I often participated in a Native American prayer circle of sorts called a Pipe Circle. A sacred ceremonial pipe (peace pipe) is used by the Pipe Carrier to lead a ceremony where participants make requests of Great Spirit, offer thanks and be open to information... The following entry was apparently penned after I had participated in a pipe ceremony. There's very little information in Wikipedia about the ceremony itself... interesting.
The Spirits brought to my pipe circle this morning council me:
Fear and Anger and Ego-Mind stand as my challenges. I will succeed with perseverance only if I tune into my feelings and intuition and the spirits there that are my guides and my true self.
The holdouts on my council will heal. I must pursue and negotiate with each of them to restate my true self, to regain the power that I have always had. I am the supreme negotiator.
My body first will find its strength and that will blossom into my life and create the life I was born to. I must remember compassion toward myself and others and follow my inner voice - feelings.
As with the pipe this day which smoked 1/3 without effort - the 2nd third would not light until I had tried and tried and persevered - then the last third when it became difficult yielded much more easily. Somehow this represents my life - passage to the 2nd third will be difficult - I sit here now - but persistence won out dedication and common sense and feeling. Perhaps then passage to the last third will be difficult but easier than the second.
There is hope and I will succeed! Thank you Spirit!
I'm lacking nothing - I only need to deal with the "extra" things then Let them Go!
Once again I am flabbergasted by the things I "knew" then that I figured I figured out relatively recently. A little scary that my memory is such a sieve. I'm also grateful that now I'm ready to truly process and put some of these insights into practice and move onward & upward! =)