The Sacred Sweat Lodge is among one of many ceremonies. The cleansing (breath of life) and connection of spirit to all life (Our Relatives) has been past down for thousands of years by the ancestors who walk a way of respect for all life as their relatives. The basic elements of life (fire, water, earth, air) are brought together to bring life teachings and healing to the people who enter the Sweat Lodge of Strong Heart Grandmother Turtle.
No ceremonial leader runs a ceremony exactly the same as another, they are all different. The people, the protocols, and the teachings are all varied from the many Nations of our ancestors. Go to a few . . . then decide where you feel the most comfortable. Trust your Helper/Intuition. Some teachings you may not agree with, but it is not our place to argue another's teachings. Listen, learn and you will find a journey that people will learn where they belong.
The Grandfather rocks are placed within the Sweat Lodge (Grandmother) hold the spirit of our ancestors. From a more physical perspective cleansing within the sweat lodge releases toxins from the body and helps to release stress. For those who have deepened their connection/relationship to the ceremony of the sweat lodge the cleansing holds much more than just the physical cleansing.
Community Sweat Lodge Ceremonies:
Community Sweat Lodges are open to all those who wish to come and cleanse. If you are wanting to come to our Community Sweat Lodge ceremonies contact me and I'll add your name to our email list.