Concluding: Celebrate with joyful expression, receiving and offering Gratitude.
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.
Acknowledge All who are present, human and all beings of Creation.
Complete your Ceremony with your own song, your own dance and offering your own gestures of Gratitude towards everything and everyone who has been part of your Ceremony experience today.
As you move, look around and notice how your movements inspire others. And in turn allow yourself to be inspired and nourished by Others
To close our ceremony today let’s return our awareness to the 4 directions, facing East. South. West. North. Offering gratitude to the Sky, to the Air, to Water, to Fire, to Earth.
Indigenous Teaching from Philip Davis
Being thankful for all that has been provided for us by Creator brings us to a place of peace, power, and righteousness inwardly, outwardly. Expressing thankfulness will bring forward the relationships we need and make ourselves, families communities and the world a stronger safer place for the coming generations, Mentally Physically, Spiritually and Emotionally.
Smudging Ceremony with Isaiah Gilson
In closing do not forget to sustain the body with water and food. It takes energy to live in all its being. Remember all things that sustain us come from the Earth, and don’t forget that acknowledgement. Celebrate the little wins just as you would the big wins, your life has led you to here and carries you on.
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.