Where The Gods Come Unseen To Drink
An Old World Shamanic Tradition
It’s said what’s probing us… what’s inviting us in, is just on the periphery of our awareness where the gods come unseen to drink.
We’re being invited in… to listen in the way our ancestors once listened that gave them entrance to the unteachable learnings.
We adopt ancestors’ ears that don’t listen, but drink in what’s offered in the spaces in between and become of it.
Listen into this Haida inspired evocation:
Your father’s father
is inviting you in
Here on lake shores
at the base of the mountain
just before the sun
into the day
The Birch-bark canoe
is ready with provisions
Still lake waters
reflecting ancestral songlines
of the sky people
He plays the flute prayers
to the goddess
dressing the dawn
you are remembering
the day holds gifts
you are remembering
you have gifts to give
That evocations has many invitations into your bone memory that’s stirring to be remembered in you.
As today’s people feel our way forward to restoring relationship and ways of living with the Earth on the Earth’s terms, we look to our ancestral traditions who model, both past and present, a respect and reverence for nature and the elemental powers that sustain us.
Our people once new we are the younger relatives to the plants, animals, mountains and ocean. There was a respect and receptivity to learn, to contribute, and to be “of” the web of life.
There is an ancient conversation happening between the ocean and the shore… between the mist and the dawn in open meadows… between the shifting seasons and your inner most being.
Consider gathering around the fire with others where enter the space where the gods come unseen to drink and gift us the remembrances ready to surface within us.
THIS IS A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
This isn’t a passive “class” of learning information. We engage in the cultural ways that calls that which is ready to be remembered enter our circle and speak with us.
We light the fire with offerings, we drum and call in the ancestors and elementals, we evoke movement and play while we’re amongst the forest and the creek water songs.
Through the traditional ways of provocative storytelling, ritual and dialogue we have a sense of remembering and entering the deeper levels that are ready to become available to us.