The Promise of Indigenous Wisdom Gives Harmony, Balance, and Meaning to Life
Remember who you are and open your heart to true abundance and the intimate interconnection of all life. YOU can learn how to forgive the unforgivable, to heal, to unite with all life, and to revitalize the hope that allows us to dream.
In this moment, when we look around, we see division, separation, and anger, causing spiritual pain and needless suffering. We feel alone in a perilous world, hanging on as best we can in the face of so much hurt and isolation. We look for some sign, some pathway toward healing and hope. When we lose faith in our capacity to shine forth in this time we can begin to question our inspired purpose on this beautiful earth.
Through the millennia, our indigenous relatives have held an intimate understanding of our human position in the hoop of life being of grace, hope, and connection to all life. Today, we have a golden opportunity to learn from their wisdom through the Four Sacred Gifts. These gifts will lead you toward spiritual, emotional, and physical health, drawing on our natural inheritance. We listen with our hearts and the softest part of our ear to the natural intelligence that guides the vitality and abundance of all life.
You Are an Expression of Divinity
I am living proof of the power of indigenous wisdom. In my young life, I experienced hardship, abuse, the murder of my father, and attempted suicide. I could easily have been headed toward a tragic life story. Yet, supported by the lessons of my indigenous relatives, I emerged from that time to grow whole and healthy.
Drawing on the bedrock of my ancestors’ knowledge, I have built deep and strong relationships, exceeded the dreams of my family, and excelled at working with executives, teams, and community members around the world helping them to expand into life-giving relationships with people, the earth, and spirit.
At the same time, I also had moments of deep doubt. I questioned if I was being true to my purpose and if I was someone who could let go of my past to find a way out of the shadows of disappointment and despair.
In one of those dark moments, 24 years ago, the Four Sacred Gifts appeared in my life. They reignited my spirit with powerful hope and opened a path toward wholeness and connection to all. From that moment forward, I have carried the lessons of the Four Sacred G
The Four Sacred Gifts have supported me, guided me, and opened my eyes to a life of abundance, gratitude, hope, and care for all my relations. Now, I am blessed to share them with you.
“I had the great fortune to take Anita Sanchez’s remarkable course, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times. Based on the sacred pillars of the indigenous world — forgiving the unforgivable, unity, healing and hope — Anita provides a life-affirming alternative to the present Western cultural mindset. I found the material and exercises to be challenging but well worth it for my growth, and the videos that accompanied each lesson to be inspiring and moving. If you are interested in truly living in right relationship, I recommend this course highly.”
Burt K., Foundation Founder
Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., is a brilliant international organizational development consultant, trainer, speaker, and author renowned for her work in leadership, diversity, inclusion, organization, leader development, and transformational positive change. In everything she does, she brings her passion for bridging indigenous wisdom and the latest in science to inspire and equip women and men to live their higher purpose in service and joy. A Board member of Bioneers and the Pachamama Alliance, each summer she leads a journey to the dream culture tribes of the Amazon rainforest, deepening the learning from Elders around the world reflected in her international award-winning book, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times.
In “The Four Sacred Gifts,” I recount the story of The Eagle Hoop Prophecy, based on the dream of a Mohican Elder, a dream of a sacred hoop surrounded by eagle feathers. This vision called for all peoples to come together as one.
Elders came from all over the globe – the Americas, Asia, the Arctic, and Africa – and held a ceremony which brought forth four gifts for us all to receive in order to do the sacred work of remembering our oneness:
“Enlightening, illuminating, and inspiring. A gift for generations to come.”
Norbert H., Jr. Oneida Nation, ret. Executive Director American
Indian Science and Engineering Society
We Can’t Google Wisdom
We all – women, men and children – are drowning in information, but the flood of news and data almost never offer the solutions we yearn for to give us real hope and positive possibilities. We can become isolated by our devices, even as they promise us more community and more relationships. We have more “contacts,” but our hearts feel empty.
It is time to draw upon the deeper experience of wisdom and the knowledge that we gained over the millennia which reminds us that we come from – and are part of – the natural world. We humans are, in truth, natural beings inextricably interconnected with everything and everyone around us. Our spiritual, physical, and emotional health are utterly dependent on our connection to all beings of the earth – human, plant, animal, and mineral. When we listen to our many relations with the softest part of our ear, we draw on our natural inheritance: the wisdom our indigenous Elders are holding for us.
