Blessings of Fall Equinox – Bounty of Summer Harvest, Balance of night and day, that which Falls Away into Mystery to be used to create New Life in Spring Rebirth. Gathering/Storing Warmth of Summer into Dark of Winter so Inner Light carries through time of less “outer” light. Gratitude to Wisdom of Turning Seasons in Cosmic Field of Plenty we are Blessed to be a part of for Sacred Time of Our Life Walk.
We are Sacred, Worthy Luminous Beings 3’xs
We are Love and our Love is for Giving 2’xs
Set it Free
Let it be
Can’t you see, can’t you see
We are Sacred, Worthy, Luminous Beings
We are Love and our Love is For Giving.
May you be safe from inner and outer harm.
May your body be healthy, strong and vital.
May you and everyone you love prosper.
May you be happy, peaceful and secure.
May you be at ease in your mind and in your life.
May you know how much you are loved, that you are love, and that your love is for giving.
May you know that you are a sacred, worthy, luminous being.
May all this be so for All Beings.
May we all live in a peaceful, just, sustainable and harmonious world.
May it be so and may each of us do our part to help make it be so.
Welcome to the Great Light that Joins with our Mother the Earth to bring us the Sacred Gift of Life.
With Great Gratitude we open our hearts to the warmth of the love that lives within us all.
We open our Full Being to the fullness of Light that you – FATHER SUN – pour forth through the Gift of this glorious summer season when the plants and trees and flowers and fruits and animals grow, flower and blossom towards their highest potentials.
In these challenging times of the Great Turning when oceans and air and earth, children, elders, nursing mothers, swimming people, crawling and flying people, when all the living ones around our precious world are struggling to survive, we are all challenged to create responses that protect, honor, nurture, promote and celebrate sustainable, healthy life.
In this Sacred Now time of being alive, may we take in the Blessings of the Summer Season of Light filling ourselves with inspiration, with energy, with power, to show up and BE, LIVE and GIVE of our Best to help heal this wonderous Sacred Hoop of Life that we are privileged to share with all our relations.
MAY IT BE SO! ALL BLESSINGS OF THE SUMMER SEASON TO YOU AND YOUR DEAR ONES.
As buffalo herd together in a blizzard to survive through group warmth, so do people throughout the northern hemisphere gather together in the darkness of winter when the days are short and the light is dim or hidden behind clouds or weather in order to rekindle hope and support for the return of warmth, light and new life through sharing with others in ceremony, ritual and celebration.
In addition to the seasonal darkness, there is much darkness in the world with troubled, challenging times for people, animals, plants and the Earth support system herself. Its easy to get discouraged into despair and depression. I gain hope to keep paddling forward with positive energy from the wisdom of the seasons and how since time immemorial, fall (death of the old) gives way to winter (seemingly inert and dormant time when the Earth “sleeps within herself), winter to spring (the rebirth of new life) followed by summer with its fruition and blossoming of life’s fullest potentials. As it is for the “outer seasons”, so too for the inner seasons of our lives.
All seasons and the beauty of nature itself, the beauty of physical creation, comes from and is maintained by an invisible presence – the creative mystery power of the universe which holds both light and dark. Scientists tell us that mysterious dark matter and dark energy comprise the majority of the universe and while we do not yet know what this is, it is a fertile darkness from which creation births forth. We also know that light has the power to cut through and illuminate darkness. Witness one candle in a dark room, or better yet, one candle that lights another candle that lights another candle and on and on until the room is filled with light. We can even close our eyes and see light behind our eyelids. We can measure light within us, fire from the Sun, as we measure our normal body temperature of 98.6 degrees. We are on fire within with light from the Stars!
In support of that light during this holy time of darkness may we remember that “When the going gets tough, We get what we practice”. If you do not have a practice that connects you with a light that sustains you through hard times, this winter is an excellent time to travel within to reflect on what qualities of Being you want to grow in your life, your sense of mission and purpose, why you are here, what gifts you bring to share with others that in so doing will bring you a sense of meaning and fulfillment – light through darkness.
In awareness of this when confronting challenge you can now ask yourself – “How can I respond to this situation in a way that moves me in the direction I want to grow/go/glow?” Because you have taken the time to discern the direction you do want to grow in, you are empowered out of victim reactivity into creative spiritual warriorhood consciously choosing to use your life-force energy in a skillful manner for positive manifestation – honoring the light within and being a channel for that light in the world.
MAY WE ALL REMEMBER, HONOR & CELEBRATE THE FERTILE TIMES OF DARKNESS
MAY WE USE IT TO CONNECT WITH THE LIGHT THAT LIVES IN OUR HEARTS AND SOULS, SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN REMEMBERING, and ….
CROSS INTO AND THROUGH THE WINTER DOORWAY WITH CONSCIOUS ATTENTION TO SKILLFUL INTENTION FOR THE HEALING OF THE SACRED HOOP OF LIFE WE ARE GIFTED TO BE IN CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH FOR THE GREATEST GOOD OF ALL BEINGS.
