Fall is a time of slowing – a time for reflecting on the fullness of days past, according to Judy Bluehorse Skelton.
Judy Bluehorse Skelton:
And in the fall, some seeds, the fruits, as they come into full bearing, is the time to, to gather them. When the energy starts to move back into the root, if you’re gathering energy or medicine, if you’re gathering plants for root medicine, you might be digging in late fall, or, some do that in early spring.
According to Joanne Shenandoah, prophecy and respect for life can guide one’s music. “The Prophecy Song,” an anishnabe song from her album Orenda (with Lawrence Laughing), is to remind us to be aware of our place upon the earth.
Long ago there was a beautiful spirit woman. Her name was Yomumul. She was beautiful because she was full of spirit. She was a creator. She created the mountains. She created the land. She created all the animals that were on the land.