ADDICTION ALCHEMY FIELD GUIDE:
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to learn about the recovery medicine wheel and how you can have these gatherings in your
own communities. Now, with this guide you will be able to assemble your tribal
community for healing, empowerment and adventure! The AA Field Guide will give
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naming of a clan is a very sacred process. It is not dictated by the
creativity alone of the facilitator, but is rather more of a download of information that best represents the existing energy
of the group as a whole. Through intuition, meditation, inspiration,
imagination, observation and deep listening the clan is named, not by a
human, but through a human by the unseen energy source that connects us
all one to another.
Although human issues are
universal, what is so amazing about the dynamic of each clan is that the
particular members of a clan hold a piece of each other's puzzle. Upon first appearance, this may not
seem so, but the wheel is a study in this very principal, as we all get
exactly what we need, exactly when we need it, in perfect order, every
time. The people come together, time after time after time in service to
We are but reflections of one another, until we are
reflecting only what is inside of our heart of hearts. For it is then
that we are not so much reflectors, as we are receptors and projectors.
It is then that we are
projecting the most essential part of our highest and finest selves
from the very core of our being. And so it is wise to pay attention to
everything and everyone that comes into your space. Let no blessing go unnoticed and no message go
unheard. Be not fooled by the wrapping paper on the gift.
And so with this, we have the
naming of this Addiction Alchemy tribe:
Smiling Coyote Clan
SPIRITUAL WARRIOR - DIVINE PARADOX - RELATIONSHIPS - HUMILITY - SELF-ACCEPTANCE - SHADOW
DANCING - TEAM WORK - ORIGINALITY - ADAPTABILITY - PLAY - EXORCISM &
ENERGY SHIELDING - INTEGRITY - BOUNDARIES - NUTRITION
SMILING COYOTE'S POWER
The power of coyote is here now to help you move through the last
vestiges of the illusions that linger as you awaken from the dream within
the dream. Humanity has been on a powerful mission, a journey billions of
earth years and as many more light years in the making. Up until this
point, as a whole, humanity has not been ready to awaken from the dream
of death. Now, we are becoming ready. Coyote, the master teacher who shows us the
best and worst of ourselves through the tricks of our relationships is
on the move, putting us on the fast track to release as many layers of
denial as it takes for us to realize the full implications of being
"It is not our
differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept,
and celebrate those differences."
- Audre Lorde
Who is bunging
you up, tricking you and keeping you off balance? Look to this great
teacher in your life and receive the teaching. For there is great power
building for your use. And remember, it's never "who", but "what".
Coyote comes through repeating patterns of epic proportions and the more
you repeat, the crazier and more insane the tricks become. And less we not
forget that you might have a bit of the ole' coyote in you, as well,
dishing out your own brand of humor along the way. It's
time to lighten the load and realize that all work and no play is the
biggest trick of all!
opposite of play is not work. It’s depression." ~Brian Sutton-Smith
The Fool is also called the trickster and carries
a bit of coyote magic as he or she stumbles innocently along the path. The
Fool can help you remain innocent and pure so that you can experience
the infusion of inspiration that comes with fresh awareness. But coyote
is the one who walks with you and protects your innocence and keeps it
from becoming your ignorance. (Hence the Fool depicted in the Rider-Waite tarot
deck is assisted by a dog or is that a coyote in disguise?). Do not be deluded about the differences
between innocence and ignorance. For innocence is what keeps you open to
learning. Ignorance implies that you have "ignored" information that
has been supplied to you.
It's time to
release the archetype of victim completely from your vocabulary and your
life. There is no "them", there isn't even an "us". If something is in
your field of awareness, has an emotional charge, or is a repeating pattern
in your life, then coyote has come calling. Then again, there is the
other side of that coin. If there is something that you are completely
ignoring and never makes it onto your radar, there's also something
there. The coyote is most helpful in excavating your soul either way,
whether you are acting in or acting out! Facing this can turn your
life in a 180 degree direction, back into the light, back to your
essential self and open the gates to a full measure of your own free
will, as you clear your karmic patterns once and for all!
The coyote is
also known as a Heyoka or Sacred Clown in native tribes and is
considered a holy man. Sometimes the Heyoka's would come into the camp
riding their horse backwards, waving hands, acting crazy and being
disruptive. When that would happen the people would sit down and take
notice. They knew that Great Spirit was conveying a message to them. The
Heyoka's kept people from taking themselves too seriously or from
becoming too rigid in their thinking or rituals. For in order to create,
become enlightened and not have that knowledge become a velvet prison, the clowns know that you must always keep a touch of
innocence about you.
Coyote Catches RoadRunner
The coyote is
here to remind you that you must engage in humility, before you can
become truly aware. As Carl Sagan puts it, we have developed "a great
soaring, passionate intelligence", which
may serve to limit us if we become arrogant and even inadvertently bind
us to WHAT WE KNOW.
In coyote land, the fool reigns supreme, and there's no shame in
admitting you don't know. In fact, those are the magic words, that open
all kinds of doors, especially if you are a true and pure seeker.
The Kabbalah says, “Every definition
of God leads to heresy; definition is spiritual idolatry."
coyote is here to help you Learn, Un-learn and Re-learn with humility,
awareness, wonder, excitement, humor, play and joy. He is here to teach
you to see in a sacred manner all that is. He is here to help you release
your victimhood and to understand the mysterious nature of being human.
He is here to introduce you to the divine opposites and help you mine
the gold that lay buried in the center of the labyrinth of your soul!
I see more than air in the wind.
I see more than fire in the flame.
I see more than water in the river.
I see more than soil in the earth.
