Sun’s gift and spiritual responsibility is ‘Light’
Is based on our Medicine Wheel
Follows a particular spiritual bundle
Is at least a four year commitment
Grand Father Sun Bundles
Spiritual Leaders commit to other and different ceremonies to earn the responsibility and 'Right' to care for a ceremony Bundle
When a Spiritual leader returns to spirit, the bundle is passed on to a ‘Caretaker’
Bundles declare their ceremony as closed or open ‘by invitation’
First Nations Holocaust
In spite of the historical context and ongoing effects of european arrival to our homelands our unified story is one of resilience and survival in the face of the most impossible legislated, economic, social and cult religion odds. In 1840 foreign european feudal governments created statutes, bureaucracies and policies to fund cult religions to build, staff and run ‘Residential Schools’ for removal of:
Seven to eight generations of children from families and communities
Confiscate and steal 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 to public awareness. I dare to hope for transformation and is the sole 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 religion cults. The reaction?
Imperative hyper-vigilance to safe guardianship of Sun Dances and Potlatch's the foundation of our people, cultures and communities!
Within ceremony 'inner circles' forbidden were to:
Record, photograph, film
Mention of ceremony to 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 church cults. One blessed 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 spiritual '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 and brought it home to his family as instructed. 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, teachings and ceremony gifts to ensure survival through generations of tribulations in our North American First Nations global Holocaust, in Truth is legislated Apartheid.
White Buffalo Calf Woman’s story.
In spite of generational systemic social and legal attack ceremony has not died. In fact global interest continues to spread even today. 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 mayhap because of the state of our Mother Earth, nothing else makes sense. There's more than one reason for sure.
Grand Father Sun's Ancient Ceremony music
Ceremony has dedicated music. Even though the lyrics and music 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 inherited deep heart-ache of untouchable loneliness, deep ice-cold black emotional isolation and heavy unsettled rootless yearning found the only grace to spiritual comfort. Before that though I dedicated years to searching before giving up and doing time as a workaholic. No...more...
Here's my recipe: Be still. Relax every muscle. Be empty. Shoulder blades together. Head top pulled up. Stand Tall. Take a deep forced slow breath, stomach plumped out. Open your awareness to the tapestry of feeling in the muse 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' with an open heart. Ancient Lakota ceremony songs
Grand Father Sun Preparation
Sweat Ceremony is disciplined directed 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 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. Know especially to hold your questions to your own self. Do not feel free to speak. Hold the above in your awareness to watch the video clips below.
Take special note of sun dance ribbon shirt.
The following words are for the 'spiritual seeker.' Your common sense caution is well advised, take heed. Take respectful time of training in protocol before being introduced to a Medicine Person, you will be told when ready. 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 dire risk. Google: ‘sweat ceremony court case update’ for examples.
Grand Father Sun’s Physical Symbol
The male two-legged is our symbol of protection. Just like Grand Father Sun the right kind of intent and integrity is positive into the future; it follows then that too much negative or too little is 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, Sun energy complements to balance with its opposite symbol, Moon energy to spark our magic to Life. Keep in mind the above knowledge neither condones nor excuses predator behavior to sexual nor physical violence.
Grand Father Sun Teachings
Life depends on Sun’s gentle energy
Respect similarity of global inter-dependence on Sun energy
Until now I’d never heard of such a thing! Had you? Its interesting to watch video clips about Grand Father Sun’s solar storms and how Mother Mother Earth is affected in mere seconds despite the distance. According to NASA solar storms do affect Mother Earth. Below video is most informative.
Thank you Creator for gifting our Universe with Grand Father Sun Thank you Grand Father Sun for
Your reason for Being Your life-giving energyYour teachings to protect and respect Life To bring two-legged's into unified global Conscience
Oh-Ho! All my relations
Grand Father Sun rises to global awareness.
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