The center is run by Jim and Janna Fackrell. They met in Sedona, AZ on a retreat and have been inseparable ever since. At the time, Jim lived in Olathe, KS and Janna lived in Los Angeles, CA. Jim left his life in Kansas and moved to LA to marry the woman of his dreams (oh yeah and to do a few years of training in Shamanism and Holistic Medicine). Jim ended up becoming a co-facilitator for the journey in Sedona where they originally met. He shares many teachings while in Sedona four times each year. They decided together that it was time to bring more of this work back to the midwest.
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We will be offering a traditional Inipi which is the Lakota term for sweat lodge meaning to live again. Inipi is a purification ceremony where we enter the lodge (known as the womb of the mother) to be born again. We will hold a community lodge the first saturday of the month at 10:30 am unless otherwise specified.
Etiquette- Men can wear shorts or swimming trunks. Women must have shoulders covered up with a short or long sleeve shirt and a long skirt or dress. Please bring a towel or two and a change of clothes. Children are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian. If women are on their moon cycle, they cannot enter the lodge. They are encouraged to hold space outside of the lodge around the fire.
If you have any questions, please email Hello@ScaredHeartsHealingCenter.com
The Medicine Wheel, sometimes known as the Sacred Hoop, has been used by generations of various Native American tribes for health and healing. It embodies the Four Directions, as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Spirit TreeÃÃÂ¢all of which symbolize dimensions of health and the cycles of life.
The Medicine Wheel can take many different forms. It can be an artwork such as artifact or painting, or it can be a physical construction on the land. Hundreds or even thousands of Medicine Wheels have been built on Native lands in North America over the last several centuries.
Movement in the Medicine Wheel and in Native American ceremonies is circular, and
typically in a clockwise, or sun-wise direction. This helps to align with the forces of Nature,
such as gravity and the rising and setting of the Sun.
Meanings of the Four Directions
Different tribes interpret the Medicine Wheel differently. Each of the Four Directions (East,
South, West, and North) is typically represented by a distinctive color, such as black, red,
yellow, and white, which for some stands for the human races. The Directions can also
- Stages of life: birth, youth, adult (or elder), death
- Seasons of the year: spring, summer, winter, fall
- Aspects of life: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical
- Elements of nature: fire (or sun), air, water, and earth
- Animals: Eagle, Bear, Wolf, Buffalo and many others
- Ceremonial plants: tobacco, sweet grass, sage, cedar
We will be hosting monthly drum circles to practice and learn more songs for the Inipi. All are welcome. Please check back for our first start date.