Frost Moon

The coming November moon is known as ihkopiwipisim or Frost moon because the temperatures on the plains are still warm enough for moisture and frost to accumulate.  The mornings begin with this beautiful blanket to remind us that winter is almost here and we must begin to calm our energies for the long rest. 

Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash

This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.

Fall Harvest

For the most part, fall is the time to bring together all of the preparations for winter. When the cold and snow arrive in Saskatchewan, it is necessary to have large supplies of food, warm clothes, and warm lodgings.  Fall harvest is meant to be a time for community to gather together and share the bounty and goodwill among themselves.

These uncertain times provide many parallels to those days, how will you reach out to your community to share goodwill and how can we ensure equal access to food and warmth for the everyone?

Please don’t hesitate to connect with Saskatoon food Bank or the Lighthouse if you have enough to share.

 Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.

Pa iksitii – Patience

Pa iksitii (Patience) is a deeply held Métis/Michif value.  I am told by the people who hold the stories that it is important to take time and enjoy the day-to-day activities of our lives. Learning to be aware of the sensations provided by our environments was considered quite a valuable skill that required an attentive heart and mind. Mother nature gives us snow to blanket the earth’s energy so that we may use the quiet to appreciate the gifts of our lives.  This week’s blizzard in our territory is a reminder of the need to slow down and move within the cycle rather than in spite of them.    

Photo by Kacper Szczechla on Unsplash

This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.

Take what you need

The work on this page is my passion, and where I borrow, I give thanks.  Borrow what you need, share as often as you can, but let my name travel with my words so that the voice remains authentic.

This season, we have seen our world, our mother, take a long awaited and much needed deep breath of her own.  The birds sing louder, the four leggeds roam more freely and the scent of warming cedar has the space to reach our noses.

I am filled with gratitude for all that each of you has sacrificed to bring in this spring and cannot wait to learn a new way to be together that allows the world its continued breath.

Tracy

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