Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Introduction of story series 2013


Stories of Noodin

Apane [ always ]

noodin indizhinikaz, maang indodeim

a.k.a. Jim Beard

Cultural Story Teller, Educator, Speaker, Author


"White Mocs on the Red Road / Walking Spirit in a Native Way" ~ Go to:

"Wisdom of the Wind" - (Listen to Noodin's interview with Hannah Thomas) ~
Copyright © 2012 James B. Beard All rights reserved.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Travels of Nibaa Mukwaa & Noodin


Happy Fall to All,


This is meant to be a short note to wish everyone a pleasant holiday season. Though much is going on in all aspects of our daily lives it is important, in my way of thinking, to stay focused on the beauty of change that is happening in our lives.
Last week we returned to Mt Monadnock after a six week travel throughout this beautiful land. The we being my son Nick and me. Sharing some of that trip might lend to healing of many so I will share what I can.
We left the mountain in the last week of September and drove to Greensburg, Pennsylvania to visit my good friend and brother, John Bukovac, at Alternative Living Solutions. John’s facility takes in youth and provides a living, school and work program. His work is dedicated to helping young people to build well balanced lives and to give them a chance in this incredibly complex world. John has helped thousands of youth over his career and makes a difference in this important time.
We stayed at the facility for two days visiting with the youth and staff. Thank you John and all of the people at Alternative Living Solutions for your kind hospitality and the opportunity to share.
We left Greensburg and traveled to Burgettstown, PA to visit The Mesa Creative Arts Center run by Brad and Kate Silberberg. Brad and Kate have been experiencing some very serious health issues with Kate. Aside from that they still wanted very much for us to come and share with people at Mesa Arts.
 The first thing we did when we arrived was to build a fire to Honor Brad and Kate. It is understood when someone is sick or need of healing to have a four day fire to ask spirit to help. That being done we conducted talking circles and provided two work shop over the four day visit. The first workshop on Animal Guides and the second on Medicine Wheel (Shield) . Both were well attended and it felt so great to share with these people the little that I have been given to share. On the third evening we did a lodge and Nick was my firekeeper for that lodge. It always feels so good to work with my son.

On the next day we departed from Mesa to drive to Strongsville, Ohio and to visit Chris Reynolds at Angel House. Angel House sponsors all sorts of holistic programs and provides a center to support their various programs. We provided a talking circle, Medicine Wheel (Shield) workshop and did a lodge while there. Our visit was for three days. On the second day at Angel House, Chris asked me to come to work with him for the day. It was one of the highlights of our trip for me.

Chris works at a local High School and had arranged for a visit with classes for the day to tell stories to the students. I have done this many times over the years and have always enjoyed sharing with young people. This was different though. In the old ways, when someone would come to a community, the community would gather and sing a welcome song to the person coming to visit. Chris taught the classes to sing a Cherokee welcome song and I was greeted at each class with a song. WOW! I in turn sang an Ojibwe gratitude song to each class in response.

On the last day of our visit we had a lodge and many students from the school attended. For most of them it was their first lodge. What a beautiful healing to prepare us to move on..

Nick and I pulled out the next day to travel to London, Ontario to attend ceremonies of the Midewiwin. We were two days late due to our scheduled visits on the way but right on time in a Native way. I have never found a way to explain the ceremonies and the impact they have on the people. Nick had not been for a couple of years and when we arrived Elders immediately went up to welcome him and make him feel comfortable. His response to this was so heartfelt that I still feel the fulfillment of happiness in my heart for my son. The ceremony was packed with experiences but many are not what I would want to write about. It was a beautiful, memorable time with many brothers, sisters and friends. Both Nick and I walked away feeling changed from the experience. I guess that’s not new either because I always feel that when I attend ceremony.
We left ceremonies and drove to Lake Lena, Minnesota to visit my brother Brian Matrious. I have seldom seen my brother in such good spirits and our stay there was so good that I did not want to leave. Brian would want me to say that he is well and working hard to help people. He wishes all a good way and hopes to be East to visit soon.
By now you are probably getting tired of how this “short note” goes on. We continued to visit my sister in Minneapolis and then travel to Pipestone, Minn to get some pipestone. We then went to the Black Hills and camped in Custer State Park for two days. After that we went to Colorado and visited my daughter Kathy and Meagan and their families. We stayed in Colorado for two and a half weeks. A little longer than intended because Hurricane Sandy was coming into the coast.
To sum up. So many things happened. So many people enjoying, growing, living, suffering. I feel that I have a full binder of things to write about for the winter. Must be coincidence. My prayer was to have something to do for the winter.
Oh yes! One other thing. I am thinking that I would like to offer a workshop on Medicine Wheel (Shield) in the next month or two. If anyone is interested please let me know.

Apane [ always ]

nibaa mukwa, maang indodeim

a.k.a. Nick Beard


noodin indizhinikaz, maang indodeim

a.k.a. Jim Beard

Cultural Story Teller, Educator, Speaker, Author

Phone: 603 261 7228


"White Mocs on the Red Road / Walking Spirit in a Native Way" ~ Go to:

"Wisdom of the Wind" - (Listen to Noodin's interview with Hannah Thomas) ~
Copyright © 2012 James B. Beard All rights reserved.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Gift from my friend Gordon

Empowered Beads

mala beads

The empowered beads are frequently used as a healing tool. The full name for the empowered beads is “Qi Information Empowered Mala Beads,” but for simplicity’s sake, we will call them empowered beads or mala bracelets and necklaces.

