True Brotherhood

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (7)

By Ghost Dancer

Oct. 10, 2017 – We had an awesome ceremony today. As we all know, there has been so much tragedy in the world. We prayed for all who suffer including our own families and friends. Last week we had many non-native guests. These people were curious about the lodge and asked if they could come. The chaplain was not pleased about this, but even though he tried discouraging others from coming, we had a packed lodge again today.

Some of these guests are Christians and they told us they were ridiculed by their Christian brothers for coming to the lodge. They spoke up for themselves though, and explained how they had experienced so much love and sincerely deep prayers in the ceremony and the sacrifice of their own bodies for all the world meant more to them than anything they had felt in their lives.

So, our guests were all back this week including the Buddhists, the Rastafarians, the Muslims, and the Catholic guys. See, the problem is, people who don’t know what we do or what goes on at the lodge can only guess and speculate if they aren’t willing to come and find out. As I have always said ignorance is the cause of all suffering and pain.

When we finished, everyone was totally exhausted and dehydrated, including this old wolf, but the beauty is that together we all experienced true brotherhood. It will take me a day or two to recuperate. After all the rain, we started off with such humidity that we all were sweating profusely before the ceremony even started. Now in case you don’t know, when you have high humidity it makes it easier to dehydrate before you know it so I made sure everyone was paying attention to their water intake.

Sending love and blessings to all, Ghost

© Ghost Dancer 2017, 2021

Published by Sings Many Songs

I'm an 80-something child of the great depression and WWII. Throughout my life I have been a seeker, an outsider, never quite belonging anywhere, still always looking through cracks in the fences of life, questioning, challenging, learning, trying to make sense of the world and its conventions. A lifelong student with many interests and a love of writing and editing, my elder's path led to encouraging and assisting some remarkable people to write out their amazing stories. This calling became the magic elixir that keeps me growing, keeps me alive.

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