Stalking Power Medicine Walk – somewhere private, yet navigatable if you’re an elder – the Walk is to track the signs and call the stops for ritual to proceed. This is you opening your senses and feeling something in your legs and feet that tells you stop. This is not a thought process.
Earth Mother is watching over you in your actions. Ask permission to journey through nature connection, an intimate moment between Mother and Child – Earth and You. 5 stones are gathered and lain in a specific dynamic… 1 to each direction, with the 5th in the center. A circle of cornmeal or tobacco is drawn around the stones. Watch for a sign. When one comes, like a bird flying by, begin the walk watching for signs of when to stop for the next experience sequentially.
At the first sign, speak the name you have chosen CHOSEN to call yourself in this EarthWalk. Your name is used to identify your victories in life… literally speak your name outloud. "I am… I am your child returning."
Bestowing the Lei of O’hana happens at the second sign, and you are asked where you come from? Gaze into the landscape across from you. Track… watching. When you have done this long enough, a light halo appears, bestowing the Hawaiian lei as you say… “I Come from the Earth Mother’s Love”.
Invitation to receive the Gift – at the third sign, Why are you here, is answered through Receiving the Gift - a rock, a leaf, a shell, a feather, and the sensational joy of it.
Partnering with the Elements – the final sign is the sign that turns you to return and end the walk. Coming back, you are invited to play as a child.
When you get back home… jot some notes to share in class.