Keep Reaching for your Dream!

I have always had a dream to be a writer. I think it was formed because my mother read to me every night. But, when I was six years old, I was having such a hard time learning to read myself. In first grade, the school I attended taught reading by vocabulary. About mid-year we moved and the new school taught phonics. I became completely lost and embarrassed reading in front of the class.

Eventually, it began to make sense, but I think the hurdles I had to climb just made me appreciate words and their meanings. Through my desperate desire to understand, I realized I loved to write – mostly poetry at that time.

As a young woman, in 1972, I found myself in Spain for 3 ½ years. Television was not available and the only entertainment I had was reading. I read at least two used paperback books a week. This taught me so very much about story, context, content and structure – and it led me to something I didn’t expect.

In 1987, I was taking a two-year course in children’s literature. It was very focused and concise, and I loved it! One of the assignments was to develop a children’s book – which I called, Crabtree. We were to create the initial structure and a storyline, writing about 100 pages. After I graduated, I packed all my writing into boxes, and with my husband and kids we moved to Bozeman, Montana.

Little did I know, I was stepping into a new purpose, a powerful calling that would soon make sense to my life. It was then that I began my research and initial storyline for what was to become, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher.

From that point on… what followed was purely an awakening, a journey that would take many, many twists and turns. It was hard, crazy, mystical, wonderful and completely life changing. What I began to realize was that this very journey was a vital step for me to be able to reach my writing dream. For I needed a deeper understanding of Spirit as it related to me and the world.

When COVID hit, many things were put on hold, even our movement with Sacajawea.  I had always wanted to finish that “Crabtree” book, and this would be the perfect opportunity. I had revisited it a few times over the years, but now I believed I was ready. With the basic story of 100 pages, I began to push and pull the words into finally realizing the message they needed to bring.

The story talks about change, about adjusting, about things we cannot explain and about the importance of writing our own chapters in our lives and not letting someone else write them… It is about walking toward the light even through the darkness. If you have a young person in your life (ages 7-12), I invite you to share Crabtree with them.

We are given dreams for a reason! One thing I’ve learned, “If you have a dream written on your heart, there’s already a way to reach it! Keep Walking! Keep exploring the possibilities! Keep reaching!”

I Love you,
Jane

Just published this month (it only took 33 years)! Illustrated by my daughter, Shawna N. Fitzpatrick, Crabtree is available on Amazon, and in the Spirit Wind Collection online store

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

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

SAFEMASK Personal Protection Masks

Shawna Fitzpatrick, my daughter, is a fashion designer and through her company, Elements of Serenity, she has created these comfortable masks that are both serviceable and decorative.Promo Ad Please check out the Spirit Wind Collection store and take advantage of our 20% discount coupon code: SAFEMASK making these lined, reusable, durable and washable masks only $3.20 plus postage.

 

Fabric themes include: Dogs, Kitties, Farming, Hunting, Feathers, All Saints, Fashion and Assorted Solid colors. New fabrics added often!

These masks are both serviceable and decorative. They help us, and our loved ones, to stay safe and keep others safe from airborne droplets that could infect. Though not intended for clinical or healthcare workers, the SAFEMASK Plus masks are made with a pocket to hold a PM 2.5 Activated Carbon Filter for greater protection – especially when used with distancing guidelines.

Hunter ShawnaThese lined, washable masks are reusable and have a bendable adjustment to form lightly around the nose. With the flexible elastic ear adjustment, they will fit pre-teen to adult.

The fabric used is 100% cotton with a plain cotton lining with added pocket for a carbon filter. Please note, print designs vary and may not be exactly like the photo though they will retain the theme.

 

Stay Safe. Stay well. We also invite you to read our Spirit Wind Blog when you visit the online store at: STORE BLOG

Note: PM 2.5 Activated Carbon Filters can be purchased on Amazon and other outlets.

Crabtree

Pre-teen Novel Coming to Amazon 2021!


Crabtree cover 3Crabtree
is a pre-teen mystery/adventure about a brother and sister who are called to walk into the darkness TO BE the light. It is about making the right choices in life, it is about writing your own Chapters, it is about loving unconditionally to help others.

Twelve-year-old Sam and his sister Mel have just moved to a backward, mountain town. No Internet, no cell service, no computer games and nowhere to go. Their artist dad has inherited a dilapidated farmhouse from his uncle. Unknown to them, they’ve also inherited a 20-year old curse that has devastated the town for generations. Sam and Mel are the keys to unlocking the mystery, but there are no guarantees they’ll see their way through the darkness. Even the “NOW” can be stuck in time.

“It was like entering into a different world – one where there were only shadows and vibrating sounds coming from hidden corners.” ~Sam

Oranias was not bound
By the thoughts of man,
She wore her crown above.
Her wind was Strength,
Her rain was Truth…
Oranias, the Goddess of Love.

~ Jane Lindemuth Fitzpatrick

Crabtree, a novel by Jane L. Fitzpatrick, will be available SOON, on Amazon!

A Journey of OUR discovery…

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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].

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

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].

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].

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.

___________

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