Understanding Us and All


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.

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

There is no one size fits all people and no perfect way to think, act and be. Astrology helps us in myriad ways 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 the parents and the tribe understanding that each person 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

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The Power of Prayer and Community Healing

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. Ths is the first of many healings that have occurred on the healing table as well as at a distance and with community support.

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 how much there is 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

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 experiences I have had is 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 so much richness of experience and new possibilities of reality.

Fear and judgment keep us limited, and 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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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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TV Interview. Sedona Retreat. Inspiration.

 My TV interview with Karen Delk June 2017 ON HER PRINCETON CABLE TV SHOW NEW BEGINNINGS.

Enjoy this comprehensive interview may it support your journey and give you confidence and comfort in being you! It was my first TV interview in many years and exciting to share.



Sedona trip in the Spring and so much more locally and globally.



“When we stand for truth and love there is no room for allowing bad behavior, manipulation, or personal attacks. If this is bitchy, we need more of this now. Nice creates victims, true, creates freedom. Always in Love.” Janet StraightArrow Be The Medicine

Live the Power of You!

“There are always tremendous challenges in the world and our lives. Denial, judgment, shame, and blame are the ways of creating more of that. Loving us first with compassion and taking responsibility from now on allows transformation, healing, and new beginnings. Mental illness and inability to face what is in a way that creates change affect a huge part of the population creating the disconnection and chaos we have now. Finding our purpose in creating solutions is unique for each one of us. Go for it. The world needs all of us now.” Janet StraightArrow Be The Medicine

“NOW. Being present, In joy, and fully alive. It is time to be, do and transform. Let’s stay awake and discover what we can do now. Baby steps sometimes, giant steps others, always choosing and moving moment-by-moment. It’s always Now. Blessings to All.” Janet StraightArrow My new Instagram account is #bethemedicinenow.

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Turning Tricks into Treats – New Moon Ceremony 10/19

Thursday, October 19, 7-9 pm in Madison, NJ

Join us on this New Moon in Libra Night on the precipice of Sun moving into Scorpio and many planets aligned for deep change in us and all there will be magic, of the natural sort.
Learning to work with energy in powerful new ways and embracing change and making it work for us is key in the teachings and ceremony.
Join us to experience meditations, journey, teachings and sharing with themes that unfold with the planetary alignments this month. Enjoy sacred space and feel energized, relaxed and renewed. Bring your intentions and joy, journals, pens and any healthy snacks to share. Ceremonies are a way for us to gather in community with strong intention to raise our energy and heal and move forward in our lives. Honoring all we delve into the mystery of life and explore spiritual purpose and growth. Janet StraightArrow holds a highly energetic Universal ceremony and teachings that enlighten us and honor all. Each month when the moon and the sun meet at the same place in the sky it is called a new moon. Together we set our intentions for the month as Janet teaches about the Astrology cycles and how we can work with them making it relevant to our everyday lives. Let’s have fun!
Prepay $40. www.PayPal.me/JanetStraightArrow or checks to Janet StraightArrow 39 Greenwood Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 $50 at the door.

The energy of transformation is so powerful this week. I am inspired to teach how to turn tricks-challenges into treats-new opportunities and freedom. Magic happens here. Join us.

If you would prefer a private session call 973-647-2500. Classes available on our calendar of events. A special advanced class is being developed for later this year. Stay posted.

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Living Wisdom and Love

Having walked through some of the most traumatic and painful times a human can experience in a lifetime, I continue to focus on and live peace, love, health, and happiness.

This has been the StraightArrow of truth that has guided my life since a child and inspired me to wake up and continuously heal after a dire diagnosis as a teen. My life has been a journey to discover and live what the Masters teach. It is accessible to all with desire, curiosity, and action.

Reading thousands of books, and studying with teachers, healers and Masters from many traditions and religions from around the world for decades following questions and finding answers in each step, have assisted my understanding, healing, and awakening to the oneness that brings us all together and how to live it.

  • The peace that is beyond common understanding.
  • Living health, happiness, goodness, and love, as our divine nature.
  • They are not some ideal outside of us.
  • They are always here amidst the constant storms of life and loss.
  • Living our true self-empowers every day of our lives.

As we clear and release the pain and illusions of our humanity, and align with our true nature, our lives have more meaning and our life purpose unfolds easily. There is more to know to help us and all. This has been my ongoing focus for over fifty years.

We are worth pulling ourselves out of the struggle and moving into the wisdom, truth, and love accessible to all.

Death and rebirth occur in every moment. As we show up we move through many emotions, thoughts, and experiences. When we stop complaining, blaming and judging, we can find our true power and discover the truth and new ways to transform the problems in the world and us.

We focus on the answer – the medicine, that can heal in reality. Every day is a new beginning. Let’s continue to see where we can change inside and out to create the world we desire and know is possible.

We all have the power to be the change. That is what Be The Medicine is. Living our highest truth and deepest love and manifesting heaven on earth no matter what.

Blessings and Love.

Janet StraightArrow, Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You!

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