Spring Ahead – Awakening the Light

Dear Friends,

We are on the precipice of Spring and moving through many stages of our life, always walking through the dark night to awaken the rebirth of the Light.

Rebirth is the call of Spring. More daylight, more warmth, earth waking up to growth. As Winter begins to move toward Spring there is more light for us all to appreciate and enjoy. This last week of Pisces Sun is a spiritually dark and numinous one. March 20-21 is always the Spring Equinox the edge of the seasonal change.

It is a time of great change. Where are we going? How? With who? What is the new creation? If you feel you are in flux, join all of us. The new birth is not fully formed, it is full of potential yet to be discovered and embraced.

Make peace with change, cold, dark, not quite ready, and deepen the potential of what is every day.

We awaken the Light inside slowly peeking out and feeling our way. Spring breaks through the frosty layers to awaken the new gently. Each bud and flower is a surprise to receive the beauty and new life.

In private Sessions, I focus on assisting people through the dark night into their own bright light with health and spiritual growth beyond where you imagine you can go. People in cancer treatment looking for higher level support are experiencing great results. Deeper inner and outer struggles are straightened out. Spiritual journeyers who are healers find the next step to enlightenment and ease of working with people and themselves.

Join me on the journey’s below and let’s have fun rocking the new life and light together. Blessings and Love, Janet StraightArrow


No matter who or where we are, all of us are moving through portals of in-between places into a new life. Advancing with the wisdom of the elder and curiosity of the child allows the greatest potential and results. Getting to that sassy, peaceful place, is the journey within the journey.

SESSIONS Being stuck is an illusion that I am adept at uncovering and together we remove the obstacles easily. We have fun as we learn the hidden places you are stuck and release them in profound ways. Letting go and reclaiming ourselves is the unfolding of the journey. It is my honor to help you unconditionally love you and all through this process of empowering the truth of you and watch you shine and leave each session with renewed hope, confidence, and direction. It may take one session or enjoy a series of deep sessions for profound work. Prepay for a discount as per website payments and policies page.  Janet@Bethemedicine.com or 973-647-2500 for an appointment.

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A Shamanic Calling

There exists a yearning deep within many of us to reconnect with the natural world. It is a call to a life lived in balance and awareness of spirit, of nature and of self.  We all know there is more to know and experience in life and we are ready.

This desire has led many to the practice of Shamanism, which has been reintroduced to us over the past fifty-five years. Indigenous cultures are resurfacing their ancient identities after being suppressed for many decades and longer. Real answers to healing and living are found in these traditions that will help us now.

The word Shaman refers to a man or woman of medicine who is called by the spirits to a path of service. The term originated with ancient Siberian lineages but is currently used in the West to refer to all types of medicine people, reaching commercial status.

An abundance of classes teach shamanism in a weekend, an evening or even over several years and now even online.  People have come to confuse familiarity with some of the tools of the Shaman with being a Shaman. This belief is not only mistaken but also dangerous.


One does not choose to be a Shaman; the “spirits” call you. Some are called through their lineage from their birth family. Some are called, initiated and trained by teachers and guides in spirit and/or flesh from childhood.

Some Shamans are born into an everyday family only to discover they are ancient Shamans returning to do their work again and assist at this time. This awareness of who they are illuminates why their lives and perceptions have always been so unique and why they have had challenges in the everyday world. These people hold a deep inner knowing of the ancient knowledge and truth that is timeless. All three of these progressions are signs of true Shamans.

The role of Shaman is a ministry like a priest, guru, monk, minister, lama, sheik, rabbi, nun or other orders of spiritual service.  You renounce your life, as you know it, to live in service to the people. Being a Shaman in today’s world is much overrated.

A Shaman walks the razor’s edge of sanity, working with the seen and the unseen, bringing the darkness to light. It takes precision, knowing and sight. Having a high level of awareness allows truth and lies to be known. It demands a daily commitment to relinquish attachments in order to heal and work from a neutral space. Yet it is easy and natural when it is who you are, in total balance and alignment with your soul.

People have asked me why I chose to be a Shaman, I was born a Shaman, a woman of medicine, and it was organic since I was a child. The discovery of the fullness of it occurred at the age of forty after my children were nearly grown. No one was more surprised than I that I was a Shaman and yet with my life journey and abilities it made perfect sense.

I was ready to live who I was as I opened up more each day as I was called to service and work with many Masters, Shamans, and healer-teachers from many lineages around the world. I found I naturally knew much of what was taught and could take it farther immediately. It was an adventure of trust as I awakened so fast and lived on many dimensions at once.

