Andrea Menard has created a deck of message cards based on her weekly video messages called, Messages from the Patchwork Grandmothers.
The Messages from the Patchwork Grandmothers offer loving guidance and indigenous wisdom from the Grandmothers who dwell in the Spirit Realm. The Patchwork Grandmothers want their grandchildren to find balance and meaning in the simple, natural things in life. Their messages are designed to bring them closer to the Sacred Mother, to the natural world, and to their spiritual centre. Andrea Menard, whose traditional Cree name means Grandmother Wind, has created a set of 52 oracle cards that express the deep love and simple wisdom given to her by her spiritual Grandmothers. The beautiful artwork, by Métis artist Leah Dorion, carries sacred indigenous teachings that harmonize with the Grandmothers’ wisdom.
“The Patchwork Grandmothers are the ancestral teachers from the Spirit Realm who lovingly guide my life. They have inspired me to share their wisdom with others. Because my spirit name is Grandmother Wind, I like to call myself the “Grandmother on the Ground”.” - Andrea
Messages from the Patchwork Grandmothers will be released in the fall of 2017.
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Andrea Menard’s heart-warming debut book, “The Awakening of the Song Keepers” is about a passage into musical maturity.
Launching in the spring of 2018.
Pre-orders available soon
As a first-time author, Andrea describes the birth of the Music Messengers, and the transformation that had to happen in order to get her life and her music back on track.
“A few years ago, I experienced a series of traumatic events that caused me to become incredibly sensitive to my environment. One of the biggest challenges that affected me was a new hypersensitivity to music. I became overly receptive to the lyrics in songs and the message a song was portraying. Because many of our songs today come from a place of disconnection and separation, it was torture! As a singer, music had always had this ability to cut through everything and reach my soul, but now music was hurting me. Or at least the music that was being broadcast to me without my choice. I had to make a change.
Around this time, I heard a partial story from an Elder that planted some powerful seeds in my sensitive and very fertile heart. The story was about how all species are given the Song of Life to know how to live in harmony with the rest of creation, and that humans have forgotten their Song of Life.
The idea haunted me. What is the Song of Life? And as a singer, shouldn’t I be singing it?
By unearthing the rest of the story, I discovered my responsibility as a singer/songwriter and became accountable to the people of my tribe. You. Because of my love for you, I re-learned the Song of Life, and spearheaded a positive music initiative, called The Music Messengers, to encourage singer/songwriters to become the messengers of hope for the world.
This is my journey.“