Vision ~ Mission ~ Philosophy

 

 

 

 

Words of Simplicity, from a place of Clarity, for the Sacredness of all.

 

Vision:

To say that we honor the wildish nature is to say that we find sacred and encourage in our selves and our kinsters the ways of instinctive knowing, of inner growth and spiritual expansion, of innate community building, and the passing on of wisdom through ritual and storytelling.

Mission:
Under the sun, the moon and the stars we preserve and protect the simple and sacred through instinctual living, educational experiences, wellness therapies, spiritual direction and personal disciplines.

Philosophy:
We strive to express our Divine Love purely, instinctively, abundantly, richly, with grand enthusiasm and without hesitation.  Our community goes beyond debate and into living. We concern ourselves with the application of the Simple and Sacred, using it as our practical guide. We acknowledge that each individual must live intimately with the results of a decision, which is our inherent and basic human right.  We support and encourage research, education, projects and future visioning which promote the global viability of the following:

Home Birth – Simple and sacred birth under a tree, under the stars, or birth in a horse trough. A mother has the inherent right to choose where and with whom she will birth her baby.
 

Home Education – Organic learning encourages the development of instinct, intuition, and innate intelligence. Every child’s primary learning environment is their home.
 

Home Health – Wellness Therapies include breath, movement, rest, pure water, fresh foods and natural medicines for restoring balance and maintaining health.
 

Home Worship – We use nature, sacred fire, stone altars, silence, solitude, ritual, ceremony and traditions for grief or celebration. Simple and sacred worship keeps the soul of an individual and community alive.

Home Death – We pray for a gentle passage for ourselves and those we love as we walk on.  First and last breaths are so important to us that we created our own burial grounds. For us, instinctual living is from birth unto death and everything in between.
 

Burial Grounds -

After two decades of preserving simple and sacred birth we began to ponder how to attend to our dying and dead. Instinctual living includes instinctual dying.  Birth and death are both natural passages. We wanted to bring sacredness to the last breathe as well as the first breathe. But how?

 

For this reason and many others, we created Burial Grounds. The process involved learning the legal and fullest extent of our freedom around the issue of with whom, how and where we can breath our last and then who must be notified and where we can be put to rest. Our burial grounds, like all of The Holyland, is a sacred part of our Instinctual Living Vision. He Bear, of our Bear Council which oversees the care and purpose of the Burial Grounds, wrote a ballad that we sing when we work the land or tend the sacred fire for the prayers of those who have walked on. Here is that ballad and we offer it to you as inspiration to live boldly the vision of your heart and soul.

Our vision and philosophy guide us in our mission work. We give a bit more of our wealth; our time, our money, our energy and our love to help make the world a better place, especially for the most vulnerable, weak, young, old, lonely, alone, sick or scared among us.  Reclaiming and rebuilding wise and instinctual life within spiritual community is our way of affirming world peace and global solidarity. It links us to our ancestors and the next generation. We encourage you to follow your instinctual wisdom.

Visit our Spiritual Retreat Centre page to learn more and share the journey.

What one womyn can do, all wimyn can do. ~ Sister MorningStar

Basic Disaster Birth Support Training

This training is for all citizens, not just birth keepers. BDBS prepares us to be the calm and knowledgeable support for a birthing mother when circumstances prevent her from reaching her planned site of birth. Did you know that simple actions like privacy, warmth, dim lighting and keeping baby in mother's arms with cord attached can save lives? If you or your group of colleagues or friends are interested in this training or Physiological Resuscitation of the Newborn or the EmerGently birth guide, please feel welcomed to contact sister morningstar with questions or to schedule a training.

We visit the confined, the sick and we sit with the dying of our community. We do our best to create close circles to support one another in times of great need or great loss. Birth and death are two of the most intense times of need or loss in our journey on this earth. Although we cannot be all things to all people at all time, we often say, “we are here for you”. Each night we light a candle at the foot of the Great Mother global community. Feel us.

   

If we live long enough, we are called to sit bedside with death. It is a privilege to love so fully and experience so deeply the transcendent journey of another. May the simple and sacred guide you wisely through the journey of first and last breaths – your own and those you love.

CONTACT

Sister MorningStar

22 Blue Jay Road

Kaiser, MO 65047-2106

(573) 348-6288 (home)

(573) 434-2735 (cell)

E-mail:

sister@sistermorningstar.com

 

Secondary Contact:

Tabitha Hall

(573) 434-2702

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Our physical location: The Holyland is located in central Missouri, approximately 3 hours

southeast of Kansas City and 3 hours southwest of St. Louis.

Kaiser, MO 65047-2106

Help support our cause! 

In our modern world, it is not easy to let what is natural be natural – to honor a knowing that existed before we did. It is even more difficult to preserve it. If it is not preserved within us, it will not be preserved in our families and communities, our policies, our hospitals, our schools or our nations. Most importantly, it becomes lost to our future generations.

 

Your contribution helps sustain the Holyland and the Spiritual Retreat Centre for Instinctual Living. The Centre offers programs of education and spiritual direction specifically for midwifery, childbirth, wellness therapies, yoga, as well as personal and collective spiritual retreats.  

 

We are a diverse community and I, the founder, am a woodland Mystic of Cherokee ancestry. I place all donations on my altar in Rose Cottage to receive a blessing of return for your happiness, health, wealth and holiness. If you send a donation, please include a love note.  

 

“I promise to live, in ever growing awareness, a life of simplicity; to give more than I take and to quiet the mind to single and simple purpose; to live with the knowledge that I am the temporary guardian of all I possess and to stand ready to share when love calls.”

 

Donations may also be sent to:

Sister MorningStar

22 Blue Jay Road

Kaiser, MO 65047-2106

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