October 26, 2011 – 6 p.m. Hospitality House, 705 B Street, Minong, WI
Sponsored by Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites
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!
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.
Saturday, July 30- There were thunderstorms surrounding the valley in late afternoon. Water sisters arrived at the Hospitality House in Minong. We began by dressing up in skirts. Sandy Stein mentioned that when women wear a shawl and skirt it represents mountains and being close to Mother Earth. A skirt worn in ceremony is respectful and helps women remember that we are feminine energy and connected to Mother Earth. We put our sacred items together to carry them out to the sand dunes. I had on my glass water pendent that Worth Cooley-Prost had made for me. Sandy wore her medicine bag. It is good for women to have their very own medicine bag. We have several small beaded butterfly medicine bags made by an elder Marilyn Vig, Rice Lake, WI. I will exhibit and offer them for sale in September at our online store at http://stores.ebay.com/happytonics
While still at the house we witnessed a rainbow. This was a beautiful sign.
Then it started to lightly rain again as we walked to the sand dunes. Sandy Stein said, “Rain is good.” I responded, “After all we are praying for the water.” We felt blessed as we entered Sacred Space and the rain began to lighten up and then stop.
Sandy, Deborah and Godavari met the sweet fern for the first time that is now growing over the dune and into the site. I love this fern, years ago I put my intentions on the fern and wished that the fern would climb the dunes from the other side. Each of them smelled the plant and were joyous when they smelled the sweet fragrance having never smelled anything like it before. I reminded water sisters that we needed to be silent as we entered Sacred Space.
We put our individual sacred items on the blanket alter in the sand. Before we began the Nibi Wabo (Water Song) each of us added our pure water to the water bowl to marry the waters. We tried to smudge but couldn’t get a match to light the sacred sage; it was too damp. We each took a pinch of tobacco in our left hand. In turn each spoke their intentions of remembrance before beginning ceremony and added a pinch of tobacco to the basswood Two Headed Bear Dream Bowl handmade by Frank Galli. The bowl was made especially for Water Ceremony offerings. Then I gave a short talk on the observations of water to the sisters.
Message: Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer is one of the Ambassadors of the White Buffalo Family in Oregon. She is with them now and doing ceremony as we stand in circle. Worth Cooley-Prost is traveling from Arlington, VA to the Carolinas. Worth is standing with us in ceremony at the same hour where ever she is. I remembered Shelley Ruth Wyndham, Cape Town, South Africa, who asked that she be remembered each time we stand in Water Ceremony. She is with us in ceremony. Mother Earth is going through a Great Cleansing and weather is and will become more violent. We are to stand firmly grounded to the earth and hold any fear in our feet which is solidly planted in communication with Mother Earth. We are not to let fear rise up through our bodies. We are not to be afraid when great and turbulent changes occur around us. We are to know that Mother Earth is protecting us. We are the Water Walkers, water sisters and water teachers.As women we are called to protect water. We are not alone. We are here to grow in healing energy work as we band together all over the world. Each of us in our own environment is here to teach others not to be afraid and to help people cross over the rainbow road after a storm. We are here at this moment to personally adapt to Climate Change and its consequences. We need to learn what our agricultural plant growing zone is and may be in the predicted future. We need to plant appropriately while we look towards the future. Current plant zoning is changing. In Northwest Wisconsin instead of planting the same species of downed trees ( Birch, Red Pine and Jack Pine) of the last storm in Minong on July 1, we need to look at a zone or two further south and plant accordingly. We need to personally adapt and teach others to adapt. There is no sense in old programming of being alarmed when our immediate world is changing and negatively lamenting the changes. If we survive I believe this is sufficient enough to be grateful. The solution: Think positive because we are still here doing our work. Adapt! This is the message.
Then we sang to the four direction, using our birch bark clapping sticks. The clouds were getting black and thunder clouds came closer. After concluding the Water Song we ended ceremony sooner, packed up our ceremonial objects and headed back to the Hospitality House. Before we left the sand dunes, Sandy put down the sacred items she brought to the ceremony. These were a shell and rock. I left a tear drop shell in a special place also which was significant because we were blessed by rain during ceremony.
