Readings For The Ceremony, Healing Hearts At Wounded Knee

Readings For The Ceremony,

Healing Hearts At Wounded Knee


Sijsele Belgium: Gritta Maes

Dear relatives from across the Atlantic Ocean. We are grateful, as organizers of the Healing Hearts at Wounded Knee Ceremony Belgium to be part of this Global Remembrance Movement. We will pray, sing, dance, make music, weep, laugh, tell stories, remember and commemorate knowing that we are not alone, knowing that we are part of a growing group of human beings who know how important Healing of the Heart is. We will remember all our ancestors who suffered and died in wars and genocides. In Belgium a lot of Native Americans fought in both World Wars I and II. We will pray for all the people who are right now suffering from violence and are dying in wars all over the world. We would like to pay attention to our own little wars, in the family, amongst neighbours, in ourselves. We can feel anger, hatred, jealousy, resentment, hopelessness and pain in our hearts because of what happened and still happens to our relatives, ourselves and the world. But we also can choose to open up that same heart for brighter things . Heartbeat after heartbeat we can let go of all these crippling feelings because we are not alone. We can choose to let love, joy, forgiveness, laughter and empathy touch our souls. Then healing can start. It’s not an easy journey to embark upon. The Great Spirit and our ancestors will guide us and support us as well as Mother Earth. Our Mother Earth who also screams for healing. A lot of us can learn a lot from the wisdom of the Native Americans. Standing Bear learns us: …the old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too. So he kept his children close to nature’s softening influence. Thank you for being part of this ceremony and we wish you all a forgiveful life. Gritta, Saskia and many more Belgium Healing Hearts supporters


Antwerp Belgium: Marja van der Heijden



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