Monday, September 28, 2015

The ROOTS... of Drum Circle. THE TRIBE. Sacred Ground




It's not often that I step foot onto this land when there is no Circle gathering.... but I remember the last Circle....
I remember the faces of those souls standing there. 
photo credit : The Maven of the Heart Photography



"What do you stand for? What do WE stand for? What do we CREATE?" I asked the Circle... the Tribe.
They wrote it.
On FOUR RED BANNERS these words sway in the breeze... releasing the ENERGY of those who STAND...the TRIBE.

We who CHOOSE to BE the difference we Desire to see in the WORLD.

These FOUR Pillars, DECLARATIONS.... Claiming our Rights as Children of Humanity to Stand as ONE Circle... and that we ARE HERE to create A NEW beginning for us all.

photo credit : The I AM Message (me)


 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
photo credit : The I AM Message (me)

My heart is touched.

I have seen tears rolling down cheeks of my brothers and sisters on this ground, arms outstretched, friendships sewn together, hands clasped in love, voices raised in song, laughter echoing over the ground and up to the stars. 

 photo credit : The Maven of the Heart Photography
 photo credit : The Maven of the Heart Photography
 photo credit : The Maven of the Heart Photography
photo credit : The Maven of the Heart Photography

 photo credit : The Maven of the Heart Photography
photo credit : The Maven of the Heart Photography


Truly, this is Hallowed and Sacred Ground. 


Last year I remember praying in a humble cry to my Creator asking how to do "The Work"... ? As a single mom, with limited time and resources... and yet getting called all over the state by those aching for "Tribe" the "Circle" in fact; in one week I had traveled from Logan, Ogden, Murray, Draper, to Capitol Reef... heeding the calls....

I reached out to Steve Price. I asked for a central location to host the Circle. He said with his jovial smile.... "I'm in."

Photo Credit: Wade Haskel Photography

The rest is history. 

 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
 photo credit : The I AM Message (me)
photo credit : The I AM Message (me)

Looking back now... I couldn't have fathomed the healing that was about to occur.
For myself... but for those who gathered.
Seeing YOU- you who arrive early to set up and chop firewood, YOU who stand in service, YOU who play and sing and laugh and cry... YOU who DANCE!! YOU. All of you who care enough to gather in the circle. To stand with your fellow brothers and sisters and CREATE a new world. A new beginning. A new way of life.

I KNOW that as we come together.... in ALL our unique differences, backgrounds, and beliefs... that we do so and do it IN PEACE... that WORLD PEACE is possible. 
I see it. 
I see it twice a month. 

I am so grateful. 
I am so blessed. 
I am so honored to witness YOU. 
Thank you. 
AHO. 

photo credit : The Maven of the Heart Photography

2 comments:

  1. I love that my children's words are on those banners. AHO!

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  2. Aho! Doing Creators work. You are a blessing KatieJo and supported by your Team now and always. Again Aho!

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