Prayers and Lodge 9AM
1:00PM Wisdom keepers and Star Speakers Anara White bear And Chris teaching light and Star Seeds becoming Star Beings. Words from Anara
“Chris and I will be sharing our understandings and Light Language at this very special experience!!! ☀️ Please join us as Beings Of Light Bring The Light!! You are the light of this planet that is offering so much love! Let us gather at the solstice to offer our love and light to this beautiful blue planet! ❤ ...There is only love”... Anara WhiteBear
SUMMER SOLSTICE BRINGS THE LIGHT
We will have the Peace Pole out all day by the fire 🔥 so all will be welcomed to pray there.
What is the Peace Pole.
In the words of Chief Blue Star Eagle
ThePeace Pole is to represent the Spirit, Plant, Bird, Animal, Fish and Insect Nations of Turtle Island has been determined in ceremony last night, 10/13/11. The creation of it has begun and Unci Keya, "Grandmother Turtle" will be mounded on the top of the pole, representing North America. On her back she will carry the Sacred Symbols of Peace from the Star Grandmothers and Grandfathers, engraved in her shell. At the base, where one cannot see under the pole will be the Universal & Spiritual Law Symbols of Creation, to be touching and grounded into Mother Earth.
The phrase, "May Peace Prevail On Earth" will be in four languages of Turtle Island and representing the four aspects of human nature:
Hopi (Heart-Emotions), Mayan or Inca (Mind-Thought), Cherokee (Physical-Body) and La/Da/Nakota (Spirit-Prayer).
The Isage Wookiye', Peace Pole is made from the Sacred Cottonwood of the La/Na/Dakota Sacred Sun Dance ceremony. This year his name is "Iyokipipi Wicasa", Joyous Man.
We will carry this message of Peace to Serpent Mound Spring Seed Blessing to present to those in attendance and allow for all to see and make prayers with. We will carry this Isage' Wookiye' to other gathering from here forward to promote the Love, Light, Peace, Unity, Harmony, Truth & Freedom Consciousness for Humanity.
This Peace Pole was the made from the tree where the eagle nation rests/meets regularly and it is alive with life, light, spirit and carries good intention for all the world.
I am Chief Blue Star Eagle and I am honored to help create this Isage' Wookiye' Wakan, Sacred Peace Pole to assist humanity in their Spiritual Unfoldment for Mother Earth's evolution.
"Hecetu Yedo"- It is so.
"Mitakuye Oyasin"- We Are All Related.
Wicahpe To Wambdi Itancan
"The Peace Pole is the representative of the Sundance Tree, Iyokipipi Wicasa, Joyous Man. Sundance is the greatest ceremony we have for healing of Mother Earth and its inhabitants. The quickest path to spiritual freedom and healing is to forgive. In order to find peace, you have to forgive. Begin by forgiving within yourself, then family, community, nation and world. You have to start within yourself and that will have a ripple effect."
Bring your Prayers & Food to Share
9:00 am Sweat Lodge
The lodge is a very powerful spiritual and healing ceremony. It is a practice that has existed in communities for thousands of years, for healing and purification. The practice is strenuous and demanding of the spirit and the body and may not be suited for everyone. You will undergo and overcome, emotional and physical challenges as you cleanse your system of those energies that no longer serve you.
Sweat Lodge Ceremonies may be performed with a variety of intentions. There are Healing Sweat Lodges, Purifying Sweat Lodges, Visionary Sweat Lodges for receiving divine insights, and Communal Sweat Lodges for creating a feeling of oneness within the circle. Sweat Lodges are also an integral part of the Vision Quest, where they are visited several times during a two to four day ceremony designed to create an environment conducive to receiving visions. The Lodge Pourer is usually someone who is respected in the community for their teachings and wisdom.
SWEAT LODGE CEREMONY
The “Inipi Wakan,” in Lakota “Sioux,” is one of the oldest rituals in North America
1. THE NATIVE AMERICAN SWEAT LODGE CEREMONY IS:
- A purification and balance of body, mind, spirit and emotions
- A prayer circle
- A healing circle
- A transformation of the Old Self into the New Self
2. WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE CEREMONY?
FIRST ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE SMUDGED WITH SAGE.
The Sweat Lodge is a round, domed structure about 10 feet in diameter and made with flexible willow or other saplings. It is covered with blankets, canvas and animal furs nothing plastic. This is the womb of the mother and the center of the universe so it will breath with you nothing should be more safe then when you are in a lodge. In the center is a shallow pit for stones we call these stones are called the Grandfathers. The Grandfather's are heated in a fire and brought into the lodge by the fire keeper.It is good to offer him Tobacco. ( Thomas Johnson Thunder Rock smokes cigars) however any kind of tobacco will do.
There is a sacred kine from the fire to the lodge. It is the ambilicl cord so we never step on it. We walk around that line in a clockwise manner.
I the middle between the fire an d the opening is a mound of dirt with a buffalo skull and the sacred pipe. It is there you can ask to place your sacred objects.
When you enter the Lodge we crawl in on all fours clock wise and say all my relations or
Mitakuye Oyasin (All Are Related) is a phrase from the Lakota language. Meaning the underlying belief of interconnectedness with all creation,
you will sit in a circle around the rock pit. The leader of the ceremony pours water on the heated stones, making steam. When you can cover your face with a towel you bring. And you can lay on the ground and get close to the mother because heat rises. . Cedar, sage, tobacco and sweet grass are burned to help focus and balance the senses and for purification Thomas and i Prefer to use Bear Root. When the flap door is closed it is completely dark inside. The interior heats up, prayers are made and sacred songs are sung. The ceremony consists of four “rounds.
A very sacred pipe (“Chanupa Wakan Cha” in Lakota Sioux), or tobacco rolled in a corn husk is sometimes smoked. The smoke is believed to penetrate the realms of creation, moving from the dense to the more subtle, thus carrying the prayers to the Creator. Tobacco and herbs are used in the smoking mixture and are non-hallucinogenic. Indian Tobacco (Kinnikinnik) is a mixture of Damiana, Coltsfoot, Uva Ursi, Lobelia, Osha root, and Red Willow bark.
Immediately after the Sweat Lodge you will share in a simple “feast” in the Sweat Lodge area. This is a social time and the concluding element of the ceremony.
AT ANY TIME YOU MAY LEAVE THE LODGE JUST ASK FIRST.
3.WHAT TO BRING, WHAT DO I WEAR IN THE SWEAT LODGE?
What to Bring: a towel to sit on and a change if clothes and food for the feast. Love offerings are welcome but not expected.
What to wear: Modesty and comfort best describe the attire for the Sweat Lodge. It is respectful for men to wear loose, long bathing suits. Traditionally, women wear long skirts and loose-fitting tops. Or a cotton dress.
Shoes are not worn in the Sweat Lodge, but may be worn outside the lodge between “rounds.” It helps if your shoes can be easily removed. Also, it is recommended that you take a large towel into the lodge.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR synthetic materials.
No jewelry or glasses. You may place those things on the mound.
• Everything said in the sweat lodge is kept confidential.
• To prevent a chill, even in hot weather, it is wise to bring a jacket or other warm clothing for after the ceremony.
• If the ceremony is held in the evening, it is advisable to bring a flashlight.
IT HAS BEEN A COLD WINTER SO IF ANY OF YOU CAN BRING WOOD THAT WOULD BE A BIG BLESSING
Prayers and Lodge 9AM