Please excuse the long delay from the last post here. The Center just held a most important ceremony last weekend, the Sun Moon dance, with about 60 people here. It was an amazing weekend, 27 dancers, and many people who came here and experienced ceremony for the first time. The energy was just amazing. When so many people come together to focus on their spiritual growth something magical happens.
I was the leader of the drum, which provided the heartbeat and song of the dance. There has been a lot of controversy about who is qualified to sit in this position lately, so for me, there was a quality of uncertainty “is what I am doing right?” One of the dance leaders said, “if we are doing it wrong, we’ll know, the energy won’t be there”. Gratefully that was not the case! Every drum round and song carried the energy the dancers needed. I was so relieved! Yet the discussion around this subject has been a blessing to me, since as a result I tuned in to the Spirit of the Drum and received messages strong and clear about the role of the drum and my part in it. I asked recently why the learning seems to be so difficult and the answer came “because you don’t pay attention to it otherwise!”
On Saturday night after a long day, a group of people were standing around the central tree, waiting for a private ceremony to begin, when I heard these words: “In small moments like these, Grace is given.” My interpretation of this is that when we wait for Spirit-led ceremony to happen, listening for guidance and acting in faith, regardless of how long it takes, how tired we are, then we are blessed. God doesn’t just show up in big, showy actions, but is ever available when we give of ourselves.
On Monday, when the songs of the Eagle and Condor were played, and the prophecy regarding them was shared: “when the eagle of the north and the condor of the south fly together, peace will be present on the planet”. The voice spoke to me again, saying “you see how it is done, a piece at a time” reminding me that the smalll things we do affect everything. Who knows, perhaps the simple fact that two sacred songs were played with intent might be the final “tipping point” that brings peace to the world. I know the blessings of the dance will continue for me and the truths that were shared will enliven my life for some time. CRose