Summer 2021 Programs

Forest With light shining through the trees in the center

As the weather warms and sunshine fills more of our days, my thoughts turn to the precious weeks that we have spent together in ceremony. The strongest memories of our ceremonial weeks contain much laughter, song and Spirit. I am ready to walk the beautiful trails of Rainbow Gate once more. This year we are […]

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HOPE – Seeding & Dreaming


To have vision requires hope. To have hope we must have Health, this requires Happiness. Happiness relies on Humour to provide the balance called Harmony. These are called the five huquas. My vision is one of creating Beauty for when we produce Beauty we gain the Huquas. Grandmothers Sophia Thinstick and Marsha IronKettle say that […]

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“Lineage is not like a baton that one person passes to another person and then another, leaving the ones behind empty-handed. It is like the flame of a lamp. If you light one lamp and then keep lighting more lamps the first lamp still has the flame. There are no distinctions. There is a continuum.” […]

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A Prayer to life

The Hopi say You must live your life from beginning to end No one else can do it for you Hold on to what is goodeven if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believeeven when it is a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must doeven […]

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Sacred Laws

Raven Silhouette - Moon Backdrop

Spring is here! It’s hard not to notice the increase in birds and squirrels and their incessant looking for food. Well before the plants and the spring flowering, come little ones looking for food. A lot of the seeds are scattered from the bird feeder and I imagine I’ll be mowing that in the summer! […]

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Rites of Passage

Sole Walker on Meandering Path in Fall

Rites of passage give recognition to the human experience. There are different kinds of rites practiced throughout many different cultures, all over the world. There are rites for fertility, birthing, and initiation as well as moon rites, sun rites, death rites, clan and tribal rites. Rites of passage address sensitive times in the maturation of […]

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red poppy brooch

Around this time of year Remembrance Day comes and as a daughter of a military family and of parents who survived the Second World War (as many of their friends did not) November 11 was always observed with a bittersweet combination of pride and sadness. The parades, the minute of silence always gave rise to […]

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