Michele Red Feather
January 01, 2019
Janet Michele Red Feather, J.D., M.A., is a ceremonial
singer who has learned over 60 traditional songs in
Mandan and Lakota and sings in nine different languages.
Janet was a full-time defense litigator in California
nearly eight years.
life changed significantly after she traveled to North
Dakota in 1993 to fast and pray for a way of life.
regular columnist for The Edge, she has also appeared in
Psychic Guidepost, FATE Magazine and Species Link.
book, 'Song of the Wind' (2014, Galde Press), dealt with
her experiences as an empath, and her journey through
Mandan spiritual culture.
is currently a full-time, tenured English faculty member
at Normandale Community College, having taught
Composition and Literature for a span of 20 years.
in the Spirit
Cedric Red Feather's
wise words echo in my mind as I contemplate the turning of the
calendar page to 2019. His teaching carries the potential to
liberate us from the burden of linear thinking.
We don't have to wait for
the opening of a new year in order to make resolutions.
Every moment of every
day affords an opportunity to assimilate the new energies
sweeping over the planet.
We are in a process of
rapid soul expansion, about to leave behind boxed-in ways of
thinking that no longer serve us.
Many of us will remain
stubborn and entrenched, reluctant to move out of the snug fit of a
familiar grove, apprehensive about lifting and moving the phonograph
For those ready to listen
to an unfamiliar tune, take heart:
you are not alone in
this path... Old souls on the planet are here to assist in the
It's not a
self-proclaimed title; the designation "old
soul" pertains to the 'age' of the spirit.
Old souls have already
around... They have
reincarnated many times, and
they know the drill.
Old souls are not
anxiously struggling to connect with God or the Great Spirit:
they already know
that we are all a part of the Great Spirit, or however you wish
to think of First Creator.
In the old, dualistic way
of thinking, we falsely divided the Universe into opposing realms.
We placed a fatherly "God" in a remote "heaven," unknowable directly
Many people think like this:
I am here, but the
Great Spirit, God, First Creator - whatever name we use
for source energy - that source is far away, ignoring me,
judging me, or angry with me.
It's not like that...
As Cedric so eloquently
"People say they will
never be able to see the face of the Great Spirit.
If you want to see
the face of the Great Spirit, look in the faces of everyone you
meet. The face of God is everywhere. It's not about
looking up to
the 'famous' ones with name recognition.
The face of God
is there in the ordinary, everyday people. It's in the sparkling
eyes of babies, since they are still connected and close to the
You sense that energy
of pure love."
Old souls retain
authority over their own spiritual development. Older souls are
already in touch with their paranormal abilities.
We are beginning to take
on the roles of,
Each of us brought those
capabilities with us when we returned here again.
We need only acknowledge
and develop them, applying them to help all other beings who
It's time now for younger souls to step up to the plate and assume
their rightful place as sacred beings. They cannot continue to be
driven along as cattle over fields of dogma and rules.
Each of us is already
connected to the creative source.
We are beginning to
grow beyond the need for,
...to help us
communicate with the energy that created us in the first
Cedric reminded me just
"We don't need an
intermediary to talk to the Great Spirit. Eliminate the middle
Old souls have been on
this journey for a long time.
They have learned through
trials and experiences that the truth is where it has always been,
within our own hearts.
reassures people who seek counsel from him,
own intuitive heart.
You already have the
answers you are seeking. Each person is the truth, just as he
is. What is the truth? We already know the truth; the only truth
You don't need permission
to pray, to perform rituals, or to become involved in ceremonies
that seem appropriate to you for fostering love and a
deeper connection to Spirit.
Each of us has an
opportunity, beginning right here and now to embody the truth.
This is the "secret"
carried by every old soul who has walked the Earth...