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Sacred Instructions

Written by: Sherri Mitchell,Larry Dossey
Narrated by: Sherri Mitchell
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Publisher's Summary

A “profound and inspiring” collection of ancient indigenous wisdom for “anyone wanting the healing of self, society, and of our shared planet” (Peter Levine, author of Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma).

A Penobscot Indian draws on the experiences and wisdom of the First Nations to address environmental justice, water protection, generational trauma, and more.

Drawing from ancestral knowledge, as well as her experience as an attorney and activist, Sherri Mitchell addresses some of the most crucial issues of our day—including indigenous land rights, environmental justice, and our collective human survival. Sharing the gifts she has received from the elders of her tribe, the Penobscot Nation, she asks us to look deeply into the illusions we have labeled as truth and which separate us from our higher mind and from one another.

Sacred Instructions explains how our traditional stories set the framework for our belief systems and urges us to decolonize our language and our stories. It reveals how the removal of women from our stories has impacted our thinking and disrupted the natural balance within our communities.

For all those who seek to create change, this book lays out an ancient world view and set of cultural values that provide a way of life that is balanced and humane, that can heal Mother Earth, and that will preserve our communities for future generations.

©2018 Sherri L. Mitchell (P)2019 North Atlantic Books

What the critics say

"Sacred Instructions is an important book that synthesizes a wealth of information in an approachable and empowering way. Mitchell’s steady, assured tone and recommendations for action makes this a rewarding book for anyone looking for a way to engage in less conflict-based, more effective community change."—Foreword

“A deeply personal meditation and call to consciousness and transformation, Sacred Instructions challenges the way we see and experience the world around us. For many readers, the book will reveal the first steps toward a process of self-discovery and spiritual awareness that Mitchell shows us must be lived and breathed every day on our own personal journeys of decolonization and patient recovery of an indigenized worldview.” —Robert A. Williams, Jr., chair of the University of Arizona Indigenous People's Law and Policy Program and author of Savage Anxieties

“In this compelling book, Sherri Mitchell helps all of us understand the experience of First Nations peoples and helps us to embody that unique wisdom. She brings forth a broad understanding of cultural and generational trauma in a way that supports deep healing. The wisdom of this courageous book is profound and inspiring. It is recommended for anyone wanting the healing of self, society, and of our shared planet.”—Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

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Good book, but not what I expected.

I am inspired to look into this author further. Her story has peaked my curiosity, for sure.

I went into this book seeking spiritual guidance. Similar to, maybe, The Art Of War, or (I can't remember the title, but it was the ways of the warrior of light.)

What the book gave me is a large dose of wisdom regarding the times we live in. Insight into the destruction of Mother Earth. Guidance and wisdom for moving forward.

Among this message was a lot of interesting Indigenous philosophy and cultural history. We can learn a lot from their ways.

I believe we have done a great disservice to humanity as a whole by oppressing native peoples.

I recommend this book.

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everyone needs to hear this

listen carefully to message in the stories. the most truth you will hear. everyone should have access to his book

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Beautiful

I keep listening and listening. Good food for thought, and she explains everything really well. highly recommended

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An Incredible Voice sharing Wisdom for today's world

I first learned of Sherrie Mitchell through an online course I had taken. Intrigued by just a small message she had shared I decided to see if she may have an audiobook I could listen to. Low and behold! Yes!
This book is filled with Compassion, Native American Indigenous with profound Teachings and Wisdom all will benefit from.

What was truly most beneficial for me…were the personal stories woven into each chapter that helped this book spring to life in real time. Spoken in Sherri's own voice…no one else could have done such a great job….I am convinced of this.

Listen to this incredible book of wonder and profound Truth. There is much to receive and to ponder over time.
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Amazing!

Grounded words breathed spirit into my heart. Large themes, shared with vulnerability and hope. Mahsi Cho!

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great read

I strongly recommend listening to this audiobook. our situation is truly dire and it is sad to not see change coming from our leaders. things need to change!

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Relaxing, spiritually uplifting and beautiful

I fully plan on purchasing a physical copy of this book and rereading it to highlight and take notes in. It’s beautifully written, sectioned wonderfully, well narrated and exactly what the world needs. Thank you so much for such a beautiful experience!

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great info, but buy the physical book

Loved the content, it's got a lot of great info well said. However I recommend you buy the physical book. The narration is similar to text to speech (sorry), so it's easy to zone out by mistake and miss something valuable.

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Very eudcational.

The author breaks down in an easy way what has been dine to the indegenous communiries. As well as how to rey and recover from it. It was a very well written book.

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Wisdom shared to help direct our course

Much gratitude to Sherri for the work and determination of spirit to encourage and direct us towards fulfilling our purpose. Inspiring dedication to change the course of humanity to one of care, collaboration, and action that brings us back to our sovereignty.

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