Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine

Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine

by Renee Baribeau
Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine

Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine

by Renee Baribeau


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A practical guide to connect to powerful wind energies that navigate us toward authentic joy, power, and purpose.

In this book, you'll explore the rich mythology and cultural significance of wind, and discover a powerful system to utilize the subtle, healing energies in your life. Winds of Spirit will teach you how to connect with your true inner self, use your body as a compass, and receive life-changing messages from nature.

Based on an ancient sacred technique used by farmers, shamans and sailors, this system will show you how to navigate your personal path, providing insight into how to manage the wind patterns and shifting conditions affecting you. You will also learn how to invoke wind deities--gods and goddesses from around the world--and the cardinal winds from the four quadrants of the sky, each of which relate to the inner landscape of your life: mind, emotions, body, and spirit.

By working with the omnipresent winds in your life, you can restore harmony and balance, heal the body, and inspire creativity.

Experiential practices include wind breath, wind bath, wind knots, and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401952754
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Renee Baribeau is a wind whistler, author, and sought-after inspirational speaker with a thriving international soul coaching practice. In 2005, Renee established the Desert Holistic Network in Palm Desert, California, an online regional resource directory. Renee also served as the resident shaman at We Care Spa in Desert Hot Springs. Since 2013, she has worked for Foundations Recovery Network, a national system of residential treatment facilities, as marketing and community outreach coordinator. Renee is a regular blogger at Elephant Journal, and has contributed chapters to Pearls of Wisdom and The Five Principles of Everything. Website:

Table of Contents

Introduction: Navigating Chang? xi

Part I The Winds of Change

Chapter 1 The Goal: The Awakened Self 3

Chapter 2 The Story of Wind: Applying Ancient Knowledge to Modern-Day Navigation 19

Chapter 3 Intensity: Types of Wind 29

Chapter 4 Recognizing Wind Patterns: Cycles of Change 39

Part II From What Direction is the Wind Blowing? Cardinal Forces

Introduction to the Cardinal Winds 49

Chapter 5 The Cardinal Wind of the East (The Mind) 53

Chapter 6 The Cardinal Wind of the South (The Emotions) 57

Chapter 7 The Cardinal Wind of the West (The Body) 63

Chapter 8 The Cardinal Wind of the North (The Spirit) 69

Part III When the Wind Blows-Navigating Life

Chapter 9 Wind Magic throughout History 77

Chapter 10 Finding Your Center 85

Chapter 11 Calibrating Your Inner Awakening Compass 95

Chapter 12 Weather Vane Process: Staying Balanced During Changing Winds 101

Chapter 13 Wind Bath 107

Chapter 14 Wind Knots: Managing Intensity 113

Chapter 15 Cooperating with Your Inner Winds 117

Chapter 16 Removing Resistance to Change 121

Part IV The Inner Winds-Forces of Nature

Introduction to the 29 Wind Gods/Goddesses 127

Amaunet (Egyptian): Obscurity 128

Bieg-Olmai (Lapp): Signs 132

Cardea (Roman): Facilitator 136

Dogoda (Polish): Compassion 139

Ehécatl (Aztec/Mixtec): Passion 143

Enlil (Mesopotamian): Destiny 146

Esaugetúh Emissee (Muscogee Creek): Protection 150

Feng Po Po (Chinese): Harmony 154

Fujin (Shinto): Purification 157

Holle (Teutonic): Mystery 160

Ilmarinen (Finnish): Inventor 164

Kari (Malaysian): Expression 168

La'amaomao (Hawaiian): Ancestor 171

Mari (Basque): Gift 175

Nilch'i (Navajo): Intuition 179

Njöror (Norse): Prosperity 182

Oyá (Yoruba): Transformation 186

Shu (Ancient Egyptian): Separation 189

Sila Innua (Inuit): Wisdom 192

Stribog (Slavic): Dispersal 196

Tawhirimatea (New Zealand): Tempest 199

Thaté (Lakota Sioux): Messenger 203

Vayu (Indus): Strength 207

Veja Mäte (Latvian): Nourishment 210

Wayramama (Peruvian): Right Relationship 214

Yaponcha (Hopi): Moderation 218

Yel Ana (Turkish; Yörük): Guidance 222

Yeongdeung Halmang (Tamna): Balance 226

No Wind (Equator): Doldrums 230

Afterword: Deepening Wind Wisdom 235

Endnotes 237

Acknowledgments 247

About the Author 249

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