Lynette Two Bulls and Phillip Whiteman Jr. travel to Door County from Lame Deer, Montana to lead a day of studies within the Medicine Wheel Model® at Nelson Healing Center on Saturday, July 18 from 9:30 am – 5 pm.
Phillip Whiteman Jr. and Lynette Two Bulls utilize The Medicine Wheel Model® as a circular, holistic, depiction of Universal Life. This world view, held by most Indigenous People, explains how all life is connected and how the species of mankind is ordained with certain responsibilities to maintain that Circle. The workshop will assist participants in visualizing a place within the circle of life, thus enhancing our direct connection with what is traditionally called the Great Spirit.
All of creation is represented in the Medicine Wheel, the four seasons, four colors, four directions and the behaviors that come with four stages of life. At the center of the wheel lies balance – the Creator. Attendees will be guided on a journey deep within, using the Medicine Wheel as a map to reclaim and strengthen their connection to Spirit.
This one-day workshop, presented in two parts, is facilitated by Lynette Two Bulls, Oglala Lakota and her husband Phillip Whiteman Jr., Northern Cheyenne. Phillip, a traditional medicine man, storyteller, teacher and motivational speaker, will include many of the traditional stories of healing, wellness, balance and hope that have been passed down to him through generations.
In the afternoon, Lynette Two Bulls will lead an exploration on Reclaiming the Sacred. Her own personal story traces a path from the “World of High Finance to Living in Balance.” She will address the many issues that revolve around the roles, relationships and responsibilities regarding women in our lives, wives and lovers, mothers, grandmothers and daughters. Lynette, mother of four daughters, was raised by her grandmother and will share the teachings that were passed down through generations to her. She will address some of the issues of generational trauma, the shadows and light, the healing that sometimes needs to take place in order to restore wellness to mind, body and spirit. Phillip will also share some of the traditional teachings of his mother, as experienced from a male perspective.
The fee to attend the all-day workshop, taking place from 9:30 am until 5 pm on July 18 is $75. Please, bring a bag lunch. You can find out more and reserve a spot by calling the clinic at 920.818.0045.
“A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then, it is finished no matter how brave its warriors or how strong their weapons.” – Cheyenne Proverb
Lynette”Scouts Woman” Two Bulls
An enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, Lynette Two Bulls was born and grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She currently resides in Lame Deer, Montana with her husband and four daughters where she serves as the Business Manager and as a Consultant for their family Business. She attended Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota, St. Labre Indian School in Montana and Montana State University, majoring in Business Management.
Lynette has worked in many different businesses, focusing primarily on business and financial affairs. She has also worked for Indian Country Today, the nation’s leading Native American newspaper as Associate Publisher and as a financial consultant for some of the nation’s leading investment firms. This experience opened her eyes to the strong needs in Indian country and has led the way to her current role.
Together with Phillip, her partner in life and in business, Lynette travels throughout the country working with people of all colors and walks of life to create cultural understanding, respect for diversity and healthier communities using the teachings of the Medicine Wheel Model®.
Throughout her life Lynette Two Bears has continued to “give back” to communities by volunteering her time through mentoring and serving on many non-profit boards. She currently serves as the Vice President of Yellow Bird which is a non-profit dedicated to empowering youth.
Her knowledge of Native culture and heritage is strong. She credits this to being brought up by her grandparents, Matthew and Nellie Two Bulls, who instilled in her the values of respect, generosity, bravery and wisdom which she tries to incorporate into all aspects of her life.
Phillip Whiteman Jr.
Nationally known cultural consultant, storyteller, horse trainer, champion Grass Dancer and rodeo saddle Bronc Champion, Phillip Whiteman Jr., is Chief of the Northern Cheyenne People’s Council of 44. He is also a traditional medicine man, a teacher, motivational speaker who guides individuals in utilizing the traditional Medicine Wheel as a model. He began his work focusing primarily on horses. What he learned in developing and teaching the Medicine Wheel Model® of Natural Horsemanship became the foundation for his work with people.
The Medicine Wheel Model®
“The Medicine Wheel represents the Circle of Life – Mother Earth, where we are all connected, man, animal and all living things.” – Phillip Whiteman Jr.
The Medicine Wheel is the original map of life that native people have been living by since the beginning of time. It is a philosophy of life in which we are all connected. All of creation is part of the Medicine Wheel and at the center is balance – the Creator. It represents diversity of life; the four seasons, four colors, four directions, four stages of life and behaviors that come with each stage. It represents the sky, the land, the water and underground. The philosophy teaches that the energy we put out into the universe is reflected back upon us. Simply stated, what you do to others you also do to yourself. As part of that philosophy, the Sun and Moon play a vital role in our connection to the universe, along with other dualities including male and female, left and right brain and how the center lobe connects us to our emotions.
“The Medicine Wheel Model® is a guide to help us find balance in our lives and to understand how our actions affect everything around us,” explains Phillip, “from horses and humans to all living things.”