It has been lovely to read these posts and Listen to the music
This song touched my heart this morning.
Sometimes you need help from others in Life
to feel a sense of security and wellness.
Now you are talking about these school project songs:
Examples from the Far North Queensland tropics & New South Wales:
It is in your heart and mind anyways :hug3:
Similar to Irish wake – no?
Sounds like a good protocol to follow.
I’ll bring this video clip (also my sentiments) back from the other thread:
We in the East weren’t forcibly converted to Christianity – but accepted the Russian Orthodox Church, which meant the survival of indigenous languages and culture alongside with Christianity.
Later, when the Lutherans took over – a Saami Shaman in my family tree was condemned to death for using the drum - allegedly for dark purposes.
Lots of shamans (people felt allegiance to) at that time sang themselves to ‘the other side’ voluntarily – trying to save others from persecutions.
Perhaps closest example of our mixed with orthodox ways & spirit houses is found in Alaska:
Yes, this stuff is right up my alley, since we have worked
with kids, for 30 yrs. and encouraged the traditional ways.
That's why my heart sings to see them get their voices out.
I know my own traumas I never voiced, until years down the road.
I can attest that is no way to live. (without a voice.)
2nd vid. Loved the way it ended by jumping into the traditional
and then the natural river/nature sound.
It reminds me how we sometimes just take kids or people to the river
and let natural forces do their natural healing.
3rd vid. I liked it's grittiness and message.
My answers are in the quote box inside the quote box.
Just trying a new way to see if I like.
I had just went through a different type of mini ceremony.
Times are changing.
It had to do with dreaming.
fog, Raven and sparrows. Humor and healing.
That was all fine but my Friends (Ojibwe and Cree) sat up with me all night
and partook through the computer and went through it with me.
It was kind of wild, trance states with little sleep. Nice.
I am fully convinced that didgeridoo music helped in this also.
NW Coastal longhouse
This has been coming up in my life lately and I understand why
and I understand it is a good thing, if in the end more Love can
This picture reminded me of a time the head of a Longhouse invited me to practice dance
the Raven dance on the main floor.
In me this brought up vulnerability. I walked forward and danced.
This is an indigenous way I have learned, including visitors and guests to participate
or be apart of to feel these big words Welcome and Connection and Worthiness.
Also to refuse would be disrespectful.
In my way of practicing Native rites and rituals, you could say
that there is a lot of vulnerability practices.
My learned stance is one of defense, I assume because of the trauma I was
raised in. So it is a very unnatural position for me to feel comfortable with
Here is a talk titled vulnerability 20 min.
Please, share your stories and knowledge with us.
I am sure you have many things to tell.
Probably many things that should be told, so that they are shared.
Only with what your comfortable with though, no presure.
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