Who is WakundaMa?

I am WakundaMa, the Author of the "Spirituality for REAL" book series. I was born in Still Water, Oklahoma. I began to explore energy healing in 1980's when I experienced how meditation resulted in increasingly rapid healing from the flu to the point I almost never seemed to get sick again.

In the 1990’s I started seriously deepening into spirituality, eventually embracing my spiritual name of “WakundaMa”. In the year 2000 I started this website as a home to share my spiritual calling. I then started to teach courses on spirituality and meditation. Ten years later I ended up in a dark point in my life where I spent several months recovering under hospital care.

Not long afterwards I enrolled in the only known energy healing school that is officially accredited by a state within the United States. WakundaMa spent 4 years and went thru 2000 hours of intense trainng in the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. After graduating I followed on with 5 more years of deeper personal healing through the Pathwork program.

During the past 10 years of my journey I've witnessed myself transform organically over time from a shy introverted computer programming nerd to a confident leader of large corporate projects in the manufacturing and financial industry. I have started to manage holding the right balance of confidence, assertiveness along-side of patience, gentleness, and compassion. It is much of my spiritual journey that I wish to share with you in this website, in my blogs and in my books.

I have invested over 15 years of my life creating my "Spirituality for REAL" book series. Whether I meet you in person or thru my writings, I seek to hold a healing space for you by aligning with truth, love and sensitivity.

 The literal translation of my name WakundaMa is...

"horse that travels towards or seeks to be of the great mystery, spirit, or force"

I currently maintain 3 different websites all describing different aspects about me. This is because I'm sharing three different dimensions of myself. The three parts I'd describe are:

1) Spirit part of me. This is what is described and shared on this website.. It is the whole of who I've been since the beginning and it integrates the learning of the next two parts of me that I will describe.

2) Ego part of me is described in my "Ego Being Blog". This describes the everyday me. The one that has to do with my insecurity in everyday interactions. This is the part of me that was raised to succeed materially and at times loses touch with things that seem spiritual. This is the part of me that sets out on quests, procrastinates and quits. This is the part that makes promises and breaks them. This is the part that is the busy body trying to plan out my career and my future.

3) Inner part of me is described in my "Inner Being Blog". I describe the deeper part of me that sits quiet many times but knows. This is the part that promises, and actually knows the concept of happiness beyond description without having to do anything. This is the part of just being. This is the part that reveals my brushes, encounters and insight when I get an ecstatically beautiful inner sensation, I call "the Source". It is in many ways the greatest potential of who I am. It is the quiet inner voice of intuition that creates the spiritual knowledge that gets integrated into the whole of me.

More about origins of the name WakundaMa:

WakundaMa-- is a mixture of Native American and Far Eastern words.  It is derived from several words:

Wakan --Lakota Indian for Great mystery, force.

Wakan Ta--To seek towards the great mystery, force

Wakan Da--Of the great mystery.

Wakunda--Great Spirit.

Ma--Chinese for horse.  The Chinese Zodiac sign of the author and found of this website..

WakundaMa-- Embodies the quest for greater meaning. A journey to find one's heart, soul and spirit. The best literal translation would be: "horse that travels towards or seeks to be of the great mystery, spirit, or force."

Legend of Wakunda
Mormon pioneers named the complex of peaks in Utah between Payson on the north and Nephi on the south after Mount Nebo in the Old Testament. That peak rose to the east of the Jordan River in the land of Moab, the final resting spot for the ancient prophet Moses.

According to the book History of Juab County, the name might also have been inspired by an American Indian legend. The tale goes that the Great Spirit Wakunda asked that an ancient princess named Nebona be sacrificed to atone for a mistake her father made. The woman's fiancée, Running Deer, was told this by an eagle while on the peak. After much praying and persuasion, Running Deer persuaded Wakunda to spare Nebona. As he raced to the summit of the peak to stop Nebona, he watched in horror as she hurled herself off the peak. Unthinking, Running Deer followed her off the cliff.

Wakunda, who felt sorry for his children, took them into the heart of his mountain, where they sleep to this day waiting for someone to unlock their chamber. The Great Spirit named the mountain Mount Nebo in honor of the princess who have her life for her people.

Wakunda is actually part of a group of phonetically similar words, that were different English language attempts to phonetically sound the same general concepts. The other variations or related words are:

Wakon, wakun, waka - Are considered the same as wakan. It's the phonetic sound, not the English spelling that counts.

Wakantanka - The great mystery, the creator (connotation is more like "the life in the great plains")

Wakanda - Omaha Indian God. Often thought in context of thunder or hurricane.

Wakonda - Combination of powers of darkness, ground, thunder being, sun, moon, morning star, constellation. Omaha Indian equivalent to wakantanka.