Neetopk Keetopk My Friends, Your Friends
Sharing the River of Life
Drumming and using rattles aligns our hearts with Mother Earth and singing raises our energy levels. Dancing grounds us.
Familiar rituals may be helpful in focusing our minds but are not necessary and can sometimes be an impediment. Rituals are done by rote and can be performed mindlessly [NOT recommended]. They are ceremonies which were developed at a specific point jn time for a specific purpose and follow the intention of the originator. Spontaneous ceremony, on the other hand, follows the intentions of the participants at the time. The best rituals are usually the ones you create for yourself, such as in daily meditation and private prayer practices, or ones used in teaching little children.
We unite our minds and hearts, and with each other when we celebrate with ceremony, whether physically present to each other or by our intention, helping to build and maintain a new world for ourselves, our children, and grandchildren to the 7th generation of the 7th generation.