As we shift into the time of Winter I am reminded of the myriad of lessons that accompany this season. On the medicine wheel that I am most familiar with, Winter is in white at the North of the wheel. This set of teachings belong to the wise ones who have lived a long life through which they have gained not just knowledge, but the wisdom to use it properly. For those of us not yet in this stage of our journey, this is the time when we look within and begin to take stock of the learning from previous seasons and previous years. This is also a time for story, when the spirits rest we may reminisce of lessons hard won and the laughter of friends long gone. There is an element of nature in each area of the medicine wheel and for the North, it is air. It is no coincidence that we find calm and inner wisdom by connecting to our own air through breath.
This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.