Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Peaceful Awakening, a Long Dance for Peace

A Peaceful Awakening. A Long Dance for Peace
MARCH 21 AND 22 2009

TIME: 12 Noon Prepare for Lodge; for the Dance arrive early & set up your tent.

LODGE & DANCE LOCATION: Wellspring Farm located at 30375 Collosse Rd, Carrsville, VA 23315.

For directions call: Norma Andes at 757-562-1737.

This Dance is about Peace, for Peace
and a Peaceful Awakening within your self.
This dance is done during the Vernal Equinox,
the wakening of the planets for Planetary Peace.

“This Dance represents the awakening of a beautiful Pipe that was born in vision at Joseph Rael’s Sun Moon Dance in 1999. Joseph’s Dance brought forth a vision of a birth of a white buffalo and the birth of a new Peace Pipe for the planet to help end planetary discord during the coming and trying times of acceleration of our planet and our evolutionary growth. This Pipe was awakened at Bear Bute during the vernal equinox. With the coming of the comet Hail Bop this Pipe awakening holds the sacredness of Turtle Island’s Teacher White Buffalo Calf-woman and brings into form her teachings for us all. The birth of Miracle (a white buffalo born in Wisconsin) followed this vision. Ancient prophecies foretold of the birth of a white buffalo as the beginning of a new age on this planet.

The Reverend LaKotahasie Frazier was instructed to celebrate this Pipe’s awakening each and every year on the vernal equinox with a Dance for Peace. We must dance harmony back on to our mother earth. Feet dancing and souls praying is a send off of planetary awareness and awakening during the awakening of Earth mother from her big sleep and her curtsy to the sun. The arrival of spring is the regeneration of life.

I hope you all participate in this goodness,” says
the Reverend LaKotahasie Frazier

The long dance is an ancient tribal ritual that is danced throughout the night. What makes this Dance so sacred is that it embraces the lunar plateaus of your mind and bares the landscape of your subconscious mind, which in turn reveals a level of heightened awareness in your daily life, awareness that would dictate change. You will begin to "Own Yourself" and have the power within to change habits, patterns and break past barriers that hold you back from your personal growth. This Long Dance will provide for you a vehicle of change directed by your heart, intent and guided by the greater power above, Creator, "Blessed be He."

The Great Mystery and our Beauty Path call us to remember that from the very beginning of our creation, we have received our soul contract of original instructions and codes for how to live a good and prosperous life.
This Dance will be your remembering!
•Your Spiritual Contract
•Your Divine Covenant with Creator's Divine Force
•Your Original Soul Song and Steps to Dance
•Your Surrender of Will and Divine Intent to Be
•Your Relationship with others and Placement with other Dancers
•Your Ego Surrendering the Limitations of your Body
•Your Path of Personal Power
•Your Unfoldment to all the Possibilities Creator has Granted You
•Your Way of Service to Creator’s Will
Our Dance will create a Sacred Circle to dance into vision a World of Peace with right relationship with the All within the All. You will make a Medicine Shield to be displayed around the circle of your Dance. This mandala represents the Sacred Hoop of all the people and will hold your medicine in your Dance for Peace and will reflect your efforts and intent during this Ceremony and will become a visible prayer.

Each dancer will have their own agenda and be dealing with their own issues. The unity of all the dancers, dancing the sacred spiral, will empower the prayers up and up to the beyond. These prayers then, will be revealed into Creation. AHOH!

This Dance will be danced into the wee-dawn and a new day will begin for all! Through these sacred teachings, an era to remind us how to manifest peace will emerge. A peacekeeper’s mission is to transform the root of personal and planetary discord at their Source. This is to manifest harmonious relationship first with ourselves, then with our family, with others and with our planet. We will become a NEW DAWN STAR, a beacon for all to see.

This roots, with the family of man, dancing Peace into our World and for all people. You will become a Peaceful Warrior, dancing your Light. This is the Sacredness of the Dance and the Circle of Life.

A Peaceful Awakening,
A Long Dance for Peace

This Dance Includes
Prayer Lodge Ceremony (Earth Mother's Church),
Pot Luck Dinner Feast, Peaceful Awakening Dance for Peace, Ceremonial Pot luck Breakfast Feast, Bring your Medicine Shield, Making Your Symbol for Peace & share art supplies.

