The World We Have

in: Dharma Topics
Discussion Date: Thu, May 25, 2017

Dear Still Water Friends,

I invite you to join us this Thursday evening at Crossings to practice and indeed celebrate the Five Earth Touchings. I say celebrate because this wonderful practice is steeped in the essence of our ability through the ritual of the Touchings to connect in a significant and profound way to our ancestors. It is a direct practice/tradition that sees who we are in the present moment as a manifestation of where we come from. Acknowledging who we are through our ancestors is a tradition that spans many generations and many cultures, and the similarities are abundant. For instance in African culture and pre-ceremonies, groups pour libations and invoke the names of blood ancestors and spiritual and cultural ancestors for guidance and inspiration.

The Touchings also bring to mind the tradition here at... Continued

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