Ways of Knowing™ Symposium: Exploring the Role of Intuition in Health & Healing

Opening Ceremony

Click here to see a video version of this presentation

Opening Ceremony 2008Dorene Day, Ojibway-Netlake, Three Fires Society, Keeper of the Healing the Water Songs, offers a blessing for our gathering again in 2008. Following a First Nation’s tradition of welcoming guests to their land, Dorene sings a water song dedicated to thanking the water for all that it does for us, asking spirit to guide the Symposium, and praying for the well being of all life for generations to come. Many participants loved Dorene’s Water Song so much that they participated when she spontaneously offered to teach the song during two Cluster Conversation periods.

Dorene, who works at Guadalupe Alternative Programs School, is a high school teacher, a singer, and Keeper of the healing the waters songs in her Ojibway tribe. She uses storytelling, intuition, relaxation, and guided visualization in her classroom. She is able to help her students look backwards at their ancestry and to express these connections through artwork. In her work with Youth and Family Services, she has been able to bring in intuition and traditional ceremonies. Dorene has seen great healing through these processes.

#

#
 #

  • Ways of Knowing™: Cultural-Based Healing Traditions and Practices