The easiest way to navigate life is to observe the cyclic rituals of the nía'guch'ilaada'gotáál – Earth Magic Ceremonies of the 5th World. As we progress through a ritualistic year, we begin to notice that these moments outside of time are quite reliable when it comes to perpetuating positive forward momentum in life. This effect is tripled when we also incorporate our daily prayers. Today, as I begin my preparations for December's Gathering of Spirit, the first of thirteen, I smudge and clear my mind and envision the Dawn of Creation. Today, we call upon the energies seen and unseen, place a bowl of water for new life, and a bowl of stones for the records of evolution, upon my altar. And then I pray:
ch'inádabisid… They Awaken! There is a calm, directness in those who understand and work with their unique purpose. And there is an excitement of childlike purpose as they live out their faith from day to day.
And I smudge the items on my altar and see the smoke dissipate into the ethers carrying the intent of my prayer to you.