The Medicine Wheel – Rachel Wolff

A new Give ’em Hope video is coming soon but, in the meantime, here’s another poem … from our sister, Rachel Wolff. 
The Medicine Wheel: 
Spring means birth  

Spring means new 

A young man rises with the early

Morning sun and sees movement

In the air- a Hummingbird – an

Owl- a hawk
Summer comes with its passions

And the sun sits high overhead 

As shadows hide on the ground

Now the man is taller-he walks

With pride and draws new

Strength and courage

From eagle, cougar 

Fall arrives and nature prepares for winter

And man continues looking inward at

Reality and the shadows, readying for

Winter and works with his friend the

Beaver: Like the snake – the Man 

Sheds his skin again which 

Reminds him that in 

Life we all change

Again and again
Winter is a time of spirituality, a time of

Wisdom, a time of the ‘White Hair’- a

Time of contemplation – a time of

Healing and dreams – a time to

To deliberate on the animals

The white buffalo, the

Moose and the Bear 
Rachel Wolff 

Seasons – 

The Medicine Wheel

Another interpretation

March 2013


About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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