One White Horse Standing One White Horse Standing Newsletter

JULY 2012


Hi folks,

My recent explorations have led me back to rhodocrosite. It often confounded me as it is a heart stone with maximum awareness...maybe a wide-awake heart stone. I find that I cannot bathe in these energies too long—-though that might be more about the intensity that I tend to do for my casual processes. :-}

Workshop details for the rest of the year are listed below. Bear Medicine is filled so another one might be scheduled next year. The Four Chambered Heart in October is a powerful workshop. We will be exploring a variety of issues, however, one of the big ones will be TRUST...our self first and foremost that enables us to trust others.

I find it interesting that we struggle with present centeredness which supports trust and intimacy. I wonder what we will do as a world when we realize that the solution to intimacy and trust resides inside ourselves.

Bountiful Blessings,
One White Horse Standing


Rhodocrosite: #4

RhodocrositeRhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with chemical composition MnCO3. In its (rare) pure form, it is typically a rose-red color, but impure specimens can be shades of pink to pale brown. The streak is white. Its Mohs hardness varies between 3.5 and 4. Its specific gravity is 3.5 to 3.7. It crystallizes in the trigonal system. The cleavage is typical rhombohedral carbonate cleavage in three directions. Crystal twinning often is present.

It is often confused with the manganese silicate, rhodonite, but is distinctly softer. Rhodochrosite forms a complete solid solution series with iron carbonate (siderite). Calcium, (as well as magnesium and zinc, to a limited extent) frequently substitutes for manganese in the structure, leading to lighter shades of red and pink, depending on the degree of substitution. It is for this reason that the most common color encountered is pink.


RhodocrositeRhodocrosite bestows a positive, enthusiastic attitude for life that encompasses an impersonal love of all life. It is sometimes referred to the stone of love and balance. It contains a pulsating electrical energy which emits the strongest power in the universe, the power of love. The energy of rhodocrosite is encompassed by the presence of the heavenly energies filled with the golden sphere of light; it assists in creating new worlds for the user--worlds filled with love and dreams. Used during the meditative state, one may melt into the sphere of golden ecstasy and/or encounter one's twin soul when so directed.

It is a stone for healing the earth and for showing love to the Mother of us all. It helps one to serve the planet in her time of need, allowing for one to recognize that the responsibility is actually a joy.


Rhodocrosite encourages activity, liveliness, eroticism and spontaneous expressions of feeling. It has a mood lifting effect by bestowing energy and making us light and cheerful. It generates energies and purifies the base, sacral, and heart chakras into harmony. For energizing, it acts with expediency on the physical, astral, and mental planes. For purification, it acts to cleanse and to renew. It balances the emotions gently and quickly, providing stability or order and structure to the mind.


RhodocrositeIt supports wakefulness and a dynamic approach to life. It facilitates balancing of the mental process such that the attunement to the higher self can be attained, and one's awareness and spirituality can be enhanced. It assists in expanding one’s conscious awareness of duality and allows for recognition and insight with respect to the methods by which the pervasive presence of duality affects one's life. It also assists one in attainment of the solution to the puzzling concept relating to the contradiction of the duality of nature. It further assists one in accelerating the expansion of one's consciousness, and to both understand and initiate the practice of intensive relaxation, acceptance, and balancing. The crystalline structures are especially beneficial in these areas.

It removes tendencies towards avoidance and denial and helps one to accept and integrate new information while maintaining clarity of intellect with practicality. It assist one in the re-interpretation of self to dissolve the various interpretations we’ve collected over time and return to a state of being fully in the moment.

It increases long-term memory. One is better able to access memories from the present life, as well as from past lives. It enables one to remember what one his supposed to be doing in the present moment: to stay aware, be present and be relevant.


RhodocrositeIt assists in balancing the male/female aspects of one's character and physical body, providing for strong, clear, and tolerant energy. It acts to stimulate the energies of the body, encouraging the maintenance of the optimum state of health. It has a gentle balancing effect which can maintain the etheric energy at a beneficial level and can help to prevent sickness.

An elixir taken internally has assisted in the relief of internal infections, such as ear, sinuses, ulcers, inflammations. It can provide a soothing action to the skin. It can also be used in the treatment of various kinds of elimination problems, to strengthen the walls of the intestines and to promote the production of the proper range of gastric fluids to enhance digestion. It has been used to balance the energies of the heart and to stabilize the heart and pulse. It can be used in the treatment of thyroid imbalances. An elixir is quite effective.


Melodie’s Love is in the Earth
Michael's Gemstone Dictionary:
Michael Gienger, Crystal Power, Crystal Healing
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.



The Four Chambered Heart

A Journey into Wholeness
October 19-21, 2012

The four chambered heart consists of being fully centered (in our heart) and actively maintaining a strong, clear, open, and full heart. The strong heart means that we have true courage that is based on our internal authority of whom we are. We are able to show up and be present without preconceived notions, while having the Ability to Take Action and Enforce Boundaries. The clear heart means that we have removed our personal biases and blinders and developed a clarity about self so that we can see clearly whom we are by having respect for self and for others without confusing external temptations that can lead down the destructive path of envy or entitlement. With a clear heart, we are able to assess, analyze and contain, while saying what is so when it is so, without blame or judgment. The open heart is a heart that can love itself, having been nurtured by self, family, nature, and life. It does not measure against a bucket emptied by draining one’s source of life by not accepting the innate sense of being loved regardless of circumstances. With a open heart, we have the Ability to Connect and Feel, while paying attention to what has heart and meaning. The full heart means that we can embrace all of life with a sense of wisdom and generosity. It is an awareness that there are as many stories of what is life as there are people; hence, though we can influence others, we must always be open to them and their evolving story. With a full heart, we have the Ability to Initiate, Support and Create Order while being open to outcome.