It is a very challenging path to walk and we are tested continuously. Living the work means trusting, letting go and allowing life to unfold in its own way. If you want to be in control of your life, you are not answering the call of the Shaman.

In its truest form, a Shaman is a calling of spiritual and healing mastery. It requires you to work with the forces of darkness and light as healer, teacher, messenger, magi, guardian, warrior, executor and manifestor as required. A Shaman heals themselves and is the medicine.

A Shaman remembers the knowledge in their bones of truth, beauty, health, happiness, and light. Some of the work is seen in the world but most of it is in the unseen. A Shaman who does not answer the call to action or one who acts outside of natural and cosmic laws may pay the price in unhappiness, illness and even death.

If you call yourself a Shaman you had better be trained, abilitized and prepared to work in the dark and the unseen. There is no room for ego, divinely inspired is the highest path.


Legend tells us that Ancient Shamanic Lineages began, as did all peoples and religions, in Siberia and surrounding areas from Afghanistan to Tibet. Peoples became nomads from here and moved to all corners of the world taking unique pieces of ancient knowledge with them.

Each tradition has some of the gold. Experiencing the unique offerings and teachings of each tradition helped me appreciate the rainbow lineage of all as one. Each has also acquired manmade rules and practices that separate us from each other and nature. This has created division and power over people and is not natural. Now, it is time for our joining to heal the world and her people.

Because of this diffusion and adaptation, there is now much confusion about the correct way to do certain practices. Many different groups or indigenous peoples have their own rules and beliefs. Many say their way is the only way and all else are incorrect, sounding much like traditional religions. Many tribes and ancestries have special words and ceremonies that are best not copied. Without the proper training, you are doing something you know little about and may create true problems for yourself and others.

Drugs are also suspect when used by Shamans. Be aware and safe if you choose this path. People die and can become damaged by hallucinatory drugs. Under professional care, these drugs can break you free from your stuck perceptions and open you to new worlds. What any drugs open us to are suspect and discernment and high-level spiritual work are important to accomplish along with any Shamanic experience. Dependence on any drug can create more problems.

Masterful Shamanic training does not require drugs but teaches you to reach these states and to do powerful work with the spirits by precise training and progression, safely, simply and easily. Shamans can reach these states without assistance naturally.

It is time for us all to live in the unity and oneness that each tradition speaks about. Many people hunger for their natural connections to all of life, healing and happiness.

I applaud the many teachers who assist people to find their natural connections and the ways that work for them. No lineage or tribe owns the circle or the directions or the elements. New Seers, Time Travelers, and Shamans are coming forward with authentic ways of working that are unifying all traditions and not of only a single group or tribe. These pioneers are working towards bringing all of the pieces back together.


You may train for years with teachers or groups and never become a Shaman. Many are called to Shamanic practice and perform Shamanic work daily. There is no certificate or degree that makes you a Shaman, although many people offer such things. An initiated Shaman doing their work for at least ten and better twenty years, with excellent results, will then possibly be acknowledged as a Shaman or Man or Woman of Medicine.

SHAMANIC PRACTITIONERS may be trained to do soul retrievals, healing journeys, drumming and rattling, crystal and herbal healings, and work with the elements and use powerful ways to work with the spirits in healing. All of this work and more, is very important, especially now as we move through deep transformational times on the planet.

Many are called to do the work of healing the earth, others and themselves through Shamanic practice. This is important work in this time of earth changes. The more people who answer this call to live and work in harmony with spirit and nature, the more we will all recover our earth, personal healing and world order.



Our current excitement and commitment to healing the earth have many people practicing spiritual healing inappropriately due to inadequate training and innocence. They are opening others, the earth and themselves to greater light but also to infiltration by toxic dark energies. This is why many teachers and healers are getting sick. People do not know what they do not know. Practitioners need the tools and training to develop more clarity and awareness to work safely.

Our ancestors lived a simple life in harmony with the natural world. They knew it could be dangerous to participate in rituals and ceremonies that they were not in full understanding of. They also knew that travel to worlds and beings beyond your everyday sphere may allow your power to be given to others unknowingly.

The excitement that people experience as they discover new ways to heal, meditate, and feel one with the earth and all are important, this is connecting you to your nature.

As clients and practitioners, please use your deepest knowing in your telepathic body to discern appropriateness while you are participating in spiritual and Shamanic journeys, healing, ceremonies, and rituals.  All are appropriate for healing and learning only. They are not to be experienced lightly for joy rides and ego satisfaction.

Spiritual healing is safe and very effective when done with responsibility, knowledge, and awareness. A good heart or white or purple or other lights are not enough protection. Knowledge, wisdom, and discernment are important to cultivate and practice every day.