The short mala beads are made of seeds from a plant that grows in China. These beads naturally contain high-quality energy and also go through the 49-day empowerment process. The 18 beads in the bracelet contain 18 different levels of post-birth energy information. While the bracelet has a source bead with a tassel, it does not have counting beads. This mala is always strung on elastic so that it can easily fit onto a wrist or ankle.

In common with the empowered jade and empowered blanket, the empowered beads can absorb and release positive energy as well as absorb and neutralize negative and disease energies. Sometimes one or few beads break without an apparent reason. This is because the bead or beads have already absorbed more negative or disease energy than they can handle, but they have already taken away some of the negative energy. Some of my students have reported back to me that when their beads broke, they have been able to associate this with negative things happening around them and they know that the degree of negativity was decreased by the beads.

Efficacies and Functions

In common with other empowered objects, the beads can dispel illness and exorcise evil; eliminate or reduce pain, inflammation, and stasis; circulate blood and energy; strengthen vitality; balance the life energy field; balance the five elements system within the body; balance the mental state; enhance spirituality; improve the moving program of life; adjust feng shui; increase wisdom; and enhance intelligence.

Using the Beads for Self Healing

The emitted energy of the long strand of empowered beads can heal illness and conditions of the neck, front of the chest, heart, lungs, tracheae, and head when worn around the neck.

Through the actions of many acupuncture points around the wrists, the energy information of the short or long empowered beads can adjust the life energy field, balance the physiological and psychological functions, and heal illness when worn around either wrist. The concept is similar to the magnetic bracelets used in physiotherapy, but the effect of this energy information healing method is superior to magnetic field healing.
When worn around the ankles, they primarily treat illnesses in the legs, ankles, and feet.

Using the Beads for Healing Others

Energy healers can use the empowered beads to heal others with a very simple and direct method. It does not require the energy healer to transmit his or her own energy, so it does not consume the healer’s energy, yet it achieves results that are superior to those achieved by energy transmission by the healer.

The energy healer holds the empowered beads about 4 to 8 inches away from the affected area of the person’s body. The healer can hold the empowered beads motionlessly or hold them while doing a push and pull motion, circular motion, guiding motion, or a combination of all the above motions. This method can establish a direct healing effect on the person.
The best method is to use the empowered beads along with the universal mantra included on the Emei Sacred Healing Sounds CD. Normally, the person will quickly enter a sleeping or meditation state. These states facilitate healing.

When using the empowered

When the bracelet is place around a water bottle, it will absorb the negative energy from the water. Many have noticed a change in the taste, describing it as lighter in feeling or sweeter. I did a blind taste test twice at Regis College in Weston, MA at natural healing fairs and the students chose the “qigong” water at a 75% rate. Students are encourage to perform their own blind taste tests with assistant from a friend.

Regards, Gordon

Copyright © 2012 James B. Beard All rights reserved.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Interview posted by The Becoming Daily

Hannah Thomas of

Interviewing James B. Beard aka Noodin, Author of 
White Mocs on the Red Road / Walking Spirit in a Native Way

Wisdom of the Wind

Stories are powerful.

My interview a couple weeks ago with Hannah Thomas of has been picked up by an online daily publication,

The becoming Daily.

 Under the title of "Wisdom of the Wind". Check it out.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Life Stories Series at Heartrising


Wisdom of the Wind

Stories are powerful

To introduce our Life Stories Series, we are thrilled to bring to you professional story teller and keeper of wisdom, James Beard.

How honoured I feel that Hannah Thomas of Heart Rising would include me in the beginnings of her series "Life Stories"

The interview can be heard at:

Copyright © 2012 James B. Beard All rights reserved.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

My birthday wish for 2012 ! Hope I can blow out all the candles !

A wish for all of us !

Would it not be great if this were the year that we all accept one another as equals. We stop consuming the earth with out giving back. We help each other and stop the killing and ravaging of one another over greed, fear and power. Well, it is just another prayer! Or is it? Kannaganaa / we are all related!

Copyright © 2012 James B. Beard All rights reserved.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Public Release ! Walking Spirit in a Native Way

White Mocs on the Red Road


            Walking Spirit in a Native Way

Jim's first book -

Jim Beard aka NoodinWhite Mocs on the Red Road / Walking Sprit in a Native Way  - has been acclaimed by many to be uniquely presented to aid people in gaining insite to the mysteries of the Elder teachings of the traditional Native American.

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To begin to know spirit through the teachings of the ancients. In a time of transition, one begins to look for answers about living that seem to be missing in life. It seems as if the fulfillment of the promise of the American dream is somehow incomplete. One begins to look for something to fill in the missing pieces. Noodin searched for that missing part and almost literally stumbled on the first people of this land. As he began to learn of their continued existence, they led him on an extraordinary path of understanding. These people who he did not even know still existed, continue to have the gifts of a beautiful culture that respects all things. The goal for Noodin then became to find those gifts.

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