today my thoughts were on giving
today my thoughts were not
"what can I do"
"this is what I can do"
today I took some time
every two months we gather
the three of us
we gather for the women of
here in our home town
we put together gift bags
for those women
who are entering the program
they come with an assortment of goodness
that all women appreciate
homemade book marks
inspiring angel message card
a personal journal
they are put together with
letting them know
that somewhere out here
there are women
faceless women who love them
and look at them as sisters
knowing full well
it is a fine line
can find themselves
were they now are
and because they have found themselves there
it does not mean the end
it means the beginning
one of the special things I make
for the women
are Message Stones
these are stones that I gather
and write affirmations upon ...
as a Witness Stone
they become something more...
In so many cultures, religions and belief systems
there are stories about
the significance of stones in
For the First Nations people,
there is a story about them that goes something like this....
A long time ago, before there was life on earth, the Creator was contemplating the purposes of each life and how long each life would live. There are spirits attached to everything in this life; spirits are what give everything 'life'. Some spirits saw the earth and everything in it and they asked the Creator to allow them to live forever on earth. The Creator, knowing that every life should have a purpose, and that each life would have a limit to how long they lived, contemplated how those spirit's requested would be honoured. The Creator thought of stone/rocks. Stones/Rocks will still be around even if the earth crumbled to pieces. So, of all that the Creator created, stones/rocks could live forever, but what would their 'purpose' be in life?
The Creator gave these spirits the job of remembering important events in the world, the keepers of records and the holders of memorable events/ceremonies/agreements.
This was perfect.
The Creator was able to honour the requests of the spirits whom requested to live forever, and give them a 'purpose' in life. It was all good.
That is why, when people come together to witness a significant event or ceremony, those people are sometimes given stones to help them remember the event or ceremony, so they can be the voice of the stone and remind the significant people of their agreement or the special-ness of the event at a time, when the significant people seem to be forgetting what had taken place at one time.
As you know, stones do not have a voice of their own, so witnesses are then the stones voice when it is time to remember the event or ceremony and what the event or ceremony meant.
This is the purpose for the witnesses at events or ceremonies that were given stones as a token of remembrance of the event; hence their name:
~Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society~
These stones are given to these women
during a time of great significance
a time of re birth
My prayer is that they hold on to these stones
and the courage it took
for them to come to this place
to step into recovery
and come home
Would you join me in that prayer
Would you join me in that prayer
Love and Light
Have you ever been given a Witness Stone at a special event?
If so, you are responsible for remembering and honouring the significance of the event or ceremony
This is an honourable responsibility
for someone to be given.