Posted by Anita Earnest on 5/31/2018
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Medicine Wheel - The Sacred Hoop
Native Americans view life as a continuous cycle and that all things are interrelated. This ceremonial tool symbolizes 4 directions, the 4 Grandfathers, 4 winds, 4 elements (earth, air, fire and water) and the 4 peoples of the Earth (red, white, black and yellow),
the 4 stages of life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood and elders). The wheel also teaches the 4 aspects of our nature (physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual). It teaches people about their place in the universe and their relationship to all things created by The Creator.
This is a generalization of what the symbol represents, and not a disclosure of any one nation. Walk in Beauty and Balance around the wheel. Experience all things through gratitude. Live in Peace and Harmony.