This Spirit Stick has been used as a
for the Soul Coaching® Groups I have held and also my Women's Groups.
If you are not familiar with the purpose of a Talking Stick here's a wonderful explanation.
"The talking stick, also called a speaker's staff,
is an instrument of aboriginal democracy used by many tribes, especially those of
indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast
of North America. The talking stick may be passed around a group or used only by leaders as a symbol of
their authority and right to speak in public.
In a tribal council circle, a talking stick is passed around from
member to member allowing only the person holding the stick to speak.
This enables all those present at a council meeting to be heard, especially those who may
be shy; consensus can force the stick to move along to assure that the "long winded"
don't dominate the discussion; and the person holding the stick may allow others to interject. Talking sticks have high ceremonial and spiritual value, and have proved to be exceedingly useful during current implementations."