September 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm (Ceremony, Deer, Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer, Hospitality House, Meditation, Minong WI, Mother Earth Water Walkers, Sand dunes, Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites, water, Water Ceremony)
Tags: Animal totem, Book, deer, Deer mediicine, Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer, Like a Tree, Mary Ellen Ryall, Minong Wisconsin, Mother Earth Water Walkers, Siddha Yoga, Tonya Whitedeer, Turtle, Water Ceremony, Wisconsin
Purple milkweed and Pond, Minong, WI
Water Ceremony, September 27, 2011, 6 p.m.
Weather permitting we will hold Water Ceremony outside in the Sand Dunes.
Afterwards we will dance in circle
around a rescued pine tree on the property at Hospitality House.
Before dancing, Jackie / Godarvi will teach us a simple chant that we will sing and dance to. Jackie says, “I’d like to read what qualities the names of God we’ll be chanting refer to and just give a brief statement or 2 about Siddha Yoga chanting.” Description: “I would be happy to introduce you to a form of chanting that can induce the experience of the divinity within each of us, the source of universal Oneness. In the tradition I follow, Siddha Yoga (which originated in India), chanting is
a key spiritual practice. It can purify our surroundings, fill us with love and joy, free us from worry, bring us supreme contentment, and let us experience the divinity that lies inside. We chant different names for God, each evoking certain qualities of the one God.”
Community meal follows.
Please RSVP 715 466-5349. Thank you. Miigwetch!
Let’s share books that promote women’s advocacy to action. Like a Tree by Jean Shinoda Bolen. How trees, women, and tree people can save the planet.
Animal totem: Turtle faces west September.
Beautiful intention: Danka Brewer, Mother Earth Water Walkers,
“Maja awi mino niiban, sweet dreams May the Creator keep you safely in his loving arms and grant that we might rise and greet the dawning of a new day and each other spirits tomorrow. May The Dawning of a New Day bring you to a better place to start from and a bright path to travel tomorrow.”
August Deer Medicine: “When deer show up in your life it is time to be gentle with yourself and others. A new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened or born. There is going to be a gentle, enticing lure of new adventures. Ask yourself important questions. Are you trying to force things? Are others? Are you being too critical and uncaring of yourself? When deer show up there is an opportunity to express gentle love that will open new doors to adventure for you.
September 1, 2011 at 6:16 pm (Minong Wisconsin, Mother Earth Water Walkers, Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites)
Tags: Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer, Mary Ellen Ryall, Sisterhood of Planetary Water Rites, Water Ceremony
Butterfly copyright Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites
Please read about Water Ceremony and reflections from around the USA. Visit http://www.waterblessings.org/newsletters/newsletter2011-08.pdf
The Northwest Wisconsin Water Sisters hold Water Ceremony each month at the Hospitality House in Minong, WI. We welcome other woman who are the solution instead of being the problem. Come and connect with other woman who have walked with the Mother Earth Water Walkers and who were called as a Council Guide for the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites.
The newsletter is collabororatively made possible to the Sisterhood under the direction of Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer in CA.
June 4, 2011 at 10:56 am (Mother Earth Water Walkers, Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites, water, Water as a commodity, Water Blessings, Water Ceremony, Water conservation, Water Meditation, Water pollution)
Tags: Fresh clean drinking water, Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal College, Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites, Water issues, Water pollution, water privatization, Water Walkers
Grandmother Mary Ellen Baker
Today I woke up at 5:15 a.m. excited because today has finally arrived. Sandy Stein and I will meet at Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation’s tribal college at 9 a.m. with anticipation of meeting up with Mother Earth Water Walkers. The Water Walkers will be coming through Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation on their way to Bad River on June 12.
The purpose of the water walk is to raise awareness to protect clean fresh drinking water from pollution and privatization around the world and to protect water for seven generations out. Water is a gift not a commodity. Water is coming in a copper bucket which Grandmother Josephine Mandamin and others who have been water on and off since April 10. Men often have carried the Eagle Feather Staff to protect women. Water Walkers are coming to Bad River to converge on June 12 from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans Hudson Bay and the Great Lakes.
Will report on if we made the connection today. Sandy and I plan to walk with the Water Walkers from the tribal college to the Honor the Earth Pow Wow grounds. LCO has opened up the event to the public and invites the public to come and meet the Water Walkers. There will be ceremony and feasting.
Mary Ellen Ryall is a council guide of the Sisterhood of Planetary Water Rites with headquarters in California. She will carry the intentions of women who shared that they wanted to be on this walk with the Water Walkers. The names will be typed up and added to a small butterfly beaded medicine bag that she will wear as she walks with the Water Walkers.