All In Good Time Activation #0: Entering

Entering: Walking a path towards the place of Arrival.

Please click on the video below to begin the activation.

We invite you to play this audio track by Joshua Classic Roots DePerry while you read and reflect upon the Teachings shared below by Philip Davis and Isaiah Gilson. Joshua has incorporated sounds and tones from our EAST location Ashbridges Bay.

Audio Transcription

Welcome!  Please invite yourself to look around.  

Notice what direction is North. East. South. West and turn your body to face the direction that is calling you today.

Settle.  And fill your cheekbones with a smile.

Ask yourself “How are you today?”
And practice receiving your response.

Close your eyes and imagine there is soft grass lining the ground in front of you. When you are ready, step across the grass and continue moving forward towards possibility. This is where you will begin your Ceremony today.

Indigenous Teaching from Philip Davis

Acknowledging Creation and all that it offers to us as human beings, examine your own sense of  responsibility towards being a steward to our environments and all that exist within them, including others and most importantly ourselves. Mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

Smudging Ceremony with Isaiah Gilson

An image of Isaiah Gilson sitting outdoors in a forest in the wintertime.

As we come and enter the space (and spaces in general) we come as we are, with  no expectations, guided by our sincere intentions.

An Offering from Isaiah Gilson

Smudging is a good place to start learning/understanding ceremony, also understand not all Indigenous People smudge in the same manner, this is one way of many. Also keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to smudge, only your way that feels natural and right to you, trust your body and spirit through your process. All of these steps are my personal ways of being, related to smudging and my general approach to my moment to moments in the day to day.