I have come to understand the First Nation expression of ALL MY RELATIONS, as an invitation that we can have a relationship with all of creation….and there are Communions of Intelligences of Trees, Animals, Birds, Plants that have their role to play in bringing in Heaven on Earth….
My mother’s Famly were BORN WATER people….Sudbury, Ontario, whose region includes 35 Lakes within it’s Regional Boundary.~__~ My Patriotic mother had her “I love Sudbury” Lesson to counter act people’s disgust of it’s Moonlike ~ Polluted ~ to ~ death ~ landscape, down to twenty minutes…this is the one statistic that stayed with me….~_~
Sudbury, Ontario where a meteor impacted the earth, with Valuable Minerals of Nickle, Copper, and Iron..
“Ontario” Anishinabe First Nation country.
My mother’s Sudbury born family were not only SWIMMERS and DIVERS…they were PADDLERS…..my brother and i both inheriting a love of that Wild Yet PEACEFULL Freedom that comes in a wilderness Landscape, a Canoe, and the Sound of the Loon….My Mother’s Father, joining in “War Canoe” racing at the Toronto Exhibition whenever he could find a team to paddle with.
One of my favourite Stories is how my Aquarian Water Mother and Taurus Father met….Mom was practicing her High Diving at the University of Toronto Pool…..Daddy approached her to offer himself as her coach…..~_~
One of my mother’s favourite Summer Community ritual was campfire Songs around the a Night Fire. The Bird that sang us antiphons was the Loon….My Mother’s Totem and Family’s Totem Bird. Whenever and Wherever I hear the LOON i’m “HOME”.
Ontario First Nation Anishinabe Country and Home of the Loon ….
“Indian Summer” awoke in Canada in 1990 with Elijah Harper’s Eagle Feather during the Meech Lake Accord Parliamentary discussions and the Oka Crisis. I was an ordained minister working in an “interim ministry” of healing congregations with the United Church of Canada at the time. One of the two churches i was ministering with, was on Scugog Island, next to the Scugog, First Nation of Mississauga, of the Anishinabe people. It was with Chief Yvonne Edgar and her son, Rick Edgar who mentored me through the First Nation holocaust and their Grief and how they were re~claiming their Inner Voice and Power as First Nation People of the Spirit.
In 1990 most of the First Nation country went into “defiant Protest” through roadblocks as political action to be heard. After much prayerful deliberation ~_+ Chief Yvonne chose to use Spiritual Tools to “aid the Creator’s Voice”. She had had a Dream of seeing all the Creator’s Victim Children climbing a GREAT MOUNTAIN TOGETHER….healing their motherless child Wounds, moving out of the atmosphere of constant tribal “in fighting” to RISE TOGETHER. I was asked to join Yvonne and other First Nation Sisters in planning the event.
I wrote a prayer of confession for the First Nation Rage of Violation that was my own…and was asked to pray it on behalf of those present.
At that Peace Vigil, i was given the Word Meegwetch...an Anishinabe word, that Yvonne said…”Meegwetch means Thank you….or AMEN.”…
Meegwetch became the First Nation WORD to express the CANADIAN MOTHERLAND WORD for “EUCHARIST” during that September Peace Vigil on a Windy and Cold day in 1990.
With the Healing Word of Meegwetch, Yvonne gave me the Sacred Fire, “Indian Corn”(her words for Hominy corn”) and together With Elijah Harper of Manitoba and the CREE, the EAGLE….
In this moment, our Yvonne’s and my opportunity to meet, arrives in memory….it was at a gentleman’s funeral that we shared funeral rites….and the Hymn they Sung in English in the Funeral home was : Jesus, Saviour, pilot me
Jesus, Savior, pilot me
Over life’s tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll,
Hiding rock and treach’rous shoal.
Chart and compass came from thee;
Jesus, Savior, pilot me.
As a mother stills her child,
Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boist’rous waves obey thy will
When thou say’st to them, “Be still!”
Wondrous Sov’reign of the sea,
Jesus, Savior, pilot me.
3. When at last I near the shore,
And the fearful breakers roar
‘Twixt me and the peaceful rest,
Then, while leaning on thy breast,
May I hear thee say to me,
“Fear not; I will pilot thee.”
Prayers of People of the Water….people of the Loon….
In Anishinabe and Cree Cosmology,
“Maung Anungonse (Anishinabe), is translated into English as the Loon. It is called Delphinus on star charts.
In penitence for Violence Done in the Name of God i began a Peace Pilgrimage in 2004. It Began on Vancouver Island eventually taking me to the Northeast of Vancouver Island, in the NorthWest Pacific of British Columbia….to Malcolm Island…an Island with TWO ORCA RUBBING BEACHES….
