eight eagles circle above my head how did this happen i hear someone say only silence is the answer
this old drum threads my heart into the earth the mother earth as I sing and boom, boom, boom
my soul moves finds the rain feeding me, finding me yet another root of the sacred tree
(I pass from here to there)
To the old American Indians, an equinox or solstice is considered a gateway, an opening. Alignment to nature, to its forces and quantum's, was a high art of conscious awareness. Being aware of the precise nature of the cycles of creation allowed many of them to attain an elevated consciousness which they expressed as productive, interesting and prosperous life styles. They were saying that one consequence of conscious awareness of nature is a better life.
For decades now, I have created and or participated in focused ceremonies with drums, sacred pipes, eagle feathers, ceremonial fires, and other spiritual instruments of my Ojibwe culture at these moments. After so many …