Full Circleis based on the books written individually and together by J.T. and Michael T. Garrett as authors to preserve the spiritual traditions, culturally rich tapestry and beautiful ways of right relationship to self, others and nature as Medicine in Cherokee ceremony. Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
PRAYER - Blessing Way
O Great One, I come before you in a humble manner, giving thanks for all living things in Creation. I offer the clarity of my mind, body, spirit and natural space in prayer to you, O Great One, for the spirit of all Creation. I offer thanks and what gifts I have to Four Sacred Directions and powers of the universe and I pray: To the spirit of fire in the East, To the spirit of Earth in the South, To the spirit of Water in the West, To the Spirit of Wind in the North.
I pray and give thanks to you O Great One. I pray and give thanks to Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon, and all of our relations in the Greater Circle of Life. I thank you for your power, energy, wisdom and sacred gifts, because without you and the guidance of all my relations, I would not be able to live, and love, and grow, and feel and learn. I ask that I be shown another way if I have ever harmed or hurt other living things. I pray, offering what gifts I have, that you may guide us, heal us, purify us, and protect us. I pray for all of our relations that we may exist together in harmony and balance. "Wah Doh" J.T. and Michael T. Garrett
SPRING FULL CIRCLE 2014
Dear Friends of Full Circle:
You are invited to join us at the Clam Digger Inn at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina on March 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2014 for our Spring Full Circle weekend gathering. We will be in the conference center on the second floor of the hotel. Registration will begin at 6:30 PM on Friday evening with Full Circle starting at 7 PM. We will close the circle no later than noon on Sunday.
The focus of Spring Full Circle 2014 is on the traditional teachings of the DIRECTION OF THE WEST as we continue with the theme of "Four Directions." Now is a good time to learn ways from the Traditional Cherokee for moving through changing energies and coming into a new light of understanding. The key is seeking harmony and balance in the Four Directions. Atlantic Beach is a nice location with the ocean, sand, sea, and changing winds. The healing breath of air allows for protection as we will move through the teachings and activities focused on deepened understanding. Through earlier Cherokee teachings, we will be guided in a way that brings new and renewed knowledge for our future path and journey. The traditional teachings of Bear Medicine as one of the oldest Cherokee Clans will be used for relating to the energies we will encounter in 2014 and beyond.
Ancient people looked to the stars and the lessons of Mother Earth for the secrets of life and wisdom. The connection of water, land, the stars, and universal circle come together in a way that moves us to our beginnings again as "we reach for the stars,". This is a time when shoring up our relationships with Mother Earth and Father Sky grounds us with the elements for surviving and thriving. Come prepared to learn, have fun and honor the Direction of the West through Bear Medicine.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION is $200.00 per person, received on or before Monday, March 11th, 2014 deadline. After this date all registrations will be at the door.
REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR is $250.00 per person for those who do not pre-register.
This does not include any meals. Please mail your check and completed registration form to be received by us no later than March 11th, 2014. We appreciate you sending the fee prior to registration, so we can start promptly at 7:00 PM.
What to bring: Warm clothes, blankets, lawn chairs, bottled water, drums, rattles, and flutes for group participation.
All rooms at the Clam Digger Inn are oceanfront rooms, located at Atlantic Beach, NC. The Full Circle group rate is $60.00 plus tax for a double room. Please make your room reservations no later than Feb. 21, 2014 and be sure toask for the FULL CIRCLE RATE. This is their cut off date to get the reduced rate they are offering us. The contact number is 252-247-4155.
We do not have a confirmed date for Fall Full Circle yet. As soon as we get that, we will send out an email announcing it.
For those who plan to fly, the closest airport is in New Bern, NC., or Jacksonville, NC
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