Here are the comments to my facebook page, from November 18, before the ceremony, to December 12, after.

Robert Brothers ~ wow, is this a photo from today?

December 12, 2014 at 12:31pm · Like · 1

Karen Averill Gorgeous!! Hello snow people! A Ho

December 12, 2014 at 12:37pm · Like

Jamie Schectman Yes, from a couple hours ago

December 12, 2014 at 12:38pm · Like

Robert Brothers ~ Beautiful! One question. Is this about the same amount of snow as predicted by the weather forecasts, or more, or less?

December 12, 2014 at 12:39pm · Like

Jamie Schectman Considerably more

December 12, 2014 at 12:40pm · Unlike · 1

Robert Brothers ~ aw… shucks, you knew that’s what I want to hear, so thanks for being the bearer of good news. It’s that kind of difference that our ceremony may have made — not the whole storm, of course, but a few inches where we called it in.

December 12, 2014 at 12:43pm · Like · 1

Jamie Schectman The forecasts had called for rain and much higher snow levels, but alas it was cold enough to be all snow.

December 12, 2014 at 12:53pm · Unlike · 1

Suzy Chaffee Hallelujah! Thank you Creator, Mother Earth and the Nature spirits! You rock!

December 12, 2014 at 9:37pm · Unlike · 2

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  • December 11, 2014
    Thanks to all those who did what they could to welcome it in,
    dipping their fingers in the water of this bowl shown in the photo
    and casting it up to the sky, calling in the snow clouds from far away
    that are over our heads right now, sharing their blessings.
  • Cover Story, “Mountain Mantra,”
    Photo by JD Anderson, Ashland Daily Tidings, 11/24/14
  • — with Hiram Towleand Chris Cook.


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Vicky Wacky awesome picture of the performer. lost in the music

December 11, 2014 at 6:29pm · Unlike · 1

Vicky Wacky wat is on that cusion ? seems like a pottery

December 11, 2014 at 6:30pm · Like

Robert Brothers ~ On the cushion is an ancient stone sacred

medicine bowl that was given to Suzanne Mathis McQueen,

the Medicine Carrier for our ceremony.

December 12, 2014 at 12:23am · Like · 1

Vicky Wacky thats looking very nice as well. thanks for sharing

December 12, 2014 at 12:24am · Unlike · 1

Eric Ensminger hec yeah

December 12, 2014 at 9:22am · Unlike · 1

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Robert Brothers

November 26, 2014 · Edited ·

Deep, Heartfelt Prayers – with Tears – for Snow on All the High Mountains.
. . . . ~ “First Snows” Mountain Blessing, Mount Ashland, 11/23/14 ~ . . . .

Since last winter, when hardly any snow came in to bless our mountains, forests, and rivers, we have tried to do better.
May we be guided now, in this coming winter, to do better still,
to earn with our actions for each other, and for the climate that protects us all,
the blessings that have always been so beautifully given to all beings.

With our hearts, let’s keep on calling in the life-giving snow, every day!

Welcome Snow, Come on In,
Snow Today, and then Snow Again!

Keep on Snowing All Winter Long,
Keep on Snowing, Our Love is Strong!

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Luz Engelbrecht “keep on snowing, our love is strong!”

November 26, 2014 at 5:26pm · Unlike · 2

Sam Camp When words become music.

November 26, 2014 at 5:34pm · Unlike · 2

Sandhya Prakash

November 26, 2014 at 5:38pm · Unlike · 1

Ava Thiesen Indeed and amen!

