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Perhaps the last time I felt right with myself and the world was at the Woodstock Concert in 1969.
One Mans Journey to Rediscover the Hope and Passion He felt in the Sixties.
In THE WOODSTOCK BRIDGE: A Journey to Discover Your Spirit (Sacred Bear Press, $14.95), author Gregory Drambour introduces John, a man looking for answers:
When was the last time I really laughed? When had I enjoyed something the way I used to? Why had I given in, and why so easily?
John has returned to Woodstock, with many questions about why he lost
the dreams he had in the sixties. But he finds no answersonly experienceists
and other drop-outs. And like many from that generation he settles into
a numbness and bitterness
until he comes face to face with a Native
American warrior by the name Black Hawk Who Walks the Wind of the Sioux
Along the way, John begins to understand that in order to change, to find a way out of the place where he has been stuck for years, he has to let go of the fear his mind createsthe fear of not knowing, of not being in control, of opening his heart. Black Hawk teaches him to see feel his connection to nature, to appreciate and honor Mother Earth.
Listen with spirit, Black Hawk counsels. Stop thinking, and analyzing, and doing, and instead, quiet the mind and listen with your heart. Wisdom comes thru a feeling of love, joy, compassion, and understanding. This becomes Johns most difficult lessonand the most important.
I stood perfectly still and looked around as the wind blew over me. I felt a part of each star, each tree, each granule of earth under me. I felt a simplicity I wanted never to go away. Every agonizing, suffering moment I had ever experienced was worth it to reach this place.
Black Hawk invites him on yet another journeythis time, to South Dakota. There John sees and feels the fear, prejudice, and hatred that todays Native Americans often deal with; he meets another Native American warrior, Spotted Eagle, who joins Black Hawk in helping John listen with spirit and see spirit in all things. John is mesmerized by the ancient land and begins to quiet enough to hear its secrets.
Finally, John comes to know that the feeling of rightness he has been searching for, is inside him and was never lost. He has woken up the belief that the individual can still make a difference! For John, if he has faith and walks the path of spirit, of love, of rightness inside, the way will be clear. Spirit, John has learned, is love. To walk the path of spirit is to walk a path of love and hopealways hope!
This is Johns spiritual journey. It holds lessons for everyone who has a yearning to live from their heart!
About the author:
Drambour was born in Bronxville, N.Y. He comes from a lineage of writers,
artists, and inventors. He is a cancer survivor and has worked closely
with Native American artists for many years. He has written eight scripts
for movies and television. THE WOODSTOCK BRIDGE is his first book.
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