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Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

The Purpose of most Native American ceremonies is not worship. Ceremonies are a celebration of and a renewal of the partnership between human beings and the spiritual world. Native American spirituality tends to view human beings as a part of a universe which includes both physical and spiritual entities. ~ Speaks Lightning, also known as Ojibwa
Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013
Front center kaminpdx's daughter, Left to right seated cedwyn and Sara R. Standing L to R Ojibwa, kaminPDX's beautiful wife, kaminPDX, leaning forward is winglion and Horace Boothroyd III.
Hello and welcome. Today my fellow Koscadians and I along with Ojibwa share with you our Blessings.

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

At our Meet up at Sara R and winglion's home in Portland Ojibwa performed a Pipe ceremony, a Healing Ceremony, and a Blessing Ceremony.

We began with the Pipe Ceremony.

When burned in a calumet or pipe, tobacco smoke becomes a way of carrying prayers and messages to the spirits. Smoking the pipe in a ceremonial context is another of making a connection with the sacred. ~ Ojibwa
In the Healing Ceremony we had some special requests.

From Sara and winglion:

Healing for llbear, michelewin, Timaeus and Dave in Northridge.

From me: healing for Clytemnestra and for all of the Daily Kos Community.

When I made the request for healing here at Daily Kos it was echoed around the room. Horace said for peace, Sara said for harmony, and all were in agreement with these words.

In the Blessing Ceremony Ojibwa blessed the quilts Sara and winglion made for llbear, michelewin, and Dave in Northridge.

michelewin's quilt:

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Dave's quilt:

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

After the ceremonies we all spent time visiting, eating, and exploring the Magic Place where the quilts are made.

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Sara made her world famous Cincinnati chili.

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

It was delicious!

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Cedwyn spoiled us rotten with her German Date Bread.

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Cookies with jam!

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

KaminPDX loves cheesecake!

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

I believe it is safe to say that all Koscadians in attendence love cheesecake. It disappeared!

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Cedwyn and winglion sharing their love of fabrics.

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013
Horace asked winglion for a pattern and voila she found two.

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

We had a great afternoon chatting about a variety of things.

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

We discovered a Diva among us - KaminPDX's daughter!

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

It was wonderful meeting KaminPDX, his wife and daughter.

His daughter is as beautiful as her mom. Welcome to Daily Kos ❤!

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Divas bonding. ;)

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Showing off our feathers.

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Striking a Diva pose! Isn't she adorable?!

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Tickling cedwyn!

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

winglion on the back porch with HB.

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

Sara and winglion's chickens.

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

It was a very special day with very special friends.

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

I was honored to be asked by Ojibwa to help perform the ceremonies. I played the rattle at the encouragement of Horace. Thank you Ojibwa and HB!

Ojibwa Meet up Jan 11, 2013

All photos ©BlueJessamine. Feel free to ask to republish here at Daily Kos.  All I ask is that you attribute my photos to me.

Thank you.

Re-post away Dave! ;D

Originally posted to Street Prophets on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 06:51 AM PST.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse, Daily Kos Oregon, PacNW Kossacks, Koscadia, and PDX Metro.

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