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04 January, 2014

Knowing The Difference

Knowing the difference between our ego/mind and intuition/heart is the most difficult thing to do and is the purpose of all spiritual practices and ceremonies. Both are filtered through our language, which is why most religious or spiritual cultures have a specifically spiritual language. This is also why the dominant and oppressive cultures always try suppressing native language by punishing people for its use.

However even our use of the English language is beginning to evolve into a number of different ways. One is in the form of sms and abbreviated terms like lol. Other forms are including words that compound spiritual terms from other languages and science; for example the term Shaman, borrowed from the Tungsic language of Siberia, or Quantum Leap, from Quantum Physics and yet other meanings given to scientific terms like The Matrix.

So the need for spiritual practice and ritual and ceremonies are also evolving individually and collectively as more and more people make every aspect of their living part of their rituals and spiritual practices. These people then are constantly aware of the difference between their ego/mind and their intuition/heart and therefore make good choices in their lives.

 

Yours in Spirit

Sitting Owl

15 December, 2011

New Years Eve Sweat Lodge 2011


Midday 31st December 2011 to whenever.

Once again you are invited to join Sitting Owl and others to cleanse and purify while the majority of two-leggeds poison and pollute.

As usual I will be running a Sweat Lodge Ceremony on New Years Eve. Please contact me via the contact form at the bottom of: www.sittingowl.com.au
or phone me on: 0408 583 532 if you wish to attend this sacred event.

18 March, 2011

Joint Gathering at Sitting Owl's Nest


USA SUT Gathering of Eagles
and
Here at Sitting Owl's Nest
24th - 31st July 2011

Gathering Ceremony from Sunrise Thursday 28th 
to Approx lunchtime Sunday 31st.
To acknowledge the connectedness of spiritual gatherings I will be holding a gathering here on my property near Ballarat for anyone who can't make it to the USA for Grandfather Ernest's gathering at NambĂ©, New Mexico.
If you are interested in attending this event then please contact me via the form at the bottom of every page at my website: www.sittingowl.com.au.
Depending on the numbers interested will determine what actually takes place during the four days, but there will be some form of fire lit each day if we don't have enough people to tend one around the clock. And some sort of ceremony to open and close the gathering and something will happen during also.
I look forward to hearing from you.


Mitakuye Oyasin
Yours in Spirit

15 December, 2010

New Years Eve Sweat Lodge

Midday 31st December 2010 to whenever.

You are invited to join Sitting Owl and others to cleanse and purify while the majority of two-leggeds poison and pollute.

As usual I will be running a Sweat Lodge Ceremony on New Years Eve. Please contact me via the contact form at the bottom of: www.sittingowl.com.au
or phone me on: 0408 583 532 if you wish to attend this sacred event.


     Mitakuye Oyasin
      Yours in Spirit


15 August, 2010

Sweat Lodge for Ron (White Crow)

4th and 5th September 2010


You are invited to join me and Ron as we celebrate Ron's 75th year of his earth walk with a Sweat Lodge ceremony or, if the weather is not permitting, a pipe ceremony.

Anyone who knows Ron will know he is always keen to participate in a ceremony or tell a few jokes. This ceremony will be specifically in his honour as only such a humble and gentle elder deserves. I hope you will contact me to let me know that you wish to be a part of this ceremony or just to pass on your good wishes to him for this memorable occasion. You can phone me on: 0408 583 532 or contact me via the form at the bottom of my website: http://david.sittingowl.com.au/

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mitakuye Oyasin
Yours in Spirit

27 July, 2010

Spamming my BLOG and FORUM

To all those spammers trying to post junk on my blog, too bad as I have to approve anything before it goes on, so I suggest you give up.

And for those trying to post on my forum, I have disabled membership registrations so any new members can’t set up their account until you start communicating with me via my secure email form on my new web site. When I see that you are genuine and wish to participate in some serious sharing of questions and discussions regarding spiritual and living in harmony matters I can then allow you to set up your account.

I’m sorry if this is an inconvenience for anyone, but such is the way of the internet services; soon all you will be able to find is junk advertising trying to get you to follow fears, desires, or social duties rather than your BLISS.

 

     Mitakuye Oyasin
      Yours in Spirit
   Sitting Owl

Web Site Address:
www.sittingowl.com
http://david.sittingowl.com.au/

 

19 July, 2010

Full Moon Sweat Lodge

This Weekend 24th and 25th July 2010

To give thanks to Grandmother Moon in her full glory Sitting Owl will be running a Sweat Lodge for anyone who wishes to clean their skin from winter clothing clogging; their lungs from colds and flues; their mind and emotions from concerns, bad thoughts, and stresses; their soul and spirit from disconnection to Great Spirit; and their bones of things that inhibit their connection and relationship with the Great Mystery.