What to Bring for the Prayer Lodge Ceremony
Men wear bathing trunks or shorts, no shirt. Women traditionally wear a long skirt or long dress with short or long sleeves. The skirt symbolizes the circle, as does the Lodge; so a woman wears a skirt to be in total alignment with the Earth Mother in the Lodge. Suggestions for the day of the Lodge: avoid heavy meals, eat light, drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine (drinks or chocolate) and avoid wearing metal jewelry in the Lodge. Bring a towel, a change of clothes, slip-on shoes and one gallon of distilled water for the Lodge. Please bring a potluck item to share for the Dinner Feast after the Lodge.
What to Bring to the Dance
Tobacco, pink, turquoise and white cloths and string for prayer tie bundles. Juice to share. Tent, sleeping bag, camping supplies for the rest period. Unscented insect repellent. Other than the two community feasts, bring your own food for Saturday & Sunday. Please bring any foods needed for special diets. After Saturday’s Dinner Feast we will utilize the pottery studio for the remainder of the Dance Ceremony. Bring prepared, crock-pot or non-heated potluck foods to share for Sunday morning’s Breakfast Feast.

Clothes for Dance for Ceremony
Men: wear pants and shirt or a sarong. Women: wear a long skirt and blouse or long dress with short or long sleeves. Wear Dancing Regalia if you have it. Suggestion: layers may be helpful.

Medicine Shield
Bring your shield already constructed, and any artwork that symbolizes Peace for our World to be included in your design. The shield of each dancer will be displayed around the Peace Tree. When the Dance is complete, you may add to your shield, creating a powerful visible prayer that represents your Peaceful Awakening. Materials needed for Medicine Shield Mandala:

• One 12" to 16" diameter hoop, either wood or metal
• One pre-cut circle of leather, felt or skin of any color 2" smaller than your hoop
• Eight to 12 leather thongs pre-cut at least 12" long
• Acrylic paints, paintbrushes, feathers, yarn, beads, shells, etc, glue, hand tools and craft materials.

DATE: March 21 and 22, 2009.
TIME: 12 Noon
Prepare for Lodge; for the Dance arrive early & set up your tent.
LODGE & DANCE LOCATION: Wellspring Farm located at 30375 Collosse Rd, Carrsville, VA 23315.
For directions call: Norma Andes at 757-562-1737.

Teachings before the Lodge: $25;

Turtle Island Dreamer: $15.
Teachings for Lodge & Dance: Individual or Family $77 or $94.
PRE-REGISTRATION: Send $50, a non-refundable deposit made payable to Blue Buffalo Springs, LLC; Mail c/o
Norma Andes, 30375 Collosse Road, Carrsville, VA 23315.

FMI Marion Bloomfield at 757-287-1056 or

Decorating The Peace Tree: “Everyone is to make 100 prayer ties a week until the Dance: pink, turquoise, or white. The tree needs to be covered with our prayers. Please make these prayers for World Peace as we awaken into the feminine. Prayers for women to step into their power. That they may stand tall and not be crushed or knocked down for stepping into their power. And this power is the feminine principle, may it gentle us into a new era with Love, Joy, and Harmony paramount. We all must birth this new!" Says the Rev. LaKotahasie Frazier as she invites everyone to bring ladybugs of all kinds to decorate the tree for the Dance. Everyone is invited to make these prayer ties, even if they cannot come to the Dance. Someone else can bring them or they can be mailed in.

Teaching about the Energy of Your Dance Donation.
Dancers choose the donation that is the vibration he or she desires to create in the Dance and bring into one’s life. A donation of “$77” represents the vibration of Creator; the duality that Creator made of everything. The “7+7” balances and becomes “14”. The “1” is the one single heartbeat of humanity. The “1+4” equals mankind that comes to balance which is peace.

A donation of “$94” represents the birth to balance. “9+4” equals “13”. The “13” represents the 13 moons on turtle’s back. The “1” is the one collective, the union. “3” gives birth to the one collective, the union which is the duality when the opposing comes to the one thought, peace.
Suggested Gifts for Wellspring
Firewood, dog or wild bird food, flowering plants, fruit trees, monetary donations.

Suggested Gifts for the Dance Chief
Tobacco, sage, blue cornmeal & sweetgrass, dog food, cat food, canned mackerel, monetary donations.
About the Rev. LaKotahasie Frazier: Elk With No Horns or Buffalo Woman Comes Running is of Abanaki, French and Lakotah descent. The Rev. LaKotahasie Frazieris a Sun-Moon Dancer and Spiritual Dance Leader for Beautiful Painted Arrow, Spiritual Advisor, Medicine Wheel Healer and Spiritual Artist, whose art expresses her own medicine walk. The Rev. LaKotaHasie Frazier does not teach traditional Native American Ceremony; she teaches as a minister from her own life experiences, teaching and sharing her visions with all who come. Her sacred ceremonies and teachings are neither bought, nor sold; they are a gift to be received, for which the student makes an offering. She is a Reverend in the Order of Melchizedek, Sanctuary of the Beloved Blue Buffalo. In March of 2007, the Reverend LaKotahasie Frazier received a Peace Award from the International Prayer for Peace Day Committee in Washington DC. She received the Peace Award for her efforts, her commitment, and her vision for creating world peace. Also, the Rev. LaKotahasie Frazier has three Black Belt Degrees, first degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and Sampi, and third degree in Kyoshin Kan Shorin Ryu, and title of Shi-Ko-Ni, certified instructor in two styles. Donations and program fees cover administrative expenses and contribute to international work for peace.

