Strengthening Today; Building Tomorrow Conference on January 28 and 29th, 2016

A.6: Practice as Ceremony

A.6: Practice as Ceremony

Practice as Ceremony is a a teaching based on natural laws and traditional ways of practice that are implemented in the work we can do with our families (clients) It shows how when we use Ceremony we give honor back to our families and allow them to guide their own progress. When we Practice in Ceremony we are all connected, we are all related. By providing opportunities for our families to discover and participate in Ceremony we are also providing an opportunity for healing and growth.

Practice as Ceremony gives the learner the teachings of the medicine wheel and the connection to all living things that are connected within the circle of life. The teachings provide all learners an opportunity to be part of ceremony through smudge and hearing stories. Practice As Ceremony describes the way we should practice with our families in ceremony. In the teachings of the Medicine Wheel we learn about the roles of everyone else involved and how that relates to our families. The practice is also interchangeable as one day we are the service providers and the next day we may be “service users,” the ones needing help, self-care, and support. When we are engaged in this practice with our families we become connected to each other.

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