We are going to Arizona in three weeks. We leave on the 18th and are going to return on the 24th. Yes we are going to the High Arizona Desert in Mid-July. Yes, we are crazy. Yes we are going seeking all the healing the Navajo have to offer.
We will be seeking the balance the "sing" will provide. We are traveling thousands of mile and driving over uncertain highways to find balance.
To join in the sacrifice of lamb.
To join in the preparation of the lamb for the feast.
To join in the singing and the chanting and the dancing.
To join in the magic of the Hogan.
For this there is a price. A lamb, some money, our time and pilgrimage to this remote place, a quilt for the Medicine Woman, a Pendleton Blanket for the Helper, A Blanket of highest honor for the Medicine Man. A cherry pink shawl for the small child that will sing.
We will try not to offend. We will try to take something of ourselves to leave behind. We will partake and become a part of the clan for a few moments and seek the balance that comes with being there in that place with our clan members.
Pendleton is giving us the blankets for this ceremony. We originally asked for 12 and they opened their warehouse and said take them.
We don't need that many. We only will take what we need. We will always be touched by the generosity they have shown. We will always sing their praises. We will continue to sleep in cold times under "The Story Teller" and "Coyote and the Three Huckelberry Sisters" and cuddle under the Santa Fe Trail in the living room.
We will tell everyone of their kindness.
They should be proud that the blankets are so valued by the Dine'.
Spread the word of how wonderful they have been. Click on the link and do some looking. The blankets are like quilts some speak louder than others.