Saturday, January 31, 2015

A lot is happening under the snow

A lot is happening under the snow

The ground is resting and getting ready to grow beautiful new life in the spring. Monica and I are getting ready for spring as well.

We are making plans to have a Native Fabric area, community gathering place, at Monica’s home in Amherst, NH.

It will consist of an area for a tiipii, a teaching lodge and a healing lodge. A garden is in the works and it will be planted as a three sister’s garden consisting of corn, beans and squash.

Figure 1   Layout Plan for Spring 2015

In the plan is community story telling starting in the spring. Anyone will be welcome to our fire for an evening of stories on a weekly basis. We will be having circles on a regular schedule. Crafting and other events are also being planned to offer to those interested.

Much gratitude is offered to Monica for her gracious offering of her land to make a place for programs to help the people.

Talks concerning health and wellness, seeking balance and centering, continue to be offered throughout New England.

These presentations are open to all age groups. Schools, Holistic Centers, Martial Arts Centers and individual focus groups in communities particularly benefit from these. They focus on various teachings shared to me by Elder, Larry Matrious and other Native teachers of the Algonquin people who call themselves Anishinaabe. Each program is designed to run two hours and thirty minutes. They consist of a brief opening in Native Tradition, a presentation of the topic and open discussion. Some of the topics are:

 If you have an interest in hosting a presentation or helping in the construction of our new program area please contact me. Jim Beard aka Noodin ~ (603) 261-7228 or

Have a wonderful winter season and stay safe and warm.

Jim Beard aka Noodin


“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin

Friday, January 9, 2015


The first step to helping others !

~ M’naa den d’mowin ~ [respect]  Respect everyone, all humans and all things created. Regard each with esteem and consideration.  Allow others to believe in their own reality.
Being in the present is only a part of the answer. Understanding one’s own reality and the reality of those around us is the other critical understanding. What one understands and the way that one understands it is what builds a belief system that guides a life. It does not have to be right or wrong. It is the experience and information that makes what one believes work or not for them. So what one believes is their personal understanding. It is their reality and it does not matter whether is true or not. It is what they know to be true.

Each of us believes things a little differently than another person. We define our truth based on the input and experience we gain over our time in life. What one believes as a youth may be completely different from what one believes as an adult but it is what that person knew to be true then. Since what we believe is the way it is for us, it often leads us to dispute what others may believe because they believe based on their own input. Their belief is the truth for them.

What Native teachings have shown me is that no two of us believe exactly the same thing and that we need to learn not to judge each other’s reality or belief. It is the judging of the beliefs of one another that creates conflict and the conflict restricts the growth of the individual, family and community. Rather than judge one another it is important to respect each other’s right to believe differently. When we respect others right to believe differently we are open to grow. We are not judging so much and can have dialogue and sharing. Through the dialogue and sharing often comes growth for all who are involved.

“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Great Shift in Consciousness


Proposed use of site in Amherst New Hampshire for conducting Cultural Education Programs.

The programs will be freely offered, freely given support is gratefully accepted.

Happy 2015 ~

It is going to be a GReat Year! Native Fabric area in the planning for Amherst NH. Includes:


3 Sisters Garden

 Healing Lodge

Teaching Lodge


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“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Book - White Mocs on the Red Road ~ Walking Spirit in a Native Way



Walking a life of fulfillment

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