Megan Toben
The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain
2019

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Healing the Sacred Life-Giving Waters

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Story & Experience

Mid-morning, one Community Member created a Loon out of branches and flowers.  She made her offering and left it floating on the pond.

A few hours later, more people visited the waters, recognizing that the waters currently with us might have taken many other forms throughout Earth’s history: Rain, River, Ocean, Cloud, Tears of our Ancestors, Blood of Dinosaurs, Refreshing Drink to Thirsty Animal or Plant Being.

We then recognized the dishonoring atrocities happening to water in these times- hydraulic fracturing, nuclear cooling, industrial toxification.

We spoke our prayers and tossed flower petals into the water… as one young man played the didgeridoo, the loon began to move with the ripples caused by the sound.

May our prayers support a shift in consciousness that leads to the healing of the waters.

Why this Place?

The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain

We know that the waters of the world are in trouble.  Humanity has largely forgotten the sacred dependence we have upon water, and indeed that we share with all Life. We also know that water is always moving and changing.  For this reason, we chose to make our ceremony by the waters that were gathered in our own pond on June 22, 2019.

 

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