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Porcupine’s Helper

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… the best armor or shield or defense is not enough. Sometimes we need the help of something greater to keep us safe …  Porcupine’s Helper A tree of great size rises up as I approach. I am drifting silently on a slight breeze. The tree, maybe an ancient elm, climbs up into the sky, […]

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The Hitchhiker

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The Hitchhikers On the wing of a fly the moon is born as giant reptiles roam and we circle around the sun. Then off to the sink faucet as a nearby mother coos to a baby cradled on her chest. A stop to listen to the other flies buzzing and teasing the horse ears, making […]

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The Heart Rope

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The Heart Rope A rope tied to my heart Braided from the fibers of fatherhood Has been tossed over into the turbulence With a prayer that your hand will grab it… And I know that only you can grab it This is my journey –Nate Long “Owl” Oil pastel with digital manipulation  

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Talking with Tree

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Talking with Tree   Tree stands before you. Rough bark on a wide, tall trunk. Branches stretch out above your reach, Like she is yawning after a slumber. Yes… she has just awoken to you, Touching her so slightly with honor, Asking her to tell you her story. So she smiles, only as Tree can, […]

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Darn the Tears

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Darn the Tears   My grandmother looks up slowly from her work with a large smile and invites me closer. It is so good to be with her again. She sits on the ground and is sewing a blanket — darning the tears that have appeared between each of the colors. “Will be good as […]

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Making a Prayer of Gratitude 2017

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Making a Prayer of Gratitude (2017) with Nate Long “Owl” November 29th, 2017 at Clear Springs Studio, Austin, Texas — A Catcher woven between us Connects us all We give our Unconditional Love to all things Letting us hold the space of every one and every thing Letting us for a brief moment feel how […]

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White Bear

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White Bear A point between day and night Where the sun is always just below the horizon And colors from ice to sky merge in a blur. Upon a rise, White Bear keeps watch Over the silhouette of spirits walking below, Passing through this middle-ground . One figure seems to look back and up at […]

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This Shade Upon Your Heels

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This Shade Upon Your Heels Behind you something follows Dragging itself at your feet Something from just beyond the veil That sways just beneath your vision. Are you afraid or are you fascinated? Your definition creates this creature Allowing it to either sneer with evil Or bring a wise song on the winds. There is […]

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Back to the Camp

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Back to the Camp I travel up and out and down into the camp site where I had been just five days ago. There is Osprey flying by and I send her my gratitude. There is a pink horizon to the East and I marvel at the beauty. There is my brother, Steve, swimming through […]

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Fall 2017 Shamanic Community Retreat

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  Amazing weekend with Austin Shamanic Community! @ Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

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