October Water Ceremony News

WATER CEREMONY

October 26, 2011 – 6 p.m.
Hospitality House, 705 B Street, Minong, WI
Sponsored by Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites

Storm looms in west as Minong is bathed in golden light

Storm looms in west as Minong is bathed in golden light

 Open to women who feel called to honor and respect water. Purpose: Support water issues that need our attention. To change negative impact on the world’s fresh drinking water supply for all living species all over the world. Turning our hearts and prayers toward positive energy and vibrations to heal water world wide.

Water Blessing Event
October 28 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites
and Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer. May we all stand together with a single intention for water matter where we are on the Earth at this time.

Water Sister Worth Cooley-Prost sent the following Messsage:

Dear Ones!  At long last, the convergence of time, energy  and Heart allows for this long-overdue message.

[A new friend and I] talked about indigenous understandings of Now, and how I can’t imagine how I’d be able to look around in these times if I hadn’t heard Don Alejandro speak 11 years ago, how the Mayan calendar isn’t about the “end of the world,” rather about the accelerating unfolding of a whole new Time that’s very different from all that’s unraveling now. (I really like Tom Kenyon’s metaphor about 2012 or whenever — he says when his odometer turns over 100,000 miles, he doesn’t expect his car to disappear!) I think our unexpected hour together was a Gift to both of us, and recalled again the Hathors advice about the difficulties of chaotic nodes: “be curious and expect miracles.”

Turtle Women Rising 2011 was in Olympia WA this year, from sunrise on October 7 through the afternoon of October 10. I have the bowl that held the Water on the altar at TWR 2008 and 2010, both here in DC. It’s lovely bowl, about 16″
across and a graceful low, open shape in that hint-of-palest-green often seen in thick handmade glass, with a swirl of slightly darker pale green. It was in one of Coldwater Creek’s crazy online sales about 2002, marked down from probably $125 (never could’ve afforded that) to about $35. I loved it (and had a lot more money back then!), and ordered it thinking it would be beautiful on our diningroom table with fruit or flowers or just air. When it came, I realized that our diningroom table was
neither big enough nor clear enough for the bowl, so for about 6 years it sat up on top of a bookshelf in the diningroom. Then in one of the final planning conference calls for the first TWR, Eli said they needed a bowl to hold the Water in the
altar tipi, and I said, “Eli, I have the bowl.” Near the end of the final day of TWR that year, I’d left the circle to smoke a cigarette and just put my chair at the edge of things when I came back in. I remember sitting there watching
everybody singing and dancing, and thinking, “I can’t sing and I can’t dance, but I can bring the bowl that holds the Water.” We used it again in 2010.

So last Friday, Willy put two chairs and a little round table that came from the side of the road several years ago in a special, leafy grove part of the yard before he went to work, and later my friend Margaret came over with her drum. The several pieces of cloth covering the table were made by Mayan hands, African hands, and Indonesian hands, and though I’m sure the the bright red fleece with Native American designs was made in China, it came to me from Council on Indian Nations a couple of years ago. The bowl took up most of the table. The things around it included several stones, a tiny bottle of rose
quartz chips, a little basket with Haiti beads, some lavender, a Fourth Wise Man figure, and seems like a couple of other things I can’t remember at the moment. (I’d meant to take a picture but forgot; it must not have wanted me
to.) After smudging us and everything else, we filled the bowl with Water from the house and opened the space with prayers to connect with TWR and with all healing Waters around the world. I asked especially that the spirits of all the men, women,
children and horses of the civil war be honored for their courage and sacrifice, calling them back from their journeys and the traumas endured, so they can heal and return Home… and that Mother Earth be healed in all the places that have
held their pain and fear and anger for all these 150 years, and that all the Waters that touch that land — rivers, rain, dew, fog, snow, tears past and future — carry that great healing also.

Margaret brought a really beautiful drum, and I used my Ocean drum for the first time. I’ve always wanted to be where drumming is — Native American, Haitian, African, and those astonishing sideways Japanese drums — but somehow never really felt called to drum myself. Then last summer I ordered myself an Ocean drum for my birthday — synthetic covering on one side, clear mylar on the other, and filled with steel shot. I’d experimented with it a little a couple of times since… tilting it from side to side makes sounds of waves and surf… but this was the first time I really used it. Amazing! Each of the
times between opening the space Friday and closing it Monday afternoon — and the next night when Moon was full somewhere behind thick clouds — it’s given me something new. The first day, when I opened my eyes after a few minutes, the
sky and trees were in my lap! (The clear mylar side is like a mirror.) Also, the steel beads often make a yin-yang pattern. The next day I also used the beater that came with it, and after a little while realized there were subtle musical tones at the edges; they’ve been clearer each time. Another time when I looked down, I saw the ripple patterns around my thumbs holding the
edges. Looks like I have my drum — who knew?!!