Shamanism and spiritual healing are important and a blessing in our time. Use caution and awareness as to who and what you allow to affect you in your life and in healing groups and sessions.

Healing and Wholeness


After years of deep experiences, initiations and training I realized that my calling was to make Shamanism and Spiritual teachings and experiences more natural. I could do healing work without anything like a drum or rattle or leaving my body. I realized that everything is here within our body and aura.

I began to do work while sitting with clients with my eyes open. This makes it more accessible to more people as there is nothing weird or suspect. I am being fully present assisting clients to awaken, heal, and manifest their best life. Deep healing occurs and I teach people to Be The Medicine for themselves with tools and practices.

I found a deep journey practice that is said to originate from Siberian Shamans that I call Soul Shamanism. This practice makes our entire life, body, mind, emotions, spirit, and soul accessible to know and heal in all areas of life. It is an initiation into us and requires teachings to learn to navigate the full expression and transformation available in this practice. I teach this to clients and students who are ready for profound work and we use this for ongoing deeper awakening and learning and healing.

Working with the land, communities, companies, families, and individuals we accomplish great clarity, healing, ability to live and work at higher levels without interference. I support people crossing over as well as staying in the body and complete healing. Helping people align with their true self and live it is the best medicine of all.


Go take a walk and play and relax in nature. Discover your own nature and love your own body and honor yourself. Be aware of the environment and stop polluting the earth. Honor other people, the animals, trees, water, air, fire and everything on this earth and beyond.

Be responsible for your actions. Learn and act with unconditional love. What you say and do affects everyone and everything as energy. What you put out comes back to you manyfold. Have fun and learn to live in health, happiness, truth, beauty, peace, love, and light.

This is a beautiful adventure.

Enjoy the Journey, Janet StraightArrow

Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You!

Janet StraightArrow is a Teacher, Healer, Writer, Shaman, Woman of Medicine, Reiki Master and Practical Mystic. Formerly a Top Real Estate Agent, StraightArrow found her calling at the age of forty in 1992 after twenty-five years of studying healing and spirituality – her innate gifts and dedication to living her purpose unfolded from there bridging the material and spiritual worlds.

 Janet assists many people of all ages, from all walks of life, to learn to live in alignment and balance according to their own unique blueprint in today’s world. All of her work is focused on teaching, healing and training people to Be The Medicine, Living the Power of You! 

StraightArrow also trains people to heal themselves and others. As a Spiritual mentor and guide, Janet supports your own unique journey and having walked the walk for fifty-years through many traditions and challenges she has wisdom and compassion and understanding to help you live and love yourself through your life and spiritual journey.

Live the Power of You!

Private phone counseling, coaching, healing, and training is available for clients and students from all traditions. Her work Be The Medicine is her mission and purpose to open new pathways to empower all on their journey of awakening and living.

You may reach Janet at 1-973-647-2500 or Janet@bethemedicine.com and see www.bethemedicine.com for more information and her schedule.

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By Janet StraightArrow   Updated and reprinted from 2004






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Live Whole Body and Soul


In these times when people want to know who they are, there is a practice I learned that takes us directly to the source of our body and soul and teaches us how to embrace our life and live free to be us.

After thirty-five years studying traditions and methods from around the world. I was introduced to this spiritual practice that put it all together in the most profound way. It is a direct connection and eliminates the need for many other ways of connecting and healing and takes us through all dimensions of life and us easily.

From the first experience, we become whole and know what that is in ways we never imagined. We meet our soul self-our divine self that has been with us from before we are born and leads us unknowingly along the way.

Some of us have become more detached from this self because we lived a different life than the soul might have led us. We have heard that still small voice and ignored it over and over again. Experiencing different realities is not bad or wrong and yet coming back to our ultimate purpose and reality is healing, whole, peaceful and powerful to know, experience, and pursue.


The soul is not controlling, it is our divine self that guides and keeps us together in ways that let us know we are always safe. The more disconnected we are from this one the more fearful and hopeless we are.

As we join with our soul consciously we feel safe, secure and one. All traumas can be healed and so can all of our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The soul is the pure joy as it lives divine truth and love and assists us in surrendering to this higher reality.

When we choose to be one and whole we become happy, healthy, and free to be us in reality. There is no more questioning who we are and why we are here, life turns into an adventure of discovery and living it every day.

All of our brokenness can be healed, as we know we are whole at the core. What was broken was our consciousness and energetic reality and that can be healed with the soul’s wisdom and spiritual laws and support.

