Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Rain Dance (Wisdom Quarterly ceremony)

Xochitl, Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Seven, Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Dev, Wisdom Quarterly
Watery woodland in Washington's Tatoosh Wilderness north of California (Lila Daley)
California is a facing a withering drought. What can we do? What have Native Americans ever done when simply managing the water on the ground was not enough to cultivate the land?

We can ask the Earth spirits (devas) to make it rain! Consciousness controls our reality, which we are always creating by our:
(See Pam Grout's E-Squared for first-hand experimental and scientifically verifiable evidence of this).

We will gather at the sacred Tongva ceremonial spot by reaching Hahamongna, the great gathering place of the people, the watershed for the San Gabriel foothills and the Angeles National Forest, which rings the megalopolis and leads to the Los Angeles River running southwest to the Pacific Ocean in the Land of the Chumash.
Northern Los Angeles County: Our San Gabriel Mountains, part of the Angeles National Fores, southwest view from Islip Saddle at Bear Creek, a tributary of the San Gabriel River that lies within the San Gabriel Wilderness, and Twin Peaks (7,761 ft/2,366 m). More
With abundant rainfall, the land comes alive, Landmark National Park (13som)
The Isaiah Effect
Our gathering will occur tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 11:00 am as an experiment in consciousness. How will we "pray" when we arrive?

We will not "pray" in any ordinary sense of the word -- not petition, not plead, not propose, not beg. Instead, we will do what the wise have always done: We will use the recovered science. (See Gregg Braden's The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer). It is the way of our siblings to the east, the Hopi/Anasazi of Tuzigoot (Pueblo peoples of Arizona).
Ask and It Is Given
We will enter the ring where the veil between the worlds is thin, and with all our senses we shall feel with the body the rain, the mud squishing between our toes, the tops of the wild amaranth and buckwheat and grasses and vines...growing up green as shoots and climbing tendrils and flourishing. Our noses will be overtaken by the sweet smell of damp, the rain trickling down our faces into our eyes, our hair soaked, our tongues out, the sound in our ears of the rain dancing in thuds on the forest, our minds flooded with happiness to see the Earth (Bhūmi, Gaia) drink and grow saturated.
Rain makes forest as much as mycelium.
Then we will dance for joy (as shown above)! All are invited to attend and participate with us. We will also make an offering to the land and its ancient caretakers then run from police who obviously want this drought to continue or why are they leaning on us? So we will it, so let it be, so it is.

Basic Guidelines: How to Rain Dance
Sonocarina edited by Wisdom Quarterly

Every tribe is unique, so be creative, remembering to honor Mother Earth, where nothing is taken unless something is given.

1. Perform rain dance on a flat, level surface, never on a hill.
2. Make sure there is a lot of room so as not to run into anything.
3. Spin around in a clockwise circle while dancing.
4. Make rain chant rhythmical and easy to say quickly.
5. Yell the rain chant while spinning around in circles.
6. To stop rain, spin counterclockwise and chant backward.
[7. Do it with someone who has successfully done it before.] More

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