River Pathway - Freedom for your soul,  Peace for your mind
Opening Sacred Space
To the winds of the South, Serpent, brothers, wrap your coils of light around us.
Teach us to let go of the past like you shed your skin.
Show us how to walk closely upon this earth, stepping softly
walking the beauty way. 
To the winds of the West, Mother/Sister Jaguar
Protect our medicine space
Teach us the way of peace, to live impeccably
Show us the way beyond death,
Mulching any heavy energy and changing it to light.
To the winds of the North
Hummingbird, Teach us to drink from only the sweetest flowers,
to discern good.  To have stamina/energy for the long journey.
Grandmother and Grandfathers all the ancestors and ancient ones
Come warm your hands by our fires
Whisper to us in the winds
We honor you who have come before us and all who will come
after us, our childrens children.
To the winds of the East
Great Eagle/ Condor
Come to us from the place of the rising sun
Keep us under your wings,
show us the mountains that we only dare to dream of
Teach us to fly wing to wing with the great spirit.
Mother Earth,
We gather for the healing of all our relations
The stone people, the plant people, The four legged, the two legged,
 the creepy crawlers, The finned, the furred, and the winged ones..
All your children. 
Father sky, Grandmother moon, the star Nations, Wankan Tanken,
Great oneness, The Divine,   You who are known by a thousand names
You who are unnameless.  Thankyou for bringing us together
Send us your golden light and healing.  Thankyou for allowing us
to sing this song of life.
From "Shaman Healer Sage"
by Alberto Villoldo