Talking Stick

[Note: This community feature is currently undergoing beta-testing. Please try it out and let me know how it works for you. Thanks for helping build our community. Peace and love, Albert 10/27/2006]

The Talking Stick is a tradition in which each member of a community is given the opportunity to speak their voice into the circle and have their voice be heard. This tradition is sometimes also called "attunement" or "checking in" or sometimes simply "sharing."

Whatever the name of the various traditions, the instructions are the same. Speak honestly, speak truthfully, from a place of depth and meaning in your being. Try not to rehearse. And stay present with what is.

You are invited to participate in the circle of the Talking Stick.

Here's how to participate:

1. Take a few moments to quiet yourself and get centered and grounded.

2. When you feel ready to speak, record yourself on your computer via YouTube or as an audio recording on your own computer. You may need to set up your microphone so that it can record into your computer. If you want to, you can also share video, but this is not necessary.

3. Post your video as a blog on iThou or upload your audio to the site -- and tag it with the phrase "talking stick". Your message will be spoken into the Talking Circle and will show up on this page, listed below.

Thank you for being a part of this circle.

Thank you for being a part of this love.

DurationListenTitlenumber of playsDate SpokenCommentsRepliesLoves
6:10Community Voices [Talking Stick] #4145916Oct 17 2008 - 12:15pm33
2:22Community Voices [Talking Stick] #4144387Oct 17 2008 - 12:15pm0no votes
0:53Community Voices [Talking Stick] #3966400Aug 31 2008 - 8:30am33
4:02Community Voices [Talking Stick] #3558370Jun 13 2008 - 4:00pm12
4:30Community Voices [Talking Stick] #3557197Jun 13 2008 - 3:55pm01
4:39Community Voices [Talking Stick] #3556137Jun 13 2008 - 3:50pm01
6:09Community Voices [Talking Stick] #3555112Jun 13 2008 - 3:15pm01
4:20Community Voices [Talking Stick] #3554106Jun 13 2008 - 1:55pm01
6:09Community Voices [Talking Stick] #3548144Jun 11 2008 - 10:20am02
6:09Community Voices [Talking Stick] #354794Jun 11 2008 - 10:00am02
4:43Community Voices [Talking Stick] #354684Jun 11 2008 - 9:15am02
4:47Community Voices [Talking Stick] #354479Jun 10 2008 - 12:25pm01
5:01Community Voices [Talking Stick] #354351Jun 10 2008 - 10:00am01
6:09Community Voices [Talking Stick] #354259Jun 10 2008 - 9:55am01
5:51Community Voices [Talking Stick] #354153Jun 10 2008 - 9:45am01
5:34Community Voices [Talking Stick] #354068Jun 10 2008 - 9:35am01
3:46Community Voices [Talking Stick] #353582Jun 9 2008 - 7:30am02
5:19Community Voices [Talking Stick] #353466Jun 9 2008 - 7:10am03
3:38Community Voices [Talking Stick] #353368Jun 9 2008 - 7:00am03
3:55Community Voices [Talking Stick] #353270Jun 9 2008 - 6:55am02
2:54Community Voices [Talking Stick] #353175Jun 9 2008 - 6:55am02
2:57Community Voices [Talking Stick] #3530142Jun 9 2008 - 6:40am34
0:28Community Voices [Talking Stick] #3523109Jun 4 2008 - 7:10pm02
1:32Community Voices [Talking Stick] #3445272Apr 8 2008 - 11:55am05
0:40Community Voices [Talking Stick] #3443146Apr 7 2008 - 12:20pm25
3:02Community Voices [Talking Stick] #2973396Nov 11 2007 - 4:30pm73
1:11Community Voices [Talking Stick] #2659208Oct 5 2007 - 10:00am12
3:43Community Voices [Talking Stick] #2652206Oct 4 2007 - 1:40pm15
2:45Community Voices [Talking Stick] #2651147Oct 4 2007 - 9:40am23
1:32Community Voices [Talking Stick] #2646159Oct 3 2007 - 6:00pm14