Segment from the Episode "Finding Sarah" on
OWN network in 2011 featuring Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York.
From the Danish Documentary
2006 Film, "The Healing"
7 Page full color article in Happenez Magazine
It is March of 2012. It has been almost five years since I updated
this page. I have added a couple of links to the pictures of above
that will take you to some videos and an article. The clip from
the Segment with Sarah Ferguson, unfortunately leaves out some
of the most important components, the overall context that gives
sense to what we are doing. Click Here if
;you wish to view the full segment.
The shamanic work that I do with people is unique to myself, not
in its intent, but in its unfolding or coming forth from me. It
comes from a very diverse combination of training. This training
includes the development of my voice as a conduit of vibration
as words, sounds and images, and a flexibility and deep connection
between the psychological,emotional and the physical bodies, but
most importantly the ability to "get out of the way."All
these come together with what is a kind of psychic ability to tap
into fields of energy that are historical, archetypal, primordial
and more. This coming together is most adequately described by
the practices of shamanism. I did not intend or set out to do what
I do. It just started happening. The various skills I developed
through my life's journey gave it a form that could help others.
There are literally dozens of people who have contributed to where
I have arrived at. But little did they or I know what they were
actually training me for, nor did I. .How I actually arrived at
doing what I do was a long and indirect journey, whose main thrust
was always living an awake life.This still remains true today and
is slowly becoming embodied in the written word in The
Medicine of One. When I work with people I always tell them
this is the most important thing I want them to leave with: Not
something I did for them, but something they carry into theirs
lives and do for themselves and for others.
We live in a world of labels and names, even more so with the internet and keyword
searches. Shaman and Shamanism most accurately describe what I do in general
and my relationship to the world. But most importantly, it describes a gift that
I neither cultivated nor ask for, but discovered. A gift which is very consistent
with the shaman-ic traditions of all cultures, but must always remain unique
in how it is filtered through the individual. But again, let me emphasize, my
greatest ability is to "get out of the way" and be nothing and yet
If you were to call me on the phone and ask me if I were a Shaman, I would say
no. This word attempts to describes what I do, not who I am. I don't consider
this a title of importance to be placed in front of your name. I use these words
throughout my web site to help direct people to what they may be searching for.
You will also see I use the word healer and teacher in the title above. This,
too, is not really correct. I am a bridge or "hollow bone" that helps
people "Clear the Way"
by liberating rejected emotional energies within the space of their
soul so that their natural harmony, balance and peace fills them.
And I share my personal path that supports the intent to live in
the center of the circle of who you are. That makes me a student
teacher. This "hollow bone" has no cultural inscriptions
or identifying marks. I am what I am. I do not represent a culture,
country or tribe. I speak for no one but myself.
I continue to do what I do because I see the majority of people
I work with
making great leaps toward their own liberation and coming into balance and harmony.
This always happens because of the purity of their intent, the earnest efforts
they make, and how they receive what I offer. I am not able to help everyone.
But as long as I can see people benefiting, I will keep doing what I do and keep
listening and learning and evolving. I wish everyone a magnificent 2012.
Hanta Y0 - - -Clay - - -Cheyenne
Well, here we are in 2007, October 28, to be
exact. Its time to update this page. If nothing else with a recent
photo. And, I have finally added a snippet from my song Arizona,
Arizona, which I refer to as my love song to Arizona. You would
have heard this as this page opened . . . if you had your sound
turned up. I am going to add to this "about me" page
rather than rewrite it so that you can view the progression. The
most revealing is certainly not the content of what I might say
about myself , but the way in which it is done. You won't find
a lot of, "I have studied this and studied that, been here
and there, etc. This isn't the kind of information that I find
meaningful or telling. Most folks that find there way to me don't
either, and I guess some of the ones that did not find there way
to me, found me lacking in this department of listed credentials.
That was a mouthful. My truest credentials are the many gracious
thank you's that people send me. Somewhere I have a page of a few
of these, but even something like this anyone can produce. What
I do intend to share is what I consider a well rounded comment
that was sent, that is not just full of a lot of expletives but
really captures something of the experiences. You can now view
the first of these on this page.
