"The cosmology of where we come from is where we're going."—Tiokasin Ghosthorse. I'm still reflecting on this last week spent with the Spiritual Ecology Youth Fellowship (SEYF) where we were honored to be hosted through teachings from Tiokasin Ghosthorse of the Lakota Nation.
One of the key days of this meeting was when we were instructed to build this tipi. Each pole was infused by us individually as we tied our prayers onto the top end before placing each one in careful alignment with the next, creating the skeleton for which to wrap the canvas around.
Somehow the metaphor of this continues to strike me again and again. Through individual and careful reflection we create the fragile space for true and long standing relations. There could not be a more pertinent time to ask ourselves where we have come from and where we are going."
—Kailea Frederick, Spiritual Ecology Fellow