Awakening!

Sometimes we just cannot see…. we can’t see an answer, we can’t see a purpose, we can’t see our dream, and we question and wonder why. So many times we over think and we don’t realize we just have to get out-of-the-way.

For two years, while trying to get Sacajawea produced in LA, I came to realize I was actually there for a different reason. It was painful and lonely… it was life-changing.

“Awakening” is a compilation of thoughts and wonderings. Some of these words came to me as I slept… usually I was awakened around 3 AM. There was always a Sacajawea script laying on my bed; I wrote the words on the backs of the pages. This happened night after night.

What I came to remember through it all, is that life is not what we think in our minds… and that we are reverently and wonderfully made. 💖🥰❤

“The essence and words of this book came from Nature, from walking a path, from listening, from the sun and moon, the wind and waves, the clouds and birds, the shifting sand and rocky soil – the light and the dark.”

This is the first in a book series called, Embrace the World with Love Words, and the World will be Changed. AWAKENING

Watch for the Wonders

A couple of years ago, the Sacajawea production team had the most amazing experience along the Oregon coast. We went to film a teaser reel for Sacajawea, but it happened to be a complete snowstorm all up and down the coast – from California to Canada!

There was a moment of wondering what we should do… And then we got an answer from a cloud formation in the sky… Hands reaching with an angelic image reaching back. We knew we just had to have faith.

As happened, we proceeded onward and our faith was truly honored. The day was amazing with enormous waves, a bank of storm clouds all around us, and sunshine right above. There was a hole in the clouds assuring us that the blue sky was still there. It was an incredible lesson in perseverance.

Here is our original teaser reel, though we will be expanding it and making it even better. And, here are pictures of the clouds that called us to stay. See the photos from the books, “The Path” (Sacajawea collectible book series) and “Awakening,” the first book in a series of writings from this journey.

Always walk with confidence toward your dream, because you have the power of the Universe at your back when you believe it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucrHtcS5eDw

And, the Blind shall See…

If there’s one thing I’ve learned on Sacajawea’s illuminating and sometimes crazy path, it’s that our greatest purpose may not be what we think. Many times, when I thought I knew something… it turned out in a completely different way. And, there was always something to be learned about my dream, about my Calling…

One day, about 7 years ago, the words of scripture suddenly became real to me. It was when I was reading 1 Corin 2:14. I had read it many times before in my life, but this one time it was like a bright light switched on in the Universe! It was so relevant to my heart’s longing. The words that were given that day were: “…Spiritual things cannot be discerned in the mind.”

This explained so very much to me about our world, about getting out-of-the-way, and about the journey I was walking. It explained the transparent, and mystical truth around belief and faith.

I’ve said it before, and I will say it here again – we do not know everything, but indeed, everything is known. We just have to keep walking in truth, belief and faith. Then, our every need, our every crossroad, our every question will be answered and made known to us through spirit.

It is a lifetime process, and no one achieves it all the time, but when we understand that our mind is not where we “SEE,” then we have acknowledged a higher power at work within us.

God is Spirit IN us.
In Spirit and in Truth.

Pictures of my quest from the shores of the Pacific Ocean, to the great mountains, the National Parks, and other magnificent locations – with some of the people who believe (and there are so many more!). Thank you, everyone, I cherish you.

Interview about the Windcatcher, Sacajawea

Script at Fort Rock 2015Photo: Jane returned to Fort Rock in 2015 with the completed Sacajawea script, to close the circle and fulfill her promise.

January 28, 2016 — Screenwriter, Jane L. Fitzpatrick, always believed in her heart she should write this story. Her life has been filled with “connections” leading her closer to its creation. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest gave her a natural backdrop and understanding of the environment, the rapid rivers, and ominous mountains.

Jane was born along the Lewis and Clark trail in Richland, Washington. Her parents named her Janie, not knowing it was the very name Clark gave to Sacajawea because he couldn’t pronounce her name. As a child, Jane’s family had close friends related to a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Sergeant William Bratton.

During Jane’s middle school and teenage years, she lived in Portland, Oregon, and spent many weekends at the beach where the Corps built their salt works. Jane’s early high school friends were Cliff Lewis, John Clark and Jayne Scott (another Jane) and she had several co-workers along the way who were related to Sacajawea’s husband, Charbonneau. There were many other connections, but these stood out in her life.

As an adult, in 1987, Jane and her family relocated back to the Pacific Northwest and their car broke down in Bozeman, MT. Being adventurers themselves, the family chose to stay in the beautiful Montana town for three years. Little did Jane know she was about to be introduced to Sacajawea. Drawn to the very place the 12-year-old girl was taken from her people, Three Forks, MT at the headwaters of the Missouri River, Jane sat alone on Fort Rock watching the eagles soar above her. That day, May 20, 1989, she was touched by the spirit of the Windcatcher and knew she had to write the story.

