Wow, what fun we had during our Celebration of Life!! We were all deeply touched by the outpouring of the community support. Many thanks to all of you who made this event possible by your financial gifts, gifts of labor setting up and taking down at the picnic, all your help at the house and chamber, the meals and other food and supplies you provided, the gifts for the family and us and for the use of the VAN to make traveling comfortable. Thanks especially for those of you who learned to be spontaneous day by day with the private sessions!! LOL We trust that everyone received something good from being part of our celebration. It was music to our ears to hear the squeals of laughter from children (young and old) who played games in and out of the water! We always appreciate hearing from you about your experiences here.
We’d especially like to thank the following businesses: Ran-Lew Dairy of Snow Camp for respectfully preparing and cooking our pig and providing delicious homemade sausage, Reverence Farms of Saxapahaw who donated organic eggs and chicken and Cove Creek Farm and Nursery of Black Mountain who donated organic grits, corn meal, eggs, honey, sausage and herbs. We invite you to support these businesses who understand the sacredness of life and our food!
Additionally, a son arrived with an infected tooth and we had to act quickly to help since the family was only here for a week! Thanks to Dr. Frederick Vohwinkel, DDS, in Chatham Downs, Chapel Hill, NC for working the son into his busy holiday schedule on Wednesday; and thanks to our good friend and oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Camp, DDS, MD in Raleigh, NC, who worked son in for tooth evaluation on Wednesday afternoon and then removal on Thursday morning! These doctors are the most caring we’ve met, so if you need good dental care, please give them your business or refer to friends! We feel so blessed that this “tooth adventure” worked out so well!!
We and our Lakota family thank all of you for your love, gifts and the respect that you demonstrated. Our Chief feels we have a most loving community and the land here is thriving! We are planting a ‘seed’ that we can have the family return in the Fall!!
Happy Birthday, Grandfather Joseph Rael, who will be 82 on June 2nd! We give thanks for your love and many teachings and wish you another year filled with good health and many blessings! Remember that we have Grandfather’s books and cards in our Trading Post, along with Lakota and other craft items.
It was nice to have Lenore here with her healing sounds in the Chamber! We will keep you posted when she returns!
A reminder that Garth Robertson and Amy Durso will be at the Chamber Sunday, June 11, 3-5, leading a Sacred Sound Ceremony. Please note that we can only hold 40 people for this ceremony so please carefully read the description and how to honor our sacred space. And especially note that this ceremony is too intense for children, so we suggest 18 and older attend. If you need us to hold your space for the ceremony, please let Cheryl know (336 376-9000) BEFORE SUNDAY, 6/11; otherwise it’s the first 40 people to arrive at the Chamber. RSVP’s are important at this event!
Also reminders of Exploring Story, Saturday, June 3, 1-5 and our Fire Ceremony on the 7th at 7pm, followed by Chanting in the Chamber. Remember if you cannot attend the Fire Ceremony, PLEASE join with others around the world and light a candle at 7pm while praying for the healing of the Waters. We can make a difference by joining our energies this way to bring healing to the Earth!
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