If you are interested please contact me for information on what you need to bring and how to get to Sitting Owl’s Nest.

Mitakuye Oyasin
Yours in Spirit
Sitting Owl
Contact me via the form at the bottom of the page at:
http://david.sittingowl.com.au/

Other Web Site Address:
www.sittingowl.com

Sitting Owl's Spiritual Forum:
http://sittingowl.com.au/forum/

28 April, 2010

Sweat Lodge Weekend

15th & 16th of May 2010

at Sitting Owl's Nest

Emily has requested a Sweat Lodge for a couple of friends and has made it known that they are open to other participants.

There will be at least one Sweat Lodge Ceremony during the weekend and at least one women only Sweat Lodge, but depending on numbers and ratios there maybe more; so let me know if you are interested.

While I do have some visitors quarters - Elders and children have preference - and some spare camping gear, I recommend you bring camping equipment and whatever you need.

Everyone is welcome to arrive and the Friday night and stay as long as you need to; some processing, debriefing or counselling may be beneficial.

There will be feast after ceremonies to help with the grounding process; you can bring something to share if you like.

You will need to bring a towel and something to wear in the Lodge; I recommend a wrap for women and or shorts for men. I do have a few spares.

Contact me if you need a map or any other information, I can send maps and directions attached to an email; this will be necessary if you haven't been here before.

I look forward to doing some Ceremony with you.

Mitakuye Oyasin
Yours in Spirit


Web Site Addresses:
http://www.sittingowl.com/
http://david.sittingowl.com.au/

Sitting Owl's Spiritual Forum:
http://sittingowl.com.au/forum/

19 April, 2010

Two Popular Demand Concerts

American Indian Musician

Cody Sunbear Blackbird

Traditional Drum, Flute & Singing

Saturday 24th April - 2 pm

Ticket Price $20

Concession Card Holders $15

Kids 12 and under half price

Tickets available at the door.

Kirrit Barreet Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Main Rd

Ballarat

Proudly presented by:

Spiritual Unity of the Tribes

Info: 5348 7506

http://www.spiritualunityofthetribes.org.au/

AND

Saturday 24th April 7.30 pm

Ticket Price $20

Concession Card Holders $15

Kids 12 and under half price

Tickets available at the door.Refreshments & Food available

Daylesford Inn, Ballan Rd. Daylesford

Info: 5348 7506

www.spiritualunityofthetribes.org.au

Mitakuye Oyasin

Yours in Spirit


Sitting Owl

15 April, 2010

Cody Sunbear Blackbird

Namaste’ Brothers and Sisters

I’m forwarding this on in case you’re interested. I have met, Sweated with and Fire Kept for Cody at the recent SUT gathering. Cody is a very talented and connected young hollow bone and he will be playing the Pow Wow drum that I keep at this event.

 

Mitakuye Oyasin
Yours in Spirit
Sitting Owl

Spiritual Unity of the Tribes

Proudly presents

American Indian Musician

Cody Sunbear Blackbird

Traditional Drum, Flute & Singing

Saturday 17th April 7.30 pm

Ticket Price $20

Kids 12 and under half price

Tickets available at the door. Dinner & drinks available

Daylesford Inn, Ballan Rd. Daylesford

Info: 5348 7506

www.spiritualunityofthetribes.org.au

 

16 March, 2010

Wadi Wadi Family Gathering


Wadi Wadi Family Gathering
Come camp in Nyah Vinifera Wood Wood Forest
March Sat 27th - Mon 29th

More Information call: Indira Narayan: 0409 257 354

• No Drugs! No Alcohol!
• lunch provided
• BYO camping gear, water, food
• Some funding assistance available

Wadi Wadi Cultural Business

o Wadi Wadi Co-management Board for Nyah Vinifera Wood Wood Forest
o Setting up a Wadi Wadi land & culture incorporated body
o Creating a Wadi Wadi elder’s council / circle
o Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations - news & activities
o Working with environment groups - Friends of the Earth, Friends of Nyah Vinifera
o Tyntyndyer - future developments


Wadi Wadi Cultural Activities

o art competition for young people
o jumping castle
o Cultural walks through the forest
o Women’s Business & Men’s Business
o Wadi Wadi story telling and Music
o Important plants for Wadi
o Fundraiser auction: call out for donations of items

