Happy Holidays

Written on December 16, 2015 at 6:57 pm, by Leo Sawicki

The time between Christmas and New Years has always been a time for reflection  A time to look back at accomplishments, to review pending initiatives and to put future plans on the drafting table. For me,  it is also a time to reminisce.

I think back to one particular holiday that  Sweetpea and Dennis had made their way to the cabin in Winnipeg Beach.  Over a great meal and the warmth of a wood burning stove we shared our understanding of  teachings and how they evolve.

`I will give you an example, Dennis said as he picked up a feather and ruffled it and then patted it back into place saying, `no matter how crazy life gets it will always even out if you work on it.`

Then he passed the Feather to Sweatpea who took the Feather in his right hand and pointed to the shaft of the Feather with his left hand.`See this shaft, that is the path we must follow….it is straight.   It may be difficult at first when a person is learning to walk this way because the tip of the Feather is so narrow`.

He then handed the Feather to me and I shared my understanding and passed the Feather back to Dennis. During the evening the Feather went back and forth a few times as we took turns keeping the fire going.

A few years went by and I reflected back to that evening around a wood burning stove in Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba and how something as simple as a feather can be a beautiful teaching.  I began to write …..

Everyone walks their own Feather.

Like the spine on the tip of the feather at first your path may be narrow and hard to find. The barbs on either side of the spine represent things that slow you down. It may be personal choices or something as simple as another’s expectations, criticism and demands. Each person has different lessons they must learn in order to walk their feather.

At first you may get pulled off your path and stay longer than necessary. When you learn the lesson associated with personal growth you find your way back to the spine of your feather. You walk a little further and are pulled off again.

This time you do not stay as long.

As you travel your feather the path becomes clearer and easier to walk. Towards the end of the hollow shaft, where the after feather or soft fluff occurs,
it may be a little fuzzy, and then your Spirit soars.

The Feather Teaching belongs to all people.


This Christmas I am reflecting on the Medicine Wheel Concept and how the teachings  belongs to all people as I write ….

The Medicine is in Your Thinking

The quality of your life originates within the Centre
of your thoughts. Thought is ignited by Matter
which comes in contact with Energy.
A Dimension begins to form. With Time
thought goes into Motion and connects to Spirit,
or others, and comes to Life.

In the South of your Medicine Wheel
Love and Respect are required to maintain a balance.
When these are in place all things grow.

The only way to the centre is through Truth.

To the North of your Wheel an ongoing process of Cleansing,Purity and Renewal is required.
To the West of your Wheel life lessons are based on Experience and Introspection
which result in Strength.
To the East Communication gives way to Wisdom and Illumination occurs.

To travel to the four directions: East, South, West and North often takes a lifetime.

And so it  is that I am grateful for another amazing year as I look forward to what new teachings the New Year will bring.  Working on current initiatives and future plans I am filled with a sense of adventure and excitement for the potential that is about to unfold.

I hope that you are feeling a similar sense of well being this holiday season.

My holiday wish for you is that your heart be  filled with Peace and may you create  Beauty in all that you do.

Happy Holidays.



Written on November 4, 2015 at 3:02 pm, by Leo Sawicki

The Medicine Wheel Concept recognizes our place in the universe and helps to understand how creation and well-being evolve from within a person’s thoughts. It is a tool to look below the surface and tap into a deeper consciousness and relationship to spirit, emotion, intellect, physical well-being, relations, dreams and the universe.

When there is greater awareness there is greater thinking and a shift results. It is a fact that as one gains knowledge their strength increases along with the will to do better and improve. As one looks below the surface and is aware of how their beliefs and concepts are formed they are able to direct conscious energy to create the life they desire. Know that the more you visualize there is greater potential your thoughts will materialize.

Just as Earth is continually shifting and evolving people are transforming and transcending. We are on a journey of enlightenment. As a terrestrial life form our every choice, intentionally or unintentionally, affects the well being of all our relations and future generations.

Take time to study situations and their underlying causes. Observe possibilities and probabilities that can result from any given choice. Pay attention to cause and effect. Why do you do what you do?

Reach down into pure consciousness and choose your thoughts wisely. Be aware of pre-thought, that space in mind before the actual thought occurs.

Know who and what influences you. What do you really want as opposed to just settling for?

Intuition will guide you with thoughts of higher order. Become best friends with discipline and focus as they are required when exploring unseen forces that influence the creation of your life.

Being aware of what is going on below the surface influences the outcome of a life well lived for you and all your relations.


Written on October 1, 2015 at 8:01 pm, by Leo Sawicki

The Medicine Wheel Concept incorporates an understanding of our place in the universe. When you study the heavens you will find common elements found in the Milky Way that make up stars also exist within the human structure.

