In the Beginning...
In 2010 a small group of 10 – 12 people started having meet ups at friends homes to share guided meditation offer reiki, ceremony, drumming, sound healings, and open dialog around deep rooted ancient indigenous knowledge. These meet ups were the first of the tribe called MOTM. (Meetings of the Minds)
During one of our meet ups I mentioned we should just go camping and just do all this for an entire weekend. Since I said it, if it was to be – it was up to me. We began with just about 30 people at the first retreat in 2011 with a ceremony for blessing the spring waters where we camped. We continued holding gatherings with different themes for each ceremony twice a year for 5 years at The Alabama Coushatta Indian Reservation on beautiful Lake Tombigbee.
Since I said it, if it was to be – it was up to me.
We are not here to heal the earth, we are here to heal our relationship to the earth.
— Marshall 'Golden Eagle' Jack
The gathering's name was not Medicine for the People back then. We actually named the gathering according to what the prayer was for. We had a different name each time according to the ceremony performed for the theme. Elemental Harmony Tribal Gathering was a ceremony for each of the elements throughout the weekend. Divine Union was to balance the masculine and feminine etc. Through the years we had ceremonial prayers for the trees, one for the bees, for the lands, indigenous tribes, Mother Earth etc. So all gatherings have been prayer/service oriented, reverence based and ceremony (using collective mind) as a core component.
I was advised for years to brand it, but I was reluctant to cause it sounded too much like a business plan starting. Then one day in 2016 while walking my dog it came to me that no matter what I have called each gathering they are all a form of Medicine. It is not the planet we need to heal – it is our relationship with the planet that needs healing. So it dawned on me it has always been Medicine for the People. This is how the name was born.
In the Last 11 Years, We've Grown!
MFTP has grown organically with every gathering
from just Houston, to Houston and Dallas, and now lives in Austin Tx, with all major cities involved.
One of our unique features is we have teachers, seekers, and healers from all over Texas and beyond also seeking other like-minded people. We have been growing strong and are still in our infancy.
Grow with us and join us for our spiritual family reunion.
If you don’t know what your personal medicine is, what lights you up,
brings you balance and joy – now is the time to find it.