Parched sand dunes from drought.
One of the observations I have noticed since I started working on water issues and Water Ceremony, with the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites, is that I am forever thirsty. Northwest Wisconsin experienced a seven-year drought . I am conscious of having a dry mouth and wanting to drink water.
I am grateful for all the rain in 2011 even though we have had to deal with strange, unpredictable and more frequent violent storms. Even the clouds have changed to forms I have never seen before. Now I keep a weather radio on.
I am secure in knowing that there is pure water at the artesian well in the woods where sweet water flows to the surface from deep within Mother Earth. What a happy woodlands it is that surrounds the artesian well. Even though the trip is long and I need to drive 60 miles round trip from Minong to Shell Lake and back, I am happiest when I am drinking this precious pure water.
After the Water Ceremony Godavari wrote, “Thanks so much, so very much, for having us at your place, especially right after the trauma of the storms, when it must have been hard for you to get ready. I like that it rained on our ceremony. In Siddha Yoga rain is auspicious (highly beneficial, a good omen) because it is a blessing upon the earth and its people. As you said, it is life itself. After our ceremony, I began drinking water with much gratitude, knowing we are blessed to have clean water on this part of the earth. And inside, I feel a purification beginning, which the water ceremony seemed to launch. Purifying me of anger and resentment, making space for greater love. So in a personal way too, I am grateful to you for leading us in honoring water, in honoring Mother Earth.
Note: Godavari means goddess of a holy river, and there is a River Godavari, as they call it there, near the Siddha Yoga ashram in India.
Worth Cooley-Prost says, “My part of Water Ceremony was brief and on the move, but held my Heart and I hope added something Good to the whole. My old (85 now!) friend Dot, who co-founded the Light Group in Kinston NC in the early 1970s, brought me a little container of water from there. (It used to be artesian well water, now it’s a mix of that and water from the Neuse River… anyway, Water from close-to-me Ancestors’ home since 1841 or so.) And our car smelled so wonderful with sage lit!
Tonya Whitedeer Cargill is a Clan Mother of the Bear Clan of Medicine Creek Metis 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. Visit the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites at http://waterblessings.org/
Mary Ellen Ryall is a Council Guide of the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites and Executive Director of Happy Tonics, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) environmental education organization and public charity. Ryall is the author of My Name is Butterfly published in 2011 by Salt of the Earth Press. The book will be available on Amazon shortly.
The fully illustrated children’s book gives testimony of why native plants are important for pollinators. The charming book teaches about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly and its only host plant milkweed. Over the last eight years Ryall has planted milkweed at the sand dunes. Monarch butterflies flitted about the day of the Water Ceremony. This is another good sign that the monarch butterfly abounds in Minong in and near the sand dunes.
As many of you may have heard by now, I walked with the copper pail with water from the Gulf of Mexico last Saturday when Sandy Stein and I caught up with the Mother Earth Water Walkers between Old Post and Reserve at LCO. Anna Merritt and I are going to Bad River Reservation tomorrow, June 10. Follow-up on this day afterwards.
Please take the time to read about the important issue of protecting water for all species and for generations to come. Water is a gift and not a resource to be plundered, contaminated, bought and sold.
Today when you take that sip water, be sure to thank the water. She has been taken for granted and disrespected for far too long. In ancient times and with many tribal cultures of today, people remember to thank the water and honor her for the gift of life she brings.
Saturday morning, June 4, I drove up to Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Reservation in Hayward, WI and parked at the tribal college to wait for Sandy Stein, Secretary of Happy Tonics. Our plan was to meet up with up Mother Earth Water Walkers and join them.
First I must tell you that the old ravens that guard over the college let it be known I was there. They landed in trees near me and I bid them good morning as they cawed. These ravens have been in the forest near and around the tribal college for years, perhaps even generations. I know because they or their descendents were there when I graduated from the tribal college in 2003.
