Hearing Ritual…

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When a woman is pregnant, a hearing ritual is performed. In this ritual, elders will ask the unborn child, “Who are you? Why are you coming here? Why do you bother, this world is too messed up. What can we do to ease your journey?”
The baby takes over the mother’s voice and speaks back, “This is who I am. I am coming to help uphold the knowledge of the of the ancestors,” or, “I am coming to do this and this”. And based on that information, the elders will prepare an appropriate ritual space in which to receive the child and make sure that everything is ready here before the child is born…

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