Monday, September 7, 2009
Lighting Fires - A Week of Peace and Reconciliation
Tuesday, September 8 , is a Flower Day on the old calendar. For those of you who are new to this, Flower is the last of the 20 day-sign, and contains the seeds of the next 20 day. This is the day to pray for the changes you want to see in the the next 20 days, while they are still in seed. The Mayan priests have asked all people of good conscience to add extra prayers on Flower Days for world peace and the reconciliation of humanity with the natural order.
Wednesday, September 9, is the Day of the Turtle, beginning a week of Turtle. It is also 09/09/09, and people worldwide are lighting fires for peace and healing.
Thursday, September 10, is a Tornado Day. Tornado is a highly focused wind, and the sign of communications as well as power.
Friday, September 11, is a Firepit Day, a sign also known as the Cavern of Refuge, Temple, or Pyramid. In the distant past, it represented our survival of disaster by taking refuge in fire-lit caves. Today, it is the symbol of the kitchen hearth. As we feed and protect the fire, the fire feeds and protects us.
On Wednesday, o9/09/09, representatives of different indigenous nations and traditions will gather at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago to light the fire for a three-day observance. You are invited to join in whatever way you can, even lighting a candle to carry your prayers. You can participate by signing their guestbook… just tell them you heard about the event through SpeakCherokee.com