When we connect to this inner space we can relax for the first time and luxuriate in our oneness. There is no struggle as we blend with our true self as one being. Separation no more allows us to embody our wisdom and grace.


All of our worldly struggles are because we have been living against our true self. When we become one with all of us there is blessed peace and clarity.

This practice helps us transform all aspects of us that are not aligned with our best self and experience healing our entire line of past life, genetic heritage and this life experiences that we are ready to transform and release.

This practice is us consciously experiencing our inner space and with divine laws. This helps us quickly release man-made realities, roles, and rules that broke us down and kept us away from our true loving self-soul.

There is no judgment or blame here just unconditional love. There is also no co-dependence, manipulation, fear or control, our soul is a guide and does not do it for us. We awaken our higher consciousness to be even more co-creative along the way.

As we walk with our soul we have the opportunity to live a better life in all ways. Being the student and not the ego-driven leader takes practice to live our own authority with balance, wisdom, and grace.

Our soul brings us back to our childlike innocence and encourages us to play and have fun with this body and life in alignment with our best self. It is not a stern adult figure that we are used to being led by in this worldly reality.


Being led with unconditional love helps us empower ourselves and release the harsh corners built on fear and lack of self-value on our personality. We open to strength with peace and knowing who we are and what is perfect and next for us.

I have been teaching this practice and evolving it for fifteen years with amazing results. Working on all levels of humans and life we navigate from before birth to crossing over and every place in between.

We also navigate past lives and get to the cause and receive direct solutions to everything in the soul journey of us that is relevant to heal and know. Healing and living become organic when aligned with our soul.


Practitioners of any healing or supportive professional modality can become more in tune with what your client truly needs as you work on a soul level with them and you and no ego.

This practice is one I call Soul Shamanism and available for everyone when you are ready for whole living in classes or private training. Even my eighty-year-old mother enjoyed this connection feeling at home in her body and life for the first time.

I will travel to teach groups as well as it is an advanced practice for those who are ready to live fully and freely body and soul. An advanced way to Be The Medicine in all areas of your health and life. Next class in Madison, NJ March 10-11. Call me for more information and a personal connection.

Enjoy the Journey,

Janet StraightArrow

Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You! Be Your Own Guru

www.bethemedicine.com 973-647-2500 Janet@Bethemedicine.com

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What is Be The Medicine?

Be The Medicine offers a direct path as it encourages and empowers you to bridge many new worlds with wisdom, knowledge, courage, and strength as you learn to be free to live your purpose and enjoy abundant health and happiness. Janet StraightArrow has developed this work over 50 years of research, study, and living while working with thousands of clients and students.

In 2018 we have added a program Be Your Own Guru focused on walking the walk of the spiritual journey from the place of mastery, neutrality, and wisdom. This is a core piece of Be The Medicine and an exciting program to assist everyone in walking their authentic walk with confidence and grace. No matter your profession or practice this program will assist you every step of the way.

Healers Training, Energy Medicine, Shamanism, Bodywork, Medical Intuition, Meditation, Astrology, Reiki, Retreats, and Traditions around the world. Private sessions. Speaking and Teaching throughout the Mid-Atlantic, New England, NYC,  and Northeast. Published articles in holistic magazines in New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Be The Medicine, offers private sessions, retreats, mentoring and various programs to nurture your Mind, Body & Spirit.

Janet StraightArrow is a Healer-Teacher-Shaman and Practical Mystic. Janet is the Medicine. Holding a light of love, truth and joy-inspiring people to know and live their greatest truth, perfection, and purpose. Connect with her on Janet@bethemedicine.com or call her at (973)647-2500

Our perfect client and student is looking to go beyond where they have been before and willing to extend out of their current comfort zone into a greater awareness and ability to heal and live an amazing life.

Guiding your journey with Love and Respect,

Janet StraightArrow

Be The Medicine, Be Your Own Guru

www.bethemedicine.com 973-647-2500 Info@Bethemedicine.com

“Choosing Life or Death. I am honored to guide people and help them fully heal. Teaching people how to choose life in every way turns the body back into its natural healing process. People come to me after they had tried many things, or just after a diagnosis. They learn to choose in ways they never dreamed had caused, or was continuing to support disease instead of recovery. Deeper understanding and love of self enough to make the changes that inspire health make all the difference. I am honored to be of service and watch people live many more years and sometimes find greater health and happiness than ever before. To Be The Medicine is a natural and profound way to live and Be. Be your own Valentine and choose health every day. I do not just say pretty words, I live them and teach others to do the same. Namaste.” Janet StraightArrow Be Your Own Guru 

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Understanding Us and All

Our latest newsletter below; Healing Cancer, Healing Us, Be Your Own Guru, Know You through Astrology, Reiki Practice, Soul Shamanism. Be The Best You! Vision Quest in July. http://www.gomnb.com/email/newsletter/1413330546


We are each amazing magical beings who have chosen this life to experience our soul.

