by Greg Hermann
“ME: What is the purpose of ceremony?
OLD WOMAN: To lead you to yourself.
OLD WOMAN: By giving you an idea of who you want to be and then allowing you to create the experience of being that way.
ME: Which ceremony is best, then??
OLD WOMAN: Life. Choose what leads you to the highest vision you can have of yourself, and then choose what allows you to express that. What you express, you experience. What you experience you are.
ME: How do I prepare?
OLD WOMAN: Breathe.”
Richard Wagamese: EMBERS, an Ojibway’s Meditations
I will know vision.
I will know life.
I will know expression.
I will know experience.
I will know self.
I will know.