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To have Personal Spiritual Connection in its fullest sense is something to celebrate in this day and age. Historically, being fully connected as a human being was considered commonplace. It was understood to be part of the purpose of life. The whole culture recognized the significance of having fully activated human beings in the community for all life to thrive. With this recognition, the development and activation of each individual's gifts were supported by the whole community. One of Helpers Mentoring Societies' goals is to bring back the development of Personal Spiritual Connection within culture.
A presentation Salvatore Gencarelle did in October 2022 in Portland Oregon about Ceremony and the 4 Challenges of Life that each person face. Part-1 focuses on Salvatore's background and how he came to learn these teachings.
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I’m writing this blog today having just returned from a two-week teaching and ceremony adventure to Switzerland and England. The events were transformative, and it was wonderful to re-connect with familiar people and meet numerous people new to HMS – including many from France who attended the Switzerland event.
Each year I do a Vision Quest as part of my responsibility to help and guide the HMS community. These Vision Quests are an opportunity to receive direct guidance from spirit to support the community by tapping into what is most important over the next year.
This year I did my overnight Lineage Prayer Quest at the end of September. It’s taken some time to write the message due to the many webinars, online courses, and work on the land in preparation for winter – which is now here with the deep cold and snow. The slow down which occurs during the winter months has given me the time and space to share the aspects of this year's quest.
The Bison People Land (formally the Bison Project) is taking the next steps in manifesting its Vision and Mission. We are now an official Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) which allows us to have employees, a bank account, and more. We are developing the organization to provide nature connection and education opportunities both in-person and online. We will eventually be offering education opportunities on everything from basic survival skills to ecological restoration by working with cornerstone animals like the bison. We even will have classes on food preservation, such as canning.
Our 3 bison are doing well and growing bigger. The two females are now 3 years old, and our bull is 2. They are maturing into their bigger stature. We are excited and hopeful for the possibility of the females being pregnant and new calves joining the herd next spring! The signs of pregnancy are there, but there is a still a long way to go until a calf is born.
A healthy connection to our ancestors is of great importance for our own spiritual development. In many indigenous society relationships to the ancestors was easy to achieve as it was a deeply imbedded part of the culture – knowing how essential this connection point is to ensuring health. In the modern context, a healthy ancestral relationship is almost a forgotten concept. Fortunately, there are many ways to develop connection to the ancestors and bring it into a healthy alignment. In the Northern Hemisphere we are approaching the season where the veils are thinnest between the currently living and the ancestors. The fall season is the best time to connect and heal the relationships we hold with our ancestors. The importance of healing this relationship cannot be overstated. A healed relationship to the ancestors opens the possibility of a healthier future. Watch the video to learn about the rituals and ceremonies that connect to our ancestors so we can heal the...
A healthy connection to our ancestors is of great importance for our own spiritual development. In more indigenous environments this connection was easy to achieve as it was a deeply imbedded part of the culture. In the modern context ancestry is an almost forgotten concept or the connection itself is not a healthy one. There are many ways to develop the connection to the ancestors and bring it into a healthy alignment, but the most potent way is through Ceremony. In the Northern Hemisphere we are approaching the season where the veils are thin between us and the ancestors. It is the best time to connect and heal the relationships we hold with them for life to move forward in health. Join us to learn about the ceremonies that connect to our ancestors so we can heal the disconnection between us and them. Hosted by Salvatore Gencarelle
Although many Earth-based communities have faced genocide, extermination, and reduction practices, some survivors have been able to hold onto...
Helpers Mentoring Society is an organization, but it is also a community of people around the world working together for cultural repair. Our organization’s Vision is the creation of a society of people who are trained to be experts what we generally call connection – specifically what call ceremony.
The ceremonies we work with are powerful processes to support the renaissance of true culture (connection to self, others, nature, and the spiritual aspects of life). Ceremony is a necessary component in cultural repair because what prevents or limits connection is grief and trauma, and what heals grief and trauma is ceremony. Grief can be understood to be a psychic wall preventing the activation of connection. Dissolving this wall is often beyond modern treatments. But the seeds planted by ceremony grow and break down the wall with their roots. During the Helpers Gatherings and other in-person events held by Helpers Mentoring Society we focus on that as primary...
In part two of this free two-part webinar series, we explored the power of the elements and how humans can directly work with them in ceremony. Indigenous earth-based ceremonies use the elements to create the ceremonial altars. This is not by coincidence but by the design of creation. The ceremonial use of the elements help humanity to come into deep alignment with life. Hosted by Salvatore Gencarelle and Feathers.
In part one of this free two-part webinar series, we spoke about the power of the elements and how each element holds a unique consciousness that reveals to us a fundamental perspective of life. The elements can help us to perceive the bigger picture of life itself. To access this greater perspective, we must develop a clear relationship with the Elements. Hosted by Salvatore Gencarelle and Feathers.
After the many sacred fires ceremonies across the earth over the solstice, there is much wisdom to be shared from the ceremonies. As is often the case, the messages and insights offered through these deeply connective practices are global messages pertinent to all nations. This is an opportunity to harvest the learning from the fires for life that can help us all. Watch/listen to this rich harvest on how to support life moving forward into the future.