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Mother Earth Medicine Lodge – 3rd Sunday, Monthly
March 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pmLove Offering
This is a powerful Ceremony, open to anyone who feels called to attend. Space is limited for the Lodge.
What is a Mother Earth Medicine Lodge?
…A prayer ceremony used for purification and healing. The Lodge itself represents the womb of Mother Earth. We enter into the Lodge and offer our prayers and set our intentions with Spirit. As we leave the Lodge, we are being reborn into the new life we choose to create for ourselves. Most people experience a shift either from the release of prayers or simply by the re-unification to Mother Earth. Although the intention of each lodge can be different, the sacred space created by the darkness and the heat always allows for Spirit to whisper into the ears of those present.
Similar ceremonies have been done around the world for eons by the cultures who are connected to the Earth and the healing she brings. This Lodge does not follow any one particular tradition but is held in the way that Spirit has guided. This is NOT a traditional Native American Ceremony. This ceremony comes from a time before the racial and religious barriers of the world existed. The infinite Circle of the Medicine Wheel predates man and we pray to expand beyond form, dogma, and criteria. We pray to bring the wholeness back to the planet.
What happens at a Mother Earth Medicine Lodge?
A sacred fire is built around stones outside the lodge and is attended by a Fire Keeper. Participants crawl into the lodge and the hot stones are placed into a pit in the center. The stones are blessed by the leader with cedar and sweet grass. Water is then sprinkled on the rocks, instantly turning into steam. This begins round 1 in which songs are sung and prayers are made to the Creator. At the end of the round, more stones are added for round two. There are a total of four rounds, honoring each of the four cardinal directions. After the Ceremony, all are welcome to share in a feast.
The FireKeepers will light the Fire at 2:00 pm and the Ceremony will begin around 4:00 pm. Please arrive by 3:00 and we will dress the Lodge and join with the energy of the community. Bring a towel and water to drink after the Lodge. Dress is modest and tradition asks that women wear a T-shirt and skirt (or sarong) to honor the Elders, men wear a t-shirt and shorts or sarong. A change of clothes for after the Lodge is a good idea.
We will share a community meal after the Lodge in order to ground the energy and have fellowship after the ceremonies.
A blanket or mat to sit on
Change of clothes for after the Lodge
A dish to share for the meal
There is never a charge for Ceremony, however, it is always good to complete the circle of receiving in some way. A gift of tobacco or sage for the Lodge leader and Firekeeper is always appreciated as they do this work as a gift to the people.
Any monetary donations for the ongoing work of OtterDance are always received with Much Gratitude and Many Blessings!