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“Make Your Circle Bigger”

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“Make Your Circle Bigger” My Circle has always been big enough To allow those who need to sit within Now Circle wants to be more within their heart And so I have made it bigger, as it needs to be “Make your Circle bigger” Is the message I keep hearing So I hike to the […]

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A Shamanic Journey

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A Shamanic Journey What is your intention? Burn this into your mind’s eye Repeat it ten times under your breath And relax. Lay back and close your eyes Position your head toward the altar Be as comfortable as you can And let the drumming pull you along. There is a path that winds around the […]

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Inviting the Sun Up

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Inviting the Sun Up Facing the East Gate Words of invitation echo upon the beating drum And the clouds turn red With a rainbow completing our Circle. Fish surface in the glassy lake As Osprey eyes his breakfast And a song is sung to welcome the sun Into this new and wonderful day. With sleepy […]

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The Circle Lives

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The Circle Lives The Circle (Ceremony) we create is not a ‘symbol’ of us connecting with each other — it is actually a real, living, sacred entity that truly DOES connect us.   This is my journey –Nate Long “Owl” Inspiration after last night’s sweat lodge… thanks, MH, for your wisdom and guidance.

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Prayers for Standing Rock

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Prayers for Standing Rock After a powerful healing and prayer-making circle and journey on Monday night in support of the North Dakota Standing Rock pipeline protests, I collected the ties and placed them in this pouch I made with a feather for safe travels and successful completion. It is now in transit with a volunteer […]

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Chanupa

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Chanupa Within the left hand, Chanupa is held It is lit, and a song is sung upon the wind Smoke rises to meet and mingle with the clouds The prayer smudges the sky and multiplies Sacred waters fall down into the river And the people lose their fears Falling to knees with tears of gratitude […]

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Early Summer Sundance

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Early Summer Sundance We must all keep dancing For all of our relations For all time Aho Mitakuye Oyasin — Nate Long “Owl” ink and colored pencil  

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A Journey Together

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A Journey Together They deserve A safe place A safe word A safe spirit They need to know We all Journey Together. In the hectic and frantic world our teenagers find themselves in today, it becomes so very vital that we (as the supposed responsible adults) recognize them and provide them with a safe place, […]

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Making a Prayer of Gratitude 2015

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  Making a Prayer of Gratitude (2015) A Catcher woven between us Connects us all We give our Unconditional Love to all things Letting us hold the space of every one and every thing Letting us for a brief moment feel how it does to have influence on an entire Universe   This is my […]

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A Stone Ceremony

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A Stone Ceremony (ceremony for where group intention (and the lesson of intention) is needed) A larger area, preferably an outdoor field big enough for a 60 to 100 ft. diameter circle. There would be a facilitator with a drum to give instructions and prayer. There would be at least three assistants… I am seeing […]

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