Sandy arrived and we put on our skirts over pants to show a sign of respect and then we headed to Hwy. E going in the direction of Reserve. We said our intentions silently and put down some sacred tobacco as we drove. I called WOJB the tribal radio station while we were on the road and a nice young man told me that the walkers were about at the hill headed for Reserve. What hill I thought? Northwest Wisconsin is all hills since the four glaciers passed through this country long ago. Sandy understood that the walkers stayed on the reservation last night in Old Post so she turned down a road that might be where they were.
And they were. The walkers of the southern direction have been walking since April 20th, carrying the salt water of the Gulf of Mexico to Bad River, WI where it will meet with the other waters from the Atlantic, Hudson Bay and Pacific on June 12th. The southern direction included Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin – The walk is ongoing until the water from the south reaches Bad River, WI
Not knowing how to join them in the well orchestrated walking event, she asked a driver with the back window displaying WATER WALKERS. His name is Brody and he said, “Jump in” and I did.
He and his wife Barb Baker-Larush have been on the road for a
long time and they were orchestrating the walk through the reservation. Sharon Day has been on the walk since April 20. It is so important that the water never stops. It has to keep moving until it reaches its destination being Bad River on June 12 where all water walkers from the Four Directions will converge; Pacific and Atlantic Ocean; Hudson Bay and the Great Lakes.
The same respect is held for the Eagle feather staff that men usually carry to protect the water and the woman carrying the water. If a man or young male is not available than the water carrier herself has to carry the staff also. The staff is sacred.
To start my walk, Sharon Day, one of the main event organizers and grandmothers smudged me so I would be pure before I carried the copper pail with water gathered from many clean and fresh sources. Brody told me Sharon was in a hurry to get back home for a few days and had started to step up the pace so that walkers knew that it was important to help her in their own pace in order to help Sharon achieve her goal. She has been walking through many states and was near closing of her part
of the walk. I think that was probably spurring her on. I was impressed that a Grandmother could walk at a clip like this. It was almost like she was dancing the steps as she fast walked to the beat of drum music.
I had to hold on to the pail handle and walk at the same time as the walker started to pass it to me. I matched my steps with hers until she was sure I was walking on my own. I felt honored to finally be walking on this important journey. I have wanted
to be part of this walk since Grandmother Josephine Mandamin started walking with a vision of protecting and respecting water back in 2003 when she walked around Lake Superior. Brody told me the walkers stayed at his house last night June 2, in New Post. In the evening they sat around a bonfire to relax after a long day. I must say I never saw such fit Native American women as I did today. These are warrior women who have the heart beat to walk from their hearts. They are dedicated to bring this
important issue of fresh and pure drinking water forward for all species and for seven generations out. The vision is global.
Multinational companies don’t want us to know that they are buying up rights from countries to “OWN” the water. Colonization is still ongoing. Then the multinationals turn around and bottle the water and sell it back to the very poorest of the poor in
developing countries such as in Africa. It is unethical to dishonor water in this way. Water is a gift from the Creator not a commodity to be bought and sold.
While on the walk, I was happy to see Paul DeMain was there doing a live stream from News from Indian Country. We have worked together on several occasions over the past few years. His wife Karen was there too but we were concentrating on our roles
and didn’t have time to meet and greet. When I walked I felt empowered and in the silence all I could feel was my own breath and heartbeat. I remember there was drum music, sounds of singing birds, sights of cotton fluff blowing on the wind from cottonwood trees and fragrant green forests on both sides of the street. It was an honor to finally be part of this sacred walk. A young man, Conner Beauleu, held the staff and ran beside me was focused as we both were. He did two runs, one after the other, and was my silent strength. I am a 66 year old woman with mild emphysema and it felt so comforting to have a young warrior beside me. Such a noble young man true to his Ojibwe culture.
