Spiritual Leaders commit to other and different ceremonies to earn the responsibility and 'Right' to care for a ceremonial Bundle
When a Spiritual leader returns to spirit, the bundle is passed on to a ‘Caretaker’
Bundle carriers and ceremony community choose whether their ceremony is closed or open ‘by invitation’
North American Holocaust
In spite of the historical context and effects of european arrival to our homelands, our unified story is one of resilience and survival in the face of the most impossible odds. In 1840 european feudal governments created statutes, bureaucracies and policies to finance churches to build and run ‘Residential Schools’ for removal of:
Seven to eight generations of children from families and communities and
Confiscation and theft of lands, resources, cultural symbols and human remains for private and government funded museums
The result is Generational trauma to families and communities, culture and language, lands and resources that exist even today.
Thanks to our Internet global interest of our experience from our perspective becomes common in public awareness. I dare to hope for transformation and is the purpose of this website.
As to the history of our ceremonies first understand that dedicated Ceremonial circles knew full well the dire need for vigilance against law and church. The reaction?
Imperative hyper-vigilance to safe guardianship of ceremonies, namely Sun Dances and Potlatch's, the very foundation of communities and cultures!
Within ceremony 'inner circles' forbidden were:
Recording, photography, filming
Mention of ceremony to all non-First Nations
That's why few authentic old images of ceremony exist.
The First Exception
Is the result of generations of children forceably taken from family's by government funded european churches. The result is when community and ceremony leaders of the Kaini First Nations in the province of Alberta, Canada were desperate to preserve their spiritual teachings for future generations they allowed their ceremony to be filmed. The result is the 1960 National Film Board of Canada documentary “Circle of the Sun” shown below as an eye-opening riveting three-part historical series
In ceremony teachings men are 'Protectors.' When Creator sent a Holy Life-giver to the people she brought a Sacred Pipe. The pipe is cared for and protected by the descendants of the boy it was given to, he brought it to his home to his family. This knowledge is alive today as its ever been. Click on the white arrowhead in the video clip below and come e-meet the 19th generation 'Keeper, of the Sacred Pipe.' He shares the history of White Buffalo Calf Woman who brought seven ceremonial rites and teachings to ensure survival through generations of tribulations, our North American Holocaust to put it politely and in Truth is Apartheid.
White Buffalo Calf Woman’s story.
In spite of generational systemic attack ceremony has not died out. In fact global interest continues to spread. Maybe because of the holistic, universal and individualistic ceremony tenets and/or the dynamic spiritual experiences that are common to some individuals while participating in ceremony and/or our humble and natural ceremony structures. Or maybe because of the state of our Mother Earth…maybe nothing else makes sense…there's more than one reason.
Grandfather-Sun's Ancient Ceremony music
Ceremony has dedicated music. Even though the lyrics aren't in my X'aisla First Nations language, the moment I first heard the music it jumped into and set anchor forever inside my heart, to stroke and wake it up then fill my Spirit to overflowing. And for the first time to make my soul dance. An old familiar and perhaps inherited deep heart-ache of untouchable loneliness, ice-cold emotional isolation and heavy unsettled rootless yearning found the spiritual comfort. Before that though I dedicated years to searching before giving up and doing time as a workaholic. No...more...
Take a slow deep breath. Be still. Open your awareness to the tapestry of feeling in this music of our Ancient Ones. Don’t limit your focus to the words nor struggle for meaning. Relax your spirit into this Ancient Sioux ceremony 'Suffering Song.'
Ancient Lakota ceremony songs:
Sweat Ceremony is disciplined preparation for ceremony. ‘Sweats’ are based on the Medicine Wheel yet are not identical so it’s hard to know if the person ‘pouring‘ for a ‘Sweat’ is safe. In other words, there is no formula per se so its easy for unscrupulous ones to dupe unknowing yet spiritually hungry folks who may feel desperate for spiritual guidance and experience. It helps to ‘visit’ a ceremony a couple of times first, by invitation of course, and observe your feelings. It may also help to know that each sweat leader follows a particular spiritual leader’s ceremony Bundle, all responsibilities are unique and humble. Hold the above in your awareness to watch the video clips below.
Here’s a good example of ‘Sweat’ preparation.
The following words are for the 'spiritual seeker.' Your common sense caution is well advised, take heed. When you have even an inkling sense of ‘I don’t know’ your standard answer is ‘No.’ Be vigilant for 'staged' ceremony for profit of up to $10,000. Staging continues the revolting disrespect to undermine the years of commitment dedicated to spiritual training, experience, skills, understandings, knowledge, history, teachings and protocols without which, the 'stagier' deliberately and knowingly places participants to irresponsible and dire risk. (Google: ‘sweat ceremony court case update’ for examples).
GrandFather Sun’s Physical Symbol
The male two-legged is our symbol of protection. Just like GrandFather Sun the right kind of intent and integrity is positive into the future; it follows then that too much or too little is negative into the future as well. Outcomes depend on a pattern of considered intent.
Here’s a thought to ‘mull over' to spark the idea. Think about the location of the male organ situated outside the physical body and therefore exposed to different energies. And, when in force, Life-energy complements and balances with its opposite and balancing symbol, Moon energy: Life-giver, to spark our magic to Life. Keep in mind that the above knowledge neither condones nor excuses predator behavior to sexual violence, nor physical violence.
Life depends on Sun’s gentle energy
Respect similarity of global inter-dependence on Sun energy
Before last year I’d never heard of such a thing! Had you? Its interesting to watch video clips about GrandFather-Sun’s solar storms and how quickly Mother Mother Earth is affected despite of the distance. According to NASA solar storms affect Mother Earth and of course all Beings in her family us, all of us. Below video is most informative.
Thank you Creator for gifting our Universe with GrandFather-Sun
Thank you GrandFather-Sun for
Your reason for Being
Your life-giving energy
Your teachings to protect and respect Life
And to bring two-legged's to unified conscience
Oh-Ho! All my relations
GrandFather-Sun rises to global awareness.
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