The medicine wheel has been used by aboriginal cultures in North and South America for 10,000 years. It is a symbol of the circle of life, used in prayer and to bring balance to one’s life. The circle of the Anishinaabe medicine wheel is continuous, with no beginning and no end. Everything in life is sacred – the earth, animals, plants … everything affects one another. The four colours of the medicine wheel are spirits. Each one is associated with a life stage.
The Medicine Wheel is a tool that can be used to check in with yourself and receive insights to problems. The wheel represents the circle of life. The circle represents the circle of the earth and the metaphysical circle of all creation. It is important to keep all our aspects in balance- mind, body, emotions and spirit. Work with the medicine wheel to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses
Sweet grass is the hair of our mother, the Earth. Each strand alone is not as strong as when braided together. Sweet grass represents the Northern Direction on the Medicine Wheel. All life is sacred. Enjoy life!