Discovering: Attuning to inner pulse, rhythm, Heartbeat, and the vibrations/frequencies of Place. To bring awareness to the passages of Time.
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.
Look or listen to the world around you right now and bring your attention to where you notice cycles of Time.
Observe Water. Earth. Air. The Sun. Others (human and all beings of Creation).
Pause here in the Now (present) and reach into memory (past) or into dreams (future) and picture yourself standing at the base of a thundering waterfall.
Listen to the pulsing rhythms of the land, the water and your body, your breath.
Being in the Present, take time here to receive this connection with Time and Place, allowing these currents to soften and nourish You.
Observe the pace of life around you when you slow down.
Raise your left foot and stomp the ground. Raise your right foot and stomp the ground, Stomp left again and right again, left again, right again feeling your own beat rising. Continue stomping, inviting your hips, shoulders, elbows and heartbeat to come along.
Indigenous Teaching from Philip Davis
Being one with Mother Earth speaks to the frequency level that she resonates, when we are in harmony with her we feel the presence of the now. As we move about her and dance, we are caressing her back with love and kindness.
Smudging Ceremony with Isaiah Gilson
Now aware of self and inner surroundings, discovering your outer surroundings. Everything exterior to ourselves is what sustains/feeds our bodies and spirits. There is a great flow of all things and we are part of this.
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.