We wish everyone a very Happy New Year!!! This is a brand new year to do things differently. We encourage you to learn new things, experience new things but do it safely. Please remember we are responsible for each other and we need to take care of ourselves. We will be updating the Grandmother Moon Calendar shortly. We continue to hold our private ceremonies at home during this pandemic time. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please feel free to send us the prayer request by clicking here.
We continue to hold our moon ceremonies individually in our homes. If you have a prayer request, feel free to click on the W.O.W. tab and submit a request. Our world is in definite of healing as our her people. We ask that you remember to continue to do random acts of kindness for others. We ask that you lend a helping hand where you can. We all need to do our part to make our Earth a better place to dwell.
We have closed all our meetings in person. We have reached out remotely but have not done so with great effort. At this time, things are slowly moving along as what is expected with our current COVID - 19 situation. We hope that today you are all doing well and taking great care of yourselves. Keep strong and diligent in caring for yourself and your family. If you have a prayer request, please reach out to Weeya as she continues moon ceremonies at her home. We ask all sisters, who practice moon ceremonies, to reach out to those in need and offer prayers for them during this time. Be well. Prayer Request Here
Since the beginning of time, we have been taught The Medicine Way to walk. Some teachings varied from tribe to tribe amongst people. As far as I can find and have been taught by my elders, this is the closest version of how to walk The Medicine Way. Ponder the teachings and make them your own. Apply them to your life and you will begin to see a great awakening of your spirit and a peace into your life. Even if its just one thing, apply it to your life. – A-gi-ya
The Medicine Way of Walking (Author Unknown) Print Version Here
1. When you first arise in the morning, give thanks to the Creator (Great Spirit), to the Four Directions, to Mother Earth, to Father Sky, and to all of our relations, for the life within you, and for all life around you.
2. Remember that all things are connected.
4. You are bound by your word, which cannot be broken except by permission of the other party.
5. Seek harmony and balance in all things.
7. Be aware of what is around you, what is inside of you, and always show respect.
9. Listen with your heart.
10. Learn from your experiences, and always be open to new ones.
11. Always remember that a smile is something sacred, to be shared.
12. Live each day as it comes.
Moon Calendar for April
Coming up June 25 - July 1 is the Last Quarter and it is a Time to be rid of things. During this time you work on getting rid of things from your life. Some examples might be leaving a relationship for good be it a personal or friend relationship. Another example would be to be rid of consuming things that are not good for your body or spirit. Sometime we might want to learn how to speak without cursing, this would be a good time to work on getting rid of foul language. What you need to be rid of is up to you. Your spirit knows what is not good for you. Sometimes we resist doing what our spirit tells us to do or we allow others to decide for us. The choice is yours. Here is a chart you can use.
Write down the thing you want to be rid of and put it in the correct area. Make sure you have the right area it belongs in. Sometimes we think something is one thing when in actuality its something different. Once you have decided what area it falls under, spiritual, emotional, physical or mental, fill out the area with ways you can make changes to change the issue then do those things in the opposite direction.
Example: I need to stop cursing. This is a physical thing I am doing. I can physically do things to help me stop cursing like having to eat something sour everytime I curse. This is fixing it physically and will help me out. But to have a better means to fix the issue, I can do opposite of the physical and do spiritual things to help me better overcome cursing. (Meditation, prayer, smudging, etc.) Try doing both to get a better outcome.
Spiritual is opposite physical and vice versa. (Spiritual problem do something physical/Physical problem do something spiritual)
Emotional is opposite mental and vice versa. (Emotional problem do something mentally/Mental problem do something emotional)
If you are not sure where the issue you want to be rid of falls, contact us. We will help where we can.
The Women of the Wheel (W.O.W.) are preparing for our upcoming moon ceremonies. June 10 -14: 1st Quarter - is the time to prepare for ceremonies. If you are in need of prayer, please filll out the prayer request form. You will be contacted with instructions to do on your end. We will offer your name during ceremonies and give thanks to the ancestors. For now, we are preparing our circles and items for ceremonies. Moon ceremonies will take place June 15 - 19. We look forward to coming together as women to pray for others.
Our Talking Circle was a great success. We gathered as women and learned about the moon phases. Many offered their thoughts and teachings they have learned about the moon and ceremonies. We ended the night with an agreement to continue our meetings to learn more and share more as women. Our next meeting will not be held until the end of June due to current obligations. The goal is to meet once a month for teachings and once during moon ceremonies. We encourage women in our area to join us.
During this phase of the month, June 3 - 9th it is the new moon. We welcome new things into our lives and start new things. Some things might be, making new friends, looking for a job, begin a new hobby, or learn a new task. The choice is up to each individual as to what new thing they would like to bring into their lives. It is a joyous time and should be looked forward to each month.
Things to think about:
All life forms have a Sacred Point of View. If we do not take the time to listen, we will never learn or expand. When we are talking, we are not listening. By not listening we are stopping our own growth.
Those who have been wounded, do not want to hear the truth because its easier not to hear than to hurt. By listening to the truth about oneself, when delivered with compassion is a great talent and can help to heal old wounds. Liars are wounded people. Show compassion for those who feel they must lie. They are wounded.
Discernment: By listening to the inflections and feelings contained in peoples words, you can discern whether they are speaking truth. Why people speak untruths- some deny their true feelings and therefore are scared to speak truth, fear of retribution or punishment, and/or wounded.
Things to Remember:
Learn to listen to your body.
Learn to listen to others with respect.
Listen to Nature.
Learn to hear and interpret the unspoken messages of the Natural World.
Listen to the voices of the Ancestors.
Listen to your inner spirit.
Learn to listen to realistic vs. nonrealistic fears.
Learn to use deduction and reasoning.
Learn to use boundaries.
Pulling it all together: May being under the Planting Moon and Hearing the Truth offer us good teachings. During this month we traditionally prepare the fields. Like preparation for planting, we must prepare ourselves for Hearing the Truth. You must take from past experiences, like using stored seeds, and learn to use those experiences in a positive way in which to cultivate a new truth in your life, a new garden. By using prior knowledge, by learning from our messengers, by applying ways to listen, we too will blossom as a garden with new plant life, new ways of thinking and a better understanding of who we are and what we mean to this life.
Take the time this month to use what you have learned. Make applications to your life and you will discover a new you. Prepare yourself to Hear the Truth not only in yourself but in others around you.
Come join the new Women's Talking Circle in Green Bay. Bring yourself, your thoughts, your spirit to this sharing event. Learn about our grandmother moon's phases and how we can use them in our lives. Invite a friend. Feel free to share this event.
For more information, see the FB link.
We are currently updating the calendar page to show the Moon Calendar Schedule to include the dates for Moon Ceremony. Stay tuned for more updates.