2014 Rainbow World Journey Blog Roll
Song recorded by Jessica Bromby: I Hear The Voice Of My Grandmother Calling
September 18th Update: Wrapping up the SW portion of our journey
Our journey has been extraordinary, beautiful, soulful, and emotionally overflowing. Today the roads in the Mimbres Valley were overflowing, so we decided against going to the Thunderbird Lodge. Instead, we stayed in Silver City and honored our Grandmothers by having offerings from Grandmothers Mary Lyons, Percy Ami, an Apache Grandmother named Gloria, and with Moetu and Eila.
The reflections ranged from teachings and storytelling from Mary Lyons, an exercise from Percy, to a ceremony from Moetu and Eila welcoming everyone in the Maori fashion. It was a beautiful and full day, and we were all happy to take an extra day at the beautiful Murray Hotel, an eco-friendly hotel owned by Sufi friends here in Silver City.
Last night after driving all day from Grandmother Flordemayo’s house in Estancia, NM, we were greeted by the Sufi community and Sarmad led a beautiful zikr with around 50 people.
Grandmother Flordemayo (one of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers) hosted us, cooked us a big pot of quinoa veggie stew, and shared some of her visions with us. We then watched the movie about the 13 Grandmothers: check it out here http://www.forthenext7generations.com/
More soon…tomorrow we head for Tuscon and then Phoenix, our last day together as a group before New York. ~ We love you ~
Day 4 – Update from Devi
I’m sitting on my bed at the Hopi Cultural Center. It’s early morning, the sky is crystal blue and the air is fresh and clear. Everything growing is green today, a result of all the rain. Cactus and many other flowers are blooming here. The day is pregnant, ready for the ceremonies to come later.
We’ve just come out of two days in Sedona. We arrived in North America – Turtle Island – on the 19th and crawled in to bed. On the 20th we were invited on to Turtle Island with prayer, laughter, sacred song by representatives of the People -Clarolyn West Merino of the White Mountain Apachi, Patricia Federico Ruiz, Hispanic Latina, Fatima Harlim, African American, Celina Mahinalani Garza, Hawaiian Native and Ann McCommas – Arizona native and Herman Lavatai, Samoan. All these beautiful people who live in Phoenix make up part of the Indigenous Community. We spent 5 hours together and felt thoroughly welcomed. I especially remember the greeting, similar to the Maori greeting, of Celina and her mom – a deep communion of spirit and our morning prayer from Lakota Elder Reverend Mary Louise Frenchman.
Here are some impressions of the last few days – the things that are emerging from the group I’m sitting with– what we are learning so far:
- Trust, respect and communication – the importance of those energies in the midst of our path
- The early morning and evening sun on the mesas of Sedona
- The Cucina Woman – a holy site to sit beneath -a stone woman, part of the mesa structure in the Valley near Sedona
- The unseen ancestors, and illuminated souls who have come before
- Last night, the feeling of the ancestors
- The prayers that greet the day here – respect for the land, the food, the people, our showers, we are becoming as aware of the water as the corn growing outside the window
- The laughter – its good medicine. Balance – it’s good medicine.
- Leadership – in any given journey there needs to be one head.
So good morning everyone. It’s a beautiful day
Day 3 – Update on our Journeys So Far
We have experienced so much in our few days in the SW. After an opening circle and welcoming with the group in our hotel in Phoenix, we went to a welcoming ceremony arranged by friends of Grandmother Susan Stanton. This was a heartfelt and sweet welcoming into the Southwest by Lakota, Polynesian, Hawaiian, and others in the Phoenix Native American Community. We laughed till we cried, danced, and ate incredible hominy, homemade corn, beans with hamhock, green chile pork, pasilla, and more. Then we drove to Sedona, and spent the next two nights there.
Percy, a Hopi Elder we met through Grandmother Susan, has offered to guide us through Hopi Lands, and welcomed us to the land, speaking of the power of Sedona for her people, their traditions, and the teachings available in the place itself – “It’s like being in church all day just being here,” she told us.
That day we also met James Uqualla, a Havasupai man, and walked to a sacred power point in Sedona known as Cachilla Woman, a beautiful red stone – photos to come – where we payed our respects.
The next morning we left for the Grand Canyon, where a major teaching was awaiting us on our way to the Hopi Cultural Center in Second Mesa. Tomorrow we will meet Reuben Saufke, and the Hopi People, to pray, do ceremony, and do what spirit guides, and what our guide Percy guides.
A rich and incredible journey – we sing each day the chant Rose Pere sang first for us, led by Eila Paul and Moetu Taha.
