“Welcome Mother Sun” Sunrise Ceremony
Tjilpi Bob Randall, Yankunytjatjara Nation, Uluru
Arrive just before sunrise. Find the highest point. Prepare: Stand, facing East. Relax. Center & calm self with breath. Inhale 3-7 counts thru nose, hold 3-7, exhale thru nose. Inhale thru nose, hold, exhale thru mouth, Inhale thru mouth, hold, exhale thru nose.
Bring palms together at The One Heart. As soon as you see the first glow of light, when 1st sunlight touches you, let yourself feel this touch. Voice your own personal way of greeting Mother Sun. For example, say: “Welcome, Mother Sun, to Mother Earth. It is really good to see You. May the blessings of Love always remain with You.”
Turn to Face South. Repeat from*: Turn, face West: Repeat from*, Turn to face North: Repeat from*
Face NE. Bring hands, palms together in front of your heart, the One Heart, in prayer position.
Extend arms straight out in front, bend wrists, fingers point up, palms face the direction you are honoring, say, “I acknowledge You with Love and Peace” Bring hands back in front of your heart, palms together in prayer position and say, “So let it Be” Repeat, facing SE. Then repeat facing SW, then repeat facing NW
Circular Walk of Oneness
Start at the beginning, the point where you entered the meditation site. Walk clockwise in one complete circle, stepping in the footsteps of our Ancestors. If you are in a group, let the elder lead, and step in the footprints of the person in front of you. In every moment, take every step with Love; appreciate everything from you to the horizon, acknowledging all living: all that lies in-between and beyond.
Connecting With Love to Family
Each person sits, in meditation, facing the direction of where their family is living. Look at the sun touching the highest point of where they are. See the sunlight touching the top of your home and your family, human and Nature, including the trees, birds, animals, waterways… all living. Mother Sun is the Light of Love. See your family with that same Love Light shining on them, going to them and bringing them to you, with Love.
Welcome Mother Sun Ceremony- Words Only:
(Facing East): “Welcome, Mother Sun, to Mother Earth. It is really good to see You. May the blessings of Love always remain with You.”
(Facing each of the 4 directions, starting with East):
From the highest point above me, throughout the Universe, extending beyond the horizon from the North to the South, I call on All Things before me, that Was, that Is, and that Will Be, to come and meet with me and create a sacred space from which we can acknowledge the right of All Things to live in love, light, peace, and harmony throughout their time as given that right by The Tjukurrpa. In the name of All that is Sacred and Holy and desire to live according to the Kanyini Principles of having unconditional Love for all things… and being responsible for that Love.” …So let It Be.
(Facing each of the in-between directions, starting with NE: “ I acknowledge You with Love and Peace. So Let It Be.”