It can be one of great opportunity and wisdom when you learn how to use astrology as one of the tools of developing understanding and self-acceptance as you explore your unique life.

Each one of us is blessedly normal and blessedly different, as we each have our own unique map and way of experiencing life. In my many years of using astrology as a tool, so much of what was occurring in life and all of the happenings in the world had a context and meaning.

There is no one size fits all people and no perfect way to think, act and be. Astrology helps us to understand the cycles and energy and purpose of many things. It is destructive for people to try to follow the path of others, instead of the gifted path of themselves.

Oxford Scholar and African Shaman, Maladoma Some, speaks of how in some tribal cultures each child is honored and welcomed for who they are. Children are born with their parents and the tribe understanding that each child is born to serve a purpose for the tribe and the earth. Their unique gifts are discovered, honored and developed.


Astrology mathematically charts our birthplace and time on earth. What our astrology chart shows us is where the planets were in the sky relative to our birthplace on the earth at the exact time we were born and how this blueprints us for our lives. This ancient science-art reveals incredible understanding as to who we are, what our focus is and what we might experience in this lifetime.

Being who you are “supposed to be” according to family, friends, culture, religion and government roles and rules, creates great stress, judgment, shame and blame and chaos for the individual body, mind, spirit, emotions, and soul. It is no wonder so many people say they “never fit in” when they are trying to fit into a different suit than the one they were born to wear.

It is the denial of self that is destructive to not only ourselves but to others, as we unknowing take the pain of hurt and separation from true self out on our parents, partners, friends, lovers, co-workers and the world as well as compromising our health.


In working with Astrology and clients as a part of our healing and coaching work, you learn more about you, relationships, your life passages and so much more. Since it resonates with your experience, it gives you a peace and understanding to have a context to accept others and self and navigate life from there.

You also learn to understand and deal with daily, yearly, or other cycles and not succumb to pressures, judgment, fear, depression or disease. Planets move through our chart and communicate through energy changes. When we learn what these energies are and they are here only for a time, we work with them and learn what we need to help in personal growth we heal them and then let them go.

Astrology used for enlightened living and healing has been a wonderful adjunct to all we do here to Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You!

Blessings on your life Journey,

Janet StraightArrow

CALL today for an appointment. 973-647-2500

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Happy New Year 2018 Astrology Specials

Every New Year holds promise as we begin a new cycle of life. Being responsible for our lives allows us to navigate easily. Let go of blame and judgment and open up to possibility and co-creating life more easily.

Enjoy reading pages and blogs on this website and be inspired to navigate this New Year Living the Power of You. No need for victims when we choose our thoughts and actions each moment from what supports each one of us.

Be The Medicine is a neutral path. The teachings here come from fifty-years of research and experience and sharing it with many thousands of individuals and families over many decades. You will find wisdom from traditions around the world made practical and real in everyday life. Discerning truth means letting go of beliefs that separate us from others and us. Living Love, Peace, Joy and Health result as we walk the walk.

Blessings to all. Janet StraightArrow

Newsletter 1/27/18  Love is the Theme – New Classes – Astrology Specials


Healing and WholenessNew Year Astrology Specials through 2/28/18

We continue to be affected by the set of eclipses, now from an opposite perspective, on 1/31 and 2/15 with all of the planets in the sky now moving forward to support us. These affect each one of us personally and collectively on the planet. Let’s look at your opportunities and options and challenges to overcome to make the most of your life journey this year. Skype, phone, in-person.

What potential and possibilities await? Aligned with your highest truth and intentions and questions we will explore how to navigate what 2018 holds for you. We can use Astrology and the Planetary cycles along with your personal charts as a guideline to understand movement and timing. I also tap into your soul and guides to assist in bringing through what is here for you that day.
The Blue Moon Eclipse 1/31, continues the Eclipse cycle of last year and has much to inform us in our individual and collective focus. The New Moon Solar Eclipse 2/15, takes us deeper.

Let’s have fun, or even look at challenges to unfold solutions. Any reading Janet does is focused on making the most of whatever is happening now or coming through for you to explore and work within your life.
Prepaid Special through February 28, 2018, $150 for an hour session. Schedule within the year. Prep time is free. Comparison charts of two people will be $225. Recordings with Skype and in-person sessions.

