Humility is knowing that you are a sacred part of creation; No one is better than anyone else because we are all equal.
In the natural world, the wolf expresses humility very clearly. The wolf lives within a pack of other wolves, and the pack operates as a team. Each has a role to play. Several animals may be the hunters, some may be the protectors, some may be the nurturers and others may be the pups that follow, learn, and grow.
Each wolf is equally important as each animal must perform its role for the survival and betterment of the pack.
Sharing Circle Activity:
This can be done as a small group, a large group or as a family
All circles incorporate spiritual expressions in a culturally safe way. The sharing circle can be used as a safe space to listen and to share. For those who wish to do so, a circle may begin with a smudge with sage or sweet grass. Ideally, all circles can open and close with a prayer.
There are a few simple guidelines that ensure a circle is safe:
- Only one person speaks at a time – only the person holding the feather or talking stick may speak. Dialogues are not part of the circle, as they can become confrontational.
- Introduce yourself – it is polite to introduce yourself in the first round. You may use your spirit name (of you have one) or your given name.
- Speak from the heart – the speaker should address the circle from the heart and may speak for as long as they need to, with respect for the time of others.
- Listen with respect – all people except the speaker listen attentively and give support to the speaker. Listening with the heart allows you to hear the true intent behind what the speaker is saying. Listen in the way you expect others to hear you.
- What is said in the circle stays in the circle – never repeat anything that is said within the circle, unless you have permission from the speaker.