Writings from Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow)

Ordinary life is continually talking to us, but we eat too much salt and sugar. Salt in your body steals your light. It robs you of your capacity to see physically…When the salt level drops, it creates a resonance of craving, a vacuum that calls light into it…

Sugar makes our blood cry. It gives us a craving and makes us jittery. We have no peace. We are too well fed, too full, too comfortable to hear life talking to us…

In fasting we go back to the guiding advice of ordinary life, and we can learn from everyday things like stones, leaves, the bark of a tree, the bark of a dog…

The planet eats the effort we expend, our prayers, sacred chanting, group worship, or our exertion in physical work. This is what the planet lives on.

Monday is the last day of the Sun/Moon Dance in West Virginia. Ponder the words written by Joseph who gifted us with the Dances. We do this so we can hear better and so we can make an effort to help the Planet – The Mother – Live.

I will be having my first sips of water on Monday morning after fasting from it since Friday. There are no words to express what that tastes like, the joy and blessing you feel upon the completion of your Dance. There really is nothing else like it.

We are called to these Dances, to these ceremonies.  Maybe you too feel as if something is missing from your life.  It is probably ceremony!  We need it in our lives.

Please comment and let me know if you have done ceremony or wondered about what it might be like, or just felt something lacking that you couldn’t put your finger on….I’d love to hear from you. Aho

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