Tuesday October 30, 2001
Tom talked about what caretaking is and isn't. He covered the
For Stalking Wolf, in general, "caretaker" was
synonymous with "healer".
He saw three elements to it: caretaker, healer, guardian.
The classic approach of our society is to apply a "bandaid"
Journaling is an important tool in caretaking.
We can do things NOT better, but FASTER than Nature, thereby
avoiding a lot of pain and suffering on the part of Nature.
In caretaking, 90% of the tools that we use are spiritual
The physical aspect of caretaking is nevertheless of utmost
importance. Study as much as you can.
Surrender is important as well. Only then will you know what
the Earth/Nature wants you to do.
The class was then sent outdoors. Each person was to select a
personal "sacred caretaking area" for use during the week.
Then each person was to go off alone, separate from their
"sacred caretaking area", and draw a detailed map of it.
Tom discussed the "Sacred Question":
Necessary to the exploration of the "sacred question"
in every case are the following:
Tom then sent the class back out to their "sacred
caretaking areas" to complete the map started in the morning.
Later in the afternoon Tom taught a meditation that can be used
to "ask" the Earth/Nature what needs to be done. People then went back
to their "sacred caretaking area" to practice this meditation.
Students went back to their "sacred caretaking areas"
and explored the non-physical aspects of the area, paying attention to the
feelings and emotions that come. These give an idea of the health or
sickness of the area.