Malcom Island has this First Nation Creation Story associated with it…
“DANCING OUR HOUSE”: “Stories Chart a Path to Mythic Places”
by Wedlidi Speck and Bernadette Savoie
1996…a project made possible by funding provided by the New Horizons Program to the Wachiay Friendship Centre.
Long ago, when the world was young, the Ancient Ones lived at Karlukeews. They had their chief Inventor, the Raven. One day, Inventor called all his people to a meeting to discuss the rise of a New World. Inventor said it was time to become human and those who did not want to change would become the animals, birds and fish of future times.
Loon was one of those who decided to become human. He came down with his house and family on the northeastern tip of Malcolm Island. His house had stars on the front of it and a large carved loon sat on the roof facing seaward. Loon was called Xawi’gumae, the Loon Chief. His house was called Tutu’gamala or Star Face House. He called his tribe Xaw’gee’way, the People of the Loon.
When Loon wanted to invite his neighbours to a feast, the carved loon on top of his house made the call of the loon. It was the invitation to a feast call. Soon after the call had been made a Chief and his family paddled his canoe to Loon’s village. He stopped just shy of the beach. It was proper to wait for an invitation to come ashore. The guest was Kwanusila and his family. They were padddling by on their way home when they heard Loon’s invitation to feast. Standing on the Shoreline, Loon Welcomed his guests ashore.
“Welcome to Oxselis,” said Loon. “Welcome to my vilage. Come ashore and share a meal with my family. Come into my house and sit on the mats woven by my wife loon woman. Tonight we shall feast on herring, herring eggs and seaweed. This will be followed by dried salmon berries.”
“Your invitation is generous, my friend. My name is Kwansuila. My family and I are Thunderbird people and we are glad to come ashore and feast with you.”
“When the guests have been brought into the house and were seated, they were given a house dish to eat from and wooden ladles were provided for drinking. The guests were fed in abundance. When the third course had been finished, Loon pulled out his wooden drum and sang his feast song. The sound of Loon’s voice was haunting, mysterious and beautiful. The drum was passed to his guest, who sang his feast song. Following was silence. It was now time for Loon to give his speech.
“My house has stars on it because that is where I came from,” said Loon. “Look up through the smoke hole in the ceiling of my house and you will see my village, the star world. Then look inside my house and see the same; it is this way because I brought the star world with me when I came down. As you look to the stars to chart the way for your canoe, I do the same for those who have forgotten their story. I take blind men down to the ocean deep to help them gain sight. I help poor men to find treasure and I help those who are lost find faith.”
“Good are your words on my heart,” said Kwansila. “My family and I have been treated well. You are indeed a friend. When the leaves drop from the trees, come to my village and we shall share food.”
It leaves me Honouring the Chief and Sister who Still Lives and “Rises in Me”….one who in a Celestial Pow Wow, reveals her Loon Identity as Star Feathers…….and Delphinus ~ Orcus Connection of Starry Flows.
Orcus in Summary
Although the astrology of Orcus is just starting to be explored, from the stellar alignments at the time of its discovery on Feb 19, 2004 in late sidereal Cancer, and its path deep through Hydra and passing under the auspices of the Head of the Lion, we can see that Orcus is working with the theme of exploration, of uncovering a blueprint or map that leads to a new picture, a new reality; to emerge from the belief structures and constructs of mind that are merely based upon the convenience of our collective consensus. In doing so, Orcus forces us to confront the fear and loneliness encountered when leaving the apparent safety of mass consensus and choose to live the path of soul. Orcus may be helping us to uncover secret paths obscured by the sands of time, perhaps even oaths we made long ago to enter into the depths of unexplored territory, into deeper realms of consciousness to discover the oaths of our souls.
Orcus, although Pluto like, expresses a quiet profundity, almost unnoticed as it serves us to get in touch with our deeper soul essence and purpose. Whereas Pluto dramatically forces us into the underworld of consciousness to explore and confront our deepest fears cloaking our souls, Orcus impels an authentic, emotionally detached, observant and passionless pursuit to do, such as through mediation, lucid dreaming and other spiritual or occult practices, to bring to awareness our soul-level agreements, what we are really doing here on Earth—the oaths of our souls. Orcus imparts a tremendous strength and endurance to live true to those oaths and to apply our personal will from this awareness to contribute to the greater well being of human society.
We will gain more insight into the astrological role of Orcus as the astrology of Orcus plays out over the years ahead.
Loon’s STAR Family Island of the Delphinus Star Constellation has TWO Orca Rubbing BEACHES….Synthezing the Greek, Roman Cree and Anishinabe on the Island Border of the Western Sea meeting the EASTERN LANDSCAPE.
Loon…Ontario and CANADA’s BIRD TOTEM and CONSTELLATION….
Loon….as in the Canadian “Loonie’s”
FEATHERED STAR ANCESTRY
of the FIRST STAR NATIONS POW WOW CIRCLE
of Angelic Transmissions, and Divine Purpose.