Schedule your session and prepay today. www.PayPal.me/JanetStraightArrow

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“Working with Janet has brought me a peace that is difficult to describe. I only know that over the past six years since I began seeking her guidance, she is the being who comes to mind when I am in crisis. She is the heart and soul where I know I will find peace and assistance to begin the process of unraveling any confusion I may be feeling about the current issues that are surfacing in my life. I am grateful for her loving presence and know that her energy is always out there supporting me…free of judgment, holding a higher knowing for me than I can sometimes hold for myself.” Marsha Merchant

“Janet is the rainbow of love! With the skilled hands of a surgeon, Janet is able to help you reach inside to the deepest, most hidden places of yourself and give you tools to shine the brightest, most powerful light for personal & professional healing! Janet is a wonderful tour guide, providing direction and possibilities for healing as you walk your path! She is very personable, creative, and nurturing to all she meets. It is an honor and a pleasure to have her walking alongside me! Namaste. Thank You From Elisa Maggio” ‪

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The Power of Healing Prayer and Community

Thirty-five years ago, I was graced with this experience which gave me direction and support in many ways. I was the head of the prayer chain in my church. People would call me with their needs, and I would call several people, who would call several people, and so on.

One day a woman called me about her husband who was in the hospital in tremendous pain with two huge gallstones that were too big to pass. The doctors had him on pain medicine, which was barely working to lessen the pain, and they were stabilizing him overnight for surgery the next morning.

Her husband was asking for prayer support for the stones to dissolve on their own before morning. He did not want surgery and believed that they could be dissolved by grace. This man was very active in many spiritual communities in addition to ours, and I knew hundreds were praying for him.

At about 3 am I woke up and felt something shift with him, and felt relief and peace. By 7 the next morning the doctor came in and the man said the pain stopped completely around 3 am. The doctor ran tests and sure enough, there was no sign of the two big balls of stones that were there the night before.

They had not passed through, there was no sign of that possibility, which was why the doctor had to run tests again, they had completely dissolved. I knew then we had what some call a miracle, others call true healing manifested through intention, prayer and community support by many praying for him.

This profound experienced fueled my healing studies even more with possibility and reality. It was the first of many such healings that have occurred in the healing room and in the community.

So even though I am a healer and teach healing, I always ask for help from the divine, and when it is a serious situation I ask other people to pray and send healing support as well. Living in a community it is so important for us to pray for one another in the direction of best results and what we ask for.

I have learned so much from this experience. I teach my clients and students to help overcome what might be said impossible, as well as common everyday problems. Always ask for help and align with the divine and your highest intention. Working within Universal Laws manifests results.

In my fifty-years of study and experience with healing, I have learned there is much to learn to align with perfect health. Sometimes more needs to be done to achieve complete healing.

Supporting one another is a tremendous help. It does not matter our religion this is a pure connection with divine source aligned with our true perfection.We are all one, and as we gather together, there is great power and support in all ways.

Live the Power of You!

Blessings and Love, Janet StraightArrow

Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You!

www.bethemedicine.com 973-647-2500 Janet@Bethemedicine.com




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Expanding Our Reality

A New Year of Mastering Self, Health and Living our Best Life 1/1/18


No one else lives in the box of our reality. I have often described my spiritual journey of awakening as breaking out of boxes over and over again. Just when I think I am full, I find a wall to break through to another reality that opens up, informs, strengthens and softens me too.

The most enlightening understandings have been through exploring and experiencing many cultural, spiritual, healing, and religious traditions from around the world.

These studies opened my world to be inclusive, and not separate from others. Being open to the reality I was exploring in a neutral way allowed me to receive a wealth of understanding the diversity of oneness, and new possibilities of reality.

Fear and judgment keep us limited, and the need to be correct keep us separate, instead of open to learning how much more there is, and also how similar all people are.

 As the Native American saying goes, “Walk a mile in someone else’s moccasins before you judge someone.” I add, “Let’s stop judging and start relating and loving one another.”

Our greatest expansion is inclusion and finding how we are all one. Being discerning is being wise, being judgmental keeps us in a separate reality.

We are taught to fear someone who is different, everyone is different, and also the same as we are. Learning to be a citizen of the world in a healthy way, is to begin seeing us as all one culture trying to live on this planet together.

The more open we are, the less fearful we are. Every group has people who hurt others without remorse, they may be in your family, town, and world in many areas. This does not mean every person in that group is hurtful or wonderful.

People are people and full of possibilities no matter who they are. Expand and catch yourself contracting into labels or limits, and then open your mind to more again.

 In discerning truth and who people are, we find a peace in knowing who to trust and who to watch out for. Mainly we must learn to trust our discerning self in order to stay safe and cared for.

