The Path of Maximum Service
is an experiential weekend in the Native American tradition which utilizes the teachings of ancient ceremonies to address addiction and codependency. This gathering combines the principles of 12-step Program and the American Indian concepts of healing through Spirit. Topics covered include:
The Sweat Lodge and Getting Right with God
Vision Quest and Getting Right with Self
Sun Dance and Getting Right with the World
The Path of the Pipe and Being of Maximum Service
The Path of Maximum Service (affectionately called POMS) is led by Mary Thunder, a Sundancer and Native American Teacher who honors her many elders and teachers, including Leonard Crow Dog, Grace Spotted Eagle, Wallace Black Elk, Rolling Thunder, and Twylah Nitsch. POMS grew out of Mary Thunder’s personal addiction work and her many years as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She received the vision for the Path of Maximum Service during Sundance and from that has created this powerful, transformative experience for such profound life changes as sobriety, the healing of relationships, and spiritual awakening. Thunder believes the greatest addiction on the planet is Emotional Addiction.
From: Grandmother Barbara
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:22 PM
Subject: Here it is!!!!!!! Send it!!!!!
Subject: Please send out to all your mailing list!
I had a long talk with Mary Thunder, she indicated that she was concerned about a $100,000.00 balloon payment that was coming due NOW. Thunder does not ask for help, so I am doing it for her. Many of you have been helped by Thunder in ways that you can never pay back. I was raised to always look for solutions. So I got to thinking. Here is what I came up with:
Grandpa(Wallace Black Elk) always told me keep the energy balanced to keep the Elders safe and healthy.
Have a garage sale–do a talk and send the money to Thunder-
Throw a blanket at your next lodge and tell everyone what the money is for–
put back a $ 5 a day ( that’s $150 )–
sell some jewelry you don’t wear- look at the energy balance with yourself and what you have been taught–dig deep.
I will make the first donation of $1000. We are on our way!!!!!!
Call Mary Thunder where to send the money!!!!! 979-242-5474
IF— 20 people gave $ 5000 each it would pay off the loan.
50 people gave $ 2000 each it would pay off the loan.
75 people gave $ 1335 each it would pay off the loan.
100 people gave $ 1000 each it would pay off the loan.
200 people gave $ 500 each it would pay off the laon.
400 people gave $ 250 each it would pay off the loan.
500 people gave $ 200 each it would pay off the loan.
1000 people gave just $100 each it would pay off the loan.
Give what you can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I choose Love !