‘In a ceremony, one attends fully to the task at hand, performing each action just as it should be. A ceremony is therefore a practice for all of life, a practice in doing everything just as it should be done…it is a prayer that asks, “May everything I do be a ceremony. May I do everything with full attention, full care, and full respect for what it serves’
Medicine is our collective ceremony and within it we have the opportunity to experience many smaller ceremonies. These include the Inipi or traditional sweat lodge, Cacao, Tobacco, and Water ceremonies; Women and Mens’ circles, and traditional ceremonies from these shores.
By engaging with these timeless practices we can reconnect and regenerate our reverence for all life. With this energy we are able to bring discernment and conviction to our insights and actions.
Despite all the power of modern technology, many of our responses to challenges we face go on to create a greater legacy of problems. Re-connecting to these ancestral ways, and allowing future solutions to emerge from within this reverent and holistic attitude, we can imagine and activate real, healthy, lasting solutions.
Indigenous and wise elders generously offer this sacred work, not so that we might appropriate it as our own, but rather so we can resonate and learn from it. Within the curated Sacred Spaces, some of which have already been in existence on the land for some years, there will be time to enact our own personal acts of ceremony.