Reflecting: Softening into the experience of the Present Moment.
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 NORTH location Marita Payne Park.
Take a deep breath in and then with a long exhale open your mouth and release your breath out as you would if you were trying to see the vapours of your warm breath on a cold winter day. Let’s try that one more time.
Pause and sense yourself in relationship with the world around you.
What are you discovering today? What do you see anew? What relationships are revealing themselves?
Take a walk around inviting any other questions, experiences, expressions that are desiring to come forth today to become present.
Indigenous Teaching from Philip Davis
Our lives are guided by our perspective of existence. Individually, as we experience each day with each breath we can appreciate life right before our eyes. We engage with life and each other to build strong relationships that ultimately build our own Wellness.
Smudging Ceremony with Isaiah Gilson
Take time to reflect/meditate/process/decompress whatever that may look like for you. Remember your feeling of entering this moment. A lot has taken place, and multiple feelings have been felt. It is important to take time for ourselves to process our day-to day and moment to moment. Movement is consistently happening around us. Growth and change are happening at all moments, who we are today is not who we were yesterday.
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.
Arriving; Awakening; Sensing; Discovering; Connecting;
Creating; Naming; Imagining; Integrating; Reflecting; Concluding