You are a Sacred, Worthy, Luminous Being. You Are Love and Your Love is For Giving.
BLESSINGS OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE, the HOLIDAY SEASON, and A SAFE, HAPPY, HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS FULFILLING NEW YEAR TO YOU & ALL YOU HOLD DEAR.
W/ LOVE & GRATITUDE – tomás/ tom pinkson
Thank You Great Mystery for the Springtime Rebirth Medicine of New Life. Thank you for the tenderness, innocence, intelligence and beauty of the newly birthing within us, around us and in all of creation. Thank you for the power and wisdom that knows how to draw up the growth force from the womb of the Great Mother to
make it all happen. Thank you for the privilege to live in this time of the Great Turing, to be a mid-wife, working with You to bring through new love and new creativity towards Healing the Sacred Hoop of Life .
May it be so.
All Blessings of Spring Rebirth to You and your Loved Ones.
This chant came to me in a dream on vision quest in the Yosemite High Sierra the night in 2001 when the Twin Towers were coming down in New York.
We are praying
we are praying
we are praying
peace in our hearts
peace in the world
peace for all People
peace for all People
Healing of the Sacred Hoop
Healing of the Sacred Hoop
Aho Great Spirit, Creator, Source of All.
Thank you for the gift of all our relations. Thank you for the gift of caring spiritual relatives and friends, who seek to join in honoring the sacred web of connectedness that we share, who seek to support and be supported, who seek to help and be helped in bringing forth our greatest gifts and talents, our highest dreams and aspirations, who seek to honor and celebrate life and all its wonderful diversity. Thank you for bringing us together in this life and help us to see each other’s light that lives at the center of all our beings. May we grow in our awareness that we are all sacred, worthy, holy beings, here to heal, grow, love and serve the greatest good for all, healing the sacred hoop and creating a just and peaceful world for all our relations. With your help, may it be so! tomás
Ho Father Sun, power of the East, power of illumination.
Thank you for shining today, for giving away your light and your love bringing the life force to Mother Earth. Thank your for your teaching reminder of my true nature, and for your power to cut through darkness. I get stuck in my darkness so easily and you help me to cut through it and remember your light and love and to extend it to my family and all who cross my path today. Thank you Holy Father.
Ho Power of the South, power of faith and trust. Power of innocence. Please help me, for I am weak and nothing without you. Help me to surrender to your loving presence as the newly born infant trusts it will be taken care of by its parents. Help me to shed the old trusting that new growth is already on its way. I give thanks to you and pray for strengthening of my faith in your always present, presence.
Ho power of the West, gifts to be found at the center of my being. Thank you the gifts of inner peace, light and love, courage and compassion, healing and forgiveness. Give me the strength to overcome my weakness and to honor the medicine powers I have been given to carry in this life bringing them out successfully in the world for the healing of the Sacred Hoop. Thank you for the power of introspection, of going within to mine the riches you Great Spirit have placed there for us all.
Ho Power of the North, power of Wisdom. Thank you wisdom elders of all faiths and traditions throughout time. You who know Great Spirit’s presence working for the greatest good in everyone, everything, everywhere and all the time. Thank you for your wisdom guidance when ever I turn to you with an open and humble heart. Help me to see Spirit working for good in all the challenges of my life. Help me to walk the Good Red Road, from the south surrendering with faith and trust, to the north, knowing your presence always–knowing you , loving you, and serving you.
Holo Mandala, Shamanic Art
Ho Mother Earth, thank you for all the gifts of your creation. You open your body and give us the food we eat, the water we drink, the clothes we wear, the shelter of our homes. You give us teachings of how to walk upon you with harmony and balance. You give us medicine when we are out of balance. Thank you for your mysterious, beautiful, growth power healing energy. I pray for your health and healing and that your sacred waters, body, air and spirit be clean and fresh, pure and strong. Help me to open my heart to feel your heartbeat so I walk a healing path in harmony and balance with all of creation.
Ho Sky Father, You who are above, Father Sun and Grandmother Moon, star people, rainbow bridge spirits. Thank you for your light and your love, your company through day and night. Cloud people, thunder spirits, thank you for the gifts of rain that come to quench our Mother’s thirst. Help me to open myself to your medicine teachings of balanced masculine and feminine energies. I give thanks to all you who are Above and thank you for your gifts of vision.
Ho Great Mystery, Creator, Source of All. You have been always and you will be always. You birth me and receive me when my life path is over as you have done for all the ancestors who have come before. You are here now in my center and the center of all. Thank you for this day and the opportunity to know you and to serve you. Thank you for my family, friends, teachers, and loved ones. Thank you for the work you give me to do in this life. I pray for strength, Great Spirit, please help me to do the best I can do, to honor what I have seen to be true. Use me as a channel for your healing ways to help the people and the healing of our Mother Earth and the relationships of all the lived. Thank you Great Spirit for you, thank you for holy right now and thank you for the gift of the greatest prosperity of all, knowing your presence always.
Ho. May it be so.