After attempting to write it as a children’s book, Jane realized it wasn’t a children’s story. For years, the tale stirred in her heart until 2003, when her daughter, Jerah, a film student, encouraged her to write it as a screenplay. Jane had never written a screenplay, but after four years of writing, re-writing, researching and trying different beginnings and endings, developing characters and dialogue, the script came to life. Through Jane’s creative blend of history and heart and her tenacious passion, we can all know this very special icon of the west.

In Jane’s words, “Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, is not watered down, or sensationalized — it is not a fairytale. It tells the story of this woman with all its joy and pain. It is captivating and it is inspiring. Who was this brave woman who carried a child on her back across this treacherous land, and how does she stand the test of time to remain one of the most respected women in American history? It is finally time for Sacajawea to have a voice, yes, to share her story in an epic feature film.”

For more information about this project visit: http://www.sacajaweathemovie.com

When will you hear your heart song?

In 2012, I wrote this blog on my website. It seems an eternity ago, and so much has happened in the interim. In 2012, it had been 9 years since I started writing the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, from a manuscript I began in 1989…

Yes, 31 years ago, I sat on Fort Rock in Three Forks, MT, watching the eagles fly above me, knowing in my soul I was here to write Sacajawea’s story.

“April 3, 2012 — What makes us happy?  From childhood we’ve been aware of things that give us joy. Oh, the specifics change over the years, but one constant is the feeling we get when we do what we love.

Life isn’t easy. It holds many challenges and sometimes a lot of pain. At times, it’s easier to align ourselves with the sorrow, especially when it shows its face daily. Friends come and go, families get misunderstood and circumstances can be devastating. When we’re down and out, what will bring us home?  Home to the warm smiles, the big embraces, the cozy backdrop of a crackling fire…

‘It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day do something that makes your heart sing.’ ~ Marcia Wieder

Wouldn’t it be amazing if every day our hearts could sing, despite what’s happening around us?

I will soon be stepping into the last third of my life. I have experienced motherhood, grand-motherhood and I was fortunate enough, even after great heartache, to find the love of my life. But, over the last nine years – oh, my, what a difficult nine years – I have been trying to achieve my “heart’s” desire.  Writing, creating, pitching, imagining, pitching, visioning, creating, writing, writing…

What is my heart’s song?  To be a writer – to share the stories of people from history, and capture the essence and purpose of their lives.

This blog is a place where my heart will sing.  It has not been easy getting here – in fact, it’s been down right hard. But, nevertheless, here I am writing you on this day, April 3, 2012. I am so excited about where this path will lead, and I know in my heart this is what I must do.”

Divine EnergyIn 1989 or even 2012, I had no idea this journey was going to be so completely transforming. In the beginning, I thought I was just writing a story of an Indigenous girl. And, what emerged was an awakening that has taken nearly half my life. I have been shown messages in the clouds, visions and wonders and words that were so deeply spiritual, I usually had to walk a little further to understand. And, I’m still walking.

I would never trade this path, nor wish it had been different, for what I’ve learned is that the heart’s song is already in me – I just have to work every day to embrace it. Every day I must do something that helps me listen.

What are we called to do in our lives? Certainly not what’s easy, not what’s obvious, not what makes sense… We are called to a spiritual melody just for us, and we have a lifetime (it may take that long) to learn to hear it.

ONWARD!
Jane

I remember my vision from when I was a young girl â€“

From Sacajawea, The Windcatcher – A Novel by Jane L. Fitzpatrick

Sacajawea shell

“I saw myself sitting on a narrow strip of land that seemed to never end, weaving along the edge of the sea. Water crashed and climbed over the sand, again and again, creeping up higher toward me.

A mist hung in the sky and there was no definition between it and the earth. It danced with foggy shades of blue, red and gold. The sound was like the rhythm of wind and rain pounding, crashing through a forest, yet, there were no trees. White birds cried with shrill voices, climbing and diving in freedom, transparent in their existence…

An Elder of my people was with me – though I had never seen him before. We sat together by a roaring fire. He took two diamond-shaped shells from his pouch and gave them to me.

I followed his caring eyes and I will never forget his words. He told me, ‘These shells were tossed back and forth for ages in the great sea. The sand and rolling waves made the edges smooth and easy to carve into these shapes. You are like the shell, young one. Remember this, for it is part of your journey.’

I believe in visions. I believe they can mirror our path, but I do not know how. I breathe deeply and my heart begins to pound. I lick the shell and taste the salt… a mystery. There is a remembering, like I know something in my soul, yes, something to come.”

The Novel – Sacajawea, The Windcatcher

book cover hardbackFor the first four weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine, I was feeling quite down – which is unusual for me. For over ten years, I had been devoting nearly my entire life to the pursuit of Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, an epic film project. Through incredible ups and downs, from hard situations to truly inspirational wonders, the journey has been life-changing.