Sedona Morning Panorama by Jane Feldman from Day 2
Welcoming and Greeting in Phoenix – The Grandmothers Arrive
Today we travel into the Urewera Mountains to Lake Wakeremoana to visit Pose Pere. You’ve heard the chant she shared with us. It will be a long drive but so worth the trip. I’ll see you there. – – – Devi
NZ: Meaning of the Prayer Sung By Rose
Here is the meaning of this Chant of Birthing
Ko te Kuranui
Ko te Kuraroa
Ko te Kura Tu Hae Po
The immense violet flame
The patient violet flame
That stands forth from the darkness
Ko Naa wai nui
Ko Naa wai roa
Ko Naa wai A huruhuru
The immense waters
The patient waters
The cherishing water
Ko te manawa nui
Ko to Manawa roa
Ko te Manawa aroha
The immense heart
The patient heart
The Divine heart of unconditional Love
Ko te iti Kahurongi
The blue diamond links to the blue diamond bridge
from whence we came to where we’re going.
Divine Source realigns, sharing the vibrations of the energy – clearing.
The violet flame transmutes and protects, the cherishing waters cleanse
and strengthen, the Divine Heart
It is time for people to remember their own power and wisdom
~Welcome to the 2014 Rainbow Journey~
I’m glad you found this site. I created it so you can come along as we travel into the sacred sites and ceremonies of some New Zealand Maori tribes, and then the Southwest Indigenous tribes of the United States. We are not going to these sites to look, but rather, we are going respectfully, to be with elders, wisdom keepers and healers of the people who have held ancient teachings of harmonious living over thousands of years.
Our travelers are wisdom keepers in their own right, people pushed by the feeling that something is trying to be born in the consciousness of our world, and desiring to do something to support this coming birth. Perhaps you are looking at the need in Life today, and wondering what to do, like we are. Here is a place to link in – to do something in the world of ceremony, thought, deep feeling, and Life – that may make a difference.
We are going to three Marae of the Maori people. Then we travel to the Southwest, to be with Mayan, Havasupai, Hopi, Apache, Haudenosaunee, Yaqui, Polynesian and Navaho wisdom keepers– maybe others. Do I know what will happen? No. But we will all come together in different locations over three weeks, and see what emerges as we sit in honor of Life, and the need of the day.
Respected holders of ancient wisdom are stepping out to make this coming together possible. Yet the focus is not on these individuals, but on their teachings, a sharing of wisdom that we can take into the world.
I welcome you to come along.
This Journey is part of the World Awakening Project.
What we want to do: Bring people of all nations together face-to-face in actual physical contact to do sacred ceremony together in the ancient language – on the land, for the land and for the people – to acknowledge our shared values and wisdom as human beings. Today, cross-cultural, cross-spiritual, trusting relationships are essential to retrieve and reinforce the ‘original’ wisdom carried down through the ages by indigenous cultures.
The Schedule: On 8/27/14, Ojibwa, Maori and Sufi Medicine Men and Women will travel in New Zealand doing ceremonies for the earth with Maori Healers and Wisdom Keepers on their Marae (Sacred Space). Then all will go to Arizona and New Mexico to do ceremonies with Havasupai, Hopi, Apache, Yaqui, Polynesian and Navaho Wisdom Keepers and Healers. The group will fly to New York City, where two of the participants have delegate seats at the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. A final event will be held in NYC.
Media: Jane Feldman (award-winning photojournalist who has produced documentaries for Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu) will document this journey through film, social media and the web. Why* Making war and mistreating the earth are not sustainable practices. Beyond politics and borders we are all one human people. It’s time to return to our essential wisdom.
Wisdom Keepers: Our purpose is to bring together the original and shared wisdom of many indigenous peoples, working with sacred ancient ceremony that has been safeguarded for thousands of years, to help build trust among us. Maori elder, the revered Tohuna (re-incarnated spiritual leader) Dr. Rangimarie Rose Pere, notes that people all over the world have begun to realize our inter-connectedness. Rose asked her friend, Devi Tide, Kefayat (head of the Sufi Healing Order of North America), to initiate this movement. Individual, respected holders of ancient wisdom are courageously stepping out and forging new relationships to make this coming together possible. Yet the focus is not on these individuals, but on their teachings, our shared wisdom. And it is being discovered, again, that this wisdom appears to be the same.
Our Journey Together: The shared experience of this journey promises to help us overcome old patterns of anger, mistrust and withholding, and to sense how we are all important parts of one living, precious whole. Please like or comment on this post or this event, and we’ll contact you about coming. Cost of the Full tour: 7500.00 Either segment: $4000. 00 — Airfare not included — A $500. deposit reserves your space
Contact: Devi Tide email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 518-505-0091 Gwen Majida Anderson 206-706-4793