Name: _____________________________________________
Telephone: _________________________________________
Mailing address: _____________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________
Donation: __________Balance Due: _________________

An Astrological Profile of Barack Obama

By Govinda
Edited by Janet Samadhi Rose
The Natal Astrology Chart of Barack Obama, the Man
Barack Obama was born in the sign of Leo, with Aquarius Rising and his Moon in Gemini on August 4, 1961. He is an extremely intelligent, charismatic, level-headed, lion-hearted leader and humanitarian, with strong ideals. He is a flexible pragmatist who considers the needs and opinions of others. His Venus is in the sign of Cancer, which shows his love for family and family values. He has worked tirelessly to help the poor communities in Chicago. He is a visionary with strong ideals, has excellent intelligence, understands human nature, and possesses the organizational skills to create structures with attention to detail and functionality. Obama was born under the influence of a "Star of David". This is a very rare mystical, celestial alignment created by two interlaced triangles of planets - a combination of two "Grand Trines". This configuration, combined with other significant astrological alignments, indicates a highly evolved soul. This alignment represents the ability to harmoniously unify Spiritual energies with physical energies and to create expansion, prosperity, abundance and success with almost anything that he puts his focus on. He has the ability to bring these very positive influences to any project or structure and make it more successful. His Aquarius Rising sign indicates that Obama is a very intellectual, independent thinker, with a strong humanitarian nature. He has the majority of the planets (eight out of eleven) on the right side of his natal chart. This indicates that he is a relationship-oriented person and a team player. His Sun and Mercury are in the sign of Leo and are both in his Sixth House, making this his strongest house (of twelve) and the area of his life that is the most energetic. This indicates a strong service orientation, with a fixed focus on work. Obama has his Jupiter in the sign of Aquarius, which indicates a person who has no class, racial or religious distinctions. He is a pioneer of social concepts for the Age of Aquarius. He insists on social, religious and moral values that are universal, impartial, and democratic in every respect. He has great tolerance, and understands that it is not necessary for all to live by the same life-style or have the same value system. He appreciates diversity and the rights of each person to be unique, as long as they are not harming or restricting the rights and well-being of others. Because his Jupiter is in the 12th House and is well aspected, he probably has an interest in, and understanding of, mystical wisdom (such as astrology, karmic law, and reincarnation). Obama, also, has a "Grand Cross" and a "T-Square". These configurations both indicate karmic patterns that his soul is ready to clear. Before incarnating, his soul made a commitment to live a lifetime of self-mastery. A Grand Cross or T-Square helps a person to develop functionality and focus. The Grand Cross is a very challenging configuration. It involves four areas of the Natal Chart that are in dynamic tension with each other. His includes Chiron Square Moon and Midheaven, Moon Square Pluto, and Pluto Square the Midheaven aspects. This, like his T-Square, shows abandonment issues and very intense emotions that he has had difficulty expressing. His personality is strongly influenced by Chiron in his First House. This indicates a desire and ability to help heal the emotions of others, after he has faced and healed his own emotional wounds. His emotional and spiritual natures are intertwined, and he will find emotional happiness and fulfillment only through a relationship with a spiritual mate. This Grand Cross shows karma with his family and with large numbers of people in his society. He must reconcile his feelings about his family of origin, then feel and express forgiveness. He must be true to his own family and develop an expanded sense of family through his relationship with society and Humanity. He may do the latter through service to Humanity - perhaps through supporting the healing of American families and helping to re-establish the American family ideal. Obama's T-Square consists of his Sun opposing his Ascendant and Squaring Neptune. This indicates an idealistic visionary who has been misunderstood by others. It represents karmic lessons around honesty. He must learn to be honest or he will be confused and unhappy. He was misunderstood by his parents as a child and experienced feelings of inferiority, abandonment and many ego deaths. These experiences have helped him to develop humility and compassion for others. Obama also has another spiritual configuration known as a "Yod", also known as "The Finger of God". This is a somewhat rare configuration (although not nearly as rare as a Star of David), which indicates a soul that incarnated with the intention of devoting this lifetime to Spirit. The Finger of God points to a special mission, in addition to his Soul Mission. This mission involves his Venus in the Fifth House, which has to do with children, family values, love and art. Obama's Venus in Cancer, in the Grand Trine with Neptune and Sextile Pluto, shows great emotional depth, true compassion, strong visionary abilities, intuitive insights into human nature, love of family and a strong