Things are speeding up around here as we get backpacks ready plus an assortment of other gifts together for Saskatchewan children. Even with the joy of that, my heart is heavy with the news I read this morning of the Taliban's slaughter of 100 children in Pakistan. At times like these, I don't even know how to pray......words seem so inadequate, instead it is like a groaning of spirit and liquid tears. With these two events playing thru my mind, I wanted to share this video I found on my friend, Kelly Montijo Fink's page. It reminds me of "The Huron Carol", only the "The Huron Carol" was made for First Nation kids and families so that they could have a context for the Christmas story. This is doing the same kind of thing - only for westernized kids. I pray that we will treasure our children, the world over, and continue to speak out against injustice wherever it is found.
Here's an example of contextualization - the first Canadian Christmas Carol ever written. This is just a fun version, and something of a treat for me as we were able to team up with Winston Wuttenee, one of the best entertainers and storytellers around. Hope you enjoy! http://turtleislandmusic.com/huron_carol
I am home with a cracked tooth today - a crack head literally! lol Seriously, the tooth is cracked but the brain is still functioning - thanks in part to Dr. Leaf whose youtube talks I've been posting all over the place. It is good to have our minds renewed and transformed just as I'm getting ready to have my teeth "renewed" tomorrow. Ugh For me it just about takes a toothache to visit the dentist - how about you?
I used to have thoughts that healing the mind involved drugs, intense psycho sessions where you are pulled apart and then a week of pulling yourself back together while trying to function at work or as a semi pleasant parent or spouse only to be unravelled again at the next session. I also had visions of elec. shock therapy - quite unpleasant.
Although some of that is sometimes necessary, it's nice to know that healing doesn't always have to be so unpleasant or drawn out. Sometimes it's just little steps as Dr. Leaf shows [...]