Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sioux Prayer Request

Sioux Prayer Request

To All Nations & My Relatives,

Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer.

We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. As I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affected from the oil disaster in the Gulf.

The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.

I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.

I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth. As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc'I Maka).

We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.

As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life.

So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer.

Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember

June 21st, World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites Day.

Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children's future and well-being, and the generations to come.

Onipikte (that we shall live),

Chief Arvol Looking Horse
9th generation

Healing of the Waters / Soltice Global Toning

Healing of the Waters

Solstice Global Toning
June 21, 2010
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HEALING THE WATERS OF THE WORLD Solstice Global Toning on Monday June 21st 12:00 noon in your time zone Let us collectively link up with the heart of Gaia, mother Earth, for healing the waters of the world, focusing on the Gulf oil leakage as an entry point

On the longest day of the year at the peak of the solar energy, let us put the power of collective prayer into collaborating with mother Earth to co-create healing and harmony between the planet and us, her children. Though some humans behave in ways that may ignore the sacredness of her body, many of us are interested in living in ways that honor and revere this precious planet. Let us unite in focused prayer, offering our gratitude for the gift of this Earth and all that is provided to us with such grace and abundance.

For those of you who have seen the movie "Avatar", we have an image of a sincere individual linking his heart with the heart and Spirit of life, to bring about right action during a distressing situation. We collectively have the power to do this as well.

During this time of intentional prayer, first imagine your heart synchronizing in rhythm with the heart of the Earth and all her amazing creatures and elements. Then add the power of sound, using your voice and the spirit of your breath, creating the sound of the heart, "AH" as you align and send your healing prayers on this Global Tone.

If it is appropriate, please go to the AH Toning Chamber at the Temple of Sacred Sound to enhance the power of this Solstice Global Toning.

This sonic prayer will flow like a wave of cleansing, healing waters over the planet as compassionate beings in each time zone link up with their fellow beings to bring love across the Earth.

web: http://www.healingsounds.com

Monday, June 14, 2010

Juno

      As I was doing some research on the month of June, as I have tried to do for every month since I started the blog, I couldn't find much of anything, but I did find one interesting thing.
     The month of June comes from two possible explanations, one is in the honor of Juno, Queen of the Gods in the Roman world. Also the name might have come from the word juniores, meaning young men and juniors.
     I did some further research on the Roman goddess, Juno, and found some very interesting facts that I thought you, my readers, would enjoy as well. Upon further investigation of the Roman goddess, her mystery got deeper.
     In the Roman world, Juno wasn't just a goddess but also a protective spirit of woman, marriage and birth. Men had their own protective spirit which was called Genius.
     As the goddess she was considered the protector and special counselor of the Roman state and the queen of the Gods. She is a daughter of Saturn and sister / wife of the chief god Jupiter. She was also the mother of Jurentas, Mars and Vulcan. Under the name of Regina 'queen', she was the patron goddess of Rome and the Roman empire. With Jupiter and Minerva, she was worshipped as a triad on the Capitol in Rome. The peacock with many eyes was her symbolic animal. In Greek mythology, Juno can be identified with Hera, but Juno was quite the opposite of Hera. Juno was sometimes depicted wearing a diadem on her head.
     In Roman mythology, Juno had many, many different names which was used to describe the different faces of Juno or the Juno.
     These are a few that I found:
       Juno Moneta meaning She Who Warns
       Juno Virginetis - Juno of the Virgin
       Juno Matronalis - Juno of the Married Woman
       Juno Pronuba - Juno of the Bride
       Juno Jugalis - Juno of Marriage
         * This is probably why June is famous for having the most weddings of the year.
       Juno Caprotina - the Fertility aspect
       Juno Lucina - Goddess of Celestial Light
       Juno Fortuna - Goddess of Fate
       Juno Sespita - The Preserver
       Juno Regina - Queen of Heaven & Protector of the Roman people
       Juno Martialis - The virgin mother of Mars
       Juno Caprotina or Februa - the Goddess of Erotic Love
       Juno Populonia - Mother of the People
          and the list goes on.

     As the Juno Moneta, she guarded over the finances of the Roman empire and she had a temple close to the royal mint. From this title, we get the word money.  On many coins she can be seen in many forms. The most common coin shows her as Juno Lucina with a child in her arms with two more at her feet. She is also shown as Juno Regina in which she is shown with a scepter, patera, veil or a peacock.  A legend came from the Juno Moneta. There was a Gallic attack on Rome by Brennus in 390 BC. The Romans had retreated in a citadel. While there, they were awakened while they slept one night by some geese, which was sacred to Juno. Thus the geese alerted the coming of the Gaels.
     Under the title of Juno Caprotina, which was her fertility aspect. Here she is associated with goats and figs, which were symbols of fertility. The Romans held a festival in her honor which was called Nonae Caprotina or the "Nones of Caprotina". It was held on nones or the 7th day of July. This festival was celebrated mostly by the women and slave women of Rome.
     The festival of Nonae Caprotina comes from when Rome had survived a siege by the Gauls. The Gauls had taken advantage of Rome's weakened position during that time period. The Gauls demanded to have the Roman women in marriage. If their demand wasn't made they would destroy the city. While the Senate was deciding on what to do, a slave woman name Tutela and a group of slave women dressed themselves as free women. They went to satisfy the men Gallic men. Later during the wedding feast, the Gauls got drunk. When they feel asleep, the slave girls took their weapons while Tutela climbed up in a nearby fig tree and waved a torch to signal the Romans to attack. After the victory, the Senate gave the slave women their freedom and a generous dowry.
     In remembrance of the victory, the Nonae Caprotina was celebrated with fig branches and the milky sap of the fig tree were offered to the Juno. Festivities, feasts and rites were held in the fig grove of the Campus Martius also known as the Plain of Mars.
     There was another festival called Matronalia, which honored Juno Lucina, goddess of childbirth and of motherhood. This festival was celebrated the first day of the year. This date was thought to be associated with the dedication of the temple to Juno Lucina on the Esquiline Hill in 68 BCE.  Woman would participate in the rituals at the temple. The women would wear their hair loose. The Roman law dictated that women would wear their hair up. The women were also allowed to wear no belts and not to knot their clothing in any place. The women would also prepare a meal for the slaves of their households and they would be given the day off. On this day lambs and other cattle were sacrificed to her.
     So needless to say, when I thought I couldn't find anything on the month of June, I found a treasure trove of history, legends and information. I found this journey learning about the Roman goddess Juno, a very rewarding journey. I hope that you feel the same.