Thursday, June 5, 2008

Idea for a Healing Circle for our Warriors

So I read this great article in YES! Magazine about healing our warriors to break the cycle of violence. Wouldn't it be cool if we had a healing circle in Wyoming to honor the sacrifices made by our brothers and sisters in this and all previous wars?

"Almost all cultures, past and present, have had warriors. They have also had complex stories and rituals to help them recover from combat and guide them through the life cycle. The occurrence of warriors is so universal that depth psychologists understand Warrior to be one of our foundational psycho-spiritual archetypes." and
"These war-healing rituals and practices serve us all. They bring home to us the need to break the cycles of war-making and violence both within the individual soldier and within the society. When we return to our veterans their silenced voices, when we accept our true responsibility as individuals and communities, we will no longer see war as an adventure or a legitimate tool of power politics. Then, perhaps, we may see that all over our country and world, we share the same legacy of war-wounding. When we join together to address those wounds wherever they appear, we will finally “study war no more.”

Quoted from the article, click here to read it.

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