by Elk Brother Dreaming
For a long time I prayed and meditated over my decision to enter the Inipi, the traditional sweatlodge. My heart had to be right. It’s not a choice to be taken lightly. Not unless you are a fool and want to risk your physical and emotional wellbeing. Not to mention the risk you are taking spiritually.
It is a physically challenging environment. The heat is extreme. Those volcanic rocks are heated to red hot. The dwelling is very hot and cramped. We were squeezed in there shoulder to shoulder. To those with claustrophobia, like myself, it can be rather intimidating. Continue reading “My First Inipi – Sweat Lodge”