Change, conflict, uncertainty, death, chaos, rebirth... all aspects of life that are never easy to accept and endure, but must be embraced. We no longer can follow the path the Ancestors laid before us, because it path is now paved over and trampled down by modern vehicles and the feet of many who no longer follow the old ways.
Yet some of the Traditions endure, they may change according to the times, but many of the old ways are gone forever. What remains is a thread of the legacy our Ancestors left behind. The Medicine Wheel Wisdom is literally carved in stone, but even stones wear down and are transformed into sand, gravel or glass and integrated into the fabric of life.
The Teachings are to be shared, to be left for those who wish to walk into the 6th World with eyes wide open, hopefully. As I struggle to adapt to the Modern World and all its challenges, and prepare to write my final chapter, I find myself resisting the change, clinging onto the old ways that worked for our Ancestors and for me these past few decades. But change is accelerating faster than anyone imagined.
Mother is going through a major purification right now and it will intensify. Holding a sacred space in a world that is in chaos is not easy. I pray for the trees, animals, our friends and family out West who are struggling with forest fires and our neighbours to the South who are wading through flooded streets.
In the midst of all these changes, I too must change and adapt to new ways of doing things. Survival is necessary in all that we do and giving up is not an option. But I did have to do a reset, go into my cocoon and reform once again.
Although it is no longer feasible to maintain a small group in Ottawa, I am being called to go out into the community at large once again and will be sharing the wisdom and traditions in other ways, at local Community Centres and Schools.
We are coming into the 5th Moon on August 26th. I will continue hosting the Grandmother Lodges once a month until spring when we complete the 12th Moon, if there is enough interest.
After that, we will see. There is no use trying to any see farther ahead, because each day is precarious, changing and unpredictable. For now, it is enough to wake up and know that I am still living and breathing.