Stars contain trace elements such as: carbon, nitrogen, calcium,phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, chlorine, sodium, magnesium, iron, cobalt, copper, zinc, iodine and selenium. Your body also contains elemental abundance like the stars. It has been said that we are from the stars and we will return to the stars.

As we move through space Heaven and Earth are in constant motion. This gentle rotation influences the flow of our blood, circulates oxygen, hydrogen and helium for us to live.

When we look up we access different regions of our brain. The act of simply observing the heavens opens our minds to greater possibilities. You may come to realize how vast the universe is and how tiny you are in the scope of things.

Previous civilizations studied the heavens. They developed star maps and observed constellations which possessed knowledge used for many forms of guidance, including working with agriculture, developing irrigation, and guiding travelers. This knowledge has survived thousands of years.

As you look to the Heavens reflect on greater possibilities you would like to introduce in your life. Recognize the vastness of the universe and the endless possibilities that exist and are yet to be created. Develop a big picture, or a map, you can follow. Now slowly, with focus and discipline, begin to apply your efforts in the direction you wish to travel.  Remember to look up from time to time  to see where you are going.


13th Moon – Harmony

Written on September 3, 2015 at 10:42 am, by Leo Sawicki



Within the Medicine Wheel Concept a natural 13 moon 28 day cycle relates to perpetual harmony and balances the solar and lunar calendar with time for renewal.

When a person lives within natural cycles there is a sense of rythum. The 13th moon increases your harmonic understanding of the universe that surrounds you. As your understanding grows so too will your awareness that you share a place in the universe with the sun, the moon, the stars and the galaxies.

Listen to your thoughts. Only allow positive language. Move beyond imaginary lines and live your life in alignment by being true to yourself. Cultivate your gifts and share them with the world. When you are inspired to create you become an inspiration for others. In turn there is a sense of completeness activated at a soul level and a sense of harmony prevails.

It is important to encourage and support others on some part of their journey.  Share your knowledge of this earth walk so that the path might be easier for others that follow. Know that others have gone before you and have left signs and wisdom to make your journey one worth living.

The 13th moon serves as a reminder that new energy makes itself available with each full moon. Understanding the moon cycles establishes an inner knowing that all things change with time.

Consider subtle shifts and changes in the nature of you thoughts. Identify ways you can elevate your thinking and create greater inner peace and harmony in your world.

As you continue to grow in all ways may you always grow within the teachings of the Medicine Wheel concept.

12th Moon

Written on July 1, 2015 at 2:21 pm, by Leo Sawicki

DECEMBER Conserve and Stabilize

Winter solstice in December brings the shortest amount of day light in the year. All activity slows down. This Moon marks the time of a shift in the natural order of the universe.

In the Medicine Wheel concept it is a time of sharing what you have learned and conserving energy to make it through the winter.

Just like the seasons in a calendar year, the seasons of one’s life develop a rhythm. When this happens a balance occurs.

As you build on your experiences and achieve your goals there is greater richness in your life. Happiness is achieved as your thoughts take form and your dreams are realized. Only carry your own thoughts. Ensure they are positive.

Know that how you live your life is a personal choice and entirely up to you. Maintaining a balance with the natural world depends on your ability to move with the seasons. As a rule of thumb only carry thoughts you are prepared to act upon in a good way.

The full moon in December is a time to conserve your energy and review the flow of events in your world. Consider the foundation you have built up to now.

Recognize what is yours and what is not and simply let go of things that no longer work.

As you internalize this ability you build a firm foundation that helps you to obtain desired outcomes in your life.

The full moon in December is a time to look at ways you can conserve energy. It is a time to consider how you can stabilize and maintain a sense of well being that will help you to achieve your dreams.

Eleventh Moon – November

Written on June 1, 2015 at 11:21 am, by Leo Sawicki



Transform and Replenish

Shorter day light hours in November allows the Earth to rest as it completes its growth cycle and prepares to transform and replenish itself.

While things on the surface appear still beneath the surface the soil is decomposing and becoming compost for the next year.

Within the Medicine Wheel concept,  events and experiences that have transpired are like renewable resources and become fuel for change. Experience turns from knowledge into wisdom and an enhanced capacity for rational thought and well being occurs.

When you follow the path of Spirit and your dreams you achieve your purpose. As a result you experience more far reaching results in your life.

Life gives back the level of quality and effort that you put into it. A little extra effort will transform your world seemingly over night.

The rule of thumb is that when you give you receive. This exchange of energy comes in many forms including better health, more peaceful relations, unexpected success, and greater opportunities. Give the world love and love finds a home within you. When you are love, and not anxiously searching for love, you grow to unimaginable heights.