And, just as the project was ramping up, moving closer to the next phase, a pandemic took over the world. Yes, a powerful set of brakes hit the road and absolutely everything stopped. Not only did it stop, there was also no game plan for when, where, how we would all continue… If there’s one thing I’ve learned along this path, Creation has its own timing about things, and that is one of the biggest lessons!

So, as I said, the first month was shocking and scary, and all I could do was try to protect those I care for and believe for a better world to come.

As those weeks went by, with so much time to think, I began to look at other ideas.  Last year, I had started the novel based on the Sacajawea screenplay but had not gotten very far, only a few pages. I was too busy trying to produce and get the funding for the film.

Desk from officeAs I read the script again, it seemed like now was the perfect time to pour myself into the story by writing the book. So, from my office on the second floor,  I began to get serious about this endeavor.

Now, writing a novel requires a very different writing technique than writing a screenplay. And, I had the idea of writing Sacajawea’s thoughts in present-tense, so we can understand her more deeply and experience who she was from her own heart. This decision has turned out to be quite difficult going back and forth in tenses, but I feel it will be compelling and moving.

I will be sharing with you some of the FIRST DRAFT of this book as I write. I am on page 25 at the moment with many pages to go. But, I am inspired and I believe this is the very next step on the journey to share Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, and her message of Love, Peace, Oneness and Respect for the Earth, with the world.

Here is the beginning of her story that I want to share with you.

 

Creation has a way of slowing us down, making us uncomfortable at times, and giving us an opportunity to awaken.

Love,

Jane

A Journey of OUR discovery…

brown sacajawea logo t shirt

www.sacajaweathemovie.com

This journey to write and produce Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, the story of an icon of history, has taken me through twists and turns on a harrowing adventure. It has tested my patience and tenacity, and required a continual awakening, believing in something unseen. And, I have been a lesson-in-patience for Spirit, too, as I have made mistakes and needed to learn much about myself and this magical Calling.

This project is much more than I ever imagined. In the beginning, I was not able to see its magnitude, and quite possibly it may have scared me away if I had – for I was not yet looking for the miracles. I had to learn to get out-of-the-way, I had to believe the Words spoken, I had to watch for the Wonders, I had to be grateful.

When I started up this path, I didn’t know what to expect. I only knew, while sitting alone on Fort Rock, in Three Forks, Montana, May 20, 1989, I heard a voice in my ear that said, “I want you to write my story.”  It wasn’t a loud voice, more like a thought from somewhere else, but it was not to be ignored. Though initially, I made an attempt to write the story as a children’s book, I wasn’t yet spiritually ready to really begin. In fact, it wasn’t until 2003, when my daughter, Jerah, was heading to California to film school, and she prophetically suggested I write that Sacajawea story into a screenplay.

Jane at Bow River Calgary CA
Location Scout, Bow River near Calgary AB, Canada

It took me four years of what seemed like unending research and writing, and listening to a Spiritual voice I didn’t always understand. I had to capture the enormous Lewis & Clark journey and project it through Sacajawea’s eyes. I would come to learn, it was far bigger than even that. A miracle transpired, and eventually, the story became a reality in 2007, from a first-time screenwriter. After which, I had no idea what to do next, as I walked into the great unknown.

The journey has been long since then, with pitfalls at every turn, it seemed. It has required much personal sacrifice and unrelenting faith. Over the last two years, I have truly become aware of the depth and breadth of this project and its greater purpose.  It is so much more than a movie. When I look back over the path to get where we are, I marvel at the miracles, the synergies, the matrix, the enormous effort Spirit has made to wake us up, to show us something incredible, to communicate with us through nature and to be with us as we boldly walk ONWARD, no matter what.

I am overflowing with gratitude for our graphics and film professionals and those who are yet to come. As a team, we are committed to sharing Sacajawea’s message of Oneness, Unity, Peace and Love with the world – for she has gone to great lengths to bring it to us.

At the beginning of the film, from an eagle’s POV,  we soar across the big screen – we are flying high to incredible heights, passing the clouds, the sun and the stars!  And, the Light from this Warrior Woman Spirit is touching us all. We will never be the same, not us and not the world.

Watch for more very soon, as we move closer to production every day!  And, thank you for your devotion to following the path with us –  A journey of OUR discovery.

ONWARD!

Jane

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Teaser Reel shoot on the Oregon coast, Fort Stevens State Park.

See it, know it, BE the change in the world — What is Love?

20150505_124121.jpgJune 14, 2015 – Love is not “religious.” We can believe on these words for we know we are more than just a body, more than just a mind… we have Creator’s Spirit within us (spirit).

