Wednesday Wisdom: Heyokah 2/24/16

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Learning through laughter and opposites…


This week’s Sacred Path Card reading for Wednesday Wisdom is the “Heyokah” card.  Heyokah is a contrary clown who holds total wisdom.  He is a Sacred Trickster and teaches one to learn through laughter.  He makes one think on her own and tests one’s beliefs from the past.

All Heyokahs operate through opposites.  Often the wisdom imparted is the exact opposite of the answers the person would find for herself.  Often laughter results, not only for the seeker, but for the whole community.

IMG_20151216_170202337When this card is pulled, it reminds us not to take life so seriously. The joking part of Heyokah’s nature is to trick others into enlightened states of understanding.  He teaches you to be a “good sport” and know that there is a spiritual lesson to be learned.  Learn how to balance work and play, sacredness with irreverence and to laugh at yourself.

Heyokah diminishes fear through laughter.  When you get frightened by the unknown, Heyokah can “trick” you out of your fear and help you see your self-created “boogeyman.”  He will show up when your stubbornness stops your growth. He will show you that there are many alternatives,  and help you find joy in your own foolishness.

If you are open to change, be prepared for adventure!  Stop being so serious….Be willing to laugh and welcome others to laugh with you!  Celebrate more than you mourn and enjoy being human.

Have a FUN-tastic week!



Source: Jamie Sams, author of Sacred Path Cards: The Discovery of Self through Native Teachings, Harper San Francisco, 1990.
NOTE: Kathleen McGinley, aka “Machi,” channels Spirit using the Sacred Path Cards deck by Jamie Sams. She offers “Sacred Path Card readings” for individuals who are seeking guidance in any area of their lives. Click here for more information.



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