- a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
- complete disorder and confusion.
- behavior so unpredictable as to appear random, owing to great sensitivity to small changes in conditions.
- Where to turn when you need help
- How to ask for help
There are elders who are willing to help you. You need only ask. One way is to offer tobacco. Tobacco, in natural form or in a tobacco tie, is one of the four sacred medicines and is the proper way to request help or ask a question of an elder. The elder or knowledge keeper is able to help you. Guidance and teachings are paramount to healing, the offering of tobacco, even during prayer or meditation, will help you to ground yourself.
Smudging is another way, the sweet aroma, the motion of cleansing your spirit, your mind and your body and the words you think or say to Creator are all helpful in calming, soothing and grounding yourself.
You just need to ask. That is the first step.