We also have the eternal thought of love that moves us (mind), and our eyes and ears are ready to see and hear, and make choices as we walk it out (body). Yes, as One we are part of the Holy vibration and Sacred energy of that which IS. True love is not bound, for it is transparent, pure and free.

Reach out to your Soul this day! Take a few minutes and step outside, become a watcher of your heart. Read these words, and on every breath, hold the phrase for a moment, asking yourself what it really means to your life, not as a religious or non-religious person, but as a Spiritual Being?

*1 If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 And if I have prophetic powers (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).

3 Even if I dole out all that I have to the poor [in providing food], and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.

4 Love endures long and is patient and kind;

love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy,

is not boastful or vainglorious,

does not display itself haughtily.

5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride);

it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly.

Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking;

it is not touchy or fretful or resentful;

it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end].

As for prophecy (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away;

as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].

9 For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect),

and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).

10 But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).

11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man/woman, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.

12 For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma],

but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face!

Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].

13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us],

Faith, Hope and Love — these three; but the GREATEST of these is LOVE.

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LOVE IS ONLY GIVEN — Live in Love THIS way, and you will see it, know it and BE the change we all seek in the world.

*1 Corinthians 13 Amplified Bible with helps

 

Discover the Uni-VERSE that is the Spiritual Word

Last night I awoke at about 3:30 a.m. I had the 23rd Psalm going through my head, I could see the words floating across my eyes. The thought came to mind of what I understood as a child….

I envisioned God as a bearded grandpa, in a white robe, sitting on a throne in Heaven. I believed this from pictures I had seen in a book. I perceived God to be separate from me, but knew he loved me.

When understanding the 23rd Psalm by this “God,” someone outside of me, it was hard to internalize the meaning, and know HOW it applied to my life. What did it really mean besides poetic words and something I knew should be important to me, but I couldn’t quite grasp it?

I have come to look at the scriptures in a deeply personal way, not religious but Spiritual. I have come to believe what the Word says about God, that God is “SPIRIT” and must be worshipped in Spirit and in Truth (not as a separate human on a throne). When God is Spirit IN me, then these words come alive, and make sense TO my spirit. They then make sense to my life, too, for labels can separate us, but universal Spiritual truth brings us together as One.

Here is what I heard in the night…Psalm 23

1) The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

God is within me – he is Spirit IN ME. So my guide, my shepherd is not separate, but IN ME. God needs nothing, so in that belief, I know I have everything I need.

2) He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Oh, how beautiful to KNOW I am part of everything that IS… to breathe and relax in that knowing — I can rest and listen, for the waters are calm, and I can drink from them in peace. I can also trust my intuition, for God is Spirit IN ME.

3) He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

In prayer, believing, I am renewed every day — Spirit, Mind, Body. Creation is mine and I am Creations. It is the path I walk toward the Light — Father, Son, Holy Spirit, righteousness, and it is Spirit IN ME. Not of man-made rules — it is Spiritual, yes, of that which IS. It is who I am.

4) Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Oh, life can be hard and painful, and physical death could await at any turn…. but, I am told 365 times in the Word, “Fear Not,” for God is Spirit IN ME. His armor embraces me, shields me, for my Spirit is protected and eternal. Death, where is thy sting?

5) Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

I am never alone for God is Spirit IN ME, and the table is set, even before my enemies. For I am strong, I am powerful, I am equipped, I am loved, I am “that,” I am — whatever “that” is. I have been anointed with the oil of protection. And the well-spring of living water has no end for it runs over and over, and never stops.

6) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Happiness is mine, joy and peace, goodness and mercy. Though there are ups and downs on the journey, I keep walking, keep stepping, keep believing, receiving faith, walking in self-confidence, and knowing that I am free all the days of my life — however long that will be, for that is what it says. I am loved without condition. I am never afraid, never alone, because I am part of everything, all creation, all the Universe, all that is the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, all knowing and all powerful eternal energy, vibration and Spirit that is God, for it is IN ME.

When I became aware of my Spirit… I became a “watcher” of my life. The scales fell from my eyes and my ears opened to not just hear, but to listen. I knew nothing would stand in the way of Creation’s Love, not even me.

The Words of scripture can only be understood in Spirit and in Truth, and not through the minds of man, for that is what it says. One must go sincerely before the Light, get out-of-the-way, tear down the walls and barriers that bind them. One must be transparent and renewed, pouring out and filling up — indeed, it says we must be born again. It is the mystery of Love and Peace, no matter what we believe in. Yeshua (Jesus) did not die a scapegoat so we can skip “working out our salvation.” It says we must work it out, to be born again. It is our daily walk, but we know from the 23rd Psalm that we are not doing it alone for we have God, SPIRIT, IN us.

Words to Spiritually ponder:

1 Corinthians 13:12
John 4:24
1 John 4:4
Philippians 2:12-13
John 3:7-8
1 Corinthians 15:55