I see more than myst in the Spirit.
I see absolutely every wish granted.
I see it all wished away again.
I see the bonfire of the vanities.
I see you.
I see me.
I see the birth of love.
I see an ever expanding creation.
I see us finding our way.
I see us coming home.
I see No Thing.
I see Every Thing.
I see what cannot be seen.
~ She Who Weaves the Web
The world is
full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
– W.B. Yeats
Come run and play with me and step deeply into yourself! I am the best
of all my canine brothers and sisters... teacher, leader, healer,
protector and clan mate. I can help you learn how to expand your energy
safely, so that you can bring your true individuality safely out into
the world. You might as well, Coyote says, because if you can't become
strong enough to shine, then you will never be weak enough to find the
cracks that are going to actually let that light out into the world!
always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on
first base.” ~ Frederick Wilcox
I walk the worlds
between the wolves and the dogs. My brother wolves avoid humans and hold
the space for the wildness of freedom, for humans have barely learned
how to respect their own wildness. They teach you how to lead a pack
and be in community, find a path and stay loyal to your tribe. My brother dogs have
become one of you. They walk closely by your side and befriend you as
family, submitting the greatness of the wolf in absolute humility to
help you see if you are even worthy to lead such an unconditionally
loving and wild being. But, I help you to run right up the middle
path. You can depend on me for one thing and one thing only - your
“It is because
Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to
find its way.” ~ Oscar Wilde
The kind of
freedom I bring you however, is not without a price. For if you think
that freedom is free, then you have gotten caught in the trap of
ignorance and I, your smiling coyote friend, will come calling to
release you from your snare. I can show you how to adapt and move into
your grace right at the table of your enemies. There is no need to run
and hide. My brothers are not afraid of humans as wolves are, nor are we
beholding to you as dogs. We teach you how to remember what you truly
are and that you can enjoy the best of both worlds!
is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone
stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from
one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream
of it raining down." ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the
I teach you how
to respect and manage your wildness...the chaotic part of your soul that
wants to create or invent something new, something untried, something
that others have not yet remembered. You are a WEAVER and a WAYSEER! Do you remember
what it is like to be a four legged? One who makes a complete circuit
with the earth as you tread upon her ground- both hands and feet making
contact into the grid of manifestation. If you don't remember, I will
help you. You've had your head in the clouds for too long. It's time to
get grounded and bring your magic to earth, bring it out so others can
enjoy it. And so you can awaken them to their own dreams and
remind them of who they really are, too.
from the norm, progress is not possible.” ~ Frank Zappa
It's time to say what you need to say,
do what you need to do and be who you want to be! Now what is that? If
you don't know, Coyote is here to help you remember yourself. This does
not have to be a "rough ride". The going only gets tough when we don't
look at our own part, when we slide into victimhood and abdict 100%
responsibility for our own lives. Coyote can help us quickly, easily and
even playfully embrace our lives and remain open to creating an
unimaginable life of joy, love, creativity and beauty. Ready, Set Go!
I remember myself into being.
I travel the road home with strength, courage and compassion.
As I remember who I am, others will remember who they are.
The energy of coyote lives within me, liberating my soul.
I am open to learning, un-learning and re-learning.
I am a student of life, for life.
I am a weaver, a wayseer and a wayshower.
I am a path finder and wisdomkeeper.
My medicine is my power and I call it to me.
I see the undeviating justice of my life and make correction from
I practice the art of self-acceptance.
I accept my journey with compassion and forgiveness.
I understand that everything that has come before was exactly as it had
I move forward in life understanding the perfection of my choices.
I consider and honor the hidden intentions of my mistakes.
I am guided and moved by the process of life itself.
I allow others to have their own life experiences.
I honor my relationships as teachers.
I am open to experience life and love to the fullest.
I serve humanity when I become fully individuated.
I am never more a part of the whole than when I am being my unique self.
I allow my unique self expression to bring a true originality into my
work and my life.
I am willing to open to new information and new solutions.
I acknowledge that I am physically and vibrationally affected by what I
I know nothing, I am nothing.
I know no thing, I am no thing.
Do you really SEE me? I see my higher self, my soul, my spirit and my
body as one.
I see my specialized, individuated self as a unique part of the whole of
being extensively hunted, the coyote is one of the few
medium-to-large-sized animals that has enlarged its range since human
encroachment began. It originally ranged primarily in the western half
of North America, but it has adapted readily to the changes caused by
human presence and, since the early 19th century, has been steadily and
dramatically extending its range. Sightings now commonly occur in a
majority of the United States and Canada. Coyotes inhabit nearly every
contiguous U.S. state and Alaska.
Coyotes thrive in suburban settings and even some urban ones.
Researchers studied coyote populations in Chicago over a seven-year
period (2000–2007), proposing that coyotes have adapted well to living
in densely populated urban environments while avoiding contact with
humans. They found, among other things, that urban coyotes tend to live
longer than their rural counterparts, kill rodents and small pets, and
live anywhere from parks to industrial areas.
predator of the coyote is the grey wolf and where their territories
overlap, coyote populations decrease. Coyotes will sometimes form a
symbiotic relationship with American badgers. Because coyotes are not
very effective at digging rodents out of their burrows, they will chase
the animals while they are above ground. Badgers, on the other hand, are
not fast runners, but are well-adapted to digging. When hunting
together, they effectively leave little escape for their prey.
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Note: This is a very unique clan. We will be spiraling all the way to
the Center of the Wheel, beginning in the North and will spiral back
out, culminating in the Center, similar to a labyrinth. We will be
making 12 stops on the wheel and the journey will last approximately
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