Bring gifts and anything you have that has great value to you. This will be known by the Elder where your heart is. If you bring no gift you will not be denied, but, you will have disappointed the Great Spirits in the Sky. Do not put shame to those who gift their spiritual knowledge, to assist your journey homeward, as One family, the Rainbow Clan. Gift, if you have more money than you need know what to do with, give it to them. The Spiritual medicine people are needing you, to care for their every need. If you have them lie in the streets at night, because you do not care, then they will lie in the streets for you, because they know, you have not found your heart yet.
But there is another way. Gift generously, to the Spiritual Medicine people in your lives. And they will gift to you more than Spiritual Soul Medicine, they will become your family and relative. When in times, your own family has looked away from you, your true family of One God, all of Creation, will become your true family that will come to meet your needs. Have faith, my children, have faith. For all you need shall come to you. For the Great Spirits walk with us everyday, do we be good children? The path is called the Red Road, the law of love. No other path will do for the eternal song of Perfection.
Gift to your Spiritual Medicine Women, and Spirit Medicine Men who follow the Guidance of the these Women. There will be truth, when the firetender (woman) and the light that is on a mission (man) join forces to become the perfect union of strength and loving waves at the Horizon. We are the reflection of each other. Let us look into our own hearts when approaching the honor of being in a Spiritual awakening from one dedicated their whole life in serving the healing of the world.
Join the Great Give-A-Way. Do not make my heart sad, gift to those who give honor to you!
your devoted servant,
white buffal o calf woman "twin deer mother"
elder crystal person
Ceremonial Leaders and Teachers
The Elders, Ceremonial Leaders and Teachers hold the wisdom of our Ancestors. They are to be honored and always treated with respect.
1) You are responsible for paying transportation expenses whenever you invite an Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher to a gathering, teaching circle, for a healing or for any ceremony.
·This includes airfare, transportation to and from the airport or simply gas for their car, making sure to cover all mileage.
2) You are responsible for providing all the Elder’/Ceremonial Leader’/Teacher’s meals.
·Ask ahead of time, if there are any dietary restrictions, i.e.: sugar, fat, red meats. Find out which are their favorite foods.
3) Always approach an Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher with tobacco for teachings, healings, or ceremony.
·Tobacco is not a gift to the elder directly; it is the means by which the Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher makes a connection with the Ancestors to receive instructions. It is a respectful way to recognize Elder’/Ceremonial Leader’/Teacher’s knowledge and spirit connection.
·When you ask for teachings in the traditional way, you never push. You wait until the Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher is ready to teach you. During the wait, the Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher is watching, praying, and listening.
The Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher may not get back to you for months, even years.
They may never respond, but they are still watching, praying, and listening. It is said that it is traditional to ask respectfully four times (This means with tobacco.)
The Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher can then decide if you really are truly interested and will do the work.
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4) Do not disrespect Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher by interrupting while they are talking or working with another.
·If it is necessary for you to talk with them, stand in their field of vision a short distance away until they acknowledge you before you approach them.
·If they do not know you, introduce yourself and state what your purpose is. Then listen carefully to anything they may share with you.
5) Respect their traditions and teachings even if they are different from yours.
6) When transporting Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher be sure to show respect.
·Be considerate, help them by opening their door, assist them into the vehicle if they need help, and make sure they are comfortable.
7) When assisting them with their belongings, ask which ones you may touch.
·Their medicines may be in one of the bags and it is inappropriate for you to touch their medicine without their permission.
·Respect their silence on the way to a destination, and once you get to the destination. They may be tired from their journey or preparing themselves for the event. Please allow them to do so without interruption. If they invite conversation, they will let you know.
8. When housing Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher, respect their need for privacy and rest.
·Give them a room to themselves with a good bed and attend to any needs that they may have, especially food, beverages, and water.
·Introduce them to anyone they do not know.
·Inform them of the location of the bathroom, and where they may smoke or pray if they are smokers or pray with a pipe.
·If they wish to visit with you, they will make that known to you. Please do not keep them up all night visiting. Recognize their need for sleep.
9) Do not expect the Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher to do any work other than the ceremony or teachings that have been requested of them. If they wish to help in any way, they will offer.
10) When an Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher enters a space, offer them a seat and ask if there is anything that you can get for them.
11) When receiving teachings or healing from an Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher, it is customary to recognize the value of what you have received by gifting them accordingly.
·In time, as your understanding of the teachings deepens, it is appropriate to gift them again. In the past when we all lived in villages or closer together, all the Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher needs were taken care of. You need to recognize the gift they bring to you and help them so they may continue to share with everyone.
12) If you have the opportunity to visit an Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher in their home all of the same considerations listed above will apply. Additionally, you might consider the following as other ways to support them.
.Working in his/her garden
·Cutting & stacking wood
·Stocking refrigerator and shelves with food
·Care for pets
13) Working with and for an Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher is a lesson in humility and respect for each one of us fortunate enough to have that opportunity.
·If an Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher is awake, I cannot sleep.
·If an Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher is hungry, I cannot eat.
·If an Elder/Ceremonial Leader/Teacher is cold, I cannot be warm.
Thank you Creator for our Elders. Thank you Creator for our Ceremonial Leaders, Thank you Creator for our Teachers. Thank you Bear Warrior for bringing these instructions to us. Thank you John Spiraling Wind, for demonstrating the ways with an Elder.
Posted on March 26, 2009 at 8:42pm by Navaho Girl, from the Four Corners,
the Native Peoples who will lead the body!
This is April 2009 and the Elders haven't created any lists yet, but we will soon have Elder Native Medicine Person step up to their positions!
This is June 2010. Please understand, that receiving enipi is like going to church and is always free. There is never a cost but you do want to show respect for Elders and Ceremonial leaders. We donate our services as a respectful relative afterward, during and even before. We are servants to each other. I hope you read how to show respect to your Elder, Ceremonial leader and Tribal Chief too.
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