This was a once in a lifetime experience for me. I wouldn’t have the physical endurance to do the action miles that are required to fulfill the total trip through many states. I am a Council Guide for the Sisterhood of the Planetary Rites, founded in California by Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer. I carried a butterfly beaded medicine bag handmade by Marilyn Vig, an artist in Rice Lake, WI. Inside were the names women who sent emails saying they wanted to be with the water walkers in spirit. Their names are: Worth Cooley-Prost, DC, Anna Dunn, MN; Cassie McCrow, WI; Anna Merritt, WI; Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer, CA and founder of the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites (SPWR) in CA; Kunda Wicce, Island near France; Sandy Stein and Mary Ellen Ryall, Happy Tonics, WI and SPWR, WI chapter participated in the walk; Ginger Wilcox, WI; Chris Doolan Ottose, WI and Akasa WolfSong were women who were spirit walkers. Inside the medicine bag was a prayer bundle of red cloth. Inside the small bundle was a pinch of sacred tobacco, made by Ginger Wilcox.
Sandy took lots of photographs which we will publish later because a CD needs to be made first and uploaded to my hard drive. I am so proud of her and her insight in knowing how important it was for me as an elder to walk in this unfolding vision. Women
are the protectors of water. I would like to mention that Worth Cooley-Prost is an artist in Washington, DC. We are water sisters through Facebook and have never met. Worth recently sent a beautiful water necklace that she was inspired to create through ceremony, moon and water. She doesn’t make her glass jewelry until she has been inspired by her rituals and ceremony first. Now I wear this water necklace to all water ceremonies. I was wearing the necklace today and as I walked with thoughts of all the women who have touched my life, I touched the medicine bag with sacred intentions within.
I gave the little medicine bag to Brody’s wife Barbara Baker LaRush. She will know who should hear the story when they sit around another bonfire.
We are honoring the water with Sacred Water Ceremonies around the world. The following message comes from Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer, Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites
Greetings Dear Sisters and Brothers:
We all have been working very hard spreading the word of how powerful ceremonies are when we wish to place our intentions directed through a higher being for love, gratitude and healing. There have been many challenging situations placed upon our Mother Earth that has affected so many of her children.
Some elders are coming forth with reference to many past prophecies stating that we are now within these mass changes as the Earth has shifted and we are now feeling the repercussions. If we do not live in one of these devastated areas we still can feel the effects because of our great connection for the love and compassion for our Mother Earth.
This is the beginning of a great purification throughout the world, mainly in the Eastern part. This purification is work through divine sources. Our prayers are needed for the people to remain calm and know that they will be held in the arms of our Creator.
We have recently received a message from Dr. Emoto with his request for the World:
To All People Around the World
Please send your prayers of love and gratitude to water at the nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan!
By the massive earthquakes of Magnitude 9 and surreal massive tsunamis, more than 10,000 people are still missing…even now… It has been 16 days already since the disaster happened. What makes it worse is that water at the reactors of Fukushima Nuclear Plants started to leak, and it’s contaminating the ocean, air and water molecule of surrounding areas. Human wisdom has not been able to do much to solve the problem, but we are only trying to cool down the anger of radioactive materials in the reactors by discharging water to them. Is there really nothing else to do? I think there is. During over twenty year research of hado measuring and water crystal photographic technology, I have been witnessing that water can turn positive when it receives pure vibration of human prayer no matter how far away it is.Energy formula of Albert Einstein, E=MC2 really means that Energy = number of people and the square of people’s consciousness.
Now is the time to understand the true meaning. Let us all join the prayer ceremony as fellow citizens of the planet earth. I would like to ask all people, not just in Japan, but all around the world to please help us to find a way out the crisis of this planet!!
The prayer procedure is as follows.
Name of ceremony:
“Let’s send our thoughts of love and gratitude to all water in the nuclear plants in Fukushima”
Day and Time:
March 31st, 2011 (Thursday)
12:00 noon in each time zone
Please say the following phrase:
“The water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant, we are sorry to make you suffer. Please forgive us. We thank you, and we love you.” Please say it aloud or in your mind. Repeat it three times as you put your hands together in a prayer position. Please offer your sincere prayer.
Globally water is threatened in many ways: Pollution, lack of fresh drinking water, privatization, drought, Climate Change. As women we are the protectors of water. There will be no life on the Earth if there is no fresh clean drinking water. All species depend upon water for life. Water needs to be respected and not taken for granted.
