Janet Michele Red Feather

Janet Michele Red Feather
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Janet Michele Red Feather, J.D., M.A., is a ceremonial singer who has learned over 60 traditional songs in Mandan and Lakota and sings in nine different languages. Janet was a full-time defense litigator in California for nearly eight years. Her life changed significantly after she traveled to North Dakota in 1993 to fast and pray for a way of life. A regular columnist for The Edge, she has also appeared in Psychic Guidepost, FATE Magazine and Species Link. Her book, Song of the Wind (2014, Galde Press), dealt with her experiences as an empath, and her journey through Mandan spiritual culture. She is currently a full-time, tenured English faculty member at Normandale Community College, having taught Composition and Literature for a span of 20 years.

Spirit Leaves: Awakening Happiness

Cedric Red Feather once said to me, "Nothing has power over us, except what we give it." Other people do not hold the reigns...

Spirit Leaves: Au Naturel

I am the consummate perpetual student; I love being in school. I can argue incessantly, read voraciously and extrapolate indefinitely. I have a bachelor's...

Spirit Leaves: Heart of Community

Community is invariably defined as a feeling of fellowship or connectedness with like-minded people. Where is this mythical place, though, for people who are...

Spirit Leaves: Spiritual Horn of Plenty

We don't have to look too far for abundance: it is all around us. We reside in an abundant Universe that proffers a super-numerous...

Spirit Leaves: Oceanic Wisdom

The man at a kitchen table in Minot, North Dakota, looked inscrutable. He gazed through low-lidded, compassionate eyes. Temporarily distracted by his slender, wiry,...

Spirit Leaves | Sacred Wellness

Long ago, Native People lived the natural way. There was no need for pills, clinics, physicians or apothecaries. Now and then, their bodies would...
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Spirit Leaves: Creative Confluence

The ocean tide of personal energy ebbs and flows. When the waves crest upward successively, all is well in our world. We fill with...

Spirit Leaves: Feeling Feng Shui

The emotional body can become as unbalanced and dis-eased as the physical body. I have, personally, calamitously cultivated patterns that have wreaked havoc with...

Spirit Leaves: Why Meditate?

In the movie Eat, Pray, Love, journalist Elizabeth Gilbert (played by Julia Roberts) visits an ashram in India. Sitting cross-legged on the floor of...

Spirit Leaves: Magnificent Mariners

Recently, in a conversation with Cedric Red Feather, I was reminded of the oceanic wisdom of a departed psychic mentor, David Godwin. Godwin affirms...

Spirit Leaves: In Loving Memory of a Psychic Mentor

I was only 16, yet I was intensely curious about the spiritual realm. A second cousin on my father's side, Lyn, smiled shyly when...

Spirit Leaves: The Angelic Realm

Angels are not trillions of light years away; angels are right behind us, slightly above the shoulders. The Red Feather Man told me this...

Spirit Leaves: The Genuine Article

In one respect, authenticity should come naturally. It ought to be easy to be ourselves. We would avoid having to prepare the face to...

Spirit Leaves: Native Greening

Thank Heavens for a certain wise Mandan. I opened this month's column with some very pedantic health tips. I read the initial draft to...

Spirit Leaves: Holistic Heaven for the Newly Converted

Healthy eating is not a new concept: like any major religious movement, it has merely undergone a revival. Inspired by this month's subtitled reference...

Spirit Leaves: The Artist’s Well

Many believe having material possessions or finding true love brings lasting happiness. I was raised in the acquisitive culture and instilled with the Prince...

Spirit Leaves: Divine Balance

In contemplating The Divine Feminine, I recall that our Elders emphasized how the Spirits are color-blind and gender-neutral. Cedric Red Feather tells us of...