A Beautiful Ceremony

Whatever happens with Standing Rock — whether the stay on DAPL construction remains halted or requires more resistance — this is a beautiful reconciliation, forgiveness and a return to the original sacred status of the Warrior. In addition to bringing veterans and natives together, Standing Rock has also united indigenous tribes from all over the world. More of this kind of powerful healing, please!

I was unable to embed the video of the ceremony, but you can watch it here. If you let it play, you’ll also see/hear Wesley Clark, Jr. ask for forgiveness from Leonard Crow. You can hear commentary immediately after the veterans’ forgiveness ceremony by clicking here.

For those who have not read my Water Prayer, I continue to intend this blessing and protection at Standing Rock and anywhere the Mighty Element of Water flows. May we hold strong in our love for Mother Earth and each other.

Blessed Be.

10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature on December 6, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Lovely post, Laura, all the way around – the links and your beautiful prayer. Thank you.

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  2. Posted by Kieron on December 6, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Oh wow. I am glad you shared this.

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  3. Posted by Linette on December 7, 2016 at 12:22 am

    The video has been all over Facebook today, and it makes me cry each time I watch it. In a separate article, I saw that another of the Elders (I have forgotten which one) blessed those who have been holding space and sending prayers. It sparked a desire in me to go a tiny bit further than simply sending Reiki when I remember, and to keep a candle lit until the situation is resolved, hopefully reminding me to send more often, and to let the candle be a prayer, itself. Thanks for the link back to your lovely Water Prayer ❤

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  4. Posted by CindyW on December 7, 2016 at 10:14 am

    what I found moving today was reading that some of the veterans are going to Flint to show solidarity with the people there – http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2016/12/activist_veternas_say_they_wil.html

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