Being able to navigate our life without illusion or confusion is a high level of mastery. Taking our mind out of categories and learning greater truth and wisdom is a unique journey. As we stop the practice of putting others and us in boxes we open to our greater humanity.

Compassion can only come when we truly see and feel others. Compassion is in the higher mind and heart, not the lower mind and judgment. Compassion only comes when we know our own vulnerability and humanity and relate to others from this place.

We are not compassionate if we feel sorry for others, that is feeling superior and not compassionate. Feeling compassionate means, we put ourselves in the same place not above or below and appreciate their struggles and perspectives and wish them the best outcome.

Being neutral and loving is compassion. Knowing we all struggle on our life journey and offering uplifting thoughts, prayers, and support in many ways that are helpful is compassion. “There but for the grace of God go I.” This is a statement of compassion. We all take our turns on the wheel of life and its challenges.


I giggle when people take the time to correct punctuation or semantics and do not read what was written. That is being a Martha, one who judges and corrects and stay stuck, instead of listening to the message.

Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened and learned and received the blessings and transformation he offered. Surrendering to the highest and best and finding new language and ways to receive and be health and happiness is key.

Expanding our reality is about opening our heart and mind and life to find more love, peace, joy, wisdom, and intelligence in wholeness. This is a walk of spiritual awakening, intelligence, and growth no matter what path we take, its to look for how to live as the masters teach, one day at a time.

Stepping out of the ego that judges and fears, and awakening the heart and mind that loves, is a delicious delightful journey. Focus there and you will find your way.

Many Blessings and Love,

Janet StraightArrow

Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You!

www.bethemedicine.com 973-647-2500 Janet@bethemedicine.com

If you would like to master you in ways that create more peace, joy, prosperity, and love reach out to StraightArrow for a session. Expanding your world lightens and empowers your life in new and enjoyable ways. Everything gets easier.

Bright Blessings for a beautiful day, week and year. Janet



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Live Your Divine Self

Stay the Course
Always in Love Hope for the Season and Beyond

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I discovered that living my life purpose is been to inspire, teach, and support people being the light, love, wisdom and best that they can be. There are always dark times to distract us and take us off track. Love anyway. Be positive anyway. Stay being the solution, the medicine for the earth, and her people, beginning with you.

No matter how challenging life can be we always have a choice in how we deal with it. Do we add to the help or the hurt of it?

Having studied how to understand what truth is and how we are constantly sabotaged from our birthright of health, happiness, and light every day, I found my way of light and love, and stay on the path of being the medicine, and not empowering the disease. This is what I am called to teach.

The power of positive intention and deciding to live our highest truth and greatest unconditional love has taken me on the most amazing journey. Like every life, it has not been an easy one. The difference has been there are solutions when we know how limitless the possibilities are, and are willing to discover and live them.

Studying with Masters, and inspiring teachers and healers from around the world helped me discern truth and lies and the wholeness of the human and our earth experience and beyond. Universal truth is threaded through the teachings of each tradition and so are the man-made lies that hurt us all so much.

Colluding with the truth and releasing the lies has served me well.

Surviving and thriving in peace and love has given me strength and clear resolve to stay the course. Assisting people of all ages and walks of life through life challenges has been rewarding.

I will share a few basics for you to begin to work with. It is a deep walk. Everything here is a daily practice and takes you farther each day.

In my fifty-year walk, I have been graced with amazing opportunities to learn and grow and live my purpose. It has been my honor to be called to do the same to support others.

Blessings, Grace, and Love to All,
Janet StraightArrow
Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You! 
973-647-2500 Email

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The Day My World Opened Up


I met Chuck Eagle Bear when I was forty years young. I had been studying healing and spirituality for twenty-five years from Astrology to Yoga philosophy, with Nutrition and Psychology college degrees already blending mind-body-spirit medicine. I was on a deep healing journey looking for complete healing and enlightened living while raising two daughters as a single mother and head of household.

In 1992 I was reading three books a week on healing and spirituality, and selling 42 homes a year as a Real Estate Agent. My Real Estate Broker walked into the office one day and came directly over to me to tell me he met a Shaman at breakfast at the diner that morning.

“A Shaman at breakfast, in a New Jersey Diner?” Angus, who was aware of my studies, told me I might want to meet him. I was electrified inside and out and did not know why. I quickly took care of my business and drove over to a shop he had just opened in a neighboring town.

I walked into the shop and saw all manner of Native American articles. Some I knew and some I did not have a clue about. Eagle Bear was in the rear of the store counseling a couple of ladies. I found my way to the jewelry in the cases in the front of the store.

