One summer day, long ago, the seven council fires of the Lakota Oyate, the nation, came together and camped. Every day they send scouts looking for game, but the scouts found nothing, and the people were starving.
They saw something coming toward them from far off. The figure floated, rather than walked. From this they knew that the person was wakan, holy. As the figure came closer, they realized that it was a beautiful young woman, wearing a wonderful white buckskin outfit. It was embroidered in radiant colors that no ordinary woman could have made.
This was White Buffalo Calf Woman. In her hands she carried a large bundle and a fan of sage leaves. She said, “good things I am bringing, something holy to your nation. A message I carry for your people from the buffalo nation.” She brought them The Sacred Pipe.
White Buffalo Calf Woman showed the people the right way to pray, the right words and the right gestures. She taught them how to use The Sacred Pipe in a Sacred and holy way.
“With this holy pipe”, she said, “you will walk like a living prayer. With your feet resting upon the Earth and the pipe stem reaching into the sky, your body forms a living bridge between the Sacred Beneath and the Sacred Above.
Wakan Tanka smiles upon us, because we are now as one: Earth, Sky, all living things, the two-leggeds, the four-leggeds, the winged ones, the trees, the grasses. Together with the people, they are all related, one family. The pipe holds them together.
White Buffalo Woman told the people, “someday, you will hold this pipe and smoke it. Some day you will pray with it.” She told the people that through the pipe they could talk to Wakan Tanka, the Great Mysterious. She told them that the four ages of creation were within her. She said, “I will come to see you in every generational cycle. I shall come back to you.”
With this attunement you will receive a meditation to help align yourself with The Sacred Pipe. After your attunement, you will be linked to the essence of The Sacred Pipe. There will be an inner knowing of wisdom, experienced in an intuitive sense. You will only have to call upon The Pipe when you need clarification, or when you have life challenges, to feel knowledge flowing through you.
This is energy to use when you wish to pray for something. When you call upon the energy of The Pipe, you are connecting with the essence of everything, the whole of creation. Using the energy is very simple, there are no symbols or mantras; just call upon the energy of The Sacred Pipe and will flow to you.
Founder: Philip Hilton
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