Archive | June 19, 2015

Say my name that I may live – a prayer for Charleston

Explanation of Say my name ritual- Say my name that I may live is an ancient ritual that lives today
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Lady Mother, I do not understand hate
I do not understand hate that kills

Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, 54, Bible study member
Say my name that I may live

I do not understand hate for a skin colour
I do not understand hate for one’s sex

Susie Jackson, 87, Bible study member
Say my name that I may live

I do not understand hate for who a person loves
I do not understand hating people who have illnesses or disabilities

Ethel Lee Lance, 70, church sexton
Say my name that I may live

I do not understand hate for those who are different from myself
I do not understand the taking of a life

Depayne Middleton, 49, Bible study member
Say my name that I may live

I do not understand why it is necessary to kill
I do not understand why it is necessary to hurt

Clementa C. Pinckney, 41, church pastor and South Carolina state senator
Say my name that I may live

I do not understand walking into anyone’s place of peace and worship and doing this
I do not understand why we can’t really love our neighbor

Myra Thompson, 59, Bible study member
Say my name that I may live

I do not understand why taking from another will cure anything
I do not understand why this happens again and again

Tywanza Sanders, 26, Bible study member
Say my name that I may live

I do not understand how hate grows in young men and no one notices
I do not understand why they have to feel so alone

Daniel Simmons, 74, reverend at the church
Say my name that I may live

I do not understand why history keeps repeating
I do not understand why we can’t all love each other

Sharonda Singleton, 45, reverend at the church
Say my name that I may live

I do not understand
I do not understand
And I’m not sure I ever want to understand

Say their names that they may live.

Today’s reading

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 The Shaman

Now you may hear the beat of a drum or the song of the wind. It may be the dancing of light on water or the midnight barking of the fox, but whatever awakens your desire to return to the wild, The Shaman within you is ready for initiation into the mysteries. 

It may manifest itself in the form of a desire to study an esoteric science or philosophy and apply what you learn to the world. It may involve travel or even a personal sojourn for the sake of gaining confidence and experience. But however the desire to begin a new spiritual chapter emerges, you are now in an emotional and intellectual position to bring forth real change in your life for the benefit of everyone. 

This process of focusing, mediating and applying wisdom and knowledge from the Otherworld to bring physical effects to everyday reality is the work of The Shaman. 

Being a shaman, able to see the complexities of life and death, and acting on this knowledge for the benefit of all, can be a heavy burden to carry. (Responsibility, ten of wands). 

The Shaman has a deep rooted balance within themselves, and can assume a place of status within society without compromising their integrity and losing sight of the higher purpose they are working for.