Careful to allow them privacy, I concentrated on the best quality Native Jewelry I had ever seen. Being a Leo, I love jewelry, and these Silver Navajo and Hopi pieces were spectacular. Continued patience and inner excitement were carefully held in place as I waited for the conference in the back to be over.

Eventually, the ladies left and Eagle Bear softly stepped his way over to me in his tan leather moccasins. I turned around to see him fully. He was my height, 5’6”, thin black hair in a ponytail, rough washed out blue jeans and Native t-Shirt, and doe-like eyes looking at, and through me. His smile was sweet and full and a little mischievous.

We stood there for a few minutes before he gathered my hands in his and said, “You are a Shaman just like me.” I was in a bit of shock, as this was the last thing I would have ever expected him to say.

As we stood there, I looked down at my red and black pin-striped suit with a skirt, and my black pumps. I reflected on my beautifully made-up face, short blond coiffed hair with gold jewelry and earrings, and then gazed out at my big blue Mercedes. Then I looked back at him.

“A Shaman, just like him?” I am open to possibilities on this life journey,  and yet I knew immediately, if I was a Shaman just like him, it would be very differently expressed through me.

This day was the beginning of a beautiful respectful friendship, mentorship, and apprenticeship. Chuck and I were heart and soul connected immediately. Brother and sister, with many hours, enjoyed together over the next six years.


When I took an aptitude test five years before this meeting, it indicated I would be a good Forest Ranger or Teacher = Shaman?

My Mom used to say she was going to send me back to the Indians. Did she know something? She also said to walk a mile in someone else’s moccasins before judging anyone. Common sayings of the time, and yet important to me now more than ever as I began to walk a very different walk than I was raised to.

The day I met Eagle Bear was life-changing for me. Something big unlocked inside of me that expanded my life in ways I never imagined before. I later remembered hearing a thought twelve years before, that my life’s work would be awakened at the age of forty.

Everything after this moment was clearer and more powerful than ever before. I was inspired to follow my inner calling each day more than ever, and boy was I taken on some wild rides and unique journeys.

It was not about being Native American, it was about awakening traditions held deep inside me and translating it into simplicity and clarity for others to understand and become who they are.

I had already blended spiritual awareness and integrity in creating a successful Real Estate practice and found the following years exciting as I blended the many experiences I had in my everyday life with family, friends, and clients. I inspired many things that were important for peoples growth and I also encountered extreme judgment and fear projected onto me.

It’s true I have had a very different path from Eagle Bear, he taught me Native American teachings and ceremonies and also spoke Universal pearls of wisdom as he mentored me through my growth and learning.

The way I am like Chuck, who left his body six years after I met him, is the beautiful heart and soul and teachings of unconditional love shared with everyone I meet, which is the best of all. I found my lineage as Eagle Bear in my subsequent journeys. Bear is the healer, carrying grounded natural spiritual medicine, Eagle is the observer, discerning truth and bringing higher wisdom to earth.


Surrendering to the flow of my life and following heart and soul has brought many gifts and tough lessons that helped me understand and live and teach the fullness of who we all are and how we can live it now.

This meeting occurred twenty-five years ago, and the journey has been full and amazing ever since. I am excited to share this journey with you, with many lessons and experiences along the way in my memoir, as it may help you understand and find your own path with confidence and grace.

The above is a draft of the beginning of one of the chapters in my memoir. There will be much more on this relationship, many other experiences with Shamans, and Masters from East and West, teachers and mentors, initiations and experiences, and many other stories of awakening the teachings and living them.

Stepping out-of-the-box of expectations over and over again has opened up the world to me. No Fear Just Love. I am grateful for all of the teachers and students in my life who were always both.  It is always an honor to share wisdom, love, and healing ways with you.

Enjoy the Journey.

Blessings and Love,

Janet StraightArrow

Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You!

Janet@bethemedicine.com 973-647-2500 www.bethemedicine.com

I am rewriting my website and continue to teach and offer sessions as I complete the several books that have been in process for many years and begin putting them out in 2018.

FREE. Scroll through the blogs on the website above beginning on the home page for more stories and teachings. Enjoy daily postings on Facebook encouraging us to live fully each day in the light of the moment. @janet.straightarrow @bethemedicine and for those who are working through grief scroll down 8 years of postings on my Dead-Awake page or @fromgrieftonewlife

NEUTRAL UNIVERSAL. No matter who you are or what tradition or practice you live or spiritual beliefs, StraightArrow Wisdom and Be The Medicine are designed as a neutral Universal path to help you live your “Medicine” your true self and live on purpose in everyday life. Have fun with it!

 Chuck Eagle Bear




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