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Winter Ceremonies, by Minisa Crumbo Halsey

A New Years message from the Medicine Circle that offers traditional ways for the season and beginning of a new year. Minisa Crumbo Halsey is a respected elder of the Citizen Band Potawatomi of Shawnee, OK, and Muscogee Creek of Okmulgee, OK.

Winter Ceremonies

Minisa Crumbo Halsey, 1 Wind/IK

by Minisa Crumbo Halsey, Author, “Spirit Talk”

Greetings All,
The first gift of the New Year to each of us is the opportunity to bring forward the previous 21 day Winter Ceremonies and prepare to step out with them toward building personal ceremony based on personal and collective observation and experience. At this point it may not even be entirely clear what this consists of..but, trust, that the wisdom and knowledge that has been built and accrued  in recent months will coalesce and reveal itself in gentle increments as we seek to remember and ‘remember to remember’.

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6 Earth / CABAN – Journey to a Dream: Day 6 of 13


6 Earth / CABAN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 6 offers the Peak Energy of Flow to establish a rhythm and pattern of Movement. Earth/CABAN is the Day Sign that calls into synchronicity our Movement with Mother Earth. CABAN draws our awareness to the planetary seasons and cycles that define a Time for Every Purpose.

Through the Movement of Mother Earth we experience cycles of darkness and light, seasons of Budding, Growth, Harvest, and  Dormancy. In Oneness with our Mother, we can learn to accommodate these same seasons in our Self.

Before Human created artificial light, our way of living was synchronized with these natural rhythms. 

6 Earth/CABAN guides us into a Flow with the Movement of Mother Earth. Fall is the Natural Time of Harvest and choosing the Seeds for a new year. Fall is also a time to store-house the reserves for security and survival through the Winter. The Earth’s current cycle in the Northern Hemisphere is a time to prepare for our future and our security. Earth/CABAN can bring us the energy of Movement we need to finish the work of our Harvest.

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Ceremony Update: by Minisa Crumbo Hasley

The Autumn Harvest and the Fall Equinox

 A Message from Minisa Crumbo Halsey for the Trecena of Night/AKBAL

The autumn harvest has a similar signature to all other completion and fulfillment moments but is also uniquely different owing to its deep roots in the fundament of Creation. For this reason it will always be counted as one of the original templates by which to gauge and measure natural progress of any kind. It mounts and takes it’s place as a real and conceptual template alongside the other seasons of winter, spring and summer as a massive barometer and register that exceeds full comprehension. Autumn is a ‘crack between the worlds’ of summer and winter and as such, is similar to the ‘crack between the worlds’ of spring, between winter and summer…the dusks and dawns of the year. The sun stands still at the time of the autumn sol-stice, it’s light balanced by time and becomes the physically visible balance beam, fourth quarter, of the Medicine Wheel.

The Path of Light

The western balance beam of the ‘hard road of life’ that completes, closes and connects the Western direction of medicine, introspection and the physical with the Eastern direction of Inspiration, illumination and the mental. The Balanced Path of Light we walk between body and mind, the Path of the Sun as it traverses the sky and circulates in ceaseless mutual partnership and rhythm with the Earth. The path of light, the sunrises and sunsets, may be viewed as one half of our lateral earth walk, balance.

The other half of our earth walk, the noons and midnights, may then be viewed as the cross beam of harmony that connects the Southern direction of emotion, love and the heart with the Northern direction of purity, wisdom and Spirit breath.

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The Eve of the Mayan New Year

Greetings Kin,

Many thanks to my dear Medicine Circle Sisters in Oklahoma who are observing 4 days of sacred ceremony. I am honored to walk this way in your company. Minisa shares her waking message on the 4th Day, as we look to that High Holy place that we enter upon sundown.

