Water Ceremony September 27 in Minong, WI

Purple milkweed and Pond, Minong, WI

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.

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Winter appears to be leaving us

Hello insectamonarca friends,

Today I saw a robin across the street in a field. This is a sign that winter is leaving Wisconsin. Frankly, I could stand a little more winter because it passed too quickly for me. This is my retreat time. This past week I  observed two pigeons, a family of deer with their sweet yearling and a red fox. These interludes of happy times with nature sustain me.

Be well insectamonarca friends where ever you are.

WISCONSIN PACKERS WIN SUPER BOWL

Hello insectamonarca friends,

I am normally not a football fan but when it comes to the Super Bowl I shouted and clapped with the best of fans. We were at the Minong, WI, Senior Center and absolutely had a ball. Seniors wanted to be together for the game.

Sorry I’ve been away for awhile. I have sporadic Wi-Fi from my home and I am busying writing text for a coloring book. More on that later. I thought I would get back to writing and filling in the Monitoring of Species at the Monarch Butterfly Habitat this winter but this writing project took priority.

We will be on Discover Wisconsin starting on March 12 and two more times within a two-year period. I feel it is important enough to get some publishing done at least by our IV Annual Earth Day Event in Shell Lake, WI, on April 23 and so I am focusing on writing this winter.

A wildlife update. Two deer where standing as still as a tree trunk when I walked home for the center this evening. What a thrill they were to see on the 1/2 acre property standing deep in the snow. I just stopped dead in my tracks and watched them until they decided to leap away.

Be well insectamonarca friends where ever you are.

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