Water Ceremony


Recently, I walked out to the Cathedral in the Pines. There was a foot of snow on the ground as I hiked out to Wild Butterfly Habitat just beyond a pine grove and hardwood forest. I had to stop several times to catch my breath.

I went out to do a Water Ceremony in communion with Bad River Reservation and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College and Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation. They held a Water is Alive Ceremony and Pow Wow today at LCO Convention Center. We stand up for the Earth and are protesting Iron Ore Mine proposed at headwaters of 23 waterways through Bad River Reservation, which will pollute water all the way out through other communities also and Lake Superior.

Fresh drinking water is a gift for all living species be it human, animal, insect, plants, trees, bees and fish. Water is for all species. I played my clapping sticks as I chanted the song for the Water Ceremony. I put down corn meal that had previously been prayed with. Also I brought stale bread for the birds.

Beech leaves quivered and white pine tree needles danced in a breeze. The sun peeked out behind a cloud to be with us. And the Earth was made happy.

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4 Comments

  1. Worth Cooley-Prost said,

    February 25, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Lovely to do in frozen Water ~ thank you ~

    • February 25, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      The solitary stillness was being in sacred space. When the trees quivered it was like silent bells ringing. Have you read The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumanquic. Awesome read by Martin Prechtel.

  2. sshalsnoy said,

    March 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Beautiful! I can tell you love nature, I look forward to reading more


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