Mitakuye Oyasin
Yours
in Spirit




Web Site Address:
http://www.sittingowl.com.au/

Sitting Owl's Spiritual Forum:
http://sittingowl.com.au/forum/

19 December, 2009

Yorta Yorta Gathering 2010



Spiritual Gatherings Web Page

10th to 14th March 2010
At Yielima in the Barmah Forest
On the Murray River

Auntie Rochelle will be having yet another gathering on Yorta Yorta Nation land in 2010.
Same bat time, same bat place, for some re-birthing and renewal.
Stay informed on the official Yorta Yorta Nation Gathering page.
http://sittingowl.com.au/spiritual_gatherings.htm

Mitakuye Oyasin
Yours in Spirit



Website:
Sitting Owl's Forum:

SUT Gathering April 2010

SUT Australia is running another Gathering
8th 9th 10th 11th April 2010
at Dja Willam. near Daylesford, Victoria.
The committee would love some help so let Don know if you wish to be part of a working group.
Please consider becoming a financial member just $33.
Contact John Palmer swings@netconnect.net.au
OS friends we'd love you all to join us and bring friends and you can come early and help too if you wish!
May you walk in peace and beauty

Sue Ewart, scribe on behalf of the current SUT committee
Don O'Connor, Vision Keeper
Kui Marion, Advisory Elder
John Palmer, abundance basket keeper
Judi Palmer, meeting scribe,
Mark Mc Dougall, abundance acquisitions squirrel
Jude and Reuben, dedicated members.
Marilyne Nichols/ Aunty Beryl Carmichael cultural advisors
Linda Ferguson, Life member

Mitakuye Oyasin
Yours in Spirit

25 November, 2009

New Years Eve Sweat Lodge (Full Moon)

New Years Eve 31st December 2009.
Sitting Owl will again be running a New Years Eve Sweat Lodge for anyone who is willing to do some serious cleansing while most others are seriously poisoning.
This will be an exceptionally special Sweat Lodge ceremony since it also falls on a Full Moon.
Please contact me if you are interested.

Mitakuye Oyasin
Yours in Spirit

Sweat Lodge for Amanda

This weekend – Saturday 29th November

I have been requested to run a Sweat Lodge ceremony for my daughter Amanda.

If anyone is interested in joining us please let me know.

Otherwise Spiritual Unity of the Tribes is also having an Annual General Meeting at 6pm.
Contact me if you are interested in any of these events on: 0408 583 532..

Mitakuye Oyasin
Yours in Spirit

13 September, 2009

New: Sitting Owl's Spiritual Forum

Namaste’ Everyone

I have now created a fully functional and easy to use phpbb forum at http://sittingowl.com.au/forum/

I hope you might come and join our group to share your connection to Spirit; your life’s experiences and what you have learnt from living on Mother Earth under Father Sky.

Mitakuye Oyasin
Yours in Spirit

24 July, 2009

Elder's Meditation of the Day - July 22

In this universe, all activities, events, and entities are related. Indians believe that everything in the universe has value and instructs us in some aspect of life. Everything is alive and is making choices that determine the future, so the world is constantly creating itself… With the wisdom and time for reflection that old age provides, we may discover unsuspected relationships.

---Vine Deloria, Jr, STANDING ROCK SIOUX

We are all connected. This is what the Elders have told us for a long time. If we are connected to all things, then whenever we harm anything, it causes harm to ourselves. If we destroy the air, then we will be affected by what we breathe in. If we poison the Earth, we poison ourselves. We must respect our Mother Earth and She will respect us in return. We must open our eyes and obey the spiritual laws that govern the Earth and ourselves.
Grandfather, today allow me to honor and respect the things You have made.
Let me see the beauty of all things.

Mitukuye Oyasin
Yours in Spirit

21 April, 2009

Sweat Lodge rebuild workshop and ceremony

Namaste All

Just letting you know that it is looking good to do this workshop and ceremony on the full mood weekend of 9th May 2009. Contact me if youre interested in attending; cost is the usual donation basis bring your own food camping gear etc. Depending on numbers I do have some accommodation.

Yours in Spirit

25 February, 2009

Follow Your Bliss

Remember to Follow Your Bliss!

The realisation of your BLISS (Your True Being) comes only when you can live any passing moment of your life without being influenced by any FEARS, DESIRES, or SOCIAL DUTIES to live any particular way!
As adapted by Sitting Owl from the quote by Joseph Campbell.

Yours in Spirit