Happy Monday Dolls! I love hearing from you guys through my blog, Instagram and emails. I read all of your messages and it keeps me inspired and supported! I want to share with you a part of me that is really special and sacred. It is my love for the Native American culture. The Native American culture is filled with so much beauty, rich tradition, and reverence for Mother Nature. All of this is a part of me.
My father who I love with all my life entered my life in my early twenties. He is actually my step-dad but he is the father I never had. He is part Spanish and part Native American. My father is a Native American shaman and I have watched him conduct many spiritual ceremonies and healings. It is quite powerful and my life has been changed through his teachings and example.
One ceremony in particular was held at a sundance in Neola, Utah. Where the stars are so bright and close you could almost reach out and touch them. During this three day ceremony he sang prayers to heaven and participated in sweat lodges while fasting without food and water. It was incredible to witness his sacrifice for us, his love for all people, and the Great Spirit.
It was during this time my family was given our Native American Indian names. He had been praying about our names for months. We were invited into the medicine circle among all the warriors there. It was so powerful and sacred to be among those so mighty and valiant. Here my dad announced our Native American names to all and the Great Spirit:
Albert (my husband): Stands Like a Rock
Me: Soft Wind Woman
Emi: River Song
Elijah: Spotted Wolf (his name was given at later Native American ceremony as he was not born yet. It was at this exact ceremony where my father was given a vision that he was to have a grandson in the future!)
It is hard to condense all of this in one blog post! There is so much I have felt and seen with the Native American culture and people. When UnCensorYourself contacted me about a collaboration — I had to give it some thought. It was important that I would wear something that would have tremendous meaning for me. When she created these beautiful copper pieces of jewelry with my family’s Native American names I was so touched!
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Very touching and beautiful story! Love that the bracelets are more than just beauty, but has meaning too. Thanks for sharing and bringing light to this post. You look gorgeous as always by the way.
This is a great look! Love your bracelets so much and outfit is chic 🙂
Love this Debbie! My great great grandmother was 100% Cherokee Indian so I feel great connection and respect as well. Thanks for highlighting this amazing culture.
Loving those cuffs! I also love your dress and boot color combo.
Vanessa | http://www.vanessarene.com
these bangles are so pretty, love the rose gold and the lace peeking out under your dress! what a special look!
What pretty dress,I love the fringe sleeves
What beautiful bracelets and it’s wonderful that they have such a special meaning.
I love these custom bracelets! They are so beautiful!
Those bracelets are lovely! Love all of your native american names!! I can totally picture you as the Soft Wind Woman! The name suits you! Also, great to customise bracelets!
Deepti xx | http://www.mademoisellemeetsmaquillageandmacaroons.com
Such a beautiful story and such a unique way to personalize your bracelets!! xo Dayna // http://daysbyday.com/
What a lovely story! Even cooler that your bracelets have a history behind them. 🙂
I love the meaning behind your bracelets!
what a beautiful story! thanks for sharing!
What a touching post Debbie and such great pieces you have now with a lovely meaning and story behind them!
Thanks for sharing your story, I enjoy reading you, as always. Love these personalized copper bracelets, I love how you stacked a bunch of them, super cute xx
I absolutely adore these bracelets and love the fact that they are so meaningful!!
Your story is so beautiful thanks for sharing. I love your style and these bracelets are so awesome!
Debbie, this look is really pretty. Love the combination of the pink dress with all your details and the boots! Those bracelets make a statement!
Such a beautiful story. These bracelets are great!
The bracelets look so chic and so cool! I love this type of jewelry, it feels really personal 🙂
I love your boots too!
Wow this is absolutely amazing in this look, Deb! Those bracelets are timeless!
Thanks for sharing darling!
Much love, Len
That was a very touching story and I enjoy learning more about you! You look super fabulous in this whole look and those bracelets are so cool❤️ Love you girl xo
Dear Soft Wind Woman, this article was a pleasure to read as you talk about Native American culture and let us in on things and rituals I didn’t even know still exist, but you also by wearing what you wear, showcase modern Native American culture through fashion. I am so intrigued by this so from now on I will refer to you as Soft Wind Woman! 🙂
What a beautiful story. This is amazing girl. Thank you so much for sharing!
Love all of your names. I don’t know much about native american culture but it sure sounds amazing. I’ve always felt curious about these ceremonies because they’re full of wonderful positive principles and statements.
Love these bracelets. Seriously!!! I need a couple of these. And also, love your outfit! So hot!!
Thanks for sharing babe
These bracelets are so trendy and cute! I love your fringed dress and the folk vibes you gave to this look! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY
This is such a beautiful, touching, heartwarming story! My husband is part Native American and was intrigued by the ceremony. Your entire outfit is gorgeous ! The dress and the boots are gorgeous and I would love to get some of those bracelets!!
I love love love that your can customize the bracelets. I want to get one for all of my friends. And girl I just love your outfit. It is absolutely beautiful!
I really love these bracelets, they’re so pretty!! And your outfit is so music festival chic! You look amazing girly keep it up
Hello my friend. Wow, what a beautiful post! This is so heartwarming and one of my favorite posts from you. I loved learning more about native american culture from you. It was nice to be educated from the soft wind woman. Beautiful outfit too my dear! Love the bracelets and how you styled this entire look.
Thank you so much! This post really is an important one to me. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about your sister on Instagram! Sending great vibes your way!
beautiful dress, form and fit