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The May 2013 John Two Hawks Circle Letter
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 07:33:11 AM »

Hello my friends,

Welcome to all new Circle members!  Each section of the Circle Letter is written 'facing' one of the four directions, beginning with the east, then the south, west and finally the north.  This is to honor indigenous wisdom.  It is to teach and to help us to focus and find the center.  I welcome you all to the Circle....

EAST - Wiyohinyanpata - Yellow (Four Winds)
Reverie - by JTH from the Beautiful World AlbumTo dream the impossible....  To envision what could be....  To fantasize about the fantastic....  This is 'Reverie'.  We are all visionaries to some extent.  For we all must search the ether to find that which can be visualized.  And this applies to many facets of our lives.  Whether we are fixing a faucet or dreaming up a new business, we must envision what needs to happen before it happens in order for it to happen.  Did ya get that?!!  You may want to read that line again.  So the message here is simple, and yet profound (most profound things are simple by the way).  And that message is this:  To achieve a dream you must first dream.  To realize a vision, you must first envision.  And if we are ever to touch the fantastic, we must be willing to fantasize that it really could happen.  No dream comes true without a test of our faith.  Visions can be gloriously messy and imperfect.  And yet, dreams are about transforming intangible ideas into tactile realities.  They are what make our world go around and our lives worth living.  So go ahead and dream!  Seek your vision.  And find your Reverie....

(Click the image above to watch the 'Reverie' music video)

'Beautiful World' CD

SOUTH - Itokagata - Red (Red Earth)
A word from Peggy....

Usually I write very funny uplifting notes to you all.  Sometimes life is not so fun and light.  Sometimes it is just plain tragic.  Sometimes you have to put one foot in front of the other and just breathe as you walk the tight rope to the other side .  Many of you have experienced this or are experiencing it right now.  These are the dark night of the soul experiences.  These times grow our faith muscles and lead our hearts to compassion.

Please take time to watch and listen to the new JTH Music Video - Night of the Soul
JTH Music Video - 'Night of the Soul'

Are you in Europe or Scandinavia?  Keep your eye on the JTH Events Calendar.  The Beautiful World Tour is heading your way!

WEST - Wiyohpeyata - Black or Blue (We are STILL Here!)
Cup of Peace....
Cup of Peace Song SampleFor this section, I want to share an excerpt of the lyrics I wrote for the song 'Cup of Peace'.  I was truly blessed to have Seamus Byrne from Ireland play Celtic Whistles, and Troy Donockely of England play Uilleann Pipes on this song.  Here is the excerpt....

"And they stood, a tattered remnant.  With their cup of peace in hand.  And they raised it up to heaven.  With acts of love, they'd make their final stand.
The rains of war and death and hate poured down upon them.  Until they could not see a thing or hear a sound.  And just when it looked as though they were defeated, a golden flower sprung through the broken ground..."

(Click the photo above to hear a sample of the song)

NORTH - Waziyata - White  (Words of Wisdom)
Some thoughts for contemplation....

Abuse and sacrifice are two very different kinds of suffering....

There are times to listen, and times to speak.  Knowing the difference is wisdom....

Sometimes the most difficult thing of all is the very thing you must do....

Music speaks in ways that words cannot....

SPECIAL NOTE:  Due to the size of our Circle Membership, we upgraded a while back to a new system for sending it.  If you feel the need to unsubscribe, this is fine.  All we ask is that you please not report our letter as 'spam'.  You received the JTH Circle Letter because someone at your address signed up for it.  We have never spammed and we never will.  We appreciate your understanding, and we thank you for connecting!

May Spirit encircle you and yours with faith to believe, hope for the future, and love for all....     

As always, in the spirit of mending the sacred hoop of the nations of the world
Your friend and brother in music,
John Two-Hawks

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