Hollow bone, holy grail



Clean slate, clear channel is the same as the Hollow Bone Lakota term. The concept of Hollow Bone is found in native and indigenous teachings. Energy work such as reiki has the practitioner work from the position of neutral observer is employing the same techniques. We are but conduits of the flow of energy, information or Spirit coming through us for another person. In Native American teachings the concept of the hollow bone refers to the structure of birds’ bones, their feathers being hollow allowing birds to take flight. Birds are divine messengers and hold the answers we seek. The process of knowing oneself, one’s beliefs, biases, and perceptions allows the healer to move ego and conscious mind out of the way creating that clear channel. We are to be neutral as the Hollow Bone. We channel Spirit not power. We are the empty valley that holds the river. When I guide with hollow bone medicine I only have the intention of being present and responding as directed by Spirit. Energy is neutral power is not.The highly respected late Native American Frank Fools Crow taught that you must become like a hollow bone to be effective. “We are called to become hollow bones for our people, and anyone else we can help, and we are not supposed to seek power for our personal use and honour. What we bones really become is the pipeline that connects Wakan Tanka, the Helpers and the community together.” This is how the emptiness gets filled with energy as we heal ourselves and others.
It is the holy grail, cup and dagger, yin and yang. To become an empty vessel that Wakan Tanka, God, consciousness, and ultimately our own inherent divinity can fill. The same concept is present in many faiths. It is destination all paths lead to. The holy grail. Emptiness. Hollow bone.



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