When we came back to the house on Friday, the mail had come, bringing the sage you sent, Mary Ellen… so that’s been part of each visit since. When I went back to the space the second day, there was a line of sand or fine dirt around the whole front edge of the table. (Another time I’ll tell you the story of the six deer who came in January after I’d asked my grandmothers for guidance and protection and that I be able to see them and hear them clearly.) We took everything back in but the cloth and bowl when we closed the space on Monday. I’ve left the bowl there for the three days of rain we’ve had, and tomorrow will give the Water to the Earth there and it will go back on the high shelf until whenever its next time is.

Margaret is coming again for Water Prayers at 1:00 on October 28, so we will be among you all around the world. These are some fancy, fancy times, aren’t they? I’m so grateful to be here, so grateful to both of you that you’re in my life and in my heart. I do want to be a Water Sister, please!

Abundant love and blessings,
Worth

Veterans Day Honors Peace and Healing of Mother Earth

Just in from Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer of the Bear Clan at Medicine Creek Metis.      

Dearest Brothers and Sisters:

Carol Bridges "Emergence" quilt honors Gulf of Mexico

Carol Bridges "Emergence" quilt honors Gulf of Mexico

 As a united gathered community of like-minds and hearts we will stand together across the world for Peace and Healing for our Mother this  date of 11/11/10……..as we gather please vision a clean pristine Earth in all of her glory. We have the Star Nation People standing together with their blessings for our Earth and all of her children.

Together we will create a new light that will shine over our Mother. This light will be of pale to vibrant shades of lavender, it is a loving, healing light. As we have stepped into our powers, Dear Ones,  let us use these powers for the good of all that we are, all that is needed and all to be blessed for the future of many generations to come.

Let us not forget why we have come together…..we are a powerful team guided by the love and blessings of the Devine.

We ready ourselves to enter the new year and the beginning of new times and energies that will change our lives drastically.

We have the Ancient Water Ways Blessing Ceremony now, given to us from the ancient ones. Let us learn this. You may e-mail be about the process of receiving the rites to be A Keeper of the Water Ways Ceremony.

We are only gearing up for what is to come…it is beautiful and powerful…yes…we have stepped into our power as requested by the Grandmothers and now it is time to apply this to the healing knowledge and energies that we now carry in our Medicine Baskets….

Much Love, and Many Blessings, Grandmother Whitedeer

SISTERHOOD OF THE PLANETARY WATER RITES July 2010

Excerpts – July Newsletter 2010
by Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer 

 A Message from the Grandmothers:

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butterfly logo newsletter

In these times of great chaos we need to use our lives as a walking prayer…..singing and dancing our prayers….give thanks to the blessings that we have and bring peace into our hearts through bringing balance within…..we need to stop looking outside of ourselves for leadership ….for each of our paths are unique… The Creator gave us all a great purpose… it is up to us to find that purpose…. it is within….

The Grandmothers have came forward….they are marching now into the hearts of those that are aware of the need to bring balance onto Our Earth….for our Mother now needs help for the ones that are running out of control….for control….As we strengthen the powers within, the Yin energy…we will meet the strength of the Yang with has put a tilt into the world. AHO!

 Within Our Sisterhood:

As a Sisterhood we wish to offer support in all facets of loving compassion. We are wishing to reach out to stand by our sister Sharon McErlane as she is taking care of her very ailing mother. We are with you Sharon, Love and Light, The Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites.

Let us give our condolences to our Dear Sister Mary Ellen, Butterfly Woman. Her husband past gently away last week and smiles down upon his most beloved. Let us comfort her in her time of need and show her that we love and care for her through prayers of compassion.

By now I guess everyone has heard that Tonya Whitedeer was on Circle Connections Blog Radio. Here is the link to the audio tape if you have missed the original timed program. http://www.Blogtalkradio.com/circleconnections/2010/07/05/women-connecting-to-transform-the-gulf-of-mexico-oil-disaster

 Words from Whitefawn Star

 As we collectively join our minds together as ONE for the Highest Good of the Whole; we choose, envision and live in a New Earth where Peace, harmony and love prevail…….as we continue to meditate and hold the Vision in all thoughts and all things, our universe automatically aligns with the Highest and Greatest Good for all, manifesting Heaven on Earth…” Whitefawn Star

 Sunday, July 11 at Sunset Open your Hearts

 Remember to stand outside with palms and hands up to the heavens to receive the Star Nation People on July 11,th 2010 at Sunset…..welcome them with open hearts for they are coming to help our Earth Mother.

Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer’s prayer shared here for everyone.

 Prayer

Great and Eternal Mystery of Life, Creator of All Things,
We give thanks for the beauty. You put in every single one of Your Creations
We are grateful that You made every stone, plant, creature
and human being a perfect and whole part of the circle of life.

We are thankful that You have allowed us to see the strength and beauty in everything.
Our humble request is that all of the Children of the Earth
Learn to see the same perfection in themselves.
May all of Your children know that Creation is an extension of Your Perfect Love.

Many Blessings to all of the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites….

Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer, Susan Amari Gold, and Steven Andersen

Blog Talk Radio with Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer

Silver Lake, WI, 2008

Silver Lake, WI, 2008

I am a member of the Sisters of the Planetary Water Rites. Women are the protectors of water. I represent northwest Wisconsin. We are building a network here of women who will meet in ceremony and prayer and send good energy out to the universe to protect Mother Earth.  Grandmother Whitedeer lives in California and is the founder of the Sisterhood and I follow her guidance. With her leadership we move forward to build a network across the country to honor Mother Earth and the gift of water.  

  

I was fortunate to hear Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer on the Blog Talk Radio on Jluy 5, 2010.  She was interviewed by Ann Smith. Rhonda Hall is a co-producer of the program.  Grandmother Whitedeer is a Bear Clan Mother of the Medicine Creek Métis in Laytonville, CA.  She holds women’s circles and Grandmother Net of Light Ceremonies. She is one of the Ambassadors’ for the Sacred White Buffalo Family in Northern Oregon. She is currently working on a novel that is coming to her through Spirit. Tonya works with endangered species Medicines of the Green Nation and maintains a Medicine Walk open to the public to educate all those that come to her land named through Spirit as Medicine Creek in California. She shared that she is channeling with the grandmothers from the other side.  It is now a call to power because the Grandmothers are speaking. 

We are setting up a Net of Light and women are gathering.  We send out this light to protect the water especially after what has happened in the Gulf of Mexico with the gushing oil from the Gulf floor.  We need to take inner silent time to communicate with the spirits.  Women need talking circles and water blessings to connect with the power beyond us. 

Grandmother Whitedeer has presented a letter to the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers in Sedona. Now there are 73 circles all over the world.  There was a World Prayer Day for the Water on May 18. There is a paradigm shift that is happening because we are gathering in prayer and ceremony to honor the water. We use prayers and ceremonies to reach higher consciousness.  Grandmother Whitedeer stated that we don’t concentrate on the negative. We gather to pray for Mother Earth’s blood which is the water. She asks that you visit the Water Blessings Web site and she will guide newcomers with information on how to do a Water Ceremony.   

On July 11, 2010 – the Star Nation is coming to help those who carry the light.  There will be a meteor shower at sunset. At sunset we are being asked to hold up our arms to the heavens as we face west. Don’t interpret messages.  Just keep an open heart. Star Beings where once on Earth.  Open our hearts and we will receive what is sent down. I am a Lighter Bearer. All of us are made of water.  Dr. Masaru Emoto states that humans are 70 percent water.  Grandmother Aggie (I believe this may be Agnes Baker Pilgrim) stated to Grandmother Whitedeer that when we bless the water we are blessing ourselves because we are mostly water. 

The Sisters of the Planetary Water Rites is a joint effort and we stand between heaven and earth. Animals are forming circles and they are coming to us to let us know that the time is upon us. We are being invited to communicate with nature and the Green Nation (the plants and trees), the winged ones (birds, butterflies, bees and other insects) and the finned relatives being the dolphins and other water creatures are right with us.  Visit www.waterblessings.org to learn more about Water Ceremonies and where you can join a group already participating in this Calling. 

PHOTO NOTE:  In 2008, my dog Tia nd I used to swim in crystal clear Silver Lake. In 2010 the lake shore is becoming choked with weeds and it is withdrawing from the shore as the water table goes down possibly due to climate change. Also building more houses on the lake is polluting the water with soap suds.  Loons used to live in this lake. I pray they still have a home here. I send up my prayer offerings for the winged ones and the water here at Silver Lake where I had many a happy wild encounter.

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