Move beyond others expectations, opinions and criticism and you  transform your responses and replenish your soul.

What new thoughts will you carry or things you will do that will help to maintain higher energy fields and transform your world?

10th Moon – October

Written on May 2, 2015 at 11:38 am, by Leo Sawicki



Decompose and Replace

There is a shift in Earth’s energy field as the full moon in October reminds us to prepare for winter.

Day light hours decrease and temperatures drop as the growing season
completes itself.

In the natural order of things, post harvesting activities take place as fields are burnt to replace nutrients to the soil. Just as there is value in crop residue such as: husks, stalks, stems, seed pods, leaves and fruit that return to the soil,  there is value in the experiences you have.

In this context, decomposition is when the past becomes lessons from which you grow. In a perfect natural order of things, good nutrients go back into the soil. What is not good is washed away.

As crops are processed for winter storage it is a time of cooling, sorting, and cleaning. A time of looking at each aspect of your life, what you have learned, what you will replace.

You will be surprised how rich your life is when you are able to translate experiences into life lessons. Allow events that no longer serve your higher purpose to decompose and replace them with present focus and future oriented activities.

October is a time to let go of things that no longer serve your highest good. Consider what you have learned and how you will apply your new knowledge.

9th Moon – September

Written on April 3, 2015 at 11:25 am, by Leo Sawicki



Reap and Harvest

In the northern hemisphere September’s moon signals a time to reap what has been planted as the day light hours grow shorter and temperatures drop.

In the Medicine Wheel concept September sits in the west of the wheel and is a time between the ages of 55-60 when a person reaps what they have sown.

For the most part, when your intent is pure the effects are far reaching. Where you have put your efforts will yield  the greatest results.

As you reap the fruits of your labor it is important to leave some of your harvest for the next growth cycle.

Avoid over harvesting and ensure your fields are tilled and ready for new thoughts in the spring.

When you gather your ideas, you may notice that some have fallen away.

Gleam your thoughts for the most far reaching efforts. Handle them with care.

As you elevate your thinking you harvest higher returns.

A good harvest insures survival. It allows you to share in ways you may never have imagined possible.

When you do the things you enjoy and live your dreams happiness and abundance has far reaching affects for you, your family and your community.

Think of the areas of your life that give you the greatest returns and provide the most satisfaction.

How will you share your good medicine so that the next generation will share in return?

8th Moon

Written on March 6, 2015 at 9:57 am, by Leo Sawicki

AUGUST Thrive and Bare Fruit

By August what you have been working on takes on a life of its own.

Your efforts begin to bare fruit. Greater internal peace and harmony are often the results.

There is a sense of personal growth as you move around the Medicine Wheel concept and grow in consciousness.

In order for your dreams to continue to evolve apply the knowledge of natural growth cycles in all that you do.
When you do this you engage in a flow of universal energy as your thoughts come to life.

Higher levels of conscious application in your thinking results in greater heights of self development. A feeling of satisfaction is the result.

Knowing that what you think about has the potential to grow helps you to follow your dreams and reach for new ones.

When you are successful others see this and are more likely to be supportive in your endeavors. As your ideas come into the light you begin to realize your dreams.

The full moon in August is a time to look at areas of your life that are thriving.

Take inventory of what is working and identify efforts that are about to bare fruit.

7th Moon – July

Written on February 1, 2015 at 12:17 pm, by Leo Sawicki

31 JULY Ripen and Flower

Sometimes called the Flowering Moon, July brings rain,thunderstorms and moisture to the land. Electrical storms re energize the earth and stimulates the growth cycle. The new moon heightens the process.

Within the Medicine Wheel concept greater awareness of seasonal changes and natural cycles helps a person prepare for what lays ahead.

Understanding naturally occurring cycles maintains a connection with the divine and increases your knowing that all living organisms grow and reproduce. Because you are a living organism it is in your nature to do the same.

By July the seeds of thought you planted and nurtured begin to ripen and prepare to flower. It is the summer of your life and all your efforts up to this time begin to show. Remind yourself to go slow because anything can happen.

When conditions are right your thoughts will be in full bloom. What you nurture begins to manifest and your dreams come into being.

Expanding your awareness is like the many petaled lotus opening to reveal greater beauty. When you are open to the path of wisdom you know that your thoughts create your reality so you choose thoughts that are good for you and all your relations.

On the full Moon in July, go into your inner stillness and make a list of the good things that are happening in your life. Pay attention to what is beginning to flower and to what you would like more of.  A key to inner peace is to walk in gratitude for your many blessings at this time.