In lak’ech, Debra/Jaguar Woman


Dawn at Spirit Horse Ranch

Dawn at Spirit Horse Ranch


The 260 day corn cycle is completed once again and the rains are falling, up on the beautiful Lago Atitlan in the Guatemalan Highlands. Medicine story tells that the 260 day Mayan Year and Calendar arose from the Lago Atitlan- regarded as the Navel of the World and was demonstrated by the 260 days life cycle of the corn plant, from planting to harvest, by the Highland seasonal planting imperatives…in the autumn when the cold and heavy rains have gifted moisture, then lifted their cloud skirts from the volcanos and departed…

We have been tending the inner temples of wisdom and knowledge, strengthening and renewing our selves as the Sacred Flowering Tree. We have revisited the good old medicine partnership of grief and love, set intentions of Unity and with arms loaded with gifts journeyed into the innermost and sacred precincts of our minds, hearts, bodies and Spirits, feeding, making and renewing talks with the inner, life bringing, fires, ethers, minerals, winds and waters. We are reborn into yet another cycle.

Longhouse at Dawn

Longhouse at Dawn

As the wisdom and knowledge altars of the body have been tended let us now turn our vision outward-and celebrate the wisdom and knowledge altars of the natural world, Our Beautiful Mother Earth and the Resplendent Father Sky Sun. Let us come forward calling not only our names but also all names of the beloved. Let us come forward bearing our flowering and fruiting gifts of the inner temple.. To breath, laugh, cry, dance and feast as one with this beautiful world we call home. Let us prepare, bring forward and offer those flowering and fruiting gifts and breathe our prayers to the seen and unseen, known and unknown powers and spirits of origin and place that live alongside of and within us, every moment.

Longhouse, Early Morning Light

Longhouse, Early Morning Light

Let us prepare, bringing forward and offering talking prayers, singing, dancing, libation, lighting candles, cooking feast food (remembering to make a Spirit plate…Spirit eats first)..let us build, tend, think, feel, speak and feed delicious things to the fires, waters, winds, the stone beings, the thunder beings, the star people, all those who have gone before us and those yet to come….and all beings that fly, swim, crawl or stand rooted as the skebyak, the green beings.

Do something special, especially if in solitude and  silence…. thought..intention is everything. Celebration and Ceremony is good.

Let us now make celebration, walking out into the world and joining our inner altars of wisdom, knowledge and love with those of the our outer world…Remembering to life again, the myriad unities and possibilities a duality world… In spirit dance with harmony and balance…now and forever more.

A heavy summer rain has begun.

Dawnwoman 1 IK

Observing the 4 Days Preceding the Mayan New Year


A Message from Minisa Crumbo Halsey on preparations and Sacred Ceremony in observance of the New Year on 8 Monkey/CHUEN (July 4, 2016)

5 Lamat

I visited the Longhouse this morning after last night’s FIVE PERSON grief release and celebration of life ceremony that life might go on ‘in a good way’.

The tea lights were STILL glimmering.
I removed the directional lava and rose quartz stone beings from the fire ring to the side.
Any charred wood ends were removed.
Small, long-handled, old broom swept ash from the center, up and over the sides of previous ash ring rakings.

A WHITE center and bottom of the fire pit revealed itself..the other side revealed it’s face and UNIFIED WITH THE OUR CONSCIOUS WORLD… THE FIRE RING CENTER.

The directional stone beings and rose quartz beings were returned to the fire ring perimeter.
The small, old broom then swept out, completely, ALL, of our previous track…in the entire Longhouse..to the door… creating a RE-NEWED field whereby the new tracks and paths will be laid down on a clear, purified and unified ground…in a sacred manner we walk.

We will walk there four days in ceremony..this 5 Lamat, being the first of the four days of the Mayan New Year observances.

Fires are being built and prayers offered wherever DayKeepers and sweetgrass swingers live, sing, breath and dance.

Dream and make personal and collective ceremonies of Unified Intent according to dream and vision drawn from your life and offer it to Life.

In the Spirit of Art, Beauty and Love…forever