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
2:54Community Voices [Talking Stick] #2535160Aug 29 2007 - 4:53pm12
5:45Community Voices [Talking Stick] #251296Aug 24 2007 - 6:03pm14
5:20Community Voices [Talking Stick] #249384Aug 21 2007 - 9:27am24
5:29Community Voices [Talking Stick] #2012267May 10 2007 - 3:12pm05
4:58Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1827331Apr 19 2007 - 11:31am35
1:57Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1698295Apr 9 2007 - 5:59pm53
1:09Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1611264Apr 5 2007 - 10:29am34
1:32Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1610182Apr 5 2007 - 6:39am04
4:12Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1599126Apr 3 2007 - 5:43pm03
6:10Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1597330Apr 3 2007 - 2:43pm02
5:30Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1594262Apr 3 2007 - 2:33pm03
1:03Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1581152Apr 2 2007 - 7:23am23
6:11Community Voices [Talking Stick] #158098Apr 2 2007 - 7:18am02
6:09Community Voices [Talking Stick] #157956Apr 2 2007 - 6:58am02
6:11Community Voices [Talking Stick] #157858Apr 2 2007 - 6:48am03
6:02Community Voices [Talking Stick] #157754Apr 2 2007 - 6:43am13
6:11Community Voices [Talking Stick] #157695Apr 2 2007 - 6:35am03
6:11Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1573117Apr 1 2007 - 3:28pm33
6:11Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1572182Apr 1 2007 - 3:23pm03
5:33Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1571217Apr 1 2007 - 3:13pm03
2:18Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1550248Mar 29 2007 - 1:12pm35
6:09Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1549296Mar 29 2007 - 12:32pm134
5:14Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1548212Mar 29 2007 - 12:22pm42
2:20Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1531229Mar 26 2007 - 12:52am45
0:44Community Voices [Talking Stick] #153090Mar 26 2007 - 12:52am03
2:36Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1508202Mar 23 2007 - 4:26pm15
0:38Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1354138Feb 27 2007 - 3:16pm04
3:33Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1329149Feb 24 2007 - 12:46pm34
0:17Community Voices [Talking Stick] #131679Feb 22 2007 - 12:25am03
3:14Community Voices [Talking Stick] #131267Feb 20 2007 - 2:00am01