You will see my animal friends frequently pictured throughout my site. There
is a reason for this. They are not only my companions, but my helpers. Unless,
people have an aversion to dogs, they accompany us. Their presence has been a
great blessing and gift to many. Some who have been afraid of dogs have overcome
their fears and found new friends. But there have been a few occasions over the
years when their presence was not welcome. And that's okay. We don't take it
You will find many errors throughout these pages. Typos, misspellings,
grammar, punctuation, etc. I do try to catch them. But on the
other hand I post these pages as something in progress, never
finished, never perfect, changing all the time, as the flow of
what I do. And some of what maybe "incorrect" is intentional.
Hi folks, originally these pages were designed by a web designer.
The only thing that remains are what you see in the quotes below.
I figured, "What the heck, I'd never say that even if its
true." I have spent a lot of personal time designing my
site so that it reflects who I am. Unfortunately, these page
have been waiting a long time for me to give them my Attention.
I have always found talking about myself to be the most difficult
challenge. So who I am is communicated more clearly in the over
all texture and feel of my site. Quite frankly, I try to avoid
definitions. At any particular moment what I am is what I am
doing. So I do a lot of things. Other than that, I'm just apart
of the Great Mystery like the rest of you. Now, before I go any
further, if you have come this far and you're just looking for
a great scenic,educational, entertaining, adventure you have
indeed found it. In spite of the spiritual feel of my site, I
do a lot of educational, scenic tours and sing a few original
songs and some old favorite too. Every week I narrate and entertain
400 people at a time on the Verde Canyon Railroad. So don't be
frightened by all this soulful stuff, even though you have one
too. If you are just looking for a straight tour go straight
to my Time
Expeditions section . . . or read on. If you are interested
in the deeper side of things and healing you can probably skip
all this and go directly to shamanic
counseling. Or if you ar looking for something more personal
and revealing well . . .try here: Clay
Miller Sedona Arizona guide counselor Teacher.
So after the quotes below I am going to talk a little bit and then I invite you
to journey through the rest of my site. It
is my wish that you find what you are looking for. It has come to my attention
that a few people in the area think that the specific words that I use or experiences
that I offer are the secret to drawing people to them. So you may find some of
this in your internet journeys. My site and my choice of words reflects who I
am and what I offer. Look carefully into my site, call me if you like. Look around
at others offerings and then go with your gut. If I don't think I am the right
person for you I will tell you.
This is how the media and his international clientele - which comes from
as far as Europe & Australia to see him - have described his guided
tour experiences, retreats and shamanic counseling.
over 13 years, this exceptional nature guide, counselor,
poet, story teller, performer and song writer has been
facilitating "peak" experiences in the American Southwest's
historically rich Native American Red rock country, beautiful
high desert and the magical
"Little Grand Canyon" area, South of Flagstaff, AZ. USA."
I share a lot of information on my Time Expeditions tours and
some of The Soul Journey ones too. Most people don't remember
very much. Because the information is really only about enriching
the experience. Its a doorway into the magic of this place and
land. Sometimes we get into a lot of mining and railroad history,
well that's just another doorway , into another time. Ethnobotany
is just a doorway into the plant world. Its not about identifying
with a lot of fancy names its about relationship. This valley
is as interesting geologically as any place in the world, and
knowing some of the particulars deepens our relationship with
the earth. The wonderful red rock canyons of the valley are full
of cliff dwellings and rock art, a doorway into the heart and
mind of an ancient people. These ancient people and the present
day Indians of the region, Yavapai, Apache, Hopi, Navajo had
a different way of experiencing the ancient stories of the land.
But what the stories did was create relationship. Now there are
what people call sacred places commonly called vortices. Well
these are just spiritual doorways. So it is ultimately about
enriching your relationship with what is in front of you in this
moment, even though we can talk a lot about the past: Riding
through a fiery red canyon of 1.8 billion year old rock with
cotton puffs of cloud thrown up into the bluest sky you have
ever seen. I could write a book about my love of this land, and
maybe someday I will. But for now I'm content to speak it each
day with you.
Client Thank you's