All In Good Time Activation #3: Sensing

Sensing: Activating flow and inner-outer life force energies.

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 SOUTH location Trillium Park.

Audio Transcription

Today you are either physically near a river, a stream, a pond, a lake or another body of water. If you are not, can you be present with water in another way?  Perhaps in the tiny droplets of air around you, or the streams underground, or possibly in the pipes of your home? 

Imagine your hands dipping wrist-deep into a shallow pool of freshwater.  Swirl your hands gently in this cleansing bath.

Here is a fact about you:  approximately 60 percent of your body is water.  Your inner rivers of saliva, tears, blood and lymph are 90 percent water.

Soften your elbows, the back of your neck, your knees and your belly as if you could float. 

The water in our bodies is the same water in the streams, rivers, lakes and oceans of Mother Earth. This is her blood. Can you sense the waters of Our Being?  

Notice any sounds of water and allow the sound to move you until you begin to notice the presence of water inside your body.

Invite your breath to participate in this water body-bodies of water dance.  Invite your eyes to twinkle, your knees to swivel, your arms to undulate, your hips to sway.

Indigenous Teaching from Philip Davis

Water is the blood of our Mother the Earth, as it circumvents it cleanses and purifies, providing sustenance to all living things, promoting and invigorating in all of its forms.

Smudging Ceremony with Isaiah Gilson

An image of Isaiah Gilson performing a Smudging Ceremony in a forest in wintertime.

Moving on from your sense of breath, focus on your sense of touch and physical feeling. Feel the wind wrap around your body, heat from the Sun and various warmth to all parts of your body. Remember the breath feeding your body that is making this all possible.

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.