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Special Case: Sunrise Ceremony
The Sunrise Ceremony is a Sacred ritual to welcome the new day with prayer and gratitude. The early morning and rising of the sun is a moment we too often take for granted. If we experience it from our heart and soul, it becomes a moment of pure magic and deep connection with Mother Earth. We purify ourself with the smoke of sage and give honor to the 7 directions. A small ceremonial fire is made, sacred tobacco is offered to bring our prayers to the Great Spirit. Songs rise up from the group, we unite and welcome the day. For Ross, ceremony is a way of life and going out in nature touching the Earth with bare feet, is a daily practice. Breathing-in the fresh air, waking up our spirit and body with the golden light of the morning sun, feeling touched by the beauty of life and all living beings surrounding us – Come and experience it, and take a fresh plunge in the lake afterwards!
About Ross Olson:
Ross Olson (USA/B) is Fire Keeper, Pipe Carrier & Ceremony Leader, trained and inspired by Native Americans and other indigenous peoples. Ross integrates ritual, sacred ceremonies and Earth wisdom in his daily life and in his work as a sculptor. Ross is co-founder of EarthWays. As a Wisdom Keeper and Ceremony Leader, he assists the EarthWays Nature Retreats and he trains young men & women as Fire Keepers for the Sweat Lodge