“Loving, heart and body, sensorial. I loved the exercises and ritual practices. The course provides structure for spirituality in simple and clear language. I loved that you could come back and again to listen to stories which sparked my own stories/reflection.”
Noelle P., Psychologist, Mother, and Grandmother
Draw on Indigenous Wisdom to Embrace Your Connection to All of Life
This course is here to support you to live in
What you will learn in this course:
- What indigenous wisdom is, and why it matters to you and all humanity, now.
- How to be in
“rightrelationship” – harmony and balance – with yourself, people, and the earth.
- What it means to give good medicine to yourself and others.
- How to recognize the power of forgiveness as a sacred gift living in you.
- How to forgive the unforgivable as a pathway to personal and collective freedom.
- How to recognize the power of unity and our interconnectedness.
- How to identify and expand your use of the power of unity and belonging.
- How to recognize the power of healing in your life.
- How to use the four key elements of healing.
- How to recognize the power of hope in action.
- How to stop the danger of doubt and rekindle hope.
The Eagle Hoop
The Eagle Hoop represents the circle of life and the Four Sacred Gifts and shows us how to live and know our intimate interconnection as a powerful force and powerful medicine. You will see, with clearer vision, the strength and wisdom of our Oneness. The Gifts of the Hoop will help you realize who you are, what you are, and use your power to create harmony and connection with all other beings.
You and I, all of us, indigenous and non-indigenous, are meant to fulfill the message of the Hoop with its Four Sacred Gifts. This is what is needed to joyfully fuel our hearts, thoughts, and actions in order to deepen our understanding, to live the truth, the reality that we are all connected.
“I look forward recommending the class to my colleagues. I really liked the content and the flexibility of the tool. I especially enjoyed the videos of Anita and her stories. That makes the content come to life for me. I found the meditations to be very effective and the journal exercises reinforced the content in a personally reflective way. This course provides the next step from the content in the book, as it makes it personal and actionable.”
Julie J., Human Resources Corporate Leader and Mother
I Created the Four Sacred Gifts Course for YOU
The Four Sacred Gifts are meant to be shared and are intended as guidance for all humanity. I have committed myself to carrying the Elders’ message across the globe, offering this wisdom to all who will hear it. I feel blessed that, today, I can offer it to you in this course, where you can immerse yourself in the wisdom teachings, be uplifted by your infinite possibilities, and transform your life by experiencing the force of forgiving the unforgivable, healing, unity, and hope in your life and in the world.
“Excellent course work, thoughtful rituals, and exercises that I can continue to use for wellness! “
Claire T., Educator, Author, and Coach
Wisdom That Brings Inspiration and Abundance
In each of the six chapters of the course, you will receive lessons of indigenous wisdom, undertake exercises to deepen your understanding, engage in rituals to take the wisdom into yourself, and participate in meditations that hold you gently as you learn. At every step, you are invited to go deeper into your transformation with caring, compassion, and self-love in a cycle that you can experience ever more profoundly each time you return.
“”I am so grateful that I have access to “The Four Sacred Gifts”. This course will be a lifetime practice for me. The meditations are grounding and healing. Anita’s wisdom comes from the source of the elders and ancestors that will continue to be a guiding post. Forgiveness can feel hard at times, but with Anita’s framework it is truly possible and freeing. With Hope, Unity, and Healing it is my intention to spread these gifts to myself and others always. Thankful to have been led to this work. Blessings and may the hoop prophecy be realized with all of us.” “
Brooke E., Business Developer and Strategist
Anita Tells Her Personal Stories in Five Long-Form Videos
Storytelling is a traditional indigenous practice. When you register in this course, you will see five powerful videos where Anita tells personal stories about how the Four Sacred Gifts have been transformational in her life.
Meet Anita Online Live Every Month!
By participating in the course, you will be invited to join me in a live event, every month, where you can ask questions, share experiences, and hear the stories of others who are on this journey with us. Our purpose is to keep learning, growing, and becoming shining lights in our own lives and lives of all we touch. In community, we are nourished, sustained, and inspired.
Continue to Learn From Indigenous Elders From Across the Globe
Indigenous wisdom is meant to be shared and the voices of Elders’ from all parts of the world are rising. When you register for this course, you too will be in the circle to learn from the Elders as they share their knowledge, describe their visions, and speak their messages. I will share them with you in a special newsletter sent directly to you every two weeks.