Spirituality refers to way of living where an individual appreciates interests of a non-worldly nature rather than material pleasures. Unfortunately, there are very few people who give it any serious thought because of the pressures of modern-day living. They tend to view the world around them in a different manner. However, those who do embrace it in their daily lives tend to be more humble, law-abiding and peace-loving people in comparison to those who do not. Many experts point out that it is possible for people to acquire spiritual awareness via external lectures and studying prominent books on this subject. They need to experience it within themselves. Only then can they feel happier about themselves.
Harley Reagan – Recognizing the importance of healing in spirituality
The Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society is a prominent spiritual organization founded by Harley Reagan in the United States in 1986. The members of this group go out of their way to reintroduce the teachings of the Wheels and Keys of the Sweet Medicine SunDance (SMSD) Path of Turtle Island to the world. To achieve this objective, they conduct seminars, workshops and classes to ensure proper guidance to people seeking spiritual awareness through this ancient Shamanic practice. They refer to it as the ‘gateway process’. Such a step goes a long way in promoting the personal growth of such individuals.
The followers of Harley “SwiftDeer” Reagan claim contrary to what most people believe healing means more than curing the human body of various kinds of physical ailments. In many of online posts, they point out that the founder held view that Shamanic way of true healing also includes the sufferers’ emotions, spirits, mental state and sexuality. They state that spiritual healing model of the Sweet Medicine SunDance (SMSD) Path includes knowledge from various ancient Shamanic paths and modern science. They state the progress helps to cure people of various forms of emotional, spiritual, physical and mental illnesses they may be suffering from.
These members go on to quote on their website that in the opinion of their founder it is important for all human beings to regard various forms of diseases as teachers. They record on their website that according to the view of Harley “SwiftDeer” Reagan, sufferers need to understand that only they can cure themselves of such aliments instead of relying on others. For this, they have to have to identify the root causes of such illnesses both at a spiritual and physical level. Only then can they take on the responsibility of curing themselves on order to lead peaceful and productive lives in the societies they belong to.
The followers of Harley Reagan state that healing is an essential process in any Shamanic spiritual practice. TheSweet Medicine SunDance (SMSD) Path is not an exception to this fundamental rule. It allows the sufferer an opportunity in the reasons how he/she brought a particular aliment into his/her life. This enable to make the necessary choices to cure himself/herself of such illnesses in order to realize his/her full potential.