This year’s Water Four Directions Mother Earth Water Walkers is imperative as we realize we must honor water which is sacred and a gift to all living species. Please support the many who are walking and will converge at Bad River Reservation on June 12. A council guide from the Sisterhood of Planetary Water Rites plans to attend. We hope that several women from the Water Ceremony group of Minong, WI, will attend also.
The vulnerable white trillium lily of early spring grows in the sweet woods. The sounds of happy gurgling water and singing birds gladdens the heart. Sweet watercress grows in the stream where the water spills out into a pure stream. Watercress will not grow in unpure water.
We must protect our local drinking water sources. After seeing Blue Gold, I am going to ask my village where the water source is and where the sewage goes. The film suggests we do this to be informed about our own community water supply.
September Newsletter Message From the Grandmothers
Oh how we love you all! Please know that we are with you always! Ready to offer you whatever you need in your times of beckoning.
Our message comes from the conclusion of our last council gathering…..yes we need to take care of business too! It seems as though several of us have connected to serve with added information for the Medicine that needs to be dispersed out at this time.
These are the times when Grandmother Bear stands very close to her children. Giving strength and courage to venture out on their own. New leaders and Lightbears as you are finding yourself in an overload existence.
The members of all Sisterhoods and circles are truly stepping forward as leaders. A lot of you are establishing new relationships in many facets of your lives. Do not forget your relationship with our Holy Most Divine Mother/Father.
Our Mother needs our Love to be sent deep into her roots systems. Our loving relationship with her feeds and nourishes her. In return her love will help all of you to grow into your Divine gifts. She gives them to you freely but they are not so out in the open. Sometimes they are hidden within the layers of what is beyond our eyesight.
We Grandmothers stand guard for your future. We stand ready to serve. At this time great discipline in remembering is needed. You will remember who you are through knowing your ancestors as they have nurtured you throughout time.
Changing times are upon us. You need to be able to flow like the ebbing tides of your Mother!
Fall Equinox Water Blessing Ceremony
September 22, 23rd….At Medicine Creek, Laytonville, Ca.
Hosted by the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites
Sponsored by the Bear Clan of Medicine Creek Métis
Judith K. Moore
This gathering is an offering for initiation for Keepers of the Ancient Ceremony of the Water Ways. For those that cannot attend and carry the Vow for the Keepers of the Ceremony of the Water Ways you will be initiated through Spirit at this initiation ceremony.
We will hold your intent and sacred space with a lit candle…..know that you will be honored and felt among us all!
It is also a completed prophecy through Judith’s visions as the sixth ceremony to complete the Seven Sacred Ceremonies of the Morning Star. She was call to initiate this ceremony on this Fall Equinox through Spirit, calling it the “Birthing Waters”…we are all honored to be able to be a part of this most wondrous event.
ON THE MEDICINE WHEEL
OAKTRAIL BOOKS, PALM HARBOR , FL
Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 22nd, 7:00-8:00PM
THIS IS A GLOBAL GATHERING OF ALL NATIONS
AND ALL FAITHS
JOINING HEARTS FOR WORLD PEACE AND GLOBAL HEALING
DRUMMING * LIGHTING THE WORLD PEACE FLAME candle
*MEDITATION; Visualizing and INTENDING PEACE, harmony, love for all people
RECITING THE GREAT INVOCATION
Rev. Caroline “Whitefawnstar” FACILITATING
From: May Peace Prevail On Earth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: A Call To Peace – September 25, 2010 at The World Peace Sanctuary
Bright Ideas is a place with no limits, no preconceived boundaries. We welcome any thought or idea, any new invention, any fantastic partnering idea–whatever. One of the great things about this site is that we are open to suggestions regardless of your expertise or educational background. We will do everything we can to monitor ourselves as we go forward to be sure that we never fall into a place where we become elitist. We believe in creative intelligence and entrepreneurship. If you have a terrific way you think the world’s water can be improved, then we want to hear about it.
A teleconference Line For the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites Members….Coming Soon…..when we get the dates and number set into a schedule we will announce our first Communication Date and Time……..It will make is so much easier for us to discuss our Water Ceremonies and share our experiences…….
Please visit our Blog site on our Water blessings Web site… Leave a comment on the Message of interest….
We update our website each week…..please review…..
There are some great articles and related information!….Let Grandmother Whitedeer know if there is something you would like to post on a new subject and she will enter it for you…..
WISDOM OF THE ELDERS 16th Annual Gathering – Everyone Is Welcome October 1-3 -2010 Marion, Kentucky
New Beginnings – There is new beginning every day with the tip of the sun rising over the horizon. There is a new beginning with the changes that accompany each season. In reality every moment of every day is a new beginning. However, it feels in our fast paced world we miss most of these moments because we are to busy doing. This weekend is for you to experience new beginnings. The real purpose is to take the lessons learned from the weekend and have you apply them moment to moment in your own life. Take time to come sit, listen, and learn from respected elders from many cultures and traditions. Experience a community that focuses on the traditions of the past as a way to walk into the future and will help you create meaningful new beginnings.