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 <email@example.com>
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….
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer, founder of the Sisterhood of Planetary Water Rites, recently wrote to let the members of the Sisterhood know that the Grandmothers Speak Organization will be sponsoring a Net of Light Workshop in Cork, Ireland, on September 11 and 12. You can learn more about the organization and the ceremonies in Ireland at www.grandmothersspeak.com
GRANDMOTHER’S WORKSHOP on 11th and 12th SEPTEMBER:
About: 2 day event will take place at the Metropole Hotel on Mac Curtain Street in Cork City, Ireland.
Time: Saturday 11th 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Sunday 12th 10am to 5pm
Sharon wrote and says, “It is possible to come for just one day but recommended as it is light work for the planet to try and attend the 2 days. The Empowerment is on the Saturday. The workshop includes using the Net of Light, the Empowerment of the Grandmothers, raising the YIN energy in ourselves and the land, helping to awaken sacred sites in Ireland thus helping to balance the whole planet.”
COST: 2 days is 150 euro and one day is 90 euro.
Please email Louise Burke at email@example.com to register for this event and also if accommodation advice is needed.
Thank you for your love and blessings.
As a Council Member of the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites, I am writing to invite you to attend and learn about the Sisterhood and the Nibi Wabo Water Ceremony at my Hospitality House in Minong, Wisconsin, USA, on Saturday, September 11.
We will go to the sand dunes near the property at sunset and perform a Nibi Wabo water ceremony. The work we do for Mother Earth and sending positive energy on this particular day is important to counterbalance the negative energy of stored memories of September 11 in the USA.
As night falls we will make a sacred fire outside on the property and enjoy lifting our hearts to the heavens, on the third day of the New Moon.
We will send a net of light to the Grandmothers in Ireland who will anchor the net of light. We will be conduits of the net of light in different parts of the world creating balance for Mother Earth as she goes through this time of cleansing. Saturday is the day to empower YIN energy for feminine energy work.
COST: $20 for those who need accommodations.
ACCOMODATIONS: Bring a sleeping bag and mat (hard floors). We will need to shop for food and share food expenses as a group (evening meal and breakfast).
OUT OF TOWN ITINERARY: September 11, plan on being here at 3:30 p.m. so we will have time to food shop, gather wood for a sacred fire, time to cook an outside evening meal and arrange bedding arrangements. On September 12, the sun rises at 6:26 a.m. I invite you to welcome morning’s first light as the sun rises over Peaceful Valley with chimes, bells, drums and clapping sticks followed by Yoga and/or Tai chi.
FOR CEREMONY ONLY:
Please be here by 6:30 p.m. on September 11, 2010. The sunset is at 7:08 p.m. when we will begin our ceremony.
The Sisterhood of Planetary Water Rites by Tonya Whitedeer Cargill and excerpted from her email to share with women around the world.
Water is the first foundation of Life. Without it there would be no life upon our Planet Earth. We have been brought together through Spirit as a dedicated voice for our waters.
Our mission is to teach, to support and to be a unifying force for ceremonies to bless, purify and restore our planet’s waters and natural water systems, that there will always be clean and fresh water for all.
So many of us are feeling overwhelmed and devastated over what has been happening to our Mother Earth. We have found that through prayer we can make a difference. Prayer and ceremony has been used since time memorable. It is our hope to renew our faith and empower ourselves with our spiritual energies given to us since our first breaths as human beings.
Several prophecies and visions have been brought to the surface to educate us on the changing of times and how we can help. These messages all say to Turn to the Power of Prayer!
There has been a date brought to us from the Universe through the Planets that a day for a World Prayer for Water Day would be May 18th, 2010.
Mark your calendars and say a prayer for water on May 18th.
Without water there is no life. We are in a great global water crisis.
Capture rainwater where it falls. Don’t let it patter down the street.
Recycle water for gardens and insects.
Thank you insectamonarca friends where ever you are.