I sat on the ground one day and had a vision of my self, I was inside as well as outside
We came to the conclusion that we needed to build a sweat house, so we began to speak it into existence. We said, “Let us build a sweat house, that we might gain wisdom and knowledge, learn mercy and compassion, and have a threshing floor, a place where the wheat is separated from the chaff.”
Here it is. We used eight poles for the main support structure and then filled in the spaces with smaller ones. They are all locked together at the top. The bark from the poles was used for chinking and the dirt dug out of the floor was filled over the outside to about the height of about two feet. A layer of roofing shingles, chicken wire, and eight, eighty pound bags of pre mix , fiber reinforced, stucco. The floor is dug out to the depth of about two and a half feet, and a small hole dug to the right of the door where the grandfathers will be seated.
The sage was lit, and a blessing was sent to the four directions. The grandfathers were blessed with the smoke, all four directions around the sweat house. A blessing with corn pollen followed next. Then a prayer for thanksgiving.
Then we went inside to do the same thing. Smoke out the four directions and the place where the grandfathers sit.
All this was done with great mindfulness of the miracle of the creation, and thankfulness to the Most High Power Whose Ways Are Beautiful.
This is a place where loving kindness abounds, where there is no judgment, only truth, individual and collective. A place where one can leave oneself behind and meet oneself anew. A place of rebirth and renewal. A gift from the Holy People, for our behalf…
I would like to thank Gaelyn, who I love, for taking the pictures and showing me how to….
I am what I am