Anytime is an opportune time of the month for purge ceremonies. The light of the Sun gives light to those things that are interfering with your material or spiritual advancement. Once we become aware of the things that are blocking us, we can let them go. This Drumming ceremony is for releasing or purging the things in our lives that no longer serve us such as addictions to food,drugs, sex, letting go of the suffering from hurtful relationships, releasing physical and emotional pains etc.
Format of Our Drumming Circle
Step 1: Vibrational and Crystal Cleaning & Attunement
Vibrational Attunement with "OM" Tuning Fork and Crystral Alignment to each indiviudal.
Sitting in a circle a protection meditation is done. We visualize a circle or pillar of white light- This is spiritual protection coming down from the heavens encircling this "Circle". It is forming a protective Pillar of Light. See the Pillar of Light - glowing and radiant. Feel the Pillar of Light you are safe and secure. Breathe in the Pillar of Light... You are filled with the light . We invoke the Pillar of Light. Guide us. Shield us and protect us. See and feel everything around you safe and protected.
We ask for the blessing of this circle for the spiritual evolution of our physical body, minds, spirit and soul. We intend that everything that needs to be known is known here today, and that we are all guided, guarded and protected at all times.
We intend that all messages we receive and we send are clear, precise, uplifting, and helpful. We intend that any signs, visions or intuitive hunches received today are made easy for us to recognize and are given to us in such a way that they are unmistakable to us.
We ask that you help in bringing our intentions and visions into manifestation in great measure but only if this will serve the highest and best good of the Universe, our higher self and everyone... everywhere
Step 2: Intention
Write down on separate slips of paper the things you want to release or change in your life. A "talking stick" around the circle, giving each person an opportunity if they desire to speak about what their Intentions. If one does not feel moved to share they may pass on this as well.The intention process is just about as simple at it can be. All you have to do is say "I intend and then follow it up with whatever it is that you desire. It could be anything. Remember to always include "if it serves the highest and best good of the universe, me and everyone everywhere". Therefore we have invoked the "Highest Good" and we "So be it and so it is".
The sending of the intentions involves everyone in the circle. At the end of the intention the speaker asks the group if they agree. Everyone says "yes" if they agree with the intention. The Speaker says "So be it". The group says "It is done"
Step 3. Labyrinth Walking with Intentions
1.Entering Purgation (Release).
2. Illumination: Center (Connect)
3. Integrating on the Walk Back : (See it as happening NOW)
Upon completion of the walk, many people like to write or draw or journal their thoughts. Bringing paper and pen is a good idea. At any stage of the walk one can "receive" or "integrate" or "release". Remember, there are no rules on how to walk a labyrinth. It is a personal experience for everyone.
Step 4. Fire Ritual
Step 5. Start Drumming and Chanting
Man's Special Relationship to the Bear
During Dancing Bear Drumming Circles our Spirit Guides continue to teach us in the ways of Bear Medicine. Past history indicates that Bear is the Teacher and the speaker for all animals. Bears are honored and respected by spiritualists the world over. Bears are known to impart pure and right wisdom and nothing profane will ever come from the noble Bear. Therefore they are trusted advisers in the spiritual world. According to Indian myths about the Council of Animals, it is She Bear that imparts to each animal their special powers and assigns their roles. She is considered the Supreme Keeper of the Wilderness (of nature)... The Tlingit people (Northwest Coast, USA), believe the Bear is the Great Mother who gave birth to all of the animals. She is called Animal Mother, Bear Mother or as Strong One Mother. At the beginning of the world Bear Mother gave each animal its form. She mothered them and protected them. She taught them what food to eat and how to get along.
Several California prehistoric burial sites indicate the Bear has always had a special place in mankind’s heart. The picture at the right is from a burial site. At this site a bear cub and a child are buried together. The bear was buried directly behind and parallel to the child and with the arms of the cub surrounding the child. A large acorn pestle was found in the hand of the child (which may indicate the child was a female since evidence indicates that women did the grinding of the acorns to produce food). A number of shell and stone beads were found in the area of the child’s neck and chest. The beads are of a style which allowed them to give this site an approximate date of 1500 A.D. Such burial sites, found throughout California, and similar sites of human and bear skeleton remains together, found throughout the world, remind us not of mankind’s human’s special relationship with Bear.