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I so believe you, and I know what your talking about with the people who get paid for what they supposedly do, it's stupid, and it's funny you posted this, I've been talking with a friend of mine since one in the morning, we just stopped talking at like, five...we were talking about stuff like this...it's crazy how the world works! haha, this is really an amazing story though!
"Do not boast about powers
you do not possess.
For the True deed, makes the false speech
Wow, I know this is an older post but you are totally right. I meet too many people who walk with me and say they're a shaman or they want to be a medicine man/woman or a healer. There's so much more than just deciding to walk that path. I also grew up with ceremonies all around me. Till recently, I was immersed in my culture, though I imagine my teachings are different bc I'm northern. Interesting post though, thanks for sharing.