Call-to-Action Rapid Response
TENDING TO WILDFIRES
Led by Mary Olivar
Wednesday, July 28th @ 5 PM MDT
Due to ongoing rain deficits and extreme temperatures there are currently massive wildfires burning in multiple areas. Please join Shamanism Without Borders Community Leader Mary Olivar for a Rapid Response Community Call-to-Action to tend to these lands and those negatively affected by these fires.
The Tending to Wildfires Ceremony will use the Shamanism without Borders process to illuminate what needs attention within the land, communities, fire-fighters and the victims of these wildfires. From a place of neutrality, please join us in seeing how we may be of service.
HOW TO PREPARE
Create sacred ceremonial space in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed by other people or loud noises. Set up a small altar, light a candle, and have your shamanic tools nearby. You are welcome to rattle or drum along during the shamanic journey process.
Call information will be emailed out the day before the event and again as a reminder the day of the event. If you are not already on our email list and would like to join the call, please enter your information in the form to the right.
Each call-to-action rapid response event will be recorded and made available on the website for those who want to listen at a later time or more than once. An email with the audio recording will be sent out when playback is available.
TENDING TO WILDFIRES
Wednesday, July 28th, 5pm MDT
Led by Mary Olivar
**If you have an active membership with the Society for Shamanic Practice or have signed up for a Call-to-Action event in the past, you will be automatically invited to all future Call-to-Action events and do not need to sign up again**
ABOUT THIS AUDIO Most of us have heard in the news recently of the high rise condominium building which collapsed in the small town of Surfside, Florida. Numerous people have died and many more are still missing. Rescue efforts continue as the remaining portion of the...
ABOUT THIS AUDIO Afghanistan is a country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. It is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the north and China to the northeast. People have been settling here...
ABOUT THIS AUDIO Recently both India and Brazil have made their way into many media headlines for numerous reasons; whether COVID-19 related or the unraveling of old structures and old ways of being. Coming from a place of neutrality we look into how we can support...
ABOUT THIS AUDIO There have been recent and past events related to Gun Violence that led us to this tending. In fact, someone mentioned to me that today, April 20th is the 22nd anniversary of Columbine. I’m sure, we have all heard or read in the news of the shootings...
ABOUT THIS AUDIO Myanmar, also known as Burma, is located in South East Asia. It neighbors Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, China, and India. The main religion is Buddhism. There are many ethnic groups in the country, including Rohingya Muslims. The country gained...
ABOUT THIS AUDIO The Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia is undergoing violent conflict. The scenario there includes the destruction of homes and farmland, many thousands of refugees and millions lacking basic resources, war crimes, human rights violations, genocide,...
ABOUT THIS AUDIO In these turbulent times, our communities need our support more than ever. Join SWB Community Leader, Nancy Lankston as we gather in a space of non-judgment and compassion to journey together. We ask for guidance from Spirit regarding how best to...
ABOUT THIS AUDIO Whether in the United States with upcoming changes in leadership, or in another country in the world, our leadership structures could use a little tending. From a neutral place of non-judgment, Lena Stevens, SSP Board Member and Shamanic Practitioner...
ABOUT THIS AUDIO Headlines from around the world have been expressing a need for the support of farmworkers, food industry workers, as well as millions in COVID- affected countries who are experiencing shortages in the supply chain. Together, we will journey to see...
About this Audio As Covid continues to restructure much of our routines and dreams, we have an opportunity to tend to those who have been on the frontlines. Caretakers of all kinds, including healthcare workers, parents, first responders, essential workers, and...
About this Audio Powerful change happens in the world when we attend to what needs addressing within ourselves. This Tending To Your Own Backyard ceremony will use the Shamanism Without Borders process to illuminate what needs attention within ourselves and the...
About this Audio Extreme temperatures and high winds have triggered a massive increase in the number and severity of wildfires now burning in the western United States. Please join SWB Community Leader Nancy Lankston for a Rapid Response Community Call-to-Action to...
What does an SWB process look like?
The general outline of an SWB process is as follows. This process is facilitated by one of our trained community leaders and does not require experience to be a participant.
- Introducing the issue that requires tending
- Opening, protecting and calling allies into a ceremonial container
- Journeying from a place of neutrality for instructions
- Tending to the situation based on the information given
- Blessing what was tended
- Thanking and releasing the container
“When we prepare for a tending process, we journey to the spirit of the situation to look for guidance. This might be the spirit of the land, the soul of a community, country or the spirit of a culture, or collective consciousness. We ask the simple question, “What would be the most effective way that we can be of service?”. Sometimes the answer is clear. Sometimes it is unexpected. Sometimes the answer is to not do any ceremony at all.
Because we conduct this journey with the assistance of our tried and true spirit friends of kindness, we can trust that their answers come from a place more resourced than we could find on our own. This sacred listening practice is revelatory and healing to all beings. As we are all connected through unseen webs, answering the call for healing in this way brings healing to ourselves as well, through a beautiful circle of offering and gratitude. Blessed be.”
~Provided by SWB Community Leader Tasara Jen Stone
What tools are recommended to use during an SWB process?
We suggest being in a ceremonial space, setting up an altar and lighting a candle. You may also want to have any tools you already work with such as a drum, rattle, feathers, tobacco, crystals, etc.
How can I continue the tending process or receive additional support?
Feel free to continue connecting through our member’s forum.
If you are interested in learning more about the practice of Shamanism Without Borders and how to facilitate this meaningful work, we invite you to join our network and gain instant access to a free 3-part audio training by visiting please visit shamanicpractice.org/swb for more info.
What if I can't make the call time?
A recording will be made available on this page and in the audio section of our website following each call.
How can I learn more about Shamanism Without Borders?
You can visit our Shamanism Without Borders page to learn more.