FACILITATORS: Momfeather Erickson, Steve McCullough, and Bruce Hardwick
DATE AND TIMES:
FRIDAY, October 1, 2010 Arrival – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Program from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. *PLEASE do not arrive before 4:00 p. m. Friday afternoon as people will be preparing the center. SATURDAY, October 2, 2010 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Seminars and programs go all day and night. SUNDAY, October 3, 2010Sunday program from 8:00 a.m.- 10:00am – Sacred Water Ceremony
FEES: $125.00 per person includes registration and meals only.
$100.00 per person for just Saturday with meals included .
*Let us know if you have any dietary needs.
REGISTRATION: EVERYONE MUST REGISTER to attend this weekend. This is a fund raiser for the center as well as a gathering. Walk-in registrations are welcome, but you must call in advance for the purpose of food. Contact: Dan Creely, Jr. at email@example.com or (773)442-5564.SPECIAL GUEST
SPEAKERS: Tony Calabrese – Keeper of the Sacred Cave and Medicine Wheel Teachings. Momfeather Erickson – Teachings from the Rainbow Prophecy. Bruce Hardwick & Duane Kinnart – Fire Teachings and Sacred Songs. Jim Yellow Horse Man – Peace Elder and Medicine Teachings from the Heart. Steve McCullough – Lakota Teachings. Ohsamin Judy Meister – Elderof the Miniss Kitigan Band of the Ojibway (Grandmother Kee). Magdala & Mario Ramirez – The Return of the Feminine Energy to the Earth. Dan Raven – Sacred Geometry and Walking the Labyrinth for World Peace. John Sweeney – Teachings of the Tong Ren (the role of consciousness in healing). Ann Wells – The Peruvian Despacho Fire Ceremony
MANTLE ROCK FIELD TRIP – on Saturday morning a special 4 hour field trip as part of the conference is being arranged. Requirements: you need to be in good physical shape to hike at least 3 miles. Equipment: for safety reasons you will need to have hiking or gym shoes, a small backpack, and your own water and snacks you will be responsible to carry. SAFETY THROUGH RESPONSIBILITY is the focus experience.
SATURDAY NIGHT FUND RAISER:We would like you to participate. Last year at the spontaneous silent auction we raised over $1000.00 for the Mantle Rock Center. We plan to have another fund raiser this year. If you have something that is valuable to you and would feel good to pass it on for a good cause bring it to the gathering. Place it on the table as part of the drawing. What a great opportunity to share something you value for a great cause.
LOCATION: Mantle Rock Native Education and Cultural Center 18 Sturgis Road, Marion, Kentucky 42064 www.mantlerock.org – for directions to Marion, Kentucky
From Illinois & Indiana: Route 1 South to Cave-in Rock. The ferry across the Ohio River only runs to 9:00 p.m. The ferry closes promptly at 9:00 p.m.
Video on Sweet Medicine and her program that educates children with the natural flows of our streams and rivers to keep the salmon migrating. Hoping that other interested people in all of our States and form like-programs through the knowledge of Sweet Medicine….
Our planet and all life forms are undergoing transformations very fast as we ramp up to the massive shift of consciousness in 2012. We will all have more stability through these times if we stay tuned to the new energy patterns of Earth and the cosmos as they change. 10-10-10 Activation Event
Stand up, shoulders back, brush yourself off and know yourself assured in the victory of light… it is time to celebrate! Our sleeping Splendor has awakened and we now advance into a brand new harmonic and focus of light activity.
This Equinox, September 22, inaugurates the Grand Opening of the PATH OF THE BECOMING!This is a new, awe inspiring journey of resurrection, the raising of the human self into our full glory as children of the Most High God. We, the Christed ones, shall soon walk upon this Earth in the full mantle of our illumined Presence and radiant expression of Divine-Human Perfection.
The clarion call has sounded throughout the multi-universe for a Great Gathering of the Flames in a grand convergence to the Earth this Equinox to unveil new dispensation in support of this transition. Through this full moon Cosmic Ray focus and time portal of incredible power and amplitude, we are directly experiencing initiation from the heart of Mother-Father God into The Great Becoming!
The Autumnal Equinox this year is September 22 at 11:09 PM EDT. The Full Moon in Aries is peaking on September 23 at 2:18 AM PDT.
New Moons and Full Moons, solstices and equinoxes are already very powerful doorways for celestial energy in the unfolding of the year. This Full Moon coincides 6 hours apart with the Autumn Equinox for the Northern Hemisphere and puts the spotlight onto a cardinal grand cross with eight oppositions and fifteen squares. There is a lot of tension, friction and challenge for us to grow beyond our fixed ideas and limiting beliefs. Each one of us is called upon to take steps to grow and expand, transform and rise from the ashes like the phoenix in mythology.
How Will You Handle This?
As with all transiting celestial events it depends on how they fit into your personal horoscope and which of your structures are triggered to tell about the personal impact it will have for you. If this Full Moon or any planet involved in the Grand Cross is activating one or more of your personal planets in your chart, you will feel it. Your world might be shaking and it is scary. Astrology can help you tremendously to understand and take active steps to evolve and grow into the direction which is asked of you.
