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

Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony, lead by songwriter and educator Larry Long, was a mutual blessing exchanged among the participants. After the participants formed pairs, Larry guided them through the actions depicted in the lyrics of the Blessing Song based on the words and stories of First Nation’s elder, Delores Wasche. Soon the room was filled with people lightly touching each other’s ears, eyes, nose, and mouth as they wished each other well on the journey home.

Larry Long

Blessing Song

Bless these ears, so the only thing they hear
    Are the good things around you
Bless these eyes, so the only thing they see
    Are the good things around you
Bless this nose so that you will only smell
    The good things around you
Bless this mouth, so the words you speak
    Are filled with the wisdom
To guide you through this life with understanding
    And love, love, sweet love
Bless these feet so wherever they take you will only
    be filled with love, sweet love
Bless you may you always
     make good decisions
Bless you, may they always come
     straight from the heart
Of love, love, sweet love.

Think about it once
Think about it twice
Think about it three times (Repeat Stanza)

Bless these hands so the only thing you touch
    Are the good things around you.

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Sharon Franquemont, Larry Long, and Dorene Day


Words & music by Delores Wasche & Larry Long © Larry Long & Delores Wasche 2007/BMI

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