Wisdom of the InuitThu, June 25, 2009 - 6:49 PM
"Did you enjoy the ceremony last night?" The young woman nodded. The grandmother smiled, "Your silence is welcoming. You are still in ceremony, yes?" The young woman nodded again. "Then I will tell you a story little one."
"When we do ceremony, we enter into the realm where time and space do not exist. We are one with the animals. We are one with the ocean. We are one with the stars. We are one with the sun. We are one with earth. We are one with our people. Ceremony does not begin when we light fire, and ceremony does not stop when we close our eyes and step away. Ceremony is here always. Ceremony is a school for our spirit. We learn our place in the universe when we do ceremony. When the motions of ceremony are finished, stay in silence. Do not allow you mind to comprehend or conceptualize what has occurred. Do not allow you tongue to put to words what shall remain wordless. Allow your ceremony to unfold for you. Your truth will unfold months or even years from now. The moment you speak of the ceremony is the moment you allowed you human mind to dictate the end of the unfoldment."
Quiet moments followed. Then Grandmother Marie rose to her feet, "I'm hungry. See you later!"
The young woman watched as the Grandmother slowly walked away with her little feet.
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