And remember your personal journey is part of the future of mankind. How you proceed in your life with your life themes will set the tone for people around you, will impact your family and your friends. Some of you will be role models for others because of the big challenge you might have survived in a good way.
Moon Node and Pluto in Capricorn
Pluto has turned direct again September 13 and is moving on in Capricorn. The Moon Node is in a wide conjunction with Pluto. Whenever Pluto is involved deep transformation is demanded in the sign and house it shows up for us.
Pluto in Capricorn is reflecting the depth of self honesty we have to face relating to all matters of the state, politics, economy and society at large. Pluto brings to light and collapses the hidden structures of domineering and abusive power. I believe that is a good thing! We do have a chance to move into the direction of the Moon Node with his lesson of responsibility and accountability. With the involvement of Capricorn or Saturn the benefit of those lessons require hard work and effort and don’t come easily.
We have to apply ourselves to the best of our abilities and persevere in the application of our highest aspirations. You have a special gift to give and you are part of the monumental changes happening all around you. And of course in the end it is all about waking up to your true nature and embracing the divine in yourself. Many spiritual teachers of our times like Eckart Tolle, Byron Katie, Almaas, Neil Donald Walsch, or the Dalai Lama are helping with their specific wisdom and point of view.
But the goal is to be so tuned in to your own inner divine guidance that you will be able to live a full life from that inner place and become your own teacher. I truly believe that this is what this whole transformation and the 2012 land mark is about. Each on of us needs to raise our personal consciousness.
The transition into the Golden Aquarian Age is a process of conscious individuation to a higher state of consciousness contributing and creating a new way of life.
I hope you will spend a splendid Equinox in the company of your friends and like minded souls. Use the power of this time quality to set your intentions for your personal life as well as your prayers for Mother Earth and an easy transition into the new level of consciousness rising.
Aloha and many blessings for your journey, Shakti.
On Saturday, September 11, a participant and I gathered up our ceremonial materials and walked to the sand dunes near my home in Minong, Wisconsin.
Jackie arrived about 6:30 p.m. and we shortly found our way to the sacred sands. We put a cloth down large enough to make an altar. I brought flowers and the vessel to carry the artesian water. Beforehand I went to the woods between Shell Lake and Spooner where the water flows free of contaminants and chemicals. Mother Earth’s blood (which is water) just bubbles up to the surface in this enchanted forest. I always thank the water before taking any.
Jackie brought a photo picture of her guru. I brought gourd rattles. One gourd is from the gourds I found growing in a dirt pile last year and the other gourd was from New Mexico. It is a peyote medicine rattle. I brought my birch bark clapping sticks and drum which was given to me by an elder who made me promise I would use it only to pray for water. I never dreamed a few years ago when Frank gave it to me that someday I would be a Council Guide. I am honored to say I am now with the Sisterhood of Indigenous Water Rites. I feel very honored by both blessings.
I can’t really tell you what took place at the ceremony. Perhaps someday if you are a woman you will come and share this sacred ceremony with us. I can say that we prayed for the Net of Light workshop in Ireland who were connected with us through mutual intentions and ceremony. I can say that we thanked the water and each in turn talked to the water and told her we loved her. I did say I knew that mankind often did not respect her, contaminated and polluted her. I asked for forgiveness of these unconscious and sometimes cruel acts. I acknowledged that we are made up of mostly water and we need fresh water around the world for humanity and for seven generations out.
Both Jackie and I performed the Nibi Wabo water ceremony. We also danced around the altar and sang. I did notice the tiniest of little miniature flowers on sliver stalks. I wonder if anyone on Earth saw such sweet flowers that we were careful not to step on as we danced. As we bid goodbye to the ceremony, we saw the new moon on the third day as a sliver of light, first star and the sunset all at the same time.
It was glorious how the clouds turned pink to the east as we looked over the horizon and saw the valley hills around us.
We took the blessed water afterwards and gave some to Mother Earth at certain spots. One was at the sweet fern that I prayed for several years ago. I wanted her to come up the hill from the other side and adorn the sand dunes. Then we carried some to the fir trees that are starting by succession to come into the sand dunes. Then we blessed milkweed and sacred prairie sage that I planted in 2008. I have been seeding this site for years in the hopes of making a sanctuary for the monarch butterfly. It is working, butterflies do flutter here in season.
We need to respect water. Please visit and learn that not all people are as fortunate as we are in the USA. Many people and countries need water. Can you imagine being thirsty? Have a heart and open your eyes to others in need at http://twitter.com/charitywater
Remember: Water is not a resource to be squandered. Water is the source of life for all living beings. Say a prayer of thanksgiving when you lift the water of life to your lips and be grateful.
Washington, Aug 7 – “Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today announced H.R. 6006, which closes a loophole that allows the bottled water industry to divert or export an unlimited amount of water from the Great Lakes. The bill was introduced along with cosponsors Bart Stupak (MI), Marcy Kaptur (OH) and Betty McCollum (MN).”
Source: Congressman Dennis Kuchiich’s Web site.
Be happy insectamonarca friends where ever you are.
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.