"The talking stick is an ancient communication tool used by the indigenous people of North America. Only the holder of the stick speaks."
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"Everyone listens, everyone is respected. Everyone's contribution is needed to make it whole. Speak honestly and truthfully from the heart and listen attentively."
This is not to say that all is serious. Wholeness includes "all forms of experience, good and bad, light and heavy, joyous and sad, trivial and significant."
And YES ! Those who stood up and took tha talking stick got the idea and the others brought their whole attention!
The talking stick ceremony has indeed fullfilled all our hopes!
Spontaneaous or prepared all speeches brought their load of emotions, laughs, tears and tons of stories in german, french, english
We heard words from:
Henriette and Claude for the opening,
Petra, Jean-pierre and Sylviane, Mark,
Martine, Sophie and Philippe, Gilles, Marven, Bettina, Gesine and Gerry, Jean-Marc, the Pack (olivier, bruno, claire) ...
and the A and B for the closing.
To read speeches available click on the links below:
Jean-pierre and Sylviane's speech
The A & B's speech