The Mother who teaches us the spirituality of women the best during the sixth moon cycle of the year is Storyteller. One of The Thirteen Original Clan Mothers, she is the Guardian of the Medicine Stories. This Mother is The Keeper of Heyokah Medicine and Humor. Storyteller is the Teacher Who Teaches Without Pointing A Finger. She is The Preserver of Speaking from Personal Experience and Truth.
I feel a special affinity to this Clan Mother. I wasn’t born during her moon cycle of the year but I instinctively feel close to her. Storyteller shows us how to teach through telling stories that contain lessons. You and I can gain from her feminine wisdom any time of the year. Whenever we feel that our spiritual walk needs to be more balanced in the ways of “Speaking The Truth”.
This wonderful Mother of the Sixth Moon Cycle teaches us how to balance the sacredness with irreverence. Encouraging us women to use humor creatively.
We learn, dear sisters, how to speak from our experiences without judging others or being self-righteous from Storyteller. Sharing the stories of our lifetime and from the past in a way that brings light to a situation. Perhaps we tell a fable with a moral if it applies. We may tell a story from our own culture or another culture of the world and how it applies to the situation at hand. Being like Storyteller as women, we often teach our children and grandchildren about life through the stories we chose to share with them.
The Clan Mother of June’s Moon teaches us how to be a student in life as well as being the teacher and about preserving the wisdom gained for future generations. One of the legacies passed on to the Sisterhood of Women is for us to pass along the feminine wisdom gained over centuries of human existence. We may use the parables from the Bible as Jesus taught them. Sisters might act as a maggid, a Jewish religious storyteller. We might find wisdom in the Buddhist storytelling tradition. It matters not what culture we draw from or what our religious backgrounds we are taught from; a part of our female spiritual DNA is to be a Storyteller for our families, our cultures, our communities, and our world.
In essence, the feminine wisdom gained from Storyteller for our feminine spirituality is how To Speak The Truth.
~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related