Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (12)
Talladega Prison, July 2018 – Back from the lodge. Our ceremony was awesome today. It was also very, very hot. We had some rocks the size of two basket balls combined and these are the smaller of the new ones. Others are big boulders, but hey, we are not complaining. We needed the new rock people. They are all granite. Once they are heated in the fire they do break in two, but just getting these huge stone people into the lodge is an extreme task. LOL.
Today’s ceremony was a lesson on the power of water and praying with water. Since our bodies are mostly water, we should most surely be one with water. In our mother’s womb we live in water and breathe this water of life. Our beloved Mother Earth provides us water as a gift of life everyday with rains, rivers, springs, lakes, creeks, streams, and oceans. This gives us a cycle of life that is obvious if we look closely.
Water can be soothing, refreshing, cooling, freezing, boiling, gentle or strong as can be. All these different aspects of water are within each of us. We all have these traits and characteristics inside of us. Water is a conductor of energy and a balance as well. Our physical bodies have all this inside us. Most of us do not accept and nourish this in our minds, spirits, beliefs, but when we do, oh how awesome it can be.
I wanted to teach about water today for it is so important that the brothers understand this. Many think going to the lodge is the same thing every time. No, each ceremony is a new experience to learn, accept and develop within yourself. It takes decades to even begin to scrape the surface of all the different aspects or facets of our true being. Just as in a diamond or crystal, we are all created so unique and wonderful. When we truly seek to be and become what we are born to, we discover all these parts of who we truly are.
To develop these truths is important for every seeker, Ghost