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.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 everything.
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.
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 personally.
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
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."
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