Power Of Water

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (12)

Ghost Dancer

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

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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.

2 thoughts on “Power Of Water

  1. Here are two well-known quotations about water from the Tao Te Ching. They describe water as nourishing, humble, soft, yielding, and gentle, but at the same time, very influential.

    The supreme good is like water,
    which nourishes all things without trying to.
    It is content with the low places that people disdain.
    Thus it is like the Tao.

    Nothing in the world
    is as soft and yielding as water.
    Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible,
    nothing can surpass it.

    The soft overcomes the hard;
    the gentle overcomes the rigid.
    Everyone knows this is true,
    but few can put it into practice.
    –Tao Te Ching (translated by Stephen Mitchell)

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