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Originally posted by Greensage
It is interesting to note the intensity at which birds sing to the rising Sun and the setting Sun.
To hear the Blackbirds as they prepare for bed, or the chanting of a Mockingbird to usher a new day is like experiencing Angels basking in the rays of God!
Do they do this as their own form of worship? Do they fear the Darkness? Do they rejoice for the completion of another day? I am sure if we listen intently enough we might hear those voices clearly. They would be the same voices we hear from each other, in our quest for connection to Spirit!
Originally posted by awake1234
We touch the Earth with LOVE barefoot and body, and the Earth will touch us with its LOVE and healing resonations.
The SUN too, as we gaze upon it with LOVE of open Heart, will gaze upon us with LOVE and healing rays.
We are energetic transceivers-transducers!
We receive energy and release new energy with our being
SUN Light enter our being, fill our cells, and increase the emanation of aura on Earth
Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by Annee
And hopefully just the sun in general, dont know your timezone, but pacific time is 1 10 pm, for me, and that would mean I would not want to be in the sun for very long. Late afternoon and sunset times are great.
I love gardening, even the weeding. And everything is the sun, literally.
The Lakota Indians lived in the Black Hills area of South Dakota and in their culture trees were considered very sacred. Cottonwood trees had many sacred associations to the Lakota, but their most obvious one was their use in the sun dance ceremony. According to the Lakota, the cottonwood tree was used in the sun dance ceremony because its pith appears as a five-pointed star in cross-section and contains a sign from the star nations inside it.
This sun dance ceremony is very important to the Lakota Indians and they feel that man should emulate the tree, which reaches toward the sky and is always in prayer. They say a tree is also always growing and it prays as it moves with the wind. The “Tree of Life” that was used in the sun dance ceremony was a symbol for man’s communion with the universe. It was an expression of wholeness and unity where all life was one. It was said by these Indians that man could experience this unity only through his feelings. They also said that the star at the center of the tree is the heartwood where the seedlings are and that’s where change originates.
On tree day, the day before Sundance begains, a scout is selected to find the cottonwood tree that would stand at the center of the sundance circle. A cottonwood tree is always chosen because it it extrordinarily sacred. It is sacred for two reasons. One, because it was the tree that taught the Lakota how to make a tipi. It's leaves are shaped in the conical pattern of the tipi. Children made play houses from the leaves, which was seen by adults, and so they made their houses in the same pattern. Another reason the cottonwood tree is so sacred is because if you cut an upper limb crosswise, inside will be a perfect five pointed star which represents the presence of the Great Spirit.