LEARNING TO LISTENING as a honed skill is at ground zero. With the alarming decline in the orality of tribal American people, we are looking for listeners. LISTENING GROUND is a movement to slow down, reboot and learn to listen with our hearts, not with our heads.
As Larry Littlebird shares SLOW STORY, through an online story-listening experience, it is his hope to provide valuable stories which inspire others to join him in this listening movement. To reconnect to one’s own stories for ways of blessing and simple healthy living in a loving Creator’s divine order.
Historically, indigenous peoples have lived intimately rooted in regenerative circles of life. Today’s industrialized societies disconnect us from these natural systems critical for survival. The forming of this nation from sea to shining sea forced the indigenous people from their homelands - tipping the balance.
From that time past through the years arriving up to the present how does one begin to make sense of all that has transpired across this land? How do we restore the healthy root and heal the up-rootedness of a nation?
"LISTENERS all want one thing: something to hope for. Something that will satisfy a gnawing hunger, quench a deep thirst, heal and restore life. Even in an immensely challenging time where the tribal orality of my Native people is at ground zero and against seemingly impossible odds, hope flickers. It may be a tiny flame, however, listeners become the spark that will bring fresh fire.
Quietly, around small lodge fires, the great stories are still being told. Their good healing power requires story-listeners, who breathe on them with a kind of breath that comes from the spirit still alive in this land." - Larry Littlebird