In the silence of who we are, we discover a part of our self that is sacred. This part of our self does not come to the surface through determination or brute force or sheer will power. Rather it emerges from within the sacredness of who we are when sacred space is opened and safely held. When we touch our own sacredness, we touch our soul.

To find this part of our selves, we need to re-member who we are by traveling through the four chambers of our heart.

What to expect: The workshop will do several shamanic journeys over the course of the weekend. The focus of the workshop is total immersion into the spiritual world for two days so that the emergence of one’s soul can surface through a memory, an insight, or a deep awareness. A large altar/vortex is created with four large rose quartz crystals and one large selenite. This creates a massive energetic field. Within this field, the people are able to find the safety necessary for the soul or inner parts of the self to come to the surface to heal and be healed. It is common for people to have transformational healing experiences.

Who Should Come: All participants need to be experienced with the shamanic journey.

What to Bring: Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A journal notebook with colored pencils or pens is encouraged as well as any comforts such as blankets, pillows, etc.

When and Where will it be held

The workshop is residential and will be held at a beautiful Lutheran kids camp at Dodgeville, WI. You will receive detailed instructions with your registration. We will begin class at 9 am on each day and end at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon. To Register: Please send a $100 deposit or the amount in full to Marie Smith 19126 Campbell Hill Dr, Richland Center, WI 53581. If you have questions, please contact Marie Smith at or (608) 647-2366. The last day for registration is October 1, 2012. Cancellations received by October 1st will get a full refund. After October 1st there will be a $50 processing fee.

What is Included

The workshop is $525 if payment is postmarked by October 1, 2012, which includes lodging for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, 3 meals on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. There is a fee of $10 for linens and towels or you can provide your own.

Class size is limited to 26.

Presenter: Herb "One White Horse Standing" Stevenson (Shawnee and Cherokee) has been exploring indigenous healing practices for over 20 years.


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Awakening to Crystals

A Journey into Stone Energy & Healing

November 30 - December 2, 2012

Crystal IntegrationRocks and crystals have been treasured for their beauty and healing energies since the dawn of time. In similar ways, rocks and crystals can assist in our spiritual journeys. For example, they bring forth spirit energies that provide interesting applications in the ordinary and non-ordinary realities. For some, the rock and crystal spirit energies can enhance shamanic work by adding new experiential dimensions to the ecstatic journey. For others, the rock and crystal spirit energies provide a new set of tools to be used in healing practices, such as establishing protective energy cocoons. At a minimum, as we learn to awaken the spirit energies of the rocks and crystals, parts of ourselves will begin to awaken as well.

What to Expect

Using hands-on experiences, the workshop will focus on energy systems and creating a state of grace, balance and harmony, where healing of the body, mind, soul, and spirit can occur. We will use shamanic journeying to assist us in creating sacred spaces as healing processes for self and others.


Who Should Come

The workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. It is focused towards expanding the skills for spiritual explorers, practicing healers, and curious people. Hence, crystal healers, hands-on healers, shamanic practitioners, body-workers, and the delightfully inquisitive can expand their skills through the use of crystal energies.

What to Bring

Please bring your drum(s), rattle(s), bell(s), and/or favorite noisemaker, as well as any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as blankets, pillows, etc.


Dinner will be served on Friday night, Saturday- breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch—departure at 3pm.

When and Where to Come

Registration will begin at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 30th at Camp Asbury. The workshop will begin Friday afternoon, Sat-all day and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at Camp Asbury 10776 Asbury Rd Hiram Ohio 44234.

What to Pay

The fee for the workshop is $395 if paid by October 1, 2012. If paid after October 1, 2012, the fee is $445. This includes room and six hot meals as listed above.

For further information, kindly call Lauren at 216-272-8438 or e-mail to reserve a space in the circle. Please send a check, payable to The Rock Girls inc. Mail the check to The Rock Girls inc 26635 Amhearst Circle #201 Beachwood Oh 44122. Once paid-in-full you will receive info on your stay at Camp Asbury. Due to the workshop focus and the unique facilities, the attendance will be limited to 25 people.


Buffalo Medicine

Early 2013 - Dates to be Announced,
Camp Asbury, Hiram Ohio

The Buffalo Medicine workshop is an initiation – a birthing process to more fully be who you are in the world. The focus is to discover the inner wisdom of your soul that knows how to combine right action with right prayer. Buffalo Medicine leads us to discover our ability to initiate , support and create order, while being open to outcome.

Buffalo medicine is about the essence of buffalo spirit. Buffalo is a symbol of abundance and manifestation through co creation with Spirit. Part of what White Buffalo Woman taught the Lakota is that they did not have to struggle to survive. By uniting the mundane and the divine appropriately, all that would be needed would be available. In this way we don't have to “bull” our way through life. The path opens and flows easily. Buffalo are also in tune with the seasons and the timing of Nature. This doesn't mean we should sit back and do nothing, but rather that we should do what we have to do and then let events take their natural course. Buffalo medicine is also about give away and gratitude for what you already have. The quickest way to stop the flow of abundance is by failing to honor that which has already come to you.

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This is a shamanic newsletter and is intended only for educational and informational purposes. Any person needing therapeutic support should contact a mental health professional immediately.