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Plant Medicine Prayer Retreat with David “Avocado” Wolfe and Tu Tu Xuiyari
February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - February 23, 2020 @ 1:00 PM$333
Join David “Avocado” Wolfe for an authentic Native American Church Plant Medicine Prayer retreat led by old time friend, NAC & Church of the Four Directions RoadMan , Tu Tu Xuiyari.
“There may be nothing more powerful in your life than praying with, and for, your loved ones, in deep reverence for the mysterious forces of life. join us for a night of prayer as we reconnect to ourselves, our loved ones, our brethren and our wonderful Earth. Profound spiritual, emotional, mental and physical healing can occur in a single night. This is the power of Native American Church. Forces of chaos may control the physical world, but they don’t control the spirit world. Together, during this all-night experience, we connect to the spirit for healing.” ~ David “Avocado” Wolfe
This will be an authentic prayer meeting in the Native American Church tradition featuring Grandfather Peyote Medicine. The Ceremony runs overnight with feast and the option of an afternoon sweat lodge to complete the ceremony.
How is Peyote Used?
Peyote, the holy medicine is used within the Native American Church Ceremonies to support and address the prayers brought forth by the sponsor of the prayer service, and support the sponsors and church members/ churchgoers. The officers or support helpers in the ceremony work together to take care of the fire and water, as well as the church members, and the holy instruments, such as the staff, gourd and drum which are used in the conducting of prayer services and songs throughout the night.
These prayer services are called for a variety of reasons, as diverse as any reason one would decide to pray, whether it is in celebration or appreciation, or in a request, or seeking something in particular from The Creator.
This medicine has a long history of use and healing. Many have worked very hard to preserve this bonified sacred ceremonial way of life. This medicine is used to make people tough and to strengthen their spirit. It is not considered a drug and is never referred to a such, rather reverently referred to as the holy medicine. When this ancient cactus is used in conjunction with this ceremonial way it has been accounted for curing the incurable, and reversing addictions people have with drugs, alcohol, and/ or other substances. This medicine is acknowledged as part of the sobriety movement and the red road of life, it has helped many recover from the black road, of drugs and alcohol.
There is a long history of Native American Church officers, roadmen and members working for the medicine’s legalization in Canada, under the freedom of religious expression. As articulated these are just some of the reasons this medicine and this ceremonial way must be treated with the utmost respect and reverence.
This ceremony is typically run in a tipi, if the weather is permitting or can be run in a ceremonial house or building, during winter months. All participants of the ceremony are expected to stay for the duration of the ceremony, in support of the sponsors and their prayers. These meetings are followed by a Sweatlodge ceremony, a collective feast/potluck and an additional water prayer which typically takes place at or around high noon. Modest attire is expected as a sign of respect for the ancestors and spirits involved. Long shirts, dresses, and shawls are appropriate for women, and reverent dress /attire is expected for men. Men commonly wear knee-length shorts for the sweat lodge, while women commonly wear a sweat dress or a tee shirt and long skirt.
Shoes are expected to be worn during the ceremony, for your own protection so please choose a comfortable option to accommodate kneeling in prayer and seated meditation.
We advise participants to bring a blanket and /or mediation pillow to sit on. Pendleton blankets are often folded up and kneeled upon during these Native American Church ceremonies.
As to respect the spirit of the medicine we kindly ask you to refrain from drinking any alcohol, smoking or consuming any marijuana for a minimum of four days prior to the ceremony and any longer is to your own benefit.
Women who are within their ceremonial moon time of the month or on their period are asked to respect that a very specific ceremony is taking place to answer the sponsors’ prayers and so are requested as traditionally practiced to refrain from participating in the ceremony, as to avoid bringing in an additional ceremonial way. We thank you in advance for your understanding and adherence to this important notice.
We look forward to meeting you and praying together in these ceremonies.
Blessings to you and all our relations.
ABOUT DAVID “AVOCADO” WOLFE
David “Avocado” Wolfe — health, eco, nutrition, and natural beauty expert — is the rock star and Indiana Jones of the superfoods and longevity universe. The world’s top CEOs, ambassadors, celebrities, athletes, artists, and the real superheroes of this planet—Moms—all look to David for expert advice in health, beauty, herbalism, nutrition, and chocolate!
David is the celebrity spokesperson for America’s #1 selling kitchen appliance: the NUTRiBULLET™ and for www.LongevityWarehouse.com. He is the co-founder of TheBestDayEver.com online health magazine and is the visionary founder and president of the non-profit The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation charity (www.ftpf.org) with a mission to plant 18 billion fruit, nut, and medicinal trees on planet Earth.
With over 20 years of dedicated experience and having hosted over 2750 live events, David has led the environmental charge for radiant health via a positive mental attitude, eco-community building, living spring water, and the best-ever quality organic foods and herbs.
David champions the ideals of spending time in nature, growing one’s own food, and making today the best day ever. He teaches that inspiration is found in love, travel, natural beauty, vibrant health, and peak-performance. David has circumnavigated the Earth for decades seeking out the world’s purest foods and waters and leading adventure retreats (please see www.davidwolfeadventures.com).
David is a gourmet chocolatier, organic farmer, beekeeper, and a vanilla grower. He is passionate about the beautifying, health giving and mystical qualities of dark organic chocolate. You may find his favorite chocolate here.
David is the author of many best-selling books, including Eating for Beauty, The Sunfood Diet Success System, Naked Chocolate, Amazing Grace, Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future, Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms and Longevity NOW. He has also appeared in numerous breakthrough documentaries and films including: Food Matters, Hungry for Change, and Discover the Gift.
David’s Facebook site touches people daily, all over the globe, by delivering succinct powerful inspiration, news, and education.
David is a highly sought after health and personal success speaker. He has shared the stage with success and business coaches like Anthony Robbins, Richard Branson, Brian Tracy, John DeMartini, as well as acclaimed doctors and health researchers including: Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Dr. Dave Woynarowksi and many more.
David is a lead educator and presenter at the annual Longevity Conference, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and the Body-Mind Institute, where he hosts his own course.
About Tutu Xuiyari
Tutu Xuiyari, an ordained Native American Church Reverend and authorized Navajo Crystal Gazer, has facilitated numerous Native American Church Ceremonies, Sweat lodges, and Crystal Gazings since his initiations.
As an officer in the Native American Church, he has also kept fire, carried drum and cedar for many ceremonies through the years. He has brought many elders to Canada to run ceremonies for various church services.
Tutu Xuiyari has also studied and trained at the Sivananda Yoga Headquarters and worked with author Stuart Wilde on his Sacred Sites Tours. He is a graduate of Drunvalo Melchizedek’s Flower of Life courses 1 & 2 as well as his Earth Sky workshops. He has apprenticed with Huichol Marakame Don Chevelo for 20 years living on and off with him and his family in Santa Maria del Oro, Mexico. He was also an apprentice of Sundance Chief Leonard Crowdog and was a caretaker of the American Indian Movement (AIM) leader, Native American Church Reverend, and Cheyenne elder, Roland Kingfisher for many years up until his passing. He is a mentor to many and assists in rehabilitation efforts.