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Is everything a prayer

I read this post several times trying to digest and understand. We have given up considerable which makes us human. One is the ability to pause and listen deeply through meditation and prayer. Instead, as is suggested, we look for quick, calculating ways, often without realizing what we are doing, to achieve some material end. The material without the spiritual connections is meaningless.

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That past posting

Circle is a gift to the people

http://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/circle-is-a-gift-to-the-people/

Reminded me about a number of times another question keeps coming up on my tracker’s.

Time to answer them.

Some return visitors want the know if native Americans have ceremonies that are not prayers?

Answer

NO!

In our culture, ceremonies are talking with our Supreme Being.

Well at least not in my tribe, village.

Each time this question is asked I would look back through our ceremonies, answer is still no.

From birth to crossing (death) even our dancing, “prayer”!

The main reason for my short to the point answer is, first because it is the truth, also if a leader goes into the Sacred Ceremony in writing, such as the Naming Ceremony, phony’s will copy it for their own benefit, once that happens it is no longer sacred, blessed or native and both parties and yours truly, for putting…

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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

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  1. Thank you my friend for the re-blog.

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