November 26, 2014 at 6:44pm · Unlike · 1

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Krishna Deva Groover

November 23, 2014 ·

Every year, members of our community in Ashland gather in a multi-cultural ceremony on the Mountain to bless the snow as it melts and becomes nourishing water for our valley. I have had the honor of representing the Vaishnava tradition in this gathering. And now we have gathered for the first time in the Fall as well, to call the snow and the waters back once again.
This has been one of the most deeply moving gatherings that I’ve been a part of in a long time. In my prayers for water, my heart was swallowed by the Ocean, and the overflow found it’s escape through my eyes.
In moments like these I’m eternally grateful to call this place my home, and to call you my Family.
I was inspired to write this on the way there and was blessed to share it in circle:
Every ray of sunlight, every grain of sand, every life-giving drop of water, every cell, within and without, is a gift. As are we, and every living soul with whom we share our home.
The great wheel turns and each of us take our honored place, to fall as rain again and again. Many different paths will guide our flow, to our inevitable union in the Great Ocean. Countless humble drops, now deep and powerful and seamlessly one.
And the water in a delicate snowflake is no less the ocean. And I am no less yourself. I call to this water, these humble little drops of us, to come cleanse and nourish our hearts and our lands. We are the ocean. The ocean is love. Love is welcome here.
‪#‎sacred ‪#‎prana

— with Peia Bird and 7 others.


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Naia Leigh

November 23, 2014 at 5:00pm · Unlike · 3

Yaffa Rosenthal Aho

November 23, 2014 at 5:01pm · Unlike · 2

Kristina Marlia Thank you for bringing your heart to this purpose! It is powerful and serves all.

November 23, 2014 at 6:45pm · Unlike · 2

Angela Rose Mageras ♡ thank u for sharing

November 23, 2014 at 7:37pm · Unlike · 2

Julie McAfee Beautiful!

November 23, 2014 at 7:47pm · Unlike · 2

Brigitte Culhane Yes! Beautiful

November 23, 2014 at 8:23pm · Unlike · 3

Christa Tinker I am breathing this in deeply, how beautiful!

November 23, 2014 at 9:37pm · Unlike · 2

Anastacia Townsend You brought the heart Krishna Deva , I was witness, very beautiful

November 23, 2014 at 9:44pm · Unlike · 3

Krishna Deva Groover Thank you so much for being there Anastacia

November 24, 2014 at 12:21am · Unlike · 1

Rah Sa Mmmmm    Heartglowing gratitude thank you thank you thank you  that was beautiful, and resonates deeply, your prayer is my prayer brother  blessings to Mother Water for all that she is mmmm  Aho

November 24, 2014 at 1:50am · Edited · Unlike · 3

Jeanette Jungers  thanks for posting, love and respect to you.

November 24, 2014 at 5:38am · Unlike · 2

Krishna Deva Groover Thank you for praying with me Rah Sa

November 24, 2014 at 9:11am · Unlike · 3

Rah Sa Con gusto

November 24, 2014 at 4:54pm · Like · 2

Prema Mayi I wish I had been there! But by you being there I am too. Many blessings

November 24, 2014 at 7:14pm · Like · 2

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Robert Brothers

November 21, 2014 · Edited ·

~The “First Snows” Mountain Blessing Began Unexpectedly Last Night~
On a high ridge at the top of the Trinity watershed I found snow covering the ground and tree branches as far as I could see, glowing softly in the fog.
I hopped out of my truck, ate some snow, began singing, welcoming it in.
* May there be blessings / on all you snow crystals /
* on every snow mountain / where there’s been a drought /
* Please tell all your friends / to come here too /
* and we’ll bring the people on out!
Sunday, November 23, 1-3 pm at the Ski Area before it open for the season

— with Jamie Schectman and 10 others.


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“First Snows” Mountain Blessing at Mount Ashland

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 1:00pm people went

November 21, 2014 at 11:21am · Like · 9 · Remove Preview

Dena Nickell Beautiful forest there! I miss living where it snows.. I can hear the crystaline soft sounds..

November 21, 2014 at 11:45am · Unlike · 1

Robert Brothers . . . when the wind blows . . .

November 21, 2014 at 12:41pm · Like · 2

Shalahnia Riversong Be there in spirit!

November 21, 2014 at 1:10pm · Unlike · 3

Shalahnia Riversong

November 21, 2014 at 1:10pm · Unlike · 1

Lynn Jivana Adames Such a beautiful sight for sure, but can’t help but be grateful for the sunny San Diego day today. #sospoiledyall.

November 21, 2014 at 3:44pm · Like · 1

Krishna Deva Groover Lucky you  But there’s something so magical about experiencing the dynamism of the seasons, the different moods of Mama Nature. Wouldn’t trade it for anything~

November 21, 2014 at 4:03pm · Unlike · 3

Lynn Jivana Adames For sure!

