teachings about the cyclical nature of life, being versus doing, and tapping into our inner wisdom but it also ties it back to nature which I really enjoyed.
Anne G
Jan 26, 2008 Anne G rated it it was amazing
I LOVE Native American Culture! I bought this book back when I lived in Vermont at the Peace of Mind Emporium. This is one of those books I could read over and over again. I loved the different mental exercises.
Josefina Duran
May 16, 2011 Josefina Duran rated it it was amazing
This book has become one of my favorites. The whole book are to see within yourself. It is a book of the smoking mirror, of self reflection. I learned a lot but at the same time reflected and reinforce some teachings I have not been following or exploring. :-D
Heather Downs
Oct 07, 2012 Heather Downs rated it really liked it
The author provides a nice way of applying Cherokee teachings to our modern lifestyle. His training as a counselor and his knowledge of Cherokee culture provide unique insight. Highly recommended for anyone insterested in Cherokee wisdom.
Various teachings and lessons with stories and information on how the Cherokee see self, balance, harmony, interactions with others, human, plants and animals.
Christian Baloga
Apr 22, 2013 Christian Baloga rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up while I was in Tennessee and was touched by every page of this book. It's been a while since I've read it but I'll be reading this one again and again!
Oct 09, 2012 Sara rated it liked it
Good perspective, similar to the toltec wisdom from "the four agreements".
Aug 28, 2012 Kay rated it it was amazing
I love this book. Has great stories and exercises from the Cherokee tradition.
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I really enjoyed this book. It's the kind of book that I found myself studying and going back to certain pages that gave me much insight not only into the Indian ways but into my own self.
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