Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sioux Prayer Request

Sioux Prayer Request

This is an open letter from Chief Arvol Looking Horse (Present Chief and Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation of the Sioux)

Gulf Coast Oil Spill – Sioux Prayer Request

A Great Urgency

To All Nations

My Relatives,

Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer.

We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. As I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affected from the oil disaster in the Gulf.

The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.

I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.

I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth. As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc'I Maka).

We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.

As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life.

So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children's future and well-being, and the generations to come.

Onipikte (that we shall live),

Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

Blessed Be,
Lady Arialora

Solar Wind Power

The following are some sites that give you ideas and possible cost and financing. I will try in the days coming up to add to this list. One of the things I have heard about to cut electrical costs to find out how energy efficient your current home is called thermal imaging. It takes a thermal photo as to where the heat and cooling leaks are in your home so you can plug these gaps. I recently moved into a new apartment complex here in Missouri(August 2009) and was shoked at the electrical bill I had for September and October. It has electric heat and central air conditioning and the total electrical bill per month was $20.00. Recent laws passed here in Missouri mandated energy efficient construction of all new houses and apartments. These modifications to your home can make the purchase of solar/windpower more affordable. Here in Missouri, you are required by law, when purchasing solar/windpower for your home, to contact your electrical company so when you hookup your home with solar/windpower and you make more electricity than you need, you can get paid for your excess power production.

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http://www.creative solarusa. com/Solar- Power-FAQ. php#6
http://www.solarpow erdirectory. com/city/ Ohio.html
http://www.energysa your_home/ electricity/ index.cfm/ mytopic=10880

David Wade
wade6235@sbcglobal. net

Limit your use of Energy

Thanks for passing that info on. So perhaps this isn't in the card for you just yet, however, there are many other things you can do. Have you considered wind power, we have plenty of wind where I live in Arizona.

Limit your present use of energy. We've all heard of physic vampires but do you realize you have energy vampires in your house?

Your computer is one such energy vampire. There is a meter you can purchase to check appliances and such in your house to see what appliances are guilty of constantly sucking energy out of your house. Let me look it up and I'll post it here. Change to the new energy efficient light bulbs.

Have a "black out night". Use beeswax candles or some other form of illumination rather then flipping switch.

Walk when you can. Start a garden. Turn off the light switch. Shade the sunny parts of your home to reduce your cooling. You can make what are called window quilts. White for summer and a dark color for winters that will attract solar heat.

Have a tank water heater? Look into getting a heat on demand tank less water heater. They only run when you turn on the hot water tap and heat the water you need instantly. No tank, gives you more space and doesn't waste propane or electric.

Only buy from businesses who are "green". Use the cloth bags for your groceries or make your own and decorate as you wish. Stop using so much plastic. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle.

There are many things you can start doing now that no matter how small it seems will make a difference. The point is if everyone starts thinking green and start with the little things, it will make a major impact collectively. The more you get used to doing it, the easier it is to take the next step. Think outside the box...some folks are building their own solar panels. :D

Just some thoughts.


"All Gave Some,,, Some Gave all, and for those who have fought for it,, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm!"
~ George Orwell

Urgent Please send Healing to Deby Morris

Please send healing to Debby Morris and support to her partner Zan Krall.

Debby and Zan who live in Maryland in the Washington , DC area are longtime members of Circle Sanctuary and the Pagan Spirit Gathering Community. Debby does military support ministry and other work through Circle Sanctuary. Zan is the coordinator of Amethyst Circle at the Pagan Spirit Gathering.

On her way to work this morning, Debby, who has had some problems with irregular heart rhythms in the past, began experiencing chest and jaw pains. She is now in a Maryland hospital, and Zan is by her side.

* Please send healing, comfort, and well-being to Debby.

* Please send support to Zan.

* Please send blessings to the medical team that is attending to Debby so that her condition can be correctly diagnosed and effectively treated.

Email well wishes to Debby:

and support to Zan:

Here is a photo of Debby & Zan to use as a focus. Debby is on the left; Zan on the right.

Please pass this call for healing on to others.


Selena Fox

Circle Sanctuary

Healing Circle: Monday, June 14, 2010

Send healing to VAL

Please send healing to Val, a member of Four Winds Sanctuary in Illinois.

Val underwent emergency surgery on Friday, June 4 and had several feet of
her intestines along with dead tissue removed. She is recovering in the

Healing energy can be sent directly to her, or to the spiritual bubble
MamaCat, priestess of Four Winds Sanctuary, is keeping above the Mercy
Medical Hospital in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Well wishes can be sent to Val via MamaCat: Although
not able to respond to emails herself, Val thanks everyone for your support.

Healing Circle: Monday, June 7, 2010

Sacred Harvest Festival

What: Sacred Harvest Festival
Where: Harmony Park, just north of Albert Lea, Minnesota
When: August 7-15

The 2010 Sacred Harvest Festival will soon be here! If you have not
already registered, now is a good time to get in on the early registration
pricing before July 1st.

We have a wonderful line up of Presenters and workshops to build upon this
year’s theme of Seducing the Muse. This year we have internationally
known environmental sculptor, performance and video artist, Cherie
Sampson. Anne Marie Forrester, well-known local artist and longtime
member of the Pagan community, will be there to help you tap into your
inner creativity. Author Veronica Cummer is returning this year. White
Deer will be there with his drums as well as his dancer wife, Violette
Rose. Visit our website to see their bios. There will also be other
wonderful workshops during the week.

Murphy’s Midnight Rounders will be there to entertain you, along with
Hugin the Bard. We may have a few more surprises for you. Whether you want
to drum and dance around the fire, sing with others in the Bardic Circle,
or simply enjoy a relaxing night staring at the stars, there will be
plenty of engaging things for you to do, including the 2nd Annual Not So
Talented Talent Show!

In addition to the many rituals that will be offered, we have the Sacred
Hunt and the Rangoli for those would like to participate in a unique and
deeply moving spiritual experience.

We have new Kids Cauldron programming and, rest assured, as in years past,
the Teens will have a new and creative way to put their stamp on this
year’s Festival.

You can register here
For questions on registration
Other questions
New to the SHF or Festivals in general? Check out You might find some helpful information
there, or just ask us.

Sacred Harvest Festival is the largest Pagan festival in Minnesota, and
one of the largest family friendly Pagan festivals in the nation. This is
a festival so engaging that people have actually moved to Minnesota to be
closer to the tribe which creates it. It is a festival known for its
wonderful community, moving rituals every day, and it's commitment to its
yearly theme.

There are special rates for 3 days, 5 days, the full 9 days, and family

We look forward to seeing you there and know you will have an amazing time.