desire to nurture and protect. He has already demonstrated these qualities in his work with poor communities in Chicago, during his terms as State Senator and US Senator. Obama has his North Node in the sign of Leo in the 7th House. This shows a nearly insatiable need to feel the love and acceptance of others. He must be careful not to let his desire for acceptance of his peers to affect his leadership decisions, and not to get swept up in other people's dramas. It is important that he follows his heart and not his intellect. He must make decisions from his heart and direct his great intellect to support these decisions. He has a natural ability to be in the limelight and gain the approval of others. Because his North Node is Conjunct to Uranus, his soul's purpose is linked with serving the freedom and individual rights of people, empowering others and supporting the well-being and evolution of the Collective Consciousness of Humanity. His soul mission is to help usher in the Aquarian Age in a big way. Barack Obama, the President Elect On January 20th, Barack Obama will be inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. The inauguration, which represents the beginning of Obama's first term as President, has the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Chiron, Neptune, and North Node in of the sign of Aquarius in the 10th House conjunct to the Midheaven. This very powerful and fortunate conjunction, aka a "Stellium", represents the birthing of a new term with strong humanitarian energies characterized by expansion, prosperity, improved communications, enhanced foreign relations, expressed compassion and renewed idealism. This also brings the possibility of healing energies. By synastry with the chart of his Presidential term, Mr. Obama's natal Jupiter (in the sign of Aquarius) and Saturn (in the sign of Capricorn) are in a very fortunate alignment (Conjunction) with the Sun/Mercury/Jupiter/North Node/Midheaven Stellium of this inauguration entity. This shows Obama's ability to take the public authority role and lead this country towards increasing greatness, prosperity, world respect and honor. There is a harmonious resonance and beneficial alignment between Obama's philosophy, principles, authority and expertise with the essence of his first presidential term. Obama's Astrological Synastry with the United States The United States was born with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Obama's natal Venus (which is one of the points of his Star of David) is Conjunct with the Sun/Venus/Jupiter Stellium of the United States' natal chart. This shows that his heart and creativity are connected with the basic being, heart and philosophy of the US. His Venus is an integral part of his Grand Trine with Neptune and Chiron. He has the ability to bring healing to the heart of America and to the relationships with other countries. His Venus, in the sign of Cancer, shows his love for family and his keen sense of family values, which will help to guide and heal the family structures in our country. Obama has developed true compassion for others and has good intuition and insights into human nature. He will bring illuminating insights into the financial problems of America and offer creative solutions for its economics. Obama's Neptune in the United States' Fourth House indicates a spiritual link and an intuitive understanding of America's roots and soul pattern. Obama's Mars (in his other Grand Trine – with Jupiter/Saturn and Moon) at 22 degrees Virgo (efficient use of power in service to others) is exactly Conjunct with America's Neptune at 22 degrees Virgo. This shows great potential for empowering America's true ideals and guiding this country to get back on track with its true idealism. His Saturn/Jupiter connects with America's Pluto, exposing hidden agendas and activities of the underworld, secret contraband, and illegal activities of the hidden government. He will provide practical solutions to the economic and other problems with foreign relations. His Moon (in the sign of Gemini) is also in this Grand Trine and is Conjunct with America's Uranus. This shows his ability to bring nurturing and healing to this country's people and support individual freedom. In Conclusion Although Barrack Obama is a highly evolved soul, with natural leadership ability and excellent intuition, he is a human being. In this delineation, I have interpreted his potential as a man and as the President of the United States. It is important that we, as citizens of the United States, accept our responsibility and do our part in co-creating the highest potential for our country. Never underestimate your power as an individual to help create a positive reality for our great nation. This can be accomplished through developing and maintaining a positive, hopeful attitude about America's political leadership and visualize the healing and safety of our people. Let's remember the principles and ideals of our enlightened founding forefathers that were based in the motto on the Great Seal, "epluribus unum, out of many one". Unity is essential if we want to affect real political change and fulfill our founders' vision. Let go of thoughts of differences between people's colors, political affiliations, and religious beliefs and remember that we are theUnited States. When we act in unity, we bless our nation and increase love. And where there is love, there is Divinity. Where there is Divinity, there are miracles. Where there are miracles there is Divine Order. In Love and Light,Govinda

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