Thursday, April 5, 2012

Special Healing Ceremony for the Gulf

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Contact:             Mz imani 301-461-3214 
Date:                         March 15, 2012.
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SoulFire4TheGulf

SoulFire4TheGulf  is a Healing Ceremony for the Waters, the Land, the Critters and the People of the Gulf.  It stands in support of a vision held by Dr. John to bring First Nations Elders & Grandmothers, Gulf Coast Musicians, Ceremonial Drum Groups & the People of All Nations together in ceremony in Mandeville and New Orleans, Louisiana, April 16-20, 2012.

Since the Oil Spill in the Gulf in April of 2010, Dr. John has felt compelled by dreams and visions to instigate a Gulf Healing Ceremony.  Dr. John says; "I gotta sing a redemption song and ask for ceremony for the waters, the land, the critters and the people of the Gulf.  I am asking people to help me raise money so I can bring some Grandmothers and Elders that are kind enough to come to the Gulf and pray.  I am asking the Grandmothers and the Elders to work your ancient ways, work your spiritual ways and help me and my people down here.  I am asking the people of All Nations to come together in UNITY ‘specially to participate in a ceremony, either here (in Louisiana) or at your home."

As we approach the 2 year anniversary of the spill and Earth Day, it is clear to Dr. John and the coastal tribal communities that “we need a miracle”. 

Dr. John & Turtle Women Rising will join with Gulf Coast Tribal Communities of Isle de Jean Charles, Point aux Chien and the Dulac bands of the Biloxi, Chitimachta, Choctaw, and Atakapa Ishak Tribes to create SoulFire4TheGulf.

Gathering people in Louisiana and around the globe with synchronized ceremonies and drumming in solidarity,  SoulFire4TheGulf will actualize Dr. John’s vision to host the grandmothers and elders in a prayer ceremony and expand public awareness of what is actually happening in the Gulf, and inspire grassroots fundraising that will help the Waters, the Land, the Critters and the People of the Gulf to rebuild what has been lost.

The ceremony itself will be held at Fontainebleau State Park, April 16-19, 2012, being open to the public sunrise to sunset

SoulFire4TheGulf will conclude on Friday April 20th, with an All Nations Drum Circle, and a Second Line, in New Orleans.  Because this is a ceremony, we will not charge a fee. We do ask you to consider making a tax deductible donation to support Dr. John’s vision of an All Nations Gulf Healing Ceremony, called SoulFire4TheGulf.

To learn more, join conference calls to volunteer (staring 4/1) or to make a tax deductible donation, visit www.turtlewomenrising.com  You can contact Mz. imani (spokeswoman SF4TG) at SoulFire4TheGulf@gmail.com, 301-461-3214.   Here is a link for more information: http://www.soulfirecircles.com/

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My journey in life has been a spiral path of wholeness that continues to move through cycles of change taking me through many symbolic death and rebirth experiences, which I refer to as “shamanic portals of transformation.” I have learned more than I ever thought possible through a process I will share with you in my future writings, called the Shamanic Breathwork™ process, and the five initiations process called S.H.I.P. Once I have made sense of the lessons on my path and discovered the bigger picture, I am ready to pass on and share both my stumblings and my leaps along the way. In my own spiritual quest, I have always appreciated most those who shared their struggles and victories in an authentic way. That will be my humble attempt within the context of this blog.

I believe that we are all indigenous to this earth. I respect all my relations, whether they be human, animal, plant, mineral, visible or invisible ones. We are all related by the great web of life and sent here from the great beyond. Everything we say and do touches all parts of this magnificent web of creation. If I treat myself or anyone else unfairly, we are all affected in some way. Fortunately, the converse is true, as well. I am not perfect. If I am honest and have humility, I can admit that I will make mistakes as I seek to further evolve my conscious awareness. I can also make living amends by striving to change my negative thoughts and behaviors, and live from a more open-hearted connection to others and to myself. I have learned over time that all the changes I seek in the outer world must begin by looking within myself first. I have also learned that it is imperative that I have the courage to be honest with myself and to look at the “shadow” side of my personality. When I have had the courage to truly know myself better, the light and the dark, I have found the inner strength to change my life and shape-shift myself into the light of my true soul’s image.

From time to time I will share different programs and events that are being offered through my non profit organization (Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts) in my blog, as well as photos, videos and teachings, etc. But the main purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet to share the inner musings of my shamanic spirit and journey, and to hear yours as well. I look forward to connecting with all of you who intuitively know that you, too, are a valuable part of the shamanic process of conscious co-creation and evolution on the planet at this time. We each have a role to play and a soul purpose in the drama unfolding in our world today. Together we can create a better place for all beings on earth to live and leave a powerful legacy for those who are yet to come.

I believe we will all be remembered by future generations for the choices we make during this time of huge evolutionary change. In the words of the wonderful poem, “Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

In Love, In Service, In Gratitude,
Namaste’
Star Wolf
Feb 2nd 2009