November 21, 2014 at 4:07pm · Unlike · 2

Robert Brothers ~ Hmmm? I wonder if the same thing is happening now with Snow that once happened with the Sun.
One of the stories shared by many people all around the planet could be called “The Morning the Sun Went Down.”
In the beginning times, after coming up every morning for years, the Sun noticed that the people who had once enthusiastically celebrated the return of its warm light every day had now taken it so much for granted that they never even bothered to smile when it rose over the hills, and had even begun to complain about the glare.
Finally, after seeing this too many times, when the Sun saw it happening again one morning, it had enough, went back down and stayed there.
After a long day of darkness, people huddled together in the cold and tried to remember the songs that they had sung when the Sun first began to rise.
Finally, a little girl just began singing, “Sun, I love you!” and the Sun stuck its head over the horizon to see who she was.
Her name was Gaia, and she became known to all as Mother Earth.

November 21, 2014 at 6:23pm · Like · 4

Lynn Jivana Adames That’s awesome Mr. Robert!!!

November 21, 2014 at 6:33pm · Unlike · 2

Suzanne Mathis McQueen Looking for a ride to the ceremony if anyone has room. Thanks and Love!

November 21, 2014 at 8:18pm · Unlike · 2

Elizabeth Jackson · 2 mutual friends

We had snow in my country too after a long period of no blessings of snow or rain…. So happy to receive this blessing and even more grateful that others are giving their thanks for water from the sky as well.

December 6, 2014 at 1:47am · Like

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Larry Morningstar shared Sara Tone‘s photo.

November 18, 2014 ·

The 3 Sisters in Concert this Saturday in the Community Room at Jackson WellSprings: Sara ToneZahira, and Peia. Not to be missed! Sat, Nov 22 at 7pm. Tickets only available at the door: $10-$22 sliding scale. They will be singing backing each other up and singing songs blessing Mount Ashland. The following day, Sunday from 1-3, will be the blessing of Mount Ashland on top of the mountain, at the sky resort. All are welcome.

with Joa LilaSharon WilsonLindy KehoeVictoria ChristianPopi Russell WeilerPeia BirdSara Tone MusicZahira K Clement, Jaris Dreaming,Jackson Wellsprings, Ashland, OR.The WellSpringsEvan WilsonOlivia DotyAsha DeliveranceCarrie ZollMara JacksonKaza SatyrGladeWilla RobinetteFirefly WalterMarcus FyaWindsong Martin, Oshana Katranidou,Fonta EarthStrongDiane PattersonDiane HorbacewiczLotus White,Harmony KephartHarmony Sue HaynieSuzanne Mathis McQueenJohn R. BarnettShazna JaiLeela HarlemJoy HoseyConstance Dean, Jasna Pecaric, Jeanne Normand WhiteJean RoordaAnna Cassilly, Anna Christensen, Raquel IturbeTaravali DeviGraell CorsiniJumana King-HarrisMonique Trinity RoseLoraia WardJane FossenJaimie Bernhagen,Karen RogersRobert BrothersTracie SageAmbre Rae, Makana Green, Melissa May, Shasta Homel, Elise Longhi, Ray Thiel, Ray Mikota, Saranam Mark Greenberg, Sarah Sitara Ananda Velander


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Sara Tone, Zahira & Peia

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00pm

Jackson Wellsprings, Ashland, OR. in Ashland, Oregon55 people went

November 18, 2014 at 11:27am · Unlike · 1

Graell Werifesteria Corsini Yes!!!!

November 18, 2014 at 12:16pm · Unlike · 2

Elijah Ray (((  )))

November 18, 2014 at 12:23pm · Unlike · 2

Stephanie Nord

November 20, 2014 at 12:26pm · Like

Christina Coffman This is going to be AMAZING!!

November 20, 2014 at 5:09pm · Edited · Like

Melonie Rose So looking forward to healing and fun listening to this trio

November 20, 2014 at 8:01pm · Like

Suzanne Mathis McQueen So sorry to have missed this! Couldn’t make it. xoxoxo

November 22, 2014 at 7:28pm · Like