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
2:07Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1290161Feb 19 2007 - 8:50am45
1:51Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1269104Feb 12 2007 - 7:44pm02
4:45Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1264107Feb 12 2007 - 12:24pm24
3:16Community Voices [Talking Stick] #125746Feb 11 2007 - 2:47pm23
5:07Community Voices [Talking Stick] #118350Feb 10 2007 - 11:17pm33
3:42Community Voices [Talking Stick] #1182119Feb 10 2007 - 9:22pm53
3:01Community Voices [Talking Stick] #118147Feb 10 2007 - 6:17pm23
6:11Community Voices [Talking Stick]61Feb 8 2007 - 10:51pm42
5:43Community Voices [Talking Stick] #117531Feb 8 2007 - 9:57pm12
2:10Community Voices [Talking Stick] #117431Feb 8 2007 - 9:12pm13
2:52Community Voices [Talking Stick] #913119Dec 30 2006 - 4:10pm12
3:52Community Voices [Talking Stick] #89969Dec 26 2006 - 9:34pm02
6:11Community Voices [Talking Stick] #89869Dec 26 2006 - 9:07pm41
1:31Community Voices [Talking Stick] #894100Dec 18 2006 - 8:16pm33
4:44Community Voices [Talking Stick] #88965Dec 12 2006 - 8:25pm01
0:42Community Voices [Talking Stick] #88671Dec 12 2006 - 4:16am01
4:16Community Voices [Talking Stick] #82276Nov 26 2006 - 3:28pm31
0:41Community Voices [Talking Stick] #78589Nov 16 2006 - 3:46pm11
4:55Community Voices [Talking Stick]103Nov 9 2006 - 1:46am3no votes
5:44Community Voices [Talking Stick] #76865Nov 8 2006 - 1:47pm01
0:43Community Voices [Talking Stick] #74896Nov 1 2006 - 7:03pm2no votes
0:13Community Voices [Talking Stick] #74771Nov 1 2006 - 3:30am0no votes
5:06Community Voices [Talking Stick]56Oct 31 2006 - 7:21pm0no votes
6:13Community Voices [Talking Stick]71Oct 30 2006 - 10:55pm01
0:21Community Voices [Talking Stick]58Oct 30 2006 - 1:53pm01
3:05Community Voices [Talking Stick]81Oct 30 2006 - 1:52pm11
0:20Community Voices [Talking Stick]51Oct 30 2006 - 1:42pm01
0:12Community Voices [Talking Stick]49Oct 30 2006 - 1:42pm01
4:18Community Voices [Talking Stick]50Oct 29 2006 - 4:40pm0no votes
2:12Community Voices [Talking Stick]50Oct 28 2006 - 8:46pm0no votes