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“People don‟t seem to realize it that it is not like we‟re on the
and we have toavoid the iceberg.
already hit the iceberg
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But some people just don‟t want to leave the dance floor; others don‟t want to give up onthe buffet. But if we don‟t make the hard choices, nature will make them for us.”
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I touched my lips to the Earth and made a prayer for “all my relations” as I crawled
into the dark embrace of the sweat lodge. It was the summer of 1995 and I was attending
a men‟s conference outside of Indianapolis, Indiana.
I was with a hundred or more menmeeting over a long weekend. As part of the experience we were invited to be part of traditional Native American Sweat Lodge ceremony. I was a bit reluctant to enter since
I‟ve had asthma most of my life and at times have difficulty breathing.
Nevertheless, I joined with 12 other guys inside the improvised enclosure.We were told by the elder leading the experience that the Sweat Lodge was an ancientceremony central to most Native American cultures and spiritual life and is an adaptationof the sweat bath common to many ethnic cultures found in North and South America,Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and Africa. The Sweat Lodge is a place of spiritual