Join Local Artist + Shamanic Practitioner CJ Shelton as she guides us in making our own Garden Prayer Stick in celebration of the SUMMER SOLSTICE!
Making prayer sticks at the Summer Solstice is a tradition of Native peoples in the Southwest to request spiritual assistance or send prayers to their Creator God. The Navajo refer to these prayer sticks as “ke-tan” or “place where it is feathered” because the feathers attached to the sticks petition bird spirits to carry the prayers. Each stick also serves as an offering and provides protection for the place where it is ‘planted’.
In this workshop we will honour this sacred tradition by first painting your very own 4-6 foot stick (gathered from a local forest) with acrylic paints, then decorating it with various beads, tokens and charms, feathers, ribbon, yarn, or cloth. As we work alongside a fire (weather permitting) you can make offerings of various plant medicines and sacred herbs as your stick becomes infused with your personal prayers or wishes. All prayer sticks will be smudged and blessed upon completion. Your prayer stick can then be taken home and ‘planted’ in your garden.
Every garden stick has a story to tell … find the story in yours in this fun workshop where you will conjure guardian spirits to protect your garden all summer long. With all the magical ingredients provided you will create, paint and decorate your very own prayer stick in time to “plant” in your garden and greet the Summer Solstice.
Includes all art media and materials
Bring your lunch
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